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Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: January 28, 2010 02:37AM

I despise Apple, with a passion. But the new "iPad" tablet they announced today is BEYOND LAME... It's just a giant iPhone -- they want to call it a computer, but there's NO MULTI-TASKING (you cant even listen to music while you browse the web) no USB ports, no Camera, still no Adobe Flash, no distinguishing operating software, the same shitty touch screen keyboard. Save your money people, wait for Google's 6 months from now.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: January 28, 2010 02:49AM

Yeah, Steve Jobs thinks there is a huge demand for a device that fits between a smartphone and a low powered laptop/netbook. It's just a giant iphone starting at $499!


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10442315-1.html?tag=TOCmoreStories.0

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10443246-1.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/personal-tech/apple/first-opinions-about-the-apple-ipad/article1446781/

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: macbook ()
Date: January 28, 2010 02:49AM

ok so u do not like the ISlate or Itablet or IPad or w.e u wanna call it but i am 99.9% you have never actually messed around with one, you are making all assumptions over just looking at it. and lets not forget macbooks and macbook pros kick the SHIT OUTA anything Microsoft and or Linux... Just the truth. sucka

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 28, 2010 03:27AM

Please, tell me who needs an oversized iPhone?
From what Mr.Fist just told me , I don't want to
try it, or "use it" first hand at all.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: January 28, 2010 08:06AM

It's actually only an oversized iTouch, it doesn't have phone capability. It looks neat but isn't portable unless you carry a man-purse... at least a smaller ebook reader could possibly fit in a large coat pocket. You know those PADDs in the later Star Trek series? They should have been that size.


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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: January 28, 2010 08:17AM

Lets see...
1. No camera.
2. It may not be able to use Flash, which shuts out almost all streaming video used today.
3. It uses MAC OS so development is going to be annoying.
4. No USB ports, so no syncing with a phone, camera, USB device, external storage, etc.
5. It only has 64 GB of storage. Less than HALF of a netbook.
6. The battery CANNOT BE REMOVED.
7. You cannot upgrade RAM.
8. There is no SD card slot.
9. Adding 3G support costs an extra $130 for the 3G chip that costs about $7 normally.

So for $499 I get, basically, a big ass iPod with 16GB of RAM. I can dock with a keyboard that I also have to buy. And for an extra $130, bringing the lowest cost model's price to $629 I can use a 3G network. Oh, and I have to decide to buy the 3G version first because you can't add in 3G later.

Want 64GB of RAM? That'll be $699 or $829 if you want 3G. Not counting, obviously, the service plan on whatever 3G network you're using.

The sad part is, people are going to buy this piece of shit, but I suspect they'll buy only the regular version and not the 3G version.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/28/2010 08:20AM by boredom.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 28, 2010 08:22AM

It was developed to compete with the Kindle. It's priced high for all of the brainless technophiles who will be running out to the Apple stores in the coming weeks. In a year it will be less than $200, where it should be. I think at that price, it might be a nice gift for friends or relatives who read a lot.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: jhey ()
Date: January 28, 2010 08:28AM

The iPad is worse than the Newton.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: January 28, 2010 08:48AM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> It was developed to compete with the Kindle. It's
> priced high for all of the brainless technophiles
> who will be running out to the Apple stores in the
> coming weeks. In a year it will be less than $200,
> where it should be. I think at that price, it
> might be a nice gift for friends or relatives who
> read a lot.

Less than $200 in a year? Are you on the pipe?

There is no chance that the price will drop by more than 50% in a single year. Apple is already making very little profit, or losing money, on the 16GB on 3G version, which is why 3G costs an extra $130.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 28, 2010 08:51AM

boredom Wrote:
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> WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It was developed to compete with the Kindle.
> It's
> > priced high for all of the brainless
> technophiles
> > who will be running out to the Apple stores in
> the
> > coming weeks. In a year it will be less than
> $200,
> > where it should be. I think at that price, it
> > might be a nice gift for friends or relatives
> who
> > read a lot.
>
> Less than $200 in a year? Are you on the pipe?
>
> There is no chance that the price will drop by
> more than 50% in a single year. Apple is already
> making very little profit, or losing money, on the
> 16GB on 3G version, which is why 3G costs an extra
> $130.

iPhones started out at $600. Within a year, Apple had slashed the price by several hundred dollars. I think the same thing will happen with the iPad. Even more so, since the economy is much weaker than when the iPhone came out.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: January 28, 2010 09:04AM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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>
> iPhones started out at $600. Within a year, Apple had slashed the price by several hundred dollars.

They dropped the price by 200 dollars less than 3 months later.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: January 28, 2010 09:08AM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> iPhones started out at $600. Within a year, Apple
> had slashed the price by several hundred dollars.
> I think the same thing will happen with the iPad.
> Even more so, since the economy is much weaker
> than when the iPhone came out.


Yep, people said the same things when the iPhone came out. The price on this will come way down and the features will increase. Apple actually wanted for it to have more capabilities, but was forced to hurry it out the door because of the growing demand for ebooks, which is what it's really for.

It it NOT meant to be a computer or laptop. It's simply a device for entertainment and presentation. If you want a laptop, get a laptop.

The next generation iPad will have camera (front facing) and other teleconferencing features and a whole bunch of other stuff. One rumor is that the next generation might be solar powered. Apple has been working on solar for the iPhone for a while, so it might be true. Is this device for me? No, but I know of a lot of other people that have been waiting a while for this type of device. If I spent a lot of time on airplanes or train, I would love to have something like this.

BTW, they already have a lot of accessories for it, including a laptop type of case.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: VEIK ()
Date: January 28, 2010 10:24AM

For movies, internet and email its fucking cool.

I will wait for it to get jailbroken and at that point aint nothing stopping people from fucking with it.

Jobs was right about one thing.
Netbooks are not good at anything.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Elle Diabla ()
Date: January 28, 2010 10:55AM

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 28, 2010 11:36AM

My wife loves her Netbook and loves to read, so at the right price the iPad would be perfect for her. And per Numbers' observation, this isn't meant to take the place of a laptop. It is Apple's response to the Kindle and other "readers." It just happens to combine a Reader with the functionality of a Netbook.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: iFist ()
Date: January 28, 2010 12:15PM

I think you are both wrong. The price has been consistent, it is just that AT&T heavily subsidizes the cost of the i-Phone. Buy it without an AT&T service plan and you will pay out the ass for it, even now.

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> >
> > iPhones started out at $600. Within a year,
> Apple had slashed the price by several hundred
> dollars.
>
> They dropped the price by 200 dollars less than 3
> months later.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: January 28, 2010 12:22PM

iFist Wrote:
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> I think you are both wrong. The price has been
> consistent,

I am 100% correct. It's the whole reason I bought an iPhone in the first place.

It was released over the summer, at $599. My old phone broke right around Labor Day, on the same day Apple announced they were dropping the price by $200. So I said "fuck it" and bought one.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: January 28, 2010 12:52PM

As long as it makes porn more portable, I'm in!!

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: judge ()
Date: January 28, 2010 12:55PM


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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: SomeGuy ()
Date: January 28, 2010 12:56PM

looks right...
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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: January 28, 2010 09:23PM

When the iPhone was launched everybody was falling over themselves to get it. A friend and I went to the Apple store on launch day just to see the ruckuss... they could have charged admission for all the people lining up just to wind their way through the store and try it.

With the iPad, many in the technical communities and consumer electronics circles are panning it as just not that earth-shattering. The name alone has way more jokes circulating than positive comments. I think they'll make money on it, but I also think it will end up being more of a sideshow product like the AppleTV instead of their main revenue sources of Macs, Macbooks, iPods and iPhones. One could argue it is a neat device and somewhat interesting as a novelty, but I don't see how anyone can argue that given the hype leading up to the announcement that the unveiling wasn't a flop by marketing definitions.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: January 28, 2010 09:31PM

SomeGuy Wrote:
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> looks right...


file.php?40,file=10418
"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 28, 2010 09:42PM

pgens Wrote:
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> When the iPhone was launched everybody was falling
> over themselves to get it. A friend and I went to
> the Apple store on launch day just to see the
> ruckuss... they could have charged admission for
> all the people lining up just to wind their way
> through the store and try it.
>
> With the iPad, many in the technical communities
> and consumer electronics circles are panning it as
> just not that earth-shattering. The name alone
> has way more jokes circulating than positive
> comments. I think they'll make money on it, but I
> also think it will end up being more of a sideshow
> product like the AppleTV instead of their main
> revenue sources of Macs, Macbooks, iPods and
> iPhones. One could argue it is a neat device and
> somewhat interesting as a novelty, but I don't see
> how anyone can argue that given the hype leading
> up to the announcement that the unveiling wasn't a
> flop by marketing definitions.


I think it is more than a novelty, but I also think it is way over-hyped. Apple obviously took technology it had already developed for the iPhone and simply wrapped it in Kindle packaging. I do think there is a market for this, but it needs to be priced competitively (which it isn't). The money will be made from iBooks, not on the device itself. And I agree, iPad sucks as a name. They would have done much better calling it iReader or something that defines it better in the minds of consumers.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: January 28, 2010 09:45PM


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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 28, 2010 09:46PM

Reminds me of this...



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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Harry Tuttle ()
Date: January 28, 2010 09:50PM

That reminds me of this...


WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> Reminds me of this...
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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: January 28, 2010 09:54PM

what i dont get is why anyone would want to use a device lacking a keyboard as a full computer. despite what some think, the keyboard is a key element to the personal computer.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540



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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 28, 2010 09:59PM

Harry Tuttle Wrote:
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> That reminds me of this...
>
>
> WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> -----
> > Reminds me of this...
> >
> >


I see you and raise you...



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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:00PM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> They
> would have done much better calling it iReader or
> something that defines it better in the minds of
> consumers.

iPage was my pick.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:02PM

If they're trying to compete with the Kindle they're missing the boat. You can buy a Kindle for as low as $189.

Oh, and it has a USB port.

Are you seriously trying to tell me that Apple's attempt at competing in the eBook market, which isn't *that* lucrative of a market, is to release a $521 (with tax) eBook reader? You don't need 64 GB of RAM for an eBook reader, and even if they dropped the price by $200, it would still be more expensive than the Kindle, which likely will go down in price in the next few months if Apple's new tablet shows strong sales.

Part of this, and I suspect it'll come out in the coming months, is that this isn't a product that Apple needs to sell right now. They have tens of billions in cash reserves, so why release what appears to be a half-finished product? They could easily spend another few months adding in the things they're missing (usb, flash support, camera, etc.)

I suspect they're using it to prototype some new hardware tech (Apple bought a small semiconductor company a while back) that may be the precursor to them breaking away from Intel as their CPU supplier.



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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:25PM

I used to have Apple a lot in terms of computers (Both at school as a kid, and at home (Even though my first Computer was an IBM on MS-DOS) ), and I have the 3rd Generation iPod (Which I still use, and it works better than anything else in regards to Mp3 music). However, despite my interest in the iPhone, they don't have it on my carrier, so I went with the Hero (OS is Android 1.5, soon to be 2.1). I can't say enough about the Android OS, it's amazing. I love how it's open source as well, and you can pretty much develop Apps. anywhere, on any device. Apple on the other hand really annoyed me with their Apps. protocol. I was interested in creating some iPhone Apps., until I found out that I needed to buy an entirely new CPU (Apple of course), and when I attempted to rent one, it seemed like extortion. They attempt to completely Apple-fy you, and force you to buy all of their products, in order to develop and profit off of programs meant for their devices. Android is light years ahead of Apple in terms of developer/programmer friendliness (In my view), and flexibility (I can even root my freaking handheld device, and make it do just about anything within its hardware capabilities). Not to mention the fact that Android had 8,000 Apps. back in October/November, but as of December/January that number had already jumped to 10,000+. Apple has around 100,000, but Android is gaining, and gaining fast.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:29PM

Gravis Wrote:
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> what i dont get is why anyone would want to use a
> device lacking a keyboard as a full computer.
> despite what some think, the keyboard is a key
> element to the personal computer.


I fully agree. While I have become completely accustomed to my virtual keyboard on the Sprint Hero, I would absolutely abhor such a thing on my laptop/desktop. It's next to impossible to satisfactorily type on a virtual keyboard while not staring directly at the screen and/or keys full-time while typing. On my hard keyboard, I can look away and watch tv while typing. I can also type much, much quicker on a real keyboard.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:32PM

Gravis Wrote:
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> what i dont get is why anyone would want to use a
> device lacking a keyboard as a full computer.
> despite what some think, the keyboard is a key
> element to the personal computer.


LOL


Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard



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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: bloody blisters ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:33PM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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On my hard keyboard, I can
> look away and watch tv while typing.


it shows

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:33PM

pgens Wrote:
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> It's actually only an oversized iTouch, it doesn't
> have phone capability. It looks neat but isn't
> portable unless you carry a man-purse... at least
> a smaller ebook reader could possibly fit in a
> large coat pocket. You know those PADDs in the
> later Star Trek series? They should have been
> that size.
>
> http://quaedam.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/padd_23
> 70s.jpg?w=450

I don't consider a Laptop tote to be a "Man-Purse" by any stretch of the imagination. You are probably correct in regard to what size it should have been though (Focusing more on portability).

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:39PM

Another thing, adding on to what Gravis said regarding the lack of a hardware keyboard. Why didn't they just incorporate a sliding keyboard into the device? The best thing would be a HW keyboard that slides out, and can be bent to an angle, while a stand pops out the back of the monitor. If they were serious about not making this simply an "iPhone on Steroids", they would've thought of such details.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:39PM

bloody blisters Wrote:
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> ThePackLeader Wrote:
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> On my hard keyboard, I can
> > look away and watch tv while typing.
>
>
> it shows


Lol, I'm flattered.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Harry Tuttle ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:43PM

I fold...



WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> > That reminds me of this...
> >
> >
> > WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> > > Reminds me of this...
> > >
> > >
>
>
> I see you and raise you...
>
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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Elle Diabla ()
Date: January 28, 2010 11:48PM

UMPC's ftw.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: January 29, 2010 12:18AM


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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: ieesh ah ()
Date: January 29, 2010 01:33AM

eesh loves the new ipad


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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
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Date: January 29, 2010 03:34AM


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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: January 29, 2010 03:39AM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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> Another thing, adding on to what Gravis said
> regarding the lack of a hardware keyboard. Why
> didn't they just incorporate a sliding keyboard
> into the device? The best thing would be a HW
> keyboard that slides out, and can be bent to an
> angle, while a stand pops out the back of the
> monitor. If they were serious about not making
> this simply an "iPhone on Steroids", they would've
> thought of such details.


well apparently steve jobs has a deep-seeded hatred for (physical?) buttons, so i think he's doing everything in his power to get rid of all of them. i wonder if his doorbell is a touch sensor.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: i > u ()
Date: January 29, 2010 08:05AM

I wonder if his intercom system has a camera...

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 29, 2010 08:57AM

eesh Wrote:
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> Gravis Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > what i dont get is why anyone would want to use
> a
> > device lacking a keyboard as a full computer.
> > despite what some think, the keyboard is a key
> > element to the personal computer.
>
>
> LOL
>
> Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No
> Keyboard


That Onion piece is perfect. LOL!

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Shadow ()
Date: January 29, 2010 09:07AM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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> Another thing, adding on to what Gravis said
> regarding the lack of a hardware keyboard. Why
> didn't they just incorporate a sliding keyboard
> into the device? The best thing would be a HW
> keyboard that slides out, and can be bent to an
> angle, while a stand pops out the back of the
> monitor. If they were serious about not making
> this simply an "iPhone on Steroids", they would've
> thought of such details.

Because then it wouldn't be as light or as thin as it is now. It isn't meant to replace a regular computer, just supplement it.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 29, 2010 09:24AM

This appears to be quickly deteriorating into one of the worst product launches since New Coke. What a misfire for Apple.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: January 29, 2010 10:10AM

Penny Arcade, in a matter of days, went from this:

"I got my Zune a few days before the iPhone was announced.

It was a smartly manifested little brick to be sure, its combination of brown and green oddly compelling, but the iPhone represented an object so profound that multiple industries were warped by its mere proximity. You could hate the company utterly, vomiting at the sight of their vile and bitten crest, and then still tumble to this assertion's fundamental truth: that their portable computer, which is also a phone and a bunch of other shit, changed the world.

Now they want to make a really big version of it, to which I say yes."


To this:

"That iPad presentation had to be the worst thing I've even seen on on the Apple stage. There is a part where they - I am not making a joke - there is a part where they try to make creating spreadsheets seem awesome. Jilted may be the word. Of course, we're at the second wave of commentary now, the reflexive defense phase, but I've seen this practiced arc too many times to feel its pull. Apple didn't make a case for the device.

The end."


The iPad is being universally panned, it seems.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: jhey ()
Date: January 29, 2010 10:40AM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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> Penny Arcade, in a matter of days, went from
> this:
>
> "I got my Zune a few days before the iPhone was
> announced.
>
> It was a smartly manifested little brick to be
> sure, its combination of brown and green oddly
> compelling, but the iPhone represented an object
> so profound that multiple industries were warped
> by its mere proximity. You could hate the company
> utterly, vomiting at the sight of their vile and
> bitten crest, and then still tumble to this
> assertion's fundamental truth: that their portable
> computer, which is also a phone and a bunch of
> other shit, changed the world.
>
> Now they want to make a really big version of it,
> to which I say yes."
>
> To this:
>
> "That iPad presentation had to be the worst thing
> I've even seen on on the Apple stage. There is a
> part where they - I am not making a joke - there
> is a part where they try to make creating
> spreadsheets seem awesome. Jilted may be the word.
> Of course, we're at the second wave of commentary
> now, the reflexive defense phase, but I've seen
> this practiced arc too many times to feel its
> pull. Apple didn't make a case for the device.
>
> The end."
>
> The iPad is being universally panned, it seems.

I like the one where they talk about video games.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: January 29, 2010 12:22PM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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> Why
> didn't they just incorporate a sliding keyboard
> into the device? The best thing would be a HW
> keyboard that slides out, and can be bent to an
> angle, while a stand pops out the back of the
> monitor.

Because it is meant to be used in an easy chair or on a couch, like Jobs demonstrated. With a folding keyboard mechanism like you described, it wouldn't work on someone's lap. And you couldn't hold it ant type on it... too heavy and two awkward an angle to do it. And if you are going to use it on a desk they you'd be much better off with a laptop or netbook. And adding all of that would add to the weight, which is arguably already too much for gaming purposes.

Better to allow use of the Mac's wireless keyboard over Bluetooth for those that really want to use a physical keyboard with it occasionally.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: bloody blisters ()
Date: January 29, 2010 04:41PM

pgens Wrote:
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> hold it ant type on it...

thats dangerous. they have venom.
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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: pigeons ()
Date: January 29, 2010 04:44PM

bloody blisters Wrote:
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> >
> > hold it ant type on it...
>
> thats dangerous. they have venom.

LOL!1eleven!!1 yuo = teh suxorz!

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 29, 2010 05:45PM

Good I'm glad it's a FLOP.
Now maybe apple can COME THROUGH on thier advertisements
from the first iPhone (2g) when they said "the internet-internet" .
Geez, still NO FLASH PLAYER and still no laptop-teathering.

I'm getting tired of paying bills for a device that never met the
original first generation iPhones NATIONALLY ADVERTISED CLAIMS. While I pay out the nose for service, they are PISSING AROUND AT THE DRAWING BOARD working on GARBAGE LIKE THIS fucking "iPad".

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Vince(!) ()
Date: January 30, 2010 11:32AM

its not total shit and it keeps them in the competitive market. It needs Better LCD tech so you can read it in the sun thats all. LOL ROFL LMAO LOL-again! Nelson Point and Laugh (NPAL)

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 30, 2010 11:35AM

Vince(!) Wrote:
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> its not total shit and it keeps them in the
> competitive market. It needs Better LCD tech so
> you can read it in the sun thats all. LOL ROFL
> LMAO LOL-again! Nelson Point and Laugh (NPAL)


It's either a really good e-Reader or a really crappy Netbook. The problem is, it is twice as expensive as both.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: allivant ()
Date: January 31, 2010 08:57AM

it's not a good e-reader because no informed buyer would pick it over something like a kindle that has e-ink.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: allivant ()
Date: January 31, 2010 08:58AM

i say informed because i think a lot of apple buyers are just hipsters or sheep.

vaburbia.com

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: January 31, 2010 09:13AM

Well Mark Cuban loves the iPad, so it must be shit.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 05, 2010 10:59AM

*bump*



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8603599.stm

Apple says it sold more than 300,000 of its latest product, the iPad tablet computer, on its launch day in the US.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: April 05, 2010 11:03AM

eesh Wrote:
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> *bump*
>
>
>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8603599.stm
>
> Apple says it sold more than 300,000 of its latest
> product, the iPad tablet computer, on its launch
> day in the US.


There was a guy waiting in line at an Apple store who said, "If Apple made a toilet, I would buy it."



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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: April 05, 2010 11:14AM

eesh Wrote:
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> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8603599.stm
>
> Apple says it sold more than 300,000 of its latest
> product, the iPad tablet computer, on its launch
> day in the US.


next week's headline will be that 300,000 ipads were returned. ;P


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: April 05, 2010 11:26AM

Gravis Wrote:
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> eesh Wrote:
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> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8603599.stm
> >
> > Apple says it sold more than 300,000 of its
> latest
> > product, the iPad tablet computer, on its
> launch
> > day in the US.
>
>
> next week's headline will be that 300,000 ipads
> were returned. ;P

Wait until people realize it can't run Hulu or any other site with Flash. It's a $500 piece of shit.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: April 05, 2010 11:40AM

Even the guy who runs the major jailbroken apps site says it is unwieldy, apparently it is tough to hold without at least one finger on the touchscreen.

And an opener of 300k doesn't mean that is sustainable. I'm not saying it is or it isn't, but if the device ends up sucking people won't buy it. If it ends up rocking, then all of the people who were waiting on real-world, real-user reviews will buy it up.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: April 05, 2010 11:43AM

I'm sure that it is great for what it is meant to do (except for the lack of flash support), but I'm not going to buy one until it is more of a netbook and less of an oversized iPod.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Date: April 05, 2010 11:48AM

Gonads & Strife Wrote:
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> I'm sure that it is great for what it is meant to
> do (except for the lack of flash support), but I'm
> not going to buy one until it is more of a netbook
> and less of an oversized iPod.


I mean, a $200 Netbook can run Flash. Really, wtf is Jobs thinking?

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: April 05, 2010 11:49AM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> Wait until people realize it can't run Hulu or any
> other site with Flash. It's a $500 piece of shit.


to be fair, large sites have started supporting html5 video playback. safari is based on webkit which is implements many html5 capabilities. hulu isnt as popular as you may think but it's probably going to start supporting html5 as everyone else has begun to do. most small video sites use the open source flash player JW Player so it's goes to reason an open source html5 video player will/has been released soon/already and they will use that too.

video playback isnt going to be as restricted as you think. im hoping many people turn away from flash because they player is proprietary and has yet to be properly implemented via open source and probably never will be.


WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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> Gonads & Strife Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> > I'm sure that it is great for what it is meant to
> > do (except for the lack of flash support), but I'm
> > not going to buy one until it is more of a netbook
> > and less of an oversized iPod.
>
>
> I mean, a $200 Netbook can run Flash. Really, wtf
> is Jobs thinking?



that he is the head of an elite niche and his blind followers would buy it even if it didnt have a screen.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/05/2010 11:50AM by Gravis.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: April 05, 2010 11:52AM

It's pretty simple really.
If you have no need for it, don't buy it! No ones holding a gun to your head.

BTW, Flash is nearly dead and will be no longer be needed when everyone starts using HTML 5. YouTube and most of the sites that use Flash videos have already started making the switch. I believe that by the end of this year, Flash will be mostly gone.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: April 05, 2010 11:59AM

Numbers Wrote:
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> It's pretty simple really.
> If you have no need for it, don't buy it! No ones
> holding a gun to your head.
>
> BTW, Flash is nearly dead and will be no longer be
> needed when everyone starts using HTML 5. YouTube
> and most of the sites that use Flash videos have
> already started making the switch. I believe that
> by the end of this year, Flash will be mostly
> gone.


absolutely not. flash will live on for a long time. do you know how many online games are written in flash? "but why," you ask. the answer is because it's has much better tools to make it and is much faster than javascript (the counter part to actionscript) which is slow in every browser except chrome (v8 js engine ftw!).

there is also the issue about support. html5 does not have full support in any browser and IE wont be supporting it until IE9 which is likely to dawn in say... 5 years.

flash is alive and well, it's not java.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 05, 2010 04:18PM

WashingTone-Locian Wrote:
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>
>
> I mean, a $200 Netbook can run Flash. Really, wtf
> is Jobs thinking?


Nobody knows, Jobs apparently thinks there is an unseen demand for something between a laptop and a smartphone.

I think people one day will look back at the blind loyalty people give to Apple products and have a laugh.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: April 05, 2010 05:26PM

eesh Wrote:
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> I think people one day will look back at the
> blind loyalty people give to Apple products and
> have a laugh.


I don't think there are as many "blindly loyal" people as you think. The reason people like Apple computers is because they work well and are generally more reliable and easier to use than windows based machine. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

As far as mp3 players and stupid shit like that, people tend to gravitate towards the iPod because of the name more than the manufacturer.

The iPad is not something I'm interested in, but I know lots of people that are into ibooks and it's great for stuff like that, which is who it's aimed at. It's NOT meant to replace your laptop or desktop. It's simply an entertainment device and maybe also for presentations.

You guys make it seem like your offended by it somehow. If you don't like it, don't buy it and it will go away.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 05, 2010 06:50PM

Numbers Wrote:
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>
> You guys make it seem like your offended by it
> somehow. If you don't like it, don't buy it and it
> will go away.


It'll go the way of the dodo, no doubt about it. It's not about being offended by it as it is seeing the hype created around a product that had no previous demand. These 300k people that bought it are early-adopters, let's see how they like it half a year from now...

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: April 06, 2010 01:07AM

My sis wants one for her birthday, but I was thinking that she's better off just getting a laptop for around the same price (Or maybe even one for a couple hundred dollars more). What say you?

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Shadow ()
Date: April 06, 2010 08:02AM

All the complaints about no keyboard crack me up. You all sound like dinosaurs. A lot of people prefer the touch screen keyboard over a traditional one. Certainly easier to clean. :-)

Like many things, the first generation of the product tends to fall short of the goal. It will be interesting to see where it goes. I know people that computer geeks and old farts that can barely figure out how to start AOL that went and bought them. It's a new toy. People loves new toys.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 06, 2010 09:53AM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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> My sis wants one for her birthday, but I was
> thinking that she's better off just getting a
> laptop for around the same price (Or maybe even
> one for a couple hundred dollars more). What say
> you?



Acer makes great netbooks that start around $200.

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The iPad is a piece of shit
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 06, 2010 01:07PM

Yep, the iPad is a piece of shit through and through.


http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/ptech/04/06/ipad.wifi.problems/index.html?eref=rss_latest&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_latest+%28RSS%3A+Most+Recent%29



Users who rushed to snap up Apple's iPad are complaining within days of the slate computer's highly anticipated release that they're having trouble connecting it to the Internet.

Some users were saying their Wi-Fi connections were weak, while others were saying they weren't able to connect with Wi-Fi at all. Some users say laying the iPad on a flat surface exacerbates the problem.


Complaints, which predated widespread notice of the Wi-Fi issues, have centered around its lack of a camera, difficulty using its onscreen keyboard and the fact that users can't run more than one program at a time.

Like other Apple products, iPad does not run Flash, making some games and videos unusable.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: April 06, 2010 01:09PM


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Re: The iPad is a piece of shit
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: April 07, 2010 11:47PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Yep, the iPad is a piece of shit through and
> through.


the hardware itself is decent though underpowered. however, the software sucks and onscreen keyboards lack tactile feedback which is a large problem if you want to type fast.

the best way to utilize this device would be to have a stand for it, wireless keyboard and replace the OS completely.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/07/2010 11:48PM by Gravis.

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Re: The iPad is a piece of shit
Posted by: Troll@AOL ()
Date: April 08, 2010 12:12AM

With a USB port, Apple could give the iPad a hard keyboard, a camera, and a brand new shiny XXL chartreuse vibrating strap-on didlo, with pleasure bumps!

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Re: The iPad is a piece of shit
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: April 08, 2010 02:00AM

eesh Wrote:
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> Like other Apple products, iPad does not run
> Flash, making some games and videos unusable.


I almost forgot, that's yet another reason why I love my Android phone (Flash Lite is supported, and full Flash support should be introduced with the upcoming Android 2.1 firmware upgrade (This month I heard)).

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Re: The iPad is a piece of shit
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: April 27, 2010 01:33PM

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/7638376/iPad-users-targeted-by-hackers.html

Security experts have warned that Apple iPad users are being targeted by cyber criminals. Hackers are trying to dupe iPad owners in to downloading a fake iTunes update on their Windows computer, which, when installed, creates a backdoor for cyber criminals, allowing them to remotely access the machine or even use the computer to send spam messages.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: April 27, 2010 01:39PM

Goddamn hackers always tryin' to come in the back door...givin' my 'puter viruses..

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
Posted by: gffggf ()
Date: April 27, 2010 04:43PM

stop saying "64GB of RAM" you computer-illiterate tool.
the iPad has no versatile file system, better yet any file system expansion, and a crippled iPhone OS.

THEREFORE

it is worthless.

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Re: Wow. the iPad is total shit
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Date: February 18, 2012 04:04PM


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Re: The iPad is a piece of shit
Posted by: 4rgtgrefwe ()
Date: October 01, 2019 04:34PM

gerrymanderer2 (OP) posts several lies on ffu daily - many\.10think he's a fx co gov worker who is getting paid to do it for false DNC democrat "advertising". he floods ffu with useless posts to bump down major news, posts fecal matter, mutilated bodies, child porn, foreign drug ads and sneaker ads, tells people to kill themselves and government should seize them and put them on psych pills in prison - decided by democrat gov of course, promotes kangaroo courthouse trials, gives anti-religious rants, gives satanic ritual rants, posts black males with large dicks on white young females, portends white low birth rate and fall of USA, food tampering/poisoning, and anything possible to DEMORALIZE white people on ffu. (perhaps a chinese prisoner or isis member - but definitely knowledgeable of fx co gov from the inside at times). the website operator has told him "not to post or return" which are still posted - not removed, by the sysop: not because of a political leaning but for continual illegal and gross spam along with messages that are only to demoralize if not kill others. he/she plays at financial terrorism as well: continuall reporting false financial data, and fake emergency please from (fake members of the community he makes up)

G2 HAS BEEN POSTING ANTI-APPLE ADS ON FFU FOR SEVERAL YEARS - AND FOR MOST OF THOSE YEARS SIMPLY LYING ON FACTS NOT SIMPLE MIS-CONCEPTIONS

apple never said that iPad was a full multi-tasking CPU unix bearing device

AND IT WAS NOT APPLE'S FAULT

MOTOROLA WAS DESTROYED DURING THE PC WARS, their cpu, DEC cpu, and others were financially wiped out and closed down

apple didn't make chips they made everything but chips (to avoid being called a monopoly and for other reasons) and the suppliers they relied upon were attacked because apple relied on them

apple had to rewrite all of their software at huge cost because their chip supplied closed doors - it was horrible

sun microsystems and others too: that was part of the DOS/win95 v. unix wars - but the unix vendor wars were still ongoing and re-ignited. it was a damn mess and Clinton made it 1,000,000 worse by siding with asian products 100% of the time in law and USA grant $$$$ giveaways - literally funding the attack on apple, using asian PC in schools, firing college professors that didn't want to be a part of the war

g2 is too young and didn't read his history

even if he had - had he not the $4,000 for the best apple every upgrade he would have been stuck with linux "like everyone else" - and linux was $$$$ paid off at top levels to be steered to be a hostile foreign force of terrorism: code submitted with anonymous sources, patents and copyrights replaced by simple text alteration, tampering with intel support (that was FREE) to disuade linux users from using intel products: the list is ENDLESS and the list can be proven hands down in court

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Re: The iPad is a piece of shit
Posted by: ee3rfre ()
Date: October 01, 2019 04:39PM

it was not until apple was near exctinction and "somehow loyally stuck with american electronics" (incredible considering how badly they had been burned by politics in the USA) - forced to accept money from the company that did it to them (microsoft)

that they became price competitive with other INTEL BASED sales and a new apple was $2,000 not $4,000 bucks, and apple "allowed" cheaper models (now $1,000 even under) to be sold in apple stores

that is: apple might not even be "a choice" for the average joe with a paycheck if apple wasn't forced to switch to Intel chips and compete. they might still be a cadillac of computers that only the wealthy could afford.

ANYWAY - MAKING APPLE OUT TO BE EVIL IS ABSOLUTELY ABSURD. NO ONE PLAYED BY THE RULES AND HELPED CONSUMERS LIKE APPLE DID. NO ONE. (well, maybe ibm and solaris did - and got burned in the process like apple did)

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