Apple's design choices inspire people
FTFY: Apple's design choices inspire hipsters
Personally, I think all the previous versions of the iPhone (before 6) are butt fucking ugly, clunky looking things. And funny enough, their new phones look more like Samsung phones than their old POS designs. The only people who like (or are ooh and aah "inspired" by) the designs are hipsters who buy Apple for their hipster chic-ness and anyone else they can convince it's hipster chic. I also think this stupid idea would be so common if media types didn't give Apple such prominent media placement on TV and film all the time; they wouldn't be so cool. (At one time they had an advantage over Windows when they used Motorola chips in the 90s with monolithic memory as opposed to segmented memory when using media software in the pre pentium days... but now they have no advantage.)
I've used both extensively and haven't seen much difference except that the OSX 'Finder' app is the worst piece of shit file manager ever built and I keep feeling cheated that I have to pay for every little thing, nickle and dimed on Apple whenever I need to find something that works reasonably like a better file manager. Other than being Unix based it's got nothing over Windows (and I hate Windows 8, but given I can add 'classic shell' it's no worse than OSX). And fuck you if you say Windows isn't stable. I have no issues with Windows stablility since XP, and I have had OSX lock up so hard you could use it to cut glass. And retina displays? I don't care of the resolution is high, if you make the screen so fucking small I can't read it anyway, I don't care. People don't just buy 24 inch monitors for resolution. So in summary, fuck right off about 'inspiring people'.
Fuck, nothing better to throw me into a rant on the topic of computers than telling me that Apple design can 'inspire' me. Fuck right off.
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I agree. It is why I enjoy the Fallout universe. Even if parts of the story are frankly lame, the fact I can wander around and find better 'mini stories' and interesting characters makes it worth while. I have finished the game a number of times trying different approaches: piling on individual attributes/skills at the beginning (get to max at agile or intelligence etc, and at small arms or sneak or melee weapons as fast as possible etc), being good, being bad, being neutral, etc. I'm looking forward to the next release.
If they ever do go online, I would prefer being able to be the lone wanderer if I still wish. And as far as the PC/console game, I'd rather not have to always be online. That one thing has been the major reason I don't game very much any more.
As to uncivilized retards making it into space, any place that still behaves the way you describe doesn't exhibit much intelligence and has very little likelihood of ever making it into space. And face it, any corporation that will make it to space has more resources and brain power than most uncivilized countries. And to to be generous, the places that can make it into space are the places that sell the tin pot dictatorships you speak of their fourth rate war gear. So if there was any concern the industry that does make it there will have access to far better defence technology than your banana republics. For the foreseeable future there is pretty much no chance that space flight will be so common or easy that we see the kinds of space pirates written about is science fiction. So all told, your point is moot.
Since you started a pissing contest: Sure. I have lived long term in two countries, worked in 3 on two continents, and have travelled to and through at least 14 countries on 3 continents (worked in 4 provinces and 5 states... only two of which count in months, been to six of the ten provinces in Canada, and 41 of the 50 US states). And I pay attention, from multiple sources, to what goes on in the world. And I suspect the reason you can claim to have worked in 14 countries is because mostly the countries are fairly tiny and close together, which means not that big a change in terms of the general culture. Anyone who moves around North America can make the same claim. The difference is it is civilized here, unlike it seems, anywhere you've been (compared to Africa, what went on in Ferguson MO, is a blip).