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(The New York Times)   "MOMMY MOMMY that man is creepy and he SCARES me". "It's ok honey, the poor man isn't anything to worry about. He's just a Blackberry User"   (nytimes.com) divider line 113
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2012-10-17 03:55:12 PM  

montreal_medic: So no charger for it? Guy's a jerk, BBs use (or used to) the same flavour of USB as androids.


My old BB used mini-USB, my new Android uses micro-USB. Not that that's universal, and you'd think they'd have both if anything. Was a bit confused on that anecdote, maybe the guy was just a dick?
 
2012-10-17 03:55:20 PM  

rocky_howard: T.rex: Is what i'm saying that ridiculous? Its no different than the clothes someone allows themselves to appear in, or their shoes, or the car they drive,.... These days, your phone is an extension of you... One can deduce a lot about someone's decision making skills, status, technical prowess, etc, by their phone.


No. You can ASSUME stuff, but you can't deduce shiat from that.


There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.
 
2012-10-17 04:00:25 PM  
So all you can do is check email, make phone calls, send and receive texts and pictures?

Pffft - what a waste.
 
2012-10-17 04:00:53 PM  

rocky_howard: Also, I'm a BlackBerry user.

I like it better than anything out there because it does what I want better than anything out there, i.e.: Communication.

I don't care about fancy "apps" or "Instagram" or whatever fart app you're using. People talk shiat about iPhone, I remember a few months ago, "Oh I can play DrawSomething on my iPhone." Well, are you playing it now? Cause 2-3 weeks after it blew up, nobody was playing it anymore. Most people who have iPhones are sheep. Seriously. They buy things not because they use it, but because other people do. And drop your anecdotes about how you can manage your media center, check on your investments and cure cancer with your iPhone, nobody cares. Great, you're not a sheep. Guess what? Everybody else is still one.

I can use Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare and WhatsApp with BlackBerry. That's enough for me.

I have perfect call signal. Great text messaging. Exclusive BBM chat messaging.

If you want to communicate, nothing beats a BlackBerry. Other phones get around with fancy screens and useless apps (iOS/Android do indeed have truly useful apps though).


www.memecreator.org
 
2012-10-17 04:03:14 PM  

tomcatadam: redmid17: My thoughts exactly. Unless the dude is rocking a circa 1978 BB, I can't remember the last Android or BB phone that didn't charge off micro USB

My friend's 2007 used mini-USB.

In fact, it's the only BlackBerry out of all the ones my friends have had (including their refurbs/replacements) that hasn't broken down entirely.


My BB Torch is about 3 years old. I have had in horrendous environments (construction sites with a wide variety of airborne particulates) and subjected it to many drops, falls and shocks. It still slides open smoothly and the screen is completely scratch-free. I suppose I could kill it by throwing into a lake or something, but it has proven its durability to me many times over.

/I still love the way it interacts with the Playbook tablet.
//Will replace the phone with the next-generation BB with the QNX OS to match the tablet
 
2012-10-17 04:09:17 PM  

T.rex: rocky_howard: T.rex: Is what i'm saying that ridiculous? Its no different than the clothes someone allows themselves to appear in, or their shoes, or the car they drive,.... These days, your phone is an extension of you... One can deduce a lot about someone's decision making skills, status, technical prowess, etc, by their phone.


No. You can ASSUME stuff, but you can't deduce shiat from that.

There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.


i love how branders and marketers have created these studies to make people want to buy more useless shiat.

regardless, you can't put shoes and phones in the same category. one is openly visible to the public. your shoes are on constant display. the other you keep in your pocket or purse and really don't ever have any reason to show off in public. unless you're a bad person who thinks it's appropriate to talk on the phone in the company of others.

/ so, i guess if I can determine the type of phone you use, i can deduce that you are a horrible person for pulling out your phone in the middle of our encounter. otherwise, there is no reason for me to ever know what type of phone you use. it's your own damn business. like the brand of your wallet or cut of your underwear.
 
2012-10-17 04:11:54 PM  

T.rex: There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.


No, you see, shoes are actually a rather legit way to know that since there's a myriad of types, models, colors, prices, etc.

I'd give you a point if you meant CELLPHONES in general, but if you're on the Smartphone bracket, there's little you can tell from one brand to the other. Unless you use a Nokia which immediately means you're not NorthAmerican lol.

That's like saying you can tell jack about people because they use Nikes or Pumas instead of Adidas.
 
2012-10-17 04:14:54 PM  
Headline reminded me of goofy time.

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-10-17 04:15:46 PM  

T.rex: There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.


Ok so here are the shoes I wear (Santoni Goodyear, double monk strap):

25.media.tumblr.com

Here is my phone:

cdn.crackberry.com 

So I wonder what that says about me...
 
2012-10-17 04:20:14 PM  

Pocket Ninja: That article did an extraordinarily good job of making me want to line up everybody quoted in it and punch them in the face.



QFT. Use the device you like. Use what suits your own personal needs and taste. Don't be afraid to tell anyone who judges you on your choice of consumer electronics to get tae fark.

/not defined by my farking mobile
 
2012-10-17 04:26:26 PM  
I work at a place that wouldn't exist without Mike Lazaridis and RIM. We use BlackBerries. We need e-mail, direct chat (BBM) and a reliable device.

My Bold 9900 may not have a 5" LCD but I don't need that. In a business sense, Android or BB would be the best tools.

iOS is old, it's now becoming a polished turd. BB10 is a brand new OS... RIM just might have a good re-launch of their brand but it won't be easy.
 
2012-10-17 04:32:41 PM  
Work gives me a blackberry. Work also pays for my blackberry. You laugh at my out-of-date phone, I laugh at your monthly bill.
 
2012-10-17 04:38:36 PM  

xynix: So I wonder what that says about me...


You're incredibly wealthy and get off by paying midget trannies to come on your shoes?
 
2012-10-17 04:49:35 PM  

xynix: T.rex: There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.

Ok so here are the shoes I wear (Santoni Goodyear, double monk strap):

[25.media.tumblr.com image 360x242]

Here is my phone:

[cdn.crackberry.com image 552x415] 

So I wonder what that says about me...


You sell real estate.
 
2012-10-17 04:53:11 PM  
Jesus Christ, lady. Life is short...
 
2012-10-17 04:57:58 PM  
"MOMMY MOMMY that man is creepy and he SCARES me".

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-17 05:03:15 PM  
My Curve had a physical keyboard, a battery life at a conservative three days and was dropped about 50 times during my time with it.

Of the HTC Desire HD that I had and the S3 that I currently have; the Desire HD screen cracked after a third waist-level drop, I can't stand some of the quirks of the S3, and I was/am lucky to get a days use from a single charge.

I am a fan of the Android OS, though, and of course the screens on both DHD and the S3 are gorgeous.

/Android OS, huge hi-res screen, slideout physical keyboard, Blackberry network so battery lasts for more than a day would be the perfect phone.
 
2012-10-17 05:19:46 PM  
I had one fall off my belt while on my bike at 70... Found it the next day... Scratched but fully functional...

Gotta give RIM credit for making them durable.
 
2012-10-17 05:53:31 PM  

tomcatadam: Abner Doon: That they can't figure this out

They tooled around with the idea. There was an article a few months back on how they seriously considered it but ultimately found it to be an untenable option.


Balsilli was pitching it even after they fired him. Heinz has said it's BB10 or Death.

I'm guessing death, myself.
 
2012-10-17 05:55:20 PM  

Cooper420: I work at a place that wouldn't exist without Mike Lazaridis and RIM. We use BlackBerries. We need e-mail, direct chat (BBM) and a reliable device.

My Bold 9900 may not have a 5" LCD but I don't need that. In a business sense, Android or BB would be the best tools.

iOS is old, it's now becoming a polished turd. BB10 is a brand new OS... RIM just might have a good re-launch of their brand but it won't be easy.


BB10 ain't never going to see the light of day. And if by chance they do manage to slide it out the door, it will be far too little, far too late.

I'm waiting for the next "BB10 has slipped (again)" announcement. Probably right after their next earnings call.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-17 06:10:27 PM  
BB10 ain't never going to see the light of day. And if by chance they do manage to slide it out the door, it will be far too little, far too late.

It may be too late now, and it is at least 4 months away.
 
2012-10-17 06:11:02 PM  
In related news, there are delicate flowers in the world who give a flying fark what others think, and fear being judged for their CHOICE OF PHONE.
 
2012-10-17 06:19:26 PM  
My last BB was finally too banged up to be effective anymore after years of abuse. My new one is the buggiest POS I've ever used. Wife tells me to get an iPhone like hers and I have to constantly remind her that I can't even use her farking phone with my big fat meathooks. It's like trying to cook in the Barbie Playhouse Oven. So there's my choices, a phone I love to use that doesn't work or a phone I can't use that does work.
 
2012-10-17 06:25:00 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: My last BB was finally too banged up to be effective anymore after years of abuse. My new one is the buggiest POS I've ever used. Wife tells me to get an iPhone like hers and I have to constantly remind her that I can't even use her farking phone with my big fat meathooks. It's like trying to cook in the Barbie Playhouse Oven. So there's my choices, a phone I love to use that doesn't work or a phone I can't use that does work.


Get yourself a Galaxy Note. It's OMG XBOX HUEG, so your meathooks will be right at home.
 
2012-10-17 06:49:29 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: My last BB was finally too banged up to be effective anymore after years of abuse. My new one is the buggiest POS I've ever used. Wife tells me to get an iPhone like hers and I have to constantly remind her that I can't even use her farking phone with my big fat meathooks. It's like trying to cook in the Barbie Playhouse Oven. So there's my choices, a phone I love to use that doesn't work or a phone I can't use that does work.


Get a Galaxy Note.

Look at the size difference:

i-cdn.phonearena.com
 
2012-10-17 07:30:23 PM  

rocky_howard: Soup4Bonnie: My last BB was finally too banged up to be effective anymore after years of abuse. My new one is the buggiest POS I've ever used. Wife tells me to get an iPhone like hers and I have to constantly remind her that I can't even use her farking phone with my big fat meathooks. It's like trying to cook in the Barbie Playhouse Oven. So there's my choices, a phone I love to use that doesn't work or a phone I can't use that does work.

Get a Galaxy Note.

Look at the size difference:

[i-cdn.phonearena.com image 850x637]


Jesus that's a bigass farking phone. I have a Galaxy Nexus and it's just bordering on too big for me, but then again I have human hands, and am not in fact the Hulk.
 
2012-10-17 08:03:01 PM  

xynix: gingerjet: xynix: iphone: Breaks when you look at it funny, a royal pain in the ass to create emails, battery life dependent on how much crap you've put on it, expensive to replace.

I have a hard time taking your "background and "expertise" with any seriousness if this is your bullshiat opinion on the iPhone. My take away is that you've never actually used one - especially in a corporate setting.

/spent years on blackberries - the quality of the product was widely inconsistant - some models were solid as rocks - others failed constantly

I've never used one in the corporate setting but I have used my girlfriends quite a few times to attempt writing emails. I've also had several iphone touches which use the same interface. I also use an ipad which has the same interface on a much larger screen and it's still a pain in the ass. Having seen my friends cracked phones or the alternative which is a bulky case I'm not a fan. I can toss my BB out my window right now and it will be just fine. After hearing people biatch about the battery life I'm also not a fan. I can fly down to Miami with a charge, use the phone all day, use GPS, and fly back to Atlanta on the same charge and still have enough for my alarm in the morning. If I don't have enough battery life though I have two spares that cost me $15 each in my bag.

So yes, with a bulky case you can indeed keep your iphone from having cracked glass. If you don't use it you'll have some nice battery life. However I enjoy keeping my phone in my back pocket and I barely feel the BB. My girls iphone is easily twice the weight and with the break-proof cover twice as bulky. It's small shiat like that .. I don't want to carry a damn holster around. I'm not a cop.

By the way it's not just iphones.. Having watched a ridicules video of some guy testing the new 5 vs some samsung doing a "drop test" and cracking glass from a normal fall out of the pocket.. it's just silly. I've never had a phone break when I took it out of my pocke ...


I'm confused. What on an iPhone/iPad (or Android) is making email difficult?

It's like 2 taps away at all times to compose an email. If its because touchscreen, try at it for more than 5 minutes. I'll admit I was slower at first but now I'm typing just as fast as I was on physical qwerty...
 
2012-10-17 08:06:05 PM  

Abner Doon: I have human hands, and am not in fact the Hulk.


To be honest, I'd be fine using my Galaxy Tab 7" or Fire HD as a phone because I barely talk on them as it is and find the higher screen resolution and generally larger screens vastly more useful than the ability to get calls.

I've actually experimented with it, using my office's VoIP service to forward my calls to my Google Voice number and then to a softphone app on my tablets. It does work, but with a long enough delay on the ring that I can't quite get away with leaving things that way.

But I look forward to the day I don't have to carry around a tiny little 4.5" phone any more.
 
2012-10-17 08:11:20 PM  

OriginalGamer: What on an iPhone/iPad (or Android) is making email difficult?


Android can be a little confusing for some people, since there's a difference between the Gmail experience using the Gmail app (which is sometimes hidden by the device OEM by virtue of not being on the Home Screen) and every other vendor-provided Email app. Gmail itself on Android is a little inflexible; I'm not a huge fan of Conversation view for example, but there's no way to retain Google's official app and turn it off, and it would be nice to be able to re-order the labels list. Vendor provided email apps are varying degrees of useful. HTC's isn't bad. Samsung's is kind of lousy. K9, available in the Play Store, supports push email like Gmail but doesn't play nice if it's on the same device as Gmail with an account configured.

Apple's problem is more "You use what we give you and you like it."
 
2012-10-17 08:17:29 PM  

xynix: T.rex: There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.

Ok so here are the shoes I wear (Santoni Goodyear, double monk strap):

[25.media.tumblr.com image 360x242]

Here is my phone:

[cdn.crackberry.com image 552x415] 

So I wonder what that says about me...


That you don't walk anywhere?

I used to spend a fortune on shoes but even really good ones wear out if you walk a lot, and resoling them only works if the leather hasn't also worn out by the time they need replaced. There's no point putting new treads on a shiatty looking shoe. Since I work in the DC area, winter is hell on shoes if you do any walking outside. So I bumped the budget down since I had to replace them every year anyway. $200 or less is fine by me. $700-800 is too much.
 
2012-10-17 08:21:07 PM  

likefunbutnot: OriginalGamer: What on an iPhone/iPad (or Android) is making email difficult?

Android can be a little confusing for some people, since there's a difference between the Gmail experience using the Gmail app (which is sometimes hidden by the device OEM by virtue of not being on the Home Screen) and every other vendor-provided Email app. Gmail itself on Android is a little inflexible; I'm not a huge fan of Conversation view for example, but there's no way to retain Google's official app and turn it off, and it would be nice to be able to re-order the labels list. Vendor provided email apps are varying degrees of useful. HTC's isn't bad. Samsung's is kind of lousy. K9, available in the Play Store, supports push email like Gmail but doesn't play nice if it's on the same device as Gmail with an account configured.

Apple's problem is more "You use what we give you and you like it."


There are other email clients or iPhone (including Gmail, and Sparrow) on the App Store and honestly the apple provided client is very good (well, in my opinion :-p)
 
2012-10-17 08:28:06 PM  

likefunbutnot: Abner Doon: I have human hands, and am not in fact the Hulk.

To be honest, I'd be fine using my Galaxy Tab 7" or Fire HD as a phone because I barely talk on them as it is and find the higher screen resolution and generally larger screens vastly more useful than the ability to get calls.

I've actually experimented with it, using my office's VoIP service to forward my calls to my Google Voice number and then to a softphone app on my tablets. It does work, but with a long enough delay on the ring that I can't quite get away with leaving things that way.

But I look forward to the day I don't have to carry around a tiny little 4.5" phone any more.


Huh, that's interesting. I have a cheap phone plan with no minutes so I actually use Google Voice for almost everything (and then just text or email for the rest obviously). You could give something called GrooVe IP a try on your tablet, it's what I use on my phone and it's pretty nice. It's a bit finicky about voice quality when I'm in bad reception, but 99% of the time when I want to make calls I'm at home with wifi anyway so it works out.
 
2012-10-17 08:40:35 PM  

OriginalGamer: I'm confused. What on an iPhone/iPad (or Android) is making email difficult?

It's like 2 taps away at all times to compose an email. If its because touchscreen, try at it for more than 5 minutes. I'll admit I was slower at first but now I'm typing just as fast as I was on physical qwerty...


I don't think it's a difficulty issue as much as a way email is handled. Iphones and Android you use an email client. Blackberry has a push system set up for email, that is also encrypted. I am pretty sure my mother in law's email was hacked the other day based on the fact that the connection to the smtp/pop server isn't encrypted and the password is sent in plain text. I don't have her phone to actually test this theory, but I know my android has settings where you can set up an email account without any type of ssl. I might be wrong on all accounts here, but her email account was clearly hacked and she has been using her iphone exclusively to connect to it.
 
2012-10-17 08:54:50 PM  

T.rex: rocky_howard: T.rex: Is what i'm saying that ridiculous? Its no different than the clothes someone allows themselves to appear in, or their shoes, or the car they drive,.... These days, your phone is an extension of you... One can deduce a lot about someone's decision making skills, status, technical prowess, etc, by their phone.


No. You can ASSUME stuff, but you can't deduce shiat from that.

There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.


Here's me:

a1.zassets.com

cdn.pocketnow.com

and I'll throw in my watch, since that's what men usually judge each other by:

www.ashton-blakey-antiques.com
 
2012-10-17 09:05:30 PM  

Do the needful: OriginalGamer: I'm confused. What on an iPhone/iPad (or Android) is making email difficult?

It's like 2 taps away at all times to compose an email. If its because touchscreen, try at it for more than 5 minutes. I'll admit I was slower at first but now I'm typing just as fast as I was on physical qwerty...

I don't think it's a difficulty issue as much as a way email is handled. Iphones and Android you use an email client. Blackberry has a push system set up for email, that is also encrypted. I am pretty sure my mother in law's email was hacked the other day based on the fact that the connection to the smtp/pop server isn't encrypted and the password is sent in plain text. I don't have her phone to actually test this theory, but I know my android has settings where you can set up an email account without any type of ssl. I might be wrong on all accounts here, but her email account was clearly hacked and she has been using her iphone exclusively to connect to it.


Strange, on iOS (using push Gmail, an iCloud mail account, as well as an Outlook account) all 3 are push and use SSL. To be fair, for gmail to be push on iOS you have to manually set it up as an MS Exchange account, but it works.
 
2012-10-17 09:21:52 PM  
to sum up the discussion:

BlackBerry has a keyboard and shiatty apps. People used to it like it.

iPhone has a touch screen and great apps. People who aren't fat or old like it.
 
2012-10-17 09:28:05 PM  

OriginalGamer: Strange, on iOS (using push Gmail, an iCloud mail account, as well as an Outlook account) all 3 are push and use SSL. To be fair, for gmail to be push on iOS you have to manually set it up as an MS Exchange account, but it works.


Hers is a third party email that I am sure is set up as smtp. Not sure what the settings are for ssh so I really just have to assume that either someone got lucky with the password or at some point it was transmitted in plain text. Like I said, I could be completely wrong.
 
2012-10-17 09:34:15 PM  

Lsherm: xynix: T.rex: There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.

Ok so here are the shoes I wear (Santoni Goodyear, double monk strap):

[25.media.tumblr.com image 360x242]

Here is my phone:

[cdn.crackberry.com image 552x415] 

So I wonder what that says about me...

That you don't walk anywhere?

I used to spend a fortune on shoes but even really good ones wear out if you walk a lot, and resoling them only works if the leather hasn't also worn out by the time they need replaced. There's no point putting new treads on a shiatty looking shoe. Since I work in the DC area, winter is hell on shoes if you do any walking outside. So I bumped the budget down since I had to replace them every year anyway. $200 or less is fine by me. $700-800 is too much.


The difference between a pair of Pay-Less Shoes at $25 and a high brand costing hundreds of dollars is like night and day. I have odd feet and cheap dress shoes hurt my feet so much I can hardly walk. But a pair of quality shoes are a joy. Fortunately, cheap sneakers are not a problem so I don't end up spending all my money on expensive shoes.

Oh, my best shoes were completely hand made by a a master shoemaker. I got them about 25 years ago for $600. And they are still in perfect condidtion. I can't imagine what they would cost me now.
 
2012-10-17 09:38:33 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: T.rex: rocky_howard: T.rex: Is what i'm saying that ridiculous? Its no different than the clothes someone allows themselves to appear in, or their shoes, or the car they drive,.... These days, your phone is an extension of you... One can deduce a lot about someone's decision making skills, status, technical prowess, etc, by their phone.


No. You can ASSUME stuff, but you can't deduce shiat from that.

There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.

Here's me:

[a1.zassets.com image 240x240]

[cdn.pocketnow.com image 575x441]

and I'll throw in my watch, since that's what men usually judge each other by:

[www.ashton-blakey-antiques.com image 230x290]


late 40s, middle class and straight but single. How'd I do?
 
2012-10-17 09:39:38 PM  
I wanted a smartphone with a keyboard and I needed for it to not be an android. And I've never met anybody outside of Farkers who actually give a shiat about what phone somebody else has.
 
2012-10-17 09:43:24 PM  

OgreMagi: The difference between a pair of Pay-Less Shoes at $25 and a high brand costing hundreds of dollars is like night and day.


Well, duh, that's why I go for the solid midrange.
 
2012-10-17 10:10:03 PM  

j_twelve: iPhone has a touch screen and great apps. People who aren't fat or old like it.


The iOS experience: "Oh. I want to do this. I can do it on my desktop computer and it's free. I can do it on Android and it's free. The app to do it on my iphone is either $2 or requires that I have a jailbroken phone in the first place."
$2 isn't a lot of money, but when every single one of the first dozen things I wanted to do with an ipad required me to either give another couple bucks to an app developer or reformat a significant amount of data just so I couple put it on the device in the first place (or worse, make multiple copies of it since one app can't use another app's data), I'm going to go ahead and say that's something other than a great experience.

I might be old and/or fat, but at least I recognize bullshiat when I see it.
 
2012-10-17 10:50:56 PM  

Abner Doon: Kraftwerk Orange: T.rex: rocky_howard: T.rex: Is what i'm saying that ridiculous? Its no different than the clothes someone allows themselves to appear in, or their shoes, or the car they drive,.... These days, your phone is an extension of you... One can deduce a lot about someone's decision making skills, status, technical prowess, etc, by their phone.


No. You can ASSUME stuff, but you can't deduce shiat from that.

There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.

Here's me:

[a1.zassets.com image 240x240]

[cdn.pocketnow.com image 575x441]

and I'll throw in my watch, since that's what men usually judge each other by:

[www.ashton-blakey-antiques.com image 230x290]

late 40s, middle class and straight but single. How'd I do?


The only part you got right was straight.
 
2012-10-17 10:55:41 PM  

xynix: So I wonder what that says about me...


You're slimy. Like used car dealer or lecherous Boss Hog type slimy. I think I can smell hair oil or Old Spice from here.
 
2012-10-17 11:43:00 PM  

xynix: T.rex: There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.

Ok so here are the shoes I wear (Santoni Goodyear, double monk strap):

[25.media.tumblr.com image 360x242]

Here is my phone:

[cdn.crackberry.com image 552x415] 

So I wonder what that says about me...


Show us your watch.

/doesn't wear a watch
 
2012-10-18 12:35:34 AM  

xynix: T.rex: There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.

Ok so here are the shoes I wear (Santoni Goodyear, double monk strap):

[25.media.tumblr.com image 360x242]

Here is my phone:

[cdn.crackberry.com image 552x415] 

So I wonder what that says about me...


Your shoes are made of three pieces of leather. Worse than a blackberry.
 
2012-10-18 12:41:49 AM  
Well, since we're doing this...

www.peltzshoes.com

www.htc.com

Tell me who I am.
 
2012-10-18 01:14:07 AM  

Kraftwerk Orange: T.rex: rocky_howard: T.rex: Is what i'm saying that ridiculous? Its no different than the clothes someone allows themselves to appear in, or their shoes, or the car they drive,.... These days, your phone is an extension of you... One can deduce a lot about someone's decision making skills, status, technical prowess, etc, by their phone.


No. You can ASSUME stuff, but you can't deduce shiat from that.

There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.

Here's me:

[a1.zassets.com image 240x240]

[cdn.pocketnow.com image 575x441]

and I'll throw in my watch, since that's what men usually judge each other by:

[www.ashton-blakey-antiques.com image 230x290]



Cool watch but way overpriced for a bumper.

Only a watch nerd(WIS) will notice it.

/Has a few nice watches.
 
2012-10-18 01:16:43 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Well, since we're doing this...

[www.peltzshoes.com image 360x220]

[www.htc.com image 500x455]

Tell me who I am.


A restaurant worker?

/me too
//but a manager so I carry a SGS3
 
2012-10-18 02:42:29 AM  

Kraftwerk Orange: Abner Doon: Kraftwerk Orange: T.rex: rocky_howard: T.rex: Is what i'm saying that ridiculous? Its no different than the clothes someone allows themselves to appear in, or their shoes, or the car they drive,.... These days, your phone is an extension of you... One can deduce a lot about someone's decision making skills, status, technical prowess, etc, by their phone.


No. You can ASSUME stuff, but you can't deduce shiat from that.

There was a high profile study recently (in fact, i believe i read about it here on Fark), where participants were shown nothing other than a picture of different people's shoes. With incredible accuracy, the participants were able to determine whether the shoe-owners were married, gay, what financial bracket they were in, whether they were an introvert or extrovert, their age, etc... It makes perfect sense to me. Whether or not you care to acknowledge it, the image we present outwardly to the world via little things like shoes or phones are excellent clues to the person within.

Here's me:

[a1.zassets.com image 240x240]

[cdn.pocketnow.com image 575x441]

and I'll throw in my watch, since that's what men usually judge each other by:

[www.ashton-blakey-antiques.com image 230x290]

late 40s, middle class and straight but single. How'd I do?

The only part you got right was straight.


Well, I guess we've disproved that study then, haven't we? SCIENCE!
 
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