What? No Galaxina?
What? No Galaxina?
A Man Called Horse just called...
LG4, best smartphone I have ever owned: $340.
Yes, you CAN spend a lot of money. If you like spending a lot of money.
The problem with Apple phones is...you WILL spend a lot of money.
I have a $9 device from a hardware store that I plug into a wall and it turns on whatever I plug into it at a preset temperature. I use it to turn on a space heater in a cabin on my property to keep it from freezing. I really can't think of any use for the tech beyond that.
Reminds me of the punk in a planning meeting a few years back. Us old timers were talking about packet sizes and network congestion preventing our test results from getting to the servers in a timely manner. Young turk pops up and tells us "we don't send 'packets', we send 'files' to the analysis software." and looked at us like we had no idea what we were talking about.
He ain't here no more.
The older segments of society generally are the major customers of most tourism industries in their "non-productive" years, so invest your money in those industries if people start living longer.
My boss 18 years ago:
"All of our projects are behind! We will have 3 status meetings every day with all people involved until we catch up!"
So literally at least 4 to 5 hours a day were preparing and presenting status reports for the boss. Gave us 3 or 4 hours to work on the projects.
Eventually I stopped going to all but one meeting and finished my projects. He tried to fire me for that. Fortunately his boss had more sense.
Well, you know only the BIG ISPs are able to afford things like computers, which can automatically calculate things like fees and bandwidth usage.
It's these poor "Mom and Pop" providers that are still keeping all their records on paper, and have to manually copy every packet from one internet tube to the next. It's REALLY exhausting. Can you imagine if they had to add up all the numbers and write a report for each and every subscriber every month? That would truly be burdensome. Someone needs to help these poor overworked people.
Shoot, we have to account for die loss due to cosmic rays every time we ship a bunch of wafers by air. We've been doing that as long as I've been working here.
semiconductor fab, 22 years.
Because there wasn't anything else.
In the US.
In Japan, they had smart phones in the 1990s. I remember playing with them in 1997 (we used to buy competitors products from all over the world and tear them apart) and asking "when will we get that here in the US?" And the marketers at my company were saying "US consumers don't want all that frippery on a phone!"
So one thing I thank Steve Jobs for is not listening to people like that.
When I have some seriously repetitive or physically difficult task that I am avoiding (washing dishes, cleaning house, putting in fence posts, shoveling rocks or dirt, mixing concrete, etc.) weed gives me the motivation to do it and the stamina to finish it. (I live on a farm)
Anything involving dangerous equipment or serious thinking (chainsawing, taxes, writing reports, etc.) and I definitely do NOT hit the pipe first.
I'm glad the young folks of today will get to act like us old-timers in the future.
"Why, I remember when Quantum Computers used to take up WHOLE BUILDINGS! Now you kids wear them around your wrists! You don't know how good you've got it."
I have had a G4 for well over a year now. No problems at all.
All my Iphone and Galaxy S6 friends have had issues.
Hey, I'm just glad I'll finally have a plausible story to tell the cops about the human-skin drum in my living room.
And the curtains. They always ask about those.
Free work coffee is the only way we do our jobs here.
That and cheap breakfast tacos in the cafeteria are the only reasons I show up at a reasonable hour.
The bogosity meter just pegged.