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Thorzdad
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May 10, 2022, 04:23 PM
 
     
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May 10, 2022, 04:36 PM
 
Makes sense, when everyone has an older iDevice in a drawer that can serve as an iPod without cell service...

my orig ipod still works.
     
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May 10, 2022, 05:07 PM
 
Sadly, my orig iPod went belly-up ages ago. My 2nd gen Shuffle, though, is still kicking. It remains the perfect lawn-mowing music machine.

     
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May 11, 2022, 09:23 PM
 
Still have my 5th gen nano watch. Used to listen to the radio with it, ‘til all the stations went Top 40…
     
subego
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May 11, 2022, 09:44 PM
 
I’ve got a Shuffle 1G still lying around with mp3s of test tones on it I use as a tone generator.

Friend of mine is very sad. He doesn’t want to “cross the streams” and has both an iPhone (with plenty of storage) and an iPod Touch.

To be fair, the iPod has a headphone jack.
     
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May 12, 2022, 01:21 AM
 
What a run. I had a second-gen 20 GB iPod, probably the most expensive iPod ever made. I loved, loved, loved that thing and kept it until the headphone jack broke. The first-gen nano I got after that was also equally loved. This was Steve Jobs' Apple at its best.
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subego
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May 12, 2022, 02:08 AM
 
I really loved the shuffle when I used it as a music player. Made a smart playlist mostly based on number of plays and (appropriately enough) put it on shuffle. The lack of a GUI didn’t bother me, and I liked it being bigger than the 2G.

That, and my original 2G were my favorites.
     
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May 12, 2022, 03:23 PM
 
The iPod makes me think of buying Apple stock before OSX for like $13/share.
     
subego
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May 12, 2022, 03:44 PM
 
Yeah… not quite pre-OSX, but 2001ish I thought I should buy a ton of Apple stock, but of course I didn’t.

Along those lines of missed opportunities, and I’m not not making this up, about 10 years ago I told myself “I should invest in hand sanitizer manufacturers”.
     
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May 12, 2022, 06:40 PM
 
I remember one time on a bus to uni when my 20 gig iPod was quite new, this other kid had another harddrive-based mp3 player, but one with a 2.5” notebook harddrive. He made a point of playing with it in front of me, feeling pretty smug — until I took my iPod out of my pocket to change a song and put it back.
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subego
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May 12, 2022, 07:29 PM
 
I remember someone telling me how much of a fool I was for having an iPod when I could get a Creative Zen.
     
subego
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May 12, 2022, 08:29 PM
 
Show of hands. Who bought iPod socks?

[Raises hand]
     
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May 13, 2022, 01:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Yeah… not quite pre-OSX, but 2001ish I thought I should buy a ton of Apple stock, but of course I didn’t.

Along those lines of missed opportunities, and I’m not not making this up, about 10 years ago I told myself “I should invest in hand sanitizer manufacturers”.
I bought $3000 worth in 2000 or so.

Released titanium powerbook. Didn't move.

Released iPod. Didn't move.

Release OSX. Didn't move.

Didn't do shit for years, sold at $27/share, doubled my money.

I think this is worse than not buying it at all. Oh well.
     
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May 16, 2022, 09:29 AM
 
Thats funny I started buying into apple in 2012. Its the Tesla stock I sold for only 4x that annoys me.
     
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May 16, 2022, 09:52 AM
 
I still own a lot of TSLA, but man did it tank hard recently
     
   
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