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DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+782|5973|United States of America
Here's hoping they don't create an ebb and flow of up and downsizing phones over the decades. I did lament when they started getting bigger and bigger for people chasing screen size (as a person who doesn't consume much content on their phone), trading off something that was lightweight, accessible, and fit nicely in most pockets.
uziq
Member
+458|2740
bad news, as it sounds like next year they’re axing the mini already. poorest selling version despite the rave reviews.

the ultimate limitation is battery life. people are used to being on their phones all day for 8-12 hours a day. it’s a radically different use-case to the smartphones of a decade ago.

buying an iphone mini effectively takes me back to using phones for messages and essential business and that’s it. the screen size is perfectly fine for everything.

there’s additional battery packs available but meh.  cutting down on endless feed scrolling sounds good to me.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,975|6060|USA

Every time my work phone is replaced, it's with a bigger screen. I barely use any of the new features that come alone. I text, make phone calls, (sometimes) take notes, or actually take a photograph of an email because I cba to open the file transfer app or log in on the go. More rarely play music from youtube or read a chapter out of an ebook. I spend enough time on my computer. I don't need to spend the rest of it on my phone.

My ideal personal phone has tactile buttons and a flipscreen. Those were phones, back when I could dial someone on the road without taking my hands off of it or issuing dorky spaceman commands to it while alone in the car.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+556|3008
A container to prevent me from getting to my vape Sunday morning to Friday afternoon.
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I don't like mixing the depression medication that I am on (just like Larssen). So I got this safe to keep me from getting to it during the work week.

On the one hand it is sad it comes to this but on the other hand it is the responsible thing to do to balance my habits.

Newbie wrote:

You should get a padlock for the microwave
Stop bullying me.
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unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,975|6060|USA

It's amazing that society and technology have come to a point where we have electronic timeout jars for cellphones. Get a lock box for your TV dinners and put the key to it in one of those bins. Practice making better food. Any meds you're on could only work better if they're not having to combat a brain dampening diet.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+556|3008
Looking at the prices of PC parts now compared to when I bought them in March 2020 hurts my heart a little. Everything is half the price it used to be. I understand this is how tech pricing used to work before cryptocurrency made everything crazy.
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uziq
Member
+458|2740
supply chain issues were a much bigger part of the pricing hike tbh. crypto has been out of the reach of your average home-GPU-farm guy for years already. especially mining bitcoin or ethereum. you now need vast facilities to even break even doing that stuff.

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