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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Velvet Wafer

    Velvet Wafer New Member

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    i must admit, i dont like smartphones at all.:eek:
    if i could, i would ban them all, and give monochrome 10$ cellphones to the people, so that they learn for what these things are good for... phoning, and nothing else;)
    i would rather get me a netbook, and carry that around in a bag all day, additional to the cheap phone, if i was that dependant on beeing "online".
    So if one of both gets broken, you still have the chance to use the other one ;)
    also, i bet any psychatrist would deem a smartphone a mobile fix for internet addicted people... which are sadly, fairly common these days. Even i know the feeling of beeing without Net :D
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    there are very few smartphones that i like but i am one of the people who get caught up in the trend. I am stuck between 3 phones right now.
    SAMSUNG SCH-i760
    Samsung SCH-i910
    Palm Pre Plus
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  3. Velvet Wafer

    Velvet Wafer New Member

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    err....crunch? :p

    that should be the easiest solution ;)
  4. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    I need a new phone mine is fucked so i cant avoid it.
    maybe i can get the phone to crunch :p
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  5. Velvet Wafer

    Velvet Wafer New Member

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    10-30$ for a new phone,
    and the rest for rigs!

    just my humble opinion ;)

    i believe i paid 10€ for my secondary phone, with 5€ worth of phoning preloaded to it
  6. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well....mostly I use my phone for music, vids, and internet (posting here and the like). Only rarely (couple times a week tops) do I use it for phone activities (calling, texting).

    So I quite like having a smartphone....and I don't have data, so it's not exactly a mobile fix for an internet addiction for me
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  7. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    I would but i'm not willing to downgrade from what i have.I am someone who thinks they have to have a nice phone to show off at school
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  8. Velvet Wafer

    Velvet Wafer New Member

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    sounds like youre a canditate for a netbook, if you dont phone much, i bet that would be far more comfortable than this small,fiddly buttons/screen;)

    you maybe dont have data, but internet addiction is mostly:
    "music, vids, and internet (posting here and the like,IM´s like MSN,sometimes several)"

    My (sadly not anymore :ohwell:) girlfriend was such an Internet addict, she would freak out when she wasnt able to get on her rig for a decent time a day, and that what i just described were exactly her doings,when she was "on":eek:
    Me myself is somehow in need of the Net, i bet most regular TPUers are... and as with all addictions, there are certain levels of it.;)
    i dont want to accuse anyone here, but i just want to say, that i dont think that these Devices ease up the "need" after more "net", for example, in case they break. :)

    (they love to do that btw, due to their crammed electronic nature, and thats mostly expensive,or needs time for repairs:D)

    @POS

    then my senses did not left me! :D showing off is for what kind of people? ;)
    Posers!
    dont be a poser, POS! :p (no pun intended)

    if you need an expensive,electronic device to bring people to an understanding of your abilities, thats right (nice selfbuilt rig/s, for example)
    but if you need it, to gain popularity, is that surely the way? :)
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  9. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I say if what you want is a smart phone get one bro, as long as you are happy you can always build a rig later.
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  10. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Sound advice :toast:
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  11. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    Windows Mobile 6.5 is decent, but none of that bloated stock stuff they load on the phones. The best WinMo experience is done with custom ROMs for sure. From the looks of the phones you mentioned you have Sprint or VZW and it doesnt look like they are getting their Win7 phones til next year :ohwell:

    I was really looking forward to Win7 phones until I saw the phones ATT will be getting. Think I might pick up a used HD2, unlock it and see what XDA can do.
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    Did the servers go down yesterday?
  13. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

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    Don't get a 6.x phone. HORRIBLE phone os. Worse than even blackberry.

    Anroid or Win7 are seriously the way to go if you actually use all the music, video and internet stuff. The only possible reason I can see for not liking android is because you either didn't have a clue what you were doing, or you messed with an older version on a shitty phone.
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Wile E Power User

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    I thought that too hat. Silly reason to buy ANYTHING. One should never give a fuck what other people think of them and their stuff, unless it's a loved one. To buy things to bolster your image is just sad.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I think so, but I wouldn't swear to it.

    The PentM is still down, I had no time yesterday to mess with it :ohwell:
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  17. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    All day there was no points, even at 9pm my time yesterday it said 0 points for the team.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Really weird....but FDC seems to be having a lot of issues recently.

    Even BOINCStats was a bit messed up yesterday :ohwell:
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    yes, it seems not to be properly working yesterday and today.

    [​IMG]
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yeah...I should be pulling ~6k daily, but FDC is showing me w/ 0 points the past 2 days. Same w/ the entire team :ohwell:
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  21. Radical_Edward

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    What? :(
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Free-DC is confused :ohwell:

    There's now a web version of my PPD estimator, check it out here :toast:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yeah.....there have been lots of issues :/
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  24. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, still having issues with stats :(
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    Although I'm a smart-phone owner, I would gladly exchange it for an old style phone that worked. I was really bummed when my 4 year-old razr finally gave up the ghost. (I once dropped it 3 stories onto concrete and it survived.) I can't stand it when I go to restaurant with friends, we sit down, and they all whip out their phones. What happened to conversation with friends?

    It's been proven that constant smartphone use actually lowers your IQ up to 10%. We humans are social animals. Good conversation leads to increased brain function. Solitary staring at a screen makes you dumber.

    There is a new medical problem known as 'blackberry neck" from constantly bending to look at your phone.

    Enough ranting on my part. If you have a smart-phone, I hope you enjoy it. Please don't flame me.
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