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post #10816 of 11296

I feel like the Maslow hierarchy only works on the most basic levels. Once you get above the second rung, I already have my doubts. For one, once you get to the self-actualization level it reads like a liberal arts major's wet dream ("Concern for the welfare of humanity", "Understanding and tolerance of other people", etc.), which seems to say more about what Maslow and the people who subsequently worked on the idea feel an "ideal" society would be like than necessarily what's really going on. More importantly, I feel like the hierarchical premise breaks down fairly quickly. Things like appreciation of fine art are way up near the top, and yet we have the well-known trope of the starving artist, which should be impossible. More Head-Fi relevant, we have people who can barely pay their bills/debt who are nonetheless buying expensive amps and headphones so they can listen to obscure music. I think once you get past food and shelter, it's up to the individual's temperament and values what he or she chooses to do.

post #10817 of 11296
No argument from me. I doubt I've ever been above the 3rd tier except in very fleeting moments. My life has mostly been a high tech version of an early hominid trying to get a drink from the river without getting eaten by a crocodile, jumped by a saber-toothed cat or ripped to shreds by a terror bird.
post #10818 of 11296
That's spookily similar to my philosophy there, billy. I try to do what's "right", even if it hampers some of my personal goals, but will bypass that if it puts someone I care about in harm's way. However, I will back up a loved one even if I know they're wrong, provided it isn't Earth-shatteringly bad. redface.gif
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

No argument from me. I doubt I've ever been above the 3rd tier except in very fleeting moments. My life has mostly been a high tech version of an early hominid trying to get a drink from the river without getting eaten by a crocodile, jumped by a saber-toothed cat or ripped to shreds by a terror bird.

You're the little guy from Pitfall!
Edited by Magick Man - 1/13/14 at 2:29am
post #10819 of 11296
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

No argument from me. I doubt I've ever been above the 3rd tier except in very fleeting moments. My life has mostly been a high tech version of an early hominid trying to get a drink from the river without getting eaten by a crocodile, jumped by a saber-toothed cat or ripped to shreds by a terror bird.

 

I'm buried in paperwork and lunch is late:blink:.... and we're starvin'. Before visiting the kitchen I decided to read your post. :dt880smile:Now it's laughter preventing me from getting up and going into the kitchen!

post #10820 of 11296

A while back I had posted pictures of my phone, and billy said it was too big for him to want to carry around....and I'm sure many others might feel the same. Here it is next to an iPhone 5....

 

Well, it is about to get even larger. I ordered a new accessory.....:D

http://jezlyn.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/zerolemon-9300-mah-extended-battery-for-lg-optimus-g-pro-quick-thoughts/

post #10821 of 11296

I have rather large fingers. Anything that makes the onscreen keyboard larger would go a long way toward making the touchscreen typing experience more comfortable, so despite the size, I probably would prefer a larger phone. Even the portrait orientation on a 7" tablet screen makes the keyboard a bit cramped for me.

 

That all said, I think there's a definite functional limit on the size of a portable device. I recently took my tablet to the store so I could use their coupon clipping app on-site, and it was way too cumbersome pulling it out and interfacing with it, even though it does fit nicely in my side pocket. I needed to use both hands to hold and use it, and combine that with pushing a cart and trying to make sure you weren't in anybody's way if you stopped moving, and it just wasn't a great experience. I imagine a phone would have made that work a lot better, since I could have done it one-handed.

post #10822 of 11296
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

I have rather large fingers. Anything that makes the onscreen keyboard larger would go a long way toward making the touchscreen typing experience more comfortable, so despite the size, I probably would prefer a larger phone. Even the portrait orientation on a 7" tablet screen makes the keyboard a bit cramped for me.

That all said, I think there's a definite functional limit on the size of a portable device. I recently took my tablet to the store so I could use their coupon clipping app on-site, and it was way too cumbersome pulling it out and interfacing with it, even though it does fit nicely in my side pocket. I needed to use both hands to hold and use it, and combine that with pushing a cart and trying to make sure you weren't in anybody's way if you stopped moving, and it just wasn't a great experience. I imagine a phone would have made that work a lot better, since I could have done it one-handed.

The answer to all of this is the Johnny Mnemonic UI:

post #10823 of 11296
BTW, just to confirm that I really am not nice, I had a head-fi noob officially tell me that I am not nice:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/700045/dunu-dn1000-and-ipad-2-with-denon-eq-app

All I can say is that I used my rule about quickly categorizing people, and I found him wanting...

popcorn.gif

post #10824 of 11296
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

BTW, just to confirm that I really am not nice, I had a head-fi noob officially tell me that I am not nice:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/700045/dunu-dn1000-and-ipad-2-with-denon-eq-app

All I can say is that I used my rule about quickly categorizing people, and I found him wanting...

popcorn.gif

 

After investigating that link, I would say your response was entirely justified. 

post #10825 of 11296

I'm continually amazed that there are people on the Internet who still don't know that ALL CAPS = shouting. Or maybe they do know and they have some self-serving reason for continuing to post in this manner. Notice that the guy's second post was in normal (non-shouting) type, even before somebody further down explained to him about the caps. So clearly he knew what he had done wrong. Methinks he was either just looking for something and somebody to complain about, or else he knew his post would get the reaction it did and he figured that would be a good way to get people to pay attention to it.

 

Either way, it was a mildly amusing read. Not as good as the Z-man, though. In a strange sort of way, I almost miss him. He might have been a troll, but he was a good one. It didn't hit me until well after he was gone that the thing that was subtly wrong with all his posts was that he used American spelling, with the odd AUS variant thrown in seemingly at random.

 

EDIT: Okay, apparently this guy likes starting each of his new threads with an all caps post:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/696585/shure-se535-ltd-red-swapping-to-earsonics-sm3v2

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/689505/shure-se535-ltd


Edited by Argyris - 1/13/14 at 7:40pm
post #10826 of 11296

It can't be fun pressing the shift down all the time like that.

 

Speaking of which, if you don't look at your screen (I admit, sometimes I look at my keyboard - very non-nerdy) and accidently hit CAPS instead of A, and keep writing half a paragraph. What do you do? Rewrite? Let it be, and explain in a later sentence that CAPS were getting popped and no ****s were given? It's a dilemma: the perfectionist me vs. the lazy me.

 

Billybob, you got burn't. Bad. :popcorn: 

 

Also, you can tell that he got upset about the scanner nonsense. I kind of agree with him: you could've said something about his mama, or his intellect, and it would be all cool. But you had to bring in the big arsenal here, the scanners! Dude, c'mon.. his OP was bad and terrible, but did it really warrant scanner nonsense?


Edited by Coq de Combat - 1/13/14 at 10:05pm
post #10827 of 11296

Say :tongue_smile: what?! Honestly, I really did attempt getting beyond the first sentence.... or what I thought:rolleyes: to be the first sentence. billybob_jcv has had me laughing since lunch!

post #10828 of 11296
I do it all for you S.O... biggrin.gif

BTW, today was the Help Forum's day for clueless typing. Check out what this guy did:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/700188/some-good-headphones-and-a-combo-amp

Where do these folks come from? I think they must never read what they write. Is it possible for someone to learn to write without learning how to read? tongue.gif
post #10829 of 11296
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I do it all for you S.O... biggrin.gif

BTW, today was the Help Forum's day for clueless typing. Check out what this guy did:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/700188/some-good-headphones-and-a-combo-amp

Where do these folks come from? I think they must never read what they write. Is it possible for someone to learn to write without learning how to read? tongue.gif

:blink:

:deadhorse:

 

:rolleyes:

post #10830 of 11296
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

BTW, just to confirm that I really am not nice, I had a head-fi noob officially tell me that I am not nice:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/700045/dunu-dn1000-and-ipad-2-with-denon-eq-app

All I can say is that I used my rule about quickly categorizing people, and I found him wanting...

popcorn.gif


Spotted skunks are in pet shops around here now, they're imported from Mexico and Central America, descented and spayed (the ones being sold all seem to be female). Cute little buggers, about as domesticated as a ferret. The prices are steep, however, starting at $1500. blink.gif




Oh, and that guy? Typical entitled brat.
Edited by Magick Man - 1/14/14 at 1:46am
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