A mix about a mix

Today I feel like shaking the old days and making the mix with minimal effort. I copied, pasted, added a couple of lines, shook it, went on to do business. It's hot outside. The head does not work very well. And there seems to be a lot of news. And, most importantly, mostly positive.

Fifth

The LX series of cameras from Panasonic can safely be called the elite among digital soaps. Retro style design, a bunch of buttons on the case (which helps a lot in use), excellent display, optics - besides, any owner of the LX-3 knows one very cool thing. Sorry for the expression. The Leica camp has an almost complete analogue, and it warms the soul. I used the LX-3 for a long time, usually my portable equipment does not live that long. But, apparently, in recent years I have slightly reduced my ardor. The laptop is still an MBP 17, one of the first unibody cases, the LX-3 has only recently been replaced by the NEX-5. I really like the last camera, although it has its flaws. For example, the lack of a mode switch is angry. Turns on for a long time. And it seems that the "pancake" is made only for press releases. In real life, the capabilities of this miniature lens are not much in demand. The latest materials and videos are designed with the help of the “five”.

I like it. But, of course, you will not find the ideal.

So, the LX-5 has been rumored for a long time. Although now the company is actively developing the direction of cameras with interchangeable lenses, but without a mirror, they do not forget about the top “soap” for enthusiasts, which is very, very pleasing. The probable characteristics of the novelty can be viewed here, official photos of the novelty have also appeared on the network. Traditionally for the LX, two body colors, black and silver, still perfectly organized controls (I personally have no doubt about this), it seems that they even added a JogDial next to the three-inch display. Video recording capabilities have also been improved. Apparently, the matrix has remained the same, the optical zoom has been increased (now it is 3.8x instead of 2.5x), other optics.

We are waiting for sample photos and the camera itself. It is clear that the language will not turn to call it addressed to a wide audience. Most likely, the novelty will cost more than twenty thousand rubles. But there will be buyers. As a journalist and former owner of the LX-3, I can safely recommend this item for purchase in absentia and look forward to the start of sales.

About bolts

For a long time I wanted to tell you about one problem with Apple laptops. In general, at the moment, "Macbooks" can be safely called the best laptops in the world in terms of a combination of parameters. No, no, do not rush to argue. After all, it is clear that they are expensive, and expensive just because of their capabilities. Look, it's summer now. I remember how Toshiba and Sony products behaved when the room heated up to twenty-seven degrees. I had to use a laptop cooler. Meanwhile, on the MacBook Pro case, you can fry the testicles, but the computer works. After an hour of operation, the LED Cinema Display cannot be touched either, but the equipment works!

This is very encouraging. As you understand, I am often asked to choose this or that technique, and I very often encounter inertia of thinking. Sometimes people do not choose "mac" just because there is an unfamiliar OS. At the same time, the work of some special programs is not important. Just some fear of change. You try to hammer in that antiviruses are not needed here, you try to hammer in that after a week of use, most likely, you won’t want to return to Windows - no. Scary.

I won't judge, but it's strange.

So, I have long been cherishing the idea to tell you about the TERRIBLE PROBLEM of MacBook Pro laptops. And somehow already briefly told. But now it's time for a more detailed report.

There are screw heads on the bottom of unibody laptops. They are not covered by anything. If we talk about MBP 17, then ten heads are visible here. They can protrude from the grooves a little, a fraction of a millimeter. For a drop. And the problem is this: as long as you use the device on the table, everything is fine. But as soon as you start putting your laptop in a narrow pocket of your bag often or dragging it around the bed while watching a movie, the screws are slowly unscrewed. In the end, I lost one screw and found it in my bag.

Tightening the screws for me personally has already become a ritual. Instinctively you feel the bottom - how are they there, darlings? The problem was noticed on several MBPs - these are 13, and 15, and 17. Accordingly, we mean different laptops in different configurations. Either they do not screw it up at the factory, or it is such a design feature. Even if you twist it hard yourself, the head still protrudes a little. Just a drop. The droplet clings to something, and the screw starts to come out of the socket.

True, this is the only noticed (and rather serious) flaw in the assembly.

Some rumors from the right pocket

If you visit our Android section, you may have read the news-rumor that Sony Ericsson has begun active testing of the new firmware for X10 smartphones. However, not only the "tenth" will be affected by the update, most likely, in the fall, all devices based on this OS will stop using the 1.6 anachronism - which is very, very pleasing. I will keep you posted on the situation, I hope that I can talk about new features early.

The second rumor is that new mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses from Samsung will appear in the near future. I updated the firmware on the NX10, some points are greatly improved. I will tell you in detail in the next "Mix". As for new cameras, it’s worth waiting for their announcement in the fall, what will be there and how is still unclear. But expanding the line of "mirrorless" is quite logical and justified.

It seems that after dreaming about the iPhone 4, the distributors of "apple" rumors have calmed down a little - well, how much can they do? The new phone has already been released, and the new Mac Mini, in the fall we are waiting for the update of the line of players, so where should we direct our efforts? Of course, it is worth sending them to where it has long been quiet and calm. Where? Yes, it's very simple - for a long time nothing happened to the MacBook Air. So something will happen! The logic is simple. Some reviewers talk about turning a thirteen-inch thin device into a "netbook" with an eleven-inch display, full Mac OS on board, and long battery life. The payoff for this is simple - poor performance.

In my opinion, Apple's netbook is an iPad sold in terrible numbers. Why create a competitor for him is not entirely clear. In theory, the next announcement of the company's laptops will also take place in the fall of 2010, then we'll see how Air changes (or does not change).

Nose trimmer

Last, it seems, a week I decided to go to "Habrahabr" and write something interesting for the audience of this wonderful resource. Conceived, written, done. Here we have a mixture, so without a twinge of conscience I will quote the entire post - I know, it's almost always too lazy to follow the links:

"Number one must have

Hello, my name is Sergey Kuzmin, I work at Mobile-review.com, where I write reviews of various things. Mostly gadgets. But, besides gadgets, there are other interesting things around, sometimes not fitting into the default resource format.

Actually, here I would like to write about things that are necessary - or about the very cream of the cream among what falls into the hands. Kind of a compilation of the best (or hellish) in my humble opinion.

And I would like to start with one very useful thing. But first, some water.

The idea to write about a special trimmer for shaving nose hair was born spontaneously. The associative series was like this. I used to work for a long time in a publishing house. And we had a system administrator there. Tolik. Or Vadik. I do not remember. Tolik was a powerful guy in terms of work. I set everything up, connected it, helped everyone, and eventually became the head of all system administrators. Tolik received normal money, bought a one-room apartment, began to furnish it wisely, he ordered some curtains from Spain there.

Tolik did not follow his personal hygiene at all. That is, sometimes he comes up to say hello, and you clearly understand that the person has not seen a bath for at least three days. The toothbrush was crying for Tolya. And Tolik had hair sticking out of his nose. Sometimes they stuck out not empty (if you know what I mean). As the managers said, the hunt is to take tweezers and pull out all the vegetation.

On the one hand, this seems to be a personal matter for everyone. On the other hand, when there is a team, then such things greatly infuriate those around them. In many companies, corporate rules somehow make slaves wash, shave, and look human. What's right.

On the other hand, Picasso didn't care — there's a well-known photograph where the artist is sitting next to a painting with hair sticking out of his nose, and, I repeat, he doesn't care. It seems that the author of the photo is Bresson, but he could not find it on the net (do not be angry, brethren). In winter, it is convenient to determine the temperature by freezing the hair in the nose. If you feel that they freeze, then amba. It's cold.

But the girls don't really like all this hair. And they should be removed. There is a simple question - how. Surely, while standing in a traffic jam, you have seen more than once or twice nasal hair removal sessions in the car opposite. Tinting doesn't help. Many people pick their noses. It looks disgusting, especially when you involuntarily find a girl doing this activity - here she is sitting in the car and looking for something there. As if something new could appear there (in the nose).

It is silly in the modern world to neglect technical benefits, and therefore, especially for admin Tolik and other gentlemen (ladies), I am writing about a nose hair trimmer. There are a lot of models on the market, but specifically for this review, I bought a Panasonic sample, model ER407k.

The device is designed to serve not only the nose, but also the ears. In a small box, in addition to the trimmer, there is a thick instruction, rewound with tape. In principle, any sane person will figure out where and why to stuff the gadget without it. But especially gifted it is recommended for reading. You never know, suddenly, when looking at the trimmer, some erotic thoughts will appear. Anything can happen. The manual is succinct: “Turn on the switch and carefully insert the end of the outer blade into the nostril or ear canal to trim nose and ear hair.”

The trimmer itself looks like a plump fountain pen. There is no need to dwell on the appearance, there are no straziks here, there is only one bare functionality. This is the power button, this is the blade, there is also a protective cap in the kit. The device operates on one AAA battery. And, I will tell you, the thing copes with its main task.

Of course, you can imagine your own face when you have this "zhzhzhzhzhzhzh" in your nostril - not very pleasant. But much better and more hygienic than pulling hair out with your fingers. Or wait for someone to pull it out. Ask your dentist, they have tweezers. After shaving, the trimmer needs and can be washed. Shaving anything other than the nose or ears is not worth even trying. Or it’s worth it, but it’s better not to tell anyone about it.

Accordingly, the considered trimmer cost me about seven hundred rubles. I didn’t want to scare you with nameless devices - these can be found on any market for two hundred or three hundred rubles. Why this one is so expensive, I don't know. In any case, the Panasonic ER407K is not only the best friend of the sysadmin Tolik, but also of any man experiencing nose hair growth in general. Battery lasts a long time, shaves well, can be washed, and all that - joy, happiness and positive vibrations.

The original is here, I can say one thing - I was completely serious in my intentions. I wanted to talk about something so useful for men, which was done. The audience appreciated my efforts, and I see that it is worth continuing! Only, probably, in a slightly different vein and a few about other things.

After the publication of this post, three people sent me letters with words of gratitude (they bought it, that is), it seems that someone from Twitter also bought a trimmer. Well, the thing is really travel, you can safely take it.

Yes, and here's another thing I want to say. I liked the Habr audience. Without any jokes. Various nonsense is unlikely to work there , plus people don't break into a squeal. I don't know how to put it better, but it's true. Calmly responding readers, and, most importantly, there are a lot of them. Even a bad trimmer test - and he was appreciated on merit. In justification, I’ll say that in any case it’s better than some kind of reprint about nothing and with requests to “plus”. I also liked that the collective conscious works very well on the site - better than many editions and editors. This is cool.

In short, "habr" rules, and with new posts I will be much more careful!

A mix about a mix

Today I feel like shaking the old days and making the mix with minimal effort. I copied, pasted, added a couple of lines, shook it, went on to do business. It's hot outside. The head does not work very well. And there seems to be a lot of news. And, most importantly, mostly positive.

Fifth

The LX series of cameras from Panasonic can safely be called the elite among digital soaps. Retro style design, a bunch of buttons on the case (which helps a lot in use), excellent display, optics - besides, any owner of the LX-3 knows one very cool thing. Sorry for the expression. The Leica camp has an almost complete analogue, and it warms the soul. I used the LX-3 for a long time, usually my portable equipment does not live that long. But, apparently, in recent years I have slightly reduced my ardor. The laptop is still an MBP 17, one of the first unibody cases, the LX-3 has only recently been replaced by the NEX-5. I really like the last camera, although it has its flaws. For example, the lack of a mode switch is angry. Turns on for a long time. And it seems that the "pancake" is made only for press releases. In real life, the capabilities of this miniature lens are not much in demand. The latest materials and videos are designed with the help of the “five”.

I like it. But, of course, you will not find the ideal.

So, the LX-5 has been rumored for a long time. Although now the company is actively developing the direction of cameras with interchangeable lenses, but without a mirror, they do not forget about the top “soap” for enthusiasts, which is very, very pleasing. The probable characteristics of the novelty can be viewed here, official photos of the novelty have also appeared on the network. Traditionally for the LX, two body colors, black and silver, still perfectly organized controls (I personally have no doubt about this), it seems that they even added a JogDial next to the three-inch display. Video recording capabilities have also been improved. Apparently, the matrix has remained the same, the optical zoom has been increased (now it is 3.8x instead of 2.5x), other optics.

We are waiting for sample photos and the camera itself. It is clear that the language will not turn to call it addressed to a wide audience. Most likely, the novelty will cost more than twenty thousand rubles. But there will be buyers. As a journalist and former owner of the LX-3, I can safely recommend this item for purchase in absentia and look forward to the start of sales.

About bolts

For a long time I wanted to tell you about one problem with Apple laptops. In general, at the moment, "Macbooks" can be safely called the best laptops in the world in terms of a combination of parameters. No, no, do not rush to argue. After all, it is clear that they are expensive, and expensive just because of their capabilities. Look, it's summer now. I remember how Toshiba and Sony products behaved when the room heated up to twenty-seven degrees. I had to use a laptop cooler. Meanwhile, on the MacBook Pro case, you can fry the testicles, but the computer works. After an hour of operation, the LED Cinema Display cannot be touched either, but the equipment works!

This is very encouraging. As you understand, I am often asked to choose this or that technique, and I very often encounter inertia of thinking. Sometimes people do not choose "mac" just because there is an unfamiliar OS. At the same time, the work of some special programs is not important. Just some fear of change. You try to hammer in that antiviruses are not needed here, you try to hammer in that after a week of use, most likely, you won’t want to return to Windows - no. Scary.

I won't judge, but it's strange.

So, I have long been cherishing the idea to tell you about the TERRIBLE PROBLEM of MacBook Pro laptops. And somehow already briefly told. But now it's time for a more detailed report.

There are screw heads on the bottom of unibody laptops. They are not covered by anything. If we talk about MBP 17, then ten heads are visible here. They can protrude from the grooves a little, a fraction of a millimeter. For a drop. And the problem is this: as long as you use the device on the table, everything is fine. But as soon as you start putting your laptop in a narrow pocket of your bag often or dragging it around the bed while watching a movie, the screws are slowly unscrewed. In the end, I lost one screw and found it in my bag.

Tightening the screws for me personally has already become a ritual. Instinctively you feel the bottom - how are they there, darlings? The problem was noticed on several MBPs - these are 13, and 15, and 17. Accordingly, we mean different laptops in different configurations. Either they do not screw it up at the factory, or it is such a design feature. Even if you twist it hard yourself, the head still protrudes a little. Just a drop. The droplet clings to something, and the screw starts to come out of the socket.

True, this is the only noticed (and rather serious) flaw in the assembly.

Some rumors from the right pocket

If you visit our Android section, you may have read the news-rumor that Sony Ericsson has begun active testing of the new firmware for X10 smartphones. However, not only the "tenth" will be affected by the update, most likely, in the fall, all devices based on this OS will stop using the 1.6 anachronism - which is very, very pleasing. I will keep you posted on the situation, I hope that I can talk about new features early.

The second rumor is that new mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses from Samsung will appear in the near future. I updated the firmware on the NX10, some points are greatly improved. I will tell you in detail in the next "Mix". As for new cameras, it’s worth waiting for their announcement in the fall, what will be there and how is still unclear. But expanding the line of "mirrorless" is quite logical and justified.

It seems that after dreaming about the iPhone 4, the distributors of "apple" rumors have calmed down a little - well, how much can they do? The new phone has already been released, and the new Mac Mini, in the fall we are waiting for the update of the line of players, so where should we direct our efforts? Of course, it is worth sending them to where it has long been quiet and calm. Where? Yes, it's very simple - for a long time nothing happened to the MacBook Air. So something will happen! The logic is simple. Some reviewers talk about turning a thirteen-inch thin device into a "netbook" with an eleven-inch display, full Mac OS on board, and long battery life. The payoff for this is simple - poor performance.

In my opinion, Apple's netbook is an iPad sold in terrible numbers. Why create a competitor for him is not entirely clear. In theory, the next announcement of the company's laptops will also take place in the fall of 2010, then we'll see how Air changes (or does not change).

Nose trimmer

Last, it seems, a week I decided to go to "Habrahabr" and write something interesting for the audience of this wonderful resource. Conceived, written, done. Here we have a mixture, so without a twinge of conscience I will quote the entire post - I know, it's almost always too lazy to follow the links:

"Number one must have

Hello, my name is Sergey Kuzmin, I work at Mobile-review.com, where I write reviews of various things. Mostly gadgets. But, besides gadgets, there are other interesting things around, sometimes not fitting into the default resource format.

Actually, here I would like to write about things that are necessary - or about the very cream of the cream among what falls into the hands. Kind of a compilation of the best (or hellish) in my humble opinion.

And I would like to start with one very useful thing. But first, some water.

The idea to write about a special trimmer for shaving nose hair was born spontaneously. The associative series was like this. I used to work for a long time in a publishing house. And we had a system administrator there. Tolik. Or Vadik. I do not remember. Tolik was a powerful guy in terms of work. I set everything up, connected it, helped everyone, and eventually became the head of all system administrators. Tolik received normal money, bought a one-room apartment, began to furnish it wisely, he ordered some curtains from Spain there.

Tolik did not follow his personal hygiene at all. That is, sometimes he comes up to say hello, and you clearly understand that the person has not seen a bath for at least three days. The toothbrush was crying for Tolya. And Tolik had hair sticking out of his nose. Sometimes they stuck out not empty (if you know what I mean). As the managers said, the hunt is to take tweezers and pull out all the vegetation.

On the one hand, this seems to be a personal matter for everyone. On the other hand, when there is a team, then such things greatly infuriate those around them. In many companies, corporate rules somehow make slaves wash, shave, and look human. What's right.

On the other hand, Picasso didn't care — there's a well-known photograph where the artist is sitting next to a painting with hair sticking out of his nose, and, I repeat, he doesn't care. It seems that the author of the photo is Bresson, but he could not find it on the net (do not be angry, brethren). In winter, it is convenient to determine the temperature by freezing the hair in the nose. If you feel that they freeze, then amba. It's cold.

But the girls don't really like all this hair. And they should be removed. There is a simple question - how. Surely, while standing in a traffic jam, you have seen more than once or twice nasal hair removal sessions in the car opposite. Tinting doesn't help. Many people pick their noses. It looks disgusting, especially when you involuntarily find a girl doing this activity - here she is sitting in the car and looking for something there. As if something new could appear there (in the nose).

It is silly in the modern world to neglect technical benefits, and therefore, especially for admin Tolik and other gentlemen (ladies), I am writing about a nose hair trimmer. There are a lot of models on the market, but specifically for this review, I bought a Panasonic sample, model ER407k.

The device is designed to serve not only the nose, but also the ears. In a small box, in addition to the trimmer, there is a thick instruction, rewound with tape. In principle, any sane person will figure out where and why to stuff the gadget without it. But especially gifted it is recommended for reading. You never know, suddenly, when looking at the trimmer, some erotic thoughts will appear. Anything can happen. The manual is succinct: “Turn on the switch and carefully insert the end of the outer blade into the nostril or ear canal to trim nose and ear hair.”

The trimmer itself looks like a plump fountain pen. There is no need to dwell on the appearance, there are no straziks here, there is only one bare functionality. This is the power button, this is the blade, there is also a protective cap in the kit. The device runs on one AAA battery. And, I will tell you, the thing copes with its main task.

Of course, you can imagine your own face when you have this "zhzhzhzhzhzhzh" in your nostril - not very pleasant. But much better and more hygienic than pulling hair out with your fingers. Or wait for someone to pull it out. Ask your dentist, they have tweezers. After shaving, the trimmer needs and can be washed. Shaving anything other than the nose or ears is not worth even trying. Or it’s worth it, but it’s better not to tell anyone about it.

Accordingly, the considered trimmer cost me about seven hundred rubles. I didn’t want to scare you with nameless devices - these can be found on any market for two hundred or three hundred rubles. Why this one is so expensive, I don't know. In any case, the Panasonic ER407K is not only the best friend of the sysadmin Tolik, but also of any man experiencing nose hair growth in general. Battery lasts a long time, shaves well, can be washed, and all that - joy, happiness and positive vibrations.

The original is here, I can say one thing - I was completely serious in my intentions. I wanted to talk about something so useful for men, which was done. The audience appreciated my efforts, and I see that it is worth continuing! Only, probably, in a slightly different vein and a few about other things.

After the publication of this post, three people sent me letters with words of gratitude (they bought it, that is), it seems that someone from Twitter also bought a trimmer. Well, the thing is really travel, you can safely take it.

Yes, and here's another thing I want to say. I liked the Habr audience. Without any jokes. Various nonsense is unlikely to work there , plus people don't break into a squeal. I don't know how to put it better, but it's true. Calmly responding readers, and, most importantly, there are a lot of them. Even a bad trimmer test - and he was appreciated on merit. In justification, I’ll say that in any case it’s better than some kind of reprint about nothing and with requests to “plus”. I also liked that the collective conscious works very well on the site - better than many editions and editors. This is cool.

In short, "habr" rules, and with new posts I will be much more careful!

A mix about a mix

Today I feel like shaking the old days and making the mix with minimal effort. I copied, pasted, added a couple of lines, shook it, went on to do business. It's hot outside. The head does not work very well. And there seems to be a lot of news. And, most importantly, mostly positive.

Fifth

The LX series of cameras from Panasonic can safely be called the elite among digital soaps. Retro style design, a bunch of buttons on the case (which helps a lot in use), excellent display, optics - besides, any owner of the LX-3 knows one very cool thing. Sorry for the expression. The Leica camp has an almost complete analogue, and it warms the soul. I used the LX-3 for a long time, usually my portable equipment does not live that long. But, apparently, in recent years I have slightly reduced my ardor. The laptop is still an MBP 17, one of the first unibody cases, the LX-3 has only recently been replaced by the NEX-5. I really like the last camera, although it has its flaws. For example, the lack of a mode switch is angry. Turns on for a long time. And it seems that the "pancake" is made only for press releases. In real life, the capabilities of this miniature lens are not much in demand. The latest materials and videos are designed with the help of the “five”.

I like it. But, of course, you will not find the ideal.

So, the LX-5 has been rumored for a long time. Although now the company is actively developing the direction of cameras with interchangeable lenses, but without a mirror, they do not forget about the top “soap” for enthusiasts, which is very, very pleasing. The probable characteristics of the novelty can be viewed here, official photos of the novelty have also appeared on the network. Traditionally for the LX, two body colors, black and silver, still perfectly organized controls (I personally have no doubt about this), it seems that they even added a JogDial next to the three-inch display. Video recording capabilities have also been improved. Apparently, the matrix has remained the same, the optical zoom has been increased (now it is 3.8x instead of 2.5x), other optics.

We are waiting for sample photos and the camera itself. It is clear that the language will not turn to call it addressed to a wide audience. Most likely, the novelty will cost more than twenty thousand rubles. But there will be buyers. As a journalist and former owner of the LX-3, I can safely recommend this item for purchase in absentia and look forward to the start of sales.

About bolts

For a long time I wanted to tell you about one problem with Apple laptops. In general, at the moment, "Macbooks" can be safely called the best laptops in the world in terms of a combination of parameters. No, no, do not rush to argue. After all, it is clear that they are expensive, and expensive just because of their capabilities. Look, it's summer now. I remember how Toshiba and Sony products behaved when the room heated up to twenty-seven degrees. I had to use a laptop cooler. Meanwhile, on the MacBook Pro case, you can fry the testicles, but the computer works. After an hour of operation, the LED Cinema Display cannot be touched either, but the equipment works!

This is very encouraging. As you understand, I am often asked to choose this or that technique, and I very often encounter inertia of thinking. Sometimes people do not choose "mac" just because there is an unfamiliar OS. At the same time, the work of some special programs is not important. Just some fear of change. You try to hammer in that antiviruses are not needed here, you try to hammer in that after a week of use, most likely, you won’t want to return to Windows - no. Scary.

I won't judge, but it's strange.

So, I have long been cherishing the idea to tell you about the TERRIBLE PROBLEM of MacBook Pro laptops. And somehow already briefly told. But now it's time for a more detailed report.

There are screw heads on the bottom of unibody laptops. They are not covered by anything. If we talk about MBP 17, then ten heads are visible here. They can protrude from the grooves a little, a fraction of a millimeter. For a drop. And the problem is this: as long as you use the device on the table, everything is fine. But as soon as you start putting your laptop in a narrow pocket of your bag often or dragging it around the bed while watching a movie, the screws are slowly unscrewed. In the end, I lost one screw and found it in my bag.

Tightening the screws for me personally has already become a ritual. Instinctively you feel the bottom - how are they there, darlings? The problem was noticed on several MBPs - these are 13, and 15, and 17. Accordingly, we mean different laptops in different configurations. Either they do not screw it up at the factory, or it is such a design feature. Even if you twist it hard yourself, the head still protrudes a little. Just a drop. The droplet clings to something, and the screw starts to come out of the socket.

True, this is the only noticed (and rather serious) flaw in the assembly.

Some rumors from the right pocket

If you visit our Android section, you may have read the news-rumor that Sony Ericsson has begun active testing of the new firmware for X10 smartphones. However, not only the "tenth" will be affected by the update, most likely, in the fall, all devices based on this OS will stop using the 1.6 anachronism - which is very, very pleasing. I will keep you posted on the situation, I hope that I can talk about new features early.

The second rumor is that new mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses from Samsung will appear in the near future. I updated the firmware on the NX10, some points are greatly improved. I will tell you in detail in the next "Mix". As for new cameras, it’s worth waiting for their announcement in the fall, what will be there and how is still unclear. But expanding the line of "mirrorless" is quite logical and justified.

It seems that after dreaming about the iPhone 4, the distributors of "apple" rumors have calmed down a little - well, how much can they do? The new phone has already been released, and the new Mac Mini, in the fall we are waiting for an update to the line of players, so where should we focus our efforts? Of course, it is worth sending them to where it has long been quiet and calm. Where? Yes, it's very simple - for a long time nothing happened to the MacBook Air. So something will happen! The logic is simple. Some reviewers talk about turning a thirteen-inch thin device into a "netbook" with an eleven-inch display, full Mac OS on board, and long battery life. The payoff for this is simple - poor performance.

In my opinion, Apple's netbook is an iPad sold in terrible numbers. Why create a competitor for him is not entirely clear. In theory, the next announcement of the company's laptops will also take place in the fall of 2010, then we'll see how Air changes (or does not change).

Nose trimmer

Last, it seems, a week I decided to go to "Habrahabr" and write something interesting for the audience of this wonderful resource. Conceived, written, done. Here we have a mixture, so without a twinge of conscience I will quote the entire post - I know, it's almost always too lazy to follow the links:

"Number one must have

Hello, my name is Sergey Kuzmin, I work at Mobile-review.com, where I write reviews of various things. Mostly gadgets. But, besides gadgets, there are other interesting things around, sometimes not fitting into the default resource format.

Actually, here I would like to write about things that are necessary - or about the very cream of the cream among what falls into the hands. Kind of a compilation of the best (or hellish) in my humble opinion.

And I would like to start with one very useful thing. But first, some water.

The idea to write about a special trimmer for shaving nose hair was born spontaneously. The associative series was like this. I used to work for a long time in a publishing house. And we had a system administrator there. Tolik. Or Vadik. I do not remember. Tolik was a powerful guy in terms of work. I set everything up, connected it, helped everyone, and eventually became the head of all system administrators. Tolik received normal money, bought a one-room apartment, began to furnish it wisely, he ordered some curtains from Spain there.

Tolik did not follow his personal hygiene at all. That is, sometimes he comes up to say hello, and you clearly understand that the person has not seen a bath for at least three days. The toothbrush was crying for Tolya. And Tolik had hair sticking out of his nose. Sometimes they stuck out not empty (if you know what I mean). As the managers said, the hunt is to take tweezers and pull out all the vegetation.

On the one hand, this seems to be a personal matter for everyone. On the other hand, when there is a team, then such things greatly infuriate those around them. In many companies, corporate rules somehow make slaves wash, shave, and look human. What's right.

On the other hand, Picasso didn't care — there's a well-known photograph where the artist is sitting next to a painting with hair sticking out of his nose, and, I repeat, he doesn't care. It seems that the author of the photo is Bresson, but he could not find it on the net (do not be angry, brethren). In winter, it is convenient to determine the temperature by freezing the hair in the nose. If you feel that they freeze, then amba. It's cold.

But the girls don't really like all this hair. And they should be removed. There is a simple question - how. Surely, while standing in a traffic jam, you have seen more than once or twice nasal hair removal sessions in the car opposite. Tinting doesn't help. Many people pick their noses. It looks disgusting, especially when you involuntarily find a girl doing this activity - here she is sitting in the car and looking for something there. As if something new could appear there (in the nose).

It is silly in the modern world to neglect technical benefits, and therefore, especially for admin Tolik and other gentlemen (ladies), I am writing about a nose hair trimmer. There are a lot of models on the market, but specifically for this review, I bought a Panasonic sample, model ER407k.

The device is designed to serve not only the nose, but also the ears. In a small box, in addition to the trimmer, there is a thick instruction, rewound with tape. In principle, any sane person will figure out where and why to stuff the gadget without it. But especially gifted it is recommended for reading. You never know, suddenly, when looking at the trimmer, some erotic thoughts will appear. Anything can happen. The manual is succinct: “Turn on the switch and carefully insert the end of the outer blade into the nostril or ear canal to trim nose and ear hair.”

The trimmer itself looks like a plump fountain pen. There is no need to dwell on the appearance, there are no straziks here, there is only one bare functionality. This is the power button, this is the blade, there is also a protective cap in the kit. The device runs on one AAA battery. And, I will tell you, the thing copes with its main task.

Of course, you can imagine your own face when you have this "zhzhzhzhzhzhzh" in your nostril - not very pleasant. But much better and more hygienic than pulling hair out with your fingers. Or wait for someone to pull it out. Ask your dentist, they have tweezers. After shaving, the trimmer needs and can be washed. Shaving anything other than the nose or ears is not worth even trying. Or it’s worth it, but it’s better not to tell anyone about it.

Accordingly, the considered trimmer cost me about seven hundred rubles. I didn’t want to scare you with nameless devices - these can be found on any market for two hundred or three hundred rubles. Why this one is so expensive, I don't know. In any case, the Panasonic ER407K is not only the best friend of the sysadmin Tolik, but also of any man experiencing nose hair growth in general. Battery lasts a long time, shaves well, can be washed, and all that - joy, happiness and positive vibrations.

The original is here, I can say one thing - I was completely serious in my intentions. I wanted to talk about something so useful for men, which was done. The audience appreciated my efforts, and I see that it is worth continuing! Only, probably, in a slightly different vein and a few about other things.

After the publication of this post, three people sent me letters with words of gratitude (they bought it, that is), it seems that someone from Twitter also bought a trimmer. Well, the thing is really travel, you can safely take it.

Yes, and here's another thing I want to say. I liked the Habr audience. Without any jokes. Various nonsense is unlikely to work there , plus people don't break into a squeal. I don't know how to put it better, but it's true. Calmly responding readers, and, most importantly, there are a lot of them. Even a bad trimmer test - and he was appreciated on merit. In justification, I’ll say that in any case it’s better than some kind of reprint about nothing and with requests to “plus”. I also liked that the collective conscious works very well on the site - better than many editions and editors. This is cool.

In short, "habr" rules, and with new posts I will be much more careful!

A mix about a mix

Today I feel like shaking the old days and making the mix with minimal effort. I copied, pasted, added a couple of lines, shook it, went on to do business. It's hot outside. The head does not work very well. And there seems to be a lot of news. And, most importantly, mostly positive.

Fifth

The LX series of cameras from Panasonic can safely be called the elite among digital soaps. Retro style design, a bunch of buttons on the case (which helps a lot in use), excellent display, optics - besides, any owner of the LX-3 knows one very cool thing. Sorry for the expression. The Leica camp has an almost complete analogue, and it warms the soul. I used the LX-3 for a long time, usually my portable equipment does not live that long. But, apparently, in recent years I have slightly reduced my ardor. The laptop is still an MBP 17, one of the first unibody cases, the LX-3 has only recently been replaced by the NEX-5. I really like the last camera, although it has its flaws. For example, the lack of a mode switch is angry. Turns on for a long time. And it seems that the "pancake" is made only for press releases. In real life, the capabilities of this miniature lens are not much in demand. The latest materials and videos are designed with the help of the “five”.

I like it. But, of course, you will not find the ideal.

So, the LX-5 has been rumored for a long time. Although now the company is actively developing the direction of cameras with interchangeable lenses, but without a mirror, they do not forget about the top “soap” for enthusiasts, which is very, very pleasing. The probable characteristics of the novelty can be viewed here, official photos of the novelty have also appeared on the network. Traditionally for the LX, two body colors, black and silver, still perfectly organized controls (I personally have no doubt about this), it seems that they even added a JogDial next to the three-inch display. Video recording capabilities have also been improved. Apparently, the matrix has remained the same, the optical zoom has been increased (now it is 3.8x instead of 2.5x), other optics.

We are waiting for sample photos and the camera itself. It is clear that the language will not turn to call it addressed to a wide audience. Most likely, the novelty will cost more than twenty thousand rubles. But there will be buyers. As a journalist and former owner of the LX-3, I can safely recommend this item for purchase in absentia and look forward to the start of sales.

About bolts

For a long time I wanted to tell you about one problem with Apple laptops. In general, at the moment, "Macbooks" can be safely called the best laptops in the world in terms of a combination of parameters. No, no, do not rush to argue. After all, it is clear that they are expensive, and expensive just because of their capabilities. Look, it's summer now. I remember how Toshiba and Sony products behaved when the room heated up to twenty-seven degrees. I had to use a laptop cooler. Meanwhile, on the MacBook Pro case, you can fry the testicles, but the computer works. After an hour of operation, the LED Cinema Display cannot be touched either, but the equipment works!

This is very encouraging. As you understand, I am often asked to choose this or that technique, and I very often encounter inertia of thinking. Sometimes people do not choose "mac" just because there is an unfamiliar OS. At the same time, the work of some special programs is not important. Just some fear of change. You try to hammer in that antiviruses are not needed here, you try to hammer in that after a week of use, most likely, you won’t want to return to Windows - no. Scary.

I won't judge, but it's strange.

So, I have long been cherishing the idea to tell you about the TERRIBLE PROBLEM of MacBook Pro laptops. And somehow already briefly told. But now it's time for a more detailed report.

There are screw heads on the bottom of unibody laptops. They are not covered by anything. If we talk about MBP 17, then ten heads are visible here. They can protrude from the grooves a little, a fraction of a millimeter. For a drop. And the problem is this: as long as you use the device on the table, everything is fine. But as soon as you start putting your laptop in a narrow pocket of your bag often or dragging it around the bed while watching a movie, the screws are slowly unscrewed. In the end, I lost one screw and found it in my bag.

Tightening screws for me personally has already become a ritual. Instinctively you feel the bottom - how are they there, darlings? The problem was noticed on several MBPs - these are 13, and 15, and 17. Accordingly, we mean different laptops in different configurations. Either they do not screw it up at the factory, or it is such a design feature. Even if you twist it hard yourself, the head still protrudes a little. Just a drop. The droplet clings to something, and the screw starts to come out of the socket.

True, this is the only noticed (and rather serious) flaw in the assembly.

Some rumors from the right pocket

If you visit our Android section, you may have read the news-rumor that Sony Ericsson has begun active testing of the new firmware for X10 smartphones. However, not only the "tenth" will be affected by the update, most likely, in the fall, all devices based on this OS will stop using the 1.6 anachronism - which is very, very pleasing. I will keep you updated on the situation, I hope that I can talk about new features early.

The second rumor is that new mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses from Samsung will appear in the near future. I updated the firmware on the NX10, some points are greatly improved. I will tell you in detail in the next "Mix". As for new cameras, it’s worth waiting for their announcement in the fall, what will be there and how is still unclear. But expanding the line of "mirrorless" is quite logical and justified.

It seems that after dreaming about the iPhone 4, the distributors of "apple" rumors have calmed down a little - well, how much can they do? The new phone has already been released, and the new Mac Mini, in the fall we are waiting for an update to the line of players, so where should we focus our efforts? Of course, it is worth sending them to where it has long been quiet and calm. Where? Yes, it's very simple - for a long time nothing happened to the MacBook Air. So something will happen! The logic is simple. Some reviewers talk about turning a thirteen-inch thin device into a "netbook" with an eleven-inch display, full Mac OS on board, and long battery life. The payoff for this is simple - poor performance.

In my opinion, Apple's netbook is an iPad sold in terrible numbers. Why create a competitor for him is not entirely clear. In theory, the next announcement of the company's laptops will also take place in the fall of 2010, then we'll see how Air changes (or does not change).

Nose trimmer

Last, it seems, a week I decided to go to "Habrahabr" and write something interesting for the audience of this wonderful resource. Conceived, written, done. Here we have a mixture, so without a twinge of conscience I will quote the entire post - I know, it's almost always too lazy to follow the links:

"Needed item number one

Hello, my name is Sergey Kuzmin, I work at Mobile-review.com, where I write reviews of various things. Mostly gadgets. But, besides gadgets, there are other interesting things around, sometimes not fitting into the default resource format.

Actually, here I would like to write about things that are necessary - or about the very cream of the cream among what falls into the hands. Kind of a compilation of the best (or hellish) in my humble opinion.

And I would like to start with one very useful thing. But first, some water.

The idea to write about a special trimmer for shaving nose hair was born spontaneously. The associative series was like this. I used to work for a long time in a publishing house. And we had a system administrator there. Tolik. Or Vadik. I do not remember. Tolik was a powerful guy in terms of work. I set everything up, connected it, helped everyone, and eventually became the head of all system administrators. Tolik received normal money, bought a one-room apartment, began to furnish it wisely, he ordered some curtains from Spain there.

Tolik did not follow his personal hygiene at all. That is, sometimes he comes up to say hello, and you clearly understand that the person has not seen a bath for at least three days. The toothbrush was crying for Tolya. And Tolik had hair sticking out of his nose. Sometimes they stuck out not empty (if you know what I mean). As the managers said, the hunt is to take tweezers and pull out all the vegetation.

On the one hand, this seems to be a personal matter for everyone. On the other hand, when there is a team, then such things greatly infuriate those around them. In many companies, corporate rules somehow make slaves wash, shave, and look human. What's right.

On the other hand, Picasso didn't care — there's a well-known photograph where the artist is sitting next to a painting with hair sticking out of his nose, and, I repeat, he doesn't care. It seems that the author of the photo is Bresson, but he could not find it on the net (do not be angry, brethren). In winter, it is convenient to determine the temperature by freezing the hair in the nose. If you feel that they freeze, then amba. It's cold.

But the girls don't really like all this hair. And they should be removed. There is a simple question - how. Surely, while standing in a traffic jam, you have seen more than once or twice nasal hair removal sessions in the car opposite. Tinting doesn't help. Many people pick their noses. It looks disgusting, especially when you involuntarily find a girl doing this activity - here she is sitting in the car and looking for something there. As if something new could appear there (in the nose).

It is silly in the modern world to neglect technical benefits, and therefore, especially for admin Tolik and other gentlemen (ladies), I am writing about a nose hair trimmer. There are a lot of models on the market, but specifically for this review, I bought a Panasonic sample, model ER407k.

The device is designed to serve not only the nose, but also the ears. In a small box, in addition to the trimmer, there is a thick instruction, rewound with tape. In principle, any sane person will figure out where and why to stuff the gadget without it. But especially gifted it is recommended for reading. You never know, suddenly, when looking at the trimmer, some erotic thoughts will appear. Anything can happen. The manual is succinct: “Turn on the switch and carefully insert the end of the outer blade into the nostril or ear canal to trim nose and ear hair.”

The trimmer itself looks like a plump fountain pen. There is no need to dwell on the appearance, there are no straziks here, there is only one bare functionality. This is the power button, this is the blade, there is also a protective cap in the kit. The device runs on one AAA battery. And, I will tell you, the thing copes with its main task.

Of course, you can imagine your own face when you have this "zhzhzhzhzhzhzh" in your nostril - not very pleasant. But much better and more hygienic than pulling hair out with your fingers. Or wait for someone to pull it out. Ask your dentist, they have tweezers. After shaving, the trimmer needs and can be washed. Shaving anything other than the nose or ears is not worth even trying. Or it’s worth it, but it’s better not to tell anyone about it.

Accordingly, the considered trimmer cost me about seven hundred rubles. I didn’t want to scare you with nameless devices - these can be found on any market for two hundred or three hundred rubles. Why this one is so expensive, I don't know. In any case, the Panasonic ER407K is not only the best friend of the sysadmin Tolik, but also of any man experiencing nose hair growth in general. Battery lasts a long time, shaves well, can be washed, and all that - joy, happiness and positive vibrations.

The original is here, I can say one thing - I was completely serious in my intentions. I wanted to talk about something so useful for men, which was done. The audience appreciated my efforts, and I see that it is worth continuing! Only, probably, in a slightly different vein and a few about other things.

After the publication of this post, three people sent me letters with words of gratitude (they bought it, that is), it seems that someone from Twitter also bought a trimmer. Well, the thing is really travel, you can safely take it.

Yes, and here's another thing I want to say. I liked the Habr audience. Without any jokes. Different nonsense is unlikely to work there, plus people do not break into a squeal. I don't know how to put it better, but it's true. Calmly responding readers, and, most importantly, there are a lot of them. Even a bad trimmer test - and he was appreciated on merit. In justification, I’ll say that in any case it’s better than some kind of reprint about nothing and with requests to “plus”. I also liked that the collective conscious works very well on the site - better than many editions and editors. This is cool.

Yes, and there is one more thing I want to say. I liked the Habr audience. Without any jokes. Different nonsense is unlikely to work there , plus people do not break into a screech. I don't know how to put it better, but it's true. Calmly responding readers, and, most importantly, there are a lot of them. Even a bad trimmer test - and he was appreciated on merit. In justification, I’ll say that in any case it’s better than some kind of reprint about nothing and with requests to “plus”. I also liked that the collective conscious works very well on the site - better than many editions and editors. This is great.

In short, "habr" rules, and with new posts I will be much more careful!