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    You told me not to buy the touchscreen, WhyFi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    The office uses Verizon, so I was Blackberry or Droid. When the iPhone became available, we switched. I wouldn't go back. Still using my iPhone 4.
    I just switched to T-Mobile yesterday. Changed to Android after 5 yrs with an iPhone. I love it. Faster, and Google Play all Access is phenomenal.

    I will stick with Apple for my computers however. Love the MacBook and the iMac
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    Being full of crap and depositing it here consistently is really nothing to be proud of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Ain't skeert.
    Been through many O/S changes.

    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    stems should be short. short and thin does the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    You told me not to buy the touchscreen, WhyFi.
    Might have. Depends on the context. If it's going to be mostly stationary and mostly work, there's probably not a lot of benefit. If it's more mobile and sees some (or a lot of) casual use, it makes more sense.
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    I so wanted to buy one of these -



    Note the lightsaber zipper.
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    stems should be short. short and thin does the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    Changed to Android after 5 yrs with an iPhone. I love it. Faster, and Google Play all Access is phenomenal.
    The thing that rubs me is that every ecosystem tries their damnedest to lock you in and make it hard to leave. Everybody has their streaming service, everyone has their cloud services, everyone has their mail services - for the most part I refuse to be too invested in them because it makes it tougher to move when you want to.
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Been through many O/S changes.

    Those were the days.

    I cut my IT teeth on that stuff.

    I was just a pup back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    The thing that rubs me is that every ecosystem tries their damnedest to lock you in and make it hard to leave. Everybody has their streaming service, everyone has their cloud services, everyone has their mail services - for the most part I refuse to be too invested in them because it makes it tougher to move when you want to.
    I have Craftsman, Stanley, and Park tools.
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    stems should be short. short and thin does the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    The thing that rubs me is that every ecosystem tries their damnedest to lock you in and make it hard to leave. Everybody has their streaming service, everyone has their cloud services, everyone has their mail services - for the most part I refuse to be too invested in them because it makes it tougher to move when you want to.
    Most of my apps were free, so I just downloaded the Android versions. Apple's streaming service sucks, and I've been a Chrome user over Safari for years. The Android/Chrome integration was just too seamless. And I had 25GB of music on my iPhone. Play converted it all and uploaded to the cloud. When I turned my new phone on, all of my music was there. The streaming service is another story. My feeling about it is that any music I really love, I'll still buy the download version or the CD. But for $10/month (which is less than what I'm saving with the T-mobile switch from ATT), All Access is a no brainer
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    Flying out to NYC on Thurs for a wedding over the weekend. While I'm there, I'm going to play a game called, "how many times can I eat at the restaurants that I miss?"
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    The thing that rubs me is that every ecosystem tries their damnedest to lock you in and make it hard to leave. Everybody has their streaming service, everyone has their cloud services, everyone has their mail services - for the most part I refuse to be too invested in them because it makes it tougher to move when you want to.
    Agreed. For example, I've been planning to jump the Verizon/DSL ship for months now to go to cable for faster internet, but it's so time consuming to notify all your contacts of your new email address . . . I haven't got it done YET! What a PAIN!!!!!
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    today i adjusted the saddle position on the ladies bike and took it for a spin. to my surprise, it seemed to fit me very well. it felt very comfortable surprisingly. how can this S in ladies bike be comfy when i ride a 56 in a mens bike which would be a medium mens? well, since it fits, i can try climbing the tougher routes with the ladies bike since it has a triple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakedatc View Post
    yea.. i don't tend to do more than 3-4 hr rides in any weather. my toes are my limiting factor usually for winter. I was thinking of new booties but I can usually get enough rides in the 40s or higher that i can get by.
    When It's really cold, I wear two pairs of booties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
    Awesome.
    That was my exact thought.
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    As Hummer's other half posted again yet? Ramona jumped in in spades, but I think RUOkie pushed her with his visit. Just a hypothesis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westley
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    This phone talk reminds me of something rather amusing - a week-and-a-half ago, I dropped my phone on a concrete floor. It hit squarely on the corner where the headphone jack is and caused a sensor to think that there's a headphone/hands free set plugged in. This, of course, means that the onboard earpiece and mic don't work, essentially rendering it useless as a phone. Despite this, my usage habits haven't changed one iota. So much for phones being phones.
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    Flying out to NYC on Thurs for a wedding over the weekend. While I'm there, I'm going to play a game called, "how many times can I eat at the restaurants that I miss?"
    I have heard good things about Fig and Olive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    Agreed. For example, I've been planning to jump the Verizon/DSL ship for months now to go to cable for faster internet, but it's so time consuming to notify all your contacts of your new email address . . . I haven't got it done YET! What a PAIN!!!!!
    Same thing happened with me when I moved away from Cablevision. It's the main reason that I bought a domain with email (~$15 year).
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    I really want to do a parody thread entitled "Just got Laid, gonna ride!" but I am resisting the urge...
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    Quote Originally Posted by datlas View Post
    I have heard good things about Fig and Olive.
    What I've found is that, for the most part, I don't really miss any of the higher-end establishments. I can find good fine dining here. What I can't find is the little holes in the walls - the Mexican place that we used to eat at twice a week, the Dominican spot (infused with the smell of pernil) where I used to get killer sandwiches, the pizza place run by the old man that's been pounding out pies for 50 years. Those are the places that I miss.

    May have to rent one of those hourly commuters bikes, too, just to take a spin around Prospect and/or Central Park.
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    Set up my ladies bike to fit me. With its triple, maybe it will be an easier climbing bike for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    The office got me a very nice for the time Dell laptop with XP in 2005. That was our main computer until this new stupid Dell. That thing was money. It still runs, but stuffed and slowly.

    When the new Dell died, I asked if I could go back to XP. No. That was pretty much the end of that computer. With XP at the office, I didn't want to deal with Windows 8. It sucks. Computer is off and acting as another storage device.

    Hold on to your laptop as long as you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    May have to rent one of those hourly commuters bikes, too, just to take a spin around Prospect and/or Central Park.
    Aren't they the upright, straight bar, hybrid style bikes? I would feel so lame riding those.



    Well I always had a feeling the poseur was strong in BillyD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    Hold on to your laptop as long as you can.
    ...changes come around real soon make us women and men.
    "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride."- John F. Kennedy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    Aren't they the upright, straight bar, hybrid style bikes? I would feel so lame riding those.



    Well I always had a feeling the poseur was strong in BillyD.

    nttabt

    last weekend, i rode the commuter bike provided by the city. i rode it on the same mup that all my rides start on when i ride my own bike. i had no idea that those upright bikes were so massively less efficient than a nicely tuned road bike. i was really getting a good workout from a short distance.
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