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Old 07-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #17341
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Reminds me of Steve Goodman. RIP



On a completely unrelated note, has anyone ever had their battery go so dead that they couldn't push start the car? On Wednesday afternoon I parked the miata after I got back from work, and on Sunday afternoon when I went to get some Chinese food the battery was dead. NBD, I had my neighbor give me a push with his miata. Nothing. After a couple of tries, we decided to try to jump it at least enough to get the windows up so I could park it on the street if I couldn't get it started. Sure enough, after a couple minutes on the jumper cables it started right up.


I assume I didn't have enough juice to turn the fuel pump and/or trip the FP relay. Is it because the 99+ alternators have the regulator as part of the ECU and therefore won't work unless the ECU has enough power? It works fine now I'm just curious.
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OK, I'm looking at straight talk. I like the fact that I can keep my SIM/number and just swap it over. $45 a month for unlimited sounds good, too.

I need an Android phone. I have no ******* clue what I'm looking for. My requirements for a phone are...MS stuff, virtual dyno and....I think that's it. Maybe emulating old games, but that's not a requirement. Oh and HD video recording, too.

Oh god, I am nervous just thinking about this.
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I need an Android phone. I have no ******* clue what I'm looking for. My requirements for a phone are...MS stuff, virtual dyno and....I think that's it. Maybe emulating old games, but that's not a requirement. Oh and HD video recording, too.
Ah, well, at least your requirements are fairly simple.



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Ah, well, at least your requirements are fairly simple.
That's good to know. Shoot me some links to what you would want and why.

After doing some reading on Straight Talk...I think I may stick with Ting.
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That's good to know. Shoot me some links to what you would want and why.
That was sarcasm.
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As far as I can tell nothing is close to the Galaxy S4. I had the S2 and it was pretty baller and that is like ancient tech nowadays.

It's a good chunk of change, but it's basically a ******* laptop powered phone.
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That was sarcasm.
I....I thought we were friends, Joe.



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As far as I can tell nothing is close to the Galaxy S4. I had the S2 and it was pretty baller and that is like ancient tech nowadays.
That's what I get from reading around. That and the HTC One. S2 is still 250-ish new.
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Brain: Pay your hosting bill mang! The wiki and sticky are so sad looking with all those broken image links.
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viperormiata, I went with a Nexus 4 and don't regret it. https://play.google.com/store/device...gb_black_promo

$300 for 8GB onboard, $350 for 16GB. No, it's not as cool as a GS4, but at 1/2 the price you can't beat it.
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The Nexus 4 is great bang for buck. I've heard some pretty good things. The S4 is a notch higher in just about every category, but I don't know if most people would even notice it. The actual phone resolution is much higher on the S4 (1080x1920 vs 768x1280), it has a bit faster ram (DDR3 vs DDR2)and 400 extra MHz from the CPU, but that is about it. I ditched my S2 for the shittiest android I could buy for like $80 so what do I know.
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viperormiata, I went with a Nexus 4 and don't regret it. https://play.google.com/store/device...gb_black_promo

$300 for 8GB onboard, $350 for 16GB. No, it's not as cool as a GS4, but at 1/2 the price you can't beat it.
I like that a lot. If it's available from Sprint I should be able to use it with Ting. I need to read more. Thank you for the link.

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The Nexus 4 is great bang for buck. I've heard some pretty good things. The S4 is a notch higher in just about every category, but I don't know if most people would even notice it. The actual phone resolution is much higher on the S4 (1080x1920 vs 768x1280), it has a bit faster ram (DDR3 vs DDR2)and 400 extra MHz from the CPU, but that is about it. I ditched my S2 for the shittiest android I could buy for like $80 so what do I know.
I'm definitely one of those people who can't/won't tell the difference.



Edit: jesus youtube, get your act together. I'd to be able to finish one video today.

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That's what I get from reading around. That and the HTC One. S2 is still 250-ish new.
I got my S2 for $10. Samsung refurb. Flawless, and came in new packaging, with new equipment, and new externals. No issues in the year and a half I've had it so far.
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Unfortunately the N4 won't work with Sprint/Ting. But I have Straight Talk, which is $45 per month unlimited* (~2GB of data per month) using AT&T's network.
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Unfortunately the N4 won't work with Sprint/Ting. But I have Straight Talk, which is $45 per month unlimited* (~2GB of data per month) using AT&T's network.
Not bad but for people like me who use ~100 min/texts and 200-300mb of data that is steep. My last bill with ting was $18.
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T-mobile also has a $30/month 100 minute unlimited text and web. For Ting I'd look at swappa.com and ebay for used Sprint phones.
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T-mobile also has a $30/month 100 minute unlimited text and web.
I'm curious as to where you're seeing this. I've looked through their site, and the only "unlimited data" plan I can find is $70.

Link?
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I got my S2 for $10. Samsung refurb. Flawless, and came in new packaging, with new equipment, and new externals. No issues in the year and a half I've had it so far.
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Unfortunately the N4 won't work with Sprint/Ting. But I have Straight Talk, which is $45 per month unlimited* (~2GB of data per month) using AT&T's network.
I was sad to see that the N4 isn't Ting compatible. $45 isn't bad, but it's still more than I would need.
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Not bad but for people like me who use ~100 min/texts and 200-300mb of data that is steep. My last bill with ting was $18.
Pretty much this. I text 10x's more than I talk. Data would only be for toilet MT noob bashin and possible reddit time. And the occasional GPS(is that even data? I have no idea.)
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Thanks for the link and info. I'll look into it.
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