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Comment Re: the work he has put in does warrant appreciati (Score 1) 146

Self-amusement can't be a practical purpose for a hobby project?

It's one of those things we couldn't have imagined when the Internet was thrown open to anyone back in the early 90s. We didn't anticipate it would be used to spread cat memes, revive white supremacist ideology, or more to the point usher in a new golden age or priggery.

You meant of priggery, moron!

Nah, just kidding, it amused me to prove your point (which I agree with).

Comment Re:About time! (Score 1) 209

Last Black Friday I picked up a couple LG (somethings) Net10 phones at Walgreens for my kids; $9.99+ tax, no service required, one of them was a 1.2ghz dual-core (rest of specs sucked, like the Zinger, but it was reasonably responsive). My kids (9 & 11) use them as MP3 players & for texting with Google Voice. These low-spec phones certainly have their uses, I just wouldn't want one as my main phone - for me, the point of a smart phone is I can do various tasks on them & a 4GB (which as you pointed out, has very little usable space) low-res device just doesn't accomplish that for me. My Galaxy S2 was plenty, though I was right place right time to get a nice (new to me) upgrade & caved to temptation :) (while I splurged, I only spent $50 - same I spent on the S2). I keep the S2 handy in case I lose/break my new phone, though, as it wouldn't really be a hardship to go back.

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