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Old Mar 23, 2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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The risk for Apple iPhone users: They know too much




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Old Mar 23, 2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Haha! I wonder what its like when your a know nothing like me. You will end up backing up your mates!
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Old Mar 23, 2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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i like how she put it

'I'm now a know it all with an internet to back me up'
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Old Mar 23, 2008, 11:31 PM   #4
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The other night I used my iPhone at dinner to name all of the member countries of OPEC. I had almost all of them, except Angola. And I found out that Ecuador re-joined a few months ago.

Too bad I wasn't at the table when the stat argument broke out -- I could've gotten that one off the top of my head FTW!
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Old Mar 23, 2008, 11:55 PM   #5
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This is so funny, and true. I was hiking a mountain in Arizona and a old couple from outta town asked me where another peak was, and i didn't have the answer but my iPhone did! So i whipped it out (the phone) and told them. What a nerd.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 01:06 AM   #6
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The other night I used my iPhone at dinner to name all of the member countries of OPEC. I had almost all of them, except Angola. And I found out that Ecuador re-joined a few months ago.

Too bad I wasn't at the table when the stat argument broke out -- I could've gotten that one off the top of my head FTW!
I have seen that "stat" word used a lot on print proofs but I had no idea what it meant other than to correct an error that it highlighted.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 03:23 AM   #7
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I have seen that "stat" word used a lot on print proofs but I had no idea what it meant other than to correct an error that it highlighted.
On a proof it is "stet" not "stat" and it means to forget a correction marked on the proof.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 04:46 AM   #8
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On a proof it is "stet" not "stat" and it means to forget a correction marked on the proof.
Ah ok, thanks for that.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 05:50 AM   #9
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Stat being an abbreviation statistic, or the latin for immediately.
I need the stats on 3G iPhone, stat!
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 06:58 AM   #10
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Good thing it's only Apple iPhone users. Us Microsoft iPhone users are safe
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 01:01 PM   #11
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During the Washington Caucuses, I showed up at the wrong location along with a few of my neighbors. I used my iPhone to find the correct location for my prescient along with the other people's. It was pretty cool.
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 12:56 AM   #12
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On a proof it is "stet" not "stat" and it means to forget a correction marked on the proof.
Would you believe, Urban Dictionary (sometimes NSFW) has the full latin explanation? Stet = latin for "let it stand."

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Good thing it's only Apple iPhone users. Us Microsoft iPhone users are safe
Now I'm wondering if anyone has gotten Windows Mobile working on an iPhone
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 03:19 AM   #13
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I see the same situations but I don't think it's the know-it-all... it's almost like people are jealous of the iPhone, or think iPhone owners are bringing out the phone just to show it off.

I rarely bring out my iPhone to settle debates, especially at bars. With the slow and sometimes non-existent EDGE connection, it can take a minute or more to find something out -- enough time for the conversation to switch, and more time wasted than I'd care for.
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 05:50 AM   #14
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Great for helping strangers at gas stations

I've helped 3 people find their destinations after overhearing their conversations with the gas station attendant!

One of them was a beautiful woman! Didn't get the digits......My girlfriend was not having it!
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 01:32 PM   #15
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it gets worse still. Sometimes when I am out to dinner with my fiance', I notice that there is no conversation at the table, both of use are just staring at our iPhones.

The constant access to information is great, but also can be a burden.
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 02:58 PM   #16
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it gets worse still. Sometimes when I am out to dinner with my fiance', I notice that there is no conversation at the table, both of use are just staring at our iPhones.

The constant access to information is great, but also can be a burden.
This is my biggest challenge in marraige. An addiction to the internet. An addiction that I'm about to strap a Nitrous tank to. (Getting an iPhone next week) i always at least have an open laptop near me when I'm on the couch.
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Old Mar 28, 2008, 05:33 PM   #17
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dang thats true i used to be a little bit like that haha
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Old Mar 28, 2008, 05:44 PM   #18
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well i don't have an iphone but i do have a blackberry. We went out drinking one night and it came up why flamingo's are pink sure enough.... went on my browser and found the answer ( i was right )
Owning a smartphone I have no idea how i will ever live with a normal phone ever again
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