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  • zelet
    Aug 25, 04:02 PM
    Another person who can never be satisfied.:rolleyes:

    Are you telling me somebody who spent thousands of dollars on "premium" hardware doesn't have a right to be pissed when both systems he bought were DOA? That is stupid! Apple should have kissed his ass and gave him a new computer after the second major repair. He was nicer than I would have ever been. I would have gone to the Apple store and caused a HUGE scene in the middle of a busy Saturday about it.

    Apple computers are expensive. They are worth it when they work (and they usually do) but when Apple makes a mistake they should correct it better than anybody.





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  • croooow
    Apr 8, 08:17 AM
    what you(Best Buy) did was take $100 from the customer and lock them in from buying anywere else!

    Yeah, Best Buy took that $100 alright...they held a gun to each customer's head and told them flat out - "we have no more in stock so you better pay us $100 or else"

    If you believe this was actually some sort of BB ruse, and still paid your money, then you deserve what you get. Start taking responsibility for your own actions for a change.

    I don't think anyone is saying that Bestbuy did anything illegal. But it is not good customer service to take advantage of people in this way. People are led to believe that $100 will get them closer to the iPad they want.





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  • GermanSuplex
    Jun 17, 02:01 PM
    Why did Apple/RadioShack even bother? Even the manager told me the whole process was screwed up.

    This is what I'm wondering. Why bother if this is how its going to be? I've seen several different outcomes to one situation: People trying to get an iPhone. My name was written on a piece of blank paper (apparantly I was the first one at my store to ask for the iPhone 4). The guy called me back an hour and a half or so later for my address and the make/model of the phone I wanted. I've gotten no further updates, no pin, etc.

    *Update:

    I just received an email from Radio Shack, an advertisement email with a 10% off coupon. Nothing about the iPhone though.

    **Just called the store, and supposedly out of three stores in my area I was the only one who asked for a reservation before they were cut off. My reservation was supposedly successful. The guy said that the outlook is good that I'll get one on launch day, but it isn't definite. We'll see, I guess.





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  • brobert99
    Apr 11, 01:02 PM
    Whos to say Apple aren't leaking these rumors to try and put everyone off and try and prevent the same thing happening as happened with the iPhone 4?





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  • shamino
    Jul 20, 11:11 AM
    However, many apps today won't see that much improvement either way (like a simple calculator, or solitare and word processing).
    If that's all your requirements are, then you would be able to get by very nicely on an old G3 system (assuming you can cram enough RAM into it.)

    We have long since exceeded the amount of CPU power needed for things like basic Office apps, and are several orders of magnitude more powerful than what's needed for a calculator or solitare program!

    But this really should not come as a surprise to anybody. For basic word processing (without any embedded objects), my old Apple //c with AppleWorks is more than powerful enough. And that's with a 1MHz 6502 processor, 128K of RAM and two floppy drives!

    People are so used to bloatware and insane amounts of eye-candy, that they start thinking they actually need supercomputer power in order to write a memo or send a fax.





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  • citizenzen
    Mar 22, 11:00 AM
    Oh yeah... and here's a fun little nugget for those who like to tout Obama's coalition:

    I'm confused. :confused:

    What point is 5P trying to make here?

    Is the fact that one list contains more countries by count make it superior to the second? Is that the only way to judge a coalition, by count?

    That seems a little too simplistic to me.

    For instance, I added up these two lists (after removing duplicates) according to how much the countries spend on their military ...

    • Coalition Countries - Iraq - 2003 ~ 152 billion

    • Coalition - Libya - 2011 ~ 179 billion


    I guess it's just how you want to look at it. :cool:





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  • Chupa Chupa
    Apr 11, 07:51 AM
    I'm sure the idiot fanboys will buy it no matter what, but people like myself (who actually make a living and want reliable, efficient software) are ready to leave.


    Then that just begs the question, "why haven't these people left already?" FCP has been fairly stagnant for years. There are plenty of other alternatives, so doesn't that kinda make them fanboyish too for sticking it out when up to this point Apple has given zero hints about when or how it will take FCP to the next level?

    I'm not in the video editing biz, but if the pro s/w I use in my profession hobbled my efficiency and workflow the way you are carping about FCP, and there were viable alternatives, I would abandon it quicker than pigeon can snatch a bread crumb. Just sayin'.





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  • AidenShaw
    Aug 23, 08:15 AM
    My Quad G5 is dead silent all the time. Those noisy Quads should have been sent off for repair. I was told the Quad in the Santa Clara Apple Store was also very loud. That is not normal. Properly serviced they run very silent.
    dbA ? A system with 9 fans isn't going to be silent, period.

    Are your systems in a room with a lot of ambient noise? (A wind-tunnel G4 sounds quiet at Best Buy, yet in my den I can clearly hear the fluid-bearing drive in my Yonah dual... ;) )





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  • 8CoreWhore
    Mar 22, 02:55 PM
    Why do they call their tablet a "book". Just stupid.





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  • Fabio_gsilva
    Jul 27, 07:55 PM
    http://www.alienware.com/product_detail_Pages/area-51_alx/area-51_overview.aspx?SysCode=PC-AREA51-ALX-R5&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT

    Man, alienware is ready to ship new Area 51 ALX PC wuth Core 2 duo Extreme processors. This must be huge!!!

    I'd love to see one in real life...





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  • Magrathea
    Apr 5, 11:44 PM
    I've been using Premier Pro CS5 on a 2008 MBP for about a week now. I'm a former FCP user. The mercury engine thing does work but only for all but the simplest of editing on my machine - I use AVCH footage Panny HMC40 and DLSR (h.264) Canon 7D and yes you can drag it onto the timeline directly without Transcode BUT add an effect or simple color correction or title and the footage is not playable at all (on my poor machine) without doing a render. Never had to do this with FCP BUT of course I had to wait for the Transcoded to ProREs 422.

    So in summary:





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  • AppleScruff1
    Apr 11, 05:46 PM
    Iphone 5 on Sprint?

    Verizon will buy Sprint since AT&T is buying TMobile.





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  • Hellhammer
    Apr 10, 02:05 AM
    I'd wait for Haswell or maybe even Rockwell which will be the 16nm shrink of Haswell.

    Rockwell doesn't exist anymore, it's Broadwell now ;) After that it will be Sky Lake (16nm) and Skymont (11nm).





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  • asleep
    Apr 7, 10:55 PM
    Big Brother much?





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  • bretm
    Aug 16, 11:59 PM
    I would have thought that the Final Cut Pro benchmark would have really blown away the G5 - not so much, right?

    Awesome on FileMaker and I can't wait to see how this stuff runs Adobe PS Natively.

    You're right. I'm extremely unimpressed that the fastest xeon only days old is actually slower mhz for mhz than a G5 that is pushing 4 year old technology. Really sad.

    However it's bizarre that AE was actually faster under rosetta. I gotta think these tests were'nt very accurrate.





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  • layte
    Mar 31, 03:30 PM
    Except Google have made it very clear with Honeycomb that they're not willing to release the source code for the foreseeable future so 'a bit' could be a lot longer than you'd think. More to the point that does manufacturers very little good. If, f'instance, Google decide to only release a version of Android as open source when they release the next version any manufacturer wanting to use it is going to have to grab the open version, make whatever tweaks they want, get it on a device, get it built in bulk and launch it into the relevant sales channel(s). By the time they do that Google is likely to have released another version of Android and they'll be hopelessly out of date.

    Make no mistake about this, Google tightening up on the Android T&C's like this makes it almost impossible for anyone outside of Google's control to launch a device that really competes with the manufacturers who are on the inside track, at least from an OS point of view.

    I was just pointing out that the code is still open, even if some have to wait longer than has been the case. I'm not saying everything is golden and Google are a paragon of virtue, this is certainly a bit of a sly move on their part.

    I cannot help shake the feeling that some of the vitriol from certain people is the fear that a more coherent and unified Android ecosystem is an even bigger threat to the iOS platform.





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  • kirk26
    Apr 6, 02:34 PM
    I'm voting this positive only because this is such a low number and Apple is winning.





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  • flopticalcube
    Apr 27, 10:19 AM
    This is like watching two officers argue about who gets to lower the lifeboats while the Titanic is sinking.

    More like arguing about where the dessert forks and soup spoons go in the place settings. I don't think lifeboats have even entered into the conversation.





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  • funkyT80
    Apr 6, 03:18 PM
    Nice to see those small Mom and Pop tablet companies make there play too. :D





    BrentT
    Jun 14, 08:55 PM
    My local RS said they were on a conference call at 5:30 pm EST for the latest info. He said they will take preorders at 1 pm on 6/15 BUT that is only taking a name and number, it is not a reservation or guarantee of a phone on the 24th. He had no idea how many phones they will actually receive. I don't think I will bother signing up.

    One question I forgot to ask is if they will still buy my 3G phone? He earlier told me there would be a $100 floor for trade-ins from 6/24 to 7/24 but I don't know if that requires a phone purchase too.





    4God
    Jul 14, 02:30 PM
    Dual optical drive slots are a must....<snip>.....

    Maybe one of the drives will be Blu-Ray.





    composer11
    Jul 23, 05:00 AM
    Apple's business model is based on high margins. I don't think this is going to change.

    My guess is that they will release upgraded systems more often, and discontinue the slower systems more often, and leave the prices approximately unchanged.

    Don't expect dirt-cheap Macs (aside from closeout sales to dump old stock, of course), but do expect more powerful systems to come out much more rapidly.
    You can get tons of great audio gear. But you're going to have to start shopping in music stores and not in computer stores. And be prepared to pay for the quality you get.


    Yeah, I know, that's probably what they will do forcing you to pay top dollar.
    Hope the Mac Books get dedicated GPU, intel is rumored to be working on something that should be on par with ATI/Nvida to be ready for Vista, meanwhile AMD is scooping up ATI.

    Regarding music gear, I have a Mackie 400F which sounds nice, a tube pre amp and Rhodes NT2A, I was speaking of wireless. Everything wireless. LOL!





    wizard
    Apr 7, 11:05 PM
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    Guys Apple is not to blame for this one. Well other than doing business with a sleazy business like Best Buy.

    Honestly it has been like eight years since I've entered a Best Buy, everything about the place just feels undesirable and corrupt. The fact that many here are surprised at this non-sense highlights a marginal expectation for ethical behavior. No one really needs to shop at Best Buy, there are plenty of alternatives.





    The-Pro
    Apr 6, 11:57 AM
    well the CPU in the 13" macbook air has a 1066 Mhz frontside bus, only the 11" has a 800 Mhz FSB, so that quote thing was wrong :D



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