The Matrix, 1999: Morpheus inserts a giant TRRS plug into Neo's head

The Matrix, 2019: Morpheus tries for 20 minutes to pair a Bluetooth neural interface to Neo's head before finally giving up

@varx “please enter the code on the screen to complete pairing process.”
Dammit there’s no code!
“Please enter code on screen to complete pairing process.”


This scene from the Matrix must be what caused Apple management to remove headphone jacks from their kit.

@varx Only one person can be in the matrix at a time because the ship only has a single USB-C port
@elomatreb @varx Naw, they can daisy-chain them, but they need to hook into an external power source, and the more people they get into the Matrix the more overloaded that single bus gets. You think lag is bad using a computer terminal, lemme tell you it suuuuucks in the Matrix!

@varx nah, Bluetooth is so 2009… These days he'd be forever searching for the right USB-C which all look exactly the same, fit into the same hole but inexplicably don't work quite like you want.

@isagalaev @varx while supposedly it fits either way, it inexplicably only works when one side is up and it's impossible to tell which now because they look identical

@isagalaev Or that, but I was thinking of the removal of the headphone jack, with "AirPods" as an allegedly viable replacement. :-)

@varx to be honest, I'm using Bluetooth exclusively to listen for music on my phone, and it pretty much Just Works both on my running headphones and in my car. But I remember it being painful 10 years ago :-)

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