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2004-02-09 01:42:23 PM  
Well my god, I must have been so freaked out by seeing the macs in the movie that I regressed the memory. A
And now you've brought it back. My day is ruined. :(
2004-02-09 01:44:24 PM  
Mac users are total sheep. They don't know shiat about computers, have no desire to ever upgrade their proprietary system, and don't want to have any compatibility whatsoever.
2004-02-09 01:48:23 PM  
Bandman614: Like in the Sloan song: "it's not the band I hate, it's their fans"... :)
2004-02-09 01:59:36 PM  
You guys are going to have no one to fix your PCs when they break if you keep bad mouthing Macs. What you don't realize is that the geek population is starting to fall in love with OS X. Macs are converting more Unix users than Windows users right now.
2004-02-09 02:13:44 PM  
Doesn't anyone think that its ironic that the original ad was produced at the high-point of Apple's business, and signaled their slow slide in the market. If I were them, I would want to forget that ad, no matter how cool it is.

Kind of a bad omen for Apple's digital music business.
2004-02-09 02:16:32 PM  
I think some people have not looked at a Mac since 1984.

Pretty colors? You mean like white and grey?
There are more pretty color choices on newegg and alienware than in the Apple store.

My Powerbook is encased in titanium. What's your pc case made from, plastic?

blah bity blah blah blah.

And of course movies are the upmost in realistic computing. Especially Hackers and Matrix.

~ Web devleoper, Linux sys admin and non-game player
~ Powerbook G4 owner
2004-02-09 02:22:49 PM  
proprietary? inconcievable!

512 PC3200 (400MHz) RAM
160GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm
SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
64-bit PCI slots
FireWire 800 port, two FireWire 400 ports (one on front); three USB 2.0 ports (one on front), two USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard)
Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet and 56K V.92 modem
AirPort Extreme ready (based on 802.11g specification; IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi certified)

I don't think that word means what you think it means.
2004-02-09 02:22:51 PM  
Dammit. There should be a ban on any Fark link that automatically tries to install Quicktime. It farked my computer for about 30 seconds while I was trying to close the window and abort the Quicktime download. I don't know what is more annyoning RealPlayer or Quicktime.
2004-02-09 02:23:29 PM  
Windows media player?
2004-02-09 02:29:50 PM  
I have an iMac running OSX 10.1 and it is a steaming pile. I had to replace the mouse because it kept causing it to crash, maybe defective hardware. I could have purchased another optical mouse from apple for $69.99 canadian but opted for a Microsoft Optical Scrollmouse for $29.99 instead. It works wonderfully.

Two buttons and a scrollwheel... who would have guessed?

For anyone not using a two button mouse on their Mac buy one, it makes computing so much more enjoyable.
2004-02-09 02:31:17 PM  
ktulu221 belched forth:

Mac users are total sheep. They don't know shiat about computers, have no desire to ever upgrade their proprietary system, and don't want to have any compatibility whatsoever.

I know more than shiat about computers. I have an A+, Network+ and an RHCE. I built over 750 of the approximately 8,000 servers (all x86) running Linux, FreeBSD and Win2k Advance Server at Rackspace Managed Hosting.
Next time, don't be so quick to put any group into a box. And for what it's worth, I may not be able to upgrade my iMac, but I don't have to - it performs the tasks I need more than adequately - both for fun and for serious *nix sysadmin work.


/tired of asshats generalizing
2004-02-09 02:32:19 PM  
How much does that rig cost?
Is it desktop or a laptop?
2004-02-09 02:33:49 PM  
[image from too old to be available] or [image from too old to be available]
Which one is fruity?
2004-02-09 02:34:23 PM  
I don't know much about computers, but I just switched from a Dell Inspiron to a Powerbook G4 and I couldn't be happier with it.

Funny experience: I was trying to set up my DSL service and was having problems (like I said, I don't know much about computers), so I called my ISP. The tech support guy spoke with a heavy Indian accent, and I quickly figured out that they had outsourced tech support to India. The guy asked me my name (and got it wrong) about five times, and I was really starting to get annoyed. So I started getting really short with him. The thing is, instead of giving me crap right back (as an American customer service guy certainly would've), he responded by getting SUPER polite, apparently igonrant of the faxt that here, customer service is expected to be rude. It worked, too. I felt so bad I couldn't keep giving him shiate.
2004-02-09 02:38:00 PM  

I think some people have not looked at a Mac since 1984.

Pretty colors? You mean like white and grey?
There are more pretty color choices on newegg and alienware than in the Apple store.

My Powerbook is encased in titanium. What's your pc case made from, plastic?

blah bity blah blah blah.

Was there a coherent thought in there anywhere?
2004-02-09 02:38:02 PM  
It's the dual G5. It's about $2499-$2999.
Probably too much for some but just right for others.
2004-02-09 02:42:26 PM  
Re: which looks fruity


Re: nobody left to fix my PC

good riddance. I'll fix it and you can fix my burger.

/loves everyone
2004-02-09 02:48:12 PM  

I'm sorry to have confused you. Here let me explain that in such a way that you can understand.

I think some people have not looked at a Mac since 1984.

That means that some people are making claims about the Mac computer that does not hold true anymore.

Pretty colors? You mean like white and grey?
There are more pretty color choices on newegg and alienware than in the Apple store.

This sentence is stating that Apple does not make the colored computers like they did with the earlier iMacs and iBooks. Now all the colors are white, like the iMac and iBook or grey, like the metal G5 towers and PowerBooks. Also when looking through the computer cases on the retail site and the computer maker Alienware (see the pea green computer in the comparison post earlier) all have pc cases of various "pretty" colors.

My Powerbook is encased in titanium. What's your pc case made from, plastic?

This means that my Apple PowerBook G4 laptop is made with a titanuim case. Then I asked a retorical question regarding what most pc cases are made from. Then I answered it.

blah bity blah blah blah.

Ok, here I was just being silly.

I hope that explains my most confusing post. Again I apologize for confusing you.
2004-02-09 02:49:41 PM  
What's your pc case made from, plastic?

Arnold_Ziffel eats his snickers with a fork.
2004-02-09 02:50:50 PM  
I think that most of the farkers you see making comments in these types of threads (excepting the childish ones like mine) believe the Alienware to be as gay or gay-er than the blueberry Mac.
2004-02-09 02:57:10 PM  
Re: the interminable Mac-PC flamewar: you are all loser tards for bothering. Turn off your computer and go outside and enjoy the sunshine.

Whenyhoo, this ad reminds me of how cool all the 80s movies/tv shows with that post-apocalyptic angst and cyberpunk Neuromancer feel were: Max Headroom, Bladerunner, Brazil, etc. Now we get the Matrix which was great and the sequels which made it less great. When's Terry Gilliam going to take a stab at futuristic weirdness again?
2004-02-09 02:58:05 PM  
Someone mention having trouble finding pirated software for the Mac. It's actually quite easy if you are into that sort of stuff. Back in my PC / Windows days I had to search through to find a link to the site that has the keygen, password, crack, etc. Then get bombarded with the pron and popups and crakz site voting to get to the file.

But with the Mac just look for the monthly Serial Box. But why bother almost all the software I need came with the Mac and everything else is avaliable with Fink(3390 packages).

But hey, I'm just a computer geek and not a gamer. So I really don't have much use for Windows anymore. Still my server will always run Debian.
2004-02-09 02:59:43 PM  
Macs are not suited for my style of computer using. There is so much I can do on a PC that I cannot do, or is more difficult to do, on a mac. On most of those things I asked Mac users how I could do it on a Mac and it apparently never even occured to them. PCs win for me.
2004-02-09 03:02:31 PM  
Turn off your computer and go outside and enjoy the sunshine

I wish I could, but I have to monitor these servers and web sites and try and fix the board of directors online message board for the next 3 hours.

But I will go outside and play in the snow with my youngest son and then probably play some gamecube with my other son who has the chicken pox.
2004-02-09 03:06:12 PM  

Arnold_Ziffel eats his snickers with a fork.

Actually I prefer peanut butter Twix, and w/o thumbs holding a fork is hard.

[image from too old to be available]
2004-02-09 03:09:18 PM  
In the graphics world we generally make fun of people who stick to gray-scale and mono-chromatic color styling. It's funny that the machine that gains recognition for being built for graphic artists, finds itself in the middle of what many graphics artists frown upon.

There are also two classes of IBM compatible PC users that often gets overlooked by MAC users. Pentium Based and AMD based users. Generally the people that oppose MACs the most are the ones running crappy pentium based machines.

Again i like both MAC and PC systems as long as i have a multibutton mouse with my MAC, so i'm not really arguing any points here. Anyone know if Apple still has any models out with Orange PC's still attached to them?
2004-02-09 03:10:31 PM  

that IS an IPOD. I bet Apple just video-edited it in to that commercial.
2004-02-09 03:16:38 PM  
I haven't used an Apple product since the early 90's, so don't pass me off as an Apple-lover. Quite frankly, as a professional programmer, Macs just don't cut it for me. I just love playing devil's advocate. That being said...

There's been a lot of talk in this thread about how the ad compares Apple to a rebellion, and how it's anything but. However, in a different perspective, it's quickly becoming just that. Face it, everything else is becoming more mainstream: Linux, Windows, BSD, Be OS -- all are huge in the market. But, Macs? No way. They're the only OS and Hardware manufacturer out there that really thinks hard about aesthetics (though, I'll tip my hat to WinXP and Be OS for their tries for a pretty GUI).

I'll also go as far to point out that the Darwin kernel, and many other parts of the OSX system, are Open-source, so those few out there that tried to complain that Apple doesn't support the OSI are being just play silly.

I wish I had, you know, money -- I would buy a Powerbook today. They're just so pretty.
2004-02-09 03:16:42 PM  
Mind giving details? I'm curious as to what it was. The only thing I've found I can't do on a Mac is play a lot of games because they simply haven't been ported.
2004-02-09 03:17:08 PM  
You guys want to se something I was waiting for the movie (A movie from Apple) to load...Explorer (A Microsoft Product)magically had an error and needed to close. Weird or no?
2004-02-09 03:22:00 PM  

But all the designers I knew and worked with all wore black.

I kid, I kid.

On another note.
The next Xbox will be using the G5 cpu. Now with all the other parts of a PC and a Mac being the same other than the cpu. Does that mean that the Xbox will essentially be a Mac?

2004-02-09 03:37:27 PM  
Triumph, i mean,Arnold_Ziffel its funny you should say that because the graphic artists i know that stick to gray-scale imagery, do wear black. They also watch 2001 more than any person should, but that's another issue.

Also Microsoft owns a large portion of Macintosh now so it's no mystery that they would be using their parts. It's just like Sony owning a large portion of Nintendo. They were once competitors but they end up becoming the same company after awhile.
2004-02-09 03:43:53 PM  
Sorry if this has been said earlier (short attention span), but is it intentional or wonderfully ironic that Apple would digitally alter an old "photo" that played off of 1984, a book in which the manipulation of old photos was a central part of how information was controlled?
2004-02-09 03:51:06 PM  
good point sacmitchell I've yet to read 1984


the next Xbox will be able to play sweet games so....
No, it won't essentially be a Mac.
2004-02-09 03:53:30 PM  
Arnold_Ziffel makes a rather good point about the new Xbox....

could this mean that soon, games will be ported to macs?
could this be the end of the "no such thing as a mac gamer?" flamewar?

film at 11.
2004-02-09 03:57:06 PM  
On another note.
The next Xbox will be using the G5 cpu. Now with all the other parts of a PC and a Mac being the same other than the cpu. Does that mean that the Xbox will essentially be a Mac?

It means that MS realizes the chip that powers the Apple "supercomputer" is nothing but a little toy. Also proves that Mac users are idiots for paying $3000 for a cheese grater that someone else can build for $199.
2004-02-09 03:58:02 PM  
personally, I'd like to know how to grate cheese with a Mac. :)
2004-02-09 04:01:06 PM  
I believe MS sold that stock back to Apple (I think it was part of the agreement). There is no mention of MS owning any significant amount on Yahoo! Finance.

Apple was really hurting in the mid '90s. Their product line really went to shiat. It was actually pretty smart of MS to bail them out. Guess who is the #1 software seller on the Mac? Yep, its Microsoft.
2004-02-09 04:01:58 PM  

Ah, but the Xbox won't be a DUAL G5 now will it?

2004-02-09 04:04:27 PM  

I have a lot of windows open. Right now I have 24 windows open, 5 of them being browser windows with each browser having anywhere from five to 25 tabs opened in them. The first thing is the taskbar. I have a doubled up task bar on my windows machine so I can see all my windows that are open and click on them to get to any specific one. Macs that I have used never had anything like that until the docking station (docking bar... I forget the exact name.) and I don't much care for that. It doesn't display all windows that are open. Another thing is the <alt>+<tab> and <ctrl>+<tab> combos from windows. I use both of these constantly but I have never had any mac user be able to tell me a similar command in any Mac OS. I don't like to smitch from the mouse to keyboard and back again so I like to be able to do everything from either one. The way that MacOS is set up does not make this easy for me. And I always hove the classic complaint about the single mouse button, but I know that can be fixed by buying a real USB mouse and plugging it in instead of a mac mouse. And other smaller things along that same vein. And of course it does bother me that if I were to use a Mac I wouldn't be able to use a lot of games or I would have to wait for them to be ported over.
2004-02-09 04:04:54 PM  
Or have a DVD burner. Or a 160GB SATA HD.
2004-02-09 04:05:29 PM  
I disabled HTML to show the around the keyboard commads ond forget that I had bolded your name. Previow doesn't help if I keep insisting on not using it.
2004-02-09 04:06:12 PM  

I read a cool article about the Mac division at Microsoft. Pretty interesting read. Something that was funny when they talk about talking thier PowerBooks to Microsoft meetings and getting the strange looks.
2004-02-09 04:10:52 PM  
Task switching has always been my biggest gripe about OS X. Alt-Tab (apple-tab really) does work, but just between apps. There is another shortcut to switch windows within an app, but I can't remember it. I use Expose all the freaking time, its a lifesaver. Its a very different way to doing things, but once you get used to it its really nice. I have a 5 button mouse, so I map Expose functions to the extra buttons and I can navigate applications faster than I can on Windows now.
2004-02-09 04:11:52 PM  
Damn, she's hot. She can play with my pod any time.
2004-02-09 04:12:40 PM  

Have you looked at Expose?

I'm not trying to convert. You need to use what works best for you. Expose seemed to clear up a lot of the "where's my app window" that I used to have too. cmd+tab works like it should in Panther too.
2004-02-09 04:12:56 PM  
I hate the single button mouse too, but I understand why they do it. They designed their GUI so that it is simple and usable with 1 button. A lot of people buy Macs because they are scared of computers. Anyone with any experience should buy a scroll mouse, they work fine.
2004-02-09 04:13:32 PM  
Damn you trouble.

(shakes fist)
2004-02-09 04:14:22 PM  
Shake harder boy!
2004-02-09 04:16:39 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

Only mouse for a Mac.
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