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Old 05-22-2008, 10:47 AM   #76
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I'm a reasonably patient man, very rarely do I swear, but a bank in the UK is getting very close to making me blow my top; for the second time in less than a year. I shal'n't identify the bank by name, but those who know bank names may be able to imagine the name from a few keywords...calm atmosphere, rather austere, monks, nuns, congregations, Georgian chants.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:55 AM   #79
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Just bought a new laptop, my old one was getting long in the tooth. Try as I might, I can't get it to connect with my home wireless network.

Just set up a new PC... same notation on old one as the laptop. Setup and configuration of new SW (to replace old SW that won't run properly on the new OS) is being slowed up by the aforementioned problems with Comcast (Comcast! Sloowwwly I turned...).
Sounds like you need to move to Apple products, they "just work".



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Old 05-22-2008, 10:59 AM   #81
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Every time I see one of those commercial, I scream, "Intuitive, my ass!"

It gets sort of embarrassing when I'm in the waiting area of the clinic.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:03 AM   #82
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:20 PM   #84
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These little comments that are made often tickle me pink...often the sayer doesn't quite realise what they may have said...
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:28 PM   #85
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Every time I see one of those commercial, I scream, "Intuitive, my ass!"

It gets sort of embarrassing when I'm in the waiting area of the clinic.
I love their Mac/PC commercials, I always watch them when they're new (I have Tivo, so I don't watch commercials I don't like). But I need to be careful -- the other night I caught myself thinking maybe I'd think about getting a Mac!

Fortunately, after an enthusiastic and thorough self-flagellation the thought passed.
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I love their Mac/PC commercials, I always watch them when they're new (I have Tivo, so I don't watch commercials I don't like). But I need to be careful -- the other night I caught myself thinking maybe I'd think about getting a Mac!
I am getting a Mac. Not because I think it is "better" than windows, but just different. I like to learn new things, and also want to learn how to develop on/for the Mac. Who knows, maybe I will decide it's "better".

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apple makes brilliant commercials. i used to go to the ipod section of the site at least once a week just to watch the ipod ads. (i haven't been in a while though, the original idea was excellent but i really think they've milked it dry, i don't like the later ones as well.)
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apple makes brilliant commercials. i used to go to the ipod section of the site at least once a week just to watch the ipod ads. (i haven't been in a while though, the original idea was excellent but i really think they've milked it dry, i don't like the later ones as well.)
I like the commercials... but the content was streaching the truth a bit. Where as the later commercials have some outright lies in them. However, I am not going to hold scripts that marketing people come up with against the people that design and develop the devices.

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apple makes brilliant commercials. i used to go to the ipod section of the site at least once a week just to watch the ipod ads. (i haven't been in a while though, the original idea was excellent but i really think they've milked it dry, i don't like the later ones as well.)
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I have a number of commercials I always watch, even though I have no interest in the products for many of them. The Mac/PC commercials I've already mentioned, but I always watch the "Caveman" commercials from Geiko. I enjoy the "Jack" ones from Jack In The Box, but my favorites right now are the "Messin' With Sasquatch" ones from Jack Link's beef jerky.

My all time favorite one was one of the 7-Up "Spot" commercials from the '80s. The ending on it was just hysterical to me.

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