1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The happiest place on Earth is where you make it. Nobody cares about your problems any more than you care about anyone else's so it stands to reason that if you're content with what you have, f*** da bloodclot others.
    Was this what you meant? (Rue could play this in the car)

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    01-13-2020 05:39 PM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So I'm wistfully looking through HTC U12+ data. Why didn't I get this phone?

    - too expensive
    - very cloudy long term software support
    - slower current software support
    - HTC Sense is old as the hills
    - had just gotten a HTC 10 to restore

    Otherwise, I liked most of what the phone was offering. Really did.
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    01-13-2020 08:45 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    Made it back, had a great time. We only did slots once, as there were many other activities of interest.
    01-13-2020 10:43 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    So I'm wistfully looking through HTC U12+ data. Why didn't I get this phone?

    - too expensive
    - very cloudy long term software support
    - slower current software support
    - HTC Sense is old as the hills
    - had just gotten a HTC 10 to restore

    Otherwise, I liked most of what the phone was offering. Really did.
    The HTC U12+ is the last phone they've released, and that was back in 2018. Do you think they're defunct, since they went over a year with nothing new?

    It'd be a shame if HTC is gone, since they had some really innovative devices over the years, just not lately.
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    01-13-2020 10:57 PM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The HTC U12+ is the last phone they've released, and that was back in 2018. Do you think they're defunct, since they went over a year with nothing new?

    It'd be a shame if HTC is gone, since they had some really innovative devices over the years, just not lately.
    Think that they have switched to making VR now. Don't think they will do much phones. I kinda wish they'd do a 5G handset this year but at the price they'd ask for, not sure if people would buy it.

    The cheapest I can get a U12+ new is $470. That's not a great buy in 2020 when I can turn that into a Mi 9 or Oneplus 7 or Mi 9T Pro or ZTE Axon 10 Pro or a Nubia Red Magic 3S or a Pixel 3A/Mi 9T and keep a few dollars in pocket. If it were $400, it's still overpriced, but I could kinda justify it. But that's the thing, it's not different than buying the 950XL in the last two years of its life.
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    01-13-2020 11:45 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Think that they have switched to making VR now. Don't think they will do much phones. I kinda wish they'd do a 5G handset this year but at the price they'd ask for, not sure if people would buy it.
    Bummer. I have zero interest in VR.

    The cheapest I can get a U12+ new is $470. That's not a great buy in 2020 when I can turn that into a Mi 9 or Oneplus 7 or Mi 9T Pro or ZTE Axon 10 Pro or a Nubia Red Magic 3S or a Pixel 3A/Mi 9T and keep a few dollars in pocket. If it were $400, it's still overpriced, but I could kinda justify it. But that's the thing, it's not different than buying the 950XL in the last two years of its life.
    I agree with you on the pricing. I wouldn't pay that much for a phone that's almost 2 years old either.
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    01-14-2020 12:21 AM
  7. raycpl's Avatar
    Xenobots - I read this, and can't decide if it a good or bad...

    https://www.uvm.edu/uvmnews/news/tea...UVM_YT_general
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    01-14-2020 02:19 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It's possible that the apartment hunt is over.

    No celebrations until the keys are in hand...

    If I haven't mentioned this before there's lots of paperwork involved. Even if it's private.

    I'll post more once we know for sure.
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    01-14-2020 06:38 AM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Bummer. I have zero interest in VR.

    I agree with you on the pricing. I wouldn't pay that much for a phone that's almost 2 years old either.
    In defense of the U12+, the camera looks like it beats most of those on that list and stands very well to the Pixel 3. On audio it stands very well to the Axon 10 Pro and beats everything else.

    I just thought that it was the pricing and questions about the company's existence in the next two years that killed the phone. The haptic button issue was overblown, for me at least. I wished that they had just the 128GB model at $750 on launch, guaranteed the two years of updates and said that's where we are.
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    01-14-2020 07:26 AM
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    Made it back, had a great time. We only did slots once, as there were many other activities of interest.
    I swear the first time I read your post I thought you said you only did shots once. Jaeger? Tequila perhaps? I know, I'm morally bankrupt.
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    01-14-2020 10:18 AM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    I swear the first time I read your post I thought you said you only did shots once. Jaeger? Tequila perhaps? I know, I'm morally bankrupt.
    Haha, I don't drink. The other ladies did a shot though when we went out once.
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    01-14-2020 03:12 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm guessing this is the final kick in the nuts. Sadly I'm posting this on my Acer Liquid Jade Primo on the best mobile virtual keyboard I've ever known.
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    01-14-2020 04:09 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I swear the first time I read your post I thought you said you only did shots once. Jaeger? Tequila perhaps? I know, I'm morally bankrupt.
    Glad you've keet the morally bankruptcy piece. I used to do that in these parts, but...
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    01-14-2020 07:42 PM
  14. raycpl's Avatar
    I'm guessing this is the final kick in the nuts. Sadly I'm posting this on my Acer Liquid Jade Primo on the best mobile virtual keyboard I've ever known.
    Thanks. gotta go boot up my 950XL...
    (nuthin happening for 830 unfortunately )
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    01-15-2020 12:37 AM
  15. raycpl's Avatar
    It's coming....
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    01-15-2020 04:12 AM
  16. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I have mixed feelings here. While I emphasize with their plight, squatting is still squatting.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1115546
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    01-15-2020 12:39 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    I have mixed feelings here. While I emphasize with their plight, squatting is still squatting.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1115546
    I have to agree with you on both points.
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    01-15-2020 02:16 PM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It's coming.... [IMG=567x756]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200115/e2e9642c12034a3846998ebd05d69808.jpg[/url]
    I'll do this myself over the weekend.
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    01-15-2020 09:08 PM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So...I'm thinking about getting a Xioami as an intermezzo device, depending on what gets announced by LG at MWC this year. I somehow have a suspicion that LG will punt again this year (strong in audio, manual mode - decent auto mode and not very good pricing wise).

    I was initially leaning towards a Mi Mix 3 5g, but if I plan to really use this as a daily driver, I may be better served with a Mi 9T pro. My ultimate preference would be a Xperia 5 or V50, my issues are that the Xperia 5 is too expensive and I cannot get my hands on a V50 (Korean) in a non hassle free manner (eBay). I would rather something smaller, but I don't want to get a G8 (V50 is preferred here).

    I'd rather get a new device (I can get a mint Xperia 1 under $500). The camera for the both devices seem good enough to get by and I can find a G cam port if I need too. If I get a 9T pro, I might get a 256GB version vs the 128 model.

    Normally a ZTE Axon 10 Pro would be considered (big screen, big battery, expanded storage and Qi). But, it's a curved screen and quite frankly, my Mate 20 Pro still betters this phone. Plus it seems like the Xioami has better cameras than the Axon here.

    The battery of the V40 (which wasn't new upon purchase), isn't holding up as well as I would like. Xiaomi still has some of the better 3.5mm around, so it's not a total loss there. Not a fan of the no IP rating or Qi, but I've used Xiaomi devices before (and use their tablet daily). Still, it's earlier days yet. I can wait another month.
    01-15-2020 10:26 PM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    One of the reasons why I was somewhat interested in the U12+ in fall 2018, was that I did like the package. HTC had scary good cameras at the time (year 3 of good cameras post the M9 disaster), and I think that I could have worked around no Qi on the device. I realize that for my usage, the button fiasco was blown out of proportion. Everything else was appealing, even though I questioned the battery size for the LCD screen.

    The biggest thing that kept me away was the price. I was also concerned about software support as well. But the package was compelling enough to me where had I found it at a decent price, I would have rolled the dice. I wasn't going to pay those crazy prices for 64GB/6GB RAM. I wish that they had done the 128GB as the sole model and sold it at the price for the 64GB one. I think the cameras can still compete now, such a shame really.

    Oh, well. I can get one new. I can get one the same price as a Mi 9T pro 256GB. The Xiaomi wins on newer lens, battery life, better software support and newer chip set and screen. HTC wins on audio, IP rating, expandable storage and maybe cameras. Just thought that HTC were finally on to something but they were too damaged beyond repair.
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    01-15-2020 10:39 PM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So it looks like we have the apartment.

    Still won't celebrate until I have the keys in hand. I haven't signed a lease yet.

    We told them we would take the apartment asap because we need to get things in before we move. We need to buy stuff. We also want to decorate.

    Owner doesn't live in Paris but is sending the lease to the neighbour who showed us the apartment. All going well wet should have the keys by Tuesday at the latest.

    So we'll see.
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    01-16-2020 03:05 AM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So it looks like we have the apartment.

    Still won't celebrate until I have the keys in hand. I haven't signed a lease yet.

    We told them we would take the apartment asap because we need to get things in before we move. We need to buy stuff. We also want to decorate.

    Owner doesn't live in Paris but is sending the lease to the neighbour who showed us the apartment. All going well wet should have the keys by Tuesday at the latest.

    So we'll see.
    Good luck with this. Hopefully you get the keys on time and can start setting up the space to your liking.
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    01-16-2020 08:13 AM
  23. libra89's Avatar
    So it looks like we have the apartment.

    Still won't celebrate until I have the keys in hand. I haven't signed a lease yet.

    We told them we would take the apartment asap because we need to get things in before we move. We need to buy stuff. We also want to decorate.

    Owner doesn't live in Paris but is sending the lease to the neighbour who showed us the apartment. All going well wet should have the keys by Tuesday at the latest.

    So we'll see.
    I also wish you good luck, and I hope that y'all be able to do what you need to do.
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    01-16-2020 08:33 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    As with all things, there's always twists.

    My wife found something in the area we like.

    Unfortunately I'm not overly fond of the details of renting but she's completely interested.

    We're both not thrilled with the place we found, it was a compromise but it was easier to rent.

    This place....

    Sigh.
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    01-16-2020 08:57 AM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    As with all things, there's always twists.

    My wife found something in the area we like.

    Unfortunately I'm not overly fond of the details of renting but she's completely interested.

    We're both not thrilled with the place we found, it was a compromise but it was easier to rent.

    This place....

    Sigh.
    Wow, this is truly a twist. Dang. Sounds like a decision might have to be made.
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    01-16-2020 09:18 AM
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