1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I have a 9,7" tablet which works like **** so big phone could replace both, tablet and phone. Money saved, nerves saved :).
    Z ultra! Nah, I'm kidding.
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    08-13-2014 05:57 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The shots were fine on Cyan. I'm delaying doing a hard rest, that's why.
    Any particular reasoning behind that?
    08-13-2014 05:58 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Well Nexus 10 is a bit old, it's not even sure if it's getting Android L. And Nexus 7 is a bit small. I would love to have the rumored Nexus 9 but 400 is quite a lot of money. I was eyeing the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 for 300 from DE. Another cheaper option would be LG GPad 10.1, but not for current prices. When price drops to 230 I might be interested :).
    Concerning cheap tablets, I'm not doing this again. Those Tesco tablets are probably just renamed cheap Chinese tablets, and I have one of them and believe me, I'm not buying it again. Branded or nothing. It was good for first 2 or 3 months but after that period everything went down the hill.
    Z Ultra! Nah, I'm slightly kidding here. If the specs are close, even though the Z Ultra is a year old, it is a good option if you want a really big phone - as long as you don't care about the camera. Personally, the Nexus cameras have always been bad so nothing lost there over the Z ultra.

    Plus Sony has been updating it pretty quickly so far...
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    08-13-2014 06:01 AM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks. Feeling like crap today so I may just stay home.
    08-13-2014 06:02 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Morning folks. Feeling like crap today so I may just stay home.
    That's not good to hear. :/ Do you think you caught something or just worn out?
    08-13-2014 06:04 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That's not good to hear. :/ Do you think you caught something or just worn out?
    Worn out. Yesterday I was so exhausted at work for most of the day...it took me until mid afternoon and a difficult patient to kick the exhaustion (not a fan when women pull the "you've never gotten a period so how can you tell me about cramping in relation to an IUD").

    A vacation is needed and I cannot take one for the rest of the year. The GF annoyed me last night because now she doesn't want to go to Atlantic City for labor day weekend at the end of the month. So there goes my vacation.
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    08-13-2014 06:11 AM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Any particular reasoning behind that?
    Just lazy and now that I have an N5, even less motivated to do it. Maybe I'm just ready now to move on to the newer hardware, at least processor wise.
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    08-13-2014 06:16 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    A vacation is needed and I cannot take one for the rest of the year. The GF annoyed me last night because now she doesn't want to go to Atlantic City for labor day weekend at the end of the month. So there goes my vacation.
    I know Atlantic City is a short trip for you but have you thought of going somewhere else?
    08-13-2014 06:26 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Just lazy and now that I have an N5, even less motivated to do it. Maybe I'm just ready now to move on to the newer hardware, at least processor wise.
    Ah. I thought the repair people might have hard reset anyway so why not just update but I guess they didn't do that?
    08-13-2014 06:27 AM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Ah. I thought the repair people might have hard reset anyway so why not just update but I guess they didn't do that?
    Nope, because the reason why I brought it to them was the vibrator doesn't work when put the phone in silent mode and turn the vibrate on. I bought the replacement motor and when they swapped it out, that didn't help. Their diagnostic test showed that there is a motherboard issue.

    Everything else works fine. I wanted the vibrator to work so I could sell it as a part of my downsizing to three phones. Now that I cannot sell it, I'll keep it as my spare to the 930 when I get one. I'll probably just use it on weekends.
    08-13-2014 06:37 AM
  11. Shinigami910's Avatar
    I messed with Cortana a couple of times. I set it up to use in the UK but haven't bothered with it since. Unless you have some overwhelming need for it other than the 'neat' factor, it's rather pointless.
    I kinda want it for a few of the features but not enough to bother with the beta!
    I would probably use the location based reminders, the most :)
    08-13-2014 06:49 AM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I know Atlantic City is a short trip for you but have you thought of going somewhere else?
    That weekend is compounded by a couple of issues - I work that Saturday, so we really cannot do a Friday evening to Monday evening getaway; neither of us drive up here (I can but am too rusty and plan to get my license next year) - that takes away getting to the good alternatives that are car only.

    Her nieces from Trinidad are here for s month and since she's the one responsible for them, she's been spending like crazy...so going to like a Boston or something like that isn't happening because I'd have to foot it completely and this month I cannot do that.
    Yup. Bummed out. But will deal with it.
    08-13-2014 06:50 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That weekend is compounded by a couple of issues - I work that Saturday, so we really cannot do a Friday evening to Monday evening getaway; neither of us drive up here (I can but am too rusty and plan to get my license next year) - that takes away getting to the good alternatives that are car only.

    Her nieces from Trinidad are here for s month and since she's the one responsible for them, she's been spending like crazy...so going to like a Boston or something like that isn't happening because I'd have to foot it completely and this month I cannot do that.

    Yup. Bummed out. But will deal with it.
    Well that all puts a damper on things. :/

    My nephew and his wife from Australia are coming in October. They're in their mid 20s and can't seem to realise that planning a trip in the EU is a good idea if you want to save money rather than winging it. :P They finally decided to come direct to the UK after getting flights to Turkey. We'll show them around a bit and they can head off on their own too. Then we'll go to France for a week or something then they'll head off on their own again. They're here for some time. Wish I could get that much time off in one shot. :P My company only allows 2 weeks at a time unless there's a good reason. :/
    08-13-2014 06:54 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I kinda want it for a few of the features but not enough to bother with the beta!
    I would probably use the location based reminders, the most :)
    Ah ok. I haven't really looked into any of that but my life isn't that full that I need all that functionality, which is why Cortana isn't useful of me at this stage.
    08-13-2014 06:55 AM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Well that all puts a damper on things. :/

    My nephew and his wife from Australia are coming in October. They're in their mid 20s and can't seem to realise that planning a trip in the EU is a good idea if you want to save money rather than winging it. :P They finally decided to come direct to the UK after getting flights to Turkey. We'll show them around a bit and they can head off on their own too. Then we'll go to France for a week or something then they'll head off on their own again. They're here for some time. Wish I could get that much time off in one shot. :P My company only allows 2 weeks at a time unless there's a good reason. :/
    Her nieces are 14 and 10 (11 next weekend). She took 3 weeks off in vacation time, but her sister in law's sister screwed up things so the GF has them for all 5 weeks of their vacation. We aren't allowed to do a full month like that. So of course when the GF cries there's no money to go away on her end, there really is no going away.

    Atlantic City would have been nice but she pulled out the "I'd rather spend the money other ways" (even though I'd cover the whole trip), so that's that.
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    08-13-2014 07:09 AM
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    Her nieces are 14 and 10 (11 next weekend). She took 3 weeks off in vacation time, but her sister in law's sister screwed up things so the GF has them for all 5 weeks of their vacation. We aren't allowed to do a full month like that. So of course when the GF cries there's no money to go away on her end, there really is no going away.

    Atlantic City would have been nice but she pulled out the "I'd rather spend the money other ways" (even though I'd cover the whole trip), so that's that.
    Family is fun isn't it? So many commitments... That I usually try to avoid. :P
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    08-13-2014 07:16 AM
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    Her nieces are 14 and 10 (11 next weekend). She took 3 weeks off in vacation time, but her sister in law's sister screwed up things so the GF has them for all 5 weeks of their vacation. We aren't allowed to do a full month like that. So of course when the GF cries there's no money to go away on her end, there really is no going away.

    Atlantic City would have been nice but she pulled out the "I'd rather spend the money other ways" (even though I'd cover the whole trip), so that's that.
    If you need a weekend away just go. If she doesn't want to come just leave her behind :)
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    08-13-2014 07:17 AM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Family is fun isn't it? So many commitments... That I usually try to avoid. :P
    Yup, those are always the most fun. I wish we went away to AC, but I'm not going to try to convince her. The sucky part with her living in NYC and me being in NJ is that whenever she comes to visit me it is a mini vacation for her only. For me it is all the same unless I get out of the area.

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    08-13-2014 07:37 AM
  19. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Z Ultra! Nah, I'm slightly kidding here. If the specs are close, even though the Z Ultra is a year old, it is a good option if you want a really big phone - as long as you don't care about the camera. Personally, the Nexus cameras have always been bad so nothing lost there over the Z ultra.

    Plus Sony has been updating it pretty quickly so far...

    I like good camera so it's more or less no-go for me. But I would be interested in Sony Xperia Z2. The price of Z1 is now 288, meantime the half year older Galaxy S4 is 370 :O. Sonys seem to go directly from far too overpriced to underpriced in no time. So by the time I will be buying a phone Z2 should be quite cheap, maybe even Z3 for that price.
    08-13-2014 07:39 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    If you need a weekend away just go. If she doesn't want to come just leave her behind :)
    Cannot do that. Not in the face of us not having any quality time for the past month and the fact that starting next month because of my internship I'll be working 2 days a week for free, 5 days a week for pay and virtually commuting into NYC 7 days a week. And still going to school.

    I'll figure something out.

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    08-13-2014 07:40 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Cannot do that. Not in the face of us not having any quality time for the past month and the fact that starting next month because of my internship I'll be working 2 days a week for free, 5 days a week for pay and virtually commuting into NYC 7 days a week. And still going to school.

    I'll figure something out.

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    You have a mental schedule with your schooling. Hope it works out with all the hard work your doing. :)
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    08-13-2014 07:43 AM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I like good camera so it's more or less no-go for me. But I would be interested in Sony Xperia Z2. The price of Z1 is now 288, meantime the half year older Galaxy S4 is 370 :O. Sonys seem to go directly from far too overpriced to underpriced in no time. So by the time I will be buying a phone Z2 should be quite cheap, maybe even Z3 for that price.
    Well, the G3 has a better camera. If you're strapped for cash, the Z2 is a good choice. The camera is good enough if all you want to do is the casual camera snaps. The Z2 is better than the S4 camera wise.

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    08-13-2014 07:45 AM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    You have a mental schedule with your schooling. Hope it works out with all the hard work your doing. :)
    I hope so too. I was put in a position where either I try to change jobs and not have an increase in pay that really can help, or go after what I want to do - being in management - by getting hammered right now to get my masters, ride out a couple of tough years and really take off later.

    So I pick the second option.

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    08-13-2014 07:49 AM
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    I hope so too. I was put in a position where either I try to change jobs and not have an increase in pay that really can help, or go after what I want to do - being in management - by getting hammered right now to get my masters, ride out a couple of tough years and really take off later.

    So I pick the second option.

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    I often have desires to change career or go back to do some schooling. Issue is I never know what to do in either case. :P
    08-13-2014 07:52 AM
  25. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Well, the G3 has a better camera. If you're strapped for cash, the Z2 is a good choice. The camera is good enough if all you want to do is the casual camera snaps. The Z2 is better than the S4 camera wise.

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    I'm not buying phone now, but probably early next year. LG G3 isn't bad but its not so cheap as 17 year old me would like to ;). Only 2 phones I could buy are currently(I'm prepared to pay) are Xperia Z1 for 288 and Nexus 5 for 250. Both on 2 year contract.
    08-13-2014 07:53 AM
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