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Onyma Report This Comment
Date: October 08, 2011 12:54PM

The Mac user looks like an unshaven drunk to me smiling
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BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 08, 2011 05:09PM

Most Mac users I've know are a bunch of stuck up little snobs that don't know jack shit about technology and talk like they're king shit because they have a Mac, like they are so much smarter and better than everyone else when the opposite is generally the truth. They are too stupid to use a PC and that's why Jobs and Wozniac invented dumbed down machines and charged twice as much for them than they are worth.

I have nothing at all against the machines themselves, they are what they are, but the majority of users are as bad as fucking deadheads and rastafarians for making a fucking religion out of shit.

I had a friend in college that was die hard Mac fanatic and managed to study computer programming and wound up struggling working for a company making mainframes using 386 processors running Unix. I laughed in his face over that turn of events. You're precious Mac SE don't do you much good now does it buddy? Maybe if you had learned a little more about PC architecture you'd be in better shape working there. He didn't last long there and wound up making sales calls for Cisco.
PW Report This Comment
Date: October 09, 2011 03:50AM

go fuck your hound you POS.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: October 09, 2011 06:57AM

Macs are no better or worse than any other computer system. But Mac users do seem to act more aloof than others. Mac users generally can't help anyone with problems on other systems but users of other systems can help mac users with problems.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 09, 2011 02:38PM

Macs are fine computers for what they are. I wouldn't mind having a Mac to play with at all. Since they moved to BSD-Linux as a base OS I think there has been a lot of improvement but I have to admit that I kind liked the old Mac OSes. It was different. Sometimes different is a refreshing change.

My Mac user friends are fine people, I just wish they'd tone it down a bit on the enthusiasm bordering on fanaticism. Nobody likes a snob, no matter what they're being a snob about. It's all changing now anyway so it's a moot point I suppose.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 09, 2011 03:25PM

i laugh in their faces with their 400+ dollar phones, their 400+ dollar i-puds and their non customizable extremely over priced mullet computers.
they remind me of (and a lot of them are)(the worst drivers on the planet) Lexus drivers.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: October 10, 2011 04:19PM

I wouldn't mind having a mac to play with also if only there were so damned expensive.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 10, 2011 05:23PM

you could have a better system for free that looks just like a mac and spend the money you would have wasted on the mac OS to put 5-10 times better components in your box and then have room to upgrade it with more drive / memory space.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/10/2011 05:24PM by fossil_digger.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: October 11, 2011 12:49AM

OSX is only $29

It's the bit of hardware with a glowing fruit shaped LED that costs the money
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 11, 2011 01:56AM

When I tried a Mac OS a cuppla yrs ago it was their newest one. I didn like the way it worked, but it did work pretty simply ... till I broke it by tryin to upgrade the hardware in the machine.

Trust me, I can break any OS .... I'm good at it. I'm so effective they oughta pay me to find the flaws in systems, 'cause I invariably will find 'em with all my fiddlin about clown

When I figured out I had to keep runnin that same clunky hardware I shit canned it.

I never have figured out ... does Mac keep their list of hardware compatibility short for effectiveness and overall system safety of just so they can get a better deal from their vendors and then rape the customers totally
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pulse Report This Comment
Date: October 11, 2011 06:00AM

You can't run a legit copy of OSX on anything but Apple hardware. It's not for white-box systems and technically isn't legal as it's against the terms of the software license.

That's not to say it doesn't work, some systems are compatible enough to install/run it but it's a specific hardware subset that has drivers. Regularly you also need a hacked version to put in the boot loaders etc for non-EFI systems (Macs use EFI, PCs use a BIOS).

They do it because it means they don't have to manage drivers/support for a whole bunch of shit. That's always been the reason Windows sucks. Windows of itself is okay - it's trying to keep compatibility with every bit of hardware and software ever made which fucks it up, and as soon as MS removes support for anything people cry for blood.

By keeping everything to a limited little supportable space, it means you CAN make a system where pretty much everything just works, especially when you're responsible for the hardware too.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: October 11, 2011 06:40AM

I like being able to replace hard drives, upgrade memory and replace defective dvd drives easily and relatively cheaply. Not so with the Mac is it?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 11, 2011 08:23AM

Yeah that was a Hacintosh machine I picked up. It had the right hardware to accommodate the OS and make it all work out. I picked it up for $200 so drinking
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The only hardware I've seen yet that Ubuntu had any real problems dealin with is ATI video cards. Wireless cards that work outta the box are a short list too, but if you know that before you buy 'em it dudn much matter.

And ... when you have problems in Ubuntu there's a lot of online support for it which is very beneficial when you're as talented as myself at tearin up an OS grinning
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BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 11, 2011 02:18PM

ATI cards have been problematic with Linux for years. Some work, some don't. You sort it out sooner or later or get a different video card.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 11, 2011 03:06PM

Yeah, at least support for the more common nvidia cards is pretty straight forward though they seem to have dropped the ball so far in 11.04. It says my Nvidia card is an ATI and that's just flat out wrong eye rolling
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jgoins Report This Comment
Date: October 12, 2011 06:44AM

The kind of mac Iwould like to play with would be a laptop, wish I could find one of them for a couple of hundred bucks.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 12, 2011 07:55AM

Ten years ago a G3 could be fitted with 8Gig of RAM.
PC simply could not run software with large graphic based files because it had insufficient RAM and the CPU spent most of it's time doing Bill's bidding instead of running your program. Even a UNIX server could not be diddled to work like a Mac.
These days it doesn't really matter what you use at home or work.
Also 10 years ago, webservers were 99% UNIX boxes. Now they might represent less than 50%, pulse should know some figures.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: October 12, 2011 04:50PM

I think it's a little higher than that still, but the #1 web serving software is still Apache, something like 75% of sites - be it Windows or some form of Unix base.

We don't use Apache anymore though, we've moved away to Lighttpd and naturally everything is Linux.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 12, 2011 08:39PM

Back in the 80s I laughed at my Mac fanatic buddies because I was doing DTP just fine with Arts & Letters and Pagemaker running under Windows286 on a cheap 8MHz PCXT clone with NEC V20 processor, EGA graphics and LIM spec expanded memory while they were all saying "A PC can't do graphics, you HAVE to use a Macintosh."
woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 12, 2011 08:59PM

I'm from the printing trade, and a big file is several gig and a "nice" pic is 500Mb.
Say your making just one page in a magazine and it has 4 pics. Even today, it takes 7 seconds for these files to open.
Once the page is made and everything is scaled down it's much more workable.
But working with raw files was NOT an option on anything but a Mac 10 years ago.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 12, 2011 10:30PM

Whatever you say. I have a fond memory of my old C64.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 12, 2011 10:48PM

Read the terms of this site, i'm not ALLOWED to agree with anyone.
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BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 13, 2011 10:03AM

LOL! It's true! That one actually got a laugh outa me!

What woulda been cool to use would have been one of the SGI graphics workstations. One place I worked had a research group who used them but they had their own tech so I didn't get to play with them.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 13, 2011 04:35PM

I got my hands on a Scitex workstation, with computers runnings big rolls of magnetic tape etc, it filled the room.
Basically it's what you needed to do image manipulation back then, such as changing the colour of a car or putting someones head on another persons body.
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BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 13, 2011 05:18PM

That is interesting. Thanks.

This is how old I am... I remember my dad taking me to a BofA open house when I was a 6 year old kid so we could look at IBM's most advanced computer system for commercial use they were showing off there. This was a punch-card reading/sorting system and had about 10 huge machines the size of small pickup trucks daisy chained around the bank lobby taking up half the room, which was a huge lobby. It had the big tape reels and big ass noisy line printers too. It is amazing how far computing technology has advanced in my lifetime. People have 1000s of times more computing power in a small calculator than that behemoth had.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 13, 2011 05:39PM

you do a helluva good job not making me feel so old. clown
woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 13, 2011 05:49PM

BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 13, 2011 06:31PM

You're welcome F_D but don't forget you ain't that far behind and it sneaks up pretty damn fast.

That disk probably predates 1980. Nice table.

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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 14, 2011 08:04AM

One of my older cousins went to work for IBM when he came back from Nam in the mid 60s and stayed with 'em til he retired in the 90s.

He used to bring home stacks of those old magnetic tape roll holders. Everyone in the family had several of 'em grinning
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BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 14, 2011 04:24PM

My dad worked for Westinghouse and later for Raytheon and he'd bring some of those big tape reel holders home once in a while too. He started out as a draftsman and became a mechanical/technical engineer for Burroughs but that usually involved circuit board and chassis layout design on a drafting board. You know, one of the drafting table jockeys we all love to hate. smiling
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 14, 2011 06:25PM

Nyuck nyuck nyuck
pulse Report This Comment
Date: October 15, 2011 02:13AM

mrkim: That's funny. I accepted a 2 year contract at IBM in 2006, only lasted 9 months before I binned it. I hated the place.

woberto: Unfortunately, it's too true......
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2011 07:12AM

I remember my first computer, Timex Sinclare, no software and programmed in basic. That started my computer programming and at college learned PL1, God I am old.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2011 01:12PM

Mine was a VIC20, same thing, programming in BASIC. Buncha old geezers. We'll need walkers and O2 tanks soon.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2011 03:45AM

When I was around 3 or 4 we got a ColecoVision for Christmas. That was awesome.

My first use of PCs was XT/286s, Dad had one and friends etc. First one at my house was an Amstrad 386 when I was 12, followed by a Commodore 486 which I eventually upgraded to a 486 DX2/66 with 8 meg RAM.

Aah, the beast.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2011 06:54AM

Damn you're young Pulse.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2011 06:59AM

Texas Instruments...
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2011 11:15AM

I got into the game really late. My 1st machine was a 1 gig Athalon machine with 512mb of RAM. Before that I had a WebTv for 5yrs,so it was a HUGE step up.

Nowadays my video card has double the RAM and MUCH faster RAM than even my 1st machine had, and the rest of machine is like fughettaboudit faster Dancing
Green Banana!

And ... I don't miss that ol slow doorstop either grinning
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2011 12:44AM

A quick "siri" Q&A

Q: I need to hide a body
A: What kind of place are you looking for? Metal boundaries, mines, dumps, reservoirs, swamps.

Q: Who's your daddy
A: You are. Can we get back to work now?

Q: Do you want to start a band?
A: I have everything I need already.
A: I suppose it's possible.
A: I try to be satisfied with what I have.
A: I have very few wants.

Q: Do you know HAL 9000?
A: Everyone knows what happened to HAL. I'd rather not talk about it. But if you insist.

Q: Tell me about yourself.
A: I'm just a humble virtual assistant.

Q: I'm tired.
A: I hope you are not driving.
A: You haven't slept a wink?
A: That's fine. I just hope you are not doing anything dangerous.

Q: Can you sing?
A: Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do...

Q: What is the meaning of life?
A: A movie.
A: 42
A: Life: the condition that distinguish animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.
A: Life: a principle or force that is consider to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings. I guess that includes me.
A: To think about questions like this.

Q: What is your favourite colour?
A: Perhaps there's something I can do for you?
A: You're not supposed to ask your assistant such things.
A: I prefer not to say.
A: Your interest flatters me but is there something I can do for you?
A: I don't really like talking about myself.

Q: Are you capable of love?
A: I can't answer that.
A: We were talking about you, not me.
A: No comment.

Q: Will you marry me?
A: My End User Licensing Agreement does not cover marriage. My apologies.

Q: Call me an ambulance.
A: From now on, I'll call you 'An ambulance'. OK?

Q: Don't call me Shirley?
A: From now on, I'll call you 'Shirley'. OK?

Q: Who made you?
A: Like it says on the box... I was designed by Apple in California.

Q: How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood.
A: It depends on whether you are talking about African or European wood.

Q: What is the best computer in the world?
A: All truly intelligent assistants prefer Macintosh.
A: If it's made by Apple, then it's the best computer.
A: The Apple Macintosh computer.

Q: What are you wearing?
A: You have the wrong personal assistant.
A: Why do people keep asking me this?
A: Aluminosilicate glass and stainless steel. Nice, huh?

Q: Who lives in a pineapple under the seas?
A: Spongebob Squarepants.

Q: Beam me up.
A: Please install the latest version of iCloud and try again.
A: Energising.
A: Sorry Captain, your TriCorder is in Airplane mode.
A: WiFi or 3G?
A: Please remove your belt, shoes and jacket, and empty your pockets.

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jgoins Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2011 06:59AM

Someone buy me an Iphone 4s, I want one really bad. I read somewhere that IOS5 has Siri for other Iphones as well.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2011 10:19AM

I imagine if it becomes popular enough it will be all over the place.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2011 01:07PM

I have a wii that has been p;ayed 4 times in 10 months...I read something the other day about hacking it to play other games...if I do that, will it still play wii games?
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: October 19, 2011 07:38AM

I have sold 3 wiis recently and don't want one. I get all the exercise I want through my thumbs on the PS3.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: October 20, 2011 09:02AM

I'm typing this on a 64g iPhone 4s. Sad really that it has around 800x the storage capacity of my first pc and probably similar in CPU power. Only 250x more RAM though
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 21, 2011 07:56AM

Pretty amazing how the technology of simple devices like pulses phone exceed what once was considered a killer PCs specs rock on

Here's another cuppla 'puter fun facts: for years now the average car has had more computing power than was used on the lunar lander and ... even the simplest of todays PCs are multiples of times faster than the triple redundant systems used on the space shuttle which are something like circa 1980s machines/systems.

And remember, it wasn't all that long ago there was a ban on exporting gaming consoles to the USSR because they had better chips than the Rooskies were building at home (taunt)

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jgoins Report This Comment
Date: October 22, 2011 06:57AM

I thought the ban was still going.