1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I don't know which is more gruelling to hear about - the sentiment above in tour comment or the dating scene for singles in NYC.
    Can't say much about the dating scene anywhere. I've been out of it for some time. :P

    Saying that, it would seem the dating scene is pretty rough everywhere.
    05-27-2014 06:34 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Agreed. Wish WebOS had taken off, but that's a different discussion altogether.

    Personally, the only difference MSFT has done well with WP is shut up in the media. Remember they adopted the "shut up and ship" model. The shipping part they still are slow with.
    I never used WebOS so can't really comment.

    As for MS being slow, you could say that about everything they've done with WP personally. I know people go on about the GDR updates but I don't really see what's special about them. The length of time it's taken to get WP8.1 out. The less than fantastic 'new' features. Even though people go on about Cortana I can't say it's a feature I'll use that often or even need. A lot of the things that have come out for WP8.1 are pretty useless for me. So I'm having a hard time wondering what is so great about WP8.1. I wanted one simple feature and it's nowhere to be seen.
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    05-27-2014 06:38 AM
  3. Chregu's Avatar
    I never used WebOS so can't really comment.

    As for MS being slow, you could say that about everything they've done with WP personally. I know people go on about the GDR updates but I don't really see what's special about them. The length of time it's taken to get WP8.1 out. The less than fantastic 'new' features. Even though people go on about Cortana I can't say it's a feature I'll use that often or even need. A lot of the things that have come out for WP8.1 are pretty useless for me. So I'm having a hard time wondering what is so great about WP8.1. I wanted one simple feature and it's nowhere to be seen.
    I think it's weird. They definitely want to be a part of the smartphone market, investing billions for buying Nokia, investing millions (I guess?) for developing Windows Phone. But still everything seems so slow. Nokia added more features next to building the phones than Microsoft itself over the same time period.

    They are pushing updates for the Xbox all the time. Of course, you could say that they make more money with it so they prioritize it higher. But that won't lead to success with Windows Phone...
    05-27-2014 07:21 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I think it's weird. They definitely want to be a part of the smartphone market, investing billions for buying Nokia, investing millions (I guess?) for developing Windows Phone. But still everything seems so slow. Nokia added more features next to building the phones than Microsoft itself over the same time period.

    They are pushing updates for the Xbox all the time. Of course, you could say that they make more money with it so they prioritize it higher. But that won't lead to success with Windows Phone...
    I don't think anyone really gets how they go about promoting WP. I'm at a loss. Product placement in movies and TV shows? Does anyone really care about that other than the people who already own the product? Maybe the occasional person would be curious and inquire then quickly forget about it or if they know about WP will probably crack jokes about it.

    Maybe one day things will become clear, then again, this being MS, maybe not.
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    05-27-2014 07:45 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Can't say much about the dating scene anywhere. I've been out of it for some time. :P

    Saying that, it would seem the dating scene is pretty rough everywhere.
    I'll tell you what I tell all my married friends these days: "you're not missing anything, outside of the brutal war stories". Some folks' expectations here in NYC are just nauseatingly astronomical. That's why it is such a con game and people get crushed as they do. There are so many different levels based on class and ethnicity to navigate it is head spinning. Ah well, guess life wouldn't be interesting if it weren't challenging, but this is a bit traumatic for even my tastes...
    05-27-2014 08:05 AM
  6. hope4wp's Avatar
    I wonder why I've the same nightmare again and again >:(
    05-27-2014 08:05 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'll tell you what I tell all my married friends these days: "you're not missing anything, outside of the brutal war stories". Some folks' expectations here in NYC are just nauseatingly astronomical. That's why it is such a con game and people get crushed as they do. There are so many different levels based on class and ethnicity to navigate it is head spinning. Ah well, guess life wouldn't be interesting if it weren't challenging, but this is a bit traumatic for even my tastes...
    I think expectations are higher in some areas than others. I can imagine NYC and other big cities in the world people expect their partners to be something 'special' and the movies, books and TV shows of course don't help.

    Here in the UK there's still a major class divide but it doesn't get talked about a lot, like a lot things here in the UK. :P
    05-27-2014 08:10 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I wonder why I've the same nightmare again and again >:(
    Unresolved issue either that or just because you're tired.
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    05-27-2014 08:10 AM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I never used WebOS so can't really comment.

    As for MS being slow, you could say that about everything they've done with WP personally. I know people go on about the GDR updates but I don't really see what's special about them. The length of time it's taken to get WP8.1 out. The less than fantastic 'new' features. Even though people go on about Cortana I can't say it's a feature I'll use that often or even need. A lot of the things that have come out for WP8.1 are pretty useless for me. So I'm having a hard time wondering what is so great about WP8.1. I wanted one simple feature and it's nowhere to be seen.
    If it were up to me, of actually use these update releases to focus on refining different parts of the OS itself, and use major refreshes for kernel updates and significant additions - if the goal is to get the OS caught up.

    For me, what's special about the OS is that it is different and still currently provided enough functionality for me to be different and still productive on my terms. The moment it stops doing that, I'm gone. I did that with iOS and RIM, so I have no problems doing that here.
    05-27-2014 08:14 AM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I think expectations are higher in some areas than others. I can imagine NYC and other big cities in the world people expect their partners to be something 'special' and the movies, books and TV shows of course don't help.

    Here in the UK there's still a major class divide but it doesn't get talked about a lot, like a lot things here in the UK. :P
    Part of iI is that there's a lot of glitz and glamor here...if you get plugged into the right experience it is a vastly different and fanciful one here. Plus, there are a lot of beautiful people here, so that ramps things up too.

    Guess i have too much of a working class mentality to see things differently. Maybe i need to be around some rich folks to be more comfortable with that sort of stuff.
    05-27-2014 08:27 AM
  11. Chregu's Avatar
    Part of iI is that there's a lot of glitz and glamor here...if you get plugged into the right experience it is a vastly different and fanciful one here. Plus, there are a lot of beautiful people here, so that ramps things up too.

    Guess i have too much of a working class mentality to see things differently. Maybe i need to be around some rich folks to be more comfortable with that sort of stuff.
    My mommy told me I'm beautiful too, in my own way! :P
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    05-27-2014 08:41 AM
  12. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    2nd round of baseball playoffs is today. We win, we go to quarterfinals. We lose, it's all over...


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    05-27-2014 08:42 AM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    2nd round of baseball playoffs is today. We win, we go to quarterfinals. We lose, it's all over...
    Good luck :)
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    05-27-2014 08:46 AM
  14. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Good luck :)
    Thanks! :D


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    05-27-2014 08:49 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Part of iI is that there's a lot of glitz and glamor here...if you get plugged into the right experience it is a vastly different and fanciful one here. Plus, there are a lot of beautiful people here, so that ramps things up too.

    Guess i have too much of a working class mentality to see things differently. Maybe i need to be around some rich folks to be more comfortable with that sort of stuff.
    I've been around a combination of wealthy and more common like myself. Both are interesting in their own ways. However I often find the wealthier ones a bit distracted when you talk to them. Especially if they find out you can't do anything for them. It also depends where they came from. Some are very down to earth. I've been in this situation due to my industry and just generally meeting people along the way.

    I have the most trouble with red necks or those who feel you shouldn't rise above your upbringing. Meaning they feel you're 'better' than they are. This attitude I felt most in Australia with the wife's family, though in Australia general you basically have to pick a side. In Canada I get it mostly from my own family. They don't say anything but you get a feeling. I'm a bit different than everyone.

    I'm not one for glitz and glamour. I find all that noise rather depressing to be honest. A good night out for me is going to a concert (of various types) or theater and a nice meal. Or just wandering around some new place. LOL! I'm easy to please. Or just hanging with friends.
    Last edited by N_LaRUE; 05-27-2014 at 09:53 AM.
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    05-27-2014 09:20 AM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    My mommy told me I'm beautiful too, in my own way! :P
    Your mom is supposed to tell you that. If she was pounding you the same way the media pounds women about beauty standards, you'd be in B-I-G T-R-O-U-B-L-E...
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    05-27-2014 10:20 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Your mom is supposed to tell you that. If she was pounding you the same way the media pounds women about beauty standards, you'd be in B-I-G T-R-O-U-B-L-E...
    The media isn't the only problem unfortunately, as we both know. There's many reasons around the issues.

    I have noticed that men aren't exactly escaping anymore either. Though nowhere near as bad as women get it.
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    05-27-2014 10:48 AM
  18. sahib lopez's Avatar
    so im here with soime toast and I see there is a convo I cant join to :P oh well ill read along !
    05-27-2014 11:23 AM
  19. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    so im here with soime toast and I see there is a convo I cant join to :P oh well ill read along !
    The convo is just that. There's a bit of a stall at the moment. :P
    05-27-2014 11:29 AM
  20. sahib lopez's Avatar
    The convo is just that. There's a bit of a stall at the moment. :P
    one is working and the other is one going to his gf parents house ..... yikes D:
    05-27-2014 11:35 AM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I've been around a combination of wealthy and more common like myself. Both are interesting in their own ways. However I often find the wealthier ones a bit distracted when you talk to them. Especially if they find out you can't do anything for them. It also depends where they came from. Some are very down to earth. I've been in this situation due to my industry and just generally meeting people along the way.

    I have the most trouble with red necks or those who feel you shouldn't rise above your upbringing. Meaning they feel you're 'better' than they are. This attitude I felt most in Australia with the wife's family, though in Australia general you basically have to pick a side. In Canada I get it mostly from my own family. They don't say anything but you get a feeling. I'm a bit different than everyone.

    I'm not one for glitz and glamour. I find all that noise rather depressing to be honest. A good night out for me is going to a concert (of various types) or theater and a nice meal. Or just wandering around some new place. LOL! I'm easy to please. Or just hanging with friends.
    Agreed. You will always run into snobs, kknuckleheads and boobs.

    Funny story: I had a coworker from Texas when I started at the clinic. Fresh our of college, she wanted the NYC experience. So she got a roommate in a small closet of an apartment in the West Village and lived it up. On the same salary, I got an apartment (a whole apartment) in the Bronx with was a 45 min commute from the Manhattan nightlife. She has parents who could have helped her out when her cash was tight - I had to cover my own ***.

    Point is: different folks have different priorities. The NYC glamor life can pull you in easily and make it hard to maintain the fantasy and even harder to escape.
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    05-27-2014 11:36 AM
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    Night everyone zzzz
    05-27-2014 11:38 AM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The media isn't the only problem unfortunately, as we both know. There's many reasons around the issues.

    I have noticed that men aren't exactly escaping anymore either. Though nowhere near as bad as women get it.
    I've got a story for that one, but yes, that is sadly correct. Men get it 85% as bad as women do - it is just that the powers that be have turned it into a few multibillion dollar industries called fashion, exercise, etc.
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    05-27-2014 11:39 AM
  24. Chregu's Avatar
    Fancy: LG's G3 flagship is a bigger, simpler, higher-res smartphone

    I see the WP users stating that this resolution is stupid and not needed, until a few updates later Microsoft makes the effort to support it and then all high-end Windows Phones will have it. Of course at least a year later. Just remembering 1080p :P
    05-27-2014 12:13 PM
  25. Chregu's Avatar
    Fancy: LG's G3 flagship is a bigger, simpler, higher-res smartphone

    I see the WP users stating that this resolution is stupid and not needed, until a few updates later Microsoft makes the effort to support it and then all high-end Windows Phones will have it. Of course at least a year later. Just remembering 1080p :P
    And I'm more and more convinced that one of WP's biggest problem is hardware.
    05-27-2014 12:19 PM
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