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  1. #1
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Which Droid would you get

    If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    handsfree?




  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:10:02 -0700, Paul M. Cook wrote:

    > If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    > handsfree?


    I would read the reviews on websites, by professionals in the industry
    and actual customers, like normal people do.

    -sw

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    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:m8dyjwq3rrex$.[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:10:02 -0700, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >
    >> If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    >> handsfree?

    >
    > I would read the reviews on websites, by professionals in the industry
    > and actual customers, like normal people do.
    >


    I prefer to listen to those whose eating habits are well known. It says
    everything about a person.

    Paul



  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:58:08 -0700, Paul M. Cook wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:m8dyjwq3rrex$.[email protected]..
    >> On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:10:02 -0700, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>
    >>> If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    >>> handsfree?

    >>
    >> I would read the reviews on websites, by professionals in the industry
    >> and actual customers, like normal people do.
    >>

    >
    > I prefer to listen to those whose eating habits are well known. It says
    > everything about a person.


    dsi is the expert on all things technology around here. I've never
    heard of him actually cooking anything, but I'm sure he'll be around
    to *guess* at which phone you should buy. No doubt promoting a
    Google-based phone towards the end of his lecture.

    -sw

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    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1pr5an4pdel1b$.[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:58:08 -0700, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:m8dyjwq3rrex$.[email protected]..
    >>> On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:10:02 -0700, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    >>>> handsfree?
    >>>
    >>> I would read the reviews on websites, by professionals in the industry
    >>> and actual customers, like normal people do.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I prefer to listen to those whose eating habits are well known. It says
    >> everything about a person.

    >
    > dsi is the expert on all things technology around here. I've never
    > heard of him actually cooking anything, but I'm sure he'll be around
    > to *guess* at which phone you should buy. No doubt promoting a
    > Google-based phone towards the end of his lecture.
    >


    I'm sold on the Droid. But there are so damn many models.

    Paul



  6. #6
    George Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On 9/21/2012 12:22 AM, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > "Sqwertz" <swertz@cluema[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:1pr5an4pdel1b$.[email protected]..
    >> On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:58:08 -0700, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:m8dyjwq3rrex$.[email protected]..
    >>>> On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:10:02 -0700, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    >>>>> handsfree?
    >>>>
    >>>> I would read the reviews on websites, by professionals in the industry
    >>>> and actual customers, like normal people do.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I prefer to listen to those whose eating habits are well known. It says
    >>> everything about a person.

    >>
    >> dsi is the expert on all things technology around here. I've never
    >> heard of him actually cooking anything, but I'm sure he'll be around
    >> to *guess* at which phone you should buy. No doubt promoting a
    >> Google-based phone towards the end of his lecture.
    >>

    >
    > I'm sold on the Droid. But there are so damn many models.
    >


    Not really. "droid" is the name motorola decided to use for the phones
    they sell that use the android OS.


    > Paul
    >
    >



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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On 2012-09-21, Paul M. Cook <[email protected]> wrote:
    > If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    > handsfree?


    Why couldn't I jes take a break from cooking and make the call and why
    does this choice require a 2nd choice of which new fangled device to
    purchase? I've never made a quiche in my life I couldn't take a break
    from at almost any point and I don't see how one has anything to do
    with the other unless one purposely chooses to make one's life more
    difficult than it need be.

    OTOH, I guess we've all been doing exactly that for more years than we
    care to know. One thing I've come to realize in my old age is, all
    that frantic effort --fer gawd knows what!-- I did for the first
    2/3rds of my life has gotten me absolutely zero contentment in this
    last 1/3 of my life. I don't see looking back to my childhood as a
    desire to relive a youger time so much as a need to divest myself of
    all this self-imposed complexity and stress in favor of a simpler less
    hectic life. Gee, I do NOT really need TV or a cell phone or electric
    rear view mirrors or a kaffir-lime-banana-choco martini or the latest
    whizbang fuzzy logic internet capable rice cooker. What I need is to
    get to know my neighbor and how nice the weather is today and to
    actually converse with a living breathing human being. I don't think
    old folks sit around playing cards and doing exercises with Richard
    Simmons cuz they're too old to water ski. (Well, maybe a little bit
    I think they jes wanna talk to people in a nice friendly
    manner/atmosphere instead of screaming at them across a board room
    table or out a car window. But, what do I know. I'm talking to a
    buncha people I've never physically met on a whizbang fuzzy logic
    internet capable typewriter.

    Good morning, all!

    nb --thoroughly geezerfied

    --
    Definition of objectivism:
    "Eff you! I got mine."
    http://www.nongmoproject.org/

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    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get


    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 2012-09-21, Paul M. Cook <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    >> handsfree?

    >
    > Why couldn't I jes take a break from cooking and make the call and why
    > does this choice require a 2nd choice of which new fangled device to
    > purchase? I've never made a quiche in my life I couldn't take a break
    > from at almost any point and I don't see how one has anything to do
    > with the other unless one purposely chooses to make one's life more
    > difficult than it need be.
    >
    > OTOH, I guess we've all been doing exactly that for more years than we
    > care to know. One thing I've come to realize in my old age is, all
    > that frantic effort --fer gawd knows what!-- I did for the first
    > 2/3rds of my life has gotten me absolutely zero contentment in this
    > last 1/3 of my life. I don't see looking back to my childhood as a
    > desire to relive a youger time so much as a need to divest myself of
    > all this self-imposed complexity and stress in favor of a simpler less
    > hectic life. Gee, I do NOT really need TV or a cell phone or electric
    > rear view mirrors or a kaffir-lime-banana-choco martini or the latest
    > whizbang fuzzy logic internet capable rice cooker. What I need is to
    > get to know my neighbor and how nice the weather is today and to
    > actually converse with a living breathing human being. I don't think
    > old folks sit around playing cards and doing exercises with Richard
    > Simmons cuz they're too old to water ski. (Well, maybe a little bit
    > I think they jes wanna talk to people in a nice friendly
    > manner/atmosphere instead of screaming at them across a board room
    > table or out a car window. But, what do I know. I'm talking to a
    > buncha people I've never physically met on a whizbang fuzzy logic
    > internet capable typewriter.
    >
    > Good morning, all!
    >
    > nb --thoroughly geezerfied


    Actually my flip phone is 7 years old and I can't get batteries for it
    anymore.

    Paul



  9. #9
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On 9/20/2012 11:10 PM, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    > handsfree?
    >

    One with a bluetooth earpiece and voice dialling.


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    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On 9/21/2012 6:27 AM, George wrote:
    > On 9/21/2012 12:22 AM, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:1pr5an4pdel1b$.[email protected]..
    >>> On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:58:08 -0700, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:m8dyjwq3rrex$.[email protected]..
    >>>>> On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:10:02 -0700, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    >>>>>> handsfree?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I would read the reviews on websites, by professionals in the industry
    >>>>> and actual customers, like normal people do.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I prefer to listen to those whose eating habits are well known. It
    >>>> says
    >>>> everything about a person.
    >>>
    >>> dsi is the expert on all things technology around here. I've never
    >>> heard of him actually cooking anything, but I'm sure he'll be around
    >>> to *guess* at which phone you should buy. No doubt promoting a
    >>> Google-based phone towards the end of his lecture.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I'm sold on the Droid. But there are so damn many models.
    >>

    >
    > Not really. "droid" is the name motorola decided to use for the phones
    > they sell that use the android OS.


    Nope, I had an HTC Incredible and it called itself a "Droid". Whenever
    I turned it on, it announced its name in a loud, rather deep voice.


    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On 9/20/2012 10:10 PM, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    > handsfree?
    >
    >
    >

    I've had two Android phones. I liked them both. I never used the speaker
    phone feature on either.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On 9/20/2012 5:10 PM, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    > handsfree?
    >
    >
    >


    If you're interested in handsfree calling your question should be "which
    Bluetooth earpiece should I get?" If you're interested in a cell with a
    good speakerphone, you should probably get some industrial-type Motorola
    phone. It probably wouldn't be called a Droid and I don't know what kind
    of OS it would have - probably not Android anyway. If you wear hearing
    aids, get a neckloop type Bluetooth device to connect to cell phones.

    If you're interested in an Android phone, you might want to wait a short
    while for the new phones capable of running the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    OS. I've used it and it's great. It you're the type that hates choice or
    too easily excitable, you should probably get an iPhone. The iPhone 4S
    that I had did not provide a very stimulating experience. I had that for
    2 weeks and the OS was pretty much the same as my trusty old iPad. I
    couldn't see being stuck with that monotonous interface for 2 years.

    If I want a recipe to refer to while in the kitchen, I like to send
    webpages to my Motorola Photon from my laptop with an app called "Chrome
    to Phone." I click a button on my browser and the link gets sent to the
    phone. It's useful and easy. Useful and easy is good.

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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On 9/20/2012 11:10 PM, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    > handsfree?
    >
    >
    >

    Not a Droid but I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S III. I haven't
    figured out all the features yet but it has voice command and control so
    it could probably fit the bill. I'll have to try that. "Call Mom".


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:22:39 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I'm sold on the Droid. But there are so damn many models.


    Isn't Samsung the one reviewers love?

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:22:39 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I'm sold on the Droid. But there are so damn many models.

    >
    > Isn't Samsung the one reviewers love?



    Yeah but I can get a Droid Razr M for 1/3 the price with a contract. The S
    III is nice.





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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:30:00 -1000, dsi1 wrote:

    > On 9/20/2012 5:10 PM, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >> If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    >> handsfree?
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > If you're interested in handsfree calling your question should be "which
    > Bluetooth earpiece should I get?" If you're interested in a cell with a
    > good speakerphone, you should probably get some industrial-type Motorola
    > phone. It probably wouldn't be called a Droid and I don't know what kind
    > of OS it would have - probably not Android anyway. If you wear hearing
    > aids, get a neckloop type Bluetooth device to connect to cell phones.
    >
    > If you're interested in an Android phone, you might want to wait a short
    > while for the new phones capable of running the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    > OS. I've used it and it's great. It you're the type that hates choice or
    > too easily excitable, you should probably get an iPhone. The iPhone 4S
    > that I had did not provide a very stimulating experience. I had that for
    > 2 weeks and the OS was pretty much the same as my trusty old iPad. I
    > couldn't see being stuck with that monotonous interface for 2 years.
    >
    > If I want a recipe to refer to while in the kitchen, I like to send
    > webpages to my Motorola Photon from my laptop with an app called "Chrome
    > to Phone." I click a button on my browser and the link gets sent to the
    > phone. It's useful and easy. Useful and easy is good.


    Did I call it, or did I call it? It's like shooting pigs in a barrel.

    What I predicted 24 hours ago:

    "dsi is the expert on all things technology around here. I've never
    heard of him actually cooking anything, but I'm sure he'll be around
    to *guess* at which phone you should buy. No doubt promoting a
    Google-based phone towards the end of his lecture."

    -sw

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    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On 9/21/2012 5:44 PM, sf wrote:
    > On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:22:39 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I'm sold on the Droid. But there are so damn many models.

    >
    > Isn't Samsung the one reviewers love?
    >


    The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the hot Android phone at the moment. The
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is likely to be the next. The large 5.5" screen
    could be the form factor of choice for the new generation of cell phones
    users. My guess is that it's going to make a lot of iPhone 5 users green
    with envy. The Note 2 will probably be out in less than a couple of
    months.

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    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:ubbpdqquubl5$.[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:30:00 -1000, dsi1 wrote:
    >
    >> On 9/20/2012 5:10 PM, Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>> If say you were cooking a quiche loraine and had to make a phone call
    >>> handsfree?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> If you're interested in handsfree calling your question should be "which
    >> Bluetooth earpiece should I get?" If you're interested in a cell with a
    >> good speakerphone, you should probably get some industrial-type Motorola
    >> phone. It probably wouldn't be called a Droid and I don't know what kind
    >> of OS it would have - probably not Android anyway. If you wear hearing
    >> aids, get a neckloop type Bluetooth device to connect to cell phones.
    >>
    >> If you're interested in an Android phone, you might want to wait a short
    >> while for the new phones capable of running the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    >> OS. I've used it and it's great. It you're the type that hates choice or
    >> too easily excitable, you should probably get an iPhone. The iPhone 4S
    >> that I had did not provide a very stimulating experience. I had that for
    >> 2 weeks and the OS was pretty much the same as my trusty old iPad. I
    >> couldn't see being stuck with that monotonous interface for 2 years.
    >>
    >> If I want a recipe to refer to while in the kitchen, I like to send
    >> webpages to my Motorola Photon from my laptop with an app called "Chrome
    >> to Phone." I click a button on my browser and the link gets sent to the
    >> phone. It's useful and easy. Useful and easy is good.

    >
    > Did I call it, or did I call it? It's like shooting pigs in a barrel.
    >
    > What I predicted 24 hours ago:
    >
    > "dsi is the expert on all things technology around here. I've never
    > heard of him actually cooking anything, but I'm sure he'll be around
    > to *guess* at which phone you should buy. No doubt promoting a
    > Google-based phone towards the end of his lecture."
    >


    And he was right, too. Glad I asked. I will wait for the Galaxy Note 2.
    Looks like an awesome phone. If I am taking the plunge I want it all and
    that phone has it.

    Paul



  19. #19
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On 9/22/2012 3:41 AM, dsi1 wrote:
    > On 9/21/2012 5:44 PM, sf wrote:
    >> On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:22:39 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm sold on the Droid. But there are so damn many models.

    >>
    >> Isn't Samsung the one reviewers love?
    >>

    >
    > The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the hot Android phone at the moment. The
    > Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is likely to be the next. The large 5.5" screen
    > could be the form factor of choice for the new generation of cell phones
    > users. My guess is that it's going to make a lot of iPhone 5 users green
    > with envy. The Note 2 will probably be out in less than a couple of months.


    I'm happy with my s3 so far. One feature I'd like to turn off though is
    "predictive typing" for text messages and FB. Annoying. I'm sure
    there's a setting somewhere but I just haven't looked yet.

  20. #20
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Which Droid would you get

    On 9/22/2012 7:01 PM, Cheryl wrote:
    > On 9/22/2012 3:41 AM, dsi1 wrote:
    >> On 9/21/2012 5:44 PM, sf wrote:
    >>> On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:22:39 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I'm sold on the Droid. But there are so damn many models.
    >>>
    >>> Isn't Samsung the one reviewers love?
    >>>

    >>
    >> The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the hot Android phone at the moment. The
    >> Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is likely to be the next. The large 5.5" screen
    >> could be the form factor of choice for the new generation of cell phones
    >> users. My guess is that it's going to make a lot of iPhone 5 users green
    >> with envy. The Note 2 will probably be out in less than a couple of
    >> months.

    >
    > I'm happy with my s3 so far. One feature I'd like to turn off though is
    > "predictive typing" for text messages and FB. Annoying. I'm sure
    > there's a setting somewhere but I just haven't looked yet.


    That is a pain. There should be a place in "settings" where you can
    turn it off. I did that with my HTC Incredible.

    The Motorola RAZR has the Swype program and I'm just lovin' it.

    I also found that the voice to text is fairly useful if you are in a
    quiet area. I once used it to put an item on my shopping list and it put
    "floozy vegetables" instead of "frozen vegetables" Still laughing over
    that one.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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