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Idiocracy-Actual: "The Dark Side of the iPhone 5S Lines" - When Apple iPhone Zombies Attack!

The Dark Side of the iPhone 5S Lines

http://youtu.be/rRwcIumf-mI
caseyneistat
Published on Sep 21, 2013

i waited in line for 10 hours for the first iPhone, also waited in line, outside the mall, in 1999 for the Sega Dreamcast. it's like tailgating. being excited about something and letting that excitement grow along side similarly minded people. when i went out for the 5S launch i found a lot of that excitement and enthusiasm but i also found a lot of tired anxious people who were waiting in line for reasons other than their own desire for a product. that was a little bothersome. the scene at the apple store just before the phones release was also a sight i'd never experienced. beyond excitement it was closer to hysteria. encouraged by hundreds of equally hysterical employees in blue shirts. at the peak of that hysteria i stopped and reminded myself what the impetus was for all of this; a new phone. that warranted a head shake and an eye roll. it's fun to get excited about something, no matter how ridiculous it may seem. i went to the superbowl once and when the patriots lost my best friend started crying. i can understand sleeping on the street for a new toy more than i can crying over a professional sports game.. it takes all kinds i suppose.

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Pictures, Footage Indicate Global Zombie Outbreak Is Underway

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
September 20, 2013

Pictures coming in from all over the world indicate that a zombie outbreak has begun…

Zombies spotted in London, England:

When there is no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.

Zombies spotted in Birmingham, England:

Intelligence? Seemingly little or no reasoning ability, but basic skills remain.

Zombies spotted in Newcastle, England:

Queues began forming in the early hours of the morning outside the Apple Store in Newcastle's Eldon Square, pictured

What are they doing? Why do they come here?

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UPDATE 1: Some have more fun with their Apples, than others .D

Gold iPhone 5S shot with 50 Cal sniper rifle #ThroughGlass Google Glass

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Gold iPhone 5S vs 50 Cal #ThroughGlass Google Glass

The iPhone 5S, stylized iPhone 5s, is a touchscreen-based smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is part of the iPhone line, and was released on September 20, 2013. Apple held an event to formally introduce the phone (and its mid-range counterpart, the iPhone 5C) on September 10. Like the iPhone 4S, the 5S is a revised version of its predecessor, the iPhone 5, but also incorporates a 64-bit Apple A7 processor and a built-in fingerprint sensor called Touch ID on its updated home button.

The 5S ships with iOS 7, the seventh version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system, which is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions in the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. New features in iOS 7 include Control Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio, and a new flat design directed by Jonathan Ive.

Reviews for the iPhone 5S were generally positive; some reviewers called it the best smartphone on the market. While Touch ID was praised as a major market changer, many commentators believed that iOS 7 was the most major update to the smartphone line. The 64-bit Apple A7 was also favored. Pundits claimed that it is a catalyst for various new applications from developers.

Google Glass (styled "GLΛSS") is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with a mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands.
While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnerships with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device. The Explorer Edition cannot be used by people who wear prescription glasses, but Google has confirmed that Glass will eventually work with frames and lenses that match the wearer's prescription; the glasses will be modular and therefore possibly attachable to normal prescription glasses.

Glass is being developed by Google X, which has worked on other futuristic technologies such as driverless cars. The project was announced on Google+ by Project Glass lead Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who has also worked on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a product manager and "geolocation specialist"; and Sebastian Thrun, who developed Udacity as well as worked on the autonomous car project. Google has patented the design of Project Glass. Thad Starner, an augmented reality expert, is a technical lead/manager on the project.

iPhone 5s vs 50 cal - RatedRR Slow-Mo Torture Test

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Published on Sep 22, 2013

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Gold iPhone 5S vs 50 Cal #ThroughGlass Google Glass

The iPhone 5S, stylized iPhone 5s, is a touchscreen-based smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is part of the iPhone line, and was released on September 20, 2013. Apple held an event to formally introduce the phone (and its mid-range counterpart, the iPhone 5C) on September 10. Like the iPhone 4S, the 5S is a revised version of its predecessor, the iPhone 5, but also incorporates a 64-bit Apple A7 processor and a built-in fingerprint sensor called Touch ID on its updated home button.

The 5S ships with iOS 7, the seventh version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system, which is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions in the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. New features in iOS 7 include Control Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio, and a new flat design directed by Jonathan Ive.

Reviews for the iPhone 5S were generally positive; some reviewers called it the best smartphone on the market. While Touch ID was praised as a major market changer, many commentators believed that iOS 7 was the most major update to the smartphone line. The 64-bit Apple A7 was also favored. Pundits claimed that it is a catalyst for various new applications from developers.

iPhone 5s vs 50 cal - RatedRR Slow-Mo Torture Test

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UPDATE 2:

HACKED: iPhone 5s FingerPrint-ID 'Security' defeated by the German "Chaos Comp. Club" in Just 3 Days Since Apple's Hyped Launch!

Just a Reminder: NSA backdoor, TeleCommunications Act of 1996 (TCA) and Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (CLEA)

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.

• Top-secret Prism program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Apple and Facebook
• Companies deny any knowledge of program in operation since 2007
• Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks

Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill
The Guardian, Thursday 6 June 2013


PRiSM Slide Show: A Cooking Recipe? NOT!

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.

The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called Prism, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says.

The Guardian has verified the authenticity of the document, a 41-slide PowerPoint presentation – classified as top secret with no distribution to foreign allies – which was apparently used to train intelligence operatives on the capabilities of the program. The document claims "collection directly from the servers" of major US service providers.

iSpy: How the NSA Accesses Smartphone Data


The US intelligence agency NSA has been taking advantage of the smartphone boom. It has developed the ability to hack into iPhones, android devices and even the BlackBerry, previously believed to be particularly secure. Photo Gallery: Spying on Smartphones Photos

By Marcel Rosenbach, Laura Poitras and Holger Stark
September 09, 2013 – 12:25 PM

Michael Hayden has an interesting story to tell about the iPhone. He and his wife were in an Apple store in Virginia, Hayden, the former head of the United States National Security Agency (NSA), said at a conference in Washington recently. A salesman approached and raved about the iPhone, saying that there were already "400,000 apps" for the device. Hayden, amused, turned to his wife and quietly asked: "This kid doesn't know who I am, does he? Four-hundred-thousand apps means 400,000 possibilities for attacks."

Hayden was apparently exaggerating only slightly. According to internal NSA documents from the Edward Snowden archive that SPIEGEL has been granted access to, the US intelligence service doesn't just bug embassies and access data from undersea cables to gain information. The NSA is also extremely interested in that new form of communication which has experienced such breathtaking success in recent years: smartphones.

Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying

How the N.S.A. Cracked the Web
Matt Buchanan
New Yorker Mag.
September 7, 2013

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras, Spencer Ackerman and Dominic Rushe
The Guardian
Thursday 11 July 2013

** Sounds like The Judge presided over a couple of hacking/'wire-fraud' cases during his tenure at NJ Superior Court:


http://youtu.be/Ubgt7XpoAk0
selfownership1
Published on Sep 23, 2013

Air Date: Sept. 23rd




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The liberty movement isn't far behind

we just have to convince them that they are delusional :/

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws."
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

"give me control of my own permaculture and I care a lot about what makes law"

-Permaculture Republican

But will it blend?

But will it blend?

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

identifying with the material

I see this as an imbalance of loving the self. How the heck would you have time to sit for 14 days and wait to get a phone? ...There can't be much going on in your life.

gotta say though:

the only non-ZOMBIES there, were the "Line-Sitter"-freemarket entrepreneurs living the philosophy and market principle of voluntary 'exchange of service (or ass placement, apropos of this discussion), for time.'

I'd say: good for them! xD

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

All the people in line....

were logically valuing their time, in a free market aystem, at a market clearing rate of exchange, even the Apple-Zombies. Didn't see me there.

Some have more fun with their Apples, than others .D

Behold: the .50BMG Incendiary Tech-Lather, like butta.

Gold iPhone 5S shot with 50 Cal sniper rifle #ThroughGlass Google Glass

http://youtu.be/f0Hq_0URdbs
RatedRR
Published on Sep 20, 2013

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Gold iPhone 5S vs 50 Cal #ThroughGlass Google Glass

The iPhone 5S, stylized iPhone 5s, is a touchscreen-based smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is part of the iPhone line, and was released on September 20, 2013. Apple held an event to formally introduce the phone (and its mid-range counterpart, the iPhone 5C) on September 10. Like the iPhone 4S, the 5S is a revised version of its predecessor, the iPhone 5, but also incorporates a 64-bit Apple A7 processor and a built-in fingerprint sensor called Touch ID on its updated home button.

The 5S ships with iOS 7, the seventh version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system, which is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions in the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. New features in iOS 7 include Control Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio, and a new flat design directed by Jonathan Ive.

Reviews for the iPhone 5S were generally positive; some reviewers called it the best smartphone on the market. While Touch ID was praised as a major market changer, many commentators believed that iOS 7 was the most major update to the smartphone line. The 64-bit Apple A7 was also favored. Pundits claimed that it is a catalyst for various new applications from developers.

Google Glass (styled "GLΛSS") is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with a mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands.
While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnerships with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device. The Explorer Edition cannot be used by people who wear prescription glasses, but Google has confirmed that Glass will eventually work with frames and lenses that match the wearer's prescription; the glasses will be modular and therefore possibly attachable to normal prescription glasses.

Glass is being developed by Google X, which has worked on other futuristic technologies such as driverless cars. The project was announced on Google+ by Project Glass lead Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who has also worked on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a product manager and "geolocation specialist"; and Sebastian Thrun, who developed Udacity as well as worked on the autonomous car project. Google has patented the design of Project Glass. Thad Starner, an augmented reality expert, is a technical lead/manager on the project.

iPhone 5s vs 50 cal - RatedRR Slow-Mo Torture Test

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Gold iPhone 5S vs 50 Cal #ThroughGlass Google Glass

The iPhone 5S, stylized iPhone 5s, is a touchscreen-based smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is part of the iPhone line, and was released on September 20, 2013. Apple held an event to formally introduce the phone (and its mid-range counterpart, the iPhone 5C) on September 10. Like the iPhone 4S, the 5S is a revised version of its predecessor, the iPhone 5, but also incorporates a 64-bit Apple A7 processor and a built-in fingerprint sensor called Touch ID on its updated home button.

The 5S ships with iOS 7, the seventh version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system, which is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions in the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. New features in iOS 7 include Control Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio, and a new flat design directed by Jonathan Ive.

Reviews for the iPhone 5S were generally positive; some reviewers called it the best smartphone on the market. While Touch ID was praised as a major market changer, many commentators believed that iOS 7 was the most major update to the smartphone line. The 64-bit Apple A7 was also favored. Pundits claimed that it is a catalyst for various new applications from developers.

iPhone 5s vs 50 cal - RatedRR Slow-Mo Torture Test

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Noted

Do not make body armor using iPhones.

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"... the signs of a strange, worrisome disorder."

Man's sensitivity to the smallest things, and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange, worrisome disorder.

-- Blaise Pascal

( http://www.dailypaul.com/220835 )

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Some people just love to hate Apple.

And based on my experience over the past 25 years, it's usually the PC zombies. Apple had had superior products since day one, IMHO.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

There's two sides to everything

Apple:
-All devices sync
-The desktops use a convenient "all in one" design
-The OS is slick and minimalistic.
-Due to it's lack in pure numbers vs Windows run comps, Apple doesn't have to worry about viruses. Not because the Mac OS isn't susceptible to them, but because hackers know Windows is used more commonly in offices and homes.

Windows:
-You can build a comp at a fraction of the cost of a Mac and still get better specs on it.
-You can upgrade parts as new technology becomes available.
-You won't suffer any consequences for attempting to repair your PC yourself. (Apple voids your service warranty if you do this)

There are more than two sides to everything.

Apple has always captured like 15% of market share from the fan boys going all the way back to the 2C by offerring something different, while exploiting you on software/apps with every stroke.

While Windows was much greater back in the day, it is only slightly greater today with all the feature bloat of each new operating system.

Screw both, I'm using Linux.

Oh come on. I want so much to

Oh come on. I want so much to call you an apple fan boy because of that statement.
MAC, runs basically on the same hardware that PCs do. The only difference is that the software is a certain brand and they charge more.
Going to the software arena, MACs have had a bit more stability and a bit more security compared to the PC. However, and this is big, the only reason behind greater security is the fact that Apple only has a share of maybe 15% of the market when it comes to computers(ignoring phones, I really dont know the numbers there). Before a few years ago, they only had less than 10%. This means that making viruses and that sort of thing wasnt much of an interest to people beause why would you spend time targeting only 10% of the population when you can spend the same amount of time targeting 90%. There are viruses for MAC, they are just not common.

Part of this is that most programs are written to run under windows and taking this into account it makes windows more versitile compared to the mac.
Really, the only reason today you would want a MAC over a PC is if you do media work. Editing video, pictures, music, etc. Otherwise there isnt a point in getting one. Price per pound, PCs are cheaper and do just about everything a MAC will. Like mentioned though, MACs are still supposed to be better at media stuff, though I havent tested this myself.
There are people who have use both macs and PCs. PCs for general stuff and MACs for media stuff. One brand is not really intrinsically better than the other, but it wouldnt take much for either to become that way given a bit of work.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Lol, damn. Beat me to the punch.

I basically said the same things.

The only thing I disagree with is the common statement, "If you're in the media industry, Macs are better than PCs."

Never got this. All the software needed for media work is available on both Macs and Windows - the capability of the comp to do that type of work, such as rendering videos, should be reliant on the grade of hardware being used, not the operating system.

"If you're in the media industry, Macs are better than PCs."

That's so 1980's.

Not really,

The thread is merely a commentary/observation on the ritualistic human purchasing behavior, not about Apple, per-se.

I'd have posted the same, if the wait-line outdoor camping-line for the phone in question was a Droid variant like Samsung Galaxy or Motorola.

Don't know why if it's clear for most of y'all to go beyond L v. R, yet not see the corollary here.

For your reference though, I've ran both Apple and PC products concurrently for years.

Frankly, hate'em all. They ALL suck! LOL.

I've used everything from early DOS, to UNIX/Silcon-Graphics Unix variant to the current Win. & OSX, and Android

They all have FBI/NSA backdoors, every single one of those fcukers collude with the State. And, now, with Steve Jobs gone, the luster of Apple has gone with it; I was willing to tolerate some of their govt-acquiescence, as frankly, there weren't much alternative, then.

But now, post-Snowden revelations? There are even less reasons to use Apple products, IMO.

Though granted, the [I've never believed your obviously sarcastic motto of "Don't be Evil"]-Google (NSA/CIA-In-Q-Tel) Droids and corporatist eugenicist Bill Gates' Microsoft-'smartphone' variants aren't much better, either. But, like the Whole-'Nothing Artificial EVER!'-Foods' GMO con, and human social interactions in real life, unfortunate reality is that 'betrayal' always is/feels MUCH worse, than say...who were always 100% a-holes, all the time, ie: Microsoft and Google. No? LOL.

I know: silly. But, you know it's true. Even in politics, wouldn't any of us consider it a much graver cross, IF a r3VOL-leaning politician or activist were to screw us over, than an obvious neoCon, who has always been a PNAC POS, like McNutt or Graham?

Plus, even design direction-wise, I could hardly imagine Steve Jobs would EVER sign off on that Swiss cheesehole Fisher-Price kids' toy looking case design for their new iPhone 5C.

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quasi-pretentious, artsy-fartsy design geek critique ALERT!
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There is a principle of visual design element constant: generally speaking, the graphic pattern should not overload disproportionately, vs the base volume and/or shape.

There's a reason why pin-striped suits look more elegant, vs. four-inch wide stripes: then, it stops being a $3000~10,000 bespoke suit; it becomes a walking sartorial 'Angola chain gang jumpsuit'-caricature.

Also if you've seen the last two iterations of the the 'new' Superman, if you observe the 'suit,' it's not just indigo-'blue:' it's a millions of tiny 'blue'-scaled textures, that give the appearance, that 'communicates:' it's more than what it seems.

Simply put, the hole sizes are too big, in proportion to the overall size of the iPhone 5C itself.

That's why kids' toys are big and exaggerated: supposedly, kids respond to large pattern contrasts quicker in their development years; so as to 'nurture' that visual discernment skill, people for generations, and later on, the toy industry, have long adopted that understanding and manifested them in their products.

Plus, the iPhone 5C is not as if it's a design evolution a la Porsche 911: from the original VW Bug to its 60's debut to now, where the design language evolution is unmistakable; you can visually trace its design lineage from the original '63.

So, aside from the iPhone-ness of the iPhone: the base flat rectangular block with radius-ed corners and a large screen, by introducing the plastic color element, the focus now shifted to being about the 'colored-holes,' and NOT the elegance of the 'designed simplicity' that has become Steve Jobs' design decision hallmark.

Steve Jobs truly was an artistic conductor.

You can literally see all of Jobs' design decision minutiae, the meticulous design directives present in all the products he's ever been involved in.

So, while obviously, Steve Jobs never physically 'sculpted' the designs himself, but, like any known painter, any observer who learns to distinguish that painter's works, after awhile, would know HOW to identify any of his works, just by looking at a collection of brushstrokes on a canvas: Jobs' 'signature' strokes, become utterly identifiably unique.

So, once the color elements are introduced, it immediately becomes about HOW the current line of iPhone 5C continues the 'new' design lineage that began with the 'candy apple'-Apples: the iMac. Arguably THE first real "personal" Personal Computer. Then of course, their later 'budget-line' iPod iterations like the Nano.

But, gone are their luscious 'candy-apple'-ness of the frosted plastics/polycarbonates used in early iMacs or the sweet anodized colored aluminum-ness of their recent 'budget'iPod lines that really broke the mold. And, IMHO, if it's meant to invoke that oh so short-lifespan 'design heritage'? I'd say the iPhone 5C fails, miserably.

The new iPhone 5C color covers just look like something you won at a local Chuck E. Cheese franchise, IMO.

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quasi-artsy-fartsy design geek critique soapbox, completed. xD
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Apple WAS Steve Jobs. Now, it's just another soulless behemoth.

If you thought observing "PC Zombies" hatin' on Apple was a kick?

LOL.

Equally bemusing to me, are the Apple fanboys calling PC users as "zombies," as if there's some point to be 'won,' when they all collude with the national security state. Don't know, guess I don't get all tribal over consumer brands.

Guess it'll always be that way, just as in the guns, motorcycles, and cars and everything else in between:

1911 vs. Glocks
Glocks vs. HKs

AR vs. AK
Remington 870 vs. Mossberg 500

.45ACP vs. 9mm
5.56x45 vs. 5.45x39

Harley-Davidson vs. Indian

Personally, I just never saw the point, I suppose; guess I've never anthropomorphized synthetic consumer goods to the point of wanting to tribally defend it. So, all of this is honestly, in fact, wholly foreign to me.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Junkies waiting for their fix... never really satisfied...

...the next carrot/ apple will defiantly be the best ever!

Dangling carrots/ apples

http://youtu.be/24jpGqTXQLQ

think the Apple engineers just figured out a digital

corollary, of that same trick.

LOL.

Not being rhetorically sarcastic, but I've always wondered whether SOME animals did some 'Pavlovian' things KNOWING that their human masters would enjoy them, so they merely did it as a matter of courtesy, rather than actually 'being suckered into it.'

Kinda like an intentional, conscious 'wag the dog.'

well, who knows...but I do know this: most dogs definitely learn more about blowback, adapt & avoid it, quicker than the PNAC/neoCon/Likudnik/RINO warWhores and their sycophantic run of the mill-dittohead cheering sections.

xD

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

This high and mighty attitude

This high and mighty attitude toward technology and "consumerism" is just getting so laughably old. Mindlessly lining up for a flu shot, fine. But this constant attack on those of us who get excited about tech is just getting ridiculous. So people wanna line up for the latest ANYTHING. Who the fuck are you to call them sheep or zombies. I mean, seriously. What fucking tower of superiority do you fancy yourselves looking down from? Yes, the fact you didn't line up for the device you surf this site on makes you sooo much more intellectual.

LOL, are you being facetious?

Or do you share Chris Cudnoski's type of elongated sarcasm that span multiple reply boxes, that makes one not know whether you're being truly sarcastic, or not?

"But this constant attack on those of us who get excited about tech is just getting ridiculous." and this was done by me, when??

So even not be, but if someone were to criticize your particular joy for all things hi-tech, what DP poster is stopping you from enjoying it or buying it. And frankly, if you're so adamant about it, WTF does it matter what I or anyone here or elsewhere thinks about your habits?

If one mindlessly line up for a particular product, because they 'gotta' have it, especially a product from a company that's long been acquiescent and collusionary with the NSA policestate?

Yeah: an F'ng Zombie, indeed.

Isn't that as equally Pavlovian as a PNAC neoCon warWhore who never saw a "War"-brand they didn't like?

Zombie.

Plus, never thought verbally knocking zombies or neoCons needed to be done from any "fucking tower of superiority." Don't even a minor anthill view suffice?

LOL.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

You ever waited for a table

You ever waited for a table at a restaurant because you love the food there? Well, then I guess perhaps that would make someone a zombie too eh? It's called having a product that people want. It isn't complicated. I know you think Apple execs are actually Illuminati hierarchs and it's all part of their master plan to put us in FEMA camps and all, but some of us choose to live in a more realistic world.

WTF? Where is all this insane venom coming from?

LOL, so you mean you weren't being facetious?

You ever waited for a table at a restaurant because you love the food there?

Yeah, but I don't camp out for hours, or days...for food.

And frankly, personally, the notion of waitin' on 'hottest spot' is absurd to me: sorry I had all my fill of it when I lived in NYC during my 20's.

And those businesses (mainly bars/restaurants/clubs) whose bread and butter is 'we're always more in demand than would want to let you in'? To me are fap-fests of insecure overgrown children with business licenses. I generally shun such outfits, anyway.

So... whenTF did I say this?

I know you think Apple execs are actually Illuminati hierarchs and it's all part of their master plan to put us in FEMA camps and all, but some of us choose to live in a more realistic world.

Why are you projecting your seething insecurities?

And, I'm the one who apparently doesn't "live in a more realistic world" when you're the one who apparently seems to be more comforted by digital gadgets (otherwise why go out of your way to defend, of all things, waiting in line to buy a phone that you can buy online, from home without wasting time in line...for hours?), than reality, not to mention, replying to someone that you've imagined to be?

Frankly, I don't give a fcuk about your buying habits. Nor, do I 'hate' high-technology, nor have I ever testified to your illusory allusions.

Not expecting you to, but apparently, you haven't read much of my DP threads, if you're jumping to obnoxiously unsubstantiated conclusions that I'm somehow anti-high tech or believe "Apple execs are actually Illuminati hierarchs."

What are you, five?

That said, what the Ancients built? That's high-tech; if iPhones are your idea of epitome of high-tech, something's definitely ass backwards about you.

Well nice to have 'met' you. If this is how you talk to people you've never 'met' WTF makes you think I'll give a fcuk what you gotta say?

Plus, seeing as how I never singled you out to be a 'zombie,' when the thread spoke in broad terms, why would you volunteer to deny to be something that I've never personally accused you individually of?

Where's the gain?

Also, you do realize that your reaction is wholly collectivist, right?

The whole 'I never called YOU a zombie, but because you THOUGHT I called those who share your similar longing-for-wasting-time-extraneously-in-lines-to-simply-buy-a-product-that-you-can-equally-buy-online-without-camping, you felt the need to defend your consumerist-pedestrian-camping-defense-corps-collective'-thingy?

Kinda ironic, considering you have a picture of Lysander Spooner on your profile page, no?

So are you like pre-emptively defending yourself against your future (or current) choice of a consumer product purchase?

WTF? LOL. I've seen weird replies before, but your preemption definitely takes that cake!

Well, if indeed this is your idea of some strange daily ritual to fulfill some emotive dispersal quota, I'd say go on, more power to ya. But I suggest you find yourself a more amenable target.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

So you shun anything popular.

So you shun anything popular. Ok, that's cool. But your position seems to be that that somehow makes you smarter than those who don't. I'm not sure what sorts of things bring you joy in life, but there are those who find joy in things you don't. Some folks love art. Some love fashion or food. Some love music. Some love cars while others love tech. The reason my avatar is of Lysander Spooner is because I love freedom and desire a stateless society where the fruits of the free market can be enjoyed freely. I'm not sure how waiting in line for something one values is antithesis to that. For all the horrible shit going on this world, I don't think wanting the latest edition of something you enjoy is worth getting too concerned about.

For jumping to conclusions and assuming you were just generally opposed to technology I apologize.

No need to apologize; we're cool.

that said: Huh?

So you shun anything popular.

I do?

LOL!

You've 'known' me...all of what?

By virtue of the fact that anyone of us regularly purchase manufactured items that have been produced in the millions of units, if you bought something, and others also have it, and the manufacturer's output for that particular product exceeds 10 container worth of shipment to their distributors and retailers?

Isn't that 'popular' by definition?

Now, if you meant to say, like 'pop-culture-popular'-popular?

I don't know: I figure, if someone advertised something, and I saw it, I assume it's trying to BE popular.

So whether I buy a given item because I needed/wanted it, or because of superficial subjective allure like the look of it, is immaterial to my personal purchase decision process: in the end, I bought it.

My purchasing hierarchy: I buy what I consider bare minimums, tools, luxuries, then those things with 'extra-cool' factor. But, that could just be my particular buying process.

But for god's sakes Revere, if you've been proven wrong (as you yourself just admitted) about jumping to conclusions about someone you've just begun replying to, you really should stop with the whole 'jumping to conclusions'-thingy. No?

But your position seems to be that that somehow makes you smarter than those who don't.

Again, with your attempt at mind-reading!

To me, anyone who answers in that manner, IS himself subconsciously excising his own internal values, outside: basically YOU are communicating to me that YOU're the one who actually views things, in that way.

Because, flipping the situation, if YOU were the one who posted my 'anti-Apple iPhone 5S/5C' threads, to express your distaste for something, I personally wouldn't automatically assume that you're doing so, because you see yourself better than others.

Because, that? Would 100% be illogical. Especially in the MANNER in which such distaste was expressed: I didn't simply knock it for the sake of knocking it; I cited my reasons: mainly 'betrayal' of their loyal customers with their NSA collusion, and frankly post-Jobs poor design direction (which is wholly individually subjective), and especially those who are even aware of the post-Snowden revelation, STILL willing to camp-out to buy it, or at least express sympathy to those who do.

For all the horrible shit going on this world, I don't think wanting the latest edition of something you enjoy is worth getting too concerned about.

I'm NOT concerned about it; seeing as how I'm an on-again/off-again prolific DP poster: just because I post something, doesn't mean I'm 'end of the world'-worried/concerned about that particular topic cited in the video.

But Revere, you seem to be doing a lot of "she doth protests too much;" you seem more concerned about the fact that I don't like what you like: mainly the Apple iPhone 5S (I dislike it for VERY specific reasons, as cited previously), and the Apple fanboys' camp out purchase ritual, than I'm actually NOT worried...about...somethin'

LOL

It's almost... as if one is seeking approval or disappointed that I seem to not like or enjoy the things that you enjoy and/or like.

Um, are we going out?

Damn brah, you're trying to change my phone choices, and we have barely even shared a cup of latte, yet!

lol. I kid 'cause I love.D

I 'get' it: we all defend things we love and/or are passionate about from small to big things that give us joy as humans at varying degrees. Because that's what love is: emotional, and often irrational.

I also 'get' that every decision someone makes is an extension of their internal value system, manifested outside: from choice of threads, type of phones, guns, motorcycles, music, movies, cars, girlfriends/boyfriends, social circles, to politics, etc.

I 'get' it: those 'superficial' things shouldn't matter, and in it of themselves, they don't.

Though, in relationships, they ARE important, however, to the extent that they communicate the nuances of your partner's value system.

Like: you can't be into hardcore punk rock and she into Bieber. Or hey, may be you like the fact that your girl can be cheeseball girly-gurly and be into Bieber, while you're all hardcore. To each his own.

Those are all individual subjective choices. Point being, they matter more, in the symbolic sense, as an outward manifestation of someone else's internal thinking/value processes.

That's why politics is always personal to most people: when someone attacks an ideology or those whom you deem worthy to represent a given ideology you value, you defend it, as if they just attacked you. Just like how many here, including myself, are always willing to defend Ron Paul vs. neoCons & neoLibs and everyone in between. LOL.

That goes without saying: it's just human nature and reality of things.

I get and accept that.

The distinction I would discern, however, is this: YOUR choice and/or MY choice of phones, or however rabidly or timidly YOU and/or I may nerd-rage about something, or not, has no influence or direct/indirect impact on me or my life, period.

But, politics, as it stands?

It does.

Because assuming you really do lean more voluntaryist in the Ly Spooner tradition: it's an abhorrent notion that any group of thugs would sit and write policy papers, implement it, sneak it through their corporatist enforcement mechanism, institute it as 'law,' which will in fact delude itself righteous as to lord over those whom never agreed to it.

So, frankly to me personally, it makes SENSE, to give a fcuk about outside assholes seeking to control you through the con of govt, and all their political machinations and pomp and circumstances circus from various rallies, to 'get out the vote' efforts to myriad of other opinion/social engineering efforts to give the sheeple populace the delusion that they're the ones making political decisions that affect their and others' lives, when in reality, they don't get to truly make that decision, in the current status quo political infrastructural paradigm.

What DOESN'T make sense, is drawing out difference over consumer product purchase decisions and ritual purchase behavior, that you NOR I will force upon each other.

That, is the 'priority' difference distinction I choose to exercise.

Sure, I may jokingly 'bicker' with my friends and strangers over various range of nonsensical irrelevancy like, what do you prefer:

- Samsung or Apple?
- AK or AR?
- 9mm or .45ACP?
- Harley vs. Honda?
- Honda vs. Ducati?
- Dewalt vs. Porter-Cable (oh wait they're now both under Black & Decker! LOL!)

etc. etc. etc.

But, I and those whom I choose to 'debate' over/with, on the most part, KNOW the geopolitical relevance of these topics, in terms of priority hierarchy: mainly, they don't matter, in the aggregate.

But, 'we' also know that those little things add to life's experiences.

So to me, anyone getting this bent out of shape over my simple consumer choice to not wanting to buy something and observation of others, and dragging it on and on over two threads and several reply boxes?

Is frankly, kinda weird.

Plus, all these wild unsubstantiated conclusions that you jump to about me in your fit of fanboy nerd-rage?

Not exactly conducive to civil discussions.

Especially, as you may have noticed, I never directed either of the two 'anti'-iPhone 5S threads against "Revere 1776." Yet you took it so personally that you had a "need" to tell me...several times...over several reply boxes.

lol.

Now, ever ask yourself, why you think it's 'okay' for you to publicly profess your love for Apple products, but it's NOT okay for me to express my distaste for one particular model of Apple iPhone, and the camp-out-purchase ritual, for very specific reasons x, y, z? ?

My reasons? The NSA, making Biometric-ID 'chic' by giving it the 'Apple'-treatment, the NSA (did I say that twice?)?? Plus, their new 5C-line cheapened the visuals of the brand for me, somewhat.

I mean, do you see me wildly jumping to a conclusion, that because you Revere1776 love something, somehow you 'must be feeling superior than me?'

No.

You see me going around insecurely projecting:

This high and mighty attitude toward technology and "consumerism" is just getting so laughably old. Mindlessly lining up for a flu shot, fine...I mean, seriously. What fucking tower of superiority do you fancy yourselves looking down from? Yes, the fact you didn't line up for the device you surf this site on makes you sooo much more intellectual.

[...]

I know you think Apple execs are actually Illuminati hierarchs and it's all part of their master plan to put us in FEMA camps and all, but some of us choose to live in a more realistic world.

So, as you may imagine my bemusement at the prospect of you accusing me of "Mindlessly lining up for a flu shot?"

I'm all like, 'I did? WHEN? I feel the need to check for nurse's needle marks!'

LOL??!!

And...."Apple execs are actually Illuminati hierarchs?" Or, do you mean: Illumi-na-tai?? Dan dan DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

http://youtu.be/NcqwspEqJJs

LOLOL!

Though, you know: if someone were to ask me, given the option, 'Who would you be MORE concerned about being stuck in a broken elevator with? An nerd-ragin' Apple fanboy, or a geopolitically-aware activist/citizen journalist who invokes uncomfortable questions, even prompting a joshing sarcastic answer from Stephen Colbert referring to the "Illumi-na-tai"?'

Well, given the option between a sweaty dude vs. Sierra Adamson (Luke's current girlfriend who asked the question in that video; sorry Rudkowski: I luv ya brah, but this is merely a hypothetical, my man xD)?

I'm picking Luke's girl, over an Apple fanboy on nerd-rage, any day.

xD

So, ya see the hypocrisy and selective 'outrage,' from my POV, watching all your responses so far?

Be that as it may. This will be my last reply on this particular matter: it was nothin' to begin with, either way. It's no bigs.

IF you do end up buying it and enjoy it, I am truly happy for you. Because, frankly, that's the only thing that SHOULD matter. NOT, what you think what I think of your purchase decision, or others who want to camp out to buy it. As long as you're happy, I'm happy for you.

- Been fun .0)

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

LOL! I can't believe you put

LOL! I can't believe you put this much effort into a reply. He doesn't deserve one as good as that. +1 anyways.

"The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan

Well, early Sunday Morning opening

and, I'm actually genuinely curious as to the thinking process behind such outbursts.

What can I say? I'm enamored by all range of human retorts .D

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

All I can say is

it's probably a great time to hook up a used iphone 4. Or whatever came before this one. The iphone 4 with the little loopy thing they have on their keyboards.

Please don't tell me what it's called. It can stay the little loopy key in my mind until the day I die and the grass grows over me.

South is the new way up! Major trend for 2014: Latin America. Start checking out South American investment, it's part of our future now.

LOL

+1 on post... +1 on comment

Never.

I would never submit to such mindless behavior..it is soul-crushing.

Materialism at its finest.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

you know, the more and more I watch coverages of these hyped

product launches for item x, y, z, the more and more I'm reminded how much they resemble, and have de facto become, a public ritual of sorts.

It's like, on the most part, most of those buyers will be using one form of electronic 'money' or another as is: credit card or debit

so..where's the upside in physically waiting for hours, when they can all cut out the hassle and 'save time' by simply ordering it online from home, and simply wait for it to be delivered to their door-steps??

I never understood people opting for more complicated options, when a simpler, more convenient option exists, especially when the item that you're trying to get, be it via complicated or more convenient manner, is the same.

funny weird humans...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Sheep

Sheep waiting for the feed troughs to be filled. Only these sheep are even willing to pay for the feed.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.