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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Willie Oleson, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    My brother gave it to me.

    I have no idea how to use it!!
    It says "typ a url" but THERE'S NOTHING TO TYP WITH!!!:brick:
    Or do I need to write it with a pen?

    Somehow I get the feeling that this is going to be a very painful process.
     
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  2. Richard Channing

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    Yes, use a pen, but be sure to have some Wite Out on standby in case you make a mistake.


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  3. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    That's going to get sticky and messy. Maybe I'm better off using a pencil and eraser.

    Update: I discovered the keyboard! But it's a keyboard for smurfs. It took me forever to type s o a p c h a t
    And it's not working eventhough my brother said that I have wifi. I said, "I do? I didn't know that" but now it's not working anyway and I wanted to send a "hi" message from my smartphone.

    The sooner I get rid of it the better. Fancy useless rubbish, that's what it is.
     
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  4. Swami

    Swami Soap Chat Warrior

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    On the contrary I think you'll be fine. You'll get the hang of it very quickly.

    I never thought I would have or need a smartphone and yet I often wonder how I managed without it.

    Swami
     
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    Even though I've had an iphone since Iphone 3 came out, I have never used one to compose board messages or emails--I want a traditional keyboard, thank you very much. But they are beyond invaluable for finding restaurants and transportation when on vacation, as well as listening to whatever radio station I want no matter where I am.
     
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  6. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson drilling for soap

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    Thankfully I can still depend on the kindness of strangers.
     
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    Absolutely, I still rely very much on my desktop for emails, online banking and such like. I suppose old habits die hard.

    Swami
     
  8. Rove

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    Stick with it Willie. The more you use it the better you'll appreciate its uses. My main device for communicating to the outside world is via my traditional desktop PC. The tower is plugged into a 40 inch television. Of course I have a proper home office set up when enjoying my other hobby...family history. When my old laptop went to computer heaven I decided on purchasing a tablet. Now when I go on holidays I take my trusty tablet, smartphone and bluetooth keyboard. I then hotspot the tablet and smartphone together to access the internet. The smartphone is great when you're out and about and desperately need to access soapchat for that quick fix :)

    Also here in Australia because we're known for severe firestorms if there is danger in any location (which we happen to be in) we receive a text from the authorities, alerting us of the threat.

    If you're having issues with the on-screen keyboard purchase a small stylus and see if that helps.
     
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  9. Willie Oleson

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    It's completely dead now...I guess it felt unwantedo_O
     
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    I use a stylus too, I find it extremely helpful.

    Swami
     
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    :rip:
     
  12. Willie Oleson

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    I suspect this smartphone is faking its own death to make me feel guilty, hoping I'm going to move heaven and earth to resurrect it.
    Which means that this is not an ordinary smartphone, it's a very-smartphone. or a shrewdphone.
     
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    Like with pets, some people are not meant to have smartphones.
     
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    :(
     
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    It's a tactic to pull you in and become hopelessly addicted to it. Remember when Anne Matheson faked a suicide attempt to get Mack to fall in love with her? Like she told Karen later, she never intended to die--she wanted to shock Mack back to his senses.

    You'll end up one of these cell-phone zombies you see everywhere these days. Tuning out the whole world as you heed the siren call, wandering the streets and blocking everyone else from passing. Losing all track of time and where you are. Tripping on curbs and falling into potholes. Going to friends' houses but ignoring everyone just so you can all sit around staring at your phone. Walking out in front of buses while carrying on inane conversations with "Siri".

    Don't let him suck you in, Willie! :eek:
     
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  16. Willie Oleson

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    Ah, don't worry, Daniel. No smartphone in the world is smarter than me. And I bet it knows nothing about soaps!

    *spontaneous Dallas jingle in the background*
    :eek:
     
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    I told mine that I disliked it’s voice. After pointing out that that wasn’t a very nice thing of me to say, it said that it’s feelings would have been hurt, if it had any.
     
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    Mine names tunes but failed to spot the Knots Landing tune. Although it got Dallas.
     
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  19. Willie Oleson

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    Which version, Lorimar or TNT?:D
     
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    Tested with Lorimar. And it got the season right.

    Or Google Assistant/Google Now/Cortana. I like to have multiple assistants to match my personalities.

    Like that time on Hollyoaks when loveable multiple murderer badboy Warren Fox was tied up, impaled, crushed and burned to death in The Loft fire and his body was identified by people who knew him and he had an onscreen funeral before he turned up alive and well planting a dead fox in the club eighteen months later with specially shot flashback footage of him being saved from the fire, before murdering his rescuer moments later and throwing his body in the fire to fake his death? With suggestions that he paid off people to fake the medical tests on the body?
     
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