1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Nice!!
    And there was a dude with a Nextbit Robin too! Gotta love NYC diversity...

    Approved by Z3 Tablet Compact!
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    09-11-2016 09:45 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...5f1883df2d.jpg

    Hamilton Heights, NYC. This strip is a predominantly Latin neighborhood.
    I like the old style tenements. Is the rent expensive in those?
    09-11-2016 10:36 PM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Is Sony mad? I'm beggining to think they're trolling us all. 35 grand Walkman? What the heck? And that phone? God it looks so depressing.
    It was $3200 for the Walkman... which is a 'luxury' item plus the headphones which were $2300. This stuff is for audiophiles who think they can hear distortions when it's virtually impossible. I was a bit concerned about the $35,000 you posted. That would be a bit silly.

    As for the phone, yes I knew about that already. It's unfortunate they killed off the compact but not overly surprising. I guess they don't listen well to customers. :/

    I like the look of the XZ but I'm not going to make any moves to buy it as it's probably ridiculously expensive. I do like that blue though.
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    09-12-2016 01:35 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I have a question for any experts on vinyl LPs. I purchased a remastered Trilogy LP by ELP. It sounds good but I really need to turn up the volume. It has a much lower volume than any of my other LPs, by ELP or anyone else, and whether original or remastered. Did I get a bad copy of Trilogy? Should I send it back?
    09-12-2016 02:32 AM
  5. Rose640's Avatar
    It was $3200 for the Walkman... which is a 'luxury' item plus the headphones which were $2300. This stuff is for audiophiles who think they can hear distortions when it's virtually impossible. I was a bit concerned about the $35,000 you posted. That would be a bit silly.

    As for the phone, yes I knew about that already. It's unfortunate they killed off the compact but not overly surprising. I guess they don't listen well to customers. :/

    I like the look of the XZ but I'm not going to make any moves to buy it as it's probably ridiculously expensive. I do like that blue though.
    I realised my mistake, but it was to late to correct it 😀.

    As much as luxury it is, it's still insanely priced. Why would they coat it with cold? I can't think of a reason.

    And the phone, it's meh, I just played with my cousin's Z2, and man it's a pretty phone, classy af.
    09-12-2016 04:55 AM
  6. Rose640's Avatar
    We have elections on 2nd of October, and it's already gotten really hot here. Family gathered for the Eid to celebrate, and they're fighting over their parties and candidates.
    09-12-2016 04:56 AM
  7. Rose640's Avatar
    It's basically Socialist (which I lean towards more than to others) and nationalists at our table. My grandpa vs his brother in law. It eventually came to me to tell them who I'm considering to vote for. I'm obligated to, and no one's making me or anything, but I just don't have reasons to hide my points of view. Anyway, dad's uncle isn't speaking with me anymore. I'd call him immature (he's 65+) but that would be disrespectful.
    09-12-2016 05:03 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I realised my mistake, but it was to late to correct it .

    As much as luxury it is, it's still insanely priced. Why would they coat it with cold? I can't think of a reason.
    You've never seen the Vertu mobile phones I take it? Originally Nokia owned.

    It may not make sense to you or me why someone would buy that stuff but there is a market for it. Also audiophiles have this desire to spend loads of cash on something supposedly getting rid of that 'nasty' distortion stuff that they can't technically hear.

    I'm not going to say I don't like quality stuff and if you have the cash you should by what you can afford at the best quality. I don't quite get the luxury market as I don't exist in that area. A lot of it seems pointless.
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    09-12-2016 05:15 AM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I like the old style tenements. Is the rent expensive in those?
    It's slowly getting there. For the long tenured folks, they may not be feeling the pinch as much...but for someone new like me, it's killer. Housing and employment are the top two issues in NYC, by far.

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    09-12-2016 05:51 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Hmmm...

    SIM Free prices

    349.99 for the Sony X Compact
    499.99 for the Sony Xperia XZ (pre order comes with 150 bluetooth Sony headphones)

    Those prices are a lot better than I was expecting. Still not going to buy either of them at this stage but I'm a bit more impressed with the pricing.

    I'll wait until a review of the XZ before making any decisions and seeing it in person. Still I don't know if I'll buy Sony again. They are good devices (mostly).

    Thus I wait.
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    09-12-2016 05:51 AM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks. Off to go working for free.

    Testing out the commute from the GF's to the internship site. It seems I just cannot let go of the long commuting.

    If you think mine is bad, I just met a guy studying Japanese who commutes from New Orleans to NYC.

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    09-12-2016 05:54 AM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Morning folks. Off to go working for free.

    Testing out the commute from the GF's to the internship site. It seems I just cannot let go of the long commuting.

    If you think mine is bad, I just met a guy studying Japanese who commutes from New Orleans to NYC.

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    That's a little insane... but then I have people at my work who commute from Liverpool and Newcastle. I wouldn't be surprised finding someone commuting from another country here...

    Is it the same place you were intern at before?
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    09-12-2016 06:01 AM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That's a little insane... but then I have people at my work who commute from Liverpool and Newcastle. I wouldn't be surprised finding someone commuting from another country here...

    Is it the same place you were intern at before?
    Nope. Most times in the program you intern at two different organizations. The goal there is to ensure you see different things and get a more rounded experience. This new place is more of s community mental health clinic, so ideally I'll be working across a wider spectrum - age wise and pathology wise.

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    09-12-2016 07:01 AM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Leave it to NJ transit to bite you in the *** on a Monday morning commute...

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    09-12-2016 07:16 AM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Rue, you might like the Android Central casual write up on the Sony XZ...

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    09-12-2016 07:17 AM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    If MSFT has indeed killed off the Lumia line, looks like I need to score a 950 model...

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    09-12-2016 07:33 AM
  17. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Rue, you might like the Android Central casual write up on the Sony XZ...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    Already read it. That was a pre-production unit so I'm waiting until a review comes out of the actual release model.

    Also I want to see it in person before making any sort of decision on it.

    On the whole I like it. I don't mind the way it looks and I like the blue colour. I know the Sony skin and I like some of the Sony software. So on the whole I know what I would be getting.

    My main concerns were price and camera. Price isn't too bad. Camera still debatable. I do wish it came with Android 7 but not the end of the world.

    Still up in the air about it though. I'm not in a hurry or anything so it would be at least a couple of months.
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    09-12-2016 07:44 AM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Already read it. That was a pre-production unit so I'm waiting until a review comes out of the actual release model.

    Also I want to see it in person before making any sort of decision on it.

    On the whole I like it. I don't mind the way it looks and I like the blue colour. I know the Sony skin and I like some of the Sony software. So on the whole I know what I would be getting.

    My main concerns were price and camera. Price isn't too bad. Camera still debatable. I do wish it came with Android 7 but not the end of the world.

    Still up in the air about it though. I'm not in a hurry or anything so it would be at least a couple of months.
    Cool. My plan is to get down to two devices, most likely one windows and one Android. Most likely the 950 model and either a Mi 5/G5/HTC 10/Nexus 5X/Nextbit Robin. We'll see what happens.

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    09-12-2016 07:59 AM
  19. Sport Driver's Avatar
    A friend of mine recently shattered screen on his Nexus 5 and today I helped him order Nexus 5X from Amazon, his first internet purchase. Also brother of my friend is also buying Nexus 5X because his Nexus 5 broke down :)
    09-12-2016 08:26 AM
  20. Rose640's Avatar
    You've never seen the Vertu mobile phones I take it? Originally Nokia owned.

    It may not make sense to you or me why someone would buy that stuff but there is a market for it. Also audiophiles have this desire to spend loads of cash on something supposedly getting rid of that 'nasty' distortion stuff that they can't technically hear.

    I'm not going to say I don't like quality stuff and if you have the cash you should by what you can afford at the best quality. I don't quite get the luxury market as I don't exist in that area. A lot of it seems pointless.
    I've seen luxurious-overpriced phones before, and they don't make sense to me just like this Walkman thing.
    As for the headphones, I've seen some really expensive, but again within reason, around 500$, and I guess they're really, really good, Audiotehnica (or something like that).
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    09-12-2016 09:36 AM
  21. Rose640's Avatar
    If MSFT has indeed killed off the Lumia line, looks like I need to score a 950 model...

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    You had the XL, is it that big of a difference?
    09-12-2016 09:39 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I've seen luxurious-overpriced phones before, and they don't make sense to me just like this Walkman thing.
    As for the headphones, I've seen some really expensive, but again within reason, around 500$, and I guess they're really, really good, Audiotehnica (or something like that).
    Both the Walman and the heaphones had noise cancellation technology in them. The Walkman had special shielding and the headphones had special wire.

    In 100% of cases, no one can tell what difference it makes.
    09-12-2016 09:49 AM
  23. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Leave it to NJ transit to bite you in the *** on a Monday morning commute...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    I sometimes miss riding the bus because I wouldn't have to worry about driving.
    09-12-2016 10:36 AM
  24. sahib lopez's Avatar
    If MSFT has indeed killed off the Lumia line, looks like I need to score a 950 model...

    Posted via Xiaomi Mi 5
    I thought you had a 950...unless I'm mistaking and you had a 950xl
    09-12-2016 10:39 AM
  25. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I thought you had a 950...unless I'm mistaking and you had a 950xl
    Had a XL, sold it. Was thinking about getting a 950, but if the prices remain top high, I'll get back another XL.

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    09-12-2016 02:09 PM
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