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  • TeXJ
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    Originally posted by LowR3V'in View Post
    i lost my bench made mini grip. loved that knife.
    it was fast, locking was fa-nominal. the shape is perfection.

    any knife dudes recommend an equally stunning knife?
    buy another?

    "edc underground" is a fun facebook group

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  • LowR3V'in
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    i lost my bench made mini grip. loved that knife.
    it was fast, locking was fa-nominal. the shape is perfection.

    any knife dudes recommend an equally stunning knife?

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  • Melon
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    Originally posted by The Dark Side of Will View Post

    You can BOLT ON an AFR-based Intake/Heads/Cam/Headers package, get a custom tune, have 500 RWHP on the stock shortblock and STILL be WAY cheaper than a Dinan badge.
    Add 24lbs of boost to a stock LS1.
    Also they have boat loads of torque.

    It's beauty is in it's simplicity as BMW engines are beautiful with their complexity.

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  • Northern
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    ^ the S7 edge also has that sort of screen arrangement - maybe weaker adhesive, but not designed to be removed. The frame adds a small additional amount to the screen replacement, but when I had my first S5's screen replaced "professionally", the phone was physically bent afterward, so this is a good way to eliminate that risk.

    I mostly use my phone camera to take pictures of stuff I'm working on, and I don't really plan to take pictures of stuff, so my ancient entry-level DSLR lives in a drawer in my office unless I actually go somewhere that I intend to take pictures (which I never do I guess. Not sure what happened there.)

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  • The Dark Side of Will
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    Originally posted by Northern View Post

    Prices for the 6T look reasonable (~$360 for buy it now in good cond.) and comparable to S9's (which I considered, but every S9 on ebay has a cracked screen, so that's not a great sign)
    Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
    Oneplus phones used to be 350 new. They had fast processors, but they didn't spend the money on the fancy cameras and all that other peripheral shit. Bummer to see them sort of selling out now and making phones that are in the price ranges that they were against when they first launched.
    Originally posted by varg View Post
    Same. The S5 is a great example of how meaningless megapixels are as a measure of photo quality. The optics and dynamic range are truly shit and the chroma noise is noticeable at even low ISO. With just a faster lens and better glass my 12mp iphone camera produces photos that look better than my S5 ever did. As for having a great camera on my phone, not something I'd spend $1,000 for. If I go somewhere where I want to take good photos of things I bring my DSLR, phones are just for convenient snapshots. Even that fancy triple camera arrangement on a new iphone will produce inferior quality images to an old DSLR with less resolution, the sensors are just too small and the optics too compromised.
    I've replaced the screen on my S8+. At >$200 it's a significant part of the phone's retail price. The screen is glued to the phone frame. There are a couple of minor components that go into the frame from the front, then the screen goes in on top of them, then the rest of the components (battery, processor, memory, antenna) go in from the back. The guy who did the screen on my S8+ said the S9 is organized slightly differently in that the screen is the only thing on the front side of the frame, and Samsung PERMANENTLY bonds the screen to the frame. The only way to replace it is to replace the screen + frame assembly, which makes screen replacement on an S9+ even more expensive... hence seeing a bunch with unrepaired cracked screens.

    All that being said, I since the screen is the thing on the phone I interact with the most, so I want it to be NICE. That's the primary feature of a flagship phone I pay for. The extra luxury feel is nice, but I'd rather it be durable than shiny, but the big phones are already big enough in my pocket that I don't want to have a thick case making them even hugerer.

    Most of what I do with a phone is post pics of car parts on the internet, so a 2 MP camera would suit me just fine... too bad I can't buy one that way. I agree with Varg... if you want good pics, use a camera. Although the CCD itself is great, the optics in a phone are just not very good.

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