|01-04-2011 08:40 PM|
Haha brilliant. I am cure now. I, no longer suffer from social akwardness, I went on the hapa plan.
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Dick of bags. Bags.
|01-04-2011 07:00 PM|
Also, dicks. Big bag of dicks.
|08-27-2010 11:58 PM|
They are quite useful. I enjoy them.
And in Des and Days argument, I think daayou has a point....in fact daayou always has a point, it's just his extremist approach that causes people to get defensive and/or disagreeing.
On some level there is a desire in people to be connected, to feel that there life events are important and that other people in the world care about what's going on in their lives. This is plainly evident with the rampant popularity of social networks. And I think it's slightly naive to disagree that it hasn't sparked many addictions to people of all ages. My 60 year old aunt is no doubt addicted to farmville.
In some perspective the tapatalk app can be used as an extension of this type of addiction, but for most of us it just seems like a convenient way to access the forums when we don't want to power up the CPU.
But it's easy to see where the idea sparked from in daayou and while it's not an absolute truth it's definitely an idea to reflect upon and do a self evaluation. As I say, being judged is perfectly fine to me, it allows me to evaluate myself based off others standards- if you're not willing to be judged then you're not willing to grow.
|08-27-2010 11:07 PM|
Just got a new phone and thought i'd try it out. These phones are useful as hell.
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|07-21-2010 11:07 PM|
|amisme||yeah that's what I'm saying|
|07-21-2010 10:43 PM|
|Phegan||So, what you are saying, it's like Hapa doesn't exist?|
|07-21-2010 08:03 PM|
You guys should check out how seamless the ignore function is on Tapatalk. You don't even see a notification that a post was ignored, you just see...a bunch of people quoting it, good job.
|07-21-2010 07:28 PM|
|Bret||wow this thread took an odd turn.|
|07-21-2010 06:49 PM|
|07-21-2010 05:04 PM|
|07-21-2010 05:01 PM|
|07-21-2010 05:00 PM|
Hm, I never considered myself addicted to WoW. Mainly because I never felt compelled to play, I never went through withdrawal when I couldn't play. I didn't sacrifice my social life or friends for the game. Erik and I don't really see WoW as this demon that a lot of the other forum goers do, but I think WoW served a different purpose for us.
Main Entry: adĚdicĚtion
Pronunciation: \ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\
1 : the quality or state of being addicted <addiction to reading>
2 : compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful
And the bottom line here is that you and Hapa are making a claim that I don't believe is substantiated. It may be the case that for some people who have addictive personalities that this will just allow them to be more connected (but people like that would find a way anyways). However, I don't believe that is the reason most of us are excited for this app. I'm excited because it will allow me an alternate form of accessing the forum, so that if I don't want to use a computer I don't have to.
|07-21-2010 04:41 PM|
We all played wow.
EVERYONE of us has/had an addiction.
I can explain my 'posts' to you no problem. I sit between two computers throughout the day. Both of them are in my house, which I work out of. I control my time as I have no boss to report to, well, other than myself.
What I am saying, and this is hapa's point, is that if I were to leave my house, the need to respond immediately, that compulsive addiction is not there. With this tapatalk, et al, it enables and according to some here, imo, is actually promoting, this addiction. Even Kai stated it is often good to step away.
But back to WOW.
When I stopped, I think Ragma and I were very close to /played and only dane was higher. But ragma camped in Ironforge a LOT.
That is your YEARLY driving?
|07-21-2010 04:32 PM|
|Phegan||Up until July almost 15-18k|
|07-21-2010 04:30 PM|
I guess your mindset seems a bit extreme to me Daayou.
You're seeming to think that by needing to access the forum during work hours that it leads to a form of addiction. Presumably, an addiction to have instant gratification and continual updates. I think this is a bit of a jump to say this, but for some people with naturally addictive personalities it may be a concern.
However, if you look at the time stamps on your forum posts in this thread Daayou, you're right up there with the rest of us. Does it matter if that is done via a smart phone or not? The addiction you mention is still there if you sit at a computer all day.
As for my reasoning. I work with kids for 8 hours a day, I am a dictator in my classroom, I can't cuss, I have to be very PC, I need to continually filter my actions and behavior. In my 40 minutes of non-kid observed time I like to be able to access adult conversation, but to do that on a work computer is just a bad decision. My new smart phone (which I get tomorrow!!!!!) will enable me to access this forum 1 time during the work day as a release from my normal duties. Is it fueling an addiction to do that? I don't believe so, it is more a coping mechanism to stay sane.
|07-21-2010 04:26 PM|
So Pheggie . . .
Out of curiosity. How many miles do you put on your car a year?
My car is back to about 4-5 tankfuls a year.
My wife puts on about 4500 miles a year. We kinda laughed because we recently did the 100k maintenance on hers. It was about $450 for all of it. I said, well, there is a twenty year investment. She looked at me confused. I said, do the math. If you go to 5k miles a year, that is one oil change a year and what we did, we will not have to do for another 20 years. She laughed.
I really wish they had zip cars available close by. It would make a LOT of sense for us.
|07-21-2010 04:23 PM|
Yeah I agree everyone needs a way to see my nipple.
That's why Kazaloth got a cell phone. He had nipple cravings. Can't blame him.
|07-21-2010 04:10 PM|
|Phegan||I actually use my netbook to catch up on TV...haha|
|07-21-2010 04:04 PM|
I didn't state you were.
It is a simple question. You listed a bunch of things you can do. I asked if you feel you should do that at work.
And that is my point.
That device you are holding is what you use for the 45 minutes of travel. If I had to sit on a bus/train for 45 minutes, sure I would want a device that was multipurpose. Sitting in LA traffic . . . uhh nope.
It is a much different perspective.
Besides . . .
All you fuckers are going to get ear cancer from the radiation!
|07-21-2010 03:58 PM|
And to answer what is so important: Mod's Nipple.
|07-21-2010 03:24 PM|
2) Don't presume to tell me what I should and should not do at work.
3) I didn't mention work in that statement anywhere.
|07-21-2010 03:00 PM|
|Mod||Phegus lives 25 minutes outside the city, so public transportation would be a nightmare.|
|07-21-2010 02:54 PM|
I mentioned I do not have a cell phone.
I understand the personal aspect. It is actually proving Kai's point though. He mentions instant gratification. That is what you are looking for. I get it.
Stupid question. Do you even have a car? Boston really does not warrant needing a car But I do understand that it is your ONLY phone. That is not the point. The point is that it can be more than a phone. Hapa's point was simple. What is so important here on the RAR forums, other than SC2 BETA ENDS JULY 19th DAAYOU YOU DUMBASS, that requires a response immediately? The answer is nothing. These enable addictions.
For me, personally, I use Asterisk for my phone system. Thanks LORN for the initial help. I pay by the minute. $1.49 a month for a number and 1.2 cents per minute. I think I spend about $40 a year for phone service and that includes having a 16 year old female in the house
And so that you guys know . . .
I have been on the bleeding edge for a while. I used to have this
I used it to get into unix boxes. So I am well aware of the need for some of them.
|07-21-2010 02:06 PM|
I don't know why you were on the phone 30 seconds into a car ride, but I am rarely on the phone in the car, I don't have a home phone, so my cell phone is my primary means of contact.
I also enjoy the GPS and other general features to increase productivity.
|07-21-2010 02:02 PM|
|RaptorIIC||I believe Dave's opinion is biased, as he doesn't own a cell phone iirc.|
|07-21-2010 01:31 PM|
Don't get me wrong, I would love to have a phone that's more internet capable. The problem I have is that all the fun personal things I'd like to have, my phone isn't capable of. I can't switch phones because it's a company phone. Since it's a company phone, I can't turn it off to get away from the things I *would* like to be able to disconnect from.
I could buy a device myself and swap it out for my work phone, but I would only get email sync and not calendar/contacts sync (which is extremely important for me) and buying devices separate from a plan is prohibitively expensive. Or I could buy a personal phone and carry both around which would be both expensive and unnecessary since the second phone would only be for internet access since everyone knows my work phone number.
So instead I've opted to sit here and piss and moan about it on the Rar forum. It doesn't help my lack of mobile internet access, but it is mildly therapeutic.
@Daayou - Lorn didn't necessarily say he wanted it to be able to do those things at work. Here is a scenario that Steph and I have run into on quite a few occasions: You're out at a restaurant having dinner with friends. As dinner is wrapping up, you all think "hey, it'd be fun to go see a movie" An internet capable phone allows you to see what's playing, where, at what times and you can buy tickets right away if it's opening weekend and you're concerned about the show being sold out.
Another scenario that I have run into is being out and about and going to a store only to discover it's closed or doesn't have what I'm looking for. So you pop on your phone really quick in the parking lot to see where the closest stores are that have what you're looking for.
|07-21-2010 01:06 PM|
|07-21-2010 12:48 PM|
Kahlan has mentioned the correct answer imo.
The rest of you lazy bastages . . . Hapa is correct.
What is so compelling that you are forced to respond instantly. Are you that much of a lemming?
That phone is now your proverbial ball and chain.
Lorn, sure, those are great things. Do you think you should be doing that during work?
For me, sorry, I gave up a cell phone. I found an interesting problem that I had. As soon as I got in the car and started to drive, by the time I got down the hill I was on the phone. I had not idea what the hell I needed to talk to anyone about, but it became a habit. I finally realized I was an idiot for doing it. So, I tried to go one month without doing it. After the one month, I realized I didn't need a cell phone. I didn't need to spend the ~600 a year to look cool.
Now if I had a compelling reason to be on call 7 x 24, sure, I would have one again.
|07-21-2010 12:15 PM|
|Methix||Unfortunately, I'm obligated to have it on all the time for work. There's several facets of my knowledge that nobody else really knows in the event there's a problem. So I'm more of less on call all the time.|
|07-21-2010 11:16 AM|
I have to agree with Phegus and Lornfang, but don't you just want to disconnect from everything sometimes?
I found I turn my phone completely off more now that I've got a smartphone so that I'm not tempted to keep randomly checking facebook or my email or something else all the time.
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