I could google these questions, but eh.
- Why does my computer fan go into overdrive when I am not watching Hulu but it’s in a tab I’m not using?
- When do old people’s voices start to sound old and why is that?
- Why can my Apple computer listen in on my conversations and yet it can’t guess which apple device I want to connect my AirPods to? Like sometimes I have my phone next to my computer. (Don’t we all) and my AirPods just stubbornly refuse to switch over to my laptop unless I manually change it.
- Why is it legal for e-scooters to block sidewalks in DC? Isn’t this an ADA violation?
- Why is the voice recognition software that companies use for customer service phone helplines so bad at recognizing words? I mean, I know they got better tech. I can whisper something that sounds like ‘chicken nuggets’ clear across a room where my phone is located, and the next time I log into YouTube on my laptop, I get an ad for Burger King chicken fingers. Can’t our technological overlords do better? Or maybe…they really don’t want people calling customer service lines so they make it intentionally crappy.*
*We are truly living in the robber baron age.
I have spent a lot of time on customer service helplines since I decided to change up some things in my budget. I have spent, conservatively, 5 hours on the phone to do this, including a fun trip to the UPS store to fax a document. My first job involved a LOT of faxing. it was the only way to send things between offices.