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QueBert

Lifer
Jan 6, 2002
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iPhone won't charge, no appointments until Wed to have it looked at. It's not under warranty anymore so this will probably cost an arm and a leg. No huge biggie for the next few days. I have an Apple Watch Ultra so I can still communicate until then.

Well, sorta, I can use it to call people, and I can text people, but without the iPhone being on, I can only text iPhones. If I want to text anyone with an Android, or use any service that texts you a login code. It won't work, I was under the impression that with an Ultra you could use it without an iPhone. Verizon doesn't know this, and the Apple CS I spoke to didn't either. So I thought there was something wrong with my Watch or my Verizon service. Thank Jesus for Google or I would still be pulling my hair out.

UGH now I have to actually call someone if I need to say something, this sucks. I hate calling people lol. I also learned that while using the watch to talk to someone, I can't do anything else until I hang up. I never use it to call people so I had no idea. And I just guessed the damn watch would be able to multitask, noppers to that. SHEIEIEIEIT.
 

pete6032

Diamond Member
Dec 3, 2010
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iPhone won't charge, no appointments until Wed to have it looked at. It's not under warranty anymore so this will probably cost an arm and a leg. No huge biggie for the next few days. I have an Apple Watch Ultra so I can still communicate until then.

Well, sorta, I can use it to call people, and I can text people, but without the iPhone being on, I can only text iPhones. If I want to text anyone with an Android, or use any service that texts you a login code. It won't work, I was under the impression that with an Ultra you could use it without an iPhone. Verizon doesn't know this, and the Apple CS I spoke to didn't either. So I thought there was something wrong with my Watch or my Verizon service. Thank Jesus for Google or I would still be pulling my hair out.

UGH now I have to actually call someone if I need to say something, this sucks. I hate calling people lol. I also learned that while using the watch to talk to someone, I can't do anything else until I hang up. I never use it to call people so I had no idea. And I just guessed the damn watch would be able to multitask, noppers to that. SHEIEIEIEIT.
Do you have wireless charging?
 

QueBert

Lifer
Jan 6, 2002
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Do you have wireless charging?

I don't, I've been meaning to buy one but haven't gotten around to it. I guess I'll be doing that soon. I did fix it, somehow a small Dorrito chunk had got into the charging port, I got it out with a toothpick. Dorrito pieces in a charging port sound like a 1stworldproblem.

Apple support couldn't help me because I don't have a wall charger, apparently the TB4 port on my PC that can give 100w of juice isn't enough. The Apple lady I was speaking to was nice, but she asked 3 times "are you sure you don't have something so you can plug your phone directly into a wall outlet?"

I said "no, because your phones and watches don't come with them anymore" which is another 1stworldproblem. I do probably have 10 wall worts, but I don't have a single one that's USB C. Another 1stworldproblem, shit I might as well move to a Favela in Brazil at this point.
 
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sdifox

No Lifer
Sep 30, 2005
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Red Squirrel

No Lifer
May 24, 2003
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12,293
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www.anyf.ca
I have a bunch of old computer stuff in my crawlspace, and I decided I should replace the old monitor on my workbench with one that has HDMI so I took down the old monitor and went to check my stash of monitors. Lo and behold not a single one of them down there has HDMI lol. So I'm going to have to actually buy one.
 

QueBert

Lifer
Jan 6, 2002
22,442
765
126
Saw that IPad is finally getting a calculator app. I am dumbfounded. A computer's primary function is to compute. It means doing calculations. And the iPad is finally getting one?


Apple likes people to use SIRI to do t3h math problems, and it works well IMHO. What the fuck kind of heathen still presses buttons to calculate shit anymore?

In theory, I like how it works, but using a calculator like a normal person the number stay's on the screen. Whereas you have to memorize the shit if you use t3h SIRI lady to be your calculator.
 

Red Squirrel

No Lifer
May 24, 2003
67,771
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www.anyf.ca
This is not really a problem, more comedy, but the other day I bought a generator on a whim as one of my cousins was selling hers for cheap so bought it. I'm in the middle of a server room power upgrade and my current temp setup is that I'm running on a very small -48v battery bank but everything is dual conversion. If power goes out I have it setup so it just transfers immediately to solar. There is no smarts in this setup, it will run on solar until that battery goes 100% flat, essentially killing it. So it's not ideal but works for now.

I decided to order hardware like twist lock inlet, appropriate converters etc so I can hook the generator up properly to my shed and feed through the existing solar wiring that goes to the house, so in the event of a long outage I can transfer that electrical panel from the solar inverter, to the generator, the generator will also charge the battery.

Today we had a big storm and power went out while I was working from home and was not sure if my solar battery would last the whole shift so I decided to hook it up through an extension cord going to my server room to power the rectifiers which in turn keeps all my stuff up including my workstation.

After all that was over the mail man shows up with the hardware I ordered that would have let me set it up properly without having to run extension cords.
 

QueBert

Lifer
Jan 6, 2002
22,442
765
126
Wanted a different color band for my Apple Watch Ultra, fuck paying Apple $100. I bought 6 bands off Aliexpress for $2.25 each (shipped) I have all the colors now!

"APPLE watch bands are just plastic, what a rip off. You can get the same on Aliexpress for a few bucks" What the REDDITORS say. Welp, 1 didn't have the magnet out of the box., 2 of them the magnet fell off the 1st time I tried to put it on. 1 just wouldn't work. 1 works, but it doesn't clasp right. and more than likely if I tried to use it my watch would fall and break.

While I understand the Apple bands aren't worth anywhere near what they charge, I now have a new found appreciation that they don't instantly fall apart. I didn't expect to get 6 perfect ones, but I figured out of 6 at least 1 would be passable, nope.
 

MrSquished

Lifer
Jan 14, 2013
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I watched the 3rd episode of The Acolyte and have found out it has caused a lot of backlash online from a lot of Star Wars 'fans'. It's a fucking interesting episode about the Jedi and the main storyline of the show. It's interesting because it's not the usual fluff of the Disney shows and is getting deeper into the Star Wars universe. Most of the show is a woman cast, two black girls are the main characters, and that seems to piss off these cavemen that live among us.

Holy fuck we are fucked.

This show is no Andor but it's better than all the other dumb shows Disney made so far except Andor.
 

Ajay

Lifer
Jan 8, 2001
15,944
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Apple likes people to use SIRI to do t3h math problems
Simple math problems. Try anything remotely difficult and SIRI doesn't know, but suggests some math webpage. Or...at least last time I tried. Google's voice assistant is 100x better, and I'm not even an android user.
 
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Fenixgoon

Lifer
Jun 30, 2003
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That price though, 2.5 mil :eek: Basically have a mortgage for several generations.

It's also weird that for a house that big and expensive there is only 3 bedrooms.
2.5mil for waterfront property. If you're buying that kind of property, I would say a mortgage is unlikely to be an issue. How fast your investments grow relative to the mortgage rate just determines how much (or little) the house *actually* costs you