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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

Mahoney: Now we wait.
Magorium: No. We breathe, we pulse, we regenerate. Our hearts beat, our minds create, our souls injest.

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Playlist pieces

One love, one life.. You gave me nothing; now it’s all I got.
You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl…
One.

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you should never let the sun set on tomorrow before the sun rises today.

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Recent comments

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Syndicate

Syndication is available in RSS and Atom flavors. Flavors like ice cream. Ice cream like happiness.

"Everything counts a little more than we think..."

26 October 2020 Monday

Comparing the Bose NC700 and the Sony WH-1000XM4

slated in mainstream, consumed at 7:50 pm

Regarding the Bose NC700 and the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones:

Both have good noise-cancelling.

The Bose has more control over the noise-cancelling and ambient sound levels. The Sony has more auto-adjustment.

If you wear glasses or anything similar with the Bose, you lose several steps of the noise-cancelling; glasses have no impact on the Sony’s sound quality.

Contrary to its claims, the Sony canNOT handle being connected to more than one device at a time, unless you mean to use one device for listening to audio and then have your phone be absolute primary and override every time. Bose can switch back and forth between two devices, not flawlessly, though fairly usably.

They could BOTH learn a thing or ten from Logitech, and add an additional button for device switching, and another additional button so we can use voice-assistance as advertised without having to be WITHOUT one feature or the other.

If you want to be able to use a voice assistant you will have NO control over ambient/noise-cancelling levels on your Sony, unless you have your phone and Sony app open in front of you all the time. That essentially means you can have basic noise-cancelling/ambient control OR you can have voice assistance. Inane.

The Sony likes to make noise at EVERYTHING, beeping and talking loudly in your ear to tell you whenever it has turned on, whenever it is turning off, whenever it connects to bluetooth, whenever it’s changing volume, whenever ANYTHING. There is no option to stop this. The Bose can be asked to be more subtle and decent, and is elegant about this.

My limited experience with Sony’s customer support so far has been that they don’t really care about the customer and their results. My repeated experience with Bose’s customer support is that they are consistently ultimately sincere in striving to resolve issues for the customer.

23 April 2019 Tuesday

I have had it with all these constant nonsense ships

slated in mainstream, mused at 7:06 pm

Why is EVERYONE constantly making any two people a romantic ship these days if they’re seen on screen together for all of two seconds? It is Not sane and it has Bad implications for the real world, and assumptions and approaches and expectations and interpretations. Two happy seconds with a person does Not mean a whole thing.

14 January 2019 Monday

Whatever it turns out you are

slated in mused, mainstream at 8:44 pm

One of my favorite lines from The Magicians is “I’m the official sidekick to whatever it turns out you are.“ I like it for several reasons, and I like that the show is such a ridiculous and realistic and absurd mash of relationships and people and friendships and sexual experiences and even the ones that despise each other still come through and protect one another and it’s real friendship and love, never mind where they are in which official/technical/past/potential/whatever relationships.

slated in moments, mainstream at 5:42 pm

iPad offered me news. It started by telling me about a gun going through an airport undetected by TSA and the nonsense surrounding that; then told me that video games are more available by indie developers now due to accessible game engines; then told me about a gas station police standoff involving gasoline, threat of fire, and a drone delivering a vape pen. What the heck, News! What the heck!

16 October 2018 Tuesday

Better on the outside

slated in consumed, mainstream at 1:20 pm

I don’t like the new interior of the entrance. Now instead of “bigger on the inside”, it’s “extra-dimensional addition that couldn’t be seen/accessed from the outside”.
… Maybe they’ll explain some brilliant reasoning for all this. Until then, I don’t like it.

09 October 2018 Tuesday

Side-by-side Comparison: Google Pixel 4 XL (2019) vs. Pixel 3 XL (2018) vs. Google Pixel 2 XL (2017)

slated in consumed, mainstream at 1:20 pm

Spreadsheet to Compare Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 4 XL phones by Google. (Added Pixel 4XL October 15, 2019)

128gb storage capacity is perfectly respectable as an option, however as a maximum option for storage capacity it is simply pathetic in 2018. It was woeful in 2017. All the more impressively pathetic in 2019.

22 June 2017 Thursday

slated in mainstream at 3:47 pm

Amazon question and answer

04 April 2017 Tuesday

Apple

‪@apple brings me some joy and a lot of grief; the lows are too low. Apple ID, no listing, individual privacy control, no data control.‬

28 March 2017 Tuesday

I <3 Quora

slated in mainstream at 8:40 pm

I put 12 socks in the washer and only 11 came out. This happens a lot. Where does the missing sock go?

Legitimate:
What’s the most outstanding life hack?

slated in mainstream, article, excerpt at 3:19 pm

Intelligence is not consciousness. Intelligence is the ability to solve problems. Consciousness is the ability to feel things.

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