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(New York Daily News)   Microsoft admits it might not be tasteful to mock the dead, even if he was a giant douchebag   (nydailynews.com) divider line 109
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2013-09-15 03:29:05 PM

Smackledorfer: Kyosuke: Why do you assume the one on the left has more purchasing power than the one on the right?

While I admit correlations don't apply to individuals, generally one can assume that the better dressed, older person is more likely to have more purchasing power.

It only takes a quick look at salary levels and employment figures to see that.  Now, I wouldn't apply that to two real individuals standing side by side, but I don't think it is unfair to do so when we are talking about generalized example characters and those who would be represented as a group by one figure or the other.


It's all about discretionary spending budgets. I see a guy on the left stuck in some back-room cubical job with student loans, a wife and kid(s), above-average amounts of credit card interest, etc. I see a guy on the right who makes smarter financial decisions, isn't burdened with debt interest, is less interested in spending money to impress others, etc.

The guy on the right has the budget available for nicer things. That's the market to pursue.
 
2013-09-15 03:36:22 PM

Smackledorfer: The only people I know with ipads earn six figures.


And they all wear brown suits with no ties, right?
 
2013-09-15 03:40:32 PM
To idiots who say, "whatever you think of Steve Jobs, you have to admit he changed the world":

Everything you hate about the world; everything evil; everything depressing and sad was done by people who changed the world.

Except getting the shiats just before a job interview: that was invented by the jalfresi you had the night before.
 
2013-09-15 05:19:07 PM

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: doloresonthedottedline: I honestly have no opinion of the Windows phone stuff, other than my reflexive hate for the UI instilled by Windows 8, but damn they have shiatty ads.

Tell me why your product is GOOD. Not why everything else is bad. And for the love of god, don't try to show trendy young people doing a dance routine in a business meeting to imply how good your product is.

Ever notice the difference between Coca-Cola and Pepsi's advertisements? Pepsi always compares itself to Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola doesn't compare itself to any competitor.

The relationship between Apple and, well, pretty much every Apple competitor is very similar. Whether or not Apple really makes a better product than their competitors is irrelevant. Apple doesn't feel the need to convince you that they do. Their competitors, OTOH:


Did you miss the whole "I'm a Mac" commercial series? Apple did a great job of making their product look awful.
 
2013-09-15 05:41:51 PM
I mocked him when he was alive. Not gonna stop now that he's dead.
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2013-09-15 05:52:40 PM

red5ish: I mocked him when he was alive. Not gonna stop now that he's dead.
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You have to admit, that turtleneck looks kind of..

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tactical.
 
2013-09-15 05:57:59 PM

Tourney3p0: scotchcrotch: All things said, Steve Jobs changed the world. You may not like him, but you have to respect him.

So did H.. emingway.


I reich what you did there ;)
 
2013-09-15 06:06:35 PM

magus007: How the fark did Steve Jobs change the world?  Flooding the world with overpriced, unoriginal, but well designed toys is not going to change anything.


You are thinking too recently.  The Macintosh brought the world (relatively) cheap desktop publishing, and dramatically decreased entry cost for delivering ideas to a broad market, especially in third world countries where it became much easier to challenge the publishing monopoly that was in the hands of governments.

I don't give a rats ass about iCrap, but by getting Steve Wozniak the financial and marketing help he needed to get his computer off the shelves, yeah, Jobs changed the world.
 
2013-09-15 06:11:03 PM

RoyBatty: If you can't find the video, it seems to be here at the moment:  http://videobam.com/EGYPG


Next time, could you try linking to a LESS shiatTY SITE?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWxv2LuGTKY


 
2013-09-15 06:15:16 PM
Lame commercial, but not insulting to anyone.
 
2013-09-15 06:21:46 PM

red5ish: I mocked him when he was alive. Not gonna stop now that he's dead.
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You do realize that this actually tells everyone a lot more about you than it does the dead person you're mocking?
 
2013-09-15 06:26:30 PM

technoblogical: RoyBatty: If you can't find the video, it seems to be here at the moment:  http://videobam.com/EGYPG

Next time, could you try linking to a LESS shiatTY SITE?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWxv2LuGTKY


Tell ya what, send me your email address, twitter account, and phone number, and I'll pass all my decisions by you in the future to make sure they pass muster.

The YouTube link in the article was sent a takedown notice and so the video was removed.

I found the video and uploaded it to a site that makes it trivial to upload videos and one that is more obscure than YouTube so that it would not be taken down as quickly.

Next time, I'll do as you suggest and upload it right back to YouTube so that will make its takedown easy and YouTube has already removed the video in question at least once...  It seems like a dumb site to upload it to, but it's worth it to get your approval.
 
2013-09-15 06:27:26 PM

BullBearMS: Smackledorfer: Hell, if I can't compare wealthy men's contributions to charities

How about the Jobs family not needing to make a big deal out of it when they donate to charity anonymously.

It's not supposed to be about self aggrandizing.


Not a fan of the Gates Foundation?

Making a good charity a non-anonymous thing helps other people add to it, like Warren Buffet who matched Gates 1 for 1.
 
2013-09-15 06:28:39 PM

notagraphicartist: I leave that for YOUR flavor of hypocrisy.


How superior of you.

Also you might want to learn the definition of Hypocrite.  It is not hypocritical to be a non-billionaire and ask billionaires to behave a certain way.

Why are so many people so seemingly incapable of learning that word?
 
2013-09-15 06:39:39 PM
Yeah and if they tried airing that sort of crap in the UK you'd get the advertising standards people on you pretty quickly.

You can't run an American style attack ad, it has to be your product doing it's thing.   We even made them add little text to the iPhone adverts that it may not necessarily be as fast as was demonstrated due to 3G limitations.

We generally didn't get the I'm a Mac adverts in the same form you guys did either.

/Plays Socialism card.
 
2013-09-15 06:51:06 PM
Creepy, that the somewhat scummy CEO of a company is now right up there with Elvis when it comes to "morbid post-death cult-like followings." If you've ever seen the Graceland candlelight vigil, held every year on the anniversary of his death, and listen to the bizarre conversations from folks that have essentially turned a drug-addled musician past his prime into a demi-god, it's not that much different than listening to rabid Apple fans frothing at the mouth because someone poked at their demi-god.
 
2013-09-15 07:00:11 PM

FormlessOne: Creepy, that the somewhat scummy CEO of a company is now right up there with Elvis when it comes to "morbid post-death cult-like followings." If you've ever seen the Graceland candlelight vigil, held every year on the anniversary of his death, and listen to the bizarre conversations from folks that have essentially turned a drug-addled musician past his prime into a demi-god, it's not that much different than listening to rabid Apple fans frothing at the mouth because someone poked at their demi-god.


Show me on the doll where Jobs touched you.   Did you like it?  I bet you did.
 
2013-09-15 07:04:56 PM

Smackledorfer: BullBearMS: Smackledorfer: Hell, if I can't compare wealthy men's contributions to charities

How about the Jobs family not needing to make a big deal out of it when they donate to charity anonymously.

It's not supposed to be about self aggrandizing.

Not a fan of the Gates Foundation?

Making a good charity a non-anonymous thing helps other people add to it, like Warren Buffet who matched Gates 1 for 1.


Plus, it isn't like Bill Gates is going to be able to create a foundation called the Gates Foundation and not draw attention to it.
 
2013-09-15 07:15:36 PM

magus007: How the fark did Steve Jobs change the world?  Flooding the world with overpriced, unoriginal, but well designed toys is not going to change anything. MelindaGates on the other hand is changing the world removing mosquito from Africa.


Fixed. Before he got married, Bill's idea of charity was "donating" Windows PC's and software to schools, back when Apple still dominated the education market.
 
2013-09-15 07:19:59 PM

AspectRatio: The iPhone alone is more profitable than all of Microsoft's products and services combined.

In other words, MS is butthurt.


No. Microsoft may not have the profit margin that Apple has, but they are still a hugely profitable company with mature products. At the financial company I worked at, I can't remember one time where I saw any recommendation that MS' stock was anything but a buy.

And in case you missed it, shortly after Apple released its latest iPhones, the price of the stock dropped. And honestly aside from the color schemes and the inexpensive iPhone there's really nothing special about the latest releases. Fingerprint security? Not a big deal.
 
2013-09-15 07:22:39 PM

Born to Die: magus007: How the fark did Steve Jobs change the world? Flooding the world with overpriced, unoriginal, but well designed toys is not going to change anything. MelindaGates on the other hand is changing the world removing mosquito from Africa.

Fixed. Before he got married, Bill's idea of charity was "donating" Windows PC's and software to schools, back when Apple still dominated the education market.


I know, it's from all the billions she made doing what again?
 
2013-09-15 07:33:50 PM

skinink: they are still a hugely profitable company with mature products.


The Zune and Windows 8 would like a word with you...
 
2013-09-15 07:38:37 PM

Smackledorfer: The only people I know with ipads earn six figures.  Of course I'm a loser and don't know all that many people, at least not a huge amount who I pay attention to their tablet purchasing habits.


You must know about 10 people.  I can't count the number of people i know earning low-to-mid five figures who have iPads, iMacs, iPhones, iCraps, iDongles, etc.  Not knowing that many people who own a certain item doesn't mean you're better, or that the item is overpriced and/or crappy, it means you're sheltered.
 
2013-09-15 07:43:22 PM

skinink: And honestly aside from the color schemes and the inexpensive iPhone there's really nothing special about the latest releases


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2013-09-15 07:46:09 PM
LeoffDaGrate:
 I can't count the number of people i know earning low-to-mid five figures who have iPads, iMacs, iPhones, iCraps, iDongles, etc.

There's no way the number is more than a couple dozen.  My four year old nephew can at least count to a hundred.
 
2013-09-15 07:47:04 PM

scotchcrotch: All things said, Steve Jobs changed the world. You may not like him, but you have to respect him.

Ashton Kutcher on the other hand...some people may like but I doubt anyone respects.


Bullshiat.  I don't have to respect someone who is a giant douchbag.
 
2013-09-15 07:58:22 PM

Tourney3p0: LeoffDaGrate:
 I can't count the number of people i know earning low-to-mid five figures who have iPads, iMacs, iPhones, iCraps, iDongles, etc.

There's no way the number is more than a couple dozen.  My four year old nephew can at least count to a hundred.


Hint: "I can't count [blank]" is an idiom. And yes, even I know more than a hundred people with iCrap, with most of them having little extra cash for much else (Full Disclosure: Half of them relatives, in that one lower-middle class family will have 7 iProducts).
 
2013-09-15 07:59:53 PM
New Farkin User Name:

Hint: "I can't count [blank]" is an idiom. And yes, even I know more than a hundred people with iCrap, with most of them having little extra cash for much else (Full Disclosure: Half of them relatives, in that one lower-middle class family will have 7 iProducts).

No, I get it.  You can't count to 140 or whatever.  Pretty much none of us can.
 
2013-09-15 08:02:52 PM

Warlordtrooper: scotchcrotch: All things said, Steve Jobs changed the world. You may not like him, but you have to respect him.

Ashton Kutcher on the other hand...some people may like but I doubt anyone respects.

Bullshiat.  I don't have to respect someone who is a giant douchbag.


He was funny in That 70's Show.
 
2013-09-15 08:37:42 PM
I watched it. The ad wasn't mocking Jobs, it was mocking the new iPhones. And they have it coming.
 
2013-09-15 08:40:27 PM

LeoffDaGrate: skinink: they are still a hugely profitable company with mature products.

The Zune and Windows 8 would like a word with you...


What are you talking about? Windows OS, server software, Office and XBox still make a ton of money for the company. Not sure what you mean by bringing up Zune or W8. Even Google doesn't churn out all money making products.
 
2013-09-15 08:52:33 PM
Looks like Windows is hiring douchebags to do their advertising lately. The Surface vs. iPad ad is 50% lies and 50% teenage sneering. Pathetic.
 
2013-09-15 08:55:33 PM

scotchcrotch: Find a single, commercially successful individual that doesn't have people who hate them.

It goes with the territory.

Money and likeability (not popularity) rarely go hand in hand.


Jim Henson?
 
2013-09-15 09:10:18 PM
I will never feel at ease until we find the bones and burn them.
 
2013-09-15 09:14:55 PM
The biggest gripe that viewers had was the depiction of a fictional executive who looked suspiciously like the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

They called him "T" at one point.  Unless Steve Jobs had some nicknames I don't know about, that was probably short for Tim (Cook).

/ Not that I blame anybody for not watching it long enough to catch that.  It was a pretty stupid commercial.
 
2013-09-15 09:28:14 PM
I like what Orson Welles* said: 'I only speak ill of the dead.'  It makes a lot of sense

*a giant douchebag himself
 
2013-09-15 09:34:47 PM
He was just a guy.  Now he's a long dead guy.  Stop sucking his dick already.
 
2013-09-15 09:35:06 PM
I've seen this ad and I didn't find it 1 bit offensive to anyone.
 
2013-09-15 09:46:25 PM

Pardon Me Sultan: red5ish: I mocked him when he was alive. Not gonna stop now that he's dead.
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You do realize that this actually tells everyone a lot more about you than it does the dead person you're mocking?

 
2013-09-15 09:49:01 PM
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2013-09-15 10:04:10 PM
Forget Jobs and Gates.  That chick is hot!

Yellow + Phone....rhymes with.....telephone.

Just do me already.
 
2013-09-15 10:16:57 PM
doloresonthedottedline: I honestly have no opinion of the Windows phone stuff, other than my reflexive hate for the UI instilled by Windows 8, but damn they have shiatty ads.

The Windows 8 UI is nearly identical to the Windows 7 UI.
 
2013-09-15 10:27:50 PM

skinink: LeoffDaGrate: skinink: they are still a hugely profitable company with mature products.

The Zune and Windows 8 would like a word with you...

What are you talking about? Windows OS, server software, Office and XBox still make a ton of money for the company. Not sure what you mean by bringing up Zune or W8. Even Google doesn't churn out all money making products.


What the hell are YOU talking about?  You said "mature" products.  I even bolded it for you.  The Zune and Windows 8, not to mention their excuse of a tablet, are anything but mature.  They're either crap, knock-offs, or just lazy mimics of other companies creations.
 
2013-09-15 10:54:08 PM

scotchcrotch: All things said, Steve Jobs changed the world. You may not like him, but you have to respect him.

Ashton Kutcher on the other hand...some people may like but I doubt anyone respects.


I respect him just because he's banging this:

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2013-09-16 12:07:22 AM
That looked nothing like Steve Jobs. It looks like Tim Cook.
 
2013-09-16 12:45:26 AM
does it matter? microsoft's creative advertising efforts have sucked for years

their best money spent is always flooding people with brain-dead commercials
 
2013-09-16 01:29:51 AM
So wait.  You're telling people are upset at  Microsoft for gently mocking the iconic head of a technology company?  I guess Microsoft just remembered all the times it happened to them (remember the late 90s, before Bill Gates decided to buy his way into heaven) and thought it was okay.
 
2013-09-16 08:56:11 AM
If he was worthy of mockery in life, then he remains so in death.
 
2013-09-16 09:08:53 AM

RoyBatty: technoblogical: RoyBatty: If you can't find the video, it seems to be here at the moment:  http://videobam.com/EGYPG

Next time, could you try linking to a LESS shiatTY SITE?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWxv2LuGTKY

Tell ya what, send me your email address, twitter account, and phone number, and I'll pass all my decisions by you in the future to make sure they pass muster.

The YouTube link in the article was sent a takedown notice and so the video was removed.

I found the video and uploaded it to a site that makes it trivial to upload videos and one that is more obscure than YouTube so that it would not be taken down as quickly.

Next time, I'll do as you suggest and upload it right back to YouTube so that will make its takedown easy and YouTube has already removed the video in question at least once...  It seems like a dumb site to upload it to, but it's worth it to get your approval.


Or you could have taken three seconds to type "fly on the wall microsoft" into the youtube search bar and linked to one of the other copies that are still up.

But I know, youtube sucks, just like ebay and facebook.
 
2013-09-16 10:25:58 AM
FTFA: The look-alike is only seen from the background, but he is wearing Jobs' signature black t-shirt.

Err... wasn't Jobs' signature shirt a black turtleneck?
 
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