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Rambler OP said () (edited )

They're not horrible for short term use, which I think is where they likely shine the most. A quick run or workout at the gym? Sure. A companion to a multi-day backpacking trip? Trail running? Or even just listening to music for 8 hours for a normal work shift? Not so much.

There is definitely a market for them. I see them all the time. People seem to like them, or at least want to be seen with them in. Personal andecote for sure, but I don't recall going to the store or just taking a walk down the street and seeing this many people with wired earbuds just five years ago. I think it has to partially due to marketing and people's desire to be seen with new stuff from the brands they're loyal to. Galaxy Buds and Apple's Airpods are pretty recognizable. Seems almost just as much of a fashion accessory nowadays similar to how Beats headphones were previously.

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GadgeteerZA said ()

Interesting... I don't think "are stupid" is a good reason but the other reasons are pretty sound, and you could add they are unhealthy to wear for very long periods of time. On headphone side they are very bulky (not compact).

Must say I do like wireless earbuds though and have not had any of the problems apart from the exorbitant cost based on what you get vs its useful lifetime, and yes some have very short battery time (I've always only chosen 6 - 8 hour models for that reason).

I suppose the look/feel though does come down to personal preference. Wireless earbuds though, do have a lot of room for improvement still.

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dontvisitmyintentions said ()

They use "media savvy" and "sophisticated" to cover their seething hatred of viewers avoiding what they call "the interruptive advertising format." They then describe unobtrusive ad copy as a "disruptive" method of marketing: evoking "an enchanted state" where "customers create or string their own stories together" instead of being cajoled, shamed, insulted, denigrated, or simply condemned for their appearance and beliefs.

This is peak marketeer cope. I wonder then they'll discover improving products to improve customer confidence, but then that wouldn't really be marketing.

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TallestSkil said ()

Is the joke that this entire website is blocked by my ad blocker, since it’s literally spam? The joke being that everyone has adblockers and doesn’t even see ads in the first place, that is.

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Wahaha OP said ()

Reply to comment by Wingless in What Autism Sounds Like by Wahaha

It's not like Adobe gave up because of the security holes. Flash always had security holes. The way I remember the history Apple blocked Flash on their phones, which gave others an excuse to also kill Flash. It then only took an entire decade for Flash to finally disappear officially.

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Wingless said ()

Wow. I never heard of "Ruffle". An experimental software meant to play files for Flash, which was so hopelessly insecure that the giant company Adobe gave up on maintaining it despite the black eye that gave them. What could possibly go wrong?

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dontvisitmyintentions said ()

The wireless type that goes around your neck in one piece is superior while carrying loads, strapped to a bag, or twisting around. It tends to stay put or fall on your shoulder. You don't want to put the wired or wireless earbuds back in after they get yanked out and touch the ground.

Though that's easier to prevent with a wire you can clip to your shirt.

Actually, I prefer the old cheap style over-the-ear headphones regardless. Sometimes one pops up in a discount store, likely old stock getting cleared out.

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AWiggerInTime OP said ()

I just got lost on their page for like 2 hours.

The site itself is well-made, the articles interesting (damn, now I want a boat too) and Devine is probably the only person on the planet using Plan 9 as his daily driver (nevertheless, based).

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Wingless said ()

Webp is not any better than other formats (many say worse), less compatible, yet Google made it and promotes it and apparently does weird SEO blackmail behind the scenes for it. Question I have is why???

Tech companies only do things for one reason, and that reason is to spy on you. But how does Google spy on you with an unwanted image format?

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