Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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RE[7]: Still Crippled.
by nefer on Fri 9th Mar 2012 17:39 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Still Crippled."
nefer
Member since:
2012-02-15

Too much consumerism and hassle. I want my stuff stored and stowed in one place I can browse through at my leisure. So what if I forget about a podcast for a few months? I have a backlog, what about files that may not always be available due to being DMCAd or due to lack of enough mass popularity to always be available on some server somewhere?

Then theres the problem of post release editing, what if a news cast online gets pulled and edited and all you saw was the stream? If you don't have the file you can't compare the 2 to see if it was recut post release.


If you hate hassle, then why are you willing to trade a small hassle for a big hassle?

Post-PC devices aren't made to be carrying a lot of data in them. If you really want to hamster all this data the way you describe, there are pretty good systems out there which allow you to, and which makes them available for streaming to your phone or any other device automagically without needing to physically store them on each of the devices you carry with you.

Edited 2012-03-09 17:40 UTC

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RE[8]: Still Crippled.
by phoenix on Fri 9th Mar 2012 22:10 in reply to "RE[7]: Still Crippled."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

So, you're saying that buying a 64 GB iPad is a waste of time, since you can just stream everything over your 5 GB/month data plan? How's about actually using that 64 GB of storage for something useful, like a couple week's worth of podcasts to listen to later?

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RE[9]: Still Crippled.
by nefer on Fri 9th Mar 2012 22:30 in reply to "RE[8]: Still Crippled."
nefer Member since:
2012-02-15

So, you're saying that buying a 64 GB iPad is a waste of time, since you can just stream everything over your 5 GB/month data plan? How's about actually using that 64 GB of storage for something useful, like a couple week's worth of podcasts to listen to later?


In 2004, I made a car trip, driving more than 2000 miles. I loaded my then-state of the art iPod (40GB) with songs. Since I took the trip alone, the iPod was on in the car all the time. Out of curiosity, I put the iPod on shuffle, and put it on pause so I only heard unique songs.

Guess how much % of the songs actually played after several weeks of car trip. We're talking roughly 10%. Buying a 64GB is not a waste of time, its a waste of money.

Edited 2012-03-09 22:31 UTC

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