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abmann
OH man, LJ. This question is so important.

Should I pre-order a Wi-Fi + 3G iPad or a Wi-Fi only iPad?

Wi-Fi Only
3(20.0%)
Wi-Fi + 3G
12(80.0%)

Yes, I still laugh at that name too.

DUDE, it's terrible.
11(68.8%)
You'll love it in three months after you're over-saturated.
3(18.8%)
I hate you.
2(12.5%)

assfingers: Tastes like chicken.

Mean: 6.60 Median: 8 Std. Dev 3.50
1
3(20.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(6.7%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
2(13.3%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(6.7%)
8
1(6.7%)
9
2(13.3%)
10
5(33.3%)


  • Pertinent information:
  • I'm using the computer loan program at work for payment which is a 0% interest loan divided over two years taken out of my paycheck post-tax.
  • It will become my primary photography portfolio device linked to my now cloud-based photo database.
  • I will transition to it as a mobile editing device as soon as some better software is created.
  • 3G will require a separate data plan from AT&T.
  • No contracting required for the above.
  • assfingers hates chickens.

    Now.. just to get someone to write me a custom portfolio app....
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    nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 22nd, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I'd like to defend my position as I seem to be the only one anti-3g.

    As it stands right now, the 3g network is over capacity such that providers are having a seriously hard time keeping up with demand. It'll only get worse as more and more data devices want to drink from the 3g pond.

    The conclusion is that the market will favor the company or companies that can provide new solutions. Those solutions may involve dumping the 3g network all together in favor of the next generation of networking technology. At that point, while I'm sure your 3g device will still work, it'll be akin to the pile of retired a/b routers sitting in so many store rooms.

    Additionally, fuck AT&T

    The End.
    abmann From: abmann Date: February 22nd, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Way to be contrary Mr. Contrarian.

    I'm not convinced I need constant network access either as I hope to find or create some form of off-line photo album software . Thus, I'll only need to synchronize the photos prior to a meeting.

    Either way, if I have some impromptu "Lemme see your stuff" moment, everything should be only a few days old.

    Lastly: Why the hell can't I find any "Download/Synchronize Flickr" apps? I thought they'd already exist.

    Maybe that last bit really depends on file sharing access in the iPad. I have a utility that lets me download files from my WebDav server. if I can just point the iPohots software to that folder on the device, I'm golden.
    nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 22nd, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
    If constant network connection is superfluous to how you're going to use the device, there's absolutely no good reason to pay the monthly subscription.

    I hadn't thought about this before, but is there any reason you couldn't tether through your phone if you do have to transfer on the spot?
    abmann From: abmann Date: February 22nd, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
    AT&T doesn't allow tether anything to the iPhone yet, I think. I don't think that will be possible without a hacked iPad and iPhone.
    nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 22nd, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Wasn't that one of the promises attached to 3gs though? I thought it was "on the way".

    You're negative on haxoring your shiny electrical bits, right?
    abmann From: abmann Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Theoretically it was supposed to happen? I dunno, I never care. If I"m doing any computer anything, I'm near enough a Wi-Fi connection. My netbook and laptop all function on wireless fine.

    I don't really see benefit o hacking it when I can can do everything with free or stupid cheap apps that exist legally.

    Though no easy application porn anymore. Sadness. iWiggle boobs would have been GREAT on the iPad.
    not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Why do I say no 3G? Cause fuck AT&T that's why.
    abmann From: abmann Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I don't much like them either. I miss Cingular. :( Cingular was awesome and then they got eaten. I will ditch AT&T the second the exclusivity dies.
    not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Let's all hope it dies soon. I don't look forward to having to deal with multiple cellular companies, but I do find ATT to be majorly annoying.
    abmann From: abmann Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I've been glad that Madison is fairly well covered and have had few issues. the only lace I get crappy cell reception is in my office which is on the bottom floor in the middle of the building. So, I can't really blame AT&T for that.

    Well, I could but it's not really fair....
    nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
    abmann From: abmann Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
    nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
    abmann From: abmann Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
    assfingers From: assfingers Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
    i love chickens.
    abmann From: abmann Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
    That's not what chickens are saying.
    nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I don't know, I heard he's a chicken-lover.
    abmann From: abmann Date: February 22nd, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I think you're using that as a euphemism for him having sex with chickens. That doesn't require any sort of positive emotive capability towards chicken.
    assfingers From: assfingers Date: February 22nd, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I am not a chickenfucker.

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