Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jul 2014 11:37 UTC

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[5]: Financials
by Morgan on Mon 28th Jul 2014 01:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Financials"
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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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RE[6]: Financials
by jockm on Mon 28th Jul 2014 02:57 in reply to "RE[5]: Financials"
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That is fine, but again what is the point of engaging? If someone is truly a troll then engaging only encourages them, then you are only encouraging them.

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RE[7]: Financials
by Morgan on Mon 28th Jul 2014 11:26 in reply to "RE[6]: Financials"
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I appreciate your point of view, and I don't always engage trolls. If I feel I can steer the conversation back towards sanity, or in this case, if I can point out blatant abuse, I will. Sometimes it works, sometimes it backfires. In this case (even though it wasn't my intent, nor did it even cross my mind) the troll got suspended. Other times, I might make a fool of myself by causing an off-topic argument with someone who wants just that. But hey, that's my mistake to make or not, right?

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