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Blue Highway ^ | 7/01/09 | Blue Highway

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.


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1 posted on 07/01/2009 2:14:15 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

Discuss please without the nastiness.


2 posted on 07/01/2009 2:15:01 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
Don't be bothered by iDiots.
3 posted on 07/01/2009 2:15:37 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: Blue Highway

Oh, come on, is it really that bad?


4 posted on 07/01/2009 2:15:46 PM PDT by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: Blue Highway

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.


5 posted on 07/01/2009 2:16:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: caver

The Macbots are vicious. Go check out some of the hapless non-mac users that accidentally stumble into a thread.


6 posted on 07/01/2009 2:17:07 PM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: Blue Highway

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.


7 posted on 07/01/2009 2:17:09 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Blue Highway
Wait.....is this satire? You started the most recent mac thread.
8 posted on 07/01/2009 2:17:31 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Blue Highway

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.


9 posted on 07/01/2009 2:18:22 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Eschew exclamatory abuse.)
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To: Crazieman

Whose not a Mac user? Name them. Now!


10 posted on 07/01/2009 2:18:59 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Blue Highway

Hey, you started it.

Really, you did.


11 posted on 07/01/2009 2:19:09 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Crazieman

12 posted on 07/01/2009 2:19:35 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal.)
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To: Blue Highway

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.


13 posted on 07/01/2009 2:19:41 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Mr. Blonde

Bingo. And he has actively trolled everyone one of them. Methinks he protests too much.


14 posted on 07/01/2009 2:19:50 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Blue Highway

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.


15 posted on 07/01/2009 2:20:04 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Constitution Day

The BIG problem with the iPhone isn’t the iPhone itself but AT&T’s lousy service.


16 posted on 07/01/2009 2:20:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: cripplecreek

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.


17 posted on 07/01/2009 2:21:05 PM PDT by nymomx2
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To: CholeraJoe

LMAO


18 posted on 07/01/2009 2:21:25 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Eschew exclamatory abuse.)
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To: Blue Highway

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.


19 posted on 07/01/2009 2:21:33 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Blue Highway

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>

20 posted on 07/01/2009 2:21:42 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ([Advocate for] Mitt Romney[?], God help you, but you're on the wrong website ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Blue Highway

Ignore the Mac people. They are desperately trying to justify why they paid far too much for their product.


21 posted on 07/01/2009 2:21:53 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Blue Highway

Well, looks like you’ve vented your venom ... feel any better, lol?


22 posted on 07/01/2009 2:22:04 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: mnehring

I’ve had nothing but good service with AT&T. Oh well, I suppose I’m lucky.


23 posted on 07/01/2009 2:22:07 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Eschew exclamatory abuse.)
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To: Blue Highway

24 posted on 07/01/2009 2:22:08 PM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: Deb

>> Whose not a Mac user? Name them. Now!

And watch a bunch of otherwise decent people sent to reeducation camp? NEVER!!!!


25 posted on 07/01/2009 2:22:23 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Deb

that would be me...I press the power button on my computer, I open up a program and voila!!


26 posted on 07/01/2009 2:22:51 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Nervous Tick
"...some of my best friends use Macs."

My parents discouraged me from ever dating a Mac user.

27 posted on 07/01/2009 2:24:00 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m happy with my PC and don’t seem to have all the problems the MAC users claim I have.

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.

28 posted on 07/01/2009 2:24:26 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Nervous Tick

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.


29 posted on 07/01/2009 2:25:11 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

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.


30 posted on 07/01/2009 2:26:59 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: Blue Highway

Mac users have a tendency to be democrats. The stereotype is sitting in a starbucks, unkempt, unbathed, with an open Macbook.


31 posted on 07/01/2009 2:27:03 PM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: Blue Highway

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:-)


32 posted on 07/01/2009 2:27:15 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: CholeraJoe

I bet Hitler used a Mac. ;~)


33 posted on 07/01/2009 2:27:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: TommyDale

>> 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.)


34 posted on 07/01/2009 2:27:34 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Blue Highway

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.


35 posted on 07/01/2009 2:28:17 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Blue Highway

Your commentary in red is what introduced the ugly to the most recent Mac thread.

Physician heal thyself.


36 posted on 07/01/2009 2:28:20 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Blue Highway
Are you referring to your obnoxious, emotional and irrational posts on this thread.

I called you out to back up your BS there. You ran away crying to here.
37 posted on 07/01/2009 2:28:23 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: cripplecreek
He was an Emo, for sure:


38 posted on 07/01/2009 2:29:41 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal.)
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To: Crazieman
Mac users have a tendency to be democrats.

LOL, that's a howler. Go tell Rush that. Or, maybe you can get Bill Gates to make a big donation to SarahPAC, lol.

39 posted on 07/01/2009 2:30:20 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: CholeraJoe

LOL I have that pictures saved and thought about using it.


40 posted on 07/01/2009 2:30:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Blue Highway

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.


41 posted on 07/01/2009 2:32:16 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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To: Crazieman

Just two weeks ago Karl Rove said he has only used MACs since the 1980s.


42 posted on 07/01/2009 2:33:15 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Blue Highway
I use unix, OSX just happens to be easier to administer than Linux(I don't want to edit an .xinitrc just to get my system to behave).

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.

43 posted on 07/01/2009 2:34:01 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: Blue Highway

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.


44 posted on 07/01/2009 2:34:15 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
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.

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...

45 posted on 07/01/2009 2:34:35 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Islander7

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.


46 posted on 07/01/2009 2:35:41 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

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.


47 posted on 07/01/2009 2:38:11 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ([Advocate for] Mitt Romney[?], God help you, but you're on the wrong website ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Blue Highway
Your line of attack is exactly like that certain RINO from Minnesota, dude.

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.

48 posted on 07/01/2009 2:38:35 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Blue Highway
I find it interesting that most movies and TV shows have Apple computers as props. . .hardly ever an IBM clone of any sort. Is Hollywood in the tank for Apple? Yes, I'd say so. Then there are the nerdy dressed-in-black arrogant Apple store employees.

Just weird. . . .

49 posted on 07/01/2009 2:41:36 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: PA Engineer

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! :-)


50 posted on 07/01/2009 2:41:57 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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