All sick Windows guys have AIDS.  

Since so many Windows guys love playing “IT advocate” and suggesting that Macs do have viruses, even if the number is small, I’ve decided to do an analogy and apply to My Windows buddies. 

For instance, most Windows guys scoff when you explain that, while Macs do have malware (Trojans), they don’t have viruses (auto-installs). They love to pretend there’s “really no difference anymore.”

So, since Windows guys love trying to make the Mac seem worse than it is by classifying malware as a virus and vice versa, every time a Windows guy says he’s sick, I can tell everyone that he means he has AIDS. 

“What?!” exclaims the Windows doofus?

Well, if malware can mean virus and virus can mean malware (you know, when applying your “vast knowledge of computers”), then that same logic can be applied to your health. 

AIDS means sick and sick means AIDS. Next time you tell me you’re “under the weather,” I will apply your computer logic and let everyone know the AIDS has got you good. 

In closing, all sick Windows guys have AIDS. 

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Don’t be Bruno

I know I beat this dead horse regularly, but I like beating dead horses, especially since dead horses keep talking shit.  Yup.  Dead horses apparently still keep talking.  :P

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Our buddy Bruno here is warning you of the “fallacy” that there are no viruses for Mac. Of course, he’s one of those guys who doesn’t differentiate between virus and malware. He also suggests that a virus is the “tip of the iceberg,” suggesting he doesn’t understand the metaphor, as he starts listing less severe things beyond the tip of the iceberg (like “malware” and “spamware” – one being a generic term and one being a term he made up).

Let’s clear this up with health analogies.

Sickness or illness == malware – generic terms. Do you have the cold or meningitis or HIV or cancer? If I say I’m sick, do you tell everyone I have AIDS? No, then you cannot use the term virus (AIDS) when you simply mean malware (I feel shitty today).
To summarize:
“I have cancer.” – Not only can you say I have cancer, but you can say I’m sick.
“I am sick.” – You can say I’m sick, but cannot say I have cancer, because you cannot determine type of sickness from the word sick.
Now, stop being stupid.

You should have antivirus because one day Macs will have viruses!
First off, Windows clowns have been spewing this nonsense since Mac OS X 10.1, which was released in March 2001. Well, it’s now 2016 and a couple months from March. Still no VIRUSES so, Windows guys, stop sending in your clowns. Apparently, Windows guys are Barbara Streisand fans (or Judy Collins fans), because they keep sending in the clowns… :P

Using the health analogy, everybody from the time they are born should be blasting themselves with chemo. Despite wreaking havoc on your body’s resources, you know, “What if??!!!

The sad reality is, people are more likely to get cancer than Macs are to get viruses, and yet bombarding yourself with chemo before ever having cancer would make you an idiot.

In closing, don’t be Bruno, who not only doesn’t understand the difference between viruses and the generic term malware, also doesn’t understand which part of the iceberg is dangerous. Oh yeah, if he’s the captain of your boat, jump and swim. It’ll be safer! :P

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Should I get a Mac?

Should I get a Mac?

Asking a PC guy if you should get a Mac is like asking McDonald’s if you should get a Whopper at BK.

Let’s just first address what people don’t get. Most PC guys are Windows guys. Most Windows guys are…. Windows guys. In other words, they believe so vehemently that Windows is the epitome of computing, they don’t try to know another OS and believe in their heart of hearts that other operating systems suffer the same nonsense as Windows and, if they don’t, it’s because of lack of market share. And they have to believe this. After all, they wasted their time and money on a shitty OS and probably shitty certificates, like MCSEs, where they wasted thousands of dollars to be the “white knights” of computers.

Let’s attack “PC Guy’s” stupidity right off the bat. One topic he covered, as most PC guys cover, is:

They Don’t Get Viruses

Again, that’s just not true. While there are, without question, fewer infections that can affect a Mac, the infections are out there and their numbers will continue to grow as Mac gains popularity.

Oh, PC Guy. If you’re going to pretend to be an expert, then pretend a little harder. You obviously don’t know the difference between malware and viruses. Let me help you with it. Malware is a broad term to describe any evil piece of software, whether it’s a virus or simply unethical (like MacKeeper, for instance). A virus, on the other hand, is a self-installing, self-propagating piece of software that requires no human intervention to run or spread. Your inability to know the difference relegates you to “guy who handles the fries” instead of “PC guy.”

As someone who has been on every version of OS X from 10.1 to 10.11.2, and has been to all sorts of shady sites, and who has never run an antivirus type program ever, I can assure you, there are ZERO viruses. Oh sure, the malware attacks are up. All Mac malware is in the form of Trojan horses. What that means is, to get infected on Mac, you need to run a rogue installer, like downloading a Microsoft Office installer from a bit torrent site. All installer programs require an admin password to run. Once you give your administrative password to a program, it can basically do what it wants.

Unlike the PC world where everything is installed, 90%+ of apps on a Mac are NOT installed. They are simply downloaded and dragged to the Applications folder. Hell, even the “installed” programs from the Mac App Store aren’t actually installed. They are downloaded directly to the Applications folder. Only larger programs, like Office or Adobe Suite, need an actual installer.

It’s the best option for my proffession

I hear this mostly from graphics professions and musicians where Mac is an industry standard. I also hear this from programmers that need to work cross platform. This is also a completely valid reason.

Learn how to spell the word profession, PC Guy. Oh, wait. You’re PC Guy, not Spelling Guy.

The hardware is better

Macs, for the most part, use the same hardware that is available for PCs. Often a generation or even 2 behind. Not all PC hardware is the same however. If you buy a cheap PC, you can expect cheap results. It’s true that Apple still has some proprietary hardware, like the Retina display, but you can find the equivalent, or better, available for PC as well.

This is almost never true. In fact, when Macs are released, they’re on the same generation of hardware or, in some cases, have gotten Intel CPUs before the other guys. True, Apple doesn’t release hardware every 5 seconds like the other box makers, so it seems like they’re behind on some things, but they almost never are.

It Just Works

Well no, to think that you’re never going to have a problem with your Mac is just not correct. Just google “spinning beach ball” or “grey screen of death” for a few examples. This is a perception issue and an exaggeration. Will there be fewer problems? Perhaps. That partly depends on how you use your computer, the quality of your PCs hardware, and partly relies on the proprietary and controlled nature of Apple products.

Sorry, PC Guy, but Macs do “just work” more times than not. Spinning beach ball and gray screens are not the norm. Once again, you perceive your knowledge of Windows (Winrot and Blue screens) to be the norm for computing, yet you’ll pretend, paradoxically, that current versions of Windows don’t blue screen (you’re delusional).

In closing, you shouldn’t ask “PC Guy” about Macs for the same reason you shouldn’t ask a die hard Chevy guy about getting a Ford (and vice versa). Not only is he biased but, in the case of most PC Guys, they don’t know anything beyond the world of Windows.

P.S. Notice his “Microsoft Certified Professional” image at the bottom of the page. Point proven.

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Bloggers gonna blog.

Happy new year, everybody! It’s been a little while, but I have been inspired to write again.

Anyway, today’s inspiration comes from a blog site called http://techingdom.co.uk/. While I don’t know who owns the blog or if it has more than one writer, I can tell you the blogs are generally based on nothing, sometimes have no conclusions, provide zero evidence of their claims, and use incorrect words. Let’s dive right in, shall we.


Goods and Bads For Apple
. Where to start…

  • Goods and Bads – This is just bad English to me. Even if someone can prove it to be grammatically correct, it sounds horrible.
  • High and Low – Despite the title being called “Goods and Bads,” you’d expect to see a “Good” section and a “Bad” section (kind of like Pros and Cons). No. You see “High” and “Low.” Wouldn’t, then, the better title be “Highs and Lows?”
  • Slow iPads – Shouldn’t this be “Slowing sales of iPads,” as “Slow iPads” would suggest that some iPads are having a speed problem. Perception is everything and if I can’t get what you mean right away, I am starting to think you don’t understand the use of language. Then my belief is further cemented by reading the paragraph below it which proves it. A writing course wouldn’t hurt if you have any plans on doing this for a living.  By the way, slow sales of iPads isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  Those things just run forever, as the iPad 2 has proven.
  • Apple Unleashes how they Make There Camera So Good – If you want to be taken seriously as a writer, know the difference between THERE and THEIR. This inability makes me not want to read the article because, if you don’t know proper words, what else don’t you know? It’s a pretty safe assumption for an aspiring writer.
  • The Big Problem with the Apple Watch – This feels unfinished and is definitely not researched. How about looking at Pebble watch statistics? May not be perfect, but it’s better than the nothing that was done.
  • By the way, maybe you shouldn’t have the same items in four different columns in your footer. Looks unfinished, unprofessional, or simply like someone didn’t know what they were doing to center the information.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m no Pablo Picasso myself (see what I did there?), but I’m not pretending to be a serious tech writer. I just call it like I see it. I’ll call people out on their bullshit, bad writing, and other nonsense. Oh, and I’ll also go back and fix errors and other mistakes as I find them or as they’re pointed out. Look, I used THEY’RE (not THERE and not THEIR).

Happy 2016!

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3D Touch (Force Touch) vs. long tap

Seems like the entire industry outside of Apple either doesn’t get it or just downplaying the technology.

Let’s be clear. All the mobile operating systems seem to have had long tap from the beginning (or close to it). After all, in iOS, if you want to delete an app, you tap and hold any icon to start the wiggling. Then you can delete or move or create folders, etc.

So, why are people having issues with understanding 3D Touch or just pretending it doesn’t matter?

Where are my gamers who use analog controllers? I’d like you to permanently give up your controllers and switch to the old NES or SNES controllers. Perhaps if you “long hold” the controller in the direction of your choice, you can somehow control the speed at which your character walks or runs.

Are you getting it yet? 3D Touch is far closer to analog control than a long tap. The harder you press, the different the action. In the case of Quicktime on the Mac, the harder you press rewind or fast forward, the faster that process happens.

Sure, in some instances, you can fake it with a long tap. If I hold a tap, something might accelerate, but I can never keep a certain speed constant. I’d either have to accelerate continuously or slow down by letting go. With 3D touch, I can maintain a speed by holding the pressure.

I’m sure Android can probably even fake peek/pop, by allowing a moment to not come out of peek from a long tap, just long enough to do a double tap to “pop” in.

You either understand analog control or you don’t. You either understand 3D Touch or you don’t.

In closing, how come every Android guy who says “People who love Android are people who love technology” always defending shitty or old tech, like all-or-nothing security, Flash (some asshole said flash just a WEEK ago), long tap, antivirus, quad-cores that perform like dual cores, etc.

Android – land of the “good enough” crowd.

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Apple Watch Kills a Entire Industry in Three Months

http://learnbonds.com/122425/apple-inc-aapl-watch-kills-a-whole-industry-in-three-months/

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Every single time Apple enters a new industry, the incumbents go on record to say why Apple doesn’t stand a chance and other such nonsense just to make themselves sound good and knowledgeable, etc.

So, to the watch companies who have rested on their laurels (and quartz), haha! You sat. And waited. And did nothing. And never innovated. And “why innovate when people will keep buying.” And bang… Apple came into your industry.

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Lord of the Mood Ring

Dear Lord of the Mood Ring (lordofthemoodring),

You look like an idiot in the video where your stupid little lightning bolt tattoo is visible. Yeah, that video is… available.

~ Someone who knows the *rest* of the information now… you dickbag.

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