1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What is that?
    It's a mobile hotspot for WiFi wherever I go.
    HoosierDaddy, raycpl and libra89 like this.
    10-16-2020 12:04 PM
  2. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    Thrift store find, on my birthday no less! Another MiniDisc deck!
    10-16-2020 06:52 PM
  3. raycpl's Avatar
    It's a mobile hotspot for WiFi wherever I go.
    Does that do global roaming?

    I had a an old school mate who lives in Thailand, uses a personal WiFi hotspot thingy wherever he goes... Unlimited data,
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    10-16-2020 11:48 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Does that do global roaming?

    I had a an old school mate who lives in Thailand, uses a personal WiFi hotspot thingy wherever he goes... Unlimited data,
    I'm not sure.

    That's great your buddy has one that has global roaming.
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    10-17-2020 12:20 AM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    Thrift store find, on my birthday no less! Another MiniDisc deck!
    [IMG=1000x750]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/a4d88764878b5230d6e877b41cf6a741.jpg[/url][IMG=1000x750]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/91d0f45580eebd3ca3e165a3e7d8ee0f.jpg[/url]
    Happy birthday and grats on a cool find!
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    10-17-2020 08:57 AM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    Annnnnd just like that I've gone full Samsung.

    (Sorry for the odd colored image, my Philips Hue is set to pinkish)
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    So I've been looking to jump ship from my Versa 2 for a while now. It constantly disconnects from my phone which is really annoying. Unconfirmed, but I think it has trouble maintaining a connection when there's other Bluetooth devices actively being used because it often disconnects when I'm using my Bluetooth headphones.

    The disconnects are annoying but what really burned was learning that Fitbit OS 5 isn't coming to the Versa 2 or earlier smartwatches. The Versa 2 isn't that old, and (as far as I can tell) not dramatically different hardware wise than the Fitbit 3 aside from the extra sensors. Maybe if the Versa 2 had a more robust software ecosystem then I wouldn't mind as much. Still, it left a bad taste in my mouth to cut support after only a year.

    So to the Active 2 I went. It's a year old as well but even as recently as last month, Samsung was back porting Watch 3 features to the Active 2. And the software on the Active 2 is already so robust that occasionally updating the individual apps is good enough for me.

    I bought it new-ish during Best Buy's recent "Black Friday" event. I got the open box version and I'm surprised at it's rather pristine condition. No scratches or major hardware flaws. Battery life should be able to get me about 2 and a half days (expected). And so far it's more comfortable than the Versa 2. Since the deal ended, I see that the open box price has gone up to $184, so the $162 I paid seems like a pretty solid deal.

    Now I'm using a Samsung watch, Samsung earbuds, and a Samsung phone. I wasn't intentionally trying to go full Samsung. That's just sort of how things worked out.
    10-17-2020 09:30 AM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Annnnnd just like that I've gone full Samsung.

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    So I've been looking to jump ship from my Versa 2 for a while now. It constantly disconnects from my phone which is really annoying. Unconfirmed, but I think it has trouble maintaining a connection when there's other Bluetooth devices actively being used because it often disconnects when I'm using my Bluetooth headphones.

    The disconnects are annoying but what really burned was learning that Fitbit OS 5 isn't coming to the Versa 2 or earlier smartwatches. The Versa 2 isn't that old, and (as far as I can tell) not dramatically different hardware wise than the Fitbit 3 aside from the extra sensors. Maybe if the Versa 2 had a more robust software ecosystem then I wouldn't mind as much. Still, it left a bad taste in my mouth to cut support after only a year.

    So to the Active 2 I went. It's a year old as well but even as recently as last month, Samsung was back porting Watch 3 features to the Active 2. And the software on the Active 2 is already so robust that occasionally updating the individual apps is good enough for me.

    I bought it new-ish during Best Buy's recent "Black Friday" event. I got the open box version and I'm surprised at it's rather pristine condition. No scratches or major hardware flaws. Battery life should be able to get me about 2 and a half days (expected). And so far it's more comfortable than the Versa 2. Since the deal ended, I see that the open box price has gone up to $184, so the $162 I paid seems like a pretty solid deal.

    Now I'm using a Samsung watch, Samsung earbuds, and a Samsung phone. I wasn't intentionally trying to go full Samsung. That's just sort of how things worked out.
    That's a really nice watch. Congratulations and enjoy it.
    10-17-2020 04:54 PM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Annnnnd just like that I've gone full Samsung.

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    So I've been looking to jump ship from my Versa 2 for a while now. It constantly disconnects from my phone which is really annoying. Unconfirmed, but I think it has trouble maintaining a connection when there's other Bluetooth devices actively being used because it often disconnects when I'm using my Bluetooth headphones.

    The disconnects are annoying but what really burned was learning that Fitbit OS 5 isn't coming to the Versa 2 or earlier smartwatches. The Versa 2 isn't that old, and (as far as I can tell) not dramatically different hardware wise than the Fitbit 3 aside from the extra sensors. Maybe if the Versa 2 had a more robust software ecosystem then I wouldn't mind as much. Still, it left a bad taste in my mouth to cut support after only a year.

    So to the Active 2 I went. It's a year old as well but even as recently as last month, Samsung was back porting Watch 3 features to the Active 2. And the software on the Active 2 is already so robust that occasionally updating the individual apps is good enough for me.

    I bought it new-ish during Best Buy's recent "Black Friday" event. I got the open box version and I'm surprised at it's rather pristine condition. No scratches or major hardware flaws. Battery life should be able to get me about 2 and a half days (expected). And so far it's more comfortable than the Versa 2. Since the deal ended, I see that the open box price has gone up to $184, so the $162 I paid seems like a pretty solid deal.

    Now I'm using a Samsung watch, Samsung earbuds, and a Samsung phone. I wasn't intentionally trying to go full Samsung. That's just sort of how things worked out.
    Congrats! You will definitely enjoy the A2. I also have a Versa 2 and I can tell you that you won't miss a beat. If you used the Versa for sleep tracking, the only metric you won't have is the blood oxygen. I don't think that has been incorporated or it hasn't been "turned on" yet. You will gain the ECG function without any hacking since you're on a Galaxy phone. One word of caution: try not to use Bixby, it makes Siri look like a Rhodes Scholar.
    10-18-2020 12:10 PM
  9. HeyCori's Avatar
    Don't worry, thus far the only thing I've used Bixby for is setting alarms. At least it can do that.
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    10-19-2020 05:24 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    Thrift store find, on my birthday no less! Another MiniDisc deck!
    [IMG=1000x750]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/a4d88764878b5230d6e877b41cf6a741.jpg[/url][IMG=1000x750]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201016/91d0f45580eebd3ca3e165a3e7d8ee0f.jpg[/url]
    Happy belated birthday! Enjoy your sweet, sweet find!
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    10-19-2020 07:40 AM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Annnnnd just like that I've gone full Samsung.

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    So I've been looking to jump ship from my Versa 2 for a while now. It constantly disconnects from my phone which is really annoying. Unconfirmed, but I think it has trouble maintaining a connection when there's other Bluetooth devices actively being used because it often disconnects when I'm using my Bluetooth headphones.

    The disconnects are annoying but what really burned was learning that Fitbit OS 5 isn't coming to the Versa 2 or earlier smartwatches. The Versa 2 isn't that old, and (as far as I can tell) not dramatically different hardware wise than the Fitbit 3 aside from the extra sensors. Maybe if the Versa 2 had a more robust software ecosystem then I wouldn't mind as much. Still, it left a bad taste in my mouth to cut support after only a year.

    So to the Active 2 I went. It's a year old as well but even as recently as last month, Samsung was back porting Watch 3 features to the Active 2. And the software on the Active 2 is already so robust that occasionally updating the individual apps is good enough for me.

    I bought it new-ish during Best Buy's recent "Black Friday" event. I got the open box version and I'm surprised at it's rather pristine condition. No scratches or major hardware flaws. Battery life should be able to get me about 2 and a half days (expected). And so far it's more comfortable than the Versa 2. Since the deal ended, I see that the open box price has gone up to $184, so the $162 I paid seems like a pretty solid deal.

    Now I'm using a Samsung watch, Samsung earbuds, and a Samsung phone. I wasn't intentionally trying to go full Samsung. That's just sort of how things worked out.
    That is a great deal. Congratulations! I hope that all goes well for you. It sounds like having the ecosystem should likely make things easier...
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    10-19-2020 07:41 AM
  12. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    Happy belated birthday! Enjoy your sweet, sweet find!
    Thanks! Funny PS to this.. my wife asked me: "you're not going to put that in the living room, are you?" Since this plays both CDs and MiniDisc, I actually might replace the CD changer that's currently up there, so I wouldn't be adding to the stereo stack..
    10-19-2020 09:25 AM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    My S20 FE case from Samsung finally arrived.
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    10-19-2020 03:43 PM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    Decided to upgrade the lights in the back of the house.
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    10-19-2020 03:44 PM
  15. HelloNNNewman's Avatar
    Just arrived in boxes and too early to set up yet... but no more dead needles on the floor! Plus this one has a phone app you can use to play with the lights. :)

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    10-19-2020 04:21 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    I took these in the daytime. My new laptop came! The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 (14"). I never had a 14" laptop so I'm looking forward to this. It's pretty, and so light. I really hope that it will work for me.
    Last edited by libra89; 10-20-2020 at 10:07 PM.
    10-20-2020 08:34 PM
  17. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I took these in the daytime. My new laptop came! The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 (14"). I never had a 14" laptop so I'm looking forward to this. It's pretty, and so light. I really hope that it will work for me.[IMG=756x1008]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201021/e076b2fe98fc20d6290bcf685be1e42f.jpg[/url][IMG=756x1008]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201021/d4bcd4733e50f5062faee5e686f7043e.jpg[/url]
    Great color!
    10-21-2020 07:42 AM
  18. HeyCori's Avatar
    Agreed. It looks very cool!
    10-21-2020 09:42 AM
  19. HeyCori's Avatar
    Speaking of laptops...

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    Surface Laptop Go! Yes, it's even the 64GB eMMc version! First, plastic bottom or not, this thing feels freaking amazing. I don't think I've felt such a well designed machine for $549. It's heavier than I would have thought but also very sturdy.

    This isn't for me. I got two of them for work. We have to refresh our patron laptops (switching from Mac to PC). Considering the majority of the use will be web browsing, watching videos, and typing, I'm pretty confident that the 4GB model should suffice. Coming from MacBook Airs, it's a noticeable change in both price and power, but current MacBook Airs are definitely overkill. I'm hoping the Laptop Go works out. We'll probably buy a ton of them if it does.
    10-21-2020 09:55 AM
  20. libra89's Avatar
    Speaking of laptops...

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    Surface Laptop Go! Yes, it's even the 64GB eMMc version! First, plastic bottom or not, this thing feels freaking amazing. I don't think I've felt such a well designed machine for $549. It's heavier than I would have thought but also very sturdy.

    This isn't for me. I got two of them for work. We have to refresh our patron laptops (switching from Mac to PC). Considering the majority of the use will be web browsing, watching videos, and typing, I'm pretty confident that the 4GB model should suffice. Coming from MacBook Airs, it's a noticeable change in both price and power, but current MacBook Airs are definitely overkill. I'm hoping the Laptop Go works out. We'll probably buy a ton of them if it does.
    Ooh it looks good!
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    10-22-2020 12:52 PM
  21. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Got a new crown. I knew I couldn't fit my phone in my mouth for a picture so am posting video of the computer generated outcome.

    Fortunately, a 3d scanner does fit in my mouth. The dentist uses that to generate a 3D model of the relevant parts of my mouth. That is fed into a CNC machine that carves the crown out of a blank. Absolute perfect fit, unlike a crown that starts as two impressions sent to a lab where numerous human steps culminate with a crown that often has less than optimal fit around the base or needs to be ground to get a perfect bite.

    Glad the dentist took the time to fire up the app again after the fact and show the digital images from different angles for me to record.

    10-23-2020 04:37 PM
  22. HelloNNNewman's Avatar
    Got a new crown. I knew I couldn't fit my phone in my mouth for a picture so am posting video of the computer generated outcome.

    Fortunately, a 3d scanner does fit in my mouth. The dentist uses that to generate a 3D model of the relevant parts of my mouth. That is fed into a CNC machine that carves the crown out of a blank. Absolute perfect fit, unlike a crown that starts as two impressions sent to a lab where numerous human steps culminate with a crown that often has less than optimal fit around the base or needs to be ground to get a perfect bite.

    Glad the dentist took the time to fire up the app again after the fact and show the digital images from different angles for me to record.
    That is soooooo cool! The wanted to have me get a crow for a missing molar, but I chose not to right now. It doesn't bother me not having it and I wouldn't even know if wasn't there except for the odd cashew or something getting stuck. LOL Amazing what they have for dentistry now to make life easier!
    10-23-2020 04:41 PM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Got a new crown. I knew I couldn't fit my phone in my mouth for a picture so am posting video of the computer generated outcome.

    Fortunately, a 3d scanner does fit in my mouth. The dentist uses that to generate a 3D model of the relevant parts of my mouth. That is fed into a CNC machine that carves the crown out of a blank. Absolute perfect fit, unlike a crown that starts as two impressions sent to a lab where numerous human steps culminate with a crown that often has less than optimal fit around the base or needs to be ground to get a perfect bite.

    Glad the dentist took the time to fire up the app again after the fact and show the digital images from different angles for me to record.

    Why go through all that hassle? Could’ve just used a colonoscope right?
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    10-23-2020 05:04 PM
  24. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Why go through all that hassle? Could’ve just used a colonoscope right?
    No way, even if I had walleye vision and needed ​a multi-opti-pupil-optomy.

    10-23-2020 05:56 PM
  25. me just saying's Avatar
    Got a new crown. I knew I couldn't fit my phone in my mouth for a picture so am posting video of the computer generated outcome.

    Fortunately, a 3d scanner does fit in my mouth. The dentist uses that to generate a 3D model of the relevant parts of my mouth. That is fed into a CNC machine that carves the crown out of a blank. Absolute perfect fit, unlike a crown that starts as two impressions sent to a lab where numerous human steps culminate with a crown that often has less than optimal fit around the base or needs to be ground to get a perfect bite.

    Glad the dentist took the time to fire up the app again after the fact and show the digital images from different angles for me to record.
    I have a co-worker who used to program cnc's for replacement teeth, crowns and other replacement parts for the mouth. It is amazing what cncs can do these days.
    Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    10-23-2020 06:14 PM
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