Neil deGrasse Tyson On Computers [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Tech

So I guess it"s safe to assume Neil deGrasse Tyson is an Apple fanboy?
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Male 139
"-what kind of food do you like?
-i dont know, most kind?

^i now know the person is not a vegan, cus if he was a vegan, he would be really surely to let me know.. as you cant be a vegan without letting everybody know about it."

Exactly.
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Male 3,619
@HolyGod i like the what-is-it-called mac that was most recently released where the hardware are welded to the frame...
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Male 3,619
i think he`s just pointing out that mac people let everyone know they are mac people

-what kind of food do you like?
-i dont know, most kind?

^i now know the person is not a vegan, cus if he was a vegan, he would be really surely to let me know.. as you cant be a vegan without letting everybody know about it. (jk, but you get my point)
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Female 1,803
"Oh look, someone that has actually used both machines and therefore has a reasonable opinion based on actual experience."

Most Mac users have had to use a PC at some time in their lifetime so they actually make a conscious decision to prefer Mac, unlike most PC users.
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Male 2,170
Anyone who doesn`t know that a Mac is better,is living a life of blissfull ignorance.
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Male 155
Explaining the picture:
1. Apple products are easily identifiable (apple logo).
2. A customer remembers how much money they spent on a Mac, especially when they`ve had to get a new one to replace an old one.
3. Apple marketing is very loyalty-based, even though PC`s actually outpace them in performance and cost less.
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Male 8,132
rickwhite

Oh look, someone that has actually used both machines and therefore has a reasonable opinion based on actual experience.
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Male 14,334
He`s just shown what lack of common sense a so called genius usually has.
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Male 151
As someone who uses both Mac & PC professionally (TV Industry, Post-Production) and depends on them daily to meet crazy-tight deadlines, you immediately know the difference between the two systems: the mac is superior.

I was born & raised on PC. I can build & install a PC from individual components, overclock it, etc...

But I switched to Mac about 5 years ago because I was just sick n tired of dealing with a PC. I was in a situation where I was working shift work, with a tight deadline 365 days a year, twice a day, and the Mac crashed 3 times in a whole year... probably due to overheating. So, when it came time to buy a new computer, I switched. It was painless. I could read all my files and do everything on a Mac that I did on a PC.

BTW: At work we use both a Mac Pro and an enterprise-Class HP Workstation, and the HP costs as much (or in some cases more) than the comparably outfitted Mac Pro... but the performance is substantially poorer
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Male 8,132
patchgrabber

"You can`t open them up and do really anything to them."

You really obviously don`t know what you are talking about. Go to apple`s website. What do you think it looks like when you open up a mac? All the pieces are super glued together? I have upgraded a hard drive and RAM in a macbook pro as well as helped a friend replace a fan. You can swap out anything you want in a mac pro. It looks just like any other computer when you open it up basically. In fact you can go to apple`s site and find instructions on how to replace almost anything you want. I agree that iPhones aren`t easy to mess with, but android phones aren`t exactly easy. Plus why would you really need to? You just upgrade to a new phone every couple years which is what the carriers and manufacturers really want.
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Male 546

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Male 6
PirateWillis, the majority of the CompuSci researchers at my university use Macs. A lot of people in the Physics departments do too.
All the real number crunching etc is done on dedicated *nix servers anyways.

Also, all the people who perpetually keep hating on Apple products and users should realize that they are as worse, or in some cases, even worse than all the Apple fanboys out there.

I`m on a pc myself atm btw. I use both.
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Male 143
Um, PC`s are easily upgradeable, so it`s easier to keep the machine up to date. Professionals use PC`s because of the enormous variety of customization you can do. Also, I assume top programmers code programs for and with PC, which if your are a researcher, you want the best.
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Female 1,803
"I can assure everyone that major computing does not take place on a mac."

Define "major computing". And tell why you know every use of a mac. I would postulate that no "major computing" is done on a personal computer. Except, perhaps, for the human genome project or the SETI distributed processing projects and ALL personal computers can lend processing power to those.

Please name one thing a PC can do that a mac can`t. Other than get a blue screen of death and a wealth of viruses.
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Female 1,803
A guy I work with cracked his MacBookPro`s screen when his work table tipped over and spilled everything (he sits on a platform so all the stuff fell from a height). Even though we were in a hotel in another city, he was able to order a new screen, have it Fedexed to the hotel and he fixed his computer in his hotel room. Good to go by showtime. All you need are the right tools to open the case and the brains to do it.
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Female 2,764
RAM is all I`ve needed, why would I add anything else?

I don`t understand why macs are such a bad option for everyone because it`s not what YOU like/want/need.

It works for ME so I own one.

My suggestion for your life- do not get or own a mac.

That`s all, very simple. Follow that one thing and you can be happy.

Doesn`t make it wrong for other people to own them
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Male 5,811
[quote]In response to your link, it wouldn`t take long for someone to create another screwdriver for those- it`s just shaped metal.[/quote]
Then you missed the whole point I was making.
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Female 2,764
In response to your link, it wouldn`t take long for someone to create another screwdriver for those- it`s just shaped metal.

Oh look.... Already out
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Male 5,811
"I`ve opened up my macbook to add to it."

RAM? If so then what else?

"I`ve also opened my iPhone to fix the screen I shattered when I dropped it on the driveway."

So this is before you brought your iPhone in and Apple changed the screws?
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Female 2,764
"I`m also into actually OWNING what I buy. iMacs, iPhones, iPads, you can`t open them up and do really anything to them, unless you`re jailbreaking, which is really just someone wanting to do whatever they want with their own property, because iOS sucks balls. I`m glad you`ve been enjoying your rented computer."

huh??

I`ve opened up my macbook to add to it.

I`ve also opened my iPhone to fix the screen I shattered when I dropped it on the driveway.

I`m not following you...
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Male 5,811
[quote]If you are into gaming, IT, or building your own system I get it.[/quote]
I`m also into actually OWNING what I buy. iMacs, iPhones, iPads, you can`t open them up and do really anything to them, unless you`re jailbreaking, which is really just someone wanting to do whatever they want with their own property, because iOS sucks balls. I`m glad you`ve been enjoying your rented computer.
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Male 1,569
Of course they would know. They have to mention it at the bank when applying for a loan to buy it.
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Female 373
@HiEv also why Macs make the best product placement, makes me wonder wonder if anyone uses anything else in movies.
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Male 621
Last time I checked, "PC" stood for "Personal Computer". So, doesn`t that mean that a Mac is also a PC?

Kinda makes that whole "Mac vs. PC" series of commercials look a bit silly now, doesn`t it?

Anyways, I think anyone using a Mac would know it`s a Mac because of the obvious Apple logo and all of the other branding plastered all over it. You`d have to be blind to miss it.
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Male 6
i love how people on here, take one point a person makes out of many, and knifes it to death in an attempt to make themselves look "right"

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@HolyGod
lol
they aren`t cheap plastic but whatever.

calm down ok, i`m not trying to dis your precious mac. all i was saying, is mac isn`t the only "stylish" computer out there. although you may beg to differ, I good sir do not, and you`re very welcome to you opinion, but please don`t shove it down my throat with your arrogant retorts =)

FYI: i am into gaming, and customization. alien ware my mac alternative ;)
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Male 2,170
I have a PC, but I use Linux `cause windows sucks.
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Male 8,132
Just for the record, I used to make a lot of the comments most of you are making. I was on a PC laptop and insisted it could do everything a Mac could. I used to make fun of the "idiots" that spent more on a Mac. Then my company bought me one. I`ll never go back.

Every day people switch from PC to Mac. I have never heard of it the other way.

If you are into gaming, IT, or building your own system I get it. PC is way better for that. If you can`t afford a Mac, I get it, they are more expensive. But otherwise try it. You`ll like it. There are so many little touches that just work so beautifully. The ergonomics and aesthetics are second to none.
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Male 8,132
ScorpionFrog

"whoever said macs have more style than a PC obviously hasn`t seen a sony PC. "

Is that a joke? Those look like your standard PC laptops. They are definitely trying to look like a mac I guess. But that is still just cheap plastic. A mac is laser cut out of a single block of aluminium. Macs are on display at the Museum of Modern Art. I don`t think Sonys are.

Macs cost more because of the innovation, design, and development. PCs cost less because in a lot of cases they are just copying. You wouldn`t have a Sony Vaio like that without a Macbook. You wouldn`t have a Zune without an iPod. You wouldn`t have a Droid without an iPhone. You wouldn`t have Windows 7 without OS X.
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Female 373
Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:11:01 PM
Funny thing is I do not get the whole mac/pc debate, use what you want. I have an acer desk top for my basic needs and iPad for on the couch. Reason I chose the iPad was I already converted all my movies for my iPod. Do I think any of them are great, hell no, but they do what I want so I am happy with that.
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Male 6
whoever said macs have more style than a PC obviously hasn`t seen a sony PC.

more style, better hardware, still cheaper than a mac. then there`s always alien ware, which is quite a bit more in price, but still tops mac in style and quality.

sure, mac might have less of a flawed operating system in most ways, but that`s why linux is always an option for PC.
not to mention, to my knowledge, Mac isn`t very compatible with a lot of software out there. i find universal compatibility to be more resourceful than having to deal with a few errors from time to time.
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Male 8,132
goaliejerry

I`ve been on a macbook pro for 7 years. I have never ONCE had a "flat tire, low oil, blown fuse, or any other analogy in terms of computer problems. In fact I`ve never had a single problem in 7 years and I run system intensive software 10-15 hours a day. THAT is why I have a Mac, not because I can`t change a flat tire, check my oil, or reset a blown fuse, but because I don`t want to have to.
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Male 8,132
"Oh, and Macs are overpriced."

Yes. Some people think that. That`s your right. You probably think Diesel jeans are overpriced. Maybe they are. But I have a couple pair and they are my favorite jeans.

Macs really aren`t that much more expensive. I got a 17" macbook pro with 8GB of RAM, 750GB HD, a 2.6 i7, and a 1080P+ display for around $2,200. An HP with similar specs is around $1,700. It was well worth the extra $500 to me.

I still have my macbook pro from 2006. It has never broken. Never frozen. Never crashed. I just wanted to upgrade because they discontinued the 17".

Contrarily, before I could afford macs I had toshiba satellites and campaqs. I went through rounds and rounds of fans, motherboards, bad RAM, malware, bloatware, broken hinges, cracked plastic, blue screens of death, bad hardware sectors, etc.

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Male 1,243
obviously he has never done tech support.
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Male 2,516
how do you know if someone`s using a PC? Because as soon as they see your Mac they`ll go: "psshht, fanboi, you can`t change a flat tire or check your oil, you`re dumb because you can`t upgrade your computer" on and on and on.

To be honest, I see far, and I mean FAR more people desperately trying to rip on mac users than mac users talking about how great it is to have a computer that actually works.
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Female 2,764
"Can you change a flat tire? Check your oil? What about reset a blown fuse in your house? If no, then yes, buy and use a Mac, or partner with someone who can do one or more of those things for you so you don`t have to think too hard."

Don`t know, yes and don`t know...

And my mac was $999 from 2006... I think 6 years and counting is just fine. So far it`s averaged about 167 dollars a year... Hasn`t needed anything except a new charger this past spring which I got used for 10 bucks.
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Male 4,014
"I use a mac because it`s easy and it does what I need/want it to do.

ZOMG!!!!11!

sue me."

Can you change a flat tire? Check your oil? What about reset a blown fuse in your house? If no, then yes, buy and use a Mac, or partner with someone who can do one or more of those things for you so you don`t have to think too hard.
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Male 4,014
"Apple makes their own hardware, meant to be used with their software"

This isn`t even true anymore. Apples use Intel x86 chips.

Apple uses PC chipsets.
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Male 4,014
Sounds more like he`s saying mac users are image-concious douches more concerned with labeling then paying $2800 for a laptop far outclassed by a $1500 non-Mac.
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Male 675
I`ve owned a Mac and my wife owned a Mac; I can say with certainty that:
1. Macs are not PCs. Apple makes their own hardware, meant to be used with their software. If for any reason you bought a Mac and then put a PC operating software on it, all you did was pay too much.
2. PC desktops are better to own long term. If you want to upgrade a PC, sure, go ahead, no big deal; if you want to upgrade a Mac, unless you`re upgrading RAM, then God help you.
3. Mac sells their OS separately, buy a PC and put it on that if you absolutally need it to run a program that isn`t PC compatible.

There is no reason to buy a Mac, ever, they are merely an empty status symbol.
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Male 15,832
I don`t know, either. I built it myself 10 years ago. It didn`t have a brand name on it then, and it certainly hasn`t grown one since then. So far, it`s on its 5th motherboard. The only thing left of the original is the case, keyboard, and speakers.
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Male 248
@HolyGod: I`ve lived in Canada, Ecuador, Japan, and the United States, traveled to many other countries, and was born in England. America is 100% the greatest country on Earth.

Oh, and Macs are overpriced.
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Male 8
I use a Mac on a regular basis....but I miss my Windows desktop...
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Male 23
I`m thinking this is like the joke: "How do you know if someone`s a vegan? Wait 5 minutes, they`ll tell you."
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Male 8
......you do realize that a Mac IS a PC, right? It`s just the operating system...
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Female 2,764
I use a mac because it`s easy and it does what I need/want it to do.

ZOMG!!!!11!

sue me.
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Male 8,132
I`m going to take a guess here and say 90% of the people making posts in this thread have never owned a Mac or used one on a regular basis. Kind of like the people who say America is the best country on Earth, but have never travelled anywhere else.
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Male 224
It could just be that he`s referring to the way Mac`s take every opportunity to scream "I`m a Mac!"
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Male 2,592
Macs are to trash as trash is to garbage.
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Male 8,132
8BitHero

You think macs are crap design? Huh? They are beautifully designed. There are macs in MoMA on display. You guys can say they are overpriced if you want, but kinda hard to rip their design.
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Male 5,413
Because of the incredibly crap design. I know right!?
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Male 15,510
That is why I`m a PC (Running Ubuntu 12.04)
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Male 642
LOL@ lostinkorea and tedgp...

I was thinking the exact same thing! ;D
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Male 3,285
Should change the caption of this image to " So i guess it`s safe to assume Fancylad is a Neil deGrasse Tyson Fanboi.

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Male 1,497
Knocked down a couple of notches.
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Male 311
Yeah, i assume you would remember allowing a sales clerk to bend you over and take you from behind in the store.
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Female 1,743
I like my PC.
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Male 554
the full interview here .. http://www.theverge.com

Neil deGrasse Tyson always wins.

-this meme was made 20min in part 2 of the interview
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Male 2,521
Yeah, because it`s hard to pay 5 times more than a computer is worth and not know what you got.
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Male 1,440
At least when A PC dies on you, its relatively cheap to replace it compared to replacing a Mac.
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Male 771
you would know if you are using a mac if you have a big void in your account where money used to be
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Male 256
you would know it was a mac because you`d wish it wasn`t
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Male 8,132
Having a mac instead of a pc is like having a $200 pair of jeans instead of having a $35 pair of jeans.

They both serve the exact same function, but some people are willing to pay more for something with more style and design.

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Female 2,602
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Male 508
Current respect level: -9000 (still leaves him a million or so points)

The world died a little today.
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Male 6
it`s safe to say that Neil knows that mac users have a tendency to be pretentious about it
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Male 4,793
No, you`d know if it`s a Mac based on the drating rainbow pinwheel being burned into your eyes.
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Male 762
Fanboy? Possible. Although it could just be a comment about the users of Macs. No one would pay the outrageous prices and not know it is a Mac.
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Male 2,551
Not necessarily, could be viewed either way. Could be saying that they`re that bad that it`s obvious, or that they`re that good. Or that you`ve paid that much, you SHOULD know.
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Female 3,727
Goodbye I-AM-Bored; welcome I-AM-Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Male 1,793
cause they suck so bad.... IBM 2012...
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Male 20,196
Link: Neil deGrasse Tyson On Computers [Pic] [Rate Link] - So I guess it`s safe to assume Neil deGrasse Tyson is an Apple fanboy?
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