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Trying to justify buying a smart watch. Does anyone own one? Looking at a galaxy watch active. Just take my money!!
 

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Know 2 people who have them, easy to check messages, make phone calls (you do look like an idiot though) and listen to music with it

Never really been a watch person so can't really give much feedback
 

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I thought about this same idea many a time, until I realised that:
  • No bloody smart watches are made without nickel
  • The battery life is shit and they need recharging
  • They don't look as good as my Citizen Titanium Ecodrive
  • I don't want to know if I am moving enough. I am a structural and civil engineer. I know I ain't. I don't need to be guilted as I have too much shit to do.
  • I don't need to be reminded of notifications every second of every day
Hence, I didn't get one.
 
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I thought about this same idea many a time, until I realised that:
  • No bloody smart watches are made without nickel
  • The battery life is shit and they need recharging
  • They don't look as good as my Citizen Titanium Ecodrive
  • I don't want to know if I am moving enough. I am a structural and civil engineer. I know I ain't. I don't need to be guilted as I have too much shit to do.
  • I don't need to be reminded of notifications every second of every day
Hence, I didn't get one.
Totally agree with all of those

Guess you dont like Nickel? (or react badly to it after it touching your skin for a while)
 

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Good points. Maybe it's that tech fomo that we feel a lot. Realised I'm totally out of the loop with anime nowadays. My watching has dropped right off the cliff, even if it is more readily available. Last full series i watched was gundam iron blooded orphans on Netflix. I'm just patiently waiting for the last Eva film above all else!
 

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Thing about smart watches is, my phone is on me pretty much all the time anyway so the stuff you'd use a smart watch for, I could just pull my phone out and do?

Even checking the time tbh. Main reason I don't have a regular watch.
 

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Thing about smart watches is, my phone is on me pretty much all the time anyway so the stuff you'd use a smart watch for, I could just pull my phone out and do?

Even checking the time tbh. Main reason I don't have a regular watch.
Yeh this is why I dont own a smart watch and even if I did:

My job isn't really suited for a watch, it would be destroyed within in a week
I dont really want to be seen tapping away at a 1~2" screen trying to do stuff when I could use a 5.8" screen

If it was stand alone, able to make phone calls / texts without needing to be connected to a phone, then I would actually consider this to be a good option as I would use it as an emergency contact device. But as it stands with most not having an internal sim slot (is there any?), its pretty much an accessory to my already capable phone. So pointless
 
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Did the local parkrun this weekend. I'm so out of practise. Done 4 now and got my time from 40 mins to 36. Taking it slowly, as I don't want to burn out! I need a holiday already!
 
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I never thought I'd see a graphics driver cause Linux to hard lock so badly that I can't even ssh in but that's what's happening with my HP Proliant Microserver right now. Guess I'm taking out the Geforce card and switching over to an AMD card. See if it is driver issues or hardware issues.
 

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Sounds complex! I'll stick with media and stuff!
 

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Am i the only person who sees these ads for smart phone enabled cars and think NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE...
 

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Everyone having productive weeks? Parkrun done again and watched sonic the hedgehog. That was my weekend!
 

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Back from working in Europe for two weeks, the landing back in the office has been a bit bumpy. On the plus side lots of manga to work through an review :)
 

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Watched the first my hero academia movie and was very impressed. It's on netflix, if you haven't seen it!
 

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Hope everyone is doing ok, as the country slowly falls apart!
 

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Hope everyone is doing ok, as the country slowly falls apart!
Yes, it's pretty bad out there, I hope you're all okay.

Aside from the obvious health issues, this pandemic is causing chaos and a lot of job losses. I was with a client yesterday who owns an Estate Agency, just a small one-shop place, and the amount of mortgages being withdrawn and house sales falling through was just heartbreaking - not only for the customers but also for the owner who is basically powerless as his business just goes into freefall. All of the staff were pretty resigned to the fact that they wouldn't have jobs by the end of the month, while I was there to install 2 new PC's (which given the situation I did for free).

I noticed that artist Casey Coller was offering line-art of his work on twitter so parents could print them out for kids to colour in now that they're off school. I'm going to go through my commissions folder, scan some pieces and offer those up too. Small things can make a big difference.

Casey's work is here if anyone wants them:
 

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I've got so much energy to burn :( I'm also in a lowly desired degree entering an apparent recession lmao

Genuinely considering just changing field entirely at this point
 

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I have this week discovered that I can watch subbed anime while doing 3D Modelling and Hydraulic design.

I am finally getting to attack my backlog of shows. Nekopara done. Reincarnated as a Slime almost done :D
 
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Happy Friday! Week 6 done. Hope everyone is still ok!