Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS...

Posted by: MacGizmo

Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 02:58 PM

Here is what irresponsible and biased journalism looks like...<br>http://www.osopinion.com/perl/story/19637.html<br><br>A few notes about this "article":<br><br>Idiot Statement #1:<br>"But its HomePage Web-publishing feature won't work without a .Mac account, which provides the needed Web-hosting space."<br><br>My Reply: <br>Um, hello??? Is anyone home??? McFly, are you in there? The only way to GET homepage is if you have .Mac to begin with!!! So saying that it sucks because you can't use it without .Mac is kind of stupid, dontcha think? <br><br>There are other alternatives for building web pages... they cost hundreds of dollars and you have to know how to code HTML (a little anyways). Ever hear of GoLive, Dreamweaver or Freeway... stupid writer jack@ss!!!<br><br>Idiot Statement #2:<br>The writer complains that iCal doesn't produce the browser-viewable calendars on any website but .Mac.<br><br>My reply:<br>iCal doesn't "create" browser-viewable calendars on .Mac either... only the web-objects app housed on .Mac creates them. So, to say that iCal is crippled unless you are a .Mac subscriber is complete BS!! Not to mention that about 2 minutes of searches on virutally any search engine will find you plenty of websites that gave the same capabilities for displaying your calendars as .Mac for free, and even some with better capabilities.<br><br>Idiotic Statement #3:<br>"The Backup program is useless without a .Mac membership."<br><br>My reply:<br>The car is simply useless unless you pay for the engine as well!! Once again, the only way to get Backup.app is if you have a .Mac membership. Once again, there are plenty of alternatives out there that cost much more. It's not like Apple puts a copy of Backup on every computer and brags about it and then makes it unuseable... It's a specific advantage of being a .Mac member. What is so hard to understand about this???<br><br>The Grand Poo-Bah of Idiotic Statements:<br>"Even the Mac OS X operating system is partially disabled for those who aren't .Mac members."<br><br>My reply:<br><br>That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. He's complaining and saying the OS is crippled because there is a shortcut to your iDisk in the Go Menu if you have a .Mac membership. <br><br>I mean that's like saying Apple is crippling the OS because it provides Mail app & a browser for free, but doesn't pay for my ISP service... Is ANYONE really this ignorant???<br><br>Does he also think the OS is crippled because it can take advantage of a dual display card, but does not give you a second display for free when you buy OSX???<br><br>What about a free scanner and digital camera for that extra USB port on the back??? <br><br>My God Stan... you're worried about pleasing us with your stories on the front page by putting those ratings stars there... trust me my friend... you have NOTHING to worry about!<br><br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 03:00 PM

hehe..yeah. There are a lot of idiots out there. <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 04:59 PM

It just amazes me how many of them manage to write for a big website like that one!<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 05:00 PM

well, probably don't pay anything..<br><br>and you know what you get when you don't pay anything....<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 05:09 PM

and you know what you get when you don't pay anything....<br><br>You mean like gizmos postings.<br><br>j/k JD<br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 05:10 PM

That's exactly what I meant <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 05:13 PM

If you don't like what I post, perhaps you should consider giving me a raise... since we both know that's the only way anyone will talk to you!!! <br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 05:14 PM

/DeNiro voice<br><br>Are you talking to me?<br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 05:14 PM

okay from 2 cents to 3 cents<br>But ya got to work harder<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 05:17 PM

hey great... it's all he's worth anyways!<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/13/02 09:11 PM

In all seriousness, this article is a joke! It's sad because the website is read by a lot of people who now "assume" that Apple is "shafting" their customers when it's just the opposite.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/14/02 12:05 PM

Well, hopefully those people will read better newssites such as this! Or...since I haven't been there, can you comment on the news?<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/14/02 12:20 PM

Yes, you can add comments... and many people did. But a lot of people don't read them.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/14/02 12:39 PM

Well, hopefully those that do read it are smarter than that. Or those are the same that visit MOSR! <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/14/02 12:40 PM

LOL! I hope not... OSOpinion.com talks about all OS', not just Mac.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: carp

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/14/02 12:41 PM

Over at MC when I read a article I don't read the members comments.<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/14/02 12:42 PM

I only read them if it is a topic which shows potential... such as if it is a new piece of software that I'm not familiar with... or, if it's an InDesign vs. Quark story... I like beating up on the newbies in there!<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: carp

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/14/02 01:39 PM

Thats the problem there was so many Trolls and negative posters.<br>No matter how positive the article was somebody would pick it apart.<br><br>I just got fed up having to defend the Mac in a Mac News site.<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/14/02 01:41 PM

reminds me of the reviews at Versiontracker.com.... rather than actually rate and review the software in question, people say how much better another piece of software is, or post questions that belong in a tech support forum! It really killed the usefullness of versiontrackers review section.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: johnengler

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/15/02 09:04 PM

yep... hate VT, using macupdate lately, and I love it<br><br><br>"In the old days, you'd finish a day's work and announce, 'I'm done.' Nobody ever does that now. There's never enough time." -- Elliott Masie
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/15/02 09:08 PM

versiontracker lost me when they started wanting my money and making things difficult. but the ratings do work when something hoses your system and people tell you about it. the reviews for something like netscape or dreamweaver are useless<br><br>------------<br>grinch<br>"If you wish to sound truly profound, start quoting yourself." - [color:red]grinch</font color=red>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 10/15/02 09:28 PM

I use MacUpdate as well, but I find it agonizingly slow, and it never remembers my login cookie. Plus, when I do log in, I usually have to do it 3 or 4 times before it accepts the name and password. Then once I'm logged in, I can't get rid of the stupid "My Downloads" list on the front page, no matter how many times I turn it off in my prefs, it just won't go away.<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Hey Stan.. take a look at this BS... - 11/26/02 08:28 PM

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