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Old 17.10.2017, 12:23
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In Berlin I heard they installed pedestrian crossing lights in the floor. Probably for all those newspaper readers
Actually there are quite a few pedestrian crossings with beeping sound around here, meant for blind people. Who would have thought .....

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So I'm looking at my phone?

I'm reading an interesting article.
I'm letting my wife know I'm on my way home.
I'm sending grandma a photograph of the children.
I'm organising a reunion with some friends I haven't seen in a while.
I'm talking an old friend through a difficult break up.
I'm making sure I haven't missed my dose.
I'm looking at a map to find my way.
Let me guess: He forgot to tell his wife he was on his way home.

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Is it like the warning beep when one is reversing a car into something?
I wonder if one's brain tunes it out, after a while.
I've not invented it yet.

I told a friend I won't visit her again as I get more attention if I call her on the handy or whatsapp.
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Old 17.10.2017, 12:29
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Actually there are quite a few pedestrian crossings with beeping sound around here, meant for blind people. Who would have thought .....


Let me guess: He forgot to tell his wife he was on his way home.


I've not invented it yet.

I told a friend I won't visit her again as I get more attention if I call her on the handy or whatsapp.
She is probably in the phase where it is no longer her fault, treat her as an addict. If she conditioned her head to respond to a particular stimuli, her head will tune out anything else. With kids it is even faster.

That, or you are just really boring, bubba. Which I know you aren't, lol.

We should have an irl meet up, bring her, and we all forget our cells at home. K?
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Old 17.10.2017, 12:35
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Re: The Smartphone " blinkers"

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So I'm looking at my phone?

I'm reading an interesting article.
I'm letting my wife know I'm on my way home.
I'm sending grandma a photograph of the children.
I'm organising a reunion with some friends I haven't seen in a while.
I'm talking an old friend through a difficult break up.
I'm making sure I haven't missed my dose.
I'm looking at a map to find my way.

I don't owe you eye contact.
I don't owe you a smile.

Why don't you mind your own business?

your playing candy crush
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Old 17.10.2017, 12:36
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your playing candy crush
Angry Birds Star Wars, actually.

I can't stand bright colours...
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Old 17.10.2017, 12:38
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She is probably in the phase where it is no longer her fault, treat her as an addict. If she conditioned her head to respond to a particular stimuli, her head will tune out anything else. With kids it is even faster.

That, or you are just really boring, bubba. Which I know you aren't, lol.

We should have an irl meet up, bring her, and we all forget our cells at home. K?
She was always a phone addict but in the old days those things were tied to the house

When the handies came up, she called me once while I was out with a friend. I told her I can't talk and will call her back, I'm in a restaurant with a friend .... she absolutely did not understand my reasoning When out, I just don't pick up anymore and call back later. For some reason that seems to be acceptable to her.
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Old 17.10.2017, 12:44
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She was always a phone addict but in the old days those things were tied to the house

When the handies came up, she called me once while I was out with a friend. I told her I can't talk and will call her back, I'm in a restaurant with a friend .... she absolutely did not understand my reasoning When out, I just don't pick up anymore and call back later. For some reason that seems to be acceptable to her.
Sometimes to get somebody unhooked, you yourself have to stop using the medium they are hooked on. Did you try to send her a letter or a card, seriously, I know you are laughing now - but anticipation is most of the fun and she might get busy writing instead of checking her cell, constantly.

Btw, I can't seem to adopt the weird "handy" word. Natel is easy enough, sounds like a name, but handy, is just too...much of a false friend?
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Old 17.10.2017, 13:50
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Sometimes to get somebody unhooked, you yourself have to stop using the medium they are hooked on. Did you try to send her a letter or a card, seriously, I know you are laughing now - but anticipation is most of the fun and she might get busy writing instead of checking her cell, constantly.

Btw, I can't seem to adopt the weird "handy" word. Natel is easy enough, sounds like a name, but handy, is just too...much of a false friend?
She hates writing, doesn't even write emails and switches from whatsapp to phonecall as soon as she can.
Honestly, I'm not planning to get her unhooked, she seems happy and I seem to be the only one complaining. LOL. We've been friends since boarding school, we can obviously live with it. And as there are always at least one, normally several countries between us, it's fine.

In this country a natel was one of these bulky things. Compared to those a mobile is handy, hence a handy.
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In this country a natel was one of these bulky things.
The heavy brick thing one had to work out to be able to hold to your ear?
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the heavy brick thing one had to work out to be able to hold to your ear?
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Re: The Smartphone " blinkers"

Wow. Is this the Atari of the cell phones?
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Old 17.10.2017, 15:31
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Wow. Is this the Atari of the cell phones?
Yep. That is a Natel, dialing code was 077. Apparently M-Budget has taken that over now .... what ever that implies
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Re: The Smartphone " blinkers"

I was on a bus going to Altstetten station, a young lady standing next to me was talking to her friend Emily very loudly on her mobile.

After she hung up I asked, "Was that Emily? How is she?". She told me it was a private conversation and I should not be eavesdropping. I told her the entire bus had no choice but to eavesdrop.
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Actually there are quite a few pedestrian crossings with beeping sound around here, meant for blind people. Who would have thought .....
I don't understand your comparison with the blind, by here is an article about the crossings in Berlin.

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...tphone-zombies

Also in the article is the new German word for these people... "Smombie".
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What a waste of money. Can't we just let the problem darwin itself out?
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Old 20.10.2017, 18:03
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I don't understand your comparison with the blind,
I didn't compare with the blind, I pointed out that the beeping-facilities for the blind can now be used by the numerous Smartphon "blinkers".

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...tphone-zombies
LOL, I saw them on a picture (I think aSwissinUS posted) on an other thread and kept wondering what they were for.
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