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Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 5:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not a Luddite but....
I'm confronted with an oxymoron every time I use my computer...
and sometimes when I use my phone.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your phone a smartphone? Relevant?
Is it relevant what you use your computer for? Your phone?
Relevant that most phones aren't used for phone calls any more? And most computers aren't used for much computing?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are you confronted by it when you use the internet? email?

is it something to do with logging on? passwords?
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 - 2:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your phone a smartphone?I'm not smart enough to use a smartphone! Relevant? No
Is it relevant what you use your computer for? Your phone? No to both
Relevant that most phones aren't used for phone calls any more? And most computers aren't used for much computing? N.r.
are you confronted by it when you use the internet? email? Yes/yope to both

is it something to do with logging on?to the computer, no; to the phone, yes passwords? no
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 5:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT, which may or may not be helpful: There is a sort of baseball angle to this puzzle, in a remote lateral sort of way.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are computer games relevant? Cell phone games?
Are passwords relevant? Usernames?
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are computer games relevant? Cell phone games? No to both.
Are passwords relevant? Usernames? No to both.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 11:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you hurt your finger playing baseball and now it's difficult to use certain keys?
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 9:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you hurt your finger playing baseballheehe - no and now it's difficult to use certain keys? No, no more so than usual.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you have to enter a passcode every time you turn on/open/unlock your phone?
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you have to enter a passcode every time you turn on/open/unlock your phone? No, but what I do to I turn on my phone is very relevant.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is pressing the "start" button when you want to shut down the computer relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, and pressing the "END" button to turn your phone on?
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 2:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is pressing the "start" button when you want to shut down the computer relevant?

Oh, and pressing the "END" button to turn your phone on? Yes to both!

***************SPOILER*****************
This was inspired by a pastiche on Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First" routine, for which they are in the Baseball Hall of Fame (there's the baseball connection). It is rather peculiar when you think about it, but who ever stops to think about it?


Kudos to Galfisk & Balin, who stopped to think, and then started up again!
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 2:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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