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  • Insert the pen backwards and shit breaks.



  • All they had to do to fix the problem was to make the end of the pen that should be on the outside too wide to fit into the inside. That'll be $1000.



  • There are 10 gazillion ways of fixing this problem, samsung employed none of them.



  • No time to fix - rollout deadline, blah, blah, blah.

    This is yet another way hardware starts to emulate software.



  • Typical Samsung, nothing new.

    /offtop
    But I might finally break out of there soon :grinning:



  • Stupid users, who would put the pen backwards?


  • area_deu

    One could say they're ... Doing It Wrong™! :sunglasses:


  • mod

    The best part is Samsung's response:

    We highly recommend our Galaxy Note 5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure they do not experience such an unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S-Pen in the other way around.

    No, we don't include the user guide on the device or in the box. Why do you ask?



  • @PWolff said:

    This is yet another way hardware starts to emulate software.

    Imagine if it started emulating Discourse :scream:


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @loopback0 said:

    Imagine if it started emulating Discourse :scream:

    I fear that might be considered to be a step up for Samsung. :worried:


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    I'm curious how many people actually use the pen. I barely ever did on my Note 2.



  • I presume it's mostly a gimmick, outside of a few very vocal users, people do not seem to use them.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @FrostCat said:

    I'm curious how many people actually use the pen.

    Hardly ever use mine, as I've never had a writing recognition app worth a damn. Or even that would just record it as an image (leaving me to struggle with my own scrawl, but whatever). It'd be useful for a few apps like the Google search one that have some very small links close together, except they like to say “oh, you clicked on that, but there's this other link nearby that I think you ought to want to click instead because you must be fat-fingering!!!” :bangbang:



  • @dkf said:

    I've never had ahand writing recognition app worth a damn.

    FTFM


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    That too. But that's not a tech :wtf:


  • The Cold Doesn't Bother Us Anyway

    @boomzilla said:

    @dkf said:
    I've never had ahand writing recognition app worth a damn.

    FTFM

    if i was less squeemish i would have made a good doctor.... not even pharmasists cna make out what my handwriting says!



  • @dkf said:

    except they like to say “oh, you clicked on that, but there's this other link nearby that I think you ought to want to click instead because you must be fat-fingering!!!”

    It's a relieve that Google doesn't click automatically for us. Yet.


  • area_deu

    @PWolff said:

    It's a relieve that Google doesn't click automatically for us. Yet.

    Chrome pre-loads links, doesn't it?



  • @aliceif said:

    Chrome pre-loads links, doesn't it?

    But it doesn't load the most interesting one of them when the current page is scrolled to its end (and it can be safely assumed the user has read to the end).

    Again, yet.



  • @accalia said:

    if i was less squeemish i would have made a good doctor..

    My dad always told me that I would be either a doctor or illiterate based on my penmanship. Biology always seemed like too much memorization to be very interesting.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @boomzilla said:

    Biology always seemed like too much memorization to be very interesting.

    It depends on which bit of biology you're talking about. Some bits… yes, memorizing loads of stuff is the order of the day. Other parts are less irritating.



  • I like to induce a nervous breakdown in my sat nav by deliberately going "off route" and then ignoring it's protests. There is, actually, a reason why I do this; but doing it for fun is.... more fun. Anyway, the quicker the sat nav comes up with an alternative route, the better I rate it.The longer it bleats on with "perform a U turn" and it's annoying variants, the quicker it's going to find itself hitch-hiking. Occasional it get its own back when I genuinely have to go off route because the road ahead is blocked: I want an alternative route, it tries to get me back to "where I was". It's almost as if...

    By now you should be saying ,quite loudly, :wtf: has all this got to do with this topic.

    Well, I just wondered if @accalia treats her browser spell checker in the same causal / abusive manner?

    Again, I hear, "yeah, so? :wtf: has that got to do with @accalia post?

    Well, it occurred to me that @accalia could try being a faith healer. It solves both the identified issues, satisfies a desire or need (from several perspectives) and If I had poked under the wrong stone with the wrong type of stick, I could try and save my life by saying "sorry, it was a very poor attempt at a poor joke". An admission that could not be left hanging there just like that.

    and becuase you buggers know I want to leave everybody hanging until somebody asks, and you all won't ask because... well it's more fun that way

    I would say "The faith that the patients have that the pharmacist did read correctly"

    Which is what I wanted to say from the start, but I wanted to be "nice" about it and the (evil)Train of Though Method has yet to prove itself a successful technique and, besides, it's (eToT™) too long winded.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    I was just starting to wonder if your train of thought has a caboose…


  • The Cold Doesn't Bother Us Anyway

    @loose said:

    Well, I just wondered if @accalia treats her browser spell checker in the same causal / abusive manner?

    what browser spelll chekcer?


  • The Cold Doesn't Bother Us Anyway

    @dkf said:

    I was just starting to wonder if your train of thought has a caboose…

    or even a set of tracks to run on?



  • eventually, and sometimes not even then



  • @accalia said:

    set of tracks to run on

    and impose restrictions on its route / schedule ?


  • The Cold Doesn't Bother Us Anyway

    well, somewhat... i think it would be acceptable to limit the set of routes to those that do not include careening off cliffs and into canyons



  • Yes, it would be good to avoid them, and the "all stops" routes. But occasionally you end up somewhere nice that you would never have visited


  • The Cold Doesn't Bother Us Anyway

    well.... yes. there is that.



  • @dkf said:

    @boomzilla said:
    Biology always seemed like too much memorization to be very interesting.

    It depends on which bit of biology you're talking about. Some bits… yes, memorizing loads of stuff is the order of the day. Other parts are less irritating.

    I never went beyond high school biology. I mean, I find reading about biological stuff interesting, but not to the detail of a college level course, let alone medical school.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @boomzilla said:

    medical school

    That's one of the most memorization-ridden parts. Systems biology is much more fun.



  • @boomzilla said:

    I never went beyond high school biology. I mean, I find reading about biological stuff interesting, but not to the detail of a college level course, let alone medical school.

    I got thoroughly turned-off to biology in elementary school, where it seemed like every Science class for six years straight never talked about any aspect of science other than what cells are and how they work. (Not quite true, but much too close.) I took Chemistry and Physics, instead, in high school, and got through college with only a lecture-only Intro to Zoology, or some such, to meet the Life Science general-ed requirement. In theory, my Natural History of the Sierra Nevada class should have counted, but I never actually tried to see if my uni would accept the transfer credit.

    @accalia said:

    if i was less squeemish
    I got through high school and college without having to dissect anything. College, I went out of my way (a little) to make that happen. I don't even like cutting up a whole chicken from the grocery store.


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    You know, I have the same problem when I try to insert my USB cord backwards. I loose a lot of phones that way...



  • @accalia said:

    not even pharmasists cna make out what my handwriting says!

    Does that have to do with your handwriting or your spellaring? :trollface:


  • The Cold Doesn't Bother Us Anyway

    BOTH!

    :-D <a


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