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Old 10-10-2019, 05:42 AM   #16
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I don't use any phones, in general, my landline came with my internet connection - email is good enough for everything that I do.
+1 to that!
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I also don't do 'social media' - so don't need to be online 24/7.
Nobody actually needs that unless they work in the emergency services.
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My computers are for me to do what I want, when I want - that's why I use Linux & BSD.
And there I was thinking I was the only person in this country not to use a mobile phone!
 
Old 10-10-2019, 07:17 AM   #17
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I like having a Linux box in my pocket, but would much prefer one with root and GNU/ and without any mysterious proprietary bootloader. I gather the Librem 5 attempts to fill that void, but I'm still waiting for one of its early adopters to post a review.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 07:42 AM   #18
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Who needs a mobile phone at all? If I'm out shopping or walking the dog, I don't want to be on the phone at the same time. If anyone wants to talk to me, they can leave a message on my landline and I'll ring back when I get home. Why should I be at their beck and call?
It's generational. These days people make plans on a whim and things can change quickly. Everything is more spontaneous. That doesn't mean that I like it that way, but I've grown to accept that society has moved on.

Additionally, if you're working freelance and get notifications of new jobs, leaving your phone at home is out of the question. If you're not there when that notification comes, somebody else with the agency can take that job within minutes. Mobile technology and the internet have revolutionised the way people work, and so many more people are able to go freelance because of it.

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+1 to that!

Nobody actually needs that unless they work in the emergency services.
Social media is absolutely vital for my academic research. I wouldn't be able to conduct my research without it. I'm anti-Facebook but have just had to accept it's necessary for what I do. A lot my technological adoption is not done willingly, but grudgingly. Also there is a lot of research which focuses on mobile technology and social media itself, rather than purely using it for data collection.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 09:09 AM   #19
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New cars have onstar or the like... unless that's too new and you prefer your horse n buggy? Hehe. But, a mobile phone has an off switch just like human life even if your not careful.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 09:11 AM   #20
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I like having a Linux box in my pocket, but would much prefer one with root and GNU/ and without any mysterious proprietary bootloader. I gather the Librem 5 attempts to fill that void, but I'm still waiting for one of its early adopters to post a review.
I still miss my Geeksphone but my carrier and the other top ones won't support it!
 
Old 10-10-2019, 10:27 AM   #21
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New cars have onstar or the like... unless that's too new......
I wish cars still had the cranking handle.......& tappets.....& no electronics.....

Ah, forget it, I'll stick with my bike....
 
Old 10-10-2019, 12:29 PM   #22
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For me it's my longboard. Next week will be my first time surfing on water... been warned about currents and sharks lol.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 05:21 PM   #23
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I wish cars still had the cranking handle...
I had two cars with handles, but I always found it easier to roll start them (there was just enough slope on my street ).


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...& tappets...)
Disagree - low maintenace DOHC or high maintenance pushrods (even with hydraulic lifters) - pretty easy for me to choose.

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...& no electronics...
The sad part is that car electronics and computers can make car maintenance far easier (barring EMP) and the difficulties are intentionally put there by the manufacturers to maintain their income stream - ie it's a people problem, not a technology problem; so here cars and mobile phones are valid analogues.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 09:49 PM   #24
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Ha ha

You would like my 1963 Ford F100 better though.

https://thumbs2.imagebam.com/fb/b1/7...1047985734.jpg

If that emp thingy happens. Looks like you and I fatmac will still be mobile < bikes are given for me >

Edit: My google phone s7 still chugging.

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