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post #121 of 145
What makes this duff (O'Brien) an expert on anything? Worse yet as a comedian, he isn't even funny. What is really funny is why any network would hire him.
post #122 of 145
it was funny.
Getting the 32 gig wifi/3G ipad 2 in next month.
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Originally Posted by maccherry View Post

it was funny.
Getting the 32 gig wifi/3G ipad 2 in next month.

I guess you were taken in by their non-specific ethnic accents, eh?
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post #124 of 145
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Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

America loves a winner and loves to see the underdog triumph. But once you are on top then watch out because America also takes great pleasure in cutting the winner off at the knees and laughing as they fall from the pedestal they were placed on.

Well said sir, well said.

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post #125 of 145
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Originally Posted by Jonamac View Post

Is this really funny to millions of Americans? There's so much to parody about Apple, and this is the best they can do? It's pathetic. Good satire takes truths about something and presents them humorously. Does anyone really think the iPad 2 represents a minimal amount of effort? Ask Samsung if 'squashing it a bit' is such a small task. Steve Jobs never appears in the product videos either. It's just devoid of wit.

I'd happily laugh at a good satire of Apple, but this just isn't funny. I watched it bemused as to what the audience were actually laughing at. Someone made a funnier joke on the forums yesterday about 'Scot Foreskin' going on for ten minutes about the mute switch than anything in this. Childish, but just funny cause it was true, we got the point in 3 seconds and he talked about it for 60! In the product video he says: "It's amazing!" (which the iPad is!) with such a cheesy joy that it's ripe for satire. There's comedy gold there and instead this 'comedian' comes up with this bland tripe...I don't know what US tele is like, but I hope there's something funnier on the other channel for you guys!!

- hilarious post.

Now this is good satire. Right up there with the 'leave Britany alone' material.
post #126 of 145
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Are anything like Page 1 and 4 ?

Probably didn't miss much by not reading them

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Hey - Dudes and Dudettes

Relax

Is only "Conan"

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Nevertheless ...

"Hey Conan"

"Thanks for the Free Publicity"

"Thank You, Thank You Very Much"



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post #127 of 145
Conan O'Brien? Who the heck is that?
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Originally Posted by sdbryan View Post

Congratulations, you may be beginning to understand an important part of Apple's animosity toward Flash and Adobe's handling of the product. While Adobe started as an important partner with Apple back in the 80's, things changed as the bean counters took over at Adobe and Apple grew weaker as a force in the market. Adobe did not deem the Mac to be important enough to invest enough engineering resources to make Flash work well with Mac OS. So Flash on the Mac is pathetic compared to Flash on Windows. Adobe also put up a lot of resistance to updating its products to run native on OS X.

As a result, Adobe's assurances that a good user experience would be provided for mobile Flash on Apple's mobile devices was not credible to Apple management. There are others factors but Adobe's past actions speak loud and clear.

Those CPU/memory figures are from a computer running Linux, Flash 10.2 on a 2.5ghz Pentium Dual Core CPU and nvidia card. Surely Linux should be worse than either platform, right?

The hate against flash is still justified. But I doubt that person's screenshot in the article is true of macs today, if ever. Also, most can't understand how or why, but the browser has a good impact on flash's performance as well. Chrome does better than everyone, followed by IE then FF. Where Safari is in the mix I don't know.
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Originally Posted by sprockkets View Post

You think Jay Leno kicked Conan out because Conan sucked? Wow, are you ever mis informed.

OK, NBC kicked Conan out because Conan sucked. Better?
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Originally Posted by addabox View Post

In general, I think it's funny that there's this idea that Apple has particularly insipid or fatuous advertising, because they really don't. The average iOS ad shows the device being used to do stuff, generally to jaunty little tune.

No kidding - the ultimate irony is that 90% of the time Apple is the only company showing the product and demoing real use cases of it!

Then again, perhaps that's no accident - maybe the other companies aren't comfortable actually showing their products in use. Says more about them than Apple, really...
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Originally Posted by MaroonMushroom View Post

I think tablets will go the out the same way PDAs did. Laptops will take their touch features and there won't be any point to use them anymore

lol - let's come back to this in six months...
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Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

Well, at least this explains why you're so stuck in the past.

no kidding...

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Originally Posted by Slang4Art View Post

idiot masses probably consider Conan's skit a source of accurate information.

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Originally Posted by redbarchetta View Post

Satire. Look it up.

That doesn't mean that the masses will not consider it "accurate information".
post #134 of 145
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Originally Posted by John61254 View Post

"In a nutshell, apple's dressing code is more strict than any other company"

Actually, not true.
I visited the Apple campus in Cupertino a couple years ago for a presentation by Apple to our school.
While having lunch there, one of the (male) engineers walked by with his tray....wearing a skirt, nylons, heels and a sports coat and tie. The representative with us said there are a couple such cross-dressers, and Apple has no problem with what they wear, as long as they do their job.

Yep, definitely no real dress code for the engineering staff at least. Some people didn't wear shoes, which seemed a bit odd, but then Apple is still (thankfully?) an odd company. Apple also doesn't have an alcohol-free workplace policy (although smoking is prohibited near any building.) This is nice, because it means you can take a beer back to your office from the Friday beer bashes. It is assumed that people are responsible and won't do things which interfere too much with work.

All in all, Apple is a pretty good working environment, except that they pay partially in prestige since so many people want to work there.
post #135 of 145
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Originally Posted by DocNo42 View Post

OK, NBC kicked Conan out because Conan sucked. Better?

No, NBC kicked Conan out because the stupid idiots in charge don't know wtf they are doing, anymore than idiots around the punditry circle trying to tell apple what they should be doing back in the 90s.

I mean, wtf is the point of Jay telling your audience, "I'm retiring and handing over the show to Conan in a few years," then making your own show, sucking at that (yes, his ratings were rotten), then kicking out the very person you gave the show to?

What a douche.

edit: after having this come up multiple times, both had declining ratings, though for conan he had the edge on support and some of the crap going on at the top was debatable, like whether or not TTS would lose money for the first time ever.
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It's funny because it's true.

I think my next purchase will be the Xoom, if only so the wife will stop complaining that websites aren't working properly because of no Flash...
post #138 of 145
Awful lot of haters hating up in here, on both sides of the argument.

Can't we all just have a chuckle and then go buy whatever device we want without having a holy war over it?
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Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post

Funny how iOS devices can't play it. Blame TBS on this one. Surely HTML5 can do it.


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Originally Posted by sprockkets View Post

Hmm.... the video playing caused 96mB of usage and 20% CPU. With the adblock gone off of ai's main page and the video playing in another tab I get 120mB of usage and up to 70% of the CPU, and that is in unix terms so it never went over one core.

Perhaps that person should get a PC or something.

You reckon that person would handle PC updates better than Mac updates? I used to believe Mac is easier do deal with...
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Originally Posted by _Hawkeye_ View Post

Ain't that the truth!

And let's not forget that Flash is used mostly to deliver annoying animated advertising, and poorly written UI's.

About the only thing useful that it does is deliver video content and HTML5 is better at that, in my opinion.

Flash is mostly evil. I'm glad it's dying. And i'm proud of Apple for driving the wooden stake through its heart.

Apple is only driving wooden stake through Flash-on-Apple-devices heart. I haven't noticed that Flash is hurting over the Windows market share. What will come out for Flash on Honeycomb, well, time will tell.



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Just goes to show the average person is pretty stupid, and easily impressed/duped.

Funny how many Windows users have exactly the same sentiments, only in opposite direction.
post #142 of 145
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Originally Posted by MaroonMushroom View Post

I think that the ipad NEEDS to be criticized.

I love a lot of other Apple products (just bought a new MBP 15) but I personally believe the ipad was one of the worst products they've built. It has terrible resolution, Steve Jobs' ego is preventing Flash from being placed on it, it makes for a terrible e-reader, the entire ipad experience just feels bland and boring. It's not just the ipad, I think that almost all tablets are the same. I think that the honeycomb OS is better designed for touch only tablets but still doesn't deliver anything new to the market.

At least the ipad has good battery life and could potentially be used as an education tool.

Other than that, it's a gimped piece of technology when you could buy a 10" netbook or MBA with a fully featured OS

I think tablets will go the out the same way PDAs did. Laptops will take their touch features and there won't be any point to use them anymore

Part of me agrees with you and part of me doesn't.

But that is only because part of me wants tablet and part of me wants 11.6" AMD Fusion netbook. Still can't make up my mind
post #143 of 145
Here's why I respect Conan above Dave and Jay and any other late night hosts out there.
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post #144 of 145
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Originally Posted by Futuristic View Post

Here's why I respect Conan above Dave and Jay and any other late night hosts out there.

I'm not arguing Conan isn't a good guy. I have nothing against him as a person. He just wasn't funny - at least to the tonight show audience. That's it. He had his shot, it didn't work, move on.

All these people trying to bring out drama about NBC, Jay Leno and all that other crap are missing the point - he wasn't the right host for The Tonight Show.

George Carlin wouldn't have been the right host for The Tonight Show. That doesn't diminish him as a person and certainly not as a comedian either.

Finally, Conan's parting thoughts on cynicism are spot-on. It's a cancer, a disease and a point of view we all could do better in keeping in mind. It's trivial to get into a death spiral of negativity on message boards such as this, so thank you for posting his farewell address - is final thought is one that needs to be really heard far more often than it is.
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Originally Posted by Futuristic View Post

Here's why I respect Conan above Dave and Jay and any other late night hosts out there.

This Apple video may not have been remotely witty, but that link definitely earns some respect. Really nice epilogue. Great piece of work from the illustrator too!
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