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2004-02-09 12:32:44 PM  
Uses a Mac
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Wishes he could afford a Mac
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2004-02-09 12:33:31 PM  

Dude, you're so insensitive, saying "'tard".

It's "retard".
2004-02-09 12:34:09 PM  
Alright I have to nip this in the bud...Jetta drivers do not use macs!!! I love my Jetta and I refuse to be put into the same category as pompous hippy mac users. So there.
2004-02-09 12:35:47 PM  
Rockisdead - That was damn funny...
2004-02-09 12:37:19 PM  
I love my 12" PowerBook.

I can:
- Take my laptop with me everywhere I go because its tiny
- Compile & run thousands of open source programs and utilities
- Run every comercial program I would ever need to
- Have access to a real command line environment
- Not have to spend time getting hardware to work
- Sync my contacts and calendar with my cell phone via bluetooth
- Use my cell phone as a wireless modem via bluetooth
- Use my cell phone as a remote control for iTunes, KeyNote, etc
- Use a 5 button wireless optical bluetooth mouse (all 5 buttons do things)
- Boot Linux if I'm so inclined (haven't been yet)

I'm a Unix SysAdmin. I can't imagine a laptop more perfectly suited for me.

Oh yeah, I drive a Jetta too... Suck It Haters!
2004-02-09 12:38:37 PM  
to tard again
2004-02-09 12:41:24 PM  
I'm a Unix SysAdmin. I can't imagine a laptop more perfectly suited for me.

Well, that explains it. You're a dirty UNIX admin...

/running out of things to discriminate against
2004-02-09 12:43:07 PM  
For the record though, I would never drive a Jetta with all that crap on it. The only after-market addition to my car was the (illegal) window tint.
2004-02-09 12:45:04 PM  
I don't know what ignoble means, but it sounds just like something a PC user would have.
2004-02-09 12:45:38 PM  
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2004-02-09 12:48:49 PM  
I don't understand why Mac users hate PC users. In all seriousness, a MAC is a Personal Computer. They aren't supercomputers housed on entire floor of an office building. They aren't even mini computers taking up half of a floor.

They are small computers designed for personal use, thus they are a PC. They just have a not-so-different OS and a higher price tag.

I'll use both of the main systems, but i'm no programmer so i don't need Linux/Unix/anyother *Nix system that doesn't support the programs i need.
2004-02-09 12:49:13 PM  
having a choice of OS' I can use

;-) Windows and Linux right? Meh. So can I. If you can run OS X, I'll be impressed. Has anyone gotten Morph OS to run on a Mac? By my inexpert estimation, it shouldn't be too difficult, being PPC and all.
2004-02-09 12:49:13 PM  
People keep saying that was a great ad. Other people called the Macintosh "a Yugo with a one-pint gas tank"! I used one for a couple of hours and swore I would never use another Apple product. Great ad, maybe, but a lousy machine.

There, that should provoke a few thousand hours of discussion!
2004-02-09 12:50:31 PM  
Ignoble means "Not Noble" and is a synonym of "common". I didn't know how else to repsond to such an accurate attack...
2004-02-09 12:50:49 PM  
I think it's rather sad and pathetic how Apple users seem to define their lifestyle by something as irrelevant as an OS.
2004-02-09 12:51:48 PM  
To amend my above commment, that school that linked a bunch of G5's together to make a super computer doesn't make the MAC a supercomputer.

You could do the same with a crapload of AthlonXP 64 processors.
2004-02-09 12:55:02 PM  
Mac people also PAY for their software... "I mean, Come On!"
Meh... There's a Mac person born every minute...

/not sure if I am being sarcastic
2004-02-09 12:57:22 PM  
In a way, it does define my computing lifestyle. I have no hate for PC users, but I do have some pity. ;-) And I don't hate Bill Gates. I do detest MS's seedy practices but I reserve my hate for even pettier things like false dichotomies, single ply toilet paper, and poorly constructed toothbrushes.
2004-02-09 12:59:35 PM  
hmm, lets see, last I checked (just off the top of my head) PC users can use the following OS':


And im sure a fellow geek farker with more time on thier hands than me can give a much larger list. MS itself may not be open, but he PC's hardware largely *is*. I can buy off the shelf stuff and make my own computer. In fact, I did. a 3.2GHz P4 w/Hyper Threading, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD sapce, and a Radeon 9800 all in a custom Thermaltake V1000a case. Apple users get to choose Blue or Purple, or whatever Apple's newest color is. Oh, and my system cost me a total of $900 to put together. Yea.
2004-02-09 01:02:44 PM  
You could do the same with a crapload of AthlonXP 64 processors.

Yeah, but they didn't. Why not?
2004-02-09 01:03:25 PM  
JaxGator75 that's almost true about the software. I have both systems. The only software i paid for on my PC was "Call of Duty" for a few bucks off of a friend of mine.

I can still get pirated MAC software, but it's a little tougher to find, but not much tougher. (including OSX-jaguar)

I'm just glad MAC finally dropped that rainbow symbol of gay pride as their logo and switched to a chromed apple. At least they didn't have a purple triangle in there too.
2004-02-09 01:05:32 PM  
But seriously, folks...

My first computer experience was trying to accomplish simple daily word processing tasks on Windows 3.x in the military (befitting). Even though I had had computer experience for 5 years, it was a cumbersome chore.

At the same time, my non-technical old-fart parents were running an entire printing company with a couple of Macs.

The learning curve for Microsoft has remained constant since then.

Lesson 1: The purpose of a "personal" computer is to provide power WITHOUT technical challenge. Tasks must be intuitive, not educational, thus the GUI (originally a Xerox thing, I know, but who first saw the opportunity of it?).

Lesson 2: Simplicity doesn't mean taking away the technical choices. It means making EVEN the technical choices available in an intuitive interface; thus "control panels".

Lesson 3: Power should be provided untethered, not as a means of puppetry. Microsoft effectively sells consumers its own marketing, embedded in every aspect of their products. The richest man in the world made his money by manipulating people through their naivety, not by providing the best product. This is why some Mac-users think they're smart. They have chosen a company, not a machine -- a company which appears to be driven by the shear inspiration of creation.
2004-02-09 01:05:37 PM  
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2004-02-09 01:05:38 PM  
"Yeah, but they didn't. Why not?"

Better things to do with their money?
Not enough access to labor that can be paid with pizza?

/VT grad
2004-02-09 01:06:16 PM  

Well, since the Athlon 64 just came out only recently and they built that G5 computer quite a long time ago in comparison to the time the Athlon 64 has been around, i'm going to go with "they weren't available yet."

What do i win?
2004-02-09 01:09:12 PM  
Lesson 4: "naivete" (umlaut the i, accent aigu the last e)
2004-02-09 01:10:03 PM  
Do most home-built users pirate the Windows OS? Add $120.00 but go ahead and pass Go.
2004-02-09 01:10:28 PM  
If you dont own an IPOD yet watch this
2004-02-09 01:10:57 PM  
I can't believe nobody recognized that this is where Futurama got the idea for the commercial for Planet Express.

You guys remember, the episode where some other guy from the 80's gets thaughed out and he takes over Planet Express by buying all of Zoigbergs shares for a sandwich. Then he makes that commercial, which makes Mom's Friendly buy out Planet Express.

OMG...and now I just realized, I am a total Farking nerd... Damn me.
2004-02-09 01:12:41 PM  
Rationally choose your OS based on how effectively they meet your needs as a PC user.

I watch porn, fark, aim and play games. Windows platform adequately meets those needs, so i use one.

Its a freaking tool, not a goddamn lifestyle.
2004-02-09 01:12:51 PM  
Sitting at home with a dark cloud of forboding about it, my Amiga 2000 awaits a new operating system.

Perhaps I should go with the linux distro, do a bit of hand waving and declare it saved from commadore's apathy. . .

Or, should I go over to the dark side and find some free BSD, wedge a boot loader onto a floppy, and field some frankinstein apple clone.

(our words for the day are snarky fark 'tards.)

Whatever, I am certain to go to hell in this thread rather fast, hmmm?
2004-02-09 01:15:22 PM  
2004-02-09 01:10:28 PM lionfish

If you dont own an IPOD yet watch this

Or you could just grow a pair and replace it yourself.
2004-02-09 01:16:24 PM  
On another down note about apple, I paid about $1200 for my 36" HDTV Sony VVega TV, but for a 23" apple monitor you are looking at over $3000 after taxes.

Anyone else ever get the BSOD on their MAC? (check my profile)
2004-02-09 01:18:00 PM  
What do i win?

A rhyme:

Mirrorz adds to many voices
Proclaiming it's about the choices
I submit for your inspection
That there's quite a large selection
Shop at Goodwill or Am-Vets
What you pay for's what you gets
You're out of luck if ere you need
The grown-up's OS best of breed
I've said before I'll say again:
Impress me running OS X.

2004-02-09 01:19:16 PM  
lionfish - that's pretty old news which was corrected in the very next iPod. Every product has gliches in the beginning. That's why you get "new models".

Meanwhile, every aspect of the Microsoft penis has been designed to require the most amount of perpetual payment, yet you don't even notice.
2004-02-09 01:19:41 PM  
Uh, Mirrorz... The 23" display is $1,999. Its actually quite competitively priced.
2004-02-09 01:24:43 PM  
Trouble My bad. You're right. Thanks for correcting my error.

SherKhan Ok, i'm running OSX on one machine and WinXp on another. Also, you're rhyming skills need spell-check.
2004-02-09 01:25:32 PM  
Man, that's some mad rhyming skills for a guy with Jobs' package rammed in both ends.
2004-02-09 01:27:23 PM  
Two things..

I'd hit it.

And who directed the commerical? (hint, famous Movie director, that came out of commerical advertising)

Bonus points for where was it made.
2004-02-09 01:29:42 PM  
Wow. Lotta hate on Fark today! I haven't seen such simmering hostility since a bunch of Honda riders walked into a Harley bar (or, to put it in terms that might be more understandable to the average Farker, since the last Bush post).

I've used PC's, and they're better at some things than Macs, and I've used Macs, and they're better at some things then PC's. 'Nuff said.

I currently use a computer that I built myself out of old toaster-oven parts. It's not the most user friendly system, but I can heat poptarts while I surf the net.
2004-02-09 01:29:51 PM  
I spend 18 frikkin' hours a frikkin' day in front of this frikkin' computer trying to make a frikkin' living. If I had the choice, I'd throw it out the frikkin' window and go fishing with my kid.

But since I have to do this to make a living, I chose the Macintosh because my unbiased experience showed me that it was least likely to break, most intuitive to use, least frustrating, most comfortable, and mostly designed to work rather than make my money.

It took Windows XP to catch up with the 1997 version of the Mac OS. That's what I'm talking about.
2004-02-09 01:30:54 PM  
Well, i've been told that i'm over voicing my thoughts so i'll just stop and say, "I t00, n33d 5p311 ch3ck."

Props to Sherkhan for only taking 16 minutes to come up with his rhyme.
2004-02-09 01:30:59 PM  
Also, you're rhyming skills need spell-check.

This is cause for great concern
And so a question in me burns:
You know that X is pronounced 10?
If you dint you do now friend.
That's the only thing I guess
That might make my rhyme seem a mess.
(Now if you want to pick on meter
I'll admit it could be sweeter)

2004-02-09 01:33:25 PM  
Just admit that running photopshop and downloading peer to peer songs is not worth using an outdated and obsolete software and hardware set up and get a Sony Vaio Media Center. It will change the way you use your computer. I am ready (almost) to pitch every other entertainment device in my home. The Sony replaces everything. I hope future versions will allow multiple monitors and multiple broadcast locations. I would love to stream recorded tv to my daughters computer while im watching the news and working all at the same time. Vaio is almost there, and its still a huge advance over all those old pci cards and usb interfaces that i paid top dollar for only to discover that the rest of my system was not up to recording video.

I know people will say im a captive of whateever evil MS wants to do to media on my machine. But i prefer to see it as I have forever escaped being captive to Apple, fearing that they would once again render my machine obsolete and not compatible with new software. Every apple i ever bought disapointed me because within months the MS world would introduce a new technology that i could only dream of accessing. My first SE was black and white at a time when IBM was introducing color desktops. Then i bought an LCIII and months later the PC world discovered cd-rom and modems. Then i Bought a 6200 CD, and a 6450 with a tv tuner(think that was the model, it couldnt record tv worth a damn, and when you did get a grainy pathetic little 80x60 window you couldnt do anything with it), and my father bought a G3 and a G4.......

They all sucked.

Im on my third MS compatible PC and i couldnt be happier.
Everything works.....and when a bug pops up i hit the go-back and everything is ok with the world.

2004-02-09 01:33:57 PM  
sonikku you are a god among these 'tards. that is the funniest comic ever written. my fav of all penny arcades.
2004-02-09 01:34:43 PM  
Its a freaking tool, not a goddamn lifestyle.

Amen brother.
2004-02-09 01:35:06 PM  
Speaking of prices... the only apple product that I still see as too expensive are the desktops.

Their laptops are priced right where they should be. Try finding a compact laptop with 802.11g, bluetooth, firewire and a 5 hour battery life. I paid $1200 for my 12" PowerBook, the only PC laptops that were similar were all way over $2000. People think the 17" PowerBook is overpriced, but its right on compared to 17" PC laptops.

Their displays are competitive compared to Sony, Viewsonic, Mitsubishi, etc.

The iPod is actually cheaper per GB than almost every hard drive based MP3 player of a similar capacity.

The XServe servers are roughly equivalent in price to a similar Dell, HP, etc.

The XServer RAID actually knocks the doors off the competition in the price realm.

Its just the fact that you can roll your own PC that kills the desktop pricing. I have a pretty high end XP gaming rig at home and it cost me less than $1000. That's going to make it hard for me to ever shell out the cash for a G5, even though I really want one. That and the fact that I play lots of games.
2004-02-09 01:37:27 PM  
A prime example of the type of people who use MACs versus real computers:

In the movie "Legally Blond", what kind of computer did she use? Yup you got it. The sissy-fied pink laptop.

In "Hackers", "The Matrix", etc.: What computers did they use? Oh yeah! the REAL ones.

You figure it out. A computer is not made great by slapping some LSD colors on the back of it.
2004-02-09 01:39:14 PM  
They used Macs in "Hackers". I'm not proud of the fact that I know that.

I loved in Office space his computer looked like a PC, ran OS 9 for the GUI and went to a DOS prompt when he shut down.
2004-02-09 01:41:06 PM  
it's not the Mac hardware I don't like, so much as it's the users...
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