[2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Gangler » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:10 am

I don't think a lot of people use wrist-watches anymore. I still wear mine, but we'll see what happens when the ancient and slow piece of junk finally breaks down for good. Might downgrade to a pocket-watch actually, since at this point the watch is more a stylistic choice than anything else. Something I use out of habit rather than because there's actually any benefit in doing so.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Eisbreaker » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:59 am

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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:50 am

I have been wishing I still had a wristwatch on a daily basis of late.
I should totally buy one or something.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby DonRetrasado » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:06 am

Using a wrist-watch is much easier than checking the time on your cell phone. It also makes you look like an adult.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Eisbreaker » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:59 am

I wish my phone was round so I could pretend it was a pocket watch.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:32 pm

I wish my phone displayed the time.
Oh wait.
The oh wait is because I realised it's about time to get rid of this shitty phone.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:46 pm

DonRetrasado wrote:Using a wrist-watch is much easier than checking the time on your cell phone. It also makes you look like an adult.


This really depends on the wristwatch.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Kimra » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:26 pm

Watches are way easier to handle than stupid phones. But then I don't act like a phone is an essential part of my life.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby sotic » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:34 pm

I forgot my watch at home and it's been impossible to find a new one in this giant city.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Sahan » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:35 pm

My phone is ridiculouly old, and it's most advanced feature is a slightly more demanding game than snake (you have to steer a car using left and right arrows), so I prefer to keep my phone in my pocket unless I have to, and stick to a wristwatch.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Kaharz » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:35 pm

I used to almost never wear a watch. For some stupid reason I got in the habit of wearing it on my right wrist, and I'm right handed, so it always got in my way. Prior to cellphones, I just never knew exactly what time it was when I was not somewhere there was a clock. I usually didn't need to know what time it was though, so it wasn't that big of a deal.

Now though, I'm thinking I need a watch. I don't usually take my phone hiking with me, and when I do it is usually turned off and buried in my pack. So it is kind of a pain to check the time when trying to decide if I should head back or if I can squeeze a few more miles in before the park service tickets my car. The school administration won't allow clocks in our chemistry lab for some baffling reason, and I don't really like having my cell phone out to use as a timer in chem lab.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Eisbreaker » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:15 pm

Kaharz wrote:The school administration won't allow clocks in our chemistry lab for some baffling reason, and I don't really like having my cell phone out to use as a timer in chem lab.


I'd think phones would be the ones not allowed in the lab, if anything, what with the minor cellular radiation and all that jizz.
Could they be afraid that you would rig the clock to make a bomb?
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Gangler » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:35 pm

Someone set up us the clock. All your phones are belong to us. You have to chance to check the time.
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby DonRetrasado » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:13 am

Lethal Interjection wrote:
DonRetrasado wrote:Using a wrist-watch is much easier than checking the time on your cell phone. It also makes you look like an adult.


This really depends on the wristwatch.

It doubles as a calculator!
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Re: [2011-Sep-15] Distract 23 Nerds

Postby Kaharz » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:18 am

Eisbreaker wrote:I'd think phones would be the ones not allowed in the lab, if anything, what with the minor cellular radiation and all that jizz.
Could they be afraid that you would rig the clock to make a bomb?


Yea, the policy of phones having to be turned off in most other classrooms so students don't spend their time playing games, texting and cheating and then having to use one in lab to tell the time seems rather idiotic. But that is college administrators for you. Apparently they think clocks will ruin the look of the room. Cause you know, in a lab it is all about style, function should be secondary.

I ended up getting a belt clip watch. It doesn't get in my way, is more accessible than my phone, it was considerably cheaper than a wristwatch of similar quality and people can wonder why I'm looking at my crotch.
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