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    06-14-2021, 01:56 PM
    bobz replied to a thread What phone now? in The Padded Room
    I can't speak for Android, but the lightning port is a straightforward replacement, as iPhone repairs go, and definitely a might-as-well if you're...
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    06-14-2021, 11:03 AM
    bobz replied to a thread What phone now? in The Padded Room
    I'm not crazy about the idea, but it would reduce the wear-and-tear on the lightning socket (which tend to get funkier after a few years). I'm...
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    06-13-2021, 02:40 PM
    bobz replied to a thread What phone now? in The Padded Room
    Yes, I forgot to mention that. The current iOS (and the upcoming one too) supports 6s and later, not 6. So you're going to stop getting app updates...
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    06-13-2021, 12:04 AM
    Oh, and my 13 yo had his second Pfizer last week, and like his first shot, it was your basic what's-the-big-deal for him; didn't even complain about...
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    06-12-2021, 11:04 PM
    bobz replied to a thread What phone now? in The Padded Room
    Anything before the 6s is losing out on a lot of available signal out there, and will continue to lose more. That, and the older processors are...
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    06-12-2021, 10:25 PM
    bobz replied to a thread What phone now? in The Padded Room
    ^^ Also, the 5/5s/SE1 has the same Gorilla Glass as any of their other phones years before or later; no skimping there at all. The 5 weighed...
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    06-12-2021, 08:41 PM
    bobz replied to a thread What phone now? in The Padded Room
    Yeah, and more the case than the battery (I happen to have a spare SE1 battery, weighed it, right around 1 oz; the phone's battery life is about as...
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    06-12-2021, 06:24 PM
    bobz replied to a thread What phone now? in The Padded Room
    Interesting. And I discovered that I was mistaken about how much more the iPhone Mini weighs relative to my SE1, 18% more, not 50% more; I must have...
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    06-12-2021, 05:33 PM
    Well this has been fun! Two (mostly outdoor) parties in the past week, and running club happened this morning. Anybody out there giving dirty looks...
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    06-12-2021, 04:20 PM
    I think a few people here recommended the uncooked tortillas. They've become a staple for us; thanks! (Wrapper says to use a non-stick, but they prep...
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    06-12-2021, 03:13 PM
    bobz replied to a thread What phone now? in The Padded Room
    Well, on the rare occasions when I take a trip without even a notebook computer, I pack a foldable Bluetooth keyboard just in case I actually need to...
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    06-11-2021, 05:50 PM
    bobz replied to a thread Kanopy Recs in MUSIC, BOOKS, MOVIES
    I watched Orson Welles' The Trial on Kanopy. Thumbs up for style (and recommended for fans of how Welles can put together a scene), thumbs down for...
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    06-11-2021, 05:41 PM
    bobz replied to a thread What phone now? in The Padded Room
    Yeah, was disappointed that something they’re calling “Mini” is as big as it is. I’m still using an SE1, which remains (tied for) the lightest weight...
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