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Posted 3/17/15
Every two years works fine for me since the differences in most smartphones are negligible year to year. Started with an iPhone 3Gs smartphone wise, then got a Galaxy S2, and now a Note 3. The differences between a Note 3 and a Note 4 aren't worth another $700 imo.
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I despise upgrading my phone or getting a new one. I take good care of my things and I don't like to fix what ain't broke. My things tend to have sentimental value to me. I'm more of a quality over quantity sort of guy and I don't mind being a little low tech.

I use antiquated cookware and utensils, heirloom dishes, etc. My family in Taiwan has been in the jewelry business for many decades so I have quite a few rings and pendants that are at least 60 years old. My grandma's wedding band, which she gave me to wear, is over 100 years old. My precious parasol is made of wood and is nearly 50 years old. I have Noh masks that are over 100 years old. I have a cast iron skillet that is over 100 years old. I have a Singer sewing machine from the 30s. I have wrought iron spatulas, grind my coffee with a mortar and pestle, know how to sew and garden and do laundry with a washboard. I use handcrafted knives and know how to sharpen knives and swords with my collection of waterstones. Everything works even better than the things they sell in stores now, and having high quality, beautiful things around me enriches everyday experiences. There is something about a faithful old item with history that makes it so beautiful. They don't make stuff like they used to anymore. And people seem to switch things needlessly, which I perceive to be immensely wasteful. My grandma grew up in a farming village and she was the one who raised me, so I am pretty old fashioned myself compared to most of the people my age. A lot of new things aren't really much better than what we've had for decades, people are just too lazy to learn the skills.

I didn't begin using a cell until I was 16. It was a black-and-white Motorola flip phone that was old even for that time. It lasted me 6 years before I got my first smartphone. The only reason I have an iPhone 6 now is that my aunt complained about the cost of the monthly payments were more expensive than what they would be if I switched phones, and her company had given her a new iPhone.
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Posted 3/17/15
Yes but I'll never spend as much as those morons spend on iPhones. Seriously, who spends like a grand on a phone? I hope they drop it and it breaks.
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I despise upgrading my phone or getting a new one. I take good care of my things and I don't like to fix what ain't broke. My things tend to have sentimental value to me. I'm more of a quality over quantity sort of guy and I don't mind being a little low tech.

I use antiquated cookware and utensils, heirloom dishes, etc. My precious parasol is made of wood and is nearly 50 years old. I have Noh masks that are over 100 years old. I have a cast iron skillet that is over 100 years old. I have a Singer sewing machine from the 30s. I have wrought iron spatulas, grind my coffee with a mortar and pestle, know how to sew and garden and do laundry with a washboard. Everything works even better than the things they sell in stores now, and having high quality, beautiful things around me enriches everyday experiences. They don't make stuff like they used to anymore. And people seem to switch things needlessly, which I perceive to be immensely wasteful. My grandma grew up in a farming village and she was the one who raised me, so I am pretty old fashioned myself compared to most of the people my age.

I didn't begin using a cell until I was 16. It was a black-and-white Motorola flip phone that was old even for that time. It lasted me 6 years before I got my first smartphone. The only reason I have an iPhone 6 now is that my aunt complained about the cost of the monthly payments were more expensive than what they would be if I switched phones, and her company had given her a new iPhone.



While i agree with you on some things, most of it i don't agree with. For example cast iron is a nice strong material but it sucks for cooling and it really is way too heavy for a normal basis. Not only that its extremely easy to burn yourself with it. Dishes on the other hand are perfectly acceptable, tables, dressers stuff like that while its very solid and nice can be a pain depending on the situation.

Some people live in tiny apartments that don't have tons of room for that so they have to have space savers,

Computers, phones and anything that generally needs a os to run is best to keep up as much as possible on these days, only due to the fact that the companies that put out the software will leave you in the dust and your phone or other device will become a brick. I know from experience on this having had a computer from early 2000s that couldn't do much but surf the internet and pretty much play anything from the early 2000s.

With some people that do actually need their phones for everything including work and the likes its important that they have a technology thats not going be supported after a few years. Only a few things can i see that aren't as important for electronics are tv's, washer and dryers ect.
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Depending how the phone works. I had a Motorola Phone, that was a piece of crap. If a family friend didn't want it, I would have used it as target practice. Now that I'm using my iPhone 6 Plus. I probably won't upgrade it, since it works great. Until that starts having problems, then I'll most likely upgrade it.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

I despise upgrading my phone or getting a new one. I take good care of my things and I don't like to fix what ain't broke. My things tend to have sentimental value to me. I'm more of a quality over quantity sort of guy and I don't mind being a little low tech.

I use antiquated cookware and utensils, heirloom dishes, etc. My precious parasol is made of wood and is nearly 50 years old. I have Noh masks that are over 100 years old. I have a cast iron skillet that is over 100 years old. I have a Singer sewing machine from the 30s. I have wrought iron spatulas, grind my coffee with a mortar and pestle, know how to sew and garden and do laundry with a washboard. Everything works even better than the things they sell in stores now, and having high quality, beautiful things around me enriches everyday experiences. They don't make stuff like they used to anymore. And people seem to switch things needlessly, which I perceive to be immensely wasteful. My grandma grew up in a farming village and she was the one who raised me, so I am pretty old fashioned myself compared to most of the people my age.

I didn't begin using a cell until I was 16. It was a black-and-white Motorola flip phone that was old even for that time. It lasted me 6 years before I got my first smartphone. The only reason I have an iPhone 6 now is that my aunt complained about the cost of the monthly payments were more expensive than what they would be if I switched phones, and her company had given her a new iPhone.



While i agree with you on some things, most of it i don't agree with. For example cast iron is a nice strong material but it sucks for cooling and it really is way too heavy for a normal basis. Not only that its extremely easy to burn yourself with it. Dishes on the other hand are perfectly acceptable, tables, dressers stuff like that while its very solid and nice can be a pain depending on the situation.

Some people live in tiny apartments that don't have tons of room for that so they have to have space savers,

Computers, phones and anything that generally needs a os to run is best to keep up as much as possible on these days, only due to the fact that the companies that put out the software will leave you in the dust and your phone or other device will become a brick. I know from experience on this having had a computer from early 2000s that couldn't do much but surf the internet and pretty much play anything from the early 2000s.

With some people that do actually need their phones for everything including work and the likes its important that they have a technology thats not going be supported after a few years. Only a few things can i see that aren't as important for electronics are tv's, washer and dryers ect.


My cast iron is amazing. It's my most precious piece of cookware. It has been used so much the bottom is like a mirror. It doesn't stick as long as you keep it seasoned, its heat retention is unmatched, I never burn myself with it, and it is practically indestructible. The best way to make a quick and excellent steak is with a cast iron, hands down. Grilling is the best but a cast iron can cook like a grill if you know how to use it. I would still use it regularly even if its weight doubled.

I can't use modern weird teflon pans for anything I consider serious cooking. Those last me a year before they begin to stick. Probably because I always do the dishes by hand and I hate using a dishwasher. Boggles my mind. Using that metal to make pans that don't need to get thrown away yearly would be less wasteful.

I do like some nicer modern Italian cookware. I don't know what they do with the metal but the set I have has been around for almost a decade and still doesn't stick. I guess there was a reason why the set cost like $400.

Anybody who cooks should have a cast iron. They only get better as you use them. They're also very versatile. You simply have to get a feel for what that sort of metal does under a certain amount of heat. It has a much different character than modern cookware.
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My cast iron is amazing. It's my most precious piece of cookware. It has been used so much the bottom is like a mirror. It doesn't stick as long as you keep it seasoned, its heat retention is unmatched, I never burn myself with it, and it is practically indestructible.

I can't use modern weird teflon pans. Those last me a year before they begin to stick. Probably because I always do the dishes by hand and I hate using a dishwasher.

I do like some nicer modern Italian cookware. I don't know what they do with the metal but the set I have has been around for almost a decade and still doesn't stick. I guess there was a reason why the set cost like $400.

Anybody who cooks should have a cast iron. They only get better as you use them.


I agree they're very good pans, if you can manage to use them. I used to use them when camping, But for small apartments they're clunky they take up way too much room and way too heavy to cook with if you don't have a lot of time.

Teflon sucks i don't know why people use it. If you wanna use something thats an alternative to it use stainless steel or ceramic both are way better than the teflon goes. Teflon you can use but the problem is you have to cook with it at the right temps otherwise it will start coming up.

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Yes I love it! Cell phones are my favorite thing.
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My cast iron is amazing. It's my most precious piece of cookware. It has been used so much the bottom is like a mirror. It doesn't stick as long as you keep it seasoned, its heat retention is unmatched, I never burn myself with it, and it is practically indestructible.

I can't use modern weird teflon pans. Those last me a year before they begin to stick. Probably because I always do the dishes by hand and I hate using a dishwasher.

I do like some nicer modern Italian cookware. I don't know what they do with the metal but the set I have has been around for almost a decade and still doesn't stick. I guess there was a reason why the set cost like $400.

Anybody who cooks should have a cast iron. They only get better as you use them.


I agree they're very good pans, if you can manage to use them. I used to use them when camping, But for small apartments they're clunky they take up way too much room and way too heavy to cook with if you don't have a lot of time.

Teflon sucks i don't know why people use it. If you wanna use something thats an alternative to it use stainless steel or ceramic both are way better than the teflon goes. Teflon you can use but the problem is you have to cook with it at the right temps otherwise it will start coming up.



lol

When I first moved into an apartment, I seared a steak and set off the smoke detector. The firemen came and just laughed and said the steak looked wonderful. I didn't have any problems after that since I became aware of the smoke detector and how powerful the heating coils on the stovetop were. Wipe/scrub and season after every use. Sometimes, you don't even need to wash it. Delicious stir-fried veggies, drunken chicken, ahi steaks, anything. Heating takes a couple of minutes longer but I didn't find it to take too long.

Whatever works for you, though. I'm less attached to electronics since I have to get a new computer every now and then. These things just don't last very long anymore.
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lol

When I first moved into an apartment, I seared a steak and set off the smoke detector. The firemen came and just laughed and said the steak looked wonderful. I didn't have any problems after that since I became aware of the smoke detector and how powerful the heating coils on the stovetop were. Wipe/scrub and season after every use. Sometimes, you don't even need to wash it. Delicious stir-fried veggies, drunken chicken, ahi steaks, anything. Heating takes a couple of minutes longer but I didn't find it to take too long.

Whatever works for you, though. I'm less attached to electronics since I have to get a new computer every now and then. These things just don't last very long anymore.


Yea sadly i was born in an era where electronics where a tape player and giant computers and no real cellphones for the average person. Atari generation video games. After 20 years of watching technology progress I've become quite attached to most of it. My friend on the other hand is far far worse, he'll get the latest technology as fast as possible in order to just to keep up. Im not that bad i can last with old tech to a certain breaking point lol.
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I downgraded from my Galaxy S4 Active to a HTC Desire last December so I'd only have to pay around $20 on the virgin mobile carrier, holy crap I regret the downgrade. Even though it's not supposed to be as nice as the Galaxy, it's cheap-o meter was way too high for what it cost. SLOW processor, hard to identify the charging light, fails to give notifications when messages are sent, tacky volume control sounds, opening certain apps would cause the phone to shut down instantaneously, power button being a complete hassle just to turn the phone on, and the nail in the coffin was that a couple days ago the phone started continuously restarting itself after going to the login screen with no end. Removing battery and taking out sim card and putting it back in did not fix it.

So I just went back to AT&T and fortunately for me they have a new add a line deal so I get the exact same service I used to have before I left, but for $25/mo instead of $40/mo.
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I like getting a new phone but I hate setting it up as I use it for sooooo much so I have an awful lot to do to it to get it ready for actual use...
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I'd like to upgrade my phone ..
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I sell cell phones for a living. The temptation is always there. I have gone 3-4 years between upgrades, I've also gone 10 months. It depends on the device. There typically doesn't need to be much of an overall performance upgrade between phone models each year. Every other year tends to be worth it. Funny how that works out. But, in the long run as long as the phone you currently use is still working fine, no slow down or battery fatigue, there really isn't much of a need to upgrade.

That being said I currently use the LG G3 and am debating on swapping up to a Galaxy Note 4.
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Nah. I just have to remind myself to delete stuff I don't need. That's how I make up space on my phone. It would be nice having more internal space though. For some reason, my phone's default setting is to get new updates on Google music, news, movies,
Magazines, and metro zone.

I specifically bought a sufficient phone where it's waterproof and shock proof and has a navigation system.
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