Why Apple Owns Hearts (If Not Minds)

Half Sigma has a post up profiling buyers of Apple and Android (concluding that most Android buyers are more frugal than Apple buyers.)

Android buyers may be more frugal, but it’s not because they have less money to spend than Apple buyers. The reason Apple is the elite/SWPL/hipster smartphone and tablet and laptop of choice has to do with the preferences of women. As a commenter over there wrote:

“Maybe iphones appeal to women shoppers, but the sophisticated users I know prefer the Galaxy S III or the Nexus 4.”

Apple vs Android is less about SWPL vs prole than it is about women vs men.

Firstly, proles aren’t Android customers. Most proles don’t have service plans and are still using dumb phones. Android customers are well-paid STEM men, typically younger, and often married with small kids. They are the type of men who are out of the dating market, either through marriage or nerdery. They love tinkering with gadgets and discovering multi-use purposes for them. They are numbers people, and have a natural aversion to spending more for something than what it is worth according to dry calculations they make in their heads. In other words, the core Android base are left brain thinkers who better appreciate value and function and are autistic to the appeal of pretty packaging, ergonomics and intuitive GUIs.

Devoted Apple customers are single women and the men who hang around a lot of women, like salesmen, players, scenesters, and marketers. Apple customers also include older buyers who are intimidated by rumors of non-Apple products being harder to navigate. In other words, the core Apple base are right brain thinkers who better appreciate form and are scared of advanced techie functionality (or more precisely, techie functionality that is not sufficiently concealed under a soothing layer of bubbly icons).

Apple enjoys lavish profitability because women are the primary purchasers in any modern, slowly decaying Western society. Since form has higher status than function in such late-stage societies, and since women are the drivers of trivial status whoring competitions, Apple — which, justifiably, represents the ultimate in high status tech aesthetic — owns women’s sympathies. And from this, Apple owns a significant chunk of men and their dollars.





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  1. Let’s make a distinction between “salesmen and marketers” and balls-out Sales Professionals, who exhibit all the Alpha traits for prospect qualification, influence, negotiation, social skills, natty attire, and devil-may-care risk taking (just to name a few) that are expounded upon at length in this influential and informative blog.

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    • That distinction would be completely lost on me. If I as much as catch the shadow of a whiff of ANY type of ‘sales tactics’, I’m outta there like shot from a cannon. I’m allergic to bullshit.

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      • Sales Engineering is not about manipulating people to buy crap they don’t need. It’s about understanding technical products and seeking out customers who need them, and making the best case for them to hire your company vs your competition. It’s understandable that people disdain “sales” but professional salesmanship is truly a game for alphas, and definitely anyone who wants to be more than a cubicle drone perpetually awaiting their next assignment should make a foray into sales and marketing. When you bring money into the organization you are like a mobster; you can do whatever the hell you want. That and a fine pair of gabardines, clean, matching shoes and belt, an executive style hairdo, and a masculine watch are about all you will need to project your place at the top of the office veldt pecking order.

        When Lee Iacocca graduated with an engineering degree he skipped the trenches and went straight into sales.

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      • Please contact me dude. editor at interestingtimesmagazine dot net

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      • Interesting, interesting. Shall I include a photo of myself in bikini-briefs?

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      • A guy don’t walk on the lot lest he wants to buy

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      • 100% Agreement, but with a caveat… Sales -is- like game in that for every one guy you described above there are 99 herbs trying to walk the walk and talk the talk and doing jack shit. I spent some of my early career in sales and I was good at it for the same reason I can get strange women to suck my cock in short order. On raw looks alone, I’m a low alpha. When you have a vocabulary and intelligence to go with that, plus perhaps, the single most important thing of all; the ability to be a pathological liar without ever blinking once or losing frame. This is what separates real salesmen that generate more profit for a company than the throngs of butthurt 2nd stringers.

        And again, your assessment is spot on if you are generating revenue for that company that is beyond what lesser mortals are capable of, you can literally, do whatever the fuck you want. That was my experience too. I rarely came to the office and was never questioned about this. No one bites the hand that feeds. I marked up contracts with inflated margins that management knew damn well were pushing the boundaries of legality, again, not a peep. Selling yourself to get laid and being extraordinary at it, is the same as selling anything to anyone.

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      • The pros know how it works.

        And you need a big car with a 2-body trunk. A Grand Marquis is good, a Lincoln is better.

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      • You sound like a low level wanabbe lol

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  2. “women are the primary purchasers in any modern, slowly decaying Western society. ”

    Spot on. Nearly all of the marketing in the West is directed toward women.

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    • The capitalist aspect of feminism is often overlooked, especially by libertarian-minded anti-feminists.


      (skip to 0:40)

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      • yes,

        and a side effect is to bring in all the nonwhite people to do the “womans work” that used to get done by the woman.

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      • Indeed, maids, nannies, gardeners, fast food workers etc. allow women to revolt against home life.

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      • Interesting. Despite the tedious Marxism and the crappy language (at least in translation, I don’t have the time and energy to go through the French spoken text), he makes at least one reasonable point:

        The women in the workplace paradigm has, overall, been good for
        upper middle and upper class women, but not for working class
        women.
        .
        Thor

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      • It has been good for Apple and other corporations as well. Not simply by increasing the number of consumers, but also increasing consumption per consumer. Tattered families make discontented individuals, and discontented individuals fill the voids in their lives with stuff.

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      • A solid point.

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      • People are just mad at Capitalists because they haven’t been invited to sit at the table. This is all Marxist bullshit. Leave it to the French to lecture us on market trends.

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      • Do you ever have anything original to say?

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      • LOL! You get upset when you get dismissed, eh? Well…..there again, you’re dismissed.

        And you do project an awful lot, did you notice that? Maybe that’s why you get dismissed so often.

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      • Point and sputter, then rinse and repeat.

        That’s you.

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      • That’s what you get for being an economic determinist instead of interpreting History through the lenses of race/HBD.

        Great anti-feminist talk, just like the original marxists who considered feminism a degenerate symptom of bourgeois decadence. But much of the value is lost in marxist claptrap.

        He’s also an “islamophile”, and I’m sure that he wishes that whites convert to islam…

        Anyway, without his collectivist obsession, Soral would be a great european leader.
        Such a waste.

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      • Who’s being an economic determinist? And what the hell have individualists done for their race?

        “Collectivists” are out fighting for their race: http://www.alternativeright.com/main/blogs/euro-centric/remaking-a-people/

        What are individualist libertardians doing? Trying to make our societal debauch economically sustainable. Individualists are the white race’s greatest enemies.

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      • Laconophile, a propos his name, don’t say many words… but he speaks volumes.

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  3. Sorry, I didn’t buy Apple products because chicks bought them, I buy them because they “work” and are easy to use. Microsoft/ Android loves/ celibate Halo gamers love to whine with the “buuuuut my phone is faster has a better camera and look n00b i can hack it with d0pe warez.” The market is not for hacker kids. (wouldn’t that necessarily be nearly 99% male?)

    Jobs was smart enough to know people will go with what is simple and works. It’s taken Microsoft 10 years to learn this lesson (still really haven’t). But by all means show me how cool it is that you can bump your phone together to transfer a playlist.

    /end snide

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    • Microsoft is not hard to use. Some of the non-Microsoft apps are.
      But this lies in the eye (i.e. skill set) of the beholder. For me, any helicopter is impossible to use.

      Thor

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    • lol look at this dickhead

      brb cooking with fire because a microwave is too hard to figure out

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    • on November 27, 2012 at 12:40 am AlmostAnonymous

      What dlsap says.

      The Apple devices “just work”. They are far more intuitive than Android devices and more consistent.

      Who wants to spend all day tinkering with their device just to get it to work? Sure, Nerds and Geeks do, but people which actual lives to get on with have other things to do with their time.

      I’ve seen 18th month old babies work out how to use an iphone without help. I’ve never seen a baby work out an android device. That’s just a data point I’ve seen.

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      • I have to agree. Furthermore, Android users are largely Android users due to frugality. I know this, because I’m I have a shitty Android phone. It cost $200 outright, and now I pay $25 a month for unlimited data, unlimited text and 300 minutes of calls. It’s just crazy-cheap compared to all the other smartphone plans out there (Virgin Mobile, if you’re wondering, but the deal is no longer available, it’s gone up to $35 a month for new customers.)

        The phone, however, is kinda crap. Slow, annoying to use, crashes all the damn time. Having used iPhones I fully admit they’re way better. But I’m still not gonna pay a hundred bucks a month for a phone, nor am I gonna sign a one- or two-year contract to buy a damn piece of consumer electronics.

        I’ll probably go back to dumb-phone for my next phone. The only smartphone feature I actually find useful is maps.

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    • an authority on cutting edge technology…..

      ….posts from hotmail account

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      • on November 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm AlmostAnonymous

        What’s your point?

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      • is that a serious question?

        do you also use hotmail and probably internet explorer while talking about how much you know about technology?

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      • on November 29, 2012 at 2:32 am AlmostAnonymous

        is that a serious comment?

        Rather than going “*derp* *derp* hotmail user *derp* *derp*” why not address his points? His using hotmail has nothing to do with what he was talking about.

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  4. Ugh, so true. I’ve been an iPhone user for the past 2 years just because of the status. I initially got it to impress people, since around that time very few people were using smart phones. Now everyone has them and you’re in the minority if you don’t have an iPhone. But I’m a simple guy and would be perfectly content with an old flip phone that only allows calling and texting.

    As much as I don’t want to be a status whore, though, I find it’s hard in this society to not be. I don’t own a car and I don’t have fancy clothes or expensive shoes, so the next thing on that list is a shiny device that allows me to check Facebook on the toilet.

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  5. Actually, I have Mac computers because I prefer the OS over the mess that Windows has become since Vista. And since so few people see my computer, it’s hardly for status reasons.

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  6. Flip phone or you’re a needy beta.

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  7. I have a cheap dumb phone and I love it. If I lose it or it gets stolen, its easily replaceable. It does not collect data on me for sale later, or use by unscrupulous people in the corporate-government world (which is the same world). Anything serious I will use Linux, which is the scientific standard for real work.

    I use my phone to make and receive phone calls and texts. If I want a camera, guess what, I have one. It works better than any phone. I have an mp3 player, and it works better than any phone. I have a calculator, and it works better than any phone. I have a netbook, one I can do serious work on, and it works better than any phone.

    I’ve seen smartphones used well for salespeople, to ring customers up, medical professionals (to look up drugs) and a few other uses. For most anything else, its a TOY. You can’t do any serious work on it, and specialized devices like a Garmin GPS work better — without massive data costs.

    Smart phones = dumb people for most uses. You rack up data costs like crazy.

    Electronics are crap anyway, the best strategy is to invest the min possible because it will be obsolete in six months and fail after a few years (cheap manufacturing particularly crummy Chinese capacitors).

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    • Amen. My dumb phone is only $40 a month (even then I think that is too much) while my friends pay $90-100+ a month for theirs. Lets be serious for a minute: Unless you’re a business owner or something, you have no excuse to own a smart phone. Further honesty: You mainly use it for porn, mini games and watching stupid videos on youtube. Cut out the shit and just simplify your life.

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      • Smart phones are shields for the socially insecure out in public. For the most part. They give a girl/beta something to hide behind for fear of interaction. The revolution of the hand-held computer has allowed women to put one foot in a social space while remaining aloof if necessary or desired. (They used to drag out their girlfriends for that protection.)

        The paradigm is shifting towards this public-yet-asocial dynamic, and so new techniques are required. It’s not enough to fight the last war with outmoded weapons. The SMP is the SMP.

        And yet… If you developed your skills of interaction before this debilitating and retarding crutch took over public spaces, you have a tremendous advantage. While it is harder to pry a girl’s attention away from her digital security blanket, once you do, she is largely without defenses.

        Matt

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      • I use a Tracfone – $20 for 3 months. Who the fuck needs a service plan?

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      • As I said above, the only smartphone feature I actually find useful is maps. But that’s a pretty big one. And I’ve never seen a dedicated GPS unit that wasn’t too big to carry round all the damn time.

        I’d definitely settle for a dumbphone with a built-in Garmin though.

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    • …Smart phones = dumb people for most uses. You rack up data costs like crazy…

      Racking up data cost like crazy is the main reason they create and sell gadgets like that.

      it is very profitable to have millions of people sending / watching videos of cats in hats or babies giggling on their ” smart phones”

      and women do it far more than men. I mean consuming data or bandwidth for useless stupid stuff

      as you said only a tiny percentage use them for a good reason such as a doctor looking up medication details.

      I am not saying owning a smart phone in itself makes one a dumb person but that most people use them for dumb things

      and those smart phones have become a fuck’n nuisance in many places such as in movie theaters were every five minutes I see a young person’s smart phone light up which is very distracting.

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      • My phone plan is $ 4.95/month, calls are 0.10/min, texts 0.25.
        Phone spends the majority of its’ life on a charger in the kitchen.
        Since I am not a teenage girl, I do not feel the need to take 70 pictures of myself every day, for checking emails I have a computer, video games are for nerds and Facebook can kiss my ass.
        The phone I grew up with was a big, black Bakelite type model with a receiver, squiggly cord and rotary dial, Schrack brand. Hard-wired into the wall (no jack),about as portable as a gallon jug of milk, never needed service, never needed batteries, never dropped a single call, reception was always crystal clear, even to overseas. Worked beautifully for at least 17 years, and would probably still work today if rotary dialing was still possible.
        Smartphone this.

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      • Yeah, but, Words With Friends.

        QED

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  8. wtf?

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  9. “Most proles don’t have service plans and are still using dumb phones.”

    I don’t know about most proles, but the majority of the proles that live in my neighborhood have smart phones, and that includes proles who are on food stamps. Proles are worse than everyone except the upper middle class when it comes to conspicuous consumption. Many of them would pimp their children out for the latest iPhone, Droid, or whatever smart phone is popular at the moment in their prole village.

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    • “Most proles don’t have service plans and are still using dumb phones.”

      That’s incorrect and pretty much chick logic and how city chicks think. They walk around with an iPhone glued to their heads/hand and feel that everyone who doesn’t have an iPhone (Droid, dumb phone, etc.) is a prole.

      Of course, proles will snatch that iPhone out of their pretty little hands.

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    • on November 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm Days of Broken Arrows

      Yeah, I agree with this. Proles live for this corporate crap. Proles are total slaves to these types of gadgets and run up budgets they don’t have on these phones and their zillions of “apps,” just like they spend money they don’t have on “tatts.”

      Check any prole Facebook profile and it’s sure to be loaded up with crappy camera phone shots and zillions of updates.

      From what I see, it’s the NPR I-don’t-own-a-TV types that keep dumb phones.

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      • Well proles usually do not have a lot of self control, do not have a lot of will power and are not good a delaying gratification which in good part is why they are and will remain poor.

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    • Smart phones are really quite stupid. I see no reason to be shackled to the world. My cheap, dumb phone is a relic. I have a cheap plan that is mainly marketed at senior citizens. Only tools love their smart phone.

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    • You like to say “prole” a lot!:)

      [heartiste: time for a limerick…

      there once was a prole from Dole
      who’s pole he couldn’t control
      when one day in a fit
      it stood out like a stick
      and the girls came to call him “swole prole”!]

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      • A man who wanted to be bigger

        well respected, a unique figga

        at the beach he had fun

        fell asleep in the sun

        and now his friends call him….

        I know, I know… I’ll get my coat.

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      • When the sun starts widening nostrils, sloping foreheads, and nappitizing hair (hows that for a nonce 😉 ), then your limerick will be amusing.

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      • Greg, thats not the suns job, thats my job; thats why you wanna hang me from a tree, remember?

        How about this one:

        There once was a hybrid with vigor

        that a white woman made with a nigger

        Greg Eliot blames the kikes and the dikes

        while he tries to make his dick bigger

        Come on Greg, show us how its done?

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      • For the record, I never said anything about hanging anyone from trees… that’s your schtick..

        (see what I did there?)

        Thwack baits the white men at the chateau,
        Talks trash to his betters, and so this negro
        Gets a new asshole tearing,
        And just ends up wearing
        His derriere for a chapeau.

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  10. I’m a proud user of a dumb phone.

    The correlation between phone IQ and holder IQ is negative.

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  11. The iPhone is a better product in pretty much every way. Humorously, I was personally told that even Eric Schmidt uses an iPhone (by his friend who is a top ex-VC some of you may recognize).

    Before you pile on claiming that I’m not tech savvy, I am an electrical engineering student.

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    • No you’re right, the iPhone is better in every way. Except specs, resolution, screensize, battery life, toughness, innovation and user friendliness.

      inb4 ‘What the iPhone is far more userfriendly!’ Bullshit, anything that treats the user like an idiot is not friendly.

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      • “Ooh, a fat sarcastic Android fan! I bet you’re a killer with the ladies!”

        Seriously though, I don’t know whether or not Android is better than iPhone or not. But what I *do* know is that not arguing on the internet about Android vs iPhone is a *lot* better than arguing on the internet about Android vs iPhone.

        Seriously dude, it’s a $few-hundred piece of consumer electronics, you’re gonna throw out after a couple of years. It’s really not that big a fucking deal. Nobody sits around arguing about Westinghouse vs Kelvinator, and fridges are a much bigger decision than phones.

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    • on November 28, 2012 at 8:08 am betterthantheoriginalwally

      Electrical engineering student – oooh, checkmate. 😉

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  12. In a game sort of way, you know when a piece of tech is not a piece of shit when you can keep it for around ten years and it is still useful.

    Until very recently I used an Ericsson T28 world phone. Females who used iShit, etc. would swoon when I elegantly answered a call. You could keep it in your suit jacket pocket and it opened and answered the call when you pressed a little black button on the side. By accident or design the manufacturer created something with elegant appeal as the sound of the flip’s open and close were sensual as was the way you used it. Females like sounds, movement and certain textures and marketers study this. So should you. It projected an aloof sort of detachment from the trends and since I look young caught their interest. This works best if you really like using the item. Coming off as a minimalist who prefers quality demonstrates higher value. Females feel that you view them as cheap and will do anything to prove otherwise. Sometimes they enjoy showing you the benefits of a particular tech that they have to show that it and they by extension have more value that you are giving them. Talk about undivided attention. If you play it right, they will be thrilled to know you as you feign some interest.

    This look requires that you know quality and how to keep things in good shape and have minimal desires. This is very consistent with the game lifestyle. A guy who drives and old car that is in excellent condition or who wears non-designer or non-trendy items that are made well displays an amused indifference to the world. You become society’s superego in their eyes, thus it is necessary to not seem condescending or too judgmental rather consumed with other things which are weighty and very interesting to her.

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    • I’m still using carrier pigeons. Makes flaking harder.

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    • Sometimes they enjoy showing you the benefits of a particular tech that they have to show that it and they by extension have more value that you are giving them.

      Honey, you can demonstrate the benefits of that iPhone by taking some nude movies of yourself and then burning them to a DVD for me.

      Thanks, gotta go now, bye-bye.

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      • They actually have a commercial out now where the husband is leaving on a business trip and his little daughter touches phones with him to upload a song she made for him or some such thing… then the wife also touches phones to upload a video she made for him… with a saucy look in her eye, she tells him: ‘You probably shouldn’t watch it on the plane.”

        I thought that was a nice change of pace from the usual “stupid man, in-charge woman” commercials.

        Better yet, she was the usual attractive blonde but, miracle of miracles, he was a manly-looking white man.

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      • then the wife also touches phones to upload a video she made for him… with a saucy look in her eye, she tells him: ‘You probably shouldn’t watch it on the plane.”

        Yeah, I saw that one over Thanksgiving.

        I assume that Apple has some “authentication” software in there, where you first have to “befriend” someone else’s phone [via some sort of an encrypted exchange of “UIDs”] before the “bump” thing will work?

        You certainly wouldn’t want any random dudes in the local shopping mall walking up to your wife, stealth-bumping her phone, and then walking away with all the family pr0n.

        but, miracle of miracles, he was a manly-looking white man

        In this day and age, it’s pretty amazing that they cut a commercial where he wasn’t some black dude and the kids weren’t little mulattoes.

        Maybe miscegenation is just a little too down-market for the iPhone crowd.

        SWPLs really are the biggest racists on the face of the earth.

        [Well, other than blacks and jews, obviously.]

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      • In this day and age, it’s pretty amazing that they cut a commercial where he wasn’t some black dude and the kids weren’t little mulattoes.
        ——————-
        You white guys need to get over yourselves. there are only so many white people to sell shit to; that market is played out. All the growth is in nonwhite people. Thats why you see so much marketing and advertising to them.

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      • Heh, heh… yeah, that’s it… the now-furiously-tapped “growth market” of blacks-on-blondes by the straight gentile “Mad Men” of the ad industry. lloozozozlzllzozoozozozllll

        So, I’m losing track of your spiel now… is it “white folks have all the money” or is it now those erstwhile “poor minorities” who are swagging around with a surfeit of disposable income?

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      • All the growth is in nonwhite people. Thats why you see so much marketing and advertising to them.

        Dude, Carlos Slim Helu pwns that market .

        Not Jobs or the Woz.

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      • Basic math Greg. Nonwhite people are a larger percentage of the global population. If you only sell 1 iphone to every 10th chink, sand nigger, beaner, porch monkey (did I leave anybody out?)… on the planet; thats a huge number.

        The black person is just the default for nonwhite. Don’t make me snatch your smartest cracker in the room status.

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      • He was complaining about mulattoes and miscegenation, an ad where a nigger and a negress happily live with their nigger kids is OK. But an ad where a nigger fucks up the genetic potential of a white woman with (mostly bastard) nigger spawn is not OK.

        But you won’t understand this until you watch your brothas being hung from a tree…

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      • Anon’s got the idea right… but thwack knew that already, didn’t you thwackie old man?

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      • Anon
        But an ad where a nigger fucks up the genetic potential of a white woman with (mostly bastard) nigger spawn is not OK.
        —————————–
        Is the ad moving product? if not it will be replaced right? What happened to the free market white man? Why you gotta get all collectivists on us now? You are no better than Obama picking winners and losers.. You are no better than a socialist/commie

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      • Laconophile said it best, so I’ll repeat it here for you, thwackie ol’ boy:

        Who’s being an economic determinist? And what the hell have individualists done for their race?

        “Collectivists” are out fighting for their race: http://www.alternativeright.com/main/blogs/euro-centric/remaking-a-people/

        What are individualist libertardians doing? Trying to make our societal debauch economically sustainable. Individualists are the white race’s greatest enemies.

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      • Anon

        But you won’t understand this until you watch your brothas being hung from a tree
        ————-
        Actually, you would have to hang me from one branch, while hanging a mirror from another branch; so I can see myself rising above racism

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      • then the wife also touches phones to upload a video she made for him… with a saucy look in her eye, she tells him: ‘You probably shouldn’t watch it on the plane.”

        the video was of her being butthexed by her boss.

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      • Droll.

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    • One time I was out dancing and asked a guy wearing a watch what time it was, as I wouldn’t wear one for fear of snagging a girl’s clothing. He said he didn’t know because his watch wasn’t working. I asked why are you wearing it then? He said women like glittery, shiny things.

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    • Excellent comment, John Galt.

      Distinguish yourself. “Discriminating” used to be a complimentary word, as in “discriminating taste.” Until we all had to ERACISM. Now judgment itself is considered oppressive.

      We live in the world of die letzte Menschen. Or maybe a generation or two after the whimper-apocalypse.

      Matt

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      • We live in the world of die letzte Menschen. Or maybe a generation or two after the whimper-apocalypse.

        Ah, the allusions of a master… well-done. Freddy and Tommy are smiling down from the heavens.

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  13. I like the iPhone the best. I have a blackberry too for the extra privacy. But the iPhone is the easiest to use. Lots and lots of apps too. It’s just a fun product.

    But the Android has been marketed as more tech savvy masculine product, which did lure mostly 30 and 40-year old men. Recently, it’s being marketed to younger guys with all the hip commercials. It’s possible that in 2-3 years it might overtake the iPhone. They keep perfecting it and adding new stuff to it. Lots of apps too. It’s a major contender to Apple. Look how long it has been on the market and already it has a nice slice of the market.

    I guess, Heartiste keeps looking for the difference in popular culture between men and women, and between users of one product over another to establish if it makes someone a beta, an alpha, a liberal, or a conservative. There are certainly interesting trends to watch for that identify which type of person one is – based on their participation in popular culture.

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    • Let’s do show and tell!: How to Add a number you’ve called as a contact:

      HomoPhone:
      1) Press the “plus” sign to the left of the number
      2) Fill in their name

      AndrogynyPhone:
      1) Press and hold on the number
      2) Select “Add contact” form op-up menu.
      3) Press “plus” sign in contacts list

      One unintuitive and one extra step for the Androgynyphone– The HomoPhone wins!!

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      • oops, forgot the 4) “fill in name” step for the Androgynyphone. So it’s TWO extra steps. But I have one anyway because it was cheaper in Eastern Europe. Being there is much more important for getting good snatch than either phone. AND Apple loses to points on their Big Brother upgrade crippling.

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      • “AND Apple loses to points on their Big Brother upgrade crippling.”

        Absolutely.

        But I am starting to believe they are all Big Brother inclined in one way or another. They track you through your cellphone. Maybe carrier pigeons ain’t so bad, and I don’t mean that as a joke either.

        They track you through everything now. New cars have cameras in them, which you can’t remove by law. It watches everything you’re doing in the car. They say it’s for insurance purposes to determine who is at fault in the event of an accident, but we all know it’s going to be used for much more.

        We’re being tracked and controlled by big business and big government. Big business going to big government and asking for legislation that favor it. Then consumer groups going to big government and asking for regulation of big business because they say, ‘big business has too much power.’ So all of us regular folks get encumbered with all this legislation and regulations that hinder our lives. It’s a vicious cycle. When big business and big government combine forces, it’s one step away from fascism.

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    • My respect for Steve Jobs is deeply marred by the backdated stock options. This was pure theft of the stockholders’ money. So OK, maybe he created this wealth, but the backdating was NOT part of the employment contract, Quite aside from it being illegal.

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      • You’re right about Jobs, he was just another lefty, mentally. Like a true liberal, the rules never applied to him. He refused to get a license plate on his car. In CA you can go without one for 30 days. So every 30 days he would get a new car from the dealership. Can you imagine if someone like Romney did something like this? He’d be called privileged, out of touch, the elite, etc… Yet it’s lefties like Jobs and Al Gore that behave exactly like the out of touch privileged elite. They think the rules never apply to them, just to everyone else. All of these higher-echelon liberals behave like this and project their behavior on conservatives. Conservatives don’t have a clue of how to fight them effectively.

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      • Yet it’s lefties like Jobs and Al Gore that behave exactly like the out of touch privileged elite.

        true

        but the main stream media has complete control over ” information”, and makes it look like it is people like Romney who are out of touch privileged elites… and the average citizen believes it.

        if people knew all that the MSM is hiding from them very few would vote liberal or relie on the MSM for much other than weather and sports scores

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      • Absolutely, it’s the mainstream media. That’s why so many leftists have so much power, precisely because the media either doesn’t report the truth about them, or it covers up for them and thereby lying. Either way, it’s completely unprofessional, bordering on yellow journalism, if not evil in itself.

        For example, they have used many yellow-journalist tactics against Romney like the so-called “war on women” and “Romney killed a woman” crap. Many, many, false media stories that incite, provoke, and spur anger against him were printed; it’s shameful. Not only did the media didn’t do its proper job in vetting Obama, but they actively helped Obama in this yellow journalism activity of lies. I mean, when the media and the government work in cahoots, that’s ones step closer to fascism.

        BTW, I replied to your comment asking me some personal questions. It never posted. Anyway, I Just didn’t want you to think I was ignoring your questions. And the girl you’re seeing, she sounds like a winner. Definitely a keeper. It doesn’t hurt to try to work it out a second time if she is satisfying most of your needs in a relationship. I wish you luck!

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      • “BTW, I replied to your comment asking me some personal questions. It never posted. Anyway, I Just didn’t want you to think I was ignoring your questions”

        Yeah, he looked like a foolish white knight during that episode.

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      • Anon,

        Since when is being civil and friendly look foolish? It won’t get you much sugar from me calling me a cunt, that’s for sure. I suspect with most normal girls, it’s also the case. On the other hand, a little bit of courtesy will go a long, long way, especially since we’re not in a relationship and you have no appearances to maintain. And I really mean what I say. I’m not like some of these girls that’s say one thing and mean another, not in this case anyway.

        Think about it this way, there is a time and a place for everything and being rude to a girl has its place, for sure. Sometimes it’s indeed necessary. But doing it at all times, in all situations, without distinction or on a case by case basis, just makes one nothing but an automaton – someone who can’t think and follows a predisposed programing – or someone who is so afraid to have interpersonal relationships with girls that he needs to be rude to them at all time to feel protected. Too much rudeness could be a weakness. Surly, you see my point.

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      • Hey yo lily

        First of all, I haven’t called you a cunt since a long time, and I don’t know why you’re bringing this up now.

        Second of all, I call however the fuck I want. I can call you cunt if I feel like it, and sublime angel snowflake if I feel like it. This is an anonymous forum, and as King A once put it, don’t expect spa treatment in the boys’ room.

        Finally, my comment was just to tease CanadianFriend. I expected at least a smile. But if it ain’t funny, Fuck y’all, I’m rich.

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      • No, I wasn’t complaining about you at all. I meant in a general way, and not necessarily just at me. The cunt word and other curses have been hurled here without distinction. That’s what I meant.

        I was just trying to use your comment to make a point that guys should use that sparingly in their interactions with women because then it loses its effectiveness when it’s really warranted.

        Otherwise, your statement:

        “Second of all, I call however the fuck I want. I can call you cunt if I feel like it, and sublime angel snowflake if I feel like it. This is an anonymous forum, and as King A once put it, don’t expect spa treatment in the boys’ room.”

        I totally agree.

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      • leftrightleftrightleftrightleftrightleftrightleftrightleftrightleftrightleftrightleftright

        Are you seriously a bunch of morons that think human behavior is simple enough to reduce to a single variable axis? It’s amazing you can do something as complex as form sentences if you’re that dumb.

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  14. Apple is Catholic, Android is Protestant.

    It really isn’t about Apple so much as it is about Steve Jobs himself, who created then resurrected the company, and without whom the ethos is probably doomed.

    Apple is form + functionality. Rather than devote their effort attempting to strike this difficult balance, everyone else tries to maximize form or functionality. It takes an artist to merge the two factors seamlessly into the catholic unity of subsidiary and solidarity, the individual’s needs and the community’s efficiencies, melody and harmony. And to accomplish that in a competitive market requires much more than mere artistry. It requires genius.

    Alas, the only genius of our age is dead.

    Matt

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    • Microsoft doesn’t have original ideas?

      Aaha

      ahahaha

      AHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    • Steve Jobs, also known as a “sales engineer”.

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    • on November 27, 2012 at 7:29 am Hugh G. Rection

      I somehow doubt that Jobs lived up to all the hype. He probably has a ton of faceless nerds who came up with / stole a lot of the ideas that made Apple products great.

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      • One quarter of the project is idea; three-quarters is execution. I am modifying the Edison maxim: Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

        Jobs’s genius wasn’t in generating the disparate ideas. His genius was recognizing them, integrating them into a vision, and then bringing them to fruition through that vision.

        He didn’t “steal” the vision. He couldn’t steal the execution either. To put it in game terms, any “faceless nerd” can generate an idea, but it requires alpha initiative to make them real. Those who laugh and joke that such world-building is mere Willy Loman salesmanship are the same beta-minded followers who, in their cramped vision of things, proclaim that “betas built civilization.”

        Matt

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      • Include 10% minimum for sales and marketing. Jobs was a classic storyteller/salesman and a master at selling the visions of which you speak.

        Had one business owner tell me “Everyone wants to come to work and be told what to do everyday. I need a guy who can find applications for my technology”.

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      • I would say most people who are successful stole at least some ideas from other people

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      • Exactly! Even Bill Gates stole some of Windows or DOS features from Jobs’ operating system in the beginning when both were just coming out in the late 70s or early 80s. it’s before my time so I don’t know the exact story, but that’s what I heard.

        Everyone copies from each other – musicians, authors, fashion designers, etc… It’s to be expected if you are in business.

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      • Apple has stolen MANY ideas. They take an idea and improve upon it. They also charge you a premium, prevent you from upgrading your devices (motherboards, for example) and degrade your computers performance with software “updates” until you must buy a new computer. Their software is also more expensive, a one size fits all universe, and they box you into a similarly overpriced world of iTunes.

        Yes, it is slick and can be really nice. Its the way to go if you’re engineering music or maybe graphics design. But it isn’t the be-all end-all. A lot of people are tired of paying too much and receiving too little, no matter how shiny or slick the offering is.

        Also, the guy who wears nothing but black turtlenecks, mom jeans and tennis shoes, should be careful when it comes to holding forth on matters of taste. His khaki wearing nemesis was busy being very nearly universally adopted and running the world.

        Plus, does anyone else remember how incredibly shitty Macs used to be? They made Windows 97 seem awesome. At least now they acknowledge the utility of more than one mouse button. Maybe next they’ll make a delete button that isn’t a backspace.

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    • Do all you racists know this guy is of “terrorist descent?”

      Steve Job’s dad is Syrian. That means he is of questionable racial hygine.

      Just sayin.

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      • Syrian?!

        Phew, that’s a relief! We thought he was a Joo. 🙄

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      • meh.
        According to thwack, they all turn black when hung from a tree.
        Black with ants, that is.

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      • I can put up with the antiwhite racism, the antiChristian blasphemies, the lefty insipidness and even the bloviating harpies… all of which are represented to an extent beyond my taste here at the chateau.

        But I gotta draw the line at this arborealism. 😡

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      • I get it now. The biggest race purists in contemporary culture are the minorities who depend on that identity for social and political leverage. So you project that purism onto everyone.

        I hadn’t thought that Jobs’s DNA was half sand-nigger, but then again, I am not racial determinist. Jobs’s adoptive father was the whitest of white bourgeois during the heyday of Californian dynamism, his mother an Armenian.

        Don’t confuse me with the genetic determinists who befoul this conversation. Good stock remains a factor, of course, a much larger variable than the “0” our commissars insist; but it is a teaspoon of salt in the soup of the larger culture.

        Insofar as your political champions have balkanized the American idea of E Pluribus Unum unto your own nigger-rich advantages, cultural and racial identifications must converge. I am a believer in Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele, who despite whatever genetic stumbling blocks they may have inherited, managed to hitch their star to the American (white) culture and overcame every handicap.

        Your culture is a sewer. For my entire life we tried to be polite and reticent about the gulf between us, and now we are paying for our generosity. The corrective — indeed the only avenue left for us — is to reclaim a racial identity, for you victims and losers have insisted it to be the currency of the age — as you manage to do in every post, even in one about iPhones.

        White stock, the Cross Triumphant, and European culture vs. Black Africa, dusty desert gods, and jungle genetics. Who ya got?

        Time to choose, brother.

        Matt

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      • A simple observation about Jobs’ ethnicity leads to an all-out declaration of global race war from Matt King. He’s the very definition of slippery slope.

        You really hit a nerve, thwack — nice job.

        Wait, this is fun, let me try one and see if I get the same response. A very controversial statement:

        “Muslims invented algebra.”

        GASP. Ohhhhhh shit here it comes, in 3…. 2…..1 ….

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      • Jason, the alphie-who-loves-to-neener-neener, rides again!

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      • “Slippery slope” is what Greg Eliot used to call gooks in the wire back in the Nam.

        Jason has chosen sides. ((shaken my head)) Your turn Thwack.

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      • False dichotomy. Please reframe question along pragmatic lines.

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      • Come on, son. You’re soi-disant alpha. You should insist on doing the “reframe” for me.

        The savages are poking us with a stick. When I say “us,” I’m including you. I do not identify with them or their plight, and yet I understand their actions.

        But I do not understand you and your fantasy-world supplication to “the other.” You want to call false the very dichotomy your ideology established and the victim-hustlers so eagerly embrace. Address this inconsistency, and I might be moved to defend the “dichotomy.”

        The stick-poking has gone from supremely annoying to existential threat because we’d rather shut our eyes and just pretend it’s all “false.” The solution is to open your eyes and make a cold assessment, that is all I am advocating. Because either we assess accurately, or the “dichotomy” will be pushed to a place we would all rather avoid. You don’t paint over a suppurating wound and proclaim it healed.

        If it’s your contention that I am merely exaggerating, that is something I could almost respect. But you are attempting to deny the question entirely, and that smacks of cowardice rather than the clever intellectual gymnastics your kind so typically mistakes for wisdom.

        Matt

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      • Heh, heh… when King A rebukes, the rafters shake… and wise men hear a song in their hearts.

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      • I worked with three so-called “savages”, Matt, on some very technical stuff yesterday. They were focused, educated, and driven. The best that humanity has to offer.

        Unlike many of the WN crowd, you *seem* like you should understand the dangers of generalization via pigment. But clearly you don’t.

        Bring it down to the particular and treat people as individuals … BROTHER. Then you’ll understand why your ilk is so marginal.

        Or just keep on fuming, like the proverbial subway masturbator.

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      • BROTHER…

        haha!!!! So beta.

        “Enemy” is more alpha. Part of being an Alpha is to fight for dominance. Calling competitors “brothers” is … beta. Nauseating beta.

        In any case…. Are you afraid of something? Like…. Adolf, the second part? hehe.

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      • How is telling the truth starting a race war? And he even mentions he likes Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele very much, which means this is nothing against races and religions, it’s against the ideology of the Left. What are you criticizing here exactly?

        And yeah, it’s true Muslims invented algebra and some other things too, back before the 13th century when they didn’t take every verse in the Koran as the absolute truth, and their religion wasn’t so toxic and venomous like it is today.

        They haven’t done anything substantial for 700 hundred years, beside try to re-establish a caliphate and start regional and global wars in the process.

        I think you hate the truth, Jason.

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      • NiteLily
        How is telling the truth starting a race war? And he even mentions he likes Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele very much,
        ——————–
        Well I hate to burst Matts bubble (actually thats not true, Im stabbing the shit out of it with a rusty fork) but his idol Shelby Steels married a “refrigerator” named Rita; so he needs to get his rope ready. I think she even popped out a Halfrican or two. How you like that nigga kow?

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      • Make that about 500 years. During much of the Middle Ages and Renaissance,the Islamic world was far ahead of a Europe crushed under the iron fist of the Church in many ways, science, art, and, to some extent, even individual freedom among them. Even subjugated people (Christians, Jews, Pagans, etc.) were more or less left alone, provided they acknowledged Allah and the Sultan as the only true rulers of heaven and earth in public. No hunts for witches, heretics or anyone who could swim or read, like they did jus’ a li’l further north. Infighting, intrigue, a series of inefficient and corrupt rulers, some very embarrassing defeats at the hands of the ‘Frankish Dogs’ and the emergence of an ultra-reactionary caste of clerics then stunted their development, so while Europe advanced into the Age of Reason (….), Industrial Revolution, etc., the Muslim world regressed back to the 10th century, where they remain, more or less, to this day. With tanks.

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      • Wolfie, no doubt there was a Golden Age of Islam, which ended when Ferdinand and Isabella completed the reconquering of Spain in 1491, if memory serves. By 1492, the year of Christopher Columbus, they were all expelled, forced to convert, or killed.

        Despite Islam’s intolerance today, under their rule in Spain, Christians and Jews were living in relative peace with them, and the Muslims even calling them “the people of the book.” But it’s true what you say, they had to pay taxes to the Sultan in order to retain their religion, and make sure no church or synagogue was built taller than a mosques. So as long as they respected their Islamic rulers, they were left alone. All that changed with Ferdinand and Isabella and their Inquisition. Spain sunk intellectually. It was good at conquering the New World, but that’s about it.

        Once the Muslims were finally defeated in Spain, it was the beginning of the end for them. While the West embarked on the Renascence, Islam sunk into obscurity. The 1600s saw the power of the Caliphate become insignificant. So in the 1700s there was a kind of rebirth of spirit with Wahhabi Islam, which called on Muslims to bring back the Caliphate. Everything we see today and for the past 300 years, from the pirates of the 18th century attacking ships to 9/11, is directly connected to this new Islamic movement called Wahhabism. The Ottoman Empire lost various battles and came to a complete stop after WWI with the British Empire putting it out of business for good. But the dream of the Caliphate is still alive and kicking.

        So while Islam was advanced at some point in history, it’s no longer the case, and it’s indeed stuck in centuries past. Many Muslims and Liberals like to point out the Golden Age of Islam as a proof Islam is somehow benevolent – like Jason saying algebra. It’s a false argument. Islam wants nothing short of the elimination of all other religions, bringing about total world domination. It’s in competition with every other religion, society, and type of government on earth, calling all of us infidels.

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      • … his idol Shelby Steels married a “refrigerator” named Rita.

        So he’s doing penance by taking a fatbody off our hands while simultaneously creaming the coffee of his racial line. Win win. The disparity in beauty is so pronounced that even a right-thinking negroid prefers the cast-offs of our distaff white dregs to their own kind. I find it hard to blame him. I think Clarence Thomas’s wife is white too. Brothers earned their pallid prizes. No resentment from me.

        Come on over to the light side, Thwack. We’ll throw Jessica Simpson or Lena Dunham or this zaftig milk maiden (who already has a certified-black name!) into the deal to lighten up your otherwise shit-hued progeny. Who knows? You might sire the next Derek Jeter or Alicia Keyes or maybe even the next half-blood President!

        I love the mixed breeds. They are a sign of progress. Upward and onward, to brightness and light. Like I said, don’t confuse me for a racial determinist. Just because I have an appreciation for my people and culture, it doesn’t mean I ipso facto want everyone else “exterminated,” as the fine stuffers of straw men automatically assume. And why wouldn’t they? That’s the “dichotomy” they established and preserve.

        To those collaborators and quislings, we’re all either an insipid multiculti one-world faggots or Josef Mengeles sending unworthy swarthies to the gas dungeons. With nothing between. I can tell you’re no part of that charade, unlike the SWPL cowards who equate the smallest indicators of self-appreciation with the genocidal tyranny of all innocent and peaceful browns. That’s why you and I can hang, Thwack. (As in “hang out”; not, in re to your most recent tic, “hang from a tree.”)

        Matt

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      • I love King A! (no homo)

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      • Every sentence a musical phrase… every paragraph a leitmotiv… every page a grand opera. (no maestro)

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      • Jason, you are right; getting a beatdown from Matt is a great honor. Its like getting into the best fraternity by doing something so outrageous, so fucking far past anything they ever could have ever thought of for a haze; it causes them to question whether they are even qualified to run a fraternity.

        I do all that and Im still pretty as a girl!

        Ain’t it a shame when they organ grinder has to go to his monkey for a loan.

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      • “Muslims invented algebra.”

        GASP. Ohhhhhh shit here it comes, in 3…. 2…..1 ….

        yes they did but they pretty much accomplished nothing with algebra ( compared to Western Civilization ) and then they returned to uncivilized ways and have been like that for centuries

        when a people has been forcing women to live under a tent for centuries and beheading is a sport who cares that you can count to ten?

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      • An Indoeuropean, Iranian, Persian…ARIAN well.. “invented” algebra.

        http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Juarismi

        Well…. sure he looks like a nigger.

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      • Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis… he looks like Anthony Quinn.

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      • Syrians are caucasian. same race different ethnicity

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      • And the ruling class is whiter than average.
        It’s the case in most arab countries, just like in latin america.

        Shit, even the african ruling class is a little bit whiter than common negroes.
        Same goes for East Asia and particularly Thailand…

        Despite being caucasian, the general arab and moor population undoubtedly has a serious negro ancestry. The white arab ruling class is sometimes undistinguishable from european whites.

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      • ^^^–This. And our Nigger in Chief has been backing radical opposition groups against al-Assad who runs one of the most religiously tolerant regimes in the Middle East. He does this openly in the same way he put the Muslim Brotherhood into Egypt with public backing of their cause. Now, strangely, their leader has decided to grant himself dictatorial powers “for a little while”, becoming the new Mubarak that was just deposed. It is so awesome to have a fully supported radical in the highest office in the land.

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      • Which goes to prove that democracy is not right for everyone. The US and the other Western nations need to get that through their collective skulls and stop wasting precious resources trying to bring about different governments in the Muslim world. Islam doesn’t understand democracy. Even Turkey, which was a supposed democracy, is now sinking into extremism. While Whites have a strong predisposition for liberalism (for better or worse), Muslims have an inclination for totalitarianism. Each time we meddle in their affairs, we make things worse – eviler despots take over from the ones just deposed.

        How come every US administration and European government make the same mistake over and over again? It’s the Arabists in the State Department is what this is. They are mostly Harvard educated and subscribe to the conflict resolution tactics taught by William Ury, Roger Fisher, and Bruce Patton in their famous book, “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In,” which sounds like an alpha PUA guidebook form the title (“getting to yes”, get it? LOL), but in reality it’s all a bunch of beta nonsense. It expects you to give in, even when you are right or hold all the cards. It might work in conflict resolution before a court trial when you are trying to come to some amicable agreement with the least hard feelings (and even then it’s doubtful it works, unless one party has much to lose and will surrender some of its rights), but between nations, specifically if Islamic ones are involved, it doesn’t work. Islam views every type of acquiescence as a weakness. Therefore, if a non-Islamic country tries to make an agreement with a Muslim entity by giving in some of its rights, Islam will not keep the deal. It will renege eventually when the time is right. Islam never gives in, and it has long patience; it can wait for the right time. That’s what the Arabists in the state department don’t seem to understand, even when history proves it to be true. They are all globalists anyway, which is just another offshoot of Leftism.

        LOL! Heartiste should have a thread called “Getting to Yes.” Anyway, that book has been translated to 16 languages and its principles were use by various governments to reach accords, like The 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty and the Israel-Palestinian Gaza deal. Well, we see where those are now, in the trash, like all Muslim promises and agreements. Muslims making deals and later reneging on their promises is called “Hoodna.” “Hoodna” is an acceptable form of temporary cease-fire (not a real agreement) that would otherwise be prohibited under Islamic law. Islam does not allow for treaties, accords, negotiated settlements, or multiculturalism as that is contrary to the Koran. However at periods of weakness, it is an acceptable tactical ploy for a “Hoodna” in order to buy time to increase numbers (more Muslims immigrating from other counties or having an explosive birthrate as most Muslims have), political influence and power (brainwashing us in the media like they tried to do with the Ground Zero Mosque), or build stashes of ammunition and weapons (like calling for a cease fire every time they are about to lose so that they can rebuild their weapon reserves), or what have you.

        During “Hoodna” (the period of cease fire or break in hostilities) Islam uses every tactic possible to deceive the non-believer by presenting its cause as acceptable to the mainstream (liberals fall for it every time ), while infiltrating under the surface. This is done by immigrating to non-Islamic areas of the world and the men begin marrying the women – what’s known as “love jihad/marriage jihad,” and promoting a distorted vision of the benevolence of Islam through the exploitation of universities, media, and political action (like “Cair” – The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ objectives).

        Such coexistence does not exist in true Islamic teachings, and looks like an olive branch of peace, but it’s really just deception that’s allowed in Islam because it’s a means to an end. You’re allowed to deceive the non-believer. That’s why for instance, Islamic men can shave their beards so that they blend in with Westerners and carry out attacks, or its why women can carry out suicide attacks when women in Islam can’t be warriors and the infidel knows that and will not suspect the women as terrorists, or it’s why they move in their kids to the line of fire so that they will get hurt and that will play badly in the court of public opinion. Therefore, all of Islam’s objective is to deceive when engaging with the non-believer.

        So when Morrissey spins fairytales in the ears of Obama mamma, none of it should be believed. The US should have left Mubarak who wasn’t the worst tyrant in the Arab world. At the very least, we didn’t have to get involved in Libya and actively removed Gaddafi. Same thing with Saddam. The Mubaraks, the Gaddafis, and the Saddams are the only type of strong men that can control these wild people. They are sure better than the Mullahs in Iran and Lebanon, or the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, who just incite and inflame the masses to hate the infidel and carry out suicide attacks as part of a global Islamic war.

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      • yeah, Assad’s a charmer.

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      • @ siberianjourney

        Of course he is no charmer. And actually Assad would have been one of those few despots that I would have been in favor of removing, because he’s causing lots of trouble with his neighbors and destabilizing the whole region. No one taking his place could be worse than him. In fact, most Syrian Arabs are not that fanatic about their religion. They are pretty decent people compared to other Arabs. Assad has been nothing but a tyrant to them. All he does is foment hatred in the region by arming Hezbollah in Lebanon (he has Lebanon under his control) and helping Iran smuggle weapons through the Mediterranean to fight Israel. He wants Iran to control the Middle East because he is a Shia, not a Sunni. The Shia and the Sunnis have been in a 14000-year struggle to control Islam. They are at war with each other on top of being in a war with the infidel. Most of Syria is Sunni, not Shia, and would have loved to get rid of him and his Iranian lords.

        I don’t understand why Obama the amateur supported all the other uprising but not the ones in Iran and Syria. I think he hates it when a leader in the 3rd world is cooperating with the west, as in the case of Mubarak and Gaddafi . That’s why he had them removed. Iran and Syria are not West-friendly so he likes to keep them in place. It’s another way for him to get back at his perceived “colonialism” and “imperialism” of the west. That’s what his whole presidency is about. Right the wrongs of the White man.

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      • WTF is a “caucasion?” Is that like a white asian or something? Sorry but whatever it is, it ain’t good enough; too many fucking syllables to be taken seriously.

        WHITE see how that word lands? it don’t need no qualifiers, prefixes… WHITE: boom! there it is. All you people trying to stretch the definition of “white” should hang yourselves from a tree instead of diluting the definition of white.

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      • If all this hanging from trees actually happened, a dogwood’s bark would be worse than its blight.

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      • Only Americans use the word ‘Caucasian’ to describe all White people. Everywhere else, it only describes people from the Caucasus mountains, which have formed the border between Russia and the Ottoman Empire/Turkey for centuries.
        The former Soviet countries of Georgia and Armenia are the heart of that region.
        The Kardashians are Caucasians, so is former football coach Ara Parseghian.

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      • Imagine that… an entire empire based upon putting your feet up.

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      • Years ago at a Putin press conference the translator correctly quoted Putin as saying: “in Russia, we have a problem with Caucasians”. Some of the stupid white reporters asked for a clarification.

        And This guy wants to hang caucasians from trees

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  15. I made the switch to Mac 2 years ago, because I had enough of the computer virus on my old windows. Not a single problem in this time.

    And there was even a bonus I wasnt counting on when I bought it…. Every time a girl comes to my house and sees my Macbook Air I get extra points with her. There is no logic on this but they love this computer for some reason

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    • I have never had a virus. Ever. You’re doing it wrong.

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    • Viruses thrive in LARGE populations. This goes double for man-made viruses. The slimeballs who cook them up will shoot for the largest possible target. Thus, ceteris paribus, Microsoft will get more hits. But, as a consumer, you might not care about the reason. But it doesn’t have to be superior engineering

      Thor

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    • Anti-Microsofts are a bunch of annoying gremlin lefties.

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  16. No matter what your phone is, it isn’t ‘Smart’. Owning a “smart phone” is just a dumb trend, unless you’re one of the few who actually does something productive with all the applications that comes with it.

    Nobody says “I just bought a Smart computer” when they buy the latest computer with the latest operating system.

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  17. And then there’s my level of fail.

    Paying iPhone level monthly costs while owning and operating a Blackberry.

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  18. Do I flaunt my Macbook Pro and iPhone for status? Maybe. But after using Microsoft products my entire life until 5 years ago, I will never look back.

    Apple >>>>>>>> *

    Haters gonna hate.

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  19. I got an iPhone years ago when it was really the only workable smart phone option and got a locked in data plan. Besides, since most chicks have an iPhone, as noted, it’s easy to open with “What’s your favorite app?” in any venue.

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  20. I like the iPhone the best. I have a blackberry too for the extra privacy. But the iPhone is the easiest to use and very intuitive. Lots and lots of apps too. It’s just a fun product.

    But the Android has been marketed as a more tech savvy masculine product, which did lure mostly 30 and 40-year old men. Recently, it’s being marketed to younger guys with all the hip commercials. It’s possible that in 2-3 years it might overtake the iPhone. They keep perfecting it and adding new stuff to it. Lots of apps too. It’s a major contender to Apple. Look how long it has been on the market and already it has a nice slice of the market.

    I guess, Heartiste keeps looking for the differences in popular culture between men and women, and between users of one product over another to establish if it makes someone a beta, an alpha, a liberal, or a conservative. There are certainly interesting trends to watch for that identify which type of person one is – based on their participation in popular culture.

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  21. I think it’s significantly beta to praise a cheap, imitation knock-off of Apple’s design and software genius…and then lamely try to explain your bad taste as ‘tech savy’, or because you’re so manly you wouldn’t buy a phone a woman would consider….rather than any seriously technological reason.

    Or, this is a good one….. Apple is a ‘sales genius but apparently a terrible engineering genius’ so with your superior savy it follows you must buy an imitation of their product…, being you’re so ‘uncomprehendingly technical’…. rather than explaining you just like Android, prefer it’s open features, and leave at that.
    If you where so savy you wouldn’t need such lame reasons, derived from the claque of the self-proclaimed spotted masses and their Walmart flocking autistics kindred proclaiming themselves ‘geeks’, buying Android or Wmob and advising Honey BooBoo to do the same..

    In truth, while women buy a percentage of Apple products, they are easier to use, but the core of
    Apple has always been the most tech savy of all….or design their own while still giving respect to Apple for their supreme alphaness. That is also why women buy them…and artistic types. All the serious hacker long-time groups such as LHI etc. started out as Apple user groups, the personal computing industry started with Apple and ‘sales professional’ Steve Jobs…only later, after they pioneered the industry did the beta-ized geeks come in….and they used ‘windows’.
    Linux is even more of a joke. An OS where you can’t keep the source code of the apps you develop. Sell me another one you pathetic losers.

    Even Bill Gates gets on his knees and blows Steve Jobs until he collapses from asphyxiation, or cum drowns whenever he detects any tension in a meeting with the man.
    Friends of mine who worked at Apple in the 80’s told me of the meetings where Steve would take out the birch rod and pimp slap Gates in front of his execs like Bill was some whore giving out handjobs on the qt. Apparently they are top secret, but a source of endless mirth among the top brass, you have to be absolute top echelon to get to hear them….but anyone familiar with silicon valley of that era has heard of these legendary ass-rapes.

    I bought a iphone because I think it’s a better phone. I have better things to play with than a fucking phone…someone who plays with phones strikes me as…sad.
    Fortunately, I am not in contact with the proletariat enough to have some greasy, malodorous geek come up to me and sneer ‘Women and hipsters buy iphones….iphone users are not ‘tech savy’ etc etc.’ I would have someone taser the loser pretty fast, unless there was no one present, I’d enjoy a no-cost beat down on a geek.
    I hate geeks even more than hippies, if that’s possible.

    As for the pathetic attempts at shaming iphone or Apple users. Listen betas….if the iphone cost 10x as much money as an Android, I would still buy it….in fact I’m sorry the iphone is so cheap. Why? Because I have shitloads of cash and I buy what I think is best, if and when I want to. I’d be happy if the iphone was more exclusive…. iphones are like Air Jordan’s for white people, it’s true…but I bought mine because it is the best phone on the market that I’ve seen. And ‘no’…… I don’t play with phones, I have better things to play with (you fucking losers).

    When you get to a point of extreme betatude where you start fetishizing electronic hardware gadgets… and then actually start posting articles online blaming an opposing brand…(who btw. actually came up with the idea- that’s first AND best if you’re counting)… for festishizing the function of the thing. You really need to sit down to consider an attitude adjustment if you want to grow up and be men someday.
    A man does what he wants, he buys whatever phone he wants for whatever reason suits him. He doesn’t care what other people buy. He doesn’t fucking whine about hardware gadgets, and he doesn’t form a pack with losers to whine about gadgets most of all, especially losers like…’geeks’. A man will form a pack with winners, or he strikes out on his own, not whimper about Apple products….which are about as alpha as it gets. That’s right losers….Apple products are alpha, as in the ‘real fucking deal’…but you wouldn’t know it….because you’re losers. Time to wake up and smell the coffee.

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  22. Do you absolutely need a service plan in America to use a smartphone?

    If so its another small way your freedoms are limited step by step.

    I am using Android SII here in Eastern Europe with a cheap pre-paid card meant for students.

    My phone expanses are 100$ per year tops including internet browsing.

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    • Do you absolutely need a service plan in America to use a smartphone?

      no, there are plenty of prepaid plans available.

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  23. Listen Neckbeard, I come here occasionally to read about gentleman encouraging sluts to broaden their sexuality in a circumspect and dignified manner; about how women bleed for a week, yet do not die…(just make people wish they were dead,) and to laugh now and again at new ideas for cruel and unusual forms of mind rape — in other words to take part in high-brow discussion.
    I did not come here to be insulted.
    Android phones, the better ones are good phones, but stop this bullshit about yearning for freedom ‘ to hack the underlying kernel’ and how big bad Apple might catch you wanking over stallman pics on your phone, and all the other crap. Anyone can go to Apple and download xcode and the iphone emulator and work with tools that kicks your cheap knockoff crap into the shade. The iphone is MORE HACKABLE than Android, not less…with more professional (free) tools with which to build applications. But apparently free is something to whine about. Anyone can jailbreak their iphone and do what they want….just that the Apple store and the userbase is a protected zone…which is not stopping you, it’s for professonals who want to make money, not idiots who style themselves ‘hackers’ and need to whine about the fact nobody serious will listen to them…..(which is why they need to post even here) what is stopping you Android ‘geeks’ is you are completely fucking ignorant and unable to learn this stuff on your own unless someone whines about it on a forum somewhere. Anyway none of you is hacking the kernel,…you are all full of shit in every way imaginable. The truth is some people find more value in second and third rate goods, and that’s…..ok.
    Repeat after me…’I’m good enough, smart enough, and I use android on the phone I got free with $19 plan at Walmart…..and that’s ok.’

    But people need to stop treating geeks, whatever they are going on about…windows, linux, android….like spastic children who might shat themselves if we go back to calling them what they really are – losers, whiners, whatever.

    Chateau Heartiste motto, unless it’s changed is, ‘watching pretty lies perish’. But we need to also kill the ‘not-so pretty lies,’ (our own) that do as much damage.
    #1 on the list (since your now infecting the manoshpere) is the whole geek mythology that you use third rate goods because you’re really smart. I mean think about it. I’m fairly intelligent by any metric, and that doesn’t make sense to me… not any criterion of intelligence I’m aware of. Sounds to me like you live in mama’s basement.
    #2 Android is hackable. Call bullshit on that – you idiots can’t even lie well.
    #3 You save piles of money…like about the amount that would cover the tip I leave on a drink or two over lunch… it’s fucking sad. You’re fucking closet commies… in my neck of the woods we got have way of dealing with closet communists…..
    #4 The iphone is all about superficial status, herd mentality, and so on: Like… duh. And you’re saying…?
    You children need to learn the valuable life lesson that Santa just likes wealthy people more… and that’s never going to change. Money may not buy happiness…but It’s got way better odds at luring it close enough to bash it over the head with a rock.

    #5 goes out to the iphone users, so on, Porsche owners, BMW, whatever, trying to considerately explain a taste in quality products on a rational basis to losers. Realize, some people really should have lower self-esteem…. don’t encourage it. Call the android whiners what they are: the tech equivalent of the ‘Occupy Wallstreet’ rabble… just explain show the bitches we do things uptown a bit different… if they get in your face about ‘wah I can’t hack kernel’ or Apple wah discriminates and doesn’t give me stuff for free wah’.

    You can’t talk sense to these whiners till you slap them across the face to get them to snap out of it. Only then will they realize it was all a bad dream

    Now if any of you cry-ass android losers wants to soak me with your tears… bring it motherfuckers, This whole twisted envy trip is because your too fucked up to slip your dong into some smelly hippie hole, so you take it out on iphone or Apple users, who have no problem getting pussy. Time to grow up. get with the fucking program…and learn like elf traps, communism only works on paper and only losers throw mud.

    That should be about 9 rambling paragraphs for you Neckbeard.

    [heartiste: it’s broughten!]

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    • Comment of the day & Thread Champion right here. Well done, etype, well done.

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    • I didn’t follow half of what was said, but enjoyed every last word. 🙂

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    • I see your nine paragraphs and raise you a video:

      Replace “PS3” with “Android” and “Wii” with “Apple” and you’ll get the game angle.

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    • Fuck you!
      I’m gonna buy myself a fucking iphone. But Fuck You!

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    • I’ve had both, iPhones used to be the best. I walked away from iPhones because they were slow and chintzy when it came to improving their offering, but they maintained their prices at a premium. I couldn’t believe grown-ups were spending so much for a smaller screen, shorter battery life, 3G network, no expandable memory, etc. The 5 is much better than the 4S, but when will iPhones have something analogous to widgets? Pages and pages of app icons seems very primitive these days.

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  24. “I refuse to have a cell phone because they are tracking and surveillance devices. They all enable the phone system to record where the user goes, and many (perhaps all) can be remotely converted into listening devices.” – rms

    Android may have a moderate edge over iOS in terms of technical superiority, but a device running it is not something I would be proud to carry around. Software has been in a dark age since the AI Winter of ’87.

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  25. Almost all of the gay men I know have iPhones, I even know one of them who filters his hookups by who has the latest gen iPhone. Anybody care to explain?

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    • Explain why he’s not returning your calls?

      /jes’ playin’ 😉

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    • gay

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    • It’s gay that you even observed closely enough to know that.

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      • Gays are less than 5% of the population, ( actually around 2 % depending on who you ask )

        who cares what type of phones they insert in each other body cavities,

        We should simply ignore them until they go back to their closet where they should have stayed

        don’t confuse this with hate, I am not saying we should hang them from trees or harm them in anyway.

        I just wish they would stop being over represented by a factor of one million in our media/entertainment

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      • They’re not the only grossly over-represented ones…….
        How ’bout we pledge to not hang anyone from trees anymore.
        The trees probably find it pretty icky.

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      • I got a better idea, why don’t we burn down all the trees?

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  26. Apple products = exchanging freedom/creativity for security/functionality.

    So to that extent, yes, they are gay, feminine… They are like being in a velvet prison, complete with water bed, flat screen tee vee, vodka, strippers…. but at some point, it still hits you; “im in prison”

    It takes some getting used to. their stuff is definately for white people.

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    • Freedom and creativity? LOL

      I’m in the film industry and half the people I know are in the music industry. NONE OF US USE MICROSOFT FOR ANYTHING. Walk into any respectable production house and you will see Macs everywhere and not a PC in sight.

      This article is so retarded. And some of you are dumb as fuck.

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      • Artists don’t need to worry about anything other than whether the programs they use exist for a platform and how stable the platform is. Apple wins there, but nowhere else. Fascism is great if all you care about is whether the trains come on time.

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      • Yeah, that’s true — it’s Apple all the way for laptops/desktops in the creative class. Their music and graphic design stuff is unbeatable.

        However, I think the post was about phones in particular.

        I have no dog in this hunt.

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      • Jason is right

        the article is about smart phones not computers people use at work

        but I guess we are all dumb fucks as Adam says

        /sarc

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      • Apple uses the same simplicity + functionality philosophy for every products in their “ecosystem” and the phone is no different. Extrapolating a phone’s success to gender dynamics then applying the right/left brain and alpha/beta labels to choice of phones are indeed dumb as fuck. You MRAs and your mental circle jerks are ridiculous.

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      • Adam
        Freedom and creativity? LOL

        I’m in the film industry and half the people I know are in the music industry. NONE OF US USE MICROSOFT FOR ANYTHING. Walk into any respectable production house and you will see Macs everywhere and not a PC in sight.
        —————

        Very true Adam, but its also why “you all sound the same and look the same…” I got a MAC precisely to use some of those cool slammin programs. But I also noticed that I had to do things the apple way or not at all. No more tweaking stuff for the way you wanted it. Copyright is a big issue too. Apple has you on “lockdown”; they make it very difficult to be Frank Sinatra (I did it my waaaaay!)

        I don’t really have a dog in this fight because I like them both. But in the end, despite how good it works… I don’t trust apple because their entire business model SEEMS like it has one purpose:

        to keep you coming back to them (with your wallet open)

        Like I said, its a velvet prison; don’t be fooled by the caviar, Italian suits, super models….

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      • So your beef here is not creativity but personalization. I could gives a rat’s ass about that. I just need my product to work and work well, which Apple delivers in spades.

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      • Not really Adam, its more of a cultural issue of not being used to being forced to do things the apple way. Its as if its too clean and perfect; kinda like Obama– you KNOW theres some bullshit somewhere… and the fact it ain’t out front just means that when you do find it, its too late to do anything about it.
        If you were “born” into it, its not a problem you notice.

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      • That better be trolling or you’re a fucking idiot.

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      • I don’t trust apple because their entire business model SEEMS like it has one purpose:

        to keep you coming back to them (with your wallet open)

        I felt that way ever since the Mac.

        And whaddaya know? Even more common ground between us! 😉

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      • “Im in the film industry.” I didnt know they still had those Kodak booths,

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      • Most droll!

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    • It takes some getting used to. their stuff is definately for white people.

      @thwack
      ———
      The people that, unlike your worthless race, CAN BUILD THE FUCKING MACHINE?

      haha. Nigger.

      I don’t know the reason you keep posting here, nigger. You don’t’ like what you read here (comments and social analysis of the blogger)… but you keep coming? Screaming “racism” and making racist affirmations about whites?

      You are really pathetic, half blood.

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      • I am not american. But…. is true that in Atlanta a teacher artificially elevate the grades of the nigglets because “they are dumb as rocks”?

        And in Florida, somewhere, now want different proficiency skills in math, reading, etc based on race? Something like:

        Asians > Whites > Browns > Blacks?

        No. can’t be casual. The same can be observed around the world.

        Sorry if you got the raw deal in the genetic lottery, man. At last, you can jump.

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      • It’s called ‘Outcome-based education’ and ‘Grading on a curve’.

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      • Lighten up, Francis… ‘though nigger he may be, he’s still our nigger, here at the chateau.

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      • Jlp
        @thwack
        You are really pathetic, half blood.
        ———————–

        Is there any other kind of halfblood?

        Wait a minute… did you promote me from 4 star brigadier negro to halfblood?

        Im not sure if I should kick your ass or shake your hand?

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  27. I got an iphone due to peer pressure. Suddenly, all the chicks worth dating had one.

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  28. on November 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm youareallwankers

    Apple marketing department = tightest game

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  29. How sure are you of this assessment? For instance, I fall into the ‘Apple’ camp but I hate everything Apple. I used to be into computers (so perhaps there’s a nugget of truth), but iPhone is just bad. Tiny, company-controlled apps, intuitive sure, but meant for ‘dumb’ people. Been rolling with a Droid Charge for over a year now and I get plenty of compliments on it. Bigger screen (that doesn’t break), GPS, and freedom in the rare cases that it’s needed. I do agree that most girls have iPhones though.

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  30. I’m surprised no one has said

    you are comparing Apple to oranges

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  31. Thinking Android is going to compete with apple == thinking a hardworking guy is going to get laid regularly.

    “Marketing and winning young 20-30 year old guys?” only confirms it.

    PS im stealing “dry calculation” as a trendy new phrase. How many beta guys choose their lifestyle as a “dry calculation.” Its perfect.

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  32. Ok campers, gather round cause I think there’s some misunderstanding here.
    First I’d like to ask, Why……do I keep hearing this line the Mac OS or iphone is not tweakable?
    Do you even faintly know what the fuck you are talking about?
    No?
    I didn’t think so.

    You’re just repeating stuff you heard that isn’t true, but it’s true you heard it so, it’s at least true that…the truth is out there…even if it’s not true.

    The problem with the Android whiner is not necessarily that he spreads a lot of lies….it’s that he’s not a good liar. And that is a fatal flaw in this world, no matter what anyone tells you.

    Listen up android kids, I’m here to help….really……so we know that you don’t know much about technology and computers except to pose as supposed expert hackers unable to tweak imaginary iphones and el diablo macs. This happens, the thing about technology and tweaking code is it’s hard… you have to have a good imagination, but you also have to be exactly precise and correct. I mean exactly, exactly, exactly precise. One error can make months of work go up in a mushroom cloud…and there is nothing you can do but go through your work, over and over and over and over…. and over and over and over and over for weeks, the most gruelling mental torture known to man…till in the end you find it was a space instead of a double space in front of a comma. Do you have any idea how painful it is to have weeks of your limited mortal life go up in smoke, 16 hour days over 5 weeks, to find a missing space in a double space, that a compiler can’t pick it up? You have no fucking idea whiners….

    In a lot of ways you’re on the right track you rebel android tweakers, you just have no style, or any conception of what that is….so I’m here to help on behalf of all iphone and mac users… android losers pick up your pencils to get your game mojo flowing.

    #1
    No one and nothing is good at everything, try to be good at a few interrelated things, but if you can’t pull that off…if you can only be good at one thing, be good at lying…..because if you’re good at lying, you’re good at everything.

    unfortunately, you’re still not good at lying. Maybe try tweaking that for awhile.

    #2
    The most important thing is sincerity….once you can fake that, everything else comes easy.

    it’s called game. LISTEN CHILDREN OF THE EARTH… game applies to all life forms, and android whiners are the omega class. Suck it up and walk it off losers, before your ass sneakattacks my boot. I’m taking names if I hear anymore stupid shit like ‘ wah…can’t tweak mac waah can’t hack iphone, ‘sniffles’’.

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  33. iphones used to be a reliable status marker/synecdoche of identity. now they really aren’t. it’s only a matter of time before a competitor dreams up a girl-friendlier name than ‘galaxy’ or ‘nexus’ and steals away Apple’s customers.

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  34. So if I understand it right – in America you must use an inferior phone with lesser screen and lesser speed while more expansive just to prove to the women and etype type of aggressive losers that you are not a nerd and can score with chicks?

    Fcuck that! That is why I have my alfa male game and charisma – to keep extracting pleasure from women and life while still using whatever phone I recognize as the best with my objective male brain, to spend my money on what I want not what the stupid decaying society of elitist ass-lickers pushes me to.

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    • Keep up the alfa game, bro.

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    • No Solomon, the subject matter is irrelevant, if it has any ties to your game then you’re probably in highschool and such things are then lumped in with the fog known as the ‘unknown mysteries of life’.
      I just wanted some of these elite android users to give me some solid technical reasons why android is so “technologically advanced’ and ‘ideologically superior’ to the iphone….so I can set their little minds at ease.

      Your statements ‘lesser speed’ and ‘lesser screen’, are uneducated remarks that don’t deserve a technical response. All honest benchmarking has shown the A6 is the fattest processor by far in a mobile phone….as the A5 was for a long time before it. The screen remarks requires no comment.
      Anyone who has used both phones knows that the iphone in any incarnation is smoother, faster and more stable in operation, and generally for the features available, has the best battery life to a degree that all the rest dissemble and reverse engineer the iphone to find out how these things are done. It also has unparalleled build quality and design. The tech world hasn’t seen anyone try to manufacture a gadget with this degree of thought and finish.
      Apple’s pre- eminent goal has always been user satisfaction, and not technical specs.
      Practically every mobile company R&D is 95% dedicated to dissembling and reverse engineering the software and hardware in the latest iphone.
      The features you enjoy on your android are there because Apple put out the iphone for the android fabs to copy.

      The underlying issue is ‘geeks’. I think geeks are scum. They are a blot on humanity who need to be herded into the sea, stabbed in the stomach and fed to sharks, one at a time, on live tv and simultaneous youtube….on a new national holiday, festival and family celebration – anti-idiot day.
      Do you know how many times I’ve had some stupid greasy geek pretend they were technologically superior to me and other people I work with come up and offer some poxy opinion which is completely wrong and uneducated? And when I try to tell them why they are wrong and what they haven’t considered, they won’t back down, because they don’t recall the geek routine on how not to pretend to be an expert, how to learn things work within a ecosystem in the ‘real world’, not in technical specs twisted like a noose, not as blurbs in a forum. Hey geek, how about giving me some advice on why I shouldn’t grab your neck and choke the living shit of you?
      Once you were just annoying, now, I declare jihad on your ass.

      Listen geeks… time to die. People are sick of these losers who are generally the failures of the tech world pulling opinions out of ass and pretending ‘they thought of it themselves.’ They hate excellence, and anything that doesn’t pander to their frustrated self-worth, which is composed of mostly stupidity.
      They hate intelligence and forethought on behalf of customers, because it’s not squalid and moronic like they are.
      They hate industrial design, unless it’s ugly like they are. They are the ants at a picnic, cockroaches in the cupboard, moths in the closet, rats in the cellar…. cyber vermin.
      KILL ALL GEEKS.

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  35. Don’t know about status whoring…I use a macbook and i’m actually embarrassed to be seen with it (it is rather feminine/dweeby looking).

    Same goes with most “chic” brands like Starbucks or most organic/specialty chains. I feel like a major faggot whenever i’m at the checkout purchasing them.

    /douchechills as they say.

    I was actually born and raised in a very SWPL, anti-masculine environment. Thankfully, evil, raw heavy metal music such as Beherit and Celtic Frost programmed me out of my realm of faggotry.

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    • You’re still faggot enough to feel self-conscious at what computer you use or what coffee you drink or where you shop LOL. Step your inner game up, son.

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  36. LOL look at this: http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/29/living/women-turning-40/index.html?hpt=hp_c2. Femi-sheep trying to make the former sluts feel better about turning 40. The thing is, they look 40, which is not good.

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  37. Fuck apple. I’m proud to admit I’ve never owned an apple product and never will.

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  38. on December 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm Random Slanderer

    Listen etype, geeks do suck. They’re an entitled lot who tend to make consumer technology needlessly indigestible. That being said, aren’t you being Apple’s Bitch here?

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    • Probably yah. But it’s not a simple matter of being someone’s bitch.
      It’s a cultural matter that ties into a lot of other area’s.

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  39. etype… you truly have way too much time on your hands. 😉

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  40. I guess I’m the exception to the rule. I don’t own a smart phone because I have better things to spend my money on than an overpriced data plan that I would never use. And I hate smart phone society. People can’t even go on a damn camping trip anymore without spending the entire time updating Facebook.

    I do have an iPod, so maybe I did fall prey. But I didn’t buy the iPod — my mom gave it to me for my 18th birthday a few years ago. It’s only 2nd generation for the iPod touch and I can’t get a lot of the new apps, but since I only use it for listening to music while I run on the treadmill or stretch for dance, that really doesn’t bother me.

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  41. never takes that long to kick geek ass

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