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Old 11-04-2013, 04:54 PM   #21
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I agree, Elmer Keith had some great ideas. Technology today is better too.

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Old 11-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #22
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All summer long... 2 to 4 days at a time, when I'm at the lake...
Don't miss it, but make up for it when I'm at home.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #23
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Just a few weeks ago, I went hunting for six days in northwest Ontario. No electricity, no cell, no nothing (we did have a device that could summon help by satellite in an emergency). Float plane in and out. No running water after the first day because it froze, so no showers. It was glorious.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:11 PM   #24
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24... a piece of cake. Oh, I thought you said 24 minutes without the interent.

Seriously, the last time when I was out of town and didn't bring my laptop (remember those things?). I found the time away relaxing.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:53 PM   #25
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September when I was on the Hi-Line in Montana. They didn't even have cell phone service. We were 110 miles from the nearest Starbucks.
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Several times this year, including 3 trips with no access for 7 or 8 days.

We survived, just.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #27
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Oh about a month ago for me. Went to the gulf coast for a few days and wasn't connected. Didn't really miss it either.
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Of course during one of our week long blackouts a fraudster ran up $23k worth of charges on our credit card. It was quite a shock when I logged on to check balances
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Smart phone signals work as bear repellent?
Don't think so, a couple bears were spotted several campsites away. But our dog was the most worried
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:07 PM   #31
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I live in a place where people are so connection addicted they go to dinner with you and place their cell on the table. God forbid they miss a text.

If they receive a text or a call, they will answer it, because it would be so wrong to just let it go to voicemail. If something comes up in conversation that can be looked up on the internet, they won't wait. They will do it. Right then and there. Seriously.

Once saw a couple out to dinner in a sushi restaurant, both heads down, doing a his and her checking-the-cell kind of thing simultaneously.

I'm sure you might understand why I'm looking forward to leaving here. Lost Angeles is insanity to the tenth power.
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I live in a place where people are so connection addicted they go to dinner with you and place their cell on the table. God forbid they miss a text.

If they receive a text or a call, they will answer it, because it would be so wrong to just let it go to voicemail. If something comes up in conversation that can be looked up on the internet, they won't wait. They will do it. Right then and there. Seriously.

Once saw a couple out to dinner in a sushi restaurant, both heads down, doing a his and her checking-the-cell kind of thing simultaneously.

I'm sure you might understand why I'm looking forward to leaving here. Lost Angeles is insanity to the tenth power.
It isn't just LA, and it isn't just Sushi restaruants. It's all over the place.
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Wait, we always put our phones on the table at dinner. Everyone does that. And this is def not LA!
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Wait, we always put our phones on the table at dinner. Everyone does that. And this is def not LA!
Same in Chicagoland and Phoenix. Went to a pub to watch a game last month and the phones were lined up on the bar next to the patrons drinks
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I am pretty sure that I have not gone 24 hours during this century... I have been carrying a cellphone/blackberry for work since the late '90s and have had it with me on every vacation.
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Once saw a couple out to dinner in a sushi restaurant, both heads down, doing a his and her checking-the-cell kind of thing simultaneously.
That's pretty common around here. DW and I often wonder if they are texting each other.

Last time we went without electronics for an extended period was hurricane Wilma in '05. Close to three weeks. I lost my hard drive and the backup (separate causes, one in a hundred million odds). DD was getting married. Such memories.

We've had multiple issues with Comcast that resulted in no phone or computer for weeks at a time over the past couple of years. Never resolved by them, we dealt with this by getting the iPad and better cell plans.
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Just last week, I was without internet or email for 4 days. I was out of town and there was no internet access where I stayed. When I was back on-line, it was a similar experience I had when coming back from vacation when I w*rked - no emergencies and somehow the world managed to stay afloat without my help!
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Same in Chicagoland and Phoenix. Went to a pub to watch a game last month and the phones were lined up on the bar next to the patrons drinks
After spending any amount of time with millennials, you'd consider this completely normal.
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Once saw a couple out to dinner in a sushi restaurant, both heads down, doing a his and her checking-the-cell kind of thing simultaneously.
It would be even more pathetic if they were texting each other....
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I call cell phones the new cigarettes--something to handle, to kill time with, to look cool with (in the eyes of the users), to invest in (Apple vs Philip Morris). Someone should turn the old tobacco barns into cell phone manufacturing centers. Maybe there is even an app "patch" to download to use to wean one from the addiction.
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