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1. Blackout, no more TV. Last night they shut down the analogue transmissions – on cable of all things. In slightly saner territories (such as the Netherlands and Sweden, to my knowledge), they have only ended terrestrial analogue broadcasts to free up bandwidth, while cable continues to carry them. There's plenty of bandwidth on cable, after all. But in Finland, no, you can't have the cable-connected city dweller minority not participating in mindless consumption and ecological disaster: buying temporary unusable electronic junk, set-top boxes. Very egalitarian, very idiotic.

The terrestrial analogue transmissions actually ended last autumn already, but cable got extra time: since then the cable companies had been converting the digital source signal to analogue with central boxes. And let me tell you what: the image quality sucks compared to the old analogue signal. There's lots of annoying compression artefacts, not to even mention the box crashing all the time. In any case, they already have the hardware to continue the digital to analogue conversion process, and it would make a lot more sense to do so, but these government and media corporation consumption-maniacs say, no, you can't do it anymore. Everyone who wants to watch the occasional documentary from the telly, has to buy temporary electronic junk, or an expensive new TV set, when the old one is still perfectly functional.

Everyone with at least a few brain cells, would have phased out analogue transmissions of basic channels on cable, only as the majority of old analogue TVs had died, and switched to HDTV-capable devices directly. Now you only get the same old low-quality signal – actually even lower quality than before, on cable – in different format, and some stinking TV guide, as a leftover from now-dumped plans of a centralised internet replacement. (Now they want central control over the internet by means of censorship.) Not much of a trade for massive amounts of electronic junk in a few years – and already, as many of the boxes have been very buggy.

Not that there's that much to be seen on the telly, but that doesn't change that the implementation of the digital transition is madness. Fortunately, there's warez. Oh, wait, they want to extend the Great Firewall of Finland, set up on the eternal pretense of “please think of the children”, into censoring warez sites (as well as gambling and whatever comes into their mind). One of these years they'll probably also start demanding TV license from internet-connected computers. They can do that through the ISPs, unlike for the old telly, so it will be difficult to escape funding this madness.

2. Analogue radio tuners with a simple knob for changing the frequency, are much more usable than the digital crap that fails to find channels with auto-seek features, and has very clumsy interfaces for setting up preset channels. Not that there's anything on the radio either, except occasionally – but that's another reason why simple old receivers are more usable.

3. The customer credit/debit card terminals that have started to appear at shops, do not seem to have been through any usability/accessibility testing. It's easy to bend and break the card in them, because you can't feed it most of the way in, just a few centimetres. They demand unnecessarily pressing strange buttons before entering the PIN, without proper instructions. They're very slow to react to the buttons, just like most ATMs, and miss the presses if you press the buttons too fast for these retarded devices. The network connections that these devices seem to need, are simply broken 50% of the time. Once again, the old method of writing a signature on a piece of paper is much more usable – and the cashier doesn't have to wait staring into infinity with bored eyes, while you work on the sluggish terminal.