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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby zayg » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:01 am

copped iphone 6

the wait for shipping is killing me
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby yourdad » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:03 am

@nevergreen i was pretty surprised too that the nexus 6 would have a 5.9" screen. i'm glad they stuck a bigger battery in there though. the past two nexus phones haven't been very good with that.

i'm on a nexus 4 and the only complaints i have are the battery and camera. i barely get 3 hours of screen on time before having to change how i use it just so that it won't die before i get home. i've had to resort to keeping a 6600mah battery pack in my backpack for long school days.

planning to pick up the sony z3c once it gets released here in canada at the end of this month. went to the sony store today and the salesperson had a demo for me to play with. felt great in the hand even though it doesn't have the same metal trim like the z3. i'm really excited for the 9-10 hours of screen on time. they didn't have a z3 on hand but they said it'll be roughly the same size as the z2 so i tried playing with that for a little but it was just too big. stopped by the samsung store as well as the apple store to try the note 3 and 6+, and they just cemented my choice in a smaller phone
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby sensodyne » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:21 am



Im pissed, who the fuck wants a 6 inch phone.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby bels » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:27 am

I'm also pissed. A six inch phone is bullshit. The only thing that makes me question this is BOBBIN has a huge phone and seems happy with it.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby ramseames » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:29 am

6 inch phone is hilarious to me. you can buy a device at literally any size now, from like 3-10"
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby Stingray Sam » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:36 am

I have the g3 and I don't find it a hassle at all except when i'm driving and trying to change music which is honestly a good thing because i shouldn't be doing that in the first place. The screen size is huge but the phone itself feels about as compact as my droid razr when in my pocket. Though honestly I'm not what you would call a power user so it seems like a bit of a waste since I don't watch movies or game much at all. It's nice though and the size has never really been an issue for me
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby stuki » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:53 am

You know who wants 6" phones? Asian people. Market research showed that in Asia (which is like the market for smartphones ATM) they want larger phones because they pretty much do everything on their phone there. But I hate the trend of bigger screens :/ CAN'T THE PEOPLE THINK OF MY FADES
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:48 pm

If you've ever had the privilege of using a computer with two screens, I'd liken the difference in screen revenue to that.

Smaller phones are fine, but I get way more done. It's a lifestyle choice though - I value a phone I can use all day and produce work on. Above all larger screens = larger batteries and my number 1. pet peeve is charge anxiety. Why have a supercomputer in your pocket if you ration using it to conserve power?

If I didn't have the Note 3 I would buy a small tablet (a la ipad mini) and an all you can eat data plan and never use a phone again. That was the plan last year but I was gifted this phone and it's been great to me.

I never speak on the phone but I use digital services all day long and would value more battery.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby yourdad » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:21 pm

I just realised that you can switch between tabs in Chrome for Android by swiping left or right on the address bar.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby ramseames » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:14 pm

got a Z3 a few weeks ago

really great. its not absolutely perfect but it has by far the best battery of any phone I've ever had (ie it comfortably lasts more than a day) and being waterproof is just fun. sony stock launcher is balls but i enjoy fucking around with custom ones anyway so no big deal

anyone know if its possible to get SMSs in your hangouts feed on chrome for windows? on android you can toggle between which kind of message you'd like to send the person and it keeps it all in the same feed so the conversation flows. but chrome hangouts just shows the hangouts messages so continuity is lost.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby jrisk » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:10 am

I mentioned pushbullet in my rep but I just noticed that they have a new feature since I last tried it. if you download the windows app, you can right-click a file and send to phone right from your desktop/windows explorer or whatever. WHAAAT.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby australia » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:23 am

Just got Lollipop on my Nexus 5, enjoying the upgrade. Flashlight in the task bar is very handy. Didn't like the Chrome separate tab drawer display so changed back to the in-app display for tabs.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby jrisk » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:13 pm

@mc-lunar… get Chrome beta. Has all the cool stuff including Data Saver. They also just updated so you can pull down on a site to refresh. Thank God, since they hid the reload button under the menu.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby nevergreen » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:56 pm

maybe one day the u.s. will get lollipop for the s5
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby KLF » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:42 am

http://imgur.com/a/aKsLT/all

built a pc this evening
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby KLF » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:06 pm

@yubbermax can't be plain and boring hehe
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby nick » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:14 pm

Nice stuff @KLF - any advice for cable management? I've probably built at least a half dozen computers at this point (at least!) but I always leave cable nests inside. Whoops
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby KLF » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:17 pm

nick wrote:Nice stuff @KLF - any advice for cable management? I've probably built at least a half dozen computers at this point (at least!) but I always leave cable nests inside. Whoops


i just tucked most of it behind the second side-panel, and tied them together with zipties. i did a really quick job of it but a combination of a good case and zipties+cable straps are v good
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby alby » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:24 pm

Raspberry PI 2 was released today! I'm waiting for them to come to Amazon so I can get free shipping, but I really want to get one now!

The two bumps the ram up to 1G, introduces a quad core 900 MHz processor (with plenty of room to OC past 1 GHz (smiling) and now on an A7 processor rather than the A6. Still has the extened gpio stuff from the B+, 4 usb ports, and a full size HDMI.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby Eve » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:28 am

I need to buy a laptop, what laptop should I get? I don't know anything about them, never had one.

Reasonable prices are appreciated, I was thinking of a macbook but I don't know if there are better ones out there, it'll just be to stay in contact, do projects/planning, easy access to the internet, not gaming or anything.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby meatjacket » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:38 am

iphone broke again and im p much done w them in general. moving on to android but what do i get?

i like a nice/clear screen (doesnt necessarily have to be big but im ok w it) and a good camera.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby ramseames » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:19 pm

just got updated to 5.0.2 and now lockscreen widgets are gone

what the fuck ugh
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby can- » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:18 pm

do androids dream of larger leg openings?
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby rjbman » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:21 pm

androids dream of pockets big enough to fit their ipad pro
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby earthonator » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:52 am

help ct
what fone do i get :
requirements :not too big, under 350, and good battery life
options :
moto x 2nd gen
moto g 3rd gen
new nexus 5 coming sept something
?? ??
pls help

also what is with the entire relation between sheep and dreams. what kind of creepy mofo dreams of sheep?
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby Syeknom » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:56 am

earthonator wrote:also what is with the entire relation between sheep and dreams. what kind of creepy mofo dreams of sheep?


It's the title of the classic 1968 Philip K. Dick science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in which a bounty hunter must identify and "retire" (destory) replicants (human look-alike androids). It's a book that explores the nature of what it is to be human (in constrast to the human-like androids).

The title references a few things:

Animals are almost extinct in the dystopian future and ownership of a real animal is a symbol of status. Most people can only afford to own electric replicas. The protagonist owns a synthetic sheep, replacing his a real one he used to own years before.

Empathy towards living beings/animals is something used to distinguish between replicants and humans (empathy being suggested as a cornerstone of human nature). Replicants lack empathy and therefore would not have feelings towards "real" sheep.

Some Replicants are keen to "pass" as humans and blend in to society. Aspirations and dreams of ownership are a core part of this experience. For humans, real animals are a status symbol but for androids perhaps they would aspire to ownership of something they identify with? A synthetic being with no feelings, emotions or requirements that androids do not understand.

There's a play on the idea of humans "counting sheep" to fall asleep. Do androids sleep? Almost certainly not (though I don't actually remember). If they do, they almost certainly wouldn't need to jump through the mental hoops a human might to nod off.

It's a question that both alludes to their proximity to humanity and their progression towards human-like characteristics but also their permanent distance from it.

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I don't know about phones sorry.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby brlmski » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:02 am

earthonator wrote:help ct
what fone do i get :
requirements :not too huge, under 350, and great battery life
options :
moto x 2nd gen
moto g 3rd gen
new nexus 5 coming sept something
?? ??
pls help

also what is with the entire relation between sheep and dreams. what kind of creepy mofo dreams of sheep?

check out the zenfone 2, heard good things about that. nexus 5x is probably starting at 400.
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Re: Do androids dream of electric sheep?

Postby RomanEmpire » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:01 pm

I've heard the zenfone 2 is good, but the android skin ASUS put on it is terrible, and it comes with a lot of bloatware. I would recommend the OnePlus One, especially if you want a good battery life. I have the 64gb version and I love it. Battery lasts all day, with moderate usage I'll end the day with 20-30% battery, and on if I use it lightly enough I can go two days before having to charge it. However it doesn't have NFC if that's something you care about.
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Re: Technology

Postby earthonator » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:26 pm

anyone else get the new nexus?
i REALLLY needed a new phone like i couldnt call, the power button was broken, etcetc so i got the nexus 5x , feel like i shoulve gone with the moto g and saved my dad $150 but he was p adament for the nexus whatever
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Re: Technology

Postby aliencomingin » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:20 am

earthonator wrote:anyone else get the new nexus?
i REALLLY needed a new phone like i couldnt call, the power button was broken, etcetc so i got the nexus 5x , feel like i shoulve gone with the moto g and saved my dad $150 but he was p adament for the nexus whatever



cant justify the upgrade from nexus 5 to 5x despite wanting to upgrade, 32g will probably come out to 680AUD. might as well jump ship back to apple and get a second hand iphone 6 for that price
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