At 7/29/09 06:26 PM, AngryCat wrote:
No one cares about your thread. I dislike Macs because I believe they are a ripoff and I will continue to discourage people from buying them. It's good that you don't want people to troll each other over what computers or OS's they use, but you don't need to link to your thread with the same stupid copypasta every time someone bashes Mac or Windows. That's only needed if someone is trolling or being ignorant.
Would you mind telling me the definition of a copypasta? You see, I wrote part of the ED article on copypasta, and I think you are unaware of what exactly copypasta is. "Copypasta (or Copy pasta, or COPY PASTA) is text on *chans that gets copied and pasted over and over." First of all, in case it was unclear, we're not on 4chan or any *chan-affiliated website, which invalidates your entire intended premise. Secondly, the integral portion of the etymology -- "copy" and "paste" implies that I am writing the same thing over and over again using that particular shortcut. I would urge you, right now, to go through all of the posts I've made since December 28, 2008, and tell me EXACTLY WHAT I'VE WRITTEN THAT EXISTS MULTIPLE TIMES IN MY POST HISTORY. Because, frankly, I don't think I have employed the technique of "copypasta" in any way.
What you "believe" is irrelevant, because it is an opinion, and one that, broadcast on a wider screen such as this forum, promotes the general ignorance which you seem to believe you are dispelling in posting it. Not only is it "good" for me to post this topic so that ignorant or uninformed citizens such as yourself might be given some semblance of reality in the course of their daily lives, but it is "obligation" as a member of the human race, and a desirer of harmonious coexistence to do so -- to do otherwise would not only be wrong, but detrimental to the quality of discussion and homeostasis on the planet, which is exactly, I might add, what you are doing in promoting these primitive culture clashes.
If you say a single thing about either operating system that is an unfounded opinion, that is nothing more than an insult and intended to discourage people from making their own choices about what it is that they want to do with their time, then you are a Computer Partisan. No ifs, ands, or buts; the fact is undeniable. Computer Partisans ARE BY DEFINITION "TROLLING," AND "BEING IGNORANT," because that is the fundamental nature of disagreeing over what is UNDENIABLY A PERSONAL PREFERENCE. Not only will your words make no difference to them, they will only provoke unnecessary conflict, and will only serve to prolong the suffering of the human species, mired in the inconsequential instead of ignoring petty differences and accepting that for some people, one operating system is adequate, while for others, another operating system more efficiently carries out the task at hand.
By admitting that you "don't care about the thread" to which I linked you, you have just publicly admitted to being a Computer Partisan, a disgusting human being, and have COMPLETELY MISSED THE ENTIRE POINT OF THE THREAD. The reason I am typing parts of this in all caps is that you might not miss the same point twice, although to be honest, my expectations are fairly low for your success on that front, given your responses thusfar.
I was making a comparison between Mac and Alienware. Whenever I see someone bragging about their new computer from Mac or Alienware it's usually because it has a light up keyboard or it's shiny or some BS like that all while having no idea of the crappy or cheap hardware that is inside those things and how much they got screwed over. I'm sick of companies charging too much money for something just because they know people will buy it because of the logo that is on it.
Whenever I see someone such as yourself attempting to tell anyone that their way of life, that their choice of products, that their very personal ability to make the right decisions without the distractions hindrance of backseat drivers of life breathing like a stalker down their neck, to review and critique their choices as if on the prowl to make broad criticisms and fundamental judgments about the worth or lack thereof of a person's very existence makes me experience a deep-seated anger and contempt, and a great desire to educated the aforementioned stalker about his own misguided decision to be as a priest and a missionary to anyone whose point of view diverges even slightly from his own, and in doing so quench out the fires of hatred that motivate such decisions, which will without question better the state of the world, and remove such factions of malcontents from posing harm to the continued stability and intact sanity of our society.
I have stated that I bought a Mac for its particular suitability to my lifestyle and needs, and that since I have used a Mac all my life, I have grown accustomed to its interface, and can be more efficient using it than a PC. It is for this reason that I have made the personal choice to advance my end product's quality by using one certain means to do so -- a Mac -- but that does not give me license to parade this belief as if it were gospel, assuming that since my needs were met by its usage, all other people's needs would be met as well. You have no right whatsoever to degrade an individual's ability to make an unhindered choice, and you have no right whatsoever to assume that they are incapable of doing research on their own, without the bias of others' interests getting in the way of sheer, immovable fact.
That's my opinion, and there's some facts in there too. Deal with it.
In selling humanity short, and abbreviating an individual's latitude to determine what is without dispute a product which exists to alleviate a need, and not become a need in and of itself, you are a despicable soul, and I feel quite justified in informing you of your own disturbing obsession with a crusades-esque self-promotion and propagation of your personal ideal of reality, as if it were the only one ever to exist in the storied history of the world.