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post #79606 of 86336
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I had a couple of Androids and enjoyed how I could modify my user environment, the open source nature of apps, etc. I find the Android experience not to be as amalgamated (for lack of a better word) as the iExperience as Android is spread across multiple hardware platforms which all get cludged and tweaked by the maker. Having a fractured market vs. the huge mono-market of iPhone creates a more handy tool, IMO.

That said I can see a return to Android. It is fun to play with, way more open source apps and customization, etc. It was about size and camera for me to go from the 5 to the 6.

Android has come a long way since I remember you making the switch. Unfortunately, the caveat to that is the fractured market you describe.

Core android is awesome on a phone (although, I think it gets a little awkward on a tablet). Unfortunately, depending on what phone you buy, you might not get anything close to the core android experience. I think Samsung has gotten better with the s6, but I have an S5 sitting in front of me (company loaner for international travel) and there is so much stupid shit on it. I'm just going to pull the SIM card and put it in my motorola phone when I leave tomorrow, because I don't want to deal with eliminating all of this shit.
When I use a loaner iphone, I just reset the device, log in to my apple account, and have a tolerable experience.

Its not like I do a crazy lot of customization either...When I reset my moto x, I basically just have to rearrange the icons how I like, and switch the stock SMS app out for Textra. All of my apps install when I sign into my google account, and I am good to go.

I keep thinking about an iphone upgrade...but I always run into something that makes me pause. The hidden filesystem and lack of "Open With..." functions was what got me most recently. Trying to send a video from my phone to my GFs without having to use itunes...took about 3 different apps before we found one that would let her actually save the video into her own photo stream (needed the dropbox app, couldn't do it from the website). And all of that was because the app she was trying to load the video into didn't know how to access anything but her photo stream. On android, when an app asks me to select a photo/video, I can grab it from anywhere...google drive app shows up there, as does dropbox, as does my downloads folder and anywhere else you might conceivably find a video (and app developers don't have to do anything special to enable this).
Or I had a coworker I used to send code to for review...I'd have to re-save as a .txt file if he needed to look at it on his iphone...because on a normal unjailbroken iphone, I guess there was no easy way to just tell the phone "nah, this file is fine, just open it with the text editor" (or even a way to save it somewhere, and go change the file extension to .txt).

TL;DR, I love the "just works" nature of the iphone...except when it doesn't work. The non-bloatware android phones just work 95% of the time but are still easy to manage that other 5%.
post #79607 of 86336
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So if someone with an iPhone has green bubbles they're okay?


Who has an iPhone but doesn't use iMessage? 

Even worse, sometimes my wifes iMessage gets randomly switched off.  Makes me all hibbeldy-jibbeldy and I yell at her to turn it back on.

post #79608 of 86336
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Yes, I truly wish there were some device, perhaps one to fit into a pocket that would give one mobile telephony or some sort of method to instantaneously communicate with someone... if only!

This device may exist, but it still leaves you at the mercy of the receiving party. Plus there are those who don't use it. I am not joking when I say that one person I deal with uses an old school cassette tape answering machine and screens his calls. He also leaves 2-3 minute long voicemails that repeat the same things over and over... but at least he calls back.
post #79609 of 86336

I was going to say, "classic otc post" but then he included a tl;dr and there weren't enough parenthetical statements to be a true classic.

 
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Android has come a long way since I remember you making the switch. Unfortunately, the caveat to that is the fractured market you describe.

Core android is awesome on a phone (although, I think it gets a little awkward on a tablet). Unfortunately, depending on what phone you buy, you might not get anything close to the core android experience. I think Samsung has gotten better with the s6, but I have an S5 sitting in front of me (company loaner for international travel) and there is so much stupid shit on it. I'm just going to pull the SIM card and put it in my motorola phone when I leave tomorrow, because I don't want to deal with eliminating all of this shit.
When I use a loaner iphone, I just reset the device, log in to my apple account, and have a tolerable experience.

Its not like I do a crazy lot of customization either...When I reset my moto x, I basically just have to rearrange the icons how I like, and switch the stock SMS app out for Textra. All of my apps install when I sign into my google account, and I am good to go.

I keep thinking about an iphone upgrade...but I always run into something that makes me pause. The hidden filesystem and lack of "Open With..." functions was what got me most recently. Trying to send a video from my phone to my GFs without having to use itunes...took about 3 different apps before we found one that would let her actually save the video into her own photo stream (needed the dropbox app, couldn't do it from the website). And all of that was because the app she was trying to load the video into didn't know how to access anything but her photo stream. On android, when an app asks me to select a photo/video, I can grab it from anywhere...google drive app shows up there, as does dropbox, as does my downloads folder and anywhere else you might conceivably find a video (and app developers don't have to do anything special to enable this).
Or I had a coworker I used to send code to for review...I'd have to re-save as a .txt file if he needed to look at it on his iphone...because on a normal unjailbroken iphone, I guess there was no easy way to just tell the phone "nah, this file is fine, just open it with the text editor" (or even a way to save it somewhere, and go change the file extension to .txt).

TL;DR, I love the "just works" nature of the iphone...except when it doesn't work. The non-bloatware android phones just work 95% of the time but are still easy to manage that other 5%.

 

post #79610 of 86336
The real answer is that everybody should stop using such antiquated shit as SMS messages,or messaging systems locked into a specific piece of hardware.

SMS messages aren't even reliable. If you tried to send a text at 12 on new years...I bet that shit didn't get delivered right away because it rides around in some unused space in the control packets that handle voice calling on legacy telecom networks (hence why it has a character limit). It is transferred at very low priority and when the phone systems are busy, it just waits around for its chance at delivery.

If you sent it over WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Gchat, or yes, even iMessage...that shit would have been delivered immediately because you pay for those bytes of data and you expect them to go through on time.
post #79611 of 86336
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post


You are so fucking full of shit ChiliinFool. You know damn well that Southerners don't say "damn" like some landed gentry-ass bitch. We say it "dayum".
The staff member in question assures me that The Southern Man was saying "dime," which he pronounced as "dahm." That interpretation is given added weight by the fact that it makes sense in the speech context in the time frame of which it has been excerpted.
 
post #79612 of 86336
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Yeah, more like it makes sense with the context of my balls in your mouth.
post #79613 of 86336
It pains me to learn there is less opposition to ChiliinFool qua poaster/poster than there is to me (edina) qua poaster/poster.
post #79614 of 86336
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

It pains me to learn there is less opposition to ChiliinFool qua poaster/poster than there is to me (edina) qua poaster/poster.

 

Well, per the green medals, he's "headed for greatness" and you're an "onsite legend" for failing.

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According to the green medallions I have been deemed as "headed for greatness." Once the mods at this website get a chance to enjoy Mangwich or a plate of my Cincinnati style chili with 11% chocolate sprinkles, my rating will probably be increased to "Achieved Greatness." (They could also purchase nighty's made in Luxembourg at The Chili Chack. They are world-class quality, individually ironed for 27 minutes no more no less.)

post #79616 of 86336
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Originally Posted by ChiliinFool View Post

According to the green medallions I have been deemed as "headed for greatness." Once the mods at this website get a chance to enjoy Mangwich or a plate of my Cincinnati style chili with 11% chocolate sprinkles, my rating will probably be increased to "Achieved Greatness." (They could also purchase nighty's made in Luxembourg at The Chili Chack. They are world-class quality, individually ironed for 27 minutes no more no less.)

The 27 Club?
post #79617 of 86336
Just to dropped my watch off to be repaired. Will feel so naked for the next 6 to 8 weeks. It's probably the fault of fucking ChileanFool and his ungodly comecoctions
post #79618 of 86336
Watch takes 2 months to get fixed?
post #79619 of 86336
Most Swiss watches can only get serviced at the factory in Switzerland, so shipping, waiting etc adds up.
post #79620 of 86336
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Most Swiss watches can only get serviced at the factory in Switzerland, so shipping, waiting etc adds up.

There's plenty of watchmaker/repairmen in the US but it's usually a single guy doing the repairs per business. If a guy is good then he's going to have a long turnover time in the weeks

There was a couple of years I really got into vintage watch collecting but it's one of those hobbies that never ends. Plus I don't really wear wristwatches facepalm.gif

Things that are pissing me off - women and their indirect way of communicating laced with emotion from other unrelated things.

It's a timeless and universal complaint that reared its ugly head today. I got a text from a woman that was vague as shit and when I see her face to face she wanted 10 different things, when I pointed out the text she got angry and said the other things she expected was already implied in the vague assed text where I countered if you expect 10 things then specifically text the 10 things you want done. Then I pointed out that she was yelling and I was chuckling if the situation was reversed what would she do, to where she almost started crying because her kid is stressing her out.
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