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General Chat Thread, BBC Apple Placement in General; Originally Posted by witch Every program that shows a laptop - it is a Mac. They're bowing to Apple's percieved ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Every program that shows a laptop - it is a Mac.
    They're bowing to Apple's percieved dominance. Macs are twice as expensive as the equivalent Windows computers. And they both do exactly the same thing.


    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Oh, I did see a sony the other day which was quite exciting
    Look children! It's the rare and mysterious Sony Vaio. Remember what it looks like, they'll be extinct soon.

    ~Ohhs and ahhs. One random "I really like it's screen." Sounds of camera shutters.~

    The Sony Vaio in it natural office enviroment has no true preditors, however the Apple Mac uses trickery and showmanship to give a false impression of it's superiority.

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    Neighbours on channel 5 is one big Apple ad. Every phone and computer is clearly apple.

    It's not me that watches it, honest. Daughter is addicted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Yup, I'm outraged that a woman who featured in a documentary in multiple countries, filmed over days/weeks, changed outfits! Shocking behaviour.

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    I dumped my Windows laptop for an Apple Mac last month

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Yup, I'm outraged
    This is, my friends, an ooouuuutrage!

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    Errrmmmm.......don't quite know how to say this but,......

    I've had a 5 year old Mac Mini at home for the last month or two, and it has been so easy and trouble free to install anything I've needed. Admittedly, I haven't got right into it like I have with my pc, in finding 'value-added' or 'shiny' software e.g. the mail program is pretty basic to say the least, but device connection has been a complete doddle, so has connecting it to my home lan, even plugging my Panasonic camcorder into it produced immediate working results. Installing software is so much easier (for a novice/non-expert) than on a Windows box....OpenOffice, Divx Player, required codecs etc, the only problems I've had seem to be previously encountered and much discussed on various forums, so I don't think they're down to me. And as a media-player it really whips the Llama's Ass, as they say. I have it plugged into my TV, the resolution set itself correctly without any intervention from me.......it was all so E-A-S-Y.

    Some minor annoyances with stuff that hasn't been ported over to Mac, like mIRC for example. I haven't tried it yet, but there's a Shoutcast version for Mac, which is encouraging and, I daresay, challenging.

    In short, I'm impressed. I'm not sure it's capable of running OSX Lion, but if it is, I'm sure I'd shell out for it, even though I'd have to go to Snow Leopard and then Lion. I know someone in the States who's just gone completely Apple......Mac Mini, iPhone, iPad, iCloud...... she's delighted with it all and I can understand the attraction.

    Am I turning into a Fan Boy? Am I getting old and just want a quiet life? Or am I.........Evolving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    Errrmmmm.......don't quite know how to say this but,......

    I've had a 5 year old Mac Mini at home for the last month or two, and it has been so easy and trouble free to install anything I've needed. Admittedly, I haven't got right into it like I have with my pc, in finding 'value-added' or 'shiny' software e.g. the mail program is pretty basic to say the least, but device connection has been a complete doddle, so has connecting it to my home lan, even plugging my Panasonic camcorder into it produced immediate working results. Installing software is so much easier (for a novice/non-expert) than on a Windows box....OpenOffice, Divx Player, required codecs etc, the only problems I've had seem to be previously encountered and much discussed on various forums, so I don't think they're down to me. And as a media-player it really whips the Llama's Ass, as they say. I have it plugged into my TV, the resolution set itself correctly without any intervention from me.......it was all so E-A-S-Y.

    Some minor annoyances with stuff that hasn't been ported over to Mac, like mIRC for example. I haven't tried it yet, but there's a Shoutcast version for Mac, which is encouraging and, I daresay, challenging.

    In short, I'm impressed. I'm not sure it's capable of running OSX Lion, but if it is, I'm sure I'd shell out for it, even though I'd have to go to Snow Leopard and then Lion. I know someone in the States who's just gone completely Apple......Mac Mini, iPhone, iPad, iCloud...... she's delighted with it all and I can understand the attraction.

    Am I turning into a Fan Boy? Am I getting old and just want a quiet life? Or am I.........Evolving?
    i found the opposite with the mac mini i borrowed even the "simple" task of adding photos to it made it crash repeatedly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    Or am I.........Evolving?
    What?

    Earthling is Evolving!

    [I have no clue if this is the right music or not... I still have no sound.]


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    And I don't have YouTube, so I guess neither of us will ever know the full story.

    I'm guessing it's not that funny, anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    And I don't have YouTube, so I guess neither of us will ever know the full story.

    I'm guessing it's not that funny, anyway.

    Probably not. It's just the evolution music from Pokemon Red. [I think.]

    Just another of my unappreciated jokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    The Sony Vaio in it natural office enviroment has no true preditors, however the Apple Mac uses trickery and showmanship to give a false impression of it's superiority.
    Recently tempted with a macbook air/pro, got very close.

    Got a Sony Vaio Z21 instead. Very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Probably not. It's just the evolution music from Pokemon Red. [I think.]

    Just another of my unappreciated jokes.
    Not being a Pokemon afficianado, it would have been completely lost on me, anyway.

    The Twilight Zone (doo do doo do....you know) is sort of my theme tune, it seems to be the most appropriate for this place.

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    If BBC are supposed to be impartial how can they plug Facebook and Twitter on every TV show? , there are alternative social networks available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    Not being a Pokemon afficianado, it would have been completely lost on me, anyway.

    The Twilight Zone (doo do doo do....you know) is sort of my theme tune, it seems to be the most appropriate for this place.
    Pokemon is the business.

    To play it "properly" [read:competitively] you need to understand how to abuse RNG [Random Number Generators] and advanced mathematics.

    And they say it's a child's game...

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