Bike Forums

Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=41)
-   -   Addiction 2022.1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=1244501)

BillyD 03-08-22 10:09 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22432391)
Their productivity software (Numbers, Pages, etc...) blows.

Totally 100% agree, I use MS Office.

bampilot06 03-08-22 10:13 AM

I prefer apple phones over the alternative. I have tried Lg and samsung phones in the past and they just looked and felt cheap. I donít like the android software. My work provides me with an Ipad, but if they didnít I would prolly go Ipad as well. I donít own a computer ( 2 lap tops that I havnt turned on in years), but if we ever were to get a family computer I am not sure what I would get.

I also have an apple watch and a fit bit. I wear both, because they each provide me with different data. I am hoping one day to get a garmin watch so I can ditch the two.

Mojo31 03-08-22 10:54 AM

All Windows, but I buy for office use. The business world runs on Windows.

Plus, Apple computers are way overpriced compared to Windows products with the same specs.

Mojo31 03-08-22 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22432396)
Sitting here listening to my vinyl version of The Glow of Love album by Change. Sooo much richer and superior to the digital version, getting up to flip sides is worth the effort. :)

Those who know, know. The others just make stuff up.

Mojo31 03-08-22 11:04 AM

Laser guidance:

Laser-Projected GPS Directions Should Be a Standard Feature on Every Bicycle (msn.com)

Can't see mounting this on a bike, but imagine if the tech could be incorporated into a bike computer. The only question is how does it work in daylight?

rjones28 03-08-22 11:27 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22432464)
Laser guidance:

Laser-Projected GPS Directions Should Be a Standard Feature on Every Bicycle (msn.com)

Can't see mounting this on a bike, but imagine if the tech could be incorporated into a bike computer. The only question is how does it work in daylight?


seedsbelize2 03-08-22 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22432464)
Laser guidance:

Laser-Projected GPS Directions Should Be a Standard Feature on Every Bicycle (msn.com)

Can't see mounting this on a bike, but imagine if the tech could be incorporated into a bike computer. The only question is how does it work in daylight?

That link took me to FoxNews interviewing a congresswoman about Ukraine. With the laser article beneath it.


e

phrantic09 03-08-22 11:36 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22432320)
Pretty sure my Wednesday fun ride is going to be canceled for rain/snow/weather tomorrow, so another Zwift session is likely. Phooey!

I will get enough of a reprieve tomorrow morning to get out for an hour or two.

bampilot06 03-08-22 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22432464)
Laser guidance:

Laser-Projected GPS Directions Should Be a Standard Feature on Every Bicycle (msn.com)

Can't see mounting this on a bike, but imagine if the tech could be incorporated into a bike computer. The only question is how does it work in daylight?

I prefer to have map quest printed out and taped to my bars.

seedsbelize2 03-08-22 11:40 AM

Can't stand windows. Chromebook for me.

datlas 03-08-22 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22432406)
I prefer apple phones over the alternative. I have tried Lg and samsung phones in the past and they just looked and felt cheap. I donít like the android software. My work provides me with an Ipad, but if they didnít I would prolly go Ipad as well. I donít own a computer ( 2 lap tops that I havnt turned on in years), but if we ever were to get a family computer I am not sure what I would get.

I also have an apple watch and a fit bit. I wear both, because they each provide me with different data. I am hoping one day to get a garmin watch so I can ditch the two.

It's new phone day for mrs datlas and the two girls. We have been using old iPhones and a cheap prepaid provider (tracfone) but the kids are grown up and we are getting all three of them new iPhone 12s and unlimited data/talk/text. The monthly cost is way higher, of course. Sigh.

bampilot06 03-08-22 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22432509)
It's new phone day for mrs datlas and the two girls. We have been using old iPhones and a cheap prepaid provider (tracfone) but the kids are grown up and we are getting all three of them new iPhone 12s and unlimited data/talk/text. The monthly cost is way higher, of course. Sigh.


I have an iphone 8 plus. I take a lot of pictures on my phone as well as with my camera, I currently have 12,033 photos on my phone. I want the camera that comes with the iphone 12 so bad. I donít care about getting the newest phone but the pictures that phone can take are amazing.

datlas 03-08-22 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22432511)
I have an iphone 8 plus. I take a lot of pictures on my phone as well as with my camera, I currently have 12,033 photos on my phone. I want the camera that comes with the iphone 12 so bad. I donít care about getting the newest phone but the pictures that phone can take are amazing.

I actually have an 8 and have been too lazy to upgrade but probably will later this year.

I believe mrs datlas and Hannah each have a 6, while Heidi has an 8. So they are leap-frogging over several generations.

I have been paying less than $20/month for each of their lines, the new plan will be about $50 each. Must continue to drive the Saturn for a few more years at that price.

bampilot06 03-08-22 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22432513)
I actually have an 8 and have been too lazy to upgrade but probably will later this year.

I believe mrs datlas and Hannah each have a 6, while Heidi has an 8. So they are leap-frogging over several generations.

I have been paying less than $20/month for each of their lines, the new plan will be about $50 each. Must continue to drive the Saturn for a few more years at that price.


I use straight talk $45 unlimited. Itís been pretty solid, have had it for about 4 years now.

BillyD 03-08-22 12:13 PM

I have a 2020 iPhone SE, do not care for those oversized phones as I don't stream movies or browse the forums with my phone. For serious photos I use my big cameras, otherwise my phone will suffice for snapshots and all.

WhyFi 03-08-22 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22432406)
I prefer apple phones over the alternative. I have tried Lg and samsung phones in the past and they just looked and felt cheap. I donít like the android software.

With an open platform like Android, you're going to get a wide range of hardware. The flagships from the larger brands are certainly not cheap by any measure. OS preference is largely going to be a familiarity thing. Having swapped among operating systems on both mobile and desktop devices, the little differences often niggle until you settle in. That said, I feel like Apple is one of those "in for a penny..." ecosystems, which pretty much squashes any of my interest in any of their products, although some of them are otherwise compelling.

genejockey 03-08-22 12:41 PM

Mrs. GeneJockey has an iPhone Plus, not sure what generation. One of the big ones. She uses it preferentially for browsing etc, despite having both a computer with a big monitor, AND a Kindle Fire tablet that would do all the browsing she needs. And she's CONSTANTLY asking me how to do things online with it, which I can't help her with because I almost never use my phone for browsing. But she doesn't take "How the f*** should I know?" for an answer.

Mojo31 03-08-22 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22432513)
I actually have an 8 and have been too lazy to upgrade but probably will later this year.

I believe mrs datlas and Hannah each have a 6, while Heidi has an 8. So they are leap-frogging over several generations.

I have been paying less than $20/month for each of their lines, the new plan will be about $50 each. Must continue to drive the Saturn for a few more years at that price.

Pray tell, what are you going to do with all that money you are saving due to your thriftiness?

WhyFi 03-08-22 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22432513)
I actually have an 8 and have been too lazy to upgrade but probably will later this year.

I believe mrs datlas and Hannah each have a 6, while Heidi has an 8. So they are leap-frogging over several generations.

I have been paying less than $20/month for each of their lines, the new plan will be about $50 each. Must continue to drive the Saturn for a few more years at that price.

Google Fi has been a great network for cheapskates spendthrifts - monthly, it's $20 base + $15/line + $10/gb network data. Unless we're traveling, we usually don't go over 2 or 3gb per month. Unfortunately, it's not exactly a network that caters to those with a preference for iPhones. :lol:

WhyFi 03-08-22 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22432562)
Mrs. GeneJockey has an iPhone Plus, not sure what generation. One of the big ones. She uses it preferentially for browsing etc, despite having both a computer with a big monitor, AND a Kindle Fire tablet that would do all the browsing she needs. And she's CONSTANTLY asking me how to do things online with it, which I can't help her with because I almost never use my phone for browsing. But she doesn't take "How the f*** should I know?" for an answer.

I take it that an offhand, "it just works, dear" wouldn't go over well?

genejockey 03-08-22 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22432575)
I take it that an offhand, "it just works, dear" wouldn't go over well?

Not especially.

datlas 03-08-22 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22432569)
Pray tell, what are you going to do with all that money you are saving due to your thriftiness?

Daughter #2 is at USC in California. Google the annual cost/tuition. :twitchy:

rjones28 03-08-22 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22432575)
I take it that an offhand, "it just works, dear" wouldn't go over well?

This is a running joke in the rjones28 IT department.

indyfabz 03-08-22 01:29 PM

I have a friend who is a stenographer. During a recent deposition there was an answer about bulging disks in the deponent's back, only she typed the "other" word--three times. I would post that part of the transcript but for the forum rules.

Mojo31 03-08-22 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22432586)
Daughter #2 is at USC in California. Google the annual cost/tuition. :twitchy:

That's only about $400k for the 4 years. Add to that another $200k for wedding type expenses for both girls at some time. What are you going to do with all the rest that you have? :innocent:



(I'm not serious, just makin fun.)


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 PM.


Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.