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  1. OMFG the iPhone still can't transfer files over Bluetooth. The most basic function since the first dumb phone that had Bluetooth.

    about 3 months ago from web
    1. @adiwan Why would you want to transfer files via bluetooth ? Yes ofcourse I would transfer via bluetooth but only after I would have exhausted all other ways to transfer files. But I would actually prefer to program my own FTP client using a magnet and a needle than to use bluetooth. Mainly because for some reason bluetooth always screws up royally whenever I use it.

      reference : https://xkcd.com/378/

      about 3 months ago from web
      1. @drinkingpony I'm an old-fashioned guy who transfers sometimes (small) files (mostly photos) over Bluetooth to my laptop. I don't have much problems with Bluetooth. Only my Bluetooth hands-free phone thingimajig makes me some problems but that's it. It reacts so slowly to a new audio input that it's over when it's fully connected, especially notifications or navigation directions when nothing else is playing. Phone calls and music work fine (although there is that connection delay). I put the blame on my Bluetooth box in my car.

        about 3 months ago from web
        1. @adiwan Wait, if you are old-fashioned for using bluetooth, then how old am I ? O_O

          about 3 months ago from web
          1. @drinkingpony I'm so old-fashioned that my laptop (that I'm currently using) has VGA.

            about 3 months ago from web
            1. @adiwan Ain't nothing wrong with backwards compatibility.

              about 3 months ago from web
              1. @scribus Oof, remember how the CHECHA[xx] and CHECKB[xx] Playstation 3 models have Playstation 2 compattibility by hardware support.

                And then the CHECHC[xx] and CHECHE[xx] try to achieve the same thing ( poorly ) by partial software emulation on the PS3's part

                And then from the CHECHG[xx] versions onwards Sony went like "Ahh, noone is going to miss that anyway"

                And then the OtherOS kerfuffle that only got resolved in some class action lawsuit in 2018 ?

                Backwards compattibility really is quite like a fanged animal, with teeth, pretending to be a treasure chest.

                about 3 months ago from web
                1. @drinkingpony Hey, just because I spent years running a deliberately underpowered mainboard just to keep a 5.25" floppy drive running well into the 2000s doesn't mean exactly what you're saying at all! lol

                  about 3 months ago from web
                  1. @scribus Today I found http://rainbowdash.net/url/873795 and it made me think of what you said five days ago.

                    But what of the times in between ?

                    Well I guess I have a 486DX4 that still accepts EISA cards somewhere. I'll let you know if I find it.

                    about 3 months ago from web
                    1. @drinkingpony !!! Now I wish I still had my old floppies.

                      about 3 months ago from web
            2. @adiwan Oh yes, I know what you mean with VGA. None of my laptops had VGA and it was REALLY annoying untill I dumpsterdove myself an HP pavilion ( with an i7, rather old generation ). and repaired it by mostly figuring out the charge port was broken and putting on a pigtail ( RC-car battery cable ). It charges and it works, but looks like an IED. Still I find myself using it WAY too much for 'old' stuff. This includes the projector in the conferance room at work ( who still has a projector that only has VGA & DVI-A. really ? Cmon now )

              But yeah, eventually products with things like 802.11b and possibly Bluetooth 2.0 and lower will be no longer supported by new-tech. When that happens people are probably going to be happy that some 'nerd' still has a way to recover that one vacation photo from 2005.

              Bonus : What do you mean it is only 600 kilopixel ? I do not care, I just know it looks like Chungus

              about 3 months ago from web