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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:09 pm

Prodigit, I'm sorry but your post was deleted.  I'm not sure if you were trying to be funny, or not, but either way even for a venting thread, that post was extremely out of line.  Please keep it respectful.
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:13 pm

Android tablets* suck.

Let me be clear, they really are ok as media players, but beyond that comfort zone, they are really terrible.  On screen keyboards are disgusting, positioning a cursor with a fingertip to highlight a few characters is an exercise in futility and navigating a crowded webpage is soul destroying.

I've got an Archos thingy - nice 8" capacitive screen, dual core processor, etc.  Ok for browsing email, the interweb, playing mp3s and looking at movies.  Then I wanted to respond to something on the forum.

ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

So I fired up the netbook and had a wonderful experience whizzing about with the touchpad and typing on the REAL keyboard.

So. Rant over.

But I'm really getting tired of the "tablet experience".  Software is limited and I don't like having to do everything through "app stores",  they remind me of the concept of employers Truck Shops in the 18th century. And they're not even as flexible as a netbook.

* Yes I said "Android tablet", because thats what I've got.  However, I'm sure the same applies for the iPad n too. 
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:41 pm

No probs with my Galaxy Tab - this post is actually coming from the ultimate Swiss Army Penknife Tablet
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:33 am


Jongoleur said:

Android tablets* suck.

Let me be clear, they really are ok as media players, but beyond that comfort zone, they are really terrible.  On screen keyboards are disgusting, positioning a cursor with a fingertip to highlight a few characters is an exercise in futility and navigating a crowded webpage is soul destroying.

I've got an Archos thingy - nice 8" capacitive screen, dual core processor, etc.  Ok for browsing email, the interweb, playing mp3s and looking at movies.  Then I wanted to respond to something on the forum.

ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

So I fired up the netbook and had a wonderful experience whizzing about with the touchpad and typing on the REAL keyboard.


I'm looking into using my USB keyboard with one of the various Android devices we have about the house until Pi's are available. My niece has a cute little Pandigital tablet she got for Christmas that's gathering dust on her windowsill. I'm hoping she tires of it cos I'm itching to get my hands on it and see if I can blow away the Android stack and tweak-up an Xwin interface for it. Quite possible as it has USB host, but no external connector.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:22 pm

everyones talking about adults only times and i am only 18 I don't want to be rude but 18's nothing I'm 13

its just so annoying how people think that people my age can't do as much as older people but we can!!

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:26 pm

I've broken my bike!
Again!!! :x
Gears suck!

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:36 pm

Hewlett Packard.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:03 am

mb55177 wrote:everyones talking about adults only times and i am only 18 I don't want to be rude but 18's nothing I'm 13

its just so annoying how people think that people my age can't do as much as older people but we can!!
Remember the annoyance you're feeling and use it positively. I remember feeling exactly the same frustration when I was 13. Smart folks won't just judge a person by their age, but will listen to what they have to say. If you're smart and you feel that you're not being listened to, then it's not your fault - it's the fault of those around you. Move on and keep making noise!

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Not impressed. Not impressed at all.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:10 am

billb wrote:Hewlett Packard.
Pre or post Compaq?

They used to make the most fabulous calculators, printers, plotters and test equipment. Now? Meh.
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:41 am

Hangovers

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:08 am

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:24 am

"Yesterday In Parliament" interrupting "Test Match Special" on Radio 4 long wave. Again. What the Hell's that all about? I had to get up to do the internet radio streaming thing.

Parliament, you suck!

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:14 am

morphy_richards wrote:Hangovers
Broadcom Xmas party last night, held in the Duxford aircraft hanger - have Hangover. It sucks.
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:18 am

jamesh wrote:
morphy_richards wrote:Hangovers
Broadcom Xmas party last night, held in the Duxford aircraft hanger - have Hangover. It sucks.
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:25 am

Christmas
It only comes once a year, but when it does it comes like a steam train.

So only a day or so ago, it was summer. Sun shone, rain fell, the usual, plenty of time to get the Christmas cards, no hurry.

And now, here we are, no cards to send and last posting to Outer Mongolia already past. What happened?

Looking forward to the Hootanany

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:48 pm

When your son borrows the car and takes both sets of keys for both vehicles you own.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:51 pm

Jongoleur wrote:Android tablets* suck.

Let me be clear, they really are ok as media players, but beyond that comfort zone, they are really terrible.  On screen keyboards are disgusting, positioning a cursor with a fingertip to highlight a few characters is an exercise in futility and navigating a crowded webpage is soul destroying.

I've got an Archos thingy - nice 8" capacitive screen, dual core processor, etc.  Ok for browsing email, the interweb, playing mp3s and looking at movies.  Then I wanted to respond to something on the forum.

ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

So I fired up the netbook and had a wonderful experience whizzing about with the touchpad and typing on the REAL keyboard.

So. Rant over.

But I'm really getting tired of the "tablet experience".  Software is limited and I don't like having to do everything through "app stores",  they remind me of the concept of employers Truck Shops in the 18th century. And they're not even as flexible as a netbook.

* Yes I said "Android tablet", because thats what I've got.  However, I'm sure the same applies for the iPad n too. 

Love my Android tablets - I really don't have problems with the virtual keyboards now that I've turned off auto correct.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:21 pm

scruss wrote:
billb wrote:Hewlett Packard.
Pre or post Compaq?

They used to make the most fabulous calculators, printers, plotters and test equipment. Now? Meh.
Used to, yes, back when the printer drivers came on a 720K floppy instead of a 360+ MB download. ;)

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:48 pm

The entire government and administration in Ireland (saying they suck would be too kind) they are beneath contempt.

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:48 am

Little Androids - Big Suck
Try to find one of those little Chinese Android tablets or Netbooks this year (not the cell-phone variety, mind you). Last Christmas you had to kick them out of the way just to cross a sales floor, this season they're nowhere to be found. Guess the cheesy little things with the non-Google app market left a sour taste in many folks mouths. No, they're not "iPads", but they're damn handy to have around. I miss the little fellers. :cry:

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:58 am

dressing a Christmas tree [well avacardo is what we use] with someone else - some people have all the wrong ideas [this may be me] ;)
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:08 am

RaTTuS wrote:dressing a Christmas tree [well avacardo is what we use]
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Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:42 am

avacardo tree .. I'll post an image tomorrow if I remember
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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:52 pm

ha - ha!

Christmas sucks in general but...

... nothing sucks like an Electrolux!

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Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:47 pm

Except for perhaps waiting in all day for a courier that never shows up like I did today after booking a collection through a company that rhymes with A*******s2go.

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