Morning Mobilization

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Jul 4, 2014, 00:52
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Cpmartins: Unless you'd never worn shoes before.
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Jul 3, 2014, 20:27
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Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 3, 2014, 20:27
Jul 3, 2014, 20:27
 
Verno wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 12:12:
You take away the smartphone from my nieces and they are downright depressed, they just sit there listlessly as if they don't know how to socialize outside of it. It's kind of scary how dependent people are on them.

I view it as an emotional/psychological dependance and/or addiction. There's also some societal conditioning involved.

i wouldn't exactly put shoes into that category. It would be difficult but the emotional detachment would be less severe but the physical discomfort would be greater obviously. Well some people are obsessed with shoes so that's a different thing. hah


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Jul 3, 2014, 16:47
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Jul 3, 2014, 16:47
 
Mobile device use in the air not taking off.

That's a stupid article. The relaxation of the rule to not use mobile devices the first and last ten minutes of the flight isn't going to causes a jump in mobile device use on the flight. The people that want to use their devices are now simply doing so earlier. The people that don't, aren't.

There is one thing that would make mobile device usage jump on flights: free wi-fi.
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Jul 3, 2014, 15:08
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Jul 3, 2014, 15:08
 
Don't remember getting physically hurt and/or uncomfortable the last time I left my phone at home. Not a good analogy.
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Jul 3, 2014, 13:06
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Jul 3, 2014, 13:06
 
This just in: newly invented shoes (leather skins you put on your feet) are a major improvement over how we do things day to day. Hunters claim that people that have had shoes can no longer live a day without shoes!
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Jul 3, 2014, 12:46
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Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 3, 2014, 12:46
Jul 3, 2014, 12:46
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I've always used a dumb phone, or rather use it like a dumb phone. I don't text, surf, take pics, etc. I use my phone for phone calls and listening to music.
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Jul 3, 2014, 12:37
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Jul 3, 2014, 12:37
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 11:20:
So you avoid 50% of the tracking, but not the 50% the police go to with warrants.

I don't care about law enforcement tracking where they have to get a warrant, and there really isn't any personal info on a dumb phone... so no biggie, there.

I'm just getting sick and tired of all the companies that track your online activity. So, eliminating the OS manufacturer has some value to me. Also, a dumb phone wouldn't have a web browser, so I wouldn't be tracked that way.

Here's another pro... if my dumb Phone gets lost or stolen.. I wouldn't really care, since it has no personal info on it. Yeah... I know they are passing kill switch legislation, but if the info isn't there in the first place, then it doesn't really matter.

Now, I never said I was going to switch to a dumb phone... I said I was considering it. I'm also considering a black phone, a modded android without google, or a firefox phone. The only inconvenience of going to a dumb phone for me would be that I would be unable to look up prices when I'm in a store... so, I have to weigh that out.

As for apps, I hardly have any installed on my phone... just an ad blocking web browser and a file manager. (My tablet has a few games, starwalk, the same ad blocking web browser, and a weather app).

So, I'm no app fiend... but if I travel, I'm more likely to use my tablet than my phone to occupy myself. Oh... and it's wifi only... so no carrier tracking with that.

/shrug
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jul 3, 2014, 12:15
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Jul 3, 2014, 12:15
 
Amen, brother Verno! PREACH IT!
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jul 3, 2014, 12:12
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Jul 3, 2014, 12:12
 Verno
 
I think for the younger generations who haven't seen the birth and death of major technologies before that comment is definitely true. You take away the smartphone from my nieces and they are downright depressed, they just sit there listlessly as if they don't know how to socialize outside of it. It's kind of scary how dependent people are on them.

I love my smartphone for the little tools and convenience it provides but I go without it all the time and never feel like I'm missing out. It pisses off my girlfriend who accuses me of ignoring texts but hey whatever, that shit isn't life or death. People are way too high strung with phones, theres no immediacy, if its not an emergency it can wait until its convenient for you. I swear most people treat text messages like email with read receipts, another thing I dislike.
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Jul 3, 2014, 11:52
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Mobile device use in the air not taking off

Until they provide cell service, internet, and somewhere to plug in your phone on the plane... why would it "take off"?

The "last bastion of reading material" line was just silly, as if paper is required for reading things.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jul 3, 2014, 11:46
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Jul 3, 2014, 11:46
 
I could last indefinitely without access to my smartphone. Generic pointless clickbait article is generic, pointless and clickbait.

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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jul 3, 2014, 11:20
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wtf_man wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 11:10:
I've actually been considering going back to a dumb phone to avoid a majority of the tracking.

The majority?
Hardly.

Right now, with a smartphone, precisely two organizations track you: the OS and the provider.
If you go dumbphone, it becomes just the provider.
So you avoid 50% of the tracking, but not the 50% the police go to with warrants.

Yes, some apps track you, but you're talking about going dumbphone, which means you can live without those apps. So why not just, you know, not install them? That way you still have a superior device that can do amazing things like tell you what time movies are playing or make a restaurant reservation or tell you what local bookstore has what you want in stock, all without requiring you to drive home and look it up? It lets you check Blues while waiting for a train or play XCOM while sitting on an airplane.

I just never understand the people that say "this tool can be abused, so I'm never going to use it." Much like with Facebook, you can avoid so many of the privacy concerns so easily.
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Jul 3, 2014, 11:10
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Jul 3, 2014, 11:10
 
I've actually been considering going back to a dumb phone to avoid a majority of the tracking.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jul 3, 2014, 10:57
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Jul 3, 2014, 10:57
 
U.S. Consumers Wouldn’t Last One Day Without Access to Their Smartphone. Would simply die on the spot. Thanks HARDOCP.

yawn. I leave mine at home all the time.....
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