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eyesonthehorizon

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Re: are people really this stupid?
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2018, 03:31:24 AM »
I want to echo the sentiment Paul der Krake expressed of a middle ground between complete consuma sucka and utter anti-aesthete. It comes in with maximizing joy. It's personal.

The counterpoint to tiny-details-exaggeration-syndrome is to, in those matters to which you are sensitive, practice frequent, grateful consciousness of how blindingly amazing things are. I have an impossible fairy tale object in my pocket. I've had the same model for years and I still sometimes stare at it, run hands over it, contemplating what astounding, supernatural artifact a human of the Neolithic would have made of it, even as a brick alone: an analog mirror, impossibly smooth.

If you can't do that with yours, you're shackled to a very dreary talking box - but can buy cheaply, and thus win; if you can find as much awe in its plastic-coated cousins, you're even less inured to joy, and thus win twice. For me, the cost of a previous-model phone is worth the transparent, daily non-annoyance, the sensory delight, with an object that's rarely out of sight, which I use multiple times every day for half a decade. But I'm also engaging active enjoyment, and very selective about which expenses I choose to be more-than-utilitarian in my life. (I also do use a case most the time. It cost $3.)

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Re: are people really this stupid?
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2018, 12:27:01 AM »
my Galaxy S7 is in a 4500mAh battery case, a Trianium. I have a ZeroLemon 7500mAh case in my backpack, just in case, lol. I absolutely hate that phones are so darn thin. Extended battery cases add a good protective heft.

A phone, like many of our tools, makes life more convenient; we prefer particular tools that fit our lifestyle. Another way of looking at our many tools is the environmental destruction and human exploitation that facilitated the creation and our acquisition of these tools. All shiny and rotten at the same time.

BudgetSlasher

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Re: are people really this stupid?
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2018, 08:03:24 AM »
I use my s7 edge without a case. I find cases annoying.

I've been running my S5 without a case for 6 months. Mostly because its old and the battery gets hot and slows the phone down and the case was making it worse.

I've dropped it a couple times, the first time right on the corner on hardwood flooring and the second time flat on its face on a granite floor. The results, a dented floor board and the battery popped off.

Makes me wonder why I had the case for all those years.


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Re: are people really this stupid?
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2018, 11:26:18 AM »
I use my s7 edge without a case. I find cases annoying.

I've been running my S5 without a case for 6 months. Mostly because its old and the battery gets hot and slows the phone down and the case was making it worse.

I've dropped it a couple times, the first time right on the corner on hardwood flooring and the second time flat on its face on a granite floor. The results, a dented floor board and the battery popped off.

Makes me wonder why I had the case for all those years.

Newer phones are even more resilient to drops.