Fucking Cell Phones

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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Hardly Ideal » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:24 pm

Brentai wrote:The "big and thin" aesthetic that encompasses nearly 100% of new phones is a ergonomic nightmare. I ended up putting a bulky case over my LG G5 (with its mere 5.3" screen) to make it stop feeling like I'm bending the thing out of shape every time I put it in my pocket. The fact that that is a thing that actually happens with modern phones doesn't help at all.

Mrs. Ideal and I have resorted to playing Pokemon Go on an iPad since our phones are old and catch fire when we try to use those instead. And even that elegant little piece of glass gets hot to the touch.

I kind of wish we'd make our devices just a quarter inch thicker. Not longer or wider or brighter, just thicker. Make more room for some cooling, ruggedize them a little, and maybe make life a little easier for the poor sods in Shenzhen putting the things together. But the way I see some drool over how a phone is 0.7mm thinner and 12 grams lighter is downright fetishistic.
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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:00 pm



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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Brentai » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:53 pm

Dye dye DYE!

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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Grath » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:21 pm

I'm sorry, Apple, you aren't covering your phones in Vantablack, your black ain't shit.

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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby TA » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:42 pm

I'd love to hear a defense, any defense at all, for the no headphone port and proprietary $160 earbuds.
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:43 pm

TA wrote:I'd love to hear a defense, any defense at all, for the no headphone port and proprietary $160 earbuds.

Ahahaha, I didn't even see that. Man, fuck Apple.
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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Thad » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:09 am

TA wrote:I'd love to hear a defense, any defense at all, for the no headphone port and proprietary $160 earbuds.


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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Mongrel » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:07 am

In case anyone is confused, that was literally Apple's defence, that they removed the headphone jack because they have courage.

Holy shit someone shoot those people in the face.
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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby TA » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:52 am


のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Mongrel » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:30 pm

loooooooooooool

I honestly have no idea if that's real or fake and that just doesn't matter.
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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Mazian » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:35 pm

Mongrel wrote:I honestly have no idea if that's real or fake


Mongrel.

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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Mongrel » Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:28 pm

I mean, I started guessing fake, but started to doubt that more and more. That's some Poe's Law shit to me.
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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Hardly Ideal » Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:50 pm

You can't even take that out after you... wait a sec.
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Okay, good. It is fake. If that were real on top of everything else happening today, I'd crack a tooth.
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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Smiler » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:46 pm

Mongrel wrote:In case anyone is confused, that was literally Apple's defence, that they removed the headphone jack because they have courage.

Holy shit someone shoot those people in the face.



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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby TA » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:37 pm

And suddenly it makes sense.

のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Hardly Ideal » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:28 am

...wait, what do you mean by "the Galaxy J3 doesn't have a gyroscope?" Isn't that the kind of thing all modern smartphones have? My old iPhone has one, for fuck's sake.

And since I only found this out after opening the box, I bet I can't return it now.

Have I mentioned how much I hate computers?
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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Grath » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:29 am

So I was unhappy with my Galaxy S5 and decided to upgrade to the new hotness. So far the Pixel XL is pretty slick. I do miss the IR blaster and the IP67 (the pixel is IP53 so only rated for water spray) but I'm appreciating the fingerprint sensor that should be secure enough to use with Android Pay, being able to open my notification tray by swiping on said fingerprint sensor, and I'll have to check out the quality of the camera at some point since it's apparently really good.

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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Grath » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:52 am

Google Assistant integration with IFTT is amazing, albeit a bit shaky on implementation so far (it's not reliable that the chosen phrase triggers every time, so far.)

Being able to set "if I say this to the assistant, do that" via IFTTT is awesome

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Re: Fucking Cell Phones

Postby Mothra » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:58 am

My Nexus 4 finally died on me, turning fully off inexplicably during a series of Worst Possible Moments. It would then go through a 20-minute bootup/verification sequence that it would get all the way through maybe one in ten times.

I was thinking of going for the 5x as my next phone, but my brother recommended the OnePlus 3, which looks pretty promising. I put in the order for the phone earlier this week. Details to follow once that new hotness lands on my doorstep.

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