Tim Cook of Apple: We Want to Ban the Bad People From Using Our Products

Say no more. I'll never buy Apple again.



Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:32 PM




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1 Of course.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 02:30 PM (ffYR/)

2 It's a f'n religion.

Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at December 05, 2018 02:30 PM (4YHTV)

3 No home? But I was first!

Posted by: Fringe at December 05, 2018 02:30 PM (k+Lj0)

4 Second!

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 02:31 PM (hrcfq)

5 I always look to sodomites for their expertise on sin

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at December 05, 2018 02:31 PM (tMsJ1)

6 Suckers of cock especially welcome

Posted by: Tim Cook at December 05, 2018 02:31 PM (FTPVM)

7 Get woke, go broke. I hope his shareholders sue his ass off ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Facial Scarring Survivor at December 05, 2018 02:31 PM (KuhHY)

8 You couldn't give me one of their Hipster Douchebag Products.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 02:31 PM (/NB++)

9 My Methodist faith informs me that Tim Cook just might be a bit light in his loafers.

Posted by: Hillary! at December 05, 2018 02:31 PM (hjaPQ)

10 So who was it in the early thread that said the Right was full of moral scolds? I think it may be time to revisit that little thought-nugget.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 02:32 PM (hLRSq)

11 Unless, of course, it's Trump hate. Orange man bad.

Posted by: Tim Cook at December 05, 2018 02:32 PM (FTPVM)

12 He looks like he hasn't gotten used to the #4 Horse Tail Butt Plug he put in that morning.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 02:32 PM (/NB++)

13 And he gets to decide what is "hate". PS: It's whatever he disagrees with.

Posted by: Chris M at December 05, 2018 02:32 PM (eAZVt)

14 Won an Apple iPod in a raffle once. Loaded one song on it. Set it to defaults and sold it.

Apple sucks. Always has, always will.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

15 GET WOKE, GO BROKE. Now in apple.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (pw+jk)

16 So who define "bad people" ? Oh, I see...

Posted by: SteveOReno, I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (OXR0l)

17 And is there an echo in here?

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (Zz0t1)

18 What I would give to hear Rush Limbaugh tell his audience what Ace just said about buying Apple products.

Posted by: ShainS -- Facial Scarring Survivor at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (KuhHY)

19 Not giving up my MacBook.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (vgwv+)

20 He said it twice!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (aKsyK)

21 I already don't use Apple products.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (XOBxb)

22 Since Google, makers of Android, feel the same, are conservatives permitted any technological devices or should we just kill ourselves so our betters can have the world they deserve.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (xQfPr)

23 This is where us flip phone guys get all smug.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (NLLmE)

24 Fuck Apple.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (AM1GF)

25 That's a man, baby!

Posted by: Shemp Smith at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (hjaPQ)

26 Yes, because a MAN whom only takes it in the ass from other MEN should be telling ME what a SIN is.......

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (Zz0t1)

27 "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."

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So, he's trying to divide in this very pair of sentences.

Take away his access to all the platforms!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (XSSCs)

28 Mmm-hmm. And who decides who the haters are Tim? Christ, Jobs never would have done this and he was an unreconstructed leftie--but he knew about business and alienating customers.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 02:34 PM (RD7QR)

29 Hate me two times, I'm going away.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 05, 2018 02:34 PM (aKsyK)

30 Rush "Apple Fanboy" Limbaugh hardest hit!
Ditto That big guy.

Posted by: Paladin at December 05, 2018 02:34 PM (JNKLN)

31 Great! It's also a "sin" to be ghey, so out of the church you pedos go!

Right? He's totally cool with that, yeah?

Posted by: Traddy at December 05, 2018 02:34 PM (GSJcT)

32
Screw Apple products. Just replaced the wife's Apple iphone with a Samsung.

Never a fan of proprietary shenanigans. They do nothing but eat away at your life.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 02:34 PM (e7O7B)

33 This is where us flip phone guys get all smug.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (NLLmE)


*fistbump*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 02:34 PM (hLRSq)

34 Damn, and I just finished my new Guillotine App

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 05, 2018 02:34 PM (FTPVM)

35 Anything but google.

Posted by: Sumdumchief at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (5ctK+)

36 Shaft has been banned because Shaft is a bad motherfu....

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (/tuJf)

37 Since Google, makers of Android, feel the same, are conservatives permitted any technological devices or should we just kill ourselves so our betters can have the world they deserve.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas


Time to learn how to build our own.

Don't laugh. Cell transmission chips can be got off the shelf. Pair it up with an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi, tack on a mic and speaker, and voila, phone. Not as fancy, but perfectly serviceable.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (AM1GF)

38 "You have no home here."

I wonder if he has one of those signs on the lawn in front of the estate?

Posted by: tu3031 at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (sf1AO)

39 Everything is nonstop "Types, Deletes" anymore.

There are two types of people.

People who need to [censored] now, and people who need to [censored] later.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (pgXNG)

40 And if you do not allow Freedom of Speech? You have no place in this damn country.

Its the only one in the WORLD that actually embraces that concept.

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (NgKpN)

41 A while back he even spouted off about not wanting the "wrong kind" of investors, not just users. It is almost as if he does not understand the term "fiduciary responsibility" to his shareholders.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (ffYR/)

42 Apple, the brand of NPCs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (+y/Ru)

43 I just bought myself another Windows phone. I figure MS wont be putting any effort into spying on me through a dead OS (besides the fact that its better than iOS or Android)

Posted by: Hullbreach in the Funboat at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (vtd+q)

44 and "division" is stated disagreement with Tim Cook.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (g75u+)

45 I really want a tablet; a big screen tablet that does 'phone calls. Don't want a cell phone, don't want a small screen smart phone. Want a big tablet that does phone calls and has a built in 20 megapixel camera.

Because I want a tablet to take with me and I want something that makes phone calls.

Am I asking too much?

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (hrcfq)

46 When you only have 2 major phone OS's available to you, you're largely fubar.

I want my Motorola T series flip phone back.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (Zz0t1)

47 Apple has no new products in their pipeline. They are doomed anyway. It is Jobs' curse to have Apple die when he is not innovating the company. It has happened three times, now four, in my memory. The Pepsi exec nearly killed the company. Cook just may succeed.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (pw+jk)

48 18 What I would give to hear Rush Limbaugh tell his audience what Ace just said about buying Apple products.
Posted by: ShainS -- Facial Scarring Survivor at December 05, 2018 02:33 PM (KuhHY)



Oooh...awkward. Is Rush an Applephile?

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (NLLmE)

49 So my phone options are Apple or Google.

And no I don't have an option of not using a smart phone any longer.

We are so fucked.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (HcDrP)

50 >>"You have no home here."


What is : Stuff Tim Cooke's Father said to him when he came out of the closet?

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (/NB++)

51 Rush's morning update was about this. He said he's done promoting and defending Apple.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (jMd7P)

52 Push Division - like banning people you don't agree with.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (37IEG)

53 I think a class action suit against Cook is the way to go. As a shareholder I have standing.

Apple needs a new CEO.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (hyuyC)

54 Ah, theocracy - forever descending on the Right, only to erupt on the Left.*

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (7TCRf)

55
Hope Granny stays out of this thread. Seeing double out of one eye can't be good.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (e7O7B)

56 My wife and middle daughter still use Apple products. My other daughter chose a Samsung this time. I'll need to work on the other two. The main draw for my wife is that God damned proprietary "Facetime". The last decent product Apple made was the IIe.

Posted by: Chris M at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (eAZVt)

57 Tim Cook backtracking on statement with "clarifications" in 4, 3, 2, ....

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (hLRSq)

58 37 Don't laugh. Cell transmission chips can be got off the shelf. Pair it up with an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi, tack on a mic and speaker, and voila, phone. Not as fancy, but perfectly serviceable.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (AM1GF)

But instead of actually teaching people how to code on an Arduino, instead it's easier to look down one's nose at them for being too stupid to figure it out on their own.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (pgXNG)

59 52 Push Division - like banning people you don't agree with.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (37IEG)

============

No one accused him of being particularly smart or self-aware.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (XSSCs)

60 Once more, I am first!

Posted by: Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (37IEG)

61 But Tim, you are wrong- it is a sin. And if we can get your exemption repealed from lawsuits for censoring content, that point will be made more fircefully.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, drinking commences soon at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (LISuA)

62 ....I hate Pixy's version of the "Colon P".

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (pgXNG)

63 43 I just bought myself another Windows phone. I figure MS wont be putting any effort into spying on me through a dead OS (besides the fact that its better than iOS or Android)
Posted by: Hullbreach in the Funboat at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (vtd+q)

>>>> It IS better.

Posted by: Traddy at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (GSJcT)

64 Apple has been going down hill under Cook. Other companies are already kicking their ass in terms of innovation and usability. It's only a matter of time before Apple completely tanks. I have an iphone and Mac, but I am wary about buying new because they are meant to crash a burn after a few years so that you have buy the new versions. It's bullshit and everyone knows it.

Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (4YHTV)

65
Does Rush Limbaugh have bad thoughts?
He loves Apple products doesn't he?

Posted by: Glenn John at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (LilNs)

66 Oooh...awkward. Is Rush an Applephile?

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 02:35 PM (NLLmE)

I believe I heard him un-Apple himself this morning on his daily Rush minute. But don't quote me, I was half asleep.

Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (DJFLF)

67 John Stossel had a video rejected from youtube today. Because he points out that Socialism inevitably leads to political violence.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, drinking commences soon at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (LISuA)

68 I saw Push Division open for Electronic at the Hacienda in 1990. I think. I was pretty fucked up at the time

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2018 02:38 PM (g75u+)

69 Why do I suspect that this move won't be accretive to shareholder value? Where's his board?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 02:38 PM (hYcqw)

70 To prove you are without sin, you must fck me in the ass. But first, you will blow me.

Posted by: Tim Cook at December 05, 2018 02:38 PM (DuAZ5)

71 But, but, it must be cool, I have to make an appointment at their store to buy things!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 02:38 PM (37IEG)

72 So Timmy....will we see this in the new EULA?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 05, 2018 02:38 PM (0tfLf)

73 What are the Commandments of this new religion? Are there more than ten?

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 05, 2018 02:38 PM (lwiT4)

74 They all suck. Apple. Google. Zuckerbook. Twatter. All of them.
Microsoft only gets a mild pass from me because they said all the right things when taking the FED.GOV's big data business when all the rest said we ain't gonna help no war machine.

Posted by: DocJ at December 05, 2018 02:38 PM (IbD2v)

75 I've always had a soft spot in my shriveled, black heart for megalomaniac commie technocrats. But what is this "sin" of which he speaks?

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Joe Stalin at December 05, 2018 02:38 PM (vtcmf)

76 oh, you'll get getting a P in your colon.

Posted by: Tim Cook at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (g75u+)

77 I'm serious... we need a Law saying that businesses must embrace the Bill of Rights, or they are not welcome to do business in the US.

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (NgKpN)

78 64 Apple has been going down hill under Cook. Other companies are already kicking their ass in terms of innovation and usability. It's only a matter of time before Apple completely tanks. I have an iphone and Mac, but I am wary about buying new because they are meant to crash a burn after a few years so that you have buy the new versions. It's bullshit and everyone knows it.
Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (4YHTV)

Install a linux or even better, a BSD on the mac. That is what I'm doing with my older MacBook Pro.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (vgwv+)

79 Shaft has been banned because Shaft is a bad motherfu....

-
If Philip K. Dick did Shaft:

Who's the black private dick
That's a sex robot to all the chicks?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (+y/Ru)

80 49 So my phone options are Apple or Google.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 05, 2018 02:36 PM (HcDrP)

No, there are plenty of options if you can do without the latest facebutt app, instagram / whatever

Posted by: Hullbreach in the Funboat at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (vtd+q)

81 Yet his side is the most vile of the language on the internet.

You should look in the mirror, rump wrangler.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

82 I would love to see Apple get the Wang treatment.


Remember Wang?

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (/NB++)

83
Who are the brain police?

Posted by: Frank Zappa at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (LilNs)

84 If this means I'll quit getting solicitations in my email to subscribe to Apple Music, I might go for it.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (sf1AO)

85 68 I saw Push Division open for Electronic at the Hacienda in 1990. I think. I was pretty fucked up at the time
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2018 02:38 PM (g75u+)

Johnny Marr pissed me off with his stupid Anti-Trump crap at Fuji Rock earlier this year.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (pgXNG)

86 >>2 It's a f'n religion.

This is what is now to be expected from these folks.

We've come a long way from the time when a corporation's highest and best purpose was to manufacture a product that the buying public wants, and to return a profit to its shareholders. Now that the progressives have succeeded in using terms like Corporate Social Responsibility to force them to act like real flesh-and-blood citizens and not just legal ones, we'll get more and more of this.

What's worse, these tech giants are performing many of the functions in the public square that were once only the purview of governments, and they use their private corporation status to evade First Amendment requirements - unless they themselves want to speak, of course.

It's going to get worse.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (iuFgi)

87 You know, I have an Apple I-phone (company phone, not my personal property) and it's a really nice piece of technology.
I have bought I-Pods in the past for my kids when they were younger.

Which Tim Cook had absolutely nothing to do with. He's not as smart as Steve Jobs was on his worst day as CEO of Apple. And in many ways, Jobs was a real jerk.
So what?

So now, who's the one preaching division and hatred? Tim Cook is trying to "other" everybody who doesn't share his view? What is he, some kind of Prophet of Silicon Valley? What a dork.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (vcOmj)

88 Censorship is good if it's done by the right people.

Posted by: ... at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (qaxeu)

89 I've had my flip phone for about 10 years. The back got loose and started falling off, so I glued it on yesterday.

I'm one cool high-tech dude.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (hjaPQ)

90 78- thanks for tip, I'll look into it!

Posted by: Velveteen Mongoose at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (4YHTV)

91 Rush Limbaugh hardest hit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (ptqGC)

92 Three years ago Buzzfeed was a killer company, valued at unbelievably high numbers. Now they can barely make payroll.

Take note Apple.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, drinking commences soon at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (LISuA)

93 To my knowledge I have never purchased anything from Apple. I can't imagine why anyone would. Especially lately

Apple has been going down hill under Cook. Other companies are already kicking their ass in terms of innovation and usability.

Exactly. They're only surviving on reputation, customer loyalty, and a fading, tattered perception of cool from over a decade ago.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (39g3+)

94 Cook was forced to say that to upgrade his Social Credit Score.

Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (DJFLF)

95 True censorship has never been tried before.

Posted by: ... at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (qaxeu)

96 Install a linux or even better, a BSD on the mac. That is what I'm doing with my older MacBook Pro.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (vgwv+)


especially since the Mac OS has been a bastardized Linux kernel for decades......"Innovative!!!"

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (Zz0t1)

97 Apple has been going down hill under Cook.

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Heh heh. You said, "going down."

Posted by: Beavis and Butthead at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (+y/Ru)

98 22 Since Google, makers of Android, feel the same, are conservatives permitted any technological devices or should we just kill ourselves so our betters can have the world they deserve.
Posted by: Laughing in Texas

..

Yeah. FU Apple but in the slowly then suddenly way that things progress, seems like we could all get deplatformed between Christmas and New year's.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (sCdm5)

99 Why do I suspect that this move won't be accretive to shareholder value? Where's his board?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 02:38 PM


When did he say this? The stock dropped $10 a share in the past week.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (e7O7B)

100 Not giving up my MacBook.

Yeah, I'm pretty locked into the Apple ecosystem (used Apple products since 1984), but there are still things you can do.

For example, I am in the prime income/nerd demographic to buy an Apple Watch - won't do it, because of Apple's policies.

I don't replace Apple gear unless it breaks, and I no longer get the top-of-the-line stuff. Don't use Apple Pay, Apple Music, etc. Bottom line - Apple gets probably half the revenue per year from me that it used to.

Just my hearty FU to Tim Cook.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 05, 2018 02:41 PM (I2/tG)

101 I'm here to suck dick and fuck ass. And I'm all out of ass.

Posted by: Tim Cook at December 05, 2018 02:41 PM (eAZVt)

102 >>> "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."


Who is pushing what again, Pot?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at December 05, 2018 02:41 PM (1g7ch)

103 Rush Limbaugh hardest hit.

I kinda give him and his generation a break, because they know very little about tech and Apple gave them free stuff so they were wowed by its pedestrian features and mindless ease of use. He's an Apple sycophant but hopefully that changes over time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:41 PM (39g3+)

104 This is what happens when you give a gay kid who was bullied in HS power.

Posted by: MAGA69 at December 05, 2018 02:41 PM (ZuY0G)

105 Good for you, Tim! I don't like the bad people either! Especially the ones who think I'm really stupid!

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (sf1AO)

106 #82. I would love to see Apple get the Wang treatment.




I think Timmy gets a lot of wang treatments. Probably can't get enough wang treatments

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (OLCnA)

107 Yeah, I'm pretty locked into the Apple ecosystem (used Apple products since 1984), but there are still things you can do.

Tim Cook and the hard leftists who hate you, thank you for your support.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (39g3+)

108 94 Cook was forced to say that to upgrade his Social Credit Score.
Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (DJFLF)

/Golf Clap


I rate this as... True...

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (NgKpN)

109 Freedom of speech is like food, not for everybody.

Posted by: Joe Stalin at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (+y/Ru)

110 I think Apple is the best device for posting hate.

Posted by: Roland THTG at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (88+cf)

111 I've never spent a dime on Apple's overpriced and overhyped products, and plan to keep my record intact.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (Z4rgH)

112 They know everything about us,how long before they decide we dan't buy their products even if we want to?

Posted by: steevy at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (BXMxN)

113 Cook was forced to say that to upgrade his Social Credit Score.
Posted by: kallisto


Get the App! Now only available in China, but coming soon to YOU!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (vcOmj)

114 I have an old I-Pod Mrs. John bought me many years ago.
Doesn't hold a charge worth a shit.

Posted by: Glenn John at December 05, 2018 02:43 PM (LilNs)

115 I'll stick with Western Electric, thanks.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 05, 2018 02:43 PM (FTlwv)

116
Sure, I'll take Timmy's word on what constitutes a "sin".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 02:43 PM (pNxlR)

117 "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."
_______________

lol

We don't wanna be divisive, so we're dividing people into two groups: good and bad. And we don't wanna push hate, so we're telling the bad people that we hate that they can't use our products, and if they do, we'll encourage our cult members to do violence to them.

All in the name of love and unity, of course!

Posted by: Timmy Cook, clueless dimwit hypocrite at December 05, 2018 02:43 PM (fqUgw)

118 Tim Cooke can have my cell phone when he pries it from my cold dea..arrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhh!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at December 05, 2018 02:43 PM (ymnmz)

119 111 I've never spent a dime on Apple's overpriced and overhyped products, and plan to keep my record intact.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (Z4rgH)

=============

I honestly never liked any of their UIs.

I was too entrenched in Windows and then Android to break from what I had.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 02:43 PM (XSSCs)

120 "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."

Oh, so you're publishers and editors now? Sounds good to me.

Posted by: Defamation Suits at December 05, 2018 02:43 PM (NF2Bf)

121 "No, there are plenty of options..."

Not when your corporate IT systems are integrated with only two phone OSes.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 05, 2018 02:43 PM (HcDrP)

122 Just my hearty FU to Tim Cook.
Posted by: The ARC of History at December 05, 2018 02:41 PM (I2/tG)

Oh... please?

Quick, check the database for his number... and if he has one of our phones, where he's at...

Posted by: Tim Cook at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (NgKpN)

123 82 I would love to see Apple get the Wang treatment.

Remember Wang?


Wang, not particularly; by the time I saw any, they were just run-of-the-mill PCs.

Hwang, on the other hand...

K. Philip Hwang, founder of TeleVideo, was an alumnus of the university I attended. He had donated a lab full of TeleVideo 802 CP/M machines attached to a central 806 server to the EE department. As a student, I was employed as a flunky by the EE student lab. One day, Hwang showed up to see the lab he had donated.

About an hour before he arrived, a lightning strike blew up the power transformer attached to the EE building, putting us all in darkness. So they had to show Hwang around by flashlight while us flunkies went over to the student union building for a round of bowling.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (xGZ+b)

124 Coming from the CEO of the company that releases updates to force their devices to perform slower so users get frustrated and buy new ones.

How were they not fined to their death for that?

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (Zz0t1)

125 82 I would love to see Apple get the Wang treatment.


Remember Wang?
Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (/NB++)

Yes, from last night's orgy...

Posted by: Tim "Not Steve Jobs" Cook at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (RD7QR)

126 Yeah, fine, except...if your kid's school or your office has chosen Apple products you have no freakin' choice.

Cute trick there, Apple!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (W+vEI)

127 And yes progressivism is a religion. It literally has become a faith, a religious system with all the trappings except its atheist. They have an apocalypse (global warming), sacraments (abortion), commandments, vestments, priests, codes of ethics, even special language. Every year they get closer to being open and honest about this.

I said this yesterday but I believe its a matter of time before the leftist religion has churches.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (39g3+)

128 Rush Limbaugh hardest hit.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (ptqGC)

----------

From upthread comments, apparently Rush jumped off the Apple bandwagon and Fanboidom this morning, after hearing Cook's comments.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (ffYR/)

129 Tim Cook has a dilemma. He thinks mean people suck but if they suck how can they be mean people?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (+y/Ru)

130 96 Install a linux or even better, a BSD on the mac. That is what I'm doing with my older MacBook Pro.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 02:39 PM (vgwv+)

especially since the Mac OS has been a bastardized Linux kernel for decades......"Innovative!!!"
Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:40 PM (Zz0t1)

Actually, it is a Mach BSD kernel that Apple freely borrowed from-and unlike linux, the BSD folks are perfectly fine with that. FYI-Linux is a whole different kernel architecture.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (vgwv+)

131 I use my iPad all the time. Is there a good alterntive? On the other hand, I alredy have it. I don't know what good it will do to trash it.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (lwiT4)

132 Yeah,let's pretend the other tech giants are NOT just as left wing as Apple because I prefer their products.LOL

Posted by: steevy at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (BXMxN)

133 "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division,

---

What does he have against math?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (NF7WJ)

134 I'll stick with Western Electric, thanks.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 05, 2018 02:43 PM (FTlwv)
++++++++
Phone? Yes.
Door stop? Sure.
Blunt weapon? Easily.
All at once? Certainly achievable.

Those Westex phones - all of them - are great. I am toying with buying a Western Electric payphone for my house just because I know it will last probably 250 years under residential duty cycle...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 02:45 PM (hYcqw)

135 112 They know everything about us,how long before they decide we dan't buy their products even if we want to?

Posted by: steevy at December 05, 2018 02:42 PM (BXMxN)

Well then we just need our own products. Coming soon, the MoronPhone. Maybe the branding needs some work.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 02:45 PM (XOBxb)

136 123
82 I would love to see Apple get the Wang treatment.



Remember Wang?



Wang, not particularly; by the time I saw any, they were just run-of-the-mill PCs.



Hwang, on the other hand...



K. Philip Hwang, founder of TeleVideo, was an alumnus of the
university I attended. He had donated a lab full of TeleVideo 802 CP/M
machines attached to a central 806 server to the EE department. As a
student, I was employed as a flunky by the EE student lab. One day,
Hwang showed up to see the lab he had donated.



About an hour before he arrived, a lightning strike blew up the
power transformer attached to the EE building, putting us all in
darkness. So they had to show Hwang around by flashlight while us
flunkies went over to the student union building for a round of bowling.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (xGZ+b)



Who said the WANG Treatment?????!!!!!

Posted by: Shemp at December 05, 2018 02:45 PM (ymnmz)

137 I wonder if Tim Cook realizes how much he sounds like the late cult leader Jim Jones when he says shit like this?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 05, 2018 02:45 PM (fqUgw)

138 Tim Cook and the hard leftists who hate you, thank you for your support.

My spending on Apple products this year was zero.

My planned spending on Apple products next year is also zero.

If you only replace Apple stuff when it breaks, that does not give Apple much of a revenue stream.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 05, 2018 02:45 PM (I2/tG)

139 Remember. Left-fascists gotta fasc.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 05, 2018 02:45 PM (AFztM)

140 It is a sin to not worship the devil.

Posted by: Tim Cook at December 05, 2018 02:45 PM (eAZVt)

141 >>What does he have against math?


HE HATES THESE DENOMINATORS!

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 02:45 PM (/NB++)

142 We don't wanna be divisive, so we're dividing people into two groups: good and bad. And we don't wanna push hate, so we're telling the bad people that we hate that they can't use our products, and if they do, we'll encourage our cult members to do violence to them.

All in the name of love and unity, of course!
Posted by: Timmy Cook, clueless dimwit hypocrite


Hate has no home at Apple, Inc.

Especially for you stupid right wing fuckers!

You can all go to Hell!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 05, 2018 02:45 PM (vcOmj)

143 On the other hand, I already have it. I don't know what good it will do to trash it.

Plenty of alternative tablets, just when it comes time to replace the thing in a year or two, don't buy Apple.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (39g3+)

144 "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."

Oh, so you're publishers and editors now? Sounds good to me.
Posted by: Defamation Suits at December 05, 2018 02:43 PM (NF2Bf)

Works for me, too.

Posted by: Punitive Damage Awards at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (wMHPW)

145 131 I use my iPad all the time. Is there a good alterntive? On the other hand, I alredy have it. I don't know what good it will do to trash it.
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (lwiT4)

============

You'll just spend more money on replacing something. Apple won't feel it at all.

I'd keep it and just never buy anything through the App Store.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (XSSCs)

146 Remember the good old days when manufacturers just wanted as many as people as possible to buy their shit?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (pmhkb)

147 The presumption in that statement tells you all you need to know about the left. The reality is it's fine to hate as long as you hate the right people (read as: people on the right).

Posted by: IanDeal at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (4zQrR)

148 >>"We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."




Says the guy that decided an entire state was hateful, decided to write them off, for simply protecting religious people and those who didn't want men in the women's room/dressing room/locker room.

Spare me your morality lectures, buddy.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (W+vEI)

149 >>>We Want to Ban the Bad People From Using Our Products

Would that include the MS-13 stabby guy?

Posted by: m at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (eJj1Q)

150 I said this yesterday but I believe its a matter of time before the leftist religion has churches.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (39g3+)


Maybe they can buy up all the old Episcoplk properties on the market

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (lwiT4)

151 I wonder if Tim Cook realizes how much he sounds like the late cult leader Jim Jones when he says shit like this?
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at December 05, 2018 02:45 PM (fqUgw)


It's cute you think he cares......

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (Zz0t1)

152 If you only replace Apple stuff when it breaks, that does not give Apple much of a revenue stream.

You know what gives them even less? Not buying Apple products at all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (39g3+)

153 Hate has no homo, eh Tim?

GFY

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (xJa6I)

154 ORANGE MAN BAD. ITERATING... ITERATING...
ORANGE MAN FOLLOWERS FOUND. ORANGE MAN FOLLOWERS CLASS INHERITANCE == BAD.

-RM BAD *.*

-CookBot subroutine

Posted by: Sporkatus at December 05, 2018 02:46 PM (HtLSE)

155 Friends don't let friends use Apple.

Less power, less software, costs more, and if it breaks, the only people who can fix it are at the company store.

Plus, their weird fetish about not using standard cables, nor giving you ports...

Why would anyone want anything to do with a company like that?

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (J+mig)

156 132 Yeah,let's pretend the other tech giants are NOT just as left wing as Apple because I prefer their products.LOL
Posted by: steevy at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (BXMxN)

Yup, seen the MS NBC crap?

or MSN?

You know... MICROSOFT

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (NgKpN)

157 Tim Cook is insane

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (EGSGm)

158 "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence:

We hate you, we exclude you from our platform, and we hope you die. Peace!"

Posted by: Tim Cook at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (C78No)

159 Oooh...awkward. Is Rush an Applephile?

____


Yes, Rush is a Technophile in general and an Applephile in particular.

Posted by: ShainS -- Facial Scarring Survivor at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (KuhHY)

160 >>Three years ago Buzzfeed was a killer company, valued at unbelievably high numbers. Now they can barely make payroll.

And then they published a phony Russian dossier in an attempt to take down a president and that was the beginning of the end.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (/tuJf)

161 Do repeated violations of the poop chute constitute sin, per se?

Posted by: Tim Crook at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (vtcmf)

162 I said this yesterday but I believe its a matter of time before the leftist religion has churches.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (39g3+)
+++++++++
They have them. Universities are their cloisters, government buildings are their ecclesiastical buildings and the media is for public praise and condemnation as appropriate. They don't have a church for regular folks to go every week, but they have digital analogues like Facebook and Twitter.

I think we're already there!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (hYcqw)

163 What's that Robot Lassie? Timmy's fallen down a well and you won't let him up?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (+y/Ru)

164 What's telling is how smoothly the sin of "division" has been conflated with the sins of "hate" and "violence." I'm sure our moral and intellectual superiors will tells where the lane markers are between genuine disagreement over policy issues and "division."

Also, Tim Cook went to Auburn, so there's one more reason to hate on Alabama Cow College.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (oNFAg)

165 >>"We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."


Can I at least come inside to say goodbye to the child laborers?

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (/NB++)

166 In memory(?)/understudy of Palp:

REMOVE FRUITBOX

Posted by: Sporkatus at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (HtLSE)

167 Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (NgKpN)

Yup.

There's no 'good' tech giant.

But I can deny Tim Cook my essence. And my dollars.

But mostly my essence.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (xJa6I)

168 Western Electric payphone


I tried to break one once. Anger management issues and poor impulse control.

"Tried" - didn't try real hard; would have been too much work.

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (hrcfq)

169 >>What does he have against math?


Well, he's only upset with certain fractions of the population...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (W+vEI)

170 Hate has no home here, and I really hate that half of the population!

Posted by: Tim Cook at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (eAZVt)

171 "...has no home here"
He is the Hillary Clinton of the trite and banal utterances. Stale as 2 week old bread, but is positive he is originally clever.

Posted by: washrivergal at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (rE1pK)

172 They have them. Universities are their cloisters, government buildings are their ecclesiastical buildings and the media is for public praise and condemnation as appropriate.

Yeah but they'll have regular centers of teaching and worship, actual buildings set aside for weekly gatherings to sing songs, etc. Donations collected, sermons given. They'll call it different things, but I expect it within 5 years.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (39g3+)

173 Tim cook probably loves him some Judge Sturla.

Posted by: LASue at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (wMHPW)

174 Concertina wire, flames, pineAPPLE, Tim Cook's badly prolapsed rectum.

Some assembly required.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (k2Hcx)

175 If you're thinking of getting rid of an Apple product in protest, sell it used. No money for Apple and it cannibalizes market share for new products.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (XOBxb)

176 160 >>Three years ago Buzzfeed was a killer company, valued at unbelievably high numbers. Now they can barely make payroll.

And then they published a phony Russian dossier in an attempt to take down a president and that was the beginning of the end.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (/tuJf)

Sniff. Sniff.

*wipes tear from eye*

I love happy stories.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (xJa6I)

177 172 They have them. Universities are their cloisters, government buildings are their ecclesiastical buildings and the media is for public praise and condemnation as appropriate.

Yeah but they'll have regular centers of teaching and worship, actual buildings set aside for weekly gatherings to sing songs, etc. Donations collected, sermons given. They'll call it different things, but I expect it within 5 years.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (39g3+)

============

Tumblr?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (XSSCs)

178 Tim Cook doesn't care if this causes some people to boycott his products. Apple is transitioning into a luxury brand. He knows full well that the Cloud People who can afford his $1000 phones are on his side.

Posted by: Brewdog at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (oNFAg)

179 Yeah,let's pretend the other tech giants are NOT just as left wing as Apple because I prefer their products.LOL
Posted by: steevy at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (BXMxN)


Not seeing anyone really pimping other products, other than some Linux or BSD or whatever garbage.......Google sucks. Apple sucks.....I WANT FLIP PHONE BACK.....

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (Zz0t1)

180 man is a genius. he knows where there stock is headed in the long run and wants to get out there with the no hate thing so he can blame the performance on haters and the fact that haters hate him being an ass wrangler.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (MTjB1)

181 Maybe they can buy up all the old Episcoplk properties on the market
Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 05, 2018 02:46

...

The value of their real estate holdings is pretty astronomical. Manhattan especially, iirc

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 02:50 PM (sCdm5)

182 Does Tim Cooke moonlight selling vacuums?



Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at December 05, 2018 02:50 PM (ymnmz)

183 Those Westex phones - all of them - are great. I am toying with buying a Western Electric payphone for my house just because I know it will last probably 250 years under residential duty cycle...
Posted by: Joe Mannix


Pro tip: They're a bitch to carry when you go to the grocery store.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 02:50 PM (c3AZU)

184 Hubris comes before Nemesis..

Gay Man lecturing about SIN?

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 02:50 PM (NgKpN)

185

Message to Ace or any COB: lots of, as in LOTS OF, cleanup needed on the previous thread. Serious, you guys.

Posted by: BJM at December 05, 2018 02:50 PM (O74hG)

186 Hate has no home here, and I really hate that half of the population!

Technically, Tim, it's 80% of the population. Hold it- 80% of the population is gay... Oh, I don't know, we'll let the climate scientists fuck with the math.

Posted by: Tom Arnold at December 05, 2018 02:50 PM (C78No)

187 The value of their real estate holdings is pretty astronomical. Manhattan especially, iirc
Posted by: TexasDan at D




not now. residential is down 13 percent yoy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 02:51 PM (MTjB1)

188 Tumblr?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (XSSCs)

Didn't you hear? Tumblr decided that it's user base is too large and is in the process of committing suicide by banning all porn.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 02:51 PM (KUaJL)

189 >>And then they published a phony Russian dossier in an attempt to take down a president and that was the beginning of the end.


Don't forget their penchant for doxing!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 05, 2018 02:51 PM (W+vEI)

190 Tim cook probably loves him some Judge Sturla.
Posted by: LASue at December 05, 2018 02:48 PM (wMHPW)


I can tell you how his ass tastes!!

Posted by: Tim Cocksuck at December 05, 2018 02:51 PM (Zz0t1)

191 Pro tip: They're a bitch to carry when you go to the grocery store.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 02:50 PM (c3AZU)
+++++++++
True, but worth it - you get the coin box with it that way!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 02:51 PM (hYcqw)

192 36 Shaft has been banned because Shaft is a bad motherfu....


No, you misunderstand. Mr. Cook is a shaft enthusiast.

Posted by: human at December 05, 2018 02:51 PM (0CeRG)

193 184
Hubris comes before Nemesis..



Gay Man lecturing about SIN?

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 02:50 PM (NgKpN)


A guy who sells apple phones to Antifa goons to organize their flash mob violence lectures about hate and division.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at December 05, 2018 02:51 PM (ymnmz)

194 188 Tumblr?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (XSSCs)

Didn't you hear? Tumblr decided that it's user base is too large and is in the process of committing suicide by banning all porn.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 02:51 PM (KUaJL)

===========

I look forward to the blowback when the first transgendered page gets deleted.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 02:51 PM (XSSCs)

195 Message to Ace or any COB: lots of, as in LOTS OF, cleanup needed on the previous thread.

I wasn't that bad on Forged in Fire

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:51 PM (39g3+)

196 162 They have them. Universities are their cloisters, government buildings are their ecclesiastical buildings and the media is for public praise and condemnation as appropriate. They don't have a church for regular folks to go every week, but they have digital analogues like Facebook and Twitter.

I think we're already there!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 02:47 PM (hYcqw)

The only things missing are the mandatory rooms designated for The Two Minutes Hate.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 02:52 PM (pgXNG)

197 78 Install a linux or even better, a BSD on the mac. That is what I'm doing with my older MacBook Pro.

Lucky you. I tend to wind up with odd machines that have something funny about them.

I first got involved in the Mac world around the beige G3 time. The particular model I have straddles the new and old worlds, so no one has ever figured out how to reliably boot a non-MacOS operating system on them. When I had Linux running on it, I had to boot into MacOS and from there into Linux.

I have a Mac Mini that I dearly love, which replaced my old Mac Mini that the world left behind. The old Mac Mini is the model that has a 64-bit processor, but 32-bit UEFI, so you have to play all kinds of non-obvious games to get Linux installed on it. Haven't yet bothered to figure out the magic (I have three Raspberry Pis of various vintages lying around, you see...).

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 02:52 PM (NmR1a)

198 The incredibly bad news is that this alien, loathsome bigot, who has the civic values of a North Korean secret policeman, is rich because of these stupid toys his company makes.


The much, much worse news is that just about the entire tech industry is populated by people who are as alien, and pernicious, and arrogant, and ignorant, and hateful.


Enjoy!

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 02:52 PM (QDnY+)

199 This thread has me seeing double.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 05, 2018 02:52 PM (ptqGC)

200 Yeah but they'll have regular centers of teaching and worship, actual buildings set aside for weekly gatherings to sing songs, etc. Donations collected, sermons given. They'll call it different things, but I expect it within 5 years.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December

...

TED talks are pretty much this.

In other news, my family tends to refer to the sort of uptalky pep-sermons that seem most popular these days as TED talks, too.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 02:52 PM (sCdm5)

201 The apple is the fruit of the knowledge of evil.

Posted by: Roy at December 05, 2018 02:52 PM (9rXxD)

202 I am toying with buying a Western Electric payphone for my house just because I know it will last probably 250 years under residential duty cycle...
========

We thought it would be a good decision too.....

Posted by: Mike and Carol Brady at December 05, 2018 02:53 PM (vg8iE)

203 While i'd love to tell Cook to go to hell and never buy another iphone, my other option is... google. So that's a non starter. Also Cook's not an old school apple guy he came from adobe, you know the company that made flash, a program that was banned on iphone by steve jobs we recognized it as a huge piece of shit.

Really Cook is just a very rich, very angry militant gay asshole.

Posted by: Iron Wombat at December 05, 2018 02:53 PM (/qASX)

204
Wow. All the tech stocks are getting slammed today. Amazon down almost 6% today. Apple down 4.4%. MicroSerfs 3%.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 02:53 PM (e7O7B)

205 It does warm my heart watching Apple crater, not because I hate the company, but because I find the people who use the products to so often be insufferable and smug. They treat that logo like a cross around their neck, something magical and holy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:54 PM (39g3+)

206 Well, I'm an Apple guy. I don't listen much to Tim Cook. I buy what works best for me.

Besides, if you listen to Business Insider, hell, Apple is going BK ANY DAY NOW.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 05, 2018 02:54 PM (PFy0L)

207
Ahhhhhh....... the Dicks Sporting Goods Marketing Strategy Model. Good luck with that Tim.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 05, 2018 02:54 PM (8XRCm)

208 I said this yesterday but I believe its a matter of time before the leftist religion has churches.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (39g3

There are such things as atheist megachurches. I expect not all who attend them are leftists, but quite a few probably are. The woman who is the pastor in the United Church of Canada and who doesn't believe in God nor the Bible proudly calls herself a progressive and enjoys community so I guess that's an atheist church.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 02:54 PM (AllCR)

209 36 Shaft has been banned because Shaft is a bad motherfu....

shut yo mouth

Posted by: Roy at December 05, 2018 02:54 PM (9rXxD)

210 Tim Cook came from Adobe? Oh my.

*scribbles notes in journal*

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 02:54 PM (hrcfq)

211 I know this might seem incomprehensible to some of you but you don't really have to have a "smart phone." You can get by with a really dumb one, we did for generations.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:54 PM (39g3+)

212 179 Yeah,let's pretend the other tech giants are NOT just as left wing as Apple because I prefer their products.LOL
Posted by: steevy at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (BXMxN)

Not seeing anyone really pimping other products, other than some Linux or BSD or whatever garbage.......Google sucks. Apple sucks.....I WANT FLIP PHONE BACK.....
Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (Zz0t1)

Linux or BSD are the only mainstream options that are independent of the tech giants at this point. Choose your poison.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (vgwv+)

213 man is a genius. he knows where there stock is headed in the long run and wants to get out there with the no hate thing so he can blame the performance on haters and the fact that haters hate him being an ass wrangler.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (MTjB1)

-------------

When the stock tanks, the reasons why won't really matter. The Board will still just vote him out on his poofter ass. Sure, he will have a nice parachute package, but still, gone.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (ffYR/)

214 Wow. All the tech stocks are getting slammed today. Amazon down almost 6% today. Apple down 4.4%. MicroSerfs 3%.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 02:53 PM (e7O7B)


Good.

Posted by: Tim Cocksuck at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (Zz0t1)

215 I WANT FLIP PHONE BACK.....
Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:49 PM (Zz0t1)

You know they still make/sell those.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (xJa6I)

216 >>Wow. All the tech stocks are getting slammed today. Amazon down almost 6% today. Apple down 4.4%. MicroSerfs 3%.

Markets closed. Trader out front should have told you.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (/tuJf)

217 Apple products have always been used /preferred by those with liberal tendencies and schools (BIRM?).In fact, I wonder what a Venn Diagram would look like with Apple owners and Subaru owners overlayed....I'd like to say "I wouldn't use an Apople product if they gave it to me!" but
I won an iPod touch in a raffle, and must admit it's pretty cool. But I decided long ago that I would not by Apple anything...

Posted by: Gunslinger at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (R2gO3)

218 Linux or BSD are the only mainstream options that are independent of the tech giants at this point. Choose your poison.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (vgwv+)


I'm not a programmer, so writing my own phone kernel is not an option. That gives me nothing.

When I don't have a work phone, I'm going Jitterbug, I guess.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:56 PM (Zz0t1)

219 With the Weekly Standard flaming out and various web pundit/news sites cutting Staff like there is no tomorrow, and now Apple saying how much they hate their customers old Nemesis is going to have an awfully busy holiday season.

You better not preen
You better not sneer
You better not brag
Or you'll catch it in the ear
Nemesis has your number my dear!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 02:56 PM (hLRSq)

220 not now. residential is down 13 percent yoy.
Posted by: yankeefifth

...

Interesting.

Still enough to float them for a long time as they slowly fail I bet.

I'm sort of an Anglican sympathiser.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 02:56 PM (sCdm5)

221 WANT FLIP PHONE BACK.....
Posted by: Sponge at D



then buy one.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 02:56 PM (MTjB1)

222 212 Linux or BSD are the only mainstream options that are independent of the tech giants at this point. Choose your poison.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (vgwv+)

Good luck getting through to people in their 40s-60s who've never had to deal with the Terminal or Man Pages before.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 02:56 PM (pgXNG)

223 You know they still make/sell those.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (xJa6I)


Not like they used to.

My FIL has one. It's crap. They don't make em quality anymore because there's little demand.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:57 PM (Zz0t1)

224
Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests it's "a sin" to not ban certain people from social media and technology platforms:



He's so progressive he's gone biblical.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 05, 2018 02:57 PM (TAmPV)

225 Markets closed. Trader out front should have told you.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (/tuJf)


No such thing as overseas trading, then.....

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (Zz0t1)

226 Good luck getting through to people in their 40s-60s who've never had to deal with the Terminal or Man Pages before.
Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 02:56 PM (pgXNG)
+++++++++++
My favorite is that the recursive "man man" works fine and you get the manual about the manuals. But the actually-necessary "man woman" doesn't work *at all.*

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (hYcqw)

227 Tim is right about one thing. I DO hate him.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (aKsyK)

228 >>>Apple CEO Tim Cook suggests it's "a sin" to not ban certain people from social media and technology platforms: "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."


Dishonest sodomite. Who is actually pushing hate and violence? And isn't division sometimes necessary? Ghey affirmative action hire using his position to advance his ideological agenda. I've never owned one of your stupid iphones. You can shove them up your rectum, which is probably what you already mandated as a testing phase.

Whelp, conservatives have stupidly been using communications routes controlled by their enemies for years. Will this finally wake them up to the idea that this is moronic? If 2 countries were at war, would one deliberately choose for its army to only be able to communicate with itself by passing those communications through infrastructure controlled by their enemy? But that's what conservatives do.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (/qEW2)

229 I'm sort of an Anglican sympathiser.
Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 02:56 PM (sCdm5)

There's an Anglican church in the US that's basically a mission from the African branch, because the US Episcopals and UK Anglicans lost the plot. I might be interested in one of those, if I could find it.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (J+mig)

230 Apple products have always been used /preferred by those with liberal tendencies and schools (BIRM?)

They did it by clever marketing and being willing to take huge losses. They gave away apple products to schools and Movie/TV guys. Free. Just handed them Apples. And then they had a really clever CEO who while not being innovative, was great at deciding what people would consider "cool" and want to be associated with, and he pushed the company toward those products.

He also had an eye for what would NOT be cool and avoided those, like the watch which was blocked until Jobs died.

However, since he's been gone the company has gotten dumber and dumber, and without his guidance as to what is cool, they're just busy making their products... thinner.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (39g3+)

231 Not like they used to.

My FIL has one. It's crap. They don't make em quality anymore because there's little demand.
Posted by: Sponge at D




you are simply wrong. I have one. waterproof, dustproof. bilt like a tank.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (MTjB1)

232
.....wait


Linus Van Pelt is into BDSM???

Posted by: fixerupper at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (8XRCm)

233 When my flip phone died (literally snapped on half), I would have had to give up my number to get another one.

Verizon said if I wanted to keep my number, they wouldn't sell me a flip phone for less than $200.

And where I live just instituted a new Area Code, so I wasn't getting shunted to the new Area Code just to buy another burner phone.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (pgXNG)

234 "...hate has no home here."

Sure hate has a home.

It's called the Democrat Party.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (AFztM)

235 Markets closed. Trader out front should have told you.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM

Oops, yeah I remember that. Except I didn't. Change today to yesterday then.

Amazon has me scratching my head. This should be 'prime time' for them.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (e7O7B)

236 Now imagine if when Timmy was growing up, his TV had had a frequency scanner on it to prevent him from watching anything but the channels approved by the television manufacturer.

Think he'd understand the analogy?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (37IEG)

237 you are simply wrong. I have one. waterproof, dustproof. bilt like a tank.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (MTjB1)


Guess I'll need to shop around when the time comes then.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (Zz0t1)

238 I like apple I am using one right now. Much better then pc. I remember when conservatives said private enterprise should be free from government to make their own decisions and boycotts at least those by liberals were un american.

Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (9g4/Z)

239 197 78 Install a linux or even better, a BSD on the mac. That is what I'm doing with my older MacBook Pro.

Lucky you. I tend to wind up with odd machines that have something funny about them.

I first got involved in the Mac world around the beige G3 time. The particular model I have straddles the new and old worlds, so no one has ever figured out how to reliably boot a non-MacOS operating system on them. When I had Linux running on it, I had to boot into MacOS and from there into Linux.

I have a Mac Mini that I dearly love, which replaced my old Mac Mini that the world left behind. The old Mac Mini is the model that has a 64-bit processor, but 32-bit UEFI, so you have to play all kinds of non-obvious games to get Linux installed on it. Haven't yet bothered to figure out the magic (I have three Raspberry Pis of various vintages lying around, you see...).
Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 02:52 PM (NmR1a)

Check out the "The rEFInd Boot Manager" . I used it to boot linux on an older Mac-Mini (2010 vintage). It might be what you need for your older machines.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 03:00 PM (vgwv+)

240 I like apple I am using one right now. Much better then pc. I remember when conservatives said private enterprise should be free from government to make their own decisions and boycotts at least those by liberals were un american.
Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (9g4/Z)


Should use apple for english training......

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 03:00 PM (Zz0t1)

241 223 You know they still make/sell those.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (xJa6I)

Not like they used to.

My FIL has one. It's crap. They don't make em quality anymore because there's little demand.
Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:57 PM (Zz0t1)

I haven't tried them all but the new Doro and Alcatels are inexpensive and look nice.

I might buy a Doro 7050 myself, actually

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (xJa6I)

242 238 I like apple I am using one right now. Much better then pc. I remember when conservatives said private enterprise should be free from government to make their own decisions and boycotts at least those by liberals were un american.


The comma. Learn it. Embrace it.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (GMG6W)

243 I have never bought any apple product and never will.

Posted by: dagny at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (nRWPy)

244 I like apple I am using one right now. Much better then pc. I remember when conservatives said private enterprise should be free from government to make their own decisions and boycotts at least those by liberals were un american.

Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (9g4/Z)


No, no, no - you have backwards. The corporation is boycotting the customers because of the sin of pride.

Get with the program.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (hLRSq)

245
Hell, the SJWs were after Linus Torvalds, father of Linux, I was reading. He's too mean to girls or something (if a girl programmer does something stupid, he tells her and hurts her feelings).

And from what I read, he was trying to capitulate or placate. I always figured he'd be a big lefty anyway, 'cause Netherlands.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (f1Vqw)

246 237
you are simply wrong. I have one. waterproof, dustproof. bilt like a tank.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (MTjB1)



Guess I'll need to shop around when the time comes then.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (Zz0t1)
Not as cheap as they used to be. That's the only reason I originally got an Iphone-4. Farkers made the flip phones more expensive than the magic Iphones were.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (37IEG)

247 226 My favorite is that the recursive "man man" works fine and you get the manual about the manuals. But the actually-necessary "man woman" doesn't work *at all.*
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (hYcqw)

I tried to get someone to teach me how to use Linux (terminal only, no GUI) once.

They just sat me in front of a terminal prompt and said "figure it out yourself."

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (pgXNG)

248 201 The apple is the fruit of the knowledge of evil.
Posted by: Roy at December 05, 2018 02:52 PM (9rXxD)



You know I only just this moment realized the meaning of that logo.

Truly symbolism is lost on me. How thick can you be?

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (NLLmE)

249
In other news, my family tends to refer to the sort of uptalky pep-sermons that seem most popular these days as TED talks, too.


Believe in yourself!!
*smiles for camera*

Posted by: Joel Osteen at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (VckGX)

250 Leftists rely on the kindness of their enemies to survive. People who will keep promoting them and paying them despite being hated and the target of the left's endless efforts to destroy. Its kind of like the modern atheist Jew's support of palestinians.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (39g3+)

251 Amazon has me scratching my head. This should be 'prime time' for them.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (e7O7B)


Completely and totally unreported on - they have pretty much susended Prime right now. Since the week before Thanksgiving I have been getting delivery dates 4-11 days out.

5 years ago I was able to order mid-December and get a 2 day Prime Order within 24 hours.

Something is wrong, and I am amazed that the world that gets outraged is not outraged.

Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (9VeU0)

252 Never have. Never will.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (Ct55T)

253 234 glad hate doesn't have a home in republican party considering how much you all love alexandria ocasio-cortez!

Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 03:02 PM (9g4/Z)

254 238 I like apple I am using one right now. Much better then pc.
Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (9g4/Z)

Better by what metric?

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 03:02 PM (J+mig)

255 And I guess we know who the bad people are.

ElderOfZiyon
@elderofziyon
EoZ #Israel News: Blood libel: Marc Lamont Hill also accused Israeli Jews of poisoning Palestinian water

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 05, 2018 03:02 PM (+y/Ru)

256 "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."
_________________

Anybody who doesn't think or speak in the ways that we good people approve of, will be ex-communicated from our cult.

We decide what is good and what is bad, and we have decided that:

homosexuality is good (betcha didn't see that coming, right?) and homosexual practices, no matter how dangerous or depraved, may never be criticized;

transsexuality is good (and anybody who disagrees is hateful and ignorant and bad);

muslims are good (and noticing or saying that many muslims are terrorists, and that islam is a supremacist, anti-western ideology that promotes violence is hateful and bad);

big government is good (and anybody who disagrees is hateful and bad);

open borders are good (and anybody who says otherwise is hateful and bad);

giant welfare programs are good (and anybody who disagrees is hateful and bad);

people shitting and pissing and shooting up drugs in the street or in public buildings is good (and anybody who criticizes such behavior is hateful and bad);

a slavish adherence to the tenets of Global Climate Change must be maintained at all times, and anybody questioning the science or its methods or conclusions is hateful and ignorant and dangerous and bad.

We have other beliefs, of course, to which you must adhere if you wish to be part of our cult and use our products. Be sure to check our website, as new beliefs will be added daily as we think of new and improved ways to control your minds and force you to behave in ways that we approve of!

Posted by: Timmy Cook, clueless dimwit hypocrite at December 05, 2018 03:02 PM (fqUgw)

257 Linus Van Pelt is into BDSM???


Lord, you know it must be a Penguin bound down
When you hear that terrible screamin' and
There ain't no other
Birds around

She's just like a Penguin in Bondage, boy
Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Oh...

Posted by: Linus Torvald at December 05, 2018 03:02 PM (yQpMk)

258 "I like apple I am using one right now. Much better then pc."

Sorry, but this is incorrect. Your opinion is literally wrong.

Posted by: Chris M at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (eAZVt)

259 Serious question: what's the over/under that the left Actually Understands that when the say "racist hater" the entire right, pretty much, thinks they mean us?

That is, Tim Cook could be thinking he's cleverly steering a whole lot of people who really don't want to be labeled as any of those things away from, say, Trump.

That would be a grave misunderstanding to the galvanizing effect comments like this actually have.

Is he really trying to drive away half his customers, or does he think he can actually divide and conquer the right with this name calling?

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (sCdm5)

260 222 212 Linux or BSD are the only mainstream options that are independent of the tech giants at this point. Choose your poison.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (vgwv+)

Good luck getting through to people in their 40s-60s who've never had to deal with the Terminal or Man Pages before.
Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 02:56 PM (pgXNG)

Ubuntu linux or Linux mint is probably a good option for beginners. The command line is available but not emphasized in those distributions. PC-BSD was the equivalent for the BSD world.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (vgwv+)

261 229 Anglican Church In north America:

http://www.anglicanchurch.net/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (AllCR)

262 Guess I'll need to shop around when the time comes then.
Posted by: Sponge at D


mine is a samsung rugby but sonim, kyocera, lg, casio all make them. when you do, search for "ruggedized."

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (MTjB1)

263 glad hate doesn't have a home in republican party considering how much you all love alexandria ocasio-cortez!
Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 03:02 PM (9g4/Z)


One seems to be confusing laughing hysterically at because of overwhelming ignorance for hate.

No one hates her. They LOVE having her as the googly eyed face of the Democrat party, actually.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (Zz0t1)

264 >>I like apple I am using one right now. Much better then pc. I remember when conservatives said private enterprise should be free from government to make their own decisions and boycotts at least those by liberals were un american.

I've been using Apple products since I worked for a Bay Area company many moons ago that standardized on them. They work great, never had a virus and it save me the crazy Microsoft "improvements".

The current CEO is a douchebag so I don't plan to invite him for a beer. I suspect we'll both get over it.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (/tuJf)

265 Serious question: What's a good or even superior alternative to an Ipad?

Ipad was on somebody's Christmas list, no more.

Posted by: simplemind at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (GGKIR)

266 glad hate doesn't have a home in republican party considering how much you all love alexandria ocasio-cortez!


I will bite you.

Posted by: Little Lupe at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (yQpMk)

267 I tried to get someone to teach me how to use Linux (terminal only, no GUI) once.

They just sat me in front of a terminal prompt and said "figure it out yourself."
Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (pgXNG)
+++++++++++
Sigh. The ever-present "Unix Guy." Thankfully, I had both a good book and a good mentor who didn't play like that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (hYcqw)

268 They just sat me in front of a terminal prompt and said "figure it out yourself."

--

You can't do it without google. "How do I ..." or bing.

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (hrcfq)

269 Marc Lamont Hill also accused Israeli Jews of poisoning Palestinian water

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 05, 2018 03:02 PM (+y/Ru)
that's stupid, the Israeli's don't have to do that, those people poison their own water just so they can blame the Jews.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 03:04 PM (37IEG)

270 Since the week before Thanksgiving I have been getting delivery dates 4-11 days out.

-----

I just did a same day delivery yesterday. New doggie chewed up my headphones.

It was "free" too.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 05, 2018 03:04 PM (8XRCm)

271 Pretty sure "hate" means you're not good with others putting stuff in your butt.

Posted by: dagny at December 05, 2018 03:04 PM (nRWPy)

272
John Stossel had a video rejected from youtube today. Because he points
out that Socialism inevitably leads to political violence.


Posted by: Huck Follywood, drinking commences soon at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (LISuA)

========================
That reminds me. Yesterday, the AP posted a GHW Bush article that included a list of his accomplishments. Not a single mention of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Nothing.

Posted by: mrp at December 05, 2018 03:04 PM (Pqytn)

273 itunes has rap and hip-hop music on it, no?
Let's look at some lyrics....

Posted by: flavorflav at December 05, 2018 03:04 PM (o0dph)

274 Apple dorks derided the hell out of Intel until the day they found out they were putting them in their latest weeble wobbles. That was 2007.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2018 03:04 PM (Cz5u4)

275 260 Ubuntu linux or Linux mint is probably a good option for beginners. The command line is available but not emphasized in those distributions. PC-BSD was the equivalent for the BSD world.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (vgwv+)

A big reason I won't switch to Linux is that I just have it in my head that using a GUI is "doing it wrong" and the command line terminal is the only correct way.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:04 PM (pgXNG)

276
I would have expected a sodomite to say that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (VgpiO)

277 What's a good or even superior alternative to an Ipad?

------

Big Chief Legal Pad for starters.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (8XRCm)

278

EM APPLE PI FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (GEhPL)

279 265 Serious question: What's a good or even superior alternative to an Ipad?

Ipad was on somebody's Christmas list, no more.
Posted by: simplemind at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (GGKIR)

Samsungs or Kindle Fire, the larger model of the latter works well. I should know, I tested the first few versions

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (xJa6I)

280 Not giving up my MacBook.

Sure, wait until the next OS "security" update - it'll scan your social media and run its conclusions with algorithms.

Then, while you might still physically have a MacBook, it will be a brick to you.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (boNFp)

281 I remember when conservatives said private enterprise should be free from government to make their own decisions

That's true.

and boycotts at least those by liberals were un american.

Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (9g4/Z)


That's false.

Conservatives have never had any problem with boycotts. Leftists ARE un-American - that's part of what defines Western Leftism. Leftists are proud of their hate of all things familiar.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (j0Is4)

282 Not as cheap as they used to be. That's the only reason I originally got an Iphone-4. Farkers made the flip phones more expensive than the magic Iphones were.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at D




mine was free. we have smart phones and flip phones as backups for emergencies. lots of good phones available for not much.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (MTjB1)

283 Or you could get a MSFT Surface.

I'm embittered with mine, so not my first rec.

Grumble, grumble.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (xJa6I)

284 Something is wrong, and I am amazed that the world that gets outraged is not outraged.

Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM


I've noticed deliveries are later by a day or two but now they're delivering to my front door instead of tossing packages on the ground next to the garage doors. Even UPS delivered to my front door yesterday.

Usually the drivers are too damn busy.

Could be a something.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (e7O7B)

285 Something is wrong, and I am amazed that the world that gets outraged is not outraged.
Posted by: blaster



Not really wrong. It's just that Amazon's market share continues to grow, and there are fewer people interested in seasonal and gig work, because the economy's doing well.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2018 03:06 PM (GMG6W)

286 268 You can't do it without google. "How do I ..." or bing.

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (hrcfq)

This was 1995. Infoseek or Altavista.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:06 PM (pgXNG)

287 Hector , is that you?

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 05, 2018 03:06 PM (lwiT4)

288 Telling you you're a not welcome hater racist whatevphobe is NOT divisive!
It's an act of love!
You're still banned,
But we love you being banned.

Posted by: Timmy Cock at December 05, 2018 03:06 PM (37IEG)

289 I have an aging iPhone and iPad. I have a Windows 10 desktop, 2 Windows 10 laptops and a Chromebook.

I'm not very brand loyal.

My biggest issue with the new iPhones is not Tim Cook's political views, it's that you just don't get THAT MUCH for the price.

The Pixel 3 just blows the iPhone X out of the water, spec wise for a slightly lower price. Even the Pixel 2, at a much lower price, seems like a better phone.

And Android has come a long way since my last Android tablet. So... I might switch over. At least for now.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:06 PM (GBteo)

290 Tim Cook went to auburn - it's all you need to know actually.

Posted by: rammajamma at December 05, 2018 03:06 PM (AjNMO)

291 Nothing more sickening then a self righteous, morally preening, virtue signaling sucker of cock!

Posted by: Tentotwo at December 05, 2018 03:06 PM (yhf6w)

292 Googlag is grey today for the National Day of mourning for George Bush. I'm surprised they didn't go with some obscure nobody from some third world shit hole that no one has ever heard of to honor today

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 03:06 PM (OLCnA)

293 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM

Well, I have to take up for Jobs a bit, because the Apple turnaround really was something interesting.

Yeah, early 90s it was clear that Apple lost the PC war to Microsoft. Apple's management pre-Jobs wasn't willing to concede though. So I do admire Jobs for being willing to admit the obvious, that Wintel was what won the day and continued frontal attacks were going to ruin Apple.

Instead Jobs changed the rules. I don't know how much stock he placed in Moore's Law, but I do think he took Gates' "computer on every desk" and likely foresaw that it could turn into "computer in every pocket" and invented a new category of devices, namely the iPod. That really turned Apple around and started the halo effect that introduced people to Apple products, I think. Combined with the new iMac that had color in the case, this changed the game and left Microsoft floundering. In fact, I don't think Microsoft ever really had a vision that extended past where they were in the 90s.

Jobs did a good job turning Apple around and reinventing the company as well as the market. I don't see Cook with the same kind of vision execution chops that Jobs had.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 05, 2018 03:06 PM (PFy0L)

294 Forrest Gump bought Apple. But he's retarded.

Posted by: Cicero kaboom kid at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (wAoqp)

295 232
.....wait


Linus Van Pelt is into BDSM???
Posted by: fixerupper at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (8XRCm)

What, you thought the rolled-up blanket that looks like a rope was for security? You'll have to be punished for that...

Posted by: Linus "Studs" van Pelt at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (RD7QR)

296 283 Or you could get a MSFT Surface.

I'm embittered with mine, so not my first rec.

Grumble, grumble.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (xJa6I)

I have the HP version -- HP Elitepad I think it's called. Its 5 years old now. I like it a lot.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (GBteo)

297 Completely and totally unreported on - they have pretty much susended Prime right now. Since the week before Thanksgiving I have been getting delivery dates 4-11 days out.

5 years ago I was able to order mid-December and get a 2 day Prime Order within 24 hours.

Something is wrong, and I am amazed that the world that gets outraged is not outraged.
Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (9VeU0)

Hmmm... my 2 day delivery is taking 4 days currently.

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (NgKpN)

298
But we love you being banned.

Posted by: Timmy Cock


He'll cry when he shoots you in the head in the basement of the Lefortovo.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (BWL+E)

299 Seriously though, shouldn't Tim Cook's statement get the feds investigating Apple for civil rights violations?

Posted by: Votermom's phone on Happy Happy Joy Joy SpaceForce at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (EGSGm)

300 218 Linux or BSD are the only mainstream options that are independent of the tech giants at this point. Choose your poison.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 02:55 PM (vgwv+)

I'm not a programmer, so writing my own phone kernel is not an option. That gives me nothing.

When I don't have a work phone, I'm going Jitterbug, I guess.
Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 02:56 PM (Zz0t1)

Ah, I was speaking of desktop/laptop operating systems.

For phones, try lineageos.org - Android OS without the Google big brother software.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (vgwv+)

301 Since my war with FedEx started, they just sneak the packages barely onto the front porch and run.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (yQpMk)

302 Amazon reminds me of the old general motors. Massive market share minimal profits. No UAW but we'll see how it works out.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (XOBxb)

303 never understood why anyone decided that buying into apples closed ecosystem was a good thing to begin with.


must be the fascination with shiny objects.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (MTjB1)

304 "Googlag is grey today for the National Day of mourning for George Bush."

They like him, now that he's dead.

Posted by: Chris M at December 05, 2018 03:08 PM (eAZVt)

305 mine was free. we have smart phones and flip phones as backups for emergencies. lots of good phones available for not much.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (MTjB1)
May have changed since I converted off -
It's been about 8 years, I was raising that Iphone-4 until it turned 18 and then I was going to send it off to college.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 03:08 PM (37IEG)

306 67
John Stossel had a video rejected from youtube today. Because he points
out that Socialism inevitably leads to political violence.


Posted by: Huck Follywood, drinking commences soon at December 05, 2018 02:37 PM (LISuA)


So when it does happen, they can act surprised and tell everyone nobody saw it coming.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 03:08 PM (UsCnO)

307 I have never bought anything made by Apple. This gives me a reason to continue not buying anything made by Apple.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 05, 2018 03:08 PM (tfbws)

308 Troll is getting fat, overfeeding is a problem

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:08 PM (xJa6I)

309 >>Forrest Gump bought Apple. But he's retarded.

Technically, it was Lt. Dan.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (/tuJf)

310 Serious question: what's the over/under that the left Actually Understands that when the say "racist hater" the entire right, pretty much, thinks they mean us?

That is, Tim Cook could be thinking he's cleverly steering a whole lot of people who really don't want to be labeled as any of those things away from, say, Trump.

That would be a grave misunderstanding to the galvanizing effect comments like this actually have.

Is he really trying to drive away half his customers, or does he think he can actually divide and conquer the right with this name calling?
Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (sCdm5)

Well, pretty much all the left was on board when Bill Clinton said abortion should be "safe, legal, and rare," they were on board when Obama and Hillary said "Marriage is between a man and a woman."

I'd say fully half would support deplatforming everyone to the right of the Jeff Flake, and the other half would offer token resistance to the idea but still end up going along with it because they see the benefits outweighing the negatives.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (KUaJL)

311 Serious question: What's a good or even superior alternative to an Ipad?

Ipad was on somebody's Christmas list, no more.
Posted by: simplemind at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM (GGKIR)

----------------

Samsung and LG make some pretty good tablets.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (ffYR/)

312 There's an Anglican church in the US that's basically a mission from the African branch, because the US Episcopals and UK Anglicans lost the plot. I might be interested in one of those, if I could find it.
Posted by: Cato by Phone

...

I think Christ Church in Austin, which we attended for a couple years, was originally under the Rwandan bishop. They are now in the ACNA diocese. You might check their website.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (sCdm5)

313 FWIW - the site that's been posting blind items about Weinstein and other known secret Hollywood pervs for years posted this about possibly Tim Cook (younger tech Zuckerburg?) earlier this year....yeah, morality...

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y744zou4

Posted by: Lizzy at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (W+vEI)

314 226 My favorite is that the recursive "man man" works fine and you get the manual about the manuals. But the actually-necessary "man woman" doesn't work *at all.*
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 02:58 PM (hYcqw)

"man man" isn't recursive.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (zUD19)

315 You know what else is a sin Tim? Putting your peen in another man's rectum.

Posted by: Lamont_Cranston at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (3ufaJ)

316 Elite, credentialed, educated, but still dumber than a box o' rocks.

Posted by: West at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (7Fa8Y)

317

That reminds me. Yesterday, the AP posted a GHW Bush article that included a list of his accomplishments. Not a single mention of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. Nothing.
Posted by: mrp


AP considers those events to be tragedies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (aKsyK)

318 Something is wrong, and I am amazed that the world that gets outraged is not outraged.

While this is unusual today, I think that people understand that there's no way during the Christmas season they can possibly get stuff delivered that quickly.

I do think he took Gates' "computer on every desk" and likely foresaw that it could turn into "computer in every pocket" and invented a new category of devices, namely the iPod

There were multiple MP3 players on the market and doing quite well, all he created was a cooler looking interface and bought a nice ad campaign.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (39g3+)

319 t's been about 8 years, I was raising that Iphone-4 until it turned 18 and then I was going to send it off to college.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at D




one thing that sucks about flip phones now is that no one offers true ptt. it is only a software thing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (MTjB1)

320 Ubuntu linux or Linux mint is probably a good option for beginners. The command line is available but not emphasized in those distributions. PC-BSD was the equivalent for the BSD world.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 03:03 PM


Ubuntu is great. I recently had to download a flock of codecs to get DVD drive to work. They have the equivalent of the Apple Store for stuff. Free stuff. One cut n pasted command line. Bingo. Done.

Lot of on-line help available.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (e7O7B)

321 John Stossel had a video rejected from youtube today. Because he points
out that Socialism inevitably leads to political violence.
__________________

Hey, I just told you that we (including our good friends at google) are not going to tolerate wrong-think from you hateful right-wingers.

What do I have to do to get you to accept our message of love and unity and non-violence, send my people to your house to beat you up? Cause I'll do it, don't think I won't!

We will stop at nothing to stamp out this hate!!!

Posted by: Timmy Cook, clueless dimwit hypocrite at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (fqUgw)

322 This is what happens when you give sodomy equality.

Posted by: Sidney Allen Johnson at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (NkLx8)

323 TexasDan

The Eastern Orthodox church is very close to the old style Anglican church because they're close to the Roman Catholic Church but they have no Pope and have married priests and split from the RC church in about in the 11th century:

https://oca.org/orthodoxy

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (AllCR)

324 Does man man have a man bun?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (aKsyK)

325 Not really wrong. It's just that Amazon's market share continues to grow, and there are fewer people interested in seasonal and gig work, because the economy's doing well.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2018 03:06 PM (GMG6W)


I get it high demand causes slowdowns.

Previous years Amazon has handled it.

What I am saying is wrong is that no one is flipping out about this. Walmart's 2 day delivery is working in 2 days.

Before Thanksgiving I tried to buy something from Amazon that was going to arrive too late, so I went to Chewy.com and got the product in 2 days.

Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (9VeU0)

326 Why does Tim Cook remind me of the older gay dude in the suit on 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' ?

Posted by: Sphynx at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (rXie1)

327 "... how much you hate Alexandria Occasional Cortex."

What's not to hate about a google-eyed, buck-toothed, economically illiterate reactionary left-fascist?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (AFztM)

328 "We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here."

So basically, he is saying that pretty much everyone in academia, the DNC, Twitter-land, random assorted socialists, the media and Hollywood are given notice to give up the Apple platforms

It wasn't a Deplorable gunning down congress critters playing softball.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (boNFp)

329 Might be time to go minimalist:

https://www.businessinsider.com/ someone-has-finally-created-a-cool-minimalist-phone- that-i-want-to-try-2015-12/

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (4HMW8)

330 Socialism certainly leads to censorship.

Posted by: mrp at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (Pqytn)

331 The ipod was revolutionary.

The iphone was a logical next step.

I told my cousin Chad, who was working at Apple at the time that if they combined an ipod with a phone, they'd have a hell of a product.

The final iphone, of course, was quite a bit more than just a phone + ipod.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (xJa6I)

332 314 "man man" isn't recursive.
Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (zUD19)

They ARE, however, a strange indie band from Philadelphia.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (pgXNG)

333 303 never understood why anyone decided that buying into apples closed ecosystem was a good thing to begin with.


must be the fascination with shiny objects.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (MTjB1)

iMessage was a big part of it. Plus their phones look sleek.

Plus when I got my first iPhone it was that or another blackberry. And I had nothing but issues with blackberrys and their stupid tracking balls.

But I'm not married to iPhones. A lot of the advantages and innovations are pretty much gone now, Android is a more robust operating system, and there are some great Android phones out there.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (GBteo)

334 In fact, I don't think Microsoft ever really had a vision that extended past where they were in the 90s.

They have a vision, its just one that customers don't want. Their vision is everyone using a surface rather than a PC, and all software being rented online instead of purchased.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (39g3+)

335 296 283 Or you could get a MSFT Surface.

I'm embittered with mine, so not my first rec.

Grumble, grumble.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (xJa6I)

I have the HP version -- HP Elitepad I think it's called. Its 5 years old now. I like it a lot.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (GBteo)

That is an option. I haven't met anyone IRL who didn't love their Surface Pro.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (vgwv+)

336 The current CEO is a douchebag so I don't plan to invite him for a beer. I suspect we'll both get over it.
Posted by: JackStraw


Yeah, really. Let's not make him bigger than he is. I suspect he will be out as CEO in 18-24 months. He is, frankly, not that smart to be running a company like Apple.
Boycotts, meh. He is just mouthing off for social cred. He's a dork.

I would frankly rather own an I-phone than an Android from Google. Apple has taken a firmer stand about maintaining their user's privacy. Google can't wait to blab about you to the government, and maybe it's the Chinese government. Their newest, bestest buds.

Cook is just an annoying, mouthy virtue signaler.

Google is effing evil.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 05, 2018 03:12 PM (vcOmj)

337 There were multiple MP3 players on the market and doing quite well, all he created was a cooler looking interface and bought a nice ad campaign.

I had one. Clunky, hard to use, and it sucked. My iPod was much better, both design wise and ease of use. Not at all complicated, just the click wheel, and it was trivial to get stuff on there.

It really was a big deal. Microsoft thought otherwise and tried to catch up with the Zune, but quickly learned that they were missing the boat on the new normal.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 05, 2018 03:12 PM (PFy0L)

338 327
"... how much you hate Alexandria Occasional Cortex."



What's not to hate about a google-eyed, buck-toothed, economically illiterate reactionary left-fascist?

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (AFztM)
Now I'm confused are you talking about Loopy Cortex or Tim Cook?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 03:12 PM (37IEG)

339 I don't hate Alexandra Occasion Cortez. I think she probably has a good heart but has been completely indoctrinated by leftism and I think she's shallow

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 03:12 PM (AllCR)

340 >>321 John Stossel had a video rejected from youtube today. Because he points
out that Socialism inevitably leads to political violence.


If I post a video saying too many espressos inevitably stain your teeth will it be banned too?

Posted by: Sphynx at December 05, 2018 03:12 PM (rXie1)

341
All your tech giant vision belong to me.

Posted by: Bob@NSA at December 05, 2018 03:12 PM (f1Vqw)

342 He looks like his is overdosing on laetrile.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (LWu6U)

343 Good news, everyone!

We have agreed on a bipartisan basis in the lame duck session to bail out The Weekly Standard in our omnibus spending bill.

We all recognized that The Weekly Standard certainly belongs in the same category as General Motors and Citibank.

Because it's who we are.

Posted by: Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (DuAZ5)

344 That is an option. I haven't met anyone IRL who didn't love their Surface Pro.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (vgwv+)


I've had 2 for work and really liked them both.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (Zz0t1)

345 Before Thanksgiving I tried to buy something from Amazon that was going to arrive too late, so I went to Chewy.com and got the product in 2 days.
Posted by: blaster


But I want human things, not dog things. I mean, cat litter and books are different. Aren't they?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (vcOmj)

346 Serious question:

The only apple product I use is an old style iPod that they don't make anymore. When it dies, what can I replace it with?

(I really don't want to redo all of my iTunes playlists, too.)

Posted by: Oschisms at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (76Nxz)

347 "man man" isn't recursive.
Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 03:09 PM (zUD19)
+++++++++
Not itself. But to use "man" you must know what "man" is and so using "man" to find out about "man" isn't entirely sensible at first blush (and yes, I know the nitty-gritty doc about man is in there, but it seems absurd on its face).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (hYcqw)

348
I remember when conservatives said private enterprise should be free from government to make their own decisions


I remember when liberals believed that casting out people that didn't conform to societal norms was something only religious mouth breathers did.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (TAmPV)

349 Ben Smith
@BuzzFeedBen
Here's How Facebook's Local News Algorithm Change Led To The Worst Riots Paris Has Seen In 50 Years

-
No, dude, it was the Al Gore rhythms.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (+y/Ru)

350 250 Opposite is true conservatives rely on the kindness of establishment democrats to survive. examples. 1968 president johnson refuses to charge nixon with treason for making deal with so. vietnam to sabotage vietnam war peace talks alowing tricky dick to win election. 1980 president carter refuses to arrest bill casey with treason for making a deal with iran to hold hostages until election is over so reagan wins. start of iran contra treason. democrats in congress refuse to investigate via/contra drug dealing by ollie north alowing bush to win 1988 election. 2000 gore and senate democrats refuse to join house black caucus in objecting to republicans on supreme court stoping vote count in florida giving dubya the win. 9-11 pelosi sings on capital steps instead of demanding bush and neo-cons "second pearl harbor" needed to invade iraq. Obama refuses to turn bush and cheney over to haig for war crimes trial.

Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (9g4/Z)

351 The ipod was revolutionary.

As I noted above, it really wasn't. It was a nice cool looking interface, but the tech was already on the market. I had an mp3 player before Ipod even was out. Jobs was brilliant at feeling what the culture would embrace as cool, that was his genius. The products were kind of pedestrian, but easy to use.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (39g3+)

352 I had to stand around outside an Apple store the other day - the customer base looked largely like a bunch of self selecting pretentious douche bags.

But some of the chicky's with the headphones greeting them were cute.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (37IEG)

353 337 It really was a big deal. Microsoft thought otherwise and tried to catch up with the Zune, but quickly learned that they were missing the boat on the new normal.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 05, 2018 03:12 PM (PFy0L)

The one thing the Zune had that the iPod didn't (and still doesn't), though, was a Tuner that could access HD Radio.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (pgXNG)

354 But I want human things, not dog things. I mean, cat litter and books are different. Aren't they?
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (vcOmj)
+++++++++++++
Not if your cat is an asshole.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (hYcqw)

355 Alexandria Occasional Cortex strikes me as a bartender who has to constantly refer to 'Bartender's Bible,' and that could be where she learned politics.

Posted by: Sphynx at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (rXie1)

356 I have an Iphone, but I only use it to talk to Joooos and White Nationalists.

Posted by: Roland THTG at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (88+cf)

357 Eventually legacy americans are going to have to make a decision.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (nNPAz)

358 I have an older iPhone that I won't be able to replace with a new one that costs an arm and a leg despite being built with slave labor in China.

Now I have another reason to shop elsewhere for a new phone. Thanks Tim Cook. You're a sodomite, which is bad. You're a lefty, which is worse. And you're an Auburn graduate, which makes you positively satanic.

I'm just glad I don't own any Apple stock. Unlike Forrest Gump.

"Though he did take care of my Bubba-Gump money. He got me invested in some kind of fruit company."

Fruit company indeed.



Posted by: grizzledcoastie at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (FMgad)

359 335 296 283 Or you could get a MSFT Surface.

I'm embittered with mine, so not my first rec.

Grumble, grumble.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:05 PM (xJa6I)

I have the HP version -- HP Elitepad I think it's called. Its 5 years old now. I like it a lot.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (GBteo)

That is an option. I haven't met anyone IRL who didn't love their Surface Pro.
Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (vgwv+)

We should meet in real life. I hate mine.

I can't wait until I can justify buying a new laptop.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (xJa6I)

360 For your consideration:

https://www.thelightphone.com/#home-1

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (4HMW8)

361 I get it high demand causes slowdowns.

Previous years Amazon has handled it.

What I am saying is wrong is that no one is flipping out about this. Walmart's 2 day delivery is working in 2 days.

Before Thanksgiving I tried to buy something from Amazon that was going to arrive too late, so I went to Chewy.com and got the product in 2 days.
Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:10 PM (9VeU0)

You know, I had an issue like this with Prime last spring, the last time I made a major purchase that I needed by a certain deadline. My then-girlfriend was going to a baby shower and ordered the gift for it on Monday. Shower was on Saturday.

Thing didn't show up by Friday night, I got on the phone and got super pissy, they ended up giving me a free year of Prime and a $10 credit on my account (the cost difference to buy the thing at the store, IIRC.)

I was really surprised. I've had my Amazon account since high school -- maybe 2004 or so. Pre-prime.

Never had an issue like that until now. And the Amazon customer service people were wayyy shittier then they were in 2012 or so when I had a package stolen from my door. Instead of some nice Pacific Northwestern chick who was all "oh my god, I can totally help you with that! I'm so sorry! Let me overnight you a replacement!" I got some indian dude who was reading from a script.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (GBteo)

362
350. The idiot is back.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (BWL+E)

363 The Orthodox church does have a Ecumenical Patriarch(in Constantinople/Istanbul so powerless). Interestingly they regard the Catholic Church as necessary for a ecumenical council(on the grounds that the whole church, including the patriarchate of Rome must be gathered), so they are unable to vote on final resolutions for theological questions.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (XOBxb)

364 Completely and totally unreported on - they have pretty much susended Prime right now

yep, prime doesn't seem to mean much anymore. used to be within 2 days, now it's more like 4-5

Posted by: brak at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (VckGX)

365 Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (9g4/Z)


Do you never tire of playing the gullible rube, Joe?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (yQpMk)

366
I bought a TV on black Friday that said "Built In Antennae" right on the box!


I dont even know where "Antennae" is !!!

Posted by: Alexandra Occasion Cortez at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (8XRCm)

367 275 A big reason I won't switch to Linux is that I just have it in my head that using a GUI is "doing it wrong" and the command line terminal is the only correct way.

well, you can always go with basic xwindows and a simple windows manager like twm. i've run netbsd that way for ages.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (xGZ+b)

368
Speaking of "man", in the latest version of Fedora and others I play with, it seems "info" is replacing it.

I'll man various things and the formatting gets fucked up. Info seems to work better, but it pissed me off in it's behavior.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (f1Vqw)

369 353 337 It really was a big deal. Microsoft thought otherwise and tried to catch up with the Zune, but quickly learned that they were missing the boat on the new normal.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 05, 2018 03:12 PM (PFy0L)

The one thing the Zune had that the iPod didn't (and still doesn't), though, was a Tuner that could access HD Radio.
Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (pgXNG)

The Zune wasn't terrible. They should have stuck with it. But MSFT could fuck up a wet dream.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (xJa6I)

370 Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (9g4/Z)

Please consider embracing tolerance and acceptance of punctuation and paragraph breaks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (AllCR)

371 A gorgeous option:

https://www.punkt.ch/en/

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (4HMW8)

372 The only apple product I use is an old style iPod that they don't make anymore. When it dies, what can I replace it with?

Lots of MP3 players out there, they're much smaller too. Mine has a radio and Bluetooth broadcast for a speaker, lots of features.

Microsoft thought otherwise and tried to catch up with the Zune, but quickly learned that they were missing the boat on the new normal.

Zune was actually a better product (more features) but it wasn't cool, it wasn't packaged right. It felt like a Microsoft product. And they gave up on it too soon, like if it didn't crush Apple it sucked and had to be ended.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (39g3+)

373
I said this yesterday but I believe its a matter of time before the leftist religion has churches.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 02:44 PM (39g3+)


And burnings in the public square of heretics and the unrighteous.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (pNxlR)

374
Not if your cat is an asshole.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


This describes 98% of cats. The other 2% are retarded.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (BWL+E)

375 I actually had to explain to my father why it was a stupid idea to buy his wife's grandson (who was like, 5 years old) a Surface last year.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (pgXNG)

376 >> I had to stand around outside an Apple store the other day - the customer base looked largely like a bunch of self selecting pretentious douche bags.


Oh, the joys of having to go to one of those Apple stores and wait in line to see one of the techs in their "genius bar." They are helpful, but it's like a cattle call...

Posted by: Lizzy at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (W+vEI)

377 I'll man various things and the formatting gets fucked up. Info seems to work better, but it pissed me off in it's behavior.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (f1Vqw)
+++++++++++
I hope it was for technical reasons instead of SJW reasons.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (hYcqw)

378 >>"Though he did take care of my Bubba-Gump money. He got me invested in some kind of fruit company."

That's because Lt. Dan is a smart conservative with magic legs.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (/tuJf)

379 Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (XOBxb)

Doesn't have the same authority as the Pope.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (AllCR)

380 323 TexasDan

The Eastern Orthodox church is very close to the old style Anglican church because they're close to the Roman Catholic Church but they have no Pope and have married priests and split from the RC church in about in the 11th century:

https://oca.org/orthodoxy

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

...

Thanks Fenelon. At the end of the day I have repect for Reformed Theology but just can't embrace it fully.

My wife is going to renew her licence with the Assemblies of God so we are headed back that way.

I did fall in love (mostly ) with the liturgy though.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (sCdm5)

381 It really was a big deal. Microsoft thought otherwise and tried to catch up with the Zune, but quickly learned that they were missing the boat on the new normal.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks


I still have my Zune, and it still works. My kids I-pods (well, they are grown men now) have long since bit the dust. The Zune battery doesn't hold a charge well, but it still works fine.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (vcOmj)

382 I get why Apple devices are popular - they pretty much just work.

The interface in IOS is dead simple.

Their computers make me feel retarded because I can't do the first thing on them.

Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:17 PM (9VeU0)

383 Too many words for Hector. Wonder who it is?

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 05, 2018 03:17 PM (lwiT4)

384 I thought all trolls were gerg?

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 03:17 PM (Zz0t1)

385 I'm sure he meant to say 'regulate us before we do any more stupid shit'.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 05, 2018 03:17 PM (DMZfj)

386 251
Amazon has me scratching my head. This should be 'prime time' for them.



Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 02:59 PM (e7O7B)



Completely and totally unreported on - they have pretty much
susended Prime right now. Since the week before Thanksgiving I have
been getting delivery dates 4-11 days out.



5 years ago I was able to order mid-December and get a 2 day Prime Order within 24 hours.



Something is wrong, and I am amazed that the world that gets outraged is not outraged.

Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:01 PM (9VeU0)

I had one Amazon delivery, that I chose their "free" option they offered, said 4-5 days to deliver, and it got here in 8 days. Second order did get here the next day, no Prime, but I also know their giant warehouse is about 7 miles away from me and the second order was processed there.
Amazon is trying to be America's infrastructure for capitalism. A single, non-binary supplier. Without any competition, because they can operate at a loss until the competition is bankrupt (see: BOOKS).

Wait, how can you have capitalism without any competition?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 03:17 PM (UsCnO)

387 (I really don't want to redo all of my iTunes playlists, too.)


The Apple Store keeps a list of all the music you have bought. When you get a new device, just log in to the apple store with that username/password and all of your music library is immediately available to you on your new device.

Amazon does the same for eBooks.

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 03:17 PM (hrcfq)

388 369 The Zune wasn't terrible. They should have stuck with it. But MSFT could fuck up a wet dream.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (xJa6I)

I'm in need of a new MP3 player, and I'd rather not go Apple again, but I think I may be stuck with it, as I need something 128 GB that my Bluetooth Speakers (Sony XB-20s) will recognize.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:17 PM (pgXNG)

389 All trolls are Average Joe.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 05, 2018 03:17 PM (yQpMk)

390 This is kinda an economics thread so I'll repost this breaking economic news.

Danielle Muscato
@DanielleMuscato
"But I can't afford to pay my employees $15 an hour! I'd go out of business!"

Then go out of business. If you can't afford to pay a #livingwage and make payroll, you shouldn't be in business. It's not your workers' responsibility to subsidize your shitty business #FightFor15

-
Shockingly, blue check Danielle describes xerself as "civil rights activist, writer, debater, pundit, podcast host, and transgender woman from the United States." Xe forgot economic super genius.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 05, 2018 03:17 PM (+y/Ru)

391 Oh and yeah Eastern isn't reformed. I was talking about our time with Anglicanism.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 03:18 PM (sCdm5)

392 370 Winner

Posted by: rammajamma at December 05, 2018 03:18 PM (AjNMO)

393 apple computers are the short bus of the computer world.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:18 PM (MTjB1)

394 Wow, troll tries for a paragraph and ALMOST makes it.

Trolls ESL classes are paying off!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:18 PM (xJa6I)

395 333
303 never understood why anyone decided that buying into apples closed ecosystem was a good thing to begin with.





must be the fascination with shiny objects.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:07 PM (MTjB1)



iMessage was a big part of it. Plus their phones look sleek.



Plus when I got my first iPhone it was that or another blackberry.
And I had nothing but issues with blackberrys and their stupid tracking
balls.



But I'm not married to iPhones. A lot of the advantages and
innovations are pretty much gone now, Android is a more robust operating
system, and there are some great Android phones out there.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (GBteo)

Not that Google doesn't have its claws into your Android (disclosure: I love my android phone).
There used to be some solid custom ROMs that you could load onto your Android and get away from Google. You had to unlock your phone and could risk bricking it. I ran one for a while and loved it.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2018 03:18 PM (jxbfJ)

396 Bill Krystal just endorsed Apple

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 05, 2018 03:18 PM (z4wG+)

397 Wondering where to go, since all the tech companies hate us.

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 03:18 PM (4HMW8)

398
Oh good Lord. Under any modern flavor of Linux, you've got full command line control. Indeed, it still turns out the easiest way to get stuff done is through the command line.

There are various GUI system config things, but the command line is still there and fully functional. Indeed, boot the thing to the non-GUI run level, and you've got full character mode. Nothing but terminals.

And, with the virtual terminals (Alt-Fkeys, you can switch out of the GUI and go to an independent terminal).

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 05, 2018 03:19 PM (f1Vqw)

399 Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 03:18 PM (sCdm5)

Well, then if you want a reformed understanding combined with high liturgy I would say Anglican Church in North America is the the best choice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 03:19 PM (AllCR)

400 It makes me ill to think I've got a choice between 2 evils, google and apple. F me, I was an apple advocate since 1984, until Gil Amelio screwed the pooch and Steve came back in, still pumping the Motorola drek.


So, I've got my choice of a company that literally stalks me and listens in on conversations, or a company that tells me they hate me but (for the moment) will still protect my privacy. At least, that's what they <i>tell me</i>. With google, I suppose at least I only have to support their OS, and can pay to get hardware from some little startup like Samsung. And be very, very careful to tell the flashlight app that I don't want it to access my contacts, camera roll, microphone or camera.


Steve was an asshole, he didn't pretend to be anything but. <b>Thing is, he understood business 101.</b> He could care less who you are, as long as you had money in your grubby little paws. If he came back today he'd bitch-slap this back-stabbing pansy's waxed-ass all the way back down to the mail room, and his VP of Diversity along with him.

Yeah, time to go back to that little Nokia with the keyboard. How is it possible that the 2 companies that control the entire western world's smartphone business are getting away with this crap?

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 05, 2018 03:19 PM (TUU1F)

401
Obama refuses to turn bush and cheney over to haig for war crimes trial.


Oh, zamboni, I think Al would have looked kindly on their efforts.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 03:19 PM (pNxlR)

402 NORKS expand missile base, Trump cucked again!! Worst deals!

Posted by: Krill Bistol at December 05, 2018 03:19 PM (wbSPH)

403 Obama refuses to turn bush and cheney over to haig for war crimes trial.

Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (9g4/Z)
Haig? Al Haig? Was he running war crimes Tribunals?
How did I miss that?

Thank God you're here Ramondo!
to show people how clueless people like you are.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 03:19 PM (37IEG)

404
Wondering where to go, since all the tech companies hate us.

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 03:18 PM (4HMW


Vic can teach you chiseling stone tablets.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (BWL+E)

405 there are degrees of trolls. you should request your troll escalate you to a supervisor or higher level if you are dissatisfied with the quality of trolling.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (MTjB1)

406 Well, then if you want a reformed understanding combined with high liturgy I would say Anglican Church in North America is the the best choice.

I agree, you just have to be super careful which one you go to, because they vary quite a bit.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (39g3+)

407 "But I can't afford to pay my employees $15 an hour! I'd go out of business!"

Then go out of business. If you can't afford to pay a #livingwage and make payroll, you shouldn't be in business. It's not your workers' responsibility to subsidize your shitty business #FightFor15

-
Shockingly, blue check Danielle describes xerself as "civil rights activist, writer, debater, pundit, podcast host, and transgender woman from the United States." Xe forgot economic super genius.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 05, 2018 03:17 PM (+y/Ru)


Le sigh.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (GBteo)

408 >>Wondering where to go, since all the tech companies hate us.

That's really the bottom line. Anyone who thinks they are sticking it to the man by avoiding Apple products and buying Google or Microsoft instead maybe should take a second look at the people running those companies.

They aren't real wild about you either.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (/tuJf)

409 The revolution of the ipod was not in the technology, but in the license agreements to enable the legitimate sale and 50% profit off the media.

The tech was kind of awful, but only apple could convince the labels to sell digital because only apple could convince them that their OS was secure.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (LWu6U)

410 Ugh, gotta remember fake html, not real. Can you tell I was just working on web pages?

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (TUU1F)

411 372 The only apple product I use is an old style iPod that they don't make anymore. When it dies, what can I replace it with?

Lots of MP3 players out there, they're much smaller too. Mine has a radio and Bluetooth broadcast for a speaker, lots of features.

Microsoft thought otherwise and tried to catch up with the Zune, but quickly learned that they were missing the boat on the new normal.

Zune was actually a better product (more features) but it wasn't cool, it wasn't packaged right. It felt like a Microsoft product. And they gave up on it too soon, like if it didn't crush Apple it sucked and had to be ended.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (39g3+)

The Zune had an audiophile chipset that was significantly better than the IPod at the time. It was a far better product than MS treated it.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (vgwv+)

412

Obama Cock Cultists.

These people are literally cultists.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (Kvnw4)

413 F him with a pine Apple

Posted by: Shitbird at December 05, 2018 03:21 PM (kS4cA)

414 I'm intrigued by the minimalist phones I posted, but I find I still want my phone to keep my schedule, wake me up in the morning, take pictures, give me directions, and light my way in the dark.

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 03:21 PM (4HMW8)

415 Trollboy literally thinks we're a radical left nation being held back by establishment dems. And that every insane conspiracy about Republican "treason" is true, and that the establishment Dems have only hurt themselves by not dragging Republicans to the steps and shooting them on a regular basis. Because that's what The People want.

Also, that wouldn't have started a hot civil war in any of those cases.

This isn't regular stupid. This is advanced stupid.

Posted by: Sporkatus at December 05, 2018 03:21 PM (HtLSE)

416 Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (9g4/Z)

Meth and bong water is a bad combo, m'kay?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Si vis Pacem, Para Bellum) at December 05, 2018 03:22 PM (l7Kbv)

417 414 I'm intrigued by the minimalist phones I posted, but I find I still want my phone to keep my schedule, wake me up in the morning, take pictures, give me directions, and light my way in the dark.
Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 03:21 PM (4HMW

Yeah, I use my phone for way too much to go back to a dumb phone. I need navigation, alarms, podcasts, flash lights, banking apps, etc. etc.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:23 PM (GBteo)

418 The thing with leftist religion is that an aborted baby just doesn't have the same visual appeal as a cross.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 05, 2018 03:23 PM (z4wG+)

419 416 Meth and bong water is a bad combo, m'kay?
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Si vis Pacem, Para Bellum) at December 05, 2018 03:22 PM (l7Kbv)

Please.

That boy went straight to huffing Jenkem.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:23 PM (pgXNG)

420 They aren't real wild about you either.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (/tuJf)


Yep, you get it. For awhile, I reassured myself that Apple was the most stubborn holdout on that Government spying program, PRISM or whatever it was called.

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 03:23 PM (4HMW8)

421 I'm sure Tim Cook will be on board with banning members of Antifa from using their Apple phones, right?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 03:23 PM (AllCR)

422 We should have a least charged Bush for the fuel that SR-71 burned sneaking him in to make the deal with Iran.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 05, 2018 03:23 PM (yQpMk)

423 Ugh, gotta remember fake html, not real. Can you tell I was just working on web pages?
--
Old timers here are used to reading HTML markup.

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 03:23 PM (hrcfq)

424 Oh, and I need to be able to check my email on my phone and have all my calendars sync... Not to mention web browsing.

Yeah, definitely need a smart phone.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:23 PM (GBteo)

425 We need Minx .7 alpha phones.

Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:24 PM (9VeU0)

426 >>"...Then go out of business. If you can't afford to pay a #livingwage and make payroll, you shouldn't be in business. It's not your workers' responsibility to subsidize your shitty business #FightFor15 "



Shitty business = an employer, no?
Maybe 'shitty business' should look into automation, if it's already the enemy, why try to please Danielle now?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 05, 2018 03:24 PM (W+vEI)

427 >> I hope it was for technical reasons instead of SJW reasons.

Likely my own ignorance of navigating with "info".

I just looked it up. "Info" is GNU's baby -- they started in the '90s as a man replacement. But every system is a mishmash of man and info stuff, apparently.

Info used Texinfo, while man uses the traditional Troff. That's why info formatted shit doesn't work in man. Well, it can be readable sometimes, but a lot of stuff is missing.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 05, 2018 03:24 PM (f1Vqw)

428 Never trust a pole smoker.

Bad wiring.

Posted by: nip at December 05, 2018 03:25 PM (DfGpI)

429 414
I'm intrigued by the minimalist phones I posted, but I find I still want
my phone to keep my schedule, wake me up in the morning, take pictures,
give me directions, and light my way in the dark.

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 03:21 PM (4HMW
The way of all these things has been lost to us with the deterioration of our civilization. Once we could keeps schedules, get out of bed, take pictures, learn where things were, and carry flashlights without phones.
Now that's all lostech, and we languish in awe of our ancestors and their mighty abilities.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 03:25 PM (37IEG)

430 CT, Fenelon; I was saying that at the end I really couldnt go with reformed. I'm about as arminian as it gets.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 03:25 PM (sCdm5)

431
Zune took triple A batteries and ate them like candy if you had a memory card installed.

And ear buds don't really work for me, not the old style hard plastic fits nobody style.



Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 03:26 PM (hrcfq)

432
Fudgepacking hypocrite.

Posted by: Sent From My i-Phone 6 at December 05, 2018 03:26 PM (imow9)

433 >>Yep, you get it. For awhile, I reassured myself that Apple was the most stubborn holdout on that Government spying program, PRISM or whatever it was called.

I spent many years working for Bay area companies. Not a lot of prominent conservatives running them. Even fewer now.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 03:26 PM (/tuJf)

434
359 335 296 283 Or you could get a MSFT Surface.

I'm embittered with mine, so not my first rec.

-----

We should meet in real life. I hate mine.


I have an ASUS T1000 that I bought when my trusty HP Mini 100 died. It runs normal windows and has a detachable keyboard that I never detach, so it can, technically, be used as a tablet. I just use it as a netbook.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 03:26 PM (xGZ+b)

435 After Zumba class, I relax with a Zima while listening to Zooropa on my Zune.

Posted by: wooga at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (jTnEf)

436
Doesn't matter. Both Apple and Android phones connect with ICE to drop a dime on ramondo.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (e7O7B)

437 Yeah, I use my phone for way too much to go back to a dumb phone. I need navigation, alarms, podcasts, flash lights, banking apps, etc. etc.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes


Post to the HQ, order guns and ammo...

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (c3AZU)

438
We need Minx .7 alpha phones.

Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:24 PM (9VeU0)






The soup cans don't fit in my back pocket.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (veoSD)

439
Go ahead, brick my phone you dried up little piece of shit.

Posted by: Sent From My i-Phone 6 at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (imow9)

440 Post to the HQ, order guns and ammo...
Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (c3AZU)

exactly!

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (GBteo)

441 The Zune had an audiophile chipset that was significantly better than
the IPod at the time. It was a far better product than MS treated it.


I dearly miss my Windows Phone. For the longest time my company was developing its app and we all kept switching phones to see how it worked. The Windows phone (Nokia 96 was amazing. It just worked with everything. It put everything on my PC, and vice versa. It talked with my iPad. It talked with my car, and I could voice to text on it. Can you believe in 2018 the iPhone can't talk to text on Bluetooth (or have the car read your text to you)?


In-fucking-credible. iTunes is right out of the stone age. If I have a photo I took on my camera and it's on the PC, I need to email it to myself and then save it. Same going the other way. Apple hates the OneDrive.

Apple is basically France in the world of tech. We don't like to talk to anybody else, we hate it when you try to talk to us in our language, and we'll freaking change our minds at a moments notice. You like your new cable! I fart in your general direction, we've changed it! You want ports? Too bad, your mother was a hamster...

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (TUU1F)

442 By bad people he means me, but I'm sure a few Leftist dictators woujld be fine and dandy.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (/rm4P)

443 That is an option. I haven't met anyone IRL who didn't love their Surface Pro.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at December 05, 2018 03:11 PM (vgwv+)


I hate touchscreens with a passion. They're fine for small devices where you aren't going to be using a mouse or keyboard, but on larger devices touchscreens are awful crap. I can't tell you how many times I just tried pointing at something on a screen only to have everything go to shit because it was a "touch".

I've never owned one so I don't know if the owners just refused to turn off the touch part when it was unneeded but having a computer that reacts to both touch and has a mouse/keyboard at the same time is just idiotic.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (j0Is4)

444 All my ranting and hate against hate aside,
I'm going to keep using my iphone 5 until it has a catastrophic failure. Partly because I don't want to buy another phone and partly because it does everything I want it to...even if that's mostly time, weather reading books and navigation.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (xJa6I)

445 Once we could keeps schedules, get out of bed, take pictures, learn where things were, and carry flashlights without phones.
Now that's all lostech, and we languish in awe of our ancestors and their mighty abilities.


Posted by: DamnedYankee

--

Like I tell people, if you can't read a map, write cursive, and work simple math in your head, don't apply here.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 05, 2018 03:28 PM (z4wG+)

446 426 >>"...Then go out of business. If you can't afford to pay a #livingwage and make payroll, you shouldn't be in business. It's not your workers' responsibility to subsidize your shitty business #FightFor15 "



Shitty business = an employer, no?
Maybe 'shitty business' should look into automation, if it's already the enemy, why try to please Danielle now?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 05, 2018 03:24 PM (W+vEI)

Ain't nobody making a living off of $15/hr at 40 hours a week when apartment complexes are edging around $800 a month for a one bedroom.

Unless they have neither broadband nor a cell phone and their car is completely paid off.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 03:28 PM (pgXNG)

447 Why do so many people claim to be conservatives but they are really anarcho-libertarians.

Conservative is not about totally free markets. Nor is it about reducing government to nothing. It is about conserving the society mankind has spent millennia building up,and not jumping on every progressive bandwagon that trundles through town. Sometimes that means banning shit. Sometimes that means putting the boot on the neck of fascists like tim cook and his little empire of hate.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at December 05, 2018 03:28 PM (LWu6U)

448 One thing that bugs me about just about all mobile development nowadays is that it seems like everybody optimizes their software for their own app, over a good mobile web client. I don't want an app for amazon, walmart, home depot, Chase, UPS, facebook, twitter, reddit etc etc. What I want is for you to just make a good mobile web portal so I can access your site on my phone in a way that doesn't look horrendous.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 03:28 PM (KUaJL)

449 435 After Zumba class, I relax with a Zima while listening to Zooropa on my Zune.
Posted by: wooga at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (jTnEf)



You lost me at Zumba class.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 03:28 PM (NLLmE)

450 Apple ticked me off by artificially reducing the functionality of my 5c phone, pretending the old battery needed extreme protection. I bought iPhone specifically for its durable design and reliability. But I wasn't replacing phones often enough to please Apple.

Now they follow it up with hate mail.

It's like they are trying to lose a customer.

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 03:28 PM (4HMW8)

451 why would you do anything on your phone? your phone has to be less secure than your computer and every app you use is one more layer of people that have access to your info?

not to mention you geolocated when you do whatever it is you do.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:29 PM (MTjB1)

452 We should have a least charged Bush for the fuel that SR-71 burned sneaking him in to make the deal with Iran.

Nah, don't be silly. I *think* trollboy's conspiracy theory on that is that Secret Reagan Agents in the government deliberately backstabbed Carter by engaging in secret negotiations with the Iranians inside the normal negotiations and at cross-purposes with the administration, to sabotage an election.

Wait, no, that's utterly fucking retarded. More so than Team SR71, were it possible.

Posted by: Sporkatus at December 05, 2018 03:29 PM (HtLSE)

453 "It's not your workers' responsibility to subsidize your shitty business #FightFor15"

Isn't that an amazing line?

For all you business owners, be aware, YOU are in business to provide jobs for shit employees who spend all their times with their faces glued to their freaking IPhones.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 03:29 PM (37IEG)

454 Good idea !! Let's start with TRUMP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattlboro, VT at December 05, 2018 03:29 PM (qM84C)

455
406 Well, then if you want a reformed understanding combined with high liturgy I would say Anglican Church in North America is the the best choice.

I agree, you just have to be super careful which one you go to, because they vary quite a bit.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 03:20 PM (39g3+)


They are struggling, too. Of two parishes here in Delaware that I knew about during the past dozen and a half years (in Wilmington and Millsboro), both are now gone or moved to parts unknown.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 03:29 PM (pNxlR)

456 379 Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (XOBxb)

Doesn't have the same authority as the Pope.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 03:16 PM (AllCR)
He is what they viewed the status of the Pope as being. They don't view the Pope as illegitimate but exceeding his authority. It all goes back to a Pope delegating authority to ecumenical councils and a latter Pope rescinding this authority without calling a ecumenical council to do so. it honestly strikes me as less of a theological fight and more of a political one. The Catholic Church would have similar struggles with multiple claimants, and the Ecumenical Patriarch today is having trouble because he recognized an independent Ukrainian church. Russia is the center of Orthodoxy and has been for a good while, which is why the other autocephalous patriarchates are backing them. The two churches differ but more so in rites than practice. There are actually eastern rite churches in communion with Rome on that note.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 03:29 PM (XOBxb)

457

I love my Apple phone! I just wish it was 'water proof' IYKWIM...

Posted by: B. O'Buttfuck at December 05, 2018 03:30 PM (Kvnw4)

458 307
I have never bought anything made by Apple. This gives me a reason to continue not buying anything made by Apple.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at December 05, 2018 03:08 PM (tfbws)

I've always been pro-Apple.

Delicious, MacIntosh, Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, I could go on and on.

But Apple electronics? Not once. And bitching the last few weeks at my old Samsung, I am in the market for a new phone and was seriously considering, for the first time ever, an Apple.
Then, a cornholer telling me it is a sin to express my opinion on "his" platform.


So much for that now.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 03:30 PM (UsCnO)

459 I met the architect who did Steve jobs apartment in NY.

He told an anecdote about the process they went through in designing the bespoke LIGHT SWITCH COVERS.

My takeaway from that was I think Jobs both had a freakish degree of OCD about things that we touch, but that it served him very, very well in product design.

Like maybe there was something a little broken in Jobs that made him hyper about the interface, but that was in large part his genius.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 03:30 PM (sCdm5)

460 Like I tell people, if you can't read a map, write cursive, and work simple math in your head, don't apply here.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 05, 2018 03:28 PM (z4wG+)
How far are you off the highway? Are you looking for employees?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 03:30 PM (37IEG)

461 I spent many years working for Bay area companies. Not a lot of prominent conservatives running them. Even fewer now.

So what you're saying is, we should have let Max Zorin do his thing?

Posted by: Sporkatus at December 05, 2018 03:30 PM (HtLSE)

462
In-fucking-credible. iTunes is right out of the stone age. If I have a photo I took on my camera and it's on the PC, I need to email it to myself and then save it. Same going the other way. Apple hates the OneDrive.

Apple is basically France in the world of tech. We don't like to talk to anybody else, we hate it when you try to talk to us in our language, and we'll freaking change our minds at a moments notice. You like your new cable! I fart in your general direction, we've changed it! You want ports? Too bad, your mother was a hamster...

Posted by: clutch cargo at December 05, 2018 03:27 PM (TUU1F)






Heh. A better analogy doesn't exist.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 03:30 PM (veoSD)

463 We need Minx .7 alpha phones.

Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:24 PM (9VeU0)


Two tin cans and string.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (hLRSq)

464 Needs to either be one of two things:

1) a law against this kind of shit, or

2) bust up the monopolies, Apple included.

Posted by: deadrody at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (jsGbO)

465 Tim Cook is the modern day Marie Antoinette. I so look forward to the Revolution when fucks like this get their comeuppance.

Posted by: LGoPs at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (FnEPY)

466
Another Linux this I'm enjoying playing with is "WSL", Windows Subsystem for Linux, introduced with Windows 10. The put a subsytem in that can run native Linux ELF binaries.

You've to Ubuntu, Suse, and some others. They keep promising Fedora for WSL, but no joy yet -- some dispute.

On the downside, though, I'm suspicious that MS is trying to take over Linux.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (f1Vqw)

467 Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 05, 2018 03:28 PM (z4wG+)

I had the most wonderful conversation with a very bright, articulate little girl of seven at a Christmas Party the other evening. She told me that she is very excited about learning cursive writing. I said that is wonderful because a lot of people who somewhat older than you don't know how to write or read cursive, and that a lot of famous documents are written in cursive

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (AllCR)

468 lol, well, if the business is so shitty that they cannot pay you the $15/hr why are you working there?


when we have all the businesses paying the $15/hr do we get to get rid of welfare?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (MTjB1)

469
"It's not your workers' responsibility to subsidize your shitty business #FightFor15"

I notice that more McDonalds have those ordering screens. I wonder why?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (BWL+E)

470 "Need" does not apply to almost anything people are saying they "need" their smart phones for. It's "prefer", or "it's convenient". Whatever. Almost nothing now done on these phones wasn't done, for hundreds of years, in other ways, most of them almost as efficient.


Meh.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (QDnY+)

471 "glad hate doesn't have a home in republican party considering how much you all love alexandria ocasio-cortez!"

I haven't seen any hate for her here. The reaction I've observed is more between, "Wow, she is dumber than a bag of hammers" to "Can you believe she is the new icon of the Democrat party? That is both strange and sad."



Posted by: RM at December 05, 2018 03:32 PM (U3LtS)

472 Luckily, I've always known that Apple is a cult of idiots and makes VASTLY overpriced shit that never works right, let alone as good as the cult members claim it does.

Posted by: deadrody at December 05, 2018 03:33 PM (jsGbO)

473 What ever happened to that Firefox guy who got pushed out of the company?

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 03:33 PM (hrcfq)

474 I have never been more proud to have a Samsung phone and tablet.

Posted by: read but rarely post at December 05, 2018 03:33 PM (4Lv48)

475
The present day hater rufuses to die.

Posted by: Edgard Varese at December 05, 2018 03:33 PM (LilNs)

476 415 most people who are stopped from voting would vote for democrats. That is why elections are held on tuesdays so employers could prevent their workers from voting until democrats past A law preventing them from stoping their workers from voting.

Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 03:33 PM (9g4/Z)

477
when we have all the businesses paying the $15/hr do we get to get rid of welfare?

Posted by: yankeefifth


When we white folks pay "reparations" to the POCs, do we get rid of welfare, AA, etc.?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 03:33 PM (BWL+E)

478 Like I tell people, if you can't read a map, write cursive, and work simple math in your head, don't apply here.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 05, 2018 03:28 PM (z4wG+)


I used to ask them what their favorite TV show was. Didn't matter what the reply was, I was only trying to gauge how important it was in their life. You could usually tell if somebody was an independent thinker or just brain dead zombie looking for a check.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at December 05, 2018 03:33 PM (kUmUV)

479 Hate, division and violence? How dare they ban the fucking Obamas and Aunt Maxine???

Posted by: CN at December 05, 2018 03:34 PM (U7k5w)

480 I notice that more McDonalds have those ordering screens. I wonder why?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (BWL+E)


Yup.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2018 03:34 PM (NLLmE)

481 lol, fine I hate you back Mr. Cook.

glad I never invested in apple

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 03:35 PM (2c0p7)

482 Oh - and to repeat a prediction from the last few months - we will most likely see the control of speech on tech platforms ramp up, dramatically, starting some time in the coming year, reaching North Korean-style uniformity and thoroughness in 2020 (duh, election year).


Now that the Dems have the House (and that may not have made any difference, actually), there is zero chance of any serious action to combat tech companies' control of speech in most of today's non-media comms systems.


Unless some regulatory angle is found (FCC, DOJ, etc).


Good chance Cook and his fellow fascist bigots have talked informally about this for a while. 2016 will not be allowed to happen again, if they can help it.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 03:35 PM (QDnY+)

483 In the latter 1970's, I went home-computer shopping.

Along with many long-gone brands like Sol, I mainly considered two.

One was Radio Shack, a simple system from a solid company that was packaged kind-of commercially.

The other was some hackeronious system named after a fruit, the only advantage of which seemed to be graphics, which weren't of much interest to me in that low-res era.

The fruit, of course, is now one of the major companies while Shack scuttled every pre-PC advantage they had and disappeared.

However, having chosen in that day to go with TRS-DOS, I was set on a course that led to MS-DOS, and Windows, and until now that's been my choice.

Never regretted the fruity path not taken. Well, sometimes those years when I couldn't get video to work on Windows. But, mostly, not.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 17 Days 'til Solstice at December 05, 2018 03:35 PM (lLEbx)

484 She told me that she is very excited about learning cursive writing. I said that is wonderful because a lot of people who somewhat older than you don't know how to write or read cursive, and that a lot of famous documents are written in cursive

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

--

Talking to a friend, I explained how little Nerada was doing cursive, multiplication and Spanish this year. He said, "Sophomore?" I replied, "No second grade - homeschool."

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 05, 2018 03:35 PM (z4wG+)

485 It's "prefer", or "it's convenient". Whatever.
Almost nothing now done on these phones wasn't done, for hundreds of
years, in other ways, most of them almost as efficient.


Meh.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (QDnY+)
Lies! Lies! Bow to the majesty of the device! Bow to the thing that has sped up your lives and set unreasonable expectations for everything! Bow to the devices that ensure those who are not "of the device" are cast out into the hinterlands and driven from society!
Bow!

Posted by: Timmy Cock at December 05, 2018 03:35 PM (37IEG)

486 398


Oh good Lord. Under any modern flavor of Linux, you've got full
command line control. Indeed, it still turns out the easiest way to get
stuff done is through the command line.



There are various GUI system config things, but the command line
is still there and fully functional. Indeed, boot the thing to the
non-GUI run level, and you've got full character mode. Nothing but
terminals.



And, with the virtual terminals (Alt-Fkeys, you can switch out of the GUI and go to an independent terminal).

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 05, 2018 03:19 PM (f1Vqw)

If there was a good Linux tool to manage SQL Server and do other SQL Server tasks, I'd drop MS Windows 10 faster than a dress on prom night.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2018 03:36 PM (jxbfJ)

487 Shitty business = an employer, no?
Maybe 'shitty business' should look into automation, if it's already the enemy, why try to please Danielle now?

Posted by: Lizzy


Maybe Danielle can take out multiple loans, mortgage her house, and sink every penny she can get her hands on to start her own business and risk everything so some snot nosed punk can trash it and ruin her.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 03:36 PM (c3AZU)

488 Willowed again

NOOD Liberals

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=378518

Posted by: mindful webworker - 17 Days 'til Solstice at December 05, 2018 03:36 PM (lLEbx)

489 I like my Samsung tablet, and don't have a IPhone, or any smart phone for that matter.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2018 03:36 PM (/rm4P)

490 Those of us in IT for the past 40-odd years have just sort of snickered at Apple as an overpriced toy and little more. The marketplace chose, back in the early 1980s (the IBM 5150, the PC to you, and it successors) and it was not Apple. Sure, Apple had a couple of niche markets where it was popular (education and the entertainment/news media; see a patter there?), but that was it. For most of Apple's history as a company, they were barely hanging on by their fingernails to stay in business. About the most charitable thing you could say about their products was that they were "idiot proof" (see those niche markets where they were popular). And yes, they were the first to introduce the GUI interface, using a mouse and all that. But they didn't create it; they just picked it up for a song from Xerox.

What saved Apple was when Jobs walked into that shareholder's meeting (with his one share of Apple stock) with the iPod prototype, and said "Here, you can save the company with this". And he was right. And later came the iPhone and iPad, and now Apple is this 900 pound gorilla in faddish tech.

But unfortunately Jobs is dead now, and now this idiot rump ranger Cook is doing his best to kill the goose that laid all those golden eggs.

It would be one thing if we were indeed spouting some David Duke/KKK-style drivel, but we are not. We just kick the socialists' asses with facts and logic, every time we are allowed to debate them on a level playing field, and they know it. Which is why all this "hate, division and violence" that they so love to mewl about in reality comes from them, not us. It is the Cooks of this world who hate us, would segregate us from society or kill us if they could, not the other way around. Fucking hypocrites....

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at December 05, 2018 03:36 PM (p0pYQ)

491

There are lots of gay people, and a few faggots.

Tim Cook is a faggot.

Posted by: B. O'Buttfuck at December 05, 2018 03:37 PM (Kvnw4)

492 Apple design philosophy has always been rooted in elitism from the day it was founded. Steve Jobs valued elegance over practicality, and tightly controlled 3rd party software development. Its product is a natural fit for the "good guy fascism" of the elitist left.

Posted by: Brisco_County_Sr at December 05, 2018 03:37 PM (qdYXY)

493
Kids should learn to write in copperplate.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 03:37 PM (BWL+E)

494 Nood cocksuckers

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 05, 2018 03:37 PM (xJa6I)

495 473 What ever happened to that Firefox guy who got pushed out of the company?

Posted by: Blond M. at December

...

Started an excellent new browser called Brave.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 05, 2018 03:37 PM (sCdm5)

496 On the downside, though, I'm suspicious that MS is trying to take over Linux.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at December 05, 2018 03:31 PM (f1Vqw)


Had a SCO server that when it booted up had an ASCII MS logo because it was Xenix underneath.

Everything old is new again.

Posted by: blaster at December 05, 2018 03:37 PM (9VeU0)

497 365 Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 03:13 PM (9g4/Z)

Do you never tire of playing the gullible rube, Joe?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (yQpMk)



Ramondo is still digesting all the Sandinsta spooge he guzzled down back in the day.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at December 05, 2018 03:37 PM (ujg0T)

498 444 All my ranting and hate against hate aside, I'm going to keep using my iphone 5 until it has a catastrophic failure.

yeah, that was my attitude until i played with an iphone se. there are a couple of things i do with the camera and the se's camera is enough nicer than the 5 that it was worth it to me to upgrade.

then the guy at the phone place tried to sell me a case. "nope; the se will fit in my iphone 5 case, so i don't need a new one".

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 03:37 PM (NmR1a)

499 What ever happened to that Firefox guy who got pushed out of the company?

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 03:33 PM (hrcfq)

---------------

Brendan Eich I believe. Don't know, but sad story.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 05, 2018 03:38 PM (ffYR/)

500 apple is much a cult like google.

I do wish some tech savvy rich guys on the right would invest in tech and free speech tenants. they'd make a fortune.

I wonder if cook also meant meat eaters, how about ice workers? what about military ? islamists?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 03:38 PM (2c0p7)

501 Eh, that's all right, when the lights flicker out, I'm willing to explain math and writing and map reading, and how to wake up at a reasonable hour.
I believe in unity, and oneness, and not being divisive.

Unless you voted Democrat.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at December 05, 2018 03:38 PM (37IEG)

502 253 234 glad hate doesn't have a home in republican party considering how much you all love alexandria ocasio-cortez!
Posted by: ramondo at December 05, 2018 03:02 PM (9g4/Z)


We don't hate her. We laugh at her. Just like we do you.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2018 03:38 PM (gHCnG)

503 most people who are stopped from voting would vote for democrats

It's true the laws against felons voting is like 9/11 to them.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 05, 2018 03:38 PM (yQpMk)

504 Brendan Eich

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 03:38 PM (2c0p7)

505 What ever happened to that Firefox guy who got pushed out of the company?

Posted by: Blond M. at December

...

Started an excellent new browser called Brave.

====
Thank you. I've been using Brave; it seems to be closely related to google Chrome.

Posted by: Blond M. at December 05, 2018 03:39 PM (hrcfq)

506 362


350. The idiot is back.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2018 03:15 PM (BWL+E)

But he is so cute! Does he get fed and watered?
Just don't get too close, he will throw his poo at you.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 03:39 PM (UsCnO)

507 i'm in the market for a computer, another MacBook air. so i was looking forward to the new model that just came out, the first update in 3 years or so.

al the reviews have been lukewarm - better in some regards (screen and battery), worse in others (keyboard). but my beef is they but in a fan. the reason i liked the "air" is because it's solid state and silent.

so i don't know what to do. apple's computers and laptops were the industry leaders but no more. computers only comprise some 10% of apple's business today, so maybe it's not the priority it once was.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 05, 2018 03:39 PM (Pg+x7)

508 351 The ipod was revolutionary.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2018 03:14 PM (39g3+)

I had an mp3 player AFTER the iPod came out, because a) I hated the Apple hype machine, and b) my dvd player with anti-skip still worked and the early iPods were hard drives and there was a questions as to whether they could handle jogging.

I got one of the early flash-drive MP3s. It was great.

Then I got the iPod Nano: The iPod was revolutionary at the time.

The design, OS, and iTunes were amazing... at the time. In 2004. Unfortunately, outside of the psychotic need to repeat the Apple closed-system loopiness of the late 80s and 90s, not much has changed.

Their laptops are great, but holding China's feet to the fire is gonna burn their bottom line.

I love Apple products, but this has been a long time coming. They should have invested in products instead of DC favors and Chinese slave labor.

AAPL is trading at a 14 P/E for crying out loud. That's practically utility territory. If revenues start to slip - they are in big heap trouble.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 03:39 PM (zUD19)

509

I have hated Apple forever. Any company that refuses to offer you a right mouse button is all about user control, not customer service.

Posted by: imp at December 05, 2018 03:39 PM (w+Z9D)

510 503 most people who are stopped from voting would vote for democrats

It's true the laws against felons voting is like 9/11 to them.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 05, 2018 03:38 PM (yQpMk)


Which is why the Democrats want to give felons the vote.

In the Guevara household we refer to that show "COPS" as "Meet the Democrats."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2018 03:39 PM (gHCnG)

511 Ramondo is still digesting all the Sandinsta spooge he guzzled down back in the day.


I've been trying to guess which country he is posting from. He almost knows some things about the US, then goes off on a tangent that shows he really doesn't know much. It's like someone who only knows this country from watching CNN International.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 05, 2018 03:40 PM (yQpMk)

512

NOOD

Posted by: B. O'Buttfuck at December 05, 2018 03:41 PM (Kvnw4)

513 Krebs v. Carnot,

Didn't realize you were a Delawarean. That makes, I believe, three of us on this site.

If you come across any apartments in this neck of the woods like Anne Frank's and the rent is reasonable, send a coded message to this site.

Posted by: RM at December 05, 2018 03:42 PM (U3LtS)

514 That's fine. My next phone, which I'll be buying soon, will be an Android based phone. Fuck you Apple!

Posted by: Bill R. at December 05, 2018 03:42 PM (IuYIh)

515
That is why elections are held on tuesdays so employers could prevent their workers from voting until democrats past A law preventing them from stoping their workers from voting.
Posted by: ramondo


You're flagging - isn't it time for your juice box paste eating break? Take it, then come back to us with your best reasoning on how it is that trees moving causes the wind to blow.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 03:43 PM (pNxlR)

516 509

I have hated Apple forever. Any company that refuses to offer you a right mouse button is all about user control, not customer service.
Posted by: imp at December 05, 2018 03:39 PM (w+Z9D)

My apple mouse has left and right click, and I got a free app that allows me to use a virtual middle button/wheel for video editing, etc.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at December 05, 2018 03:44 PM (zUD19)

517 (... reading over some prior comments i knew there'd be a lot of hate on apple. but all i can say is i switched to apple from pc because they were a world ahead on ease of use - no locking up, spam problems, need to reboot - but maybe those were all problems with windows in the past & now the pc is fine. all i can say is that in my experience the apple has been problem free and worth it for me.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 05, 2018 03:44 PM (Pg+x7)

518 Yah! The UPS man just left my Israeli bullets on the porch. Nicely packed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 05, 2018 03:44 PM (yQpMk)

519
Posted by: RM


Blue Hen is one. There is (was?) an 'ette here who was looking to aquire a place for retiring to in Sussex County real soon now, but I do not recall her handle.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2018 03:45 PM (pNxlR)

520 Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 05, 2018 03:35 PM (z4wG+)

That's great!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 03:47 PM (AllCR)

521 But unfortunately Jobs is dead now, and now this
idiot rump ranger Cook is doing his best to kill the goose that laid all
those golden eggs.



It would be one thing if we were indeed spouting some David
Duke/KKK-style drivel, but we are not. We just kick the socialists'
asses with facts and logic, every time we are allowed to debate them on a
level playing field, and they know it. Which is why all this "hate,
division and violence" that they so love to mewl about in reality comes
from them, not us. It is the Cooks of this world who hate us, would
segregate us from society or kill us if they could, not the other way
around. Fucking hypocrites....



Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at December 05, 2018 03:36 PM (p0pYQ)

Post of the thread? No, post of the month!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 05, 2018 03:49 PM (UsCnO)

522 Yep, Blue Hen was the other one I was thinking of. Did not know there was a Delaware 'ette. Cool.

Posted by: RM at December 05, 2018 03:49 PM (U3LtS)

523
"It would be one thing if we were indeed spouting some David Duke/KKK-style drivel, but we are not. We just kick the socialists' asses with facts and logic, every time we are allowed to debate them on a level playing field, and they know it. Which is why all this "hate, division and violence" that they so love to mewl about in reality comes
from them, not us. It is the Cooks of this world who hate us, would segregate us from society or kill us if they could, not the other way around. Fucking hypocrites.... "

So true. I think we've developed pretty hard shells from hearing the left's insane demagoguery, hypocrisy and projection for so long, but...it still gets real old and needs pointing out bluntly on a regular basis.

Posted by: RM at December 05, 2018 03:55 PM (U3LtS)

524 Apple has become the conformist borg they mocked in the famous 1984 Commercial.

Posted by: James OBrien at December 05, 2018 03:59 PM (GjXQg)

525 94 Cook was forced to say that to upgrade his Social Credit Score.

Tim wants Apple to get the contract to provide a billion Telescreen-type devices for China.to use in their Social Credit Rating system. They are going to call it the Omlette, I hear.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 05, 2018 04:01 PM (/CITB)

526 Dropped Apple years ago when he said if you don't support library then he doesn't want you investing in his company. Samsung it is.

Posted by: Dale Sigler at December 05, 2018 04:02 PM (+dnig)

527 So Communists should not have guns because they enslave people. Got it Cook...

Posted by: torabora at December 05, 2018 04:03 PM (Y274z)

528
Meth and bong water is a bad combo, m'kay?

Aw, ma-a-a-n!

Posted by: BJM at December 05, 2018 04:04 PM (O74hG)

529 How about a new unit of measurement for self-awareness, the Timmy? 500 MegaTimmys equals the self-awareness of p-gravel.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at December 05, 2018 04:06 PM (/CITB)

530 It seems to me Jobs was always hatin' on someone. Mostly his family and employees.


Get to work, lazy bitches! This ain't fucking Club Med!

Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2018 04:06 PM (2Mnv1)

531 And I'm sure we can trust Tim Cook's view on who is responsible for hate and division.

Posted by: vrf at December 05, 2018 04:12 PM (MwaUC)

532 you are on your own when your pets turn on you timmy. there will be a different sin rule in 2.0

Posted by: x at December 05, 2018 04:13 PM (nFwvY)

533 Hate? " As in push the Joos into the sea? As in "shut up all men!" As in cutting up a fetus at 39 weeks?

"Division" as in demeaning half the country as deplorable, cousin-humping, Bible-thumping, gun-clinging rubes because we voted for a man who promised simply to place our own country's interests before those of the rest of the world?

"Violence" as in following people into restaurants and screaming at them, banging on home doors, burning cars, blocking traffic, beating people with bike locks?
God forbid we "allow" anyone to espouse any of those things on our shiny mind-shaping devices.

And, if this is not the Most Punchable Face Ever I just don't know

(Legal disclaimer: this is not an actual incitement to punch people with "punchable face" (TM))

Posted by: xnycpeasant at December 05, 2018 04:22 PM (koNhm)

534 Could this idiot take a moment out from his "I will use hate and division" to fight hate and division" hypocrisy to help the stockholder of his company who are experiencing the worst drop since Jobs died.

Posted by: SMOD at December 05, 2018 04:28 PM (QkjLD)

535 In the category "lesser-of-two-evils," I'll take Apple over Google/Android in the cell phone category, but it's a Hobsan's choice to be sure. We could really use some robust anti-trust action out of the Justice Department, but I guess they're too damn busy hunting Russian snipes.

Posted by: ZonToro at December 05, 2018 04:28 PM (dCHJd)

536 Go in PC. Serve the Cook. IMen.

Posted by: DinsdalePiranha at December 05, 2018 04:51 PM (ncoPQ)

537 I've always looked askance at Rush Limbaugh's adoration and promotion of Apple.

They were ALWAYS a liberal company. They also made a cult out of their product. It was over priced and quirky but that seemed to endear it to their customers who turned it into a hate campaign against the PC. A flawed platform but one that utilized some of capitalism's best ideas by allowing the customer to pick and choose, to select operating systems and peripherals and customize software to fit any special needs.

All stuff more expensive or impossible to do with Apple.

Then the bastards lucked out and became the defacto communications standard world wide and forced their company ideology on everyone. Which is 'Do it our way'.

Well, Timmy, I've never used one of your products. NEVER in all my years of computing.

I'm proud of it and will continue to do so. DIAF

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2018 04:57 PM (wd9fW)

538 Liberals are the weeds in the Garden of Life

Posted by: Tamaa Bird 1000 Voices at December 05, 2018 06:34 PM (wGqjj)

539 Who died and made them gods?

Posted by: Loyd Jenkins at December 05, 2018 06:56 PM (fo8Jq)

540 "So my phone options are Apple or Google.

And no I don't have an option of not using a smart phone any longer.

We are so fucked."

You always have options...You could choose Huawai...where your entire device is cracked by the Chicoms as well...Or learn to use the device you already have available, and make it more secure. Every month past 18 you use your existing smartphone, you poke a stick into the eye of the overlords...heeldragging subverts their agenda...an iphone 6 still runs their os, and a battery swap gives you 24-36 months of "stick time".

Dislike the corporate mantra of Apple, but dislike constantly fiddling/repairing/updating devices as well...Apple gets that right.

Posted by: StuckinSoCal at December 05, 2018 06:57 PM (3CaEM)

541 Ace, I have been running Linux for a long time. Used to be it was hard to install and then harder than Windows or Mac to use. No more.

These days it's super easy, barely an inconvenience to install. I recommend Linux Mint MATE edition. Search for a tutorial on how to download and install that... The installer auto detexts your hardware and just does the right thing.

You can customize Mint to work as you like but out of the box it works similar to Windows XP with some elements borrowed from Mac OS X. You can customize it and make it look fancy if you want.

If you are buying a new laptop I recommend any Lenovo ThinkPad. Especially a T-series. A T-series with Linux Mint MATE will be similar to a MacBook... easy to use and you own it. Neither Apple nor Microsoft will be able to push any software onto your laptop.

A few years ago the idea that Microsoft might push software onto your computer that spies on you would have been tinfoil hat laughable, but no more. Microsoft has Windows phone home with anonymous (I hope) data on what you do. So far I don't think they have done anything really evil with this capability but they have it. Why let them have it? A blogger like you will be just fine with Linux on any blogging computer. Able to work, I promise.

Ace, if you ever want free advice on computers I will be happy to give it, free of charge.

Posted by: mr_jack at December 05, 2018 07:39 PM (b2oQ/)

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