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Comment: Re: Loudness race (Score 1) 433

by AvitarX (#48598119) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

I had both a first generation Rio (or was it diomond?), and a disk Man I'd used in my car via aux in back then.

If anything was released commercially, I swapped disks. The mp3 player was used purely for bootlegs and b sides I couldn't easily get on disk.

The 64 megs held less than a CD at high bitrate, and transferring music over serial was slllllooooowwwwww.

I was middle class, disposable income teen (hs senior), I was the only person I knew with an mp3 player until the iPod, and not the first gen, the one with the touch wheel and clicker

Yet I did know audio nerds, I'm very skeptical that mp3 players were used by many at all at that time.

Comment: Re: Riiiiight. (Score 4, Informative) 233

by AvitarX (#48582431) Attached to: Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX

The focus I rented with sync was horrible.

To use ad2p audio, I had to connect the phone, and would get a message "to play music through Bluetooth, go to audio settings". There we're two audio settings headings, one two levels deep, the other three levels deep, and I could never remember which one to go to, or what the path to it was.

It would forget this setting every time I restarted the car.

The setting forgetting, the two menu items with same name, and the message telling me where to go leaving out the path to get there are all thing's I would consider terrible ui design.

Comment: Re: This lawsuit will be dismissed. (Score 1) 291

by AvitarX (#48561753) Attached to: Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

I wish xm was that nice. I politely asked three times before I started getting belligerent.

After about the fifth time (8th call) when I asked them if they had heard of the Internet yet, and why they thought I'd pay for what I already paid for (Internet radio and podcast donations) they stopped.

It was so strange to talk to them, asking if oh enjoyed their radio stations.

I never had even listened, I highly doubt they match my tastes for a particular moment as well as Pandora, Spotify, or Google, and suspect that they are at best with the same variety per station as Pandora.

Comment: Re: Apple cult (Score 1) 77

by AvitarX (#48525151) Attached to: Woz Downplays the Significance of Apple's Startup Garage

Yeah, I know, but I hate those underline things.

That's why I stopped going to phoronix.com.

I hate the popover adds on my phone, at least the /. ones seem to close easily.

the blue underline ads are always terrible and useless, and I click them by accident when scrolling via touch, they really annoy me.

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