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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post

You know how the people who always have bluetooth headsets in their ear are giant tools? Multiply that by a hundred.

So it's a "big deal" and a major inconvenience to have to click one more time to shut down or click once or twice more for something else, but it isn't a big deal to not be able to continue on with what you were doing before a phone call because you're essentially an amputee during it. God forbid someone would want their other hand free during a phone call. But yeah, that isn't at all functional and "giant tools" just wear them as a fashion accessory.

Any other names or stereotypes you want to throw around in this thread?
Edited by Kaldari - 3/28/13 at 8:16am
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All I saw is a rift in Windows users in this thread. Those that don't realize the market is moving to the dumb terminal crowd and those that are just fine with it. You guys want MS to change....stop using their product and tell them why. If there are truly enough people doing that then MS will respond as it will effect their bottom line. If not...find a new OS that treats you like you think you should be treated or make your own. There's plenty of choice and change comes to those who make it.

Issue is where do you go? Linux has almost no real support for gaming and I will hit myself in the balls with a hammer before I ever use ANYTHING from Apple.

This is slowly changing. smile.gif
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Will it officially be called Windows Blue or is it just a codename for Windows 8.1?
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So it's called windows blue, but can I still change the background color? I really don't like blue

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^ Apple deserve all the blind hate they get. They are everything that's wrong with technology.

Because inventing or improving multiple product categories that everyone and their mother now considers "essential"...that is everything that's wrong with technology and certainly deserves blind hate.

Because making all of their various products "just work" for Average Joe, and work with each other, all without needing an IT degree...that is everything that's wrong with technology and certainly deserves blind hate.

Because running the company so well that not only are they debt free, but that their cash on hand could buy IT companies that you *don't* hate without denting their balance sheet...well, that doesn't have much to do with technology per se, but it obviously deserves blind hate! (No successful company is ever allowed to get away with being successful, after all.)

Apple is not perfect, as I said before. I can understand why people might take issue with them. But come on, man...everything wrong with technology? I think you need to recalibrate your definitions a little.
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So it's a "big deal" and a major inconvenience to have to click one more time to shut down or click once or twice more for something else, but it isn't a big deal to not be able to continue on with what you were doing before a phone call because you're essentially an amputee during it. God forbid someone would want their other hand free during a phone call. But yeah, that isn't at all functional and "giant tools" just wear them as a fashion accessory.

Uhh...you're mixing a couple of points here than don't go together...

My complaints about Win8 are solely about functionality. My zings about bluetooth headsets and Google Glass are about social interactions. I get why people that use Bluetooth headsets use them, and their appropriateness in certain contexts are undeniable; e.g. in the office, I would never argue it's a bad idea if you have to move around a lot. But that isn't going to change my perception that, if you're walking around the park (or wherever) with one of those things on your head, you look like a complete tool. There's a reason you don't see as many of them as you did 10 years ago, after all...they aren't quite so fashionable anymore because they make you look like a tool! (I will also add that, even on a handset that you're holding, if you talk *louder* just because you're on a cellphone, then you're a tool.)

You're not getting angry about this because you're planning on getting one of those Google Glass things, are you? *yikes* Seriously, whether or not you agree with me about the headsets...you can't seriously think that Google Glass will look good on *anyone*, do you? Only the true, true nerds will a) find value in those things, and b) not realize that they are about to get beat up by the football team for wearing it.
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Any other names or stereotypes you want to throw around in this thread?

Sure, I've got a mountain of them. But my posts keep getting edited when I try to shame silly responses, so I'll decline this time.
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wonder what they will charge to upgrade from 8 to this.

also I wonder if stardock's applications are compatible with this.
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Because inventing or improving multiple product categories that everyone and their mother now considers "essential"...that is everything that's wrong with technology and certainly deserves blind hate.

Because making all of their various products "just work" for Average Joe, and work with each other, all without needing an IT degree...that is everything that's wrong with technology and certainly deserves blind hate.

Because running the company so well that not only are they debt free, but that their cash on hand could buy IT companies that you *don't* hate without denting their balance sheet...well, that doesn't have much to do with technology per se, but it obviously deserves blind hate! (No successful company is ever allowed to get away with being successful, after all.)

Apple is not perfect, as I said before. I can understand why people might take issue with them. But come on, man...everything wrong with technology? I think you need to recalibrate your definitions a little.
Uhh...you're mixing a couple of points here than don't go together...

My complaints about Win8 are solely about functionality. My zings about bluetooth headsets and Google Glass are about social interactions. I get why people that use Bluetooth headsets use them, and their appropriateness in certain contexts are undeniable; e.g. in the office, I would never argue it's a bad idea if you have to move around a lot. But that isn't going to change my perception that, if you're walking around the park (or wherever) with one of those things on your head, you look like a complete tool. There's a reason you don't see as many of them as you did 10 years ago, after all...they aren't quite so fashionable anymore because they make you look like a tool! (I will also add that, even on a handset that you're holding, if you talk *louder* just because you're on a cellphone, then you're a tool.)

You're not getting angry about this because you're planning on getting one of those Google Glass things, are you? *yikes* Seriously, whether or not you agree with me about the headsets...you can't seriously think that Google Glass will look good on *anyone*, do you? Only the true, true nerds will a) find value in those things, and b) not realize that they are about to get beat up by the football team for wearing it.
Sure, I've got a mountain of them. But my posts keep getting edited when I try to shame silly responses, so I'll decline this time.

I'm comparing the lack of functionality of Windows 8 to the lack of functionality of not having a headset. Functionality is the common theme. The comment on the derogatory bit about appearance was just a necessary call-out.

The term "tool" implies someone is a fool. I would say someone is a tool (ie. a fool) if they choose to get a crick in their neck and deny use of one of their arms simply because of self-conscious vanity and stereotyping issues that some quite apparently have.

You're also confusing anger with frustrated bewilderment. The amount of thought people put into such fickle things which then change some aspect of their life for the worse, such as those that deal with vanity, is amazing to me.

And no, I don't plan on getting Google Glass anytime soon.
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Because inventing or improving multiple product categories that everyone and their mother now considers "essential"...that is everything that's wrong with technology and certainly deserves blind hate.

Not at all, which is why Apple gets so much. They don't invent anything.
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lol what is so hard about pressing a key?

While I agree with you here, it is unnecessary like a lot have said. I really don't mind that, but you should be amazed how much complains you can get from having someone else do an extra click while using their computer. Where I work I accidentally forgot to do a change to Firefox to my windows image so users got an extra window that they had to click the X to close it. I got so many complains and got asked to fix it right away.
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