Confessions of the World's Largest Switcher
Subject:   I still don't get it
Date:   2003-11-01 06:12:17
From:   anonymous2
Response to: I still don't get it

Yeah, the last major example you can think of was in 1995. That relates well to the argument at hand. Cheap consumer hardware running an OS without protected memory and preemptive multitasking. You really made your point with that gem!
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  • I still don't get it
    2003-11-14 11:38:58  anonymous2 [View]

    You know, I have a feeling you hane a hard time accepting the fact that Apple has been proven to build a stable reliable product compared to the Wintel. The hardware is one of the main reasons why. You seem like the person who always wants to do things the hard way. Ask why dosen't it work verses lets get one that works.

    In addition, if it wasn't for the Apple about 90% of the computer products you use today would cos you a lot more. Apple has always placed quality of product and the latest technology first on the consumer computer market. Examples: Appletalk (the first consumer computer network), the Newton (pda), SCSI Drives, USB, Firewire, Crossplatform compatability, the desktop interface (from Xerox), the first to use RISC processing in a personal computer, first to use a 3 1/2" floppy, first to use DVD in a factory built unit, first to install a DVD-R and DVD-RW Super drive, etc...etc...etc... Let's face it Wintel user should thank us cutting edgers for making the stuff so cheap for you who like to work.
  • You all still don't get it
    2003-11-03 05:24:09  anonymous2 [View]

    Yeah, bash, bash.
    That helps!
    Maybe it's not so bad untill someone starts shouting 'Nuke 'm'!!!
    Very civilized, people!
  • I still don't get it
    2003-11-01 23:57:31  anonymous2 [View]

    No protected memory and preemptive multitasking?!... Obviously you overlooked the little fact that these machines are running Mac OS X 10.2.7... A system which has FreeBSD UNIX at its heart...

    Talking about gems... Your's is a very shiny one...
  • I still don't get it
    2003-11-01 18:31:28  anonymous2 [View]

    Ok, I'm an engineer and I am designing and building a car. I am going to use a turbocharged Ecotec 2.2 from General Motors. I have never driven an Opel Speedster (the only GM product with a factory Ecotec Turbo), in fact I have never even seen one in person. I have driven a Saturn Ion and a Pontiac Sunfire (same engine, no turbo), but I know that the performance and handling are nothing like a speedster.

    At this point Mr.'I don't get it' is asking me if I have ever test driven my car that I haven't even got wheels for yet!

    It's called a custom application! I don't need to spend hundreds of hours in powerplant development. I don't need to spend thousands of dollars in custom manufacturing and machine work. Someone else has done that for me! GM has Ecotecs pushing over 800 horsepower demonstrating the stability and versitility of their new powerplant. If my parts locator calls me and says he has an engine for me, I'm not gonna ask him if he will take it back if I can't turn 9 second quarter mile times in my one of a kind prototype! WAKE UP YOU MORON!