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(Wired)   Samsung is finally moving towards an argument they can win - 'Yes, we copied the iPhone, but that shouldn't be illegal'   (wired.com) divider line 15
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2012-08-01 11:07:25 AM  
4 votes:

sammyk: thomps: just the other day i was at starbucks working on my screenplay when this guy sat down at the table next to me and pulled out what looked like a macbook pro, but was actually some kind of knock-off made by dell. i was blown away by the blatant rip-off move by dell: apple's clamshell design, portable sized design, a keyboard and trackpad (although it looked like they slightly changed the keyboard layout - NICE TRY DELL), even a power cord. i really hope once apple finishes with samsung, the sue dell into oblivion for copying apple's macbook design.

Why do you even care?


because his inferior macbook pro (i think he called it a "laptop" when i pointed it out to him) made the whole starbucks feel a little less cool and totally f*cked up my creative juices. because of that asshole, the world might never be treated to my modern adaptation of candide featuring barack obama as the title character. fark dell.
2012-08-01 10:42:06 AM  
4 votes:
just the other day i was at starbucks working on my screenplay when this guy sat down at the table next to me and pulled out what looked like a macbook pro, but was actually some kind of knock-off made by dell. i was blown away by the blatant rip-off move by dell: apple's clamshell design, portable sized design, a keyboard and trackpad (although it looked like they slightly changed the keyboard layout - NICE TRY DELL), even a power cord. i really hope once apple finishes with samsung, the sue dell into oblivion for copying apple's macbook design.
2012-08-01 11:27:55 AM  
3 votes:

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Do we have to have this Apple v. Samsung thread three times a week?


Stop whining or it will be four times a week.
2012-08-02 02:18:30 PM  
1 votes:

Aexia: Exactly the same except that they're laden with all sorts of bloatware, don't keep up with new versions after one year, and have to struggle with the Android UI being utter shiat.

Why do I know this? Because despite not owning any Android devices, my friends still call upon me to diagnose the random bullshiat they have to put up with on a daily basis while using them.

My favorite was how Android required you to use the physical keyboard AND touchscreen to change a ringtone. A farking ringtone. And of course, there's zero prompting as to which you're supposed to be using at any stage of that ordeal.


False.

I guess you think that Android phones without physical keyboards just don't receive phone calls then?

You're quite clearly retarded.
2012-08-02 02:08:47 PM  
1 votes:

Aexia: meanmutton: We get it. You think you're clever by saying that people wanting the ability to personally upgrade or customize their consumer electronics are getting a hobby instead of a device.

If you want to spend your free time jailbreaking devices and doing manual upgrades to keep current with technology, have fun. I do it occassionally. I build my own computers and put up with the eccentricities that come with doing that. I really don't want to do that with my phone. I don't want to jailbreak it. I don't want to have to manually update it. I just want a smartphone that takes care of itself. And what do you know? Apple sells that.

What you think is this horrifying negative that Apple has locked down the eco-system is actually a huge positive. I don't have to think about my phone. It works. That's what Neckbeard-Americans hate: they think technology should be hard. They want to be the only ones who can dispense wisdom about how to operate these mysterious machines. It's how they value their self-worth. And then Steve Jobs farked all that up by translating the Bible from Latin making computers easy to use. He broke the priesthood. Computers aren't for the masses. Neckbeard-Americans whine having to do tech support for their family but secretly they love it. Because it's not like anyone would interact with these otherwise unpleasant individuals for any other reason but to ask a favor. And then Steve Jobs shows up and starts selling shiat you can't fix. History's Greatest Monster.

Enjoy your Android hipster experience. Enjoy the utter shiat UI that Android has universally become known for. Enjoy struggling with basic every day tasks. Enjoy pretending that decrypting the UI for a farking phone makes you "smart". It's just a crap OS. I know all the excuses. Google doesn't have control of it! It's the phone companies fault! Wah wah wah! That's. The. Point.


It is too bad your post is entirely false. If Apple products just work, why do they have a tech support section of every store that you have to schedule appointments for and wait for? Because their products break so much and so badly that you have to drive to their store to get someone to fix it. Samsung products break so rarely that they have a standard RMA policy and that's it.
2012-08-02 01:53:37 PM  
1 votes:

Vaneshi: vpb:
I had smart phones long before there were even rumors about Apple making a phone. There were mp3 players long before the iPod was out.

Yes and they sucked balls. From the flash storage based units that were measured in MB, to the HDD based ones that had shonky battery life. The original iPod actually sucked as well in all of its, HFS formatted, FireWire only with iTunes sans music store to push data around.

It wasn't until the 3rd gen that the device took off; both iTMS & FAT32 formatting were introduced around then. Which does make the subsequent explosion in popularity somewhat understandable.


Storage on early MP3 players were measured in MB because a 128MB flash drive then cost more than a 64GB flash card does now.

But you know what? You can take a MP3 player that came out before the first iPod and put one of those 64GB cards in and it works just fine. Meanwhile you have to sell your iPod and buy a new one, losing hundreds of dollars, every time memory becomes cheaper.
2012-08-02 10:41:41 AM  
1 votes:

Seminorm Null: Hah, well done thomps that was hilarious. Well the post by itself was hilarious but the fact that people seem to have taken it seriously took it to the next level. C'mon guys...he was talking about writing a screenplay in Starbucks, complaining about the hypothetical other guy's computer's "clamshell design" (that is, it opens up just like pretty much every laptop ever), it's portable size (of a laptop), the fact that it had a keyboard and trackpad....he even complained about that it had a power cord. A POWER CORD. Is it really just shouting out to you guys that this was a serious complaint? I think the only way he could have made it more obvious is if he had somehow added in something about how he was wearing a wool hat and gauged earrings or wtf ever they are called and hipster horn-rimmed glasses while he was checking in on Foursquare and listening to...umm...whatever hipsters listen to I thankfully don't know.


You must have missed the rest of the thread where the guy calling him out said he was reverse trolling.

That being said, people stupid enough to use Apple devices are actually that stupid that they would believe Apple owns the clamshell shape.
2012-08-02 10:32:26 AM  
1 votes:

thomps: just the other day i was at starbucks working on my screenplay when this guy sat down at the table next to me and pulled out what looked like a macbook pro, but was actually some kind of knock-off made by dell. i was blown away by the blatant rip-off move by dell: apple's clamshell design, portable sized design, a keyboard and trackpad (although it looked like they slightly changed the keyboard layout - NICE TRY DELL), even a power cord. i really hope once apple finishes with samsung, the sue dell into oblivion for copying apple's macbook design.


I admit I got half way through this before realizing you weren't serious. I'll give a 8.5/10.
2012-08-01 05:24:38 PM  
1 votes:
I was at the store and saw a "hipster" (we all know the type) using Brawny Paper Towels. Gah, I hate those hipster Brawney Paper Towel consumers. They're phoney, fad chasing, pretentious "sheeple". Not like us superior Bounty Paper Town consumers who are genuine, outside the box, free thinkers who truly appreciate quality.
2012-08-01 05:11:12 PM  
1 votes:

Theaetetus: Kyro: Aexia: What drives geeks mad about Apple is that they sell products instead of hobbies that're more locked down than most prisons, and charge you for the priviledge.

Fixed.

True dat. That's why I'm glad I can look at the source code of Windows 7 any time I have questions over how an API is coded.


My favorite illustration of the difference between Mac and Windows. Windows will let me change my start-up sound to whatever I want (Even something crappy). OSX says fark you, you will have this experience the way we designed it.
2012-08-01 12:38:55 PM  
1 votes:

Majick Thise: may be it shouldn't be... maybe it won't be in the future ... but it was when you did it.


sammyk: thomps: sammyk: thomps: just the other day i was at starbucks working on my screenplay when this guy sat down at the table next to me and pulled out what looked like a macbook pro, but was actually some kind of knock-off made by dell. i was blown away by the blatant rip-off move by dell: apple's clamshell design, portable sized design, a keyboard and trackpad (although it looked like they slightly changed the keyboard layout - NICE TRY DELL), even a power cord. i really hope once apple finishes with samsung, the sue dell into oblivion for copying apple's macbook design.

Why do you even care?

because his inferior macbook pro (i think he called it a "laptop" when i pointed it out to him) made the whole starbucks feel a little less cool and totally f*cked up my creative juices. because of that asshole, the world might never be treated to my modern adaptation of candide featuring barack obama as the title character. fark dell.

That's just sad. It's also the reason the world is full of apple fanboii hatred. Starbucks shares that derision.

Seriously, why do you give a flying fark that someone else decided to save some money and bought a laptop that meets thier needs?


Please tell me you're not serious and are just playing along...
2012-08-01 12:27:10 PM  
1 votes:

sammyk: thomps: sammyk: thomps: just the other day i was at starbucks working on my screenplay when this guy sat down at the table next to me and pulled out what looked like a macbook pro, but was actually some kind of knock-off made by dell. i was blown away by the blatant rip-off move by dell: apple's clamshell design, portable sized design, a keyboard and trackpad (although it looked like they slightly changed the keyboard layout - NICE TRY DELL), even a power cord. i really hope once apple finishes with samsung, the sue dell into oblivion for copying apple's macbook design.

Why do you even care?

because his inferior macbook pro (i think he called it a "laptop" when i pointed it out to him) made the whole starbucks feel a little less cool and totally f*cked up my creative juices. because of that asshole, the world might never be treated to my modern adaptation of candide featuring barack obama as the title character. fark dell.

That's just sad. It's also the reason the world is full of apple fanboii hatred. Starbucks shares that derision.

Seriously, why do you give a flying fark that someone else decided to save some money and bought a laptop that meets thier needs?


why do i give a flying fark? maybe because i care about and respect intellectual property?! why can't dell come up with its own products rather than stealing from innovators like apple. i mean how blatant can you be: a mobile computer with integrated keyboard and trackpad? get off macbook's nuts, dell!
2012-08-01 10:59:33 AM  
1 votes:
And the iPhone is a completely original design, isn't it?
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2012-08-01 10:17:56 AM  
1 votes:
Trollish headline is trollish.

/ifanboiis are annoying.
2012-08-01 10:14:12 AM  
1 votes:
Relevant.

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