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Posted by Alephcat (Member # 2617) on February 28, 2005, 02:39:
 
this is an interesting take on mac useability, but you really can tell that he is mostly a windoze user.
http://www.wrightcomputerconsulting.com/mac.wmv
 
Posted by Serenak (Member # 2950) on February 28, 2005, 04:37:
 
OMG,

That was hysterical.... I was laughing so hard I had to watch it again to get all the bits I missed.

Thanks Alephcat, I need that one...

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on February 28, 2005, 05:03:
 
Oh, that's very funny [thumbsup] . And I've hardly even used Macs!
 
Posted by sosumi (Member # 1106) on February 28, 2005, 05:44:
 
Funny, some of those are the kinds of problems I have when trying to use Windows. [Razz]
 
Posted by Serenak (Member # 2950) on February 28, 2005, 05:57:
 
Actually I don't really take it as a Mac thing, he could've just said computer and it would still have been hilarious...

I think what makes it so funny is that at one time or another we've probably all watched as someone goes into that sort of a spin IRL - Remember the guy (in Texas I think) who shot his PC with a magnum, because he couldn't get it to do what he wanted?

Actually that sort of computing "experience" is exactly what Jef Raskin railed against.
 
Posted by Alephcat (Member # 2617) on February 28, 2005, 08:53:
 
a fair ammount of his critisims are aplicable to windos [sic] too, I have not really used mac so I can not say how many of them are valid, but it was very funny.
 
Posted by Serenak (Member # 2950) on February 28, 2005, 09:26:
 
Actually none of it was valid criticism (except maybe the bit about once it's deleted that's your lot) but that shouldn't get in the way of a good skit...

Actually that probably makes it funnier, because people I've met who are really like that accuse their hardware/software of the most blatantly impossible things and actually believe it...

And when he dropkicked the iMac I was crying with laughter... real tears...


[Big Grin]
 
Posted by littlefish (Member # 966) on February 28, 2005, 15:10:
 
.WMV? ::shudder::

EDIT: I take it everyone has heard how they stole all the insides?

PS The video isn't working for me. I refuse to install WMP, and Mplayer is only givng me audio. Any suggestions? Mac mini/10.3/ Mplayer 2.0b9
 
Posted by i_need_a_pillow (Member # 2765) on February 28, 2005, 15:16:
 
I haven't had any of the problems he's had, but there are several computers in my school's journalism classroom (a 25-system Mac lab) that I need to drop out of that second-story window.
 
Posted by Alephcat (Member # 2617) on February 28, 2005, 15:39:
 
quote:
Originally posted by i_need_a_pillow:
I haven't had any of the problems he's had, but there are several computers in my school's journalism classroom (a 25-system Mac lab) that I need to drop out of that second-story window.

that would not work, I know, I have tried it
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on February 28, 2005, 16:12:
 
*That* was great. And guess what? I watched it on my Mini. In fact, I'm writing this in Firefox on my Mini. [Big Grin] The disk recovery thing always makes me laugh at how stupidly frail HFS+ is. I can recover formatted NTFS hard drives in a few hours - I've never really had reason to do so with ext2, but the same software I use to recover FAT & NTFS can recover ext2. (Yes, a lot can be found with just Knoppix, but I do have great software for recovering the aforementioned formats -- but those systems aren't usually rendered inoperable, unlike Mac OS 9 [and probably X.]) Oh...and the bloody file renaming bit - I don't personally get the 'rename willy nilly through double-clicking' "feature."
 


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