Someplace to stash my stuff
and locked up for their own good.
Published on September 21, 2014 By starkers In Personal Computing

Yup, just like it says, I wish that those flaming idiots queuing for days on end to get an iPhone 6 would be charged with loitering or something and taken away under the vagrancy act.

What's more, those bastages at Apple should have released it during Winter... so the twerps sleeping out overnight were freezing their tushes off and were more than grateful for a nice warm cell [with a toilet] to bunk down in.

I figure it would save them alot of money as well, cos vagrancy is just a misdemeanor and the fine would be a hell of alot less that a freaking iPhone 6.  Vagrancy and loitering is only gonna cost 'em a 100 bucks [and they get breakfast], as opposed to several hundred dollars, so I reckon it's a pretty good deal and they shouldn't bitch about it.  It's not like it'd go down on their record... and a warm bunk has to be better than the cold, hard pavement.  Hehe!

Anyhow, there you have it, The Pirate's way to save people from themselves.


Comments (Page 3)
on Sep 22, 2014

Timmaigh

The other thing, especially iPhone, is a beautiful piece of machinery,

That is a matter of opinion... and we know the old saying about everyone having one.  To me, my Nokia Lumia 820 is a better, more beautiful phone than an iPhone.  I looked at both before buying and chose the one that best suited my needs and aesthetic appreciation.  The Nokia won out because it gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling all over and the iPhone didn't.

Anyway, the thread isn't so much about iPhones or Apple products - any products in particular, for that matter - but about having a bit of fun.  Yes, I used the queuing for iPhones as a starting point [gotta start somewhere, and why not something current and ridiculous], but the whole idea was to inject some humour into the forums, hence the multiple smilies to announce my intent, to denote humour/tongue-in-cheek.

Sadly, it has gone off the rails and has become a 'this is about me, my choices' thread.  I mean, really?  Doesn't anybody know how to take a joke or have fun anymore? 

on Sep 22, 2014

starkers


Quoting Timmaigh,

The other thing, especially iPhone, is a beautiful piece of machinery,



That is a matter of opinion... and we know the old saying about everyone having one.  To me, my Nokia Lumia 820 is a better, more beautiful phone than an iPhone.  I looked at both before buying and chose the one that best suited my needs and aesthetic appreciation.  The Nokia won out because it gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling all over and the iPhone didn't.

Anyway, the thread isn't so much about iPhones or Apple products - any products in particular, for that matter - but about having a bit of fun.  Yes, I used the queuing for iPhones as a starting point [gotta start somewhere, and why not something current and ridiculous], but the whole idea was to inject some humour into the forums, hence the multiple smilies to announce my intent, to denote humour/tongue-in-cheek.

Sadly, it has gone off the rails and has become a 'this is about me, my choices' thread.  I mean, really?  Doesn't anybody know how to take a joke or have fun anymore? 

 

Well, considering these days you are able to order stuff online and have it delivered directly to you it does seem rather silly to be lining up outside in the cold for consumer electronics =P

on Sep 22, 2014

Timmaigh

you of all people, as an architect, can appreciate this and understand why people may desire beauty in their lives.

It's rather 'narrow' to simplify 'architecture' as an understanding [appreciation] of beauty.....about as simplistic as classifying a doctor as 'a Porsche owner'.

Architecture isn't just about aesthetics...but more importantly about social design and redesign.  How the shape/growth/development of cities is allowed to evolve.

You know....ghettos are not just an unfortunate breakdown of social ideals....they're living testament to failures of Architects' vision/s.

Tenement housing becomes slum....another of those chicken-and-egg issues.

 

All that being the case, you tend to balance the desire for crass bling against resources sustainability.  The ultimate example of consumerism-gone-bad is the bulldozing of brand new [never even been lived-in] residential developments because some bean-counter decides they're not going to be commercially viable AFTER the fucking things are built.

In 1972 a 20 storey building went up in London....and it was decided to leave it empty...because all it needed was a care-taker and the Govt. of the time would compensate the developers more than rental and wear and tear.

Again fucking absurd.

Meanwhile, lemmings are hell-bent on dumping their recent 'stuff' just  so they can have MORE-recent 'stuff'.

Look up on the net how many million tons per day of electronic 'waste' becomes land-fill .... then re-evaluate this yearning for 'bling'.

 

 

Sorry...but I've been an Architect for too bloody long...and am too bloody disillusioned.  I know nothing will change simply because it hasn't already.

on Sep 22, 2014

certain buzzwords just trigger the same responses every single time.

i am not sure every member here would pass a Turing test.

on Sep 22, 2014


certain buzzwords just trigger the same responses every single time.

i am not sure every member here would pass a Turing test.

Fuck Turing......

 

Oh.....thought there for a moment you'd said 'Tourettes' ....

on Sep 22, 2014

island dog has abandoned windows phones already?

on Sep 22, 2014

MadDeez

island dog has abandoned windows phones already?

ID changes allegiance to phones more frequently than I change my undies...

 

...which may or may not be a good thing....

on Sep 22, 2014

MadDeez

island dog has abandoned windows phones already?

Yep, needed a phone that developers care about and develop for.  I'll write more about that soon.

 

on Sep 22, 2014


ID changes allegiance to phones more frequently than I change my undies...

ID's post about the Nokia Lumia 920 being the best phone he'd owned is about 2 years old now, me thinks it be time fer some fresh jocks, don't you?

That's if yer can peel 'em off.

on Sep 22, 2014

Another reason I wouldn't queue up for days on end to get an appliance/gadget, apart from being too feching old, is that I don't necessarily have to have something yesterday.

About 7 weeks ago I purchased a new 55" Smart TV knowing full well it wouldn't ship until Sept 30th, meaning I will receive it around Oct 2nd -3rd.  It saved me 600 bucks on the recommended retail price by pre-ordering so far in advance, so yeah, the 8 weeks wait is worth it to me. 

Like I said, I don't have to have it yesterday.  Maybe with age comes arthritis and other aches and pains, which is why you don't see us old fogies queuing up like that.  However, with age also comes greater patience and a bit more wisdom... so we can wait for stuff and have more sense than to get cold arses camping out on cold, hard pavements overnight, etc

on Sep 22, 2014

starkers

with age also comes greater patience and a bit more wisdom

Plus, time just seems to go faster the older you get, so 8 weeks seems like nothing.  When I was a kid, that was an eternity.

 

on Sep 22, 2014



Quoting Timmaigh,

you of all people, as an architect, can appreciate this and understand why people may desire beauty in their lives.



It's rather 'narrow' to simplify 'architecture' as an understanding [appreciation] of beauty.....about as simplistic as classifying a doctor as 'a Porsche owner'.

Architecture isn't just about aesthetics...but more importantly about social design and redesign.  How the shape/growth/development of cities is allowed to evolve.

You know....ghettos are not just an unfortunate breakdown of social ideals....they're living testament to failures of Architects' vision/s.

Tenement housing becomes slum....another of those chicken-and-egg issues.

 

All that being the case, you tend to balance the desire for crass bling against resources sustainability.  The ultimate example of consumerism-gone-bad is the bulldozing of brand new [never even been lived-in] residential developments because some bean-counter decides they're not going to be commercially viable AFTER the fucking things are built.

In 1972 a 20 storey building went up in London....and it was decided to leave it empty...because all it needed was a care-taker and the Govt. of the time would compensate the developers more than rental and wear and tear.

Again fucking absurd.

Meanwhile, lemmings are hell-bent on dumping their recent 'stuff' just  so they can have MORE-recent 'stuff'.

Look up on the net how many million tons per day of electronic 'waste' becomes land-fill .... then re-evaluate this yearning for 'bling'.

 

 

Sorry...but I've been an Architect for too bloody long...and am too bloody disillusioned.  I know nothing will change simply because it hasn't already.

 

I never said architecture is just about beauty/aesthetics, ofc is it not. But beauty is an integral part of it, after all architecture/design is form of art, like a music. Thats why one would expect you as an expert in this field to be more attuned to it than ordinary people.

In regard to ghettos, no, they are not problem of architects, they are problem of society. And architects are NOT social engineers. If you considered yourself to be one and thats why you are disillusioned now, then perhaps that simplistic view would do you a world of good. 

The lemmings have emotions and those are more important to them than rational thoughts about long-term sustainability or electronic waste. Nothing will ever change precisely because of this and you should embrace it, as its as natural as rainforest.

@starkers> sorry to derail your thread, but this is serious business, you should have known better . At least this thread keeps going, even if no exactly how you envisioned. BTW, i never said iPhone is more beautiful than Nokia. I mean, to me it is, but i can understand why you like Nokias design more, it has its strong points as well.

on Sep 22, 2014

Island Dog


Quoting MadDeez,

island dog has abandoned windows phones already?



Yep, needed a phone that developers care about and develop for.  I'll write more about that soon.

 

 

I guess you werent happy with Skype being shut down for Win 7 phones? My sister found out she cant use it anymore on her Lumia 800 - and ofc such phone cant be updated to Win 8. So the only solution is to buy a new phone - i can already tell it wont be a Windows phone.

Brilliant thinking by Microsoft. 

on Sep 22, 2014

Ouch, hadn't heard that.  That blows.

 

on Sep 22, 2014

It's all opinion here.  Seems wrong to denigrate people for their opinions (stupid, sheep).  .02

 

 

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