One Can Only Hope

tho 12 months would be more desirable

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I've been waiting for the beginning of the end for some time now, and some tech analyst who reckons Apple could be obsolete inside 3 years has raised my hopes some.

Id love for it to be true... and all those Mac fanbois booking themseves into rehab to deal with the wthdrawal symptoms.

Dunno about 12 months, even!  6 would be nice but probably too much to expect.  The asylums wouldn't be anywhere near prepared for such an immediate influx of lost souls craving the next iSomething that ain't gonna happen.

Ah, the demise of Apple.... SWEET, and a double edged blessing.  There'd be a bunch of bankers doing swan dives outta Wall St highrises as well.

And with all the mortgage foreclosures and debt reclamations, one would also hope the guys who run around below with those 'catch-the-silly-buggers' blanket thingies have declared it an emergency services public holiday.

Yeah, I'm feeling a bit sadistic, but I stubbed my toe earlier and it hurt, so right now those people I don't like are fair game.

Another lot I hope are devastated by the evaporation of Apple is Lawyers.  Smug bastards turn up at the courthouse with iPhone this and iPad that, a MacBook Pro with Retina display just to make you feel inferior before your case even gets mentioned... and you know deep down it's all ill gotten gain because they've been reaping 65% of past clients settlements... or did a deal with the other side to split the proceeds.

Then there's fechen car salesmen, who know how much they can overcharge you on whichever model before you have the chance to blink cos they got one of those super-duper fast desktop macs with all the bells and whistles that has the figures on-screen instantly.

Yup, given how many slimy professions depend on Apple crap, its demise can't come quick enough for me.

Oh, and before I go, I need to mention the pron peddlers who use Apple hardware/software to produce the most interesting cinematography.  They are bastards as well.... cos I gotta convert the format before I can watch it on my Windows machine.  It's just not fechen right!

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July 25, 2014 8:54:52 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Oh, and before I go, I need to mention the pron peddlers who use Apple hardware/software to produce the most interesting cinematography.  They are bastards as well.... cos I gotta convert the format before I can watch it on my Windows machine.  It's just not fechen right!

 

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July 25, 2014 9:36:04 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Yeah, pretty sure that won't happen and wouldn't want it to regardless.

 

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July 25, 2014 9:42:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


Oh, and before I go, I need to mention the pron peddlers who use Apple hardware/software to produce the most interesting cinematography

Once upon a time there were 2 recording media... Beta and VHS.

The quite dramatically INFERIOR one won out....yes, thanks entirely to the PORN industry...

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July 25, 2014 9:51:36 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Windows rules.

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July 26, 2014 3:13:09 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

When I see someone with an apple product I see someone who paid much more for much less than what I have. So starkers, get over the inferiority complex, and get on board the superiority mindset! Yay...

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July 26, 2014 3:20:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I highly doubt Apple will go out of business anytime soon. They have a good following of people and a company that makes a lot of money. I would venture to say Apple will be around to see the eventual fall or merging of Microsoft.

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July 26, 2014 4:26:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,



Oh, and before I go, I need to mention the pron peddlers who use Apple hardware/software to produce the most interesting cinematography



Once upon a time there were 2 recording media... Beta and VHS.

The quite dramatically INFERIOR one won out....yes, thanks entirely to the PORN industry...

There were 3 recording media, actually!  There was also Video8, which was superior to both. I had a Video8 camera and a VCR with all the bells and whistles of Beta and VHS and more.  If I recorded TV shows on that the results were much crisper and clearer than both Beta and VHS.

Unfortunately, these items and others were stolen when I was broken into after being taken to hospital with a dislocated hip.  I didn't figure I got fair restitution from the perp caught with it -under half of what it was cost to purchase - but he got 5 years for burglary and 2 for distributing stolen goods, so it paid to have a friend in the prosecutors office. 

The reasoning for the lower restitution was that the goods were used and would unlikely fetch better prices at the pawnbrokers... and to impose a higher amount would have meant a shorter prison sentence, so I/we opted to keep the prick off the streets for 7 years.  He got parole at 6 years 8 months, so it was as near as fech is to swearing.... plus he got a thumping or 6 into the bargain while incarecerated,   And the Cash Converters store manager where it was offloaded got 12 years...not just for receiving my property, but for being a key player in shifting large amounts of stolen property between states to make it more difficult to trace.

Anyhow, digression is one of my many talents and I've gone way off topic... yet again.

So, the point of this thread was to have a bit of fun and take a tongue-in-cheek swipe at a company many people love to hate, so it is in no way serious and bears no malice towards Apple. Furthermore, no Apple techs were harmed during its creation and no correspondence shall be entered into from employees of tech companies peddling similar equipment.

 

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July 26, 2014 4:30:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I doubt that Kona simply because Apple is too proprietary. A friend bought a Macbook about the same time as I got my present laptop and paid $2,500.00 for it. Twice it has been in the shop for repairs. One to replace the HD and another to repair the touch pad, that he never uses btw. It doesn't do anything more than my machine does. The only difference is that his has more memory. Three years into it and he has paid about four times what my machine costs, four times! For that kind of money I could have a kick-ass desktop to rival the best of them. So where is the advantage? There is such a thing as pricing yourself out of business.  

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July 26, 2014 12:06:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hey Uvah, old buddy!  If there was a nail in the context of this discussion, you just hit it squarely on the head.  While there are some hardcore fanbois with more money than sense, and thus would buy snot if it had the Apple logo on it, many people are becoming 'former' Apple customers because of escalating costs when in fact they should be decreasing due to savings for Apple through its exploitation of cheap Chinese labour.

These 'former' customers may not give a rats arse that these Chinese workers are subjected to appalling conditions - or that suicide nets were installed around the factory building to prevent workforce shrinkage - but they sure give a rats about having to pay more for less, not much better than or slightly better for too great a price.

Anyway, that's the last serious comment I have for this thread, given my intention was to take the piss and have a bit of fun.

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July 26, 2014 12:42:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well Apple is still making money hand over fist, so there is a market for their products.

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July 26, 2014 12:52:44 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I'm just hoping for the demise of Apple's totalitarian rule over it's customers.

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July 26, 2014 5:47:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

As far as tablets go, I could never see myself choosing an isanitary-napkin over android.....neva!

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July 26, 2014 9:41:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Okay, Sorry for the reversal in "no more serious comments" but this IS newsworthy...

Apple iPhones allow data extraction, from emails, contact details to other personal information.

This is an admission from Apple itself, so the question now is, how many delerious and misguided fanbois are going to trust this reprehensible company now?

For mine, IF I'd had the sheer stupidity to buy an iPhone in the first place, I'd fill it full of [lots of runny, smelly] bullshit in the hope it feched up their Cupertino HQ when RTMed [Returned to the Manufacturer].

Orright, so that bit wasn't serious, but I can see it now, as the included firecracker goes off and the resulting explosion paints the walls [and hopefully Tim Cook] a somewhat smelly and caccy brown.

That's right, I am in a really wicked and unpleasant mood this morning.  I didn't sleep at all well last night, and when I did I was dreaming about being pursued by both Google and Apple employeees in black vehicles with tinted windows and paintball guns sticking out where the headlights should be.  I'm running lika all fech but every so often they're on target and I get hit in the arse by a stinging red or green paintball.  It was bloody horrible!  At one point I had to jump over a stray dog, and at that point they got me on the back of the scrotum with a black and blue paintball.  To be honest, I'm not too sure it was really that colour, but in my dream that was the colour of my nutsack the next day.

So c'mon, really, would any of you be sympathetic or generous to a company that invaded your dreams and shot you in the procreational marbles [or is that recreational marbles] with a paint gun?  I seriously doubt it!  In fact, I think the miniscule firecracker is showing restaint.... compared to some. I can envisage some of you driving into Slicon valley in tanks... laden with manure filled shells aimed squarely at the Apple building.

Anyhow, none of this would be necessary in a perfect world - cos in a perfect world Apple wouldn't exist - but such is the way of things and I need to blow off steam.  That somehow helps with the vertigo.  Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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July 27, 2014 1:24:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

In a perfect world Apple would still exist. They had a hand in bringing about modern computing and cell phone design. I don't understand your dislike of Google and Apple. Without both of them the world and the internet would be different for the worse.

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July 27, 2014 9:09:18 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Companies are inanimate objects, it's people who accomplish things.  Their massive contribution to bringing modern computing to the average person's home was engineered by Steve Wozniak (no longer an active employee at Apple) and made successful by Steve Jobs (deceased) in the distant past.  I'm not much of an Apple hater, but I dislike this nostalgia of fawning over the Apple of today because of what the company did 35 years ago.  It was an entirely different collection of people back then.

 

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July 27, 2014 11:00:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Cauldyth,

Companies are inanimate objects, it's people who accomplish things.  Their massive contribution to bringing modern computing to the average person's home was engineered by Steve Wozniak (no longer an active employee at Apple) and made successful by Steve Jobs (deceased) in the distant past.  I'm not much of an Apple hater, but I dislike this nostalgia of fawning over the Apple of today because of what the company did 35 years ago.  It was an entirely different collection of people back then.

 

Exactly.

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July 28, 2014 9:39:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

While that may be true today I still prefer versatility over propriety. Just my three cents.

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July 28, 2014 10:35:41 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Agreed.  I chose Android for one simple reason - a few years from now I will likely want to upgrade my phone without switching ecosystems.  At that time, I will likely have a choice between the 2-3 models Apple is offering and the dozens that Android-based manufacturers are offering.  What if I don't like the 2-3 iPhone models?

 

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July 28, 2014 2:39:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting kona0197,

In a perfect world Apple would still exist. They had a hand in bringing about modern computing and cell phone design. I don't understand your dislike of Google and Apple. Without both of them the world and the internet would be different for the worse.

Kona, my good man, I have simply taken a couple of news items and have had a bit of fun with them.  I do not have a hatred of either Apple or Google, nor Microsoft or Yahoo.  Each of these companies have contributed greatly to to world of computing, as have others, but every now and again I take a tongue-in-cheek potshot based on some news item or such.  I do it in the hope I can help liven up the forums and give others an opportunuty to say their piece, be it humorous or serious.

Call it a community service or a bit of tomfoolery, I just do it in the hope I can brighten the days of othewrs.

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July 28, 2014 3:05:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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July 28, 2014 3:27:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I wonder who took a bite out of Apple's apple. Hmmmmm......conspiracies abound.

 

 

Sorry for the OT.  

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