Galaxy S3 Watering Hole


  1. alsaces daddy

    alsaces daddy Well-Known Member

    I used to live off those things.

    Sorry you didn't sleep well. Sounds like a gnarly dream too.

    And good morning everyone!
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  2. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Glad to see the Hulk back !!!
  3. alsaces daddy

    alsaces daddy Well-Known Member

    Your wish is my command!
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  4. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Folks have a great Friday & chat at ya'll later !!!


    kymberlin, safe travels to The Alamo. :D
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  5. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

    Ahhhh, the breakfast of champions! I'm a late afternoon 5 hour energy person myself, particularly on a Friday after work if we've got plans...I struggle to stay awake past 10:00 without it.
  6. ravenas

    ravenas Well-Known Member

    Two of the best posts ever in a forum thread! In all the years I've been haunting forums (and I visit many from Doctor Who to Disney World to my geeky worlds of computers). Never have I seen the activity summed up so well of who's Who and what's What. Thanks for the primer!

    FWIW, I'm not as much an AF regular poster but more a lurker. I pop in to learn all I can about my latest gadget and why the blessed thing doesn't work as described. I'm too much a DIY-er to trundle off to some repair shop and pay a pimply-faced college kid to fix it for me. (Help and How-To is what the internet's for, right?) Leftover habits from my early 90's days when my big brothers and I were building our own desktop PCs from spare parts and playing with this whole home networking thing. (Ever try to run ethernet cable through a 1960's house and crack the attic floor? We did. I swear there's a stick with a hook lodged in the wall somewhere, lost when we got stuck around an AC vent.)

    Sidenote: that's why the mere idea of the Apple "Genius" at the Apple Store makes me burst into condescending laughter.

    Now that I'm on my Apple rant...

    Confession time. I shunned all mobile devices (yes even Android) until the summer of 2010 when the Apple Store at the mall seduced me with the 1st Gen iPad. What followed was about 8 months of Apple brainwashing and much gadget and app buying. As a first timer never-touched-a-smart-gadget device, Apple makes it incredibly easy and deceptively "cool".

    But being a Windows girl and a DIY-er, I always had my eye on other OS's. When my prepaid carrier offered the first cheapie Android phones, I jumped on it. The LG Optimus was beyond crappy and limited and yet still did more than my much more expensive Apple toys. The love affair turned to disillusion.

    It still floors me how people can acclaim iOS for having a better UI when it is just a Windows 3.11 app drawer. And I've spent many hours organizing my apps by page and folder. (I was even ecstatic to get the version of iOS that allowed folders.) The notification bar is a joke compared to Android. Retina display is useless to me without the full functionality of onscreen widgets. (Besides, I get much more eye candy from my aquarium live wallpaper.)

    That's my schtick. I'm like one of those religious converts. Once you see the light you have a hard time accepting the darkness. Sorry if it offends anyone. I don't dislike the users; I just get so frustrated with the blind fanboyism I wanna scream.

    And yet, I admit the "sexy" hype Apple exudes still gets to me at times. So nice to see Samsung generating it's own "sexy" campaign. (Props to Asus as well for giving off that cool gadget vibe.) Motorola and LG are just so utilitarian while HTC orbits its own world. (I feel like I'm on Pluto when I test out HTC Sense.)

    Oh well, if you want the opinionated gadget-obsessed geek girl POV, I guess that's me. (Mind you, if I ever meet a 900 yr old timelord who can juryrig my mobile with some jiggerypokery for unlimited data and minutes through the time vortex, I'd be in nirvana.)

    Back to your regularly scheduled madness... :D
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  7. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    Oh memories... As a young lad just learning about PC's and playing around with dos 6.2 and wfw 3.11 and 3.1 before that... Good times, editing himem.sys lines and configuration files autoexec.bat & config.sys and experimenting with ramdrives etc... Oh happy days!

    Thanx for that, you nearly made me feel young again, Lolz. :D
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    Congrats on the gold XplosiV:thumbup:
  9. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    Why thank you muchly pup, I figured it was worth it being that I spend so much time on here while at work and all. I now I just need to sort out my sig but that can wait till I'm home :D
  10. ravenas

    ravenas Well-Known Member

    Here's a blast from the past, remember the early days of the internet when you needed the winsock.dll file to connect? Best way to get it (i.e. idiot proof method) was to have a CompuServe account because they loaded the best version of the file. Then you'd download Netscape Navigator (aka Mozilla aka Firefox) and browse Yahoo's handcoded directories of "all websites on the internet".

    Meanwhile the grannies and kiddies were chatting it up on Prodigy and AOL.

    I was there, diving into all the worlds and building my very first HTML pages. Never quite as popular as the Hampster Dance, but not nearly as annoying either.

    I still remember arguing with my mother about my rampant computer use. She was certain I'd end up an antisocial hermit. "It's not like you'll ever meet friend there or do something useful like work or shop." First Christmas I walked her through doing all her shopping online only to be interrupted by about 15 friends from around the world who wanted to "check in" with me online after I built that latest website for a client, I had a good time proving her wrong.

    Kids these days do not appreciate how far we've come.
  11. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    I remember the excitement when I got the email saying that Yahoo would list my site. I had to submit it for review. How many remember those days. Alta Vista I think was the first site that crawled the web to create an index. Oh, and my first email client was Pine:rolleyes:
  12. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

    I hear that! Loud n clear! As for the kids... I think most don't even 'know' how far we've come to be able to appreciate it!

    I remember at 14 my dad finally ditched the old BBC micro, with its green screen and 5.1/4 proper floppy drive for a compaq DX4 100mhz machine complete with a 14" colour screen, QUAD speed cdrom drive AND speakers to boot! and I was in awe, until Intel released the first of the pentiums, ya know, the 75's 100's and then the 133's. Oh them days.
  13. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You VIP Member

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  14. Unforgiven

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  15. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    + 1


    XplosiV ,

    You look damn good in Gold if I do say so myself. Glad to have you on the Premium side & also in the VIP area as well. :rock:
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  16. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    W/ only about 3 hours of sleep last night even these aren't working today like they normally do. Totally dragging today.....:goodnight:
  17. alsaces daddy

    alsaces daddy Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to get off my feet. I only had one cup of coffee. This is after a few cocktails with my brother until midnight... Yes I am dragging also.:what:
  18. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

    This is the longest day EVER. I swear it was 3:30 like 9 hours ago.:banghead:
  19. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Knock down a 5 hour, that will speed things up. :turtle:
  20. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    treb and I could start singing again.
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  21. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    I was seriously thinking about starting the Brady Bunch song earlier, but I'm just too darn tired. I was singing Gilligan's Island in the shower this morning, no joke. :D

    :bath::flute:
  22. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    I whistled it all that way home from work whilst still giggling. Thanks, that was the highlight of an otherwise poopie day at work.
  23. treb1797

    treb1797 Well-Known Member

    Don't know if I should laugh or feel sorry for you. Ouch...can't laugh, still hurts. So...you poor thing, bless your heart.
  24. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

    I've already put in my request to the boss to start stocking 5 hr. energy. They already provide coffee, bottled water, soda, Advil and chewing gum...what's one more thing, if it can squeeze a little productivity out of me at the end of the day?
  25. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    Nothing to feel sorry about, just one of those days. You know, some days your the dog, some days your the hydrant. Well, yesterday was my day to be the hydrant.:rolleyes:
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