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Why Can’t Technology Halt?
Posted by: Dale Franks on Thursday, November 15, 2007

You know, it gets really irritating that every time you turn around, someone improves your favorite toy.

Eventually, I'm not gonna be able to afford to keep on being an early-adapter.
 
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so... it’s just the iPhone without the phone part? seems only natural.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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pretty sweet, but I’m not done with my 60gb iPod yet ;-)
 
Written By: meagain
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At least with videogames, they take a little while before making the system obsolete. My X box should keep for a little while longer (I hope!)
 
Written By: shark
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I want one in such a bad way because it literally is one of the coolest interfaces I’ve ever seen. I don’t need the iPhone because (a) I already have a cell phone and (b) even if I needed a new one, it wouldn’t be with AT&T.

At this point, I cannot justify $300 for a new mp3 player, especially given I already own one that is working just fine.

I do have a tip jar, though...
 
Written By: Robb Allen
URL: http://blog.robballen.com
Heh, my video game comment gets blacklisted. I wonder what set it off?

"You have attempted to enter a comment using a blacklisted term, or your IP Address has been banned. Your comment cannot be saved until the offending term has been eliminated, or the IP Address ban has been lifted by a blog administrator."

 
Written By: tkc
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Shark,

Get a 360, and Call of Duty 4

You will thank me.
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Yeah but it only has 16G max! I can’t live without 80G!!! ;)
 
Written By: John
URL: averagegayjoe.blogspot.com
Seconding Call of Duty 4. It’s the best of the series so far.
Heh, my video game comment gets blacklisted.
Some partial words are considered blacklisted, maybe a typo or something. Example: "Bush*tler" :)
 
Written By: jows
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I switched to Ipod Nano - easier to deal with and doesn’t break when dropped lightly onto a sofa, etc.
 
Written By: Harun
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Jows,

It was a comment about (insert game name here). No Bush*tler nonsense what so ever.

I did call myself a **** for playing it. Maybe that set it off.

Heh! Again!
You have attempted to enter a comment using a blacklisted term, or your IP Address has been banned. Your comment cannot be saved until the offending term has been eliminated, or the IP Address ban has been lifted by a blog administrator.




 
Written By: tkc
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HA! The name of the game is blacklisted.

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Or was it the word ’geek’?
 
Written By: tkc
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Oooooookay. That is an odd blacklist. LOL
 
Written By: tkc
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Harun, I don’t know where you get your info, but the iPod touch is quite durable, in most ways more than the nano. Nanos have a hair-width sheet of acrylic covering the LCD which can scratch and offers no protection against pressure against the display. The iPod touch has a much thicker sheet of tempered optical glass that can’t be scratched by anything short of diamonds. PCMag did a drop test numerous times onto their concrete parking lot and couldn’t get the touch to break.
 
Written By: S
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I just within the last weeks went Mac for all my personal affairs (my wife’s a teacher, so we’ve had Macs on the home network for years) after being a PC user for 20 years, including lots of client/server stuff. Take a look. That’s my system on the right. I used to run that 30" HD monitor on a PC, requiring a $300 high end gamer’s card so I could get the full 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution. The MacBook Pro, the fasted notebook in the world, even running Windows displays that monitor at full res.

I also got an iPhone to go along with the deal and I must say that not only do I love the device (the web actually works, and works well, after years of hating to have to use the web on various PDA phones like Blackberries, Palms and so forth.

I’ve had one of the original iPod minis for years but I never use it. Now that it’s integrated in my phone, it goes where I go and I actually use it.

I’m very happy with Apple right now. I used to be a big MS defender, but my enthusiasm has been diminishing for years.

 
Written By: Richard Nikoley
URL: http://honestylog.com
So, you’re saying the mac is a games machine.
Got it.
(/snark)
 
Written By: Bithead
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Eric:

Not sure if that’s directed at me, but to clarify, I bought Apple’s 30" monitor a year or so ago, but to hook it up to a PC required adding a video card, for two reasons: it requires dual DVI, and only the high-end gamers cards (at that time) seemed to offer the full 2560 x 1600 resolution (and they were few and far between). The MacBook Pro has that res built right in.

I have no games on either my PCs or my Mac. I think I tried flight simulator once, years ago, but I just can’t get into games.



 
Written By: Richard Nikoley
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Hey Jows... What’s yer GT?
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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YouTubeRobot.com today announces YouTube Robot 2.0, a tool that enables you to download video from YouTube.com onto your PC, convert it to various formats to watch it when you are on the road on mobile devices like mobile phone, iPod, iPhone, Pocket PC, PSP, or Zune.
Product page: youtuberobot.com
Direct download link: youtuberobot.com/download/utuberobot.exe
Company web-site: .youtuberobot.com
E-mail: support@youtuberobot.com
 
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