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Slow news day?

Are you kidding?
This totally qualifies as news on this site.

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post #42 of 68
Apple is rotting after all!
post #43 of 68
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ah, this will make the stock go down another 10%


And Carl Icahn will buy another $500 million in Apple stock.

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post #44 of 68
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Yeah. It’s APPLE’S problem that people don’t know how to bathe. :no:

 

Come off it.


You totally missed the point that sniffers are installed in all Apple stores, and most probably all other stores, to activate ventilation to counter body odour. It is the ones in this store that are installed too high to work optimally.

It really helps to read the article first.

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post #45 of 68
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No, but that one was.


Oh really. The commenter lives near the store, has been there, and can confirm that there is indeed a BO problem.
How does that sound like an insult to Apple, to you?

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post #46 of 68

Who did they ask? Some retail person?

 

The sensors don't detect CO, they detect CO2. It's very common in new HVAC systems for large areas and as correctly stated they control the level of fresh air. It's not for diagnostics, its for energy savings. Otherwise they would have to design the system to continuously bring in fresh air corresponding to a exchange rate of the maximum occupancy, using additional energy to heat or cool the air.

 

http://www.energycodes.gov/sites/default/files/documents/cn_demand_control_ventilation.pdf


Edited by konqerror - 1/31/14 at 11:48am
post #47 of 68

Cant control everyone that walks into a store and Apple making efforts to make the experience more pleasant is a big win. Not to point fingers but there are some ethnicity's that do not use deodorant and love high tech. I dont recall it ever getting that bad so I can assume the odor sniffers are working!

 

As for CO if it gets too high then consumers will get tired. Add some oxygen to keep every levels up and that may lead to more spending.

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ah, this will make the stock go down another 10%

Yeah. Like that's only thing relevant about Apple.

post #49 of 68
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Originally Posted by Bryant NorCal View Post
 

Cant control everyone that walks into a store and Apple making efforts to make the experience more pleasant is a big win. Not to point fingers but there are some ethnicity's that do not use deodorant and love high tech. I dont recall it ever getting that bad so I can assume the odor sniffers are working!

 

As for CO if it gets too high then consumers will get tired. Add some oxygen to keep every levels up and that may lead to more spending.

No. Of course you're not pointing fingers. Not racist at all.

post #50 of 68
Originally Posted by spacerays View Post

It really helps to read the article first.

 

It would if I were commenting on the article.

post #51 of 68
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No. Of course you're not pointing fingers. Not racist at all.

WARNING: the following definition is from Google. Do not read if you are concerned about data theft:
 
rac·ist
ˈrāsist/
noun
  1. 1.
    a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
    synonyms: racial bigot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinistsupremacist More
adjective
  1. 1.
    having or showing the belief that a particular race is superior to another.
    "we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at the club"

 

 

"Racist" would be depicting that one race is superior to another. Mentioning a stereotype and an associated race doesn't necessarily cross that line.

 

I would, however categorize that comment as "insensitive."

post #52 of 68
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I've known a few "geniuses" in my life and they haven't been the most hygienic of people, IMO.

 

completely totally agree.

post #53 of 68
Did anyone think to check the employee fridge? I remember an incident at one place I worked that still brings shudders to my spine.
post #54 of 68

That's not a real sniffer in the shot, it's been photoshopped in !

post #55 of 68
So this is news.

So what will pundits be writing about Apple next - the drainage system sucks or perhaps someone's dog is littering an Apple's store.
post #56 of 68
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As for CO if it gets too high then consumers will die

Carbon monoxide is fatal. CO2 is also but it takes a lot more to kill you...
post #57 of 68
A bit inward looking I must say.

Anything new on the horizon?
post #58 of 68
ya... "smells like teenage spirit"...
Seriously, the Apple stores are not awful, but they are not great either, so they definitely do need the smell detectors in order to effect the removal of odors...

you know the classic Nirvana song...)
( supposedly that song gets it's title from Kurt Cobain remembering the lead drummer of Bikini Kill perfume (Adidas team spirit)...
before courtney love... the girl that broke his heart, and possibly started the downward spiral of Kurt Cobain)
post #59 of 68
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Offensive BO is a totally normal smell for Santa Monica.

Most people in the US and Europe don't bathe every day, so I wouldn't be surprised about such BO...a little civilization classes would help.
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post #60 of 68
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It would if I were commenting on the article.


You were commenting on a comment made on the basis of the article, so yes, you still need to read the article first. And more importantly, understand what that comment was about in the first place.

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post #61 of 68
Tallest Skil, I took the effort to highlight the entire thread of the conversation since you seem to loose track of it very quickly.

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The Santa Monica store is my local Apple Store and I can confirm the BO is horrible. Hopefully they fix it soon.

 

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Yeah. It’s APPLE’S problem that people don’t know how to bathe. :no:

 

Come off it.

 

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You come off it. He's not saying it's Apple's fault that they don't bathe, but rather they should be more efficient in terms of ventilation and air purifying. Not every comment is an insult against your precious Apple.

 

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No, but that one was.

 

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No, it was a suggestion. There's a difference

 

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Nope. FUD.

 

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You totally missed the point that sniffers are installed in all Apple stores, and most probably all other stores, to activate ventilation to counter body odour. It is the ones in this store that are installed too high to work optimally.

It really helps to read the article first.

 

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It would if I were commenting on the article.


Skil, you can go through the above conversation again, and again, in case it doesnt click.

I dont have the time to mudsling exotic slang, but I hope you realise what you were being in the above conversation. Hope you can get over it. Or as you said, come off it.

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post #62 of 68
Originally Posted by spacerays View Post

Skil, you can go through the above conversation again, and again, in case it doesnt click.

 

That’s interesting. Particularly since reading the article shows that it’s about all Apple Stores, specifically pointing out (as you said) that this one doesn’t have sensors installed correctly.

 

However, the point being made was not about this store. It was about all stores:

 

Originally Posted by Emes View Post
You come off it. He's not saying it's Apple's fault that they don't bathe, but rather they should be more efficient in terms of ventilation and air purifying.

 

As to Apple’s responsibility to keep people hygienic, I’m still not wrong, of course.

post #63 of 68
Oh great Skil. Now I need to tell you how precisely you missed the point too.

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Originally Posted by gizmo33 View Post

The Santa Monica store is my local Apple Store and I can confirm the BO is horrible. Hopefully they fix it soon.

 

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post
 

 

Yeah. It’s APPLE’S problem that people don’t know how to bathe. :no:

 

Come off it.


Is it clear yet how totally you twisted the point from a witness comment to something related to Apple's problem of people not bathing or something?

It is barely excusable even if you admit that you quoted the wrong comment. Since you later go on a tirade of 'come off it', 'FUD', blah blah blah, without even checking the thread to see how you screwed up in the first place.


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A fr***ing screenshot in case you still have difficulties admitting it, Skil.

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post #65 of 68

I can verify that the 5th Avenue Store in NYC has a serious odor problem. Rather than B.O., it smells like every particle of halitosis every breathed in the store is trapped within the glass cube. Walking down the (already treacherous) spiral staircase requires holding one's breath.

post #66 of 68

There are some pretty sophisticated ventilation systems out there. Take Norstrom for example. Their stores have a special fragrance that is used throughout the store in order to keep the shopping experience pleasant. 

 

Apple stores I believe, do not have such a system. Supermarkets keep their temperature low to keep the packaging odors from being noticed. Its not the food but the various types of plastics that have an unctuous odor. People too have various odors, clean or not. Cool temps help with that.

 

Every Apple Store I've ever visited had or has a disagreeable fragrance. Regardless of the location or the people inside the stores. All just didn't have a nice smell to them.

 

I think the overall chore, besides architecture and layout, is for Apple to be aware of what needs their stores have in fragrance management. Its pretty clear this is something quite well overlooked either by their present equipment or their management. It certainly would enhance the Apple Store experience and make remaining in one for some time a pleasure.

post #67 of 68
I still blame Microsoft. Yep. Microsoft users with Samsung devices, running Android. That and Canada.
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I still blame Microsoft. Yep. Microsoft users with Samsung devices, running Android. That and Canada.

 

You're probably right. As a Nexus 4 user, if my wife and kids aren't around, and I need an Apple fix, I have to head to the store. I'm also a bike racer, and usually sweat from 2-3 training rides every day, followed by hurried showers...

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