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Why I'm now an Apple fan...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kantastic, Sep 1, 2012.

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  1. erixx

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    I dont like apps, I dont like google, dont like i-Quits.... I dont like Web 2.0 at all... Nothing like forums, usenet and so on :)

    I am a Kindle user and I wonder what I can do with it apart from reading it, little options... Timidly paper tigers like Steam are allowing to "resell" I believe... but it is ALL a "void" business model... No soul at all, no permanent value, nothing comes close to that old stereo turntable that still works with my daddies LP's of the WWII era...

    Like Marilyn Manson says we are so expandable... just numbers, just "customers" of "geniouses", so sad... that we are discussing about brands, which in the end are all NOTHING
     
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    Apple doesn't compete lol. THey release a product, another company attempts to release a better one, and then Apple sues them for it rather then release another product to compete with the competitors better product.
     
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    I hope you've read the ToS for your Kindle and all of the ebooks you own.
     
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    Well when I was in high school I was tested to have a 146 IQ. Thats borderline genius if I remember correctly.....yet I paint pretty little pictures for t-shirts now. So I guess if you wear a shirt I designed you can say "My shirt was designed by a borderline genius". Much cooler then going to an Apple care "genius".
     
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    How many years ago was high school, and what is your most recent IQ test score?

    So tell me more about your tiny little world where Apple is the embodiment of Satan and every other company is represented by bright, glowing angels? Or are you going to flat-out ignore me because you have nothing else to say?
     
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    15 years and a lot of drugs and STD's ago......why?
     
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    Just wondering why you didn't go back to school and get a degree for something that's actually useful. I know a recently-divorced 50-year old woman at my college taking both chemistry and physics at the same time to knock off pre-reqs in order to be a physical therapist.
     
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    Because I'm not a recently-divorced 50-year old woman on the prowl for 20-something pee pee?
     
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    coolstorybro. But don't talk shit about someones degree when you don't even have one yet.
     
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    146 is not borderline genius, and is limited to a VERY small percent of the population.
     
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    I expected nothing more from you. ;)

    Ignored x3! You're so good at only reading what you want to read and ignoring everything else. It's no lie that liberal arts majors are a dime a dozen. My sister was an English major from a prestigious university and she's making almost nothing. The good thing is that she'll be in medical school soon so her salary will increase exponentially after 4-6 years. There's nothing wrong with being a liberal arts major, just don't complain if you feel like you're potential was wasted or you're not living the standard of life you thought you would having a college degree.
     
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    Depends on the test and yes I know its a very small percentile of the population. I don't suspect my mind is anywhere close to that now. When I was in high school I was taking basic aeronautical engineering prepping for a career in the field. Now I'm just happy to still wake up with wood.
     
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    If your IQ was actually 146, you'd still be well within the norm, maybe even on the higher end of the intelligence spectrum. That is, unless you find yourself not knowing how to brush your teeth in the morning or whether you pee in the sink or the toilet.
     
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    146IQ would put you roughly in the top 1% of the population, globaly. I don't see that. :eek:
     
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    What makes you think I didn't read what you said?
     
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    I just don't care enough at this point to be retested. Maybe when my kids leave the house and I have free time I always thought about becoming a doctor or something "respectable" But then again.......I don't care enough lol.

    Its funny a lot of people at that time said I cheated so I ended up taking the test three times to prove them wrong within a two year period. I sucked (still suck) at formal math so bad its amazing. I'm not even mechanically inclined. However you put me into a situation where I know most the variables I can tell you how to solve the problem. I tend to think WAAAAY outside the box. Hell some of the people on TPU can tell you I'm beyond a stickler for detail. This is because of my severe OCD and the way my mind works. I work full time from home with a salary for a reason.

    Anyway this thread isn't about me. Its about how awesome Apple Care is.....or isn't.
     
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    That means you have nothing to offer as a rebuttal because everything you criticize Apple for you tolerate for other companies.

    This thread was never about Apple Care. :shadedshu
     
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    Apple Care is who you called ;) Anyway Apple does have good service. I once dropped a laptop on the sidewalk in Honolulu and called them from a hotel room bitching about how the speaker was blown. They replaced the whole thing and honestly they were well within their right to tell me to go get bent.

    Also Phenom works for MS.....honestly he does. So you are basically arguing Chevy is better then Ford with a certified Ford mechanic.
     
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    I do, but what does that mean. Its not like this is a Microsoft vs. Apple thread. So thats irrelevant.

    I'll take any product that is not Apples.

    @Kantastic, Im not going to rebuttal because a lot of the things I have to say about apple have already been said about other Anti-Apple people in this thread. But regardless, what you recieved at Apple is or should be common practice for all companies out there. Nothing special. But regardless, im not going to waste anymore time with this thread. So have fun with your $800 piece of plastic.
     
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    ^^^

    Random like this thread.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Keep in mind that the only reason why they can do that is because they offer so few products. Their most customizable product is the Mac Pro and it only has 6 hardware options: processors, memory, hard drives, graphics, optical drive, and optional fiber card. A competing product from HP has too many options to count: processors, memory, hard drives, additional drive cage, additional controllers, storage controller upgrade, secondary multimedia bay, SAS tape drive, tritary multimedia bay, up to six optional cards (many choices), redundant power supply, redundant fans, TPM, and more (that's enough to get the point across).

    Flexibility has the downside of not being able to walk into a store and walk out with a new replacement. Then again, Apple has always sold appliances and not business machines like the rest of the industry.
     
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    I hear the church has pretty good customer service.
     
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    I am not quite sure what this thread is about anymore but from what I read,do you people mean you really just can't like both? Or is it the sort of thing where you need to like/ support one or the other? I....don't understand
     
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    I just want to throw it out there my wife owns an itouch within the first year of owning it the WiFi died. Made an appointment with the apple gods and got told to go fuck myself somehow I killed the WiFi and warranty didn't cover it. From that day on I won't buy ianything. I won a baby iPod the 24hr battery life sucks brand new I might have gotten 8hrs. It sits in a drawer and I use my 5-6 year old sansa which has a better battery life better codec support and a fm tuner.

    I strongly support apple selling inferior products at a higher cost. The retina display doesn't sell me an iPhone. I will continue to use my galaxy s iii and be happy.

    3 tries for a good product is bullshit. It should work out of the box no questions asked no guesswork it should just fucking work. My job as a consumer isn't to wait on appletards to fix something that should work when I open the box and turn it on. That is nonsense. Turn around time for other companies? EVGA crosshipped me 3 different 780i sli boards before I got a good one. They paid for all of the shipping and shipped overnight. I sold th one that finally worked and bought a p5q. I do not care how good customer support is if their product is shit they are shit.
     
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