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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 11, 2016, 07:47:01 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 11, 2016, 07:40:24 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on September 11, 2016, 07:28:42 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 11, 2016, 04:43:52 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on September 11, 2016, 12:05:51 PM

A slap in the face... really... My daughter was bitching about this as well, my response was well if you want a 7 get some wireless earbuds. I'm waiting for the next iteration as I already have a 6S and will plan on there not being a headphone jack on the next one as I cant imagine they'll backpedal on it.

Yes.
 
You seem to be missing the point.  It's not just that your old headphones don't work or that you have to buy a proprietary adapter or a whole new set of earbuds (which may not be comfortable for your ears - my wife spent months finding a set that didn't fall out of her ears all the time).  It's not even that you can't charge and listen at the same time, although that's a pretty big fuck you.  It's that they took it out for more space in the unit...and then did nothing with it.  

As a result, this change comes off as something they did for profit and not at all something they did for the consumer.  And, yes, that's a slap in the face.

I don't get why you're pretending this isn't an issue.  Have you looked anywhere online at all?  This is all people are talking about with the new phone.

Again, this change doesn't even effect me directly, and I find it offensive as hell.

Seems it hasn't affected demand for it.... But what Rav said, they just didnt take it out and not use the space lol... And I'm not pretending anything, it really isn't an issue, its not like you're being forced to buy one.

Okay, "pretending" isn't the right word, maybe, but you keep saying it isn't an issue, while everyone else is telling you it is.  It is not an issue to you.  Fine.  That's not the same thing as it not being an issue.  So you're not pretending.  You're being obstinate.

Whether you're buying one or not, it is an issue, as Apple is forcing this change without offering proper and available counter possibilities.

And raven says I'm incorrect about not using the space, but then, a few lines later, says, " It was blatantly clear that, other than the camera and the SoC, they did not put much engineering thought into the layout and innards of the iPhone for this iteration...miniaturization efforts is probably minimal (pun unintended), and the space that they freed by removing the headphone jack is used to accommodate the new technologies which they are likely designing against the 2017 iPhone" which is essentially saying that they did nothing with the improved space for the phone they forced it on, the iPhone 7.  My point wasn't that nothing is or isn't there.  It's that, no matter how technical you want to be, they created a nuisance for their consumers without adding any benefits for the user to compensate.  I didn't say they didn't put anything in that space, I said they did nothing with it.

Dude, then why not just buy the 6s? Or even the SE? You're being way too stressed over this.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 11, 2016, 05:59:33 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 11, 2016, 04:43:52 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on September 11, 2016, 12:05:51 PM

A slap in the face... really... My daughter was bitching about this as well, my response was well if you want a 7 get some wireless earbuds. I'm waiting for the next iteration as I already have a 6S and will plan on there not being a headphone jack on the next one as I cant imagine they'll backpedal on it.

Yes.
 
You seem to be missing the point.  It's not just that your old headphones don't work or that you have to buy a proprietary adapter or a whole new set of earbuds (which may not be comfortable for your ears - my wife spent months finding a set that didn't fall out of her ears all the time).  It's not even that you can't charge and listen at the same time, although that's a pretty big fuck you.  It's that they took it out for more space in the unit...and then did nothing with it.  

As a result, this change comes off as something they did for profit and not at all something they did for the consumer.  And, yes, that's a slap in the face.

I don't get why you're pretending this isn't an issue.  Have you looked anywhere online at all?  This is all people are talking about with the new phone.

Again, this change doesn't even effect me directly, and I find it offensive as hell.

You're incorrect, actually. The iPhone 7 got image stability thanks to the extra space, and the iPhone 7 Plus got dual cameras, again thanks to the extra space. You could argue that they could've pushed further with their miniaturization efforts and thus have space for both, but I couldn't say, nor can you, because neither of us are hardware engineers.

But I can make some educated guesses: according to rumors, they will have a major update to the iPhone next year, with an OLED screen and the elimination of the home button, and possibly an edge-to-edge display. The iPhone 7 shared the same design, more or less, as the iPhone 6, released in 2014. It was blatantly clear that, other than the camera and the SoC, they did not put much engineering thought into the layout and innards of the iPhone for this iteration, instead putting their focus on the 2017 iPhone, whatever they will call it. Thus miniaturization efforts is probably minimal (pun unintended), and the space that they freed by removing the headphone jack is used to accommodate the new technologies which they are likely designing against the 2017 iPhone, instead of the iPhone 7 -- in other words, they shoehorned a couple of things into the iPhone 7 'early' so that they can say have a new iPhone for 2016-2017 to tide us over.

As for the iPhone 7 itself, it is in my opinion (and many of you, as well) that it is a bad buy. And I think Apple knows it. I think they forced the no-headphones thing on us this round to force the ecosystem to move and grow around wireless and the Lightning port. That way, when next year's iPhone -- the one they really want us to buy, not the iPhone 7 -- the ecosystem will be mature and ready to go.
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 09, 2016, 04:52:14 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 08, 2016, 06:23:16 PM



LOL, I thought I was the only one!
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Decline of American architecture? on: June 09, 2016, 04:42:44 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 06, 2016, 04:13:31 AM

That was actually its second name though, this more recent one being the 3rd. The first being the Museum of Man[/img]

Wow, that's also bad ass in a classical sense. I'd agree/argue that Civilization is a better, more modern, name though.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Decline of American architecture? on: June 06, 2016, 04:03:18 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 05, 2016, 06:46:49 PM

[...] The Canadian museum of History (formerly the Canadian museum of Civilization [...]

Why was it renamed? The Canadian Museum of Civilization is a bad ass name.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Decline of American architecture? on: June 05, 2016, 05:00:17 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 05, 2016, 02:31:21 AM

Old houses do require a fair amount of upkeep, and since building codes were lax back in the day they have a lot of quirks -- for example, we really need to rewire our house for the 21st century, and nothing is quite level or square. Something always needs updating or replacing. Its bones are good and it will most likely stand for another 100 years, but sometimes I wish I had a modern home that's fully up to code.  

This is exactly why people look down at older homes. A lot of hidden costs, etc.

What we should lament isn't the (lack of) preservation of those homes, but the seemingly lost capability of building homes like those. Imagine a house like that, built with modern materials and everything.

*shrug* but hey, USA USA USA! TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT! MAGA!

/s
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Typing program for 10 yr old....not Typing of the Dead on: May 04, 2016, 01:50:08 AM
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Mario_Teaches_Typing_1992

That is all.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (CoD goes Halo) on: May 02, 2016, 09:04:34 PM
As cliched as this looks, it actually looks like a lot of fun.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Salt and Sanctuary on: March 22, 2016, 06:16:53 PM
That looks amazing.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: March 06, 2016, 05:31:08 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on March 03, 2016, 10:25:17 PM

This has a very cool look to it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47h6pQ6StCk
Crap, that looks awesome. I'm a sucker for visually unique films like that (A Scanner Darkly is an example, 300 could be another, depending on your views).
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Typing program for 10 yr old....not Typing of the Dead on: February 16, 2016, 05:07:59 AM

Quote from: msteelers on February 13, 2016, 05:55:38 PM

Wasn't there a Super Mario typing game back in the day?
Yep! Mario Teaches Typing

I used to play the shit out of that game back in elementary computer classes.
12  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LG H345 Leon Titan Kit LTE Android Smartphone (T-Mobile) - $50 shipped on: February 07, 2016, 05:21:05 AM
I have my doubts this will generate much interest here, but I figured I might as well try.

It's a T-Mobile Android phone -- more details here:

http://www.lg.com/us/cell-phones/lg-H345-leon-lte

It's brand new in box -- only opened to remove the SIM.

$50 PP gift / 51.80 PP non-gift including shipping.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vessyl on: February 04, 2016, 04:12:46 AM
Just wanted to say that, after a year and half they STILL haven't delivered, and to add to that, they're peddling the Pryme, which only measures water (for $99? Really?), and even with that they've completely failed to deliver.

I've sent in a request for a refund.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 16, 2015, 03:20:50 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 15, 2015, 10:15:59 PM

No spoiler, but I will say Darth Vader's connection to Luke is rather surprising.

Vader is Luke's father!

15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The 100 on: November 18, 2015, 08:43:24 PM
So Season 2 went up on Netflix a couple of weeks ago, and I finished watching it last night.

This show is awesome. I can't wait for the 3rd season!
16  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / SOLD: Logitech MX Master on: October 31, 2015, 10:48:53 PM
I love the mouse, but am developing some wrist pain, and am not interested in having it develop into full-blown carpal tunnel, so I'm looking to sell the mouse and trying a trackpad instead.

It's almost brand new, only used for a month. Comes in the box with everything (booklet, USB dongle and USB charging cable).

SOLD
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone here drinking or drank Soylent? (bonus: want to try Soylent 2.0?) on: September 10, 2015, 03:11:00 AM
Rosa Labs' shipping woes has been over since March. Soylent now ships within 48 hours, if you want to give another shot to ordering some. smile
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: September 10, 2015, 12:52:04 AM

Quote from: Lee on September 10, 2015, 12:10:50 AM

I take it you aren't on a free upgrade type of contract or upgraded to one of the new contracts in which you pay less unless you get a new phone, ravenii? Otherwise, you would just be paying your cell service provider for a new phone that you aren't take advantage of. I can't imagine still using a 4s! If there was a cheaper way, I would be tossing my 6 for a 6s.

My 4s was unlocked and I'm on a pre-paid plan. So no contracts or anything like that. When I upgrade I plan to pay the full price up-front. No interest in going back to a contract or the yearly upgrade plans.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: September 09, 2015, 10:53:14 PM
The iPad Pro is a insta-buy. I'm still rocking an iPad 3, which is struggling a lot lately. As the iPad is mainly my bed-side (and couch-side) computer, a bigger screen to watch Netflix on would be awesome. And the keyboard would make it a lot more useful.

The Apple TV is a tentative-buy. It has a lot of potential, and if the app store takes off like it has for iOS and watchOS, it'll become an insta-buy.

Ironically, the one thing that I own that desperately needs to be upgraded... won't be. I'm still rocking an aging iPhone 4s, but it's still doing the job I need it to do, so I think it'll stick around for one more year.
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone here drinking or drank Soylent? (bonus: want to try Soylent 2.0?) on: September 09, 2015, 03:58:47 AM
Have anyone here tried Soylent (www.soylent.com)?

There's a little contest for 24 bottles of the new Soylent 2.0 -- enter if you'd like to try your hand at getting it early: http://thehustle.co/soylent0908?lucky=1378

(disclaimer: yes, I want to win, and yes I'm a bastard -- if you enter via the link above, I get more entries -- heck, even if you're not interested, do a fellow GTer a favor and enter anyway -- you can use a throwaway email address! Pretty please?)
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Castlevania successor) on: June 12, 2015, 03:16:33 AM
Well, what do you know. Bloodstained has just surpassed Torment: Tides of Numenera to become the most-funded video game in Kickstarter history. It's currently at $4.5 million and going upwards fast. I thought the $5 million stretch goal was a, well, stretch, but with only ~$300,000 to go, it's looking like they'll blow past the goal by tomorrow's deadline.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Castlevania successor) on: June 10, 2015, 10:05:52 PM
The game keeps sounding better and better. I was finally convinced and slammed down $60 $125 to back my very first Kickstarter.

With less than 3 days to go, I'm hoping this bump would remind/convince some of you guys to back this project -- it sounds awesome, and I'd love for it to reach the 4.5 million goal (the prequel mini-game)!
23  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / SOLD: Sanyo PLV-Z4 720p projector - $99 shipped on: May 31, 2015, 09:27:38 PM
In great condition. Comes with power cable and remote. Lamp is included but only has about 500 hours left.

SOLD
24  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: 25.4 oz corked bottle of Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale on: May 21, 2015, 09:38:34 PM
It's a 25.4 oz corked bottle of Brewery Ommegang's Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale. Sealed, never opened, stored in a cool, dark place since it was purchased.
25  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Surface Pro 3 i5/4 GB/128 GB on: May 20, 2015, 01:36:09 AM
Added a picture of the back and dropped the price to $675.
26  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / [SOLD] Surface Pro 3 i5/4 GB/128 GB on: April 30, 2015, 12:32:08 AM
SOLD
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New ‘Alien’ Movie Confirmed with Director Neill Blomkamp on: February 26, 2015, 03:39:18 AM
Hopefully they'll draw some inspiration from the Dark Horse Aliens comics.

Aside from certain minor points, the storyline was excellent.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: James Bond #27: SPECTRE on: December 04, 2014, 08:31:30 PM
Guess that lame-ass group QUANTUM isn't SPECTRE after all.

Skyfall was the shit. Can't wait to see this!
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jurassic World on: November 26, 2014, 03:57:45 AM

Quote from: farley2k on November 25, 2014, 06:17:24 PM

... 2. why did they need to create a new dinosaur?  Perhaps the story will explain but it just seems contrived.

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 25, 2014, 09:06:48 PM

... Creating their own dinosaur hybrid puts this into SyFy territory.

“we need clear IP on the dinosaur, the toy companies say they can’t have any copycats this time”*

Yep, this movie is guaranteed to be shit.

*http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/25/7282997/why-did-steven-spielberg-invent-a-new-dinosaur-for-jurassic-world
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [indie film]Hardcore on: November 05, 2014, 11:58:54 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 04, 2014, 09:46:41 PM

Made me think of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgox84KE7iY

then I see it is the same folks so that makes sense


edit: Also Soul lose the timestamp from your video.

Wow, uh, I hope Hardcore is going to make more sense than that mess.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [indie film]Hardcore on: November 04, 2014, 08:53:17 PM
THAT LOOKS AWESOME.

*insta-adds to to-watch list*
32  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: iPhone 5 32 GB, Black, Unlocked -- SOLD! on: October 26, 2014, 06:09:14 PM
iPhone 5
Space Gray
32 GB
Unlocked
Includes Lightning Cable and Wall Adapter (no box)
Condition is 9/10 (Pictures below)

SOLD
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Money pit so it seems. on: October 09, 2014, 06:02:07 PM
That's why I don't bother with a house.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 25, 2014, 12:59:19 AM
The iPhone 6+ is the bendiPhone, not the 'regular' iPhone 6.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Freaky Floating Hat Performance on: September 23, 2014, 01:08:19 AM
Private. :|
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 21, 2014, 03:07:31 AM
Poor old me am stuck with a 4s. And I'd stick with it for another year if the Watch supports it... which it doesn't.

The oldest iPhone that it supports? The 5. So I'd like to buy one.

So... all you people upgrading to the 6/6+... got a 5 you'd sell?
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you buy DVDs anymore? on: August 22, 2014, 09:11:19 PM
I only stream. Don't see the point of owning movies anymore.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P Robin Williams - Apparent Suicide on: August 12, 2014, 03:18:07 AM

Quote from: Canuck on August 12, 2014, 12:44:23 AM

These celebrity deaths rarely affect me but this one is different.

Indeed.

RIP
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vessyl on: August 11, 2014, 12:45:22 AM

Quote from: faide on August 08, 2014, 10:49:30 PM

Quote from: McNutt on August 08, 2014, 08:40:26 PM

I've never understood the need to monitor your caloric intake to this degree or to know exactly how many steps you've taken in a day.  Does this information somehow make you lose weight?  Don't most people who are trying to keep fit have a general idea of whether or not they've consumed too many calories or not exercised enough?  
However back to the Vessyl.  This seems like a pretty big waste to me.  Most of this information is already on my fitbit page (not to mention the side of the damn can).  They have a huge database of food you can look up already and it auto inputs everything for you.  I drink a can of soda, I just add it on the page and all the nutrition info is already there.  It is definitely NOT worth $200 to me to have a cup save me that 5 minutes of time.

It's $100 now smile

And re: measuring, I present Soylent.
Quote
Also what I'm learning, if you want to be healthy , the only drink you should be putting in your body is water.  That's a pretty easy drink to track...

Again, Soylent.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vessyl on: August 06, 2014, 01:15:50 AM

Quote from: Lee on August 06, 2014, 01:06:10 AM

I don't get it, I know what I am drinking. If I need nutrient info I just look at the package. Sure it's neat, I just don't understand what it's supposed to do for me.  

It keeps track. Surely you know what a hassle it is to track, either mentally or manually, all the calories and nutrients you drank throughout the day or week?
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