1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks.

    On the morning commute today...headed home to get some work done.

    I'm still interested in a G5, believe it or not. Most likely I won't get one until they get much cheaper next year. Unless I get a killer deal on a 950. Not sure if I'd do that because the expectation is MSFT will actually release something new again and kill off the 950 series.

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    08-09-2016 07:27 AM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Let's hope I've been able to finally find a decent pair of in-ear headphones. I picked up some Klipsch Reference model. The Xiaomi pistons are decent, but the sound leakage and comfort level are the issue...

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    08-09-2016 07:42 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Not a fan of what in reading in the news recently about two women who went jogging in the woods - one in Queens and the other a NYC woman in Massachusetts - got sexually assaulted and killed.

    Meanwhile in the world of make believe, Trump is stating if he doesn't win the election, Hilary cheated to beat him and he'll throw the book at her.

    I mean, when you've got $$$ your priorities are clearly much different...

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    08-09-2016 07:45 AM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Today seems to be another good beach day...pity I'm not really a beach person these days...

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    08-09-2016 07:46 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So have I. The Z3's camera is actually decent, as you already know. But it requires you to know what you're doing, which you already know also.

    Outside of that, I really enjoyed my Z3. The Maxx and Z3 on 4.4.4 were some of the best tunes phones battery life wise I've ever seen. Sometimes I think about getting another Sony, especially when I see the Z5C, but I laugh really hard and chase away that thought.

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    I like the Z3 for the most part I'm just ready for something new but I want it to be worth the upgrade. Currently there's nothing that thrills me. I thought about a Z5 for a bit but then gave up on that.

    I'm hoping Nokia has something soon but no idea when/if that will happen. So I wait.
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    08-09-2016 07:58 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Not a fan of what in reading in the news recently about two women who went jogging in the woods - one in Queens and the other a NYC woman in Massachusetts - got sexually assaulted and killed.

    Meanwhile in the world of make believe, Trump is stating if he doesn't win the election, Hilary cheated to beat him and he'll throw the book at her.

    I mean, when you've got $$$ your priorities are clearly much different...

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    News is quite depressing. I remember when I was living in Australia there was a series of sexual assaults in Brisbane (I think) on women joggers. I think they ended up catching that guy (it's always a guy isn't it?). I know people have a certain 'idealised' version of what Australia is like. I usually take my time to remove that view when I can.

    We get the US election news here as well. I'd laugh if it wasn't for Trump being serious...
    08-09-2016 08:04 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Today seems to be another good beach day...pity I'm not really a beach person these days...

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    Apparently we're heading into very hot weather next week. I'll believe it when it comes. :P Currently partially sunny with a very cool wind. Not overly pleasant.
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    08-09-2016 08:05 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I like the Z3 for the most part I'm just ready for something new but I want it to be worth the upgrade. Currently there's nothing that thrills me. I thought about a Z5 for a bit but then gave up on that.

    I'm hoping Nokia has something soon but no idea when/if that will happen. So I wait.
    I stopped looking to get thrilled cell phone wise a long time ago. I am more concerned about making sure I'm making the correct set of compromises, since OEMs are asking us to make compromises at these price points.

    Personally, I'd have picked something like a Nextbit Robin just to be different, but the battery concerns wise + that processor made me skip it.

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    08-09-2016 08:30 AM
  9. Rose640's Avatar
    It's one of the big failings of the US. Proprietary devices and monopolies in certain areas forcing customers to use their stuff. It's a big issue in the US and Canada and has been for some years.

    Apparently Verizon, the biggest issue normally, is changing from what I read, when though I have no idea.
    It took me some time to understand why NY residents hate Verizon and prefer ATT. It's a bit silly to me. It's not perfect here, of course some carriers have better coverage over others in certain areas, but it's not a big deal really.

    Speaking of monopolly, government owned BH Telecom used to be the 'best' few years ago, with superior coverage, only to be shown later that they disrupted rivals' signal. And f course no one was charged or anything. That's how it goes here.
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    08-09-2016 08:32 AM
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    Never heard of this one before, looks nice though. Reminds me of Scenic.
    08-09-2016 08:37 AM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    News is quite depressing. I remember when I was living in Australia there was a series of sexual assaults in Brisbane (I think) on women joggers. I think they ended up catching that guy (it's always a guy isn't it?). I know people have a certain 'idealised' version of what Australia is like. I usually take my time to remove that view when I can.

    We get the US election news here as well. I'd laugh if it wasn't for Trump being serious...
    People who either don't know anything or haven't been anywhere will always have some idyllic view of any country. Because of that, I never take certain folks seriously when they talk about certain things.

    It's sadly almost always a guy who is committing these type of crimes. I guess some people forget male on male violence is really high also, but the sexual assault stuff will always grab headlines.

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    08-09-2016 08:41 AM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Apparently we're heading into very hot weather next week. I'll believe it when it comes. :P Currently partially sunny with a very cool wind. Not overly pleasant.
    My guess is that hot stretch we had last week may just be the hardest it'll get all summer in these parts. We really don't get those crazy hot summer stretches as we used to anymore here. When I first started to visit New York way back in the late 90s to early 2000s those summers were filled with some intense heat waves.

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    08-09-2016 08:43 AM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It took me some time to understand why NY residents hate Verizon and prefer ATT. It's a bit silly to me. It's not perfect here, of course some carriers have better coverage over others in certain areas, but it's not a big deal really.

    Speaking of monopolly, government owned BH Telecom used to be the 'best' few years ago, with superior coverage, only to be shown later that they disrupted rivals' signal. And f course no one was charged or anything. That's how it goes here.
    If I had the income, I'd be on Verizon, with either a Note 5, Droid Turbo 2, a MXPE or a Nexus 6P. You do get what you pay for...coverage is great, but awfully expensive. The GF has been with them for as long as I've been with T-Mobile so she gets good rates on her bill, along with the hospital employee discount.

    I was raised in a monopoly C&W - and the duopoly that's in Jamaica now isn't that much better. Based on my needs, I'll stay with T-Mobile...but if Fi ever ran on all 4 US carriers, I'd jump to that.

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    08-09-2016 08:49 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    My guess is that hot stretch we had last week may just be the hardest it'll get all summer in these parts. We really don't get those crazy hot summer stretches as we used to anymore here. When I first started to visit New York way back in the late 90s to early 2000s those summers were filled with some intense heat waves.

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    Yeah, Toronto was like that back then as well. We had two to three weeks where it got really hot and humid. Apparently they had some of that last week according to my mum.

    I'm guessing that's something to do with the El Nino effect or something. I just remember the heat and having no A/C in the car...
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    08-09-2016 08:51 AM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Yeah, Toronto was like that back then as well. We had two to three weeks where it got really hot and humid. Apparently they had some of that last week according to my mum.

    I'm guessing that's something to do with the El Nino effect or something. I just remember the heat and having no A/C in the car...
    Thanks to some of our fellow humans who are too greedy and have chosen to take advantage of the planet, the rest of us will have to suffer.

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    08-09-2016 09:02 AM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I knew the harpsichord but never heard of celesta.

    The 60's and 70's were groovy man... :P
    From Wikipedia:
    Notable pop and rock songs recorded with the celesta include:

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    08-09-2016 09:39 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    From Wikipedia:
    Notable pop and rock songs recorded with the celesta include:

    I think I know most of those if not all of them... LOL!
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    08-09-2016 10:09 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I was hoping the V20 was going to be something good from LG, it's possible it's another modular phone... how unfortunate.
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    08-09-2016 10:15 AM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I think I know most of those if not all of them... LOL!
    "Sunday Morning" and "Tarkus" are probably the worst to look for the celesta sound, since "Sunday Morning" also includes piano, and "Tarkus" also includes organ/piano/synthesizer..
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    08-09-2016 10:26 AM
  20. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Never heard of this one before, looks nice though. Reminds me of Scenic.
    It's city car, 3,54m long. Probably even less popular in Bosnia than here because with those small cars you pay premium to have something smaller. But because it's light it goes well, consumption is hilarious and we don't have so big problem with space in front of the house.
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    08-09-2016 11:00 AM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I was hoping the V20 was going to be something good from LG, it's possible it's another modular phone... how unfortunate.
    Count me as one of the minority, but I liked the idea behind LG's version of modularity. The issue is, as always, their execution. If any phone should be modular, it should be the V series. Since they're pushing that to be for content creators, get funky on that line. Modules, dual front and back cameras, etc. That's where they can be creative and weird. Then pick a few standard ideas and leave those on the G series.

    Now, my take on LG - if you get a model that works really well, their phones are really good. I thoroughly enjoyed my G4 experience this year, and that phone is on my shortlist of phones I'd own again.

    But the issue is that there are production horror stories from the G3 onwards. That's a problem. At least you know Samsung and Apple tries to minimize those with making sure their products are built well and run well. If LG improves their production build quality, they're back in the game.

    I just don't get it with some of these OEMs...

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    08-09-2016 11:01 AM
  22. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Apparently, the harpsichord made a comeback in recent years. https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...nd-harpsichord
    08-09-2016 11:01 AM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    Good morning everyone, not much sleep last night, kid woke up four times....today is going to be a half gallon of coffee kind of day...
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    08-09-2016 11:09 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So...the Klipsch has the following:

    Pros:

    1) Clean design
    2) Very good (expected, really) sound

    Cons:

    1) No on-line mic on this model
    2) In ear fit for one ear isn't good
    3) No real noise cancelling based on in-ear fit

    So I'll keep using them as they're better than my Pistons, but still not a fit.

    The best audio combo I've had on a phone so far is the Z3 + the Sony noise cancelling ones. I still have those headphones of the Z3 Tablet compact, but they don't with anything else...

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    08-09-2016 11:49 AM
  25. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Please spare us and yourself the embarrassment!
    😉 nah I got to show the world I still got it

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    08-09-2016 12:59 PM
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