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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. stjones

    stjones

    Feb 23, 2010
    I HAD to like this one cause I couldn’t like that one!! Lolz
     
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  2. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
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    Dude, you are so getting egged
     
  3. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    :D:D:D:D Eat a bowl of green sh&@t, get a treat!
     
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  4. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
     
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ I can not dislike you because every mother probably has one weirdo like you but I have to admit that I wept for David Bowie's soul ;)
     
  6. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    the war on Halloween by these vegan secularists going around perverting our traditional values of cavities, tantrums and credit card debt will spell the end of Western Culture! These people are sick, with their broccoli and crudely drawn propaganda, and we must fight them at all costs!
     
  7. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    I think that this calls for radical activism. Who volunteers to sneak over to Matty’s house, with a nice prime rib steak to distract his pup (I don’t know, would Matty be distracted by a nice filet too?), and pour chocolate syrup over that bowl of broccoli? I must admit, I only eat broccoli because it’s good for me and try to stay away from most sugary stuff, but we’re talking principals here.

    On a side note, I had something called romanesco for the first time the other night and was pleasantly surprised. Had never even heard of it. I think that it’s in the broccoli family. Sort of looks like broccoli with a fractile like looking head. I liked it quite a bit more than broccoli. To me, it has a much more mild taste and texture.

    Too much information? And if Matty and his pup are vegan, I apologize for the meaty threats and we’ll deliver spicy hummus and chips. Mike
     
  8. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Finally got a new phone after five years :cool:
     
  9. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT

    Jan 4, 2016
    I'm due to replace my 4+ y.o. Galaxy S6 next month and am NOT excited about it. Love, love, love the camera on this phone, but what do I know - the new ones are prolly better still.

    Maybe @Casinostocks could start an advice thread about phones like he has for new car tire kickers.
     
  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Mike, that picture was from the web ;)
    First of, Matty’s door and doorway don’t look that tatty! Secondly, I always add a healthy serving of arugula with my broccoli :D
     
  11. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    905
    Jan 17, 2014
    Lol. 5 years ain't bad.

    I hung on to a flip phone for 9 years (SCH-3500). Had no choice but to upgrade when the battery was so old, a 5 minute call drained it dead after charging overnight.

    When I stopped by a store to get a new battery, the employee looks at the phone and says, "Wow... you've had that a long time. We haven't carried batteries or accessories for those in years".o_O

    Ok. Fine. New phone it is. Huh... I guess texting IS pretty convenient if you're not trying to do it on a numeric keypad.:p
     
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  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Not much advice here other than that I’m an Applehead who changes iPhone every 2 years when it gets completely paid off which I just turn around and sell off on eBay as I start payments on a new iPhone.

    The new 11 doesn’t have any significant upgrades over my current XS Max apart from a much better camera but since I only photograph inanimate objects, the awesomeness of the new camera is something I can live without! FWIW, I recently read a super techie’s opinion as written in NYT that he used to recommend changing iPhones every 2 years but since the last few iteration as of iPhone 7 have not been significantly improved, he is now telling folks to use their phones for about 4 years. I have no clue about the Galaxy and other Android based smartphones :)
     
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  13. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Trust me Mat, you need a new phone with a better Camera:eek::p:cool::)

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  14. amflud

    amflud

    Jun 10, 2009
    My wife recently upgraded to the iPhone 7, only because her iPhone 6 completely died and Verizon didn’t have any replacements, so they upgraded her. They told her not to perform any software updates going forward.
     
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  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    That sucks! Funny how it seems Verizon blames an Apple update for the trouble (?). Pretty sure Apple knows more about their products than Verizon does though, not sure I would heed that "advice". :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I’m not so sure about an iPhone 7 but I do know as a matter of fact that certain apple products no longer support the latest iOS updates by design! They are generally well made and last longer if otherwise in which case will become counterproductive for Apple’s revenue. I have bricked 2 very old iMacs n this way which I took in for the Genius Bar folks to rest and the auto updates bricked them to the point that eve they told me it was time to move onto a newer shiny Mac.
     
  17. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    If it helps,
    I was recently at the Apple store because my trusty iPhone 7+ started acting up after the last update. Employee told me that putting that update on my phone was like putting a teenagers heart into an elderly body and the body just can’t keep up. She said that the phone just can’t do what is being asked of it. she reset pretty much everything and restored it from a backup, it’s doing much better now but she said not to put another update on it and that with them stopping production of the 7 that any new updates basically won’t support that or any previous model.
     
  18. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    905
    Jan 17, 2014
    Planned obsolescence. It's not a fault, it's a feature:rolleyes:
     
  19. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    You're not totally wrong, but not totally right either. I have an older iPad (that I use mostly for posting here, lol) and an old iPhone 5 too. They might not be updating those older models much at all anymore, but they are still supported. Both have received minor updates in the past 2 months.

    Your iMacs are wholly different animals. They're computers, not mobile devices, and not what is being discussed for this purpose.

    That employee doesn't have a clue, FWIW. iOS updates are different for every different device model. Completely off base with that comment, lmao! You're not getting features from the iPhone 11 shoved into your iPhone 7... (Completely different, incompatible hardware for that matter.) Yes, this most recent iOS update (iOS 13.2) has some serious bugs, and I definitely would not recommend installing it! Wait for Apple to pull their heads from their rears and patch the update so it works properly. I'd bet 13.2.1 is coming within a few days.

    Sort of. Battery life becomes a major issue after 4-5 years anyway, nature of the Li-ion chemistry.

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    Circling back...

    As I mentioned earlier in this post, I would not recommend updating to iOS 13.2. It has some serious bugs, it will likely be patched pretty quickly with all the bad press they're receiving. Generally, I do recommend waiting to install any Apple iOS update on a mobile device for at least a week or two after release, for this very reason that has mud in Apple's face right now.

    I would definitely NOT recommend foregoing any future software update! Lol! Just wait awhile before installing any, if there are problems (like 13.2 has), they will get sorted before you install. I have been doing this with Apple phones and iPads for ~8 years without issue. It's what the smart folks recommend doing. Ignore the Apple fanbois and don't immediately update!
     
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  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Correct. Both iMacs were mid-2011 models, one 27" and the other 21.5". I really liked them but the update after High Sierra which I believe was Mojave killed them both. They were retroacted to Sierra by the Genius Bar but the buggers went on a self update spree after a couple. The 27" model also had some inherent issues which Apple had fixed under recall (graphic card issue).

    I updated to the latest iOS on my iPhone XS and the OS on my MacBook Pro is Catalina 10.5 and lemme tell you that the photo migration orientation is buggy but above my pay grade. Also have a very old iPad 3, now a Dog-Pad which plays soothing music for the dog when she all alone inside and I'm not home. No issues there either, LOL!
     
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