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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I was waiting for a friend yesterday and there was an apple store nearby and I went in. It really made me want to buy products that I already own. I'm such an asshole. Also, still not sold on the iPad thing. So the Macbook air and the maxed out iPad are roughly the same price, yet the macbook air does a lot of stuff the iPad can't because it is a full computer, has a keyboard, and more storage space. What am I missing here?

the iPad is a redundant product, but is the perfect product for vacations (the recent trip to Brazil/Argentina I just brought an iPad), kitchen/garage (for cooking/repair videos/or just entertainment), and on the toilet.

my vacation was 20% better not having to bring a laptop. even a super light weight Air can start getting heavy in the carry on. you do have to be economical with the space (i only have a 32gig mini retina) but i still watched movies, uploaded all my pictures videos, and read e-books and pdf files galore on vacation.
post #39137 of 45942
I think my computer is the last thing on my mind when I am on vacation.
post #39138 of 45942
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Even then, plopping on my couch I have a macbook air. I see no reason for an iPad until they merge the two together which is bound to happen.

If you already have an air, I'd definitely not recommend both.

I use it a lot because I have a proper desktop for programming and video games and such. A laptop then becomes an expensive thing to use for just sitting on the couch.
post #39139 of 45942
Depends on how nice your couch is.
post #39140 of 45942
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Nexus 5. My first non-iPhone smart phone since my Blackberry like 7 years ago.

So excited to not have to use iTunes anymore.

What made you choose this over the new Galaxy?

With all the incentives they're offering new customers, I'm thinking of trying to turn the screws on T-Mobile, but I'm not sure which device I want (currently have the Galaxy S2).
post #39141 of 45942
I'm a sucker for apple too. When the ipad mini first came out, I was like, well what kind of cretin would be suckered to buy that redundant POS if he already has an ipad?

Until I realized that I could hold the ipad mini in one hand, and fit it in an outerwear pocket, which was huge enough for me to switch
post #39142 of 45942
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

What made you choose this over the new Galaxy?

With all the incentives they're offering new customers, I'm thinking of trying to turn the screws on T-Mobile, but I'm not sure which device I want (currently have the Galaxy S2).

Well, it's the "purest" expression of Android, which I like. I don't like the idea of a carrier deciding when to give me an OS release, or tinkering with the release, etc. Also, everything I saw basically said the Nexus and the Moto X are the two best Android phones out right now. Believe there is a new Galaxy coming out in March, but I didn't want to wait that long.
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New avatar?

Dang.


F3KU9

Fucking mobile

http://m.imgur.com/F3KU9
post #39144 of 45942
I just got my student evaluations from last semester. I typically get good evals, but these were extraordinarily positive.

Also, one of my students praised my teaching as "clear of material." I wonder if they read Styleforum website?
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Well, it's the "purest" expression of Android, which I like. I don't like the idea of a carrier deciding when to give me an OS release, or tinkering with the release, etc. Also, everything I saw basically said the Nexus and the Moto X are the two best Android phones out right now. Believe there is a new Galaxy coming out in March, but I didn't want to wait that long.

Yeah, I do like the idea of something less bloated. There's so much useless shit that came pre-loaded on my Galaxy; it's aggravating.

There's a new Galaxy coming in 2014, but I read April. Either way, spring, and I don't really want to wait, either.

While I was looking around, I found the Sony Xperia Z, which seems to compare favorably to the Galaxy and Nexus. Might have to consider that, too. I like the waterproof-ness.
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New avatar?

Dang.


F3KU9

Fucking mobile

http://m.imgur.com/F3KU9

current one is better.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Nexus 5. My first non-iPhone smart phone since my Blackberry like 7 years ago.

So excited to not have to use iTunes anymore.

The nexus 5 has active notifications like the Moto X right? I quite enjoy them, both for the ease/convenience and for the battery savings.

That's probably reason enough to take it over the S4...but the pure-android thing is important. The Moto X is pretty pure...but samsung loves to put their own shit on the phones (I had a Galaxy S, but it was rooted and ran cyanogen since touchwiz sucked)
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All androids suck
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

All androids suck

Is that the Phillip K Dick slash fiction piece you have been working on?
post #39150 of 45942
I pulled off a successful Jedi mind trick today.

This guy came to see me because he wanted to take some resources reporting to me for another project. This project is super important to our bosses so he and I both know that i really don't have a choice but to give them up if he really wants them. But I don't want to give them up.

So I just sit there with my arms folded, barely saying anything, while he makes his pitch....and then he starts listing out the reasons why I might object and why i might think he'd be better served going elsewhere. I still say barely anything.

Finally he goes, "you know, I'm convinced that I shouldn't take your people and go see person X instead". I smile, agree and shake his hand, and off he goes.

These were not the droids he was looking for.
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