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    tomdenne
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    Have a MotoG smartphone which I think is tremendous. It does everything I want without a SIM card fitted. To telephone I use my 14 year old clamshell Samsung SGHX480 with a €2 Free card. Original standard battery still holding a good charge.

    :smile: They tell me clamshells are coming back into fashion.


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    #1786239
    Aardvark
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    I don’t think the problem is anything to do with having to learn to use the damned things, but that we are being forced to get one.  I marvel at the rich morons that have to “upgrade” to the latest “I” gadget spending nearly a grand because it has just one more useless function, none of which are necessary to human existence.  The mentality of the whole thing shines through when the sheeple are considered too inept to understand all the software applications that the newfangled phones are supposed to deal with so they are called “Apps”  .I suppose at some point we will be legally required not only to have one, but to keep it switched on 24/7 so Big Brother can keep tracking us.

    Bah.  Humbug!


    #1786242
    Spotty
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    Uh oh, green eyed monster alert !


    Je suis Spotty - FSM, he boiled for our sins !

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    jsks
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    Actually telephones are not now and never have been compulsory.  In the same way that cars aren’t or central heating or mains water.  While some may choose not to avail themselves of anything invented since the wheel, that doesn’t make a resistance to modernity somehow worthy.

    If someone chooses not to adopt things they can’t or won’t understand, as far as I can see there is no statute  that renders them in any way actionable.  But you can’t pick and choose – you can’t buy a new car without its meeting current safety standards but you can still tool around in an old clunker if that is your wish – assuming you can still get spare parts.

    What seems odd is to condemn something as satanic simply because the majority accept that thing as an inprovement in their lives (see again central heating, electricity, television – all spawns of the devil according to some).  I bet those that bemoan the superseding of simple mobiles by smartphones might well have condemned the introduction of the mobile phone itself.

    Sometimes it’s like an Amish committee meeting.

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    fittersmate
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    “They can’t really read properly yet they have mastered the smart phone”

    Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse?


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    Tricia
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    Re Dantheman’s post – can you get the same volume/range of sound on Youtube on a smartphone as you can on a desktop with a good sound system?


    Tricia

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    jsks
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    “They can’t really read properly yet they have mastered the smart phone” Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse?

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    No.  It’s teaching them to communicate in the modern world.  They used to master chalk and a slate before reading properly in the old days.

    #1786249
    jsks
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    Re Dantheman’s post – can you get the same volume/range of sound on Youtube on a smartphone as you can on a desktop with a good sound system?

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    Tricia

    No you can’t.  But owning one doesn’t exclude owning the other.

    You can’t tow a horsebox with a Ferrari but that doesn’t render the Ferrari redundant.

     

    #1786250
    vic evans
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    Cant quite understand why less than 5 people out of millions can make some uneasy and defensive of their choices.

    Probably didn’t occur to you but THEY DON’T.

    It’s all in your imagination, (again)


    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

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    bubbles1
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    I am sort of kind of with Aadvark – I want to use it to telephone and text.  I have a life and it is not attached to a mobile phone to enable me to live it.   – Having said that I love Shazam :)


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    jsks
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    Who is the President of Gambia.

    Go on, answer that without the internet.  Better still, go to the end of the garden and answer that.

    Why is ready access to information such a bad thing?

     

    #1786253
    CelticRambler
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    He’s got a cartographic exposition in the form of an Atlas that shows all the drover’s roads between here and the port

    Oh, don’t get me started on that … :evil:

    Too late.

    Ever since the advent of Sat Nav, it seems we’ve been forced to put up with “glove-box sized” road atlases that are feck all use when you want to see where the road eventually ends up, so as to know what town might appear on the next road-sign. There was a time when you could see the whole of a 200-300km journey on one double-page spread, still at a scale that would allow you to identify hamlets and potentially difficult junction configurations. Instead of that, now you’ve got to go looking for the next page up, down, left or right several times in a half-day’s driving. :evil: Presumably, the creeping infestation of SatNavs means that there isn’t the demand for proper maps any more. :negative:

    If they’re going to take map-reading fun out of travelling, they might as well let the feckin car drive itself … :roll:


    #1786254
    jsks
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    vic evans
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    You can’t tow a horsebox with a Ferrari but that doesn’t render the Ferrari redundant.

    Bugger! I bought one for towing my horse box  ‘cos I thought that’s what the Prancing Horse meant.

    No wonder I ripped the arse out of it. :whistle:


    The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

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    dantheman
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    Re Dantheman’s post – can you get the same volume/range of sound on Youtube on a smartphone as you can on a desktop with a good sound system?

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    Tricia

    No you can’t unless you plug earphones in or connect to speakers. My grandkids have no problem, 20/20 vision and perfect hearing give you an advantage over the old farts.


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