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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    still havent replaced mine. still addicted to mindless internet browsing but now i can only do it when im at home which is a big improvement.
    do you have any sense of missing out on anything? like impromptu meet ups or changes of plan, since people can't reach you while out?

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    that's one of the best things about it. particularly as i gave up drinking at the same time.

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    in this country impromptu meet up can only mean making a cunt of yourself drinking. better off out of it.

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    People don't have impromptu meetups anymore because they've been talking to each other all day via social media.

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    what about workplace boredom luka?

    sneaking five minutes on whatsapp on the bog is sometimes the only thing that sustains me

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    i love my job and i only do it for 4 hours a day now it's winter.

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    A smartphone without Social Media is a quite helpful tool. In fact, I think social media has become THE plague of the 2010s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefinga View Post
    A smartphone without Social Media is a quite helpful tool. In fact, I think social media has become THE plague of the 2010s.
    can you actually get a smartphone that has useful online apps like maps and train/bus timetables but is otherwise offline (I appreciate this may be a ludicrous proposition)? i know less than zero about phones, but this would be my ideal set-up

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    can you actually get a smartphone that has useful online apps like maps and train/bus timetables but is otherwise offline (I appreciate this may be a ludicrous proposition)? i know less than zero about phones, but this would be my ideal set-up
    This wouldn't be too hard to arrange - just delete all your non-essential apps. (The downside of this is that you'll be fully conscious of what a high rate you're - possibly - paying for a map and train timetables.)

    I've had the same thought re: Spotify. I'd like an MP3 player that I could connect to WiFi and run Spotify on, including downloading stuff for offline use. I don't think this exists, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    can you actually get a smartphone that has useful online apps like maps and train/bus timetables but is otherwise offline (I appreciate this may be a ludicrous proposition)? i know less than zero about phones, but this would be my ideal set-up
    Usually those services are also available via good ole browser windows, so you don't need a specific app for it just use the inbult browser of your smartphone, however you'd need a connection to the web for it which means naturally you're not offline.

    Possibly you could also get time tables/maps which are downloadable to your phone and could be automaitcally upgraded whenever you're connecting to a wi if or go 3G/4G. The crux with maps on phones however is, they often automatically demand you send your GPS position.

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    thanks for the tips, guys. I'm (by design, cos I hate them) absolutely clueless when it comes to phones

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    You can also get apps for your phone which restrict the time you can spend on other apps.

    Not as effective as not owning a phone, obviously (far too easy to disable), but they can help limit usage if you don't almost immediately delete them as I do.

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    not to be a contrarian, but i've got by without a mobile since 2011

    reading stats about however many times a day someone touches their phone you'd think it was a new form of brain infused genitalia, which they kinda are if you think about it stoned & add Louis CK

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