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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby the truth » Aug 8th, 2017, 5:45 pm

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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby Omnitheo » Aug 8th, 2017, 5:54 pm

How would you have done that without the internet?

Great though. Therefore all Millenials can also do this

http://m.wikihow.com/Change-the-Oil-in- ... %3Famp%3D1
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby zzontar » Aug 8th, 2017, 6:04 pm

Omnitheo wrote:Still waiting for you to tell me how to change a hard drive


I really don't consider that as being a necessary survival skill of any sort unless that is your occupation.
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby Steve-O » Aug 8th, 2017, 6:21 pm

Just read the first post and several after it so this may have been mentioned or shared already but I would suggest to the OP to track down the documentary by Peter York called the Hipster Handbook. Originally aired on the BBC. Very satirical and enlightening at the same time.
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby Omnitheo » Aug 8th, 2017, 7:26 pm

zzontar wrote:
Omnitheo wrote:Still waiting for you to tell me how to change a hard drive


I really don't consider that as being a necessary survival skill of any sort unless that is your occupation.


How is it any different from changing your oil in that case? It's basic computer knowledge. There are people who do such a thing as an occupation though where you can have it done.
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby zzontar » Aug 8th, 2017, 8:38 pm

Omnitheo wrote:How is it any different from changing your oil in that case? It's basic computer knowledge. There are people who do such a thing as an occupation though where you can have it done.


I could name a number of scenarios where old-school survival skills would keep you alive and knowing how to change your hard drive would be useless.
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby richardclank » Aug 8th, 2017, 9:05 pm

zzontar wrote:I could name a number of scenarios where old-school survival skills would keep you alive and knowing how to change your hard drive would be useless.


But obviously you realize the reverse is true? Older generations who don't know anything at all about computers really are at a disadvantage in the job market and so many other areas of life when compared to millenials. The world is different now.
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby Even Steven » Aug 8th, 2017, 9:26 pm

The only survival testing situation I've encountered over the course of last 10 years is finding right flavoured tacos when I really wanted tacos.

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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby zzontar » Aug 8th, 2017, 9:28 pm

Even Steven wrote:The only survival testing situation I've encountered over the course of last 10 years is finding right flavoured tacos when I really wanted tacos.


That's just one of the hardships millenials must face.
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby dirtybiker » Aug 8th, 2017, 9:39 pm

How about being able to take care of something so that it can last.

Not everything should be treated as throw away.

( to be fair, not just a Millenial thing.)

But, a thing I just can't wrap my head around.
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby Omnitheo » Aug 9th, 2017, 12:36 am

You know Boy Scouts, cadets, learning etc all exist in modern times too right? You're self deluded if you don't think anyone born in the last 30 years knows any survival skills.
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby Hassel99 » Aug 9th, 2017, 6:13 am

Wait, is he suggesting changing your oil is an "old school survival skill?"

Talk about moving goal posts.

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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby whatwhat » Aug 9th, 2017, 7:36 am

Omnitheo wrote:Still waiting for you to tell me how to change a hard drive


I'm still waiting for zzontar to answer why it's okay for older generations to not know the "basic survival skill" (lol) of changing your oil, but its not okay for millennials.
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby zzontar » Aug 9th, 2017, 9:43 am

Hassel99 wrote:Wait, is he suggesting changing your oil is an "old school survival skill?"

Talk about moving goal posts.


When crap hits the fan I'd rather have old school "MacGyver" skills than millenial skills any day.
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Re: I love you Millenials!

Postby Even Steven » Aug 9th, 2017, 11:00 am

Yes, one day your oil-changing skills will save your life.

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