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Probably about 7 years ago I was talking with our IT guy about how far phones have come and how cool it will be when we can use our phones as our main computer. I even discussed it on the lounge and had some say it was the dumbest idea ever and would never fly. Glad to see the rest of the world didn't feel that way.
I'm a bit ashamed that I lost track of what was going on with the desktop mode of Android phones. I notice that you can run Microsoft Office on Samsung's in DeX mode so we're pretty much there.
Now if only Visual Studio Code would run on Android. (StackBlitz is almost there...)
I've had the S8+ for a while now, and I'm still learning all it can do. I suspect I've only touched the surface, since I'm scared to open most of the garbage that came pre-installed from Verizon. I even used it elk hunting last year with an app called onX Hunt, and it tracked my every movement perfectly, providing topo information, and ownership of the land I was walking through. I can't verify it, but I think its accuracy is probably every bit as good as my Garmin eTrex GPS thingy. A very impressive device!
Harrumph. My first smartphone was a Samsung Galaxy S5, my current work phone is an S5, and my personal phone is an S9+. All of them have been robust workhorse devices. They've survived traveling in my gym bag, my cycling jersey, and my belt pack while marathon training, all without the zip-lock bag that everyone else seems to think is required.
They've given me plenty of bang for my paltry few bucks.
I'm making the box to house mine, and I cut out the recess and mounting holes for the extraction hose / fan / DC / switch housing - but fitting it on, I realised I didn't have the six M4 washers I needed. Ten minutes later, I had a bunch of 'em.
Couple of minutes CAD, 2 minutes preheat, 1 minute printing, 2 minutes cooldown. That's quicker than I could have driven to a shop that sells 'em, cheaper than I would have paid, quicker and cheaper than Fleabay or Amazon. Renewable energy instead of Diesel too.
Kind of like my sons justification for bow hunting.
$1600 for bow
$60 for 6 arrows with razor heads
$150 Deer Stand
$1200/yr hunt club membership
$6000 camper to keep in the woods. He bought a (very expensive) Chevy truck with intent to haul 5th wheel camper and they told him if he put 5th wheel in back of truck it would void warranty. WTF?
$?? Gas food, time off work, etc.
Sounds familiar. Last year I got drawn for an elk tag. Since it was my first time hunting, I had no gear, and had to go shopping. I got cold weather clothing and accessories ($1000), tuned up my Browning BAR (muzzle break @ $80, scope calibrated for .30-06 @ $400). I can't carry 800 lbs of meat out of the mountains, so I needed a trailer ($800) to haul my Yamaha Kodiak (with winch, just in case). I rented a cheap motel for the week - the heater didn't work right, and the carpet was soaking wet from condensation on the interior walls - for about $400. I was up before dawn, walking in the woods at 15 - 20F, squatting for hours near known watering holes, for a solid week. Several trophy-grade white tail deer walked up to me in perfect safety - they knew it was bow season for deer, and I was carrying a rifle. I never saw a single elk.
It would be more economical for me to give up on elk, and just order 800 lbs of lobster shipped from Maine.