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Out of the Blue

I'm having a little frustration with my mobile service, as I've learned some of the texts I'm sending don't go through and others are cut off. As far as I know this is isolated to texts sent to one other person, and poking around online suggests this may be because I'm sending from the Verizon network across to the AT&T network, though we are also caught in the brand war, as this involves an iPhone 5 talking to a Galaxy S4 S3. I've seen a lot of reports online about similar problems, but not much suggests how to solve this, and some seem to think it's an inevitable complication of translating across networks or carrier technology or something, but I thought I'd throw this out there to see if anyone had any experience that might lead to a suggestion of how to work around this annoyance.

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34. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2013, 08:21 Mr. Tact
 
Prez wrote on May 14, 2013, 21:56:
Hypersensitivity for the win!
That's how I felt. Yes, the remark might have been slightly sexist, but calling it misogynistic is over the top. And the remark was slightly less sexist given the context. ie.. as you mentioned she is a public figure who has profited from being attractive. And before anyone jumps on me, I'm not saying a woman can't be attractive without breasts. Personally, I rank a nice smile above a nice rack.
 
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33. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2013, 08:15 Mr. Tact
 
InBlack wrote on May 15, 2013, 03:56:
Yeah, Ive been looking forward to this film adaptation for like...well since I read Ender's game like 15 years ago.
It's one of those books I read, really enjoyed but never read any of the sequels to. My understanding the movie is based on two of the books, the original and another which was written from the point of view of one of the other main characters for the same period of time. It has the potential to be very good. It will be interesting to see how much grief it does or doesn't get for closely following the books. Hmmm, maybe I should go back and read it before seeing the movie.
 
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32. Re: Old school! May 15, 2013, 04:45 Ant
 
dj LiTh wrote on May 14, 2013, 12:58:
Texts are so 2006, use whatsapp!
And my people say IRC, e-mails, IMs, are even older. Whatever, I still use and love them! Get off my lawn, you whippersnappers!
 
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31. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2013, 03:56 InBlack
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on May 14, 2013, 16:46:
Sweet, didn't even see this one coming... Ender's Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP0cUBi4hwE


Yeah, Ive been looking forward to this film adaptation for like...well since I read Ender's game like 15 years ago.
 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 21:56 Prez
 
BobBob wrote on May 14, 2013, 15:20:
El Pit wrote on May 14, 2013, 13:05:
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy is a shock. It's like wiping the grin off Mona Lisa's face. I understand her fear, though. Her mother died young because of breast cancer.

Your sexist opinion is disgusting and offensive to any of the female readers of this site. You should be banned.

Hypersensitivity for the win! Rolleyes Let's all put our big boy and big girl pants on now m'kay?

Jesus fucking Christ, you can't even make a harmless joke anymore without idiots getting their panties in a wad and throwing out words like "sexist" or "mysogynist". Mysogyny - the new "Race Card".

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29. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 19:35 xXBatmanXx
 
Just saw a header ad on the site for GMG. Very nice. Clicked.  
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28. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 17:20 Cutter
 
Hoop wrote on May 14, 2013, 16:47:
Well, it's one for the money, .....

Are you going for Carl Perkins or Trooper with this?
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 17:19 Cutter
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on May 14, 2013, 16:46:
Sweet, didn't even see this one coming... Ender's Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP0cUBi4hwE


There, if people around here want to get self-righteous, do so with OSC and his looney fundamentalist hatemongering.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 17:18 Cutter
 
Oh please, gents. Yes, all men love Jolie solely for her acting ability. Her looks don't factor into it at all. Rolleyes

Yes, on a human level it's terrible as it happens to ANYONE. However, she is a public figure whose fame has a great deal to do with her looks and it's not like Hollywood isn't notoriously shallow. You can still say it's a tragedy to happen to a beautiful woman without being a misogynist pig. It's the same when anything beautiful is marred, whether it's animate or not. We don't appreciate beauty in all its forms for no reason. It's hardwired to the DNA for myriad reasons.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 16:47 Hoop
 
Well, it's one for the money, .....  
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24. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 16:46 Yosemite Sam
 
Sweet, didn't even see this one coming... Ender's Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP0cUBi4hwE

 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 15:57 BobBob
 
Verno wrote on May 14, 2013, 15:49:
El Pit wrote on May 14, 2013, 15:23:
Errrh... WHAT?! It's sexist now to say that she had beautiful... oh, forget it. Go and watch some gay porn.

People can think you're sexist and be straight BTW ;)

That is correct. I am married. My wife and I had a discussion about this in the past; due to what my mother went through. She should not define herself by her looks but only by her mind and soul. That said, if she encounters this situation, I fully support any action required to remove any cancer or disease. Her life and well being are a priority.

I am sorry, his comment really hit a deep nerve. I apologize for the over defensiveness and if it appears to be a personal attack on his person. I felt it needed to be said. Hopefully, he will change his point of view someday before he verbally hurts a female colleague or relative.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 15:49 Verno
 
El Pit wrote on May 14, 2013, 15:23:
Errrh... WHAT?! It's sexist now to say that she had beautiful... oh, forget it. Go and watch some gay porn.

People can think you're sexist and be straight BTW

In this case though I do get your lamentation since shes a public figure and her sexuality was a big part of her public image. That said I think she's a very beautiful woman with or without breasts.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 15:42 Rattlehead
 
El Pit wrote on May 14, 2013, 15:23:
BobBob wrote on May 14, 2013, 15:20:
El Pit wrote on May 14, 2013, 13:05:
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy is a shock. It's like wiping the grin off Mona Lisa's face. I understand her fear, though. Her mother died young because of breast cancer.

Your sexist opinion is disgusting and offensive to any of the female readers of this site. You should be banned.

Errrh... WHAT?! It's sexist now to say that she had beautiful... oh, forget it. Go and watch some gay porn.
He's exactly right, but you are too misogynistic to understand.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 15:28 BobBob
 
El Pit wrote on May 14, 2013, 15:23:
Errrh... WHAT?! It's sexist now to say that she had beautiful... oh, forget it. Go and watch some gay porn.

My father told my mother she wasn't a real woman after she had a mastectomy. You are inferring the same with any woman who has breast cancer surgery; that her beauty is defined by her breasts. You are acting like a disgusting misogynist. Show your post to your mother.

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19. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 15:23 El Pit
 
BobBob wrote on May 14, 2013, 15:20:
El Pit wrote on May 14, 2013, 13:05:
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy is a shock. It's like wiping the grin off Mona Lisa's face. I understand her fear, though. Her mother died young because of breast cancer.

Your sexist opinion is disgusting and offensive to any of the female readers of this site. You should be banned.

Errrh... WHAT?! It's sexist now to say that she had beautiful... oh, forget it. Go and watch some gay porn.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 15:21 El Pit
 
dj LiTh wrote on May 14, 2013, 13:42:
El Pit wrote on May 14, 2013, 13:08:
dj LiTh wrote on May 14, 2013, 12:58:
Texts are so 2006, use whatsapp!

Yeah, whatsapp, the ultimate spy tool. Compared to anything Google, Apple, Microsoft, or even the CIA does, whatsapp is like a t-rex next to a mouse. Take a look at all the rights and the power you give to them by installing their trojan app and IMMEDIATELY uninstall the app.

Care to elaborate or are there ninja's on the lawn at the moment?

My kung fu is better than their ninjitsu.

Go to googleplay and check the rights you're giving to the whatsapp intelligence agency by installing their software.
WhatsApp is violating privacy laws in a couple of countries, in quite a lot of countries it's "under observation". And ask yourself: what does WhatsApp need all this info for? If the CIA (or Home Security or whatever) would do this, there would be a public uproar. But WhatsApp can get away with it, because their service is "free". Well, not really, but, you know...
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 15:20 BobBob
 
El Pit wrote on May 14, 2013, 13:05:
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy is a shock. It's like wiping the grin off Mona Lisa's face. I understand her fear, though. Her mother died young because of breast cancer.

Your sexist opinion is disgusting and offensive to any of the female readers of this site. You should be banned.

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16. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 15:16 BobBob
 
Blue,

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook-messenger/id454638411?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.orca&hl=en

It doesn't fix the problem, but it it may be a decent alternative.

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15. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2013, 13:42 dj LiTh
 
El Pit wrote on May 14, 2013, 13:08:
dj LiTh wrote on May 14, 2013, 12:58:
Texts are so 2006, use whatsapp!

Yeah, whatsapp, the ultimate spy tool. Compared to anything Google, Apple, Microsoft, or even the CIA does, whatsapp is like a t-rex next to a mouse. Take a look at all the rights and the power you give to them by installing their trojan app and IMMEDIATELY uninstall the app.

Care to elaborate or are there ninja's on the lawn at the moment?
 
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