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    Best way to store electronics that aren't used for a long period

    I have a smartphone Gimbal (Freevision Vilta-M Pro) that I got a couple of years ago. I've used it occasionally and now I no longer use it actively. I am just keeping it because I know the resale value in India is shit and I'd rather keep it in the event that I might like to have it in the...
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    Firebase pros/cons and alternatives?

    Thanks man. Your suggestion of the AWS Appsync might just be the exact thing I've been looking for. Your suggestion came at the right time too. We're having discussions deciding our tech stack. And the more I look into Appsync, I feel like it might be exactly what we need. So thanks for your inputs!
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    Firebase pros/cons and alternatives?

    You didn't comment on the cost comparison between something like having a jhipster REST API backend hosted on aws vs going with aws appsync. Let's say we're trying to do it the frugal way, does AWS Appsync still make it to our list? I'm just trying to figure out how substantial of a difference...
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    Firebase pros/cons and alternatives?

    Haven't heard of AWS Appsync before. Just to clarify, is it AWS's alternative to Firebase that also happens to be cheaper or something that isn't a realtime database? I'll have to look into this later. But one more question, I was for a while thinking about just having a Jhipster based API...
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    AliExpress banned and is no longer an option in India - what other options exist ?

    Lazada looks like it only ships to places within Malaysia, unless I'm mistaken and there's a way to get it to ship to India? If yes, that would be great.
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    Audio KZ ZSN PRO X Dual Driver 1BA+1DD Hybrid Metal Earphones with detachable cable

    Btw there is an Indian company that still sells a lot of IEMs and other audiophile equipment at upmarked prices. So if you really want it, you can still get it - https://www.headphonezone.in/
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    Audio KZ ZSN PRO X Dual Driver 1BA+1DD Hybrid Metal Earphones with detachable cable

    Did you ever try the Tin T2 or the KZ ZS10 Pro? These two got praise for their VFM and how good they sounded even by those who share your opinion of the chifi scene.
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    AliExpress banned and is no longer an option in India - what other options exist ?

    I don't think orders that were already shipped are going to be affected. Mine seem to be coming through as well.
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    AliExpress banned and is no longer an option in India - what other options exist ?

    Obviously the ban impacts us as individual citizens and as companies that rely on Chinese imports. I'm not super pleased with what going on either, both the border disputes and these bans, but I understand why they are happening and why the government is doing what it is doing. Which is why I'm...
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    AliExpress banned and is no longer an option in India - what other options exist ?

    Your point of view suggests that you see the ban on these apps as absolutely baseless. While admittedly there could be more transparency on the stated basis for banning these apps, but anyone moderately informed of the situation knows that these bans are the consequence of the political and...
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    AliExpress banned and is no longer an option in India - what other options exist ?

    Not sure but one of my Black Friday orders on AE got cancelled and the seller basically told me that the shipping routes are blocked and the logistics company won't accept shipments to India. Maybe he was talking about the interface from within AE but I had to let go of a good deal because of...
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    AliExpress banned and is no longer an option in India - what other options exist ?

    Nope. You can even put it in your cart and go all the way to the payment confirmation page. It's only when you click on "Pay now" that you get shown a message that the order cannot be processed. Check out the screenshot below.
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    AliExpress banned and is no longer an option in India - what other options exist ?

    5 - 10 years is a REALLY optimistic estimate for competitively priced high end electronics, that too in niche areas like custom PC builds. If improvements are to be seen in the competitiveness of the local manufacturing in this segment, I would estimate it to be definitely over 10 years. Maybe...
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    AliExpress banned and is no longer an option in India - what other options exist ?

    Don't worry, by the time we are able to manufacture that stuff on our own, technology would have evolved so much that your SFF build would be soooo much more superior to what you can manage to get right now. :p
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    AliExpress banned and is no longer an option in India - what other options exist ?

    Forget the range, AE was all about the competitive pricing at which those items were available. It had both the range and they were all dead cheap, the most competitively priced at least. eBay, even if it managed to offer the stuff we're looking for, cannot manage to offer the VFM factor that AE...
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