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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Is it a sign that I'm behind the times cause I ain't got any of that. Damn, I'm like living in the middle ages over here, what with just me and my Pandora.
    You may be like the remnant after the V are finished with the herd.

    Don't get any flu shots. I hear they put nano-bots into them that can activate additional apps on your ipod that will feed mind-altering information directly into your brain under the cover of a Lady GaGa song.

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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post

    Yes, because everyone just loves crashes, and viruses that kill their comps...I have three Mac's and an I Book. I am willing to bet that I have fewer problems with my comp than any average PC user here.


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    Yeah, because no one writes viruses for it. Apple....no one cares. The only thing Apple can accomplish is to be more expensive than a comparable PC. I've had my PC for over 5 years, thing runs fine. But I wanna get a new PC so I can get Windows 7.

    Plus Mac can't run **** for games.
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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah, because no one writes viruses for it. Apple....no one cares. The only thing Apple can accomplish is to be more expensive than a comparable PC. I've had my PC for over 5 years, thing runs fine. But I wanna get a new PC so I can get Windows 7.

    Plus Mac can't run **** for games.


    games? Most adults have broader concerns than what is the latest game they can play..... Also take a close look at Windows 7, a complete rip off of Mac OS. Gee, wonder why they would do that since Apple sucks so.....


    Happy trails with the inferior....


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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    *sigh* You should stop talking now.
    Kay, but I'm still right. The opening up of information via new technology is possibly the greatest thing to ever happen to us as a species. At least since the printing press.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    There's a bit of an old man vibe from the critique of the XBox and Playstation. But I don't think that distracts from the point that he made which was valid. Listen, I don't really agree with Obama, if I'm going to say that he has a point it's because he has a valid point. And I do think it's harder now than in the past and a lot of that has more to do with our resolve to do our duty, to make sure we're knowledgeable, to keep up on government affairs than it does with any gaming platform. But in an age where information is at the tips of our fingers, where we can find out just about anything, there's even less excuse for this type of behavior. Instead, we're so caught up in the entertainment that we've made everything a little show. It's not time to stop, before it's too late.
    Well, for one thing, people who don't pay attention to politics tend to not vote, which I have nothing against, so I don't really see it as much of a "duty".

    Now, for voters, being informed could probably be described as a duty. But I don't think it's gotten harder to keep up with this duty; in fact, the opposite. Information is so much easier to access now than before, being informed on who and what is on the ballot has never been easier. Beyond that even, every little fact that might be interesting needs only to be discovered by one person before it is spread throughout the entire blogosphere; before, that one person would likely end up being the only one who knew. New technology has facilitated the spread not of untruth, but primarily, of truth. Untruth spreads just as fast, yes, but as soon as it is discredited, the truth will spread via the same means and reverse the untruth.

    A lot of what you and Obama are saying seems to be about people confusing fact with opinion, which is partially true, but misses the point, which is that almost all information comes through a filter, and no filter is inherently better than the other. It used to be that our filters were basically selected for us; now it is much less controlled. This means that some people will end up listening to Glenn Beck or going to Democratic Underground as their filters. But those people freely made that decision given the vast amount of options available to them. This would suggest that the problem lies not with either Beck or Underground, but with the people who chose to trust them. Such people would have to be the same level of crazy as both of those to make such a decision in the first place. With a whole realm of options available, and with each one under unprecedented scrutiny given the pace that the discovery of any disinformation on their part can now spread, society can now do as the free market does and filter out the filters such that the most reliable end up with the most prestige.

    Frankly, all information presented via a filter - most information - should be seen as what it is: one perspective, where more than one perspective is necessary to really know what you're talking about. With more perspectives more easily available now, finding multiple perspectives is much easier to do than it was before.

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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Kay, but I'm still right. The opening up of information via new technology is possibly the greatest thing to ever happen to us as a species. At least since the printing press.
    No one is f'ing disputing that. But didn't spiderman teach you that with great power comes great responsibility?

    Oh wait. You were probably busy drooling over bulbosaur.

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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    games? Most adults have broader concerns than what is the latest game they can play..... Also take a close look at Windows 7, a complete rip off of Mac OS. Gee, wonder why they would do that since Apple sucks so.....


    Happy trails with the inferior....


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    For less money I can get a much much better computer than a Mac. PCs are easier to mess with, add hardware to, run better applications, runs games better. Most "adults" may have broader concerns, but you've hit the head on the nail there. Mac users are LaTex. By that I mean, condescending, snide jerks. And you've shown it beautifully.

    I play games, I need something with processing power to spare. That's not a Mac. I've built my last 2 PCs and they've been better than any Mac out on the market at the time and half the price. So maybe I guess "adults" also like to pay more money for equivalent tech. HAHAHAHAHA

    Mac users are stuck up, smarmy suckers.
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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    No one is f'ing disputing that.
    Hatuey was.


    But didn't spiderman teach you that with great power comes great responsibility?
    Not really applicable. The responsibility is the same as it was before; the power is, partially, the ability to carry it out.


    Oh wait. You were probably busy drooling over bulbosaur.
    I should really start setting timers to see how long it takes for my discussions to become about pokemon.

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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I should really start setting timers to see how long it takes for my discussions to become about pokemon.
    its like godwins law, but squeakier.

    Dav's Law: the longer any discussion involving Dav continues, the more likely it is that his pokemon fetish will be mentioned.
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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Also take a close look at Windows 7, a complete rip off of Mac OS.
    To its detriment! With each "easier to use" version of windows/office that comes out, I find it takes me that much longer to perform simple tasks. I wish they'd stop dumbing down their software.

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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You may be like the remnant after the V are finished with the herd.

    Don't get any flu shots. I hear they put nano-bots into them that can activate additional apps on your ipod that will feed mind-altering information directly into your brain under the cover of a Lady GaGa song.
    And, by the way, Lady Gaga is a man.

    But Ann Coulter - she's all woman!


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