Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Post by Squint » Mon May 05, 2014 10:29 am

theholycow wrote:^Motorola Razr name is now used on thin non-folding Android smartphone.
AHTOXA wrote:Modern smartphone screens are made to be scratch-resistant. As long as you don't throw it in your pocket with keys or similar objects, there will be no scratches.
I almost always throw it in my pocket with keys, unless I'm wearing cargo pants and have enough separate pockets. I hate holsters.
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Whoa whoa whoa. When did you and Paul upgrade from cups 'n string?!? You all are high tech now! :wink:
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Post by tankinbeans » Mon May 05, 2014 10:38 am

They went through a telegraph stage for a few weeks for long distance communication, but it got a bit gawky and the Model A's ride was a bit too choppy for reliable communication.
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Post by theholycow » Mon May 05, 2014 11:40 am

Squint wrote:Otter. Box. It keeps my iPhone even µSquint proof (semi-related: he already knows how to swipe and unlock a screen and find apps.. it's scary).
I have an Otterbox case for my Motorola Droid Razr. It turns this thin flat slab into a bulky monster. Also, the non-slip rubber makes it extremely difficult to put in/take out of my pocket. The thick screen protector doesn't seem like it would do much more than a common adhesive one, and yesterday I removed it because it was annoying and difficult to see through.

It sure is protective for drops and stuff though!
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Post by AHTOXA » Mon May 05, 2014 12:16 pm

I feel the same way towards the Otterbox and similar cases - they make the phones huge. My Note II is already a very large phone (5.95 x 3.17 x 0.37 in; 5.5" screen) and I don't want to add any more to that dimension. What I use is a screen flap. It's basically a metal flap covered in cloth, which is attached to the back cover (a one-piece design) and closes like a book over the screen. It keeps the weight and size to a minimum, while covering the screen. It only protects the screen and offers no protection from falls or spills.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Post by ClutchDisc » Mon May 05, 2014 2:20 pm

Squint wrote:
ClutchDisc wrote:I still have a flip phone... Does everything I would ever need it to!
Whoa whoa whoa. When did you and Paul upgrade from cups 'n string?!? You all are high tech now! :wink:
Yeah, the cups and string didn't work very well for long distance, so we were forced to go with flip phones. :lol:
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Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon May 05, 2014 6:31 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:
Squint wrote:
ClutchDisc wrote:I still have a flip phone... Does everything I would ever need it to!
Whoa whoa whoa. When did you and Paul upgrade from cups 'n string?!? You all are high tech now! :wink:
Yeah, the cups and string didn't work very well for long distance, so we were forced to go with flip phones. :lol:
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Post by ClutchFork » Mon May 05, 2014 8:05 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:
Squint wrote:
ClutchDisc wrote:I still have a flip phone... Does everything I would ever need it to!
Whoa whoa whoa. When did you and Paul upgrade from cups 'n string?!? You all are high tech now! :wink:
Yeah, the cups and string didn't work very well for long distance, so we were forced to go with flip phones. :lol:
Naaah! For long distance you have to use smoke signals. Worked for the Indians.
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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Post by watkins » Mon May 05, 2014 9:49 pm

Road trip/car show in Carlisle is less than two weeks away and I have accomplished nothing on my to-do list. Ugh.

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Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Thu May 08, 2014 12:57 am

Sup! :mrgreen:

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Post by potownrob » Thu May 08, 2014 1:15 am

94Corolla5Speed wrote:Sup! :mrgreen:
uhhhhhh...welcome back?! :mrgreen: :?: :!: :twisted:
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Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Thu May 08, 2014 1:19 am

Sure? I always tend to end up on this site right around finals time when I should be studying the most yet here I am procrastinating. Been spending most of my time on this pile of metal and rubber:

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Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Post by potownrob » Thu May 08, 2014 1:45 am

was gonna say, since when are you chinese?? :lol: :oops: 8) :mrgreen:
ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.

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Post by noob5,000,000 » Thu May 08, 2014 2:51 am

Whatcha buildin' there, gaiz?
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Post by potownrob » Thu May 08, 2014 3:08 am

looks like a monster gocart to me
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Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Thu May 08, 2014 3:25 am

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