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Nov 6, 2006, 05:31 PM
 
Never say never but its hard to imagine Dell putting out high quality, well designed products. They do cheap/poorly designed but functional computers very well and I don't think you can be both.
     
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Nov 6, 2006, 05:36 PM
 
By the look of that guy... no Dell can't be cool. Or should I say kewl d00d!
     
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Nov 6, 2006, 05:54 PM
 
In his early days as a engineer and executive at Apple Computer, he played a integral role in the development of the Macintosh II and the PowerBook.
Anyone with any sense will recall that Apple had a nerdy, inferior, gay image back in those days.
     
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Nov 6, 2006, 05:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
Anyone with any sense will recall that Apple had a nerdy, inferior, gay image back in those days.
Say what bitch?

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Nov 6, 2006, 06:17 PM
 
Ya bitch, Apple had that educational-product-vibe back in the early 90s. Granted I was like 10, but I remember it all quite clearly.
     
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Nov 6, 2006, 06:30 PM
 
I love the last part of the interview when the interviewer said: "This increased focus on design at Dell is because a lot of people find your stuff boring." Man, I would love to see the look on John Medica's face!
     
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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post
Say what bitch?
Funny, so YOU are allowed to use "gay" in a pejorative non-sexualized way (i.e. meaning "lame", "rubbish" or "dull"), but others can not ?

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Nov 6, 2006, 06:31 PM
 
A ten year old who thought wrongly that Apple computers were gay and inferior? How is that any different from the gamer nerz of today?

(Meanwhile I was actually doing actual work on those "inferior" Macs. And Windows 3.1 sucked ass.)
     
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Originally Posted by what_the_heck View Post
Funny, so YOU are allowed to use "gay" in a pejorative non-sexualized way (i.e. meaning "lame", "rubbish" or "dull"), but others can not ?

-t
I thought he meant it in the sexualized manner...they're for those hippy graphic designers...the gay guys. And IIRC Kerrigan likes men too, so I don't see what the problem would be.
     
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A stuffed shirt engineer ain't gonna make nothin' cool, man. Dig.

Just sayin'.
     
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Originally Posted by Gossamer View Post
I thought he meant it in the sexualized manner...they're for those hippy graphic designers...the gay guys. And IIRC Kerrigan likes men too, so I don't see what the problem would be.
Well, I dunno, maybe he did, and I just didn't think he would

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Originally Posted by what_the_heck View Post
Funny, so YOU are allowed to use "gay" in a pejorative non-sexualized way (i.e. meaning "lame", "rubbish" or "dull"), but others can not ?

-t
We're allowed to say gay/fag/queer/bitch to one another. Straight people can say it too as long as it is tongue in cheek.

Soooo moving on

Am I the only one who thought that Apple was kinda lame back in those days? (And yes I was a Mac owner back then)
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 01:25 PM
 
I think its hilarious that gay men call each other bitches. Probably the funniest gay in-joke there is.
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 02:18 PM
 
I think all computers were lame and nerdy back then. It wasn't just a matter of Macs. Macs just happened to be a predujudiced subset of an already abused group.
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Nov 7, 2006, 02:58 PM
 
Having had a chance to work in both settings, what's so appealing and continues to be so appealing today about Dell is that it really is about the customer. And it really is trying to ensure that we are delivering a value proposition in the form of a leading product, a great value with an awesome support and service backup. That is what has made this company what it is today. And we would not have gotten to where we have gotten to if we had terrible products, right?
People actually talk like that?

     
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Nov 7, 2006, 03:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
We're allowed to say gay/fag/queer/bitch to one another. Straight people can say it too as long as it is tongue in cheek.

Soooo moving on

Am I the only one who thought that Apple was kinda lame back in those days? (And yes I was a Mac owner back then)
You know I still don't get the whole gay people calling stuff gay as in stupid. Like, I told a friend his room decorating skills were somewhere between hobo and gay, so i called it garbage gay. But still with the implication of homosexuality... which is funny cause he's gay but he's sexually disinterested so he's convinced himself he's either bisexual or asexual.
Anyway, I don't get it when gay people continue to perpetuate the whole calling stuff gay if it's bad. I mean personally I like who I am.
     
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Originally Posted by Salty View Post
You know I still don't get the whole gay people calling stuff gay as in stupid. Like, I told a friend his room decorating skills were somewhere between hobo and gay, so i called it garbage gay. But still with the implication of homosexuality... which is funny cause he's gay but he's sexually disinterested so he's convinced himself he's either bisexual or asexual.
Anyway, I don't get it when gay people continue to perpetuate the whole calling stuff gay if it's bad. I mean personally I like who I am.
What a gay post !

-t
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 05:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
he's gay but he's sexually disinterested so he's convinced himself he's either bisexual or asexual.
No offense Salty, but what is wrong with this place you go to? That's really sad that he's gotten to the point where he wants to think of himself as asexual. It's bad enough when you have to suck up to religious parents and pretend to be straight, but it's much worse when you turn into a self-loathing closeted guy who wants to be asexual.
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 05:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
No offense Salty, but what is wrong with this place you go to? That's really sad that he's gotten to the point where he wants to think of himself as asexual. It's bad enough when you have to suck up to religious parents and pretend to be straight, but it's much worse when you turn into a self-loathing closeted guy who wants to be asexual.
He's just confused. He's not exactly psychologically healthy. He just finds the idea of sex to be repulsive and stuff. He just likes to cuddle. I have no idea what happened to make him that way. But he's really screwed up. And I don't think it's entirely the Church's fault, his parents aren't exactly stellar. That said he recently decided to be a huge ass to me. And we're not exactly on speaking terms right now. It's stupid, I told a mutual friend, "I don't know how he can say he's not gay, I mean no straight guy could ever be this bitchy."
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 09:09 PM
 
How all of these threads turn gay so quickly is beyond me. And I mean it in the literal sense of the word.
     
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Originally Posted by Salty View Post
He's just confused. He's not exactly psychologically healthy. He just finds the idea of sex to be repulsive and stuff. He just likes to cuddle. I have no idea what happened to make him that way. But he's really screwed up. And I don't think it's entirely the Church's fault, his parents aren't exactly stellar. That said he recently decided to be a huge ass to me. And we're not exactly on speaking terms right now. It's stupid, I told a mutual friend, "I don't know how he can say he's not gay, I mean no straight guy could ever be this bitchy."
I find the act of gay sex repulsing as well. But there are PLENTY of other things that I like doing that I would refer to as sex (well sexual acts). We wont subject the forum to the specifics of these acts though
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 10:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
How all of these threads turn gay so quickly is beyond me. And I mean it in the literal sense of the word.
We're taking over ooooOOOooooOOOooooo.
     
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Originally Posted by kmkkid View Post
But there are PLENTY of other things that I like doing that I would refer to as sex (well sexual acts). We wont subject the forum to the specifics of these acts though
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 10:38 PM
 
I find the act of gay sex repulsing as well.
Huh? Am I not picking up on the sarcasm again?
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 10:43 PM
 
what was this thread about again?
     
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apples are sexy now tho.
     
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Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
Huh? Am I not picking up on the sarcasm again?
Nope, no sarcasm.
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 10:52 PM
 
so you do find it repulsing? but... im lost
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 10:55 PM
 
I find DELL repulsing.
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 11:03 PM
 
Wait, so are you asexual like Salty's friend?
     
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Nov 7, 2006, 11:14 PM
 
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Wait, so are you asexual like Salty's friend?
     
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So, is it safe to assume Dell is gay now?
     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
So, is it safe to assume Dell is gay now?
100%

But that, of course, depends on what you mean by "gay."
     
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Originally Posted by kmkkid View Post
I'm seriously confused, how can one be gay, but be repelled by gay sex? Do you mean anal sex?

[official note] this thread is now gay
     
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It's stupid, I told a mutual friend, "I don't know how he can say he's not gay, I mean no straight guy could ever be this bitchy."
1 Thessalonians 5:11?
     
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Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
I'm seriously confused, how can one be gay, but be repelled by gay sex? Do you mean anal sex?
B b b bingo!
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
How all of these threads turn gay so quickly is beyond me. And I mean it in the literal sense of the word.
What, “beyond”?
     
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The grammar in this thread title is giving me a headache every time I see it.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar² View Post
The grammar in this thread title is giving me a headache every time I see it.
It’s not incorrect to use the plural with a word referring to a large entity made up of smaller items (e.g., Dell, the police, the government), especially when one wishes to emphasise the smaller items that make up the entity as a whole.
     
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Well, it's rare, and therefore, hurts.
     
   
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