The risk for Apple iPhone users: They know too much

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    yoyo5280

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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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    i like how she put it

    'I'm now a know it all with an internet to back me up':p
     
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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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    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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    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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    Moonlight

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    On a proof it is "stet" not "stat" and it means to forget a correction marked on the proof.
     
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    Ah ok, thanks for that.
     
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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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    Good thing it's only Apple iPhone users. Us Microsoft iPhone users are safe ;)
     
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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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    Would you believe, Urban Dictionary (sometimes NSFW) has the full latin explanation? Stet = latin for "let it stand."

    Now I'm wondering if anyone has gotten Windows Mobile working on an iPhone :eek:
     
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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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    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! :D
     
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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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    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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    dang thats true i used to be a little bit like that haha
     
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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 :p)
    Owning a smartphone I have no idea how i will ever live with a normal phone ever again :eek:
     

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