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  1. 4 points
    Pardon the poor quality 5 MP pictures here from my Alcatel Pop Icon Smartphone. I just ordered a Samsung Galaxy S7 from Tracfone, now that it's under $500, and I need the upgrade for both the camera and the memory (info at bottom) and the 4G Internet. Thomas, my sister's/nephew's/brother-in-law's beagle-pug mix puppy, went for his first walk in a park today. At first he was in shock at all the stuff new to him. At first he was upset about the around-the-neck and around-the-back collar/harness. He ran and hid under my nephew's bed. Then he didn't want to get in my car. Then he didn't want to be led away from the car toward the trails and woods, even though the temperature was close to 50F with little wind, leaving just traces of snow. I On the 3/4 mile walk from the car, Thomas was using his half-beagle nose - as I realized later - to form a smell-map of the park. He kept walking in clockwise circles around me (yet dogs turn counterclockwise when they mat-down a place to sit or poop in tall grass) trying to get a good whiff of all kinds of things my poor human sense of smell thought were insignificant. A half-hour walk took 47 minutes, including the red leash handle slipping out of my hand and having to run after Thomas for a few minutes - lucky my sprained ankle is mostly healed. He was very attentive and, after a few people we crossed paths with stopped to pet him, he was in a much better mood. On the way back to the car, he no longer went in circles around me - he knew where we were going and strained at the leash to get there. When we reached several places where the path diverged, he always picked the right direction. I wondered if it was just that he was more comfortable in the park or if he now had "smell mapped" the route, so as we approached the car I changed the path and entered the parking lot from a different place. Sure enough, as soon as I left the trail we used going away from the car, he began walking in circles again to get a "smell map." My new phone, the Samsung Galaxy S7, which Tracfone recently reduced to $429 from $629. It's Tracfone's only high-priced option for my zip-code. The next-best is the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro which is normally $149 but on-sale through March for $119. I almost got it but looked at YouTube videos of camera/video comparisons and it just doesn't do well in dim light. I've always bought $150 or less smartphones but decided to splurge for once: I've missed too many good pics and while those around me were getting good pictures or video with their phones. Both the S7 and J7 Sky Pro can be bought at Tracfone with a $125 Smartphone Plan: 1500 min talk, 1500 texts, 1500 MB G4 internet. I currently have 433 minutes, 1000 texts, and 1200 MB on my current Tracfone that will expire in June, 2019. So I'll now have and ending date of June, 2020 and since I don't use the phone/text/web phone options that much, I won't have to buy more airtime until then. A Brief Review: Best Android phones of 2018: Our top picks for February https://www.androidpit.com/best-android-phone Best under $500: Samsung Galaxy S7 If you're looking for a great phone around $500, the choice is easy. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is still a great phone, even at a year old. And now that the Galaxy S8 has been released, it's an even better value than before. The performance holds up and the photo quality is fantastic with the S7 and S7 Edge. The design is still modern and elegant, and it has water and dust resistance. · Samsung Galaxy S7 review: still a contender · Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review: pushing the limit The Galaxy S7 combines old and new to become one of Samsung's enduring best. / © AndroidPIT The Galaxy S7 has a 12 MP camera on the rear, and a 5 MP selfie cam. With a battery capacity of 3,000 mAh, the S7 is capable of getting through the day with ease. The internal memory is a sufficient 32 GB, expandable via microSD card. If you have the budget, the Edge version is even more of a joy.
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  3. 3 points
    so it's the old Home Depot joke all over again? : Two seriously good-looking 20-21 year-old girls come over to your car as you are packing your car, They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. It is impossible not to look. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' and instead ask you for a ride to McDonald's. You agree and they get in the backseat. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet. I had my wallet stolen February 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th, 24th & 29th. Also, March 1st, 4th, twice on the 8th, 16th, 23rd, 26th, 30th, three times last Saturday and very likely again this upcoming weekend. So tell your friends to be careful. P.S. Wal-Mart has wallets on sale $2.99 each
  4. 3 points
    Goat Geddah

    Financial planning

    Many thumbs up. You won't get a "do-over" once you buy the annuity.
  5. 3 points
    Square Wheels

    Just received my passport

    No one makes DH do anything, no one.
  6. 3 points
    Longjohn

    Just received my passport

    Did they make you take your helmet off?
  7. 3 points
    petitepedal

    My laptop spelling challenge

    It is now Mississsippppi I cannot cope with financial planning, tendonitis and Mississsippppi
  8. 3 points
    The scale is still moving slowly..but damn...more and more people are commenting on my "weight loss"..a older guy who is a caretaker for the rich lady who occasionally gives me hand me downs...the UPS guy who sees me daily..and the 30 something window washer...we have chatted these past 6 years or so.."you're looking good...what are you doing?"...it all helps...
  9. 3 points
    Yes, but not as bad as myolcoxafloppin.
  10. 3 points
    Shu Fang

    Explain the news

    I'm here. Jsharr and I are making a babeh. Couch
  11. 3 points
    BuffJim

    Russian mail order brides...

    I think the chances of it working are slim. Most of them have a cousin in New Jersey and they go running to them. The public humiliation of a situation like that precludes me from ever considering that. Plus now Im married, but was single for 10 years Dont we have a Very high ranking politician on his 2nd one? Slovenia, close enough.
  12. 2 points
    Dirtyhip

    Just received my passport

    Probably the worst picture ever taken of me. Doesn't matter, I am BC bound soon.
  13. 2 points
    sheep_herder

    Now who is the boss?

    That is quite enough of that foolishness!
  14. 2 points
    Square Wheels

    Making phone apps?

    I bet there is less competition on the BlackBerry market, I'd invest my time there. Then tackle the Microsoft Phone market.
  15. 2 points
    Yea, that whole deal with VB and jsharr was a really low point of LF. BP was simply a horrible moderator. The truth be told, we have it much better with SW. At least he cares about the people here, even AWWC. And, I do find his jokes funny. Couch
  16. 2 points
    Dang, that is the second time that has happened today!
  17. 2 points
    LabDaddy

    dammit

    I hate it when you can't find the nipple.
  18. 2 points
    Dirtyhip

    Just received my passport

    Yes, but I may want to flee to Switzerland.
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  20. 2 points
    Kirby

    Financial planning

    I don't know this particular guy or the investment, but annuities often have nice payments for the people who sell them. The "planner" may not have your best interest at heart. Learning the basics of investing isn't hard, and you really owe it to yourself to understand the basics. There are plenty of people here who can help, or other resources if you want us to stay out of it. But please don't rush into anything you don't understand.
  21. 2 points
    Razors Edge

    Now who is the boss?

    Ah, the wrestling match is about to begin! I still think Smokey Cat will win. Tom
  22. 2 points
    jsharr

    What kind of bird is this?

    Quit making up stupid chicken names. Layer or fryer. That is all we need to know.
  23. 2 points
    pedalphile

    What kind of bird is this?

    Ducks are white, Aylesburys for example. A place I used to ride through has a sign about dismounting due to ducks in river. Lovely place and lovely sign, roughly handpainted on a scrap of olde ply.
  24. 2 points
    Parr8hed

    The family jewels...

    I never get dropped by the pack. Just by a 13 year old kid.
  25. 2 points
    pedalphile

    Explain the news

    Explain me this "He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance" How much of this recognizance stuff has a chap like this actually got?
  26. 2 points
    Shu Fang

    Good Morning

    I get to fly today. Maybe I'll get to see Wilbur up there. Couch
  27. 2 points
    maddmaxx

    Good Morning

    I like needling people too.
  28. 2 points
    Kzoo

    Good Morning

    One word.......... welding helmet
  29. 2 points
    RalphWaldoMooseworth

    Good Morning

    Serenity now.
  30. 2 points
    Kzoo

    Trivia From the Year you were Born

    Dirt was invented Continental drift started
  31. 2 points
    JerrySTL

    What kind of bird is this?

    If there were any coconuts on the ground, I'd guess an African swallow.
  32. 2 points
    Goat Geddah

    Financial planning

    Are you sure that's a good idea? So it seems this "advisor" is really an annuity salesman. Rethink this, dear lady.
  33. 2 points
    jsharr

    I want

    I cannot believe none of you dolts posted the correct response.
  34. 1 point
    Pssst, you're one of the big kids.
  35. 1 point
    Tizeye

    Just received my passport

    It could be worse. I took both of ours and then proceeded with some light Photoshopping - removing wrinkles on neck, crows feet at eyes, softened the glare from body oils, touch-up with healing brush and may have even put a little modeling glamour glow on. Wife looks at it and says "you don't think I look good naturally/" Oh sheot...there is no way you can win that argument as either yes or no is a bad answer.
  36. 1 point
    I just took the bad picture off and put one on that I liked better.
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  38. 1 point
    So this begs the question, who moved our Cheese?
  39. 1 point
    Yay, woody! I may call you woody, right?
  40. 1 point
    petitepedal

    3/22 miles & such

    1 hour of getting my azz kicked...just a couple of small adjustments for the arm. Now I need to get me a weighted thing to put on my neck...makes me work my core harder when I do lunges and squat walks
  41. 1 point
    Randomguy

    Russian mail order brides...

    I think mail order brides are great! All you haters can suck Russian bride balls.
  42. 1 point
    Square Wheels

    3/22 miles & such

    5
  43. 1 point
    Did you know: Walter Brennan ranks second among actors / actresses by total Academy Awards won (3) in acting categories.
  44. 1 point
    Geez dude, I sterilized them with copious amounts of alcohol before the little op. And besides, I did it long before MRSA was a thing.
  45. 1 point
    Square Wheels

    The family jewels...

    I never get dropped, ever. I rode alone.
  46. 1 point
    Square Wheels

    I want

    I'm not totally unhappy. I have not eaten in the middle of the night since 2/1/18. This is a lifelong habit that I am breaking. I am still losing weight. I am approaching my lightest in almost 25 years. I still have a ways to go though, that means less calories.
  47. 1 point
    maddmaxx

    You know what bugs me?

    Didn't this thread end at the word "everything".
  48. 1 point
    Airehead

    Russian mail order brides...

    @Goat Geddah, before you do that, try a date that I set up for you.
  49. 1 point
    Further

    Russian mail order brides...

    A guy at work has had 2, prolly be going for 3 when this one escapes
  50. 1 point
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