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Re: YouTube Junkie

Post by pugchief » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:09 pm

Vinny, you and my GF must be the only 2 people left on earth that still use ipods rather than their phones for music. 2001 called and wants their music player back.
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Re: YouTube Junkie

Post by vnatale » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:19 pm

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Vinny, you and my GF must be the only 2 people left on earth that still use ipods rather than their phones for music. 2001 called and wants their music player back.
My iPod holds 150 GB of music. How much would you need to pay for a phone with that capacity?

Sometimes single use devices ARE the best devices for what they do. The iPod is so extremely well designed. While working in my garden today, without looking, I can easily change the volume or advance the song. No having to pull it out and look at endless menus / apps. Simple dedicated use. Jobs really was a genius in terms of design. I own just about everything Apple, except for the computers, which I think are way overpriced for their performance.

Plus, I already own it and all those 10,600+ songs are already on it. I cannot remember how long it took to put all those songs on at once but I think it must have taken a fair amount of time. I bought it used for $150 in 2007 and it is STILL going strong! Can play for many, many, many hours before it runs out. How long does a phone battery last for playing music?

I listen to the music on it using these: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ ... _lig_dp_it

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

Can believe how good the music STILL sounds on such old technology as that iPod.

And, I LOVE the headphones so much I bought another pair to keep and use at my office.

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Re: YouTube Junkie

Post by vnatale » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:32 pm

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Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:19 pm
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Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:09 pm
Vinny, you and my GF must be the only 2 people left on earth that still use ipods rather than their phones for music. 2001 called and wants their music player back.
My iPod holds 150 GB of music. How much would you need to pay for a phone with that capacity?

Sometimes single use devices ARE the best devices for what they do. The iPod is so extremely well designed. While working in my garden today, without looking, I can easily change the volume or advance the song. No having to pull it out and look at endless menus / apps. Simple dedicated use. Jobs really was a genius in terms of design. I own just about everything Apple, except for the computers, which I think are way overpriced for their performance.

Plus, I already own it and all those 10,600+ songs are already on it. I cannot remember how long it took to put all those songs on at once but I think it must have taken a fair amount of time. I bought it used for $150 in 2007 and it is STILL going strong! Can play for many, many, many hours before it runs out. How long does a phone battery last for playing music?

I listen to the music on it using these: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000AJIF4E/ ... _lig_dp_it

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

Can believe how good the music STILL sounds on such old technology as that iPod.

And, I LOVE the headphones so much I bought another pair to keep and use at my office.

Vinny
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I bought it at the time because it was the least expensive phone to use with Google Fi. I did pay $200 for it and it came with only 16GB so far too little memory to handle 10,600+ songs. I could have bought more GB but then it would have taken forever to convert the songs from the Apple music format to run on an Android? Or, not?

Finally I am NOT a cell phone person! Today was the first time I touched it in at least 3 weeks (if not longer). I can get everything else done that a cell phone can do better or faster or both in some other way. ESPECIALLY when I am home.

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Re: YouTube Junkie

Post by pugchief » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:33 am

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I can get everything else done that a cell phone can do better or faster or both in some other way. ESPECIALLY when I am home.

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How do you text? My adult children, friends and GF using texting as their main form of communication.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:35 am

I used an iPod until a couple years ago when I got a.. Moto G6.

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Re: YouTube Junkie

Post by vnatale » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:51 am

pugchief wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:33 am
vnatale wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:32 pm
I can get everything else done that a cell phone can do better or faster or both in some other way. ESPECIALLY when I am home.

Vinny
How do you text? My adult children, friends and GF using texting as their main form of communication.
I DON"T text!

I maintain no relationships with people that require such demanding, intrusive type communications.

Being an asynchronous form of communication Email was made for me! I look at it when I want to and I respond to it when I want to. I'm in total control when I respond as opposing to receiving a text that says "Respond NOW!"

How did you live your life prior to having the ability to texting? That's the way I live mine although I essentially stopped using the phone on any form of regular basis long ago. I know that I'm in the extreme in terms of maintaining any form of communication which either synchronous or near synchronous.

Just yesterday during our staff meeting someone brought up whether we should start using Slack. Only a few people were familiar with it. I immediately piped up and stated, "Some people hate it. It's just like texting. Demands your immediate attention with an immediate response."

Finally texting is generally done on a phone. I fly on a computer keyboards in terms of how much I can type in a given time. Therefore it is extreme torture for me to use a phone which requires any more than the minimal inputting. I've actually had to simplify some of my complex passwords because I just could never successfully type them on a phone.

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Re: YouTube Junkie

Post by vnatale » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:57 am

Kriegsspiel wrote:
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I used an iPod until a couple years ago when I got a.. Moto G6.

Luddites unite!
It was just confirmed for me last night that my present iPod with its 10,611 songs is the way to go.

I sent one of the songs on it to the musician whose CD I got it from. The song I sent to him was in WMA format. He told me he was not able to open it either on his MAC or his Android phone.

IF I had the capacity on my Moto G6 (which I don't having only 16GB on it) how much time would it take to convert 10,611 songs (120GB!) to a format that COULD be opened by an Android phone. I'd guess hours on end! Maybe even days!

Again, sometimes single purpose devices are the best tool for the mission as opposed to the five in one (or, in the case of phones 100 in one).

I'll take any of my Lumix digital cameras over the performance of any camera in any phone.

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Re: YouTube Junkie

Post by pugchief » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:59 am

Nice for you that your world allows that. In my world, if I don't text, it takes hours if not days to get a response by email.
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Re: YouTube Junkie

Post by vnatale » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:13 am

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Nice for you that your world allows that. In my world, if I don't text, it takes hours if not days to get a response by email.
Yes, one of the benefits of living a fairly isolated social life.

The speed at which you and I are communicating regarding this is perfect for me when taking into account the degree of control it gives me.

That said, I'm realizing I do use one form of texting or instant messaging. Messenger. I use it via Facebook and I was using it last night with two musicians plus I'll use it for "live" chats with softball teammates. But in ALL cases I'm doing it via this (computer) keyboard and not being tortured by having to use the phone keyboard.

I've trained people to understand that if you want my attention, don't call. Send me an email.

Even my office phone can get unused for weeks at a time. Almost all external communications are done via email. ZERO texting and phone calls only when that IS going to be the most efficient way to get work done with someone else.

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Re: YouTube Junkie

Post by Mountaineer » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:17 am

vnatale wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:13 am

That said, I'm realizing I do use one form of texting or instant messaging. Messenger. I use it via Facebook and I was using it last night with two musicians plus I'll use it for "live" chats with softball teammates.

Vinny
Not to derail the thread further, but I'm surprised you use Facebook/Messenger given all the privacy/ethics concerns re. Facebook. :o
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Re: YouTube Junkie

Post by vnatale » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:02 am

Mountaineer wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:17 am
vnatale wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:13 am

That said, I'm realizing I do use one form of texting or instant messaging. Messenger. I use it via Facebook and I was using it last night with two musicians plus I'll use it for "live" chats with softball teammates.

Vinny
Not to derail the thread further, but I'm surprised you use Facebook/Messenger given all the privacy/ethics concerns re. Facebook. :o
The whole privacy issue is not an issue for me. And, further elaborate on what you see as being the "ethics' issue.

I am a frequent user of Facebook, particularly for getting out the 1,000's pictures I take of live music and all the games of softball and basketball in which I'm a participant. And, it's a particularly useful tool for me and my softball teammates communicating with one another, e.g., who can or not make the next game.

Just a tool like any other tool that can be used for good or bad.

Just like we all loved the telephone when it was invented (well, not "us" but you know what I'm saying) but it also allowed the criminal element to do their work more efficiently and effectively.

Vinny
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