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redbreegull
06-06-2009, 10:23 PM
Just got this baby last week. I've been enjoying it greatly except...

Yesterday I had it unplugged for a little bit and the charge went down to 99%. I plugged it back in but when I used it today the charge was still at 99%. The light on the power cable was green, not orange. I unplugged it again for awhile today and the charge went down to 96%. I plugged it back in and came back almost five hours later... the charge is still at 96% and the light is green. What the fuck could I have possible done to it already? The charger was working perfectly normally up until yesterday.

redbreegull
06-06-2009, 10:29 PM
ok, I possibly may have figured it out. I found on a mac help forum something that says the charge circuitry just turns off after 96% making the display unreliable... seems pretty fucking retarded, but we'll see if it charges when I let it run below 96%.

hnibos
06-07-2009, 12:01 AM
it happens. mine right now is at 98%. sometimes its green, i take it out, turn the charger thingy around, and its orange. sometimes it doesnt even charge it just keeps the power on, stuck at 40 something percent or something. meh. technology. unreliable piece of shit

aldango
06-07-2009, 12:49 AM
get coconutBattery and see what that says

better than new
06-07-2009, 02:49 AM
it happens. mine right now is at 98%. sometimes its green, i take it out, turn the thingy around, and its orange. sometimes it doesnt even charge it just keeps the power on, stuck at 40 something percent or something. meh. technology. unreliable piece of shit

Yeah, this happens to mine as well, you just have to rotate it sometimes (not really sure why).

I'm sure it couldn't hurt to let the battery run out completely and then charge it anyway. I read some where that "breaking in" your battery this way can prolong its life.

gpub
06-07-2009, 05:50 AM
if you;re at 96% on and off you're fine. Mine has done the same thing... fuck batteries. I run CS3 all day long, movies, other work, etc. I know what you're sayin', but it truly is the best laptop you'll ever buy.

Mo
06-07-2009, 06:00 AM
I have no problems like this whatsoever.

ohnoitsbonnie
06-07-2009, 01:43 PM
ok, I possibly may have figured it out. I found on a mac help forum something that says the charge circuitry just turns off after 96% making the display unreliable... seems pretty fucking retarded, but we'll see if it charges when I let it run below 96%.

That's not a stupid idea and how can anyone think that stressing a battery is a good idea

redbreegull
06-07-2009, 02:44 PM
It charged up to 100% this time. Whatever.

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 04:00 PM
i have a question, how come you're using a mac

ravenguy2000
06-07-2009, 04:12 PM
i have a question, how come you're using a mac

i was gonna do a parody thread with the same title as this one and inside it was gonna say inside

are you a fag because you have a macbook or do you have a macbook because you're a fag

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 04:20 PM
it's like a chicken or the egg kinda question

redbreegull
06-07-2009, 04:58 PM
Making fun of someone for using a mac is like when you are in elementary school and the dumbasses make fun of the smart kids.

ravenguy2000
06-07-2009, 04:59 PM
yeah except you're not smart

redbreegull
06-07-2009, 05:04 PM
At least I'm not a hideous fucker.

ravenguy2000
06-07-2009, 05:07 PM
geez sense of humor dude

let's not take things so hard next time, ok

Travis Meeks
06-07-2009, 05:09 PM
correct answer would have been: "at least I don't get fucked in the ass" however this reply would not have been applicable for redbreegull

redbreegull
06-07-2009, 05:11 PM
correct answer would have been: "at least I don't get fucked in the ass" however this reply would not have been applicable for redbreegull

For a moment I was wondering why Luke de Spa was off his A game

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 05:13 PM
Making fun of someone for using a mac is like when you are in elementary school and the dumbasses make fun of the smart kids.

hahahaha

man, buying a mac makes you smart huh

redbreegull
06-07-2009, 05:16 PM
hahahaha

man, buying a mac makes you smart huh

Only smart enough to know that they work better than PCs.

Travis Meeks
06-07-2009, 05:20 PM
the PC I built a year ago has never crashed or had an error message. I've seen macs crash many times.

redbreegull
06-07-2009, 05:23 PM
the PC I built a year ago has never crashed or had an error message. I've seen macs crash many times.

Your anecdotal evidence clearly undermines the vastly accepted truth that PCs are by their very nature more susceptible to virtually everything that can possibly go wrong with a computer. I'm sorry, I was clearly wrong.

Travis Meeks
06-07-2009, 05:26 PM
go fuck yourself

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 05:50 PM
Only smart enough to know that they work better than PCs.

based on what, commercials?

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 05:51 PM
by the way you're talking about PCs with windows maybe. especially if you don't know what a firewall is and adblock and anti-virus software is which I'm sure you don't. I don't see how being basically universal and the target of viruses is somehow some kind of PC design flaw, even though there's like a half dozen or more PC manufactures. You sound like a TV commercial for apple to be honest, with this PCs are crap shit. It's the PC's popularity that is the general problem, not the PC itself.

PCs running linux are superior to everything if only you could get stuff to run on them without a IT* degree































































*information technology

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 05:52 PM
actually to push the point further, macs are perhaps easier to operate for dumbshits so maybe you're <i>not</I> as smart as you think you are

barden
06-07-2009, 06:25 PM
the PC I built a year ago has never crashed or had an error message. I've seen macs crash many times.

I'VE BEEN AROUND I'VE SEEN SOME MACS CRASH!!!

redbreegull
06-07-2009, 06:33 PM
actually to push the point further, macs are perhaps easier to operate for dumbshits so maybe you're <i>not</I> as smart as you think you are

yes, more logical and accessible interface and design = computer for dumbshits.

28if
06-07-2009, 07:06 PM
actually to push the point further, macs are perhaps easier to operate for dumbshits so maybe you're <i>not</I> as smart as you think you are

I love when people make fun of you for using a mac because it's "easier to use." Like, yeah. That's why I got it. Easier to operate somehow =/= better computer?

For the average user, macs are much, much, much better computers than PCs running Windows. Anyone who disagrees after owning both is just doing so for the sake of being contrary.

redbull
06-07-2009, 07:08 PM
BLADECATCHER

redbull
06-07-2009, 07:08 PM
28if's girlfriend must be running linux

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 07:21 PM
I love when people make fun of you for using a mac because it's "easier to use." Like, yeah. That's why I got it. Easier to operate somehow =/= better computer?

For the average user, macs are much, much, much better computers than PCs running Windows. Anyone who disagrees after owning both is just doing so for the sake of being contrary.

still haven't offered any proof and that's also not true to anyone outside of "people easily cowed by slick advertising"

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 07:27 PM
also i find it interesting that both mac fags are teenagers

ravenguy2000
06-07-2009, 07:30 PM
this is the point where i should reveal my main computer is a mac. full disclosure

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 07:35 PM
Is it "better" than a PC?

ravenguy2000
06-07-2009, 07:40 PM
actually yes, but it's not a macbook and i still like calling fake redbull a fag

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 07:44 PM
It was more expensive though wasn't it?

28if
06-07-2009, 08:16 PM
wasn't it???

Travis Meeks
06-07-2009, 08:18 PM
did she go to the gyno yet?

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 08:31 PM
wasn't it???

oh no a typo

better than new
06-07-2009, 09:42 PM
They're more expensive because you don't have to deal with all the terrible third party software that comes packaged with a PC, slowing it and making it less reliable. I personally find the extra few hundred dollars worth the switch, but I keep my XP machine around anyway. In the year that I've had a macbook I've had literally no crashes, freezes, error messages, or viruses and spyware. On the other hand, I've had to reinstall XP at least twice on my tower, and even with 2.5 gigs of memory it runs slowly and occasionally crashes and gives bogus error messages that provide me no real information with which to solve the problem. Macs just feel quieter on the desktop, a lot more organized and the "Finder" is at least 10 times better than windows search function. Not to mention every time I try to do something I don't get "you do not have permission, please contact your network administrator." I've also found, whereas on a PC everything is a multitude of clicks away, macs tend to be really simple and often just drag and drop. It really pays to have the hardware and software all manufactured by the same company, everything is really seamless and generally the way I imagine something can be done, is actually how I end up doing it, versus googling through a million support threads and talking to an Indian for 3+ hours on the phone who has no idea how to solve my problems (true story).

The one and only downside for me about the macbook is the association with elitist hipster pricks with hybrid vehicles. But once you try one I really don't see how you could stand using Windows again, OSX is just so much better.

Sorry for the tl;dr.

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 10:26 PM
well that's depressing. the whole apple thing is so depressingly douchebaggy and a wannabe monopoly i just can't bring myself to ever support them.

In the year that I've had a macbook I've had literally no crashes, freezes, error messages, or viruses and spyware.

I had this with ubuntu, the linux OS. Of course it's incessently complicated to try and get stuff to work on it, at least I thought it was.

again, saying apples don't have viruses or spyware is generally unfair. those things are designed to infect the majority of computers which happen to be windows OS. all that stuff about slowing the computer and making it unreliable, all true. windows fucking sucks. i love when programs crash and you ctrl-alt-del them and they're still running. or how programs crash running in the background. it's just incredible sometimes. and the memory leak if you leave it on for more than 6 hours. fuck i wish i could run linux.

i'd rather get and learn to use an open source OS than support fucking Apple though. they make me fucking vomit.

Eulogy
06-07-2009, 11:16 PM
you should be concerned more with the product than with the advertising (which isn't aimed at people like you anyway [that's a compliment if anything]) or the douchebags (redbreegull) who proclaim the product's superiority. y'knowwhati'msayin'?

Eulogy
06-07-2009, 11:16 PM
also i am a retard with computers so ease of use is a big plus.

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 11:19 PM
you should be concerned more with the product

the product is from a hardware manufacturer that is committed to being the exclusive provider. that doesn't appeal to me at all, i find it repugnant. Would you rather have a monopoly run your OS or your entire system. Preferably I'd like neither but being able to get parts for cheap is a big plus. I just got a 19 inch monitor for 35 bucks. And I didn't have to search and search and search to find something that fit my system, I just picked an IBM clone monitor out of 50.

Trotskilicious
06-07-2009, 11:30 PM
also the fact that a PC compatible OSX would probably stand toe to toe with MS and the fact that they would rather not compete with them but shunt off to their own little niche hardware market (not counting the mainstream iPods and iPhones) is a pretty damning indicator to me that they fucking suck and should go to hell. I don't know what benefit they get from making OSX exclusive to their hardware but it seems like some kind of back alley deal or something.

Fattening Ass
06-08-2009, 12:27 AM
I use Mac OS X as my main OS. I don't own Apple hardware.

Its definitely got an easy to use UI. It does feel like a tight knit enclosed environment though. <i>Good</i> 3rd party software isn't all that easy to come by tho.

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 12:31 AM
I use Mac OS X as my main OS. I don't own Apple hardware.

how did you do that?

Fattening Ass
06-08-2009, 12:36 AM
When I upgraded my PC, I choose parts that are identical to what Apple has in its computers and has kexts (drivers) for, used chameleon DFI to allow the OS X retail DVD to boot and installed.

InsanelyMac (http://www.insanelymac.com) forums has tons of info. There are also various pre-made Install discs available on the webz.

Fattening Ass
06-08-2009, 12:43 AM
My PC whoops iMac's booty:

HP w2207h 22" HD Monitor
Gigabyte EP45-DS3L Motherboard
3gb 667 mhz DDR2 RAM
Nvidia 8600 GT PCIe Graphics Card
2.4 ghz Pentium Core2Quad Processor (Q6600)
Seagate 500gb SATA HD
Dynex DX-EBDTC Wireless G PCIe Card (Lolz cheap ass Bestbuy brand card recognized as an Apple Airport Wireless Card naturally)

I also do not believe in paying retarded amounts of cash for a mac whose innards are basically a low end PC.

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 12:44 AM
that's what i call stickin it to the man

Fattening Ass
06-08-2009, 12:46 AM
:banging:

aldango
06-08-2009, 02:08 AM
lol @ everything in this thread

Debaser
06-08-2009, 02:22 AM
i just switched to windows 7 RC1 and it's pretty damn cool and more mac-like, especially the new taskbar and the aero preview.

i'd like to get a macbook 13" if it wasn't $400 more than an equivalent pc laptop.

aldango
06-08-2009, 02:24 AM
i just switched to windows 7 RC1 and it's pretty damn cool and more mac-like, especially the new taskbar and the aero preview.

i'd like to get a macbook 13" if it wasn't $400 more than an equivalent pc laptop.

i hate to contribute to this thread, but i must add that you can easily get that $400 back in resale value

which i think is something that a lot of people neglect to consider

Debaser
06-08-2009, 02:32 AM
huh. that's kind of a weird selling point. all my previous computers I keep until I run them into the ground. i don't think it would be any different with a mac.

aldango
06-08-2009, 02:43 AM
huh. that's kind of a weird selling point. all my previous computers I keep until I run them into the ground. i don't think it would be any different with a mac.

perhaps. you could still get some dough for it, though.

i tend to keep mine for 2 years (with the 3 year warranty) and then sell them on. some people do it at 1, some at 3. some keep them until they completely die.

it's definitely part of the purchase decision for me, though, because the resale values are so high

Irrelevant
06-08-2009, 02:59 AM
who buys old laptops (dumb)

Irrelevant
06-08-2009, 03:00 AM
@thread batteryes are food to shit

Shallowed
06-08-2009, 07:10 AM
I love when people make fun of you for using a mac because it's "easier to use." Like, yeah. That's why I got it. Easier to operate somehow =/= better computer?

So what kind of stuff on Windows are you having so much trouble figuring out?

28if
06-08-2009, 11:24 AM
So Trots admits that macs are better computers, and the real reason he "hates apple" is because of their advertising image and corporate goals.

Yet redbreegull, myself, and most every other mac user in this thread are retarded for getting the overall "best" and most user friendly computer on the market regardless of that douchebag in the commercials.

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 11:54 AM
You're not getting it.

You're retarded because you're 28if. I never wouldn't have relented the point if people I didn't respect step up and say that they like the way macs work and I don't think I've ever said they were "better." you're still participating in overpriced brand marketing. It's the same as buying designer clothing, yeah it might be really well made but it's not worth the price you pay unless you derive smug satisfaction (like you do) about using the product.

I don't think there's anything inherently flawed about someone not ever wanting to participate in Apple's repugnant business practices. Especially a fan of open-source like I am. I use so many open source programs it's not even funny.

redbull
06-08-2009, 12:03 PM
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Debaser
06-08-2009, 12:04 PM
i don't own a mac, yet. i do plan on getting one, though, just to satisfy my curiosity. But I kind of view the debate as similar to comparing an $8,000 Rolex versus a regular $100 Fossil. One is "cooler", but both tell time and both do it well. I'm not so sure if the Rolex is really $7900 "better". But I have no qualms desiring a mac on a purely superficial level -- and there seems to be a good case that superficiality is the main level in which the mac is better.

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 12:05 PM
Yeah they are stylish.

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 12:06 PM
ps debaser this is where you fail as a leftist

Debaser
06-08-2009, 12:06 PM
lol

Debaser
06-08-2009, 02:09 PM
apple just announced $100 price drop on macbook 13" and $300 drop on 15".

cool.

SlingeroGuitaro
06-08-2009, 02:30 PM
I use so many open source programs it's not even funny.

fuckin :rockon: man

28if
06-08-2009, 02:31 PM
I paid 1k for the cheapest macbook. I've had it for two years and have had NO problems. I've recorded and mixed a lot of music with it, and it's done it flawlessly. For me that is totally worth the extra 400 dollars or whatever. My mom recently got a comparable Dell laptop for a few hundred dollars less than my mac and it is a piece of shit. First the trackpad stopped working and now the wireless is shot. Not having to deal with a PC is worth the extra money IMO.

Bacisally what I'm saying is, MACS ARE BETTER COMPUTERS. I don't give a shit that it costs a little bit more or if I'm buying into some trendy company that a lot of people dislike. I just want a solid computer that will not give me problems and I am willing to pay extra for it.

Fattening Ass
06-08-2009, 02:40 PM
I paid 1k for the cheapest macbook. I've had it for two years and have had NO problems. I've recorded and mixed a lot of music with it, and it's done it flawlessly. For me that is totally worth the extra 400 dollars or whatever. My mom recently got a comparable Dell laptop for a few hundred dollars less than my mac and it is a piece of shit. First the trackpad stopped working and now the wireless is shot. Not having to deal with a PC is worth the extra money IMO.

Bacisally what I'm saying is, MACS ARE BETTER COMPUTERS. I don't give a shit that it costs a little bit more or if I'm buying into some trendy company that a lot of people dislike. I just want a solid computer that will not give me problems and I am willing to pay extra for it.

Man, any piece of technology is subject to problems. Apple is not special

They recently has video issues with the nvidia 9600 chips in 17 Pros, magsafe adapters, battery swellings... you name it

here is an old link:

AppleDefects.com MacBook Pro Problems - Customer Complaints & Issues - Defective Apple Products, iPod, MacBook, iMac, Mac problems (http://www.appledefects.com/?cat=6)

Debaser
06-08-2009, 02:41 PM
i dunno if you should be so confidently declaring the superiority of mac over pc. what objective tests or benchmarks can you point to?

there are plenty of anecdotes of macs breaking down and needing multiple repairs out there to counter your own.

Debaser
06-08-2009, 02:41 PM
oh fattening ass beat me to it

Fattening Ass
06-08-2009, 02:45 PM
:smoke:

SlingeroGuitaro
06-08-2009, 03:25 PM
Posting from my iPhone because I think the guy from herbie: fully loaded is hot

o/

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 03:35 PM
fuckin :rockon: man

openoffice ftw

Eulogy
06-08-2009, 05:55 PM
when i first got my macbook it would turn off by itself all the time. i think an auto-update fixed it or something but y'know. 's been the only problem in three years.

but 28if is making me want to throw it in a fire now.

redbreegull
06-08-2009, 07:03 PM
I've never owned a mac before this one. I used to hate them because of their retarded marketing ("Think Different" and such). But of course after years and years of the frustration of dealing with the countless afflictions that PCs have, it is really nice to own a computer that is pretty much self explanatory in its interface and is by FAR less likely to come down with a virus or break. I am SICK of PCs. They are a fucking pain in the ass, and frankly are just designed poorly in contrast. I don't give two shits about that clown Steve Jobs and his fucking empire, but they make a better machine.

Trotskilicious
06-08-2009, 07:11 PM
For the hundredth time, they're not designed poorly in contrast. you keep talking about the machine when all you're really talking about is the OS. IBM Clones on Linux are just as stable and wonderful as any mac, it's just hard to find 3rd party programs for them. of course every piece of open source software supports linux. Really if I didn't want to play games I would be on linux right now.

if you can prove that the actual computer is technologically better and have better specs than a top of the line IBM clone then maybe I'll relinquish but I'm sure you can't because I'm sure a top of the line PC is going to beat Mac every time because there's not just one company making the stuff for it.

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Shallowed
06-09-2009, 03:20 AM
Oi.

I love when people make fun of you for using a mac because it's "easier to use." Like, yeah. That's why I got it. Easier to operate somehow =/= better computer?

So what kind of stuff on Windows are you having so much trouble figuring out?

Shallowed
06-09-2009, 03:29 AM
My mom recently got a comparable Dell laptop for a few hundred dollars less than my mac and it is a piece of shit. First the trackpad stopped working and now the wireless is shot. Not having to deal with a PC is worth the extra money IMO.

This here doesn't refer to my question, but whatever, it answers it somewhat.

Like Debaser and Fattening Ass said, any piece of technology can have break downs. To quote Maddox, "If everything on a Mac just works, then why does a website called 'Mac fix it' exist, assholes?"

brendo_91
06-09-2009, 11:16 AM
I'm sure it couldn't hurt to let the battery run out completely and then charge it anyway. I read some where that "breaking in" your battery this way can prolong its life.In fact, required in the first week or so to get accurate battery readings, and then recommended once a month after that.

I forget the exact procedure Apple recommend but it's something like... charge it up to full and leave it on for say 5 hours, unplug it and let it go all the way to safe sleep (i.e. completely off, not just sleeping) and then leave it for another say 5 hours, then charge it all the way up, and the 5 hour thing again.

PCs running linux are superior to everything if only you could get stuff to run on them without a IT* degreeAre you fucking kidding me? OS X is built on a BSD core, and it's not cobbled together in some guy's mother's basement.

Apple's repugnant business practices.

The fuck? Their business practices? "Operate as a successful business"? That's repugnant now?

What about replacing my 3 year old computer with a brand new model after it failed under applecare for the third time? Is that repugnant too? And when I bought that computer and the applecare for it, it cost me less than the list price for the computer itself, so the extended warranty wasn't an added expense.

People complain about macs being expensive but that's because they don't fucking shop around and everyone's afraid to bargain/haggle, so they pay higher prices just to save their ego a tiny little bit.

if you can prove that the actual computer is technologically better and have better specs than a top of the line IBM clone then maybe I'll relinquish but I'm sure you can't because I'm sure a top of the line PC is going to beat Mac every time because there's not just one company making the stuff for it.

How many laptops have switchable graphics chipsets? Seriously, I have no idea, I would love to know.

Also, the unibody construction is the most solid laptop design I've ever felt, and I worked in IT support for a couple of years and have worked in corporate AV land for the last year and a half so I've seen my fair share of business-grade laptops. I can hold this 15" Macbook pro between my thumb and finger from one corner, and it doesn't bend or flex or anything. Rock solid as far as build. The internals may be similar (Apple make their own batteries now IIRC) but the other thing is, they will pick and choose what things they think work best together. For example, they use Intel CPUs but not the whole Centrino platform, because they find the Nvidia chipset works better... but then they'll put Broadcom on top of that for wifi, because that works better than the other stuff, etc... complaining about not having hardware choice is a bit silly when you can just get the best stuff chosen for you.

Oh, and I'm considering setting up one of my MBP's purely as a dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu machine.

Brute Squad
06-09-2009, 11:27 AM
People complain about macs being expensive but that's because they don't fucking shop around and everyone's afraid to bargain/haggle, so they pay higher prices just to save their ego a tiny little bit.

Could let me know where new Macs can be purchased for cheap?

Trotskilicious
06-09-2009, 01:08 PM
The fuck? Their business practices? "Operate as a successful business"?

i already explained what I dislike about what apple does.

Mo
06-09-2009, 01:14 PM
I wonder for how long I'll have to listen to/read through discussions like this.

I work on a Macbook and a standard PC as well as some servers, on Windows, various Linux distros and Windows, and they all have their up- and downsides. Why can't we just leave it at that? I don't get it.

Trotskilicious
06-09-2009, 01:17 PM
sure i'll go with that

Brute Squad
06-09-2009, 01:18 PM
because not every one else is capable of or can afford to use multiple machines

heck, I have four computers that I use on a daily basis - work laptop, powerhouse home desktop, torrent box I built for $240 (home) and my Lenovo S10 for surfing on the couch downstairs at home and whenever I feel like going somewhere and don't think my phone will suffice for internet usage

Mo
06-09-2009, 01:25 PM
If you're not capable to learn some basic skills you probably shouldn't touch any computer. And if you can't or don't want to afford more than one machine... it's not too hard to find out what fits your purposes, really.

I've built several Linux machines for friends with a small budget, explained the basic commands and work environments, and they're doing just fine. And playing computer helpdesk for people you know is so much easier that way as well.

Trotskilicious
06-09-2009, 01:27 PM
the guy that set up linux for me was a flaming retard that couldn't explain anything. he operated on the premise that everyone knows as much about computers as him.

he tried to set up wine and fucked everything up too so he didn't really know how to do it either.

Mo
06-09-2009, 01:28 PM
You should probably go and smack him.

SlingeroGuitaro
06-09-2009, 01:28 PM
and i thought arguments over comic books were ridiculous

Trotskilicious
06-09-2009, 01:32 PM
You should probably go and smack him.

i would but he vanished

Trotskilicious
06-09-2009, 01:32 PM
and i thought arguments over comic books were ridiculous

<img src="http://forums.netphoria.org/customavatars/avatar4954_5.gif">

Brute Squad
06-09-2009, 01:39 PM
the guy that set up linux for me was a flaming retard that couldn't explain anything. he operated on the premise that everyone knows as much about computers as him.

I tend to operate from the opposite side - assuming everyone is a moron. if anything, over-explanation occurs.

Mo
06-09-2009, 01:59 PM
Yeah. But some people take that personally.

Brute Squad
06-09-2009, 02:19 PM
if they're not comfortable enough to say "dude i know this already" that's their problem not mine

better than new
06-09-2009, 03:16 PM
OSX > Windows =/= MAC > PC. Hooray.

The advantage of knowing exactly what hardware is going in each machine is huge too though. Windows is designed to run thousands of combinations of hardware/software. OSX knows exactly what hardware and software it will be running on, which I'm sure makes designing a stable OS a hell of a lot easier.

Brute Squad
06-09-2009, 03:38 PM
yep

brendo_91
06-11-2009, 11:40 AM
Ok, encoding video right now, currently I've got both cores running at 80% spiking at 90%, and the computer is completely usable for everything else I'm trying to do. Windows would be at it's knees right now. If any other program crashes, then it won't take down the encoding program.

In my experience it takes a flaming nerd to be able to tolerate Linux in the name of "tinkerability". I usually fuck up my Linux installs within a month and throw XP back on. But I know guys who it works very well for, because they know what the fuck they're doing and can rebuild the whole file structure from scratch etc.

Fattening Ass
06-11-2009, 02:48 PM
:rolleyes:

ohnoitsbonnie
06-11-2009, 06:00 PM
Tomorrow I am going to my local apple store and asking them if they have 13 inch 2.53ghz macbook pro. I intend to buy it

YSEM
06-11-2009, 06:05 PM
with your parents money im sure. you lucky dog.

Debaser
06-11-2009, 06:17 PM
i can't wait to get my macbook and then lord over everybody with my superiority.

better than new
06-11-2009, 06:56 PM
I really want the new imac once Snow Leopard is released. Those things are going to be beast.

Sarcastic Smile
06-11-2009, 08:25 PM
My fucking hard drive crashed on Monday this thread jinxed me.. I bought it in Aug 07 and I guess I bought the extended warranty (which I don't recall doing) so they replaced it for free.. It would have cost me $250-$300 had I not had it..

Debaser
06-11-2009, 08:45 PM
doesn't the extended waranty cost $250-$300

Sarcastic Smile
06-11-2009, 08:48 PM
I think I got it for $100 as some special.. I was trying to remember but I can't.. normally it costs $250

but yeah.. at least I'll be good until Aug 2010.. my computer has never given me a problem before then flatline ... All my shit is gone.. I had most of my pics backed up.. I'm pissed about all my music being gone.. not really sure what to do about that.. I just downloaded like 100 new songs last week i was all excited about

Sarcastic Smile
06-11-2009, 08:49 PM
re installing all my programs is going to suck

better than new
06-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Time Machine ftw.

Trotskilicious
06-11-2009, 10:39 PM
if they're not comfortable enough to say "dude i know this already" that's their problem not mine

we're on the same wavelength

though i would probably punch you if you told me "first, turn on the computer."

Trotskilicious
06-11-2009, 10:40 PM
In my experience it takes a flaming nerd to be able to tolerate Linux in the name of "tinkerability". I usually fuck up my Linux installs within a month and throw XP back on. But I know guys who it works very well for, because they know what the fuck they're doing and can rebuild the whole file structure from scratch etc.

i already said that basically

Sarcastic Smile
06-11-2009, 10:53 PM
Time Machine ftw.

yeah that's great if you have the money to throw down.. but I really don't have enough stuff to justify spending money on something like that when a USB flash drive will cover my important stuff..

Sarcastic Smile
06-11-2009, 10:54 PM
i mean didn't have enough stuff on here

aldango
06-11-2009, 11:52 PM
yeah that's great if you have the money to throw down.. but I really don't have enough stuff to justify spending money on something like that when a USB flash drive will cover my important stuff..

you can use the drive to store other stuff, too...

Brute Squad
06-12-2009, 12:34 AM
we're on the same wavelength

though i would probably punch you if you told me "first, turn on the computer."

Ha ha, I would leave out the "first, " part.

I check the condescension at the door until people start getting snippy and bitchy on me. Then it's, oh you're gonna be like that? You called me, asshole...

ohnoitsbonnie
06-12-2009, 10:16 PM
Yeah with my parents' money. They offered. I'm boarding with it right now

Trotskilicious
06-13-2009, 12:41 AM
Ha ha, I would leave out the "first, " part.

I check the condescension at the door until people start getting snippy and bitchy on me. Then it's, oh you're gonna be like that? You called me, asshole...

i made a thread on here once where i was having problems with this wireless modem kicking me on and off and about the entire first page was people telling me to unplug the router and plug it back in

then i got pissed and was like "JESUS CHRIST YOU THINK I ALREADY DID THAT OK YOU FUCKWITS?"

i still don't know what the problem was, some kind of fuck up with the modem itself. direct connect worked better anyways.

the lasting lesson from that experience was that my computer guy was completely dumb and unreliable. When everything went pear shaped he was like "ok, bye" even though it was his modem.

i already knew a half dozen netphorians would give me dumb advice.

bardy
06-13-2009, 12:43 PM
You say Jonas Brothers-I say Guns N' Roses
You say Taylor Swift-I say Ozzy Osbourne
You say Soulja Fag-I say Black Sabbath
You say Miley Cyrus-I say Lynryd Skynryd
You say rap-I say rock
You say pop-I say METAL UP YOUR BUTT copy&paste to keep the rock spirit alive

95% of teens would cry if they saw the Jonas Brothers at the top of a skyscraper about to jump. Copy and paste this EVERYWHERE if you are in the 5% that would shout 'Jump.

Eulogy
06-13-2009, 12:46 PM
since this doesn't deserve its own thread i'll ask here

how long should a regular person who doesn't care all that much about computers wait in between machines? i'm thinking four years, meaning i should get one next summer. is that reasonable?

bardy
06-13-2009, 05:46 PM
when you start to notice that programs you want to run don't run or go very slow

Debaser
06-13-2009, 06:58 PM
when that happens i just reinstall windows. start from scratch. and everything is fast again, just as when you bought it.

Debaser
06-13-2009, 06:59 PM
then again, its a bitch if you've misplaced your old drivers after the clean wipe.

Mo
06-13-2009, 07:43 PM
I reformat my Windows PC at least once a month. It's a.. fresh feeling.

The Jesus
06-13-2009, 07:51 PM
QUESTION FOR FAGBOOK USERS

wHATcOLOR
06-14-2009, 02:49 AM
i have a question for macbook users -- how come it is $1,000 extra to go from 4gb ram to 8 gb ram? ???

????????

?????

wth

Trotskilicious
06-14-2009, 03:01 AM
they give pc ram as a prize in cereal boxes these days

Trotskilicious
06-14-2009, 03:02 AM
since this doesn't deserve its own thread i'll ask here

how long should a regular person who doesn't care all that much about computers wait in between machines? i'm thinking four years, meaning i should get one next summer. is that reasonable?

ridiculous

The Jesus
06-14-2009, 06:08 AM
i have a question for macbook users -- how come it is $1,000 extra to go from 4gb ram to 8 gb ram? ???

????????

?????

wth

I've heard that Steve Jobs personally rubs 'Little Steve' over each stick - that's why! Either that or it's because Apple users are, generally speaking, fools. You know that old saying about fools? "Fools and their money....uhh.....fool me once.....fool me...you can't get fooled again!"

hnibos
06-14-2009, 11:53 AM
I've heard that Steve Jobs personally rubs 'Little Steve' over each stick - that's why! Either that or it's because Apple users are, generally speaking, fools. You know that old saying about fools? "Fools and their money....uhh.....fool me once.....fool me...you can't get fooled again!"

:rolleyes:


people who troll messageboards looking for pics of females, are generally, fools.

aldango
06-14-2009, 12:18 PM
i have a question for macbook users -- how come it is $1,000 extra to go from 4gb ram to 8 gb ram? ???

????????

?????

wth
yeah ram is definitely something to purchase aftermarket

cork_soaker
06-14-2009, 12:22 PM
Just got this baby last week. I've been enjoying it greatly except...

Yesterday I had it unplugged for a little bit and the charge went down to 99%. I plugged it back in but when I used it today the charge was still at 99%. The light on the power cable was green, not orange. I unplugged it again for awhile today and the charge went down to 96%. I plugged it back in and came back almost five hours later... the charge is still at 96% and the light is green. What the fuck could I have possible done to it already? The charger was working perfectly normally up until yesterday.

i think you have to take it apart

Trotskilicious
06-14-2009, 12:24 PM
:rolleyes:


people who troll messageboards looking for pics of females, are generally, fools.

so iz u

too early for wit but you suck

Trotskilicious
06-14-2009, 12:25 PM
HOW ARE YOU THIS MORNING ALDANGO

hnibos
06-14-2009, 12:36 PM
so iz u

too early for wit but you suck

step up your game if you want to take people on

Trotskilicious
06-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Game recanize game and you lookin' kinda unfamiliar right now. I - I can't... Where's hnibos? Can I help you, sir?

Eulogy
06-14-2009, 02:12 PM
ridiculous

yeah? should i just wait until it craps out on me?

i do need an external HD, like, now though. guh.

Trotskilicious
06-14-2009, 02:53 PM
for what

i mean i dunno what you would need a new computer for, you don't strike me as a gamer

bardy
06-15-2009, 11:13 AM
what the hell you people need shit tons of RAM for......... ?

I only have 2GB of RAM but I have an open slot so I can upgrade to 3 if I want... well it would be 4 but I don't think this version of vista recognizes more than 3??? or is that old news? It runs WoW fine for me which is the most graphic-intensive program I use.

Now.... my work computer on the other hand...... I wish I could upgrade that. But I use a pretty beefy 3d design software. Some commands I start and then take a nap for 10 minutes because they take so freaking long.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-14-2012, 12:26 AM
No it always better to have more ram

redbreegull
08-14-2012, 01:55 AM
My macbook is still going pretty strong. Had to get the logic board and some other shit replaced recently, but that awesome 3 year warranty saved me hundreds of bucks and now it runs like new!

Shallowed
08-14-2012, 02:53 AM
QUESTION FOR FAGBOOK USERS

Hey that's homophobic.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-14-2012, 05:36 AM
I had a 2009 macbook pro also, a 13 inch with the 4 gb of ram. It served me really well. I had to replace the trackpad in 2012 ($100) and many charging cables -_-. Earlier in the year I sold it for $600, and then bought a 2011 imac for $1000 and added more ram.

ohnoitsbonnie
08-14-2012, 05:37 AM
Stuff I have done.

redbreegull
08-14-2012, 11:09 AM
yeah I got a shit ton of cables replaced and the backlight and who even knows what else. Over 500 dollars worth of bullshit. Thankfully all that shit spontaneously fried a month before the warranty expired. Hoping it will run another year.

Trotskilicious
08-14-2012, 11:18 AM
my ibm difference engine is still working pretty well for being steam powered

mxzombie
08-14-2012, 12:48 PM
get charles babbage on the blower, my mechanical difference engine is malfunctioning

killtrocity
08-14-2012, 01:15 PM
I have no problems like this whatsoever.

Me neither.



http://www.bbspot.com/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/HP-dv6-6090us-Pavilion-Laptop-with-Intel-Core-i5-300x218.jpg

Travis Meeks
08-14-2012, 07:16 PM
The computer I built for way cheaper 5 years ago is still running great without issue. This pornography viewing machine is as useful as a Macbook (although I can't take it with me when I want to jack it on the go).

Fattening Ass
08-16-2012, 03:25 PM
I enjoy my Fagbook Pro (mid 2010). Best Windows laptop ever. Here's to hoping it lasts FOREVER

ohnoitsbonnie
08-16-2012, 05:48 PM
Hey rbg, how is your mom's computer?