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by guardian452
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How to measure time?
Replies: 63
Views: 3610

Re: How to measure time?

Prescient: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/12/guard-grille-end-road-fake-luxury You know what fake luxury is. Invicta watches, Michael Kors suits, everything you could possibly buy at the Pottery Barn or in most American malls. Mass-produced sweatshop junk gilded and pimped for the administrat...
by guardian452
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 18
Views: 617

Re: Garbage

by guardian452
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How to measure time?
Replies: 63
Views: 3610

Re: How to measure time?

Anyone tried the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45? Intel chip, OLED screen, I think their 25 hour battery life claim is.... optimistic. IDK why you wouldn't buy an applewatch instead of this cheesy knockoff unless you really hate apple. As an aside, my garmin will record continuously for longer than ...
by guardian452
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Your most prized hardware
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: Your most prized hardware

Like most grown-ups I use IT equipment as a means to an end, rather than the end itself. I guess my laptop? Tho if it broke down i would just buy a new one. Barely 6 months old and there is already a new model out :o However some of the amiibos in my collection were quite expensive. I wouldn't say '...
by guardian452
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Some 3D work in MAX
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Some 3D work in MAX

I see you're lusting after the larger Focal units. I would personally far prefer building my own speakers than using someone else's (it would bring me far more joy!) I built my own 3-way loudspeakers many years ago, using Focal woofer and midrange, and Morel tweeters. Still sound great, running wit...
by guardian452
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4390

Re: The Problem with Apple

The reason why apple stopped offering user-replaceable batteries is because (a) you had to remember to swap them out of the machine to keep them both charged up, AFAIK they never offered a standalone charger, (b) at some point laptop batteries lasted long enough for a flight/workday/movie session to...
by guardian452
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 18
Views: 617

Re: Garbage

No, pretty much any phone other than say a kyocera or panasonic toughpad it is fairly easy to crack the screen. If the digitizer is broken to the point where the electrical connection is lost, it won't work anymore. My iphone already has a small crack in the bottom (not over the screen itself) no id...
by guardian452
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: and now for something completely different !
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: and now for something completely different !

I feel bad, I JUST blew away the window 7 partition (ok, I broke it accidentally back in october :oops: ) and let Debian have the whole disk on my x220. Finally getting it all set up the way I like it. If you had posted about this a few weeks ago I would have been all over it. But it is hard to argu...
by guardian452
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4390

Re: The Problem with Apple

But your argument is invalidated because a base OS is relatively useless by itself. This is one of my biggest issues I had switching away from the mac, actually. The built in Mail, Safari, Calendar, Contacts, in OS X (MacOS) are all very, very, good. It was difficult to find decent replacements to ...
by guardian452
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4390

Re: The Problem with Apple

just to add - it's not about eye candy to me, user experience includes the little things - like how well do gestures work, how easily can you make selections, does the thing cope well when used with a wacom instead of a mouse, how does the scrolling behave, are GUI elements consistently placed and ...
by guardian452
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4390

Re: The Problem with Apple

Who glued it in, you or your mother ?!?? It's not much more expensive than the 44++ battery I just bought for my X220 ($159) considering there is a service involved I think it's fair. https://support.apple.com/mac/repair/service She uses the 2012 Macbook Pro Retina I used to use (This is not replac...
by guardian452
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4390

Re: The Problem with Apple

But now my mother complains that the Apple store told her that the battery's degradement would not be repairable (because they fucking glued it in!) Who glued it in, you or your mother ?!?? It's not much more expensive than the 44++ battery I just bought for my X220 ($159) considering there is a se...
by guardian452
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4390

Re: The Problem with Apple

ok, so i'm not exactly informed about the current state of OSX (not changing habit here just because they fancy renaming the product so it matches their phone) - my most recent one is 10.9.5 - planning to upgrade one machine to sierra soon. it might have gone downhill since mavericks for all i know...
by guardian452
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4390

Re: The Problem with Apple

I'm convinced a big problem they have is over-engineering looks over all. And a key theme in Apple products is thinness. Thinness caused the MagSafe to be removed for USB-C power, so once again power connectors that are stressed, and can take your laptop to the ground. On the iPhone we get lightnin...
by guardian452
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 18
Views: 617

Re: Garbage

I thought I was tripping with the calculator at first. I always use it to keep a running total when at the grocery store and I was one-handed pushing buttons while pushing the shopping trolley with my other hand, hardly fast typing. Visual effects, what visual effects? It does seem very apple-like t...

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