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dave
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said by Dude111:

THIS WORLD HAS GONE TO CHEAP/UGLY CRAP AND ALL WHO HAVE WILLINGLY ACCEPTED IT ALL THESE YEARS ARE THE PROBLEM!!

Says a man who eats at franchise restaurants.


TwiztedZero
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Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

said by WhyMe420:

Lol... Looks like you need to build yourself a time machine, so that you can escape all these newfangled modern-day calamities and go back to the "good 'ol days" that you so strongly lament for .

Yeah and back then you had 300 baud modems... gee thinks about that huh?
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carpetshark3
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He's right about one part. No more bubble lights. We had them when I was a kid and I managed to snag the last few made. I do have lights that are made to look like candles, but they could be converted to LED.

I also like farolitos.


Dude111
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reply to Dude111

 

Please dont be afraid to admit it my friend,IM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!

The world used to be a GRAND PLACE,now its a pile of dog shit! (Cheaply made stuff,spying stuff,etc)

PEOPLE REPLACING GOOD THINGS WITH PURE TRASH AND THINKING THE TRASH IS BETTER!!!!!!

Websites "updating" thier look and becoming PURE TRASH and they think its better!!

I could go on and on.............


ebgbjo
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reply to jmack1comca

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

said by jmack1comca :

I agree with you about the LED lights. I found an old strand of c9 bulbs in my basement, like the ones you posted, to put on my tree this year and I love them. Made me feel like a kid again. I also put them outside. They are so easy on the eyes. Not like the crappy Led lights that blind you.

I agree. First time I am in agreement with Dude. I think the new LED lights just look too fake- the colors are too bright and vivid, which may be great to some of you, but I don't need lights so bright it burns my eyes to enjoy Christmas.


Cheese
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Naples, FL
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:

Please dont be afraid to admit it my friend,IM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!

You couldn't be more wrong if you tried


Santa Fe
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reply to ilikeme

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

said by ilikeme:

said by Santa Fe:

I like the late 60's early 70's when you had to rant with either Punch Cards or Paper Tape! Those were the rants!

I think it was even more fun for those who had to do it in Morse code on telegraphs!

Or those Native Americans who Ranted in Smoke Signals!
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:
Please dont be afraid to admit it my friend,IM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!

Um, no you're not. Nobody is Right about everything, just as no one is Wrong about everything.

quote:
The world used to be a GRAND PLACE,now its a pile of dog shit! (Cheaply made stuff,spying stuff,etc)

Again I disagree, just because SOME stuff is shoddy doesn't mean the World is a bad place.

quote:
PEOPLE REPLACING GOOD THINGS WITH PURE TRASH AND THINKING THE TRASH IS BETTER!!!!!!

You know the old saying "One man's Trash is Another man's Treasure"

quote:
Websites "updating" thier look and becoming PURE TRASH and they think its better!!

And since they OWN their web site, aren't they entitled to do with it whatever they want to?

quote:
I could go on and on.............

No insult intended, but Please Don't.
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Tweakbl

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Rosedale, WV
reply to Dude111
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I also see a nostalgia (Spelling) flavor to the big Egg bulbs that got hot.

But hot dang I like LEDS. Especially the Blue ones.


battleop

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reply to Xioden

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

"And those "stupid cop cars" now don't light up entire streets with their emergency lights on, but still accomplish the same thing"

No, they just create a safety hazard at night by blinding motorists.
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Duramax08
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:

IM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!

I could go on and on.............


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La Luna
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reply to Dude111

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

I don't care what anyone says, the new LED lights look beautiful. The cafe across the street has blue/white ones decorating their shop, and it looks gorgeous. Would never go back to those old, clunky, HOT (fire hazard anyone?) bulbs that the color chips off of. Maybe we should go back to using the old, lead tinsel too that you had to save from year to year. ugh....

07108968

join:2012-12-11
North Coast
reply to Dude111
You really like those lights that are 7watts each?

Sure they are basically 100% efficient for those that heat their house during Christmas, but if you have them outside it is basically wasting money.

Personally, I like good quality(YES, they are available) LED lights over those hot little buggers.

I guess if you don't have to pay the electric bill it doesn't matter.

07108968

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North Coast

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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:

Please don't be afraid to admit it my friend,IM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!

The world used to be a GRAND PLACE,now its a pile of dog shit! (Cheaply made stuff,spying stuff,etc)

PEOPLE REPLACING GOOD THINGS WITH PURE TRASH AND THINKING THE TRASH IS BETTER!!!!!!

Websites "updating" their look and becoming PURE TRASH and they think its better!!

I could go on and on.............

Do you want to go back to the days when most heated their house with coal or wood and burned most of their garbage in an incinerator in their basement or utility room? IMAGINE what it smelled like.

Do you still have the same furniture you did in the eighties?

Have the same hair style? Well I do, but MUCH shorter.

Wear the same style clothes?

07108968

join:2012-12-11
North Coast
reply to Dude111

Re: [Rant] LED lights are ugly crap

In the "old days" you thought it was GREAT if your car got 100,000 miles on it, NOW as long as you take reasonable care of it 200,000 isn't a problem and if you don't get it you feel ripped off.


Dustyn
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reply to Dude111

Re:  

said by Dude111:

IM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!
I could go on and on.............

Especially about I»/r0/download/2···9/ie.gif6.
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07108968

join:2012-12-11
North Coast
said by Dustyn:

said by Dude111:

IM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING!!!
I could go on and on.............

Especially about I»/r0/download/2···9/ie.gif6.

Will most websites even work with that version any more?
I have not used any version of IE much in many years.


sivran
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reply to Dustyn
Well, it sure had a better throbber, at least.


Anonymous_
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said by sivran:

Well, it sure had a better throbber, at least.

I want IE 6 SP4
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Well, does your car at least turn into something else? Sometimes I turn it into a trashcan. Hmm...

WhyMe420
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reply to sivran
Better than IE's throbber .


sivran
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Definitely.


NormanS
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reply to Dude111
said by Dude111:

PEOPLE REPLACING GOOD THINGS WITH PURE TRASH AND THINKING THE TRASH IS BETTER!!!!!!

Indeed. I replaced my c. 1980 Hayes Smartmodem 300 dial-up modem for a newer ZTE ZXDSL 831II ADSL2+ modem. And it definitely is better; much better!
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Dude111
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No i mean like people replacing BEAUTIFUL ALUMINUM SIDING off thier house and replacing it with this new VINYL SIDING!!! (That looks horrible)


NormanS
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said by Dude111:

No i mean like people replacing BEAUTIFUL ALUMINUM SIDING off thier house and replacing it with this new VINYL SIDING!!! (That looks horrible)

I will be honest. If I had to choose between aluminum for $10,000, and vinyl for $7,000, I'd choose the vinyl.
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cableties
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For that much, I'd go with cement-fiber board siding...(can one still get Aluminum siding?)

To OP: LEDs are the best lights... you are blind.
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Santa Fe
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reply to NormanS
I rent, so I don't care which they use.


Cheese
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reply to cableties
said by cableties:

To OP: LEDs are the best lights... you are blind.

Among other thin.....nevermind..

15444104
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LED Lights look "cold"

I have to say that practically speaking LEDs Christmas lights are good for many reasons...BUT, I AGREE that the light they produce is harsh,
artificial looking and most importantly COLD looking.

Humans senses ARE analog, so it figures that non digital light sources will look better to many of us.

I have YET to see a consumer quality "warm white" LED lamp that doesn't give off that icy blue color at least to some degree. I detest that color!

dave
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reply to Dude111

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"Beautiful aluminum siding".

Snigger. That would be "sheets of metal pretending, poorly, to be wood". An architectural monstrosity. Vile in its conception. Offensive in its appearnance. Utterly tasteless.

Mind you, vinyl siding has exactly the same set of qualities.

You want something that looks like clapboards? Clapboards do a pretty good job of looking like clapboards. You want to use some other material? Then make it look like itself, not an imitiation of something else.

07108968

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reply to Dude111
"Beautiful" aluminium siding? People are NOT replacing aluminium siding that is in good condition with vinyl.

GOOD Vinyl siding looks great.

Vinyl siding isn't "new" either, it was around ... wait for it .. In the eighties.

What do you have on your house?