Random Apple Bashing thread

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In its old age, Apple has become a little too horny for the market share denied them over the decennia. They will find out that being too smart will hurt them. Before or after they make a killing and retire? Depends on what comes first, users feeling enslaved and somehow making a protest, or a proper virus. It's a safe bet that users will like it and take it for a long time. So.

1980s - bad guy: Microsoft, good guy: Apple
1990s - bad guy: Microsoft, irrelevant: Apple
2000s - bad guy: Google, irrelevant: Apple and Microsoft
2010: bad guy: Apple, making Google look like saints, Microsoft become the good guys in the trio.

So I lived to see it. Top corporations struggling for first place in the fuck people over race. Let's make sure they don't get indited before they retire as millionaire saints - after all, all they did was the best business possible within the very limits of the law the uneducated lawyers had available at the time, let's ignore any contracts that may have fucked everyone else.

Of course, neither of the three have affected my life in any way, so I can give the perspective of the impassive observer. The view is bad from here, but it's a view from above ;)
added on the 2010-06-13 20:05:15 by Photon Photon
I thought the bad guy's in the 80's was IBM.
added on the 2010-06-14 04:48:55 by Deus Deus
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added on the 2010-06-14 07:41:59 by ferris ferris
1985-Now ... Good guy: AMIIIIGHAAAA, Bad guy: All the rest... especially Atari.


added on the 2010-06-14 08:15:48 by zmurf zmurf
I think all 3 are pretty much 'bad guys' now, depending on how you look at it.

Google will give you everything for free while actually just fishing for your data for their advertising business.

MS are following apple closely (mistakes included!) but are otherwise lying low because as soon as they try anything shady these days somebody reports them to the EU.

Apple are busy looking evil by fucking over developers and locking everything down while earning more money than the whole of africa. I think they're doing most of the evil stuff 'for the good of their users', although it's their own definition of good and it sure isn't good for everybody.

Meanwhile, a combined bit of apple + google bashing: I updated my iphone to os4. Now it locks all the time, and I have to put my password in every time I use it.. which makes developing with it a real fucking pain ;( This is apparently because google have their email security settings (through the MS exchange stuff) cranked up to 'paranoid', and apple are forcing me to use google's security settings ;(
added on the 2010-06-14 11:38:13 by psonice psonice
Paper beats Apple.
Scissors beats Apple too! :-D
added on the 2010-06-14 12:15:38 by prodigy prodigy
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added on the 2010-06-14 13:11:26 by zerkman zerkman
I will never understand why Apple-haters are so much interested in Apple and so much bad with Apple-users...

I'm using a Mac, I own an iPhone and I'm coding on it, but I don't defined myself as an "APPLEFAG" or a "GAY" or some "L4M3RS".

For me Apple computers are a good alternative to Windows solution, also as an old Amiga user, Mac OSX remind me a bit the good old time with his GUI.

And again, I stil don't understand why all PC users are so much evil about that :(

There's no place for everybody?
added on the 2010-06-14 14:08:12 by rez rez
added on the 2010-06-14 17:03:38 by farfar farfar
added on the 2010-06-14 17:19:15 by dwarf dwarf
rez: it's like the amiga/atari wars back in the day. Except we're not 13 anymore, and don't suffer from mindless hormone induced rage anymore. The fanboys + haters are probably all 13 or on oestrogen or something ;)
added on the 2010-06-14 17:47:01 by psonice psonice
I'm literally 5
added on the 2010-06-14 17:52:05 by okkie okkie
Well, who could think that the amiga/atari dudes were potentially gays, now that they are equipped with Apple prods we know.
added on the 2010-06-14 17:58:17 by Zplex Zplex
There's place for everybody, including Apple haters
added on the 2010-06-14 19:44:28 by zerkman zerkman
Today in the health-food shop I found THIS:
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added on the 2010-06-14 20:15:59 by emu emu
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hdmi + mini displayport = dual screen setup. NICE <3
added on the 2010-06-15 18:52:55 by neoneye neoneye
Too bad it costs 41% more in italy than in US (VAT is 20%, so there's still another unjustified 21%)
added on the 2010-06-15 20:16:06 by pan pan
Neoneye: bashing fail!

Actually, I'd buy one if it was half the price.

Pan: US prices exclude tax so the difference is less. Still, I once worked out that it was cheaper to fly to hong kong to buy an apple laptop than to buy it here :/
added on the 2010-06-15 22:29:28 by psonice psonice
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added on the 2010-06-18 10:09:54 by px px
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added on the 2010-06-18 12:48:14 by okkie okkie
running win7 there ^ :D
added on the 2010-06-18 13:20:32 by leGend leGend
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added on the 2010-06-18 19:55:56 by front243 front243
I truly HATE Apples skills of communication when it comes to approving (and rejecting) applications... Jesus motherfucking christ that is bad!
added on the 2010-06-22 07:59:49 by Puryx Puryx