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What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 31, 2020 08:30PM
Been setting up Zoom meetings for spousal unit during the lockdown, and I've used a myriad of cables, wired headsets, BT headsets, etc., without any problems. But.... as soon as Mrs. Buzz touches anything, it ceases to work properly. Today, after swapping cables, headsets, etc. for her w/ her iPad, with seemingly nothing working for her, I finally gave up and parked her in front the MBP we've been using as the host station. I've been on it for weeks without any issues, yet shortly after sitting down there, more sound problems mysteriously manifested themselves while in her hands.

All cables, headsets, BT headsets, etc., that just don't seem to work for spousal unit and her iPad, work perfectly for me on my iPad (and the host MBP). It seems as though I married the Anti-Midas. How can all these electronics continually fail in her presence? Any/all ideas appreciated... would dearly like a solution before the next Zoom session.
Thanks.
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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 31, 2020 08:40PM
1) [www.urbandictionary.com]

2) I would have said the "Touch of Death" or (more appropriately) the "Touch of Lead" (a little reverse alchemy there)

3) [powerlisting.fandom.com]




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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 31, 2020 08:40PM
"Kiss of Death" ?
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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: May 31, 2020 08:47PM
“Jinx” seems appropriate.

Just came across the term slider, apparently someone whose energy field can affect appliances and street lights.

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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 31, 2020 08:54PM
for plants it's a Brown Thumb. i have one of those.



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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: May 31, 2020 08:56PM
Quote
PeterB
1) [www.urbandictionary.com]

2) I would have said the "Touch of Death" or (more appropriately) the "Touch of Lead" (a little reverse alchemy there)

3) [powerlisting.fandom.com]

A common saying down here for when nothing goes right is "Everything I've touched today has turned to ____" < Insert slang term for excrement here, but I've never heard that sentiment shortened to a two-word reference. I guess "Dookie Touch" works as well as anything else.



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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 31, 2020 11:23PM
Gremlins.

I tend to attract electronics failures as well. Possibly as revenge for all the stuff I’ve killed over the years. Then again , it’s a good skill for software testing. As is ...” how the heck did that fail ? “
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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: June 01, 2020 06:35AM
Magic Smoke Releaser?
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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: rz
Date: June 01, 2020 06:43AM
Sounds like my wife. Brown thumb with plants, whereas everyone seems amazed at how well plants do in my care. Every other day she seems to come to me complaining about something wrong with her computer. Seems 9 times out of 10, if I come to look at it, it works fine for me. I just tell her that the computer fears me, and starts acting right when it senses I'm around.
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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 01, 2020 08:34AM
My dad used to say of my mom, "She could break an anvil."





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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 01, 2020 08:36AM
[youtu.be]
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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: June 01, 2020 09:59AM
Anti static bracelet?
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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 01, 2020 10:29AM
More like an Extra Static Bracelet...

Mrs. Buzz is a wiz (in the best way) w/ plants, and an awesome home chef, but she's a killer (in the worst way) around tech stuff. We got a late start in life, so I didn't have to go thru "meet the parents". Had I, I probably wouldn't have married her; her mom could actually burn water, and her step-dad could actually burn everything else. By the time I found that out in person, I was already hooked.

The tech stuff isn't new, but Zoomin' is, and I just can't understand how EVERYTHING works for me, then the same stuff fails as soon as she touches it. Yet, as soon as I use it again it's back working again.

We needs answers and/or an exorcist!
Please help.
Thanks.
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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 01, 2020 10:53AM
How did that old song go? "She's Queen Midas in reverse..." smiley-laughing001



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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: June 01, 2020 11:19AM
My Ex- Girlfriend used to be one of the FEW people that Apple Stuff just didn't "WORK" for,,,, Back when Apple Stuff "Just Worked"!
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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 01, 2020 09:50PM
Exorcist time.



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Re: What is the opposite of Midas Touch?
Posted by: goodmanx
Date: June 05, 2020 01:46PM
my dad used to say, "my kids are magicians. they turn money into ssh!t."
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