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I'm not allowed to watch Star Trek any more

Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
I triple-dog-dare ANYONE to give up their cell phone for TWO WEEKS. If your immediate reaction is "I can't do that, I have to have it for my job", and you aren't a Lawyer, Doctor, or President...that's my point. If you can't do that...you are too weak to do a boycott. Simple as that.
I will take that bet.

This will be easy; I don't own a cell phone either.
 

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pming

Legend
That's like me saying I double dog dare you to give up RPGs for 6 months. If you don't, you are weak. Maybe I just don't want to?

Anyway, you're too late. Cellphones are on their way out. Glasses are next.
I will if you will....
;)
I think I'd have a better time of it though, seeing as I don't run a top-tier RPG website....so, there is that... :)

PS: Isn't that something addicts say? "I'm not addicted. I could TOTALLY give it up if I wanted to. No problem. I just don't want to" ;)

^_^

Paul L. Ming
 

payn

Legend
It's got quite difficult to not have a phone. Trust me, I held out until last year. Im not talking about social media either. Paypal, rideshare, GPS directions, email, etc... Folks can pound their chest about the good old days and how it was better, though honestly, such folks are so behind in the race they think they are leading.
 

Managed to find that Pluto app but as far as I can make out you had to watch the episodes live. They’re not on demand? And I’d have to watch them in my computer not my TV. It does appear to be the ugliest, worst designed app I’ve ever seen!

Pluto is available on a lot of devices, at least in the US. I have it installed on my Playstation 4 and can watch the app on my TV with that. And yeah, the Pluto interface is pretty bad.
 

Smackpixi

Explorer
I got to season three where the not trill with the Symbiant says they would prefer to be referred to by they/them. I was oh boy…but later, when then the gay science and doctor couple (I have name blindness, sorry) were talking about them while they were sleeping, I really kindof liked it, was still a little odd, but realized was the first time I’d ever seen that happen, the they/them being used in practice on a show. I get it on the internet but was the first time I’d heard it out loud.
 

Smackpixi

Explorer
But OMG could they stop with incompetence losing control of situation and then two episodes fix crap. Anyway. Also here’s a vote for monster/planet of the week rhythms. Skip long story protagonists in jeopardy shows. I know I lose the vote, but I’m voting.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest (he/him)
We’ve been watching for some time. And Discovery is a Trek with a really bleak view of the far future now that they’ve catapulted way into the future. It’s worse than Cyberpunk in that sense.
 

Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
I got to season three where the not trill with the Symbiant says they would prefer to be referred to by they/them. I was oh boy…but later, when then the gay science and doctor couple (I have name blindness, sorry) were talking about them while they were sleeping, I really kindof liked it, was still a little odd, but realized was the first time I’d ever seen that happen, the they/them being used in practice on a show. I get it on the internet but was the first time I’d heard it out loud.
A symbiotic pair being referred to as plural makes perfect sense. There are two people in that body.
 



Orius

Hero
We’ve been watching for some time. And Discovery is a Trek with a really bleak view of the far future now that they’ve catapulted way into the future. It’s worse than Cyberpunk in that sense.
Discovery's feel was off even in the first season. The Klingons always felt off, and there were a lot of places were things were just too dark for Trek. DS9 is the only time Trek successfully questioned and deconstructed itself while still remaining Trek.

In spite of that, I still think it's better than Voyager....
 

tomBitonti

Adventurer
It's got quite difficult to not have a phone. Trust me, I held out until last year. Im not talking about social media either. Paypal, rideshare, GPS directions, email, etc... Folks can pound their chest about the good old days and how it was better, though honestly, such folks are so behind in the race they think they are leading.
I’ve always found iphones to be decent devices … except they are terrible phones.
TomB
 

Ryujin

Legend
I’ve always found iphones to be decent devices … except they are terrible phones.
TomB
Most smart phones seem to be terrible phones, probably because they're pocket computing devices first and foremost. We got the Pocket Secretary from Shadowrun 1e, but never got the Sixth World.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I’ve always found iphones to be decent devices … except they are terrible phones.
TomB
Not that I get involved with the weird mobile phone brands as religion camps out there, but as an aside I rarely actually use my phone as a phone. That’s the least of its functions for me.
 


tomBitonti

Adventurer
I've often wondered what percentage of the time the average smartphone is used as an actual phone.
I can't imagine it's a terribly big fraction.
Well, I’m ok with their non-phone uses. The current iPhone cameras are great. I just wish they were better phones. The ergonomics are terrible and the speaker and microphone placement are lousy. And the volume upper limit is quite low. And the phone UI can use improvements. And call hand-off between devices often fails.
TomB
 


MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
I've often wondered what percentage of the time the average smartphone is used as an actual phone.
I can't imagine it's a terribly big fraction.
I actually use it a lot. It took me years to have the ability to call without limits, so I make as much use of it as I can.
 

GreyLord

Legend
I've often wondered what percentage of the time the average smartphone is used as an actual phone.
I can't imagine it's a terribly big fraction.

I generally only use my phone as a phone. If I want to play around instead, I'll use a tablet (larger size).

1. Easier for my eyes to see
2. Keeps phone business on the phone and fun off of business
3. Easier for my eyes to see it
4. Keeps my phone charged longer
5. Easier on my eyes to see it
6. When I do use my phone it keeps me focused on the business at hand, keeps business and other things separated out
7. Easier for my eyes to see it.

Did I mention that a large tablet makes it easier for my older eyes to see things on?

My phone came with a lot of apps though (one which was Pluto TV), same with the tablets. Do not use most of the apps on the phone, but I do use several on my tablet.
 


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