RIP Steve Jobs

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    PC is generally understood (by people who have a clue) as a "personal computer", which covers a wide variety of computers. Doesn't surprise me that the elite Apple users need to differentiate between their POS computers and some other POS computer. Must be another one of those "VAN" things .... or maybe it is a TX thing.

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    Kiril is the guy on the screen. Makes me so happy to know Apple pizzes him off.

  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why would Apple piss me off? Never owned an Apple .... never will. I can build a far better computer that is incredibly stable at nearly half the price of a "comparable" Apple. If you like throwing away your money on a half eaten apple and supporting the Chinese economy then go for it.

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    Go into business building them and become a multi-millionaire and quit wasting time with us half breeds Mr. stable computer elitist.....
  5. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Too young to die. Not an Apple fan, just not my gig, but a sad story for a modern icon.
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    OK Mr. I own an Apple so I am better than everyone else. :rolleyes:
  7. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    If this were true, you wouldn't be on a lawn forum talking smack about computers, you'd be sailing your yacht off the coast of Australia, having Swedish models rub your feet while you design these ""incredibly stable" computers.

    Jeez, go cut a lawn or something.
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you can build with lego's you can build a computer ..... guess you can't build with legos .... but I guess you can mow grass given your "impressive" list of equipment. Here's my list of equipment.

    • Tonka Dump Truck
    • Hot Wheels Trick Tracks Bionic Bash
    • Autobot Wheelie
    • Autobot Optimus Prime (for long hauls) :weightlifter:
    • Autobot Ironhide :cool:
    • Melissa & Doug Clicker Crab Pail and Shovel
    • John Deere Sand Bucket and Shovel with Gator and Tractor
    • Little Tikes Gas 'n Go Mower
    • Little Helper Broom Set ----- (blowers are for hacks)
    • Little Tikes Zebra Sand Sifter Topper Set
    • Toysmith 2296 Kid's Gardening Hand Tool Set
    • Radio Flyer All-Terrain Steel and Wood Wagon
    • Radio Flyer Big Red Classic Atw
    • Razor Rip-Rider 360 Drifting Ride-On ..... PRIZED POSSESSION :dancing:
    • John Deere - 21" Big Scoop Dump Truck
    • John Deere 1:16 7430 Tractor with Duals
    • John Deere 1:16 7430 Tractor with Loader
    • John Deere 1:16 200DLC Excavator
    • John Deere Dumping Wagon
    • Bruder CATERPILLAR Skid Steer Loader
    • Bruder CATERPILLAR Track-Type tractor
    • Bruder Loader Backhoe
    • Paul Frank Helmet and Bike Bell
    • Little Tikes Push & Ride Racer (for sale ... fast .... best offer)
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Now that was the funniest thing I've ever seen you post Kiril.

    Love that list. :laugh:

    Nice comeback!

    Meanwhile, you and Pete can go 'round and 'round, but it won't change either of your opinions.

    Steve Jobs' contribution to Apple was inspiration and leadership. He ripped off ideas from Xerox PARC and put them into products that were accessible and pretty reliable. He also had a reputation for being pretty demanding and not "suffering fools gladly."

    He gave others in the industry targets to aspire to.

    I use an Android phone, not an iPhone. I haven't swallowed the Apple Kool-Aid, but I don't think my phone would have been made if it didn't have the iPhone to compete with.

    Jobs is quoted as saying some thing like "don't spend your life living someone else's dream"... which is great for artists, entrepeneurs and other non-conformists. Ironically, companies like Apple rely on some number of people doing just that, assembling the products that they dream up in low wage operations overseas.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011

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    I'd definitely prefer they be assembling them in low wage jobs in Mexico. If you want to sell in China they make you build in China. As for Xerox they have no one to blame but themselves.

    A list of all the parts in an IPhone and what country is responsible.

    iPhone Primary Contractors - a partial list Software and design Apple USA
    Assembly Foxconn?, Quanta, Unknown Taiwan
    TFT-LCD Screen Sanyo Epson, Sharp, TMD Japan
    Video processor chip Samsung Korea
    Touch screen overlay Balda Germany
    Bluetooth chip Cambridge Silicon Radio UK
    Chip manufacture TSMC, UMC Taiwan
    Baseband IC Infineon Technology Germany
    WIFI Chip Marvell USA
    Touch screen control chip Broadcom USA
    CMOS chip Micron USA
    NOR Flash ICs Intel, SST USA
    Display Driver chip National Semi, Novatek US, TW
    Case, Mechanical parts Catcher, Foxconn Tech Taiwan
    Camera lens Largan Precision Taiwan
    Camera module Altus-Tech, Primax, Lite On Taiwan
    Battery Charger Delta Electronics Taiwan
    Timing Crystal TXC Taiwan
    Passive components Cyntec Taiwan
    Connector and cables Cheng Uei, Entery Taiwan

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