1724 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
That's a quote from a PR munchkin. How do you expect it to have any meaning?
Has there ever been such an opinionated piece, with emotive descriptive language purporting to be an unbiased factual report?
You could be either a graduate of the Dr Goebbels school of reporting, or - and I hesitate to accuse anyone of this - a moonlighting BBC news reporter
Referring to retail staff as "sales droids" shows a certain arrogance and disdain for retail staff. Perhaps that attitude is instrumental in determining how you're treated by the retail staff.
The article concerns Applestores - Apple's own retail stores.
It does NOT relate to resellers.
...pile on the agony...
Coat & taxi, please
IMHO we have far more to fear from the state than from private companies.
Private companies - even at their worst - are just after money.
The State, however,.....
Brings to mind an old phrase regarding pigs and flying...
it'll be their ass that gets bored...
Well & truly.
...it's hard to con a truly honest man.
Any honest person would realise that these offered mega-returns are either illegal or illusory.
If your greed overrides your common sense, don't come crying to the rest of us.
Go work for a bank - you'll fit in & excel...
...when brain-dead murdering arseholes who had indiscriminately murdered and maimed innocents, women and many children, decamped to the Home of the Brave, and their judiciary, in thrall to the misty-eyed Sons of Erin, declared that these perps were noble freedom fighters, engaged in a valiant struggle against the fascist British occupiers/aggressors?
Nary a one was returned.
American justice is an oxymoron.
Years ago, I saw can old MKII Granada (low on its wheels) being driven around Brum by a very rotund gentleman; the vehicle sporting FAT 61T...
That's all I used it for on that particular 12hr period.
If you made one small trip in your car over a 12hr period & I slated you for buying it would you consider that criticism valid?
More knee-jerk crap from the "We must slate Apple & all their users" brigade.
Some people hold different views to yours - live with it and (try to) stop being such a knob!
Some people live in the real world - I'd recommend it to you...
12 hours since switch-on, 4 or 5 calls, a few texts and maybe half-an-hour eradicating "Stupid Zombies", and my iPhone 4 shows 86%.
I'm content with that.
Some of us have always had the healthiest of contempt for the bar stewards...
That has to be the understatement of the year.
Anyhow, I fully and confidently predict that Financial Analysts will exceed my expectations in making utter plunkers of themselves some 80% of the times they open their mouths.
Very small minded,
"...Anyway, have a nice day on your high horse..."
And you are where, exactly?
Factual, no slant put on by journalist; that's more like it!
...would it be possible to provide an English translation?
...that your technical abilities/comprehension/discernment, although obviously overwhelming, do not extend to the use/understanding of the "Shift' key
Bascule for moderator/journalist at El Reg/PM?
Haven't read such a sensible comment for ages...
people who want to show their über-cool credentials by slating Apple, Apple products and Apple product users care even less about (and are probably strangers to) logic and reason.
"...see above invective..." said Big_Boomer, whose achievements and incisive perception in the world of IT have made him as wealthy and respected as Steve Jobs, as well-known as Bill Gates, and as acclaimed as Jonny Ives.
In the immortal words of Mr. Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!"
I'm no great Android fan - I LIKE iOS: but that doesn't mean I consider anyone who prefers Android is less intelligent, or that their viewpoint is less valuable than mine.
I echo "Each to their own." - or, as they say in France, "One man's fish is another man's poisson."
Lewis Page rants against it...
"...I know apple fanbois are amound the stupidest of creatures and will happily sell their grandmother for the next iPhone..."
But for the really, REALLY stupidest of creatures look no further than those who decide that using any, or some of Apple's products make you a "fanboi" and that their own take on the whole of technology is so mind-blowingly perceptive, that anyone who ventures to differ in the slightest way is to be treated to execrable invective (usually spittle-flecked).
Steve Jobs hasn't - to the best of my knowledge - performed monkey-boy dances, or hurled furniture around his office.
Don't try to squeeze your irrational prejudice into a case where it doesn't fit...
Obviously a simple sole, down on her uppers who now feels a bit of a heel.
I suppose she could stand for election - and it would be a shoe-in...
Coat & Taxi please...
Couldn't agree more, JDX. I've long realised I could never be a Jobs, Gates or Buffet.
Long before I was worth a billion, I would have thought "Sod this for a game of soldiers - I have enough to not have to come to work any more..."
It would be nice to have a few millions to give away though - but to real deserving causes, not just todays PC favourite.
Anything sold is worth what someone else is prepared to pay for it.
Any other value is speculation/wishful thinking or whatever.
Beer? - well, it IS Saturday...
Succinctly eloquent, as ever. Mind if I copy that out to use at work? :-)
Course you can - now.
If there'd never been an Apple, and only a Microsoft, we'd probably still be looking at 16 colours, 1MB RAM max and a command-line interface.
...you gotta be in Marketing - or at least work with Marketing - just to have heard some of those phrases...
Either that, or you're closely related to/a fan of Scott Adams.
It's not as bad as that in the UK:- US patent law is definitely akin to something conceived by Monty Python. The trouble is, its application has affected the mindset of companies all over the world.
That is an ever-growing problem:- that, and US patent attorneys, who have all the rapacity of the Mongol hordes - and their personal morality is at about the same standard
...maybe adult 'Merkins are akin to 13yr olds...
"The rioters would then have to declare themselves homeless to the local council which would then be obliged to re-house them."
If they're deemed to have intentionally made themselves homeless by their actions, said local council is relieved of its obligation(s), IIRC.
I'm the wrong side of 60, and didn't realise anyone of fewer summers would recall "Spy vs Spy" - ...
...don't post comments like this at lunchtime.
Have you any idea how long it takes to clean tuna mayo off your screen & its environs?
the driver of the Morris Minor powered home-made kit car to the Aston Martin driver...
I seem to remember the same things being said about the inclusion of USB on the original iMacs way back...
Anti-Apple bigots never change.
...our new Veep I/C Office Furniture is Mr Ballmer...
you run a Windows PC and don't give a stuff about the Microsoft lock-in for life..
..and it's indisputable which company has for years had the morality and ethics of prohibition-era mobsters...
...what system the esteemed Mr Lovelock is using:- but I CAN tell that its spellchecker does not work.
Can't really understand why. My Mac's great - others might not think so - but hell; lots of people I work with love cheesecake. I can't stand the stuff, but I don't knock it for those who love it..
I love Macs., but I don't hate PCs.
Strikes me as being a little stupid to generically hate Macs, hate Windows, hate Linux, or hate Unix. I just love best that with which I'm comfortable, and which I find works best & easiest for me.
Getting a little pissed off with those who think their point of view is the only possible valid & correct one in the world, and anyone who differs is some kind of retard and/or deviant...