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THREAD FOR NERDS - what's worse, chris or the nexus q? the jury's still out

T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATEDNAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
edited July 2013 in Singularity Engine++
SMARTPHONES

we use them all the time
They make our calls
From bathroom stalls
We use them to fight crime

Text and google all at once
And read your emails too
iPhones are better than the rest
Cause androids smell like poo

Get a tablet if you like
If you're too blind to see
The tweets upon your tiny screen
While you're trying to pee

If you're more into computers
Converse re: that as well
But if you gross nerd up my thread
You're all going to hell



WELCOME TO THE FIRST NEW TECH THREAD OF 2012

Talk about your smartphones and tablets and maybe your pc's here

Lets get real nerdy

This is the first op I've ever done off an iPad

my twitter | beats music
I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
Keep it Up!: iOS Android
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  • crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    this thread confused me for a sec :(

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    You're welcome

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    I'm a sprint customer care agent

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    I'm sorry

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
    Gonmun
  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Thanks but I don't need sympathy

  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Master of the House of Lust Registered User regular
    wait, Penny Arcade is your webcomic?

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Thanks but I don't need sympathy

    only blood

    LanglyYukira
  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is amazing.
    Apparently it is being used to break really complex passwords which is both cool and D:

    Also @Aphostile uses it as a personal scapegoat. :3

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Rolo wrote: »
    Thanks but I don't need sympathy

    only blood

    Well, sometimes.

    On the sabbath

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    love this thread title

    animal companion
  • AphostileAphostile Registered User regular
    neville wrote: »
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is amazing.
    Apparently it is being used to break really complex passwords which is both cool and D:

    Also Aphostile uses it as a personal scapegoat. :3

    AMAZON APOLOGIZED TO US. IT WAS NOT OUR FAULT.

    Tinychat is dead. Long live Tinychat. D3 BTag: Aphostile#1366 : Steam - ADD ME JERKS : | Xbox Live : LastAphostile | PS4 : Aphostile
    JayKaos
  • UbikUbik another one of the law guys Registered User regular
    i have a android telephone

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Ubik wrote: »
    i have a android telephone

    Please see the featured poem

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    my kindle paperwhite just shipped, looking forward to getting it

    i'll have to invest in a nice sleeve for it at some point

    Steam ID
    PSN: Robo_Wizard1
    CFN: RoboWizard
  • B_RB_R Registered User regular
    I don't have a smartphone. Shoud I get one soon?

    Peas
  • UbikUbik another one of the law guys Registered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Ubik wrote: »
    i have a android telephone

    Please see the featured poem

    my android telephone smells like bbq

  • FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
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  • TaskmanTaskman Registered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    NEW TECH THREAD OF 2012

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Every year is 2012

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
    Nitsua
  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    my kindle paperwhite just shipped, looking forward to getting it

    i'll have to invest in a nice sleeve for it at some point

    Yo pleeeeease tell me how this is when you get it

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    I need to get a headset for my Galaxy S2 I GUESS because the call quality is terrible. People can often not understand what I am saying. Even when I'm not mumbling!

    Though that could just be tmobile.

    Or maybe I should just get a note 2 (I should not just get a note 2)

    Also my realization that my gen 1 iPad can totally play simple iOS games means that I just discovered letterpress, and it is the light

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
    T4CT
  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I don't want a smartphone I want a smutphone.

  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    Your phone has a web browser

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Oh really?

    Woohoo!

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    man

    when my roommate torrents it really craps out my ability to even youtube

    we should buy faster internet

    and/or i should tell him to not torrent from like 6pm-12pm

    i don't actually know he is torrenting but i am guessing because it's usually when he is home and then on the bandwidth monitoring there is a constant rise in outgoing data when the internet is shitty

    so i assume he is right

    poo
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot Here You Go, AC SLATER ROD BELDINGRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Can't wait for March 1st when I can get my Note II

    HEY SATAN! HERE'S MY WISHLIST! GO NUTS YOU DEVIL!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1JI9WWSRW1YJI
    T4CT
  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    I'm thinking I'll probably get the iPhone 5S when it's time for me to upgrade but part of me still wonders about maybe getting another Android phone

    I don't think I will, though

    3ds friend code: 2036 9837 9754
    PSN/XBL id: Moriveth
    T4CT
  • FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    man

    when my roommate torrents it really craps out my ability to even youtube

    we should buy faster internet

    and/or i should tell him to not torrent from like 6pm-12pm

    i don't actually know he is torrenting but i am guessing because it's usually when he is home and then on the bandwidth monitoring there is a constant rise in outgoing data when the internet is shitty

    so i assume he is right

    see if your router supports quality of service stuff and make regular internet and youtube take priority over torrents

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    Also Warren Ellis did a pretty cool piece on his site that bears posting (BEARS POSTING?! HOW CAN THIS BE?!?)
    HOW TO SEE THE FUTURE
    Warren Ellis

    The concept of calling an event Improving Reality is one of those great science fiction ideas. Twenty five years ago, you’d have gone right along with the story that, in 2012, people will come to a tech-centric town to talk about how to improve reality. Being able to locally adjust the brightness of the sky. Why wouldn’t you? That’s the stuff of the consensus future, right there. The stories we agree upon. Like how in old science fiction stories Venus was always a “green hell” of alien jungle, and Mars was always an exotic red desert crisscrossed by canals.

    In reality, of course, Venus is a high-pressure shithole that we’re technologically a thousand years away from being able to walk on, and there’s bugger all on Mars. Welcome to JG Ballard’s future, fast becoming a consensus of its own, wherein the future is intrinsically banal. It is, essentially, the sensible position to take right now.

    A writer called Ventakesh Rao recently used the term “manufactured normalcy” to describe this. The idea is that things are designed to activate a psychological predisposition to believe that we’re in a static and dull continuous present. Atemporality, considered to be the condition of the early 21st century. Of course Venus isn’t a green hell – that would be too interesting, right? Of course things like Google Glass and Google Gloves look like props from ill-received science fiction film and tv from the 90s and 2000’s. Of course getting on a plane to jump halfway across the planet isn’t a wildly different experience from getting on a train from London to Scotland in the 1920s – aside from the radiation and groping.

    We hold up iPhones and, if we’re relatively conscious of history, we point out that this is an amazing device that contains a live map of the world and the biggest libraries imaginable and that it’s an absolute paradigm shift in personal communication and empowerment. And then some knob says that it looks like something from Star Trek Next Generation, and then someone else says that it doesn’t even look as cool as Captain Kirk’s communicator in the original and then someone else says no but you can buy a case for it to make it look like one and you’re off to the manufactured normalcy races, where nobody wins because everyone goes to fucking sleep.

    And reality does not get improved, does it?

    But I’ll suggest to you something. The theories of atemporality and manufactured normalcy and zero history can be short-circuited by just one thing.

    Looking around.

    Ballardian banality comes from not getting the future that we were promised, or getting it too late to make the promised difference.

    This is because we look at the present day through a rear-view mirror. This is something Marshall McLuhan said back in the Sixties, when the world was in the grip of authentic-seeming future narratives. He said, “We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.”

    He went on to say this, in 1969, the year of the crewed Moon landing: “Because of the invisibility of any environment during the period of its innovation, man is only consciously aware of the environment that has preceded it; in other words, an environment becomes fully visible only when it has been superseded by a new environment; thus we are always one step behind in our view of the world. The present is always invisible because it’s environmental and saturates the whole field of attention so overwhelmingly; thus everyone is alive in an earlier day.”

    Three years earlier, Philip K Dick wrote a book called Now Wait For Last Year.

    Let me try this on you:

    The Olympus Mons mountain on Mars is so tall and yet so gently sloped that, were you suited and supplied correctly, ascending it would allow you to walk most of the way to space. Mars has a big, puffy atmosphere, taller than ours, but there’s barely anything to it at that level. 30 Pascals of pressure, which is what we get in an industrial vacuum furnace here on Earth. You may as well be in space. Imagine that. Imagine a world where you could quite literally walk to space.

    That’s actually got a bit more going for it, as an idea, than exotic red deserts and canals. Imagine living in a Martian culture for a moment, where this thing is a presence in the existence of an entire sentient species. A mountain that you cannot see the top of, because it’s a small world and the summit wraps behind the horizon. Imagine settlements creeping up the side of Olympus Mons. Imagine battles fought over sections of slope. Generations upon generations of explorers dying further and further up its height, technologies iterated and expended upon being able to walk to within leaping distance of orbital space. Manufactured normalcy would suggest that, if we were the Martians, we would find this completely dull within ten years and bitch about not being able to simply fart our way into space.

    Now imagine a world where space travel to other worlds is an antique curiosity. Imagine reading the words “vintage space.” Can you even consider being part of a culture that could go to space and then stopped?

    If the future is dead, then today we must summon it and learn how to see it properly.

    You can’t see the present properly through the rear view mirror. It’s in front of you. It’s right here.

    There are six people living in space right now. There are people printing prototypes of human organs, and people printing nanowire tissue that will bond with human flesh and the human electrical system.

    We’ve photographed the shadow of a single atom. We’ve got robot legs controlled by brainwaves. Explorers have just stood in the deepest unsubmerged place in the world, a cave more than two kilometres under Abkhazia. NASA are getting ready to launch three satellites the size of coffee mugs, that will be controllable by mobile phone apps.

    Here’s another angle on vintage space: Voyager 1 is more than 11 billion miles away, and it’s run off 64K of computing power and an eight-track tape deck.

    In the last ten years, we’ve discovered two previously unknown species of human. We can film eruptions on the surface of the sun, landings on Mars and even landings on Titan. Is all of this very boring to you? Because all this is happening right now, in this moment. Check the time on your phone, because this is the present time and these things are happening. The most basic mobile phone is in fact a communications devices that shames all of science fiction, all the wrist radios and handheld communicators. Captain Kirk had to tune his fucking communicator and it couldn’t text or take a photo that he could stick a nice Polaroid filter on. Science fiction didn’t see the mobile phone coming. It certainly didn’t see the glowing glass windows many of us carry now, where we make amazing things happen by pointing at it with our fingers like goddamn wizards.

    That, by the way, is what Steve Jobs meant when he said that iPads were magical. The central metaphor is magic. And perhaps magic seems an odd thing to bring up here, but magic and fiction are deeply entangled, and you are all now present at a séance for the future. We are summoning it into the present. It’s here right now. It’s in the room with us. We live in the future. We live in the Science Fiction Condition, where we can see under atoms and across the world and across the methane lakes of Titan.

    Use the rear view mirror for its true purpose. If I were sitting next to you twenty-five years ago, and you heard a phone ring, and I took out a bar of glass and said, sorry, my phone just told me it’s got new video of a solar flare, you’d have me sectioned in a flash. Use the rear view mirror to imagine telling someone just twenty five years ago about GPS. This is the last generation in the Western world that will ever be lost. LifeStraws. Synthetic biology. Genetic sequencing. SARS was genetically sequenced within 48 hours of its identification. I’m not even touching the web, wifi, mobile broadband, cloud computing, electronic cigarettes…

    Understand that our present time is the furthest thing from banality. Reality as we know it is exploding with novelty every day. Not all of it’s good. It’s a strange and not entirely comfortable time to be alive. But I want you to feel the future as present in the room. I want you to understand, before you start the day here, that the invisible thing in the room is the felt presence of living in future time, not in the years behind us.

    To be a futurist, in pursuit of improving reality, is not to have your face continually turned upstream, waiting for the future to come. To improve reality is to clearly see where you are, and then wonder how to make that better.

    Act like you live in the Science Fiction Condition. Act like you can do magic and hold séances for the future and build a brightness control for the sky.

    Act like you live in a place where you could walk into space if you wanted. Think big. And then make it better.

    GethMorivethJayKaosT4CTMadEddyTrippyJingQuothAneurhythmiaTossrockRankenphileAtaxrxesIron WeaselDer Waffle MousinterrobangJoolander
  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    man

    when my roommate torrents it really craps out my ability to even youtube

    we should buy faster internet

    and/or i should tell him to not torrent from like 6pm-12pm

    i don't actually know he is torrenting but i am guessing because it's usually when he is home and then on the bandwidth monitoring there is a constant rise in outgoing data when the internet is shitty

    so i assume he is right

    see if your router supports quality of service stuff and make regular internet and youtube take priority over torrents

    it does, it has tomato

    that thing you posted the other week with the autosetup, i could not find a place to paste it so i didn't know what to do

    poo
  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    Thank you, @Geth

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    man

    when my roommate torrents it really craps out my ability to even youtube

    we should buy faster internet

    and/or i should tell him to not torrent from like 6pm-12pm

    i don't actually know he is torrenting but i am guessing because it's usually when he is home and then on the bandwidth monitoring there is a constant rise in outgoing data when the internet is shitty

    so i assume he is right

    see if your router supports quality of service stuff and make regular internet and youtube take priority over torrents

    it does, it has tomato

    that thing you posted the other week with the autosetup, i could not find a place to paste it so i didn't know what to do

    first you beep and you then boop

    also here is one example of how to set up QoS in Tomato, above which is along and boring explanation of how QoS works

    linky

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    I'm not fucking comfortable with Geth now

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Particularly because on several occasions my Siri has asked Geth out and Geth has not responded

    How about you show some respect to my phone daughter huh

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
    Peas
  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    One of the folks in the G&T Tech Subform turned me on to Meraki System Manager a very cool deal that will let you install a configuration profile to iOS and Android devices, which then allows you to push installation of apps and other various settings to the devices Over The Air.

    So now instead of having to walk a computer-illiterate 60 year old through going to the App Store, searching for an app and installing it, I log in to the Meraki web console, search the App Store for a free or paid app, add it to the configuration profile, and within a few minutes a notification will pop up on the phone indicating there's a new app to be installed and all he has to do is key in his Apple ID password.

    It also has some functions for a local network so you can deploy MSIs across a network without using Group Policy, collect useful info on workstations like serial numbers, recently installed applications, uptime, etc.

    AND IT IS FREE

    Abracadaniel on
    Cokebotle
  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    my kindle paperwhite just shipped, looking forward to getting it

    i'll have to invest in a nice sleeve for it at some point

    Yo pleeeeease tell me how this is when you get it

    I bought one for my wife for Christmas with the official leatherish cover. It's a really fantastic piece of hardware - the build quality is amazing, the interface is slick and easy to use, and with the official cover it gets put to sleep when you close the cover. The reason I bought it was for the built-in glow though - you can really quickly and easily adjust how bright it is (bright in daylight, darker at night, perversely) and it works a hell of a lot better than the Kobo Glo if you've seen one to compare it to.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
    T4CT
  • MachwingMachwing It looks like a harmless old computer, doesn't it? Left in this cave to rot ... or to flower!Registered User regular
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Also Warren Ellis did a pretty cool piece on his site that bears posting (BEARS POSTING?! HOW CAN THIS BE?!?)
    HOW TO SEE THE FUTURE
    Warren Ellis

    ...

    I was listening to Auto Rock by Mogwai as I read this. It made it all the better.

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Gotta RMA my sandisk microsdhc card.

    And I need to get a can of air to dust my PEECEE.

  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    I am disappointed that I cannot make phone calls with Google Voice on my Nexus

    Take THAT Warren Ellis

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