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Old July 19th, 2014 (5:57 AM).
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...I just realized I still haven't bought any phones yet.
Anything wrong with your current phone, or are you just looking for an upgrade?
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Old July 19th, 2014 (6:44 AM).
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Anything wrong with your current phone, or are you just looking for an upgrade?
The 930 sounds very nice, but I have a nagging feeling that newer, better things are just on the horizon.

Though, some Nokia phones that were in the pipeline being allegedly cancelled... hmm...

I'm still not going off the Windows Phone boat, to be honest.
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Old July 19th, 2014 (2:01 PM).
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I'd have to wait about two years or so to decide if I want to get myself a new phone or not; currently, I'm pretty satisfied with the ones I have.
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Old July 19th, 2014 (3:12 PM).
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I'm gonna buy a new phone soon. The Nokia Lumia line is so attractive, I dunno which to pick ;;
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Old July 19th, 2014 (7:36 PM).
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I'm gonna buy a new phone soon. The Nokia Lumia line is so attractive, I dunno which to pick ;;
Go with what you need. Don't spend so much on a new phone unless you're paying for what you really intend to use. (meaning don't go buying a Lumia 1520 if you only plan on using using it for small tasks such as texting and basic browsing)
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Old July 20th, 2014 (1:30 AM).
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I'm gonna buy a new phone soon. The Nokia Lumia line is so attractive, I dunno which to pick ;;
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Go with what you need. Don't spend so much on a new phone unless you're paying for what you really intend to use. (meaning don't go buying a Lumia 1520 if you only plan on using using it for small tasks such as texting and basic browsing)
Mmm hmm!

One thing about Windows Phones: it never hurts to buy "last year's flagship".
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Old July 22nd, 2014 (2:36 PM).
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One thing about Windows Phones: it never hurts to buy "last year's flagship".
The nice thing about Windows Phone OS is that the OS works great on any hardware. Even the very low end Lumia 520 worked well on the Developer Preview of Windows Phone 8.1

I really wish I still had a Windows Phone.
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Old July 22nd, 2014 (4:50 PM).
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Even the very low end Lumia 520 worked well on the Developer Preview of Windows Phone 8.1
And I'm going to quote this in agreement. I installed the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview on my Lumia 520 and it ran smoothly. Of course doing so meant that I played a little too much with Cortana :p
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Old July 24th, 2014 (11:17 AM).
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I can only imagine how good the experience will be with a Nokia Lumia 930. I actually kind of miss the camera flash at this point. Same for visibility. At least the 525 is perfectly serviceable, so I am thinking of no longer using my feature phone. (Maybe I'll put the 525on permanent battery saver once I get the 930.)
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Old July 26th, 2014 (6:28 PM).
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Gee, the Windows Phone topic in the DCC sure is a horse beat dead, huh?
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Old July 26th, 2014 (7:05 PM).
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Gee, the Windows Phone topic in the DCC sure is a horse beat dead, huh?
Bring up a new topic then. It's not like you can't do so. :P
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Old July 26th, 2014 (9:07 PM).
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Bring up a new topic then. It's not like you can't do so. :P
Well, considering it was the first reply this thing had in two days, I couldn't say nothing. :p

My technology interests don't really mix well with that of others here in particular from what I've learned. I'm far less interested in consumer-level electronics and much more into the bare bones programming and large-scale aspects of it, since those count more in the scheme of things. Want to talk about that?
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Old July 26th, 2014 (9:35 PM).
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Hmm, since I just finished writing a research paper in APA style on careers in computer programming, no! :P

I kid, feel free to discuss programming if you want to.
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I'm laughing my ass off, 480 euros for the 16gb One Plus from an unofficial retailer in my country. Far too pricey for something that's supposed to be not pricey.
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Old July 29th, 2014 (1:08 AM).
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I'm laughing my ass off, 480 euros for the 16gb One Plus from an unofficial retailer in my country. Far too pricey for something that's supposed to be not pricey.
As you say, it's an unofficial retailer, which means they set their own price and it could either be over or under the actual retail price.
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Old July 29th, 2014 (7:38 AM).
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*is somehow playing the waiting game with regard to smartphones*

It's like... I can't commit yet.
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Old July 29th, 2014 (7:50 AM).
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Money is a good answer, but its ridiculous. At this point the R&D of new CPUs and innards of cell phones has reached a sort of peak this last year, with no real breakthroughs in new technology(except maybe some power saving). At the rate that it was created and now stabilized, you should easily be able to buy a phone in the 300 euro price bracket and get something with a Snapdragon 800 and at the least 1.5Ghz of power. The price disparity between the various power levels is ridiculous even by PC standards.
Low end(maybe 1 gig of ram, some 1.2GHz of power, Dual Core maybe):90-150 Euros
then it jumps to
Mid end(Definitely a gig, maybe 1.5, again 1.2GHz, Most Dual Core, rarely a Quad Core):200-300 Euros
And anything High-End with a Snapdragon 800, anywhere around 1.5-2.5GHz, Quad Core/Octa Core and an excellent snapper goes from 500 to 700.

In the 400-500 price range there are some phones, but most are either last year models or insanely marked up phones(I'm looking at you HTC. 450 for the Desire 610?)
If they could shorten the gaps, and hell maybe even lower the prices it would be great. One thing I'm definitely going to be annoyed about is if Android phones don't lose their price bloat when MS' patent extortion stops, as the money lost to paying royalties translates to profit, thus a chance to lower prices. Will it happen? Of course not, ♥♥♥♥ing greed runs everything! /Rant
At work one of the execs gave an interesting theory on why phones aren't getting cheaper like computers and TVs. He said that because providers like Verizon and AT&T are subsidizing the phones and most people are just paying for the contract plus like 200 bucks no matter the phone, there hasn't been the real competition that drives prices down.

Of course, this was an argument to advertise AT&T Next which lets you buy the phone outright or pay for the whole phone in installments instead of the system we have now, because he argued that it would solve the whole subsidizing problem. So, grain of salt but I thought it was an interesting theory.
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Old July 29th, 2014 (9:01 AM).
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On that topic of programming, I'm working on a small IRC bot, although it's not the best at the moment. I might see if I can find a simple bot source and port my existing commands to it. This one is too linear and doesn't work too terribly well, although I've made it support query code which is nice. The original didn't.
IRC bots sound cool! What are you coding it in?
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Old July 29th, 2014 (9:26 AM).
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It's a C# console application. It works well, but it has a few bugs at the moment, although, moving to an open-source solution may solve most of them.

Here's a little easter egg I added to it: http://pokemonhackersonline.com/showpost.php?p=131198&postcount=139
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I am SO adding that trigger to my remote scripts on my mIRC bot when I get home from work later! XD
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At work one of the execs gave an interesting theory on why phones aren't getting cheaper like computers and TVs. He said that because providers like Verizon and AT&T are subsidizing the phones and most people are just paying for the contract plus like 200 bucks no matter the phone, there hasn't been the real competition that drives prices down.

Of course, this was an argument to advertise AT&T Next which lets you buy the phone outright or pay for the whole phone in installments instead of the system we have now, because he argued that it would solve the whole subsidizing problem. So, grain of salt but I thought it was an interesting theory.
That's not a theory, as much as it is a near proven fact. The money the contractors are making off of people is enough of a reason why the phone makers don't mark down their prices. The minute the contractors lose money because the phones can be bought cheap is the minute they drop off the brands. Buying from them is so ingrained to the minds of the masses that there is never going to be a way to have this never ending circle break.
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I'm just coding a... uh... something that loads an index of characters, then loads character data from files. In C++. "Character" as in "player character" and not "Unicode character".

Guess I'm really bored. (Then again, trying to make a game might be very good practice.)
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I really wish I had the time to code some in PHP, possibly writing some code from scratch if I could. Too bad school and real life are occupying me right now. :S
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You take your time for what you want to do :) fortunately, most of us really do want to eat, work (earn money), sleep and care for our home and people, otherwise we might never leave our computers. Or maybe I'm just speaking for myself here. I'm nowhere near a technogeek but I'm heavily dependant on technology. Losing my phone or laptop would make me very uncomfortable.

I've thought about learning some kind of basic programming just for the heck of it. I guess I just need to want it more, in order to actually get on my feet and teach myself.
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I wake up, get on my computer to check forums/Facebook, get ready, go to work and work on my computer for 8 hours, then come home to my computer at night...kinda bad.
You seem to have a close relationship with your computer. Have you named it? I always name my computers. They are my best freinds 8D hrrm. This one is named PARADISE. Say hello to PARADISE.

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