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2012-09-18 12:43:09 PM
5 votes:
I totally agree with whoever said Electric Boat.
2012-09-18 04:24:53 PM
3 votes:

Man On Pink Corner: ISO15693: If they want to think they are cutting edge still, just nod your head and let them.

I switched from an iPhone 4 to a new Samsung when the iPhone 5 announcement didn't offer anything I wanted.

Yeah, about that. You know what?

There is a reason why iPhones still sell out on announcement day while Samsung shoots themselves in the foot in court and on Facebook.


Because Apple can't handle hiring a competent supply chain manager?

Or maybe it is because Samsung is too busy making screens and processors and memory for their phones to bother making more for Apple.
2012-09-18 04:08:37 PM
3 votes:
Let people who still buy iphones buy them.

If they want to think they are cutting edge still, just nod your head and let them.

When they whine about all the horrible limitations of their adopted ecosystem, just say "I'm sorry you feel that way" or something equally as non confrontational.

There's no sense in trying to point out better options for them, at this point. Its more or less a religion of appearances now, rather than caring about having the best products. They bond with others in the same ecosystem, and want to impress those same people - you're not going to just help one person, without cutting them off from the rest of the "cult" (for lack of a better word).

If you try to point out better options, you run the risk of simply being put in a mental box called "androitards" or "iphone haters" and just your presence from then on will annoy he iphone user. Its better to just humor them at this point.
2012-09-18 03:51:11 PM
3 votes:
GSIII owner here, but the electronic device I would take with me to a deserted island is an EPIRB.
2012-09-18 05:03:51 PM
2 votes:
Yeah, I bet Samsung is devastated. It isn't like those iPhones are full of Samsung hardware or anything.
2012-09-18 04:26:01 PM
2 votes:

Man On Pink Corner: ISO15693: If they want to think they are cutting edge still, just nod your head and let them.

I switched from an iPhone 4 to a new Samsung when the iPhone 5 announcement didn't offer anything I wanted.

Yeah, about that. You know what?

There is a reason why iPhones still sell out on announcement day while Samsung shoots themselves in the foot in court and on Facebook.


There's also a reason why Android phones have 68% of the market now compared to apple's 17%,

"Selling out on announcement day" is a PR stunt, and you probably know that.

Sorry to have enraged you though. I wasn't aiming my comments at you, obviously.
2012-09-18 03:51:44 PM
2 votes:
OMG not the last 50 of thousands of posts?!?!?

I mean Apple is entirely incapable of paying 40 people to post on a Facebook page, right?

No one online has ever rigged a vote of any kind for laughs...
2012-09-20 06:34:38 AM
1 votes:
LOL. It's a sad, sad day when supposed geeks start crying that using measured performance is unfair and shouldn't even count.
2012-09-18 09:28:09 PM
1 votes:

Cthulhain: HeartBurnKid: Cthulhain: The_Original_Roxtar: Cthulhain: Oh and one more thing: Linux is NOT UNIX! The closest thing you'll find to Unix that will run on commodity x86/64 hardware is BSD. I know that's not really the point of the thread but it just bugs me when people say "Linux and Unix are the same thing".

ummm, solaris x86?

You're right, I forgot about that one. But didn't Oracle pull a bait-and-switch on the license terms and halt development on it going forward? That's the last I heard anyway.

How about Darwin? Considering it's built around the same kernel as OSX, it's at least as much Unix as OSX is.

Yes but how well does plain old Darwin run on commodity hardware? That was kind of my point. If we really want to continue down this road though, there's Plan9 and HURD to consider, as well as BeOS/Haiku (not really Unix-like, but a lot of the same concepts).


Yes, Darwin can run on commodity hardware.

And if we're going to get into "not really Unix-like, but a lot of the same concepts"... well... how about Linux?
2012-09-18 06:42:21 PM
1 votes:

joness0154: Apple's market share for computers (excluding tablets) in the US has actually increased significantly, but keep telling yourself otherwise.

http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1821731


The people I know that buy those computers are usually not computer people. I'll ask why and I'll get the "Apple is for more creative people" answer. And if you press them about what they do creatively that justifies that extra cost that could go into software it's like having your brain sucked out by stupid. "I type stories, and post on the web." "I do a lot of photo editing" "I look at porn and click on Viagra ads in my e-mail and don't want to get viruses"

Heaven forbid you tell them that the $700 PC laptop they could have had will do everything that their Mac Book Pro can do for $1,000 less.

I've yet to hear anyone go "I think it's cool looking" and that be the answer. Which for the most part is the only acceptable answer.
2012-09-18 05:30:52 PM
1 votes:

ISO15693: Let people who still buy iphones buy them.

If they want to think they are cutting edge still, just nod your head and let them.

When they whine about all the horrible limitations of their adopted ecosystem, just say "I'm sorry you feel that way" or something equally as non confrontational.

There's no sense in trying to point out better options for them, at this point. Its more or less a religion of appearances now, rather than caring about having the best products. They bond with others in the same ecosystem, and want to impress those same people - you're not going to just help one person, without cutting them off from the rest of the "cult" (for lack of a better word).

If you try to point out better options, you run the risk of simply being put in a mental box called "androitards" or "iphone haters" and just your presence from then on will annoy he iphone user. Its better to just humor them at this point.


This.
2012-09-18 05:00:46 PM
1 votes:

Russky: goatan: They should have known this would happen, apple fanboys are like RON PAUL supporters.

Meh, apple fanbois, android fanbois, they are all equally idiots.


I know, right? Fark needs a mobile device tab. It would be like the Politics tab and Geek tab got wasted on cheap wine and had a baby with fetal alcohol syndrome or something.
2012-09-18 04:44:21 PM
1 votes:

CAADbury: CAADbury: ISO15693: There's also a reason why Android phones have 68% of the market now compared to apple's 17%

Because 60+ phone models use Android, compared to

HTML. How does it work?

"Because 60+ phone models use Android, compared to less than 10 that use iOS?"


You do realize that simply building phones doesnt garner market share, right?

/My friends iPhone battery died. I asked if he wanted one from Fry's while I was there, and he started to cry.
2012-09-18 04:41:12 PM
1 votes:

ISO15693:
There's no sense in trying to point out better options for them, at this point. Its more or less a religion of appearances now, rather than caring about having the best products. They bond with others in the same ecosystem, and want to impress those same people - you're not going to just help one person, without cutting them off from the rest of the "cult" (for lack of a better word).

If you try to point out better options, you run the risk of simply being put in a mental box called "androitards" or "iphone haters" and just your presence from then on will annoy he iphone user. Its better to just humor them at this point.


You've become what you despise.
2012-09-18 04:32:10 PM
1 votes:
People trolling a facebook post? Thanks Ric.
2012-09-18 04:29:15 PM
1 votes:

Bullseyed: Man On Pink Corner: ISO15693: If they want to think they are cutting edge still, just nod your head and let them.

I switched from an iPhone 4 to a new Samsung when the iPhone 5 announcement didn't offer anything I wanted.

Yeah, about that. You know what?

There is a reason why iPhones still sell out on announcement day while Samsung shoots themselves in the foot in court and on Facebook.

Because Apple can't handle hiring a competent supply chain manager?

Or maybe it is because Samsung is too busy making screens and processors and memory for their phones to bother making more for Apple.


Actually, it's because without artificially creating a reason to get people to line up on launch day, Apple'd miss out on the media storm that follows their releases as well as pulling in people who are dumb enough to think there's some sort of exclusivity involved. If you could stroll into any retailer and buy an iPhone 5 on launch day with no wait, there'd be nowhere near the hype we're seeing right now. If there's one thing Apple does well, it's play the consumer like a fiddle.
2012-09-18 04:22:40 PM
1 votes:
Hey look, some crappy blog is fellating Apple again. Who woulda thunk it?
2012-09-18 04:00:13 PM
1 votes:
Screw bringing any type of smartphone with me. I'd take a fully charged this.
2012-09-18 03:55:19 PM
1 votes:
While the Galaxy S III offers a number of clear advantages over Apple's latest iPhone, Samsung chose to highlight a number of unknown and sometimes trivial features including "Palm Touch Mute Pause" and "Shake To Update"

So they're even stealing apple's marketing campaigns?

/siri can tell you if it's raining
2012-09-18 03:52:12 PM
1 votes:

Makh: I totally agree with whoever said Electric Boat.


I'd go with a sailboat. They don't need to be refueled or recharged.
2012-09-18 02:58:56 PM
1 votes:

Makh: I totally agree with whoever said Electric Boat.


Agreed.

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