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02 Apr 2021, 18:23

Oh before I forget, @XeeleeFlower you should consider what side of the mountains you end up on for these travels. It can really make a world of difference sometimes. But maybe it's hard to gather that sort of data.
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02 Apr 2021, 18:54

@RefluxSemantic aren't you a theoretical physicist
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02 Apr 2021, 19:20

princeofcarthage wrote:@RefluxSemantic aren't you a theoretical physicist

No fortunately not
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02 Apr 2021, 19:47

Okay, are you a physicist or not, cuz I can almost swear I read somewhere you were one.
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02 Apr 2021, 19:49

princeofcarthage wrote:Okay, are you a physicist or not, cuz I can almost swear I read somewhere you were one.

I have a bsc in physics and in a few months I'll have an msc in experimental physics (which has better job prospects than theoretical physics afaik)
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02 Apr 2021, 21:14

princeofcarthage wrote:@RefluxSemantic aren't you a theoretical physicist

Kinda curious what you're implying with this though. Just because I went to university doesnt mean its easy for me to effortlessly analyse and consider thousands of options to find the optimal option.
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02 Apr 2021, 21:58

RefluxSemantic wrote:
princeofcarthage wrote:@RefluxSemantic aren't you a theoretical physicist

Kinda curious what you're implying with this though. Just because I went to university doesnt mean its easy for me to effortlessly analyse and consider thousands of options to find the optimal option.

I was implying that you should be earning quite decent. Was wondering why you always seem to be tight on budget considering I know few who don't even have graduation degrees doing much better than I am and I consider myself to be doing quite good. Now I know.
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02 Apr 2021, 23:39

@Dolan Just like Ukraine, Russia should also reclaim its Romanian territories imo
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05 Apr 2021, 22:21

@princeofcarthage happy birthday bro
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07 Apr 2021, 08:01

My new PC is arriving today. Cant wait!
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08 Apr 2021, 16:37

I'm so glad I'm not having brain surgery today
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08 Apr 2021, 17:49

RefluxSemantic wrote:My new PC is arriving today. Cant wait!

Totally worth the wait. It's making me very very happy right now. Feels like I've made a leap from the stone age of computer technology into the future.
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RefluxSemantic wrote:My new PC is arriving today. Cant wait!

Totally worth the wait. It's making me very very happy right now. Feels like I've made a leap from the stone age of computer technology into the future.

Partially related, my phone overheated four years ago while I was watching an AoE3 tournament, and I replaced it with the cheapest possible phone available at the time. I kept that "temporary" arrangement for four years while the phone deteriorated and finally upgraded last weekend. It's so nice being able to open up Google Maps again and take pictures without being notified that I have four kilobytes of storage space remaining.
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08 Apr 2021, 20:04

Phones have now reached a point where you no longer need to upgrade them it's great
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08 Apr 2021, 20:11

I wish that were true, but unfortunately all phone batteries eventually lose their ability to keep a charge. Eventually they get drained fast and won't last even a day.
On top of that, OS and apps updates keep burdening its resources until it becomes sluggish to use.
I know at some point I simply had to remove every non-essential app and only keep a few core ones, because the phone was becoming a slow mess.
You could have a phone that doesn't need to be upgraded so fast if you bought one with replaceable battery, but there are few models like that still being made.
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08 Apr 2021, 20:17

Dolan wrote:I wish that were true, but unfortunately all phone batteries eventually lose their ability to keep a charge. Eventually they get drained fast and won't last even a day.
On top of that, OS and apps updates keep burdening its resources until it becomes sluggish to use.
I know at some point I simply had to remove every non-essential app and only keep a few core ones, because the phone was becoming a slow mess.
You could have a phone that doesn't need to be upgraded so fast if you bought one with replaceable battery, but there are few models like that still being made.

Definitely true, but we have reached the point where the technology itself wont become obsolete. Its not in 2 years all your hardware is so outdated that your phone has turned into a sad mess. Now the phone life is purely down to the phone's durability, which is also becoming quite good. Mine is approaching 4 years and its still working perfectly.
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08 Apr 2021, 20:21

Vinyanyérë wrote:
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RefluxSemantic wrote:My new PC is arriving today. Cant wait!

Totally worth the wait. It's making me very very happy right now. Feels like I've made a leap from the stone age of computer technology into the future.

Partially related, my phone overheated four years ago while I was watching an AoE3 tournament, and I replaced it with the cheapest possible phone available at the time. I kept that "temporary" arrangement for four years while the phone deteriorated and finally upgraded last weekend. It's so nice being able to open up Google Maps again and take pictures without being notified that I have four kilobytes of storage space remaininv.

I had the same thing. I upgraded from a Samsung S5 to an iPhone 11 last year. Being able to open up snapchat in less than 30 seconds was sure refreshing.

It didn't even bother me that much, but when I wanted to take a picture with friends they used to give me strange looks.
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08 Apr 2021, 22:24

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It didn't even bother me that much, but when I wanted to take a picture with friends they used to give me strange looks.

Yeah it was probably because of the phone
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09 Apr 2021, 08:42

Dolan wrote:I wish that were true, but unfortunately all phone batteries eventually lose their ability to keep a charge. Eventually they get drained fast and won't last even a day.
Afaik most phone batteries are replaceable, just not easily. If the battery is the only bottleneck, which I think is the point we've reached, it becomes easily worth using some paid service to have your battery replaced every couple of years.
On top of that, OS and apps updates keep burdening its resources until it becomes sluggish to use.
This is the thing that seems much less of an issue now, to me. My current phone has lasted me like twice as long as any previous phone (have had it since 2017), and I've not yet noticed any degradation in performance. I think it's because phones reached a sort of "critical mass" of specs where they can so easily handle the basic tasks I use them for that no amount of OS updates is going to significantly slow things down. Time will tell but so far it hasn't.
I know at some point I simply had to remove every non-essential app and only keep a few core ones, because the phone was becoming a slow mess.
Been there. But when was the last time you had to do this?
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09 Apr 2021, 08:48

Phones also have reached a critical performance where the budget phones are still completely fine for everyday needs. Im happy about it, having to replace your 700$ phone every two years is outrageously expensive.
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09 Apr 2021, 09:22

Honestly I don't like how phones are so good now. I've had mine for 2 years now and it's still extremely fast and usable, which means I have no excuse to get a new one which annoys me.
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09 Apr 2021, 12:57

@Goodspeed
Phone batteries are theoretically replaceable, but given how most phones today are made (ie components are glued between two sheets of tempered glass), there are variable degrees of repairability for each phone: https://www.ifixit.com/smartphone-repairability
Most of them need to be heated now just to open them up and sometimes this process is not fully doable without damaging some components. In some cases, you basically have to take the phone apart completely and re-glue it. And that's assuming you can find spare parts.
when was the last time you had to do this?
I have to do this every once in a while, just to make sure the OS is still usable. Otherwise, with every update, apps tend to burden the phone's resources more and more. And the more apps you keep active in memory, the worse it gets.
But yea, overall phones have peaked in terms of technology, there's just not much new you could put in a pocketable device that is already a jack of all trades, master of none. And the market is so saturated that there's no coolness factor companies could use to make you buy a new phone now, since everyone has bought the one that they could afford.

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