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RE: I'm like a kid before Christmas!

in The LIFESTYLE LOUNGE9 months ago

Oh. Oh. I love shiny new stuff.

I got a new IPhone SE a couple months ago. I really, really like it.
The story about how I went to the dark side relates a little. In 2017 my brother had died suddenly. Like went to bed healthy and didn't wake up suddenly. Being retired mostly I immediately went to stay with my Mom at my brother's house. I had too much time on my hands so decided I needed to 'root' my phone. I cooked it.

My other brother offered his used Iphone 6 plus. The bank he works for require them to carry an Apple product so they buy him a new one each year. The 6 was near two years old but worked perfectly so I took it. In April of this year the 6 went out of support for Apple. I was going to go back to an Android phone when the SE was released. By the time I traded in my 6plus and switched providers it cost me less per month than my service alone had cost. And I didn't have to relearn Android.

And I'm one of those rare birds that LISTEN to music. I look forward to your new recorder. WooHoooo.

That seems such a good way to handle stimulus to me, I can't even express. Another huge plus to the Netherlands...

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Shiny shiny shiny!

... wait, how did you brick your phone (I'm assuming that you bricked it and it didn't go up in flames!)? Out of date root or an accidental download of the wrong image?

Ah well... good that you still enjoy the SE, I have heard good things about it... even if I would avoid it for myself!

The stimulus here in Netherlands has it's own mistargetings like any big cash splash... but at least they did realise that targetting some towards the lower end with the incentive to spend (rather than stash it away...) would go some way to keeping the money circulating in the economy! However... don't get me started on some of the other attempts that have just bolstered entrenched "too big to fail" companies...

I'm not exactly certain what I did, but it certainly quit working :)

I spent our first 'poor folk stimulus' on a new roof and we haven't had one drop of rain since so I don't know how successful that was. If/when we get another I'm going to buy some new glass for my Nikon or maybe a whole new camera. I'm proud to do my part in stimulating the economy.

I honestly believe that the reason there was personal stimulus money in the US was to temper people's feelings about bailing out the 'big guys'. Psssst, Hey. We'll give the hoople heads $1200 and they don't dare bitch about your billions!

I do like the SE. It serves my purpose well. Inspite of who built it :)

I honestly believe that the reason there was personal stimulus money in the US was to temper people's feelings about bailing out the 'big guys'. Psssst, Hey. We'll give the hoople heads $1200 and they don't dare bitch about your billions!

Yep... fully agree with that.