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vansmack

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4620 on: November 08, 2019, 03:46:02 pm »
How do you not know that I have neither an iPhone nor Verizon or at&t?
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4621 on: November 08, 2019, 03:47:09 pm »
Happy Contract with America Day.

Probably the single most defining day in shaping my career ambitions.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4622 on: November 08, 2019, 03:49:42 pm »
Happy Contract with on America Day.
FTFY

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How do you not know that I have neither an iPhone nor Verizon or at&t?
So I'm aware of your distaste for all things iphone
but didn't know your issue with the carriers, does that extend to your last mile carrier too
what do you use Iridium?
what about FIOS?  seems like your type of last mile connection
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4623 on: November 08, 2019, 08:10:17 pm »
Happy Contract with America Day.

Probably the single most defining day in shaping my career ambitions.

what is the correct way to celebrate? perform an audit on oneself to rout out waste and abuse?
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4624 on: November 09, 2019, 04:26:41 pm »
what is the correct way to celebrate? perform an audit on oneself to rout out waste and abuse?

Well, in 1994 I drank nearly a full bottle of Crown Royal.  I don't recommend that.

Last night, I grabbed an '08 Cabernet to remind myself of better times.... 
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4625 on: November 09, 2019, 04:40:51 pm »
So I'm aware of your distaste for all things iphone
but didn't know your issue with the carriers, does that extend to your last mile carrier too
what do you use Iridium?
what about FIOS?  seems like your type of last mile connection

Well, it's not complete distaste.  Just this month I considered an iPhone 11 Pro after seeing the completely brain-dead decisions Google made with the Pixel 4.  But then as I went to use The Brand's iPhone 11 I was reminded of the lightning port and Apple's insistence on proprietary crap.  If the iPhone 11 Pro had USB-C, I might actually have one today.

As for carrier, I haven't bought a phone on contract since Google released the Nexus one in 2010.  at&t and Verizon did not allow you to do that until 2015/16, if you can believe that.  So I went from Sprint to t-mobile back in 2010, and then to Google Fi when it came out because piggybacking on three networks is genius and I only pay for what I use, which is how it should be when 95% of your data usage is WiFi.  My bills are about $35-40 per month.     

As for Fios, I only have one option where I live:  Comcast.   My previous place had the option of at&t fiber or Comcast, but there is no Fios outside of the mid-Atlantic region.
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4626 on: Today at 02:02:55 am »
... aaaaaannd?
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