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2012-12-29 12:07:30 PM  

WhippingBoy: FizixJunkee: clowncar on fire: FizixJunkee: If our 'hood is representative, 27 out of 30 Starbucks customers use a Mac, and nearly 100% of them are hot (no fatties in our area...it's west Los Angeles). Of the three remaining Starbucks customers, two of them are medical doctors whose PCs are given to them by their hospitals, and the remaining dude---guaranteed to be male---is just a clueless hold-out.

We can assume you ar not one of the two docs then? *snert*

Physics PhD chick + Mac user since 1998. Yeah, I dress a little funny, but my head is probably smaller than average.

I think he meant a real doctor.



*hangs head and sadly walks out door*
 
2012-12-29 12:11:40 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-29 12:11:40 PM  
Bah. I'll stick to homemade PCs thanks.

/ "unaware of Foxconn activities" my eye
 
2012-12-29 12:11:59 PM  
macamour.com

What the average female Mac user may look like.
 
2012-12-29 12:15:35 PM  

computerguyUT: I love Macs. Easiest operating system on the planet to hack.
I can roll over a Mac in under 30 seconds with no tools and own the admin account.

I do like their hardware though.


A brute force port attack is not exactly the height of sophisticated hacking. Plus, it's been almost half an hour and you're still not in.
 
2012-12-29 12:16:21 PM  

Think 4D: computerguyUT: I love Macs. Easiest operating system on the planet to hack.
I can roll over a Mac in under 30 seconds with no tools and own the admin account.

I do like their hardware though.

A brute force port attack is not exactly the height of sophisticated hacking. Plus, it's been almost half an hour and you're still not in.


Oh he's in. He's just so good that you don't know it.
 
2012-12-29 12:17:07 PM  
The average female mac user is a mom.
lh3.ggpht.com
 
2012-12-29 12:19:45 PM  

fluffy2097: The average female mac user is a mom.
[lh3.ggpht.com image 750x909]


Holding a kid near a perking hot pot...with one hand yet.
That says alot
 
2012-12-29 12:20:47 PM  
I wonder if there's some website which shows what's average for the mac user...
 
2012-12-29 12:22:15 PM  
How big are her tits?
 
ecl
2012-12-29 12:22:20 PM  

FizixJunkee: If our 'hood is representative, 27 out of 30 StarbucksCurves customers use a MacSUV, and nearly 100% of them are hot (no fatties in our area...it's west Los Angeles). Of the three remaining StarbucksCurves customers, two of them are medical doctors whose PCscars are given to them by their hospitals, and the remaining dude---guaranteed to be male---is just a clueless hold-out.

 
2012-12-29 12:22:44 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: CJHardin: Hot and awkwardly dressed Mac girl (PNSFW)

Is that a penis under "iPod"


I have the strangest boner right now if it is.
 
2012-12-29 12:24:17 PM  

WhippingBoy: Think 4D: computerguyUT: I love Macs. Easiest operating system on the planet to hack.
I can roll over a Mac in under 30 seconds with no tools and own the admin account.

I do like their hardware though.

A brute force port attack is not exactly the height of sophisticated hacking. Plus, it's been almost half an hour and you're still not in.

Oh he's in. He's just so good that you don't know it.


I understand that he's trying to make a point that no computer is completely secure, but to make the claim that he can hack a Mac in 30 seconds is absurd. So, computerguyUT, can you leave my server alone? I've got work to do. Also, if you know a bunch of stuff about computers, I'm an IT consultant and maybe we can work together.
 
2012-12-29 12:27:29 PM  

WhippingBoy: Think 4D: computerguyUT: I love Macs. Easiest operating system on the planet to hack.
I can roll over a Mac in under 30 seconds with no tools and own the admin account.

I do like their hardware though.

A brute force port attack is not exactly the height of sophisticated hacking. Plus, it's been almost half an hour and you're still not in.

Oh he's in. He's just so good that you don't know it.

:)


Also, I'm wondering how he was able to attack so many ports so quickly without using tools?
 
2012-12-29 12:27:54 PM  
Can she pull a plow? That's what really matters.
 
2012-12-29 12:32:28 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: macamour.com

What the average female Mac user may look like.


No. What the average porn star might look like with her webmasters laptop. Porn stars don't own or use laptops, unless their a prop.
 
2012-12-29 12:33:03 PM  

Think 4D: WhippingBoy: Think 4D: computerguyUT: I love Macs. Easiest operating system on the planet to hack.
I can roll over a Mac in under 30 seconds with no tools and own the admin account.

I do like their hardware though.

A brute force port attack is not exactly the height of sophisticated hacking. Plus, it's been almost half an hour and you're still not in.

Oh he's in. He's just so good that you don't know it.

I understand that he's trying to make a point that no computer is completely secure, but to make the claim that he can hack a Mac in 30 seconds is absurd. So, computerguyUT, can you leave my server alone? I've got work to do. Also, if you know a bunch of stuff about computers, I'm an IT consultant and maybe we can work together.


He's talking about using Single User Mode to reset passwords. Here's a note you "hacker" if Apple themselves publishes the instructions to do your "hack" it is not a hack.

You also cannot break FlieVault security as far as I know, so good luck with that...
 
2012-12-29 12:35:17 PM  

Carotid: So what does that make the average female PC user?


Something like this.
 
2012-12-29 12:37:24 PM  

Think 4D: WhippingBoy: Think 4D: computerguyUT: I love Macs. Easiest operating system on the planet to hack.
I can roll over a Mac in under 30 seconds with no tools and own the admin account.

I do like their hardware though.

A brute force port attack is not exactly the height of sophisticated hacking. Plus, it's been almost half an hour and you're still not in.

Oh he's in. He's just so good that you don't know it.

I understand that he's trying to make a point that no computer is completely secure, but to make the claim that he can hack a Mac in 30 seconds is absurd. So, computerguyUT, can you leave my server alone? I've got work to do. Also, if you know a bunch of stuff about computers, I'm an IT consultant and maybe we can work together.


AFAIK, there is no remote Mac OS X exploit, though I'm not sold that CUPS is secure though, so printer sharing could be a vector to get in.
 
2012-12-29 12:39:58 PM  
My mom is a Mac user who gave birth to the youngest of nine children in 1967.
She dresses more awkwardly nowadays, her head is of average proportions, and it would be creepy for me to describe her as hot, but she does appear rather healthy for 83.
 
2012-12-29 12:40:24 PM  

kbotc: Think 4D: WhippingBoy: Think 4D: computerguyUT: I love Macs. Easiest operating system on the planet to hack.
I can roll over a Mac in under 30 seconds with no tools and own the admin account.

I do like their hardware though.

A brute force port attack is not exactly the height of sophisticated hacking. Plus, it's been almost half an hour and you're still not in.

Oh he's in. He's just so good that you don't know it.

I understand that he's trying to make a point that no computer is completely secure, but to make the claim that he can hack a Mac in 30 seconds is absurd. So, computerguyUT, can you leave my server alone? I've got work to do. Also, if you know a bunch of stuff about computers, I'm an IT consultant and maybe we can work together.

He's talking about using Single User Mode to reset passwords. Here's a note you "hacker" if Apple themselves publishes the instructions to do your "hack" it is not a hack.

You also cannot break FlieVault security as far as I know, so good luck with that...


I was watching him do the port attack with Little Snitch, so it wasn't just about single user mode. After 20 years of doing computer setup and support, it just kills me when people claim they can own a computer, particularly a Mac, after 30 seconds. Seriously, it bothers me because how many other people besides the users on Fark he's telling it to and that believe it? We need more informed users, not people buying into FUD. Confusion-->fear-->anger-->hate. I don't want to deal with fearful, angry, hateful users anymore.
 
2012-12-29 12:45:55 PM  
www.ratemymotivational.com

Uh, no....
/hawt, like Camel Light cigarette burns....
 
2012-12-29 12:52:05 PM  
Shakin_Haitian:

They use the same hardware as everyone else.

True, but they don't put it together the same way. I can't speak much for the other Apple computers, and hey, my iPod is great, even after all these years, but for me, the iMac was a terrible investment. It's crammed into as tiny a space as they can get all that hardware, with poor ventilation and miserable thermal control, and no end-user ability to repair or troubleshoot the machine. Mine always ran hot enough to fry eggs on, even with as much extra fans I ran behind the machine to move the heat up and out, and the component temperatures (monitored by software) were always at the peak of or even exceeding the operating limits for those components. Granted, it had some powerful specs when I bought it, but they had no business cramming that much power into an enclosure that small, with fans that wouldn't turn on until the room was about to catch fire. It died within three years of purchase date due to a failed motherboard, and at $3600 original investment, is little more than a paperweight that will cost at least $800 plus labor to repair. I don't think I'll bother.

I've built and used Windows machines for many years, and I'll be the first to admit that the platform has a host of its own problems, mostly in the software and internal compatibility area, but at least I can work on them myself. The hard drive breaks, well, I can replace that this afternoon. Same with virtually any other component. And if the motherboard burns up, that's not going to cost $800 plus indeterminate labor charges and someone else's repair time, and at worst I can salvage and reuse the rest of the components. My Windows machine with better specs than that iMac 27" runs at barely above room temp, costs over $1000 less, and cranks along just fine. Sure, it has noisy fans, and it doesn't look as cool, but white noise doesn't bother me, and looks are superficial.

The iMac was sort of a whim, because I wanted to see what the fuss was about, and I'm always game to try new things. But I found that for one of my particular hobbies (3D graphics), most third-party software never even made it to the Mac platform, and even the mainstream stuff that did was usually a generation behind the WIndows versions in terms of maturity. For my other hobby (astrophotography), well, the situation was pretty similar. Telescope control software is a bit behind. Catching up, but still behind. I could have bought a lot of telescope for $3600.

The iMac was an expensive, failed, overheated experiment. I don't think I'm likely to head down that road again, regardless of how popular they are. The hot female Mac user, well, she can keep them.
 
2012-12-29 12:52:23 PM  

ciberido: Carotid: So what does that make the average female PC user?

Something like this.


The video focused alot on office uses however, most PC women I know are hard core gamers and their PCs are pretty serious machines. Apple is very good at selling marketing a certain Lifestyle---your not just anyone, your an APPLE user, which quite frankly is brilliant. Their products do exactly what they are marketed to do. But for many who want their computer to do other tasks, Apple is pretty useless.
 
2012-12-29 12:56:19 PM  

CJHardin: Hot and awkwardly dressed Mac girl (PNSFW)


See -- minimal boobage proves my point about mac girls having small boobs.
 
2012-12-29 12:57:33 PM  
In other news, 98% of infographics provided by random websites and usually having little to no foundation in truth or visible connection to the websites' subject matter are in fact scams perpetrated by spammers.

http://www.itworld.com/it-management/326481/beware-fancy-infographic s- spammers-and-telemarketers-may-be-hiding-behind-them (ITWorld, December 12 2012)

I have an infographic here somewhere showing this in a very visual way, if TNW would like to run it.

/basically, if your news coverage includes infographics provided by random third parties and without any attempt made to confirm the supposed statistics' accuracy, it's not a blog. It's a whoring post for web marketers.
 
2012-12-29 12:58:27 PM  

Orange-Pippin: ciberido: Carotid: So what does that make the average female PC user?

Something like this.

The video focused alot on office uses however, most PC women I know are hard core gamers and their PCs are pretty serious machines. Apple is very good at selling marketing a certain Lifestyle---your not just anyone, your an APPLE user, which quite frankly is brilliant. Their products do exactly what they are marketed to do. But for many who want their computer to do other tasks, Apple is pretty useless.


I have a new Mac mini...i5/16GB/8.5TB/Web/email/DNS/FTP/calendar/contacts/wiki/video server/5 virtual machines...I would say that it is far from useless.
 
2012-12-29 01:02:01 PM  

Spyder_Monkey: I thought this was the average female mac user?

[www.nndb.com image 286x318]


Again, my type of girl.
 
2012-12-29 01:02:35 PM  

Think 4D: Orange-Pippin: ciberido: Carotid: So what does that make the average female PC user?

Something like this.

The video focused alot on office uses however, most PC women I know are hard core gamers and their PCs are pretty serious machines. Apple is very good at selling marketing a certain Lifestyle---your not just anyone, your an APPLE user, which quite frankly is brilliant. Their products do exactly what they are marketed to do. But for many who want their computer to do other tasks, Apple is pretty useless.

I have a new Mac mini...i5/16GB/8.5TB/Web/email/DNS/FTP/calendar/contacts/wiki/video server/5 virtual machines...I would say that it is far from useless.



I'm sure it's great for you want it for but, not for my needs. Thanks.
 
2012-12-29 01:03:30 PM  

Think 4D: Orange-Pippin: ciberido: Carotid: So what does that make the average female PC user?

Something like this.

The video focused alot on office uses however, most PC women I know are hard core gamers and their PCs are pretty serious machines. Apple is very good at selling marketing a certain Lifestyle---your not just anyone, your an APPLE user, which quite frankly is brilliant. Their products do exactly what they are marketed to do. But for many who want their computer to do other tasks, Apple is pretty useless.

I have a new Mac mini...i5/16GB/8.5TB/Web/email/DNS/FTP/calendar/contacts/wiki/video server/5 virtual machines...I would say that it is far from useless.


I just came.

/also, you and Gone_Feral are flaming nerds
//NTTAWWT
 
2012-12-29 01:10:16 PM  

Gone_Feral: with poor ventilation and miserable thermal control


I'm not sure if this is what they meant, but my first thought was that they must be hot due to their laptops overheating.
 
2012-12-29 01:12:23 PM  

Mister Pleco: Think 4D: Orange-Pippin: ciberido: Carotid: So what does that make the average female PC user?

Something like this.

The video focused alot on office uses however, most PC women I know are hard core gamers and their PCs are pretty serious machines. Apple is very good at selling marketing a certain Lifestyle---your not just anyone, your an APPLE user, which quite frankly is brilliant. Their products do exactly what they are marketed to do. But for many who want their computer to do other tasks, Apple is pretty useless.

I have a new Mac mini...i5/16GB/8.5TB/Web/email/DNS/FTP/calendar/contacts/wiki/video server/5 virtual machines...I would say that it is far from useless.

I just came.

/also, you and Gone_Feral are flaming nerds
//NTTAWWT


I have the Battle of Hoth raging on the floor of my office, so yeah, I guess you could say I'm a nerd.  :)
 
2012-12-29 01:13:21 PM  
Female, over 45
 
2012-12-29 01:14:19 PM  
Oh. and not hot.
 
2012-12-29 01:14:42 PM  
If I ever feel the need to justify my choice of computer hardware, advanced degrees, or anything else to a bunch of strangers on the Internet, just shoot me.
 
2012-12-29 01:20:13 PM  
Then there is the average female Microsoft computer user:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-29 01:22:43 PM  

Starry Heavens: middlewaytao: lol wth "unusually large head" based on what metrics? Talk about fluff.

I'm wondering if 18% having an unusually large head is more or less than that of the general population.


I'm pretty sure they meant, "gives a large amount of head."
 
2012-12-29 01:23:47 PM  

martid4: Then there is the average female Microsoft computer user:
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 620x425]


Holy cow.
 
2012-12-29 01:25:27 PM  
What the average male Mac user may look like.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-29 01:41:43 PM  

Orange-Pippin: ciberido: Carotid: So what does that make the average female PC user?

Something like this.

The video focused alot on office uses however, most PC women I know are hard core gamers and their PCs are pretty serious machines. Apple is very good at selling marketing a certain Lifestyle---your not just anyone, your an APPLE user, which quite frankly is brilliant. Their products do exactly what they are marketed to do. But for many who want their computer to do other tasks, Apple is pretty useless.


I agree that if you want to game, Apple is a poor choice.  And that's why I have a PC, personally, because gaming is a priority for me.
 
2012-12-29 01:49:27 PM  

Uncivil Engineer: I just came to say that the info-graphic in that article gave me the creeps.


Really? It gave me the strangest boner.
 
2012-12-29 02:02:43 PM  

Think 4D: I have a new Mac mini...i5/16GB/8.5TB/Web/email/DNS/FTP/calendar/contacts/wiki/video server/5 virtual machines...I would say that it is far from useless.


You're running 5 VMs on a dual-core mobile i5? I presume they're all sitting idle--and that you don't plan to do any gaming or graphics work with that integrated Intel mobile graphics.

You can build or buy an i7 desktop for the $900 that i5 Mini cost you--and you can direct-attach your 8.5TB to the internal SATA instead of having to buy a matching external enclosure for the Mini.
 
2012-12-29 02:16:10 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-29 02:30:03 PM  

astouffer: And pretty well off judging by the price of Macs. You can buy 8 Chromebooks for the price of one Mac Pro laptop.


DOES NOT COMPUTE.

Apple doesn't make a "Mac Pro laptop". Mac Pro is a desktop machine. www.apple.com for more details!
 
2012-12-29 02:37:29 PM  

Carotid: So what does that make the average female PC user?


A Star Trek fan.

Actually, based on informal research, I conclude that Apple is the choice of women and gay men, neither of whom wish learning how to work a computer to cut into time better spent being fabulous.

Odds are that in the home of a female Apple user, you'll find one of those pink-handled "girl" home toolkits. It will still be in its plastic wrap, in the back of the closet.

In related news, math remains hard.
 
2012-12-29 02:39:16 PM  

Uncivil Engineer: I just came to say that the info-graphic in that article gave me the creeps.


Maryam Bialik is having a more off day than usual.
 
2012-12-29 02:40:18 PM  

Starry Heavens: middlewaytao: lol wth "unusually large head" based on what metrics? Talk about fluff.

I'm wondering if 18% having an unusually large head is more or less than that of the general population.


Do the ones with enormous heads also have tiny arms?
 
2012-12-29 02:40:37 PM  
Here's a picture of my internet girlfriend.
She sent this to me and says her friend took it.
I think she uses a Mac.
Her grandmother gets sick alot. She also has to get her car fixed, but is always short on cash.
i216.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-29 02:41:28 PM  

Spartan_Manhandler: Think 4D: I have a new Mac mini...i5/16GB/8.5TB/Web/email/DNS/FTP/calendar/contacts/wiki/video server/5 virtual machines...I would say that it is far from useless.

You're running 5 VMs on a dual-core mobile i5? I presume they're all sitting idle--and that you don't plan to do any gaming or graphics work with that integrated Intel mobile graphics.

You can build or buy an i7 desktop for the $900 that i5 Mini cost you--and you can direct-attach your 8.5TB to the internal SATA instead of having to buy a matching external enclosure for the Mini.


Yeah, pretty much. I just have a couple running at any given time. The machine itself is a recent acquisition with the purpose of serving simple Web sites and databases, and as a file server for my very large collection of iso'ed DVDs. Basically I thought the $600 (not $900) was money well spent on a nice, stable appliance. FYI, some of the drives are USB 3 and I wanted to see how they'd perform. So far I've had no problems with it other than wrangling the DNS settings on Mountain Lion Server.
 
2012-12-29 02:42:53 PM  

WhippingBoy: FizixJunkee: If our 'hood is representative, 27 out of 30 Starbucks customers use a Mac, and nearly 100% of them are hot (no fatties in our area...it's west Los Angeles). Of the three remaining Starbucks customers, two of them are medical doctors whose PCs are given to them by their hospitals, and the remaining dude---guaranteed to be male---is just a clueless hold-out.

Of course. What's the point in owning a Mac if you can't show others how awesome you are because you own a Mac?


About as edgy as an eyebrow ring.

I just installed Windows 8 on my business workstation. Apparently, it's working. Were it not, I could fix it without schlepping out to some "store". I must be Christopher Hitchens' farking ghost.
 
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