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    Quote Originally Posted by HueyNRolf View Post
    And that coming from a non-native speaker of English should make it all the more shameful. I guess teenagers have no respect for their own language. It's sad but that seems to be the case.
    How about attacking the idea instead of the poster... or is that too complicated for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sanders View Post
    How about attacking the idea instead of the poster... or is that too complicated for you?
    If "the poster" had a point, instead of platitudes. I might be inclined to engage.
    Update please, BooF?

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    It always amazes me how much folks who never used them "know" so much about Macs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgbier View Post
    It always amazes me how much folks who never used them "know" so much about Macs.
    It's called ignorance, CG.

    But, of course, the believers are immune.
    Update please, BooF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HueyNRolf View Post
    If "the poster" had a point, instead of platitudes. I might be inclined to engage.
    But you DID engage.... and with much less to offer I might add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgbier View Post
    It always amazes me how much folks who never used them "know" so much about Macs.
    And the same can be said for some, the other way around. For what it's worth though, I'm in complete agreement with Gillvane. One of the things which keeps me away from Apple is the 'Apple way or no way' ideology which is so deeply engrained in the company.

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    the 'Apple way or no way' ideology which is so deeply engrained in the company.
    So what if it works?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HueyNRolf View Post
    And that coming from a non-native speaker of English should make it all the more shameful. I guess teenagers have no respect for their own language. It's sad but that seems to be the case.
    I see this as deflection. If you don't want to discuss the issue, you don't. Your opinions about teenagers or grammar are off topic IMO. A request for clarification would have been more conducive to discussion. You could have said, didn't you mean you "don't" use Apple products?

    Instead you chose deflection and personal attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgbier View Post
    So what if it works?
    It works for some, not others.
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    You know that there actually might be folks who like closed systems?
    Ever heard of IBM? I loved to work on the AS/400 - completely locked up. Couldn't even connect to an automotive scanner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgbier View Post
    You know that there actually might be folks who like closed systems?
    Ever heard of IBM? I loved to work on the AS/400 - completely locked up. Couldn't even connect to an automotive scanner.
    Absolutely. Those people buy Apple products. I don't.

    I was glad when Davinci Resolve released for the PC and Adobe released CS5.5 which many people like over the latest FCP release.

    There's nothing you can do on a Mac you can't do on a PC, so the choice is open or closed system. I like open, you like closed.

    It's great there's a market choice for both of us.

    I'm looking at Red the same way. They have proprietary media, batteries, that are WAY more expensive than most other products. But if you buy a Red camera, you need their batteries, their media. If it weren't for adobe cs 5.5 you'd need a red rocket card (I"m sure Red isn't happy about that).

    Compare that to the Digital Bolex in the works, which will use off the shelf media cards.

    I prefer the off the shelf media cards. It's a more open system, and that sort of product appeals to me much more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgbier View Post
    So what if it works?
    Huh?
    My daughter found a first generation ipod, but the battery is a little weak. One morning she asked... "Dad how do I change the battery... where's the battery lid?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sanders View Post
    My daughter found a first generation ipod
    Too bad she didn't find a first-generation-Zune. That could be worth something.
    Update please, BooF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HueyNRolf View Post
    Too bad she didn't find a first-generation-Zune.
    Would have been interesting, for sure. A "Y2K"-type bug coming 8 years late...

    "At midnight on December 31, 2008, many first generation Zune 30 models froze. Microsoft stated that the problem was caused by the internal clock and the way the device handles a leap year."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Janke View Post
    Would have been interesting, for sure. A "Y2K"-type bug coming 8 years late...

    "At midnight on December 31, 2008, many first generation Zune 30 models froze. Microsoft stated that the problem was caused by the internal clock and the way the device handles a leap year."
    Of course, It's all part of the believer's culture.
    Update please, BooF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HueyNRolf View Post
    Too bad she didn't find a first-generation-Zune. That could be worth something.
    Yes, that's right... I forgot.. I'm dealing with an ear-plugger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sanders View Post
    I forgot.. I'm dealing with an ear-plugger.
    Ah yes!

    Just look at his little face, at about four seconds in, when the Zune is mentioned. Priceless.



    Oh and the Motorola Q phone?



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    Here you go Huey. Apple stock is doing great:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...82F03N20120319

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc, the world's most valuable company, said Monday it will initiate a regular quarterly dividend of $2.65 a share in July and will buy back up to $10 billion of its stock starting in fiscal 2013.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillvane View Post
    Here you go Huey. Apple stock is doing great:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...82F03N20120319

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc, the world's most valuable company, said Monday it will initiate a regular quarterly dividend of $2.65 a share in July and will buy back up to $10 billion of its stock starting in fiscal 2013.
    Yup, it's hard to believe. I guess the integrated approach must work.
    Update please, BooF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HueyNRolf View Post
    Ah yes!

    Just look at his little face, at about four seconds in, when the Zune is mentioned. Priceless.
    I guess this means you have no idea how to change the battery on my daughter's ipod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sanders View Post
    I guess this means you have no idea how to change the battery on my daughter's ipod?
    And Bob has no idea how to use Google...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Janke View Post
    And Bob has no idea how to use Google...

    There used to be a package which included the battery and tool for separating the back. I did it myself some years ago, it wasn't so hard.
    Update please, BooF?

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    . . . or there's an Apple store in Polo Park, Winnipeg.

    http://www.apple.com/ca/retail/polopark/

    While you're there you can check out the iPad 3. Don't bring the kids, they're sure to want one
    Update please, BooF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janke View Post
    And Bob has no idea how to use Google...
    I didn't know you had to do a google search in order to replace a battery. I did hear something about PAYING Apple to replace the battery in the beginning of the video. Is this an Apple thing?

    BTW.... does opening it up on your own void any warranties?
    Last edited by Bob Sanders; 2012 March 20th at 08:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HueyNRolf View Post
    While you're there you can check out the iPad 3. Don't bring the kids, they're sure to want one
    Interesting you bring that up. Our local TV news station (CTV) just did a poll on how many own a tablet. Out of the 3300 who phoned in, only 18% own a tablet. of some kind.

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