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Author Topic: Please kill me now - just bought an iPad off of eBay  (Read 19050 times)
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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2011, 12:12:11 AM »

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Sorry guys, I understand the need to program for as many platforms as possible to maximize your skills and make a living. But I can't share the Apple love. I don't like the company, what it represents through strict control, lawsuits, and proprietary everything; how it does business, how it treats its employees as suspects, or how their gadgets are made.
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Still, we love you Nudone. Just don't be surprised if 30 of us show up in your kitchen for an intervention!  Grin


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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2011, 01:00:53 AM »

Don't fight it buddy!  It's a beautiful device.  We don't have to be so black and white with this stuff.
With Apple, isn't it Whites Only?

In seriousness, the iPad is a pretty nice device to use - it feels very well, even if it's slightly on the heavy side for use as, say, an eBook reader. If it wasn't for the ridiculous pricetag and the apple lock-in (oh, and for the 3G version which I'd definitely like, cell provider lock-in as well), I would probably have gotten one.

I've got a fair amount of eBooks, and a fair amount of situations where I don't need a fully-fledged laptop but could do with a tablet. I've considered an eBook reader, especially since eInk is nicer on the eyes... but they're so limited in what they can do, and eInk updating is slow, which would be a limitation if you need to flip back&forth or do a lot of searching.

But the pricetag... and it's not like the competition is much better. I can get a freaking full laptop for what an Ipad costs in .dk!
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2011, 01:08:19 AM »

Don't fight it buddy!  It's a beautiful device.  We don't have to be so black and white with this stuff.
With Apple, isn't it Whites Only?

Well, for the iPhone 4 it was black only because producing a white iPhone was just so much more complex~! tongue
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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2011, 02:22:45 AM »

I like how this thread has provided an outlet for more Apple hatred (that was worth me paying the price tag alone) - and a few justifications for the iPad itself.

Three days ago I had no intention of ever buying an iPad (which is one reason I've not bought an iPad 2). I've still no personal desire to use it myself - I just have a client that is complaining that their website doesn't look right on their own iPad, which means I now need to find out why - it's not a simple Safari issue as the site looks fine on non mobile Apple devices (another reason for me to hate Apple so much - their "perfectly designed and beautiful" devices don't actually display websites consistently).

That said, I will try it as an ebook reader, maybe a quick browser and email checker. The ergonomics of the device lead me to think that I won't use it much - so, I'll still by using my netbook when typing is involved.

If I do find that the iPad is genuinely useful - I'll buy an Android based tablet to replace it with when there is something decent to get.

In the meantime I'll just put the iPad in a brown paper bag when I'm using it so that no one sees me. If anyone asks what I'm doing I'll just say I'm stroking a deceased rat or something.
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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2011, 02:29:32 AM »

In the meantime I'll just put the iPad in a brown paper bag when I'm using it so that no one sees me. If anyone asks what I'm doing I'll just say I'm stroking a deceased rat or something.

Grin Priceless.

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« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2011, 03:02:05 AM »

In the meantime I'll just put the iPad in a brown paper bag when I'm using it so that no one sees me. If anyone asks what I'm doing I'll just say I'm stroking a deceased rat or something.
* f0dder pats nudone on the back.

As long as you don't drink latté while using the iPad, I don't think people will mistake you for an apple devotee - so don't worry too much about it smiley
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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2011, 03:43:06 AM »

In the meantime I'll just put the iPad in a brown paper bag when I'm using it so that no one sees me. If anyone asks what I'm doing I'll just say I'm stroking a deceased rat or something.

Why not go one stage further ... spray the case black and put a Linux sticker over the Apple - then everyone will think you are cool!

Seriously - the comparison between Apple and its products and the explosion in coffee based drinks is very good. Call something latte and you can charge 3 times the price for it as a coffee with milk ... call someting an iThing and ...

You only have to look at other brands such as the BBC in the UK who think it is cool to have iPlayer ... I'm amazed Apple haven't sued them yet.
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« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2011, 04:03:31 AM »

I thought Apple had tried to stop the BBC using iPlayer - I could have just imagined it though.

I've already thought about putting stickers over the Apple branding, Carol. Using Linux would only make me look cool in places I don't frequent. The only people that will see me using the iPad will assume I'm playing with an Etch A Sketch, such is their amazing grasp of technology.
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« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2011, 04:10:32 AM »

The only people that will see me using the iPad will assume I'm playing with an Etch A Sketch, such is their amazing grasp of technology.

They make iPad cases like that.


http://www.wired.com/gadg.../etch-a-sketch-ipad-case/
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« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2011, 04:28:22 AM »

I love it - now I'll have to get an iPad - just to turn it into an Etch-a-Sketch.

Now all we need is someone to get the dials to work the way they did on the e-a-s  Kiss
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« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2011, 05:04:09 AM »

Damn. Is nothing original these days.

I see the case is available on eBay for £30. No, I'm not buying one. I've thought of a better idea. I'm going to put my Etch A Sketch (received as a Christmas present) inside the iPad case...

...now that IS COOOOOOOOOOL.
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« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2011, 07:02:02 AM »

*Sigh* ...At least I am still pure.
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« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2011, 10:08:54 AM »

Damn. Is nothing original these days.

I see the case is available on eBay for £30. No, I'm not buying one. I've thought of a better idea. I'm going to put my Etch A Sketch (received as a Christmas present) inside the iPad case...

...now that IS COOOOOOOOOOL.

I guess you also support the notion that true freedom of speech consists of the right to yell "Theater!!!" in the middle of a busy fire?
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« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2011, 10:47:29 AM »

I guess you also support the notion that true freedom of speech consists of the right to yell "Theater!!!" in the middle of a busy fire?

heheheheheh, now that I do like.
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« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2011, 11:59:59 AM »

That said, I will try it as an ebook reader, maybe a quick browser and email checker. The ergonomics of the device lead me to think that I won't use it much - so, I'll still by using my netbook when typing is involved.

It works well with the clamcase I mentioned earlier.  I use it with that instead of a netbook; the weight with the keyboard is comparable, while the screen is larger and the form factor easier to heft.
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« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2011, 12:08:12 PM »

Thanks, wraith. I'll keep the clamcase in mind - it might be something to use if I find I use the iPad regularly and need to type; otherwise, I'm not keen on the price.
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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2011, 01:34:36 PM »

Thanks, wraith. I'll keep the clamcase in mind - it might be something to use if I find I use the iPad regularly and need to type; otherwise, I'm not keen on the price.

I wasn't either... I got it off ebay for 60, which I thought was much more reasonable.
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« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2011, 02:56:19 PM »

Is that 60 dollars? I had a look on eBay and they were over £120 - which makes me assume they aren't that easy to get in the UK.
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« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2011, 03:59:30 PM »

Why not buy one from the US eBay then? They can't be charging over $100 for postage and most sellers will mark it as a gift.
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« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2011, 04:01:30 PM »

Is that 60 dollars? I had a look on eBay and they were over £120 - which makes me assume they aren't that easy to get in the UK.

Yes, that was $60 on the US ebay.  I think the price might be creeping up, since some people are spreading that they're unavailable with the iPad 2 out.  But it didn't seem like they were unavailable from the site...
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« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2011, 04:24:57 PM »

An iPad?

INTO THE SEA! INTO THE SEA WITH AN ANCHOR AROUND THE NECK!
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« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2011, 05:15:40 PM »

Every time someone buys a Fruit Pad Cthulhu eats a kitten.

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« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2011, 06:52:55 PM »

^ OOOOH!  I.MUST.BUY.MORE!  Grin
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« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2011, 05:49:31 AM »

right. iPad has arrived, it works. that's good.

the problems outlined by my client that said her page didn't display correctly on her iPad are not actually true. that's good and bad.

i've just pulled the muscles in my back by reaching to plug the iPad into the mains power. that's very bad and another reason for me to justifiably hate Apple.

at the moment, i'm not sure what to make of the device. i like the screen.

might look for a clamcase again - if there's one at a good price.
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« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2011, 11:31:59 AM »

i've just pulled the muscles in my back by reaching to plug the iPad into the mains power.

I should start a class action quick - obviously the iPad is not designed properly!
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