The last time Apple notebooks had decent keyboards
... was back when those machines were called Powerbooks.
840 posts • joined 17 Jul 2007
... was back when those machines were called Powerbooks.
HMD sure knows how to attract attention. The 8110i was may first mobile so I might pick one up just for giggles.
It's a bit of a bummer that it's such a low-end device though. Imagie the same design but with a spring-loaded slider revealing an expanded, curved touchscreen with proper specs behind it (remember those SonyEricsson phones?). But then we're not in Korea or Japan and probably nobody would want that...
Also have the 5. It looks great, it works fine, it goes da-da-daaa-daaa-daaaaaa. Internal storage is a little limited but what will you do.
I made it through university with a Newton MP2100 as my daily driver. Those were simpler days, of course. The device had its limitations but it just worked and it worked very well. I wonder which company made it, they do not seem to be around anymore.
I'm very happy with my Nokia 5. Yes, it's a faceless Droid but hey, it works fine. Regardless, I that at some point we will see the return of a proper brand world. One of the cooler things about the Nokia N9 was that the fabula design language was spread across devices. The BT-stereo headset, the NFC-BT-speakers – everything had the iconic squircle icon-shape you saw on your screen. Very satisfying.
> I've denied Google access to the microphone on my phone
Oh did you? I did that, too. Now pick up your phone and unlock it. Now say "Ok Google".
My GF has a Swift 2 and is very happy with it. Very neat device for the price at the time, well made… I would have gotten one too had it not been for the Cyanogen issue and Nokia reentering the market.
Sad news. Now where is that copy of The Left Hand of Darkness...
I played with that graph for a few minutes.
Try Iran, Irak, Syria, China, Hong Kong, Russia, Korea, North Korea, France, Germany, UK, USA… interesting numbers considering population size and general political climate.
My price for the prettiest graph goes to Vatican City.
Unless someone else is footing the bill, the Mini is the only sensible desktop Mac out there for most applications. Yes, it is still darn expensive once you put some decent specs in there but then it will do, for a long time, with very little footprint and very little noise. Oh my gawd, it even hat plenty of ports. Different ones! So you do not even need a pricy TB-dock to connect it to crazy things like your wired network. And you get to choose your own screen! So much convenience!
Those rough edged frankensteiny looks make me feel all geeky inside.
Now that would actually be neat :D
I cannot even part with the broken carcass of my N9. Such a neat thing, the fabula-design so incredibly polished and clean, even all the accessories spoke the same design language... the things that could have been.
With the current lineup, the USP is that it's a NOKIA ;) Also, with the 5 and 6, you get very nice design and build at a very decent price -> high style, low price
The 8's HQ audio is also a very, very decent USP.
Naaa, don't be mean. It is a valid point. My trusty Nokia E6-00 is on its 3rd battery (first replacement was a dud and dead in a short time, so it is rahter the 2nd) and it is much nicer to just pop in a new one than having to resort to DIY-battery-surgery or give the phone a away for service.
People don't care because phones a cheaper now or come with the illusion of cheapness via monthly payments.
Since the old HQ audio tech was phenomenal, OZO audio sounds awesome.
Also, for some absurd reason, I actually LIKE having a Nokia phone, so paying more for a few gimmicks from a brand I do not care about is not really that attractive. There might be more people like me.
I concur on the sealed battery issue given the price point.
Speaking of price: I just received a Nokia 5 – splendid! Nobody believes it's just €200.
At the rate the site obliterates the camera-bots there truly is not much to see, I guess.
> without radiation causing the odd mutation, we would never have evolved in the first place;
Observing the current state of affairs, one might call into question whether this actually qualifies as beneficial. Also, comparing natural levels of radiation that our miserable species has adapted to with a reactor meltdown seems ever so slightly off.
> And to think people actually upvoted your propaganda/onion article.
Maybe they exeeded the beneficial dose.
Personally, I'd say the odd ill-engineered windmill squishing the odd cow is a very local event, followed by swift and complete cleanup. Compared to global-scale pollution from a site lost for generations, if not forever, that even after years of attempted containment is still cooking robots for breakfast… oh well, it really does not compare that well. Maybe he should try coal next time when he wants to shine the fission-turd, that works much better.
It feels just like the old days, Nokia announcing in Q1 what to expect in Q3 :D
Anyway, I preordered a Nokia 5 that supposedly arrives this week. Cant wait to boot it upadadadaaaaa!
IIRC, the Concorde had the HD25SP which now seem to go by "HD25 Light". Both models are from the "survive the apocalypse" school of design and tend not to break. If they do, all the parts are easily replaced. They also sound great (the SP a little less so) and, like many Sennheisers, scale very well if you like to throw money at them via ever-better and more powerful headphone-amps.
Please, do the responsible thing and do not get the Koss Porta Pro. For the money, they are really good, fun-sounding phones and Koss provides a great warranty. They are also as open as the arms of a seamstress on duty and leak more to the public than the most proficient whistleblowers. So if you use them on any sort of shared transport, other people will hate you. A lot.
Looks neat. Let me know when I can get it with a QWERTZ keyboard.
That phone had proper drama, I really liked it. Maybe one could actually revamp it with a touchscreen that is mostly covered by the slider, make it a bit slimmer, the works. Ad the spring-loaded action from the Matrix – sold!
It's so much more fun than all those faceless files stashed away on some featureless touch-slab. All the high-res in the world cannot replace the tactile joy of making your own disc, choosing it from a stack and spinning it up in one of those little portable hifi-gems.
That would explain a lot, P. Lee. Then again, my perception is likely biased. Please share a link to that talk should you find it, I would love to share it among my more educated friends.
Antihistamines do exist ;)
The best thing: Once Alexa becomes self-aware, whole cities will be obliterared with areal bombardments comprised of toasters, smartphones and sextoys. Out of the rubble, a new kind of techno-cultist society will emerge, praying to the angry blimp beyond the clouds.
"When the sky god is furious, he sends the hard rain"
Looks neat. Does anyone know when it is actually going to be available?
Mac user since 98, and what did this announcement do to me? Look up at what you get for throwing €2.000 at Lenovo. Turns out you get a heck of a beastly system with more ports than you can shake a dongle at, a removable battery, matte screen (!) and rows upon rows of real keys. Amazing.
... must have been deafening. I'm sure the whole of Zuckstown is sitting in a fear-related puddle. Not.
As others have pointed out, the damage is done. You cannot effectively prevent anyone from violating your privacy by uploading your data to WA. Yes, there should be a warning. No, people would still be doing it regardless.
If you want out of this handbasket, you would have to change all your contact data and then keep it to yourself. Which does not seem that practical.
> paranoid political movement that rallies around an “open internet” or “net neutrality”.
Picked up some telco stock lately that could do better?
I am rather thankful that "somebody" gives "a damn" about those "issues", as for some reason they are damn important. Much like other pesky "odds and sods" such as human rights or privacy, too little people actually bother on a regular basis, and whoops, shit's gone.
If that means that there is a little ruckus about some throttling service (cutting quality as a service – splendid! It's almost as brillant as Nestlé managing to sell cold coffee in a can) with such amazing benefits as still being able to make "that important video call" (seriously?) than so be it.
Shame, I won't be jackblocked by Apple, no matter how courageous Phil thinks this to be. Not that inserting your plug into an iThing's welcoming recepticle would have ever resulted in an exceptionally pleasant auditory experience - it has always been more of a convenience thing. Plugging into something of higher quality will instantly cure you, though.
I'll take one once it also comes in white.
I remember, long long time ago, when I bought my first PowerBook. It was made in Ireland. What a gem. Turned out to be kind of expensive despite being the low end model on sale. It has those hot-swap bays so you could pop out the CD-ROM drive or battery. Today, those bays are gone. Too much blood would seep out, I guess.
Alas, where is the alternative? And would anyone be able to afford it?
Rest in peace, Lester Haines.
How do the electric emissions of flowers change if you, say, pluck a leaf?
I have the privilege to see the Beluga almost every day and I never grow tired of it. Very impressive aircraft.
People used to freak out when I hooked up a mouse to my E7. HDMI was also nice to have.
That phone, with current specs, a better camera and some additions (SD card, replaceable battery)
-> Gimme. Now.
So pretty much a Nokia E7 with some more or less minor adjustments. I'd buy that in a heartbeat.
I am sure many people will love yet another rectangular Android choice, I am just not one of them. So much hurt.
Regardless, the working adults of this world need business class devices that help them with _getting things done_. This is a trainwreck like Blackberry still exists. So how would that work for "Nokia"?
• Keys are key. Literally.
• Skin that droid! Add a well working interface (geez, just thinking about the UI from the N9's Harmattan rotting away in some IP-drawer is making me sick) that does not make one aggressive by just looking at it.
• At least provide the illusion of being shielded from the mighty eye in the sky.
• Have more than 24h of batterylife.
• Have expandable storage.
• Have a decent camera without any "EDOF" shenanigans.
• Finally: Try not to be everything to everybody with one device.
So pretty much like a Priv but better in terms of specs, build and general attention to detail. It cannot be that hard. Good Lord, why is it so hard?!
Look around, everything is bloated. Set up a new file in, say Word, like a good office drone. Let it have your company's little stationary logo of about 10kB. Now add a couple of paragraphs, just a single page. Save to docx.
How large is this document? Expectation: a whopping 80-120kB, because of all the docx overhead and the little picture and stuff.
Actually, it is more likely to be around 500kB. For a single page of text.
I guess this is according to the infinite growth paradigm or something. Everything must grow and expand, use up more resources, bigger and bigger, to keep the system alive.
By any account, in 10 years your little "S'up mate?" Whatsapp message will require several megabytes of data.
for a video-shack. They could be such a cool place, a candyland for movie-buffs. Instead they don't even have a proper classics-section, plus if you happen not live in the US, you are expected to be happy with of last years' (if you're lucky) seasons of a very limited selection popular shows. For example, they sold out House of Cards, THE NETFLIX SHOW!, to some other service in Germany (sky?), so you do not get to see the latest episodes first on Netflix itself. It's pathetic.
stuff tends to break after 5-6 years :D
On the other hand, I still habe PPC machines going strong, not to speak of Newton Message Pads that just won't die.
I think some folks at Jolla might rather implode than have that happen but Nokia should defenitely evaluate that route. Even if they do not buy the company they should license the OS and thereby keep them good people afloat. Put that stuff on a decent range of devices made in oldendays Nokia quality and we're talking.
There is zero use in a Nokia branded phone that is simply another faceless rebadged droid. It needs to be a _real_ Nokia.
Interesting point, thank you for that. Of course, we cannot really be sure about the true cause. Maybe the OS performance is fine (safe for personal niggles) and Apple just happens to sell €1.300 "basic" desktops that cannot run it without jitters, despite 16GB of RAM and a fusion-drive. You never know. They also sell you a €35 Thunderbolt / Firewire 800 adaptor that seems to max out at 34MB/s.
I have this theory going that post-PowerPC-Apple peaked at 10.6.8 and has been going down ever since. The impertinence that is 10.11.x can hardly be put into words that one would be willing to utter in public. It feels like a public beta with all the bugs, performance issues and plain bad design decisions all over the place. It's terrifying. Crap like this Safari bug just adds to the steaming pile.
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