The Worst Inventions of All Time?


so it's not nice
Apr 2, 2013
臺北市, 臺灣

What do you think, GAF, are the worst inventions ever? All [unpopular] opinions welcome.

I'll start. I was just driving back home from work to realize that the car has to be the worst invention ever. I'm always miserable in them and they do so much harm to the environment it is crazy. There was a part of my life where I used to walk everywhere and I was notably much happier given the absence of maintenance obligations and leaving early enough to be on time everywhere. Feels really good not to drive.
May 17, 2018
Tired of darkness behind you? Well we have put an END to that.

The Anal Flashlight, your butt is good for more then you think.

No more sneaky neighbors coming up behind in the dark. Light never felt so good.
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Neo Member
Dec 12, 2018

I had it's uses....

The worst invention was Debt.
I love EVERYTHING about this post :messenger_heart:

And that gif proves (to me at least) that the shake weight can be a wonderful thing.

Anyways I was going to say Credit Checks. But saying Debt is just cutting right down to the heart of the problem. And what an awful thing Debt is :messenger_astonished:
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Oct 27, 2017
your mind
If I could go back in time and stab one person in the eye, it would be whoever decided that these should be the standard urinals in a country where everyone wears thongs 24/7.

Edit: flip flops for my amerikkkano friends.

Nothing like going to a music festival, going into one of these and being shoulder to shoulder with 20 blokes whilst wearing shorts and thongs. It’s like taking the worst shower of your life.
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Gold Member
Apr 25, 2009
I'm right in there with social media. Instagram and Twitter are cancerous.

oh a lot of people do. I enjoy it once a year or so but mostly smaller ones with not more than 2000 people. We sometimes perform there as well. Not a fan of the huge 50k plus people festivals
Less than 2000 people? That's a gathering, not a festival!


Gold Member
Apr 25, 2009
I like and raise you...the 50 other genders
When you need a manual to figure out things then something’s amiss

Pro life you should never label yourself
Not everyone falls in the same bucket but it doesn’t mean you need to make new buckets
Why the fuck are these idiots coming up with discrete categories from continuous scales?
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May 4, 2005
Why the fuck are these idiots coming up with discrete categories from continuous scales?
Discretisation is an important step in computer science. E.g. if you analyse timed automata, it is instrumental to create regions, which are discrete categorisations, from continuous scales. If you do not, you have to consider too much data which still is functionally equivalent, to be able to come to any meaningful conclusion. In principle, defining discrete categories from a continuous scale is sensible, depending on the context. Now, whether it is sensible to claim that biologocial sex is a continuous function in two variables is another question (to which I, as a layman in biology, would think the answer is "no").
Oct 27, 2017
your mind
Who goes to festivals these days though?
At our age? True. I did get roped into going to the V8s (shudder) because the Chili Peppers are playing and I’m not sure if I’ll ever get to see them again. So, I’m gonna be hanging with bogans and probably pissing in a trough like we described, just so I can see a band. The things we do.

Lol. It’s funny coz it’s true.
Sep 4, 2018
debt, credit, whatever you want to call it

"you don't have to pay me now, it's just going to be something i will hold over you for the forseeable future, also im going to increase the amount you will need to pay me back"

eff that