1. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Will Sahib get the joke?

    My favorite part of this was one of the comments...

    https://plus.google.com/109560555654...ts/TpkyR6r6XBv

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    Why is the roll in the bathtub o.O

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    08-09-2016 02:04 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    nah I got to show the world I still got it

    Sent from mTalk
    What do you have to show us?
    Your ability to _________????!!?
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    08-09-2016 02:35 PM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Just playing around. Some of these turned out a bit apocalyptic.
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    08-09-2016 02:51 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    What do you have to show us?
    Your ability to _________????!!?
    I think some options for the fill in the blank section should include:

    1) put foot into your consistently and in creative ways

    2) get hammered consistently because of the regularity of 1) happening

    3) become so preoccupied with how the watch looks on the girl's wrists you cannot see or focus on any else

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
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    08-09-2016 03:20 PM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Why is the roll in the bathtub o.O

    Sent from mTalk
    (You know I had a very sarcastic answer I was typing here but because it's a gorgeous Jersey day, I'll not post it...)

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    08-09-2016 03:22 PM
  6. worldspy99's Avatar
    I think some options for the fill in the blank section should include:

    1) put foot into your consistently and in creative ways

    2) get hammered consistently because of the regularity of 1) happening

    3) become so preoccupied with how the watch looks on the girl's wrists you cannot see or focus on any else

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    I was going to go where you went but decided to leave the _______ space for Sahib to fill it out himself!
    08-09-2016 03:25 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    (You know I had a very sarcastic answer I was typing here but because it's a gorgeous Jersey day, I'll not post it...)

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    As Ron Burgundy would say...
    Stay Classy!
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    08-09-2016 03:26 PM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I was going to go where you went but decided to leave the _______ space for Sahib to fill it out himself!
    He may have ended up saying that he wasn't sure what to fill a blank space with or why was it even necessary in the first place... so, I couldn't help but jump in...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    08-09-2016 04:24 PM
  9. worldspy99's Avatar
    He may have ended up saying that he wasn't sure what to fill a blank space with or why was it even necessary in the first place... so, I couldn't help but jump in...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    Here is his idea of a blank space :-P
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    08-09-2016 05:14 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Here is his idea of a blank space :-P
    Leave it to you to go there...

    Speaking of Taylor Swift, I have always had mixed views of her. As a brand, she is well choreographed and scripted. I respect that, especially because she is a very popular young woman taking charge and shaping her brand to wield power in a largely lucrative way. But as always, underneath that is this ruthlessness that reeks of "fake". I don't expect celebs to always be real, but I don't expect them to take us for patsies either. Well, she's still under 30, so it'll be curious to see how she evolves...

    Still, she ain't my cup of tea music wise...as talented as she is.

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
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    08-09-2016 06:17 PM
  11. worldspy99's Avatar
    Quick update on the Hunger Games
    1. I have an interview at work tomorrow.
    2. I might have a second interview for a different position reporting into the Corporate Global Team on Thursday, keyword here is might.
    3. One Senior engineer on my team just gave his 9 day notice. Taking the team out to lunch on Friday.
    4. A very good chance I will be in Wisconsin next week for at least three days.

    More updates to follow...
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    08-09-2016 08:29 PM
  12. azcruz's Avatar
    ... and speaking of Taylor Swift, the only time I got interested was when she did a collaboration with Def Leppard.
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    08-09-2016 10:04 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Quick update on the Hunger Games
    1. I have an interview at work tomorrow.
    2. I might have a second interview for a different position reporting into the Corporate Global Team on Thursday, keyword here is might.
    3. One Senior engineer on my team just gave his 9 day notice. Taking the team out to lunch on Friday.
    4. A very good chance I will be in Wisconsin next week for at least three days.

    More updates to follow...
    Good luck with all that. At least you have the advantage of time on your side, and the fact that they're allowing you to apply for it currently.

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
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    08-09-2016 11:37 PM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    Good luck with all that. At least you have the advantage of time on your side, and the fact that they're allowing you to apply for it currently.

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    That is about the only silver lining in the cloud. I'm entertaining calls from recruiters as well.
    08-09-2016 11:58 PM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Quick update on the Hunger Games
    1. I have an interview at work tomorrow.
    2. I might have a second interview for a different position reporting into the Corporate Global Team on Thursday, keyword here is might.
    3. One Senior engineer on my team just gave his 9 day notice. Taking the team out to lunch on Friday.
    4. A very good chance I will be in Wisconsin next week for at least three days.

    More updates to follow...
    Good luck!
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    08-10-2016 12:23 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It's dark when I get up now. I thought the sun would be up until at least the end of August. Guess I was wrong.
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    08-10-2016 12:25 AM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    It's dark when I get up now. I thought the sun would be up until at least the end of August. Guess I was wrong.
    Daylight savings time is a bit funny in that regard.
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    08-10-2016 12:27 AM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I guess I can drop this in the dead of night so that it is still done "on time" as I promised this to be a mid week review.

    I've been using the Xiaomi Mi 5 for the better part of 2 weeks and here's my review. It's been paired with a Moto 360 (2014), running on T-Mobile in the greater NYC area - which included my hometown and my home apartment is known as a dead zone.

    Not doing a full review as some of the ones on YouTube (like C4ETech's) is very comprehensive.

    The Mi 5 is incredibly light...Samsung Galaxy S2/ Focus S like. Yes, much lighter than a Nexus 5X. So lightweight you don't remember it is a premium device. I originally had this with a clear case which really highlighted how lightweight it was. I upgraded to those dual TPU with hard plastic trim cases and it's added a bit more heft to the phone so it sits much better in hand. I've got the basic white with the 32GB + 3GB RAM model, and since the case itself has black with a silver trim, it does give things a nice visual touch.

    Design language is nice...glass feels good, phone is narrow and single handed use is good overall. This is a slippery phone so a case is mandatory. It's like someone said "let's take the Note 5 and shrink it down to the iPhone 5S dimensions". Still, very nice.

    Pros:

    1) Battery life is good. Pairing a 1080P LCD + S820 chip + 3000mah battery was a smart move. I get two days mixed usage, one day solid heavy usage.

    2) 1080P panel is really good. A treat to use. Can get super bright and super dim. I don't miss the Maxx's screen (which as an AMOLED panel is vastly superior...maybe the best panel I've used overall - better than the G4's and a slight step down from the Note 5) as much when using this.

    3) 2016 hardware is fast, no lag...especially when I shut off the system animations. Speed demon indeed.

    4) Solid audio...headphone jack is good enough for me, and button speaker is decent. MIUI has some nice enhancements audio wise that are decent.

    5) Quick charge 2.0 and 3.0 via USB-C. Very fast and convenient.

    6) While I'm not a fan of the fingerprint reader on the front, this is a good one. You need to hold your finger a slight tock longer over the sensor, but once you learn that, very responsive.

    7) Camera in good lighting is good.

    Cons:

    1) Lack of appropriate band support. I knew this going in, and wherever I've gotten H+ steadily, it's been good. But I really wish this thing had AWS to give me the full LTE. Data isn't a pain in the *** until you need to do something and drop down to Edge.

    2) I've got the base 32GB + 3GB RAM model. For the price it was offered to me at, I've got no complaints...still, I wish it was the 64GB + 4GB RAM model.

    3) No micro SD. I wish it was a hybrid slot, meaning I could give up one of the sim slots for a micro SD. It would have made the point above much more bearable.

    4) No Qi charging. That would have been nice.

    5) Camera could have been better in low light, since it has OIS. While more usable than the Maxx, low light isn't great here. G4 still bests this, and the 950XL too.

    6) Since I'm using the Chinese ROM retrofitted with Play store apps, it lacks US language support. So some apps don't play nice with this (Chase Bank, for example).

    7) Auto brightness is really aggressive. I love the fact that the panel can get really dim, but every once in a while it does so at the wrong time. Not sure whose battery saver here is more aggressive...the G5 or the Mi 5.

    Meh:

    1) MIUI is an acquired taste. I'm not a fan of how they handle the notification bar by splitting it in two panes, but I've seen worse. MIUI offers lots of granular controls, which is good. Still, there is a learning curve and it's not for everyone. For instance, the RAM management is aggressive. Maybe not Huawei level aggressive, a lot more aggressive than I'm used to. Being the Chinese ROM I had less Google bloat but more Xiaomi bloat.

    Would I recommend this? Yes, provided you can get the full LTE on your carrier. And you get it at the right price. $300 (or under), hell yes as it crushes the 5X and Nextbit Robin easily. At $400...if size isn't an issue, then no. The Axon 7 and OP3 will slay this. I'd even pick the Idol 4S over this too at that price.

    Still, Xiaomi did a very nice job here. I would have been super happy if this had the hybrid slot for more storage and T-Mobile band support. But as it, it will do...until I can score an unlocked G5 at a killer deal.

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    08-10-2016 12:29 AM
  19. azcruz's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing your thought, I would be interested in that one should Windows 10 become available. Wishful thinking...
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    08-10-2016 12:32 AM
  20. worldspy99's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing your thought, I would be interested in that one should Windows 10 become available. Wishful thinking...
    Same here...
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    08-10-2016 12:32 AM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That is about the only silver lining in the cloud. I'm entertaining calls from recruiters as well.
    Don't blame you at all. I'm sure you will land something.

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    08-10-2016 12:33 AM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Same here...
    Thanks for sharing your thought, I would be interested in that one should Windows 10 become available. Wishful thinking...
    Windows 10 would look nice on this device for sure.

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    08-10-2016 12:35 AM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks. Guess it got quiet again in these parts...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
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    08-10-2016 07:18 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Morning folks. Guess it got quiet again in these parts...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    I still refuse to talk to myself online. :P
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    08-10-2016 07:21 AM
  25. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I still refuse to talk to myself online. :P
    And hear I thought you were going to say you refused to talk to yourself period...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    08-10-2016 07:34 AM
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