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  • Neil Down, Southampton
    started a topic "I'm bored, I've nothing to do" quote

    "I'm bored, I've nothing to do" quote

    Blackberry, the electronic communication thing not the fruit, fell over the other day and thousands upon thousands were so isolated that they began spinning round in circles because the sun had gone out.

    What kind of existence do people lead nowadays that their whole life is reliant on a small black box with a screen on it?

    How have we managed to arrive at a state of being when people are saying " I am bored" or I have nothing to do" because a piece of equipment fails.

    Words fail me but then I live for most of my time without a Blackberry or a mobile, and spend my time hopelessly enjoying life, its freedom and its uninterrupted peace, Ida's requests excepted.

    Did you feel the pain of non-Blackberry?

    Do you NEED to take a switched on mobile with you on a cruise?

    What did we do and how did we manage before the invention of mobile phones and the like?

    I can remember when a telephone operator knew us individually and I loved that. .....Neil

  • Bob, Linlithgow
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    I was at the gym yesterday and part of my programme was a 10 minute session on a running machine (or is it a treadmill?) Anyhow, on the machine next to mine was a woman of about 30 who, during the course of the my session, made about 8 or 9 calls on her mobile. During one of them she told the person at the other end that she was 31 weeks pregnant and was trying to "book ahead for the baby to have a place in a nursery" ! I looked over at that and she did have a bump alright . Most of the calls seemed to be to be chit chat to her friends and she also called her husband about 2 or 3 times at his work. All this time she had been running and to cap it all, she was flicking through a cookery book laid on consul of the machine!! Oh, and I nearly forgot the 2 job interviews she was fishing for on the mobile! Amazing what you can hear being only about a foot away. After I moved on to the next exercises, and eventually finished the session (about 40 minutes) I noticed she was still at it, mobile clapped to her ear. I know women are supposed to be best at multitasking, but this was beyond belief!

    Scary or what?

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  • Solent Richard, Lee on the Solent
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    Originally posted by I8MS, Guildford View Post
    HTC copied iPhone and I believe there is a court case where Apple are sueing Android for blatently copying iPhone technology.

    Look at the Russian Concordski which crashed.

    Yes HTC is cheaper, but it shows, my friend has one and it is always playing up, she's saving up for an iPhone.
    Well I was pleased to see Nurse Bluemoon return today after a two month absence of posting. I was concerned that she had been eaten by her 'android'. She has obviously tamed it.

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  • Soo, UK
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    Personally I find it sad that the thirty-somethings are welded to their smart phones, you can't say anything before the phone is out, and your information is checked on the internet. Sadly, husband's choice of beer was shown to be rubbish/pedestrian (according to the smart phone reviewer ) -just glad that husband didn't know! My daughter uses it at family mealtimes - pardon me for being "a bit/very" old-fashioned, but family meals always meant an opportunity for families to talk to each other.

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  • Neil Down, Southampton
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    Originally posted by I8MS, Guildford View Post
    HTC copied iPhone and I believe there is a court case where Apple are sueing Android for blatently copying iPhone technology.

    A copy can never be as good as the original. Look at Windoze, all copied stuff, microsoft never innovate, they can only imitate and it shows.

    Look at the Russian Concordski which crashed.

    Yes HTC is cheaper, but it shows, my friend has one and it is always playing up, she's saving up for an iPhone.
    Have I opened a thread on Sci Fi or Double Dutch. Zooooooooooommmmmmmm there's another one flying right over my head, no wonder those birds are angry ...whateveeeeerrrrrr. ....Neil

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  • I8MS, Guildford
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    Beware of HTC

    HTC copied iPhone and I believe there is a court case where Apple are sueing Android for blatently copying iPhone technology.

    A copy can never be as good as the original. Look at Windoze, all copied stuff, microsoft never innovate, they can only imitate and it shows.

    Look at the Russian Concordski which crashed.

    Yes HTC is cheaper, but it shows, my friend has one and it is always playing up, she's saving up for an iPhone.

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  • Smith7
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    Originally posted by Trace View Post
    That was exactly what I thought too Carol, until I read further posts!!
    Me too! The only games I play on my laptop are Hearts and Freecell. I had never heard of 'Angry Birds'- what a sheltered life I lead.

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  • Guy, Ormskirk
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    Well it worked!..Carol
    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
    Tee hee...that's sort of what I intended to infer...as you can tell, I'm NOT a games person!

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    Originally posted by Guy, Ormskirk View Post
    When I read that Angry Birds was the reason the phone was in use, I immediately took that to mean dissatified girlfriends checking up on their men
    I gather from reading further its a game..Carol
    That was exactly what I thought too Carol, until I read further posts!!

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Guy, Ormskirk View Post
    When I read that Angry Birds was the reason the phone was in use, I immediately took that to mean dissatified girlfriends checking up on their men
    I gather from reading further its a game..Carol
    Tee hee...that's sort of what I intended to infer...as you can tell, I'm NOT a games person!

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  • Guy, Ormskirk
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    When I read that Angry Birds was the reason the phone was in use, I immediately took that to mean dissatified girlfriends checking up on their men
    I gather from reading further its a game..Carol

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by History Addict, Alfreton View Post
    Hands up to that one - I'm hopelessly addicted to Angry Birds too.
    I was given a demonstration the other day...can't understand it personally, but then I've never got past Tetris or Pacman!!!

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  • History Addict, Alfreton
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    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
    Apparently, some Angry Birds are the reason many mobiles are in constant use!
    Hands up to that one - I'm hopelessly addicted to Angry Birds too.

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  • liauq, w mids
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    how did we ever survive growing up in the '70s and'80s without mobile phones?....looks like we did!
    my mobile is payg and i haven't aq clue how much i've got on it.....
    just don't take my internet away!!!!!!
    i need my cheap holidays....

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  • gardeners, bracknell
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    Originally posted by Trace View Post
    Honest Alan, I am not insecure or need an ego boost, just worry about my children and once I know they are all ok I'm happy I even like to know our dog is happy!
    Well Southwinds,
    My comments while a generalisation, which really is not fair, but was spurred by a young man in a railway carriage who blathered on and on in a loud voice for all to hear. Another passenger collapsed and the noisy young man was asked to call an ambulance to meet the train. He refused. Every one had a go at him for his unkindness, so almost in tears he admitted he he had no battery in it. He had been blathering for effect.
    Sad?
    Ta ra,
    Alan

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