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JamesDublin
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Icon 1 posted July 19, 2007 13:42      Profile for JamesDublin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Out of curiosity...

1) Is anybody out there in the inflight entertainment business?

2) Does anybody have any remarkable stories about music etc they've heard on a plane?

3) Can anybody explain how a human being in 2007 could not completely love all things Apple, Inc? (I digress...)

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CommanderShroom
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Icon 1 posted July 19, 2007 13:49      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by JamesDublin:
Out of curiosity...

1) Is anybody out there in the inflight entertainment business?

2) Does anybody have any remarkable stories about music etc they've heard on a plane?

3) Can anybody explain how a human being in 2007 could not completely love all things Apple, Inc? (I digress...)

1. Nope, sorry.

2. Hell no. No mater how much I drink and smoke, I still seem to be able to keep too many brain cells to be entertained by in-flight crap.

3. Apple is a nanny company. 'nuff said.

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Icon 1 posted July 19, 2007 14:41      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
1) Nope
2) Yes - on a flight to hawaii, the machine was broken, so the only song was Lisa Loeb - "Stay". I thought I was going to go insane.
3) I don't, though I do love some things. I like the things they do well - ipods, powerbooks. The iTV and the iPhone just don't do it for me.

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stevenback7
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quote:
Originally posted by JamesDublin:
Out of curiosity...

1) Is anybody out there in the inflight entertainment business?

2) Does anybody have any remarkable stories about music etc they've heard on a plane?

3) Can anybody explain how a human being in 2007 could not completely love all things Apple, Inc? (I digress...)

1. Nope

2. No - but I do like how it is a gamble everytime you step on a plane on what you are going to get. Sometimes you get the full tv sets in the back of seats with not even released movies at your viewing pleasure and sometimes you get the old 15 inch tv's in the middle of the path way with crappy movies.

3. Meh

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Icon 1 posted July 19, 2007 17:44      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
When I first read the subject I was thinking mile high club. I was kind of disapointed when I opened it, try not letting it happen again please.

Thank you in advance,

MacD

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Mac D
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When I first read the subject I was thinking mile high club. I was kind of disapointed when I opened it, try not letting it happen again please.

Thank you in advance,

MacD

Edit: I have no clue how this got posted twice, but somehow it did.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted July 19, 2007 19:16      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
1) Is anybody out there in the inflight entertainment business? Yes. I write buggy avionics software. It entertains me, but not the passengers.

2) Does anybody have any remarkable stories about music etc they've heard on a plane? If I'm not working, I pack my own music.

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Mighty
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quote:
Originally posted by JamesDublin:
Out of curiosity...

1) Is anybody out there in the inflight entertainment business?

2) Does anybody have any remarkable stories about music etc they've heard on a plane?

3) Can anybody explain how a human being in 2007 could not completely love all things Apple, Inc? (I digress...)

1) No.
2) How remarkable can music be?
3) You're talking about Apple's products like the iPod and the iPhone? Well I'm not a big fan of the iPod because it's kinda overrated.. [crazy]

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Icon 1 posted July 19, 2007 20:50      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
1) nope.
2) let me see... erm.. no?
3) they are the inspiration of my life [Big Grin]

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted July 19, 2007 21:15      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
JamesDublin wrote:
3) Can anybody explain how a human being in 2007 could not completely love all things Apple, Inc? (I digress...)

I'll answer that.
<soapbox>

My company makes an embedded system based on VxWorks that's used for monitoring the condition of industrial machinery.

Some of the first of these units currently have uptimes nearing 8 years.

The servers they communicate with are based on Windows. They have redundant, hot-swappable power supplies, RAID and UPS backup. In some critical installations, there is also a fallback server to take over if the original server does somehow manage to die. If both servers are unavailable, the monitoring units buffer their data in internal memory and wait until they get a server back and will send everything without missing a beat.

Apple's crap may not be as bad as the consumer level Windows crap that's sold in the general retail market, but it's still crap compared to what can be done.

It's not all Apple's fault, however... the sad fact is that most people will pay a huge overhead for cheap, stylish crap that won't last. They won't play a lot for quality that will last and doesn't have the newest/shiniest/buggiest features available. Apple, just like Microsoft and virtually every other successful tech company, will go where the highest profit margins are.

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Ooooh...I could have so much fun with Point #3...and I'm typing this on my MacBook. [Big Grin]

Apple support for real IT depts is *horrible.* If my network ran entirely on Apple computers, I'd quit. I'd probably be a lot happier with a Dell or IBM network of Debian boxen, but that's not happening any time soon, so I'll get by with Dell & XP, thank-you-very-much. M$ bugs pay the bills. :-/

That said, you can pry this 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo out of my cold dead hands. [Wink]
It's a fantastic computer...for my needs. [Smile]

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Steen: VxWorks is kind of neat. My satellite modem used that, so I did some reading when I was writing a script to reboot it remotely rather than power-cycle it by unplugging. (Satellite internet sucks and you have to power-cycle the modem a lot.)

Dman: Old Compaq servers were pretty nice and they had pretty good support, don't know how it is now that they're HP. I think maswan may have some fairly recently installed racks of Compaq/HP though. (Though he has a fondness for IBM.)

As far as in-flight entertainment, I bring my own. Usually in the form of a book and laptop. I could use a good set of noise canceling headphones to go with my mp3 player though, then I'd probably use that too.

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