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Take a number: Steve Jobs turned away from busy San Fran pizzeria

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Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs, one of the richest people on the planet, couldn't get a table at a popular Italian restaurant in San Francisco, Calif. last week, as the billionaire didn't have a reservation.

Jobs was photographed on Saturday at the busy Flour + Water restaurant, wearing his trademark black mock turtleneck and blue jeans. The eatery confirmed to SF Weekly that Jobs was unable to get a table and left with an empty stomach.

"Having more money than God didn't help Jobs last Saturday night, when he and a companion tried to get a table," SFoodie editor John Birdsall wrote. "Flour + Water publicist Liam Passmore says Jobs lined up with other table hopefuls before the restaurant opened Saturday. Turns out the people immediately in front of Jobs got the last seats. So what did the man in black do? He left."

The spokesperson said that they would like for Jobs to come back to their restaurant, and will offer him a table next time.

The popular San Francisco destination, located on 2401 Harrison Street, is one of the hottest spots in the city. In January, the San Jose Mercury News noted that reservations are hard to come by for the establishment, but it's "worth braving the crowd" for the Italian cuisine.



Even though the restaurant confirmed Jobs' appearance, some skeptical Internet commenters remained convinced that the photo of Jobs leaving the restaurant was doctored.

"Most of the people in there are Photoshopped in," user "Ryan" commented. "The person who did it lined up in the shadows with the shadows of the telephone wires instead of the shadows in the telephone pole. Steve Jobs, dude in blue, girl in white -- all cropped in. Even shadows of people behind the camera are cropped in."



Proving that fans of Apple and Jobs are among the most passionate when it comes to anything regarding the company, another user, "fred," did an illustration with the photo to prove that the shadows in the photo were, in fact, accurate.
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Steve can have a bite of my pepperoni any time he wants!
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seriously? is this considered news?
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He puts his pants on one leg at a time like everyone else.
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He should buy the restaurant and fire the idiot.
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seriously? is this considered news?

I like to know what Steve is up to.
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seriously? is this considered news?

No, it is a rumor.

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I like to know what Steve is up to.

"going to pizzaria" is the lamest kind of tweet.
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seriously? is this considered news?

This is why Apple stock is going to crash big time when Jobs eventually leaves Apple. People are absurdly obsessed with Steve Jobs. It's a good thing he's married and not out dating Hollywood starlets or whatever - in that case, we'd be reading about him more than Lindsay Lohan.

Jobs needs to start giving thought to the idea that the people at Apple who actually do all the work might be getting increasingly frustrated and insulted that the average Joe probably thinks Jobs personally designs every product Apple releases and personally runs every single aspect of Apple's day-to-day operations.

And if Steve Jobs wants to go out and eat pizza, I think everyone involved should try to make that happen. He definitely looks like he could use the fat and carbs. But one nice thing about this is that he didn't pull any strings to make them give him a table. If he had done that, the press would have turned it into an "end of western civilization" issue.
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FLASH!! STOP PRESSES!! Giants fan photographs Jobs standing at urinal during game at AT&T Park. You heard it here first ...

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He should buy the restaurant and fire the idiot.

Steve is who he is, and you are who you are - are further comparisons necessary?

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I love how the advent of Photoshop has turned everyone into a photo and lighting expert. Leave it to the professionals, "Ryan."
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seriously? is this considered news?

If true, it wouldn't be considered tech news. More like Celebrity News or Gossip. Reminds me of more of the E.T. Tonight.
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This is why Apple stock is going to crash big time when Jobs eventually leaves Apple. People are absurdly obsessed with Steve Jobs. It's a good thing he's married and not out dating Hollywood starlets or whatever - in that case, we'd be reading about him more than Lindsay Lohan.

Jobs needs to start giving thought to the idea that the people at Apple who actually do all the work might be getting increasingly frustrated and insulted that the average Joe probably thinks Jobs personally designs every product Apple releases and personally runs every single aspect of Apple's day-to-day operations.

And if Steve Jobs wants to go out and eat pizza, I think everyone involved should try to make that happen. He definitely looks like he could use the fat and carbs. But one nice thing about this is that he didn't pull any strings to make them give him a table. If he had done that, the press would have turned it into an "end of western civilization" issue.

Seriously? Yes - undoubtably Apple stock will take a hit when Steve retires or worse, and it may take some time for the Apple management team to demonstrate to grieving fans and analysts alike that Steve was able to build a strong, well-functioning and visionary executive group for Apple, but CRASH??? I doubt it. And many factors outside of the obvious play into this - the stock market recognizes Apple as one of the "floater" tech stocks that keep the tech segment viable in market down-turns. It wouldn't be surprising for Steve to begin taking extended sabbaticals to demonstrate the executives' ability to drive the product line and profitability without his direct influence.

You perhaps haven't read much of the commentary in these threads about the culture at Apple and of course Steve just sits back and does nothing while everyone else slaves endlessly to serve him? Really?? Have you failed to notice the fact that he calls out the teams that do the development work and the hard-hauling at each event/announcement? Realistically only the essentially delusional or otherwise impaired would be silly enough to, as you so nicely put it:

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think that Jobs personally designs every product Apple releases and personally runs every single aspect of Apple's day-to-day operations.

but as in every group of adherents there are those who obviously need psychological assistance with reality.
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He should buy the restaurant and fire the idiot.

Why is this person an idiot?
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Wow - must be a really slow news day. Why is this up here?
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[QUOTE=kscottmyers;1690495]Wow - must be a really slow news day. Why is this up here?[/QU

Seriously why is it here? This news is shit.
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It wouldn't be surprising for Steve to begin taking extended sabbaticals to demonstrate the executives' ability to drive the product line and profitability without his direct influence.

Just imagine, if/when he does, the rumor mills and speculation will kick into high gear wondering if SJ is "really" taking a sabbatical or is it something else.
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Steve should've used Siri/Open Table on his iPhone to make a reservation...
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I would hope that they don't enrich their products with fructose if Steve was eating there, it encourages Pancreatic Cancer cell growth.
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Zzzzz... But seriously, gawd bless 'im, it's a good sign that Steve is hungry for some real food.
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Proof positive that Apple is DOOMED.

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So who is this "Ryan" fag anyways? Is he a Photoshop guru or something?
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another user, "fred," did an illustration with the photo to prove that the shadows in the photo were, in fact, accurate.

The vanishing point for shadows are directly beneath the light source (the sun in this case) so they would be behind the camera, not in front of it.
The shadows should appear to point outwards from the center of the picture, not towards the center.
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Give the man some food! He has a medical condition!
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seriously? is this considered news?

It's considered comic relief from all the other real news. Plus it's fun to read the comments, especially the one about seeing Jobs at a Giants game taking a whiz. He'd never be noticed because it's common wisdom that no one looks at anyone else when they go into a men's room.
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There are a lot of SJ haters out there that if you said "Steve went to a pizza place and couldn't get a table" would immediately assume/assert that the next sentence would be able how upset he got and what crazy thing he did to get his way. Nope, sorry. Richer than all of us combined and his reaction was to accept the situation and eat somewhere else. Sometimes we have to be reminded that we are not the sum of our notworthy outbursts, and neither is SJ.
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Jobs is married right?

Who was his "companion?"

Hopefully not that young girl next to him.
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This is why Apple stock is going to crash big time when Jobs eventually leaves Apple. People are absurdly obsessed with Steve Jobs. It's a good thing he's married and not out dating Hollywood starlets or whatever - in that case, we'd be reading about him more than Lindsay Lohan.

Jobs needs to start giving thought to the idea that the people at Apple who actually do all the work might be getting increasingly frustrated and insulted that the average Joe probably thinks Jobs personally designs every product Apple releases and personally runs every single aspect of Apple's day-to-day operations.

And if Steve Jobs wants to go out and eat pizza, I think everyone involved should try to make that happen. He definitely looks like he could use the fat and carbs. But one nice thing about this is that he didn't pull any strings to make them give him a table. If he had done that, the press would have turned it into an "end of western civilization" issue.

Clearly, you are obsessed with Steve Jobs.
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I own a Jeans store in Paris. Yesterday Steven Jobs passed by and waited in line to get one of
our famous stonewashed ( now special price ! ) jeans.
When it was his turn we had to close the store for lunchtime and told him we would be happy
if he pass by later.

greetings,
Gaston Lagaffe
Boutique :
" Jeans4ever "
77.Rue du Bluff
Paris

Ps: Now SOLDES- Jeans starting from
$ 50 only
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I'm just glad he got to the front of the line when it really counts: liver transplants
The world needs Steve Jobs more than Steve Jobs needs the world.
Thank you Steve, for not dying too soon.

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He puts his pants on one leg at a time like everyone else.

The only difference is that he makes millions after doing it.
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Jobs is married right?

Who was his "companion?"

Hopefully not that young girl next to him.

What if she's his daughter? Niece? C'mon.
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And here was the final reason to un-bookmark the increasingly useless, not to mention poorly written, AI web site. What a waste of perfectly good electrons.
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I own a Jeans store in Paris. Yesterday Steven Jobs passed by and waited in line to get one of
our famous stonewashed ( now special price ! ) jeans.
When it was his turn we had to close the store for lunchtime and told him we would be happy
if he pass by later.

greetings,
Gaston Lagaffe
Boutique :
" Jeans4ever "
77.Rue du Bluff
Paris

Ps: Now SOLDES- Jeans starting from
$ 50 only
_______________________________________



dariva

La rue du Bluff, c'est dans quel arrondissement ?

That's why I will NEVER live in the US: you have so few good restaurants, and, consequently, the good ones are always crowded!
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There could have been much rigorous ways to detect a fraud. A bit of forensics of some sort would show without doubt if this was a fake: http://www.hackerfactor.com/blog/ind...-Victoria.html
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1. That Steve Jobs eats pizza,

2. That Steve jobs has to wait in line,

3. That Steve Jobs didn't get a table,

4. That some guy named "Ryan" thinks the photo is fake, or

5. That the AI writers are bored today?
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Originally Posted by zoetmb View Post

This is why Apple stock is going to crash big time when Jobs eventually leaves Apple. People are absurdly obsessed with Steve Jobs. It's a good thing he's married and not out dating Hollywood starlets or whatever - in that case, we'd be reading about him more than Lindsay Lohan.

Jobs needs to start giving thought to the idea that the people at Apple who actually do all the work might be getting increasingly frustrated and insulted that the average Joe probably thinks Jobs personally designs every product Apple releases and personally runs every single aspect of Apple's day-to-day operations.

And if Steve Jobs wants to go out and eat pizza, I think everyone involved should try to make that happen. He definitely looks like he could use the fat and carbs. But one nice thing about this is that he didn't pull any strings to make them give him a table. If he had done that, the press would have turned it into an "end of western civilization" issue.

As opposed to an "end of Apple" issue?
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busy San Fran pizzeria

Obviously not written by an SF native.

Do not call it "San Fran" nor "Frisco." It's "The City." Or, if you're referring to it from outside the Bay Area, San Francisco works just fine.
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