Evil Apple's patent infringement of Nokia cost them

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    Savageduck Guest

    Savageduck, Jun 15, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    Do you own any Apple products? Have you now, or have you ever owned
    any Apple products?
    RichA, Jun 15, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

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    Richard Guest

    Apple products are like cats. People don't own them, it's the other way
    Richard, Jun 15, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Naah! I'm allergic to cats (& Windows).
    I am more of a dog person, and my Macs behave like well trained work
    dogs, always happy to please me.
    ....and they don't make me sneeze.
    Savageduck, Jun 15, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    Each to his own taste, but I find the opposite is true. I think most
    people are slaves to Windows but since the late 80s I have always
    found the Mac as completely undemanding of me as would be possible in
    a computer. I use three and I would not wish to be without them. I
    use a Windows PC for newsgroup access, eBay and general browsing and I
    absolutely detest it.

    A friend volunteers in a charity project to help bring older people
    online. He sources obsolescent PCs from corporate sources then trains
    the seniors to use them.

    He has been doing this for five or six years now. He tells me that
    the people using Windows require a lot of ongoing support, whereas
    those who were fortunate enough to be given a used Mac need none.

    He was so concerned that he hadn't heard from the people using Macs -
    thinking perhaps that they had stopped using them - that he called all
    of them to see how they were getting on. They were all thoroughly
    enjoying their Macs, whereas most of the people using Windows were
    having no end of problems.

    Doubtless a Windows fanboi would conclude that the Mac is an old
    person's computer. ;-)
    Bruce, Jun 15, 2011
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    Richard Guest

    Geez... that's sooooo sad. All those words for what? You seem to be so much
    more of a Rich than Rich.
    The ironic thing is that you use the same emoticon which I did.
    Richard, Jun 15, 2011
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    I do see my Macs as cats because they are smart, neat and tidy
    and almost keep themselves clean.
    I find that too, I used to need to support Mac users a lot more in the
    especially in the days of OS9, but since OSX or rather Panther I
    hear from them other than questions I want a new mac which should I
    It does seem to be true in most cases.
    That could be a new sales pitch, if you're old and haven't many years
    do you really want to spend them battling with windows. ;-)
    Whisky-dave, Jun 15, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    Or to put it another way, extend your life with a low-stress Mac!

    Bruce, Jun 15, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    Sad? I'll tell you what is sad - it is the person who is completely
    unable to provide a response so resorts to an ad hominem attack.
    Bruce, Jun 15, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    Nice to see peer-pressure effects adults as much as gullible teens.
    RichA, Jun 15, 2011
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    Richard Guest

    I have found you at last. The standard dipstick to which all others are
    Where the hell did you see an attack in my original response, you humourless
    Richard, Jun 15, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    The only 'peer pressure' I experience is from Windoze users who ask me
    why I bother with a Mac when Windoze is so much cheaper. After all,
    they say all the software I use on the Mac can be bought for Windoze.

    It's a bit like users of consumer grade lenses wondering why I paid
    more for one lens than they paid for their whole outfit, or why people
    driving a Hyundai wonder why I drive a Mercedes-Benz. ;-)
    Bruce, Jun 15, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    ....and here I am driving a new Mercedes E350, and using, gasp! two Macs.

    I started using Apple products in 1982 with an Apple IIe, and I have
    owned three Mercedes, a 560SEL, an S600 coupe, & a 2008 E350. However I
    do not own or use an iPhone or iPad.

    I only used Windows machines at work. They got the job done, but I was
    always grateful to have my trouble free Macs for my home use, and
    amazed at how awkward and counter productive Windows machines always
    proved themselves to be.
    Savageduck, Jun 15, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    I'd like a new Merc but all I can justify is a 2004 E320 CDI (W211).

    I've also had a 1995 E300 Diesel (W124) and a 2001 S320 CDI (W220)
    which I sold to the company I work for, so I still drive it
    occasionally. It is a fine car until you try to find a parking space
    that's big enough. ;-)

    I have paid a deposit on a Smart Electric Drive for 2012 delivery.
    It's still a Merc ... but only just.

    My first was a Mac SE all-in-one, then a Mac IIcx ... eventually a
    Power Mac G3, then a G5. I now have a Mac Intel desktop for image
    processing and management, an iMac G5 for the business side of things
    and a MacBook which I carry with me unless I'm travelling light, when
    I use an inexpensive Windows netbook.

    I got rid of my iPhone because it did everything well except be a
    phone. I replaced it with an HTC Android phone and I have just
    ordered another. The HTC as a phone beats the Mac hands down, but it
    lacks iTunes which is so good for managing music.

    I have a feeling that Windows enthusiasts get a real kick out of
    mastering their accursed machines. They would find a Mac pretty
    boring, because it just, er, works. It depends whether you want to
    just use a computer or enjoy fixing one.

    I would like to see our business change over to 100% Mac but the two
    sys admins are against it, probably because they know that we could
    easily lose one of them: Macs need minimal support.
    Bruce, Jun 15, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Here is my current E350:
    < http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/DNC_8193w.jpg >
    ....and my prior S600:
    I am using a Motorola Android phone and i works just fine as a phone
    and most email and internet functions when I am away from my desk top
    Mac or my MBP laptop.
    I don't use the phone for music, and only on very rare occasions do I
    find myself using the camera in any phone.
    ....and I think that is the real reason for the anti-Mac stance among
    the IT community, there is a need to insure their employment by keeping
    the ignorant worker bees mystified.
    Savageduck, Jun 15, 2011
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    Irwell Guest

    Coming from you that is the height of hypocrisy.
    Irwell, Jun 15, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    If you think you can claim the moral high ground with yet another ad
    hominem attack, you're even sadder than the other sad guy. So that
    makes you the hypocrite, not me.
    Bruce, Jun 15, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    Wow! Is it always that clean? The colour suits California.

    I'm not sure, but I think that was sold in Europe as an SEC (W140).

    Both cars would now be slow sellers in Europe because of the high
    price of fuel. Diesels make up the vast majority of Mercedes sales
    across most of the range. My S320 CDI averaged almost 40 miles per UK
    gallon in my ownership - about 33 per US. If I owned an E350 I might
    use almost twice as much fuel ...

    We pay about GBP 1.40 per litre of gasoline or diesel, which is about
    GBP 5.30 per UK gallon or US $7.28 per US gallon. Perhaps that
    explains why diesels are so popular here. :)

    True, so true.
    Bruce, Jun 15, 2011
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