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Colonel Panic
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From: Des Moines, Iowa
Registered: Mar 2002

posted June 24, 2002 14:41     Click Here to See the Profile for Colonel Panic   Click Here to Email Colonel Panic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's just unbelievable!

I'm stupefied!

Using a Mac and being part of the .05 society is kinda cool thing. Like wearing black in summertime in Beverly Hills. Certainly it's not the kind of thing where you could spot two houses in a row in the middle of an average middle class neighborhood, in the middle of Iowa and say, "I bet those two houses have Macs!"

Isn't there some kind of rule where if you have a Mac, then your neighbor has to be a smug, self-satisfied, 49-year old Dell Dude with a leaning toward Jehovah's-Witness-like preaching?

This guy runs his own business and you know what he told me, "Every time I talked about a Windows PC, the people talked about configuring the right machine. It sounded so complicated. Jeez! I just wanted a computer I could plug in and use right away!" Wow! He sounded just like a commercial. Like that stuff ever works? @@@!

Now, before some of you more statistically oriented types get all over me and say something like, "It's not statistically improbable," or worse, I want to share one more thing with you ...

The family on the other side of my neighbor who got the new Mac, they have a Mac, TOO!

Now, you more statistically inclined people tell me, what are the chances? Hmmmm? I'm looking for accuracy to four decimal points here, too. What are the chances!?

I've heard God works in mysterious ways, but is this is a sign that Satan must be slipping?

Colonel Panic

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MacGenius
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From: Mars
Registered: Apr 2002

posted June 30, 2002 16:58     Click Here to See the Profile for MacGenius   Click Here to Email MacGenius     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool! Two MacHeads on the same street is a neat thing! All my neighbors use peesee's...one uses /D/E\L\L\ !

Needless to say, they're all idiots. Not to insult other PC users, but they are. I'm sure using a PC does not make you an idiot (I know some really nice people who use PCs) but it seems so funny that with a new PC comes the unholy wrath of idioticness...

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MacGenius
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From: Mars
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posted June 30, 2002 17:00     Click Here to See the Profile for MacGenius   Click Here to Email MacGenius     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh darn - what happened to my fab t-shirt

Add some spaces and you get the idea.

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uilleann
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From: St Albans, Herts, England
Registered: Apr 2002

posted July 01, 2002 01:36     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what happened to my fab t-shirt
a) HTML - sequences of spaces on Web pages are reduced to a single space; you will get no more than one space between letters or elements. Use the   HTML entity to force extra spaces when needed, such as to indent the beginning of a line.

b) Monospace vs. proportional type - the textarea edit box where you enter the post is in monospace type, but the topics are always displayed in proportional type, and this will greatly alter the appearance of any ASCII art.

The easiest solution is to wrap the text in a [ CODE] tag, which preserves formatting exactly as entered in the edit box, but under IE it will come out in really tiny writing (at least on my PC here it does).

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MacGenius
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From: Mars
Registered: Apr 2002

posted July 02, 2002 16:56     Click Here to See the Profile for MacGenius   Click Here to Email MacGenius     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey - I know that! I'm a web designer. I was mad but lazy to fix it up, OK?

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xobender
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From: Secret base next to the lake..
Registered: Mar 2001

posted July 04, 2002 00:04     Click Here to See the Profile for xobender   Click Here to Email xobender     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i thought it was cool. it looked like a light post with a sign on it thats said " using linux is not a crime " , which would have been very unique.

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SupportGoddess
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From: The Digital Temple
Registered: Jul 2001

posted July 04, 2002 17:41     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MacGenius:
Needless to say, they're all idiots. Not to insult other PC users, but they are. I'm sure using a PC does not make you an idiot (I know some really nice people who use PCs) but it seems so funny that with a new PC comes the unholy wrath of idioticness...


Um, in light of your linux tshirt design, you are aware that a non-mac computer does not necessarily have to run windows, right?

And as a side note... I'm not entirely sure where to post this or what to think of it. I tried looking at the "Lindows" web site, but I couldn't find any actual information on it.

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Steen
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posted July 07, 2002 19:00     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SupportGoddess wrote:
And as a side note... I'm not entirely sure where to post this or what to think of it. I tried looking at the "Lindows" web site, but I couldn't find any actual information on it.

There are a couple of reviews here and here that provide some useful insight. Short answer is that it's not absolutely horrible, but not all that good either.

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MacGenius
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From: Mars
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posted July 16, 2002 13:01     Click Here to See the Profile for MacGenius   Click Here to Email MacGenius     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ya know, I run Linux on Macs. By "PC's" I mean "windowes"

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