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  • DJ Jackalope
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    Originally posted by xor View Post
    How many of you walk into a store like Fry's or Micro-Center and walk around shopping like women(no offense meant) do in a clothes store. Do you say I'm only going to go into the store for a few minutes or with a single task at hand and emerge hours later?
    Ha...wait, do I put you all to shame because I shop in clothing stores, drool all over Microcenter (I would in Fry's but the closest one to me is 12 hrs away in Vegas), love Home Depot (its the best place to shop for renegade raves), dig the Apple store, and still paruse NewEgg and Buy.com's ads daily? Sadly, when I go into one of those stores with a guy, they end up being the ones waiting on me...

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  • barry99705
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    Originally posted by the_wodon View Post
    Sadly all this goes out of the window when you walk past the Apple store and end up staring at the Macbook Air for an hour saying "Pretty......."

    Or is that just me?
    It's a piece of shit. That's quite a statement coming from me, just ask the guys that know me. They could have made the thing twice as thick at the edges, which would make it just about the same thickness the whole way through, and actually give it real fucking ports. They could have even put in a user replaceable battery. If it cost maybe two thirds to a half what it does now, then it would be a good deal. As for frys or micro center, yea, I wander the isles just looking, like Thorn, I do the same at Home Depot and Lowes.

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  • Thorn
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    Originally posted by xor View Post
    Errrr shiny phone what can I say. I'll call it the shiny phone syndrome.

    Ok, time to fess up. How many of you walk into a store like Fry's or Micro-Center and walk around shopping like women(no offense meant) do in a clothes store. Do you say I'm only going to go into the store for a few minutes or with a single task at hand and emerge hours later?

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    xor
    I've been in a Fry's exactly twice. Not from lack of trying, mind you, but for the lack of a Fry's for 2000 miles or so. And, yes, I exhibited exactly the behavior you describe.

    Of course, I do the same thing in Lowes and Home Depot, too.

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  • xor
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    Originally posted by the_wodon View Post
    Sadly all this goes out of the window when you walk past the Apple store and end up staring at the Macbook Air for an hour saying "Pretty......."

    Or is that just me?
    Errrr shiny phone what can I say. I'll call it the shiny phone syndrome.

    Ok, time to fess up. How many of you walk into a store like Fry's or Micro-Center and walk around shopping like women(no offense meant) do in a clothes store. Do you say I'm only going to go into the store for a few minutes or with a single task at hand and emerge hours later?

    Raises hand.


    xor

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  • the_wodon
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    Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
    I do not like the manner in which the whole company's mantra seems to be "take as much control away from the user as possible and make things totally un-moddable and un-customizable"
    Sadly all this goes out of the window when you walk past the Apple store and end up staring at the Macbook Air for an hour saying "Pretty......."

    Or is that just me?

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  • DJ Jackalope
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    I agree wholeheartedly on all Deviant's above comments! I find great irony in the whole "why 1984 isn't going to be like 1984" when it seems so much like Mac is against the people when we can't even easily replace a drive on something. How many stories do we get to hear about people modding their iPods, etc? It's also why I find it horribly funny when people put OSX on their EEE Pcs for fun, too. ^.^

    Ok, now what other things can we mod in my mac pain in the ass just to make it more rediculous for how old it is? Blu-Ray player?

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  • Deviant Ollam
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    Originally posted by DJ Jackalope View Post
    Following a lot of WTFs from Deviant and I, we were both probably frightfully very close to discovering that.
    yeah... Lopey dislikes it when i go into hardcore Mac-bashing mode, so i had to keep my cool during that whole affair. To be fair, my gripe is primarily with the Apple company, not simply the Mac line of products (some of which are nice, i'll admit on certain levels)

    I do not like the manner in which the whole company's mantra seems to be "take as much control away from the user as possible and make things totally un-moddable and un-customizable"

    That, and their horrible nazi-like support for de f├╝hrer that is DRM.

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  • DJ Jackalope
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    Following a lot of WTFs from Deviant and I, we were both probably frightfully very close to discovering that.

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  • xor
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    Originally posted by DJ Jackalope View Post
    I was wondering if that shielding layer made it ok to stick in the microwave!

    Thank you also, for your help as well, Barry!

    No but if you make a hat out of the laptop it will stop the aliens from reading your thoughts.

    xor

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  • DJ Jackalope
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    I was wondering if that shielding layer made it ok to stick in the microwave!

    Thank you also, for your help as well, Barry!

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  • barry99705
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    Originally posted by DJ Jackalope View Post
    Hi!
    A bit ago I started a crazy project with my ibook G4 that had a dying hard drive.

    I got about 2/3rds through it and then Defcon hit, and that left it sitting on my dresser for a couple months. Also...wow...since everyone on the web has their own opinion, I had two conflicting tutorials, and its a friggin Mac (don't get me wrong, i love Macs..and PCs..and Linux machines and frequently run all three, usually at once), and not designed for anyone to take it apart and put it back together.

    Last night Deviant Ollam and I finished taking apart the Mac from hell...seriously, WTF is Mac thinking designing their stuff like that...and successfully managed to get all of it put back together, replacing the 60 GB HD with a 120 GB one AND fully installing OSX 10.4 (10.5?) on it without a hitch.

    I can has ridiculous 5 or 6 year old ibook now!

    (Thank you, Dev, for the final push and the help in getting this mod done.)

    Glad you got it working. The newer ones aren't as bad to work on. I think yours is the one with the shielding layer? Those suck to take apart. It's nice having that extra space though isn't it.

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  • DJ Jackalope
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    Laptop Mods Anyone?

    Hi!
    A bit ago I started a crazy project with my ibook G4 that had a dying hard drive.

    I got about 2/3rds through it and then Defcon hit, and that left it sitting on my dresser for a couple months. Also...wow...since everyone on the web has their own opinion, I had two conflicting tutorials, and its a friggin Mac (don't get me wrong, i love Macs..and PCs..and Linux machines and frequently run all three, usually at once), and not designed for anyone to take it apart and put it back together.

    Last night Deviant Ollam and I finished taking apart the Mac from hell...seriously, WTF is Mac thinking designing their stuff like that...and successfully managed to get all of it put back together, replacing the 60 GB HD with a 120 GB one AND fully installing OSX 10.4 (10.5?) on it without a hitch.

    I can has ridiculous 5 or 6 year old ibook now!

    (Thank you, Dev, for the final push and the help in getting this mod done.)
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