Apple Heist Empties Store in Just 31 Seconds

Submitted by: KoalaMeatPie 8 years ago in

Apple really makes superior designed computers
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Male 2
One more thing, since it wouldn`t fit...

Macs are for professionals who are trying to do a job. They`ve obviously become more trendy what with the money Apple`s dumped into advertising, but they`re just trying to get ahold of the markets Microsoft has(indirectly) had a hold on for quite a while now.

I, myself, prefer PC because there is greater interactivity with the actual components and thus more choices. I`m sorry, but I`d like to see one other person who has the exact same computer as me. You don`t get that feeling when you buy a Mac. I don`t care how `individual` iLife can make you feel, it`ll never be the same as owning a unique computer, because someone, somewhere has the exact same one as you, and much more likely several dozens of people, if not hundreds, do as well.

A good way to sum this up: Macs are for the software nerds, PCs are for the hardware nerds.

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Male 2
This whole argument is ridiculous. Macs and PCs both have their uses, and neither is "better" at everything than the other.

For nuts-and-bolts power dealing with graphics, computer-farming, video, music, or any number of commercial needs, Mac is better. There are a few things it can do in the `fun` region, as well, such as music and video editing and such.

However, when it comes to kicking back and unloading a few virtual clips, a PC is the way to go.

Another aspect nobody seems to be discussing is that Macs aren`t upgradeable to the extent that PCs are and, to get a desktop PC comparable to a Mac is -vastly- cheaper if you know how to build one yourself, something that a lot of Mac users simply don`t. Not only that, but in buying a Mac, you`re essentially saying that a.) You`re too lazy/ignorant to build your own machine, and b.) You`d rather give your machine as little individuality as possible by spending money on hardware you probably don`t need.

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Male 3,255
"User-friendly is what its all about. I don`t see anyone running old school DOS."

Yea, because the ONE AND ONLY difference between "old-school DOS" and a modern OS are the amounts of user-friendliness... The fact that you even think that shows your lack of knowledge on the subject.

Fail. Sorry but your obsession for quoting ONE sentence of mine every time I post ANYTHING and following it with a smug little bullpoo one-liner can`t win every time. :)

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Male 124
ok lionhart2 i`ll say it again, i`m not attacking macs, i`m attacking the belief that mac users have that macs are inherently superior

you cant win that arguement, apple have already conceded that their os doesnt cut it, you say bootcamp ships with the new release, so their admitting you want to use other os`s rather than fixing the holes in theirs

game support, third party program support, brand familiarity, market share apple are losing out on all these fronts, they had to create the macs are magic belief system to turn their failing brand into a cult

and please stop distinguishing macs from other machines, internally they are the same, but when its running osx you call it a mac but running ANY other os its referred to as a pc, this is part of apple`s propaganda, just like the way they withheld 3g support on 1st gen iphones then acted as though they invented the damn thing when they put it on the second gen, you actually beleive their tech is different when it just isnt

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Male 123
i hate apple anyways. good job.
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Male 74
Man, with the precision these guys had. I believe they deserve to reap their rewards of those computers. Apple should just cut their losses.
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Male 244
@420foy
No.
=)

Sorry for the double!

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Male 244
"And seriously, Mac fanboyism does not even begin to reach the utter fanaticism of PC users."
That`s a huge load of poo, haha. Basically, there`s fewer mac users so fewer fanboys.
Personally, I use what suits my current task, if it`s mac, windows, or linux, so be it.
@rgsuper
There are only sort of viruses for Mac, they however can`t simply exploit a vunerability like they often can in windows. That`s because of the fact that Macs are unix based and unix makes it a bit difficult to make system changes.
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Male 670
juh-HEEZ-us cuh-RIST! will you all shut the fack up already????
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Male 452
"Some of you people are incredibly stupid, especially you odeed. Does no one realize it`s a matter of opinion? Is the OS going to suck your d*ck because you`re defending it? Get a hobby, christ."

Sorry, it is just a fanboy rage. Whenever anything, ANYTHING remotely related to Macs is mentioned, it turns into `OMG MACS SUCKS` PC rant. Look, some like Macs better, some like PCs, get the hell over it. It seems like Windows, and Linux users are actually morally offended by Macs, if they hate it so much, I am not sure why they even bother.
And seriously, Mac fanboyism does not even begin to reach the utter fanaticism of PC users.

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Male 895
hey gamerdude, how are all the games on mac, oh wait you have none. And mac`s do have viruses you douche, just like pc.
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Male 8
dam you pc fanboys.
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Male 987
vvvvvv Its better for you. Some people like different things.
GET USED TO IT AND DONT ARGUE FOR EITHER.
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Male 404
Mac pwns PC. Now PC users, shut up about it and don`t forget to scan for viruses.
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Male 37
Nice how the reporter takes such time to explain the clothing of the theives in such detail
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Male 42
`The thieves show skilled practice at bringing down the plate glass door`

It takes practice?

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Male 2,855
hahaha thief #1 closes the laptops, thief #2 doesnt hahahah so funny
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Male 2,486
Some of you people are incredibly stupid, especially you odeed. Does no one realize it`s a matter of opinion? Is the OS going to suck your d*ck because you`re defending it? Get a hobby, christ.
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Male 185
my cousin/girlfriend used to live in the town right next to here, Ive visited that shopping mall type thing, its outrageously high end and expensive there, its where all the local rich spoiled white kids shopped (my cousin included).

Also I`d bet my life those kids are from Cherry Hill West High School nearby, honestly its the only place with black kids in a 3 mile radius.

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Male 452
"(btw, i have to deal with a school full of macs. they get a drating discount from apple.)
so, get windows. drill a hole in a mac and Screw the screen"

Eh, I`ll dual boot with my Mac, thank you very much. What other complete rubbish that people throw at Macs can I debunk? Um, oh yeah, I can play games, have been able to for quite some time now (dual booting, though, not for lack of a good operating system, but for lack of support), the mouse has four buttons not one (left, right, middle, side click), It can do pretty much everything that windows does, and is a better OS. Want facts? Well, for one, Apple didn`t need to create a useless new OS with irrelevant extras to cover up that the system sucked. Snow Leopard can support 16 Terabytes of ram, yup, Vista can do about 10 gigs, I think. Anyway, I am running out of space, and can`t be bothered arguing.

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Male 561
Macophobia
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Male 221
"compared to MACboys ignorant" No offense man, I`m a PC guy myself, but it`s Mac not MAC! Grumble Grumble networking Grumble
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Male 36
"Cont from below- Just one more thing for you guys. While about 90% of computers purchased are Windows machines, 91% of computers over $1000 purchased are Apple. Why is this? Discuss." because you can get a kick ass PC for less than 1 grand compared to MACboys ignorant "its more expensive so it must be better." Anyway im going to save my breath... just wait until googles new chrome OS and let the arguments BEGIN :D
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Male 221
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Male 221
Cont from below- Just one more thing for you guys. While about 90% of computers purchased are Windows machines, 91% of computers over $1000 purchased are Apple. Why is this? Discuss.
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Male 221
Okay faggots, a Mac has a MAC address. PCs have MAC addresses. Learn your abbreviations. Secondly, Lionheart I doubt your Mac can play the same games a PC can at the same settings. Also for the past few years Macs and PCs use the same exact hardware. Intel processors, nVidia or AMD graphics chipsets. RAM and Hard Drives don`t really make a difference which brand the OEM puts in. The only real difference is the motherboards but that`s no reason to charge $500-1500 more for their computers.

Now as far as the software goes. People who hate Vista hate it because they are afraid of change. Vista crashes less because the drivers can be restarted. Now whether Mac or PC crashes more really depends on how you use it and the software you put on it.

Thirdly, because some of you Macfags have been thinking it. The reason Macs "don`t have viruses" isn`t because the OS is secure. It`s because only 10% of people who own computers own Macs. Apples have plenty of security holes in them. -C

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Male 36
"so you press the button on Time Machine, rewind 1 minute, and pick up where you were before the crash." sure that works everytime let me just goog.... wait whats this? "it could take an hour to do a backup. An initial backup would take more than a workday. Not good. What`s worse was that my machine would slow down substantially while the backup was being done." btw thats not a unique feature as windows has system retore and networks generally have a GHOST

source: http://www.davids-world.com/archives/200...

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Male 420
wow, that reporter sounds like the narrator on those cop shows on Spike TV
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Male 8,300
Mangamonkey, you really ARE brainless about them aren`t you. Yes the PC "crashes" about as often as a real PC does, so you press the button on Time Machine, rewind 1 minute, and pick up where you were before the crash. Go read Apple`s main OSX propaganda page please before reopening mouth, you really have no idea of the features of the thing you`re attacking.
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Male 561
I would waterboard the guard until he told who his friends were.

oh, then I`d waterboard that reporter, just because.

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Male 325
i`ve had seen more macs crash than pcs crash
so never understand this silly little argument

and why hadn`t they tied the computers down with the security clips that all coputer stores use

(my laptop has the clip built in as default fot the stores to use)

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Male 2,552
Ha! Love the guard who comes running AFTER the store`s been emptied. ^^
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Male 124
hah ok yeah you win, your kids love of a shiny new device proves that macs are better

hey what do your kids think about the economic situation?

now your claiming that windows run via mac never crashes, what planet are you from?, you do know that mac hardware is just pc hardware right? literally the only difference between you using windows through yourt mac box and windows run through a home built rig is the case

is that it? have you confused "better computer" with "shinier case"?

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Male 8,300
> mangamonkey
Male, 18-29, Europe
> boot camp isnt native you have to install it, windows isnt native you have to install it and guess what, you still have to pay for it

Well duuuh exactly what I was saying about ppl not knowing their "facts". It comes as part of OS 10.5. And of course you have to pay for Windows, you have to do that with a PC too, legally.

As for not knowing what I`m talking about, course not. There`s no reason at all why 4 PC`s sit idle in the house while the kids fight over the "Mac" even though its running the same OS as the PC`s. Maybe because, unlike the PC`s, it never crashes?

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Male 193
this has all gotten a bit geek-central intense - just laugh at the funny video.
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Male 363
ill bet if they watch previous survelance footage they would see these 5 guys scopeing out the shop deciding how to go about this robbery.
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Male 36
lmao mangamonkey dont insult lionhart becuase he gets all his information off wikipedia and doesnt know a shred of what he is talking about D:
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Male 239
That voice over is so annoying, we can see what they`re wearing!
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Male 124
yo lionheart, you`re an idiot, boot camp isnt native you have to install it, windows isnt native you have to install it and guess what, you still have to pay for it

if you run a windows distro through an ibm chipset mac then you arent using a mac you`re using a pc.

And as for getting it to work out of the box - well yeah if you`re an idiot who doesnt get how to use a computer then there`s dell, who`ll put it together for you and overcharge you for the privilige just the same as apple does

i really dont care what people use, just stop pretending that macs are better especially using that flawed logic

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Male 8,300
As for the mass-debaters on here doing the "Macs blah blah PC`s blah blah" thing for the kazillionth time, try joining us in the 21st Century sometime guys. You know, the one where you actually read facts about what you`re talking about first. Macs have had both chipsets built in for about 5 years now, its called Boot Camp, you hold the Alt key down when you boot and choose whether you want to boot in Mac, WIndows, Linux, or any other OS you want to install. It boots off whichever native chip is most appropriate. It`s a frikkin PC. You can`t find a PC game I can`t run on my $300 Mac, and I didn`t have to install any graphics cards, drivers, etc. Try finding me a PC with everything ready to go out of the box for the same price.
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Male 8,300
Every Apple computer AND peripheral has had a Kensington Security Cable attachment point as part of the design since 1984; those things are unbreakable and damn near uncuttable. You can download free software that invisibly checks, whenever the computer is turned on, whether it is still connected to its "authorized" IP and locks down or emails the owner and police if it isn`t. And every device which has ethernet has a unique, unchangeable MAC address (yes, even your PC`s - it doesn`t stand for THAT Mac) which should be recorded on the inventory sheet. So basically, this shouldn`t have happened, and if all those security features were ignored, serve them right.

And also, you can hire a security guard that can run 10 yards without having a coronary. Just a thought, Apple store...

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Male 621
Anyone arguing with this statement "If you didn`t build your computer, you got ripped off" is a moron. Building your own computer is harder, but at the same time a lot cheaper. Or it costs the same, but your componants are much better. PC World in England is the worst for it. PC World sucks ass.
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Male 121
Honestly, I`m impressed.
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Male 5,314
computers suck. i`m writing this with pen and paper.
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Male 2,172
It`s not the quantity of what you learn that count but the quality. Learning how to build your own computer is unimportant since it always change.

Knowing that I will have fun with my computer is the best knowledge ever. Incidentally, this is why I will get a mac next time I need a new computer.

It speaks volume when thieves think that stealing apples products is worth the risk.

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Male 756
"i can build that for around 1200"

Good for you. However, building a PC takes a lot of time, effort and expertise. Though I`m somewhat technically oriented, building an entire high-end workstation from parts was something that I was just not up to doing. Since I was getting an Apple education discount at the time, I figured I might as well take advantage of it. Not to mention the fact that the HP workstation I had ordered several weeks before was DOA. So in a sense, it was more of a "time to try something different while I have the opportunity" buy.

But that`s not to say I loathe PCs. I own 2 Windows laptops (1 Vista, 1 XP), which I have no problems with.

It all comes down to this...if you want to hate on a MAC user because they`re an idiot and purchased it for specifically for looks, go right ahead. But for someone like me who is technically aware, knowledgeable about both platforms and simply likes the Mac OS better, don`t criticize.

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Male 901
The big mac vs PC debate is so stupid. If you want the best OS in the world or if you think that the design aspect of your things is important (which a lot of people do), buy a mac.

If you want to do gaming, or if you want to have a lot of bang for your buck, buy a PC.

The stupidity of people stating that one is better than the other completely baffles me, since it`s obviously a question of usage and personal preference.

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Male 483
If you didn`t build your computer, you got ripped off
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Male 987
D**N NICE!

Ive seen people go pro before but WOW.

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Male 617
hahaha whoever skypirate quoted got ripped off big time. windows are better computers for video/graphics work anyway.
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"People who don`t need a good computer? I have a Mac Pro tower for video and graphics work. It`s got dual quad core Intel Xeon server-grade processors, 10 GB RAM, and triple HDDs. And it all cost me under a little over $3k with some 3rd party upgrades. A comparable tower from HP would have cost me $4-5k. "

i can build that for around 1200

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Male 190
play by play commentary
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Female 1,199
The announcer makes it seem like a game show. O_o;
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Male 1,129
please like APPLE is gonna miss that measley 60 grand. bought time they got ripped off. they`ve been doing it for years to people
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Male 569
lol hes so excited for them
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Male 99
"Thursday, September 03, 2009 9:09:40 PM
I dont get it a computer is a computer motherboard cpu ram etc.. MAC`s are computers, Laptops are computers. MAC`s cost more for the label.... simple just like buying different brands of food or drink both do the same thing...one has the label..."

I think it`s because they get the OS confused with the hardware or something.

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Male 76
Great job!
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Male 7
now thats a robbery
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Male 36
I dont get it a computer is a computer motherboard cpu ram etc.. MAC`s are computers, Laptops are computers. MAC`s cost more for the label.... simple just like buying different brands of food or drink both do the same thing...one has the label...
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Male 395
Oh! BTW I get all my mac refurbished, so it`s way cheaper. If you are going to argue about something don`t tear down the other people, it only makes you look bad.
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Male 395
For all you mac haters: most art colleges use macs for all their computer needs. I am on my macbook air right now. I bring this baby to class everyday to do my notes on it and to do my art. I organize my photos I`m going to paint on here, I work in Photoshop, and whenever I`m feeling lazy in class I hop on Super Mario Word.

I`m not saying macs are better. I`m just saying they compete with the windows based world.
I`m not going to go into the whole "Macs can`t play games" stuff or the "Macs are easier to navigate with" stuff.

It`s a matter of opinion which computer you prefer.

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Male 21
Keith2 is clearly a wannabe Mac owner that simply can`t afford one. Haha
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Female 15,763
My girlfriend has a computer that is both Mac and PC for her art school.

BEAT THAT, FANBOYS AND FANGIRLS!

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Male 2,591
by the way anyone who uses the phrase "macs are superior" obviously knows nothing of computers
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Male 2,591
Macs are full of suck, no matter how much high end crap you put in there. Even now with x86 based cpu`s and a unix-based OS. Sucks. Big time. People are just paying for the Apple name and logo, which suck too. It screams "look at ME pay attention to ME i`m a douche who paid out the ass for this crap machine so people would think well he`s got an apple he must be a really hip guy!"
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Male 9,305
And for the love of sex would you guys stop arguing over computer specs? It`s like watching two 1950`s nerds fighting in the hallway with rulers down their pants screaming "BIGGER PENIS!"
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Male 845
i use a mac at work.
they suck
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Male 756
"Macs... overpriced low-end garbage. For people who both don`t need a good computer and have money to burn."

People who don`t need a good computer? I have a Mac Pro tower for video and graphics work. It`s got dual quad core Intel Xeon server-grade processors, 10 GB RAM, and triple HDDs. And it all cost me under a little over $3k with some 3rd party upgrades. A comparable tower from HP would have cost me $4-5k.

Does Apple overprice their flashy MacBooks? Absolutely yes. Are they crap? No. And for the record, Mac Pros are very reasonable for professionals, with exceptional build quality.

But back on topic. I`m not to far from this store, and coincidentally the shop I worked at got robbed in a similar way last year. The only good part was the hilarity in watching the tape and seeing one of the thieves smash his head on the door frame on the way out lol.

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Male 207
Damn those guys work fast... that was a mega hustle!
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Male 308
Odeed, You drating say that and you dont back it up with any evidence. All people base pc on these days is vista.. which actually isnt that bad. it has a few errors with a few programs. i havent actually encountered any of the programs as of yet...

I havent drating crashed for a year.. im running vista x64

I was at school today and my trig teacher was running a mac. and it drating crashed for no reason.
Its obvious that macs are terrible.

(btw, i have to deal with a school full of macs. they get a drating discount from apple.)
so, get windows. drill a hole in a mac and Screw the screen


That is all.

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Male 135
Windows break in the physical world too?
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Male 1,627
arnt those laptops tied down?
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Male 10,440
I`m with the thieves! That was awesome! I hope they never get caught. And they probably won`t seeing how well they operate :D.

Macs... overpriced low-end garbage. For people who both don`t need a good computer and have money to burn.

If any of you have paid $3k for one of those crapbook-pros, I pity you. You`re either stupid or fabulously rich and ignorant.

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Male 967
On board with Nidonemo. Couldn`t have said it better.
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Female 196
Wow...it`s the combination of how impressive that heist was and how sheerly excited the guy narrating it that makes this video quite win in my opinion.
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Female 4,197
woah! you americans sure know how to make news interesting. At 00:45 I thought I had suddenly started watching the horse races! :O
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Male 452
"Honestly its as if you people think that your operating system determines how BLOODY FAST YOUR COMPUTER IS GOING."

That is irrelevant, the operating system is just significantly better than windows. It is an OS that is actually well written, rather than a bunch of bloatware strung together into a hasty, and buggy program.

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Male 480
@reor

Yea agree. To put it simply, Apple uses propaganda to suck bundles of cash from ignorant consumers.

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Male 3,310
Skilled in breaking glass.
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Male 36
lmao at the argument of
"macs been superior to windows in technology and is more stable"
Honestly its as if you people think that your operating system determines how BLOODY FAST YOUR COMPUTER IS GOING.
FACT: Apple inflates the price of their products by a factor of 3.
personally I like my set up were im running linux if i need to run an executable ill use WINE if I need to somehow run a mac application ill just go and dowload the frieking win64 bit version or find the linux binary. If I want to upgrade my computer I wont go out and spend 2K on a laptop I`ll spend 200 on a graphics card or some RAM.

summing up MACS are fashion accessories for designers or for teenage girls who wouldnt know how to do anything other than goto facebook

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Male 78
aww yeah. That`s my local news!
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Male 9,305
Notice words and phrases used in the report.

- "Spectacular"
- "Action News"
- "Like Pros"
- "Skilled Practice"
- "Art of bringing down"

Did you notice his tone of voice, as well as how riveting he sounded?

This is not news. This is made like entertainment. You don`t feel sympathy in an action film, you feel entertained.

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Female 71
I`m on my new 13" Macbook pro right now, actually...
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Male 497
"That dude sounded like a horse race commentator.
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lmao

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Male 367
What? This happened where? In Jersey? :D SURPRISE!
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Male 166
That dude sounded like a horse race commentator.
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Male 1,718
lol guard must be so pissed off.
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Male 1,598
Something about the news anchor`s narration makes it sound like a sporting event.
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Male 38
kinda awesome. sucks for the store. but you have to admire their efficiency.
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Male 716
Actually this is part of my Anti-Apple campaign.

Seriously, I hate apple. They are evil... them and verizon.

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Male 2,576
... But DOS is practically half of Windows 3.1 How else am I to Run "Stunts", "Jet Pack", "Space Quest", "Police Quest", And "kings Quest" other than my 286?
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Male 670
"I don`t see anyone running old school DOS."

That`s pushing the limit.

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Female 136
LMAO!!!!!!
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Male 7,933
"MAC sucks, PC sucks, Lenix Wins."


Pfft. Tyson FTW!

"Give a man a fish\teach a man to fish, ect..."

Teach a man to fish, and they buy a funny hat.
User-friendly is what its all about. I don`t see anyone running old school DOS.

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Male 820
[quote]1) The reporter symbolizes all that is bad with broadcast news these days. My God. It was a smash and grab robbery... I`d guess that hundreds of them occur across the globe daily, yet this reporter made it sound like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were raping orphans.[/quote]

Well, he made me want to commit smash and grab, if it gets me that kind of fame for being intelligent about what I wear, and pretending I have a gun.

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Male 155
"skilled practice of the art of bringing down that plate glass door."....are you serious?
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Male 308
couldnt have put it any better myself zerocyde.. i have a pc.. (i used to crash, but that was a hardware issue.) got it fixed, havent crashed in about a year :P
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Male 132
wow... Action News? cant they get a little more creative?
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Male 3,255
"and is generally a more user-friendly piece of equipment"

User-friendly is bad. It is absolute garbage and should NEVER be looked at as a good thing. If all software was less user-friendly, then people would actually have to LEARN how to use computers and would end up able to deal with problems on their own. Give a man a fish\teach a man to fish, ect...

The fact that everything is so damned user-friendly is the reason why everyone says that windows always crashes. People buy a pc with windows installed, windows trys to do everything for them, leaving them completely unable to deal with any situation on their own, and then they end up crashing the OS and blame the OS for it.

User-friendly = total garbage.

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Male 3,255

Ohh, and to nit-pick a bit here...

"Overall, a Macintosh is a superior piece of hardware"

The hardware inside a Macintosh is whatever you buy it as. You can build a PC to be far worse or far better than a Mac if you wish. That`s like saying that the toy car you just bought is better than the a car built out of legos. Umm... that kinda depends on how good of a job I do with the legos...

"with a better, infinitely more stable OS"

First off, "better" is subjective, and secondly, The stability of any OS is almost completely dependent on the user. I run Windows (7 at the moment) and absolutely NEVER crash. Occasionally a game I`m playing will crash, but that`s the game`s fault, not mine. The only time my computer EVER get`s turned off is when I need to reboot after installing something, so my system stays up for weeks upon weeks.

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Male 3,255
"yet this reporter made it sound like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were raping orphans."

Rofl, good lord that sounds terrible!

" Overall, a Macintosh is a superior piece of hardware, with a better, infinitely more stable OS, and is generally a more user-friendly piece of equipment."

Maybe, but a company that refuses to separate the software from the hardware "symbolizes all that is bad" with our digital world.

If Apple were to drop the hardware and sell the Mac OS as a piece of software that one could simply buy and install on their home computer, then hell, I`d probably even use it. But as it stands, they hurt the evolution of technology by insisting that their software must be attached to their hardware, and that is unacceptable.

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Male 3,255
"MAC sucks, PC sucks, Lenix Wins."

rofl, so much fail. It`s like saying...

"FORD sucks, DODGE sucks, NEONS win."

No wait, it`s like...

"FORD sucks, DODGE sucks, NEINS win."

lol

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Female 118
LOL New Jersey
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Male 1,193
they`ll get busted immediately after selling. every pawn shop nearby well be on the lookout...
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Male 1,550
I thought it was going to be fake for a moment because of how excited the reporter sounded lol.
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Male 13,630
Kamarov
Male, 18-29, Southern US
84 Posts Thursday, September 03, 2009 2:20:06 PM
MAC sucks, PC sucks, Lenix Wins.
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Lenix? wha? you talking about the boxer? Lennox lewis?

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Male 180
Respect.
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Male 342
Karamov: Lenix [sic] is PC.
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Male 101
kamarov...its linux...not lenix...if your going to say something sucks as opposed to whatever else, you should know what it is your talking about
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Female 101
like a billion people don`t have black sweatshirts and red vests. unless those criminals are so well off they are having custom clothing made... which doesn`t make sense when you think about it.
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Male 38
thats near where i live.
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Male 976
These guys know what they`re doing, I guarantee they`ve burned their clothes they were wearing that night by now.
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Female 1,427
Damn, that`s fast.

This is how all robberies should be. Quick, precise, gone. XD

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Male 2,576
From the Article:
First, the uncluttered, open design of the store, unencumbered by ugly metal shutters, made it easy to smash the plate glass window with just one blow.

Next, the thieves signaled to the security guard that they had a gun and then took off along the long, clear tables of merchandise, the straight run allowing them to efficiently scoop MacBooks and iPods into their swag bags. The magsafe cords detached instantly, offering no resistance and leaving power sockets undamaged.

Finally, the stiff unibody shells meant that the villains could grab the notebooks one-handed from a corner with no flexing, and no risk to the internal circuitry, the tough aluminum bodies resisting the jostling clanks inside the sacks.

And so we see that it is true that Apple really does design for the end-user, with small efficiencies that all add up. Thanks to Apple, the scoundrels managed to load up their booty — 23 Macbook Pros, 14 iPhones and nine iPod Touches â&

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Male 1,918
How are you going to find them? If I broke in I would throw those clothes in a river or something so I would never were them again
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Male 91
MAC sucks, PC sucks, Lenix Wins.
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Male 3,058
Weighing in on a couple of points here:

1) The reporter symbolizes all that is bad with broadcast news these days. My God. It was a smash and grab robbery... I`d guess that hundreds of them occur across the globe daily, yet this reporter made it sound like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were raping orphans.

2) Overall, a Macintosh is a superior piece of hardware, with a better, infinitely more stable OS, and is generally a more user-friendly piece of equipment. I use a PC however, because it`s the difference between spending hundreds of dollars on a laptop, or THOUSANDS. If I had the disposable income, I`d own a Mac, no question.

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Male 13,630
Fortitude - Tis what passed through my mind
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Male 13,630
jhutch38, Rick_S - Thanks guys, I was getting worried there!!
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Female 38
wow. i used to live literally 30 minutes away from that store! sucks that i move away and something like this happens!
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Male 254
I`m with ferdyfred, they sound like WWE commentators
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Male 1,361
Macbook Air - Fit 50 of `em in one bag!
:P
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Female 654
Why do they have to make it sound like a fierce documentary? =/
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Male 3,330
Ferdyfred, no he`s a little over the top. I was going to comment on it, and went looking to see if it was already done. Most of them are like the first guy. A little more than flat, and with a certain inflection, but not WAY over the top like that guy.
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Male 76
Thats awesome. "Spectacular Smash and Grab!"
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Male 36
They don`t all sound like that, Fred, The thing to note here is that it`s the action news. Meaning they`re trying to sensationalize something as boring as an apple store getting cleaned out.

Really, what is the news media coming to these days?

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Male 4,680
To be honest, I hate Microsoft AND apple equally.
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Male 3,425
Yeah, yada yada, macs are better, PCs are better, does it really matter? I can access porn ad IAB on both, and thts good enough for me.
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Male 17,511
Geesh, you`d have thought they robbed a bank woth ak-47`s. Calm down.
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Male 1,254
I know of people that experienced what you did Prime, and I would not at all be surprised to find that more Windows systems crash than Mac systems. I just like to direct my experiences to those damn pretentious Mac commercials and the users that worship them, and offer a counter argument that while your claims aren`t lies, they are very misleading.

Windows has offered its headaches, but I feel oddly satisfied once I work through it and figure out how to fix the ailments. Maybe its because I haven`t been using Macs and OSX often, but its problems are cryptic and tough to manage personally. And I ain`t taking it to no damn Mac store...

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Male 13,630
General question to all IAB`ers across the pond,

Do all American reporters sound like that?
In the UK its generally Queens english and flat, even if Satan popped up with the Marie Celeste up his ass

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Male 164
I think they should jut let them keep the merchandise. Epic win.
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Female 491
The PCs sent them.
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Male 1,378
crap player
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Male 886
that was like some sportscenter game highlights thing
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Male 209
YOU ARE ABOUT TO WITNESS EXCLUSIVE FIRST HAND SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE OF THE SPECTACULAR SMASH & GRAB. THE SCENE: THE APPLE COMPUTERS STORE AT THE PROMENADE SHOPPING CENTRE IN (garbled). IT`S AFTER CLOSING, AND A SECURITY GUARD IS SEEN MAKING HIS ROUNDS IN THE STORE. BUT AT 2:05 A.M. THIEVES HIT THE STORE`S PLATE GLASS DOOR, WITH A BLUNT OBJECT. LIKE PRO`S THEY BRING IT SHATTERING DOWN WITH ONE STRIKE. THEN, WITH PRECISION TIMING THE 5 MALES ENTER THE STORE AND CLEAN HOUSE LIKE THERE`S NO TOMORROW. EACH ONE WENT IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, LIFTING MAC BOOK PROS THAT CAN RUN UP TO 3 GRAND. IN ALL, THEY TOOK 23 MAC BOOK PROS, 14 iPHONES, AND 9 iPOD TOUCHES. AND ALL, IN 31 SECONDS FLAT.

Jesus Christ, it`s not like end of the earth is among us. CALM THE drat DOWN.

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Male 20
I recently bought a Macbook Pro after having used a PC for 3 years and everyday at school. I much prefer my Mac as it has never failed on my and there are soooo many different PC`s to choose from.

Lots of people say that Mac sucks, but no many say that ipods suck. They sold 39 million in the last year, and Microsoft have announced they are stopping the zune, which reached no where near that.

Also people are confused with that microsoft make the xp/vista, so that fails, the computer does not, just the OS. Apple make their macs to work well with the OS.

I find they are both the same, it is just the user that expect too much from an inferior computer and then wonder why it fails, the user sucks, not the computer

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Male 5,314
what an idot that news reporter was. "notice how they are experts in the art of smashing down glass windows. they were savvy enought to wear masks."

shut up...you idiot...shut up.

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Male 7,933
Now the reason im getting a Windows is mainly because
1) I want a tablet
2) Macs are superior...but come with a superior price.

So I`d say windows have better value, but with no doubt Macs are a better OS.

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Male 7,933
I have used a macbook for 2 years now and my next computer would in all probability be a HP Touchscreen Windows.

In all honesty I can say that macs are superior to windows.

First off Vista sucks nuts. I have friends that give me the usual "Macs suck" and they have all either switched recently to the Windows 7 Beta, or downgraded back to XP. Vista was a failed attempt to copy MAC OSX.

"I have had my Dell desktop operating on Windows XP for 5 years and it has only blue screened me and crashed once.

I had my Macbook for 3 months and it crashed on me twice. I have been working on new Mac computers for 2 weeks and it has crashed once."

Its been the exact opposite for me. My Windows has had to have been formatted more times than I can remember, and I`ve had to buy 3 or 4 motherboards. My mac hasn`t crashed but I have had to replace its hardrive twice (I bought my macbook when it was made of plastic, not the new pretty aluminum ones) Cont...

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Male 1,347
criminal pros aye? still cool, hope they get away w it. Also, the guy doing the voice-over is way too excited, needs to chill a right bit
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Male 20
Is it me, or does the news report make it seem like it was faked?
a bit like when people thought that the person who did the youtube videos from an apple store

" First, the uncluttered, open design of the store, unencumbered by ugly metal shutters, made it easy to smash the plate glass window with just one blow."

"The magsafe cords detached instantly, offering no resistance and leaving power sockets undamaged."

"the stiff unibody shells meant that the villains could grab the notebooks one-handed from a corner with no flexing, and no risk to the internal circuitry, the tough aluminum bodies resisting the jostling clanks inside the sacks."

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Male 1,254
I have had my Dell desktop operating on Windows XP for 5 years and it has only blue screened me and crashed once.

I had my Macbook for 3 months and it crashed on me twice. I have been working on new Mac computers for 2 weeks and it has crashed once.

Justin Long can go f*ck a monkey.

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Male 1,091
Nice!
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Male 91
Apple really makes inferior computers.
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Male 74
and you are all just jealous because you can`t afford a mac even if you did want one :p
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Male 388
steve jobs is not going to be happy...
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Male 74
that`s legit
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Male 91
Who would steal a mac? They suck.
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Male 104
Lol.
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Male 1,403
right when he said "and in just 31 seconds flat!" i yelled "apple just got pwnd!!"
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Male 3,431
This is what happens when you lay off a bunch of farm workers. Their only skill is picking apples.
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Male 1,629
lol thats how u know apples are crap. they didnt even bother planning this raid it was a simple smash and grab :P
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Male 13,630
Hell, thats what you call proffesional ``Apple scrumpers``
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Male 2,576
Link: Apple Heist Empties Store in Just 31 Seconds [Rate Link] - Apple really makes superior designed computers
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