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Windows 7: My way or the highway.........

13 Dec 2013   #31
derekimo

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Wolfgang their are two of us in the world.
No mobile phone.
I don't ever remember leaving the house with the urge to call someone.
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Wolfgang their are two of us in the world.
No mobile phone.
I don't ever remember leaving the house with the urge to call someone.
Exactly, I don't even have the urge to call anyone from the house. If it was not for her mother who needs to call 3 times each day (even when we are in Europe), I probably would not even have a phone. But I guess women need that thing.
There's nothing wrong with having a mobile phone, even better if it's a smart phone, basically a mobile computer.

Good for emergencies, but you don't need to be using it 24/7 either.
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13 Dec 2013   #32
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

There are some good reasons to have one. Without getting into details, when I leave the house it is necessary for me to be able to contact my wife and more importantly for her to be able to contact me or any of our children. So, you have to remember that for some it's not just a matter of having a new toy.
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13 Dec 2013   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Wolfgang their are two of us in the world.
No mobile phone.
I don't ever remember leaving the house with the urge to call someone.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Wolfgang their are two of us in the world.
No mobile phone.
I don't ever remember leaving the house with the urge to call someone.
Exactly, I don't even have the urge to call anyone from the house. If it was not for her mother who needs to call 3 times each day (even when we are in Europe), I probably would not even have a phone. But I guess women need that thing.
There's nothing wrong with having a mobile phone, even better if it's a smart phone, basically a mobile computer.

Good for emergencies, but you don't need to be using it 24/7 either.
Derek, if you find me a contract for less than $20 a month that works in the US and Europe, I might consider it. Right now I spend $30/month on the residential line. And that for 12 months in the year because of my security system although I am only a few months in the country. And since we make no calls outside the area code, there are no additional charges. It is sad that one needs a phone line to secure a house.
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13 Dec 2013   #34
derekimo

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Yeah, finding a deal like that might be a tall order. I hear you on the security system though, I guess you have to weigh the need for security over paying for something you hardly use.

It does need some kind of infrastructure to be reliable though.
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13 Dec 2013   #35
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I wonder how people raised their families years ago without calling each other all the time. My parents must of been miracle parents.
I'm not knocking anybody that want a cell phone and use it as they see fit. It's your choice. Their is a difference between need and want.
I have seen a couple in a store that couldn't buy food without talking to each other on the phone. They are in the same store at the same time.
The only thing that disturbs sex now days is a tornado or the cell phone rings. Then everything stops. Well all I have to worry about is tornado's.
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13 Dec 2013   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I wonder how people raised their families years ago without calling each other all the time. My parents must of been miracle parents.
Yeah, when I was assigned all over the world when I was still working, I called my parents once every 2 or 3 months. In those days 1 minute from e.g. the US to Europe cost about $4. And in some countries you had to order the call in the morning with the operator and they would get you the connection 8 hours later - but you never knew when it was coming. So you had to stay close to the phone all day - really convenient.
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13 Dec 2013   #37
derekimo

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I wonder how people raised their families years ago without calling each other all the time. My parents must of been miracle parents.
They wrote letters. I don't see what that has to do with raising children though.

Just because some people don't need or want a certain technology, there are benefits to society.

Some just take it too far and make it look bad.

I don't have a Facebook account but I can see the benefits for those that do.
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13 Dec 2013   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I don't have a Facebook account but I can see the benefits for those that do.
Hmm, what would these benefits be ?? Letting everybody know when you went to the mall, head a coffee, went to the loo, etc. must not be very revealing.
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13 Dec 2013   #39
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Excuse me while I skip to my loo.
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Ok, back now. That was disturbing about Yahoo requiring a cell phone number for a new account. Thank God I already have one. I have a cell phone but it stays turned off unless I'm going to use it, which is rare; it's primarily for emergencies.

Wolfgang, you might want to look into a prepaid or pay-as-you-go non-data cell phone plan. As long as you don't use the phone much, you can easily keep the bill down to well under the equivalent of $20/month. I have an old Virgin Mobile plan grandfathered in that costs me roughly $7.30/month and I don't use all the "minutes" I get.
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13 Dec 2013   #40
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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I don't have a Facebook account but I can see the benefits for those that do.
Hmm, what would these benefits be ?? Letting everybody know when you went to the mall, head a coffee, went to the loo, etc. must not be very revealing.
That's not what everyone uses it for. As a way to keep in touch with family or find old friends...

You could point out the bad in everything and belittle it, or see a useful purpose for those that find it useful.

Not trying to start an argument but just because it has no use for some doesn't make it useless.

Throwing everyone in the same group that uses it is a bit narrow minded.

Just pointing out that an open mind is not a bad thing, if people want to use Facebook, have at it.

Just because some are abusing it is no reason to belittle everyone.

Lots of grandma's out there keep in touch with family that way, it has a purpose.
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