01-08-2015 07:47 PM
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  1. rhapdog's Avatar
    I decided it's time I fit in better here at Windows Central, so here's my whine.

    I decided to enjoy the brief sunshine, as it's been cloudy for over a month (and raining a lot), so I went outside to get some work done.

    Well, needless to say, it didn't take long for me to find out how useless my Lumia 635 is for a paper weight. I'm sure it's fine indoors where there is not any wind, but hey, my last phone could hold down papers with 20mph winds blowing! This one just doesn't do any good at all if there is a wind.

    I guess all's well that ends well. I found a brick I could use. All in all, I'd say the brick was a better deal. The 635 cost me $40 and couldn't hold down paper. The brick, even though cracked, held all the papers securely and was much less expensive, as I found it on the side of the road.


    So, there you have it. Better to have a brick than a Lumia 635. Well, at least as a paper weight. ;)

    Now, how many of you clicked this thread thinking it was serious, and that yet another troll had reared an ugly head? I hope at least a few of you got a smile or laugh out of it. I did while writing it, so I'm happy.
    01-06-2015 05:51 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Now if we can just get those darn bricks to: make calls, text, navigate, play music, play videos, stream, update social status, edit documents, take pictures, connect with onedrive, take a sd card, get me a decent wifi signal, remind me to get groceries or finish a project and most of all... allow me to read the articles and forum threads on WC!!!

    I mean come on, we're not asking for much right?
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    01-06-2015 06:15 PM
  3. Parin Kaewdeewong's Avatar
    But you can't write this by using a brick ; )
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    01-06-2015 06:39 PM
  4. rhapdog's Avatar
    Now if we can just get those darn bricks to: make calls, text, navigate, play music, play videos, stream, update social status, edit documents, take pictures, connect with onedrive, take a sd card, get me a decent wifi signal, remind me to get groceries or finish a project and most of all... allow me to read the articles and forum threads on WC!!!

    I mean come on, we're not asking for much right?
    Hey, I've got an idea! If I get a really, really big rubber band, I could strap that brick to the back of my Lumia 635 and then it could do it all. Not to mention it would be a great deterrent against would-be muggers. One good slap with the "brick-phone" and they'd be out cold.

    But you can't write this by using a brick ; )
    Eh, used my laptop. But if you tie chalk to a brick, you can write on the sidewalk.
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    01-06-2015 07:07 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    Sometimes a pencil works even better than a brick...


    Thread left open!
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    01-06-2015 07:07 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    Hey, I've got an idea! If I get a really, really big rubber band, I could strap that brick to the back of my Lumia 635 and then it could do it all. Not to mention it would be a great deterrent against would-be muggers. One good slap with the "brick-phone" and they'd be out cold.
    How would you carry that thing? Man-purse?
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    01-06-2015 07:08 PM
  7. rhapdog's Avatar
    Man-purse would be no good. For self defense, you don't have time to unzip and dig in it. Just get a really, really big holster for it. It needs to drop down like the old gun slinger holsters in the old west, at hand level so you can grab it quick in an emergency.

    Hey, and the extra heft will help you burn extra calories while walking around. Win-win situation here!
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    01-06-2015 07:17 PM
  8. Jas00555's Avatar
    I remember when I tried to use my 830 to hold down a stack of papers and it couldn't even do that! My blood was boiling!!! I swear, M$ can't get anything right. They want you to buy 15 Lumia 635s just to have basic functionality of holding down stacks of papers. I'm leaving WP. It's DOA.
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    01-06-2015 07:26 PM
  9. ven07's Avatar
    It needs to drop down like the old gun slinger holsters in the old west
    This will require some practice :/

    I'm leaving WP
    Can I have your 830 tho? :D
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-06-2015 07:30 PM
  10. rhapdog's Avatar
    Can I have your 830 tho? :D
    ^^^ This! Yeah! Finally, a worthy comeback for all those leaving WP!
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    01-06-2015 07:37 PM
  11. ven07's Avatar
    ^^^ This! Yeah! Finally, a worthy comeback for all those leaving WP!
    Do I get a reward for best comeback? I could rub it in Di Caprio's face
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    01-06-2015 07:42 PM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    Lucky this here thread popped up...
    I was thinking the other day that maybe two 635's set under the wheels of a trailer would keep it from rolling back.

    Never thought a brick or two might work better.
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    01-06-2015 09:58 PM
  13. rhapdog's Avatar
    Do I get a reward for best comeback? I could rub it in Di Caprio's face
    I hereby award you with the "Golden Brick Award". I thought about linking or embedding a picture of a golden brick, but then thought it would be better to let you Bing that yourself. I didn't want to insult your intelligence by doing it for you. :)

    Lucky this here thread popped up...
    I was thinking the other day that maybe two 635's set under the wheels of a trailer would keep it from rolling back.

    Never thought a brick or two might work better.
    Glad I could help. And thanks for the suggestion! I'm always in need of extra ways to use bricks!
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-07-2015 08:43 AM
  14. ven07's Avatar
    Yea I have the bing toolbar installed so it shouldn't be a hassle lol
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    01-07-2015 01:46 PM
  15. xandros9's Avatar
    It's even better at message delivery. The 635 might have trouble penetrating a Window, but a brick would have no trouble breaking Windows.
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    01-07-2015 02:13 PM
  16. ven07's Avatar
    Now we're down to breaking windows.. We have failed MS
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    01-07-2015 02:19 PM
  17. xandros9's Avatar
    Now we're down to breaking windows.. We have failed MS
    I had a friend with the uncanny skill to break any OS in front of him.
    Its a dangerous power.
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    01-07-2015 02:37 PM
  18. rhapdog's Avatar
    It's even better at message delivery. The 635 might have trouble penetrating a Window, but a brick would have no trouble breaking Windows.
    A remember a good deed done with a brick message. Remember Kevin in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York? He ended up saving the Toy Store's Christmas donations to the Children's Hospital. All with a good brick, a piece of paper, and a good arm. Can't do that with a Lumia.

    I had a friend with the uncanny skill to break any OS in front of him.
    Its a dangerous power.
    Yeah, right. Give that friend a Windows Phone and watch him fail. He'll cry before he breaks it.
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    01-07-2015 04:22 PM
  19. ven07's Avatar
    Can't do that with a Lumia
    Surface Pro? :D
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    01-07-2015 04:27 PM
  20. ven07's Avatar
    This phone is too light to make a good brick. Think I'll just keep using it as a phone. ��
    Sent from my Lumia.
    We agree with that, but we're debating whether or not it should be strapped to a brick, so it can be used as a phone and a brick
    01-07-2015 06:19 PM
  21. dsimages's Avatar
    Bricked phone = android device.

    Sorry, had to do it..
    sent via my 1520
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    01-07-2015 07:01 PM
  22. rhapdog's Avatar
    Hey, if we used duct tape to strap the Lumia to the brick, then it would work better. Might not be able to read the screen very well, though. I've got it! Clear packaging tape! That'll do it! Touch screen might not work, but when you've got a brick, who's going to laugh at you?

    Hey, Septembersrain, if you do this, then next time someone asks, "What have you got in that purse, a brick?" You can say, "Sure do. Don't mess with me." Might come in real handy on a blind date.
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    01-07-2015 07:04 PM
  23. rhapdog's Avatar
    Bricked phone = android device.

    Sorry, had to do it..
    sent via my 1520
    Unlike an android bricked device, a Lumia bricked device is still quite useful, both as a phone and a brick!
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    01-07-2015 08:43 PM
  24. someone2639's Avatar
    3 pages and nobody has pondered the possibility of a Lumia 920 as a replacement brick?
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    01-08-2015 10:14 AM
  25. rhapdog's Avatar
    Well, no, we haven't pondered the Lumia 920. On a budget, you get a 520, or 635, and use clear packaging tape to attach the brick. I can't afford higher end bricks, I'm afraid.
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    01-08-2015 10:23 AM
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