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    Microsoft and Apple sitting in a tree...

    Or is this ironic?

    Actually is it?

    Because if I say it is, I know someone will have to explain irony and why it isn't... You know like the Alanis Morissette song...

    Microsoft and Apple sitting in a tree...-microsoft_apple.jpg

    Kol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koldov View Post
    someone will have to explain irony
    "It's like "goldy" and "bronzy" only it's made out of iron."
    -Baldrick 1987

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    Now do I admit that took me a couple of seconds?

    I was like, is that ironic that it's goldy and bronzy but made out of iron... ?



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    Welll, someone had to post it!



    (and, yes, that Apple plug in does strike me as ironic - for a MS site, in a MS browser. I wonder what it say's if you click on the "tell me about the risks" button?)

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    No no, its incongruous not ironic! Irony has to reveal some lesson on human vanity or folly... *argument start*

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    No no, its incongruous not ironic! Irony has to reveal some lesson on human vanity or folly... *argument start*
    You mean like "rain on your wedding day"? (lesson on human folly being "don't get married in February")


    See, I'd say Irony is a juxtaposition of an expected outcome given a chain of events - like Microsoft using an Apple plugin

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    Or Apple's iCloud stuff running on Microsoft tech;

    Apple's iCloud runs on Microsoft and Amazon services

    Not ironic, just funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    You mean like "rain on your wedding day"? (lesson on human folly being "don't get married in February")


    See, I'd say Irony is a juxtaposition of an expected outcome given a chain of events - like Microsoft using an Apple plugin
    Nah, irony is more strict than that. The 3 Most Common Uses of Irony - The Oatmeal covers it quite nicely.

    Well, except for the bit about not debating irony...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    You mean like "rain on your wedding day"? (lesson on human folly being "don't get married in February")
    Isn't that more like 'Don't get married in Britain'

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    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict View Post
    Isn't that more like 'Don't get married in Britain'
    Or if Slash is around

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    They already stated years back when it was revealed Macs were used for image editing on Windows projects that they use the most suitable tool for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Irony has to reveal some lesson on human vanity or folly
    And MS could never be accused of that...

    Kol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Or if Slash is around
    This one?

    Guns N' Roses - November Rain - YouTube

    It only rains at the funeral in the end, doesn't it?

    Kol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koldov View Post
    This one?

    Guns N' Roses - November Rain - YouTube

    It only rains at the funeral in the end, doesn't it?

    Kol.
    I dunno. Maybe. Not a massive GnR fan, so you're probably right.

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    Almost as bad as these people who buy a Mac and then install windows on it.

    Irony..

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