1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    LOL! Nah, the interest was there before it came into existence. It was a bit too long for me to like it generally but it didn't make him less attractive to me? I don't even know if I'm making sense but there's something about him that makes me think "whoa, it would be nice to be with someone like him."
    I have to say your beard and his have shifted how I see beards BUT that is not the case for every beard out there.
    It's ok if you look into him. Just have fun - you can always back out if you're not comfortable.
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    02-17-2018 07:27 PM
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    It's ok if you look into him. Just have fun - you can always back out if you're not comfortable.
    True, you're right. I think I have to pass, he's too far away and our lives wouldn't work together. He came up for this because he's family (of the groom).
    02-17-2018 07:54 PM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    True, you're right. I think I have to pass, he's too far away and our lives wouldn't work together. He came up for this because he's family (of the groom).
    Casually keep in touch. You'd be surprised how life can change to clear away things that currently appear to be serious obstacles...
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    02-18-2018 07:18 AM
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    I really love this posting. It gives an old man the ability to vicariously live through you young people. It's really one of the very few streams I read anymore on WC. Keep it up, makes my day.
    02-18-2018 07:21 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I really love this posting. It gives an old man the ability to vicariously live through you young people. It's really one of the very few streams I read anymore on WC. Keep it up, makes my day.
    I agree. I think WC has changed so much that for me, I don't even read the articles that much anymore.

    Part of me misses the old banter of the platform and part of me doesn't miss the yuppies like Micah either.

    You're free to add to the mix here too, treo.
    02-18-2018 07:24 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    As much as the Nokia 8 appeals to me, I'm going to give Andy's team another month to push out 8.1 before I decide what to do with their phone long term. I think if the camera gets a bit better, I'm more inclined to keep it.
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    02-18-2018 12:29 PM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    A few additional thoughts:

    1) Love the in hand feel and design of the Pixel 2. Just like last year, the smaller model has a better in hand feel to me. The white one reminds me slightly of my white intermezzo Lumia 720. If I got one, it'd be the grey one. The black this year doesn't do it for me. The grey felt nice but not as slippery as the white.

    It's even more irksome why Google hasn't standardized the USB-C dongles. As much as I appreciate FF speakers, I prefer the better wired audio.

    2) Not a fan of the Pixel 2 XL's design or screen. I just cannot put my finger on why, but it just feels like "meh". It doesn't feel compact at all, even with the 18:9 aspect ratio screen. The V30, S8+ and even my older Mi Note 2 feels more compact.

    3) The V30 frustrates me like no phone I've seen in a while. It isn't that bigger than the Andy's phone (which is in the same neighborhood as the G6 and Pixel 2). Outside of the FFC, what truly irks me about it is LG's software support.

    The V30 feels like last year's V20. As LG does, they nailed the hard part (design) and missed on the easy part (software). I'd put up with slower OS updates if they put out timely security patches...but nope.

    If I compare the Mi Note 2 to the V30, the upgrades are smaller - Qi, better camera, newer chip, better audio. But Xiaomi has better software support so the device ages well (even though major OS updates are slower). Not much difference between the two to justify the cost...

    I wish LG puts an extra 2GB of RAM + a better FFC in the V30s, but I doubt it.

    4) It cannot be understated how good Andy's team did in designing their phone. It is slightly wider and shorter than the Pixel 2, yet is a bit heavier & all screen on the front. It's what makes their software and camera performance that much more irksome. I'm hopeful 8.1 does the trick, but I doubt it.

    5) WTF is that? (Google's wireless headphones). It's just unappealing to me design wise.

    6) The HTC 10 has such a timeless look. I'm almost tempted to get a used one and swap in a fresh battery.

    7) I'm liking the matte blue Nokia 8. I'd about the polished copper and polished blues. The silver is still #1 for me, but that matte blue is really nice.

    Overall, the Pixel 2 and V30 are still the closest thing to what I want, with the Nokia 8 and Andy's phone right behind. In terms of camera, I like the dual wide angle and monochrome lens approaches. I respect Pixel's point and shoot prowess though.

    I'll decide after another month or two as to what I'm doing. My priorities for a daily driver are performance ( software updates), audio and camera. Next comes perks like water resistance and Qi.
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    02-18-2018 03:18 PM
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    A beautiful day in sunny SoCal. We are at our favorite spot in Ventura.
    02-18-2018 03:30 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Casually keep in touch. You'd be surprised how life can change to clear away things that currently appear to be serious obstacles...
    That's a valid point, I'll think about it.
    02-18-2018 06:25 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    I agree. I think WC has changed so much that for me, I don't even read the articles that much anymore.

    Part of me misses the old banter of the platform and part of me doesn't miss the yuppies like Micah either.

    You're free to add to the mix here too, treo.
    Wow, I forgot about his existence until you mentioned his name.
    02-18-2018 06:26 PM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That's a valid point, I'll think about it.
    Keeping in touch doesn't mean you're committing to anything. It's your call.
    02-18-2018 06:26 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    I really love this posting. It gives an old man the ability to vicariously live through you young people. It's really one of the very few streams I read anymore on WC. Keep it up, makes my day.
    Aww that's such a kind statement to say.
    02-18-2018 06:26 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Keeping in touch doesn't mean you're committing to anything. It's your call.
    You're right but I don't even have a number or email address for him. The only way to get that is to ask my friend for it, which I don't know how they would take that.
    02-18-2018 06:27 PM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Wow, I forgot about his existence until you mentioned his name.
    Everyone has forgotten his existence, after his *** got banned. Maybe he dropped the site altogether or lurkers really hard now.

    Not a bad dude, but toxic in how he presented his points.
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    02-18-2018 06:28 PM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    You're right but I don't even have a number or email address for him. The only way to get that is to ask my friend for it, which I don't know how they would take that.
    Just do want young people do...add him via social media. Lol.

    If you're motivated to keep in contact with him, you'll figure something out.
    02-18-2018 06:29 PM
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    Just do want young people do...add him via social media. Lol.

    If you're motivated to keep in contact with him, you'll figure something out.
    Haha, that can be a challenge. I'm not as motivated. Considering that I don't remember his last name and he appears not to be on Instagram, I'm straight out of luck anyway. I don't have Facebook.
    02-18-2018 06:35 PM
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    Haha, that can be a challenge. I'm not as motivated. Considering that I don't remember his last name and he appears not to be on Instagram, I'm straight out of luck anyway. I don't have Facebook.
    Oh well. Guess that's that.
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    02-18-2018 06:37 PM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Libra, I saw a XZ1C recently...two weeks ago getting off the train by the GF's. A nice little phone.
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    02-18-2018 06:38 PM
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    Oh well. Guess that's that.
    Thanks though. It's alright, it gives me hope that he isn't the only one like him out there.
    02-18-2018 06:38 PM
  20. libra89's Avatar
    Libra, I saw a XZ1C recently...two weeks ago getting off the train by the GF's. A nice little phone.
    Omg really?! That's very cool.
    02-18-2018 06:39 PM
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    Libra, I saw a XZ1C recently...two weeks ago getting off the train by the GF's. A nice little phone.
    I'm in SoCal. All I see are notches on iPhones and pop sockets poking out out people's butt pockets.
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    02-18-2018 06:40 PM
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    I'm in SoCal. All I see are notches on iPhones and pop sockets poking out out people's butt pockets.
    Oh, I'm drowning in iPhone X's, iPhone 8s, Galaxy 8+s here too.

    It's just nice when you see something different, that's all.
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    02-18-2018 06:42 PM
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    Omg really?! That's very cool.
    Yeah. It was refreshing. With the case I have e on Andy's phone, it's kinda hard to tell what I'm using.
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    02-18-2018 06:43 PM
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    I shot these Friday on Andy's phone. The first has HDR on, the second doesn't. Andy's phone typically shoots darker in these scenes these days...img_20180216_164815.jpgimg_20180216_164808.jpg
    02-18-2018 06:46 PM
  25. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    A beautiful day in sunny SoCal. We are at our favorite spot in Ventura.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6b290e2515.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...62ef5b0317.jpg
    Gorgeous beach!
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    02-18-2018 06:47 PM
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