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apps_pdp_s22_ultra_burgundy_pc - cropped

Hardware >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.samsung.com/us/smartphones/galaxy-s22-ultra/

A chunky rectangle that's like a phone and a tablet with a pen.



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Macbook Pro 2012 - 01 - picture

Hardware >

(on Wikipedia)
https://support.apple.com/kb/sp649?locale=en_US

A entry-level mid-2012 Apple laptop.

Great keyboard, easy to repair, good ports; an all-around winner since it has been upgraded and can be upgraded further, including the OS.



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more coming later -- I have notes offline somewhere

A descendent
A descendent

Sunglasses >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.luxottica.com/en/eyewear-brands/luxottica

I loved the sunglasses from The Arrival - (1996 movie), and thanks to Product Placement Takes Off, these may be from Luxottica. The Ray-Ban Chaos RB3140 are likely a direct descendent.

I haven't come anywhere near close to confirming the actual make and model.



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Umidigi Power 3 image

Hardware > Phones (Android > Android 10) >

(on Wikipedia)
was umidigi.com/page-umidigi_power3_activity.html

A fantastic mid-range phone, notable for a 6,150 mAh battery, NFC and near-stock Android 10.

  • Abandoned, as CVE-2022-0847 was not fixed.
  • Subject to the dirty Pipe security exploit (CVE-2022-0847).
  • The whole company is not recommended, as they neither update their devices nor even remove spam on their forum e.g. this.



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A Rebel in Time - (1983 book), by Harry Harrison image

Entertainment > Reading >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.michaelowencarroll.com/hh/n24.htm [ 1 ] was http://www.harryharrison.com/n24.htm

A man tails a racist who goes back in time to arm the slavers in the upcoming American Civil War.

Fair I guess. Not particularly time travel or science fiction, but once it gets into things it's more of a period piece; not my thing.



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Entertainment > Reading >

(on Wikipedia)

Kids, the only survivors of a shipwreck, survive on a paradise island.

It's interesting, but not great. I stopped just before reading the chapter "A View to a Death" because it had been boring up to that point, and I could tell it was going to spiral into stupidity without a proper lead and reason for it.

IPEVO VZ-R image

Hardware >

https://www.ipevo.com/products/vz-r

A document camera.

On-device buttons, optical zoom, native H.264 hardware.

Garbage; do not buy this overpriced toy. It's only "good" because it comes with a stand, but newer webcams are coming out with the threading for mounting to a simple $20 stand.



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