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Hornby 2021 Product Range
#16
(01-09-2021, 09:05 AM)Super Wrote: Am I the only person in the world to not have one of these phones?  Dodgy
Yes, probably!
Estimated number of mobile devices in use 2020 worldwide = 14.02 billion
Estimated population of world 2020 = 7.8 billion
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#17
Ah...so I am the only sane one Big Grin

Honestly, if you look at the world today it may be this connection that is screwing it up with social media....come on...everybody...save the world and mankind....throw out your phones now!!!

Its not global warning we should be worried about...its the media Wink
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#18
Actual Super, you’re wise for thinking this way. (I’m typing this out on my iPhone, BTW.)

I’m sorry to say but we’ve become absolute slaves to these devices and the “services” they help provide. I’m trying remain apolitical here and I apologize if I’m not doing a very good job at it. However, Facebook and Twitter are like something out of a dystopian 80s cyberpunk novel or movie. Eldon Tyrell (a man who grew human slaves in a laboratory at an industrial scale) is a saint compared to Dorsey and Zuckerburg. Tim Cook turned Apple into a weird, Steve Jobs religious cult that happens to make computer-ish devices of various sorts.

This board is about the extent of my “social media” nowadays. I realize how much more I like this format compared to the dopamine fix of today’s platforms.

Again, sorry. We’re here to talk about toy trains mostly. I enjoy various “technology services” like most people. But I’m examining the role these things play in my life, the lives of my family and in society over all. I’m not pleased.
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(01-09-2021, 09:05 AM)Super Wrote: Now thats a very cool idea where one can program with the tile placement. Don't see how that would work with the wooden rails though. I guess this must be something relatively new as they talk about a cell phone app. Am I the only person in the world to not have one of these phones?  Dodgy

Actually the coloured token idea is I think borrowed from the old Lego Duplo trains, I believe in prior incarnations you could affect how the motorised trains would behave, for example go forwards or backwards.  Of course nothing as sophisticated as this and definitely no phone app stuff, but fundamentally very similar just enhanced.

As for not having "one of these phones" are you telling me you don't have a smart phone of any type Super?  Angel

If so I'm amazed in this day and age as you have to really go out of your way to avoid iPhones (overrated, overpriced, copycat junk these days) and Android (more innovative due to the open source nature that allows individual companies to produce new features/functions).  I know there are still a few 'old school' phones out there like the re-launched Nokia's, but they are well only for those who want to just talk or need massive battery life...
Happily collecting things all my life... Big Grin
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(01-10-2021, 10:02 AM)Nigels Wrote: As for not having "one of these phones" are you telling me you don't have a smart phone of any type Super?  Angel

If so I'm amazed in this day and age as you have to really go out of your way to avoid iPhones (overrated, overpriced, copycat junk these days) and Android

Not going out of my way to avoid them just don't see the purpose for me.

Not unless you want to include my 17 year old pre-paid minutes Flip Phone what you younguns have now a days. I leave it in my car uncharged in case I break down and need help. Doesn't have texting or a camera and because Its not kept charged I receive no calls but then again I don't give out the number to anyone but my daughter.

Don't have never had any need or want for these things and I can't stand carrying things in my pockets (except for a knife and Chapstick).  Anyway I have always hated talking on the phone, heck my land line phone in my house doesn't even have the ringer on as I don't need to talk with anyone  LOL. Big Grin
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#21
I'm shocked, for someone who likes techie things you sound like a luddite lol
Happily collecting things all my life... Big Grin
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#22
Man, I miss my Nokia flip phone(s)! You could kinda text on them, although it was fairly awkward. I’ve also found that not having a home land line is something of a handicap. I wish we could go back to it but AT&T is out of the home phone business so you either have rely on Comcast or a cell provider that offers home phone service.

This is a real problem when you get into rural areas with poor cell coverage. 20 years ago, you could get good quality land line service out in the sticks but now it’s horrible.
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#23
Huh Huh Huh

My Land Line is AT&T??? Its been this way for years. Not Internet phone, not cable...an actual phone line to the Telephone pole...wow, a Telephone Pole Big Grin
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#24
I'm not so shocked by Super's phone choices... I bought my smartphone only late 2019, when my old Nokia not-so-smart-phone died. Furthermore, I'm not regretting it, because now I can shoot and edit my videos on that thing... but I'm still missing my beautiful old Moto Razr flip phones I had for years, in many colours!   Big Grin
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(01-10-2021, 12:56 PM)Super Wrote: Huh Huh Huh

My Land Line is AT&T??? Its been this way for years. Not Internet phone, not cable...an actual phone line to the Telephone pole...wow, a Telephone Pole Big Grin
I will stand corrected then, Super. My mom got a cable VOIP line last year, supposedly because AT&T was getting out of the home phone business. This was partly due the advice of a family member who had a lucrative 20+ career in the telecom and IT business.

However, said relative later turned out to no longer work in the industry because he’s gone completely off his rocker mentally! I guess I really should check my sources! Mea Culpa.

BTW, they DO still offer traditional land line service in my area. There are some now pretty old articles discussing their plans to possibly get out of the home phone business but not right now.
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#26
And now with this thread completely derailed (see what I did there?), back to the discussion of Hornby trains.

Those Gresley P1/P3 class are freaking beautiful beasts.
The Princess class are likewise lovely.
Is/was the Lifeson Coal Board a real thing or is that little 0-4-0 shunter another humorous nod to another legendary guitarist? And could a string of R. Fripp trucks be purchased for the Lifeson 0-4-0 to pull?

I’m still kicking myself for not buying a new loco drive 5 MT Black Five a couple years ago.
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(01-10-2021, 12:56 PM)Super Wrote: Huh Huh Huh

My Land Line is AT&T??? Its been this way for years. Not Internet phone, not cable...an actual phone line to the Telephone pole...wow, a Telephone Pole Big Grin

How would you know if you got the ringer turned off or don't answer it lol!  For all you know they may have cut you off when they quit the game lol!  Angel

 
(01-10-2021, 01:01 PM)Mister No Wrote: I'm not so shocked by Super's phone choices... I bought my smartphone only late 2019, when my old Nokia not-so-smart-phone died. Furthermore, I'm not regretting it, because now I can shoot and edit my videos on that thing... but I'm still missing my beautiful old Moto Razr flip phones I had for years, in many colours!   Big Grin

Don't tell anyone, but I still got my original one and a brand new still in box unused one!  The problem these days is to find a SIM that will support them...
Happily collecting things all my life... Big Grin
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(01-11-2021, 08:15 AM)Nigels Wrote: How would you know if you got the ringer turned off or don't answer it lol!  For all you know they may have cut you off when they quit the game lol!  Angel

The answer is simple....I use the phone for my calls out only. Smile
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