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One does not need to be an advanced Freudian to know that getting excessively defensive (or offensive) about a cartoon hides some serious issues. Overreaction usually implies repression of some kind ...
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post #162 of 248
If you're just going to write shit, wait for response, then change shit, please don't bother typing in the first place. That was neither defensive nor offesive. I was just annoyed to respond to a post only to have the originating post changed
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post #163 of 248
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Originally Posted by RCO3 View Post

How did you think that the camera and SD dongles worked, then?

I'm not sure how this wouldn't be known since iDevices have been connecting via USB since, what 2002-2003.
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post #164 of 248
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Originally Posted by FullGaz View Post

Without multitasking (especially on the iPad) it's difficult to imagine...

Really? Front facing camera + iChat?

Let's be honest, even though the iPhone was a game changer (and it changed my life for sure) and even though the iPad will also be ubber-successful, there are a few basic things that Apple will have to introduce to keep up with the competition .

Just as we screamed for copy-paste before iPhone OS 3.0, we now want multitasking with easy switching between applications (I could live with a nice multi-touch swipe), iChat with front facing camera and yeah, 5 MP camera with LED flash.

Now, I have this theory that Apple always have a 5 years plan, just like the old communist party in the now defunct USSR: they come up with a fantastic product and introduce it bit by bit to the market. At first, the product seems lacking stuff, but really it's all there, in the lab or in the code, waiting to be updated or upgraded slowly!

I for one will buy the iPad - for my mum - but I'll certainly wait for V2 or even V3 before I get one for me...

But it's ok: in June, the new iPhone, and next year the new iPad

I agree, except for the conspiracy theory part. I'am certain Apple has a roadmap but to realize the 'end product' in one sweep is impossible.
Creating software and hardware is super time consuming and as a result it must evolve. It is also nearly impossible to see every change, even if it is only 5 years in the future. So Apple has to tune it's plans constantly.

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Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post

The same things was said 10 years ago when Apple dropped the floppy disk and adopted the CD/DVD. People said the industry wasn't ready. Or when Apple dropped the old multipin ports and adopted USB and Firewire.

The others, OK, but still, the floppy was dropped at a time when there was simply nothing to replace it. This was years before the thumb drives or any kind of flash drive was common. There wasn't even an option for a CD writer in those machine for two years.
post #166 of 248
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Originally Posted by MacTripper View Post

I doubt we will ever see BlueRay DVD playback on the Mac.

The reason for this is Steve wants to reduce the mechanical and replaceable parts of computer so they are reduced down to a single simple logic board, assembled and pressed together by machines.

Less fuss, less trouble, less returns or repairs under warranty. If a device like a iPad fails, it's simply replaced and not repaired.

True. The only time I've ever had to send an Apple computer in for repairs was due to a broken Combo drive in an iBook G3 600.

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The new Mac's he's talking about, are going to be based upon the iPad like design, thin and all sealed up with new A4 processors and a external optional Superdrive.

I don't think he will port the iPhone/iPad UI over to Mac's though.

So last chance this year of getting a Intel based Mac.

Untrue. No way will A4 processors show up in Macs. They are way too underpowered for Full Mac OS X and its applications. Also, they have a totally different architecture, which would require yet another version of OSX. Plus, different processors would once again compete with the WinTel crowd for MHz, which they successfully got away from with the Intel switch. Apple remembers what happened last time when their processor choice became lethargic (PowerPC), while Intel kept advancing. Having the same chips means the computers must compete on another ground, like the OS.

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Originally Posted by TEKSTUD View Post

I think you missed the boat- Steve Jobs wants to you buy anything and everything from his iTunes store plantation from now on. He's trying to kill FLASH for that very reason in that it competes with his game sales on iTunes, Blu-ray competes with his low grade HD movies at iTunes, etc , etc. There is a method to his greed- say one thing, mean another.

He doesn't want to kill flash because it competes in the game arena. At least, not originally. He didn't expect the amount of games for the iPhone as there has been. This reasoning may be valid now, but it was not the original reason. The original reason was because Flash is dominating too much of the web, and has lousy performance. I play Farmville on my Windows PC, and even on that the fans kick into high gear once Flash is active. This is not Unreal Tournament 3, it's a crappy Flash based game! And Flash performance on a Mac is twice as bad as on Windows (due to Adobe's crappy programming).

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For me, 1 in 50 DVDs show up damaged or cracked. I haven't received any damaged blu-rays yet though. Scratch-wise, everything seems to play just fine.

Yes! 15+ years after DVDs appear and the players are finally able to actually play them! Remember the early days when a single spec of lint on a DVD would cause mass skipping, pausing, and crap... if the disc would play at all? I hate optical media; it is DESIGNED TO FAIL! That is the only reason they would not include the disc inside an unopenable protective case. Also, stop buying your Bluerays because 3D discs are in the future, so you'll get to re-buy all your movies AGAIN/AGAIN/AGAIN (VHS/DVD/Blu-ray); maybe this time for $50 a pop.

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I think Blockbuster is getting a 'taste' of the changes that are coming! As is NetFlix. The App store has changed everything, including the optimum delivery method for music, movies, books, newspapers, magazines, games and software!

I agree that Blockbuster is dead, but NetFlix is not. NetFlix is amazing. Apple needs to buy NetFlix and integrate it into iTunes/AppleTV.

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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

I don't know if you created this but it's so not funny.

I don't mean that in the sense that i'm offended, but in the sense of actual criticism of the humour (or lack of it) involved. The list of items is irrelevant to both products, the date of the "stone" is off by about 39,900 years or so, and it's just inaccurate in any case. The stone can't "multi-task" at all, and the iPad actually can. To be funny it would have to be kind of ironically true in some sense, and this just isn't.

Perhaps tying in something about an "iSlate"? I thought it was lame too.

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Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post

Think about it. How much software do you actually go into a store and purchase on a disc? The far majority of software for the Mac is not sold on a disc.

Optical media could be killed easily by Apple if they create an App Store for the Mac.

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Apple will deliver aggressive updates to iPhone that Android/Google won't be able to keep up with.
iPad is up there with the iPhone and Mac as the most important products Jobs has been a part of (this is consistent with a previous quote attributed to Jobs).
Regarding the Lala acquisition, Apple was interested in bringing those people into the iTunes team.
Next iPhone coming is an A+ update.
New Macs for 2010 are going to take Apple to the next level.
Blu-Ray software is a mess, and Apple will wait until sales really start to take off before implementing it.

I think its going to be harder and harder for the iPhone to compete against Android and its many vendors, especially on the hardware front. Same as the PC wars.

iPad needs big improvements to MobileMe (cloud) services.

I'm looking forward to Macs becoming more iPad-like. I forsee an eventual split between the Pro and Consumer lines. Pro will include OSX. Consumer macs will include iPad OS.

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don't you mean formerly? At times this site is pretty sad.

He formerly formally served.
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Originally Posted by spliff monkey View Post

Honestly I never understood people like you. If you are seriously still using a G4 then just buy an new MBP and stop waiting. Even if they update it 2 days later the current MBP will perform leaps and bounds over a G4. Get real, you're going to complain that 10 or so generations gain in performance is going to be overshadowed by 1 update to the MBP. Give it a rest and enjoy a new computer and quit complaining.

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Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post

The same things was said 10 years ago when Apple dropped the floppy disk and adopted the CD/DVD. People said the industry wasn't ready. Or when Apple dropped the old multipin ports and adopted USB and Firewire.

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The others, OK, but still, the floppy was dropped at a time when there was simply nothing to replace it. This was years before the thumb drives or any kind of flash drive was common. There wasn't even an option for a CD writer in those machine for two years.

Prime example, JeffDM. The Bondi Blue iMacs arrived in August 1998 while the first iMacs with a CD-RW came in February 2001. 2.5 years without paying for an expensive ZipDrive option.

Today, the options are considerably better on all fronts. I think HDD is now less than optical discs for storing excessive quantified and just s few small fires can be dumped on local computers, phones, SD cards, USB thumb drives, and sent to your cloud if need be.

I see no reason for the average user to even consider CD/DVD as viable for their primary method for copying files.
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post #170 of 248
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Originally Posted by m2002brian View Post

If you're just going to write shit, wait for response, then change shit, please don't bother typing in the first place. That was neither defensive nor offesive. I was just annoyed to respond to a post only to have the originating post changed

are we talking about multi-tasking stones?
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post #171 of 248
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It's also about what the screen is capable of showing.

For instance 1080i has a pixel resolution of 1920×1080, but a lot of Apple's laptops can't show this much quantity. My 15" MBP can only show 1440x900.

When I had my 30" PM and a *cough* special cable input cards, the HD content was displayed in full quality at full resolution without scaling up or down AND my face was about 3 feet from the screen.

Talk about image quality!, I swear it felt like I was actually there.

Resolution plays a part, but even downscaled HD video usually looks better than upscaled SD. My trial was on a 15" MBP.

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How did you think that the camera and SD dongles worked, then?

I wonder if Apple's binder case even has pockets for them. I try to avoid adapters, doubly so rigid adapters. The longer it sticks out, the more leverage it can apply should any errant force be applied.

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It was a private meeting for employees - those happen you know. Companies do talk about their suppliers, competitors and affiliates during business meetings, and not always positively. This is business not a church group meeting.

Don't be so naive.

Every description of the meeting I've seen gives it an air that's more a pep rally than a professional business meeting. That's what I mean, it simply didn't sound like a pure professional business meeting.
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... just s few small fires can be dumped on local computers, ...

Just the Windows boxes though.

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post #173 of 248
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post

Most software that I get these days is downloaded, without an app store. I still regularly use DVD for movies though.

Not that often for the commercial stuff though.

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The same things was said 10 years ago when Apple dropped the floppy disk and adopted the CD/DVD. People said the industry wasn't ready. Or when Apple dropped the old multipin ports and adopted USB and Firewire.

The difference here is that you're getting rid of the floppy BEFORE the CD-ROM is adopted. Software hadn't been sold on floppies for years when the iMac hit the scene.

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I have no idea how this comment relates to the ones you replied to.

You seriously don't understand how people still actively using optical media applies to your post about dropping the optical drive?

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Before it's time, no. When it's time, yes.

That time is not right now. Digital downloads aren't very organized and the digital movie scene's DRM troubles make Blu-ray's bag of hurt look like a friendly jab. As such most of the commercial software is still bought on disk and the DVD is not even close to being in jeopardy. Of course if Apple were to get innovative with digital downloads and/or in-store software kiosks using SD cards things might change. If Apple, other consumer electronics companies, and the movie studios were to get together, come up with a single industry wide movie format that would not tie you in to a single company and you give you import rights, DVDs would start to be phased out like CDs were. However, the greed by the movie studios, Apple, and the other device makers is too great. They want you re-buying everything and being locked into their devices.
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I see no reason for the average user to even consider CD/DVD as viable for their primary method for copying files.


Is there a reason to rip cds or remove DRM by burning them?

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FOXNews says it is Fair and Balanced.



All for-profit corporations (including Apple) exist for one thing. To make a profit. They can be sued for not doing so. Anyone who believes corporations can be compassionate, or moral, or otherwise human haven't been to a shareholder meeting.

To that end, corporations will do and say anything to make a profit... including claiming they are not evil and even acting so. That is, however, absolutely no guarantee that they will act the same way tomorrow.

They can also be sued for breaking their promise, even commercials must be somewhat true.
Also, a reputation can only be lost once (or at least for the time it is remembered).

A good way to asses a company as a consumer is to look at the revenue streams.
If the company depends for a large part on sales to other companies - like Microsoft does - it is almost certain that end users will end up with draconian DRM and a horrible operating system.

If on the other hand the commercial interest is aligned with the consumer interest - as it is in Apples case - your almost sure you can 'trust' the company.

So you can 'trust' a company, and if you don't, don't buy!

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Widescreen 16:9 or other widescreen formats would make for a terrible book experience. Where as the aspect ratio that they chose will not hinder movies in anyway.

USB is already an option via the dock connector. In case you lack the brain power to comprehend what Apple is doing I'll explain. Apple is making a point that this thing doesn't need ports and if you have a need then use the doc port. I know for a fact this is going to be a critical part of the next wave of development for the "I" devices.

Why can't people understand that Iphone OS already multitasks? It just doesn't multitask 3rd party Apps, yet.

And yet the lack of widescreen looked pretty silly when Steve was demoing video playback. 4:3 died years ago, it's a strange move to bring it back from the dead. The ebooks angle isn't something Apple are pushing much and rightly so, as iBooks is US only and nobody in their right mind would want to read for long periods on a super bright LCD screen.

Sorry, but your dock connector argument makes no sense. It's ridulous to have to buy an adaptor just to plug a camera or flash drive in. It's just a pointless upsell from Apple so they can save a few pennies on a USB connector, nothing more.

The iPhone OS multi-tasks with Apple apps a little, but not fully. I can't, for example, fire off a text message while browsing, I still have to quit Safari. What really annoys me is when I'm playing an iPhone game and a message, be it a text, an IM, or an email comes in, and the only way to view or reply to the message is to quit the game. Not exactly a great experience. Do you have inside info that multi-tasking for all apps is coming? As I've never seen it confirmed anywhere.
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I'm looking forward to Macs becoming more iPad-like. I forsee an eventual split between the Pro and Consumer lines. Pro will include OSX. Consumer macs will include iPad OS.

I am stunned anyone could seriously want that. Do you really not want control over your own computer? That just boggles the mind.

Personally I quite like being able to install Chrome, download Amazon MP3s, rip DVDs, and view flash on web sites.
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Nonsense. YOU can source media from many, many sources - the SD card slot appearing on new models follows SJ's comments about the disc being dead, and you can fit much more, with faster access on an SD card.

A company wanting to make profit is not 'greed', it's how companies grow, and have a reason want to continue to grow. R&D expenses and profit. Yes profit - it's not a dirty word.

Blu-ray does not compete with his 'low grade' HD movies. It is an alternative, and no one is stopping you using it. Who wants to watch 1080 HD content on a 9.7" screen - that's just bull. Apple are not trying to "kill flash", they're ensuring that flakey software which causes hangs, crashes, causes products overheats and reduces battery life isn't allowed to run on their devices. It's SJ's company, and that's his right - don't like it, don't buy the product.

Stability, security and a consistent user experience. That's what Apple are trying to achieve.

I for one applaud it.

And I applaud your mature response and basic understanding of the framework of a successful modern enduring business (2nd & 4th paragraphs).
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And yet the lack of widescreen looked pretty silly when Steve was demoing video playback. 4:3 died years ago, it's a strange move to bring it back from the dead. The ebooks angle isn't something Apple are pushing much and rightly so, as iBooks is US only and nobody in their right mind would want to read for long periods on a super bright LCD screen.


I read this article which makes some interesting points about the 4:3 choice for iPad


www.computerworld.com

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If you need to it's still there and will be there for awhile, but is that what most users are doing these days? I'd say it's unlikely. I'm not also not advocating the lack of an optical drive in the home, just that it's the next step in making notebook computers.

I just switched to syncing my iPhone to my MBP from the previous syncing with my IMac. Mostly so that I would have syncing available away from home. I think for many younger Mac users, the notebook is their only Mac so for the near term an optical drive is still needed.

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What makes people think that it's just going to be one big folder with all the files in it being name "a1001ab.file"? That would idiotic and wouldn't happen.

But isn't that exactly how Apple stores music on the iPod?
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I read this article which makes some interesting points about the 4:3 choice for iPad

www.computerworld.com

I agree with that reasoning. I wish I'd get my 4:3 notebooks back form Apple but that clearly happen.


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I just switched to syncing my iPhone to my MBP from the previous syncing with my IMac. Mostly so that I would have syncing available away from home. I think for many younger Mac users, the notebook is their only Mac so for the near term an optical drive is still needed.

I don't understand how the ODD made this better? You burnt DVDs, copied DVDs? If all your syncing was does between a MBP, iMac and iDevices then shy not just use the inherent network connections? They are faster and with less fault. Sounds lke you just needed to move the Mac's iTunes folder to the MBPs iTunes folder and import.
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post #184 of 248
It's a rather boring copy of something done years ago for the iPhone, the person who came up with it didn't even have the creativity to come up with something original, like a stick.

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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

I don't know if you created this but it's so not funny.

I don't mean that in the sense that i'm offended, but in the sense of actual criticism of the humour (or lack of it) involved. The list of items is irrelevant to both products, the date of the "stone" is off by about 39,900 years or so, and it's just inaccurate in any case. The stone can't "multi-task" at all, and the iPad actually can. To be funny it would have to be kind of ironically true in some sense, and this just isn't.
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If Apple, other consumer electronics companies, and the movie studios were to get together, come up with a single industry wide movie format that would not tie you in to a single company and you give you import rights, DVDs would start to be phased out like CDs were. However, the greed by the movie studios, Apple, and the other device makers is too great. They want you re-buying everything and being locked into their devices.

First of all, this single, industry-wide movie format you speak of is called DVD. The new industry-wide movie format is called Blu-ray and contrary to what some might think, it's actually doing ok. To expect not to be tied into a single company who owns the rights to said technology is unrealistic. They're all out to make money and invariably a few of those companies will come out on top with their technologies and that's what we'll end up using. And to speak of CDs being phased out in the past tense is a bit premature. Yes, it's been declining for years, but it certainly hasn't been phased out yet.
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For me, 1 in 50 DVDs show up damaged or cracked. I haven't received any damaged blu-rays yet though. Scratch-wise, everything seems to play just fine.

This info has been interesting for me to read. I currently do not get Blu-ray Discs from Netflix, although I could. More to the point, I have watched the DVD discs I am receiving decline in their playability due to major scratching. I mean really, I watch at least 3 DVD's per week and that's the plan I am on. Wouldn't logic say that I should receive at least ONE out of the hundreds I have received, played and returned be fairly new with few or no scratches? When I first signed up, years ago, I received many more DVD's that were "fresh". Now, some of them I receive simply won't play at all, even with a good cleaning. And, most of the discs I receive have scratches way beyond normal. Unless, or course, you consider buffing a DVD surface with a brick to be "normal".
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post #187 of 248
Nah, he just stole it from one of many variations doing the rounds.

Interesting from a historical perspective this example dates from the Nocopypastus, Nonmmsian, Lackavideo era predating the current Nomultitaskian and Lackaflashian era.



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great picture No really, it's so obviously not hyperbole. Did your mommy make it for you?
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Blu-Ray software is a mess, and Apple will wait until sales really start to take off before implementing it.

Blu-ray Disc Association Welcomes Apple to Its Board of Directors:

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2005/mar/10blu-ray.html

Since Apple is on the board of directors, why doesn't Apple do something to fix this "mess" instead of just bitching about it?
post #189 of 248
I was at that meeting and i can tell you the air was blue.

However i wish to remain anonymous and no my name isn't really Mr Underhill. Jeeezzus!!
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I don't understand how the ODD made this better? You burnt DVDs, copied DVDs? If all your syncing was does between a MBP, iMac and iDevices then shy not just use the inherent network connections? They are faster and with less fault. Sounds lke you just needed to move the Mac's iTunes folder to the MBPs iTunes folder and import.

That is what I did when I got my 3GS. I'm just saying to work with iTunes, ripping cds dvds etc you need a drive and many people don't have a desktop machine so they need a ODD in their notebook.

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This info has been interesting for me to read. I currently do not get Blu-ray Discs from Netflix, although I could. More to the point, I have watched the DVD discs I am receiving decline in their playability due to major scratching. I mean really, I watch at least 3 DVD's per week and that's the plan I am on. Wouldn't logic say that I should receive at least ONE out of the hundreds I have received, played and returned be fairly new with few or no scratches? When I first signed up, years ago, I received many more DVD's that were "fresh". Now, some of them I receive simply won't play at all, even with a good cleaning. And, most of the discs I receive have scratches way beyond normal. Unless, or course, you consider buffing a DVD surface with a brick to be "normal".

I'm not sure why it is that you're getting so many scratched and unreadable discs. Believe me, though, that I haven't had a bad disc in months. Maybe it's a disgruntled postal worker in your area who likes to beat up Netflix discs for fun. But seriously though, what happens when you get new releases? Are they really beat up too? Some of the Blu-rays I get look brand-new and all play just fine. How close is your local Netflix distribution hub? Mine is about 50 miles from my house. Also, if you don't mind me asking, what kind of DVD player(s) are you trying to play these discs on?
post #192 of 248
So you are whining about buying peripherals?

Don't buy any, then you won't need to connect them.

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Do you have to buy those peripherals? Seems that way. How much will it cost? And why should I have to buy a peripheral in the first place, it's just stupid...
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Honestly I never understood people like you. If you are seriously still using a G4 then just buy an new MBP and stop waiting. Even if they update it 2 days later the current MBP will perform leaps and bounds over a G4...

Apple products cost money, people don't have infinite money, staying with a Powerbook G4 is smart until i5 Macbook Pros come out, because it drops all the prices on new and used Core 2 Duos MBPs.

[QUOTE=TheToe;1564018]All for-profit corporations (including Apple) exist for one thing. To make a profit./QUOTE]

Correct! A vendor, with products to sell. Just ask 'do no evil bs' Steve Jobs.

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I agree wholeheartedly about Adobe being lazy, I use their crappy software all day and it certainly is buggy....

As for Blu-ray, I wish they would just put those bloody drives in the Mac, ...Blu-ray is superior in every way...

Blu-ray can potentially store 50GB on dual-layered discs; depending on the title of course, but that means lossless audio and richer quality video.

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Apple should just buy Adobe.

Now we're talking.

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No way will A4 processors show up in Macs.
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I'm looking forward to Macs becoming more iPad-like.

Apple produced a multi-core CPU/SoC (system on a chip), which is an underplayed watershed event. No, they can't compete with Intel on scale, so I agree. Also, iPad-like is the way of the future.

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Blu-ray Disc Association Welcomes Apple to Its Board of Directors:..

Good point, and Apple is behind the HTML5 standard also, with Google.

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...Adobe has some core software on the Mac, but it's all shite. It's written poorly, it's coded using tools from decades ago, and it's buggy and slow. There are two guys who have already written an almost complete replacement for Photoshop for instance all by themselves called Pixelmator. Two guys! Steve is right that Adobe with all it's thousands of employees is just lazy in that they haven't found the time to do this themselves.

You're right. Times have changed, during the rise of DTP (desktop publishing), Adobe software running on Macs was THE reason to own a Mac (my opinion). Nowadays Apple calls the shots.

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Thirdly, Adobe has some core software on the Mac, but it's all shite. It's written poorly, it's coded using tools from decades ago, and it's buggy and slow. There are two guys who have already written an almost complete replacement for Photoshop for instance all by themselves called Pixelmator.

I'm sorry, what? Pixelmator can not open a RAW file, work in CMYK mode, and a host of other things. Pixelmator is a nice app, but not an almost complete replacement for Photoshop.

That said, Adobe seriously needs to think about updating the app and removing the bloat. No argument there.
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News flash!!!! Previously not known! Dog growls at cat!!!!!
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I read this article which makes some interesting points about the 4:3 choice for iPad

Well that's kind of awful. They make it sound like 1024x768 is some kind of Mac thing. They completely fail to mention that it's the XGA standard and has been around for 20 years or so.
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Some technologies are positioned so well that when they start rolling the momentum will not be stoppable.

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Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
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Apple should remember that Adobe basically saved Apple a number of years back. If Adobe would have abandoned the MacOS during the dark days of Apple, we would all be using Windows (or some Linux for many of us) today.

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Nah, he just stole it from one of many variations doing the rounds.

Interesting from a historical perspective this example dates from the Nocopypastus, Nonmmsian, Lackavideo era predating the current Nomultitaskian and Lackaflashian era.

LMAO. Your in-depth 'historical' analysis of an anti-Apple joke is somewhat reminiscent of the arabs overreacting on the Mohammed cartoon
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