Age test: How many/which of these did you have to deal with in your life as a dev/tech person?

My answer: Every damn one.

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    Hmm, around 60%
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    Most of them. But I started in electronics.
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    Now there is USB:

    On a computer you can have:

    - USB A 1.0

    - USB A 1.1

    - USB A 2.0

    - USB A 3.0

    - USB A 3.1

    - USB C 2.0

    - USB C 3.0

    - USB C 3.1

    - USB C 3.2 Gen 1

    - USB C 3.2 Gen 2x1

    - USB C 3.2 Gen 2x2

    - USB C/USB 4 20 Gbps (This isn't actual 20 Gb/s *)

    - USB C/USB 4 40 Gbps (This isn't actual 40 Gb/s *)

    - USB C/USB 4 Gen 3x2

    - USB C/USB 4 Version 2.0

    - USB C with and without the possibility to output Video

    * They are 20 GBd/s and 40 GBd/s. Since USB since Version 3.1 uses 128b/132b, they have 19.39 Gb/s and 38.79 Gb/s of raw data (the actually data rate is lower since you need overhead for the protocol).

    And multiply every USB C port may or may not have the possibility to output video. And every USB C port may or may support different output voltages and powers.

    And that is just the connector on the host. Don't forget about different, sometimes "smart", cables with different wires connected or not connected.
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    Maybe 8 of the ones on the picture. Never really did hardware though.
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    20 of the connectors above have I witnessed.
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    Around 24
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    Yikes way, way to many of them just not the Apple stuff.

    I'm missing the mini and micro HDMI ports (was a wtf when I saw them first) and at least USB B to make the printer list complete.
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    Had to deal with 17 of them. And still have to deal with DP, HDMI, USB, 3.5mm audio, Ethernet, and SATA (i use it for external backup drives, so it counts as peripheral connector).

    I luckily switched to USB early and avoided Firewire, everything Mac and SCSI completely.
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    All of them
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    I have seen all of them and I am not even close been a monolith.
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    If I remove the apple one,almost all of them...never saw usb-a 3.0 "future" 🤣
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    I USED 19. Witnessed nearly all..
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    Too many.
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    lol these connectors remind me of this video (the part where they are connecting Neo):


    If you have not seen this watch the whole thing. Hilarious that it sill applies to modern Windows systems as well.
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    Why do I still have most of them at my home?!

    How old can my tech (and me) be?!
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    And those people blame Apple for lightning
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    I never understood S-Video. My gpu had one back in the day, I had s-video to component adapter, tried to connect it to the tv, and nothing worked. In general, every time I tried to use s-video, it never worked.

    Also, what the hell is AAUI?
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    …oh. I see. Composite and component are not the same thing 🤯 I tried to connect composite cables to component inputs.

    God bless apple for killing all this nonsense with fire.
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    Also also, where’s SCART?
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    @kiki Apple has been doing the turd dance with Lightning on their newest iPhones though. I generally like iPhones because of the build quality and just general software being safe and clean, but my RAW photo album after a week of travel takes more than an hour to export 🥲.

    iCould is not a fix. If I want my photos on my thumbdrive than I want my photos on my thumbdrive. (Not saying you'd suggest iCloud, but people generally grab for the "but iCloud" when I complain about this).
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    @PotatoCookie about iCloud perpetrators, I agree. I don’t use it. Why the fuck should I upload my photos to some corporate server of questionable security I can’t verify?

    I sync photos with a cable. I use Lightning to Type C cable, and I’m okay with the speed. I’m used to transferring pics from my camera via mini usb.

    I agree that Apple should move to Type C. They’re clearly priming for it. iPhone X’es bottom was curved, lightning is thinner than type c, and type c wouldn’t fit there. Now they make flat bottoms like iPhone 4 had. It would fit type c easily.
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    @kiki What I found most disturbing was the test run they apparently did to detect child abuse in photos and remove that from galleries or even outright delete accounts that contained it.

    Nobody dislikes blocking child abusers but the fact they could be able to filter on this also means they can run software over basically all your photos on their end.

    Apples privacy practices are on the better side of the corporate spectrum but I still don't trust them even a single bit.

    Since I read that article the only thing I have saved on iCloud is my todo for work since it's easy to have on the iPad and Mac and sync instantaneously and draw and paste images across them.

    Another sidenote: an iPhone requiring "Apple Server activation" during setup always makes me feel like I borrow my phone instead of owning it. If I reset it and they decide to disable/change that server, my iPhone becomes a fancy paperweight.
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    @PotatoCookie you’re right. That child photos thing felt disturbing indeed
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