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Old 04-08-08, 04:36 PM   #1
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It's been a while since we've talked about Macs

So how about i stir the pot a bit

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Old 04-08-08, 04:41 PM   #2
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ya ya...those are fake buttons. He has 5 left clicks, I know it.
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I couldn't watch that guy for more than a brief bit before muting the vid...

If he is bellyaching about Macs having only one button... well, boo hoo. On Macbooks, you can download a utility to use control for right clicks. On the Mac Pro I'm using at work... well, the Mighty Mouse right clicks just fine in Parallels, Firefox, and other apps. If he wants a *true* right click button... well... a normal Microsoft or Logitech USB mouse works just fine.

Bashing a platform, be it Windows, Mac, Solaris, AIX, or Amiga is fine... but I wish people would bash it for its true issues, as opposed to a straw man such as no right click. I could bash Windows because it is an OS that uses two buttons in general, as opposed to three mouse buttons in Linux, AIX, and Solaris. However, if I tried to state that as a serious argument, I'd be laughed out of most places.

Again, I'm OS agnostic. I'm just as happy on MacOS as I am on Windows Server 2008. Both platforms are decently secure, and both do what I want with little fuss and hair pulling. Neither is perfect, as there are always glitches.
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I couldn't watch that guy for more than a brief bit before muting the vid...

If he is bellyaching about Macs having only one button... well, boo hoo. On Macbooks, you can download a utility to use control for right clicks. On the Mac Pro I'm using at work... well, the Mighty Mouse right clicks just fine in Parallels, Firefox, and other apps. If he wants a *true* right click button... well... a normal Microsoft or Logitech USB mouse works just fine.
He is a mac user making fun of microsoft users claiming to only have one button
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He is a mac user making fun of microsoft users claiming to only have one button
Makes sense. My brain shuts down when I hear/observe any OS rantings, regardless of who its for.
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its been going on longer than dirt. I remember having an apple iic, my buddy had an amiga and everyone else had commadore. We would have full discussions about what was better. (I hated commadore arg) Even in those days the os battles took place.

Later on it was os/2 vs windows/dos with hardcore *nix guys in the background laughing bitterly at the stupid people in the front row.

I always found it kind of comical ...(in retrospect, the amiga and apple were farkin cool for the day)
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I like Big Macs. We had mac and cheese for dinner last night. Well actually, the wife nuked some Stouffers to go along with left over chicken and rice and broccolli, but no one really ate it. I wrapped it in aluminum foil and put it in the fridge, so there is mac at casa de jsharr if anyone wants some.
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Two all beef patties
Special sauce
lettuce
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and pickles
on a sesame seed bun.

The big mac.
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its been going on longer than dirt. I remember having an apple iic, my buddy had an amiga and everyone else had commadore. We would have full discussions about what was better. (I hated commadore arg) Even in those days the os battles took place.

Later on it was os/2 vs windows/dos with hardcore *nix guys in the background laughing bitterly at the stupid people in the front row.

I always found it kind of comical ...(in retrospect, the amiga and apple were farkin cool for the day)
I remember those days. OS/2 people made fun of the guys on MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 because of the issues of cooperative versus preemptive multitasking, Mac people snickered at both and loved their UI, the UNIX guys just smirked at everyone while using their far more powerful (and costly) machines... and the Amiga people kept trying to show people how cool it was that their machine could format a floppy and bounce a checkered ball around the screen at the same time, while trying to pretend Commodore would be around and not tank.

I was on all sides of that argument, having done work on all the platforms. End result -- I became a UNIX weenie with a good X (X11) life.
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Xorg has done tons, but man it really still needs work.
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I remember those days. OS/2 people made fun of the guys on MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 because of the issues of cooperative versus preemptive multitasking, Mac people snickered at both and loved their UI, the UNIX guys just smirked at everyone while using their far more powerful (and costly) machines... and the Amiga people kept trying to show people how cool it was that their machine could format a floppy and bounce a checkered ball around the screen at the same time, while trying to pretend Commodore would be around and not tank.

I was on all sides of that argument, having done work on all the platforms. End result -- I became a UNIX weenie with a good X (X11) life.
haha bouncing ball..hahaha...oh man, it amazing how things just don't change.

End result, well actually mid result, I got sick of the industry and how expensive it was (remember when actual improvements occured bi-weekly) and you constantly needed to upgrade to keep up (vid cards, cd roms...omg they made a cd burner). End result I am more os-agnostic now than before and tend to be the last one to upgrade unless I need it.

At least now it is more intermittent and the upgrades are more faux than real.
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Two all beef patties
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on a sesame seed bun.

The big mac.
I believe that the "and" before pickles is an MV add on.

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my stomach remembers


Two all beef patties
Special sauce
lettuce
cheese
pickles
onions
on a sesame seed bun.
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haha bouncing ball..hahaha...oh man, it amazing how things just don't change.

End result, well actually mid result, I got sick of the industry and how expensive it was (remember when actual improvements occured bi-weekly) and you constantly needed to upgrade to keep up (vid cards, cd roms...omg they made a cd burner). End result I am more os-agnostic now than before and tend to be the last one to upgrade unless I need it.

At least now it is more intermittent and the upgrades are more faux than real.
I think people are realizing that, thus the advent of the EeePC and low end line of notebooks which can do the basics of what people are wanting. Compare PC innovation from say 1997 to 2003, then 2003 to 2008. 1997-2003 brought us DVD drives, 3D cards, relatively low cost laptops, wireless, and basics of home networking. 2003-2008 has mainly brought us one new thing in PCs... multiple cores. Everything else is evolutionary -- more RAM, SATA2, faster 3D card with more VRAM, etc.

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Two all beef patties
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cheese
pickles
onions
on a sesame seed bun.
correct.

I remember as a kid, being so excited because I got a real glass Coke glass from McDonalds and it had that printed around it in different languages.

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Macs Don't Have a Right Click!
Holy crap!! I wish someone would tell my MacBook Pro that there is no "right click" so it would stop displaying "right click" menus.
< two fingers on the touch pad and the thumb on the button -- presto!! -- a right click menu >
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Holy crap!! I wish someone would tell my MacBook Pro that there is no "right click" so it would stop displaying "right click" menus.
< two fingers on the touch pad and the thumb on the button -- presto!! -- a right click menu >
And I use a Microsoft (shudder) bluetooth mouse with mine - right-clicking all the live-long day...

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If you think that was bad, try running A/UX (Apple's old UNIX variant, circa early 90s) on a one button mouse, and control and option clicking your way through Motif based programs like Netrek.
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correct.

I remember as a kid, being so excited because I got a real glass Coke glass from McDonalds and it had that printed around it in different languages.

That's an awesome glass!
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Want a big Mac? I'll give you a BIG MAC !!!
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I thought that image was re - touched but the person in the background seems to have a similar Dagwood Bumstead burger....

why is it always the skinny guys eating those things?

*burp*
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I'd love to have a Mac...just afraid of what I might do with it...



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I thought that image was re - touched but the person in the background seems to have a similar Dagwood Bumstead burger....

why is it always the skinny guys eating those things?

*burp*
And the table signage indicates that they may be at Denny's? WTF?!
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