1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I was displeased with what my friend when I found out she did pot a few days ago. The response was " I was just having fun sahib" then I asked" what's fun about it" she responded " I don't know."
    Most people do things because other people they know did them and give this 'hilarious' account of things when they do them so people think it's 'cool' to do it and give it a try.

    It's the same story I've heard for years.

    I think with pot smoking most do it for a calming effect typically but what I find these days it's become the 'cool' thing to do like smoking was when I was younger and yes pot smoking and other drugs.

    It's about being with the 'in' crowd.
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    04-18-2016 09:17 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    People who say they're immune to peer pressure are rare. Most people to some extent have some level of peer pressure in their lives. It's all different depending on what age your at.
    04-18-2016 09:19 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Motorola forgot how to make a nice phone now when it's under Chinese, eh?
    Moto G4 leaked in two new live photos - Android Authority

    They also got quite expensive, and with questionable future updates I think I will pass Moto G4.
    "Moto" is doing some crazy stuff these days. That's why I'll probably root my Maxx and have some fun with it on XDA. Their fall from the X 2013 days is really stunning...

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    04-18-2016 09:45 AM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Not sure what's fun about getting high of pot. I fail to understand what's fun about it. Maybe someone can enlighten me?
    Sigh...reasons why people use marijuana are the same why people do cocaine, LSD, alcohol, cigarettes, Xanax, benzos.

    You really need to take an addiction class in college.

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    04-18-2016 09:47 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    People who say they're immune to peer pressure are rare. Most people to some extent have some level of peer pressure in their lives. It's all different depending on what age your at.
    The issue I have with peer pressure is that they're are two types and we get too hung up on the negative type and don't talk enough about the positive type.

    Life's about trade offs. Some folks will value fitting in over the risks of the drugs to their system. Others won't do that. Some it's a fluid situation.

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    04-18-2016 09:49 AM
  6. Sport Driver's Avatar
    "Moto" is doing some crazy stuff these days. That's why I'll probably root my Maxx and have some fun with it on XDA. Their fall from the X 2013 days is really stunning...

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    I'm still kind of planing to keep my Moto G for couple more months. I will try to find a job during a summer and who knows what I will have to do so I will fell much safer with cheap phone than with something high-end.
    Did a factory reset on my Moto. The speed went downhill after update to 6.0 so hopefully this helps a bit.
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    04-18-2016 09:51 AM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I think I'm in the minority where I don't like the biometrics on smartphone these days. Maybe I'm old school but I prefer not to have a fingerprint reader. I think if I got one of these newer phones like the G5 or the HTC 10, I'd still use a pin code or password.

    Something about it just doesn't sit well with me. I was watching an episode of Dark Net (Sahib, you should really, really watch this) with the GF and they were talking about people doing implantable tech. I saw a lady who got a chip placed in her wrist and has loaded on her gym membership, insurance, credit card and other personal info into the chip.

    I was just shaking my head. The tech itself is cool, but tech is a tool that warped minds of humans can always manipulate in a destructive way...

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    04-18-2016 09:54 AM
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    I'm still kind of planing to keep my Moto G for couple more months. I will try to find a job during a summer and who knows what I will have to do so I will fell much safer with cheap phone than with something high-end.
    Did a factory reset on my Moto. The speed went downhill after update to 6.0 so hopefully this helps a bit.
    I just don't get what they're doing. I really don't. Their lineup isn't bad, but they've burnt through so much goodwill the past two years it's shocking.

    Hope the factory reset helps. At least you have 6.0.1 on your Moto G.

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    04-18-2016 09:56 AM
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    If I were rolling in the cash, I'd get a carbon black HTC 10 to go with my G Watch R and a silver G5 to go with my Moto 360...

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    04-18-2016 10:00 AM
  10. Sport Driver's Avatar
    I just don't get what they're doing. I really don't. Their lineup isn't bad, but they've burnt through so much goodwill the past two years it's shocking.

    Hope the factory reset helps. At least you have 6.0.1 on your Moto G.

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    In 2013 they had great idea with 2 phone lineup and great execution. They didn't hit every price point but they got what most people want covered. Then in 2014 updates to Moto G left it kind of behind, still just HD and SD400. They also added some phones and everything started to collapse. When Lenovo bought them everything went downhill fast... Sad, they should have kept Moto G at lower midrange under 200 and with 5" screen, Moto X with 5-5,3" screen and high-end specs and maybe a phablet of 5,7" in form of a Moto Maxx, ultra high-end, something to compete with G Note and Mate 8. That's all they need I think, with good software support obviously ;)
    04-18-2016 10:09 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The issue I have with peer pressure is that they're are two types and we get too hung up on the negative type and don't talk enough about the positive type.

    Life's about trade offs. Some folks will value fitting in over the risks of the drugs to their system. Others won't do that. Some it's a fluid situation.

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    I think most concentrate on the negatives as that typically is what gets people into trouble.

    The positive sides are unfortunately few and far between or go unnoticed by most. I'm not sure I remember to many positives from my days as a teen when peer pressure is at it's highest.

    Since risk has become such a dirty word these days, especially for children, risky means going over the top. Especially to get noticed.

    There doesn't seem to be much of a middle ground these days, but then I don't hang with the cool crowd. Never did.
    04-18-2016 10:17 AM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    In 2013 they had great idea with 2 phone lineup and great execution. They didn't hit every price point but they got what most people want covered. Then in 2014 updates to Moto G left it kind of behind, still just HD and SD400. They also added some phones and everything started to collapse. When Lenovo bought them everything went downhill fast... Sad, they should have kept Moto G at lower midrange under 200 and with 5" screen, Moto X with 5-5,3" screen and high-end specs and maybe a phablet of 5,7" in form of a Moto Maxx, ultra high-end, something to compete with G Note and Mate 8. That's all they need I think, with good software support obviously ;)
    The software support has gotten horrible, and that's my issue with them. They could keep it to 4 phones a year but if they're slow with updates, no one cares.

    The new leaks look like something that was designed in the old Moto days...

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    04-18-2016 10:18 AM
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    I think most concentrate on the negatives as that typically is what gets people into trouble.

    The positive sides are unfortunately few and far between or go unnoticed by most. I'm not sure I remember to many positives from my days as a teen when peer pressure is at it's highest.

    Since risk has become such a dirty word these days, especially for children, risky means going over the top. Especially to get noticed.

    There doesn't seem to be much of a middle ground these days, but then I don't hang with the cool crowd. Never did.
    That's because there is still the reinforcement of the in-group (the cool crowd) vs the out-group (everyone else) dichotomy.

    My high school when I got to be a senior didn't have as much "cool kids". In fact, in my year we had two distinct groups: the "cool crowd" and the "nerdy types", to which I was in the latter group. What was nice with my group was that we had lots of great intellectual life discussions...kinda like the older days of this thread. So we didn't feel the need to give into negative peer pressure and we did a ton of positive peer pressure in the group.

    I still keep in touch with some of the guys from my old group.

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    04-18-2016 10:23 AM
  14. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Also thinking about starting a "gaming peripherals" thread to discuss various input devices geared toward gaming. Now that I'm actually in the market for a new gaming keyboard and mouse, I'd like to hear other users thoughts on the subject.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ml#post3465210
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    04-18-2016 10:31 AM
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    That's because there is still the reinforcement of the in-group (the cool crowd) vs the out-group (everyone else) dichotomy.

    My high school when I got to be a senior didn't have as much "cool kids". In fact, in my year we had two distinct groups: the "cool crowd" and the "nerdy types", to which I was in the latter group. What was nice with my group was that we had lots of great intellectual life discussions...kinda like the older days of this thread. So we didn't feel the need to give into negative peer pressure and we did a ton of positive peer pressure in the group.

    I still keep in touch with some of the guys from my old group.

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    When I was in high school it was divided into many groups. The 80s saw divisions on everything. It was a weird time.

    I fit in with technically no one but knew someone from pretty much each group. I think I mentioned a couple of times that I had opportunity to join the 'cool' kids but never bothered. I could probably have found myself in other groups as well but it would have been fake.

    These days I'm still in the no group. I don't really 'fit' anywhere and I'm quite happy about that for the most part.
    04-18-2016 10:33 AM
  16. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I have a WD MyBookLive and it's been a PITA with W10. The security settings on W10 makes mapping drives and connecting to network connected devices painful, especially a NAS.

    I was just curious if you've had any issues that's all.

    I've also continuously had issues with the track pad on my laptops, all of them required a registry hack to prevent the settings from being reset.

    It's been very frustrating. I know all this stuff rather well, I'd feel sorry for a 'regular' user trying to sort this stuff out.
    I see. As a matter of fact I have been having issues (since one of the latest Windows updates) with my Remote Desktop client apps (on both iOS and W10 Mobile) connecting to my PC(s) even on the same WiFi network here at home.

    Perhaps we're suffering from the same networking issue as I've never had any problems with Remote Desktop up until now.
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    04-18-2016 10:43 AM
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    I just found out today that WD has created a utility to help with the situation but I haven't tried it yet....
    I was just going to mention.. have you tried the "Dashboard" utility?
    04-18-2016 10:49 AM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    When I was in high school it was divided into many groups. The 80s saw divisions on everything. It was a weird time.

    I fit in with technically no one but knew someone from pretty much each group. I think I mentioned a couple of times that I had opportunity to join the 'cool' kids but never bothered. I could probably have found myself in other groups as well but it would have been fake.

    These days I'm still in the no group. I don't really 'fit' anywhere and I'm quite happy about that for the most part.
    I think I tried to fit into only one "cool crowd" at my old church for two years (age 13-15). When I decided to test them to see if they really cared and saw that they were fine with me not talking to them, I went my own way and never looked back. Wasn't mad, but learned the lesson to be you and you'll fit in wherever you need to because of it.

    Everyone has to figure that out at some point. It's always unfortunate with how dominant social media is when people misuse that and push teens over the edge.

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    04-18-2016 10:52 AM
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    When I was in high school it was divided into many groups. The 80s saw divisions on everything. It was a weird time.
    You can say that again! Class of '87 here...

    I remember there being 3-4 distinct "cliques" that everyone tried to fit into. You had the "Rednecks" (FFA or Future Farmers of America/Country music crowd), then the "Surfers" (Or Surf-punks) these are where the early "skaters" evolved from I believe. Then the "Metalheads" or "Rockers/Hippies/Stoners" and then the "Nerds" (computer nerds and bookworms) I was lost somewhere between the Nerds and the Metalheads! lol
    04-18-2016 11:07 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It's always interesting that no matter the generation, how little the cliques change...

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    04-18-2016 11:13 AM
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    Off to lunch. It'll be Korean because I was too tired to pack my shrimp last night...

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    04-18-2016 11:13 AM
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    Hey Rue, guess you're finally up next...

    http://www.xperiablog.net/2016/04/18...2-z3-variants/

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    04-18-2016 11:18 AM
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    I was lost somewhere between the Nerds and the Metalheads! lol
    Yeah I was the kid in the after school computer club with the long hair and Iron Maiden t-shirt lol
    04-18-2016 11:19 AM
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    I see. As a matter of fact I have been having issues (since one of the latest Windows updates) with my Remote Desktop client apps (on both iOS and W10 Mobile) connecting to my PC(s) even on the same WiFi network here at home.

    Perhaps we're suffering from the same networking issue as I've never had any problems with Remote Desktop up until now.
    Oh wow.. I just fixed my R/D problem by using the netcfg –d command.

    Maybe give it a shot Rue? Just open an elevated Command Prompt (with Admin privileges) and run netcfg -d then, if it doesn't do it automatically, do a reboot. This'll uninstall your network adapter settings and upon restart, reinstall everything with default settings.
    04-18-2016 11:41 AM
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    Nice to be outside in this type of weather. Now it's back to the funny farm...

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