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2012-10-20 01:10:37 PM  
Here is an idea. By what suits your needs best, STFU, GBTW. Any questions?
 
2012-10-20 01:11:44 PM  
Here is an idea. Buy what suits your needs best, STFU, GBTW. Any questions?
 
2012-10-20 01:33:17 PM  
Yes. I imagine I could even be friends with a Zune owner if I could actually find one.
 
2012-10-20 01:37:11 PM  
I was unaware that Samsung fanboys even existed.

/buy whatever farking device you like and stfu
 
2012-10-20 01:39:06 PM  

spelletrader: I was unaware that Samsung fanboys even existed.

/buy whatever farking device you like and stfu


Yea I was gonna come in here and ask if Samsung even has fanboys. Most are just "yea, this is my phone"
 
2012-10-20 01:51:07 PM  

scottydoesntknow: spelletrader: I was unaware that Samsung fanboys even existed.

/buy whatever farking device you like and stfu

Yea I was gonna come in here and ask if Samsung even has fanboys. Most are just "yea, this is my phone"


People suck. It seems like we have to turn everything into some kind of us vs them war over the silliest things.
 
2012-10-20 04:25:01 PM  

vartian: Yes. I imagine I could even be friends with a Zune owner if I could actually find one.


I actually got one when they first came out. The thing malfunctioned constantly. I returned it for an iPod.
 
2012-10-20 04:30:44 PM  

vartian: Yes. I imagine I could even be friends with a Zune owner if I could actually find one.


I have one, bought when they were decently cheaper than iPods...funny thing is, it randomly stopped working for a long time. I found it again when moving, thought I'd charge it just for the hell of it...and it works again. WTF?
 
2012-10-20 05:05:21 PM  
Who gives a shiat. I have an iPhone, but if in some bizarre scenario, I had to use a Samsung Galaxy, I'd be happy with it.

The way I look at it is this: if you're already using iOS, there's not really a compelling reason to go to Android. If you are already using Android, there's not really a compelling reason to go to iOS.
 
2012-10-20 05:16:43 PM  

jake_lex: Who gives a shiat. I have an iPhone, but if in some bizarre scenario, I had to use a Samsung Galaxy, I'd be happy with it.

The way I look at it is this: if you're already using iOS, there's not really a compelling reason to go to Android. If you are already using Android, there's not really a compelling reason to go to iOS.


It depends on what the rest of your ecosystem is. If you already have a Mac and an apple TV for example, introducing a non-iCloud/non airplay friendly device into that doesn't make very much sense.
 
2012-10-20 06:06:53 PM  
Well, Apple can't get along with IBM, Microsoft, Google or HTC, so I'm guessing no.
 
2012-10-20 08:00:36 PM  
Nokia person here
/ducks
 
2012-10-20 08:12:30 PM  
My future grandchildren will inherit my LG flip-phone.
 
2012-10-20 08:22:31 PM  
FTA: Both Parties will agree that Widgets, often touted as a selling point by Samsung Fanboys, are actually kinda dumb

You know how I know the author hasn't used Android?
 
2012-10-20 08:32:27 PM  
There aren't "Samsung fanboys". Here's a thing to do: Go to Google Image Search and look up "Apple tattoo" and then "Samsung tattoo" or "Microsoft tattoo". Apple is, for many people, a lifestyle brand, like Nike or Harley-Davidson, not a technology company. The brand says something about them, which is why some of them will go as far as getting ink put on of a corporate logo.
 
2012-10-20 08:41:50 PM  

farkeruk: There aren't "Samsung fanboys". Here's a thing to do: Go to Google Image Search and look up "Apple tattoo" and then "Samsung tattoo" or "Microsoft tattoo". Apple is, for many people, a lifestyle brand, like Nike or Harley-Davidson, not a technology company. The brand says something about them, which is why some of them will go as far as getting ink put on of a corporate logo.


This:

farm3.static.flickr.com

says it all.

For anyone who isn't aware already, Apple includes them with every product.

Logo stickers are for schools and sports teams--you know, for the fans thereof. Hence the term fanboy. I've never seen any PC or Android product come with those.
 
2012-10-20 08:46:23 PM  

teknishn: Here is an idea. By what suits your needs best, STFU, GBTW. Any questions?


I agree. However, a big emphasis should be on the STFU part.
 
2012-10-20 08:59:59 PM  

teknishn: Here is an idea. By what suits your needs best, STFU, GBTW. Any questions?


teknishn: Here is an idea. Buy what suits your needs best, STFU, GBTW. Any questions?


Sounds so nice it's worth saying twice.
 
/poet and didn't even know it
 
2012-10-20 09:00:27 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Yea I was gonna come in here and ask if Samsung even has fanboys. Most are just "yea, this is my phone"


Whenever I reference my Galaxy, I say, "let me look that up on my phone." Yet when an iPhone user references his or her gadget it's always "iPhone," specifically. How stupid would I sound if I said, "yeah, let me put your info in my Galaxy."

In that same vain, why is it that when you refer to a PC laptop, it's just "my laptop." But when it's a Mac, you have to say, "my MacBook" Isn't the Mac just another laptop? I don't say, "I'm just sittin' here, working on my Asus."

Yes, I know it's a silly post. But I've always wondered why the Apple kids are so insistent upon mentioning the brand or model name. It's just...stupid.
 
2012-10-20 09:42:41 PM  

dickfreckle: Whenever I reference my Galaxy, I say, "let me look that up on my phone." Yet when an iPhone user references his or her gadget it's always "iPhone," specifically. How stupid would I sound if I said, "yeah, let me put your info in my Galaxy."

In that same vain, why is it that when you refer to a PC laptop, it's just "my laptop." But when it's a Mac, you have to say, "my MacBook" Isn't the Mac just another laptop? I don't say, "I'm just sittin' here, working on my Asus."

Yes, I know it's a silly post. But I've always wondered why the Apple kids are so insistent upon mentioning the brand or model name. It's just...stupid.


---

It's basic branding, and consumers are generally susceptible to it. We know these devices as machines that happen to have names, but most people out there start with the names first. Just think of brand names for which you know very little about the product (because you're not really interested)--for example, car insurance: GEICO, Allstate, State Farm. There are other insurance companies out there that don't advertise heavily, and for all we know they could have a plan that's a way better fit for you or me than anything the big names offer. But we don't even know they exist.

There's nothing wrong with branding, and from a business perspective it's ingenious, but often it's mistaken for substance. Apple has plenty of substance as well, but it's not what sets them apart.
 
2012-10-20 09:43:30 PM  
...That was a stupid article.
 
2012-10-20 09:53:20 PM  

farkeruk: There aren't "Samsung fanboys". Here's a thing to do: Go to Google Image Search and look up "Apple tattoo" and then "Samsung tattoo" or "Microsoft tattoo". Apple is, for many people, a lifestyle brand, like Nike or Harley-Davidson, not a technology company. The brand says something about them, which is why some of them will go as far as getting ink put on of a corporate logo.


http://www.mdtattoostudio.com/tattoos/tattoos_60870.html

So much fail just on that one page...
 
2012-10-20 10:06:14 PM  
After reading this article on my ACER monitor, which is plugged into my ASUS Motherboard inside my Onda case, I decided to respond using my Microsoft Wave keyboard and Essense 660 Optical mouse. In the process my Nokia phone rang and I lost my train of thought so instead I put on my Sony headphones and listened to some Cave Singers using VLC, but my Commax doorbell rang which required me to open my Yeng Long Fang Dong Men secuirty door and let in my People's Republic of China friend. It was such a treat because he had brought some Taiwanese Wu Shan green tea which we drank using my new Lu Shan tea set. I then put on my North Face hiking shoes and we left my apartment, descending via the Fulingda Elevator to the 1st floor the Tianyu Apartment buildings and into the beautiful smoggy air of the city.

It would only be later that I would return to fill you in on my glorious day.

/This post brought to you by Nike
 
2012-10-20 10:30:20 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-20 11:03:40 PM  

SVenus: [i.imgur.com image 500x292]


I think that'd be funnier if they eventually got to the RIM logo and stared at Elmer Fudd with an evil look.
 
2012-10-20 11:36:40 PM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: dickfreckle: Whenever I reference my Galaxy, I say, "let me look that up on my phone." Yet when an iPhone user references his or her gadget it's always "iPhone," specifically. How stupid would I sound if I said, "yeah, let me put your info in my Galaxy."

In that same vain, why is it that when you refer to a PC laptop, it's just "my laptop." But when it's a Mac, you have to say, "my MacBook" Isn't the Mac just another laptop? I don't say, "I'm just sittin' here, working on my Asus."

Yes, I know it's a silly post. But I've always wondered why the Apple kids are so insistent upon mentioning the brand or model name. It's just...stupid.

---

It's basic branding, and consumers are generally susceptible to it. We know these devices as machines that happen to have names, but most people out there start with the names first. Just think of brand names for which you know very little about the product (because you're not really interested)--for example, car insurance: GEICO, Allstate, State Farm. There are other insurance companies out there that don't advertise heavily, and for all we know they could have a plan that's a way better fit for you or me than anything the big names offer. But we don't even know they exist.

There's nothing wrong with branding, and from a business perspective it's ingenious, but often it's mistaken for substance. Apple has plenty of substance as well, but it's not what sets them apart.


But I still simply refer to it as "my insurance company." When I T-bone a single mother and her three kids after I've had 12 drinks I don't blurt, "I'd better call Geico!"

I understand what you're saying about branding. Except it only seems that Apple and certain makes and models of cars ("let's take a ride in my Corvette") penetrate the user base so deeply that they can't even refer to their products by their commonly used names (car). At least in the case of the Corvette, it's a farking Corvette, man. My Asus blows all but the top-end MacBook Pros from the water, at about $600 less. But if I drove a Hyundai, I'd just call it my car.

I ride a Triumph motorcycle.Before that it was a long series of BMWs. But I always called them "my bike."

In other words, I'm not asking why people make the purchases they do based on branding, but why everyone I've ever met with a MacBook has to call it that, instead of a "laptop."
 
2012-10-21 12:39:47 AM  

dickfreckle: In other words, I'm not asking why people make the purchases they do based on branding, but why everyone I've ever met with a MacBook has to call it that, instead of a "laptop."


Excuse me while I blow my nose into some Kleenex.
 
2012-10-21 01:04:36 AM  
Can't the Sega vs Nintendo people finally lay down their arms? What about Atari vs Amiga? No. No, they can't. Around and around they will go forever, decades after it was even remotely relevant and the last hold outs are found shiatting up YouTube comments.

There can be no peace in our time. Twenty years from now people will still be arguing over the Apple vs Samsung cases in crap holes on whatever the internet becomes and this will happen no matter what the courts decide.
 
2012-10-21 01:14:22 AM  
No. Go fark yourselves, Apple lovers.

/jk, I have plenty of Apple-lovin' friends
//and I'll keep buying Samsung until exactly the moment someone else makes a better product and I happen to need one
 
2012-10-21 04:22:35 AM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: For anyone who isn't aware already, Apple includes them with every product.

Logo stickers are for schools and sports teams--you know, for the fans thereof. Hence the term fanboy. I've never seen any PC or Android product come with those.


The one that came with the Apple TV is proudly stuck to the lid of my toilet seat.

/Poop different
 
2012-10-21 05:24:44 AM  
What that first guy said.

If you have time to seriously argue over which phone is better, you need a life. It's a god damn phone. And that is all it ever will be until it grows a vagina.
 
2012-10-21 07:18:27 AM  

jdcgonzalez: What that first guy said.

If you have time to seriously argue over which phone is better, you need a life. It's a god damn phone. And that is all it ever will be until it grows a vagina.


What about people that argue about whether to argue about which phone is better? What should they do?
 
2012-10-21 07:56:43 AM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: I've never seen any PC or Android product come with those.


www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-10-21 09:33:56 AM  

Big Merl: FTA: Both Parties will agree that Widgets, often touted as a selling point by Samsung Fanboys, are actually kinda dumb

You know how I know the author hasn't used Android?


I have a Galaxy Nexus, and I'm on my third Android device. I think widgets are dumb. They detract from a clean home screen and add clutter. The only useful widget I can think of is the power control one, and I have that one on one of my swipe screens where I keep all my tools.
 
2012-10-21 10:04:42 AM  

fatalvenom: I have a Galaxy Nexus, and I'm on my third Android device. I think widgets are dumb. They detract from a clean home screen and add clutter. The only useful widget I can think of is the power control one, and I have that one on one of my swipe screens where I keep all my tools.


Generally, but I love the Google traffic widget. As I exit the office, my front screen is telling me if there's any problems, in which case, I might reroute.
 
2012-10-21 10:21:21 AM  

fatalvenom: Big Merl: FTA: Both Parties will agree that Widgets, often touted as a selling point by Samsung Fanboys, are actually kinda dumb

You know how I know the author hasn't used Android?

I have a Galaxy Nexus, and I'm on my third Android device. I think widgets are dumb. They detract from a clean home screen and add clutter. The only useful widget I can think of is the power control one, and I have that one on one of my swipe screens where I keep all my tools.


They work better on tablets where you have more real estate. I have 2 on the home screen of my 7" GTab. One so I don't have to open my music player to play, stop, and skip tracks and one so I can see and close open programs at a glance.

I also use scrollable widgets for Gmail, bookmarks, calendar, and GV texting on other screens. With ICS, even with two bigass widgets, there's still room for ten other objects.
 
2012-10-21 11:11:36 AM  

solokumba: Yankees Team Gynecologist: I've never seen any PC or Android product come with those.

[www.blogcdn.com image 250x265]


You know what those stickers are for?

They tell me that you don't know that you can take them off.

/usually get a chuckle when I say that
 
2012-10-21 11:45:26 AM  

solokumba: Yankees Team Gynecologist: I've never seen any PC or Android product come with those.

[www.blogcdn.com image 250x265]


Not the same type of sticker. Are you supposed to peel it off and stick it on your car window?

But you know that--you just went ahead with intellectually dishonesty because you have nothing else.
 
2012-10-21 11:51:00 AM  

dickfreckle: Yankees Team Gynecologist: dickfreckle: Whenever I reference my Galaxy, I say, "let me look that up on my phone." Yet when an iPhone user references his or her gadget it's always "iPhone," specifically. How stupid would I sound if I said, "yeah, let me put your info in my Galaxy."

In that same vain, why is it that when you refer to a PC laptop, it's just "my laptop." But when it's a Mac, you have to say, "my MacBook" Isn't the Mac just another laptop? I don't say, "I'm just sittin' here, working on my Asus."

Yes, I know it's a silly post. But I've always wondered why the Apple kids are so insistent upon mentioning the brand or model name. It's just...stupid.

---

It's basic branding, and consumers are generally susceptible to it. We know these devices as machines that happen to have names, but most people out there start with the names first. Just think of brand names for which you know very little about the product (because you're not really interested)--for example, car insurance: GEICO, Allstate, State Farm. There are other insurance companies out there that don't advertise heavily, and for all we know they could have a plan that's a way better fit for you or me than anything the big names offer. But we don't even know they exist.

There's nothing wrong with branding, and from a business perspective it's ingenious, but often it's mistaken for substance. Apple has plenty of substance as well, but it's not what sets them apart.

But I still simply refer to it as "my insurance company." When I T-bone a single mother and her three kids after I've had 12 drinks I don't blurt, "I'd better call Geico!"

I understand what you're saying about branding. Except it only seems that Apple and certain makes and models of cars ("let's take a ride in my Corvette") penetrate the user base so deeply that they can't even refer to their products by their commonly used names (car). At least in the case of the Corvette, it's a farking Corvette, man. My Asus blows all but the t ...


I usually say 'My Macbook' in the same tone as one would say 'The unattractive friend I couldn't ditch when I came out tonight'. It's more apology for the computer.

/Won it in a raffle.
//Been running windows only for years.
 
2012-10-21 12:30:15 PM  
Apple products are built with Samsung parts.
 
2012-10-21 12:42:38 PM  

xant: No. Go fark yourselves, Apple lovers.

/jk, I have plenty of Apple-lovin' friends
//and I'll keep buying Samsung until exactly the moment someone else makes a better product and I happen to need one


I'm sorry I can't hear you over the noise of my G5 iMac! USE MORE CAPS NEXT TIME!

/Farking thing sounds like a hovercraft sometimes.
 
2012-10-21 03:21:32 PM  

vartian: Yes. I imagine I could even be friends with a Zune owner if I could actually find one.


my spouse
 
2012-10-21 10:14:37 PM  

unyon: jake_lex: Who gives a shiat. I have an iPhone, but if in some bizarre scenario, I had to use a Samsung Galaxy, I'd be happy with it.

The way I look at it is this: if you're already using iOS, there's not really a compelling reason to go to Android. If you are already using Android, there's not really a compelling reason to go to iOS.

It depends on what the rest of your ecosystem is. If you already have a Mac and an apple TV for example, introducing a non-iCloud/non airplay friendly device into that doesn't make very much sense.


Yes. It does.

I own an iPad and a Samsung Galaxy S3. There are things I like to do with an iPad that I can't do with an Android. And vice versa. Diversity and choices are nice. Doesn't always makes sense to keep buying something you already sort of have in a different form.
 
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