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Klumpen

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I haven't found a thread about this but lots of links scattered in the pre-order threads, so I'd like to gather those here.

As always a lot of wrong and missing data (price, storage, etc...) resulting in too much negative comments, feel free to participate in those discussions.

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I'd like to add more stuff above, so please give me whatever you find.
 
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I hate those computer voice videos too. But indeed, even a normal narrator can't save this one.

Oh dear, I had to google for links:
http://boards.4chan.org/g/thread/54315306/pyra-preorders-have-started
As expected, most of it is the worst the internet has to offer, but there is some decent discussion hidden amongst it.
Oh dear, should I really put 4chan into the opening post? oÒ
Whenever I think about this place, I get the image of a hundred monkeys having an open ended s*** flinging competition all around the clock with some beginner level trolls wondering in awe about what they see there although getting s*** stained themselves and the occasional malkavian saying something thoughtful completely out of context and out of place.
 

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Oh dear, should I really put 4chan into the opening post? oÒ
Perhaps not.

Whenever I think about this place, I get the image of a hundred monkeys having an open ended s*** flinging competition all around the clock with some beginner level trolls wondering in awe about what they see there although getting s*** stained themselves and the occasional malkavian saying something thoughtful completely out of context and out of place.
I don't actually know the site well enough but, judging from that one thread alone, I can see what you mean.
 

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Wow. That video is truly horrific.

Yes, the comments sections on these sites seem to be filled with vitriolic individuals. Yes, they're comparing the device to other devices that are not remotely similar. Yes, they're getting it all wrong. IMHO ignore the comments, but if the article itself is wrong, post a simple statement that the article is wrong and what the correct information would be.

They're confused over the pricing. The pricing IS confusing.
Preorder is for a deposit - but it's really a store credit - of a partial amount - the full amount may be 500EUR but it's really 600EUR if you are subject to VAT - but that's only one version out of 6 version at launch.

They're confused over the hardware configuration - particularly the data storage.
Nobody makes a device that uses both microSD and SD storage - and nobody makes one that has substantial internal storage and more than one card storage - so they all assume that the eMMC+microSDXC+dual SDXC has to somehow be a typo and it could only really have 2 of those because that's what the best phones have - nobody makes anything with 4 on-device storage options after all...

It is expensive because their phone (subsidized under contract) only cost 1/3 as much and they heard another company is making a device that looks similar for 2/3 as much so they'll compare the three and make a fruit salad statement without actually understanding the distinctions between the three.

Then there are the ubiquitous thread postings by people who were screwed by he who should rename nameless - and consider it to be the same company.

Note that none of the naysayers has ever touched a Pandora.
 

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when craig runs out of aliases, the more welcoming type of comments are starting to come in, i'm sure. ;)
 

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We knew exactly what arguments the nay-sayers would use before any of this went ahead. Is anybody really that surprised by any of the negative comments?

1. Phones are more powerful. [true, but don't fill the same niche]
2. It's UGLY [true, it's bloody ugly but who the hell cares?]
3. It's old hardware [true, but so was the Pandora when it came out, and it's done Ok]
4. It's expensive [true, with well documented reasons]

Pretty much sums it up.
 

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when craig runs out of aliases, the more welcoming type of comments are starting to come in, i'm sure. ;)
I've heard horror stories about the guy so I wouldn't be surprised
 
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1. Phones are more powerful. [true, but don't fill the same niche]
I'd take that point many steps further:

-Due to their nature and lack of expansion/interfaces, much less can be done with the more powerful smartphones. In this sense, the Pyra is more "powerful" in other contexts.

-When your device's feature list includes three of the four things that sets smartphones apart from most other computers (mobility, connectivity, communications), you have much more freedom. It's like choosing the gated pasture over the walled garden, except the gate isn't much of a barrier. Not to humans, anyway.

-Phones themselves can't be upgraded. Not like a PC or the Pyra anyway.

-Following the previous point, it is possible, hypothetically-speaking, an upgrade could come out later that increases the Pyra's computing power into the middle-tier of current-generation smartphones. Would anyone argue that phones (generally-speaking) are more powerful than the Pyra? Sure, maybe some flagships, but then the comparison narrows in scope from general to specific.

and i thought religious people had some rough critics on the internet..
Mainly in the form of counter-attacks. When you run the show for a thousand years with a book, expect people to question that book.
 

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FFS Steven Hawking talking about the Pyra in that video. What the F..k does Steven Hawking know about the Pyra.:(:'(:'(;)
[doublepost=1462316890,1462316742][/doublepost]Yeah the sooner Ed gets that press pack out the better. The internet is full of 74% kitten videos 25% porn and 1% intelligence. And everybody's a critic.
Thats the problem with open flood gates...
 

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I've just finished the pictures which I'll now upload.
Not sure I'll manage to write the text tonight, I'm really tired, but I will try. Otherwise, it will follow tomorrow.

Damn, if I just could split into multiple persons, things would be a lot easier!
 

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I've just finished the pictures which I'll now upload.
Not sure I'll manage to write the text tonight, I'm really tired, but I will try. Otherwise, it will follow tomorrow.

Damn, if I just could split into multiple persons, things would be a lot easier!
Good stuff. Get some sleep. It will bring fresh perspective and you don't want to be called sleepydragon?:)
 
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