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  1. libra89's Avatar
    Probably the guests too. It's my attending's annual BBQ. I made some sorrel to take along.

    As it's a casual BBQ, I'm taking the V35. Once a few things are settled, I'd like to add a Galaxy watch to the collection. I'll pair that with the V35 and the S3 classic with the Mate 20 Pro.

    After that, I'll be square. Of course I'm always out to try a 9 Pureview or XZ3 or XZ2 Premium or something like that, but I'm not actively looking for one.
    Gotcha. This sounds like it will be nice, aside from the heat.
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    07-20-2019 02:18 PM
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    Gotcha. This sounds like it will be nice, aside from the heat.
    It's a good time so far, as it is usually is.
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    07-20-2019 07:21 PM
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    Some street humour, literally.

    I'm not surprised this is in Nova Scotia Canada but I'm sure you can find stuff like this everywhere.

    Giving directions to here must be fun.screenshot_20190721-090736-01.jpg
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    07-21-2019 02:12 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Just spent some time in Paris today. Still sorting out where everything is. Driving in is making life easier though.



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    07-21-2019 11:55 AM
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    Just spent some time in Paris today. Still sorting out where everything is. Driving in is making life easier though.



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    Those are lovely pictures. How old is that carousel?
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    07-21-2019 11:59 AM
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    Just spent some time in Paris today. Still sorting out where everything is. Driving in is making life easier though.



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    Great shots! It sounds like it is worth it to explore.
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    07-21-2019 06:17 PM
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    Aside from the heat, the weekend has been good to me. Today was the first day since starting this class that I have been able to just watch YouTube for hours without guilt or feeling like I should do something else. And I also get to watch a game live for once (not the same as being at one, of course) but this is one of my things I enjoy doing.

    I have saved the really long videos for work since my boss is away for a few more days as background noise as all of them are just videos that can be listened to.
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    07-21-2019 06:22 PM
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    On a related note, I recently heard the advice that people should figure out what makes life enjoyable (like what's important for you) and ditch what isn't when it comes to money by Ramit Sethi. I really like the idea of that, and it makes me wonder why this idea isn't as popular, rather than telling people to give up their daily coffee.

    On a podcast I listen to, he shared that he has been driving the same Honda that is old because it's been good to him, and there are some other things he mentioned like that, including choosing to stay in the same place that he rents by the way for a lot of years. It works for him. I'm hoping to find what works for me like that.
    07-21-2019 06:34 PM
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    All in all, I don't regret using a 2018 LG device as a daily driver. I would have been fine with the G7+ had I been getting LTE here on t-mobile. The V35 has been very solid, all I wished for was 128GB internal storage. I don't use my wired headphones as much as I used to, but it is great to have the versatility to enjoy quality audio. The cameras are serviceable.

    Would I buy a 2019 LG? Nope (not right now). I was once interested in the V50, but it's too expensive and LG still hasn't addressed the elephant in the room - their software support.
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    07-21-2019 08:25 PM
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    All in all, I don't regret using a 2018 LG device as a daily driver. I would have been fine with the G7+ had I been getting LTE here on t-mobile. The V35 has been very solid, all I wished for was 128GB internal storage. I don't use my wired headphones as much as I used to, but it is great to have the versatility to enjoy quality audio. The cameras are serviceable.

    Would I buy a 2019 LG? Nope (not right now). I was once interested in the V50, but it's too expensive and LG still hasn't addressed the elephant in the room - their software support.
    Because of how I picked up the V35 I haven't felt the need to baby it as I do with everything else. I've added a skin on the back, tempered glass on the front and that's all. It's been a while since I just used a phone as a more of a daily tool.

    It's been a good experience so far. Once I get a galaxy watch I plan to use this on weekdays and the Mate 20 Pro on weekends.
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    07-21-2019 08:51 PM
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    On a related note, I recently heard the advice that people should figure out what makes life enjoyable (like what's important for you) and ditch what isn't when it comes to money by Ramit Sethi. I really like the idea of that, and it makes me wonder why this idea isn't as popular, rather than telling people to give up their daily coffee.

    On a podcast I listen to, he shared that he has been driving the same Honda that is old because it's been good to him, and there are some other things he mentioned like that, including choosing to stay in the same place that he rents by the way for a lot of years. It works for him. I'm hoping to find what works for me like that.
    That's the basis of Minimalism.

    Minimalism isn't about giving up stuff it's about keeping the things that matter to you and getting rid of the things that don't.

    It's also about being conscious about any purchases you make when you do buy something.

    We're not perfect but we try to keep our buying stuff to a minimum and we don't like clutter.

    We're not the best consumers.
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    07-21-2019 11:35 PM
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    Those are lovely pictures. How old is that carousel?
    I think there's a sign about it but I didn't take a picture of it.

    Taking a guess it's possibly from the world expo. In other words the same time the tower was put up.

    But it could be older. Carousels have been in Paris for some time.
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    07-21-2019 11:38 PM
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    I think there's a sign about it but I didn't take a picture of it.

    Taking a guess it's possibly from the world expo. In other words the same time the tower was put up.

    But it could be older. Carousels have been in Paris for some time.
    I was just curious, since I love both history and carousels.
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    07-22-2019 12:55 AM
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    All in all, I don't regret using a 2018 LG device as a daily driver. I would have been fine with the G7+ had I been getting LTE here on t-mobile. The V35 has been very solid, all I wished for was 128GB internal storage. I don't use my wired headphones as much as I used to, but it is great to have the versatility to enjoy quality audio. The cameras are serviceable.

    Would I buy a 2019 LG? Nope (not right now). I was once interested in the V50, but it's too expensive and LG still hasn't addressed the elephant in the room - their software support.
    I'm staying with the V20 for now, but I definitely am interested in the V50. I don't mind the slow or nonexistent updates, since I'm not aware of any other OEM that offers the same audio quality as LG does in its V-series devices. Audio quality is probably the most important feature to me, since I use wired high-impedance headphones to listen to FLAC and WAV files.
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    07-22-2019 01:02 AM
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    I was just curious, since I love both history and carousels.
    There's quite a few carousels in Paris still. Some in very nice historic spots.

    There's lists online of the various spots to find them.
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    07-22-2019 01:26 AM
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    Some more pictures of Paris. No editing and in auto mode. It's struggled a bit.dsc_0346-01.jpgdsc_0344-01.jpgdsc_0355-01.jpg
    07-22-2019 06:52 AM
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    Some more. The building here is the army museum. Taking from the car as we drove by. I managed to take 14 pictures of this building in less than 10 seconds. Not burst mode.

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    07-22-2019 06:55 AM
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    Lastly. Some potatoes we grew in our garden. Funnily enough we didn't plant potatoes. They were left overs from the owners.dsc_0399-01.jpg
    07-22-2019 06:56 AM
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    I'm staying with the V20 for now, but I definitely am interested in the V50. I don't mind the slow or nonexistent updates, since I'm not aware of any other OEM that offers the same audio quality as LG does in its V-series devices. Audio quality is probably the most important feature to me, since I use wired high-impedance headphones to listen to FLAC and WAV files.
    Here's the thing for, Laura: LG is big enough where they can do security patches more consistently. They could easily just do patch updates quarterly, still be slow with the major OS updates and that would be way better than the "we'll update it when we update it" current strategy.

    It just makes you never buy their stuff at launch. It gets devalued so quickly.
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    07-22-2019 07:53 AM
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    Here's the thing for, Laura: LG is big enough where they can do security patches more consistently. They could easily just do patch updates quarterly, still be slow with the major OS updates and that would be way better than the "we'll update it when we update it" current strategy.

    It just makes you never buy their stuff at launch. It gets devalued so quickly.
    That is very true. However, at this point in time, I'm no longer interested in buying any new phone at launch. I believe that we've reached the point where there is nothing innovative enough and with enough new features to justify paying $1k at launch. An older flagship device will function long enough so that there is no need to get a brand new flagship device or to get a new midrange device every year or two.

    It used to be that every time I got a new phone it was more expensive than the last one. Now new phones have become less expensive than the previous ones, which has happened with PCs years ago.
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    07-22-2019 02:22 PM
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    I see people are having a cow that Huawei did business with North Korean in reference to building out their wireless network.

    I didn't realize communist governments paid in a different type of form of cash besides $$$. It's not like Kim's government paid for their missile tech in coke and booze...
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    07-22-2019 03:37 PM
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    That's the basis of Minimalism.

    Minimalism isn't about giving up stuff it's about keeping the things that matter to you and getting rid of the things that don't.

    It's also about being conscious about any purchases you make when you do buy something.

    We're not perfect but we try to keep our buying stuff to a minimum and we don't like clutter.

    We're not the best consumers.
    True, you're so right about that. I just didn't consider the connection between minimalism and money. It sounds like the two of you are on a journey together, which is awesome. Hearing that one partner is with it and the other is not is SO common, so I'm really impressed to hear that.

    I would consider myself to follow it easily in some areas and not in others.
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    07-22-2019 03:44 PM
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    That is very true. However, at this point in time, I'm no longer interested in buying any new phone at launch. I believe that we've reached the point where there is nothing innovative enough and with enough new features to justify paying $1k at launch. An older flagship device will function long enough so that there is no need to get a brand new flagship device or to get a new midrange device every year or two.

    It used to be that every time I got a new phone it was more expensive than the last one. Now new phones have become less expensive than the previous ones, which has happened with PCs years ago.
    I think the last phone I bought at launch was a Lumi 810. Ask me how that worked out.

    Until LG chooses to do certain things differently, the perception around their brand won't change, which makes buying it at launch less valuable to the consumer. Yes, they're great when it comes to audio but at some point they will follow suit and kill the 3.5mm.

    There's still room for innovation, but I don't know if it's at a scale where the people who want everything on the cheap will be satisfied about. Have you seen that online petition in India being circulated that the Xiaomi K20 Pro is 2K rupees overpriced? Especially when Xiaomi always undercuts the competition?

    People do some cray $&! % at times I swear.
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    07-22-2019 04:36 PM
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    So I was minding my business, trying to get home in a thunderstorm that would make Mr. Clue blush...when the trains acted the F up again with signal issues.

    Had get home in a part of this. At least I tested the cameras out (LG cam, G cam port). 20190722_184134.jpegimg_20190722_184146.jpeg
    07-22-2019 07:49 PM
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    Why is it easier to think of what we don't have versus what we do have?

    It's been mentioned to me in a session that I should think of the positive thing first instead of seeing the negative thing and then thinking of the positive thing. Easier said than done when it comes to myself.
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    07-22-2019 09:08 PM
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