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LOL *NSFW* *The new Demote thread*

Discussion in 'General' started by adam_bagpuss, 8 Jul 2011.

  1. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    ... I know Australia has a bit of a stereotype for being a bit backwards, but seriously? I mean... just friggin' honestly?!
     
  2. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I can't deny that that is actually funny. Crude. But funny. Guess I'm not so sophisticated after all..
     
  3. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Holy crap, I laughed out extremely loud! :D That's gotta be a 'shop though. Surely :eyebrow:
     
  4. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Yes it's a 'shop. Source below from Queensland Rail campaign.

    Clicky

    EDIT: If you really want lessons on train etiquette, here's the whole campaign.

    Source
     
  5. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    8 years it took for Apple to release something to beat it. Back in 2002 I'm pretty sure my MP3 players were still using AA batteries. If MP3 players were around and affordable. I remember still using a CD player back then.

    And as for the last picture about the Windows device, just because it does the same as the iPad, doesn't mean they copied it. My phone makes phone calls, which the iPhone did way before my phone was released. I'm guessing Samsung copied them?

    The point of the slides was to show the that Apple didn't 'invent' the tablet, they refined it.
     
  6. Pieface

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    EDIT:

    I read it wrong, my bad.
     
  7. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    That's pretty much their whole business model isn't it? In fairness it works but usually relies on others to invent first so they can refine it...
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Not really; people just have short memories. In the beginning, Apple created the Newton. Way ahead of its time in terms of the available technology, it flopped. Palm then begat the PalmPilot, which was a less ambitious PDA more limited in function but more balanced in terms of hardware and cost, and it was a great success. Microsoft then released Windows CE, which tried to cram a conventional desktop GUI on a PDA. It struggled.

    In 2002 Microsoft released the Tablet. Like the Newton it was too ambitious for the available hardware. It was too underpowered to run Windows (which made a lousy touch GUI anyway), it was prone to overheating and the battery life was dismal.

    What few people know is that the iPad was already on the drawing board when technology suddenly made the smartphone possible. Apple decided get in on the act by releasing the iPhone and iPod Touch, with a GUI that was being designed for the iPad anyway, and that borrowed a lot from Newton. Google Android basically copied it. Then Apple released the iPad, which like the PalmPilot was a concept revisited but with a more limited functionality much better balanced to the available technology.
     
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  9. Lorquis

    Lorquis lorquisSpamCount++;

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    You missed out Psion and Symbian... The Psion Organiser came out in 1984... I know it's a little apples to oranges (pardon the pun) but still applies imho..
     
  10. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    The first Psion was pretty much a glorified calculator. The Psion 3 was basically a tiny laptop. Newton was the first thing resembling a tablet.

    Anyway, moar demotes.
     
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  11. lp1988

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    Ask and Ye shall receive

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  12. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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  13. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    pure win
     
  14. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    Is it weird that what made me laugh the most was 'as simple as a Palin'? :lol:
     
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    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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  16. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I'm weird enough to try that IRL.
     
  17. teacherboy

    teacherboy Part Carbon/Nylon/Bovine

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    ^

    I'm so doing this to random children tomorrow :naughty:



    BTW I teach secondary school physics and this made me properly lol :thumb:
     
  18. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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  19. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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  20. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    It's perpelexing because it's the strangest photoshop ever.

    But it looks kinda cool.
     

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