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Posted 12/4/15 , edited 12/4/15
I am very attached to my Xbox 360. had it for 9 years, it does have sentimental value to me, i met a lot of good people playing games with it and it was just in my life for so long. I still use it every day, even though i don`t play games much anymore but i use it to watch tv, crunchyroll of course, and still stay in touch with some friends. I`m not planning on buying the new one but i know that eventually this one`s life will end at some point, it`s so old allready and i will have to replace it.
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Posted 12/4/15

descloud wrote:

It's just a piece of metal at the end of the day.


and humans are a lump of flesh and electrical impulses.


We still form emotional attachments to them.
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Posted 12/4/15

Ryulightorb wrote:


descloud wrote:

It's just a piece of metal at the end of the day.


and humans are a lump of flesh and electrical impulses.


We still form emotional attachments to them.


I see you did not approve very much of my comment.
Posted 12/4/15
Yes.

I talk to my PC when I'm playing something that's straining to run. "Shh, it'll be okay." This computer is like a child to me: I must be protective and attentive!
Posted 12/4/15
I did with my Gameboy for awhile It was just so nostalgic that I didn't wanna forget or get rid of it.
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Posted 12/4/15
When I was younger I had a GBA SP that was like my child. I brought it literally everywhere with me... Every car trip, every bathroom trip, I even slept with it under my pillow! Then one day I got distracted, thought I was setting it down on a table, dropped it and it broke. The only other time I had cried so hard was when my dog had passed away.

Since then, my attachment has been less emotional (yet I still hate throwing electronics away), and has grown more economical. If I was holding one of my electronics and started falling, I would go through a decent amount of pain to keep the electronic safe because it would be easier than replacing it!

At this point though, I'm not sure if my reluctance to throw away electronics stems from emotional attachment, hoarding, or both.
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Posted 12/4/15
Haha my CPU is pretty old and somewhat slow. I want to build a computer so bad, but I'm not going to lie; I'll be pretty sad when I have to give up this computer. It's been through a lot(one time I recall that it had a soda spilled over it and the soda literally missed all the important parts on the inside) and taken me through a lot of places(mostly games no matter however laggy they may have been xD) in its past 4 years of use. For it to have lasted this long over some of the stuff that's happened to it, it's a pretty great computer xD.

So yah, I'll miss it when it's time to upgrade.
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Posted 12/4/15
You can be emotionally attached to literally anything.

My friend's car died the week before her wedding and she cried when they took it away - it was her first car. What's worse is that when she told me this on the phone, I answered: "Yeah, I know what you mean. We had to throw out the couch." [this couch had history: first it belonged to my parents-in-law, and then my husband took it when he moved in with his roommates. We liked it so much that we took it when we moved in together.]
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Posted 12/4/15
No
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My computer. I had the frame for years its. 1990s version but the inside has been redone back in 2011 i think because my motherboard went out and had the change some parts because the new one is different from the old. Pc i wont get rid of til i run it to complete shit and its almost there it has a temp problem. But i just opened it up a little for more air and havent had a problem since!

Besides that my phone that seems to be replaced every few months cause i break them too fast. >.>

I dont live anywhere near the ppl i talk to so yes i love these things cuz well those people are my friends and soon enough all ill have.
Posted 12/4/15
naaw, only attachments i have are to my hug pillows
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Posted 12/4/15
Not really. One of the reason why I have external hard drives that I hardly use.
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Posted 12/4/15
Not anymore. I had a kindle from 2013, thing is good to pass the time as you turn it on to read and turn your brain off to enjoy the book. The battery was dying slowly past couple of months, finally at 64% full it shuts off sometimes after the last program was running. Wi-Fi off,, brightness down, as many features as I could think off and it seemed to charge slower.

Order a new battery, kit is a couple cheap shit tools and a new replacement, it is the wrong battery though it fits (mine was glued in, new one had screws holes). In the process of removing the battery which the video shows to be super easy I had bent the thing, lithium ion is not something to mess with as it was sparking and sputtered into flames. Filled one of those disposable aluminum pans with baking soda, sealed it up, and buried a foot deep in the backyard for fear of it catching fire . Will check up on it in a month, hopefull it has discharged by then.

New battery doesn't seem as great either, was looking to just order a new Kindle and with the Wi-Fi on I watched a quarter battery disappear in an hour or so even though the thing wasn't fully charged. So no, not emotionally attached to things anymore (only thing besides devices I was attached to was some books for the battletech series I had been buying since the mid-90s...gave them to my brother along with a box set and figurines...he loved them and I had read them way to many times).
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Posted 12/4/15
I don't feel any emotional attachments toward electronics or any kind of object only if it's from a relative/love ones that belongs to them and pass away. I still keep the things my grandma had when she was alive in a safe place. electronics are made to last a certain length of time. The Company know when they need updating. lol
Posted 12/4/15
Im definitely attached to my electronics one time my power went out i felt like i had lost all purpose in life
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