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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: Today at 03:50:17 AM »
why is everyone dancing around the obvious choice:

S P A C E F O R C E

okay actually how did we miss this


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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:03:06 PM »
Fortuna has ruined the thread.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:41:49 PM »
Lord Rushy & Peasants

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Flat Earth Theory / MOVED: Re: What is beyond the ice wall?
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:47:07 PM »

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Waves without gravity or rotation
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:40:54 PM »
Wave are created by the ships cruising the sea. How else?

Refrain from low-content posting in the upper fora. Warned.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:11:03 AM »
okay well that justifies the 200 million raised so far

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:08:08 AM »
It strips the courts of their power while also keeping them around as flailing reminders of their impotence. I'll take the system we have, flaws and all.

Umm did you not even read Rushy's link from Vox? We need to abolish the Supreme Court as soon as possible.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:55:57 AM »
Venom (2018)

>tfw 30% on meme rotten tomatoes

Maybe I am out of touch, but I thought it was pretty good. The puns are bad, but no worse than the trash jokes from Age of Ultron. I found Eddie Brock's character to be much more relatable than most of the capeshit recently released. And it is far better than any of the DC garbage of late. Although I have to admit the Aquaman trailer looked pretty dope (except for the weird ant people), and I know nothing about Aquaman lore.

Also the post/mid credit scene where they set up Woody Harrelson for the next movie as Cletus Kasady aka Carnage.

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Flat Earth Theory / MOVED: Revolution
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:51:44 AM »

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Viewing Carlsbad from La Jolla
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:02:00 AM »
Amen.

Did this seem like a necessary post to you? Please refrain from low (zero) content posting in the upper fora. Warned.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 09, 2018, 04:13:33 PM »
Pixel 3 starting at $799... Google thinking they are Apple now lmao.

Time to rethink things again...

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Whilst traveling home this evening I noticed this in the sky and immediately thought the end of days was upon us (not my photo):






Allegedly, it was not aliens and everything is fine. But as far as I can tell it was two alien ships battling it out over the Pacific.


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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:43:43 PM »
I'm p sure I've told you to get a Pixel in the last few threads. I stand by it.

As long as Tuesday goes as expected and I can get over no SD card and headphone jack, that is the plan. I think I've abandoned the idea of getting a 6T, so it is down to 3 phones at this point (Pixel / XR / Note 9).
How will you handle no headphone jack?  Bluetooth earbuds?
I have some shitty BT buds, but most likely just a dongle since my wired cans/buds are way better. My Z2 Force has a dongle and it works fine.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:25:45 PM »
I'm p sure I've told you to get a Pixel in the last few threads. I stand by it.

As long as Tuesday goes as expected and I can get over no SD card and headphone jack, that is the plan. I think I've abandoned the idea of getting a 6T, so it is down to 3 phones at this point (Pixel / XR / Note 9).

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That maybe more difficult to perform than you are willing to accept.

You might want to enlist the help of a more educated friend to read the papers sandokhan has provided in order to get up to speed.

I am confident that approach can help you.

Tone it down, please. You have two posts in a row that attack a user directly. Please stick to attacking the claims/arguments, and keep the rants in AR. Warned.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 04, 2018, 03:50:28 PM »
Poking a phone is a hobby?

Why not go out and buy the world's most expensive toaster? A flagship toaster. It'll have dozens of settings you'll never use, it'll do crumpets and bagels, it'll be able to preload toast and toast at a time you set for later and it will know what time zone you're in.

I can understand why BUILDING a top class PC is a hobby. Buying an expensive PC isn't a hobby. Maybe playing games is on that PC ... but you are saying just 'owning a flagship phone' is a hobby. It isn't. It is consumerism.  Buying a fast car could be a hobby if you take it to the track and race it and upgrade it or you polish and maintain it or take it to shows. And if you have just one phone at a time you aren't collecting them like a stamp collector or a pokemon collector. The point of a hobby is that you do something. Either build, repair, collect or compete.

This isn't a hobby. You need to be honest with yourself and look at why you are making expensive impulse purchases. You are likely doing it to impress other people. Just dismissing it as 'a hobby' is a lie. Its not. You have a weakness for the advertising of these products and have found yourself susceptible. Rather than face that negative weakness, you instead dismiss it as a positive hobby. You should face up to your weakness and address it. Otherwise you'll be fined every time something else shiny appears.
Thork, can you stop projecting your insecurities on to me please? I don't give a shit what other people think of my phone(s). You could have asked questions about why I do this, but instead you chose your usual route of making up a story in your own head (likely influenced by your own issues) and stating it like it is someone else's reality. I buy phones to tinker, then get bored. I root and unlock bootloaders on Android phones where possible, and try out a lot of custom ROMs. I jailbreak Apple memephones. Then I get bored, rinse and repeat. I have several other phones that I still tinker with, like my Xperia X which I will eventually load Sailfish OS on to one day. And a Z2 Force which is actually a decent phone. Anyway, you know fuck all about me, and since you aren't actually interested, I'll ask you not to shit up my thread with your nonsense.


To be fair, I think Junker's hobby isn't "owning" flagship phones but rather "Returning" flagship phones.  Or at the very least "Testing" phones.
Testing and tinkering is the hobby. And it isn't like I only do it with flagship phones, that is just what this thread happens to be about.


Meh, if the man likes buying phones, dicking about with them, and returning them or pawning them off to someone, that's his business. He's not harming anyone and (I think) it's not affecting his personal finances or life in any major way, so what's the issue?

We should encourage our good man Junker. Maybe one day he can become a famous YouTube tech reviewer.

As for phones: perhaps try to define some criteria that would make the decision for you? Here are some examples I'd consider:
  • Get something that's not Apple because Apple treats their consumers like shit and is actively trying to reduce consumer rights in the US and worldwide. They don't deserve you as a blip in their statistics, even if it's relatively insignificant in the grand scheme of things. If someone takes a shit on your lap, the conventional approach is not to ask for more.
  • If it has a meme "notch", it should be put at the back of the queue. Why would you buy something that serves no purpose, but which increases the likelihood of your shit breaking?
  • To a lesser extent, the same thought applies to any phone that's glued together

Of course, I pretty much just discounted every major modern phone. Your priorities may vary, or you may want to pick the "least worst" option. Still, that's the approach I'd take.
My man Pete finally bringing a little sense back into the thread. I actually agree with a lot of your criteria. The only phone that ticks all the boxes from a hardware perspective are the Samsung phones (no notch, SD card, headphone jack), but yeah all the new flagships have glued on screens that make replacing them a tedious and expensive endeavor. I just don't care for Samsung's skin (formerly TouchWiz aka TouchJizz, now Samsung Experience aka SEx). Anyway, it is the details like this that keep me indecisive about what I want in a daily driver for a phone. That is why this thread exists. I am committing to figuring it out and making a decision.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 04, 2018, 07:52:46 AM »
Um that isn't quite how hobbies work.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:56:06 PM »
Why did you return all those phones?  Even the 6s which is basically the 6.

Excellent question. Call it a hobby.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:45:42 PM »
Being as you have apple and android choices ... I'm guessing you don't have a store account full of paid apps.  :-B
I have quite a few in both stores (games). Don't play games much anymore, though.

This means you probably don't use apps very much.  :-B
I have about 25 apps I use on a regular basis.

This means you don't need a flagship phone.  :-B
Aside from a flagship camera, I don't need a flagship phone.

This means you are only buying a flagship phone because you are worried about what other people think when you pull your phone out.  :-B
lmao no. If that were the case I wouldn't still be using this run-down, dented iPhone 6 that I have been rocking for 4 years now (replaced the screen/digitizer twice, battery, and the lighting/3.5mm assembly). I am going to get a flagship primarily for the camera and hopefully decent OS support (updates).

But if you like flagship phones, CAT make a pretty cool flagship phone and the bastard is indestructible.
Yes, I have seen the meme CAT phones. They are pretty cool. But no.

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Technology & Information / junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:07:24 PM »
So I have a bad relationship with phones if you have followed the meme threads over the past few years (I buy new phones, then return them and go back to my iPhone 6). I didn't even bother updating the thread last year after I got a Note 8. But, I returned that. I tried an HTC 10 again (even though I already did that in 2016), gave it away. Ended up getting an iPhone X. Had that for a few months and sold it. Got a Note 8 again, as I got a sweet deal on it. Sold it after a month. Got an iPhone 8+ in Red, returned it. My old iPhone 6 needed some replacement parts so I decided just to get a 6s to tide me over, returned that (bought the parts, fixed my 6).

Autumn of 2018 is when the nonsense finally stops. I am getting a new phone and sticking to it no matter what*. I've narrowed my list down and will make the final decision this month. The contenders are:

Google Pixel 3 (not the meme XL)
Apple iPhone XR
Samsung Note 9
OnePlus 6T


* For at least one year+

+I reserve the right to change my mind at anytime

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