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    QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Are items you took for granted now viewed in a different light?
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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Electricity.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Bose 700's

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    -Webcam. I've been able to keep in touch with friends in a face-to-face context with reasonable quality as a result.

    -My computer. I've spent more time on my desktop than ever before - games with friends, twitch, youtube, whatever. I'm happy I have a versatile, powerful system that is my portal to the world.

    -Reliable, fast internet. I've always been happy with our internet, but I appreciate it more now than ever.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Running water, flushing toilets.

    Anything beyond that is a bonus.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    The fridge , it's got my beers in it.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    My Smartphone + 4G

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Router - 3 Kids and wife and me are online for now 5 weeks :-)

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    My PC and the Internet. My Hi-Fi and Qobuz streaming.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Electricity.
    I think I'm going stir-crazy as that really made me laugh.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Netflix

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Online ordering and delivery.

    The VPN to the office, web meetings and the VR headset for downtime and exercise is really handy, but of those deliveries...

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Electricity.
    I have to second that one wholeheartedly.

    No electricity would obviously mean no power to appliances such as fridge, freezer, electric cooker and microwave etc., which would quickly lessen the amount of food to be able to eat.

    As it would obviously also mean no power to the router and PC, it would be harder to keep the mind occupied, and no power to phone chargers would also mean limited access to keep in contact with people offline.

    So while there are a few tech (and non-tech, if you consider the appliances to be non-tech) items that are invaluable during the lockdown, even more invaluable is the electricity to even be able power them.
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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    Hair clippers are turning out quite handy.

    Bread machine would be getting more use if flour was easier to get.

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    Re: QOTW: What tech has proved invaluable during lockdown?

    I work from home normally so nothing 'special' needed for work side of things.

    Internet is obviously taking more of a bashing while trying to get a slot for some food and other online orders which is being done more because we can't just nip out to the shops now.

    Electric usage hasn't really changed that much, luckily the weathers been pretty nice so the solar is covering the increased usage.

    Bread machines been more active but as above flour is a pain to get hold of.

    Having said that deliveries, and I'm not talking about unnecessary stuff either, is taking a lot longer than usual because not only are dispatches taking longer (got an in stock order on amazon that's going to take close to 2 weeks to arrive)but the delivery itself is taking longer too.

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