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  1. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    It would have to be some sort of merger deal with Ktel and Columbia House Records and Tapes
    You may find yourself legally bound to purchase 7 more BlackBerries at 'regular club prices.'

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    10-20-17 01:54 PM
  2. Carjackd's Avatar
    You may find yourself legally bound to purchase 7 more BlackBerries at 'regular club prices.'

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    Nice!
    10-20-17 01:55 PM
  3. glwerry's Avatar
    You may find yourself legally bound to purchase 7 more BlackBerries at 'regular club prices.'

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    Dude! If I wasn't at work I would roll around on the floor clutching at my sides!
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    10-20-17 01:56 PM
  4. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    Dude! If I wasn't at work I would roll around on the floor clutching at my sides!
    Careful, folks. We're all showing our ages here lol!

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    10-20-17 02:09 PM
  5. glwerry's Avatar
    Careful, folks. We're all showing our ages here lol!

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    This is true. Back in 2005 my Dad and family were waiting to get on an ocean cruise. I sat down with him at lunch and got talking to an elderly (85-ish, judging from appearance) fellow who was also at the table.

    It turns out that this man had worked ON FREAKING ENIAC! ! He worked on ENIAC at the university and then went to work for IBM on the SAGE projects in the middle 50s - he had a pair of patents that had just recently been de-classified.

    Like a moron, I didn't get his name. Duh!

    But, for an old history buff like myself, it was amazing to meet someone who was there at ground zero of computing!
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    10-20-17 03:04 PM
  6. app_Developer's Avatar
    It would have to be some sort of merger deal with Ktel and Columbia House Records and Tapes
    Like a OS of the month club. This month you get BB10, then you have to pay for WebOS and BeOS and OS/2 at full price?
    10-20-17 03:07 PM
  7. ppeters914's Avatar
    Like a OS of the month club. This month you get BB10, then you have to pay for WebOS and BeOS and OS/2 at full price?
    Showing your age mentioning BeOS and OS/2. Don't remember the app (control panel?) that let me skin 8.6 w/ BeOS icons.

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    10-20-17 03:57 PM
  8. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    This is true. Back in 2005 my Dad and family were waiting to get on an ocean cruise. I sat down with him at lunch and got talking to an elderly (85-ish, judging from appearance) fellow who was also at the table.

    It turns out that this man had worked ON FREAKING ENIAC! ! He worked on ENIAC at the university and then went to work for IBM on the SAGE projects in the middle 50s - he had a pair of patents that had just recently been de-classified.
    That's so cool. I had a similar experience in the late 90s, when my wife and I went for dinner with her great uncle, who was a retired member of the Canadian Forces.

    We started talking, and it became clear that he knew much, much more about computing than I would have expected of someone his age. So I asked him where he had developed the interest, and it turns out that when the Navy got its first computers in either the 40s or 50s (my memory is fuzzy but I think the early 50s), they assigned some members with no experience to the new computing team, and he just happened to be one of the people assigned to that team and retrained. From that point on he was a specialist, and worked in computing until he retired, although he spoke kind of bitterly about some early cancelled project that held a lot of promise (again, my memory is fuzzy).


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    10-20-17 04:20 PM
  9. glwerry's Avatar
    That's so cool. I had a similar experience in the late 90s, when my wife and I went for dinner with her great uncle, who was a retired member of the Canadian Forces.

    We started talking, and it became clear that he knew much, much more about computing than I would have expected of someone his age. So I asked him where he had developed the interest, and it turns out that when the Navy got its first computers in either the 40s or 50s (my memory is fuzzy but I think the early 50s), they assigned some members with no experience to the new computing team, and he just happened to be one of the people assigned to that team and retrained. From that point on he was a specialist, and worked in computing until he retired, although he spoke kind of bitterly about some early cancelled project that held a lot of promise (again, my memory is fuzzy).


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    Way cool. I would assume 50s, as there were few computers outside the US and UK military until the 50s.

    You mention "no experience" - it was VERY different in the old days - I work for a mining company. When I hired on there in 1981 I worked with 3 or 4 people who had worked in their metallurgical plants and took an aptitude test that got them into the early (1969) computing teams. They were sent out of town for a 6 week crash course in COBOL programming and then put to work beside consultants.

    The head of payroll had worked programming the IBM tabulating machines that were replaced by the computers. To the day that he retired he maintained that the company had made a mistake going to those (expletive deleted) computers and they should have KEPT the tabulating machines.

    Very different world.

    Thanks for sharing - the flip side was a recent conversation with my 8 year old grand-daughter. She is the youngest of 4 and had just purchased an iPhone - she's basically just using it as a tablet, but her older siblings all have phones.
    She was astounded to find out that we didn't have these phones when we were kids!
    10-20-17 04:29 PM
  10. DreadPirateRegan's Avatar
    Read this before posting another thread about posting another thread:

    No one who will post another thread will read this, even if they have to open this thread, to post another thread.

    LMAO.. Woof?

     Passport SE  -Working wiDe in 2017+...
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    10-20-17 04:58 PM
  11. Lostboy5151's Avatar
    Target Canada will have an in store two month exclusive tho.
    Any rumors on a launch date?
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    10-21-17 02:39 AM
  12. jiminica's Avatar
    This was the best post by far of the day. Funny enough to brimg me out of lurking.
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    10-21-17 08:01 AM
  13. kvndoom's Avatar
    BB10, universal apps, Sailfish, Tizen, Surface Phone, Half Life 3, Duke Nukem 5, Linux on the desktop... all headed your way in 2018! just you wait and see!
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    10-21-17 09:48 AM
  14. anon(8063781)'s Avatar
    She was astounded to find out that we didn't have these phones when we were kids!
    Phones? Haha. I remember waiting for *the* TV station to come on the air in the morning. Fortunately, I had 'go outside' style parents....


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    10-21-17 09:49 AM
  15. AFDozerman's Avatar
    I just want an Open-sourced BB10. It'll never happen, since the proprietary parts are an actual money maker for BB, but QNX is an interesting Unix.
    10-21-17 10:01 AM
  16. stlabrat's Avatar
    Well BB also has a patent for fuel cell batteries that they can throw in to the mix!
    no joking, the hydrogen fuel cell are hot right now with fast charging for fork lift. Much better than Li ion battery and cheap. check warehouse. major revolution are taking place right now.
    10-21-17 10:06 AM
  17. eshropshire's Avatar
    Any rumors on a launch date?
    February 31st. You can pick the year.
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    10-21-17 12:51 PM
  18. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Phones? Haha. I remember waiting for *the* TV station to come on the air in the morning. Fortunately, I had 'go outside' style parents....


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    Now they complain when they don't have bars. Pfffft! Kids
    10-21-17 01:09 PM
  19. Rodrigo Lourenco's Avatar
    Do you. Work. On blackberry? Or do you read what we all read?

    ☇ by Blackberry 
    10-21-17 01:18 PM
  20. Carjackd's Avatar
    Any rumors on a launch date?
    Coming soon
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    10-21-17 09:26 PM
  21. spARTacus's Avatar
    Yes, for running a Ford Pinto
    10-21-17 09:34 PM
  22. i_plod_an_dr_void's Avatar
    No! No! and No!
    -BB does not have the ressources to maintain BB10
    -BB 10 needs tremendous amount of coding to make it compatible with today’s hardware
    -No, you can’t crowd finance BB10
    -No there aren’t millions of BB10 fanboys willing to chip hundreds or thousands of dollars per year
    -No, there ain’t any corporation or government willing to pay for BB10 (they would rather pay to secure Android or iOS)
    -No android runtime won’t be upgraded
    -No! Developers won’t come back magically to BB10
    ....oh the naysayers give up so easily....(no)I'm no good..(no)I can't do it...(and no) nobody will pick me......no I don't want you to help me, even if you could, leave me alone, let me die.....help me crackberry! be my Assisted-Suicide helper. Android is too scary big. - Typical type-b Canadians (but not Real BB type Canadians).
    10-22-17 06:02 PM
  23. bobshine's Avatar
    ....oh the naysayers give up so easily....(no)I'm no good..(no)I can't do it...(and no) nobody will pick me......no I don't want you to help me, even if you could, leave me alone, let me die.....help me crackberry! be my Assisted-Suicide helper. Android is too scary big. - Typical type-b Canadians (but not Real BB type Canadians).
    Its not about being a naysayer... it’s about being realistic.
    10-22-17 08:41 PM
  24. glwerry's Avatar
    Android is too scary big.
    I found that quote quite revealing, although I'm sure it was meant at least semi-sarcastically.

    I was able to transition to Android from BB10 without a huge amount of angst, anxiety or drama. I guess I'm a bit different because I've been in IT since the late 1970s and I have used SEVEN different operating systems over the years, and had to use about a dozen different computer languages. Everything has had an unpleasant period, every OS has its drawbacks and strengths.
    There is no perfect tool - and hence the reason that I don't fear Android.

    So, don't wallow around in fear. It's just another tool, it has some drawbacks and it has some strengths, EH!
    10-23-17 08:58 AM
  25. kvndoom's Avatar
    I don't understand... if BB10 had been a massive success and Android condemned to the 0.1% "other" category, would these same people be on Android Central positing ideas on how to save Android and bring down the "evil" Blackberry that colludes with Apple to suppress competition?

    Hmmmm...
    10-23-17 09:09 AM
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