* Posts by all ears

9 posts • joined 1 Mar 2018

Smart speaker maker Sonos takes heat for deliberately bricking older kit with 'Trade Up' plan

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Well that puts paid to the idea of ever owning a Sonos, whatever that is. I guess I'll just have to keep listening to my decades-old super quality component stereo system, which works and sounds as amazing as ever. (Got a new high-end DA converter that makes even digital audio sound good.) On the other hand, my hearing...

When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games

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Um redesign the entire circuit board at the last minute for a previously unmentioned requirement? $800 sounds cheap. When was the last time you had it done for less?

Bose customers beg for firmware ceasefire after headphones fall victim to another crap update

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Re: thank god.....

Definitely not true. We lose some sensitivity to upper frequencies as we age, but since what we "hear" is a matter of our brain interpreting signals from our ears, there's a huge amount of estimation and interpolation going on. I may not be able to hear ultrasonic security systems in stores like I used to, but I have no problem telling clean, balanced, undistorted, wide-ranging audio from the likes of Bose.

2019 set to be the worst year yet for smartphone market as lack of worthy upgrades dents demand

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Damn, these modern mobes are cool!

Just got thru buying a brand new Sammy S7 to replace my Asus Zenfone 2E. Love the screen, the responsiveness. Cost me $175 on ebay.

I expect this 3-year old model to last me at least 5 years or more.

Of course I'm not well to do, nor am I a heavy user. But it's clear to me that you can get a helluva device for a lot less than they're charging for the current stuff.

Same with my desktop PC, I'm rocking an i7-4771 with Win7x64, and have no need or desire to upgrade. When your main concern is functionality and not the bling factor, you realize that tech has been very very good for a while now, and you can spend your money on hookers and blow.

Adobe forks out $4.75bn for Marketo in massive marketing mashup move

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Re: More of this cesspit then - Yay!

Um, no, you and I aren't the customers of which they speak, we're the product.

Internet overseer ICANN loses a THIRD time in Whois GDPR legal war

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Re: Cut the EU off

As a USian I totally agree. My beloved country is a well-known spoiled bully who loves to throw its weight around. It's a bit painful to watch, but I think that some of our karma is coming home to roost.

VMware 'pressured' hotel to shut down tech event close to VMworld, IGEL sues resort giant

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Re: Elementary...

Pun already in article. Double demerit, for obviousness and plagiarism...

Facebook's democracy salvage effort tilts scale in Mississippi primary

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Live by Facebook, die by Facebook. It's not some public service, it's a private (and unscrupulous) company that can (and will) screw with you any old way they want to.

Google powers up latest app it'll cancel in two years: Hangouts Chat

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Best subhead ever

no lack of hack in your attack...

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