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Phil

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Razor Crazy Cart XL

17 October 2014 - 08:59 AM

This is pretty badass.  Go to about the 3 min to see it in action.

 


trying to avoid a pickles situation

15 October 2014 - 09:08 AM

Need to get a haircut before working out of town today. Where should I go? I don't have much hair, just need a trim so I'm not trying to spend a lot of money. I usually cut it myself but I'm really hungover so that's out of the question (terrapin's pumpkinfest is a solid fall beer if you haven't had it). Where's the best place to get a haircut? Please consider price, quality service, and appointment availability. Again, I need it done today.

galaxy alpha

09 October 2014 - 08:42 AM

The first iphone I bought was the 3gs, back in 2009 (AT&T in Oklahoma City, OK).  I had no issues with the phone and loved using itunes back then.  I had some issues with AT&T when I was billed while being deployed to Iraq.  My service was supposed to suspended while I was gone.  I decided I didn't like their customer support so I payed the termination fee and went with verizon.  At this time, I think the iphone was exclusive with AT&T.  I got a droid eris (this was a horrible phone btw) and quickly regretted my decision.  I stood pat until the iphone 4 was available with verizon.  I made the change and really enjoyed using the camera and recording mic on the phone.  At that time, it was way better than anything else available.  The phone was easy to jail break and even more customizable.  To this day, I still think the mobile version of garage band was really good.  

 

Fast forward a few years.  I was changing the fuel filter on my wrangler right before dark.  I pulled the 4 out to get some extra light (seemed like a good idea after having a couple "jeep beers".  Gas leaked on the phone and destroyed the screen.  It was still functional, but the color was ruined.  I decided to try out a decent android galaxy phone, so I got the S3.  I loved this phone.  I fianlly felt that I was able to break away from apple without looking back.  All was right in the world until this past summer when I dropped the phone while riding my bicycle into town.  Even with a case, phone wouldn't survive the fall.  Around the same time, many co-workers were going to pre-paid route.  I was paying nearly $90 a month to verizon and didn't have an ETF to worry about.  I canceled survice and went with virgin mobile.  This turned out to be a very bad decision.  Crappy amazon phone with weak processor, crappy signal (4g lte was nowhere to be found.  Only got 400 minutes, with no free nights and weekends.  

 

So two days ago I decided that at&t would be my best bet and got the new galaxy alpha.  I like the phone, but it's not perfect.  The screen uses the underwelming super AMOLED screen technology (720p).  It doesn't look terrible on a screen that is 4.7 inches, but it's still noticable.  When paying this much for a phone, I believe screen quality should be a factor.  The phone uses the same processor as the S5 (which is awesome btw) so the bench tests are almost identical.  They use the quad-core snapdragon 801 / 2 GB ram.  

 

I am considering going back to the store to return it.  Should I have got the S5?  The main difference is the alpha's metal trim casing.  This is a first for samsung.  I feel that this series has great potential, but I'm not convinced that this phone is it.  Maybe I should look at the new Moto x 2nd gen or even going back to the iphone?  Any advice would help.  I have a few more days to decide if I want to keep it.

 

http://arstechnica.c...ne-with-chrome/

 

 


Blood Moon 8 Oct 2014

08 October 2014 - 05:16 AM

The 2nd blood moon of 2014 should be visible in the Carolinas.  Total eclipse set to begin at 6:27 am.  So if you're up you still have to to check it out in the next few minutes.  I have never seen one so I'm pretty excited.  Enjoy!

 

http://www.timeandda...n/usa/charlotte


Building Human Towers

06 October 2014 - 12:42 PM


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