I'm having literal withdrawal symptoms from not having the smartphone. This sucks. I finished half a volume of manga and I still don't feel stimulated enough.
The thing I noticed about "old" electronics is that it's usually not the hardware that gives out. (Well, maybe if you don't count the batteries that puff up and die.)
It's usually the software. Like this Nokia was supposed to be "smart" in 2011 (never mind that it was shit even back then because it ran symbian os) but now it does three things: Makes calls, takes sizzling, 3.5 megapixel photos (example attached for your convenience) and plays the pre-installed Angry Birds game. It probably also does music but when I put in a pair of headphones it freaks out and says it's not compatible. Don't know why.
Yeah and it also tells the time.
Android tablets that were shit in their day are similar. No software, so you can't do anything with it. You have a battery attached to a screen and nothing more.
PC's do a lot better than these portable smart devices.
I have this shitbox HP laptop I use for studies and such at uni and the thing is, it's jank and has 2GB of ram, but there's still software for it. (If you go out of your way and download an appropriate version, like I needed the last 32-bit anki release to actually have the program work on this.)
So it's never really the "fancy" stuff (CPU, GPU, motherboard, RAM) that dies in my experience, it's always either the battery or the software that just evaporates. It's never the body of the machine, it's always the soul. Or the qi-carrier.
Gotta hand it to the phone though, even after a decade, it's keeping the charge well.
Found some very old ones in the pile too. I kinda want to actually "fix" one up. That'd mean just getting a battery and a charger. Can't for the life of my find a 2mm charger.
But I guess China has my back and it's like 2k for the battery and the charger together. Doesn't sound too bad for a snake-machine.
Honestly, I think from a design standpoint we advanced a lot during the last decade.
Sister has a friend over, they are playing music very loud in the garden. I am suffering. My mother is off to visit grandma at the hospital. I planned on not having to cook and I feel endlessly lazy and I fucking hate having to think about cooking and then cooking something for lunch.
We don't know what winter will be like. Nobody knows. Gonna be more expensive I guess. Electricity and gas will cost 5 times as much when going above average consumption. We're like 50KwH above average per month for energy and 70m^3 for gas by our calculations. But nobody knows how this will actually get calculated.
But I was already told I can kiss my lavish 2kHUF/day allowance for university good bye and it's back to buttered breadrolls and salami for me.
I guess I got a bit too high on my horse for a bit. >>77072
Honestly, my family never really has "gatherings" we had one
, but even then that was by accident because the countryside relatives came up to my mother's aunt or however the fuck we're related, and there were just too many relatives and they all went over to my aunt's place and since everyone was already there the others got invited in the area too.
Nobody actually wanted a great family get-together it just happened lmao.
As for Kazakh's (mis)adventures, I couldn't give you a concrete example, but it sure feels like "odd" things happen to him a lot. Well, maybe they are odd if you are not used to reality in a sense.