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[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 11:05:07 EDT from Freakdog @ Uncensored

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Ah.



[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 11:20:13 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Ragnar - I'm wondering about those statistics.. It lists Samsung as under 1% while other articles..


https://www.vertoanalytics.com/chart-week-samsung-vs-apple-owns-smartphone-market/

say otherwise..


Are you certain about those statistics?

[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 11:27:50 EDT from Freakdog @ Uncensored

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Thu Jul 12 2018 11:20:13 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored
Ragnar - I'm wondering about those statistics.. It lists Samsung as under 1% while other articles..


https://www.vertoanalytics.com/chart-week-samsung-vs-apple-owns-smartphone-market/

say otherwise..


Are you certain about those statistics? 

Keeping in mind that those graphs are OS marketshare. If Samsung has its own OS on some devices, rather than Android, then yes, it's most likely less than one percent.



[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 12:57:18 EDT from kc5tja @ Uncensored

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I stumbled across this video which I thought would be of interest to folks.
Apologies if this is old news for folks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUaJ8pDlxi8

[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 14:02:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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So, enjo y y your commie OS, because clearly it's the American
hating countries that use it.

The number of iPhones found in a Starbucks proves that iOS users are ultra-communists who hate America.

But that's not the central point of the discussion. The point is that iMessage has an annoying button that wastes the time, bandwidth, and attention of non-iMessage users. It is a perfect example of the arrogance of people who design (and use) this feature. Not everyone in a conversation is sitting in a Starbucks sipping a soy latte and pushing the "like" button on their iASS device.

[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 16:43:19 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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I don't drink soy lattes... Americanos for the win.

[#] Thu Jul 12 2018 17:14:21 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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2018-07-12 16:43 from wizard of aahz
I don't drink soy lattes... Americanos for the win.



My drink as well!

[#] Fri Jul 13 2018 09:49:35 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I just go into S***bucks and wreck the bathrooms and sit at a table for hours without ordering anything. It's their new business model.

[#] Thu Aug 16 2018 14:38:59 EDT from petabyte @ Uncensored

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[#] Fri Aug 17 2018 06:10:48 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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(re: posting in UNIX)

Ah, stream of text that accidentally leaked into a message...

[#] Fri Aug 17 2018 10:22:58 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ah yes, the thread from 2013 where we were talking about the trashcan-shaped Mac Pro. Are they still building them in that shape?

<< queries DuckDuckGo ... leads to apple.com >>

Yup, they are ... and at only three times the cost of an equivalent PC. Nice!

But you can buy an off-brand equivalent for slightly less. Check it out:
[ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007MMDG3W/ref=twister_B00OKP3L6G ]

[#] Tue Aug 21 2018 08:53:07 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I'm running a trashcan at home. It was a big step backwards in terms of expandability for Apple. (I'd run two previous Pros, and was able to expand them easily.)



It was a triumph of engineering that no one needed or asked for.

This is where we needed an asshole like Jobs to say - Are you fucking stupid?
Pro users want expandability.

Thunderbolt connected devices are nice, but not what we need.


[#] Tue Aug 21 2018 13:55:35 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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But apparently anyone who wants a high end Mac is buying one anyway, so where's the downside for Apple.

Perhaps they should introduce a "peripheral expansion box" like the one available for the TI-99/4A.

That really was an attractive design.  I'd like to have one for my laptop.



[#] Tue Aug 21 2018 21:12:30 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I think that was the thought behind Thunderbolt, but the accessories never materialized.

Although recently I've seen eGPU's being used with laptops..... So weird.

[#] Fri Oct 12 2018 13:47:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Kanye West has proposed replacing Air Force One with an "iPlane" based on Shabtai Hirshberg's design:

This of course leads to the obvious question: what would an Apple-designed airplane look like?  The one in the photo above looks like a gumdrop iMac, so it's probably kind of dated.

A modern iPlane would probably have end-to-end glass with no visible seems between the window and the fuselage.  It would also have no way to fuel it, because Apple removed the filler pipe.  They expect you to fuel the plane using a very expensive and proprietary fuel truck that teleports the fuel into the tanks.

And of course, there is a bank of sensors in the cockpit that can be used to recognize other objects in the sky ... unfortunately, the pilots can no longer see out the front of the cockpit because the sensor bank created a big opaque notch in the window.



[#] Fri Oct 12 2018 14:04:32 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Well, certainly old-Apple would have those design concerns. Not as sure about new-Apple, in this post-Jobs world.

[#] Fri Oct 12 2018 16:28:25 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Both Apple and the government like over priced products so it would work.



[#] Wed Oct 17 2018 16:00:15 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Well, certainly old-Apple would have those design concerns. Not as
sure about new-Apple, in this post-Jobs world.

That's kind of the point. Jobs made radical changes for a reason, and the kind of people who bought Apple products loved them. Post-Jobs-Apple makes incremental Jobs-style radical changes but without corresponding increase in functionality. Sometimes there's actually a *decrease* in functionality (like the notch) or it ends up being a gimmick that no one finds useful (like the touchbar on their new laptops).

We need to dig up the corpses of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, lock them in a room, and tell them to START OVER.

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