Photo (Video) Awesome #32: Now, With Bonus Gordon Rant!

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handyman315

No holds barred, damn the torpedoes!

Gordon is unequivocally the man.

If you don't want to know what he thinks, don't ask him.

So refreshing in this age of oblique speak.

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win7fanboi

+ 1

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win7fanboi

what is up with comment's reply button on chrome... 

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makius

Gordon is my hero...

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lo_tek

We love you, Gordon!  PC's forever!

While I do believe the center of gravity of mainstream computing is shifting more towards mobile platforms, PC's well never go away.  Already they are the average household's "mainframe" so to speak.  It's just that now PC's are getting like cars, they're so ubiquitous that nobody really notices them anymore.  So the focus of attention of the media in general is more on tablets and smartphones these days.  But make no mistake, PC's still outsell the rest of the platforms by a wide margin.  It'll be a while before tablets or smartphones can even approach PC's for power and performance, maybe never if at all.

Btw, on a side note, I not only own a gaming PC on Win7 x64, but I also own a Macbook Pro 17" with 8gb RAM and a cheap Android smartphone.  I love my Macbook Pro, it's a beautiful and powerful machine.  I love my gaming rig, too.  But yes, Mac and Win are two different eco-systems and each have their respective strengths and weaknesses.

 

 

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edwinblaw

I am a great fan of Gordon and a long time subscriber to MaximumPC.

BUT .. I switched to the Apple OS X when I retired and seriously took up my long time hobby of photography.

Noone has a better insight to the computer world than that Mag and of course, he is a major reason.

His rants don't bother me as I laugh .. if I were in his slot I would be dedicated to the OS I represent, too.

We still have Windows Laptops but personally I find the Macs a little more intuitive. And, I do love my iPad and iPhone so see no reason to change.

Your comment is to the effect: different strokes for ...

Too bad there aren't more who can contain their ignorance and feel the same.

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szore

Very well put.

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imagonex

Gordon is the "man".

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Frank N Beenes

Gordon, you are my cowbell.

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Engelsstaub

If Gordon Mah Ung had a Macintosh for a work computer his attitude would change: he'd take more pride in his work area and be less angry and full of animosity in general. The glowing Apple has a calming effect on many.

I submit that something about the threat of all that stuff collapsing on him like being buried in an avalanche on Hoth is what gives him his "edge."

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imagonex

Uh...dude...I knew and know many people that have an Apple Personal Computer (read P.C.) and they're no more calmer than anyone else on the planet. I fail to see the correlation between calmness and the type of branded P.C. one buys.

And, additionally, if you've even read Gordon's credentials you'd know that in the business he's in he's a very busy man with a lot to review, a lot to write about and tons of gadgets and components to review (on top of all additional task he has in the office). If anyone has ever worked with someone like Gordon, you'd realize it's not really chaos in that cubicle. Those more like micro regions of work projects. Trust me, Gordon's probably 100 times more organized than you. Heck, they pump out a MaximumPC mag on a monthly basis. Enough said.

If you also had an I.Q. over 3.5, no, wait, make that 1.2, you'd have understood what Gordon is talking about in this short take video. A Mac is a personal computer. "Mac" is merely an insipid brand name given to a box filled with computer components. A closed proprietary one at that.

So, as the Man said, "there's no (sic) post-pc era".

First of all, the word "pad" is just another corporate marketing spin on what is really just a portable, closed, and proprietary appliance. Underpowered ones at that while we're comparing them to a desktop PC.

So, sorry to burst your bubble, but, (no pun intended) the personal computer is here to stay for some time.

Post-PC? Ha! Ha! Yeah...right. What lemonade were they drinking in Cupertino that day?

Hoth? How old are you? Do you ever leave your room? Seriously, it's no longer 1977 and we're on planet Earth.

"I submit"? Huh? You submit? WTF? That doesn't even make any sense. "I suspect" or "I deduct" or "I assume" or anything along that line would make a lot more sense. What are you submitting? What is "something"? Where were you when they handed out the grammar books? Having a lemonade?! OH NO! WAIT!! YOU WERE WATCHING (BLEEPING) STAR WARS!!

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Engelsstaub

You obviously didn't read this as the joke it was intended to be. Do you really think anyone believes that a Mac would make them calmer? (Or as you stated: "no more calmer" and would then school me on my grammar.)

"I submit..." does make perfect sense. You obviously don't read much, so ask your tenth grade English teacher. English is not my first language. How many do you speak? Just your half-assed "no more calmer" English, I would hope. What difference does it make how old I am?

Hoth is a reference to Star Wars which Gordon Mah Ung discusses extensively in the podcasts. You don't even listen to them, do you?

BTW: you've not bursted my bubble on anything. I don't own a tablet and said nothing about the tablets superceding PCs. Reading is about comprehension as well. Can you even follow the comments in this thread chronologically?

As for grammar: start with "no more calmer." When you've finished there, learn how to properly punctuate sentences. Read the first sentence of your second paragraph. How many commas is that in your run-on sentence?

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szore

That's cold.

 

(Not as cold as Hoth...but cold).

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Mastro Antonio

This is not Maximum Mac, so GTFO troll. 

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Engelsstaub

Troll: you're the moron who needs to be noticed by posting entirely in bold and had to post ten separate stupid replies about Macs to me below.

Everyone's a troll on the internet when you don't like something they typed. Never said it was Maximum Mac so... I did, however, say it was (now) Maximum Windows in previous posts.

This site can actually use a troll or two if their motives are sincere.  I think you could all use a bit of balance. I leave positive commentary when I feel it's warranted as well.

I buy every magazine and have the right to express my discontent in hopes of change. I just want to see this site return to serious coverage and a little tiny bit of Linux again. How many fucking times do I have to say this? I'm not the only one saying it either. So keep ranting about Macs even though this was about tablets, which I believe even Gordon Mah Ung would agree, are NOT PCs.

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Mastro Antonio

Pal, this was about Apple fanboys who keep saying they dominate the future and that the PC age is over. Well I'm going to rant about how Mac users are severely wrong about all of their products. So what the iPad 2 came out and was faster than the other tablets, they had time to develop that product while still selling the original while other vendors are still waiting for theirs to sell. PC is not over until iPad's reach their technological capabilites like large storage SSD's and HDD's, graphics, and etc.

I am trying to make a point here while you come here and throw in your garbage which doesn't belong on this site. How I fucking type doesn't goddamn matter one way or the other, I'm not being a troll for doing that. So far all I have seen you post is pretty much negative comments flaming the authors of articles and such. I don't go to Mac forums and flame on them and give them my opinions about their products so don't do it here. This is MAXIMUM PC and if you have an issue about what is said here about Macs just leave. Go join a Mac forum where people like yourself are just like you and just as smug.

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Engelsstaub

No, thanks. You mad, brah? :P

FWIW I would rather sell my MacBook Pro and be "attached" to only my desktop Windows PC before I would  rely on any stupid tablet, "cloud-computing," or Chrome OS.

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Mastro Antonio

Your the one who replied to my comment in the first place which in my eyes is not misinformed whatsoever so you are the one who started all of this. I make money off stocks from these people who choose Apple products because of brand recognition and whatever other reason so I'm fine with it but I still don't understand it. What makes people spend hundreds to thousands of more dollars on a product that will have maybe a year of shelf lifetime before a new model takes it's place? Why do they like the white box that has limited upgradability and lack of unique personal features? They both have virtually the same library of programs and everything. I am just worried about the money being thrown away here when better products can be purchased for much less or the same price. I have used Macs for most of my life and different versions of OSX and I don't get what is so mezmerizing about it. Why buy blow when you can get black heart heroin?  

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szore

Well, other than the fact that what he said was RIGHT, a cluttered desk is a sign of genius!

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Engelsstaub

What he said was right, IMO. I was trying to be witty and funny.

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wirehedd

Some of us are beyond 14 year old pissing contests.

As a reader who has been a fan since BOOT#1 and an owner of both platforms I can see your point. You just have to expect that freaking out little boys with no concept of what they speak are going to flame ANYONE who even mentions Apple or the POSSIBILITY they may be as good as, or better in some circumstances, than their Wintel platform equivalents.

The notion that we are in a "post pc" world is exaggeration in the least and stupidity at the worst but we are migrating from the days of the monster power house tower machines most of us here have and do build, admire and obsess over.

Some people are incapable of seeing beyond their prejudice and some are just plainly too fucking stupid to understand or too ignorant and arrogant to bother taking the time to learn anything beyond what they WANT to be true.

Stupidity comes in many forms and it includes both sides of the Mac vs PC debate as well.

The notion that the public are becoming more interested in "user experience" than in specifications or platform is just a fact of reality and people will buy what they feel is the simplest, user friendly method to use the net or whichever minimal form of computing they require and for a lot of people an iPad does the job perfectly for a whole lot of them. The trendy twits are a part of that too. 

The rest of us who need something with power, capability, storage and more will cointinue to buy and buld the machines we want regardless of that. 

Some will deny, kick and scream, flame and act like total retards in denial of reality but it's simple to merely dismiss them as asshat fools anyway. 

Those who rant and spew garbage with no first hand knowledge or without consideration for reality and fact are irrelevant anyway. Treat them as such and laugh at their stupidity and eventually they will either be shamed into shutting up or they will leave.

Either way is a win win.

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Engelsstaub

I appreciate your spot-on input.

I admittedly have gotten caught up in much of this stupidity as well. I should know better. Thanks for your reply.

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szore

It's cool. I dig freedom of speech. But your post sounded like you were flaming Gordon, and that is probably not a good idea here on this site!

 

:-)

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Engelsstaub

When I re-read it I noticed I did sound like a major dick in the first part. I was just kidding. I really don't think having a Mac is going to change something as superficial as what I said.

I should have put a j/k or something in there in retrospect. It sounded funnier in my head. I shouldn't assume people are going to take it the way I meant it. I'll still call bullshit when I see it though. These guys are paid enough, I'm sure, to ignore me. (Believe it or not, I spend an equal amount of time "rebuking" Mac users who say dumb things too....just not so much here.)

Sorry, Mr. Ung for soundling like a douche-bag. Wasn't my intention this time.

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skirge01

No, you didn't.  It's people who can't seem to read more than a single sentence email, text, or forum post that sound that way.  (Note that I didn't read through all your subsequent response, so you may have gotten to that point later on, but definitely not in your original post.)  I think those are the type of people who came up with Twitter.  Anyone who actually got to your "The glowing Apple has a calming effect on many" part--and has any familiarity with the real world, hyperbole, and context, would have immediately understood the joke.

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Joji

GORDON GOT A HAIRCUTTTTTT!! I would like to see Gordon with a different hairstyle. Do it. :D

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Kethsar

That was perfect. I could never come up with an on the spot rant. Especially not about something as untrue as there being a post PC era. PC FTW!

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JonPhillips

And I can't tell you how really on the spot that rant was. I completely surprised Gordon when I walked up with the Tab 10.1. I myself didn't even plan to shoot a video until seconds before I approached him. Having worked with the guy for +/-20 years (we went to school together before he joined boot), I am still amazed by how he rattles them off so elegantly.

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a2hopper

That was pretty good. I must admit i hate mac people as much as anyone and it brings joy to my heart to see things like this.

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szore

ROFLMAO!

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Mastro Antonio

Well at least we can rejoice in the fact of estimating the number of iPad versions it's going to take to catch up with the capabilities of PC's or tablets (especially sporting Tegra chips), Mac's still haven't caught up either despite sporting dual Xeons in Mac Pro it still uses a dated Intel board, 18x drives, DDR3 1333, and the best GPU they have is a 5870. And to top it off all Apple products are more or less overpriced and under-powered. 

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Engelsstaub

Look at me in bold! I'm posting the same thing everyone else says about Macs but I'm unique. Nevermind the fact that nobody would want a tablet if Apple hadn't made one and touching iPad sales would be like the Zune catching up to the iPod!

I'm thinking the new MBPs "caught up" and then some. Check one out...you can always wipe it and install your bootlegged copy of Windows on it. From a Thunderbolt connection, BTW, which will support multiple adaptors for USB 3 or whatever else you can think of plugging into it. ...ok, well almost.

IN OTHER NEWS: Mac Minis' still rocking that Core2 Duo! WTF? It really needs the latest incremental Intel "improvement" for its intended purpose!

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Mastro Antonio

Also about Mac Book Pro, lets max it out at $4,049 and then kill it with this notebook :  http://www.malibal.com/boutique/pc/configurePrd.asp?idProduct=247

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lo_tek

Sorry, but that one doesn't have the new Sandy Bridge processor.  "Nuff said.  :-)

 

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Mastro Antonio

This is because some people are like raccoons and like the glossy shiny things with the pretty colors and the only reason people went for iPod is because it was made with better parts than other makers and people treated it like the king of MP3. The other reason for it selling is that it was user friendly for little girls and again it was shiny and had pretty colors. Then MS comes along and wants to make their Zune but everyone was already content with their iPods and their several slightly upgraded models. Yes Thunderbolt, made by Intel but not announced as exclusive so eventually motherboard manufacturers will come to senses and include it. This was covered in last month's issue of Maximum PC. Don't even joke about Mac mini, that thing was such a failure. Also I thought you didn't like this magazine/website so now we all just think your trolling now which is probably not far from the truth. 

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kevaskous

Here here!

 

edit: witty acknowledgement of Mastro's witty responce, GJ, dunno why I click reply on your post and it not reply to it, however! To hell with Macs :D Owned them, worked with them and on them, they're form over function, everytime and come with a designer pricetag!

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