This thread idea comes from a serious beef I have with my Television provider, their equipment and, in particular, one function that is so badly executed it makes me want to kick the morons behind it. I'm talking about the "Locate Remote" function. Sounds like a great fucking idea, right? How many times, years ago, have you wished for just such a button? And, how could they have fucked it up so badly? Let me tell you how. You lose your remote, first you have to get down on your hands and knees in front of the receiver and find the little "locate remote" button. You hit the little button and wait, and listen. Sometimes it doesn't work the first time you press it, press it again, wait. Finally the beeping starts, it's only been a few seconds since the button has been successfully pressed but it was just long enough to make you wonder if it needed to be pressed again. Now your remote is beeping. You will soon find out you have a whole new problem. When you hear the first in a series of beeps, you get excited. It sounded like it was coming from the couch cushions. Great, you start to step toward the couch when the second pair of beeps come. They are a totally different tone and volume than the first. That pair of beeps sounded like it came from another piece of furniture that could have eaten your remote. You start to step toward that piece of furniture and retrieve your remote when the third pair of beeps comes. They are a totally different tone and volume than all the beeps you've heard so far, those beeps sound like they aren't even in the same fucking room. You finally find your remote after you've crawled around on the floor like a blind dog in a new house, lost and bumping into everything, looking a different direction with every beep. It may have been in the vicinity of some beeps you heard but you can't remember which ones in the series of beeps and will go through the same process again, tomorrow. It doesn't get any easier. I will admit that your chances of finding your remote are higher than without this function, but only slightly, and you have to find it before you go insane. YMMV, but I'm busy thinking of clever, non-violent revenge for the people that are responsible for this function on my TV remote. Focus: Do you have any examples of great ideas completely fucked up in their execution?