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Old 08-21-2017, 03:25 AM   #54101 (permalink)
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2017 has all ready been a year I want to forget and we still have 4 month left to go. I have been threw a lot of **** this year with money, and everything associated with it.

2017 has seriously left me in a lot of debt and I'm ****ing ill with the stress. I'm genuinely thinking of having my self sectioned to get the **** out of hear and some level of stable normality if I can get my self a place in a hospital environment.

I've calculated I'm in debt with about 20 odd different things and man they (Creditors) are starting to get pissed now. The full situation is just a mess and I mean a mess. My head is a mess and so are my finances.
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Old 08-21-2017, 04:42 AM   #54102 (permalink)
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Get a xiaomi 220 quid inc express shipping. I'll take some pics with mine when it arrives
Alternatively, how difficult is it to repair the cam on your phone? Looked it up on ifixit?

Today I've got some sorta chest infection :/ yaye
To be honest i'm a heavy phone user so I would never buy a cheap phone. We give mid range phones out at work like Samsung A5's around the £300 mark and honestly they piss me off I am trying to save money at the moment so it's ****ing annoying, but I will never be happy with a cheap phone

I looked but nah. It's moderate difficulty on iFixit. We actually have the iFixit toolkit here at work to fix our Note 8 cameras. I've done it twice and each time the camera comes back after a few weeks full of dust. Can never get the dust-proof seal that you get out of the factory from my experience. Plus my colleague sent back his S7 to a repair place, not only did his camera also get dust in it after repair, but they kind ****ed all the finish off underneath the glass when melting to glue and separating it :\ I don't trust my DIY skills.
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I just got to experience the total eclipse. I didn't have to go anywhere since I was in the path of totality, just stood in my front yard to view it. Very cool. I tried to get some pics but that was a no-go on my phone. A truly remarkable experience nonetheless, though.
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I just got to experience the total eclipse. I didn't have to go anywhere since I was in the path of totality, just stood in my front yard to view it. Very cool. I tried to get some pics but that was a no-go on my phone. A truly remarkable experience nonetheless, though.
We had a total solar eclipse here ages ago, I was about 7 at the time. It's one of the only things in my childhood I remember. Stood on my driveway with some blackout glasses, it was super weird how dark it got. So cool though. According to wikipedia I will never see another full solar eclipse, it goes up to 2095 and the best I get to see again is about 60%.
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Anyone good with cars?

My current Solara is starting to have repairs over repairs, I think its time to get a new one
What is your opinion on this one?

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We had a total solar eclipse here ages ago, I was about 7 at the time. It's one of the only things in my childhood I remember. Stood on my driveway with some blackout glasses, it was super weird how dark it got. So cool though. According to wikipedia I will never see another full solar eclipse, it goes up to 2095 and the best I get to see again is about 60%.
There is another total eclipse coming through the middle of the US in 2024, up through Texas and the central states. Go ahead and start planning now.

As an aside, three old hands from here met up for the eclipse. Mikesgroovin, Havoc, and molsen all got together in Charlotte, South Carolina. Mike drove cross-country and picked up Havoc, and then they drove down to meet molsen in SC. I hope to see some pics and video from at least one of them on FB soon.
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In all seriousness I might just aim to see that one be a good excuse to get down to Texas and try some of this famed bbq

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To be honest i'm a heavy phone user so I would never buy a cheap phone. We give mid range phones out at work like Samsung A5's around the £300 mark and honestly they piss me off I am trying to save money at the moment so it's ****ing annoying, but I will never be happy with a cheap phone
I'm a heavy phone user too, definitely more on my phone than any other device I own atm. Check the specs of the phone I'm getting vs the A5, same price for both:
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3...&idPhone1=6761

uber late edit: did I mention the sensor they use is the Sony IMX378? Same as the Pixel
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I'm a heavy phone user too, definitely more on my phone than any other device I own atm. Check the specs of the phone I'm getting vs the A5, same price for both:
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3...&idPhone1=6761

uber late edit: did I mention the sensor they use is the Sony IMX378? Same as the Pixel
Yeah looks pretty good to be fair.

But fyi, the Pixel is so good because of it's ISPs and the algorithms Google developed for the image processing, the sensor is pretty standard

Too late though I bought the HTC U11. I got it for £579, which isn't too bad, they're usually £649. I realized if I didn't buy a new phone before the iPhone 8 came out then i'd end up buying one, and it's going to be like £850. So in some kind of weird way, I spent money to save money!

U11 is super nice though. This 3D glass is smooth af. Stupid name "3D", but I like it nevertheless. It kind of melts over the side. The dual color silver/blue finish is beautiful too, though an incredible fingerprint magnet. It has the highest rated camera on DXOMark, and I can confirm, it's very nice. Love the fact it's waterproof (never had a waterproof phone before), and USB-C. It's also super super fast and snappy, the first phone i've tried which is close or on-par with iPhone in that respect. I wish the screen were OLED, but I don't miss that nearly as much as I thought I would. As far as IPS screens go, it is excellent. Even the blacks are pretty darn good. I love the non-clicky home button too, just place my thumb on it and the phone wakes up and unlocks in a fraction of a second. Smoooooooooth.

Nice HTC, nice.

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Though I have one fault. This phone seems to just attract **** loads of dust. I've never had a phone attract anywhere near as much dust as this, it's like it's permanently staticly charged. You can wipe the screen down clean with a microfiber, and after 30 minutes it literally looks like it's been left on a dusty shelf in an old house for a few days. It's ****ing weird, and annoying. Not a deal breaker, I just have to wipe it down a lot.
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**** me there really is no hope for you I just full on give up at this point
Does look like a nice phone though, if I had a gripe it'd be the battery. Wimpy 3000mAh for a 5.5" 1440x2560 screen? Why?!?!! That will certainly not last a day without needing a recharge.
Even my old redmi 3 pro has a 4100mAh battery, and that's with a 720p 5" screen.
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**** me there really is no hope for you I just full on give up at this point
Does look like a nice phone though, if I had a gripe it'd be the battery. Wimpy 3000mAh for a 5.5" 1440x2560 screen? Why?!?!! That will certainly not last a day without needing a recharge.
Even my old redmi 3 pro has a 4100mAh battery, and that's with a 720p 5" screen.
It's pretty good actually. Snapdragon 835 is way more power efficienct compared to 820 and 810

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