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#317892 - 11/11/19 02:02 AM Re: The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing [Re: rporter314]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

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Originally Posted By: rporter314
I still have one hanging on the wall in the kitchen.


Sure I could even get a kick out of having one here just for giggles.
But are all your phones of this vintage?
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#317893 - 11/11/19 03:56 AM Re: The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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LOL

I have been wireless since 2000. It was my mother's phone. The hard line had degraded until there was nothing but static when I switched her to wireless.
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#317895 - 11/11/19 05:10 AM Re: The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
My recently departed Aunt stayed firmly in the vacuum tube and rotary dial era till her last day..

How did she press '1' for English? coffee

laugh
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#317897 - 11/11/19 01:03 PM Re: The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing [Re: logtroll]
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She used her middle finger?
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#317908 - 11/12/19 02:29 AM Re: The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing [Re: pdx rick]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

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Originally Posted By: pdx rick
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
My recently departed Aunt stayed firmly in the vacuum tube and rotary dial era till her last day..

How did she press '1' for English? coffee

laugh


She didn't.
Rick I swear to you she still has a Zenith picture tube TV sitting in the living room of her house in Atlantic Beach, Long Island.

She refused to get a digital HDTV set because she saw no reason to spend the money. She only reluctantly got the converter box, and that's all.

That TV dates back to the Bush41 administration or before.
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#317909 - 11/12/19 04:44 AM Re: The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Quote:
That TV dates back to the Bush41 administration or before.
They used to build things to last...
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#317910 - 11/12/19 08:08 AM Re: The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing [Re: logtroll]
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I have a flip phone, but it's because I think spending $100 per month so you can watch movies on a screen suitable for ants is idiotic. If I want to watch TV or movies, I have a 40" TV connected to Netflix and the internet, and a laptop with a great big monitor on my desk.

I had an android phone but this one I have now costs me $15 per month!

It's funny because I have actually worked on a lot of this technology. Not "with it", but developing the software inside the cell phone and modem chips. But personally, there are several hi-tech things I just never wanted. Never played video games, either, though I have been messing with computers since about 1968.

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#317913 - 11/12/19 03:19 PM Re: The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing [Re: pondering_it_all]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
I have a flip phone, but it's because I think spending $100 per month so you can watch movies on a screen suitable for ants is idiotic. If I want to watch TV or movies, I have a 40" TV connected to Netflix and the internet, and a laptop with a great big monitor on my desk.

I had an android phone but this one I have now costs me $15 per month!

It's funny because I have actually worked on a lot of this technology. Not "with it", but developing the software inside the cell phone and modem chips. But personally, there are several hi-tech things I just never wanted. Never played video games, either, though I have been messing with computers since about 1968.


I've even considered going back to a 2G phone of some kind but I still find myself, NOT WATCHING movies, but instead looking up stuff on the internet when I need to, taking pictures from time to time when I don't have the camera handy, so I still need the expanded capabilities of a 4G unit.
But I am not paying anywhere near a hundred a month, more like 35 a month.

Look guys, I didn't mean to sound mean by singling out flip-phone users just to belittle the use of flip-phones.
I was saying that we can't afford to elect people for whom mastering a smartphone is a daunting obstacle.

For people of that mindset, mastering new tech is so unthinkable that some of them have resorted to hiring staff just to do it for them, and some others have resorted to unethical and potentially illegal practices to get around it.

You guys aren't on the wrong side of the digital divide due to hidebound ignorance, you're on the lower side by choice and by virtue of simple pragmatism.
You're computer savvy. I'm convinced that the Hillarys, Bidens and Trumps of this world...ain't.
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#317914 - 11/12/19 03:50 PM Re: The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
I have a flip phone, but it's because I think spending $100 per month so you can watch movies on a screen suitable for ants is idiotic. If I want to watch TV or movies, I have a 40" TV connected to Netflix and the internet, and a laptop with a great big monitor on my desk.

I had an android phone but this one I have now costs me $15 per month!

It's funny because I have actually worked on a lot of this technology. Not "with it", but developing the software inside the cell phone and modem chips. But personally, there are several hi-tech things I just never wanted. Never played video games, either, though I have been messing with computers since about 1968.


I'm like you, all I have is a flip phone. I wouldn't even have that if my daughter hadn't gave it to me so the wife could call me at Ft. McPherson and tell me to get milk and bread from the Commissary.

When I'm outside or working, doing something, the last thing I want is a phone call unless it's an emergency. If I want to watch TV, I go inside and turn on the TV. If I want to mess with the computer, I'll go inside and turn the computer on. If I want to watch movies, I can do that on the TV and on the computer. I love watching old 1950's scifi and horror flicks along with the old TV westerns of the same decade.

I'm probably about as old fashioned as one can get.
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#317915 - 11/12/19 05:15 PM Re: The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing [Re: perotista]
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OK Boomers! Fly your Luddite flags proudly. And vote for more Luddites to lead us back into the past!

I embrace all forms of new technology.
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