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Anita Blake

I'm at it again...

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This bothers me. It bothers me that it bothers me so much that i have to repeat myself to a rapidly shrinking audience of people who'll listen and/or pay attention. I'm beating a dead horse. I've not yet managed to convince anyone of my argument when I wasn't already preaching to the converted. I hate that I have to bring it up periodically to remind the world at large that no, my opinion on the matter has not changed.

Steve Jobs hates me. He's my personal nemesis.

He builds shoddy computers and then makes them look all space-age and fancy so sheeple go "ooooh! it's all one piece!" and spend ridiculous amounts of money on an idiotic computer with insanely reduced functionality just because it's the hot new trend. If I hear the guy at work go on about buying a new iTouch one more time, I'm going to go into iRage mode and iBeat the iCrap out of him.

OK. so i have an iPod. And most of the time, I even like it. I'll give up on that one. I did not buy it though. Nope. It was a gift. I wanted it, but it was in fact a gift that I would not have spent money on. Now, if Steve Jobs just went around making portable music players, maybe I'd be ok with him. But no. No nono. Not my nemesis. He's got to find new and exciting ways to get me.

It bothers me. You know. People who go on and on about not needing antivirus because they're on a Mac, and nothing bad could ever happen to a mac! Mac's don't crash. So I guess I must be hallucinating at work an awful lot when the Mac I work on crashes. Yeah, that's it. Mass hallucination. How could it crash? it's a Mac! It's god's perfect incarnation of electronic computation! If the keyboard all of a sudden mysteriously stops working in the OS, but works fine in every other application, it's probably nothing wrong with the Mac. It' probably just me. Hallucinating. Or else i was mean to it.

My favorite is the insistence the Mac is the only way to go if you're an artist. i mean, goddammit, i'd offer to have Trent Reznor's babies in a heartbeat, but for the fact that he's been corrupted by the cult of Mac. Oh Trent, why have you forsaken me?! It's especially cool that they have such low prices on their software that they are completely flooding the market with an awesomely inferior product and passing it off as a "professional" solution. Oh Steve, I'm a professional, and I have a thing or two to tell you about the quality of your so-called solutions. (hey! i'll be peaceful officer, you can take the handcuffs off now...)

None of this is to say that i think Windows is the model of perfection. Far from it. But everyone knows that. You work around the weirds and there's always another setting to change to help you fix something. it's so easy! it's all right there to change and fix. Mac? The Rotten Apple? nonoo. Why would you need to change or fix anything? it's perfect the way it is. This is the attitude that fills me with insane amounts of rage to the degree that i'm forced to rant about it on the internet. Even though nothing in particular is wrong with the mac i work on at the moment. There's always something. I don't know. i just don't know.

all i know is that i'm sick to death of that douchebag and his shoddy products, his lame-ass lying commercials and the way that sooooooo many otherwise seemingly intelligent people have bought into it. sigh.

Also, adding "i" in front of a word is not a product name. it's a douche-baggery. God I hate Steve Jobs.

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  1. AquaFizz's Avatar
    ...So, do you think I should stick with Toshiba then, instead of getting a Mac? Matt's conformed. He's a sheep. But I love my Toshiba, it's served me for 5...6 years now. It's time for me to move on, though, and I've toyed with the idea of getting a Mac. Thoughts are good. You have thoughts. Share those with me! Please?
  2. Anita Blake's Avatar
    hehe, i have an HP laptop, and it's a bit heavier than the macbooks to be sure, but I personally like it quite a bit. I'd probably like it better without Vista, but i'm resigned to that now. Also, the HP laptop cost about half of what a macbook costs, and it's pretty full-featured. I have a coworker who bought a macbook, and it was damaged, the warranty didn't cover the damage but they'd fix it for $1100. He was like "um, no. i can buy a new laptop for that price."

    my desktop is a dell, and aside from the crappy customer service that dell has, (and the fact that they rape you if you finance it - i'm paying almost double the cost of the beast because i was poor when i bought it and wanted a monthly payment plan... sigh) the computer is pretty damn good. It's been nearly 3 years, and my computer can still compete with mid-range models being released today. (of course, i bought a mid-high end gaming system).

    I wouldn't buy a a mac because a) see above, re: Steve Jobs is my Nemesis and b) I simply just don't like the way they "work". My advice would be to get a computer that fits your needs - if your toshiba works fine and you like it, stick with it. If you need to upgrade, think about this: have you had any issues with the company you bought from? Do you wish you had a different style of computer because of issues you have with the current? If you like a company's product and don't have any problems with it, why would you switch brands just because everyone else is? Why not exhibit customer loyalty and stick with the brand you like? But if you do have issues with the brand, and there are things about it you don't like, then maybe it's time to switch to see what else is out there.

    For my money though, I'd stick with PCs. Much easier to fix. And yes, Macs do break, at least as often as non-Mac computers. I think everyone I've ever known who's had one has had to send it in for warranty repair, or had some kind of insane computer-meltdown problem.
  3. Apoc's Avatar
    "It's god's perfect incarnation of electronic computation!"

    brilliant hahah

    heh I used to have a mac and it worked very well for the first year or so and i got alot of editing done on it then after that year mark...constantly crashed and just screwed up loads and i lost loads of stuff on it efore killing it in glorious fashion...

    everyone seems to have an ipod...they've had loads over the years...well i have an mp3 player...its called a Rio and i've had it for years and its brilliant and has never also cost alot less and whereas my friends have gone through multiple ipods, my Rio is still there with no problems

    down with the mac and i-stuff, viva la revolution!
  4. Anita Blake's Avatar
    yay! someone else who's seen that light isn't shaped like a half-eaten apple!
  5. dark fuschia's Avatar
    I also vaguely agree with most of this; I find the MAC wankers bewildering in their constant praise. I don't argue with them, maybe they are right, but to me it seems silly to get so lusty about somehting they generally only use for emails and websurfing, and does exactly what my computer does. Its just that their computer is ooooooh white and shiny... oooooh. It's the symbolism of being an artists or musicians computer they have bought into. The only actual artist I know in my town is PC loyal. All the musicians I know don't even own computers.

    I have a HP compaq laptop I bought at the start of this year. I had to upgrade the ram to 2G to get it to work well because it came with vista on it. Trust me, I was very cranky about that, imagine selling computers that can't even run the software they come with. But I played their dirty, dirty game and upgraded the ram, and I must admit now I am very happy. It hasn't failed me yet (touchwood) and I have actually already dropped it spectactularly, almost tossing it across the room, TWICE. It does everything I need brilliantly, and it cost me a grand total of $AUS650. Which is almost a third as much as the cheapest MAC laptop.

    Also as far as I understand if you use vista you don't need an antivirus anyway if you are careful (vista tells you any time something runs on your computer, and you must authorise it). Still I use an anti virus just in case. I mean it is a PC after all... I am not going to trust it to keep itself running I am going to maintain and backup regularly. I'll leave the shiny confidence to the MAC lovers...
  6. Amelia's Avatar
    I have a Dell desktop for a couple of years now and Im happy with it and luckily no problems. **knock wood**

    a coworker has a mac and raves and raves about it and said "Macs dont get viruses" and I replied "thats cause nobody uses them" She didnt find that funny
  7. dark fuschia's Avatar
    I can't believe I got a spaccy mac. I was tempted by a siren who left me to drown in its stupidity alone. I ended up installing windows on it and now I am much happier with it


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