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  • Luddites!

    I was recently called a 'Luddite' on here, and naturally assumed it meant I was some kind of super-genius...

    however once i figgered out how to spell it I looked it up on the international hand calculator and discovered this:

    Lud·dite
    /ˈlədˌīt/
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    noun
    1. 1.
      DEROGATORY
      a person opposed to new technology or ways of working.
      "a small-minded Luddite resisting progress"
    2. 2.
      HISTORICAL
      a member of any of the bands of English workers who destroyed machinery, especially in cotton and woolen mills, that they believed was threatening their jobs (1811–16).

    So, I thought I'd ask, besides the bleedin' obvious fact we all ride/fix Shovels, what makes you a 'Luddite'?



    "but he’ll always be a problem, to his poor and puzzled mother..."

  • #2
    I'd go with the super genius example...

    LOL
    San Angelo, Texas

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    • #3
      I don't know...guess cause my pan uses points instead of an electronic ignition, I prefer carbs over fuel injection...I like revolvers instead of semi-autos...see? You're in good company!
      Not what you expect from this forum
      Forum fucktard
      Winner of the Asshole thread...

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      • #4
        Where did you get that phone? 1996?
        "LAME DOUCHE CANOE"
        "VAGINA"

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        • #5
          Also...

          I'm a Luddite cause I like old Shovels, old cars, and I don't know how to "properly" use my phone...I'm told.
          "LAME DOUCHE CANOE"
          "VAGINA"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 66glide View Post
            Where did you get that phone? 1996?
            Now I know three people that still got those. Oh wait, nope still two. Pib got a smart phone. Oh no , back to one. Kevin got a smart phone too.
            I hang my hat in Tennessee.

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            • #7
              Should have included the phlip phone in the pic. WP_20190809_001.jpeg
              78 FXS 74" 4 speed, 79 FXE basket

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              • #8
                Originally posted by newoldguy View Post
                Should have included the phlip phone in the pic. WP_20190809_001.jpeg
                There you go Vern, back to 2!

                Me: points, carb, mousetrap, manual spark advance drum brakes, ........... and that's just 1 bike...haha !
                Forgot paper maps
                Fred

                Who is John Galt?

                Northern Illinois

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hersch View Post

                  Now I know three people that still got those. Oh wait, nope still two. Pib got a smart phone. Oh no , back to one. Kevin got a smart phone too.
                  You're back to two. I've got one...tracfone. For emergency use only. I hate the fucking thing.
                  Not what you expect from this forum
                  Forum fucktard
                  Winner of the Asshole thread...

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                  • #10
                    Luddite.

                    Split all my wood with a maul or wedges, but did trade for a gasoline splitter back in Feb. Heat with wood in the house.

                    Kick my bikes whether they have a button or not.

                    Hate the voice on GPS, but do like the convenience of the maps on my phone.

                    Try NOT to learn anything about computers, just not interested.

                    Like analog gauges and standard micrometers.

                    Still crank my own handles. (On my mill)

                    Still grind valve seats.

                    Still use and accept CASH!!!

                    KJV

                    Jim
                    High Point, NC

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JB in NC View Post

                      Still crank my own handles. (On my mill)

                      KJV

                      Jim
                      Me too. But keep thinking about power feeds...


                      "LAME DOUCHE CANOE"
                      "VAGINA"

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                      • #12
                        I also use a flip phone, and proud of it! lol
                        Location: SE Connecticut
                        1982 FXR - started restoration
                        1979 FXS 1200 (1340) - almost done
                        Self Built 96" Evo Softail Chopper
                        2012 103" Road King - "per diem"
                        plus 12 other bikes over the years...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bone Head View Post

                          You're back to two. I've got one...tracfone. For emergency use only. I hate the fucking thing.
                          Noted... back to two. Ya Luddite
                          I hang my hat in Tennessee.

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                          • #14
                            I love paper maps! Spend evenings on trips with beer studying the next day's possibilities.


                            "but he’ll always be a problem, to his poor and puzzled mother..."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sunnydog View Post
                              I love paper maps! Spend evenings on trips with beer studying the next day's possibilities.
                              Yep, if you want to zoom in, you just hold it closer to your face.
                              78 FXS 74" 4 speed, 79 FXE basket

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