7/25/2012 5:31 am
. said: Britain?
Ever wonder why so many Brits move to Canada?
They move because they lived in some Northern shithole and enjoy having a large parcel of land in a bland suburb with bland people.
Often I read (on britishexpats.com) of them returning because the people here are too dull. (In humour, wit, culture, etc.)
7/25/2012 5:28 am
. said: Which ones are real countries?
So what are you doing to make it better? Or is someone else needs to make it all nice and shiny to your liking and you get to just sit back and enjoy it?
I've given up. What's the point when there's so little to work with?
Everybody here is happy and warm in their bland suburban shit shacks. Far be it from me to upset them.
Better if I were to just leave (into the grave).
7/25/2012 5:27 am
. said: No, I love my country of birth. The problem is, I can't go back there because it has grown too unstable. At least not now.
My entire life has been defined by immigrating to the US as a small child. I feel had I been raised in my origin country, I would have been healthier and happier.
I feel the exact same way about Britain.
7/25/2012 5:26 am
Quixar said: But, no other place will have you.
Its like F2. You know you're not welcome anywhere else, but, you've settled in nicely. Its time to make a niche for yourself.
Me, I'd rather be living in Costa Rica, in a primitive shelter, with no contact with the outside world at all. However, I realize this is a very precarious fantasy. At any time a hurricane could happen. A sudden global warming trend could swamp my little ocean paradise. A drug lord could take exception to me scavenging on his beach.
so realistically its best to stay here and eke out my existence, in a relatively safe environment.
Yeah, life here shit and I ought to just give up my ideals and put up with it.
Other people get to live complete lives but I'm limited to the bread crumbs.
Edit: What's the fuckin' point; I might as well be dead, etc.
7/25/2012 5:20 am
Quixar said: Stephen Harper no more represents the average Canadian than I represent the average Vulcan.
But, I still believe in what Canada stands for - all we need to do is stand for it before we lose it completely.
I don't believe in same. I just want out.
7/25/2012 5:19 am
. said: death2mefag, you need to visit some 3rd world shit holes and you will begin to appreciate Canada much more. Sadly you are too lazy and broke to do so.
I often get the "at least we're not Somalia" response.
My retort is, are we comparing ourselves to Somalia now? What's the fuckin' point?
What a pile of shit compared to other real countries.
7/25/2012 5:18 am
. said: To summarize
You are a whiny useless asshole that is afraid to work, yet it's somehow Canada's fault?
Yes, that's about it.
7/25/2012 5:06 am
Quixar said: I salute my flag, not my government.
Interesting, though fuck my flag too.
7/25/2012 5:01 am
It's sad that your racism has led you to hating your country.
7/25/2012 4:13 am
7/25/2012 1:03 am
. said: There is much faggotry in this thread.
What kind of lame, simple-minded, lifeless, asshole reads this crap? Seriously, pick up a book or the Economist or something: http://www.goodreads.com.
7/24/2012 5:37 am
I was FC too. (Strictly dot.)
7/24/2012 1:38 am
. said: Not built into the OS. What I meant to say is all these features have been available to Windows through 3rd party sources.
Windows have more 3rd party content than Linux and Mac OS combined times a hundred.
Every useful type of application has a Mac version (except Australian income tax software).
7/24/2012 1:32 am
. said: All features that Windows has had for years.
Windows has had iCloud for years!
Though I'll admit FileValut2's disk encryption scheme was late to the party (being a year old).
7/23/2012 7:32 pm
. said: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/skydrive/home
iCloud works better, is more comprehensive and isn't "file based".
Also iCloud was around first.
7/23/2012 7:23 pm
. said: That entire page is basically an admission that Microsoft has the right strategy for the desktop. Apple is copying Microsoft's strategy.
Apple's strategy for the desktop is iCloud.
7/23/2012 7:22 pm
Apple treats OSX like a redheaded step child. They have no interest in a full scale OS. They just want people to buy ipads and phones with $$$$ going to the app store.
Anyone still clinging to the idea that Apple gives a shit about actual computers that get work done is deluded.
Building the best laptop in the world (the Retina MacBook Pro) hardly shows "no interest".
7/23/2012 7:21 pm
. said: Macs don't have a date picker?
Not in the calendar application, iCloud, no.
Instead you just type what you want.
e.g. "Lunch with Jimbo tomorrow" sets a one hour appointment at noon tomorrow with the title "Lunch with Jimbo".
("Lunch with Spanky" sets a five hour appointment instead.)
7/23/2012 7:17 pm
. said: Airplay mirroring is a ripoff of Windows Media Center (5 years old)
iCloud is a ripoff of MSFT Skydrive (4 years old)
AutoSave is a ripoff of MSFT System Restore (at least 10 years old)
Nope, none of those are valid comparisons.
Apple had a Media Center ripoff called Front Row but canned it with Lion. Airplay is completely different and will display everything. Useful for presentations, etc.
iCloud is completely different too. Microsoft's Skydrive doesn't "just work". Skydrive is merely a storage space. iCloud is a smooth experience where the user doesn't think about where their stuff is stored. It's just there. Skydrive handles "files" but iCloud handles calendars, photos, contacts, music, documents, etc.
AutoSave and versions work completely differently too. It only saves copies of documents available to the user immediately. System Restore was a backup client for system files and applications.
7/23/2012 7:09 pm
. said: Game Center is a ripoff of Xbox Live, which MSFT has had for 8 years or so now.
Gatekeeper is a ripoff of Microsoft Security Essentials (but without most of the key features).
Gatekeeper is completely different from Microsoft's malware detector. It's really more on the developer side.
7/23/2012 7:04 pm
. said: Really?
"Keyboard shortcut for Save As
Use Command-Shift-Option-S to save a document using a different name and location."
"Prompt to save when closing a document
The new Ask to keep changes when closing a document preference prompts you to keep or discard changes when closing a document."
"New date picker
The new date picker in the inspector displays a mini calendar so you can easily change the date of an event."
Inline progress for downloads and file copies
When copying a file from a server or connected drive, youll see its progress in the files icon in the Finder. You can also cancel a copy in progress."
"Create a new iCloud account in Setup Assistant
When you start up a Mac for the first time, you can create a new iCloud account in Setup Assistant, so youre ready to go as soon as you get to the desktop."
They are useful though perhaps basic.
7/23/2012 7:00 pm
death2me said: . said: No, just an impartial observer. Can you name a single one of the improvements listed on that page that is an actual innovation and not a copy of another company's idea?
iCloud (for not just calendars but docs, photos and music; from Lion)
AutoSave and versions (from Lion)
7/23/2012 6:58 pm
. said: Maybe.
But the core features, the ones that Apple is choosing to call out and highlight as being the biggest part of the release are all ripped off from things that were rolled out by other companies first: http://www.apple.com/osx/whats-new/
Has Apple jumped the shark with this release?
It will still be the best computer OS on the market.
7/23/2012 6:57 pm
. said: No, just an impartial observer. Can you name a single one of the improvements listed on that page that is an actual innovation and not a copy of another company's idea?
7/23/2012 6:53 pm