Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jul 2014 11:37 UTC
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I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets. It also means that I am lucky from a psychological point of view - by being able to buy several devices every year, I never fall into the all-too-common trap of choice-supportive bias. I don't have to rationalise my device purchases after the fact, so I won't have to employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to solve any states of cognitive dissonance caused by hardware and software flaws - the number one cause of irrational fanboyism.

And so, I try to rotate my phone of choice around as much as possible. I enjoy jumping from Android to my N9, then onwards to Sailfish, back to Android, and then have some fun with Symbian on my E7 - and beyond. I've got a long list of platforms I want to add to the collection - one white BlackBerry Passport please - but in general, I'm pretty well-rounded.

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RE[3]: Financials
by Morgan on Fri 25th Jul 2014 19:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Financials"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

It may or may not be a valid point...but tacks is showing a pattern of abusive, negative commenting. I just wanted to point that out.

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RE[4]: Financials
by woohoo on Sat 26th Jul 2014 01:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Financials"
woohoo Member since:
2014-07-26

It may or may not be a valid point...but tacks is showing a pattern of abusive, negative commenting. I just wanted to point that out.


I think tack was just pointing out that you spend waaaay too much time on OSNews commenting.

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RE[5]: Financials
by Morgan on Sat 26th Jul 2014 01:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Financials"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Is there a 12 step program? Or do you recommend going cold turkey?

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RE[4]: Financials
by jockm on Mon 28th Jul 2014 01:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Financials"
jockm Member since:
2012-12-22

Well, without context, if the first one was true I would say it was a serious issue and worth pointing out. Perhaps a milder tone would have been better, but without knowing what it was about I can't say.

But if you really consider him a troll, isn't it better to just not engage and let his/her words speak for themselves?

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RE[5]: Financials
by Morgan on Mon 28th Jul 2014 01:17 in reply to "RE[4]: Financials"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, obviously he is enough of one that his account got suspended and a reply he made to me was deleted before I could even read it. It's very rare to get suspended here. I have no sympathy for him.

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