hakmanplayer


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Well, that's interesting, it seems like CC sneaked some old boards in there. Maybe those had issues from the beginning and had been fixed by them.
I just repaired your Pandora yesterday and it had an old serial number on the board, it definitely has been produced before the nub issue was resolved.


I always check for serial numbers when I repair Pandoras, just for an internal statistic.


And so far, I have not gotten a board with the new serial numbers and a broken nub.
That's a pretty good explanation, indeed, and makes a lot of sense. I forgot the nubs got soldered at CircuitCo.


Oh, and I've read your mail, but I won't reply there just to not increase your queue of unread mail.


Anyway, thanks a lot for the information and for fixing my Pandora. You're really a great person to deal with. :)
 

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I have to concur with elements of Caines post. It's a shame hakmanplayer decided to go this way, as he really seemed to chill out and be enjoying his Pandora after the initial, seemingly childish outbursts, at those that were attempting to help him out.


I noticed he re-became very venomous again during Prometheus' ongoing review of her Android tablet/mini pc though and she seemed to brush off what was initially funny and then seemingly nasty posts, without bothering to deem it even noteworthy. I have no idea if this led to his banning but its a pity he felt the need to post technoligcally(?) un endowed videos to the world to vent his frustrations thereafter. They only make himself seem none the wiser for his time here.


Then again what do I know, as I'm mentally ill (it's life Jim but not as you know it) so to me, I have to say of Pandorians "Rarely is the question asked, our/is our children learning?" as separation at birth from Dubya, seems more likely to me, than Lembit Obik getting cloned.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcj_Jsifov4& (0:40)


The Parrot on the shoulder is missing above too (as a new reality has Karl Rove for now, last sighted on Rush Limbaugh's shoulder last August) though.


A seemingly operational policy of giving folk a head start, via all the wiki'd, stickied stuff and two years of pre Pandora talk is available to catch up on in advance, or via distance learning here and if that ain't enough for Spiderman, we attempt to catch any child left behind that escapes that aspect of the web, with on the whole peaceful, polite, mature instruction. Even for the dorks like me.


All the best to you anyway hakmanplayer and sorry your Pandora time didn't fit the purchasing bill you acquired it for.


Perhaps in time it will mature into a platform in your outdated retro collection, that you can appreciate from a more user friendly perspective.


Bear in mind though, that the Hague wont differentiate your struggles (mental or otherwise) with it, or its owners fiery escort, from other keepers of Nazi memorabilia, whether your Jewish or not. A very poor card to play at any time, particularly nowadays As was the cancer threats.


Dude I wish you catch far better Bass from your backyard in future, as you need to find something with a larger mouth gathering less feet than your own soon. Niche product though and wont fit everyone.
 

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From the comments in this thread, I expected a lot worse from the videos. I can't speak for any of the private emails he sent, of course - wishing brain cancer on someone is shameful.


But regarding the videos, most of the things he says are accurate enough, or slight exaggerations of real issues. For most customers including myself they'll be cancelled out by positives which he doesn't mention. The most ridiculous part is the one where he claims that OpenPandora supports Adolf Hitler - though with Craig using Hitler's name not infrequently in a humourous manner (is this a British thing? I remember Prince Harry got in trouble for that a while back), one can see how the impression might have arisen.
 
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bismuthdrummer

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Right... he said 'prototype', the Pandora is NOT a prototype. Well, at least mine isn't. Prototype is a test version of a device, not the deployed and final product. Perhaps he's trying to insult the developers, in which case he's just displaying his obvious lack in education on his own purchase.


He grouped all the problems ever found in various Pandoras into one, big problem that ALL Pandoras have, which is obviously a deluded mischaracterization. Not to mention, as ED so aptly did in detail, that most of those problems are historic and invalid concerns for the prospective customer in the present day.


He said it was creaky... well yes, mine is creaky. It would be cool if there was a fix, but of course that's hardly a dealbreaker. And it doesn't squeak that bad for me.


Inconsistent is simply false. The Pandora is consistently open and consistently awesome. And the development team has been consistently transparent. If you can't take the technical heat get out of the kitchen. "Poorly put together" is absolutely false. This item's birthright was groomed from the vast experience and expertise of users and developers alike. Don't like this item's design? It probably wasn't made for someone like you. That's OK.


The bottom line for me is that he did not present alternatives or productive criticisms, just complaints. Many critics do it, and all they do is drive down interest, which is counterproductive and parasitic to the industry.
 

-Tj-

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Whats with his Pandora? the buttons and Dpad are on opposite sides.

It appears his video is mirrored ;)
Yes, mine was out of sync as well. It was unbearable to watch actually.
In that case, he doesn't seem "technologically... uh... endowed" enough to have one.

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I wouldn't. This is a great thread to let people discuss things mentioned in the guy's videos, especially if people find his video, and this thread, and want to see what's been going on.


... and wait a minute, "supports Adolf Hitler" ...?? He's really digging for bad stuff to say about the whole thing, isn't he. Dude probably doesn't have a sense of humor. <_<
 

Stradian

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Wow... Just simply wow... Just another example of a forty year old adolescent. That is all I'm going to say.
 

Caine

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Wow... Just simply wow... Just another example of a forty year old adolescent. That is all I'm going to say.
To be honest, many adolescents around here show more respect for others than hackmanplayer ever did.


I just cannot fathom why he behaves like that. In my perception this community was quite open and welcome towards him, the large majority of the community treated him with respect (despite the fact that he didn't return it). A great deal of effort was spent to assist him in his struggle to get his pandora up and running. Why does he now turn against us and spits us in the face?
 

Caine

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i'm glad the motherf****r is gone
Don't get me wrong, I won't miss him either. I just don't feel we should lower us to his level like this.


We've seen too many community members quitting in anger already. In the past we've lost some quite high profile developers due to disagreements. Let's not make it a habit to celebrate the outcome of fights before we risk splitting the community again.
 

Linux-SWAT

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Mmm poor guy. He seems so disturbed...


I think he didn't need a Pandora... he needs a doctor :lol: .
 
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