The most useless and/or ineffective things invented by man

 
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Staying with that theme - the 'my family' stickers.

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  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Staying with that theme - the 'my family' stickers.
"Donald"

A friend of mine loves them ............ he makes them ....... big money spinner!!
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
A friend of mine loves them ............ he makes them ....... big money spinner!!
Pressman

But still useless!
  Expost Deputy Commissioner

The Useless Box is going to be stocked again by Amazon. I am going to get one. I reckon they are hilarious.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Yes, and there is a significant difference in the targeting ability of the two. Yours goes anywhere, but the return fire is exceedingly accurate.
"TheBlacksmith"
The PALESTINIANS (that is not those horrible, nasty, war criminal Israelis) today broke a 72 hour ceasefire by haphazardly launching some rockets at Israel, who intern responded by levelling a few houses. Do Palestinians and their attacks on Israel qualify for Darwin Awards? I am going to issue one to them anyway, goddamit, they've earnt it!
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
And the silliest part is that the Hamas headquarters said it was not them and did not know who launched them. In other words, they have no control over the idiots out there armed with rockets.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
And it's not as though Hamas are going to stop arguing with the Israelis and track these idiots from their side, because it's all too easy to let Israel (rightfully) retaliate and blame them for the casualties.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

Do the Newcastle & Sydney City Councils count?
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Do the Newcastle & Sydney City Councils count?
Newcastle Express

That would be any city council wouldn't it?
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
The 'Gift Shop'. Full of strange stuff which one wouldn't want to own.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
The 'Gift Shop'. Full of strange stuff which one wouldn't want to own.
GrahamH

Yeah, but interesting that you are always drawn to go into one when you are looking for a gift for someone, almost as if it is guaranteed to provide one for you.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
And it's not as though Hamas are going to stop arguing with the Israelis and track these idiots from their side, because it's all too easy to let Israel (rightfully) retaliate and blame them for the casualties.
Aaron

In line with the topic of this thread its basically all attacks on Israel by the surrounding countries since 1946. They kick Israel's big toe with at times a massive army from 3 countries at once and Israel wipes out their collective airforces. In the Sini war in 60's Israel's water hydration strategy for its soldiers was so effective that were suppling the opposition Egyptian soldiers in retreat who prior to being overrun were basically dying of thirst.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Most useless thing ever invented must have to be TV adverts for crap that no one would buy. Like you get on these telemarketing channels. Also those that try to jump out of the TV set at you.

Does any one remember the "WHERE DO YOU GET IT" ads that were played here in Adelaide years back, they were one of the worst ads ever made for loudness.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Does any one remember the "WHERE DO YOU GET IT" ads that were played here in Adelaide years back, they were one of the worst ads ever made for loudness.
David Peters

I think they did very well.

On a similar note, remember about 10 years back they had the night time gambling on TV. First it was Channel 9, then the other jumped in. Nothing else on TV. You would think either 7 and 10 would have simply run a popular movie as many a late night watcher was desperate for something else.

Remember they would say over and over, "could it be this", "open your mind", "this is a...". "If you know call, if you think you know call, you could win $50" or what ever. Then the responsible gambling comment. The music would go up in pitch, change lighting and then down, they would zoom in, zoom out. 30-60min, the girl would drag this out with the "what is it" and answer maybe 5 calls at best in an hour. I'm sure those presenters were dragged out of Uni and worked for handshake and macca's. Channel 9 had the hottest ones, Channel 7 had that group of people looked like they were in a party.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
'Flat' screen CRT TV's weren't around for long. You see the odd one during council cleanups.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
'Flat' screen CRT TV's weren't around for long. You see the odd one during council cleanups.
Groundrelay

WEGA were on the market for 10 years, whilst not an exceptional length of time, it's longer than many other TV technologies, and for a period Sony well led the market with them.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
WEGA were on the market for 10 years, whilst not an exceptional length of time, it's longer than many other TV technologies, and for a period Sony well led the market with them.
Aaron

I think the issue was they were so damn expensive few were interested. I bought one 2nd hand off my old boss to give to a friend as a thankyou. $200, lasted 2 days. Heavy as all F___, I helped him lug it up the stairs and then back to the car two days later.

The Plasma basically killed them off, it was bigger, just as good an image and actually flat behind.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
I had a Sony one, re-housed it with my father-in-law next door and finally threw it out a year ago. Heaviest set I have ever come across, took two people to lift it.
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Just moved our old Toshiba one into the train shed.   Had to use the bag trolley to shift it.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
LCD screens now are so cheap its hardly worth keeping some of this old stuff.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
The Microsoft paperclip!
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
LCD screens now are so cheap its hardly worth keeping some of this old stuff.
RTT_Rules

It costs $10 to dump an old TV/computer screen at our tip - no wonder you see so many in state forests!
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
It costs $10 to dump an old TV/computer screen at our tip - no wonder you see so many in state forests!
Donald

Unfortunately that is the problem with local councils who do not apply any real thinking to their policies. I had to drive about 75 kilometres recently to dump a heap of old car batteries and a large quantity of unwanted paint. The dump takes them for free, so it only cost me the fuel to get rid of them. But the lady at the tip says the disposal is paid for by the State Government in order to avoid people dumping that stuff in the bush.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

It sounds like you're nominating local councils as the next item in the thread, right?

In the light of last night, maybe Alex Salmond needs to go on the list.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
It costs $10 to dump an old TV/computer screen at our tip - no wonder you see so many in state forests!
"Donald"

My local council dump (within metro Adelaide), takes TV's and electronic stuff for free!

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