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2011-10-05 09:40:56 PM
DAMMIT
 
2011-10-05 09:41:27 PM
assets.portfolio.com
RIP STEVE CASE...and AOL while we're at it
 
2011-10-05 09:41:31 PM
*sigh*
 
2011-10-05 09:41:49 PM
My second boobies post, I suppose, as I've been away from Fark for a few years...but dude changed the world. Seriously, literally, changed the world. The first computer I used was an Apple IIe. The first computer my family owned was a Power Mac. My gaming name is Moof to this day. Jobs actually shaped my life, albeit indirectly, because it was on computers whose production he oversaw and drove that I became interested in computers at the ripe old age of 5. 24 years later, I work in IT, and a couple of the tools of my trade are my iPhone and iPad.

Thank you, Mr. Jobs. Rest in peace.

Also, as others have so eloquently said: fark cancer.
 
2011-10-05 09:42:04 PM
for the umpteenth million time tonight: fark cancer

/bears repeating and all that
//thanks for the fun memories, Mr. Jobs
 
2011-10-05 09:42:11 PM
You libs will do anything to suck the wind out of Sarahs Sails won't you!


Not a fanboy but I do recognize that Steve was part of the innovators in the great advancement of personal computing and electronics
RIP sir!
 
2011-10-05 09:42:14 PM

indarwinsshadow: I know it won't mean much to people reading this, but, what good is all that money in the end?


Steve Jobs had all that money because he changed the world, he also went bankrupt after being billionaire, he did not care about the money he cared about the computer industry and what it could do for mankind, he was rewarded for it. Nobody works for free and if you are as good he was you will be rich.
 
2011-10-05 09:42:20 PM
Sure he made some cool shiat, but if Steve Jobs "changed your life", chances are you're WAAAY too emotionally invested in gadgets.

I guarantee he changed your life one way or another.

/feel like I've lost my cooler, tormenting, hipper, older brother
//macman since '88
 
2011-10-05 09:42:28 PM

indarwinsshadow: I know it won't mean much to people reading this, but, what good is all that money in the end? Is life only about collecting as much as you can? You can't take it with you, and it really isn't going to make you happy to have a lot of things. Love the people who are your friends. Enjoy the simple parts of life. Try not to get mad or stay mad. It's not worth it. In the end, only the people who are your friends will miss you after all.

Goodbye Mr. Jobs. Personally, I think you were a conceited greedy twat. I'm sure someone will miss you. But it won't be me.


Still waiting patiently for your proof that neutrinos are massless..... Don't leave us hanging!
take care, cheers
 
2011-10-05 09:42:59 PM
I was playing Plants Vs. Zombies on my iPod when I heard the news.

:( RIP turtlenecked technology man.
 
2011-10-05 09:44:14 PM

LesserEvil: [thegadgets.net image 640x321]

Steve Jobs and the Cult of Apple did more to stifle innovation than they did to move technology forward.

There were MP3 snip TL:Dnr.


I'm glad you weighed in, i was really wondering what you were thinking.
 
2011-10-05 09:44:32 PM

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I was playing Plants Vs. Zombies on my iPod when I heard the news.


I was playing Angry Birds in a bowling alley.
 
2011-10-05 09:45:03 PM
RIP Steve. Hated Apple but not you.
 
2011-10-05 09:45:31 PM
This isn't funny.

I heard a load of guys at Apple have lost their jobs.
 
2011-10-05 09:45:31 PM
Every time I reminded of death it always brings me back to reality which really sucks.

RIP
 
2011-10-05 09:46:19 PM

eas81: I will fire up the old G3 I have in his honor tonight....:(

[upload.wikimedia.org image 503x600]


Ya know I have this old PowerMac 8500 that might get booted tonight as well
 
2011-10-05 09:47:06 PM

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I was playing Plants Vs. Zombies on my iPod when I heard the news.

:( RIP turtlenecked technology man.


I was using my Dell laptop running Windows 7 when I got the message on my Palm phone.

Just because I'm not a fan doesn't mean it's not a bit sad.
 
2011-10-05 09:47:40 PM

Tom_Slick: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I was playing Plants Vs. Zombies on my iPod when I heard the news.

I was playing Angry Birds in a bowling alley.


We'll all remember what app we were running when we heard the news.

/sorry, couldn't resist
//sniff
///still has a sad
 
2011-10-05 09:47:45 PM
RIP Visionary Man
 
2011-10-05 09:47:51 PM

machoprogrammer: Steve Jobs was a genuine asshole. Apple repackages other peoples ideas as their own and overcharges for them. He yelled and cursed at his engineers in the early days (and somewhat more current days). Apple treats their employees terrible as well.

I am sorry he had to suffer through cancer, but the guy was an asshole. The ironic thing is that the liberal hipsters who are anti-corporate gladly lap up all that Apple shiat that was bought on the very fabric of capitalism exploiting workers.

The guy was a marketing genius though.


Yeah. I really don't get it. To me, he's another rich CEO that dodged taxes, and double-parked in handicapped spots in a Mercedes with no license plates, because he was above all that, who captained a company that rehashed old ideas and starting suing any company they saw as a threat.

Well, RIP, Steve. Your ideas may have not been fresh, original, or even well thought out, but they were popular... so there's that.
 
2011-10-05 09:48:01 PM
wjllope Quote 2011-10-05 09:42:28 PM
indarwinsshadow: I know it won't mean much to people reading this, but, what good is all that money in the end? Is life only about collecting as much as you can? You can't take it with you, and it really isn't going to make you happy to have a lot of things. Love the people who are your friends. Enjoy the simple parts of life. Try not to get mad or stay mad. It's not worth it. In the end, only the people who are your friends will miss you after all.

Goodbye Mr. Jobs. Personally, I think you were a conceited greedy twat. I'm sure someone will miss you. But it won't be me.

Still waiting patiently for your proof that neutrinos are massless..... Don't leave us hanging!
take care, cheers


You know what's weird. If you type in neutrino into GIS there's pictures of porn...how the f*ck does someone connect neutrinos and porn is beyond me.

.
..
...

From Standard Model
(a) According to the Higgs mechanism in the Standard Model, particles in the vacuum acquire mass as they collide with the Higgs boson. Photons (γ) are massless because they do not interact with the Higgs boson. All particles, including electrons (e), muons (μ) and top quarks (t), change handedness when they collide with the Higgs boson; left-handed particles become right-handed and vice versa. Experiments have shown that neutrinos (ν) are always left-handed. Since right-handed neutrinos do not exist in the Standard Model, the theory predicts that neutrinos can never acquire mass. (b) In one extension to the Standard Model, left- and right-handed neutrinos exist. These Dirac neutrinos acquire mass via the Higgs mechanism but right-handed neutrinos interact much more weakly than any other particles. (c) According to another extension of the Standard Model, extremely heavy right-handed neutrinos are created for a brief moment before they collide with the Higgs boson to produce light left-handed Majorana
 
2011-10-05 09:48:44 PM
I can honestly say I enjoyed using the NeXT computers in college more than any other computer I've owned. Hell, most of my insanely-addicted-to-online days from the early 90's were long 8-16 hour sessions in some secluded computer lab on a NeXT computer in MSU's engineering building. I'll always remember you bluedevil.
 
2011-10-05 09:48:58 PM

davidphogan: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: I was playing Plants Vs. Zombies on my iPod when I heard the news.

:( RIP turtlenecked technology man.

I was using my Dell laptop running Windows 7 when I got the message on my Palm phone.

Just because I'm not a fan doesn't mean it's not a bit sad.


SHUN.

Just kidding.

Firing up a round of zombie-pelting action in Steve-O's memory.
 
2011-10-05 09:49:35 PM
I cut my computer teeth on Apples, I feel this pic from childhood is appropriate.
img854.imageshack.us
 
2011-10-05 09:51:12 PM

zabadu: LesserEvil: [thegadgets.net image 640x321]

Steve Jobs and the Cult of Apple did more to stifle innovation than they did to move technology forward.

There were MP3 players before the iPod, Smart Phones before the iPhone, and Tablets before the iPad.

What they DID do was set the bar low for the competition (and lately, squash competition through ridiculous legal action), setting up greedy execs for failure as they tried to market the next Apple Product "Killer" by simply replicating the Apple product and pricing it at 80% of the Apple product. The Cult Of Apple was willing to spend twice the price for anything with that lower case "i" attached to the name, and line up for miles on the release date... nobody else enjoyed that sort of following, and yet the execs of other companies were constantly baffled by their failure. Ugh. The iPod alone managed to keep prices artificially inflated for half a decade thanks to a mindless stream of customers willing to pay whatever Apple charged.

At any rate, I don't wish cancer on anybody, having had to deal with it myself (a tumor inside my eye, no less), but I don't hold Steve Jobs in any more regard than a homeless guy who rides a bike through my town collecting cans. Sad that they passed away, but really, people die all the time.

In the end the tech world will be a better place when the Cult of Apple has finally faded from the landscape, and other companies can work to deliver NEW products with MORE features and FAIR prices. I was happy when he left Apple, but a bit sad at the reason; beyond that, why is there any reason to pay tribute to a guy who squashed the competition at all costs? The guy was a good business man, a decent technologist (though like Edison, it was more about the people he cultivated), but a lousy human being for the most part... he did some very underhanded things in his time, many of them in complete contradiction to the ideals of those who are his biggest fans. Strange.

That's some serious farking jealousy you got going man.


Yes, I'm jealous because I run a rival company.

Geez.

I don't hold him high on a pedestal. I don't feel the need to be depressed over his death, but I'm not happy about it, either. The guy did some pretty crappy things, but he's worshiped endlessly by the Cult of Apple. It's one of the baffling puzzles of life, it seems, how he managed to attract a following of people that were mostly polar opposites in ideals with him and his actions. Maybe not so mysterious... he attracted a lot of followers solely on the basis of not being Microsoft. That's a pretty lousy way to come to idolize somebody.

If the guy had kept all his manufacturing in the US, or actually, you know, did good works with all of that money, instead of hoarding it, he might be somebody to look up to. As it stands, he leaves no philanthropic legacy, dragged out countless corporate dirty tricks to kill off any competition (and the innovation the competition might bring), and controlled the markets, keeping prices artificially much higher than they needed to be, just to fill his own coffers.

Steve Jobs actually CANCELLED charitable programs at Apple when returned to the CEO position.

...but by all means, continue idolizing a man who was, by most measures, a lousy human being and call anybody who disagrees with you "jealous"
 
2011-10-05 09:52:11 PM
Now all of you with jailbroken iPhones need to flash them back to stock. It's what Steve would have wanted.
 
2011-10-05 09:52:52 PM
Apple ][+ 64K RAM
 
2011-10-05 09:54:07 PM
I wish the best for his wife and kids - they've lost a husband and a father far too young. IMHO, that's the real tragedy.

/fark Cancer
 
2011-10-05 09:55:40 PM
good riddance

/never liked your cult
 
2011-10-05 09:55:41 PM
It's a shame that Mr. Jobs died before his appropriate time.
It's also a shame that Apple repeatedly committed securities fraud by not clearly revealing his condition.
 
2011-10-05 09:56:22 PM
PC finally killed the MAC
 
2011-10-05 09:56:27 PM
To think he changed the world and is only ten years older than I am.

/Feels old.
/Typing on a 24" iMac
 
2011-10-05 09:56:31 PM
I've been a Mac user since 1988 and an owner of one Mac or another since 1992.

The Apple / Mac platforms have been the ones that have been the simplest and most user-friendly I have ever experienced. Using a computer that didn't melt, freeze, explode, or catch fire when I played "Hey, What's This Button Do?" was nothing short of a miracle to me.

Then I found PageMaker and that program, along with a Personal LaserWriter NT, meant I could produce my own fanzines, which I did until I started blogging.

Because of the ease of use, I was able to get back online fairly quickly after my mini-stroke in 2006, and subsequently continue to write music using Garage Band while I waited for my hand-eye to become recombooberated.

I am so grateful that Apple made stuff that I could use, regardless of my technical competency or health levels.

RIP, Steve. And humbly -- thanks.
 
2011-10-05 09:57:18 PM

snorkblaster: It's a shame that Mr. Jobs died before his appropriate time.
It's also a shame that Apple repeatedly committed securities fraud by not clearly revealing his condition.


Did they not disclose it well enough? I honestly am curious what precident on this dictates?
 
2011-10-05 09:58:05 PM
He was younger than my mom, damn.

RIP Apple Man; you and your awesome inventor brain will be missed.

/iSad
 
2011-10-05 09:58:50 PM
i.imgur.com

Too soon?
 
2011-10-05 09:58:53 PM

snorkblaster: It's a shame that Mr. Jobs died before his appropriate time.
It's also a shame that Apple repeatedly committed securities fraud by not clearly revealing his condition.


It was pretty obvious that he resigned because he wasn't in good health. Go read his resignation.
 
2011-10-05 09:59:05 PM
Rest in peace, Mr. Jobs.
 
2011-10-05 09:59:41 PM

dkimball: PC finally killed the MAC


It's going to be pretty damn hard to connect my PC to my router if I don't have a MAC.

/Pet peeve
//Mac is a computer
///MAC is a networking term
////Not a total fanboi, just a capitalization Nazi
 
2011-10-05 09:59:44 PM
ursamundi.org

//window seat, please.
 
2011-10-05 09:59:54 PM
RIP you John Lennon glasses wearing douche-bag.

/ Kinda ironic he died of cancer, considering his products are a cancer on man-kind.
// iWorm-food
 
2011-10-05 10:00:25 PM
56 years old.

RIP, Apple man. And thank you so much.

:"C
 
2011-10-05 10:00:33 PM
I've known people who died of pancreatic cancer within weeks of diagnosis. The Mac was my second introduction to personal computing (after the TRS80) which gives away my age. I used Geoworks on my pc because Windows wasn't invented but it was the closest to the Mac OS.

RIP Mr Jobs

You have done a lot for technology
Not sure if all this technology is good for us, but you led the way
 
2011-10-05 10:00:37 PM
I felt like the image Apple provided on their home page in memorial to Steve Jobs was missing something, so I took it upon myself...

lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2011-10-05 10:00:44 PM
RIP. You are legend
 
2011-10-05 10:01:50 PM

TableTopJane: WOOO HOOO! We're getting flash on the iPad!


*Chuckle*
 
2011-10-05 10:02:38 PM

indarwinsshadow: wjllope Quote 2011-10-05 09:42:28 PM
indarwinsshadow: I know it won't mean much to people reading this, but, what good is all that money in the end? Is life only about collecting as much as you can? You can't take it with you, and it really isn't going to make you happy to have a lot of things. Love the people who are your friends. Enjoy the simple parts of life. Try not to get mad or stay mad. It's not worth it. In the end, only the people who are your friends will miss you after all.

Goodbye Mr. Jobs. Personally, I think you were a conceited greedy twat. I'm sure someone will miss you. But it won't be me.

Still waiting patiently for your proof that neutrinos are massless..... Don't leave us hanging!
take care, cheers

You know what's weird. If you type in neutrino into GIS there's pictures of porn...how the f*ck does someone connect neutrinos and porn is beyond me.

.
..
...

From Standard Model
(a) According to the Higgs mechanism in the Standard Model, particles in the vacuum acquire mass as they collide with the Higgs boson. Photons (γ) are massless because they do not interact with the Higgs boson. All particles, including electrons (e), muons (μ) and top quarks (t), change handedness when they collide with the Higgs boson; left-handed particles become right-handed and vice versa. Experiments have shown that neutrinos (ν) are always left-handed. Since right-handed neutrinos do not exist in the Standard Model, the theory predicts that neutrinos can never acquire mass. (b) In one extension to the Standard Model, left- and right-handed neutrinos exist. These Dirac neutrinos acquire mass via the Higgs mechanism but right-handed neutrinos interact much more weakly than any other particles. (c) According to another extension of the Standard Model, extremely heavy right-handed neutrinos are created for a brief moment before they collide with the Higgs boson to produce light left-handed Majorana


Your proof is a cut/paste of some text about the Standard Model? You do realize that is a phenomenological model with like 25 free parameters right?

There is not a single physicist on the planet that takes the standard model as a fundamental theory. It's nothing more than a calculational tool that often works well - and has a large number of very well-known holes. Nothing more than that.

You might want to read about the Super Kamiokande and/or Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
experiments. See also Nobel Prize in physics, 2002.

Anyway, you made it clear in that CERN FTL thread that you had worked out your own proof that neutrinos are massless - clearly I misunderstood! You just read parts of the wikipedia... NTTAWWT... But there's more info than that out there.

Sorry others for the threadjack

cheers
 
2011-10-05 10:03:44 PM
iSleepinhell.
 
2011-10-05 10:05:10 PM

mamoru: I felt like the image Apple provided on their home page in memorial to Steve Jobs was missing something, so I took it upon myself...

[lh5.googleusercontent.com image 640x480]


Well sure if you count stifling advancement and the fact the company was stagnant for over a decade which led to his ouster, he wasnt fired for being good people, then basically relying on a little twist on the walkman, I mean really, couldnt sony sue them for infringing on their patent for walking around with music or somethin'?

/apple fans
//smugness since the early 80s
///none of it deserved

I also found it ironic you used their biggest competitor in the cell phone market to host this content.
 
2011-10-05 10:05:31 PM
www.geek.com

\window seat.
 
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