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RickR
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Oct 30, 2006, 08:45 PM
 
Here we go again...
These last MBP's came out how long ago? Like 6 months ago? Well I finally decided to buy a Mac. We use all Windows at work and it was time for me to join the computer world again. Everyone said go with Mac, they are better than IBM PC's. My wife owned a IBM PC for a couple years and finally got rid of it a year ago. It was a piece of crap.
Well here I get a MBP just months ago and now a new machine is out already?!?!?!?!? Seems like they are almost as bad as Commodore used to be. I won't ever be another Mac. Well I will someday but I'm going to wait until they decide what they're going to come out with and stick with, then I'll buy.
With Commodore I bought a Vic-20, then later when the Commodore 64 was out then that. then they started with talk of the Commodore 128. I refused. I felt the same way then. I'm not going to buy another Commodore until they stick with something and decide what machine they want to be their machine. I made a good choice. Years after the 128 came out they talked of the Amiga. Well guess where Commodore is now, Bankrupt and non existant! Maybe Apple could learn from them becuase they are headed the same way!
     
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Oct 30, 2006, 08:47 PM
 
it's called technology, you should learn how to live with it and not blast it...
     
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Oct 30, 2006, 08:51 PM
 
Ridiculous*
     
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Oct 30, 2006, 08:52 PM
 
You're mad because the world doesn't revolve around your buying schedule?
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Oct 30, 2006, 08:56 PM
 
Gosh, Rick. Are you joking? If you're not, you need to get a friggin clue. Six months on the market for a computer line is about the average amount of time before a refresh usually occurs. If you had gone to an Apple enthusiast site like this one you would have known an update was coming. Heck, you should have known that fact simply on the basis of Core2Duo machines being released from the PC makers. Oh, and while you're at it, learn how to spell r i d i c u l o u s.

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Oct 30, 2006, 09:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by RickR View Post
Here we go again...
These last MBP's came out how long ago? Like 6 months ago? Well I finally decided to buy a Mac. We use all Windows at work and it was time for me to join the computer world again. Everyone said go with Mac, they are better than IBM PC's. My wife owned a IBM PC for a couple years and finally got rid of it a year ago. It was a piece of crap.
Well here I get a MBP just months ago and now a new machine is out already?!?!?!?!? Seems like they are almost as bad as Commodore used to be. I won't ever be another Mac. Well I will someday but I'm going to wait until they decide what they're going to come out with and stick with, then I'll buy.
With Commodore I bought a Vic-20, then later when the Commodore 64 was out then that. then they started with talk of the Commodore 128. I refused. I felt the same way then. I'm not going to buy another Commodore until they stick with something and decide what machine they want to be their machine. I made a good choice. Years after the 128 came out they talked of the Amiga. Well guess where Commodore is now, Bankrupt and non existant! Maybe Apple could learn from them becuase they are headed the same way!
You forgot to email Steve Jobs before you purchased, he always emails me when new things are coming down the pipeline! (LOL) Be glad that with each revision prices drop and value goes up!

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Oct 30, 2006, 09:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by RickR View Post
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Well here I get a MBP just months ago and now a new machine is out already?!?!?!?!?
Tell that to those of us who have been waiting months for the new machines. "Already" couldn't come soon enough.

That said, I'm pretty sure you can't honestly be that thick. You're pretty obviously just here to windup the "Macheads". Har har.
     
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Oct 30, 2006, 09:30 PM
 
Rick should have switched back in '99. He could have been stuck at 500MHz for over 2 years. Man I sure miss those days. I didn't have to worry about updates in technology or keeping up with the Jones.

This post has got to be a joke.
     
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Oct 30, 2006, 09:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by RickR View Post
Here we go again...
These last MBP's came out how long ago? Like 6 months ago? Well I finally decided to buy a Mac. We use all Windows at work and it was time for me to join the computer world again. Everyone said go with Mac, they are better than IBM PC's. My wife owned a IBM PC for a couple years and finally got rid of it a year ago. It was a piece of crap.
Well here I get a MBP just months ago and now a new machine is out already?!?!?!?!? Seems like they are almost as bad as Commodore used to be. I won't ever be another Mac. Well I will someday but I'm going to wait until they decide what they're going to come out with and stick with, then I'll buy.
With Commodore I bought a Vic-20, then later when the Commodore 64 was out then that. then they started with talk of the Commodore 128. I refused. I felt the same way then. I'm not going to buy another Commodore until they stick with something and decide what machine they want to be their machine. I made a good choice. Years after the 128 came out they talked of the Amiga. Well guess where Commodore is now, Bankrupt and non existant! Maybe Apple could learn from them becuase they are headed the same way!

     
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Oct 30, 2006, 09:56 PM
 
don't even bother posting. he's never going to come back and read the replies. it's incredibly pointless.
     
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Oct 30, 2006, 09:58 PM
 
The Core Duo MacBook Pros were released over 9 months ago. Apple was actually late in releasing the Core 2 Duo models compared to the rest of the industry.

If you had purchased any other brand of PC, the same thing would have happened.
     
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Oct 30, 2006, 10:46 PM
 
Sorry. I've gotten over it-my MBP showed up on October 6...

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Oct 31, 2006, 01:11 AM
 
This guy's a troll btw, he came and posted this exact same stupid thing on MacRumors...... don't waste your breath expecting a reply, he never came back to the MacRumors thread either.
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 01:51 AM
 
This guy doesn't make sense...
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Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO View Post
This guy doesn't make sense...
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Mastadon!
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 03:04 AM
 
I bought an abacus when I was a kid....

,....ahhhhhhhh...

damn technology..keeps progressing...... I want my money back!!!!!!!


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Oct 31, 2006, 03:48 AM
 
hi rick, may be you are right. I don't know much about Apple.
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 10:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by discotronic View Post
Rick should have switched back in '99. He could have been stuck at 500MHz for over 2 years. Man I sure miss those days. I didn't have to worry about updates in technology or keeping up with the Jones.

This post has got to be a joke.
yep.....those were glorious days. I sold my 400mhz powermac two years after i purchased it for 85% of its original price! I upgraded to a blazing fast 667 machine. Ah the good old days!
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Oct 31, 2006, 10:58 AM
 
ridiculous
existent

And yes, this thread is stupid.
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 12:31 PM
 
i just shaved yesterday, and now i have to shave again! wtf!

i blame apple....
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Oct 31, 2006, 12:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by RickR
Rediculous If You Ask Me!
I didn't.
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Oct 31, 2006, 03:24 PM
 
Damn it, just when I get used to shaving with razors, they come out with these electric thing-a-ma-bobs! And now I have to learn how to use it!

I was happy with my CRT 300lb tv and now I have to go and buy an LCD?! Then I buy a 720p HD set and they come out with 1080p!!!? I just bought an upconverting DVD player and now there' DH DVDS?!!? I just bought a gasoline car and now there's Hybrids!?! I just bought a 17" monitor and now there's a 30"!!??

I mean this thread topic is so beyond infantile that it's rIdiculous if you ask me .
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Oct 31, 2006, 04:58 PM
 
you suck at life
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 05:01 PM
 
yeah you guys fell for it. first post, hasn't responded back since.
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Oct 31, 2006, 06:29 PM
 
Funny that he hasn't responded back. Must have realized how retarded his post was.
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 06:32 PM
 
wow you guys can't smell a joke? That's pretty funny in itself.

this guy was clearly pulling your legs.
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 06:44 PM
 
Judging from the fact he was a 1 poster, i'm sure this was just flame bait. And now this post is linked to on the macnn home page so maybe its just a ploy to get some more ad impressions. However if it is legit, I have to say the thread starter is a complete moron. Complaining that a company updates its products is the dumbest thing I've ever heard anyone do. He should not be allowed to own a computer of his own.
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 07:38 PM
 
Maybe Apple should have waited a little longer to upgrade their MacBook Pro line so they can stay well behind all the PC makers that are building Core 2 duo laptops.
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 07:42 PM
 
yeah no kidding right
     
YangZone
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Oct 31, 2006, 07:43 PM
 
Hang in there... it's a good machine and the new bump to Core 2 Duo is not a huge leap... it would make little difference to your day to day use. Digital video would benefit... but not hugely. Besides... probably soon... one of the usual suspects will offer an overnight service to upgrade your processor to Core 2 Duo for a reasonable fee.... but, you have a nice machine there... .
     
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Oct 31, 2006, 08:06 PM
 
He still didn't response but this made it to the headlines on the front page...
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Oct 31, 2006, 08:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by phantomo View Post
He still didn't response but this made it to the headlines on the front page...
No joke, lay off the poor guy. The real question is what in the world is this doing even mentioned on MACNN. If it's a slow news day don't waist my time with nonsense.
     
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Nov 1, 2006, 07:07 AM
 
It's not unusual for moronic threads to make it to macnn's first page, but I'm wondering why the heck this thread hasn't been locked yet?
     
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Originally Posted by Simon View Post
It's not unusual for moronic threads to make it to macnn's first page, but I'm wondering why the heck this thread hasn't been locked yet?
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Nov 1, 2006, 06:30 PM
 
I think you all have been had_

The dude only has the one post and started his account in th last 30 days_

Sounds like someone was trying to get a rise outta a bunch of Mac die hards_
     
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Originally Posted by UberFu View Post
I think you all have been had_

The dude only has the one post and started his account in th last 30 days_

Sounds like someone was trying to get a rise outta a bunch of Mac die hards_

Yeah,

But I bought a Post Sliderule for $200 in 1978 and now they have computers that are faster
than I can figure on a slide rule! I want my money back for the sliderule and where do I put the battery? (LOL)


PS... He can't spell RIDICULOUS!
( Last edited by romeosc; Nov 1, 2006 at 07:50 PM. Reason: spell)
     
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Nov 1, 2006, 07:54 PM
 
I think he is annoyed that he can't figure out his spell checker.
     
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Nov 1, 2006, 08:13 PM
 
C'mon now, obvious troll
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Probably because he's an anti-Mac Troll using an outdated OS with no central spell checker

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Ridiculous.
     
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I still have my slide rule!
I bought my MacBook Pro in April. The only reason to feel a little yearn for the new Macbook Pro is the Firewire 800 port as I would like to use this for external Hard Drives which house my photo archives and Back-ups. I will wait for the next version of OSX and then pounce.
PS I already have a taker for my current Mac when I decide to upgrade.
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Nov 3, 2006, 11:11 AM
 
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Nov 3, 2006, 11:17 AM
 
I can't believe MacNN has promoted this goofy thread on the forum roundup.
     
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Originally Posted by Elektrix View Post
I can't believe MacNN has promoted this goofy thread on the forum roundup.
It's only because people keep posting to it-that's an automatic feature. I'll fix that and close it.

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