Look, ganjadude, it's FINE that you want to toast your brain. Rock on, dude. Just don't do it at a time or place where your impaired state is likely to affect me in any way whatsoever. In exchange I promise not get wasted on single malt and drive around in your neighborhood.
Well, this time around, the only phone AT&T offered that met what I wanted was the Note 4, so I took a chance, with a heavy heart and much misgiving. I have to say, almost 4 months in, and I love this phone. Most of the stock apps are good enough that I'm using them rather than taking the chance on play store garbage. (Very unusual for me, I usually end up modding the hell out of my android phones) The Gear VR came in for Xmas,and is a great toy. I put in a 128Gb SD card and I have way more room than I need, even with a half dozen 3D full length movies on board. There is no lag or slow down on any of the games I have downloaded, and the screen is beautiful. WiFi and Bluetooth so far work flawlessly and fast. So far, all of the things that have frustrated me have turned out to be KitKat issues, not anything that Samsung has done.
It's large, but I never wish it was any smaller, only that my hands were a bit bigger. It's still small enough to be pocketable, even inside an otterbox, and I never hold it up to my ear when I'm actually on a call (less than 5% of the time I'm using it anyway). With bluetooth in the car, as a headset, and speakerphone on my desk, I rarely have to take it out of my pocket or the car/desk holder to talk.
It is good enough, that it just may entice me into getting Samsung when I get my 70" UHD TV later this year.
people might have to learn
Oh. I see your problem right there.
I'd bet money that Zuckerberg, Bloomberg, and all their lawyers and accountants had sound proof walls and locking doors.
For the authors that I know I like, I try to go out of my way to purchase as close to directly through them, or from their recommended source as I can.
I know that buying from Amazon is not in my long term best interest, but for a product I don't know that I will value, even as high as Amazon does, or for a product that I don't know gets any more money to the actual author, rather than just higher profits for the middle men, I'll put my near term interst over speculating that something else is a better long term strategy.
Plus still paying ~ 30% of income in taxes when income tax, property tax, sales tax, use fees, etc. are all considered.
The Democrats and Republicans, however, have always been under the control of the Fascist Party, so their current actions (ignore the platforms, both parties already do) are consistent with their traditional views. The Greens have no coherent platform and are so inconsequential the Fascists haven't bothered with them.