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post #41 of 77

Actually, a funny story from just last night ... 

 

I was at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego last night with my girlfriend doing some shopping, and she said, "Oh, why don't we stop by the Apple Store, and I can have them look at my phone."  We get there (in the early evening) and after about 10 minutes of waiting she looks around with an annoyed look on her face, and says to me "why are there so many people here!?!"  I then told her about the fact Apple had announced new products that morning, but she even commented, "but it's always busy here ... I don't think I've ever seen this place without a ton of people in it."  

 

After we were done she wanted to stop by Nordstrom to look at scarves ... which took us right through where the Microsoft Store is located.  I thought she knew about it, but as we were walking past she actually said, "Is that another Apple Store ...?" and I replied, "no ... it's a Microsoft Store."  She made this sour looking face and said in a tone of disbelief, "Microsoft has a store!?!"  I nodded.  She then remarked, "but there aren't any people in it ...!"  I looked inside and there were three employees standing around looking like they had absolutely nothing to do, and not a single customer in the store.  I responded, "yep ... that's because it's the Microsoft Store."  

post #42 of 77
All iPhones can be traceable because of the GPS. Why don't they rob some other stores? Secondly, why bother with the license plate if the car is a stolen?
post #43 of 77
Just couldn't bring yourself to schlep burgers at a McJob like the rest of us, could you Equonne? Now you're in jail, which is marginally worse.
post #44 of 77
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

They don't bother crashing into Microsoft Stores. 

Microsoft has a plan to change all that: Metro UI everywhere.
Something tells me it won't work.

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post #45 of 77
Originally Posted by FjordPrefect View Post

Just couldn't bring yourself to schlep burgers at a McJob like the rest of us, could you Equonne? Now you're in jail, which is marginally worse.

 

Free room and board, free reading material, television, gym membership…

 

Worse?

post #46 of 77

Next purchase for the Temecula Apple Store?  Automatic bollards.  In fact I think I know what brand they will buy:

http://www.macs-bollards.com/automatic-bollards/highways-agency-approved-systems

post #47 of 77
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Free room and board, free reading material, television, gym membership…

 

Worse?

Yeah, but it's the free sex that's the downside.

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post #48 of 77

Who said Samsung doesn't spend money on research?

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post #49 of 77
  • Steve would have never let this happen.
  • The window should have been wider, not just taller!
  • Apple is doomed! (tm)
  • It was an accident, actually, because they hit a spec bump.
  • They wanted to steal a lot of the 4s because the 5 isn't worth the upgrade
post #50 of 77
" These were the Zune players of thieves." - not own
Hilarious ! Love this quote.
post #51 of 77

“Prosecutors also allege Howard, who was on parole, has a 2010 burglary conviction from Los Angeles County and a 2008 robbery conviction,” Burge reports.

Equonne Romon Howard, 22, of Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of burglarizing the Temecula Apple Store. (Photo: Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.)

Equonne Romon Howard, 22, of Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of burglarizing the Temecula Apple Store. (Photo: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.)

“Riverside County sheriff’s officials said Howard used his own 2003 BMW X5 to smash through the glass storefront and metal security gate about 5 a.m. Sept. 6. Surveillance footage shows other men with their faces covered jumping out of the SUV and beginning to grab iPhones and iPads off display tables, sheriff’s officials said.”

post #52 of 77
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I'm sure the BMW was stolen so what do they care about a luxury car vs. a utility vehicle. But yeah the Suburban would never get stuck like that BMW.

 

 

You know, I don't think he would have gone back to retrieve the license plate if the car was stolen, which just makes the entire thing even dumber.

post #53 of 77
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Apple pilots innovative "drive-thru" feature in one of its stores.
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I know you were joking, but this would actually be a good idea in most of the Apple stores I've ever visited.  There are a huge number of people that just want to get in and out and buy a product.  Having a drive-through or any kind of "express lane" for purchases might not be a bad idea. 

post #54 of 77
So what, these are the latest Apple ads?
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post #55 of 77
Equonne?

100 kinds of dumb.
post #56 of 77
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Stupid name (Equonne...??), stupid criminal, another stupid burden on taxpayers.

 

Yeah, the name (sort of) translates to "horsey"  :-)  

 

For the record though, people keep saying he is stupid and he probably is, but thieves are almost always actually just people with poor impulse control and/or people who just have an extremely high opinion of themselves.  Smash and grab artists are even more likely to fall into this category.  They steal because they see all the products just lying there on the display and they just want to grab them and run.  They can't understand why anyone wouldn't.  Most of us have a similar urge every now and then but it's stopped by our (normal) impulse control that our parents taught us.  

 

Teaching your kid to have a little humility and to delay gratification is one of the most important and helpful things you can do for them.  (I know, I know, it's pretty much the opposite of how most kids are brought up today isn't it?).  Being able to delay gratification has a huge effect on the quality of their lives and is often the difference between a lifetime in jail and a happy successful life.  You can be rich and have poor impulse control (Paris Hilton), or a genius and have poor impulse control (Phil Spector?).  Either way it's the impulse control thing that's usually the defining factor, not IQ.  

 

Plenty of really stupid but honest folk out there. 

post #57 of 77
Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post
I know you were joking, but this would actually be a good idea in most of the Apple stores I've ever visited.  There are a huge number of people that just want to get in and out and buy a product.  Having a drive-through or any kind of "express lane" for purchases might not be a bad idea. 

 

That's sort of how the Apple Store application works now; just needs to apply to all products they sell. I'd love for one account under an Apple ID to be able to purchase everything from songs to computers. Then they could cut their gift card confusion in half and just have Apple gift cards. From $15 to $2000. 

post #58 of 77
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Why, it was made of one way glass, of course.

This comment gave me a good 5 minute belly laugh. It's been a while and I thank you for it.
post #59 of 77

September 21st dude...you are too early...now get back in line and see ya in 10 years.
 

post #60 of 77

Say, isn't that Eric Schmidt's car?  Mmmmm, maybe not.

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post #61 of 77
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Yeah, the name (sort of) translates to "horsey"  :-)  

For the record though, people keep saying he is stupid and he probably is, but thieves are almost always actually just people with poor impulse control and/or people who just have an extremely high opinion of themselves.  Smash and grab artists are even more likely to fall into this category.  They steal because they see all the products just lying there on the display and they just want to grab them and run.  They can't understand why anyone wouldn't.  Most of us have a similar urge every now and then but it's stopped by our (normal) impulse control that our parents taught us.  

Teaching your kid to have a little humility and to delay gratification is one of the most important and helpful things you can do for them.  (I know, I know, it's pretty much the opposite of how most kids are brought up today isn't it?).  Being able to delay gratification has a huge effect on the quality of their lives and is often the difference between a lifetime in jail and a happy successful life.  You can be rich and have poor impulse control (Paris Hilton), or a genius and have poor impulse control (Phil Spector?).  Either way it's the impulse control thing that's usually the defining factor, not IQ.  

Plenty of really stupid but honest folk out there. 

Some psych drugs destroy impulse control, too, such as SSNRI/SSRI drugs, hence the ironic "antidepressant drugs can cause suicide" thing.
post #62 of 77

They could have at least waited for the iPhone 5 to be on shelves, would have fetched more than some iPods. 

post #63 of 77
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Some psych drugs destroy impulse control, too, such as SSNRI/SSRI drugs, hence the ironic "antidepressant drugs can cause suicide" thing.

 

True.  Drug abuse turns normal people into strange versions of themselves sometimes.  

post #64 of 77
They are just fucking idiots. Retina MacBook Pro's, Mac Pros, iMacs. If i were to rob an Apple store those are the things I would take. What idiots.

 

 


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post #65 of 77
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 They steal because they see all the products just lying there on the display and they just want to grab them and run.  They can't understand why anyone wouldn't.  Most of us have a similar urge every now and then but it's stopped by our (normal) impulse control that our parents taught us.  

I believe this is what Edgar Allen Poe referred to as "The Imp of the Perverse."

post #66 of 77
I too am trying to figure out why they would grab iPhones instead of Macbook Pros and iMacs and such. Would have at least made more money if they would have gotten away with it.
post #67 of 77
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It's a cost factor.  The cost of HD cameras (good ones) is still way higher than SD.  It's not just storage, but the whole package.  But yes, if you want to actually identify someone you should spend the dollars to get HD.  

Is cost really a factor for Apple though?

Maybe they did have HD cameras that were sold and replaced by Browett.
post #68 of 77
What a moronic idiot lol. He deserves every bit of the jail time he gets.
post #69 of 77
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That's what I was thinking. And if it was stolen why bother fixing a flat? LOL

 

"Police allege that Howard popped two of the tires on the BMW. After the burglary took place, he reportedly changed one tire near the store, while the other flat was allegedly addressed with a stolen can of Fix-A-Flat from a nearby 7-11.

Howard, however, reportedly failed to repair the flat tires on his vehicle, and the BMW was abandoned about a mile from the Temecula Apple Store.
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Now the can of fix-a-flat was stolen. LOL

 

 

Why bother trying to get it out of the store at all.

 

Idiots.

 

Looks like they grabbed six or so iPhones/iPod's and four or so iPads.

 

Probably wanted them to swap for crack.

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post #70 of 77
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Free room and board, free reading material, television, gym membership…

 

Worse?

 

You left out plenty of sex...

 

...oh.

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post #71 of 77

600,000 dollars damage?

 

hardly

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post #72 of 77
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600,000 dollars damage?

 

hardly

The store is will be closed for a while. So, in addition to the repairs, you need to include lost sales, lost work for the employees and rent for a space Apple can't use.

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post #73 of 77

I cleaned up the video, it looks even more dramatic when it's un-squashed.

 

post #74 of 77
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I cleaned up the video, it looks even more dramatic when it's un-squashed.

 

Thanks - that's awesome!

post #75 of 77
Why didn't they wait for the iPhone 5s?
post #76 of 77
Good point.

But i bet the store is up and running tomorrow.

There is no way that Apple retail would allow a store to not be ready for the launch of the iPhone five

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post #77 of 77
I don't understand why Apple doesn't have special iDevices at the Apple stores with ROM in instead of flash memory. When the retards who steal them try to sync them with iTunes, they won't be able to, and no amount of Jailbreaking would help either.

Also the crooks wouldn't be able able to turn off find my iDevice either.
Edited by Elijahg - 9/14/12 at 9:02am
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