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Alternate: I think different, therefore iPad. ūüėÉ

 

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If you guys wanted to use Descartes memes, you could have gone with "Give her the iPad."

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If you guys wanted to use Descartes memes, you could have gone with "Give her the iPad."

I find the origin of that meme very interesting.

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Post-PC vs PC.

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

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If you guys wanted to use Descartes memes, you could have gone with "Give her the iPad."

 

This is the only computer-related use of that I’ve seen.

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This is the only computer-related use of that I’ve seen.

That is just really great.

 

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I find the origin of that meme very interesting.


What's interesting about it? I just thought it was extremely funny that someone used the Descartes portrait as a porn site avatar.

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What's interesting about it? I just thought it was extremely funny that someone used the Descartes portrait as a porn site avatar.

I find it interesting that one would 1) use that as an avatar on a porn forum, and 2) that a simple throwaway comment would become a meme. How is that not interesting?

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I find it interesting that one would 1) use that as an avatar on a porn forum, and 2) that a simple throwaway comment would become a meme. How is that not interesting?

 

Maybe he finds the inherent humor of the juxtaposition of the face and comment to be an obvious source of memetic interest.

 

You hear that, ladies? Intelligence from stupidity. Now how many of you want my D? 

 

Still zero. As always.

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Maybe he finds the inherent humor of the juxtaposition of the face and comment to be an obvious source of memetic interest.

 

You hear that, ladies? Intelligence from stupidity. Now how many of you want my D? 

 

Still zero. As always.

 

I'll go for a spin, my safe word is otorhinolaryngologist.

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I'll go for a spin, my safe word is otorhinolaryngologist.



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I'll go for a spin, my safe word is otorhinolaryngologist.

 

My otorhinolaryngologist says my head isn't worth operating on.

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Hahaha, Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen is actually an easy word to say. Here's a crazy German one, Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft

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Hahaha, but that's actually an easy word to say. Here's a crazy German one, Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft

 

(In your best Beavis and Butthead:)

 

"Heh heh heh… 'schaft!'" 

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Hahaha, but that's actually an easy word to say.

Note that some aren't actual letters, at least not in German.

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I find it interesting that one would 1) use that as an avatar on a porn forum, and 2) that a simple throwaway comment would become a meme. How is that not interesting?


I guess so.

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Maybe he finds the inherent humor of the juxtaposition of the face and comment to be an obvious source of memetic interest.

 

You hear that, ladies? Intelligence from stupidity. Now how many of you want my D? 

 

Still zero. As always.

That's basically it. The juxtaposition is so silly. I was unaware that it turned into a meme due to youtube prior to reading soli's link.

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I'll go for a spin, my safe word is otorhinolaryngologist.

"Tallest Relic" sounds kind of Phallic.
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Note that some aren't actual letters, at least not in German.

No their letters, it's just the way some Dutch write, seen it before. Well I assume that's an E and not the symbol for the Euro but the accents are all correct. 


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"Tallest Relic" sounds kind of Phallic.

Sit on it and spin. :p

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post #58 of 74
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This might be a "Windows thing" as Lenovo isn't cutting any of their small Android tablet offerings. From another Apple fan site:

"...the company’s Android efforts will continue. The computer maker currently offers five Android-powered slates under 10 inches on its website and it’s possible that these numbers could go up once its deal with Google comes to a close. It’s too early to determine exactly how big of an impact Lenovo’s decision will have on the tablet market as a whole, but from the look of things, Microsoft’s loss will likely be Google’s gain."

Yep there sure is a lot of fragmentation out there for that crappy Android OS, shame for Google no one seems to use them for e-commerce.
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Hahaha, Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen is actually an easy word to say. Here's a crazy German one, Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft

Is that something rude about Donald Trump?
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post #60 of 74
It looks like Lenovo isn't discontinuing 8 inch tablets after all.

Clarification on Lenovo Statement on Sales of Small Screen Windows-Based Tablets

We will continue to bring new Windows devices to market across different screen sizes, including a new 8-inch tablet and 10-inch tablet coming this holiday. Our model mix changes as per customer demand, and although we are no longer selling ThinkPad 8 in the U.S., and we have sold out of Miix 8-inch, we are not getting out of the small-screen Windows tablet business as was reported by the media. In short, we will continue to sell both 8 and 10 inch Windows tablets in both the U.S. and non-U.S markets.

Another example of the media jumping to conclusions.
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The fact that the iPad mini existed first doesn't matter. Competition can come from a newcomer in the form of a new product that has significant differentiation than existing products. Just ask BlackBerry.

 

In business, competitors can enter and exit at any time. It's not a track meet with starting blocks and a finish line.

I have money available for a lovely iPad Mini. 

As soon as my POS Blackberry Playbook fails I'm into an iPad Mini. Likely the cause of me dropping the BB PB, is that several no longer available media Apps start failing; there are no updates available. 

New and updated  Apps have abandoned the BB PB.

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Small tablets absolutely need applications that were designed with a "touch first" approach. Once you step outside of the Metro world in Windows 8, which has a very good touch model by the way, the traditional Windows apps that make up at least 90% of the productive apps for Windows 8 are torturous to use without a keyboard and mouse. Problem is, with a mini tablet the keyboard covers are going to be mini also, so you're faced with the double whammy sized problem for usability. This is a great example of why Microsoft's hybrid approach for Windows 8 has been such a colossal failure, it imposes far too many compromises for every market and application that it tries to serve. If Microsoft beefs up the tablet capabilities and UX to work better on small form factor hardware it will be wasting some of the most compelling characteristics of desktop/notebook PCs with big screens and keyboards. Windows 8 tries to do everything - but ends up doing nearly nothing well.

 

The iPad Mini does much better in its small form factor because the vast majority of its apps are touch-first designs. The aspect ratio that Apple chose for the Mini is also far better than most of the small form factor Android and Win8 tablets. The Mini is actually very useful and enjoyable to use in portrait mode.

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Lenovo will pull its 8-inch Windows tablets from the U.S. market, the Chinese company said Wednesday, citing lack of demand for smaller touchscreen devices running Microsoft's controversial Windows 8 operating system.

 

Occam's Razor.  The simplest explanation, IMO, is that fat American fingers just can't use the touchscreen version of Win8 on an 8-inch tablet very well. Hence the lack of demand.  Whereas larger tablets and laptops with keyboards accommodate those thick fingers better. Hasn't MS been pushing stylus and keyboard accessories? That's proof that they are aware of the problem, and don't know how to code their software to get around it.  Versus iOS, which more deftly interprets the sloppy movements of those pudgy American fingers. Thus the fat-friendly iPad and iPad mini can sell.  Lenovo can't license iOS, and are stuck with MS. So they are pulling out of a losing situation.  Smart move, Lenovo.

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Occam's Razor.  The simplest explanation, IMO, is that fat American fingers just can't use the touchscreen version of Win8 on an 8-inch tablet very well. Hence the lack of demand.  Whereas larger tablets and laptops with keyboards accommodate those thick fingers better. Hasn't MS been pushing stylus and keyboard accessories? That's proof that they are aware of the problem, and don't know how to code their software to get around it.  Versus iOS, which more deftly interprets the sloppy movements of those pudgy American fingers. Thus the fat-friendly iPad and iPad mini can sell.  Lenovo can't license iOS, and are stuck with MS. So they are pulling out of a losing situation.  Smart move, Lenovo.

They use iDevices perfectly fine and Win8 Metro buttons are much larger than iOS icons. I think it comes down to be convenience and functionality which results in usability.

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They use iDevices perfectly fine and Win8 Metro buttons are much larger than iOS icons. I think it comes down to be convenience and functionality which results in usability.

 

Well my explanation above falls apart now that Lenovo has clarified that they'll continue in the 8-inch market, with other products and those TBA.  Oh well, at least I don't purport to be a stock advisor or market analyst!   I'll have to try out some Win8 touch screen somewhere (if I can find one), to see how my very fat fingers work with it.  :)

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 I'll have to try out some Win8 touch screen somewhere (if I can find one), to see how my very fat fingers work with it.  :)

 

Can't be that hard to find, I just a did a simple internet search and it brought up many stores; Best Buy, Walmart, Fry's, Costco, Sams Club, Sears etc. Have you ever actually looked?

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Can't be that hard to find, I just a did a simple internet search and it brought up many stores; Best Buy, Walmart, Fry's, Costco, Sams Club, Sears etc. Have you ever actually looked?

LOL, touché.  Actually, no, I have never looked.

But I meant I'd try it out not in a retail sales environment, but by finding an owner and using theirs for a few minutes.  I just never see them "in the wild" so finding an actual owner could be a challenge for me.

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"iPad that iPad, and that's all that iPad"

Popeye, circa 1930s
"The LORD said to Moses, "Create a new document on an iPad like the first one, and I will write on them the words that were on the first iPad, which you broke."

-Exodus 34:1

Ode to iPad

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Ode to iPad

Beethoven

iPad Shot The Sheriff

‚ÄďBob Marley, circa 1973

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Ode to iPad

Beethoven

iPad Shot The Sheriff

‚ÄďBob Marley, circa 1973

iPad, Robot
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iPad of the Tiger

Hungry iPads (Dirty Dancing)
(I've Had) The Time of My iPad (Dirty Dancing)

‚ÄúiPad a Dream‚ÄĚ (Benjamin Luther Frost)
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Give me an iPad or give me death. -Patrick Henry.
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IPad, iPad I taw a puddy tat! -13 year old boy watching Basic Instinct ...... I mean, -Tweety Bird
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IPad, iPad I taw a puddy tat! -13 year old boy watching Basic Instinct ...... I mean, -Tweety Bird

Good one!
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