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: Emperor Palpatine
by rhavyn on Wed 20th Oct 2010 20:55 UTC in reply to "Emperor Palpatine"
rhavyn
Member since:
2005-07-06

The 'system restore' drive is the last straw. It's as good as a reset button now.


You're upset because they provide a restore thumb drive instead of a restore DVD?

Flash storage integrated into the machine? We're moving closer and closer to their 'real' computers being as closed, _non_-standard and draconian as their phones.


I'd hate to hear what you think of SSDs.

Oh, and a 11.6" Air? I thought netbooks were a dead-end, Steve? Ah, but it can't be a netbook because it costs a fortune! BRILLIANT!


Apple has had small laptops for decades, are you new here?

If I could afford the consequences, I'd punch the bastard in the face.
I can't, though, so he's safe from me, physically.
I can rant on the internet all I want, though.


Is your post a joke? If not I'm concerned that there is some medication that you forgot to take.

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RE[2]: Emperor Palpatine
by TheGZeus on Wed 20th Oct 2010 21:13 in reply to "RE: Emperor Palpatine"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

You're upset because they provide a restore thumb drive instead of a restore DVD?

I'm upset because it's called a 'system restore drive', as though it's anything special.
With any luck it'll just be their evil software on it, just as though it was on a DVD. Likely it's akin to the reset button I had on my Palm III, which 'restores things to the default'. Considering it's going to be less likely to lose, I think it's likely that most tech support calls will start with "get out your system restore drive..."?

I'd hate to hear what you think of SSDs.

That's either a non-sequitur or a strawman.
I said that the storage is built into the machine. You can't change it. They control it. You can't control it. "If you can't open it, you don't own it."

Apple has had small laptops for decades, are you new here?

Nonsesical argument.
None have been this small. This is a netbook that costs alot of money. Steve Jobs has never had anything good to say about netbooks. He made a netbook. I'm laughing at him.

Is your post a joke? If not I'm concerned that there is some medication that you forgot to take.

Nope. I hate him. He's evil.
If he had his way, only his programmers would understand computers. All the people who use software would would be plebians who look to him for guidance and new 'magical' devices.
He wants you to not know how the computer works.
He wants you to think that only Apple can do these 'magical' things.
He wants you to think Apple can do no wrong.
He wants to crush anyone who even comes close to touching any ground he's gained in these efforts, whether they make any money off it or not.
He pushes for patents on everything, whether or not Apple invented it, and whether or not it's an actual device or some concept with no intrinsic value.

He's evil. He's just not powerful enough yet for enough people to care.
That's how it starts.

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RE[3]: Emperor Palpatine
by rhavyn on Wed 20th Oct 2010 21:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Emperor Palpatine"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

You're funny.

I'm upset because it's called a 'system restore drive', as though it's anything special.


Those bastards. Instead of a System Restore DVD, they provided a System Restore USB Thumb Drive, that they then evilly shortened to System Restore Drive. Clearly a plot that is aimed directly against you.

With any luck it'll just be their evil software on it, just as though it was on a DVD. Likely it's akin to the reset button I had on my Palm III, which 'restores things to the default'. Considering it's going to be less likely to lose, I think it's likely that most tech support calls will start with "get out your system restore drive..."?


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?

That's either a non-sequitur or a strawman.
I said that the storage is built into the machine. You can't change it. They control it. You can't control it. "If you can't open it, you don't own it."


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!

Nonsesical argument.
None have been this small. This is a netbook that costs alot of money. Steve Jobs has never had anything good to say about netbooks. He made a netbook. I'm laughing at him.


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?

Nope. I hate him. He's evil.


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

He's evil. He's just not powerful enough yet for enough people to care.
That's how it starts.


He also is known to park in the handicapped spot, WITHOUT A PLACARD!!!!!!!

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