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post #122 of 152
In Vancouver here. Samsung was a big sponsor when we had the Olympics here, and I'm pretty sure they were a big part of the London games as well.
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This is a non-issue.  You see this all the time on the medal stand when an athlete sponsored by one company (Nike, for instance) covers the logo of the brand that provides official Olympic garb to the national team (Adidas, say).  They'll normally cover up with a flag, since patriotism trumps commercialism, but make no mistake...they aren't going to be caught peddling a competitor's wares in front of billions of people.

Right, but you can't buy every competitor's loyalty by giving them a stupid phone.  Nike pays its people millions so it makes sense that they try not be caught dead wearing something else.  This is entirely different.

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imo if given a Note 3 they should used it over the iphone.  The Note 3 record 4K videos and has a 13mp camera.

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imo if given a Note 3 they should used it over the iphone.  The Note 3 record 4K videos and has a 13mp camera.

hahahaha

 

nice one, thanks for the laugh.

 

[edit]  ok I'll be more specific with my reply.  Most of the tests I've seen don't indicate the Note 3 is any better than the iPhone at taking photos. Quite the contrary mostly (especially in lower light conditions). And 4k video? Really? 2 mins of 4k video is about 1GB in size. And there's no benefit to shooting in 4k at all if you have no 4k display to show it on. Not to mention the endless time spent waiting to transfer all those enormous files to make room for shooting more. Olympians on the go should do that, right...?

 

So yeah, I cracked up reading that...   thanks again! :)


Edited by tribalogical - 2/6/14 at 12:25pm
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Accept the Samsung phone and use it for the Olympics, but make sure you plaster a big Apple logo on it.


EWW!!!  That's such an offensive suggestion.  Why would ANYONE put an Apple logo on that piece of feces???  It's like putting a Mercedes branding on a Ford.  That's just offensive!

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EWW!!!  That's such an offensive suggestion.  Why would ANYONE put an Apple logo on that piece of feces???  It's like putting a Mercedes branding on a Ford.  That's just offensive!

 

I saw a BMW logo glued onto a Lada once, and I wasn't offended, so I dunno! :lol:

 

And these days, I'm not seeing much difference between Ford and Benz quality. The Chrysler merger, and subsequent loss of half the Mercedes engineers (a big chunk of those going to Audi) sure put a dent in Mercedes Benz quality...

 

That said, I'd rather drive an Audi than a Ford.....! And I prefer my iPhone to the Note 3 for sure. The Note 3's 50% greater weight alone convinced me I'm not interested in the "phablet" phone factor. 

 

 

By the way there's been an update from the OIC:  They're saying the athletes have no obligation to cover logos on their personal effects such as phones, and they can even have non-sponsor logos on their jackets, etc. so long as they are less than 10% of the total surface. 

 

This is just a Samsung compliance requirement (nothing to do with OIC rules), tying the free gift to the "no-show" demand. If you WANT that free Note 3, then you have to cover or hide your Apple logos...

 

Stupid move, Samsung. More negative press than positive "perception" benefit, eh?

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imo if given a Note 3 they should used it over the iphone.  The Note 3 record 4K videos and has a 13mp camera.

But but but megaaapixxxels!!!
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post #130 of 152

Here's the update from OIC, reported by mac rumors:

 

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/02/06/sochi-athletes-may-use-iphones/

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imo if given a Note 3 they should used it over the iphone.  The Note 3 record 4K videos and has a 13mp camera.

Or how about the atheletes leave their phones in their pockets and experience the once-in-a-lifetime moment first-hand?  This experience of recording everything and basically watching life in real-time through a little screen is bizarre.

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Or how about the atheletes leave their phones in their pockets and experience the once-in-a-lifetime moment first-hand?  This experience of recording everything and basically watching life in real-time through a little screen is bizarre.

It is weird until you go back later and try to remember what you saw and can't. I take it you have no family videos or video milestones.
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It is weird until you go back later and try to remember what you saw and can't. I take it you have no family videos or video milestones.

It's not so much what was seen but what emotions were felt in the moment. There's a disconnect when one is too busy recording. There will be plenty of photos and videos on social media for one to relive it.
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It's not so much what was seen but what emotions were felt in the moment. There's a disconnect when one is too busy recording. There will be plenty of photos and videos on social media for one to relive it.

It's not that hard to take video. And who will be taking the photos and videos?
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It's not that hard to take video. And who will be taking the photos and videos?

I was referring to the Olympians, obviously in a family situation it pays to record milestones, but there's going to be hundreds if not thousands of other Olympians recording the very same thing much of which will end up on YouTube, FB, and Twitter. I agree with malax, just take all in old school style.
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Here's the update from OIC, reported by mac rumors:

 

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/02/06/sochi-athletes-may-use-iphones/

 

A DED story turned out not to be true?  Color me shocked.

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A DED story turned out not to be true?  Color me shocked.

"It is possible that Samsung requested that logos be covered, but it is not an official IOC request"

 

That's not a debunking of what Samsung may have tried to pull off. Just that they were bluffing without IOC backing.

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A DED story turned out not to be true?  Color me shocked.

 

 

Please. It isn't at all "untrue".

 

You don't have to go far to see the repercussions the issue has already caused (for example, check out some responses from Swiss and German athletes, easily googled), having nothing to do with DED at all. So in fact, it was good reporting on his part.

 

The linked article brings an update and a clarification from the IOC. 

 

This is what I call "a developing story"... 

post #140 of 152
I heard that Samsung has to cover the time on their phones with an Omega sticker.*

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Doubt it. When the Olympics were in Vancouver, Visa was a sponsor. You couldn't use any other credit card to buy tickets to events. Pissed me off as my MC has a higher limit since I use it more which meant I could only try to get tickets for a couple events before I maxed out.


That would be much more annoying if you lacked a Visa branded card.

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imo if given a Note 3 they should used it over the iphone.  The Note 3 record 4K videos and has a 13mp camera.

 

It's amazing how many people don't realize that after 10mp (and maybe even way before), the more important factors leading to better quality photos are the quality of the JPG compressing software and the quality of lens. That is, unless you can save your photos as RAW. 

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While Samsung is not above this kind of chicanery, this alleged restraint has already been denied by the IOC.

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Doubt it. When the Olympics were in Vancouver, Visa was a sponsor. You couldn't use any other credit card to buy tickets to events. Pissed me off as my MC has a higher limit since I use it more which meant I could only try to get tickets for a couple events before I maxed out.
 

If memory serves, you couldn't even use debit cards either in some situations.

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Perhaps Samsung understands the disconnect between the metrics of products shipped vs those in actual daily use. Otherwise, they should be expecting that a late majority of all phones in use at the Olympics would be theirs anyway... -

Technically (and I mean this in the most eye-rollingly sarcastic manner) if you are competing, working or volunteering for the Olympics, you are required to wear only Olympic-sanctioned gear, this goes for everything from mittens to cars, to restaurants seen in. In reality, the official apparel sponsor will run out of sizes that fit, or in the case of 2010, not supply essential things like gloves/mittens or shoes/boots. As far as smartphone devices go, the Samsung people likely paid for a fleet of the most expensive cars possible again. So they're probably not going to be happy if they see iPhone's in the opening/closing ceremonies. The rest of the events they clearly can't be everywhere. The worst that will happen if you're caught using the iPhone is what? Some verbal abuse. You're not going to have your iPhone confiscated at the security checkpoints.

I mean, you can't seriously expect athletes to eat at McDonalds for a month. You can no more seriously expect someone to switch to a new phone device and have time to learn it. I expect most people who got one, likely use it as an additional device (you're not going to find some place to charge a phone while at a venue) should their main device's battery run low.
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If memory serves, you couldn't even use debit cards either in some situations.
This has more to do with US-style debit cards only function as "Cash Advance on a Credit Card" everywhere outside the US. As for VISA only, that only applied to the sponsors (eg McDonalds) inside venues. If you went outside the security area you could have used any card you want at any store, including the official sponsor's regular stores.
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While Samsung is not above this kind of chicanery, this alleged restraint has already been denied by the IOC.

This has been confirmed.

 

Now, how many people here will retract their invectives?

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Originally Posted by StruckPaper View Post

This has been confirmed. Now, how many people here will retract their invectives?

 

Which? Against Samsung or against against Samsung?

post #148 of 152
I see a lot of iPhones and a many of the hideously large Notes. It's sad Sammy had to give them away for use.
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I was surprised by how few athletes actually carried cameras while walking in; they popped out a variety of devices once they sat.

 

We watched the opening ceremony live on NHK (Japan's national broadcaster) albeit with crappy announcers talking over most of it; it started at about 1:15am and went the full three hours.  There was a replay from about 9:00am so people could watch it who had not stayed up.

 

Another corporation, NBC, made the call to not carry the opening live in the US.

 

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Or everyone in the country defines, collectively, what is and is not customary/permissible for the institutions and individuals therein. 

What is the acceptable, cultural norm for you and me might not be for them, and vice-versa.

What we might find completely rude behaviour by the average Chinese (and I've noticed a lot of Westerners find their attitude rather dismissive and rough - and perhaps it's a legitimate reaction to the way *we* are), they might find completely natural. It doesn't immediately imply a value judgment, although that would be the natural (though incorrect) assumption. 
Under this definition there would be no such thing as racism would there? Just each persons definition of what is acceptable cultural norms?
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