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[#] Thu Dec 12 2019 15:18:44 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I've a couple good friends who are in the professional content production business and they just use their phones a big chunk of the time. For stuff that pays their bills.

[#] Thu Dec 12 2019 15:21:06 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Forgetting Apple for a second, what was the last computer or other
consumer electronics device you thought "wow" about? Something you
felt you really wanted or needed to have?

Just bought an LG smart TV and it was kinda like that.

[#] Thu Dec 12 2019 18:35:18 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I felt that way about my new curved ultrawide monitor, but that was more of a personal wow than an industry-wide wow. Actually I don't mind the industry being mature for a little while because it's nice not to have to do constant upgrades just to keep up with even the basic mainstream. As I mentioned in another room, I'm getting ready to put together a new desktop, since I haven't had one in a while and the conditions are right for me to have one again, and I expect I'll be able to put something really nice together for hundreds, not thousands.

I suspect the next iteration will be the "your phone is your computer, plug it into the thunderbolt dock and go" variety of computing. A few manufacturers are trying it but it kinda sucks as a usable computer. We're probably close though.

My DSLR is a 15 year old model and I have a few different lenses for it, and I have no desire to upgrade. Honestly the only thing I wish it could do, that it doesn't, is upload directly to Instagram. Prior to that I shot with the same film SLR for 20 years; it did the job and I had no desire to upgrade. My dad used the same SLR for twice that long before switching to digital.

Maybe it's just that the camera industry sucks at planned obsolescence.

[#] Thu Dec 12 2019 18:50:10 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Smart TV sounds like you might want to use it as a computer, but as soon as you try to use their web browser you realize it's really not optimized for any such thing. Web is painfully slow, even with LG's higher-end processor.

[#] Mon Dec 23 2019 00:24:33 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yeah, it's really only useful for media consumption, and even then, I find it's best when paired with another device. I have both Chromecast and Roku, and no one in my house ever uses the Roku remote, they just pick out what they want to watch on their phones and play it on the big screen.

Web browsing on a television just isn't a thing. It still has the same thumbsy feel that it did when WebTV tried it decades ago.

[#] Mon Dec 23 2019 00:30:00 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Hey, speaking of Apple stuff ... one of you fruity people help me out with something please. What does it mean when an iPad displays a big giant WiFi logo in the middle of the screen for a few seconds, and then any network-attached app loses any socket connections it has open? I have a bunch of them connected to an audio console, running an application for musicians to make adjustments to their own in-ear monitors. Recently I tore down a rogue access point that was attached to the board, and wired it in to the building's network (which has ten access points and a central controller). Now the signal strength is way better, but it's got this problem where the iPads frequently just disconnect in the middle of normal operation.

Are they hunting around for a better signal? Any options that can be tweaked to change their behavior? I have this application running on its own dedicated VLAN so there isn't any other traffic.

[#] Wed Jan 15 2020 14:47:52 EST from Freakdog @ Uncensored

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Mon Dec 23 2019 00:30:00 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
Hey, speaking of Apple stuff ... one of you fruity people help me out with something please. What does it mean when an iPad displays a big giant WiFi logo in the middle of the screen for a few seconds, and then any network-attached app loses any socket connections it has open? I have a bunch of them connected to an audio console, running an application for musicians to make adjustments to their own in-ear monitors. Recently I tore down a rogue access point that was attached to the board, and wired it in to the building's network (which has ten access points and a central controller). Now the signal strength is way better, but it's got this problem where the iPads frequently just disconnect in the middle of normal operation.

Are they hunting around for a better signal? Any options that can be tweaked to change their behavior? I have this application running on its own dedicated VLAN so there isn't any other traffic. 

I can honestly say that I've never seen that happen, though I'm seeing reports of it on the Apple forums as recently as July of 2019. I've seen no answers as to what's happening or what can be done to fix it.

Stupid question...are you running the most recent iOS, yet?



[#] Wed Jan 15 2020 19:58:47 EST from darknetuser @ Uncensored

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Today I learned that, if you want to install Scrummvm on a non cracked/jailbroken iOS, you are supposed to register as an apple developer. If you use the free tier, your program will be disabled after 7 days. Paid membership begins at 99 USD per month.

Apple can suck my dick. 99 USD in order to install your own program in your own phone. So glad I didn't buy into their ecosystem.

[#] Mon Feb 03 2020 12:24:28 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I can honestly say that I've never seen that happen, though I'm
seeing reports of it on the Apple forums as recently as July of 2019.
I've seen no answers as to what's happening or what can be done to
fix it.

As far as I can tell, based on feedback from a few people here, a bit of Ducking, and some additional field testing ... the iPads have a bunch of access points to choose from, and when they choose to make an opportunistic hop to a different one (for a perceived better signal strength, I guess) they take 5-10 seconds to redo the encryption handshake. This is long enough to make the app we're using fail.

We tried moving one of the access points as close as possible to the location where the iPads are used, but it's still behaving erratically. The next step would be attempting to set up an AP Group with only the one access point in it ... but I'm giving some consideration to giving up and just going back to a rogue access point dedicated to this application, located close to the iPads instead of so far away that it needs a repeater (which is what the morons did before).

[#] Tue Feb 18 2020 12:14:31 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Hey fruity folks ... I have in my possession an iPad that has been deemed "not worth repairing" by the fruit store. It's mine to keep if I can repair it.

It doesn't power up, but if I put it on a charger for a while I can get it to display the "empty battery" icon when I attempt to power it up. In the non-apple world we try replacing the battery when that happens. Is that worth trying, or did the "genius" know something I don't know?

[#] Tue Feb 18 2020 13:27:24 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Charging port may be damaged, or the battery is dead. I'd leave it plugged in for a few days (at least) just to see if it comes back to life at all.

[#] Wed Feb 19 2020 16:30:32 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I was able to get it to charge enough to power on briefly, so I ordered a battery replacement kit and will attempt to bring it back to life. The other obstacle will be getting it factory erased without the unlock code. Supposedly there are ways to do this?

[#] Wed Feb 19 2020 20:43:52 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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You can... Has to be done through iTunes.

[#] Thu Feb 20 2020 07:49:23 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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Send it to BigClive, he will grab his Spudger, take it apart, replace the battery and add some LED lights.

Do Ipads operate while charging?  Do they need a minimal charge to operate while charging?

 



[#] Thu Feb 20 2020 14:33:22 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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They operate fine while charging. But yes, they need a minimum charge....
If his battery is crap, it won't work.

[#] Thu Feb 20 2020 15:16:55 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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li-ion doesn't like extremes. keep it between 40-80% to extend lifespan (easier said than done)

[#] Thu Feb 20 2020 15:52:59 EST from darknetuser @ Uncensored

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2020-02-20 15:16 from LoanShark

li-ion doesn't like extremes. keep it between 40-80% to extend
lifespan (easier said than done)



In my experience, these crappy devices get obsolete to the point of uselesness faster than the battery dies.

Cheap Androids are serious offenders there.

[#] Thu Feb 20 2020 16:20:30 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Probably. This is an iPad Air and it's probably about five years old, so I'm not expecting much. For free plus the cost of a battery and an hour of my time to replace it, it might be worth having it to kick around. I'm an Android guy, but I've been disappointed with Android tablets. This one has a keyboard folio, so I expect I'll mainly be using it as a remote terminal to a real computer.

[#] Thu Feb 20 2020 19:31:40 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Blah. LCD screen is way broken. Game over.

[#] Thu Feb 20 2020 22:48:07 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Yeah, apparently those cheap Android devices almost always end up locked to a single kernel version for the lifetime of the device (meaning, generally only supported for about 2 years) because ARM SoC vendors don't have the manpower to get their patches merged upstream.



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