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  1. Account suspended
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    02 Jul '13 13:34
    Fixed phones disapperad from crime novels.

    I have the one at home, I pay subscription, but I can't remember when the last tima I used it.

    In my rented Copenhagen-apartment last year I had a bakelite fixed phone, with obsolete number written by graffit pencil (!)... I phoned a couple of times jus to taste it again...
  2. SubscriberKewpie
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    02 Jul '13 14:35
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Fixed phones disapperad from crime novels.

    I have the one at home, I pay subscription, but I can't remember when the last tima I used it.

    In my rented Copenhagen-apartment last year I had a bakelite fixed phone, with obsolete number written by graffit pencil (!)... I phoned a couple of times jus to taste it again...
    At our house we have a landline for internet plus 5 handsets, plus 2 cellphones. If we want to make calls we both use the landlines. Cellphones may be convenient but they're too fiddly to bother with unless we're away from home. I can see the attraction if you need to rent, though. Our house phones are modern, they're not Bakelite, can't recall seeing a Bakelite phone in the last decade.
  3. Subscribercoquette
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    02 Jul '13 15:01
    what is bakelite?
  4. SubscriberPonderable
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    02 Jul '13 15:10
    Originally posted by coquette
    what is bakelite?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakelite

    this is the type of information which is well recherchable in wikipedia
  5. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    02 Jul '13 18:33
    Originally posted by coquette
    what is bakelite?
    polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride
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    02 Jul '13 18:36
    Cell phones depends on some rare mineral, whose deposits are finite.
    So people will have to resort to old fixed phones anyway.
  7. Standard memberapathist
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    03 Jul '13 02:43
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride
    lol stop it
  8. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    03 Jul '13 03:45
    Originally posted by apathist
    lol stop it
    I only do chemistry jokes periodically. 😕
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    03 Jul '13 04:48
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I only do chemistry jokes periodically. 😕
    Well, mendelayoff of it!
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