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What should I buy that is currently available?

ipad
8 (27.6%)
PC tablet
8 (27.6%)
Netbook
7 (24.1%)
Other (please specify)
3 (10.3%)
monitor arms + tweed suit
3 (10.3%)

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #150 on: December 02, 2010, 11:18:27 AM »
I do agree on the screen lock issue- seems pretty boneheaded, especially since the switch doesn't even operate like the iPhone (on the phone, it's a rocker sort of mechanism as opposed to the switch on the iPad. 

Actually it looks exactly like the volume switch on my iPod Touch (3G / 3GS equivalent components).

Maybe that explains it then.  The one on the iPhone (3G and 3GS) goes back to front instead of up to down, and is a rocker type rather than a switch.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #151 on: December 02, 2010, 12:11:16 PM »
Um...there's both on the ipad.  A rocker for the volume, and a small switch slider directly above it.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #152 on: December 02, 2010, 02:36:50 PM »
That's not what I was referring to.  The lock/mute switch is a switch as shown on that picture.  On the 3G/3GS there is a back and forth rocker type switch (going from the back of the phone to the front of the phone) instead of that same switch.  The volume on both is similar.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #153 on: December 02, 2010, 02:46:01 PM »
OK, it doesn't really matter I suppose.  I just think it's pretty silly to have that slider be ONLY a mute switch.  Previously, it was to lock the screen's rotation, which is WAY more useful.  First of all, why doesn't Apple let the user decide what that switch should do?  See, this is a very good example of Apple just going a little too far with their nazi control.  Who is Apple to decide what that switch should be for ALL users??

What's even more ludicrous is that Apple decides to change the function of that physical slider at a whim.  Just whenever they feel like it.  In iOS v4.1, that slider was a screen-lock (you can prevent the screen from automatically rotating when you rotate the device physically; it's useful in my case in the car when the ipad is on the seat and you don't want the view to keep rotating around as it slides around the seat).  In iOS v4.2 that switch is now a mute-lock.  What??  And when they changed it, they didn't allow an option to select one or the other.  It's pretty insanely retarded behavior.  Not only do they not let the user decide what they prefer it to do, but they get them used to one way, and then change it in the next minor update.   Wow.  Stuff like that makes my jailbreak-nerve to tickle.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #154 on: January 07, 2011, 05:37:38 AM »
Got a 64 GB WiFi+3G iPad few days back. It's cool.
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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #155 on: January 07, 2011, 09:41:22 AM »
Got a 64 GB WiFi+3G iPad few days back. It's cool.
Sweet!  We should make special club here at DC for Apple users.  Like closet Apple users.  Hey!  How about a badge?  Mouser?  The badge could be like an apple with horns coming out or something.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #156 on: January 07, 2011, 10:18:41 AM »
The badge could be like an apple with horns coming out or something.

 ;D go for it lol
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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #157 on: January 07, 2011, 10:23:23 AM »
I'm for it! LOL :)  I've always said that I can't completely vilify Steve Jobs- after all, he was partly responsible for Pixar.  Maybe he was trying to offset the evil that he's performing with Apple LOL :)

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #158 on: January 07, 2011, 10:28:18 AM »
Freaking Pixar...they sure make awesome movies.  The Toy Story's are all brilliant.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #159 on: January 07, 2011, 11:15:14 AM »
The badge could be like an apple with horns coming out or something.

That does sound like fun ... Can the rest of us (or at least Renegade and I) get a flaming apple with a knife stuck through it?

Freaking Pixar...they sure make awesome movies.  The Toy Story's are all brilliant.

My wife went to high school with Buz Lightyear
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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #160 on: January 07, 2011, 11:28:48 AM »
^ Tim Allen?  Or are we talking some thing else?  ;D

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #161 on: January 07, 2011, 11:48:48 AM »
^ Tim Allen?  Or are we talking some thing else?  ;D

Yepper Tim Allen, then known as Tim Dick. She's talked to him via FB once or twice.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #162 on: January 07, 2011, 11:53:29 AM »
Why was he called Tim Dick?  Was he an asshole?

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #163 on: January 07, 2011, 12:05:24 PM »
lol ...According to the wife yes (he got a bunch of his friends busted), but his last name really was Dick back then. Hollywood changed it to Allen (as they're in the habit of doing (ala Norma Jean).

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #164 on: January 07, 2011, 12:17:23 PM »
lol ...According to the wife yes (he got a bunch of his friends busted), but his last name really was Dick back then. Hollywood changed it to Allen (as they're in the habit of doing (ala Norma Jean).
he got them busted for what?  Drugs?  Did he call the cops on them or something?

I did hear an interview from him once, and he did sound like a goody two shoes type...the sort of person that would tell on people.

Still...nothing beats Buzz Lightyear spanish mode.

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Re: Should I buy a tablet pc, ipad, netbook, or other?
« Reply #165 on: January 07, 2011, 12:27:25 PM »
lol ...According to the wife yes (he got a bunch of his friends busted), but his last name really was Dick back then. Hollywood changed it to Allen (as they're in the habit of doing (ala Norma Jean).
he got them busted for what?  Drugs?

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