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Fun read. I LOL'd at the linux one, regardless of how I disagree with it.
    
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post #12 of 49
I can't stand Blutooth headsets. I have one, but it is for my car only.

As for the Linux one, some people fall into that catigory (you could replace Linux with Firefox and have the same result).
Edited by blupupher - 12/12/08 at 12:13pm
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post #13 of 49
Quote:
Linux

Linux is great. It's a free, open-source operating system (OS) based on work done by Linus Torvalds in the early '90s. Again, it's free, powerful and easy to ...

Oh wait, it's a pain to use. Let's get this straight: Linux is very good, and leads the charge in an ongoing revolution in free software. However, a lot of Linux users out there give the whole thing a poor name. They forget that most people don't know as much as they do about computers. Some people garden, write poetry, fall in love or ... er, bloviate about gadgetry.

Please don't confuse your fanaticism with superiority and, for the love of Jobs, stop telling us we're sheep under the sway of Microsoft. No one likes Comcast either, but until it's convenient to string our own fiber optic cable we're sticking with it. (Msnbc.com is a Microsoft-NBC Universal joint venture.)

Cool if: You're not heaping disdain on the rest of us, or maybe if you're in charge of a server farm.

Not cool if: You feel your mastery of computers excuses your inability to control a neck-beard.
Agreed with the Cool if and Not Cool if
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post #14 of 49
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Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
QFT on the blutooth things. Every time I see someone wearing those in a non business setting like wal mart, the first thing that pops into my head is "douchebag..."
ive got to agree there, first day of class this year some kid came in with one of those phone-watch things and a bluetooth headset to go with it. The first thing to pop into my head was "douchebag" as well...lol
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post #15 of 49
I love the bluetooth and Linux one. Oh, good times.
    
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Originally Posted by The Bartender Paradox View Post
Hmm, do I detect a slight conflict of interest? Two things from Apple, Linux, and the TiVo make the list from a news source owned by Microsoft and a broadcast TV company (NBC).
Yup that's exactly what came to mind when I say linux on the list.
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I definitely agree with the segway. Funny that people actually think it's cool.
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post #18 of 49
This entire article reads like it was written in 2001. Bluetooth? It's not only non-douchey, it's necessary, especially here in CA, where you can't talk in the car if you don't have one. Linux? I love Linux, but I know it's not for everyone. Segway? Okay, agree.
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Quote:
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This entire article reads like it was written in 2001. Bluetooth? It's not only non-douchey, it's necessary, especially here in CA, where you can't talk in the car if you don't have one.
That's not the setting that they considered it douchey in. Read it again.
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post #20 of 49
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Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
QFT on the blutooth things. Every time I see someone wearing those in a non business setting like wal mart, the first thing that pops into my head is "douchebag..."
It's really bad when they "dual wield". Sigh. One for their business phone and one for their personal.
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