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Borg
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Nov25-12, 05:59 PM
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I refused to get a cell phone for years, but I have found them to be very practical. But it's just for phone calls (and text to my daughter), no smart phone for me, I have no need to walk around with a computer, I still have a life. not much, but some. I do not want any of the things people use smartphones for.
I do have a reason for getting a smart phone. I just don't look forward to all the work that's ahead of me. A journey of 1000 miles sometimes begins with Hello World...
tahayassen
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Nov25-12, 07:18 PM
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
I refused to get a cell phone for years, but I have found them to be very practical. But it's just for phone calls (and text to my daughter), no smart phone for me, I have no need to walk around with a computer, I still have a life. not much, but some. I do not want any of the things people use smartphones for.
Same here. As if I need another thing to distract me and kill more of my productivity.
zoobyshoe
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Nov25-12, 07:46 PM
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I put a drawing aside 3 or 4 months ago, being burned out on it, and, for some reason, I seemed to have pretty much forgot it existed.

Last night something reminded me of it and I searched all over for it wondering how the hell something I'd spent so many hours on could evaporate from my consciousness like that.
trueo
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Nov25-12, 08:07 PM
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Thank you Kevin.
Thank you Chris.
I would like to thank Kenny.
Also, thank you John.
And thank you Jimmy, Kerry, David, Leah, Eva and all for any bit of your help.
Have a nice, safe and peaceful thanksgiving season!!!!
lisab
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Nov25-12, 10:10 PM
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Whew, finally done. I'll be soooo glad when this is over.
drizzle
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Nov26-12, 12:49 AM
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Hope it gets over soon, lisab.
Borek
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Nov26-12, 02:21 AM
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Quote Quote by Borg View Post
I do have a reason for getting a smart phone. I just don't look forward to all the work that's ahead of me. A journey of 1000 miles sometimes begins with Hello World...
Guess we are in the same boat.
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Nov26-12, 07:33 AM
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Borg
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Nov26-12, 08:18 AM
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Quote Quote by Borek View Post
Guess we are in the same boat.
Welcome aboard.
seaofghosts
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Nov26-12, 10:26 AM
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Exhausted this morning. Not looking forward programming and math for a large majority of the day.
dkotschessaa
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Nov26-12, 03:07 PM
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The person that makes our math club flyers is sick, so I have to do it. It's kind of scary. I'm not a flyer kinda guy.

-Dave K
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Nov26-12, 03:50 PM
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
I refused to get a cell phone for years, but I have found them to be very practical. But it's just for phone calls (and text to my daughter), no smart phone for me, I have no need to walk around with a computer, I still have a life. not much, but some. I do not want any of the things people use smartphones for.
Quote Quote by tahayassen View Post
Same here. As if I need another thing to distract me and kill more of my productivity.
I guess I'm in the other camp. I've found myself quite reliant on my smartphone. I don't quite even remember how humans could have survived without them.

For example, there's this issue:

[source: http://xkcd.com/768/]

Good calculators still cost an arm and a leg for reasons for which I can only speculate. But now with a smartphone, it's like getting a scientific, graphing calculator for free.


[Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...5hYi54NDgiXQ..]

I use my HP calculator in a daily basis, and having one emulated on a smart phone has saved the day when I'm away from my desk.

And so much more too, like a cosmology calculator (actual use for this has not come up in my working career, but it's still nice to have when visiting the cosmology subforum on PF).


[Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...xzLm1haW4iXQ..]

Letting you know when the next International Space Station (ISS) sighting is:


[source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...NkZXRlY3RvciJd]

Or even automatically controlling the Jukebox at the local bar/pub, without leaving your seat. (Location permitting.)


[source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...FuZHJvaWQiXQ..]
dkotschessaa
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Nov26-12, 04:21 PM
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I'm concerned about the smartphone zombie threat.

Borg
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Nov26-12, 07:08 PM
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I'm surprised that there isn't a phone app thread yet. Anyone want to start one?
turbo
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Nov26-12, 07:11 PM
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My phone doesn't get apps. It can make calls, but that's about it.
trueo
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Nov26-12, 11:56 PM
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I don't have an iphone :sad:
trueo
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Nov27-12, 05:16 AM
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They told her to ask them before doing anything, never create ticket issues because its no smart for the clients will ask us to fix them. Let them discover by themselves.
They also restrict her freedom to do anything on that board : ask before doing anything.
I would want the US side to directly connect to us all here and close the Russian down; jobless
dkotschessaa
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Nov27-12, 06:37 AM
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