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post #41 of 85
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Because everyone is desperate to sell a few ten thousands of phones to the ~320K Icelandic phone subscribers?

 

 

Agreed.   Something doesn't come across in translation.  But then, the ad was likely created in Iceland and not meant for anyone outside of there.  

It must be a type of regional humor. The moment I saw this it reminded me of a cross between a Microsoft Surface commercial and Mummenschanz. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAa_GvLnQik

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummenschanz

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post #42 of 85

It's funny how Samsung can criticize Apple for it's lack of Voice Control language support, when Samsung can be criticized for it's lack of security, and for the matter of the disabled community, accessibility. I am blind, and use my Apple products with no problem. They are easy to use, and are quite simple to learn. However, I have tried to use an Android powered phone, and have found the screen reader, known as TalkBack to be difficult for beginners to use. Also, as we know, Android was discovered to have a security flaw that has been present since Android version 1.6, but has not been fixed. Also, Samsung can be criticized for it's app offering people the ability to get JZ's new album. The app has the ability to hack your phone, and view what apps you use. So, when it comes to the competition of which company has the better product, Apple has the upper hand. Samsung may have better language support for it's voice control, but Apple has a much better OS, with an easy to use interface, accessibility for the disabled, and an overall better user experience. 

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It might as well be Nazi Germany or Israel.  

 

Say what?

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Say what?

Godwinning about citizenship laws, but attempting to anti-Godwin (inGodwin?) by using Israel as a second example.

Innovative, if poorly executed.

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post #45 of 85
I can see the brief for this Ad now... "We want to make an attach Ad, but we don't want to spend a lot of money."

The start and end make sense, but what the hell is that bit in the middle with the dancers?
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Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

Wasn't it Google who said we shouldn't be talking to our phones, back when Siri was first released?

That's when I knew Andy Rubin is dumb.
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Am I the only one who thinks this ad is utter horse s@&$

NO.  It's just tasteless crap.  What would expect from Samsung?  A high quality ad?  Samsung obviously has to take a bite out of an Apple product so they can try to act like it was their idea.

 

I'm sure when Apple releases their new products, S4 sales will do the same as the S3 did.  Drop like a brick.  And how long does it take to get a legitimate, supported software update out of Samsung for a non-Nexus phone?    Samsung is so dumb, they still market old technology Gingerbread phones to get market share.   That's like Apple re-releasing an iPhone 3G with iOS 4 on it and selling it for $150 unlocked just to get market share.

 

it's too bad we can't B-tch slap Samsung's management for real cheesy stupid attacks on one of their biggest customers.  What a bunch of backstabbers.

 

Thankfully, I don't own any Samsung labeled products, nor will I ever.

post #48 of 85
A very ugly and irritating ad, once again with sociopath imagery and themes, but that's what appeals to the basement-dwelling tweakers who hate Apple and buy Android. Samsung's ad agency is testing their demographic with this, I think.
post #49 of 85
Those whacky Icelanders!!
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Oh look, 4th article talking about Samsung today.  Thanks SamsungInsider!

You said somehing in the other thread too.

Lemme tell ya something. Samsung became part of Apple's story when they started going after Apple users in their ads, when those ads started working to convince Wall Street know-nothings and tasteless tech-press blowhards that Samsung was "cooler" than Apple, when Samsung pimped itself out with screen size and cheap software features, when Samsung, using a stolen OS started copying Apple down to the icons and the packaging, and when Apple's stock price began to reflect all this to the tune of hundreds of billions, that's when it became important to follow every move of this meretricious, mendacious company.

Don't kid yourself, it's a twilight, existential struggle against bad taste and bad ethics. And bad plastic. When Samsung starts to compete honestly and takes its rightful place alongside Apple as an ethical rival, then maybe the campaign here to keep an eye on their every blunder, stumble and success can let up.

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A very ugly and irritating ad, once again with sociopath imagery and themes, but that's what appeals to the basement-dwelling tweakers who hate Apple and buy Android. Samsung's ad agency is testing their demographic with this, I think.

What a bunch malarkey, someones choice of platform doesn't make them a techno bigot. Why does a line have to be drawn in the sand.

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post #52 of 85
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Thankfully, I don't own any Samsung labeled products, nor will I ever.

 

Every Mac product you own has a component in it made by Samsung, even your TV that is made by another company will most likely contain them as well. Don't kid yourself, Samsung has a very large monopoly that touches almost every gizmo out there. Your microwave might not say Samsung on it but what does it matter when the insides do.

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post #53 of 85

I liked the ad for its style (but then I'm quite a fan of those crazy Icelanders anyway and their off-the wall sense of art) but I agree that the criticism inherent within it is bogus. I can also see that despite it being targeted at a very small population, it was crafted to try and get a rise out of the more sensitive Apple fan. So a: why is AppleInsider giving it prominence and helping it go viral and b: why is anyone commenting against it helping this process?! I'd rather hear more about all the wonderful new stuff Apple is doing - in-depth stuff on the new Mac Pro, for instance. Otherwise this site might as well change its name to Tech Insider.

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What a bunch malarkey, someones choice of platform doesn't make them a techno bigot. Why does a line have to be drawn in the sand. This either your with us or against us mantra B.S. that your spewing is immature and frankly makes you look very unintelligent. 

I know English isn't your first language. I should have made it clearer: " . . . that's what appeals to the slice of the Android market that includes the basement-dwelling tweakers . . . "

The "the" in my original sentence was supposed to convey that. True, not all Android users are b.d. tweakers who hate Apple, but the point is that this is the group that the ad is pandering to. That's why it's ugly and anti-human. That particular slice of the Android market likes the ugliness and the anti-human robot fetishism. And the sheep meme as applied to Apple.
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What a bunch malarkey, someones choice of platform doesn't make them a techno bigot. Why does a line have to be drawn in the sand. This either your with us or against us mantra B.S. that your spewing is immature and frankly makes you look very unintelligent. 

Apple users like us like to disrespect those that disrespect Apple.  Samsung disrespected Apple in a number of ways..  It's our way of venting.

 

Some of us enjoy doing it, because it's fun.  Ripping on Samsung is fun.  I think Samsung is a very childish company by disrespecting one of their largest component customers by trying to not only copy their products and market against Apple.  Plus they are using an old Apple ad guy that likes putting out cheap shots at their competition.

 

Samsung needs to grow up.

 

Maybe Tim Cook wanted to get rid of the Ad guy because he didn't want to have the type of ads used to have against Microsoft.    Personally, these ads fuel this, so maybe you should tell Samsung not to market their products using direct attacks in the manner for which they are doing.  I know for myself, I won't buy a Samsung labeled product for many reasons.

 

1.  All of the Samsung products I've seen have a cheapness surrounding them..  Example.  Refrigerators and other appliances, they might have what some appear to be great features, but the bottom line is if you want the best, Sub Zero is the top of the line.  I don't think a customer can get anything better made than Sub Zero. they are just ripping expensive.  But there are also Bosch, Meile, and other brands that look and have a higher quality about them.

 

2.  Their TVs are just OK.  I've talked to a Samsung dealer, for which will remain confidential.  They also carry other brands and I asked them what they REALLY thought of Samsung, since they know me REALLY well and I'm a long time customer and they won't BS me in any way.  The co-owner of the store said that Samsung is actually pretty cheap crap. The panels are decent, but he said the power supplies and other internal components suck, really cheap components, the cases are also kind of cheap and he said that if he was going to buy a similarly priced TV, he'd go with Sony or even LG and they carry all of these brands.  He actually preferred Sony, which I also have bought before with good experiences.

 

3.  I just don't like the fact that a company has repeatedly been caught for price fixing. Once is enough, but twice? Seriously.

 

4.  Samsung is displaying what is conflict of interest as far as I'm concerned by being a component supplier to various tablet, smartphone, computer mfg and then also going into the same markets competing head to head with their component customers.   Samsung knows who buys what components at what price and they have a certain degree of control over this component supply to do whatever subtle manipulations to cause others with supply issues, etc.  It's just NOT good business to do what they are doing..  Microsoft is basically now doing the same thing by marketing their own line of tablets against their own OEM vendors with the Surface, which is also not a good business practice.  I just don't like supporting companies that do this as I don't think it's a good ethical business practice unless get approval to do what they are doing by their component/OEM customers.  It a shame that companies have to have this Frienemy attitude.  It sucks for everyone.  Apple didn't cause this frienemy arrangement, Samsung did. To think otherwise would be ignorant.

 

so those are the four main reasons why I'll rip on Samsung. I don't respect them since they don't respect the very company that is not only a customer, but the source of inspiration behind Samsung's products.  They do the same thing with many of their other products where they make their products look very much like someone else's design. Real sleazy.   It's too bad Samsung just doesn't stick to making components and making their money that way.  But I guess they are just getting greedy in the process.

post #56 of 85
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I know English isn't your first language. I should have made it clearer: " . . . that's what appeals to the slice of the Android market that includes the basement-dwelling tweakers . . . "

The "the" in my original sentence was supposed to convey that. True, not all Android users are b.d. tweakers who hate Apple, but the point is that this is the group that the ad is pandering to. That's why it's ugly and anti-human. That particular slice of the Android market likes the ugliness and the anti-human robot fetishism. And the sheep meme as applied to Apple.

Ah, sorry to fly off the handle. I'm just getting tired of all these personal attacks on people who use other manufactures products,
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Apple users like us like to disrespect those that disrespect Apple.  Samsung disrespected Apple in a number of ways..  It's our way of venting.

Some of us enjoy doing it, because it's fun.  Ripping on Samsung is fun.  I think Samsung is a very childish company by disrespecting one of their largest component customers by trying to not only copy their products and market against Apple.  Plus they are using an old Apple ad guy that likes putting out cheap shots at their competition.

Samsung needs to grow up.

Maybe Tim Cook wanted to get rid of the Ad guy because he didn't want to have the type of ads used to have against Microsoft.    Personally, these ads fuel this, so maybe you should tell Samsung not to market their products using direct attacks in the manner for which they are doing.  I know for myself, I won't buy a Samsung labeled product for many reasons.

1.  All of the Samsung products I've seen have a cheapness surrounding them..  Example.  Refrigerators and other appliances, they might have what some appear to be great features, but the bottom line is if you want the best, Sub Zero is the top of the line.  I don't think a customer can get anything better made than Sub Zero. they are just ripping expensive.  But there are also Bosch, Meile, and other brands that look and have a higher quality about them.

2.  Their TVs are just OK.  I've talked to a Samsung dealer, for which will remain confidential.  They also carry other brands and I asked them what they REALLY thought of Samsung, since they know me REALLY well and I'm a long time customer and they won't BS me in any way.  The co-owner of the store said that Samsung is actually pretty cheap crap. The panels are decent, but he said the power supplies and other internal components suck, really cheap components, the cases are also kind of cheap and he said that if he was going to buy a similarly priced TV, he'd go with Sony or even LG and they carry all of these brands.  He actually preferred Sony, which I also have bought before with good experiences.

3.  I just don't like the fact that a company has repeatedly been caught for price fixing. Once is enough, but twice? Seriously.

4.  Samsung is displaying what is conflict of interest as far as I'm concerned by being a component supplier to various tablet, smartphone, computer mfg and then also going into the same markets competing head to head with their component customers.   Samsung knows who buys what components at what price and they have a certain degree of control over this component supply to do whatever subtle manipulations to cause others with supply issues, etc.  It's just NOT good business to do what they are doing..  Microsoft is basically now doing the same thing by marketing their own line of tablets against their own OEM vendors with the Surface, which is also not a good business practice.  I just don't like supporting companies that do this as I don't think it's a good ethical business practice unless get approval to do what they are doing by their component/OEM customers.  It a shame that companies have to have this Frienemy attitude.  It sucks for everyone.  Apple didn't cause this frienemy arrangement, Samsung did. To think otherwise would be ignorant.

so those are the four main reasons why I'll rip on Samsung. I don't respect them since they don't respect the very company that is not only a customer, but the source of inspiration behind Samsung's products.  They do the same thing with many of their other products where they make their products look very much like someone else's design. Real sleazy.   It's too bad Samsung just doesn't stick to making components and making their money that way.  But I guess they are just getting greedy in the process.

That's fine, I wasn't trying to convey my love for Samsung, just that you saying you will never buy a Samsung product is pretty darn hard to do. Especially when their components are in so many products. I under stand the hatred this forum and Apple users in general have against Samsung, I personally don't get emotional towards multi-billion dollar corporations in general, Apple, Samsung or otherwise. It's fun to read the comments but at the end of the day I will buy the thing that works the best for me regardless of the company. I mean lets face if you never bought from a company that does shady back handed deals you wouldn't have much. Currently I think I just have a external USB drive from Samsung, oh wait I also have a Samsung wireless keyboard that I bought for my TV but that's it. I also have a Sony television, it's just okay, picture is very nice but the menu controls are really funky, love the Skype integration though.

We looked at the Sub Zero's, very nice but we ultimately went with a Traulsen, it was a little more money but it has better energy savings.

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post #58 of 85
"This bodes well for Samsung in the Iceland mobile computing market"

oh, bull*#&$ Its a stupid ad right up there with the palm pre woman.
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post #59 of 85
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That's fine, I wasn't trying to convey my love for Samsung, just that you saying you will never buy a Samsung product is pretty darn hard to do. Especially when their components are in so many products. I under stand the hatred this forum and Apple users in general have against Samsung, I personally don't get emotional towards multi-billion dollar corporations in general, Apple, Samsung or otherwise. It's fun to read the comments but at the end of the day I will buy the thing that works the best for me regardless of the company. I mean lets face if you never bought from a company that does shady back handed deals you wouldn't have much. Currently I think I just have a external USB drive from Samsung, oh wait I also have a Samsung wireless keyboard that I bought for my TV but that's it. I also have a Sony television, it's just okay, picture is very nice but the menu controls are really funky, love the Skype integration though.

We looked at the Sub Zero's, very nice but we ultimately went with a Traulsen, it was a little more money but it has better energy savings.

You OBVIOUSLY didn't READ what I posted.  I said anything with a Samsung label as in finished goods.  If English is not your forte, then maybe you shouldn't be posting on English speaking sites.  i don't go to on sites where German, French, Spanish and other languages are spoken for a reason.  I've never hear of that brand, but thanks for the heads up.  That's more of a commercial refrigerator.  I don't have a problem with Samsung's components as long as they the other divisions don't try to market products that compete with their component customers.  Samsung isn't the only game in town for SSD, NAND, RAM, etc.  They are just one of many suppliers.  Apple just went to them because Intel turned them down for processors, and they were already using Samsung for RAM, etc. and Apple was just trying to invest in mfg with Samsung THINKING they weren't going to turn around and backstab them.   Once I see a finished good like an appliance, TV, etc. I will NOT buy it if it says Samsung on the front.  And I could care less about Android platform because I think it actually does more of a disservice the community by having this Open Platform that seems to run Open Loop where customers are being FORCED to do things that shouldn't be needed in the first place. When a customer has to go to an outside source from the mfg to get software updates, that's just a scary proposition. To think that I could go to a site like Google and actually get malware apps unknowingly is just wrong.  Apple took the right approach and since this is an Apple centric site, if you don't like Apple and use something else, then GO somewhere else.  I don't go to Android centric sites touting Apple unless there is someone posting some flagrantly misleading information, which Android users do ALL of the time.  I come from a long history in the computer industry and come from being trained in a Best Practices approach to IT and that's how I derive my decision to think and know that Android devices is just a bad joke and the media seems to avoid the problems that it continually has.  Apple isn't perfect, but they seem to work out technical problems in a timely manner and I'm happy with all of my interactions with the company from a Support standpoint. I can't say that about too many other companies which I've had numerous interactions that are still around.  I used to like Compaq and sold quite a lot of their computers and servers.  Same goes with HP, but HP has gone downhill with their PCs/laptops, and Compaq got sucked up HP. Their servers?  I don't have a problem with their servers, but I don't use high end servers in my home at this point in time...  Microsoft?  I just gave up on them after having too many problems and seeing customers with their problems over the years and it was a constant battle.  You want to talk Apple? Sure, you want to talk Android, go to an Android site, etc. I just can't stand what Google, Samsung, etc. have done to Apple with this Android platform. It's a sleazy way to get business, that's how I see. 

 

I actually don't NEED a TV right now, but am interested to see what Apple might do.  If I were to get a TV, it wouldn't be a Samsung.  There are plenty of others to choose from.  With all TV brands they typically have different levels of quality at different price points and you get what you pay for.

 

I just don't like Samsung's business practices, some people don't care about that, well I do. In the mean time, Apple is in the process of reducing their reliance on Samsung and when they are Samsung free, even better.  one thing I can't stand are companies that create enemies out of their business partners and customers, which is what Google and Samsung have done. Apple didn't create that, THEY did.  I don't wish to promote them.  If you don't care in the least about unethical business practices of what they have done, then you need to look at your own business practices.  Would you do the same thing they did?  I could easily become Google free, but as long as I'm paying a dime to them, then fine.  They just waste the money on dumb projects like Glass anyway.

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Yeah he takes a bite from an Apple at the end more like they ride the Apple wave come on come up with something new. You guys wait till the contract ends with the hardware going to Korea next year then you will hurt in sales. Don't you get it it's the software that sells the device not just hardware but people in the know know that and dorks who don't buy a Samsung!
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Yeah he takes a bite from an Apple at the end more like they ride the Apple wave come on come up with something new. You guys wait till the contract ends with the hardware going to Korea next year then you will hurt in sales. Don't you get it it's the software that sells the device not just hardware but people in the know know that and dorks who don't buy a Samsung!

It's also the support, especially when it comes to updating the OS.  Apple is predictable.  once a year they release a feature enhancement OS, etc. and throughout the year a small handful of bug fixes and we get them as fast as they spit them out.  Android is STILL selling a Gingerbread based smartphone?  I still cannot figure out what they are thinking?  Putting out a product with an outdated OS.   If Apple did that, everyone would rip into them, which is why they don't do it.  You only sell the products that are capable of running the most recent OS and you ship it with that latest version, otherwise, take it off the price list.   But these Samsung fans don't seem to mind.   I can't buy into Samsung's mentality just to buy market share.  It makes no sense.  Hey Mr. Customer, step right up and buy the future in smartphones with the Samsung Aspire.  Aspire to do what?  Be stuck in the past with Gingerbread?    Samsung.  HELLO!!!  4.2.2 is out, ever think about updating all of your current products to run it?  What a concept.  They probably never thought to do that.  Idiots.

 

I think what Samsung does is they are marketing and selling ALL of their prototypes instead of just figuring what is going to be the best phone that addresses most of their customers.    I'm just amazed at how many different phones they make and wondering if their upper management really understands how difficult it is to maintain and support that many different products and yield a high satisfaction level when they don't make the OS.  I wonder how many different variations of OSs they have to support.  10? what a nightmare.  No wonder they don't always upgrade the OSs to the most recent. Costs too much money.  But hey, Android's Open Source and FREEEEEEEEE.  They should call it an Open Loop platform instead of Open Source.

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This will disappear faster than the Apple genius ads. If ever questioned about it, Samsung would argue they were goated and psy'ed into this.
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Bottom line? No actual consumer will see this ad anywhere but Iceland. Of course tech blogs will have some fun but that's it. End of story.

 

With a bit more investigation...

 

Who was the ad agency who came up with this? Was it an Icelandic company?

 

Is this ad actually running on Icelandic television stations? European? What?

 

Is this strictly an Internet ad?

 

Was this ad put together intentionally to look this bad, and designed to "go viral" because of its stupidity? Is Samsung that smart?


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I think it's funny that Samsung and other companies feel the need to talk crap about apple products to make there own look better, but yet apple is still number 1, and doesn't have to put down other companies in commercials to sell there products. Apple products just sell on there own. The end...

Indeed. Apple would never ever stoop to comparative marketing or mocking the competition. Never ever.

Ok. Maybe they do once in a while but they remain rather sheepish about it.
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Bottom line? No actual consumer will see this ad anywhere but Iceland. Of course tech blogs will have some fun but that's it. End of story.

With a bit more investigation...

Who was the ad agency who came up with this? Was it an Icelandic company?

Is this ad actually running on Icelandic television stations? European? What?

Is this strictly an Internet ad?

Was this ad put together intentionally to look this bad, and designed to "go viral" because of its stupidity? Is Samsung that smart?

Are u in Iceland? I'm not.
post #66 of 85
Check out this new infomercial AD for Google Glass...

http://www.hulu.com/watch/486603
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Apple is failing and Timmy Cook had better get Siri to speak Icelandic instead of spending seven years making iOS all white on a tiny screen, or else Apple's stock price will remain in the toilet how dare you question the wisdom of Wall St. /s

 

You know, AI management has recently started cracking down on the trolling nonsense. Do we miss them so much we now need to imitate them?

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Ah, sorry to fly off the handle. I'm just getting tired of all these personal attacks on people who use other manufactures products,

Ah, flying off the handle must be one of my favorite things to do, judging how often I do it. Also one of my favorite expressions. I'm pleasantly surprised you know that one, because it's an old one, not used enough anymore, in my opinion.

Anyway, the point is that there are allergenic features about the two platforms that cause each of the respective followers to react emotionally toward the other. We can't do much about this; it's almost biochemical, like dogs and cats. You straddle both worlds, I notice. That may be fairly unusual, and something to value, like being ambidextrous. Or maybe it's just Swiss neutrality at work. : )

But I know I can't even look at certain websites like MacRumors because of the depressing level of anti-Apple contempt and hatred you find there. This is unbalanced, in my opinion, and it's caused me to start hating the haters. That spills over to Samsung, for me, because they are exploiting this hatred in their ads, and directing it also toward Apple fans and users. Unforgivable, in my opinion, because they're fanning the flames of a cultural difference.

Like the old "I'm a PC" ads, you may ask? Maybe, but those were in a different spirit, I would say. The PC guy was actually made quite loveable, not an object of ridicule. But you could make a case that Apple was asking for it if they ever won the platform competition, and now they're getting it. I would say that Samsung's ads have a certain viciousness about them that speaks volumes about the company's ethics, Or their ad agency's.
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You know, AI management has recently started cracking down on the trolling nonsense. Do we miss them so much we now need to imitate them?

 

When? I didn't get the memo. I thought just the opposite had happened, and they came out to roost in full force. And why would you have any visibility into what AI management is doing? Do they ever post any announcements somewhere where I can see them?

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No offence, I meant to reference famous situations/countries wherein it's your genetic heritage that matters for citizenship.  

Historically, Israel has acted in the same way as Germany did during the war in that regard.  They don't of course send the non-citizens to the gas chamber, but they still use the same criteria to decide who's a "real" citizen.  

Really?   Because you do know that there are Arab citizens of Israel, right?   However, in 2012 the Israeli courts did uphold a law banning Palestinian spouses of Israeli citizens from gaining citizenship.

 

And for the record, Germany sent citizens of Germany to the gas chambers.   

 

But what this has to do with Samsung, goats and Iceland, I don't know.  

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Originally Posted by Flaneur View Post

I'm pleasantly surprised you know that one, because it's an old one, not used enough anymore, in my opinion.

I went to the California Institute of Technology for a few years to receive my Masters. My English was horrible when I first arrived but I picked it up fast enough. I learned a lot of American sayings in that time as well as a lot about America culture and laws. Like you'll get a ticket if you sun bathe topless ........ what, I only bought the bottoms.1biggrin.gif I really liked my time there and will always think back with great fondness. I lived in a nice little loft above a record store, which I worked at on the weekends and even dated the owner for a while. I baby sat for extra money and even sat for Alan Thicke and his wife Gina's child quite a few times, they had a lovely house in Pasadena. I had a cute VW Fox to drive to the beach with but I mostly road my bicycle to school because the stupid thing never worked. I learned that American boys can't hold their liqueur, hehe, what can I say I grew up on Kirsch, 100 proof rocket fuel. I was a frequent Rocky Horror Picture Show goer at a small theater in Balboa island. Love Tommy's Chili Burger, I can go on and on but no one want's to hear my silly tale.
Edited by Relic - 7/6/13 at 9:32am
When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
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When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
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post #72 of 85

How embarrassing for Samsung.

post #73 of 85
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Originally Posted by Relic View Post

I went to the California Institute of Technology for a few years to receive my Masters. My English was horrible when I first arrived but I picked it up fast enough. I learned a lot of American sayings in that time as well as a lot about America culture and laws. Like you'll get a ticket if you sun bathe topless ........ what, I only bought the bottoms.1biggrin.gif I really liked my time there and will always think back with great fondness. I lived in a nice little loft above a record store, which I worked at on the weekends and even dated the owner for a while. I baby sat for extra money and even sat for Alan Thicke and his wife Gina's child quite a few times, they had a lovely house in Pasadena. I had a cute VW Fox to drive to the beach with but I mostly road my bicycle to school because the stupid thing never worked. I learned that American boys can't hold their liqueur, hehe, what can I say I grew up on Kirsch, 100 proof rocket fuel. I was a frequent Rocky Horror Picture Show goer at a small theater in Balboa island. Love Tommy's Chili Burger, I can go on and on but no one want's to hear my silly tale.

Fascinating. Unlike Mr Blank, enjoyed this tour of the past, but I know most of these places. And the Cal Tech part vs. the beach explains everything. Your brain can span both worlds. : )
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Originally Posted by drblank View Post

Blah, blah, blah, nobody cares Relic.

 

Actually, we do.  It's nice to know a bit of the history behind a poster.

 

Quite often in the past I have debated with someone online, even had flamewars... only to later meet them, and become good friends.  Heck, we've all gotten each other great jobs at times by doing this.

 

And not just forums.  There was a guy on eBay who used to constantly fight me for navigation collectibles.  The upbidding was killing both of us.  lol   We finally began talking and made a deal where we took turns on the best stuff.  We shared tips, became fast friends, and talked for hours on the phone.

 

You never know.

post #75 of 85
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Originally Posted by drblank View Post

Blah, blah, blah, nobody cares Relic.

Don't make assumptions.    If you want to say, "I don't care, Relic", that's fine.   But don't speak for the rest of us because you have absolutely no idea what we think. 

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Originally Posted by KDarling View Post

 

Actually, we do.  It's nice to know a bit of the history behind a poster.

 

Quite often in the past I have debated with someone online, even had flamewars... only to later meet them, and become good friends.  Heck, we've all gotten each other great jobs at times by doing this.

 

And not just forums.  There was a guy on eBay who used to constantly fight me for navigation collectibles.  The upbidding was killing both of us.  lol   We finally began talking and made a deal where we took turns on the best stuff.  We shared tips, became fast friends, and talked for hours on the phone.

 

You never know.

A sure tip off to me is when a poster is afraid to be honest about their age, their education level, their professional experience, etc. and to me that's typically someone that should spending more time going to school or working in the industry and less time posting comments on YouTube, AI, or other forums where they add little value to the discussion and then act like a 12 year old.  In my travels, I had heated discussions on Mac vs PC to engineers (some actually work at intel) and they had little experience with Macs, where I had 20+ years in reseller industry dealing with both platforms because I had to be VERY objective in my recommendations to customers.  I was trained to be not brand specific just because one mfg had better margins or spiffs, etc., which in that industry is almost impossible to do.  So, from MY perspective, I could discuss the debate with far more intelligence than they could.  Guess what?  The guy called me up and admitted he had bought a freaking iMac, when before he used to hobble together DIY higher end PCs for which he always seemed to be tinkering with it than using it.  Funny stories to share.  But it's funny when someone starts asking you questions and begins to have more respect with someone's background and experience than they first thought.  it got to the point where he began asking me questions rather than trying to tell me something that wasn't relevant to the discussions.  If someone can raise a valid point to need or use another platform, I'll be honest with them, but I will advise them on things they need to do to be successful if I know what they need to focus on.  

post #77 of 85

what is it they have with goats? o.O

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Originally Posted by helia View Post

what is it they have with goats? o.O

 

It's not a goat.   Apparently some reporters don't realize that other animals also have horns.

 

When you figure out what the animal is, then it makes sense in the context of the ad.

 

Hint:  male sh _ _ p.

 

That just leaves the dancers as a mystery, but after watching some other Icelandic commercials on YouTube, they don't seem strange at all.

 

Apparently it takes something unusual to catch an Icelander's attention!  Here's one of my favorites:

 

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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

 

No offence, I meant to reference famous situations/countries wherein it's your genetic heritage that matters for citizenship.  

Historically, Israel has acted in the same way as Germany did during the war in that regard.  They don't of course send the non-citizens to the gas chamber, but they still use the same criteria to decide who's a "real" citizen.  

You probably want to rethink this and remove it.

post #80 of 85
Apple doesn't need to speak Iceland. It's completely unnecessary for many decades to come. It speaks Korean though, and Korean like it. It speaks Chinese and I like it. Lack in Iceland? That's good! Save some memories for unnecessaries.
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