Skip to comments.Mac threads resemble DU.
Posted on 07/01/2009 2:14:14 PM PDT by Blue Highway
It seems like every time I venture into an Apple thread here on FR, it's similar to venturing over into Democratic Underground territory.
Personal attacks abound especially if you start criticizing Apple products or other Apple users for being naive into thinking Apple is everything their clever marketing department represents it to be.
It seems like the Mac ping list alerts the faithful flock to defend Apple to the death and that is when the claws come out and it starts to get ugly.
Discuss please without the nastiness.
Oh, come on, is it really that bad?
I don’t pay any attention to them.
I’m happy with my PC and don’t seem to have all the problems the MAC users claim I have.
The Macbots are vicious. Go check out some of the hapless non-mac users that accidentally stumble into a thread.
I never understood how some people get so emotionally invested in the type of PC they have. I have both Macs and PCs and could go either way and not shed a tear for the other.
Absolutely right! It’s like a cult with some (not all) posters.
And I say that as someone who is considering getting an iPhone3GS after they work out the overheating problem I saw on another thread.
Whose not a Mac user? Name them. Now!
Hey, you started it.
Really, you did.
Look, FRiend, Mac users are among the most defensive group on the planet. Worse than atheists, worse than ACORN, worse even than global warmists!
Are you a fan of the Dilbert comic strip? Do you recall the character “Tina”, the brittle tech writer?
“Tina” is a caricature of the typical Mac aficionado. (And yes, a Mac head could prolly spell “aficionado” correctly.) Harmless, can be fun to “tweak”, but you get what you get when you take the mechanical pencil out of your pocket protector and poke it into that hornet’s nest.
Mind you, Mac users are basically okay; some of my best friends use Macs.
Bingo. And he has actively trolled everyone one of them. Methinks he protests too much.
You should have duked it out with Karl Rove when he said two weeks ago that he is a MAC only user since the 1980s.
You’re just jealous. Stuck with a PC? Do something about it.
The BIG problem with the iPhone isn’t the iPhone itself but AT&T’s lousy service.
I tried to listen to rush on my macpro—streaming live from one of their listed radio stations because the live station was coming in fuzzy. Well, as soon as Rush’s theme song began on the radio, the itunes live stream cut to other programming. Too bad, as Rush seems to be one of THEIR biggest fans.
You have trolled every Apple thread today. I haven’t bothered with you posting history, but I am sure that is a story in itself. You are lucky no one hit the abuse on you today.
Want some cheese with your whine? Or are we just going to bust out in tears? Some folks just need to grow a pair. < /sarcasm>
Ignore the Mac people. They are desperately trying to justify why they paid far too much for their product.
Well, looks like you’ve vented your venom ... feel any better, lol?
I’ve had nothing but good service with AT&T. Oh well, I suppose I’m lucky.
>> Whose not a Mac user? Name them. Now!
And watch a bunch of otherwise decent people sent to reeducation camp? NEVER!!!!
that would be me...I press the power button on my computer, I open up a program and voila!!
My parents discouraged me from ever dating a Mac user.
I'm a life-long PC user. Bought my wife a iMac and after playing with it (her iMac) I sort of liked it for some things. Now I have my own MacBook. I still have my PC and probably always will, but the Mac is very good for somethings - especially multi-media, pictures, music, etc. I see no reason to trash either the Mac or the PC - they both have their place. My two cents with 1 cent change.
Yeah I have no problem with people that use Macs or other Apple products (I own a 1st generation iPod Shuffle and for a crappy mp3 player it is what it is, still nothing like my Sandisk Fuse e260!) but the rabid anti PC mentality they have is disturbing. The irony is they reside on this very site of supposed conservative Republicans/Independants, yet they resemble Democrats remarkably, and their behavior typically resembles the nasty vulgarity you’d see over on Democratic Underground. Just an observation over many years of reading Mac threads.
I have an iPhone, and MacBook. Both are good products. I have never ‘ripped’ anyone or felt superior because I have Mac products. It is the same situation with SUV’s, the need for prescription drugs, or any number of topics that routinely gets discussed here on FR. If you don’t like a comment, make a reasonable argument, and move on. Don’t let it bother you.
Mac users have a tendency to be democrats. The stereotype is sitting in a starbucks, unkempt, unbathed, with an open Macbook.
Who cares? This is a political and policy discussion forum for anyone who hasn’t noticed. Who cares whether someone is using a Mac, a PC, or an Abacus? Really!There are plenty of technical sites and forums where one can discuss the SEX of individual computers. Personally, I still prefer my K & E Zip Stik:-)
I bet Hitler used a Mac. ;~)
>> My parents discouraged me from ever dating a Mac user.
Oh, I’d never DATE one.
Their machines don’t have cooties, but the majority of them have, er, “viruses” themselves...
(For another thing, Mrs. Tick won’t let me date ANYONE, not even PC users.)
You remind me of a certain RINO who once posted to FR, always defending the latest RINO crap, but hyperventilating and spittling about how “rabid” anyone who disagreed with him was.
If you don’t like Apple products, start a thread praising Microsoft, if you can do that with a straight face.
Your commentary in red is what introduced the ugly to the most recent Mac thread.
Physician heal thyself.
LOL, that's a howler. Go tell Rush that. Or, maybe you can get Bill Gates to make a big donation to SarahPAC, lol.
LOL I have that pictures saved and thought about using it.
Dude, YOU are the one hurling insults and invective against a company for leading the pack in doing what their customers want (actually want in practice, not just what they claim they want but don’t follow up on).
I mean really: you rip Apple a new one for not making a new 5+ year battery easily replaceable, yet admittedly haven’t replaced a easily replaceable battery on your own Compaq. Seriously: if you’re not going to replace it when it’s easy on your own computer, why get mad when a company provides the benefits of non-replacability?
You’re trolling. If you don’t like Apple products, don’t buy them.
Just two weeks ago Karl Rove said he has only used MACs since the 1980s.
Windows is good at what it does, backwards compatibility. 99% of the development work in windows is figuring out how stupid programmers and companies have broken some aspect of the system and making work arounds that make the system behave like it used to. Read Raymond Chen for the horror stories. This is also why Windows is such a godawful mess, despite having 10x the brainpower of any company other than google in aggregate.
Apple is not afraid to completely change its APIs and orphan their third party programs. If you're okay with that, it's a much better system.
I have had so much trouble with Vista that I considered a Mac, but I’d have invest in thousands of $ of new software.
Not worth it.
Windows 7, which is due for release this fall, supposedly has solved a lot of the Vista problems.
See people this is the kind of typical response I get from Apple cult users where if they can't respond to the topic they subvert it to attack the person with baseless attacks.
regulator, I was far to the right of any RINO and I probably was one of the ones harping about the people on FR that were supportive of RINOS like McCain, Giuliani, Huckabee or Romeny...
You don’t need to invest in new software. You can boot native in Windows on Macs, and that has been the case for several years now.
I’m embarrassed for the poster of this thread. What a freaking whiner. I can’t believe someone who claims to be a conservative would post a thread whining about how he is treated on other threads. Talk about a liberal mentality. This is worthy of ZOT.
You start a vanity thread filled with negativity and trashing, and then say you're shocked ... shocked that anyone else would rise to your bait.
Duh. Go play solitaire on your weenie pee-cee, lol.
Just weird. . . .
Twerps always bellyache, wimper, cry and run away when presented with facts! so we arent surprized, are we? Somebody else has a serious afflicton of that Virus, OBOZO HUSSEIN must have looked hilarious running home to his Granny( the white one who took the time and Love to raise him and who he threw under the bus at first chance!) every time another Kid looked crosseyed at him. RUSH said the term used on OAHU is “THE STINK EYE!” that horrible look OBOZO uses on all of Our Good Allies and wouldnt dare use on one of Our MUSLIM ENEMIES! :-)
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