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    kokakolia got a reaction from Lady Fitzgerald in The end of lightning is nigh, possibly.   
    If Apple wasn't greedy at all, it wouldn't be an issue. They would simply use the same standards as any other brand. 
     
    HOWEVER, we're talking about Apple here...
     
    So I am certain that Apple would do something funny with the USB-C connection, because of greed. After all, it's our burden as consumers to pay Apple royalties on every charging cable. 
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    kokakolia got a reaction from Derkoli in Show off your latest purchase!   
    I was tired of my $20 speaker made out of a Dayton Audio exciter and a piece of poplar plywood. So I impulsively bought a pair of Klipsch RP 600M speakers with a Yamaha RN 402 amp for 600€ (regular price 1000€ for the combo). I couldn’t believe the deal. The price of the RP 600M actually shot up last year because of all the hype. And they’re on sale? Whaaat? I also love how the amp works over WiFi and connects to the TV via optical. 
     
    My first impressions were negative. I was expecting a warm sounding set of speakers to chill to. My dad’s Q Acoustics 3020 are what I actually wanted. Instead, the Klipsch are bright and lean. But they’re growing on me. They sound very clear and lively. My issue is that the Klipsch are quite fussy with the source material. Compressed music with mostly mids sounds blah. But well recorded music is a joy. And the Klipsch are great at movies too. 
     
    So I’m on the fence with the Klipsch... I would give them 3/5. Not what I wanted, but impressive nonetheless. 
     
    PS: Don’t mind the awful speaker placement. I’m staying at my parents’ house and they have this really dumb shelf. You can’t fit a large TV inside. It’s shaped like a staircase. I’ll have my own place in 2 years time. It’s being built right now. 

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    kokakolia got a reaction from dalekphalm in Computer Speakers   
    With a higher budget I would most certainly buy another brand than Logitech. I'm just happy that reasonably good speakers exist for $30. That's cheap. But since OP has more than $100, we can do better than Logitech for sure. 
     
    To be fair, you're better off buying a good set of speakers to begin with. Why spend $30 on Logitech Z200, only to upgrade 1 year later for something noticeably better for $150? That's $30 you'll never get back. And it's more landfill as well. 
     
    So yeah, I agree with you. You can do better than $30 Logitech speakers if your budget allows you. 
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    kokakolia got a reaction from dalekphalm in Computer Speakers   
    I dunno, I’m still amazed by the Logitech Z200 which only costs $30. Because it’s not absolutely horrible. It gives you a decently enjoyable experience, even if it’s clear that $100 speakers do better (with cleaner bass especially). But 100$ speakers are not even 2x better. Maybe 1.5x. And the Z200 will last forever if you just leave them on your desk. They’re so uncomplicated. 
     
    You’re better off getting a decent 2.1 setup for $150 IMHO. And that’s a huge leap from $30...
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    kokakolia got a reaction from Lady Fitzgerald in Computer Speakers   
    I dunno, I’m still amazed by the Logitech Z200 which only costs $30. Because it’s not absolutely horrible. It gives you a decently enjoyable experience, even if it’s clear that $100 speakers do better (with cleaner bass especially). But 100$ speakers are not even 2x better. Maybe 1.5x. And the Z200 will last forever if you just leave them on your desk. They’re so uncomplicated. 
     
    You’re better off getting a decent 2.1 setup for $150 IMHO. And that’s a huge leap from $30...
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    kokakolia reacted to MetEishYa in The end of lightning is nigh, possibly.   
    This would probably only apply to phones, tablets, cameras, etc which are designed to have a recharge port. If they wanted to go completely port-less then this would not apply to it.
     
    It might stifle innovation an extreme small amount but honestly looking at connectors used over the last decade it really hasn't affect innovation yet so why would it in the future. The lightning port has been around for 7-8 years if ports were so important for innovation apple would have already changed it to something new.
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    kokakolia got a reaction from minibois in The end of lightning is nigh, possibly.   
    Here's an unpopular opinion:
     
    USB-C is so confusing with the protocols and such, that if Apple used USB-C it would have to be Apple certified. Thus creating much confusion between USB-C cables and Apple compatible USB-C cables. Since only Apple devices use lightning, there's no confusion at all. 
     
    So YAY! Apple...
     
    (When my iPhone 7 kicks the bucket, I'll switch over to Android. I ain't spending 700€ on a new iPhone and I ain't gonna miss Lightning...)
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    kokakolia got a reaction from handymanshandle in Show off your latest purchase!   
    I was tired of my $20 speaker made out of a Dayton Audio exciter and a piece of poplar plywood. So I impulsively bought a pair of Klipsch RP 600M speakers with a Yamaha RN 402 amp for 600€ (regular price 1000€ for the combo). I couldn’t believe the deal. The price of the RP 600M actually shot up last year because of all the hype. And they’re on sale? Whaaat? I also love how the amp works over WiFi and connects to the TV via optical. 
     
    My first impressions were negative. I was expecting a warm sounding set of speakers to chill to. My dad’s Q Acoustics 3020 are what I actually wanted. Instead, the Klipsch are bright and lean. But they’re growing on me. They sound very clear and lively. My issue is that the Klipsch are quite fussy with the source material. Compressed music with mostly mids sounds blah. But well recorded music is a joy. And the Klipsch are great at movies too. 
     
    So I’m on the fence with the Klipsch... I would give them 3/5. Not what I wanted, but impressive nonetheless. 
     
    PS: Don’t mind the awful speaker placement. I’m staying at my parents’ house and they have this really dumb shelf. You can’t fit a large TV inside. It’s shaped like a staircase. I’ll have my own place in 2 years time. It’s being built right now. 

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    kokakolia reacted to Mira Yurizaki in What was your favourite film of 2019, and why?   
    Detective Pikachu.
     
    Because it was the only movie I watched that was released that year. 😜
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    kokakolia reacted to MetEishYa in The end of lightning is nigh, possibly.   
    To me Apples concern has nothing to do with innovation and more to do with customer choice. As always its all about MONEY. If they must use Type C customers have far more choice in chargers and accessories.  Third parties no longer have to get the Made for iPhone certification. 
    Edit: Apple knows that if you have lightning everything you less likely to switch to another manufacture for your phone. 
     
    As for this standardization it will be good for the consumer. Can you imagine what a disaster it would be if governments didn't not regulate the plug type all houses must use. 
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    kokakolia reacted to comander in The end of lightning is nigh, possibly.   
    Devices I have using USB-C:
      headphones
      laptop
      battery bank
      work phone
      several monitors (I believe this is technically thunderbolt)
      flash drive
      trackpad
      security key
     
    Devices I have using Lightning:
      iPhone (for the sake of trying something different - I think I like android better)
     
     
    Lightning needs to die. 
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    kokakolia reacted to Blademaster91 in The end of lightning is nigh, possibly.   
    There would be a lot less waste if the first party Apple cables weren't fragile garbage.
    Is this overreaching? Idk, but it is kinda ironic as you can charge an ipad or macbook with a USB-C cable yet a worse proprietary cable is needed to charge an iphone. Apple is stifling their own innovation by not letting users just have one cable for their devices. There wouldn't be any waste of existing chargers or cables if an adapter were provided, but Apple would charge extra for that considering they took away the headphone jack and don't include an adapter for free.
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    kokakolia reacted to Mooshi in Show off your latest purchase!   
    I'm a man of fine tastes. 👀💦

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    kokakolia reacted to Results45 in Beating yourself at price - Pocophone X2 + F2 found   
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! Now I can finally buy an F1 for a sweet price of $123.45 
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    kokakolia reacted to GenericFanboy in What was your favourite film of 2019, and why?   
    Cats.
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    kokakolia reacted to Silentprototipe in mid range phone   
    The Moto G series is practically what your looking for, considering your talking about Moto G8 releasing im guessing you are in a european market. The only issue you would realistically come to have with it would be the mediocre audio quality. So definately look into the Moto G8 
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    kokakolia reacted to EmoRarity in DT 770 Pro 80 ohms   
    I like bad cartoons. I like shitty things in general, it's why I choose to live in a box.
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    kokakolia reacted to Tech_Dreamer in weirdest shit you've ever eaten   
    i have never knowingly ate something that is obviously bad or weird. But i have eaten an under-cooked dough from a pizza i made while i was learning to make pizza at home. raw dough is not good for deh tummy.
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    kokakolia got a reaction from Pascal... in weirdest shit you've ever eaten   
    I actually eat a lot of horse meat! There's a horse meat butcher in the local farmer's market in my city. It's cheaper than beef and just as good. 
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    kokakolia got a reaction from zassou in [[[[Spoilers]]]] The Witcher (netflix) talk   
    IMHO, the show started off well. And then it lost me when things got super political and then the inevitable war started. Fantasy wars are so overdone. And it was just hard for me to root for anybody in the story. It’s like everyone is a pawn without a semblance of personality. 
     
    I love watching people struggle and progress. So I’ll stick to my reality TV shows. With REAL People. 
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    kokakolia got a reaction from noxdeouroboros in [[[[Spoilers]]]] The Witcher (netflix) talk   
    IMHO, the show started off well. And then it lost me when things got super political and then the inevitable war started. Fantasy wars are so overdone. And it was just hard for me to root for anybody in the story. It’s like everyone is a pawn without a semblance of personality. 
     
    I love watching people struggle and progress. So I’ll stick to my reality TV shows. With REAL People. 
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    kokakolia reacted to Video Beagle in Thoughts on airpods pro?   
    Rarely better priced and quality, though. There seems to be basiclly two styles in the "earbud" world... the apple style with the stems, and the (samsung, I think) style that just kind of fit into the ear.
    The samsung style all have the plunger type of fittings, while Airpods don't have the in ear plunger, but te airpod pros do (I think).
     
    You can get clones and knockoffs of all the kinds at amazon, wish, ebay, etc...they can range from $10-$100, with lots in the middle. You can get good sound out of them, but they're not going to match the real Apple or real Samsung (or other top brands) for quality.  (I have some hearing damage, so I don't bother with the real brands, aiming for someting that's comfortable to wear first, with sound quality a lesser concern after connectivity and battery life).
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    kokakolia got a reaction from DoctorNick in Chinese Background?   
    Nah! I’m working in Paris! I struggled too hard to find regular work in Canada. People in France have a different mentality about work. But most importantly, people in my company don’t know what I do. And they assume everything I do takes longer than in reality. It’s a good position. Everyone else works twice as much in my company. So I keep my mouth shut. 
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    kokakolia reacted to GenericFanboy in Chinese Background?   
    Enjoy the birds ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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