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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Yes, I agree that computers are better, and a decent video card to play next-gen games probably costs about $100 less than a 360. The problem is when console games are lazily ported to the PC -- and there are some reasonably good console games out there that haven't come out for the PC.

    I prefer to play first-person shooters on the PC -- the numerous buttons to press on the keyboard give me more freedom. However, I prefer to play free-roaming games like Grand Theft Auto on the console, mainly because they come out on the console six months before they're ported to PC.

    The main reason I bought an Xbox 360 was so that I'd be able to play Grand Theft Auto IV right when it comes out. And I bought some other free roaming games for it, such as Saints Row and Crackdown, both of which were great (though Crackdown could've used more storyline).
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    I know at least two big agencies had agent assistants and interns waiting in line this morning to try to get phones for their bosses. Which if there were two confirmed then there's more than likely underlings from the 3 other majors. I can't imagine what they were offering the sales clerks to get one. That's where the real insanity would be.

    It's bad enough seeing people peck away on their Blackberries all the time, no doubt the attention whores will be on those things 24/7.

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    I prefer "iPuke".

    I agree, ever since Apple started manufacturing iPods and iPod nanos their image has gone down the toilet. I miss the good old days, when REAL men and women could have Apple computers and still call themselves real men and women. I mean, they still make good computers, but Apple's made themselves lose face. They've become a symbol of America's gluttony and mass-marketing just as McDonalds has. They don't have the quiet, in-the-shadows, sexy Linux-like appeal anymore. Apple has turned ESTP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opivy1980 View Post
    When they die in car crashes that will be evolution in action.
    Normally I'd agree with that however the problem is that they'd take out a lot of innocents in the process. In the past, I've seen enough bodies to the morgue thanks to inattentive drivers, and that was before cell-phones and car-TV's and all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niffer View Post
    I prefer "iPuke".

    I agree, ever since Apple started manufacturing iPods and iPod nanos their image has gone down the toilet. I miss the good old days, when REAL men and women could have Apple computers and still call themselves real men and women. I mean, they still make good computers, but Apple's made themselves lose face. They've become a symbol of America's gluttony and mass-marketing just as McDonalds has. They don't have the quiet, in-the-shadows, sexy Linux-like appeal anymore. Apple has turned ESTP.
    I don't think the iPods are that bad. They're good at what they do, play music. I admit that the geek allure to play videos on my iPaq and Axim has led me to do so. The WOW factor loses it's appeal after the eye-strain kicks in so I would never consider doing that on an iPod with its itty-bitty eyestrain-o-vision screen; That's what a laptop is for.

    I don't think today's Mac's aren't that bad either. The MacBook Pro has enough appeal to even draw a hard-core Microsoft engineer I know to consider buying it instead of a Dell, Thinkpad, or Vaio. He plans to run Parallels on it and run a virtual session of XP to have the best of both worlds.

    And I'm sorry, all OS's aside, a MacPro with twin dual-core Xeon processors is enough to make most any geek sit up and take notice.

    They've certainly have come a long way from the Apple II and IIe systems I used to work with. Though my SO's 128K Mac is still a pretty darn nifty little box; Not too many PC's that old that can still function that well. Right up there with the Vectrex.

    I do question Apple's decision to jump into the PDA/cell-phone hybrid market so late in the game. Maybe they should've kept the Newton line going to keep abreast of what customers want. They might've been able to better anticipate the market and wouldn't have to start from scratch with a bunch of hoopla and hype about their new product.

    PS: Yeah, I'll admit that I wouldn't turn down a chance to play with one so that I could compare it to what I currently have. However, I still wouldn't go out and deliberately buy one much less get the first generation of any new device like this unless I had a really compelling reason to do so, which I don't.

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    I think it's useless as well, most top brand products are just a waste of money anyways. I can get an MP3 player for 30$, why should I buy an iPod for I dunno, four or five times that amount, also, why should I buy the iPhone for 600$ if I can get a Motorolla virtually for free with my cell phone contract?

    You're right, it's a status symbol and status symbols are for stupid people, so be smart and dont buy it.

    Not that I have anything against utilizing this excellent opportunity to rant about rampant human stupidity, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opivy1980 View Post
    Buy a controller for your comp then.
    Well, of course, and I do have one. It's just that I hate waiting 6 months for a console game as great as Grand Theft Auto being ported to PC.

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    Sdalek, I know they're continuing to make awesome stuff, as always, and I have an iPod too (excellent sound quality), but...it's just more of a dignity thing for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niffer View Post
    Sdalek, I know they're continuing to make awesome stuff, as always, and I have an iPod too (excellent sound quality), but...it's just more of a dignity thing for me.
    Ah, a real man or woman runs OS/2 Warp in an IBM PS/2 Model 30 with Microchannel architecture. You can tell them apart from the others with the slow sniffing inhale and the short sharp exhale through the mouth with a sort of "Huh?!" noise. :yim_rolling_on_the_

    I've heard of a bank in Japan that's gone over to an all Apple network running LAN bootable diskless workstations using Open Directory for their network OS. That makes it kinda mainstream, I guess, which I think is part of the point you're making.

    What flavor linux do you prefer? Ubuntu? SuSE? Red Hat? Yellow Dog? Debian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdalek View Post
    Ah, a real man or woman runs OS/2 Warp in an IBM PS/2 Model 30 with Microchannel architecture. You can tell them apart from the others with the slow sniffing inhale and the short sharp exhale through the mouth with a sort of "Huh?!" noise. :yim_rolling_on_the_

    I've heard of a bank in Japan that's gone over to an all Apple network running LAN bootable diskless workstations using Open Directory for their network OS. That makes it kinda mainstream, I guess, which I think is part of the point you're making.

    What flavor linux do you prefer? Ubuntu? SuSE? Red Hat? Yellow Dog? Debian?
    I've only played around with Red Hat and DSL. Aaaagh!! I'm not that much of a computer buff. *overwhelmed with jargon*
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