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(Guardian)   Rush Limbaugh tries to expand his audience to include Apple fanboys   (theguardian.com) divider line 49
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2013-08-05 04:45:29 PM
So, if I read it right, the RNC is "locked down and not open to alternative approaches", which the DNC is "buggy but open".

Is that what he's saying?

(Don't whine at me, Apple fans, I'm writing this on a Hackbook - homebuilt running OSX - and own an iPhone.)
 
2013-08-05 04:48:34 PM
I don't think bloggers hate Apple they just know what is click bait. I have seen so many articles on google news from tech bloggers who don't even know the technology they are writing about going on about how much they hate a product which they don't even understand. HuffPo is a good place for this kind of junk. I think most tech bloggers know if you get an Apple Vs Android fight going you will bring in the clicks and they move toward that for revenue. Most of these articles are fluff pieces or wild rumors about the next igadget just to get people in the door.
 
2013-08-05 04:48:50 PM
Rush doesn't know what a Samsung is.
 
2013-08-05 04:49:10 PM
I call bullshiat -- Rush Limbaugh has never been within a hundred miles of an apple.
 
2013-08-05 04:52:47 PM
You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?
 
2013-08-05 04:53:20 PM
He's on his meds again
 
2013-08-05 04:53:28 PM

Skwrl: So, if I read it right, the RNC is "locked down and not open to alternative approaches", which the DNC is "buggy but open".

Is that what he's saying?

(Don't whine at me, Apple fans, I'm writing this on a Hackbook - homebuilt running OSX - and own an iPhone.)


Fellow Hackintoshers UNITE!
 
2013-08-05 04:54:06 PM

cman: You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?


yeah. he has been for years, strangely enough.
 
2013-08-05 04:56:19 PM
The hell is he blithering about?
 
2013-08-05 05:04:21 PM
To their credit, I doubt Hipsters are big Limbaugh fans.

I bet he campaign for Kony 2012 before everyone hated him on Facebook.
 
2013-08-05 05:10:57 PM

cman: You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?


www.biography.com

Republicans buy technology products, too.
 
2013-08-05 05:12:39 PM
Isn't it spelled "fanbois"?

/Love Apple, but will mock anyone who waits in line to buy an iPhone
 
2013-08-05 05:14:00 PM
cman


You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?


Odd since Apple has donated to the Democratic party and that is against everything he believes in.

/He should hook up with Nancy Grace.
 
2013-08-05 05:14:19 PM

TheGhostofFarkPast: I don't think bloggers hate Apple they just know what is click bait. I have seen so many articles on google news from tech bloggers who don't even know the technology they are writing about going on about how much they hate a product which they don't even understand. HuffPo is a good place for this kind of junk. I think most tech bloggers know if you get an Apple Vs Android fight going you will bring in the clicks and they move toward that for revenue. Most of these articles are fluff pieces or wild rumors about the next igadget just to get people in the door.




Yeah, there are blogs who'll run a "17 Reasons Why Apple Is Doomed!" piece for cheap clicks, but they'll also run anti-Google or anti-Microsoft pieces for the same reason. Controversy gets clicks.
 
2013-08-05 05:15:08 PM
Interesting that Limbaugh's persecution complex extends beyond politics to something as mundane as the gadgets he owns.
 
2013-08-05 05:19:01 PM

cman: You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?


He was whining on his program one time years ago (I think after the 3Gs phone came out) that apple would be a sponsor of his.

whining.  that he couldn't get money from a corporation of his choosing.

Though I always suspected he was getting money under the table anyway.
 
2013-08-05 05:20:25 PM
He is an apple fanboy and always has been.
 
2013-08-05 05:22:33 PM
Who cares what this butthole says anyway?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-05 05:23:25 PM
Which is why Obama just basically screwed Samsung to give the competitive edge to Apple in the worst decision Obama has made so far as president.
 
2013-08-05 05:34:40 PM

cman: You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?


That. He's been singing the praises of Apple since the early 1990's, as I remember.
 
2013-08-05 05:55:57 PM

cman: You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?


And an even bigger fan of confirmation bias. Here those two things just happen to overlap for him.
 
2013-08-05 05:56:15 PM
Isn't the apple what created Original Sin?

RUSH IS AGAINST THE JESUS!!
 
2013-08-05 06:05:03 PM
Does Rush know that Apple's CEO is gay?
 
2013-08-05 06:43:52 PM

Skwrl: So, if I read it right, the RNC is "locked down and not open to alternative approaches", which the DNC is "buggy but open".


WIN.
 
2013-08-05 07:17:48 PM
Has anyone mentioned that Rush has always been a big fan of Apple products?
 
2013-08-05 07:18:25 PM
Is this the thread where we all pretend that Zionists in media are friendly to Apple? If you could count, you'd understand why.
 
2013-08-05 07:35:01 PM
Don't quote me but I think I heard somewhere that Rush is a big fan of Apple.
 
2013-08-05 07:42:39 PM

carrion_luggage: I call bullshiat -- Rush Limbaugh has never been within a hundred miles of an apple.


THERE IT IS!
 
2013-08-05 08:01:23 PM

cman: Fellow Hackintoshers UNITE!


A couple of years ago, I installed OSX on a used Dell mini 10v netbook that I bought for my son on the cheap. I installed OSX not because I thought that there was a good reason to do this, but rather because I happened to read that this particular hardware supports all OSX features, and I had the OSX disks so I thought it'd be fun to try it for myself.
Otherwise, my goof-around days with "hacking" (sic) passed years ago...I've got better things to do at this point, but it was always fun to wade through pages and pages of forum posts in order to fix audio problems or whatever and eventually see things work fine ... cheers
 
2013-08-05 08:15:46 PM

cman: You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?


That's a good reason to own a Samsung.
 
2013-08-05 08:16:06 PM

jj325: /Love Apple, but will mock anyone who waits in line to buy an iPhone


Yeah - that always seems strange to me too.  This seems (to me) most commonly identified with Apple users but it must exist for any consumer electronics really...
I find it strange not just because it seems like these people identify themselves with the electronic tools that they use, which is sad really (and I know a couple people that do this, although I would never tell them my opinions on this). Rather because no matter what hardware (apple or any other computing, or TVs, or cars, or whatever), it's rarely a good idea to go out and buy the very first versions of new hardware if there were *any* significant changes w.r.t. the previous version... I always wait at least several months to let the fabbers get it right, and for the inevitable software updates for the improved versions... cheers
 
2013-08-05 08:56:50 PM

mainsail: Rush doesn't know what a Samsung is.


It's what you tell girls about your buddy Sam when you are his wingman at the bar.
 
2013-08-05 08:59:03 PM

cman: You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?


I would imagine that's he's one of the biggest fans of anything he's a fan of. Fattassed motherf**ker is the size of a Volkswagen.
 
2013-08-05 09:09:03 PM

wjllope: cman: Fellow Hackintoshers UNITE!

A couple of years ago, I installed OSX on a used Dell mini 10v netbook that I bought for my son on the cheap. I installed OSX not because I thought that there was a good reason to do this, but rather because I happened to read that this particular hardware supports all OSX features, and I had the OSX disks so I thought it'd be fun to try it for myself.
Otherwise, my goof-around days with "hacking" (sic) passed years ago...I've got better things to do at this point, but it was always fun to wade through pages and pages of forum posts in order to fix audio problems or whatever and eventually see things work fine ... cheers


I did the same thing, on the exact same Dell Mini, just to fark around with OSX (which is also why I dual-boot Ubuntu on my main Windows machine). It was a fun time-waster for weekend mornings, and I learned a few things.

It was just a netbook I picked up for peanuts from Craig's to fit in my motorcycle tank bag when I went travelling, so I figured WTF. But I would never want to own an actual Mac (no, I did not judge OSX based on the hardware). Nothing personal to the folks in this thread; I just prefer what I prefer. I don't want a full-time Linux machine either, though I have it on good authority that 2014 is THE year of the Linux desktop.
 
2013-08-05 09:51:53 PM

Skwrl: So, if I read it right, the RNC is "locked down and not open to alternative approaches", which the DNC is "buggy but open".

Is that what he's saying?

(Don't whine at me, Apple fans, I'm writing this on a Hackbook - homebuilt running OSX - and own an iPhone.)


Don't forget more expensive than they're worth, pretty packaging, but nothing new on the inside, and it never holds up as well as the alternatives.
 
2013-08-05 09:56:13 PM

LectertheChef: Skwrl: So, if I read it right, the RNC is "locked down and not open to alternative approaches", which the DNC is "buggy but open".

Is that what he's saying?

(Don't whine at me, Apple fans, I'm writing this on a Hackbook - homebuilt running OSX - and own an iPhone.)

Don't forget more expensive than they're worth, pretty packaging, but nothing new on the inside, and it never holds up as well as the alternatives.


And it only has one button.


And it's a f**k you button.
 
2013-08-05 11:42:51 PM

cman: You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?


He also apparently loves to read tech blogs. So there's a possibility some geek commenter on a tech blog might be him.
 
2013-08-06 01:40:22 AM

LectertheChef: Skwrl: So, if I read it right, the RNC is "locked down and not open to alternative approaches", which the DNC is "buggy but open".

Is that what he's saying?

(Don't whine at me, Apple fans, I'm writing this on a Hackbook - homebuilt running OSX - and own an iPhone.)

Don't forget more expensive than they're worth, pretty packaging, but nothing new on the inside, and it never holds up as well as the alternatives.


Different strokes for different folks, but as someone whose owned Mac, Asus, Acer, Dell and HP machines (I work in QA, so I need a little of everything), I can tell you that the Macs definitely hold up better. The Windows machines aren't even in the same ballpark. I've never had a Mac that had anything go wrong with it until at least 4 years in, and even then it's usually been the hard drive, on which I put a lot of mileage. I replace it, and the machine does just fine for at least 2-3 more years. I've only ever replaced one Mac (I've owned 6) out of hardware necessity.

/oh, man, I've just become that guy in this thread, haven't I?
 
2013-08-06 03:04:34 AM

100 Watt Walrus: LectertheChef: Skwrl: So, if I read it right, the RNC is "locked down and not open to alternative approaches", which the DNC is "buggy but open".

Is that what he's saying?

(Don't whine at me, Apple fans, I'm writing this on a Hackbook - homebuilt running OSX - and own an iPhone.)

Don't forget more expensive than they're worth, pretty packaging, but nothing new on the inside, and it never holds up as well as the alternatives.

Different strokes for different folks, but as someone whose owned Mac, Asus, Acer, Dell and HP machines (I work in QA, so I need a little of everything), I can tell you that the Macs definitely hold up better. The Windows machines aren't even in the same ballpark. I've never had a Mac that had anything go wrong with it until at least 4 years in, and even then it's usually been the hard drive, on which I put a lot of mileage. I replace it, and the machine does just fine for at least 2-3 more years. I've only ever replaced one Mac (I've owned 6) out of hardware necessity.

/oh, man, I've just become that guy in this thread, haven't I?


And the only thing that's gone wrong with my Windows machine in the six years I've been using it is that the power supply crapped out last month and I had to replace it.

/and I'm now  that other guy
 
2013-08-06 04:14:12 AM

Lachwen: And the only thing that's gone wrong with my Windows machine in the six years I've been using it is that the power supply crapped out last month and I had to replace it.


That's interesting, as I've had, for example and on various machines, no end of trouble with maintaining wifi connections; uncooperative "always show"/"always hide" issues in the system trays; crippling system slow-downs and 6- to 8-minute boot times (along with 3-4 minute wake-up times; horrible Flash issues (one machine pretty much won't stream video anymore); and more. Curiously, I don't recall ever having problems with apps bombing, save for browser freezes from time to time.

To be fair though, I know a lot more about Mac than Windows, so it's probably a lot easier for me to maintain a pristine system on a Mac and nip any hint of a problem in the bud.

/end threadjack (on my part anyway)
 
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2013-08-06 06:41:19 AM

FlashHarry: cman: You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?

yeah. he has been for years, strangely enough.



i thought for sure he would have stopped when Al Gore was on the board... but nope. he really hates Al Gore so it seemed like a given honestly. unless of course his hatred is all a big show...
 
2013-08-06 08:22:29 AM
Well, we can conclude that Rush uses one of two handles in Fark Apple threads.
 
2013-08-06 08:26:03 AM
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2013-08-06 09:15:52 AM

Lachwen: 100 Watt Walrus: LectertheChef: Skwrl: So, if I read it right, the RNC is "locked down and not open to alternative approaches", which the DNC is "buggy but open".

Is that what he's saying?

(Don't whine at me, Apple fans, I'm writing this on a Hackbook - homebuilt running OSX - and own an iPhone.)

Don't forget more expensive than they're worth, pretty packaging, but nothing new on the inside, and it never holds up as well as the alternatives.

Different strokes for different folks, but as someone whose owned Mac, Asus, Acer, Dell and HP machines (I work in QA, so I need a little of everything), I can tell you that the Macs definitely hold up better. The Windows machines aren't even in the same ballpark. I've never had a Mac that had anything go wrong with it until at least 4 years in, and even then it's usually been the hard drive, on which I put a lot of mileage. I replace it, and the machine does just fine for at least 2-3 more years. I've only ever replaced one Mac (I've owned 6) out of hardware necessity.

/oh, man, I've just become that guy in this thread, haven't I?

And the only thing that's gone wrong with my Windows machine in the six years I've been using it is that the power supply crapped out last month and I had to replace it.

/and I'm now  that other guy


I'm sure someone is driving a Yugo around these days as well.
 
2013-08-06 09:58:25 AM

Mantour: To their credit, I doubt Hipsters are big Limbaugh fans.

I bet he campaign for Kony 2012 before everyone hated him on Facebook.


Actually...
 
2013-08-06 01:05:17 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: cman


You guys do realize that Limbaugh is one of the biggest Apple fans, right?

Odd since Apple has donated to the Democratic party and that is against everything he believes in.

/He should hook up with Nancy Grace.


Not only that, but Jobs thought Republicans were essentially blissful ignorance in the form of cancer. He recently went so far as to offer Apple's resources to help Obama win in 2008.
 
2013-08-06 05:28:35 PM
digistil: Not only that, but Jobs thought Republicans were essentially blissful ignorance in the form of cancer.

1. That's so true.

2. That's also really ironic, considering that Jobs died of cancer, and only because he was blissfully and willfully ignorant about how to treat it.
 
2013-08-07 12:57:41 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Lachwen: And the only thing that's gone wrong with my Windows machine in the six years I've been using it is that the power supply crapped out last month and I had to replace it.

That's interesting, as I've had, for example and on various machines, no end of trouble with maintaining wifi connections; uncooperative "always show"/"always hide" issues in the system trays; crippling system slow-downs and 6- to 8-minute boot times (along with 3-4 minute wake-up times; horrible Flash issues (one machine pretty much won't stream video anymore); and more. Curiously, I don't recall ever having problems with apps bombing, save for browser freezes from time to time.

To be fair though, I know a lot more about Mac than Windows, so it's probably a lot easier for me to maintain a pristine system on a Mac and nip any hint of a problem in the bud.

/end threadjack (on my part anyway)


Get rid of Flash.
 
2013-08-07 02:50:37 AM

kg2095: 100 Watt Walrus: Lachwen: And the only thing that's gone wrong with my Windows machine in the six years I've been using it is that the power supply crapped out last month and I had to replace it.

That's interesting, as I've had, for example and on various machines, no end of trouble with maintaining wifi connections; uncooperative "always show"/"always hide" issues in the system trays; crippling system slow-downs and 6- to 8-minute boot times (along with 3-4 minute wake-up times; horrible Flash issues (one machine pretty much won't stream video anymore); and more. Curiously, I don't recall ever having problems with apps bombing, save for browser freezes from time to time.

To be fair though, I know a lot more about Mac than Windows, so it's probably a lot easier for me to maintain a pristine system on a Mac and nip any hint of a problem in the bud.

/end threadjack (on my part anyway)

Get rid of Flash.


Well, yeah, that would solve one kind of problem. But I like to watch the Hulus and the YouTubes and stuff.
 
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