AAA 450: Not Even the Caboose

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What are your thoughts about today’s show? We’d love to hear from you!

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i think i’m like @ant_pruitt in which i am lucky when it comes to mobile OS updates. Didn’t have any of the bugs reported during Android 9 and 10.

Battery life improved a lot for my Pixel 3.

However when it comes to computer OS updates, i tend to get 60% of the bugs that usually gets patch during patch tuesday.

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Welcome to the 1percenter club :smile::smile::smile:

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I’m with you @ant_pruitt I do not see the point in Google Photo’s messaging service. First of all, not everyone I know uses GP (they should, it’s awesome). But a lot of people just use whatever photo viewer is preinstalled on their devices (doesn’t samsung have their own?). Also, people are already conditioned to hit the + or photo button on whatever messaging service they are already using, an add a photo. It’s been like that forever. Makes no sense to me. There is no problem to be solved here.

As for @ohthatflo’s comment about what Google can do to make Android TV better - please no! Google doesn’t need to get into the streaming services game and create content or really do anything that copies Netflix/Apple/Everyone. In my opinion what they need to do to make AndroidTV better is make it more like cable. I know that might sound strange but hear me out. They need to advertise the service/physical units like Set-Top boxes. Everyone on planet earth is used to having a cable box that they point their remote at - make it like that. I think Jason is correct in that people use it but don’t really know what it is (whether it’s in their TV or a physical unit). Anyway, Google needs to advertise it like a central unit for your TV, like a cable box.
The UI needs to be improved. Ideally I’d like to turn on my TV and see the unified UI that holds all my streaming services, each streaming service like a channel on OG cable. For example, Playstation sort of does this…but it sucks. They include services I’m not signed up for, the search only searches some of the services and the main page only suggests a handful of content from each service. I open up an app, but I have to go back to the home screen, close the app, load up the other if I want to watch something else. So imagine a UI more like your TV Guide on Android TV where the main UI has every service you subscribe to, including Google Play TV/Movies that you can scroll through, organize by Genre, Release Date, etc … totally unified. Am I making sense? This would appeal to not only all the younger generations who use streaming services exclusively but everyone else that are conditioned by the way Cable works already. A beautiful, unified UI that can search/organize/browse all your streaming services to include movies for Purchase/Rent.

And @JasonHowell, why don’t you like eBay? I buy stuff on eBay all the time! I don’t typically sell things but when I do it’s been pretty easy.

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Please don’t be offended, but eBay is skeezy. Everyone I know who has ever used it (four or five people) has been ripped off, sometimes multiple times, and eBay’s response is basically “oh well, sh*t happens.” This is the reason why I would never even consider using it.

Although, to be honest, Amazon is not far behind. I have had three bad experiences (fake goods, poor response from Amazon) in the last half dozen shopping experiences with them. They are very heavy handed with reviews unless they’re totally positive. (I could give an example, but not relevant to this discussion.) I am really starting to think that shopping online is no more than about 75% safe, and then there’s the data losses…

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I use OnePlus 6 and in the testing group so get latest updates. Currently A10 & latest OS. Have had no major issues, all good & phone is perfect.

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Yeah I have heard eBays protection is less than ideal. Most of what I buy is Baseball cards or Video games and I have been buying for years and never have been ripped off. Although, that’s entirely anecdotal. I agree with Amazon. I’ve been trying to avoid the “rube goldberg machine of human suffering” by not buying stuff on Amazon. I’m actually cancelling my Prime sub this month and switching to buying my dog food locally instead.

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From @wade_county› arena through week 48: Flo 159 guests 125 ronxo 108 raygun01 98

Did @ohthatflo ever get the animated Santa from @JasonHowell ?

I would definitely say that if I ever use Ebay, it’s to buy, not sell. I can’t stand selling stuff on Ebay. It’s just a painful process. More power to anyone who has the patience to go through all of that just to sell and ship out a product. It’s almost anxiety inducing for me. I much prefer selling to someone local. Just come and get it and be done.

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