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12 hours ago, Beerzerker said:

One thing that drives me nuts is "Auto Correct".
The intent behind it was to be helpful but in practice it's annoying as all hell.

Well, on my phones I have auto correct, but it only suggests words does not replace words on it's own, I've disabled that. I've been using SwiftKey keyboard for years now, it learns pretty well in my experience.

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10 hours ago, Jtalk4456 said:

Even 30 min drive for once or twice a year, it would be cheaper than buying ink. But for everyone not close, that's why I suggested the instant ink program if you have an hp inkjet

Can you provide some context for the law tied up for freedom of speech? I have not heard of any attempts to expand the call types, and could not find anything except a recent attempt to increase fines and a few other enforcement changes. Nothing addressing the structure. 

Also I scan my phone daily, malware has nothing to do with the DNC not covering political calls or surveys. Incoming calls are not malware, they're just annoying

 

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Go and disable the Microsoft home page in Edge for Windows 10. Then, when you get fed up of trying, give installing Firefox or Chrome a go instead, and see how any times it begs you not to.

 

I think that sums up pretty well what I hate about the modern tech industry.

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11 minutes ago, pythonmegapixel said:

Go and disable the Microsoft home page in Edge for Windows 10. Then, when you get fed up of trying, give installing Firefox or Chrome a go instead, and see how any times it begs you not to.

 

I think that sums up pretty well what I hate about the modern tech industry.

Go ahead and skip the first step. Microsoft edge < anything else

 

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3 hours ago, gamagama69 said:

Games on steam that don't work anymore. Why tf should I rely on community patches when the developer could issue an update to fix it. Steam should, although they never would, test games every few years to make sure they work, and if they don't work out of the box on modern hardware, at least warn users that it may not work.

Steam is actually working on something for this, mostly on the Linux side. With any luck it will make it's way over to Windows, considering most of the runtimes in the containers can be built cross-platform. Don't know what Valve is actually calling it, but they are compatibility containers of sorts.

 

It's already been mentioned, but Technology that really annoys me is most IoT Home Devices. Companies don't need to monitor what I am doing, I have no interest in what they have to offer. I barely even shop online. My device shouldn't require a subscription to work. My device shouldn't just stop working when the internet goes out.

 

Next on my list would be Anti-Tamper Devices, which is software and hardware controlled to tell if a device has been opened or modified. Stop acting like we have a rental agreement and let me do as I wish with the device I payed full price for. Not only does it piss me off, but it hurts small businesses that operate in Device Repair.

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On 3/22/2021 at 9:57 PM, Parabellum117 said:

Apple devices lol... can't stand MacOS and iOS. Also the iPhone culture gets a little toxic at times.

The thing about toxic brand loyalty is that it goes both ways. All ways actually. If you live by Apple products then you close yourself off to a plethora of brilliant Android, Linux and Windows devices, but if you live by Android, for example, you shut yourself off to the best tablets on the market, iPads. If you live by HP, you shut yourself off to the new M1 MacBooks, and a lot of AMD laptops. There's nothing wrong with having an opinion for or against a brand, but personally I hear more toxicity in real life coming from people with Androids who believe that makes them better in every conceivable way. iPhone users just tend to use their phones without shouting about it.

 

On 3/22/2021 at 9:57 PM, Parabellum117 said:

Apple devices lol... can't stand MacOS and iOS. Also the iPhone culture gets a little toxic at times.

The thing about toxic brand loyalty is that it goes both ways. All ways actually. If you live by Apple products then you close yourself off to a plethora of brilliant Android, Linux and Windows devices, but if you live by Android, for example, you shut yourself off to the best tablets on the market, iPads. If you live by HP, you shut yourself off to the new M1 MacBooks, and a lot of AMD laptops. There's nothing wrong with having an opinion for or against a brand, but personally I hear more toxicity in real life coming from people with Androids who believe that makes them better in every conceivable way. iPhone users just tend to use their phones without shouting about it.

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30 minutes ago, AMD A10-9600P said:

but personally I hear more toxicity in real life coming from people with Androids who believe that makes them better in every conceivable way.

I have an Android phone. Three, in fact. However, if there was a Linux or even a Windows alternative, I would happily try it out.

 

31 minutes ago, AMD A10-9600P said:

but if you live by Android, for example, you shut yourself off to the best tablets on the market, iPads.

Some people prefer to have products that weren't made by child labor. 🙄

 

While objectively iPads are 'the best', the Apple tax is huge, and shoveling money into that company is literally the last thing I would willingly do. I would buy a Windows or Linux tablet long before I bought an iPad.

 

While I have Android phones, I don't 'live by it'. It's great, I love Android, I hate Samsung's BS software, but I know it isn't the best, and that I'm supporting billion dollar companies by buying the product, but at least I'm not feeding money into Apple.

 

If this is toxic, then so be it. Apple is toxic. Google is, Microsoft is, and Samsung certainly is. But, to me, Apple has crossed many lines, many more lines than the other billion dollar companies, so I refuse to touch their products. Sort of a 'lesser of many, many, many evils' issue, I guess.

 

All of that said, Apple does have the best accessibility experience, especially for visually impaired people, so it might just be a necessary evil. I try to keep that in mind when crapping on them.

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2 minutes ago, Sarra said:

I have an Android phone. Three, in fact. However, if there was a Linux or even a Windows alternative, I would happily try it out.

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Manufacturers of Android devices contract exactly the same companies to build them as Apple do.

 

The best sensible thing you could do to avoid that kind of impact would be to own one phone, rather than three...

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6 minutes ago, Sarra said:

I have an Android phone. Three, in fact. However, if there was a Linux or even a Windows alternative, I would happily try it out.

 

Some people prefer to have products that weren't made by child labor. 🙄

 

While objectively iPads are 'the best', the Apple tax is huge, and shoveling money into that company is literally the last thing I would willingly do. I would buy a Windows or Linux tablet long before I bought an iPad.

 

While I have Android phones, I don't 'live by it'. It's great, I love Android, I hate Samsung's BS software, but I know it isn't the best, and that I'm supporting billion dollar companies by buying the product, but at least I'm not feeding money into Apple.

 

If this is toxic, then so be it. Apple is toxic. Google is, Microsoft is, and Samsung certainly is. But, to me, Apple has crossed many lines, many more lines than the other billion dollar companies, so I refuse to touch their products. Sort of a 'lesser of many, many, many evils' issue, I guess.

 

All of that said, Apple does have the best accessibility experience, especially for visually impaired people, so it might just be a necessary evil. I try to keep that in mind when crapping on them.

Every big tech company is unethical in some way or another. I had this debate with a friend earlier and we found data that put Samsung beneath Apple in terms of human rights and labour. Apple is the obvious company that people take aim at because of its massive market share and power, but it is stupid to say that Apple has products made with child labour, whilst other companies don't, as that is simply not true.

 

Every big tech company has its downfalls, the data suggests many are worse than Apple. Apple certainly is not the best, but unfortunately no company is 100% responsible.

 

Edit: I find it stupid and hypocritical for you to claim to be opting for lesser evils, whilst using 3 phones. That's 2 more phones potentially made using child labour than you need. This sort of argument does prove some of what I believe about toxic brand loyalty going in all directions; you crap on Apple without knowing what your chosen brands have done.

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Just now, pythonmegapixel said:

 

Manufacturers of Android devices contract exactly the same companies to build them as Apple do.

 

The best sensible thing you could do to avoid that kind of impact would be to own one phone, rather than three...

So, that is in fact true. However, Apple, according to reports, has actively resisted changing the behavior of their vendors. Other companies might just turn a blind eye, or not even know about it, but Apple is willfully preventing change for the better.

 

As for having three phones, two are literally ewaste. I have a Nexus 6 which I use as a music player. If that wasn't a function, it would have been tossed already. My other 'old' phone is a broken Razer Phone 2, which I will eventually clean and sell for parts. Third phone is my S10+, which is my daily. I didn't go out and buy three brand new phones, I just kept my old phones when I upgraded or replaced them.

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Just now, Sarra said:

As for having three phones, two are literally ewaste. I have a Nexus 6 which I use as a music player. If that wasn't a function, it would have been tossed already. My other 'old' phone is a broken Razer Phone 2, which I will eventually clean and sell for parts. Third phone is my S10+, which is my daily. I didn't go out and buy three brand new phones, I just kept my old phones when I upgraded or replaced them.

Ah right, sorry, I misunderstood you.

Some people I've spoken to genuinely carry around multiple smartphones (you know, those things that are supposed to be multi-functional so everything is integrated into one device) for different purposes. Particularly tech youtubers. (It irks me how much they pretend to care about the environment and ethics, and then carry round an iPhone, a Samsung phone and an iPad all the time just because "App X works marginally better on the other platform and I'm a rich twat so who cares anyway")

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On 3/23/2021 at 11:53 AM, AMD A10-9600P said:

Every big tech company has its downfalls, the data suggests many are worse than Apple. Apple certainly is not the best, but unfortunately no company is 100% responsible.

My problem with Apple is that vendors are apparently on record saying they notified Apple that they were going to stop using child labor, and Apple responded with what amounted to a "lol no bro, it's too hard, just status quo that shit" and kept on going.

 

I'm sure that Samsung is just as bad, or worse, than Apple. But, the other part is Apple's absolute war on right to repair. Then their app store being an endless tub of money for them, and they are willing to spend stupid amounts of money to prevent that from ever changing. At least I don't have to fork over $12/month to Samsung to keep using Bixby (god I hate Bixby), and Samsung isn't actively trying to destroy me because I use a VPN on my phone.

 

Back in the G4 days, I loved Apple. They were the underdog, competing against Intel and Microsoft, and I very much enjoyed their stuff. Then, when they made the iPod and iPhone, they changed, and they literally turned into what they were fighting against, then they perfected it to the point where it was absurd.

 

On 3/23/2021 at 11:59 AM, pythonmegapixel said:

 

 

Ah right, sorry, I misunderstood you.

Some people I've spoken to genuinely carry around multiple smartphones (you know, those things that are supposed to be multi-functional so everything is integrated into one device) for different purposes. Particularly tech youtubers. (It irks me how much they pretend to care about the environment and ethics, and then carry round an iPhone, a Samsung phone and an iPad all the time just because "App X works marginally better on the other platform and I'm a rich twat so who cares anyway")

Yeah, no worries. My managers at my job have a cell phone that they purchased on their own, and a company provided cell phone. However, they all use forwarding from their company cells, and just leave them powered off in a desk, so when they move on, or whatever, they can give unused, like new phones back to the company to re-issue. We have locations so far out in the boonies in some areas, that some managers don't actually have their own phones. 😄 I guess it makes sense... I think they do the same forwarding with their office landlines, too.

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3 minutes ago, Sarra said:

Back in the G4 days, I loved Apple. They were the underdog, competing against Intel and Microsoft, and I very much enjoyed their stuff. Then, when they made the iPod and iPhone, they changed, and they literally turned into what they were fighting against, then they perfected it to the point where it was absurd.

I didn't live during that time, but I wish that they didn't switch from "open up your Mac and swap around the RAM, HDDs, optical drives, mess around with PCI cards, change your video card" to "unscrew a little trapdoor and switch your RAM modules" to "give us more money and we'll do it for you, but you can do it yourself if you void your warranty" to "to upgrade your system you have to pay us, no other way to do it".

It's very easy to work on my Power Mac G4 and iMac G5. It's a total pain to do basically anything to my Mac Mini 2011.

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1 minute ago, FakeKGB said:

I didn't live during that time, but I wish that they didn't switch from "open up your Mac and swap around the RAM, HDDs, optical drives, mess around with PCI cards, change your video card" to "unscrew a little trapdoor and switch your RAM modules" to "give us more money and we'll do it for you, but you can do it yourself if you void your warranty" to "to upgrade your system you have to pay us, no other way to do it".

It's very easy to work on my Power Mac G4 and iMac G5. It's a total pain to do basically anything to my Mac Mini 2011.

Well, they started out in the 'not upgradable' space, moved into the upgradable space, then went back to their roots, I guess.

 

Then again, my first Apple product was a Performa PowerPC 5215CD from 1995. It had no upgrade options, other than the RAM, which didn't really make any difference.

 

The same BS with soldered components is happening in the PC space now, as well. It's like going back to the 2000's eMachines era. Apple is still amazingly evil about it, with a SSD soldered to a board, where if a single "security chip" dies, the entire contents of the machine are FOREVER lost.

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12 minutes ago, Sarra said:

My problem with Apple is that vendors are apparently on record saying they notified Apple that they were going to stop using child labor, and Apple responded with what amounted to a "lol no bro, it's too hard, just status quo that shit" and kept on going.

 

I'm sure that Samsung is just as bad, or worse, than Apple. But, the other part is Apple's absolute war on right to repair. Then their app store being an endless tub of money for them, and they are willing to spend stupid amounts of money to prevent that from ever changing. At least I don't have to fork over $12/month to Samsung to keep using Bixby (god I hate Bixby), and Samsung isn't actively trying to destroy me because I use a VPN on my phone.

 

Back in the G4 days, I loved Apple. They were the underdog, competing against Intel and Microsoft, and I very much enjoyed their stuff. Then, when they made the iPod and iPhone, they changed, and they literally turned into what they were fighting against, then they perfected it to the point where it was absurd.

Obviously for any company to be fine with their contractors using child labour is horrendous, but there is no conceivable way that every other tech company has completely ousted the use of child labour; again, the data suggests Samsung and many other Android phone brands to be on par, if not worse than Apple with regards to labour and human rights.

 

I definitely agree with your stance on Apple's war against the right to repair, but again, a huge number of companies you look at are making their products less and less accessible for user repairs, and charging a huge amount for first party repairs too. Soldered components are the norm these days, as are non-removable batteries.

 

As for the App Store, I believe they've reduced the cut they now want to take, and despite that, the App Store and Play Store have always had very similar rates that they take from developers.

 

As for Bixby, that sounds horrendous, I don't ever use Siri, but I would be livid if I had to pay Apple monthly to use it.

 

I don't know much about Apple's stance on VPNs, so I'll skip that one.

 

I think it's naïve to say that Apple became what they were fighting against. Intel and Microsoft were and still are their competitors (hence the "fighting"), and for Apple to strike gold with the iPhone and iPod, well, surely that's what they would have wanted as a company? To grow. Perfecting products is nothing to hold against any company, a perfected product is the consumers dream!

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1 minute ago, AMD A10-9600P said:

Obviously for any company to be fine with their contractors using child labour is horrendous, but there is no conceivable way that every other tech company has completely ousted the use of child labour; again, the data suggests Samsung and many other Android phone brands to be on par, if not worse than Apple with regards to labour and human rights.

Of course. Samsung and Apple really don't have any excuse for knowing about child labor and forcing status quo when the vendor is trying to change for the better. The other problem is that most other companies might not have the "we have $30 billion, we demand change or we will never use you as a vendor" clout that Apple and Samsung do, but look at Steve from GN, the LMG staff, and some other 'smaller companies' that have entirely committed to having an ethical supply chain for physical products. It can be done. The management at Apple and Samsung are not committed, and probably don't give a crap as long as they keep raking in billions.

 

4 minutes ago, AMD A10-9600P said:

I definitely agree with your stance on Apple's war against the right to repair, but again, a huge number of companies you look at are making their products less and less accessible for user repairs, and charging a huge amount for first party repairs too. Soldered components are the norm these days, as are non-removable batteries.

I think the problem here is that Apple is the "industry leader". We have absolute crap phone screen notches because of them, they did it and everyone else copied it. I still use wired headphones, but I don't think my next phone will have a 3.5mm jack, thanks to Apple. If Apple does it, makes a profit, then everyone else, including Samsung, copies it.

 

6 minutes ago, AMD A10-9600P said:

As for Bixby, that sounds horrendous, I don't ever use Siri, but I would be livid if I had to pay Apple monthly to use it.

Well, Bixby is "free", you just have to sign up for a Samsung account to get it working, but I seriously won't be surprised if there's a monthly charge from Apple to use Siri in the future. o.x Actually, there technically is a "charge" from Apple to use Siri. Same with Cortana on Windows, and Bixby on Samsung. The "charge" is the data that the company gets when you use the service.

 

7 minutes ago, AMD A10-9600P said:

I think it's naïve to say that Apple became what they were fighting against. Intel and Microsoft were and still are their competitors (hence the "fighting"), and for Apple to strike gold with the iPhone and iPod, well, surely that's what they would have wanted as a company? To grow. Perfecting products is nothing to hold against any company, a perfected product is the consumers dream!

Apple started out as the "alternative to Windows", freedom from the corporate overlords, etc. They wanted a better experience for their users, better interfaces, etc., and that's what they did. The problem is that instead of staying true to their roots, instead of keeping that spark that made the G4 and G5 special, they turned into Microsoft 2.0, and Intel 2.0, at the same time.

 

I loved the iPod touch. I never could afford one, but I wanted one really bad. It was really cool, and such a better alternative to a CD player. But that really cool feeling is really gone now, especially when you consider that their competitors are making better products, and pricing them better. Apple did really turn into what they were 'fighting against" back in the 1990's and 2000's.

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More and more phones removing the back fingerprint scanner and instead having face unlock and under screen fingerprint sensor.

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. 
It matters that you don't just give up.”

-Stephen Hawking

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On 3/20/2021 at 3:55 PM, Murasaki said:

Modern phones and their increasing sizes. Our hands aren't getting bigger and our eyes arent getting worse. MAKE SMALLER PHONES PLEASE.

You would absolutely hate my Sonim XP8800.

Nearly 6" x 3.50" x .71" and weighing in at close to 12 ounces. A big chunk of that being the Li-Ion 4900 mAh battery.

She's a beast built for abuse and that won't fly out of my pocket while riding my motorcycle!

 

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2 minutes ago, Rocketdog2112 said:

You would absolutely hate my Sonim XP8800.

Nearly 6" x 3.50" x .71" and weighing in at close to 12 ounces.

She's a beast built for abuse and that won't fly out of my pocket while riding my motorcycle!

I've never been in the need for a rugged phone though so can't say I hate it. I kinda like its design actually.

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2 hours ago, Jtalk4456 said:

is that supposed to clarify something? that's just a wiki on the DNC. We've already gone into that info earlier and my point still stands

I guess you didn't read it, oh well

 

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     That new bedrock version of Minecraft on my Nintendo Switch. Every time I want to play, it makes me log into my MS account which takes 5 minutes, then there's a chance the skins and worlds won't load. All you can do then is go to the the home screen and force quit the game. Then you'll be stuck at "Closing Software" for like 2 minutes before it causes a crash. Only then can you start the game and enter a world. It also lags to hell, and the controls feel super clunky and not programed properly.

 

     I got that Nintendo Switch purely because I wanted to play the Console Edition of Minecraft, then they had to go and replace it with Pocket Edition which isn't at all properly ported to any console I've seen. My switch now lives as an offline machine, only being used to play Console Edition. No more game updates, which I've come to like because MC is getting a bit too complicated for my liking. They discontinued the Console Edition so it's not like I'm missing out on anything.

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I'm the proud owner of a Thinkpad T440p and an Optiplex 9020, and I use Debian BTW. I also have lots of other project computers.

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11 minutes ago, SGT-AMD said:

I guess you didn't read it, oh well

And I guess you want to post a link and make assumptions on what I read or didn't read without answering the question of what you wanted to clarify with that. I did read over it looking for whatever point you wanted to make. So if you want to provide some clarification, you could let me know what eye opening info I'm supposed to see in here

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14 hours ago, Ashley MLP Fangirl said:

phones. i hate calling people so much. my iPhone is more of a texting an emailing device lmao, i almost never use the "phone" aspect of it. i much prefer texting as i don't have to immediately think of a response. 

I too get irrationally angry at phone calls and I have it set on iPhone to automatically ignore any phone calls that are not from my contacts (and even then it gets annoying when someone calls on the work phone).

 

A phone call is basically like an interrupt, like saying to someone "drop everything you're doing right now and serve me". Where as a text message is like a task queue "here's some stuff I'd like you to get to but do it on your time". So unless you literally pay me for my time, I will not take your phone call (ironically all colleagues don't use phones either, most communication is done via IM with the occasional scheduled meeting).

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