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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


Relax, I won't kill you. yet.
I remember that pic from the rape scene in Ika Musume.
(What? She was about to get defiled while laying helplessly on the bed)

...I thought you didn't read it yet?

 

..........seriously? i didn't see it..

post #37562 of 130846
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YET. lol

 

I hope the rumors of the Nexus 19 (no official name but this will probably be the name) using a 10" 16:10 2560x1600 screen are true. Hoping for a good processor and graphics package. Also excited to see the Nexus 4 phone from LG. Maybe I will get a smartphone. What will determine it will probably end up being audio (the phone by itself with its internal circuitry and support for audio-over-USB which I believe is in the later versions of Android, possibly). Hoping for expandable storage. I would be sold if that happened on the Nexus 4 (and Nexus 10, although I'll obviously only get one of them).


Edited by HybridCore - 10/23/12 at 3:13pm
post #37563 of 130846
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

...I thought you didn't read it yet?

..........seriously? i didn't see it..

Didn't read it yet? What? Ika Musume or Yotsubato?
I have read both.

Right now I'm rereading Yotsubato, but then in Japanese instead of English.


The rape scene?
Both Ika and Sanae (the stalker) got heat stroke and were laying on infirmary beds. Ika was terrified because she thought Sanae would do bad things to her, while she was laying there defenselessly.

(no, this is not a spoiler)
post #37564 of 130846
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

YET. lol

 

I hope the rumors of the Nexus 19 (no official name but this will probably be the name) using a 10" 16:10 2560x1600 screen are true. Hoping for a good processor and graphics package. Also excited to see the Nexus 4 phone from LG. Maybe I will get a smartphone. What will determine it will probably end up being audio (the phone by itself with its internal circuitry and support for audio-over-USB which I believe is in the later versions of Android, possibly). Hoping for expandable storage. I would be sold if that happened on the Nexus 4 (and Nexus 10, although I'll obviously only get one of them).

With last years Nexus, it was shown that Google was pulling a bit away from taking suggestions from Samsung and letting them do everything, and actually doing more customizations and what not. Their aquiration of Motorolla Mobility(the mobile portion of Motorolla) will also inspire new results.

 

Hopefully its nice. But then again, which Nexus phone before has really moved any waves? It was the Motorolla's or Samsungs. HTC used to be a big player before all went to hell. (I expected it)

post #37565 of 130846
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


Didn't read it yet? What? Ika Musume or Yotsubato?
I have read both.
Right now I'm rereading Yotsubato, but then in Japanese instead of English.
The rape scene?
Both Ika and Sanae (the stalker) got heat stroke and were laying on infirmary beds. Ika was terrified because she thought Sanae would do bad things to her, while she was laying there defenselessly.
(no, this is not a spoiler)

I have read a few chapters of Yotsuba and touched upon ika

 

oh I see.....i may go and check out ika musume

post #37566 of 130846
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

They only required a special screwdriver now

 

Basically you could do it before but guess what. Nobody cares anymore to do DIY and thus as people are not doing it, they moved to more special screws. Want me to name all the companies that use special screws besides phillips or flatheads? 

 

I was talking about the new iPad mini, what the hell were you talking about? MBP?

 

Oh right aht, then the swappable RAM, hard drive and everything including battery would have been nice as an enthusiast. I would have preferred that but I can see why the moved away. Numbers were showing that many people if not close to all don't do that. Worldwide, there are only 54million enthusiasts. In the U.S, that amounts to about 10 million. Of those ten million, how many would ever buy a Mac? (fix a friends? ...even fewer and why even) that dwindles numbers down to that very small percentage. And thus, if the people by mass aren't doing it, then you can utilize it for your benefit

 

Using unstandard connectors and soldering directly to motherboard gives you an easier and more complete set. No need to have many "parts" of the mobo but one full large SoC sort of. Next it also raises costs to the people. This increases profit margins. Their own research shows that people that buy Apple...pay big bucks to make sure it is working. WOOT. Good for the people as they get a more finished product back and Apple gets money and the economy further grows (ex: go to the car mechanic and you have to come back again because something else is broken or because soemthing did break and you only fixed select parts of it, it will lessen your overall impression of that brand and product). And then we have energy. Using a soldered on set gives them control of what parts go in and allows for less power draw used by distance between things, and also more specific stuff. IT also further enforces the idea that Apple owns and does everything in that computer. Apple likes that. And guess what. Numbers show it works, using a closed in system.

Ahahaha. I see what you did there.

 

Curious as to why you want to call it DIY when it's just swapping stuff, and I care because I can. tongue.gif Stock RAM is decent in some laptops though.

 

I think most companies that make ultrabooks use Torx screws (sort of a standard type screw head). Some companies are just like that and don't want to use some standard screw head.

 

Macbook Pro 13" w/ Retina display. The yellow tinting screen issue was for the iPad w/ Retina Display (iPad 3).

 

Actually, a swappable battery is a big thing for me unless the battery life of the stock battery in the computer is ridiculously long like on some Samsung Series 9 laptops. It's nice to have spares so you can have 2 or 3 that last 6-8 hours each in your laptop for the first few months (and then slowly degrade) so you can last around 18-24 hours with the small inconvenience of having to shut down in between. tongue.gif A swappable hard drive is nice to me though so I can throw in a 1TB hard drive if I can't customize the computer to have one or upgrade to a better SSD or one with a higher capacity. How else do you think I'm supposed to keep enough anime, music, and manga (and games) on a laptop to keep me entertained while on a 14-16 hour flight to China?

 

Just curious as to how exactly, considering they have to produce a new type of connector, socket, and their own specific parts. Producing their own specific parts is sort of the only plus I see because they can manage their own stock and don't have to completely depend on the stock of another company's drives which stock sometimes just gets destroyed, like that imaginary flood that crippled Western Digital's hard drive stock. rolleyes.gif

 

You still don't have a really good reason for that lower power draw. Bad on your part, bowei. NOW STOP BEING SUCH AN APPLE FANBOY.

post #37567 of 130846
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

This is full of win:

(for those that don't speak Japanese: in the third panel she literally says 'it's the switch that makes people come out [of the house]!')

OMG and the BOLD thing makes it even cuter still! 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

With last years Nexus, it was shown that Google was pulling a bit away from taking suggestions from Samsung and letting them do everything, and actually doing more customizations and what not. Their aquiration of Motorolla Mobility(the mobile portion of Motorolla) will also inspire new results.

 

Hopefully its nice. But then again, which Nexus phone before has really moved any waves? It was the Motorolla's or Samsungs. HTC used to be a big player before all went to hell. (I expected it)

Isn't the new Nexus phone and Nexus 10 coming from LG? That's what I heard. Some people say the tablet will be from Samsung (Google's Nexus-fied version of the Galaxy Note II with a possibly better screen? Samsung doesn't care because they still get money). I'm a bit confused right now but I'll wait until the 29th. Also sort of can and can't wait for the release of Windows 8.

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Finished all of my homework due tomorrow (yay!). I skimped on studying the English vocabulary I need to remember. I get the general idea of each word. The vocab quizzes usually multiple choice and writing around 6-7 sentences with a few of the words and I usually get high grades so I should be fine.

post #37570 of 130846
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Ahahaha. I see what you did there.

 

Curious as to why you want to call it DIY when it's just swapping stuff, and I care because I can. tongue.gif Stock RAM is decent in some laptops though.

 

I think most companies that make ultrabooks use Torx screws (sort of a standard type screw head). Some companies are just like that and don't want to use some standard screw head.

 

Macbook Pro 13" w/ Retina display. The yellow tinting screen issue was for the iPad w/ Retina Display (iPad 3).

 

Actually, a swappable battery is a big thing for me unless the battery life of the stock battery in the computer is ridiculously long like on some Samsung Series 9 laptops. It's nice to have spares so you can have 2 or 3 that last 6-8 hours each in your laptop for the first few months (and then slowly degrade) so you can last around 18-24 hours with the small inconvenience of having to shut down in between. tongue.gif A swappable hard drive is nice to me though so I can throw in a 1TB hard drive if I can't customize the computer to have one or upgrade to a better SSD or one with a higher capacity. How else do you think I'm supposed to keep enough anime, music, and manga (and games) on a laptop to keep me entertained while on a 14-16 hour flight to China?

 

Just curious as to how exactly, considering they have to produce a new type of connector, socket, and their own specific parts. Producing their own specific parts is sort of the only plus I see because they can manage their own stock and don't have to completely depend on the stock of another company's drives which stock sometimes just gets destroyed, like that imaginary flood that crippled Western Digital's hard drive stock. rolleyes.gif

 

You still don't have a really good reason for that lower power draw. Bad on your part, bowei. NOW STOP BEING SUCH AN APPLE FANBOY.

To everyone else. Its DIY. Do it yourself. It is DIY.....by definition.

 

The new MBP's come with 8GB's so even then...why bother?

 

Most use Alien Torx actually. Torx is half common. But alien torx is most often employed. Its torx but it has a tiny dot circle in the middle that prevents a normal torx from opening it. Solution?....take a small screwdriver and levy and break the middle island dot off(its very thin) and voila

 

The issue with the yellow is because of the glue. The majority of people that reported the yellow, after being told to wait for the glue to dry did get normal screens. The ones that didn't disapear got new units. Apple like sot keep things secret so they start production a week before annoouncement usually.\

 

It is big for me too as an enthusiast. But as someone that can be objective, I can see how they are moving away form it. Lack of removability and later on, swapability promotes and VERY good increase in battery life, increaess profit margin, can give people a better brand image of Apple as "everything" is nice and new when it comes back. Like the new car or new item feel. Swappable batteries have been seen to be idiotic. MANY companies don't use it anymore, most use internal swappable batteries. I use swappable losely. Us swappable, normal people wouldn't do it.

 

A swappable HDD to me is also VERY nice but again, I can see how that isn't a porblem. Most don't do it, it promotes their closed system again and may help with power and reliability.

 

They still have to depend on their exclusive suppliers though. But they again reinforce their closed system, gets lisencing fees(money), can make it as awesome or as nice looking as they want it. For example this allowed Apple to go F U and go and build a Thunderbolt connector with daisy chain capabilities with Intel and build their LOD's to include what formats they thought would be nice. For example, analog out directly form the DAC using the old docks. They get free reign.

 

Have you read imperials post? I claim to be a fan post and will give these reasons. He claims not to be and lavishes Apple..however he can back it up just like me. Its just that he lavishes Apple more while claiming not to be a fan while I don't lavish and do claim

post #37571 of 130846
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Finished all of my homework due tomorrow (yay!). I skimped on studying the English vocabulary I need to remember. I get the general idea of each word. The vocab quizzes usually multiple choice and writing around 6-7 sentences with a few of the words and I usually get high grades so I should be fine.

Wait, what?
English vocabulary tests? What the heck?

I can understand the use of knowing some difficult words, but having a vocab test in your native language sounds like a very inefficient learning method. The way people normally expand their vocab is by reading and writing.
post #37572 of 130846
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Isn't the new Nexus phone and Nexus 10 coming from LG? That's what I heard. Some people say the tablet will be from Samsung (Google's Nexus-fied version of the Galaxy Note II with a possibly better screen? Samsung doesn't care because they still get money). I'm a bit confused right now but I'll wait until the 29th. Also sort of can and can't wait for the release of Windows 8.

comming from? I was talking abotu components, the CPU/SoC and design of the somewhat custom chips of the previous (2 year ago) gen Nexus was largely Samsung taking over and saying here, do this. The last Nexus , Gogle pulled slightly away form Samsung and said, he we want this and do it. LG for parts or screens? Samsung is rumoured to COMPLETELY cut all connections with Apple by the end of the year. No matter though although it is said. Apple has spent a few billion a few years ago on an LCD plant(no clue which company they had a deal with but rumours pointed to sHARP and LG)

 

They need to now test MANY companeis from Taiwan semiconductors or what not to see if they can build their SoC's and what not fast and cheaply. They were able to get GREAT prices from Samsung on RAM, and EVERYTHING, as Samsung has already very low prices on everything and Samsung was said to give pirces on their LCD's better than what others could give while giving a better quality. It will be very hard for Apple if they lose Samsung . But this ALSO gives Apple a chance to rise as the new power

 

By developing their own group of companies tht can develop parts BETTER than Samsung can and get better prices. Do this by pouring money and spending much and close amounts of time with every step of the process in making companies a "part " of Apple in the sense that they are competing and getting lower prices and high quality like Samsung. This could not only help Samsung, but increase invention, innovation and help companies out. Conflict creates solutions and new products and ideas.

 

If Apple does this correclty, their "aging" appeal may get its time clock reset to 0 like the iPhone did to the company and makr them a new Microsoft.

post #37573 of 130846
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Wait, what?
English vocabulary tests? What the heck?
I can understand the use of knowing some difficult words, but having a vocab test in your native language sounds like a very inefficient learning method. The way people normally expand their vocab is by reading and writing.

 

That's basically what english is in high school. At least the first 2 years. American school education that isn't guided by AP or IB guidelines tends to be notsogreat.

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

To everyone else. Its DIY. Do it yourself. It is DIY.....by definition.

 

The new MBP's come with 8GB's so even then...why bother?

 

Most use Alien Torx actually. Torx is half common. But alien torx is most often employed. Its torx but it has a tiny dot circle in the middle that prevents a normal torx from opening it. Solution?....take a small screwdriver and levy and break the middle island dot off(its very thin) and voila

 

The issue with the yellow is because of the glue. The majority of people that reported the yellow, after being told to wait for the glue to dry did get normal screens. The ones that didn't disapear got new units. Apple like sot keep things secret so they start production a week before annoouncement usually.\

 

It is big for me too as an enthusiast. But as someone that can be objective, I can see how they are moving away form it. Lack of removability and later on, swapability promotes and VERY good increase in battery life, increaess profit margin, can give people a better brand image of Apple as "everything" is nice and new when it comes back. Like the new car or new item feel. Swappable batteries have been seen to be idiotic. MANY companies don't use it anymore, most use internal swappable batteries. I use swappable losely. Us swappable, normal people wouldn't do it.

 

A swappable HDD to me is also VERY nice but again, I can see how that isn't a porblem. Most don't do it, it promotes their closed system again and may help with power and reliability.

 

They still have to depend on their exclusive suppliers though. But they again reinforce their closed system, gets lisencing fees(money), can make it as awesome or as nice looking as they want it. For example this allowed Apple to go F U and go and build a Thunderbolt connector with daisy chain capabilities with Intel and build their LOD's to include what formats they thought would be nice. For example, analog out directly form the DAC using the old docks. They get free reign.

 

Have you read imperials post? I claim to be a fan post and will give these reasons. He claims not to be and lavishes Apple..however he can back it up just like me. Its just that he lavishes Apple more while claiming not to be a fan while I don't lavish and do claim

Well, then taking a shower now is DIY and so is turning on your computer.

 

I'm just saying. I'm not saying it's something that kills it. Should be of good quality RAM and you can always adjust timings and such if necessary through the BIOS, unless it's at a good speed or the BIOS won't let you.

 

Hm...well, I never really noticed. I don't really look into ultrabooks since I don't need one, same with a laptop in most cases. The only times is during travel which is only once or twice a year though.

 

Hm...I feel like their quality control on the first production models just started dropping a bit recently. They just fix it shortly after though which is nice. I wish other companies could listen to their consumers like that sometimes when it comes to complaints, unlike Sandforce and they several month delay with new firmware for Sandforce drives. Intel is excused though because their Sandforce drives are perfectly find and are BSOD free (in most cases. Maybe a few errors from time to time but that's it).

 

The fact that they include 8GB base would make me a happy customer, so I don't have too much of a reason to complain. I'm just pointing it out.

 

I'm not really sure what the heck they throw in, so it's nice just for a safety precaution just in case they throw in a horrible drive, which in most cases they don't.

 

Reminds me, smart move (easily predictable though) on Intel to go with Apple first for Thunderbolt, but I wish Thunderbolt and minidisplayport adoption would happen faster though.

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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post


Wait, what?
English vocabulary tests? What the heck?
I can understand the use of knowing some difficult words, but having a vocab test in your native language sounds like a very inefficient learning method. The way people normally expand their vocab is by reading and writing.

Eh, we have to take quizzes.

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Well, then taking a shower now is DIY and so is turning on your computer.

 

I'm just saying. I'm not saying it's something that kills it. Should be of good quality RAM and you can always adjust timings and such if necessary through the BIOS, unless it's at a good speed or the BIOS won't let you.

 

Hm...well, I never really noticed. I don't really look into ultrabooks since I don't need one, same with a laptop in most cases. The only times is during travel which is only once or twice a year though.

 

Hm...I feel like their quality control on the first production models just started dropping a bit recently. They just fix it shortly after though which is nice. I wish other companies could listen to their consumers like that sometimes when it comes to complaints, unlike Sandforce and they several month delay with new firmware for Sandforce drives. Intel is excused though because their Sandforce drives are perfectly find and are BSOD free (in most cases. Maybe a few errors from time to time but that's it).

 

The fact that they include 8GB base would make me a happy customer, so I don't have too much of a reason to complain. I'm just pointing it out.

 

I'm not really sure what the heck they throw in, so it's nice just for a safety precaution just in case they throw in a horrible drive, which in most cases they don't.

 

Reminds me, smart move (easily predictable though) on Intel to go with Apple first for Thunderbolt, but I wish Thunderbolt and minidisplayport adoption would happen faster though.

Eh, we have to take quizzes.

...you know what i mean. In  computer terms. DIY means components. Where you can rely on yourlself to do something useully done by company employees

 

Apple was the first major PC (Personal Computer) maker to use EFI...they don't use BIOS and their EFI is largely not user configurable. Apple relys on uniformity, no tweaking for you. its not an overclocking lovers computer. Its the average man and professionals

 

...nowadays. Many regular comptuers still do but a good portion of companies if not close to all have a computer right now with no removable battery switch.

 

It didn't. Take for example that a company X has a 5%(its huge, just for example) failure rate. They make 100 units, and thus 5 will have problems. Out of those 5 that they replace, say 4 of them complain or make it known online. Now you have 5 borken units with 4 reports online. 

That company then expands and now they have a 4% failure rate but with 1000 units. They now have 40 failed units and 30 make it known online that their units failed.....what happened? Company X now has a lower failure rate than before(usually the failure rate is very low, so an even lower number is awesome) but you now read online that there are quite some posts of people with these "problems". Did something change? No. For example the purple tint in the new iPhone 5. People thought there was one as some people just noticed it, and knowing that there was a saphire glass now(some did) blamed that the iPhone 5 has a purple tint issue when pointed at the sun. Consumer reports did a test...there was no problem, every phone produces the same effect and the iPhone 5 has no problem with it. What happened? With a tremendous more people, many dumb, people noticce and nit pick the small stuff and as there are so many, they will post it online so when the next person looks, there will be stuff online. This is what happens usually, now you are educated on what happens. This deals into user error. This also applies to THINKING that more units are breaking when that is just not true. More are adopting and using it and thus more info and amount of posts will be generated on it, even if the process has improved two fold.

 

It isn't happening fast but as this is Apple and Intel that developed it, they could care less(they do but you get me), nothing is based or holding onto this standard, and whether they like it or not, Intel with its ultrabooks program and Apple is pushing for it. Big players, even if someone comes up with something else, with Intel supporting Thunderbolt and the new largest ocmpany in the world co making it(made) and using it on all their devices and a new cable called thunderbolt. It would be hard for it to not be popular....


Edited by bowei006 - 10/23/12 at 3:50pm
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