People who write articles with irrelevant pictures should only get jobs serving fries. The End.

Elisabeth Leamy is a prime example of why it doesn’t matter if you’re a “20-year consumer advocate of blah blah blah blah blah.”  Some people are in the position they’re in simply out of sheer luck, or they’re the incumbent, or they’ve misused their power to retain it. Who knows?

She wrote an opinion piece about a dashboard symbol that lights up when your tires are under-inflated, but the picture to go with the article is a generic car dashboard WITHOUT THE SYMBOL she’s writing about. So, if someone didn’t know what the fuck she was talking about, her article doesn’t help. Granted, my opinion is you should look at the owner’s manual and understand all the lights you see (or may see).

Elisabeth, you are unhelpful and should go do something you’re good at (writing articles with relevant pictures is not at the top of your list). To the rest of the world, she probably means this:

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The general, non-understanding public…

Ok, so Apple’s WWDC (Keynote) has come and gone.  Some pretty cool things introduced.  Even though I’m not an official developer and have never quite grasped Objective-C, you could easily tell that Swift was the “one more thing” moment that you haven’t felt come from Apple in a number of years now.

I know some Apple users were disappointed, but the funniest part had to be the Android camp.

  • Dude, Apple didn’t release a bigger phone!
  • Dude, Apple didn’t release a 5″ phone!
  • Dude, Apple didn’t release a better phone!
  • Dude, Apple didn’t release new hardware!

Apparently, Android users don’t understand DEVELOPER CONFERENCE. They only understand “SAMSUNG MAKE BIG PHONE!:P

I can’t wait to play with Swift. Maybe I’ll finally make a stupid game for iOS.

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Please consider donating to the “Take To Task” fund.  Someone needs to call these fools out on their lies and, if they can get paid for lying, it would be nice to get paid for telling the truth.

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Looks like ANYONE can be a “journalist.”

http://ca.ibtimes.com/articles/554328/20140531/apple-imac-macbook-pro-iphone.htm

Apple’s hardware cycles have been become anticipated events throughout the years. As the company is set to release a series of refreshed lines like the Macs, new information suggest that Apple wants to explore more chipsets for its computer line. According to reports, iMac, MacBook Pro and even products like the iPad and iPhone may be based on ARM processors. Will Apple make the switch? What does it mean for the upcoming products and Apple users?

You see… it doesn’t matter whether the rest of this article has a nugget of truth or anything even entertaining. Once you make the comment that products like the iPad and iPhone may be based on ARM processors, it’s like talking to a brand new scientist who says the human body may even be made up of cells, “like one or two.”

Precious, go back to being a ring, because you suck as a “journalist.”

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Jim Edwards — May have just had a virtual orgasm because I wrote his name.

Add another fool to the “Apple is losing” camp because of “lack of market share,” blah blah blah blah blah.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphone-6-had-better-amazing-122753501.html

On his page, he highlights all the reasons why Apple “only serves the richest 15%,” or some such nonsense.

IDC makes a new prediction every year and pushes it out at least 4 years because, well, MAYBE the stars will align by then.

Once again, and I can’t stress this enough:

  • Top of the line iPhones and top of the line Androids run about the same price.
  • Low end iPhones and low end Androids run about the same, even BOTH going as low as FREE.
  • iPhones, within the last couple models, are guaranteed to get the latest OS, even if some of the more complex functionality is removed/reduced.
  • REGARDLESS OF Android phone, you may or may not get the latest Android OS, nor is there a guarantee that you will get any updates. Of course, if you know how to root your phone or you’re willing to pay a techie with cash or sex, they’ll do it for you. :P

I realize people don’t care about that last one so much, as long as they have Facebook and Candy Crush. Oh, and by the way, Mr. Edwards, the Candy Crush maker also wants PAYING customers, something Android lacks, despite its heavy market share. Almost every Android user I know believes “software should be free,” like digital hippies. Not exactly who I’d be spending my time making stuff for. Ads may pay some revenue, but not like paying customers.

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Windows users will be Windows users.

Sometimes I like to play nice.  I understand choice.  CHOOSING Mac.  CHOOSING Windows.  CHOOSING Linux.  I even understand ribbing the “other guys” because their choice is not *your* choice.  What I never quite understand is why the other guys
(read: Windows guys, especially) will out and out LIE regarding the alternatives.

Some examples:

  • All Macs are slow. – And this blanket statement is based on what? Your one time usage of a Mac back in 2004? Your one time usage of a Mac period? The fact that you can barely navigate your way around a Mac? Because if I told you that every Windows PC was slow, you’d probably attempt to educate me on the merits of RAM, or how that PC was using Windows XP and it’s unfair to judge Windows 7/8 based on XP experience. The fact that a term Winrot exists ONLY for Windows says a lot about the shittiness of Windows and its ability to degrade over time.
  • Macs are toys! – Can someone finally explain this to me? What makes a Mac a toy? Intuitiveness? Easier to use file system? The fact that its underpinning is Unix (certified Unix under the specifications)? Which point makes Mac a toy? Is it that a child can use it and doesn’t require a “trained MCSE” to fix it most of the time? OHHHHHH. That’s right. What makes the Mac a toy is….. *drum roll*…….. its lack of games compared to Windows.
  • Steve Jobs is Hitler. – A Jewish guy said this to me. Apparently, he doesn’t understand how the Nazis worked. Apple (Macs, not iPhones) has a higher cost to join in. PCs will let you in with pennies. Sounds more like Steve Jobs DOESN’T want you in his “yacht club” unless you can pay up. Go away now. Hitler, on the other hand, didn’t care where you were in the world. If he could round you up and gas you, he did. This is just a *really* dumb comparison.
  • Macs don’t get viruses. – This is true in the most literal sense. I’ve not seen any automatic installs of programs that then spread out. That said, a trojan horse is possible and has happened on multiple occasions. Trojans are scary enough because they can be simple programs that just erase your home directory. Not a virus in the traditional sense, but you surely still get fucked by it. Java and Flash are two ways that Macs can also get infected, but Macs aren’t alone there. Java and Flash on ANY platform opens you up to the same problem. However, in all my years of porn surfing (might as well just admit what everyone else denies or alludes to at best), I’ve never been hit by some drive-by infection. I can’t say the same for my Windows-using friends. Some have had to reinstall. Some have had “colorful” pictures when their machines started up. So, Mac users, be vigilant and smart when surfing and you’ll be ok. Also, stay away from pirated apps that require installations (such as Office or Adobe Suite).
  • Macs don’t get viruses because the market share is too small. – The flip side of the argument. Windows users, we can deduce, have all failed statistics courses. If 5% of computers are Macs (let’s pretend there are 100,000,000 million computers out there, so 5% is 5,000,000), then surely, there would be 1-5% of malware written to hit those 5,000,000 Macs that are “unprotected” in the sense of using or needing antivirus software. Nope. Logic and statistics get thrown out the window because “CrApple SuxxxorZ!”
  • Linux is better than Mac or Windows because it’s all free. – True. Linux is free. I even like to play with Ubuntu and I endorse Elementary OS to some extent as a relatively easy to use Linux… but there’s the rub. Linux is not as intuitive as one would like you to believe. I tried giving Ubuntu to someone who didn’t have a Windows install disc and wanted to use their laptop again. They just couldn’t grasp it. And, as much as I like Elementary OS, there’s no way to have desktop icons… at least, no intuitive way I can tell to do it. People, myself included, LOVE to make a giant mess on the desktop. :P Also, there is the whole “it should be free” mentality. Great for a community, but shitty for developers who make a living on developing. It’s also amusing when a Linux user messes up their own menus and doesn’t know how to fix them or Google the problem. Methinks Linux is the wrong platform for you. Stop pretending to be “above the mainstream” platforms.

Maybe I’ll come back and add to this later, but I’m just repeating the same things over and over. Perhaps it’s because I’m responding to the same lies over and over.

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Why do old fools who know nothing of technology get to speak?

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-needs-a-big-new-idea-not-financial-engineering-2014-04-24

Howard Gold is today’s “I need to mention Apple in a (negative) headline to generate hits for my company, lest they find me a useless employee/contractor.”
Mr. Gold is suggesting that Apple’s “innovation well” has run dry. Let’s look at the 2000s just to shut this guy the fuck up.

  • iPod – October 23, 2001
  • iPhone – (Introduced on) January 9, 2007
  • iPad – April 3, 2010

Three innovations in the 2000s. Actually, I’d argue there are TWO innovations in the 2000s. As much as I love my ipad, it’s merely an evolution of the iPhone. It’s bigger and can handle windowing more efficiently, but it’s essentially the same thing.

So there. TWO. How many have Google and Microsoft come out with in the same amount of time? By that, I mean absolute game changers? The answer is ZERO. Those who argue Android is Google’s game-changer apparently are stupid, naive, lying, etc. Android devices and the OS were Blackberry-based until the iPhone, at which point they did an about face on the whole Blackberry-esque project and became iPhone-like.

I’d like to see an innovation again, but Apple doesn’t need to pull a Samsung and just release crap to say they’ve done it first.

Hey! How about an iMuzzle for Howard Gold? I’d help pay for that!

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