techlover wrote: »
<anecdote> I have two desktops, 2 xbox's (yeah I know, make fun if you will) and a laptop that I will use ethernet if I am going to be working for any length of time. That eats up all 5 of the ports available on my router. </anecdote>
That being said you are probably right. Most devices and most people use wireless anymore.
Also you can expect tons of anti-Google sentiment on the forums for an Apple fan site. I switched to 18.104.22.168 for my DNS and it is lightyears better than my ISP's DNS.
People like to say things like "Google only cares about your data" and I like to say "yes, yes indeed they do". In the decade or so I have been using Googles services they have never ever, not one time lost or deleted any of my data. I wish I could say the same for other companies including Apple who has managed to bork my contacts and other data on more than one occasion. And Dropbox, looking at you Dropbox -_-
1. True, however "Future Proof" in the IT industry also means "I'll have popp'd a critical component or become bloated as hell to the point I no longer run nicely and you have to replace me anyways before a piece of tech comes out which throws me behind a reasonable amount that people would upgrade"3. I love the whole concept of Project Ara, however I can't see it really taking off how they think that it will. The samsung S series and HTC, over here in the UK, are popular devices because they have a flashy name on them, and more than reasonable components inside them in terms of performance. I have a friends old Samsung S2 right now (My phone died a horrible death and she was on the verge of upgrading so let me have it when she did, Thank god for good friends!) and in a years time it will probably need replacing in order to keep up, as a techy, I'd love the art of comparing a few dozen components, "here's my budget, do I really need a 20MP camera, errm, No, I'll just go for a 16MP and splash the savings on a better SOC(, etc, etc)", yet, I can imagine all my friends will just go for the latest line from HTC or Samsung because it's easy and doesn't mean trying to run around understanding what everything means to put together something that in the end doesn't work too well for them because they didn't understand the importance of component X.I mean, there are some benefits to it, if it's out when I plan to upgrade it will definitely be a contender, however I can picture the onslaught of lack of app support with CPU model x and Component model x causing endless problems, Android is already partially a mess in terms of incompatibilities between certain apps and devices, hopefully using an OS more closer to stock will make this less of an occurrence in terms of vender introduced bugs.Also, Seagate reliability is a lie, I used to have a 12 year old Seagate drive that was still clunking away, however Seagate just aren't as reliable as they used to be. (Check out the study done by BackBlaze and other reports on the issues with Seagate over the past few years)