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tyler
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Icon 1 posted November 01, 2005 10:12      Profile for tyler         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I just firgure this program to text quicker on my cell phone. Pretty killer www.textfast.t9.com

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I have that on my beautiful, old, falling-apart Sony J5. It's great, especially with the jog dial. But it's annoying that 'he' and 'if' use the same buttons (not T9's fault, of course) and so do a few ofther common words.

Whenever possible, I use my PowerBook's keyboard instead using Address Book. Has anyone seen that feature? It's well hidden, but it's awesome. Just pair your computer with your phone over Bluetooth, and click the icon that appears in Address Book. Then you can right-click a contact to send them a text message, and all sorts of other cool features.

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Icon 1 posted November 01, 2005 13:49      Profile for tyler         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah, Bluetooth is cool for messaging on your computer but i don't bring my Labtop everywhere I go. I'm afraid I might start speaking in binary code or something so T9 does the trick for now.

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I hate T9 and all other forms of "predictive texting"...

they are the work of the Devil..

these works added by true guess agility cobblers what the phonetic bust got tank get prevent waned...

With me????

grrrrr [Mad]

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Sorry, but I'm not. I love T9 - had it since my first phone. I think it's a rather clever piece of software, and makes SMS a quick process. Sure, it's wrong occasionally, but a quick press of '0' will pick the right word most of the time. (some words are a bloody nuisance, though.) I get the impression that T9's slower release across the pond is a contributing cause in the ~AIMglish used in SMS messages there. Also, if you're used to something, you might be hesitant to switch - but your thumb will thank you! Meanwhile, I'm still good at keying in letters the old fashioned way, and so I tend to program people's phones at work. [Wink] [Whilst showing one colleague how to add entries to his contact list, he said, "You text message, I guess?"]

*shrug*

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Icon 1 posted November 02, 2005 09:59      Profile for tyler         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
T9 saves me at least 300 minutes a month now. i can't believe I just discovered it but better late than never.

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quote:
Originally posted by maximile:
Whenever possible, I use my PowerBook's keyboard instead using Address Book. Has anyone seen that feature? It's well hidden, but it's awesome. Just pair your computer with your phone over Bluetooth, and click the icon that appears in Address Book. Then you can right-click a contact to send them a text message, and all sorts of other cool features.

Max BluePhoneMenu is a nice little freeware app that might interest you. It does not work with newer 'phones but is fine with my T630.

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Icon 1 posted November 16, 2005 11:07      Profile for tyler         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cool but I don't want to drag a labtop with me all the time so T9 works better for me that way.

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quote:
Originally posted by tyler:
Cool but I don't want to drag a labtop with me all the time ...

Yeah, all those pipettes and shit just fall on the floor, don't they?

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by tyler:
Cool but I don't want to drag a labtop with me all the time ...

Yeah, all those pipettes and shit just fall on the floor, don't they?
Nice one, spungo.

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
quote:
Originally posted by tyler:
Cool but I don't want to drag a labtop with me all the time ...

Yeah, all those pipettes and shit just fall on the floor, don't they?
Yeah. I know. I fscking hate it when that happens....

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Jokers. [Applause]

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Icon 1 posted November 17, 2005 13:57      Profile for splitpeasoup         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I too love T9. It has changed my life. It is difficult to text while driving without it. If predictive texting is the work of the devil then I'm going straight ta hell. [evil]
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quote:
Originally posted by splitpeasoup:
I too love T9. It has changed my life. It is difficult to text while driving without it. If predictive texting is the work of the devil then I'm going straight ta hell. [evil]

Just please tell me you aren't texting while driving in California's Central Valley. We have enough people not paying attention to the road when driving as it is.

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No, I ride the bus and this is a quiet way to converse with friends and family. I can't stand people on the phone while driving. It should be illegal.

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quote:
Originally posted by tyler:
No, I ride the bus and this is a quiet way to converse with friends and family. I can't stand people on the phone while driving. It should be illegal.

It is. (In NY, anyway.)

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quote:
Originally posted by tyler:
No, I ride the bus and this is a quiet way to converse with friends and family. I can't stand people on the phone while driving. It should be illegal.

You've obviously never lived in Los Angeles. When 1/2 of your driving time is spent going less than 10 mph it really isn't hazardous to use the phone while driving, or even to text while driving. Though, I gotta admit, it was a little harder before I started using T9. I don't think this kind of thing should be outlawed. Why should I be punished for someone else's stupidity and inability to multitask? They'll never outlaw it in CA because LA would shut down. Only illegal in NY because NYC runs on public transportation (I'm orig. from upstate NY).
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What's gonna suck is when you rear-end someones mercedes at 5mph and have to pay your insurance deductible. Maybe you can multitask but the general public is different story.

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quote:
Originally posted by splitpeasoup:
You've obviously never lived in Los Angeles. When 1/2 of your driving time is spent going less than 10 mph it really isn't hazardous to use the phone while driving, or even to text while driving. Though, I gotta admit, it was a little harder before I started using T9. I don't think this kind of thing should be outlawed. Why should I be punished for someone else's stupidity and inability to multitask? They'll never outlaw it in CA because LA would shut down. Only illegal in NY because NYC runs on public transportation (I'm orig. from upstate NY).

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OMG. We just couldn't ever inconvenience those poor L.A. drivers for the sake of safety. That would be the end of Western Civilization as we know it.
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quote:
Originally posted by splitpeasoup:
I too love T9. It has changed my life. It is difficult to text while driving without it.

Maybe you should be paying attention to the road while driving? No matter how "good" you are at multi-tasking, anything that uses part of your attention while you're driving takes that attention away from the road where it belongs. I just feel sorry for the next person/car you hit because you were too busy trying to converse with someone else.

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quote:
Originally posted by ChildeRoland:
quote:
Originally posted by splitpeasoup:
I too love T9. It has changed my life. It is difficult to text while driving without it.

Maybe you should be paying attention to the road while driving? No matter how "good" you are at multi-tasking, anything that uses part of your attention while you're driving takes that attention away from the road where it belongs. I just feel sorry for the next person/car you hit because you were too busy trying to converse with someone else.
Sorry, I'm with the noob on this one. I've sat in Toronto traffic before, and e-mailed away on my blackberry.. the only alternative is to pay attention to myself moving 3-4 feet every minute or so.
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I agree. Sxeptomaniac you're putting yourself in a bad sich. Just don't try that when you're stoned. [Geek]

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If they were just mainly doing it in bad traffic jams, it wouldn't be a big deal, but I am absolutely sick of dealing with idiots on cellphones on the state's freeways.

Multi-tasking is problematic, particularly when text messaging, because you not only are diverting your attention, you also need to take your eyes off the road to check if T9 guessed the right word and you are trying to drive with one hand. All of that means that your driving is impaired, even at low speeds.

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Exactly. T9 tragedy.

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quote:
Originally posted by splitpeasoup:
You've obviously never lived in Los Angeles. When 1/2 of your driving time is spent going less than 10 mph it really isn't hazardous to use the phone while driving, or even to text while driving. Though, I gotta admit, it was a little harder before I started using T9. I don't think this kind of thing should be outlawed. Why should I be punished for someone else's stupidity and inability to multitask? They'll never outlaw it in CA because LA would shut down.

I was crossing the road at the traffic lights with my 2 daughters, when some dickhead with a car and a mobile phone drove straight through the red light and nearly killed the 3 of us.

You may take your 'ability to multitask' and shove it so far up your arse that it makes your nose bleed.

If what you have to say is so fscking important that it can't wait till you get home, then pull over.

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