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Boring

I feared us much.  But how empty is your life then if you found the post compelling enough to trigger a comment?

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You are up late!

Yes! Working on a new app 24/7 at the moment, feel like my fingers are going to fall off.

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McDonalds. Bleech. Time for yoga.

Give me McDonalds over yoga any time of the year.

The pleasure I get from a double cheeseburger? Huge!

From yoga? Not so much.
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post #84 of 101
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Absolute rubbish!

To what are you commenting / replying?

The article.
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post #85 of 101
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Trust me, I have a lot of experience in generalizing and I have no problems with stereotyping certain groups.

When Android is compared to iOS, they lump every single Android manufacturer on the planet together VS one company, Apple.

I see no issues at all with lumping every single Android user on the planet together when speaking about them.

I would agree about having experience as I do as well. Although, not every single user of an Android device is poor. I know of some extremely wealthy people who are extremely smart as well that use Android devices. I also know of some extremely disgusting people who are poor that use iOS devices.

You could easily generalize that Apple users are snooty and a-holes as they think they are better than everyone else and the brand they covet should be the one and only. Reminds me of the mindset of Natzi Germany. You seem to slant towards that way but I won't judge you as I've never met you and I'm sure you're a fine person who is loving to others.

You can do the opposite with Android users and say they are all poor and scum and they think they are better because of the so called open platform and got a better deal. Some are some are not. Most are poor if you expand out worldwide.

When I hang out with a big group if friends we all have different types of phones. They are always iOS and Android and all are flagship high-end but we don't make fun of each other because of what phone they use. Most of my group of friends try out my phone because I always get whatever the latest flagship phone there is on the market. They respect my opinion when they ask what phone they should get because they see me use both iOS and Android and I also ask questions that will fit their needs. Not everyone needs an iOS or Android device.

I don't judge people for what device they use as a whole and it looks wrong that you do.

Good comment.

Other than the odd illicit one as a teenager, I've never smoked. Yet in my experience, smokers make the best company. Seems that imbibing poison is good for you.
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post #86 of 101
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I'm unemployed, on disability, on welfare assistance, am atheist, own a house, am
Technically in poverty status, hated beer all my life (only started to begin to enjoy some fancy beers in the last year), drive my own car that I bought new in 1997, while working a professional IT job, hate tech geek attitudes and most of the computer industry, hate firearms and gun nuts (and their religious brethren), am politically left but hate democrats and libertarians almost as much as i hate republicans, i hate Walmart, Fox News and fast food, am vegetarian, have flown to attend the first gathering of Haiku-OS (WalterCon, where it was named), but will never fly again until the TSA is disbanded and we regain our civil liberties and lost freedoms, I hate the stock market and American capitalism, but did not sit in on any occupy movement location, and have resigned myself to starting my own business as the only way I'll ever work again, but generally hate the way most entrepreneurs blindly buy into libertarian/capitalist propaganda and spread it with their hate of the lazy lower class and the disabled ...

...and i began converting to Apple product after owning and loving my first iPhone in 2007 (original model; I'm on my second, the iPhone 4). It was a stark contrast to the lifetime of DOS and Windows BS I had suffered thus far. I choose what I spend money on very carefully because I have so very little and have zero tolerance for crap (such as Apple's horrible iOS 7). Oh yeah: I love iPhone/iPad and hate iOS 7 with conviction (I just gave a friend a demo at staples and she agreed that the only reason she could figure it out was because she's used to iOS 5 on the iPhone 1, which I gifted to her, as she's also poor).

I'm certain i could continue bucking various stereotypes and statistical assumptions. Every statistic has its very clear exceptions, some are BS, and stereotypes do more harm than good. Know an individual by experiencing their multitude of individual traits, not by one grand assumption.

You sound like a very interesting person to talk with over a good meal.

Over a Big Mac.
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post #87 of 101
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The big takeaway from this is the realization that it's difficult to make a blanket-statement comparison of "Android" users and iPhone users.

iPhones are some of the most expensive phones on the market... while Android phones can be expensive or cheap. That's a big distinction.

If you have a lot of money... you can buy an iPhone or an Android phone. You actually have that choice.

But if you're poor... Android phones are your only option... because those are what happen to fall within your price range.

Not all Android phones are cheap... but... the cheapest phones tend to run Android.

Not true. The iPhone can be had for free, or very cheaply.
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If you're going to accuse me of slanting towards a certain way, it might be useful for you to know that it's spelled Nazi, and not Natzi.  

When people talk about Apple users, or when Apple users are portrayed in commercials, they're usually always one homogeneous group, that all think the same or are all alike (sheep etc.).

But when I'm talking about Android users, all of a sudden I'm expected to go out of my way and break it down into high end Android vs low end Android? lol.gif

Sorry, but it's not my job to segregate between different types of Android users, they're all really the same to me, as they all use the same horrible OS. I don't really care how much they paid for their phones.

Yes, I know it's spelled Nazi. I'm on my phone, and you should know that auto correct can get the best of anyone. I apologise that I didn't go through word for word and spell check. I also wasn't comparing you to that; just the thought process as a whole.

I'm definitely not trying to argue with you, as you seem to be a fun person to have a civil debate with, but when you alluded that all users of Android are poor and you have a low thought process of them, it is not a good way to live.
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If you have a lot of money... you can buy an iPhone or an Android phone. You actually have that choice.

Ah, but the measure of a man lies in what he choses in that case. If he choses the iPhone, he is a man of distinction and has cultured tastes and women are drawn to his confident bearing. If he choses the other phone, he is immediately cast among the teaming unfortunates among us with no discernment of what is cool and fashionable. He will likely pick a phone case that is as loud in color as his shirt and decorated with gee-gaws that coordinate with the stains on his shirt-front from last night's beer-infused drunken brawl. He is then doomed to a life alone and friendless except with more of his ilk who attempt to compensate for their lack of manliness by buying oversized android phones and picking fights with their fellow bus-refuse over trifles that could easily be settled by searching the internet... if only he could figure out how to use the cursed device.

/s

Brilliant! No need for the sarcasm tag, though. You painted a picture of Dr. Dre in his latest Heineken video.
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post #90 of 101
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Darn. I have no stocks, drink beer and do nearly all my transport on a bicycle. Am I still allowed to own an iPhone?

All who have good taste are allowed to own an iPhone.

You own an iPhone, so you have good taste.
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I hold low opinions of people who generalize people of any demographic.


This study is funny as people claim you have to separate the high end and low end phones when it comes to market share because it would be way different in the high end market share arena. Which is something I absolutely agree with but when it's a stupid study like this it's OK to group all the high end and low end Android phones together to get a conclusion you want.


This "study" proves nothing if and when you separate the high end from the low end.
I take great issue with people who ignore generalization as if real stereotypes and demographics don't exist.

Very good.
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post #92 of 101
This is probably a case of socioeconomic factors. Apple products appeal to the affluent, while Android devices appeal to the masses. Those with money drink wine, fly airplanes and are more likely to buy Apple products. Those on a budget drink beer, take public transportation, and are more likely to buy cheaper technology.
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I prefer beer so I am lying low. Then again I drink it on airplanes so am I ok again? 1smile.gif

Only if you drink beer while flying on airplanes. 1biggrin.gif
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Not true. The iPhone can be had for free, or very cheaply.

Only on subsidy, which European carriers are less likely to offer, and which even American carriers are rethinking.
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Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post
TS, The lack of maturity in many of your posts leads me to wonder if youve made it through puberty yet...? Lurk more...post less, and gain some respect for advancing the thread.

 

Thanks for showing that you have absolutely no argument whatsoever, at least. I fail to see how you can back up his statements as valid.

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There are outliers.  I like Apple products in general, though not an iPhone fan and dislike many of their users, especially the evangelists (hat tip to Apple ][ ). I've owned a couple of iPhones, but all said and done they leave me frustrated.  So I will stick with my Android until iOS becomes more flexible (never).

 

The really one-sided evangelists turn me off as well.

But this is true not just for Apple products - it's true for almost anything. Ever had a conversation with a really really passionate music fan, or a passionate fan of one particular video game brand? (Name any brand, the die-hard fans are all the same).

 

Ultimately - as lame and obvious as it sounds - it is, of course, all about what you are comfortable with.

 

I often find that I have Android fans passionately telling me not only that I'm wrong, but that I ought to prefer the same things that they prefer. In other words, if they mention a feature that I don't really care about, they then proceed to tell me all the reasons why I should care about it (and in doing so, I think they miss the very reasons I've already stated for not caring about the particular feature).

 

I tend to adopt technology pretty quickly and many of my devices don't have a long shelf life, because I like to have the latest stuff.

I also tend to skip every second iPhone release (so I went from iPhone 4 to 5 for example and skipped 4s and 5s).

 

My next purchase is likely to be iPhone 6.

However...depending on what Apple unveil, I may look at other devices (most likely Nokia). But this doesn't mean I'll abandon my lovely new iMac or my Apple TV - again, I think sensible people mix and match according to what they need.

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There are outliers.  I like Apple products in general, though not an iPhone fan and dislike many of their users, especially the evangelists (hat tip to Apple ][ ). I've owned a couple of iPhones, but all said and done they leave me frustrated.  So I will stick with my Android until iOS becomes more flexible (never).

The really one-sided evangelists turn me off as well.
But this is true not just for Apple products - it's true for almost anything. Ever had a conversation with a really really passionate music fan, or a passionate fan of one particular video game brand? (Name any brand, the die-hard fans are all the same).

Ultimately - as lame and obvious as it sounds - it is, of course, all about what you are comfortable with.

I often find that I have Android fans passionately telling me not only that I'm wrong, but that I ought to prefer the same things that they prefer. In other words, if they mention a feature that I don't really care about, they then proceed to tell me all the reasons why I should care about it (and in doing so, I think they miss the very reasons I've already stated for not caring about the particular feature).

I tend to adopt technology pretty quickly and many of my devices don't have a long shelf life, because I like to have the latest stuff.
I also tend to skip every second iPhone release (so I went from iPhone 4 to 5 for example and skipped 4s and 5s).

My next purchase is likely to be iPhone 6.
However...depending on what Apple unveil, I may look at other devices (most likely Nokia). But this doesn't mean I'll abandon my lovely new iMac or my Apple TV - again, I think sensible people mix and match according to what they need.

You have a prejudice against passion. Shame.
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You have a prejudice against passion. Shame.

 

How on Earth do you come to that conclusion?

 

I never even implied that I dislike passion.

If that were the case, then I wouldn't be an early adopter myself. If you can't see the difference between passion and rampantly painful fanboyism, then I don't know what else to say.

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A friend of mine posed a question on Facebook: If money wasn't a concern, what Android would you buy? The first answer was "If money wasn't a concern, I'd buy an iPhone." To this day, I think it's an entirely accurate portrayal of people who buy Apple products vs. those who buy Android.
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Apple ][, would you date an Android user?
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Apple ][, would you date an Android user?

Circa 2002.

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