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QOTW: Name the one thing you cannot live without

This week, the team have been discussing the one thing they can not live without. Some found this a hard question to answer.

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
A tricky question for some. Could you pick just one thing?

Brandon (Senior tech support and development)

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Mark H (Tech support)

MarkH.jpg.e74da5597645820c0705fb4982ed2ecb.jpgI believe my choice would have to be "good coffee". I can deal with no phone, even deal with no credit card. But no coffee? The horror.... the horror. (2 points for naming the reference).

 

 

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Marc S (Tech Support)

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Rhett (Cloud Support)

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Matt (Senior Developer)

13775584_10154032958017798_6235039191375454111_n.jpg.63ac0b5a363205c71126a98aa98c0d12.jpgThe one "thing" means I don't have to say family or kids! So I definitely think it has to be my MacBook Pro. I switched from a traditional desktop set-up earlier in the year and haven't looked back. I like being able to pick up my MacBook and carry on working while out and about. When I'm home, I plug it up to my two external monitors and it performs as well as any desktop.

 

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Jennifer (Designer)

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Daniel (Senior tech support and development)

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And the two hours a day of free time I get, I couldn't be without my son and bike.

 

Stuart (Senior tech support and development)

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Is there one thing that you can't be without? Let us know below!

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Music.

As much as I value the few people in my life who mean a lot to me, in the end I believe one must acknowledge that your life is for you and you alone.  You are ultimately "responsible" for your life and no one else (even for what's out of your control and for those things of which you are not conscious - hence my scarequotes around "responsible" - don't get me started ;)).  Music is absolutely crucial to articulating both one's life and one's relationship to one's own experiences, and in ways that will never be explained by science and technology (neuroscience explains part of the how, not the why).

In an age where the more vulgar aspects of atheism seize on vulgarity and fundamentalism (and a highly flawed understanding of science, epistemology and ontology) to denigrate the idea of the religious (I'm neither atheist nor religious believer - don't get me started ;)), music is arguably the most important reminder that there are forces of affect and meaning that will always recede before attempts to contain it within rational discourse, even as they propel us forward to new possibilities of creative articulation and understanding.

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Born 1973, my favorite Uncle owned a Videogaming-Davice... It was Pong.I loved that thing :wub::wub:

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Myself, i started with a Philips G7000 (I wanted an Atari, but my parents was told, the G7000 is better for learning stuff... YEAH, it was the only Device with an integrated Keyboard, but i still  loved the Atari-Games (i also loved the G700-Stuff, too) ).

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When, the Route took its way for PC: C64, Amiga, PC.... And for the Consoles... No....I know/own/love all of them... NES, SNES, SEGA-Devices and so on... i love them till this day :) (XBox One X is the nextt :wub:)

That said, i miss all the Arcades and Pinballs :cry:  (80s and 90s was a great time) - (I still own my G7000, C64, Amiga, etc.... )

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Well, let's see ... this blonde thing behind me... Ops, it's a girl :) (Finally... YES! THAT ONE! :wub:)

(...please don't tell her, i will always take ALL my videogamingconsoles with me... EVER... ::)

 

BTW: The Post above (about the G7000) should be posted in the "first computer experience" post, i messed that up again ... GRRR... sorry.....

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11 hours ago, liquidfractal said:

Music.

As much as I value the few people in my life who mean a lot to me, in the end I believe one must acknowledge that your life is for you and you alone.  You are ultimately "responsible" for your life and no one else (even for what's out of your control and for those things of which you are not conscious - hence my scarequotes around "responsible" - don't get me started ;)).  Music is absolutely crucial to articulating both one's life and one's relationship to one's own experiences, and in ways that will never be explained by science and technology (neuroscience explains part of the how, not the why).

In an age where the more vulgar aspects of atheism seize on vulgarity and fundamentalism (and a highly flawed understanding of science, epistemology and ontology) to denigrate the idea of the religious (I'm neither atheist nor religious believer - don't get me started ;)), music is arguably the most important reminder that there are forces of affect and meaning that will always recede before attempts to contain it within rational discourse, even as they propel us forward to new possibilities of creative articulation and understanding.

Interestingly, I had a difficult time answering this one (which is why I didn’t actually answer), but as a musician I’m kind of ashamed I didn’t think of this lol

But yes, definitely music is a very important aspect of my life, and I can’t imagine day to day without it. It’s such an important aspect of my day to day, and something that just comes naturally, I often forget it’s there! :) 

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You look around you (walking, on bus, plane, train ... in fact anywhere) and tell me what they cannot live without and it will be their phone whether it is for music, gaming, talking to friends etc .... they could not live without it for a week ... they would be pulling their hair out.

No matter where you look ... someone is using their phone

Would really love mobile operators to close their transmitters for a few days all at same time and see how they get on

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On 9/30/2017 at 6:40 AM, steve00 said:

You look around you (walking, on bus, plane, train ... in fact anywhere) and tell me what they cannot live without and it will be their phone whether it is for music, gaming, talking to friends etc .... they could not live without it for a week ... they would be pulling their hair out.

No matter where you look ... someone is using their phone

Would really love mobile operators to close their transmitters for a few days all at same time and see how they get on

Not everyone falls into that pit. A phone is literally a phone to me, even a smartphone sees no apps installed, is small, and is not allowed to notify me of anything short of an actual call(which are not common, I'm not free with my number). When I leave the house, I unplug, I don't need the annoyance of it all, I can get it at home quite enough. I didn't even have anything but a landline until 6 months ago. Just pointing out many can indeed live without it and refuse to be attached to it.

(To answer the question, clearly I'd be quite screwed without internet at home. ;) )

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