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2012-12-29 11:34:18 AM
5 votes:
I thought this was the average female mac user?

www.nndb.com
2012-12-29 02:16:10 PM
3 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-29 05:21:51 PM
2 votes:

Think 4D: kaimaru: Mutiny32: Macs are for stupid people.

I think of them more as the current generation of AOL users.

This is why I almost never get into discussions of Mac vs. PC. People like you don't have a clue what you're talking about. Unless you're trolling and I got bit.  :)

/has worked on close to 2,000 machines at this point, Macs, PCs, *nix
//has a clue


Yep, it's a total misrepresentation.

Macs are for people who have more money than sense, and love to spend hours hammering glossy, shimmeringly-gorgeous square pegs through round holes.
2012-12-29 03:26:52 PM
2 votes:

Mutiny32: Macs are for stupid people.


I think of them more as the current generation of AOL users.
2012-12-29 12:52:05 PM
2 votes:
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 11:45:04 AM
2 votes:

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


It's funny that you think income or means is somehow related to the purchase of non-essential luxury goods.
I know two single mothers that can't afford to buy food for their children, yet somehow they've got an iPad 3 and an iPhone 5.
2012-12-29 11:39:47 AM
2 votes:

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.


Really? Add yourself as a user on my server.  50.193.88.27
2012-12-29 11:01:28 AM
2 votes:
cf2.imgobject.com
HEAD!  Go and get the paper if you can, lugging that gargantuan cranium about!
2012-12-29 08:49:17 AM
2 votes:
Sounds like my kind of girl.
2012-12-29 06:48:27 PM
1 votes:
Sounds like my kind of girl...though to be fair, so is she:

i46.tinypic.com
2012-12-29 06:38:19 PM
1 votes:

Think 4D: gweilo8888: Think 4D: kaimaru: Mutiny32: Macs are for stupid people.

I think of them more as the current generation of AOL users.

This is why I almost never get into discussions of Mac vs. PC. People like you don't have a clue what you're talking about. Unless you're trolling and I got bit.  :)

/has worked on close to 2,000 machines at this point, Macs, PCs, *nix
//has a clue

Yep, it's a total misrepresentation.

Macs are for people who have more money than sense, and love to spend hours hammering glossy, shimmeringly-gorgeous square pegs through round holes.

Whatever you have to tell yourself.


Whatever you have to tell yourself.
2012-12-29 06:15:05 PM
1 votes:

gweilo8888: Think 4D: kaimaru: Mutiny32: Macs are for stupid people.

I think of them more as the current generation of AOL users.

This is why I almost never get into discussions of Mac vs. PC. People like you don't have a clue what you're talking about. Unless you're trolling and I got bit.  :)

/has worked on close to 2,000 machines at this point, Macs, PCs, *nix
//has a clue

Yep, it's a total misrepresentation.

Macs are for people who have more money than sense, and love to spend hours hammering glossy, shimmeringly-gorgeous square pegs through round holes.


Whatever you have to tell yourself.
2012-12-29 06:14:11 PM
1 votes:

Think 4D: kaimaru: Mutiny32: Macs are for stupid people.

I think of them more as the current generation of AOL users.

This is why I almost never get into discussions of Mac vs. PC. People like you don't have a clue what you're talking about. Unless you're trolling and I got bit.  :)

/has worked on close to 2,000 machines at this point, Macs, PCs, *nix
//has a clue


You nailed it. Some are paid shills working from a script, but most are just brainwashed assholes parroting the same lame propaganda they've been using for decades.
2012-12-29 05:50:57 PM
1 votes:

wombatsrus: ipodgirl.img


i.imgur.com
2012-12-29 03:22:08 PM
1 votes:
Macs are for stupid people.
2012-12-29 03:19:54 PM
1 votes:
my room mate uses nothing but her iphone and ipad... and it's painful to listen to her rattle on about about much "better" they are vs PC without ever actually giving me useful arguments.

The only one I ever hear is "they don't ever get viruses" -- wow, really? much not read the news much.

Using that argument i should be able to say "the ford pinto is the best car in existance right now - you never hear about anyone having an accident or dying in one now"

Apple makes fisher price versions of useful tools. Checking your email and talking on facebook, and looking like a douche in starbucks are not mission critical.

I'd love to see what the data centers that power Apple cloud storage and their enterprise structure are running off of -- pretty sure it's not crApple
2012-12-29 02:02:43 PM
1 votes:

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 01:41:43 PM
1 votes:

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 01:14:19 PM
1 votes:
Oh. and not hot.
2012-12-29 01:13:21 PM
1 votes:
Female, over 45
2012-12-29 12:45:55 PM
1 votes:
www.ratemymotivational.com

Uh, no....
/hawt, like Camel Light cigarette burns....
2012-12-29 12:40:24 PM
1 votes:

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 12:37:24 PM
1 votes:

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 12:32:28 PM
1 votes:

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 12:16:21 PM
1 votes:

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 12:11:59 PM
1 votes:
macamour.com

What the average female Mac user may look like.
2012-12-29 12:11:40 PM
1 votes:
Bah. I'll stick to homemade PCs thanks.

/ "unaware of Foxconn activities" my eye
2012-12-29 12:00:12 PM
1 votes:

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?
2012-12-29 11:56:20 AM
1 votes:
100% appear to be flat-chested.

Disagree? Prove it and post that pic.
2012-12-29 11:47:29 AM
1 votes:
Do they cry themselves to sleep on their huge pillows?
2012-12-29 11:47:11 AM
1 votes:
Wrong subby. Infographic says: 18% have unusually large head; 72% have normal-sized hear; 6% have small-ish head.

That's 96% accounted for, leaving 4% either having no head or not giving head.
2012-12-29 11:41:55 AM
1 votes:
And pretty well off judging by the price of Macs. You can buy 8 Chromebooks for the price of one Mac Pro laptop.
2012-12-29 11:41:09 AM
1 votes:
Whatever it is, that website just tried to trash my Firefox....
2012-12-29 11:40:36 AM
1 votes:
Think's she's way smarter than she actually is.
2012-12-29 11:39:50 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-12-29 11:38:25 AM
1 votes:
Soo, statistically we are talking: glasses, freckles, tee shirt and jeans.
Well, I'm sold. Get me one of those.

/also "taken"... DAMMIT!
2012-12-29 11:36:44 AM
1 votes:

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

Here's a pic of a typical female PC user:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x268]


Oh she's not typical. She's their Queen - the most attractive female PC user of all.
2012-12-29 11:36:29 AM
1 votes:
2012-12-29 11:34:54 AM
1 votes:
Really? In my experience, the average female Mac user is a dumpy, dull soccer-mom who bought a Mac in order to "prove" to everyone that she's oh-so-sophisticated.
2012-12-29 11:34:52 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-12-29 10:37:39 AM
1 votes:
What about her tracts of land?
 
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