Some Strange And Funny Things About Me

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I use a flip phone.

Yes, that's right, a flip phone without internet access.

A flip phone and ya know the design of the flip phone is based on the communicator from the first "Star Trek" TV series.

Yeah, it really is!

I would not even consider using a phone with internet access because I know what kind of people are out there.

The kind of people who will cause tons of internet capable phones to not work one bright morning.

I actually know some of those people and they are nice guys but they are criminals and as long as they are dealt with on that basis everything is fine.

Also I do not text.

I know how but I don't. I talk on phones.

I don't use hotspots.

Back in the pre-CAN-SPAM Act days we would use open hotspots as email servers much to the chagrin of the real owners but hey, those were the Wild West days of the internet!

I now buy all of my domains through a provider which offers free WHOIS protection.

Everything that involves money I do through a corporation or other essentially anonymous methods of concealing transactions from prying eyes.

Knowledge is power you know and there just ain't no point in giving others too much knowledge about you and with that knowledge at least some degree of power over you.

My house is protected with an offline video system, a panic button that sets off a 136 decibel siren and an alarm system of my own design and installation.

"Paranoid" you may say but no.

It's a jungle out there and I prefer to keep the jungle critters out in the jungle.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    I like untying kittens all wrapped up in string.

    And reading stuff with paragraphs.

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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      I like reading stuff with paragraphs.
      Agree with you there skipped over the Wall of text to your post. Hard on the eyes to read a blur of words slapped together.

      To the Original Poster please fix it.
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      • Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

        Agree with you there skipped over the Wall of text to your post. Hard on the eyes to read a blur of words slapped together.

        To the Original Poster please fix it.

        OK. Hold me beer......................
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    • Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      I like untying kittens all wrapped up in string.

      And reading stuff with paragraphs.


      Yeah, perhaps I should have broken that down into a couple of paragraphs but then there is that whole thing called "literary license" of which I am a great fan. I also sometimes use "run on" sentences for effect. The editor at my publisher will chastise me for it though. Thanks for reading!
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by The Real Harry Mitchell View Post

        Yeah, perhaps I should have broken that down into a couple of paragraphs but then there is that whole thing called "literary license" of which I am a great fan. I also sometimes use "run on" sentences for effect. The editor at my publisher will chastise me for it though. Thanks for reading!
        Literary licence, never heard it called that before, but l do tend to get more poetic when l read something like that and read some of the lines twice since, (as Don put it) it is a wall of text with zero anchor points and not easy to read.

        PS ok, good you fixed it but the spacings need to be reduced, (WF bug) l will give you an example above, and if you press CONTROL - and the enter button when you will get a one line space.
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        • Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

          Literary licence, never heard it called that before, but l do tend to get more poetic when l read something like that and read some of the lines twice since, (as Don put it) it is a wall of text with zero anchor points and not easy to read.

          PS ok, good you fixed it but the spacings need to be reduced, (WF bug) l will give you an example above, and if you press CONTROL - and the enter button when you will get a one line space.

          I know. Ise just funnin' ya! By the way, I know where ya can buy those Big Chief tablets and the fat round pencils we used in grade school.

          Indentation also helps except that is is hard to do here.

          You also might want to Google the term "Ad Absurdum".
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by The Real Harry Mitchell View Post

            I know. Ise just funnin' ya! By the way, I know where ya can buy those Big Chief tablets and the fat round pencils we used in grade school.

            Indentation also helps except that is is hard to do here.

            You also might want to Google the term "Ad Absurdum".
            Ooooook, yes l did look up that word, and have that problem all of the time elsewhere, although for me it is a case of being correct and having to try to convince someone that emotional rationalization and clinging onto your teddy constitutes an opinion that isn't completely insane.

            I usually wish them well, and leave the discussion, (well the "go to hell remark" might crop up, but in a nice way).

            And welcome Harry.

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          • Originally Posted by The Real Harry Mitchell View Post


            You also might want to Google the term "Ad Absurdum".
            Ad Berserkum has more proactively singular hits.

            But likely sum guy from Hong Kong already nabbed that .com.

            Them sum kinda guys are crazy that ways, I guess.

            Anyways, I so love a guy packin' cyborg mystique.

            Mayhap there be a romantic cure for my momentarily spazzed coffee blendah thang ...
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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      I like untying kittens all wrapped up in string.

      And reading stuff with paragraphs.

      i like untying kittens with paragraphs

      and reading stuff all wrapped up in string
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

        i like untying kittens with paragraphs

        and reading stuff all wrapped up in string
        At least Claude hasn't posted here, he would crash the server, lol.

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  • There.


    Fixed it.


    Lots of paragraphs now.


    Thanks for the advice!
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by The Real Harry Mitchell View Post

    OK. Hold me beer......................
    Dang, you never said you where buying !
    Originally Posted by The Real Harry Mitchell View Post

    There.

    Fixed it.

    Lots of paragraphs now.

    Thanks for the advice!
    Thanks for fixing the post and Welcome to the Forum. One quick question, do you pay every thing in cash?
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    • No, actually I don't. I do use a lot of prepaid debit cards though. Ain't no one's business how and where I spend my money. I do love cash though..............just sayin'......................
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    there is plenty of knowledge that .. is pretty useless and will have no power involved in it .

    the only thing a lot of what you put it the original post say.. jost is justification for no wanting to use smart phones and mobile devices ..that are not secure ..

    that is fine.. many people still don't have any interest in it .. if you wanted to.. you would most likely have those friends you know .. instruct you in how to make it secure .

    I am reading way to much into this.. but you just seem as though you don't want to me on the mobile leash ..always in contact with everyone you know .. every where you walk..

    I bet your flip phone the one you carry doesn't have that many people who know your number .. and you might still have a landline at home .. with a voice mail box .. so you chose when to call people ..

    I hate mobile smartphones ..because i barely make calls .. and it usually so annoying to serf on the web with them.. i have to fight the urge to throw them ..

    I am well aware of the information trail i leave.. and that there really is no privacy today ..
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

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      I hate mobile smartphones ..because i barely make calls .. and it usually so annoying to serf on the web with them.. i have to fight the urge to throw them ..

      I am well aware of the information trail i leave.. and that there really is no privacy today ..
      Finally something we can both agree on.

      Yes, in about 20 days time my 3G network, or 4, (don't bother keeping up with the G's) which my ancient, not really smart phone, (small screen, no touch screen thingy) depends on will be yanked.

      They say that in some areas the signal will go, so l will wait and see, and if it disappears, pending a room full of cash, then l will probably stash my phone account, (not use it) and go back to old fashioned pay phones.

      Lifes frickin good!

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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

        Finally something we can both agree on.

        Yes, in about 20 days time my 3G network, or 4, (don't bother keeping up with the G's) which my ancient, not really smart phone, (small screen, no touch screen thingy) depends on will be yanked.

        They say that in some areas the signal will go, so l will wait and see, and if it disappears, pending a room full of cash, then l will probably stash my phone account, (not use it) and go back to old fashioned pay phones.

        Lifes frickin good!

        Whats a Pay Phone?

        Ahh, I looked it up. So when someone wants to call you to place an order they have to know the nearest Pay Phone's number to where you are in the Mall and hope there is no-one using it. your business will go from strength to strength.
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        • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          Whats a Pay Phone?

          Ahh, I looked it up. So when someone wants to call you to place an order they have to know the nearest Pay Phone's number to where you are in the Mall
          The ones at the Mall were stolen, seems the smartphone users raided the coin box's.They needed to pay the monthly fee.
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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

            The ones at the Mall were stolen, seems the smartphone users raided the coin box's.They needed to pay the monthly fee.
            the payphones around here have credit/debit card slots ..so do the vending machines ..

            half of the reason the the money slowed down when i was street performing is people stopped carrying much or any cash..

            plus someone would probably let you use their cellphone for free or a buck.. payphones are like 1.50 or some silly price
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          • Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

            The ones at the Mall were stolen, seems the smartphone users raided the coin box's.They needed to pay the monthly fee.

            One day years ago when I was out in Western Kansas I stopped at a pay phone. The telephone guy had left the key in the lockbox! Imagine............................
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            • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
              Originally Posted by The Real Harry Mitchell View Post

              One day years ago when I was out in Western Kansas I stopped at a pay phone. The telephone guy had left the key in the lockbox! Imagine............................
              I used to have one of those keys and a full set of vending machine keys...

              I eagerly await the day when an EMP takes out all the electronics. Even momentary loss would drive most people to suicide. Sadly, I wouldn't be able to see all the insanity because my Internet and satellite TV would be down.

              I have a pre-paid Tracfone I got at Wal-mart for $10. I turned it on about a year ago to verify something. Then I put it back in my bug-out bag. I've always disliked telephones. I don't like talking to anyone unless I can see their face. That's why there is so much misunderstanding online. Emojis are a very poor substitute.
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              • Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

                I used to have one of those keys and a full set of vending machine keys...

                I eagerly await the day when an EMP takes out all the electronics. Even momentary loss would drive most people to suicide. Sadly, I wouldn't be able to see all the insanity because my Internet and satellite TV would be down.

                I have a pre-paid Tracfone I got at Wal-mart for $10. I turned it on about a year ago to verify something. Then I put it back in my bug-out bag. I've always disliked telephones. I don't like talking to anyone unless I can see their face. That's why there is so much misunderstanding online. Emojis are a very poor substitute.

                You got that right!
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      • Profile picture of the author Odahh
        Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

        Finally something we can both agree on.

        Yes, in about 20 days time my 3G network, or 4, (don't bother keeping up with the G's) which my ancient, not really smart phone, (small screen, no touch screen thingy) depends on will be yanked.

        They say that in some areas the signal will go, so l will wait and see, and if it disappears, pending a room full of cash, then l will probably stash my phone account, (not use it) and go back to old fashioned pay phones.

        Lifes frickin good!

        i don't have a phone at the moment or any of my own electronic gear .. next phone i get will probably be a smart phone ..but i will probably have one of those super cheap phone service you can use over wifi ..

        it has uses .. i just like having it off or in airplane mode when i am not using it.. last phone i had hardly ever used but somehow the number got to dozens of telemarketing companies .. so it was ringing ever 20 minutes ..

        i personally have no problem if other people are sitting around using them..unless they are playing gangster rap extra loud..i'm happy in a world with peoples attention in their phones .. instead of having to keep up with meaningless crap in popular media .. to have something to talk to random strangers around them ..

        i have been in front of computer screens for over 20 years ... and at this point when i am online i want to be in front of the biggest screen i can be in front of with like 15 taps open or more haha .. i go nut on phones cause my web serfing behaviors is not supported
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    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    Whats a Pay Phone?

    Ahh, I looked it up. So when someone wants to call you to place an order they have to know the nearest Pay Phone's number to where you are in the Mall and hope there is no-one using it. your business will go from strength to strength.
    No l prefer pigeons, but they have a hard time getting through the doors.

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    i personally have no problem if other people are sitting around using them..unless they are playing gangster rap extra loud..i'm happy in a world with peoples attention in their phones .. instead of having to keep up with meaningless crap in popular media .. to have something to talk to random strangers around them ..

    i have been in front of computer screens for over 20 years ... and at this point when i am online i want to be in front of the biggest screen i can be in front of with like 15 taps open or more haha .. i go nut on phones cause my web serfing behaviors is not supported
    Ah, yes l am sitting in a quiet coffee shop and next someone a few seats up is playing some crap at high volume, (well coffee shops are relatively quiet) usually showing their friends, their trampoline jumping skills.

    The only respite is telling myself it must be draining their battery and it will be over soon, but half an hour to 40 minutes sucks.

    It does keep ADD children in one place, instead of chucking chairs about so their is that.

    I have a no plan plan or it costs me nothing if l don't use it, and also changed the number recently since l made the mistake of giving my number to some trashy online companys and was getting spammed to death.

    Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

    I used to have one of those keys and a full set of vending machine keys...

    I eagerly await the day when an EMP takes out all the electronics. Even momentary loss would drive most people to suicide. Sadly, I wouldn't be able to see all the insanity because my Internet and satellite TV would be down.

    I have a pre-paid Tracfone I got at Wal-mart for $10. I turned it on about a year ago to verify something. Then I put it back in my bug-out bag. I've always disliked telephones. I don't like talking to anyone unless I can see their face. That's why there is so much misunderstanding online. Emojis are a very poor substitute.
    Smartphones do have the face chat thing.

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    • Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      No l prefer pigeons, but they have a hard time getting through the doors.



      Ah, yes l am sitting in a quiet coffee shop and next someone a few seats up is playing some crap at high volume, (well coffee shops are relatively quiet) usually showing their friends, their trampoline jumping skills.

      The only respite is telling myself it must be draining their battery and it will be over soon, but half an hour to 40 minutes sucks.

      It does keep ADD children in one place, instead of chucking chairs about so their is that.

      I have a no plan plan or it costs me nothing if l don't use it, and also changed the number recently since l made the mistake of giving my number to some trashy online companys and was getting spammed to death.



      Smartphones do have the face chat thing.


      True, true.............................
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by The Real Harry Mitchell View Post

        True, true.............................
        Yes, give me a good old fashioned dependable pigeon anytime, than these silly SMS, message thingy's.

        Although Pigem, does offer a new electronic message pigeon service, (you can tie a mobile phone on to one of their legs).

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        • Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

          Yes, give me a good old fashioned dependable pigeon anytime, than these silly SMS, message thingy's.

          Although Pigem, does offer a new electronic message pigeon service, (you can tie a mobile phone on to one of their legs).


          WOW! I hadn't thought of that! I'll have to give it a try!


          By the way, what's the best birdseed out there if you know?
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by The Real Harry Mitchell View Post

            WOW! I hadn't thought of that! I'll have to give it a try!

            By the way, what's the best birdseed out there if you know?
            Can of Red Bull works for me.

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    • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Smartphones do have the face chat thing.
      I may be a dinosaur but I prefer having a conversation with an actual person that does not include some "device."

      Mainly, I'm not afraid of being alone. I don't need constant input from someone else every second.

      I bought the Tracfone because I spend a lot of time in the wilderness alone and friends were worried I might get hurt or something and they stressed too much until I got the stupid phone. Of course, had I needed "help" they would never have been able to find me. "Turn left after the big Pine near the river then wander West for three days..."

      Before that, I had a top-of-the-line (at that time) phone. One month I got my bill for $50 and realized over the entire month I had sent one text.

      People use their phones like security blankets. I don't need one.
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      • Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

        I may be a dinosaur but I prefer having a conversation with an actual person that does not include some "device."

        Mainly, I'm not afraid of being alone. I don't need constant input from someone else every second.

        I bought the Tracfone because I spend a lot of time in the wilderness alone and friends were worried I might get hurt or something and they stressed too much until I got the stupid phone. Of course, had I needed "help" they would never have been able to find me. "Turn left after the big Pine near the river then wander West for three days..."

        Before that, I had a top-of-the-line (at that time) phone. One month I got my bill for $50 and realized over the entire month I had sent one text.

        People use their phones like security blankets. I don't need one.

        Yeppers! I also PRINT things like logins, etc. and keep the copy in archive quality folders.

        I know, I know...........primitive........................
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        Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

        I may be a dinosaur but I prefer having a conversation with an actual person that does not include some "device."

        Mainly, I'm not afraid of being alone. I don't need constant input from someone else every second.

        I bought the Tracfone because I spend a lot of time in the wilderness alone and friends were worried I might get hurt or something and they stressed too much until I got the stupid phone. Of course, had I needed "help" they would never have been able to find me. "Turn left after the big Pine near the river then wander West for three days..."

        Before that, I had a top-of-the-line (at that time) phone. One month I got my bill for $50 and realized over the entire month I had sent one text.

        People use their phones like security blankets. I don't need one.
        It is more sinister than that.. many people can't be alone for any length of time ..and process what is going on in their own heads ..or analyse what they believe .

        also social media and stuff that comes through smart phone ..much of that is designed to provide a dopamine hit.. like cocaine or other drugs ..

        personally i think it better people get it from smartphones .. than cocaine meth or heroine or other chemical substance..

        or they use smartphone instead of alcohol or marijuana to numb their brains and dull their thought processes

        but not while they are driving cars or walking on busy streets ..when people who can't control their use of it cause or get in deadly accident.. that a big sign that it is like drug and alcohol ..

        I Use to be big into mmo, like wow and other online games.. i can still play now and then.. but the newness of any game falls away within a week .. once that happens so goes the dopamine
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        • Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          It is more sinister than that.. many people can't be alone for any length of time ..and process what is going on in their own heads ..or analyse what they believe .

          also social media and stuff that comes through smart phone ..much of that is designed to provide a dopamine hit.. like cocaine or other drugs ..

          personally i think it better people get it from smartphones .. than cocaine meth or heroine or other chemical substance..

          or they use smartphone instead of alcohol or marijuana to numb their brains and dull their thought processes

          but not while they are driving cars or walking on busy streets ..when people who can't control their use of it cause or get in deadly accident.. that a big sign that it is like drug and alcohol ..

          I Use to be big into mmo, like wow and other online games.. i can still play now and then.. but the newness of any game falls away within a week .. once that happens so goes the dopamine

          Okey, dokey.
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    Originally Posted by The Real Harry Mitchell View Post

    "Paranoid" you may say but no..
    Maybe it's me that's paranoid, however you remind me of BigFrank/OptedIn.
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    Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

    Maybe it's me that's paranoid, however you remind me of BigFrank/OptedIn.
    Hey c,mon no name calling here.

    Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

    I may be a dinosaur but I prefer having a conversation with an actual person that does not include some "device."

    Mainly, I'm not afraid of being alone. I don't need constant input from someone else every second.

    I bought the Tracfone because I spend a lot of time in the wilderness alone and friends were worried I might get hurt or something and they stressed too much until I got the stupid phone. Of course, had I needed "help" they would never have been able to find me. "Turn left after the big Pine near the river then wander West for three days..."

    Before that, I had a top-of-the-line (at that time) phone. One month I got my bill for $50 and realized over the entire month I had sent one text.

    People use their phones like security blankets. I don't need one.
    Yes, at the shopping ctr yesterday l saw three people sitting on the seat all staring into one of these things, and of course one that almost ran into me.

    This is fast becoming a bad sci, fi movie, (or Twilight Zone episode) where the population is addicted to a small hand held device, and are programmed with evil thoughts.

    I am sure that the Genisys app is coming out soon!

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