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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby Omphalos » 03 Sep 2012 15:56

inhuien wrote:this Apple vs non-Apple bs is unimportant. Moving on, when yer having mince and tatties, do you mash the tatties in the pot or the proper way on the plate with the mince and gravy served. And if some heathen mentions butter or milk there's gonna be a murder


How about buttermilk? That stuff makes all the difference in the world!

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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

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Omphalos wrote:
inhuien wrote:this Apple vs non-Apple bs is unimportant. Moving on, when yer having mince and tatties, do you mash the tatties in the pot or the proper way on the plate with the mince and gravy served. And if some heathen mentions butter or milk there's gonna be a murder


How about buttermilk? That stuff makes all the difference in the world!


Sour cream.
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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby Robspierre » 03 Sep 2012 18:13

I like to mash some neeps with my tatties, and the gravy needs to be a proper onion gravy.

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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby inhuien » 04 Sep 2012 02:46

And a version of sanity returned.
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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby lotek » 04 Sep 2012 09:20

Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
inhuien wrote:this Apple vs non-Apple bs is unimportant. Moving on, when yer having mince and tatties, do you mash the tatties in the pot or the proper way on the plate with the mince and gravy served. And if some heathen mentions butter or milk there's gonna be a murder


How about buttermilk? That stuff makes all the difference in the world!


Sour cream.


sour apples ?
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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

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lotek wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
inhuien wrote:this Apple vs non-Apple bs is unimportant. Moving on, when yer having mince and tatties, do you mash the tatties in the pot or the proper way on the plate with the mince and gravy served. And if some heathen mentions butter or milk there's gonna be a murder


How about buttermilk? That stuff makes all the difference in the world!


Sour cream.


sour apples ?


I like granny Smith apples. Yum.
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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby lotek » 04 Sep 2012 11:05

Now we're talking :)
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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby trang » 04 Sep 2012 15:08

In general, fuck Apple, steve jobs, the iphone and ipad, Mac OS X and the horse they road in on. Open source is the future.
FYI ( I feel the same way about Microsoft, bill gates, IE, the windows phone etc, double fuck the horse they road in on)

I use fedora 16 64 bit, Google(Gmail, Chrome, docs,etc), Blackberry Torch, no use for a pad at the moment but with playbooks coming down under a 100 bucks and still having equal or better specs than most the pads on the market, its tempting. Kindle fire are around 100 bucks used too. I like Android as a whole, just haven't taken the plunge. Im holding on to see if RIM gets there headout of there collective ass's in 1st quarter of 2013 with new phones and playbook, otherwise will wave goodbye and say thanks for 10 years of service and great products, and go full android.

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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

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funny, but I am pretty sure this jury verdict has not been reduced to judgment yet. I doubt it's been paid, either in nickles or otherwise.

I wonder if $1B in nickles would even fit in 30 trucks?

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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby Freakzilla » 04 Sep 2012 16:02

That would take all the nickles minted in the past decade. Samsung still has an appeal.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 04 Sep 2012 16:30

lotek wrote:But iPods ? No external memory now that's a rip-off.

Apple and me is an alliance of convenience... but I will properly defend the iPod CLASSIC - there are no alternatives, and wheels are still cool :)

(Unfortunately, I think they're trying to kill it :( )

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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby trang » 04 Sep 2012 20:23

http://crackberry.com/ipad-2-vs-playboo ... -smackdown

it shows IPad2 as winner but price vs performance? playbook clearly, used 100 bucks.
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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby Freakzilla » 05 Sep 2012 05:32

The consumers have spoken:

iPhone knocked off its perch as number one smartphone

What's the most popular smartphone in all the land? Given that we're mere days away from the introduction of the iPhone 5, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's Apple's flagship iPhone 4S that takes top honors. But for the first time ever, the iPhone 4S has been knocked off its perch by rival Samsung.

Though Apple may have beaten Samsung in court, it appears that Samsung is beating Apple in the marketplace. According to an August marketing survey, customers at Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint all prefer the Samsung Galaxy S III to the iPhone 4S. Apple's smartphone still has some cachet with AT&T customers, but its not enough to knock the Galaxy S III out of the number one position nationwide.

Why is the Samsung Galaxy S III making waves on the top smartphone charts? Well, simply put, it's a great phone — Tecca recently rated the Samsung Galaxy S III a 4 out of 5. But more to the point, the Galaxy S III is a newer phone, released earlier this summer, and capable of taking advantage of 4G networks. By comparison, the iPhone 4S has been out nearly a year and is only able to attain 3G speeds — it's slow enough that reps at Verizon are actively steering customers away from it. Once the new 4G iPhone 5 comes out later this month, you can expect to see it topping the sales charts all across the board.


My company is offering employees two Samsung Galaxies for $99 with 12% of your T-Mobile bill every month. :dance:
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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby Omphalos » 05 Sep 2012 11:24

Freakzilla wrote:The consumers have spoken:

iPhone knocked off its perch as number one smartphone

What's the most popular smartphone in all the land? Given that we're mere days away from the introduction of the iPhone 5, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's Apple's flagship iPhone 4S that takes top honors. But for the first time ever, the iPhone 4S has been knocked off its perch by rival Samsung.

Though Apple may have beaten Samsung in court, it appears that Samsung is beating Apple in the marketplace. According to an August marketing survey, customers at Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint all prefer the Samsung Galaxy S III to the iPhone 4S. Apple's smartphone still has some cachet with AT&T customers, but its not enough to knock the Galaxy S III out of the number one position nationwide.

Why is the Samsung Galaxy S III making waves on the top smartphone charts? Well, simply put, it's a great phone — Tecca recently rated the Samsung Galaxy S III a 4 out of 5. But more to the point, the Galaxy S III is a newer phone, released earlier this summer, and capable of taking advantage of 4G networks. By comparison, the iPhone 4S has been out nearly a year and is only able to attain 3G speeds — it's slow enough that reps at Verizon are actively steering customers away from it. Once the new 4G iPhone 5 comes out later this month, you can expect to see it topping the sales charts all across the board.


My company is offering employees two Samsung Galaxies for $99 with 12% of your T-Mobile bill every month. :dance:


Just wait until Apple sues them. That'll show those poseurs.

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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby Freakzilla » 05 Sep 2012 13:43

I'd bet the case will get thrown out or Samsung will win their appeal.
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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby Nekhrun » 05 Sep 2012 20:25

I'm not so sure in this case.
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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby Omphalos » 05 Sep 2012 20:52

Me neither.

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Re: Apple, the Great Rip-Off

Postby DuneFishUK » 06 Sep 2012 14:35

Apple = USA FUCK YEAH

Samsung = Which Koreans are the ones we hate?

Home team wins.

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