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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).
To be fair there was a rip on MS was well, and Comcast too :
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...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...
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post #32 of 49
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To be fair there was a rip on MS was well, and Comcast too :
That's not a rip on Microsoft at all...
That was the author telling Linux fanatics to stop telling people they are sheep for Microsoft. That did not rip MS in any way.

However, that was definitely a rip on Comcast

I disagree about Linux and the Blackberries. Blackberries are designed for people who need them, particularly businessmen/women. Just because lots of teenagers buy a Blackberry Pearl because they think it's cool does not mean it falls under this category. That would be the iPhone, they were thinking of.

But those bluetooth headsets, definitely.
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post #33 of 49
SELL SELL SELL!
Actually you look like a jerk when u have a blackberry and you check you email to show every1 you might have an important job, while every1 is trying to have a good time...
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post #34 of 49
Lol. Agreed on post above.

Bluetooth headsets are linked to douchebag in my opinion. The only time i wont think that is when someone is using it in a car.

I don't get why linux is on it. How does it make you look like a jerk

To sum it up any gadget can make the person a jerk. It all depends on how the actual person uses it.
post #35 of 49
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I think that pretty much sums it up for me. The writer even hates on TiVo. Are you kidding me?
Excuse my ignorance, whats TiVo?
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post #36 of 49
The Bluetooth device is just a means towards the same end. The same douchbags using them in Walmart would be still on their phones or using a wired connector and talking loudly and being obnoxious.
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post #37 of 49
I disagree on the bluetooth headsets. If I had a blackberry or iPhone, I wouldn;t want to hold that huge thing to my ear. I would use bluetooth in the car, or in wal mart without a second thought. If people would rather I get the grease from my face on my iPhones glass screen...well..sorry.
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post #38 of 49
it sounds to me the author of this article is just a hater with jealous rage for technology he just doesnt understand as it was said already its not the devices or software that make you uncool its the way people act in regards to them. of course i must be a mega douche since i use a blackberry curve in public all the time and at one point i wore a bluetooth headset everywhere i went and my only OS is linux god forbid i educated myself enough to use linux (being smart is always uncool) to bad the phone i had i couldnt hear on so i needed the bluetooth and the curve just rocks.. keeps all my personal emails on one easy to use machine and has all the features i could ever want.. funny thing is i dont even use it for business needs
    
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post #39 of 49
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I don't get why linux is on it. How does it make you look like a jerk
Because much like the Mac community, the linux community has begun to pretend that their OS is a religion and that all other users are somehow much more stupid and far below their abilities. I have an a-hole prof. that says that Windows is only good if you can't read. I'm just glad I don't have to compile my software to install it.
    
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how dare they put linux on the list.. that's just retarded.. it's not even a gadget.. morons..
Congrats, you just proved their point!
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