Re: So, basically, no change there
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Genuinely surprised to see this kind of tired old nonsense peddled here - backups.
You always have backups, ideally multiple backups.
Also, why is 1TB ideal? Don't you remember when disks were under a 100MB, and a several gigabyte hard drive seemed like fantasy?
I've heard the same thing over and over.. "I'll lose more data per disk"...
I just see the opportunity to back up even more data in less physical space.
I couldn't agree more.
I thought I could get used to 5.2", but I've since discarded the two 5.2" phones I was using, and have purchased a 5" one (Xiaomi Redmi 4X), and put a custom ROM on my old Z3 Compact. (Yes, I carry two phones, yes, I'm aware the Redmi 4X has dual-sim, I use that too, so I carry 3 sims in total). It's so much nicer using the Z3 Compact than pretty much any other phone I own, because of the size.
Anyone who downvoted you just flat out hates choice - the market is absolutely saturated with enormous devices, but almost no reasonably sized ones with good specifications. No-one is saying larger phones can't also be sold, but it would be refreshing to have some reasonably sized ones from time to time.
I remember the reviews of the HTC Desire HD back in the day: Gizmodo praised it as "A 720p-Shooting Android Behemoth" though they felt that it was a little too big for comfort.
It seems so quaint now, (I have a Desire HD too), as that size of device today would qualify as very much miniature, but my hand hasn't changed size.
Pah, to hell with "support". Basically all vendors are terrible, and once your device isn't the latest and greatest, forget about updates.
What's important is finding one that meets your needs, and has an unlockable bootloader. Check if it has a healthy community on Xda-dev with custom roms and so on, and you'll probably get a good lifetime out of the device.
I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4X myself, off the ol' ebay. £122 for a 5" phone (little bigger than I'd like, but the best I could find) with dual SIM, 64GB of flash, 4GB of RAM and a (admittedly low-end) 8-core Snapdragon? Yes please. Hell, it even has an IR blaster (yes, it works on custom ROMs with standard apps), a fingerprint sensor, and a passable camera with Camera2 API support.
Also; yes, this, a thousand times. A service pack 2 platform update for Windows 7 that included DirectX 12 and a few other tweaks, but rolled BACK the telemetry updates would be welcome.
Then re-hire all their old QA guys and get some real testing done between each update.
I have no love for Windows 8 or 10. They just don't feel finished, and 10 has somehow become less polished over time.
Instead of a jumper, that could be left in the wrong position, why not a button on the rear of the server that does nothing except wake up a circuit that sets a timer in motion while the virtual, solid state "jumper" is closed.
After an hour, it resets, and the firmware is no longer open for writes.
That way nobody has to actually take anything out of the racks.
You have a very low bar for quality, I guess you don't rip your own discs, because comparing such a tiny rip and the original would reveal a pretty horrendous difference.
Rips that size also will almost certainly not include good quality multi-channel audio, which I use on both my HTPC setup (5.1) and my regular desktop setup (4.0).
I have one of those, I use it all the time when travelling.
I think he was implying the basic standard should be changed, though, in which case there's already a new standard; although it does not have a fuse, and I dislike many other things about it (straight cables, moulded plugs - I like to rewire them, thank you!): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60906-1
I actually think using decimals and fixing one of the ratios is best overall, since it gives you a clear indication of how many times wide to how many times tall, whilst only changing one number.
For example, you can have 4:3, or in other words, 1.33:1. 16:9, or 1.77:1.
You can easily omit the :1 for the sake of brevity.
"I think that the average consumer has used enough phones in the past to choose the size they want."
I disagree, I think that people buy what the market sells them, I really don't think preferences really come in to it - there's not a single person (other than say, an Apple shill), that wanted the 3.5mm jack removed.
Removable batteries died out even though they made fixing the phone a lot easier.
Phones gained little camera humps to make the phones thinner overall and easier to drop, with slippery, awful surfaces.
Even though you'd then scratch up the camera, and wonder why they didn't just make it flush and fill out the space with battery.
Until the Gemini, there hasn't been a recent device with a reasonably sized keyboard - my wife has been showing several people her Gemini, and many of them wish they had such a device, some have even offered money for it on the spot.
My point is, there is demand for devices beyond the ever increasing slab of slippery glass, but people's preferences aren't so narrow that they'd avoid buying the latest crap regardless of questionable design choices.
LTSB, as far as I can tell - and I've been using it for quite a while - is just a stable build of Windows 10 that doesn't receive feature updates, only security ones - without any childish adornments whatsoever.
There is no "modern" (read:metro) interface. Calculator is the old one from Windows 7. There is no windows store. None of that, at all. There are no forced reboots for updates.
The newest currently is 2016 LTSB, which is based on 1607. The next one is coming in autumn, as far as I understand it, and it'll be called 2019 LTSC.
Just in case you *do* want the windows store, I believe it can be installed with a line of powershell, but I haven't actually bothered to install it, because I've had no need to.
Agreed. I use Windows 10 at work, and it is acceptable... but only because I'm using the unavailable-to-normal-people LTSB version. I still prefer Windows 7 even over this. It looks better, it's more responsive and less tacky.
Was it really Nokia?
If we're talking standard Qi maybe, but Palm's touchstone charger made wireless charging beautiful and functional quite some time ago. No idea why it didn't catch on.
I still use my HP TouchPad to this day because there aren't any modern tablets with wireless charging and stands designed for them!! I would never use a tablet that required charging from a cable, it's just way too much hassle, not to mention you'd quickly wear the connector out.
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