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Daniel Pidcock
User Experience designer. Accessibility and THR advocate. Trackday-try-hard.
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Daniel Pidcock 7h
Has he got close to that number? I don't trust anything he says.
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Daniel Pidcock 7h
The only difference between a Sonos and a grammar phone is that I can play music from a phone*. Gimme £20 and a glue gun and I can fix that. *And sound quality. But that's not an area Sonos can defend.
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Daniel Pidcock 7h
Absolutely. If anything modern OSs should run better on old hardware not worse, as they become lighter and more efficient. Yet we accept that a 3yo phone will grind to a halt. That said my 2019 Pixel can do a shit load more than a 1st gen iPhone. A Sonos can only play music.
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Daniel Pidcock 7h
Replying to @CallaghanDesign
*geeks like me
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Daniel Pidcock 7h
Replying to @CallaghanDesign
There is no need for surveillance, for updates and definitely no need to brick perfectly good hifi components. That's not a mental model anyone can justify - at least not yet. And while that concept seems to be dying for even smart phones I doubt anyone will manage it
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Daniel Pidcock 7h
Replying to @CallaghanDesign
Bose have managed to sneak in a surprising and worrying amount of surveillance to their devices. Enough that feels like me won't buy from them any longer, but it's hidden well enough the average person wouldn't notice. Sonos have got it backwards.
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Daniel Pidcock 7h
Replying to @CallaghanDesign
The fact that Sonos are offering a scrappage scheme of sorts to offer discounts to existing customers shouts that they realise this looks bad and they misread the market. They thought they could enforce obsolescence like Apple etc get away with but the market won't stand for it.
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Daniel Pidcock 11h
Replying to @danpiddy
Why should a speaker become obsolete when people are happily running vintage systems? What does Sonos offer that Bluetooth (or a cable) can't replace? They forgot they're not smart phones and people don't expect to chuck their sound system every 2-3 years. Get in the sea, Sonos!
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Daniel Pidcock 11h
Brands that target techophiles and early adopters can get away with this anti-trust shit. Sonos forgot they're too mainstream. As my sister asked "isn't that illegal?" She'll never buy Sonos again, their brand is now worthless to so many.
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Daniel Pidcock 15h
Several. Many people with mental health issues self-medicate with tobacco. There are many positive uses of nicotine, especially things like memory. Mostly people just enjoy the effects. Outside of burnt tobacco, nicotine is about as harmful as coffee and more beneficial. 🙂
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Daniel Pidcock 17h
Don't forget, what is toxic to one species isn't necessarily for another. Chocolate is toxic to dogs but that doesn't mean it should be banned for humans. 😁
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Daniel Pidcock 17h
That's Ethylene glycol, not vegetable glycol. VG isn't toxic to cats. Propylene Glycol can be toxic to cats in VERY high quantities but not to humans.
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Daniel Pidcock 17h
Replying to @cjsnowdon
Hmm, makes senese. Probably works for a cool local pub buying local beers they can charge a premium for. Probably doesn't for an accountant buying printer paper from the local arts supply shop rather than big box suppier.
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Daniel Pidcock 19h
Replying to @cjsnowdon
How come you think it's quackery? My tiny amount of reading on the subject seems to suggest it was a proven and repeatable effect.
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Daniel Pidcock 19h
Replying to @cjsnowdon
Can you put that in context? How much does a normal pound cost in admin? How much money did that Bristol Pound keep in the area?(I've heard one pound spent equals £5 as it get's respent in the local area rather than going to London/aboard)
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Daniel Pidcock 19h
It is, and putting people off switching in the first place.
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Daniel Pidcock 19h
Replying to @golfer_st @TomChivers
People often think they are more addicted to ecigs b/c the nicotine doesn't get into the blood as effectively. Products like Juul reduced this prob with nic salts. You'd have to vape 100 times more than you smoked to get anywhere close to the risk. Glad lozenges worked tho 🙌
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Daniel Pidcock 19h
I'm assuming it must have some alignment with the US Tobacco MSA*, but perhaps ecigs are simply taking too much from pharma companies? *
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Tom Chivers 20h
I know I've tweeted this before but: it is *fantastically* irresponsible for the WHO to be saying this! If it convinces 10 people to quit vaping, and *just one* of them goes back to smoking, it will probably do twice as much harm as it does good ()
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Daniel Pidcock 19h
The flagstones at Temple Gate are really quite lovely.
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