Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE[4]: Emperor Palpatine
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Emperor Palpatine"
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Yes, with any luck the system restore drive will actually restore things to the default. I mean, seeing as that's what it's designed to do. And, did you know if you play a Mac OS X DVD backwards there is a Satanic message on it?

How could I have expected logic and reason from Apple people? Wait, I didn't.
Yes, I'm angry and opinionated. You're docile and cow-eyed.
There's no reason in this day and age for a full default restore to be necessary. If you can boot, and the drive from which you are booting contains the system files, you should be able to repair it without 'restoring'. You should be able to repair it.
The whole idea of 'repair' is beyond Apple users, though. "I got a new one free!" No, you payed for it in the initial price.

Not only do they control it, but once you buy one it controls you. It does it by subtly adding subliminal messages to your music in iTunes. So DON'T USE ITUNES!!!!1!

This has absolutely nothing to do with what I said.
It's just ad-hominem. No reason for me to reply further.

I'm beginning to see your logic. I mean, up until now they only provided the big heavy laptops. And Steve Jobs has been consistent, big and heavy is the way to go. That 12" iBook was SOOOO much bigger than this Air, ROLF stupid evil Steve Jobs and his tiny, tiny laptops. Hey, did I mention the OS X DVD backwards trick yet?

Actually, it is smaller. It's thin, and light, not heavy and relatively tough. The 12" iBook was a subnotebook. This is a netbook. It's underpowered, has SSD storage as the only option, is thin, has no optical drive, and is relatively fragile (and don't give me that 'unibody durability' argument. It's a brittle aluminium alloy that bends and fractures under conditions that plastic would recover from and zinc would shrug at).
It's a netbook. Get over it.

You, on the other hand, are clearly a level headed, well grounded individual. I salute you, sir!

I'm an angry opinionated person. The world needs more angry, opinionated people.
Complacency is what let the far-right take over the US.
"But this is just a computer!" Computers are in everything you own. Your car, every telephone of any kind sold, every TV, probably 1/3 of toys, even greeting cards! I don't want closed software in the eventual voting machines. I want to be able to confirm that they're not fucked-up.
I don't want Apple to control what software I can and cannot use, especially if they don't allow 'duplication of functionality'.
I don't want them in control of _anything_, other than the actual product I can purchase: the hardware.

The fact that you don't understand that handing over control of what is or will be the very centre of your life. The computer has taken over much of what we used to do in multiple ways. Planning, communication, storage of information (when's the last time you saw a photo album of recent events? A home movie on tape? Who keeps a deadtree journal any more?), reading, film/TV... They've all already been or will soon be replaced by the general-purpose computer.
Apples entire business plan and marketing strategy is to make the general-purpose computer go away, and replace it with a walled garden.
I find it funny that most people that decide to go into that garden either don't notice the guards, or don't notice that the guards are looking as closely at the people inside as out...

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