Someplace to stash my stuff
damned walled garden
Published on December 5, 2014 By starkers In Personal Computing

I really wanted to take a shot at Google today but couldn't find anything newsworthy or damning.

However, I found the next best thing...  a damning indictment on Apple... something it oughta be fechin' ashamed of but instead is defending.

Yup, the mother-whats-its [insert expletive here] created software to delete competitors music purchased by users from their iPods and other fechen i devices.

Despicable ain't the word for it!  Try downright fechen criminal... and Apple is trying to justify it by saying it was for customers own good.

For security reasons my arse! 

Worse still, there was no explanation... nothing.  Nope, the head of Apple security treated customers like dumbarses [and probably some are/were] by saying an explantion would have been confusing... and therefore their purchases were just wiped away.

Bastards, that's all I gotta say, dirty rotten criminal bastards.

So what say you, peoples of Stardock, etc?


Comments (Page 2)
on Dec 15, 2014

Dr Guy

I do not think the XT did 1mb.

Yes it did...via a monster of an expansion card....like one of those old full-size VGA cards only twice as long.

It had a 20meg drive and a green screen.

Prior to that one I'd been given an XT 'clone' that had a 40meg drive and a Monochrome monitor.

 

The IBM XT looked like this one...

 

on Dec 15, 2014

Yea, that is the XT!  And you are correct.  It was the plane jane PC that did not do the 1mb cards.  Time dulls memories.

 

But I had one customer in 1991 who wanted me to upgrade one of those suckers to accept a 3.5" floppy!  Because the damn thing would not die!

on Dec 16, 2014

Dr Guy

It had a 33mb external HD that sounded like a jet taxiing

That reminded me of something that I had completely forgotten about and actually made me chuckle a little bit-

Somewhere around the XT/AT era I had a parallel port tape drive backup.  That sucker would whir furiously, then slow down some, then whir furiously, the stop, clunk around a little, whir some more, and on and on.

To follow your analogy, it sounded like a partying pilot was relentlessly trying to park a 747 into a horse stall.

I'll give the thing credit though, it did actually work pretty well.

on Dec 16, 2014

DaveRI

it sounded like a partying pilot was relentlessly trying to park a 747 into a horse stall.

I like that even more!

on Dec 16, 2014


I really wanted to take a shot at Google today but couldn't find anything newsworthy or damning.

However, I found the next best thing...  a damning indictment on Apple... something it oughta be fechin' ashamed of but instead is defending.

Yup, the mother-whats-its [insert expletive here] created software to delete competitors music purchased by users from their iPods and other fechen i devices.

Despicable ain't the word for it!  Try downright fechen criminal... and Apple is trying to justify it by saying it was for customers own good.

For security reasons my arse! 

Worse still, there was no explanation... nothing.  Nope, the head of Apple security treated customers like dumbarses [and probably some are/were] by saying an explantion would have been confusing... and therefore their purchases were just wiped away.

Bastards, that's all I gotta say, dirty rotten criminal bastards.

So what say you, peoples of Stardock, etc?


 

Please do not bash apple in the forums without a warrant. Downright fechen criminal.

on Dec 17, 2014

RiddleKing


Quoting ,

I really wanted to take a shot at Google today but couldn't find anything newsworthy or damning.

However, I found the next best thing...  a damning indictment on Apple... something it oughta be fechin' ashamed of but instead is defending.

Yup, the mother-whats-its [insert expletive here] created software to delete competitors music purchased by users from their iPods and other fechen i devices.

Despicable ain't the word for it!  Try downright fechen criminal... and Apple is trying to justify it by saying it was for customers own good.

For security reasons my arse! 

Worse still, there was no explanation... nothing.  Nope, the head of Apple security treated customers like dumbarses [and probably some are/were] by saying an explantion would have been confusing... and therefore their purchases were just wiped away.

Bastards, that's all I gotta say, dirty rotten criminal bastards.

So what say you, peoples of Stardock, etc?



 

Please do not bash apple in the forums without a warrant. Downright fechen criminal.

This is NOT Apple bashing... we're taking pot shots.  Besides, Apple's reputation is already bruised... was long before this thread came to mind... will be long after the thread is forgotten... and not because of it.... because Apple is its own worst enemy, what with dubious litigations and 'inventing' everything from the wheel to toilet seats

on Dec 17, 2014

starkers

This is NOT Apple bashing... we're taking pot shots.  Besides, Apple's reputation is already bruised... was long before this thread came to mind... will be long after the thread is forgotten... and not because of it.... because Apple is its own worst enemy, what with dubious litigations and 'inventing' everything from the wheel to toilet seats

 

Steve Jobs is gone and beating someone whose down is wrong.

They spend millions in filtering all the content in their devices to create a sometimes more than secure but unfair yet legally competitive strategy.

Music purchased on iTunes can only be played on apple devices.. so what? Its almost  one dallar per song so pay extra to get it on android devices than trying to justify your dollar should also play on android. Stop being cheap. 

I really don't see what this fuss is about because content purchased on apple devices for that cheap needs extra security not to be distributed elsewhere. Jesus christ-its a bargain and consumers are not paying for the security, apple is. So who is apple securing you may ask--well artist, musicians etc so that they can fund creativity. 

"Do not take pot shots at apple without a Warrant"

on Dec 17, 2014

RiddleKing

Steve Jobs is gone and beating someone whose down is wrong.
They spend millions in filtering all the content in their devices to create a sometimes more than secure but unfair yet legally competitive strategy.
Music purchased on iTunes can only be played on apple devices.. so what? Its almost one dallar per song so pay extra to get it on android devices than trying to justify your dollar should also play on android. Stop being cheap.
I really don't see what this fuss is about because content purchased on apple devices for that cheap needs extra security not to be distributed elsewhere. Jesus christ-its a bargain and consumers are not paying for the security, apple is. So who is apple securing you may ask--well artist, musicians etc so that they can fund creativity.
"Do not take pot shots at apple without a Warrant"

Because Steve Jobs even 'stole' the Beatles Recording Label....then when taken to task over it AGREED NOT to enter into the music industry and thus cause Trade Name confusion - adding insult to existing injury....

 

....and promptly released this iTunes junk...thus violating the agreement yet again.

Saddest part is....he admitted TAKING the name....cos he liked the Beatles.

Here's the trick, you arse...don't dilute their IP by copying the 'Apple' name.

I suppose he stopped short of a double sided logo...you know....an apple on one side...and the cut side on the other....[young people may need to ask their parents].

Not bashing him, but he 'could' have shown an inventive spark and come up with his own name.

on Dec 17, 2014

RiddleKing

Its almost one dallar per song so pay extra to get it on android devices than trying to justify your dollar should also play on android. Stop being cheap.

It is not extra.  Apple basically set the bar at $1, so you can get the same songs from many sources for the same price.  And they do play anywhere.

 

itunes was a great concept!  The implementation is the reason that the competitors caught up, and are now passing them.

on Dec 17, 2014


Because Steve Jobs even 'stole' the Beatles Recording Label....then when taken to task over it AGREED NOT to enter into the music industry and thus cause Trade Name confusion - adding insult to existing injury....

He even flaunted it - that is where the sound "sosumi" comes from.  If you sound it out, you get the message he gave the Beatles.

on Dec 17, 2014

RiddleKing


Quoting starkers,

This is NOT Apple bashing... we're taking pot shots.  Besides, Apple's reputation is already bruised... was long before this thread came to mind... will be long after the thread is forgotten... and not because of it.... because Apple is its own worst enemy, what with dubious litigations and 'inventing' everything from the wheel to toilet seats



 

Steve Jobs is gone and beating someone whose down is wrong.

They spend millions in filtering all the content in their devices to create a sometimes more than secure but unfair yet legally competitive strategy.

Music purchased on iTunes can only be played on apple devices.. so what? Its almost  one dallar per song so pay extra to get it on android devices than trying to justify your dollar should also play on android. Stop being cheap. 

I really don't see what this fuss is about because content purchased on apple devices for that cheap needs extra security not to be distributed elsewhere. Jesus christ-its a bargain and consumers are not paying for the security, apple is. So who is apple securing you may ask--well artist, musicians etc so that they can fund creativity. 

"Do not take pot shots at apple without a Warrant"

Ya know something, RiddleKing, you can defend Apple all you like and sing its praises, that's your right, but Apple is slimy and I don't give a flying fech if Steve Jobs is dead.  He might be a hero to you and other Apple fanbois, but to me he was no more than a parasite who took tech from various sources, mashed it all together and called it his own.  Then he had the audacity to sue the creators of the original tech for patent breaches. 

The true inventor/innovator at Apple was Steve Wozniak.. PERIOD.  After he was ousted, the closest thing to an innovator at Apple was their legal team. It found new and different ways of suing tech owners into oblivion.  The process was all too often deliberately long and protracted so that smaller firms were bankrupted by it, thus leaving Apple pretty much free reign to use the tech as it saw fit. 

So no, Apple is NOT some angelic tech company looking out for its users or anyone else but itself.  And that stuff about 'security' for the benefit of iTunes users, that's total crap with a capital B... BULLSH!T.  Everything about that falls under Apple's 'walled garden', where it exercises control over everything within it... and if Apple does not like something you add that's purchased from them, it's amputated/excised without care or consideration of its cost.

Now, if you still want to defend Apple, sing its praises and complain about 'pot shots', I suggest you do it someplace where somebody actually gives a fech.  I'm sure there's forums where they like that sort of thing and will let you dribble on all day about how wonderful Apple is NOT.  Alternatively, you could have some fun and take a pot shot of your own... like tell us about how Apple invented half of Intel's inventory; or how Apple invented Microsoft and is leasing it to Bill Gates; or how Apple owns the patents on all Nvidia's graphics card development.

Yeah, give us a real laugh.

on Dec 17, 2014

on Dec 17, 2014

RiddleKing

This

You gotta be joking!!!!!   I've resisted Apple since its inception and I no doubt whatsoever I'll manage it for another 20 years.

There is but just one single solitary product of Apple's I MAY have been interested in... but given its exorbitant price tag... not a fechen chance.

And it's not that fechen good.  For the price I could certainly build a much better PC with more power, greater speed and graphics, etc... and still have change.

Nope, Apple has nothing I want and nothing I need... so resistance is fechen easy.

Hehe!!!  I am RiddleKing of Borg... and I need to get out of this Apple fairytale I'm in before the real tech world leaves me behind.

[Oh, in case you didn't know, "I am Blank of Borg" is a thread that 2of3 started a few years ago... that's where the idea for the above line came from]

on Dec 17, 2014

They've made some stuff I've found useful and worth the money.  End of story.  Could care less whether they 'invented' the stuff or not.

on Dec 18, 2014


They've made some stuff I've found useful and worth the money.  End of story.  Could care less whether they 'invented' the stuff or not.

See, now that's what I'm talking about... a straight forward, no nonsense approach to the tech one buys.  For mine, if you find the product useful and value for money, then you should purchase it and be happy... and in your situation that seems to be the case. 

So what if you have Apple products and I don't.  I really don't care!  What does irk me, though, are the Apple fanbois who go over the top and will say and do just about anything to defend the company and sing its praises... even when it can be clearly demonstrated its practices are dubious at best. 

Meta
Views
» 31942
Comments
» 74
Sponsored Links