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Old 08-07-2017, 01:28 PM   #1001
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:33 PM   #1002
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Chris, some of them have a little "pedestal" that the guy stands on. Not much bigger than your feet, attached by a piece of square tubing or whatever. You stand on the little steel plate. Never understood them. I'd much rather have my a$$ planted in a seat than having my knees take every damn bump.
Idk, but I'm way less sore and fatigued after standing than sitting.
Plus I like the view from a stand-up mower. Seems like I sweat a lot less on a standup too.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:37 PM   #1003
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.. pay a couple hundred a month and you have a 24/7/365 office (furnished with phone, internet, and free coffee)in any city that the copperative has a location.. so even my needs to download large files would be handled...

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I just bought a grandfathered unlimited Verizon data plan for $400 outright. I pay $45 a month for unlimited and unthrottled 4G. So far I'm very happy. Download speed averages around 35-40Mbps, upload ~20Mbps as tested from NY to Colorado/Nashville and back.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:44 PM   #1004
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I just bought a grandfathered unlimited Verizon data plan for $400 outright. I pay $45 a month for unlimited and unthrottled 4G. So far I'm very happy. Download speed averages around 35-40Mbps, upload ~20Mbps as tested from NY to Colorado/Nashville and back.
I use a walmart "straight talk" phone. The phone itself is a really un-trendy, un-hip $30 Huawei with no internet, but its indestructable. Same phone now for like FOUR years! And $30 a month.
Life is actually a lot cooler and less stressful without a smartphone, IMO.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:56 PM   #1005
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Idk, but I'm way less sore and fatigued after standing than sitting.
Plus I like the view from a stand-up mower. Seems like I sweat a lot less on a standup too.
You're not right (in the head)!!

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I just bought a grandfathered unlimited Verizon data plan for $400 outright. I pay $45 a month for unlimited and unthrottled 4G. So far I'm very happy. Download speed averages around 35-40Mbps, upload ~20Mbps as tested from NY to Colorado/Nashville and back.
How did you buy an old plan?

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Life is actually a lot cooler and less stressful without a smartphone, IMO.
It's a tool. Like anything else, you can use a hammer and a screwdriver to take apart a tank but it ain't the easy way. Smart phone is good for directions, internet while out driving around, etc. Doesn't mean you have to use it 24/7.
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Old 08-07-2017, 04:07 PM   #1006
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It's a tool. Like anything else, you can use a hammer and a screwdriver to take apart a tank but it ain't the easy way. Smart phone is good for directions, internet while out driving around, etc. Doesn't mean you have to use it 24/7.
don't have to use it 24/7
But I look around me everywhere I go and all I see are people with their necks bent looking at tiny 4" screens all day.
Have you been to a concert in the last decade? Cell phones are ruining them!
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without a smart phone my work day wsould be a LOT tougher than it is..

as for phones ruining concerts.. yeah theres an awful lot of people who seem to be more enthralled in their phones than they are in enjoying the events..

like the meme i saw on face book.. "Lets all go someplace really cool and stare at our phones all day"..

im totally a gadget freak - use all kinds of them .. but there are times I put em away..

this past week I attended a vintage christmas convention in asheville NC.. it was completely magical.. one reason it was magical is because 95% of the time i was at convention events my phone was in my pocket.. I was enjoying doing everything from socializing with real humans at dinner, baking cookies, decorating trees, singing christmas carols, and taking tours of the city in a Purple skoolie named 'LaZoom'. laughing and giggling with Christopher Radko was much more fun than staring at my phone all day...
however it was also nice to be able to pop it out and text someone "hey come on over here to this room.. i found something youd really like".. and also to take pictures while enjoying things together..

its a tool and a convenience and something I dont want to be without or be in an area where it doesnt work.. but also something that I know and feel when to put it away
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Man, if my mower situation doesn't improve I may be selling both my buses just to stay afloat! I wonder what I could get for em.
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I just bought a grandfathered unlimited Verizon data plan for $400 outright. I pay $45 a month for unlimited and unthrottled 4G. So far I'm very happy. Download speed averages around 35-40Mbps, upload ~20Mbps as tested from NY to Colorado/Nashville and back.
I had an unlimited data plan with Bell and one day they called and said I was limited to ten gigabites. This was with an old WAP phone. Pissed me right off.
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don't have to use it 24/7
But I look around me everywhere I go and all I see are people with their necks bent looking at tiny 4" screens all day.
Have you been to a concert in the last decade? Cell phones are ruining them!
Two concerts in the past year; Arlo Gutherie and Gordon Lightfoot. There were a bunch of morons trying to take pictures in the dark that never came out. I gave it a try while they were setting up. But 1) figured it wouldn't work 2) didn't have the flash on. My problem isn't with the cell phone, it's with the mouth breathers. Let's take pictures in the dark of the pretty fish behind 6" of aquarium glass. Thanks, now none of us can see. Sometimes I'll tell them it isn't going to work before they do it. Most times I save my breath since they won't listen anyway.

You can't fix stupid with technology and you damn sure can't fix it by taking the technology away.

+1 to what Chris said.

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I had an unlimited data plan with Bell and one day they called and said I was limited to ten gigabites. This was with an old WAP phone. Pissed me right off.
They don't generally let you bring an old plan with you when changing companies. I've got a buddy with the old Verizon plan but he's always been with Verizon. He's been buying phones outright because of it for years. He burns thru 20G a month so I guess it's worth it.
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some of the companies are starting to find loopholes to ditch these unlimited plans.. like stating it cant be taken to a new device.. so if your phone or hotspot dies then so goes the unlimited plan... I dont know if verizon has the loophole.. but I was thinking ATT or sprint did in theirs..

bandwidth is getting easier and easier to find.. if say one of your friends has Spectrum internet service (time warner / brighthouse / charter / cox) at home, they can add you as a user on their account.. and now you have free access to all of the wi-fi spots they have in many many cities.. you'll often see it as (cable wifi) on the list of networks. its not as versatile as cellular but is in a lot of places..

my phone DOES have a calendar.. But I turned it off
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my phone DOES have a calendar.. But I turned it off
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There are many a day I can't tell you if it's Tues much less if it's the 12th but I can generally tell you about what month it is.
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There are many a day I can't tell you if it's Tues much less if it's the 12th but I can generally tell you about what month it is.
Thats exactly how I am. I recently discovered that its August!
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Thats exactly how I am. I recently discovered that its August!
First and last week of a month can be dicey but xmas ain't even close when it's 95 outside.
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First and last week of a month can be dicey but xmas ain't even close when it's 95 outside.
true that.. but to those of us who are enthusiasts about christmas.. NOW is the time for planning , collaborating, buying decorations, etc.. plus often people are so busy in december that having a christmas party is a futile attempt.. so we have a big convention in the summer

2 of them actually.. this one is all vintage (40 years and older) decorations.. so we all ditch our calendars.. and literally take over a hotel for a week... the hotel gets completely decked out, christmas cookies get baked, if the hotel is in a northern area they will even turn on the fireplace, and the christmas music.
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true that.. but to those of us who are enthusiasts about christmas.. NOW is the time for planning , collaborating, buying decorations, etc.. plus often people are so busy in december that having a christmas party is a futile attempt.. so we have a big convention in the summer

2 of them actually.. this one is all vintage (40 years and older) decorations.. so we all ditch our calendars.. and literally take over a hotel for a week... the hotel gets completely decked out, christmas cookies get baked, if the hotel is in a northern area they will even turn on the fireplace, and the christmas music.
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That is sooooooo not me. Even pre-divorce with the kids at home, one year I didn't buy a tree until xmas eve. I like a good cookie but not big on sugar cookies. I don't have time for decorations. And I liked the Grinch before he went soft. No, not Jim Carey. :barf:

If I'm xmasing in July, it had better be in Norway or some $hit. So, here's a semi serious xmas question for you... when is xmas in the southern hemisphere? Granted there aren't as many Christians running around but there's gotta be a few in South Africa. 100 and xmas trees just wouldn't work for me.
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I have no idea.. im not religious.. I just like all the parties, decorations, cookies, cakes, etc..

I celebrated christmas on SouthBeach 3 years ago.. and it wasnt what i was used to.. but I still had a lot of fun.. people had cookouts in shorts, lots of drink and a lively time.. as opposed to the formal china and sit down dinner..
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I have no idea.. im not religious.. I just like all the parties, decorations, cookies, cakes, etc..
So if you're only looking for an excuse for party, why xmas?
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note - christmas decorations, cookies, cakes, LIGHTS, christmas music etc.. to me its not just for a party.. but a Christmas party.. different vibe, different energy..

why a school bus? when I just road trip and get dinner?. same deal
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