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  1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Got my airline tickets. Open-jaw / hacker fares are the best! One week in advance and I made out like a bandit:-)
    Hotel is free, nada, zilch, zippo!
    Got 4 free rental car days for a mid-size car as well. Can't really beat that:-)
    All of this to balance an emergency trip last week that cost about $900, ouch!
    Nice. Sometimes you need to hit a home run like that after an emergency.

    I swear you log enough flight miles to get Sahib a free weekend trip to Las Vegas and a free evening pass to a good titty bar...

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    06-19-2015 05:14 PM
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    Glad today's work day is over. I'm sitting in downtown BK, outside a favortie restaurant getting dinner for 3 - The GF, her mom and myself. Haven't people watched like this in a while.

    Lots of hot bodies and on the outside healthy looking people to look at walking by. I must say, NYC is a great place to people watch...

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    06-19-2015 05:17 PM
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    I won't lie folks, I'm sitting here people watching and still debating whether or not to get a Moto 360.

    As much as I like my Z3, I'm also debating about getting a capable spare to use. I should do a poll and get some responses...

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    06-19-2015 05:21 PM
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    I'm glad I only need to go to the BMV office once every four years for a new driver license.

    I order my registration (plates or sticker) online.

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    DMV trips are about as fun as watching a Donald Trump presidential speech...

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    06-19-2015 05:25 PM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I won't lie folks, I'm sitting here people watching and still debating whether or not to get a Moto 360.

    As much as I like my Z3, I'm also debating about getting a capable spare to use. I should do a poll and get some responses...

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    So folks I'm going to take a poll. Here are the choices: (Android only, as my 930 is going no place and is used for mostly picture taking and I have a Citizen Eco Drive that goes great with it)

    HTC One M7 (currently own)
    Asus Zenfone 2
    Other (please specify. Examples include Nexus 5, Moto X 2014, OnePlus One, etc)

    It just has to go well with a Moto 360. Nice camera welcome but not necessary. Nothing pricey, so none of the 2015 flagships count...unless I get a G4 for free which pushes my Z3 to become that spare.

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    06-19-2015 06:18 PM
  6. worldspy99's Avatar
    I'm glad I only need to go to the BMV office once every four years for a new driver license.

    I order my registration (plates or sticker) online.

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    Same here, DL is once every five years...
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    06-19-2015 09:04 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    DMV trips are about as fun as watching a Donald Trump presidential speech...

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    Which he isn't going to get a chance to make!
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    06-19-2015 09:15 PM
  8. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I'm glad I only need to go to the BMV office once every four years for a new driver license.

    I order my registration (plates or sticker) online.

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    Like what 99 said in Cali its every 5 years. I wonder why every state has different driving laws. I find that that interesting.
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    06-19-2015 10:01 PM
  9. sahib lopez's Avatar
    DMV trips are about as fun as watching a Donald Trump presidential speech...

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    I like that analogy I can't like it enough 😁
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    06-19-2015 10:02 PM
  10. sahib lopez's Avatar
    So folks I'm going to take a poll. Here are the choices: (Android only, as my 930 is going no place and is used for mostly picture taking and I have a Citizen Eco Drive that goes great with it)

    HTC One M7 (currently own)
    Asus Zenfone 2
    Other (please specify. Examples include Nexus 5, Moto X 2014, OnePlus One, etc)

    It just has to go well with a Moto 360. Nice camera welcome but not necessary. Nothing pricey, so none of the 2015 flagships count...unless I get a G4 for free which pushes my Z3 to become that spare.

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    I'd go with the one plus one. As cheap and well spec'd is the asus Zen phone I think you will be disappointed with the bloat and maybe screen quality. I was looking at some reviews for the Zen phone and they said its a good phone but the screen is lacking. Maybe is an ymmv. But my vote is the one plus one
    06-19-2015 10:07 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'd go with the one plus one. As cheap and well spec'd is the asus Zen phone I think you will be disappointed with the bloat and maybe screen quality. I was looking at some reviews for the Zen phone and they said its a good phone but the screen is lacking. Maybe is an ymmv. But my vote is the one plus one
    The ASUS ZenFone 2 bootloader can be unlocked. http://www.androidcentral.com/asus-z...-let-fun-begin

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    06-19-2015 11:04 PM
  12. Sport Driver's Avatar
    What kind of work? Any type of work or just work? You have the whole EU...
    Any kind of work but EU isn't an option since I want do do my drivers licence in the summer.

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    06-20-2015 12:08 AM
  13. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Engineering on the whole is an interesting thing it sort of depends what kind of engineering you get into and where you get a job. To me development is more interesting than design but that's me. Design can be interesting in the right industry but not necessarily in my industry.

    I don't have much to say about pharmacy other than they make good money but it can be a hard job.
    Pharmacy would be probably the easiest to find a job here. We have 2 big companies, Krka and Lek.

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    06-20-2015 12:11 AM
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    Adding to want rue said DMV stands for Department of Motor vehicles :) in other places of the USA they call it something different.
    Interesting, because DMV here stands for tax on motor vehicles :)

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    06-20-2015 12:13 AM
  15. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    I wonder why Microsoft isn't attempting to do what the Chinese OEM's & asus (with the zenphone 2)are doing, to increase their market share? Selling Flagships WP's for $400 to $500 & mid-range WP's with flagship-like specs(1080p screens, 16-64GB memory and 2 GB for ram) for $200 to $300 out the gate.
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    06-20-2015 06:12 AM
  16. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I wonder why Microsoft isn't attempting to do what the Chinese OEM's & asus (with the zenphone 2)are doing, to increase their market share? Selling Flagships WP's for $400 to $500 & mid-range WP's with flagship-like specs(1080p screens, 16-64GB memory and 2 GB for ram) for $200 to $300 out the gate.
    Because even that wouldn't help I don't think. I think the only way it'll work is if they can stop the negative double standards. Such as Xbox vs PlayStation. PlayStation implements DRM, nobody cares, Xbox implements it and everybody loses their minds. Same for phones. Other companies get a free pass for almost everything but Microsoft do anything right and it's still wrong. They could start selling flagship phones for 50 (about $80) without contract and people would still be told that's bad and don't touch Windows Phone with a ten foot barge pole even if it gets every single app currently out and gets every new app as an exclusive.
    06-20-2015 06:31 AM
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    I'd go with the one plus one. As cheap and well spec'd is the asus Zen phone I think you will be disappointed with the bloat and maybe screen quality. I was looking at some reviews for the Zen phone and they said its a good phone but the screen is lacking. Maybe is an ymmv. But my vote is the one plus one
    You know for all the flak the OnePlus One got, I'll say (and 99 may agree) this - you get a lemon free one and the phone was a treat to use. I'd almost get another one. Some of the customizations on CM I miss and AudioFX made my commutes enjoyable. It is on my list for sure...but still too pricey.

    I liked the Zenfone 2, Sahib. The bloatware isn't as bad - I have a Sony, remember - and as long as I throw another lunacher on it, I'm good.

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    Last edited by MSFTisMIA; 06-20-2015 at 12:25 PM.
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    06-20-2015 09:03 AM
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    Because even that wouldn't help I don't think. I think the only way it'll work is if they can stop the negative double standards. Such as Xbox vs PlayStation. PlayStation implements DRM, nobody cares, Xbox implements it and everybody loses their minds. Same for phones. Other companies get a free pass for almost everything but Microsoft do anything right and it's still wrong. They could start selling flagship phones for 50 (about $80) without contract and people would still be told that's bad and don't touch Windows Phone with a ten foot barge pole even if it gets every single app currently out and gets every new app as an exclusive.
    Agreed. It is funny though how MSFT is doing things that Sony should do...better integration of their services. If Sony restructured smartly (they've been restructuring for 10 years now) and started to leverage their camera tech and PS brand better into Android, they'd be in better shape.

    Samsung is the only Android OEM making money. LG is doing a bit better and even then it's not like they're rolling in cash with all of the innovations they've done. Sony has the opportunity to be a top tier Android OEM and still leverage what's left of their global brand reach. Will they do it? That's the million dollar question.

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    06-20-2015 09:07 AM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    For all the flak people git Samsung with for them copying Apple, at least they looked at what Apple did right and decided to follow that road. Now, I still think that while Samsung does a lot of nice things, its not a brand I would use anymore.

    They're big enough to leverage different parts of their conglomerate to improve their products steadily. People like Sony should serious sit down an use a similar strategy of better leveraging their own resources.

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    06-20-2015 09:57 AM
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    Look like it is a quiet and lazy day here in the forums.

    It is a very chill day here at work. I'm on lunch now, and the remnants if Tropical Storm Bill is rolling through the area. I'm hopeful it stays a good chill afternoon at work. The GF and I are going to do our usual weekend cooking together thing for dinner after work. I'll get some salmon and do something simple...then it's a sitdown and some Netflix after dinner.

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    06-20-2015 11:28 AM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Agreed. It is funny though how MSFT is doing things that Sony should do...better integration of their services. If Sony restructured smartly (they've been restructuring for 10 years now) and started to leverage their camera tech and PS brand better into Android, they'd be in better shape.

    Samsung is the only Android OEM making money. LG is doing a bit better and even then it's not like they're rolling in cash with all of the innovations they've done. Sony has the opportunity to be a top tier Android OEM and still leverage what's left of their global brand reach. Will they do it? That's the million dollar question.

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    Well, for one thing I can get Samsung and LG devices for my carrier AT&T. Sony is out of the picture since AT&T doesn't sell Sony products. I wouldn't spend more money for an unlocked international model that doesn't support LTE.

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    06-20-2015 11:42 AM
  22. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Look like it is a quiet and lazy day here in the forums.

    It is a very chill day here at work. I'm on lunch now, and the remnants if Tropical Storm Bill is rolling through the area. I'm hopeful it stays a good chill afternoon at work. The GF and I are going to do our usual weekend cooking together thing for dinner after work. I'll get some salmon and do something simple...then it's a sitdown and some Netflix after dinner.

    Posted via Xperia Z3
    That sounds fun.

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    06-20-2015 11:43 AM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    Well, for one thing I can get Samsung and LG devices for my carrier AT&T. Sony is out of the picture since AT&T doesn't sell Sony products. I wouldn't spend more money for an unlocked international model that doesn't support LTE.

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    Actually unlocked Sony products do support LTE for TMO and ATT out of the box.
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    06-20-2015 11:49 AM
  24. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Actually unlocked Sony products do support LTE for TMO and ATT out of the box.
    Still way too expensive for someone who never travels internationally.

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    06-20-2015 11:58 AM
  25. worldspy99's Avatar
    Had a good time at Hurricane Harbor yesterday. Today is another hit day but we need to get a few errands run before or trip next weekend. I need to install a few blinds around the house.
    06-20-2015 11:59 AM
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