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Nopayne
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"Nopayne's Never Ending Mac Review"


  

          

As some of you know, I was recently burdened with a Mac that I'll need to use on a regular basis. In an effort to spread the misery around, I'll be posting periodic reviews of the hardware and software experience.

Enjoy!



Sent from my Mac.

  

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Apple's keyboards suck. All of them.
Mar 22nd 2012
1
Great 1st entry.
Mar 23rd 2012
3
duh, apple users don't use keyboards!
Mar 25th 2012
16
*takes seat in front*
Mar 22nd 2012
2
this may need to get archived when all is said and done haha
Mar 23rd 2012
4
^^^^^
Mar 23rd 2012
9
Careful now.
Mar 23rd 2012
5
so glad I make the trek over to this side of the boards
Mar 23rd 2012
6
lol I will be checking this faithfully
Mar 23rd 2012
7
*waits patiently*
Mar 23rd 2012
8
*opens up business scalping tickets and apple shirts*
Mar 23rd 2012
10
lmao
Mar 23rd 2012
13
http://i.imgur.com/K8jE4.gif
Mar 23rd 2012
11
does it really just work?
Mar 23rd 2012
12
my keyboard is fine. my iMac is fine.
Mar 24th 2012
14
This should be more like a reality tv documentary...
Mar 24th 2012
15
The Apple Magic Mouse: An overly polished turd.
Mar 26th 2012
17
Magic Trackpad better.
Mar 26th 2012
18
^^^ yeah I'm glad I picked that up
Mar 27th 2012
19
I don't see the correlation between "It just works"
Mar 27th 2012
20
      to me the mouse is fine, but the track pad acts like an iPad/iphone
Mar 27th 2012
25
If it's anything like the shitty trackpad on the MBP then I doubt it.
Mar 27th 2012
21
Best feature of the MBP trackpad: how it's worthless if its cold
Mar 27th 2012
22
I love the track pad
Mar 27th 2012
23
^^^always takes the opportunity to brag about weather lol
Mar 28th 2012
50
damn...y'all got obscure-ass hate
Mar 27th 2012
28
      if by "obscure hate" you mean, using it like a normal person
Mar 27th 2012
30
           right. most people keep their laptops in their trunks
Mar 27th 2012
37
                yes...?
Mar 27th 2012
40
                i literally don't know what you're talking about anymore.
Mar 27th 2012
46
                     can someone please tell me if i'm the crazy one here?
Mar 28th 2012
51
                          you are nuts
Mar 28th 2012
54
                          That's only because you have a full trunk and don't live in the hood
Mar 28th 2012
58
                          ^^^crazy and deranged
Mar 28th 2012
61
                          I dont leave my laptop in the car period
Mar 28th 2012
68
                               this is what's confusing me
Mar 28th 2012
70
                               yeah this is blowing my mind right now
Mar 28th 2012
71
                               ^^^keeps his mbp swaddled against his chest at all times
Mar 28th 2012
73
                                    I swear I only just now realized his avatar was actually a live feed
Mar 28th 2012
75
                               so when you go shopping and you put bags in the car
Mar 28th 2012
72
                                    well I am not hauling it around like you are
Mar 29th 2012
79
                                         just leave it in the fucking trunk
Mar 29th 2012
83
                          we'll come back to this when your post is MY MBP GOT STOLEN
Mar 28th 2012
60
                               post #68
Mar 28th 2012
                                    OH I FORGOT YALL DON'T BE FUCKIN BITCHES ANYMORE
Mar 28th 2012
76
                          You're not crazy...the trunk is the standard place to keep valuables
Mar 28th 2012
62
                               my policy when i'm at the bar
Mar 28th 2012
63
                What the hell?
Mar 27th 2012
42
                Personally I prefer to keep my weights in there...
Mar 28th 2012
52
                wait... you don't have a technology freezer?!?!?
Mar 28th 2012
55
                n/m
Mar 28th 2012
56
                in the trunk with the chainsaw.
Mar 28th 2012
69
                where you keep yours? under the hood on the engine?
Apr 11th 2012
117
It's bigger lol
Mar 27th 2012
49
I think both are fine.
Mar 27th 2012
38
      i'm no apple defender
Mar 27th 2012
44
I hate that mouse
Mar 27th 2012
24
even mac fanboys hate the mouses
Mar 27th 2012
27
Get a new mouse. Mac mice are awful
Mar 27th 2012
29
I'm a logitech guy
Mar 27th 2012
31
same here....
Mar 27th 2012
32
Microsoft Mice are slept on
Mar 27th 2012
33
I picked up a MS mouse for my MBP a few months ago
Mar 27th 2012
35
I haven't tried them yet. Always been a logitech guy
Mar 27th 2012
36
      Id argue MS>Logitech
Mar 27th 2012
39
           I've never tried MS, always gone logi, the battery life is great.
Mar 27th 2012
41
                months of battery life. MONTHS.
Mar 28th 2012
65
                     I've gone years, and with heavy use
Mar 28th 2012
74
Yup. They've never let me down. n/m
Mar 27th 2012
47
that's all I use. The apple ones reside in a drawer.
Mar 28th 2012
64
*** this entire exchange helped me cop the m510 / thx guys ***
Apr 13th 2012
122
I'm going to be the lone person here, but I prefer it
Mar 27th 2012
34
same here
Mar 29th 2012
81
install better touch tool ....
Mar 27th 2012
43
      Thanks but I'm going to review the out of box experience for everything.
Mar 27th 2012
48
           Ahhhhh....... Got it lol
Mar 28th 2012
57
           Fam, OS X and Linux are cousins. You already know. Stop it fam
Mar 28th 2012
59
                Everybody has an idiot cousin.
Mar 28th 2012
66
                     Red Hat...
Mar 28th 2012
67
:)
Mar 27th 2012
26
I almost feel like this warrants an anchor.
Mar 27th 2012
45
it's watching Hate leave
Mar 28th 2012
53
I'm taking bets 5 to 1 that his opinion of mac comes out unscathed
Mar 28th 2012
77
*fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap*
Mar 29th 2012
78
http://www.pbfingers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/orville-redenbacher-...
Mar 29th 2012
80
Keep it coming
Mar 29th 2012
82
The Magic Trackpad is a product that should not exist
Apr 04th 2012
84
Apple's mice and laptop trackpads are so shitty
Apr 04th 2012
85
^^^ shaking with rage ^^^
Apr 05th 2012
87
      Yeah, me all RAGY
Apr 05th 2012
88
           lol @ trackpads!
Apr 05th 2012
89
           Pot meet Kettle
Apr 05th 2012
90
                Grip it, on that other level
Apr 05th 2012
91
                     http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq176/bobbert4ever/rage.gif
Apr 05th 2012
93
Their hardware nput design is pretty goddamn horrible
Apr 05th 2012
86
      Here's a fun experiment for you to try with the track pads.
Apr 05th 2012
92
           Here's a fun experiment for YOU to try with the track pads.
Apr 05th 2012
94
                it's on! did you try it?
Apr 05th 2012
95
                     I don't see the problem.
Apr 05th 2012
97
I think we've gotten away from the heart of the original post here.
Apr 05th 2012
96
I love it. He's just looking for things to hate.
Apr 05th 2012
98
      It's really not hard to find things to hate.
Apr 05th 2012
99
           Yeah, that's TOTALLY in line with EVERY REVIEW of a Macbook
Apr 05th 2012
100
           You pulling straws now man...
Apr 06th 2012
101
                It's not even hate. This is actually happening
Apr 06th 2012
102
                     Sounds like you have bad battery. Don't know how old that laptop
Apr 06th 2012
103
                     I figured as much.
Apr 06th 2012
104
                          lmao
Apr 06th 2012
105
                          RE: I figured as much.
Apr 06th 2012
106
                               My Ubuntu machine sleeps when I close the lid, unless...
Apr 06th 2012
107
                                    Yeah my Ubuntu netbook does the same.
Apr 06th 2012
108
                                         My MBP does it as well
Apr 06th 2012
109
                                              LOL
Apr 06th 2012
110
                     I love how you can tell it to shutdown
Apr 06th 2012
111
                          That's a feature to keep your trackpad from getting too cold. n/m
Apr 06th 2012
112
                               lol!!!
Apr 06th 2012
113
                               LOL
Apr 10th 2012
114
EH. a large percentage of the stuff you're "reviewing"/shitting on
Apr 10th 2012
115
"get used to"
Apr 10th 2012
116
      LMAO
Apr 11th 2012
119
man this post got me dying laughing.
Apr 11th 2012
118
My Magic Trackpad followup.
Apr 13th 2012
120
??????????????????????????
Apr 13th 2012
121
      lol
Apr 13th 2012
123
      Damn dude I thought this review was a softball.
Apr 13th 2012
124
      The rage is fantastic.
Apr 13th 2012
125
      holy shit you get offended easy
Apr 20th 2012
128
      mission accomplished?
Apr 20th 2012
129
I am entertained
Apr 13th 2012
126
quality postage
Apr 20th 2012
127
It's been five years and I have more perspective now...
Oct 05th 2017
130
yesssss. yesssssssssss. yessssssssssssssssssssssss
Oct 05th 2017
131
Haters gonna hate. Welcome back fam! it's been a while
Oct 07th 2017
132
hahah!!!!!!!!
Oct 08th 2017
133
send it to me
Oct 08th 2017
134
Who the fuck uses a magic mouse with MacBook?
Oct 14th 2017
137
*raises hand*
Oct 14th 2017
138
My condolences fam. I didnt know they did this to you
Oct 25th 2017
139
RE: It's been five years and I have more perspective now...
Nov 15th 2017
140
We still need to crowdfund to send you to the next Keynote tho
Oct 08th 2017
135
Agreed this post is so good still
Oct 14th 2017
136

Nopayne
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1. "Apple's keyboards suck. All of them."
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Thu Mar-22-12 11:53 PM by Nopayne

  

          

Throughout the past week I've suffered through three different Apple keyboards:

iMac USB Model
This was the best of the bunch. This is not a very good keyboard. I found myself consistently cursing because the Home and End buttons didn't behave consistently. Ditto for the Page Up and Page Down buttons. Another annoyance is the placement of the command key. If you're going to bastardize the use of the control key then put its replacement in a reasonable location. I found my hand constantly contorting when trying to do simple key combinations such as command-c.

Macbook Pro Model
This is a slightly worse version of the iMac model. Its one saving grace is that they've opted to omit the useless page up/down buttons.


Bluetooth Standalone Model
What a piece of shit. I can't imagine who would buy this thing. I don't have it in front of me right now but it's got to be even more cramped than the MBP model. I'm actually considering asking for the shitty iMac keyboard back to get a break from this thing. This is an absolute fail.

---
Love,
Nopayne

  

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3. "Great 1st entry."
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Ha ha.

Btw, I'm reading this with Larry David's voice.

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16. "duh, apple users don't use keyboards!"
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touch and siri is all you need

  

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2. "*takes seat in front*"
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4. "this may need to get archived when all is said and done haha"
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9. "^^^^^"
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5. "Careful now."
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6. "so glad I make the trek over to this side of the boards"
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every now and then.

this should be good. Lol

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it's doing something arduous and
creating something of value and then
being able to reflect on the fruits of your labor

  

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7. "lol I will be checking this faithfully "
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8. "*waits patiently*"
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10. "*opens up business scalping tickets and apple shirts*"
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The offspring :-D

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13. "lmao"
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11. "http://i.imgur.com/K8jE4.gif"
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http://i.imgur.com/K8jE4.gif

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12. "does it really just work?"
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14. "my keyboard is fine. my iMac is fine. "
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15. "This should be more like a reality tv documentary..."
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So how do u like them Apples? XD

  

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17. "The Apple Magic Mouse: An overly polished turd."
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I want to grind my Magic Mouse to dust and feed it to the idiot that designed it. It's simply a terrible piece of technology. The biggest problem is that they completely did away with functionality when they create it.

The ergonomics are terrible. I've lost count of how many times I've accidentally started to try to use it only to find out that I'm holding it upside down.

The polished surface makes the buttons/touch interface irritating to use. Today alone, I made over a dozen errant clicks because I was trying to right click and I ended up left clicking. There are no visual cues for where the touch region begins and ends. Relatedly, the scrolling interface has the same problem. It's impossible to tell where the magic line is where you can longer scroll a page by moving your finger across the surface.

What a piece of shit.

---
Love,
Nopayne

  

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18. "Magic Trackpad better."
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19. "^^^ yeah I'm glad I picked that up"
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20. "I don't see the correlation between "It just works""
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and having to buy extra peripherals just to use basic aspects of the interface.

  

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25. "to me the mouse is fine, but the track pad acts like an iPad/iphone "
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so if you're use to an iPhone or iPad it feels like that. That's all.

  

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Nopayne
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21. "If it's anything like the shitty trackpad on the MBP then I doubt it."
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We've got a bunch sitting around in the office so maybe I'll give it a shot.

---
Love,
Nopayne

  

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22. "Best feature of the MBP trackpad: how it's worthless if its cold"
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love living in michigan where it's cold seven~ months out of the year. If I leave the mbp in the trunk of my car, it's gonna need a 20-30 minute warmup period before the thing is actually usable via trackpad.

#itjustworks #30minuteslater

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23. "I love the track pad"
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its easily the most responsive I have ever used. But its also 70 degrees year round here.

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50. "^^^always takes the opportunity to brag about weather lol"
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28. "damn...y'all got obscure-ass hate"
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wtf you leaving your computer in the trunk of your car in that god-forbidden wasteland of a city?

  

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30. "if by "obscure hate" you mean, using it like a normal person"
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then yes, totally obscure.

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37. "right. most people keep their laptops in their trunks"
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and/or in their freezer.

  

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40. "yes...? "
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that's what car trunks are for.

are you familiar with motor vehicles?

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46. "i literally don't know what you're talking about anymore."
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51. "can someone please tell me if i'm the crazy one here?"
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54. "you are nuts"
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I keep the laptop bag in the front seat. In the trunk that shit would slide all over the place. Or in my case my sons toys would fall all over it.

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58. "That's only because you have a full trunk and don't live in the hood"
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>I keep the laptop bag in the front seat. In the trunk that
>shit would slide all over the place. Or in my case my sons
>toys would fall all over it.

I throw mine in the trunk *if available* just cause a laptop bag isn't too hard to figure out and there are usually bricks around.

I try to leave nothing in my seats if possible.

  

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61. "^^^crazy and deranged"
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68. "I dont leave my laptop in the car period"
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if I am out with it and have to stop at a few other places that shit is going with me. My insurance aint covering this thing getting stolen. Stop to eat lunch, I'm getting a booth and a coke with 2 straws. We go grocery shopping, Im sitting it in the cart and strapping it in.

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70. "this is what's confusing me"
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why are people leaving their laptops in their cars at all. i get if you have to make a stop on the way home, but y'all are making it sound like you're leaving it in the car overnight n' shit. why?

  

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71. "yeah this is blowing my mind right now"
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but thats probably because i don't have a trunk

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73. "^^^keeps his mbp swaddled against his chest at all times"
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75. "I swear I only just now realized his avatar was actually a live feed"
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72. "so when you go shopping and you put bags in the car"
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then go to another store

you take the bags out of the car and into the next store with you?

no one does this.

it's what the trunk is for.

when I go out to eat, or go to a bar, or go shopping, or go to a game I might need to write a post if something happens. I'm not going into a bar with my laptop on me. i'm not leaving it on the seat. this leaves....the trunk.

I don't know how or why someone would suggest using the trunk of acar for storing things is weird behavior.

this shit here:

>>>We go grocery shopping, Im sitting it in the cart and strapping it in.

next story: OH SHIT I LEFT MY MBP AT WHOLE FOODS


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79. "well I am not hauling it around like you are "
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the other day I had a consultation with a couple and drove out to their place. Had the laptop with me. Afterwards I had to stop off at a couple of spots. I took the bag inside with me. Between the heat and the economy I am not taking any chances on shit getting fucked up.

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83. "just leave it in the fucking trunk"
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60. "we'll come back to this when your post is MY MBP GOT STOLEN"
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maybe cali is different, but leaving a few grand worth of electronics on your seat is a good way to get a window smashed in literally every other place in the world.

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"post #68"


  

          

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76. "OH I FORGOT YALL DON'T BE FUCKIN BITCHES ANYMORE"
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my badddddd


yall domesticated ass niggas are really just worried about keeping things light for the kids and the wifeyboo.

as you may or may not be aware, if you're not in a monogamous relationship, it's actually sort of weird to just tote bags around all the time. but yall already got fanny packs and shit on so it really ain't no thing to you.

I get that.

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62. "You're not crazy...the trunk is the standard place to keep valuables"
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depending on where you're parking your car. If I'm in an area where I know it's fine (like my job's parking lot) I may keep my laptop on the seat. Most of the time, it's gonna be in the trunk. If I'm in a shady area though, it's going with me.

  

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63. "my policy when i'm at the bar"
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is to leave it open and logged in on the roof of my car with a tip jar next to it.

you know, just in case people need to check their email

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42. "What the hell?"
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52. "Personally I prefer to keep my weights in there..."
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>and/or in their freezer.

...otherwise what's the point?

  

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55. "wait... you don't have a technology freezer?!?!? "
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if your tweets ain't at least -20 degrees, you're doing it wrong

  

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56. "n/m"
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Wed Mar-28-12 07:27 AM by ternary_star

  

          

double post... computer was too warm

  

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69. "in the trunk with the chainsaw."
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117. "where you keep yours? under the hood on the engine?"
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problem solved.

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49. "It's bigger lol"
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38. "I think both are fine."
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My one gripe with the TrackPad is you need a solid surface to operate it. I mainly use it in the living room to control my Mini hooked up to the TV. So I wind up resting it on my iPAD. LOL.

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44. "i'm no apple defender"
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but this isn't true at all.

i have that shit on my leg or a couch cushion half the time.

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24. "I hate that mouse"
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I fully agree it is an absolute piece of shit.

My MBP track pad tho is the shit, I love that thing. Only time it gives me problems if it gets any moisture on it like if my hands are a little damp.

Other than, I'm originally from New England and have had 0 problems in the cold with it.

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27. "even mac fanboys hate the mouses"
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hate better

  

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29. "Get a new mouse. Mac mice are awful"
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>I want to grind my Magic Mouse to dust and feed it to the
>idiot that designed it. It's simply a terrible piece of
>technology. The biggest problem is that they completely did
>away with functionality when they create it.
>
>The ergonomics are terrible. I've lost count of how many
>times I've accidentally started to try to use it only to find
>out that I'm holding it upside down.
>
>The polished surface makes the buttons/touch interface
>irritating to use. Today alone, I made over a dozen errant
>clicks because I was trying to right click and I ended up left
>clicking. There are no visual cues for where the touch region
>begins and ends. Relatedly, the scrolling interface has the
>same problem. It's impossible to tell where the magic line is
>where you can longer scroll a page by moving your finger
>across the surface.
>
>What a piece of shit.


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31. "I'm a logitech guy"
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32. "same here...."
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-

Lies run sprints.
Truths run marathons.

  

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33. "Microsoft Mice are slept on"
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I got a Logitech recently and love it, but primarily because the transmitter is so small& it's for a laptop. Before that, MS for over a decade.

  

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35. "I picked up a MS mouse for my MBP a few months ago"
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I love it

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36. "I haven't tried them yet. Always been a logitech guy"
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39. "Id argue MS>Logitech"
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particularly during those early lazer mouse years.

  

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41. "I've never tried MS, always gone logi, the battery life is great."
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65. "months of battery life. MONTHS."
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74. "I've gone years, and with heavy use"
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I seriously dunno how they do it.

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47. "Yup. They've never let me down. n/m"
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64. "that's all I use. The apple ones reside in a drawer."
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122. "*** this entire exchange helped me cop the m510 / thx guys ***"
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.

♚♚♚♚

#BYLUG >>> https://goo.gl/1ooFp6

♚♚♚♚

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bitches ain't shit /
cops ain't neither /
they huntin' my people /

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34. "I'm going to be the lone person here, but I prefer it"
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to a Logitech G500 that I have.

Directional scrolling and gestures won me over, so it's the only mouse I use unless I am on my W7 HTPC.

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81. "same here"
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43. "install better touch tool ...."
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http://bettertouchtool.en.softonic.com/mac

it allows you to tweak your mouse.

works wonders.

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it's doing something arduous and
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48. "Thanks but I'm going to review the out of box experience for everything."
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Otherwise I'd just install Linux on this piece of shit and call it a day!

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57. "Ahhhhh....... Got it lol"
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the key to happiness is not being rich;
it's doing something arduous and
creating something of value and then
being able to reflect on the fruits of your labor

  

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59. "Fam, OS X and Linux are cousins. You already know. Stop it fam"
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It took me a little while to get used to the keyboard and mouse but it'll become second nature soon.


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66. "Everybody has an idiot cousin."
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67. "Red Hat..."
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26. ":)"
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45. "I almost feel like this warrants an anchor."
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53. "it's watching Hate leave"
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for the prom with it's date. Gets me all misty eyed to see Hate so grown and ready for graduation.

Anchor it!

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77. "I'm taking bets 5 to 1 that his opinion of mac comes out unscathed"
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and if anything his ability to support his arguments against the crap will have developed even further.

  

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78. "*fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap*"
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80. "http://www.pbfingers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/orville-redenbacher-..."
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82. "Keep it coming"
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84. "The Magic Trackpad is a product that should not exist"
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When they first announced this thing I couldn't figure out why people were going nuts over it. It just seemed like people were fawning over yet another useless toy.

After using this thing for about a week I think I get it. Apple's mice and laptop trackpads are so shitty that this thing actually seems decent by comparison. It has better gesture recognition than the mouse and is more spacious than the built in keyboard.

That said, this product should not exist. It's actually pretty annoying to use. The pairing process is terrible. It seems like I have to redo the process every few days. Also, although the gesture recognition is improved it still sucks. The two finger side swipe gesture only works 2 our of 3 times. Deplorable. Another problem is that it's not very stable on my desktop. There can't be any papers aren't it or it gets wobbly or starts to shift from under my hand. Lastly, the ergonomics need work My thumb constantly misses the click area because it ends up not extending as low as expected.

The rational move would be to build a better mouse. Instead Apple opted to invent a third slightly less shitty input method.

I highly suggest buying this gadget if you've decided to limit yourself to only Apple input devices for some idiotic reason.

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85. "Apple's mice and laptop trackpads are so shitty"
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Just lock the post now. You're just lying.

  

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87. "^^^ shaking with rage ^^^"
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88. "Yeah, me all RAGY"
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If you're going to snark there has to be some truth in it.

Give me a Daily Show level satire, not Rush Limbaugh level verbal diarrhea .

The magic mouse is not good - but the trackpads are much better than any other trackpads out there.

  

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89. "lol @ trackpads!"
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90. "Pot meet Kettle"
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>If you're going to snark there has to be some truth in it.

  

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91. "Grip it, on that other level"
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Your right, Android isn't fragmented, the galaxy Note isn't huge, and the iPhone stole all of it's ideas from Stanley Kubrick's 2001.

  

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93. "http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq176/bobbert4ever/rage.gif"
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86. "Their hardware nput design is pretty goddamn horrible"
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Like, whoever works in that department just needs to jump out of a window. I will say I disagree with the laptop trackpads though; considering that the window for those can get REALLY shitty among laptop manufacturers it's pretty damn solid; im a fan.

  

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92. "Here's a fun experiment for you to try with the track pads."
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Try clicking near the bottom of the pad. It's pretty easy!
Try clicking in the middle of the pad. It's harder...
Try clicking near the top of the pad. It's almost impossible!

Why so much inconsistency?

The problem still exists in the Magic Trackpad but it's much worse on the MBP trackpad.

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94. "Here's a fun experiment for YOU to try with the track pads."
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Turn on tap-to-click
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95. "it's on! did you try it?"
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97. "I don't see the problem."
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When I turn on tap-to-click, I literally tap to click.
I can use to whole trackpad, top to bottom. One finger tap for left click, two finger tap for right.
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96. "I think we've gotten away from the heart of the original post here. "
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The mac is an overpriced piece of shit and Nopayne is supposed to be reviewing it.

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98. "I love it. He's just looking for things to hate."
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Makes for enjoyable reading. Shitty biased review? Hell yeah but entertaining nonetheless.

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99. "It's really not hard to find things to hate."
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This thing's been plugged in for 8 1/2 hours now and the battery has only made it to 12% charge.

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100. "Yeah, that's TOTALLY in line with EVERY REVIEW of a Macbook"
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They all say how much the input sucks and how it will not charge the battery.

Stop LYING and start SATIRIZING.



  

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101. "You pulling straws now man..."
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102. "It's not even hate. This is actually happening"
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I was watching the battery level all day and it would make it up to 12% then it would stop charging. Then 15 minutes later it would drop to 11% and start charging again. I shut this thing down last night to let it charge for real and it made if up to 99%.

I've also run into a problem where if I tell it to shutdown then close the lid it'll just go into sleep mode instead. Then when I come back hours later to actually use the computer it'll immediately shutdown as soon as I open the lid. Terrible.

Apparently this isn't uncommon. I'll need to reset something with the batter controller software some time this weekend.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3707987?start=0&tstart=0

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103. "Sounds like you have bad battery. Don't know how old that laptop"
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is, but that definitely sounds like the issue.

Regarding the sleep issue, That's the way apple designed the shit to operate, you close the lid, everything stops. How is that a problem?
To each his own, i guess.


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104. "I figured as much."
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It sucks cause this computer is fresh from Apple's child labor mines (#HandleBait).

The sleep issue is actually really stupid imo. If I've already confirmed that I want to shutdown then it shouldn't be interrupted. Why should I have to sit around waiting for the process to complete before I close the lid? It should just work.

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105. "lmao"
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>It sucks cause this computer is fresh from Apple's child
>labor mines (#HandleBait).

  

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106. "RE: I figured as much."
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>It sucks cause this computer is fresh from Apple's child
>labor mines (#HandleBait).
Touch. I can understand tho. That shouldn't happen with a new piece of hardware but as we all know, shit happens. They'll give you a new battery in the store if you have a chance to visit the store.

>The sleep issue is actually really stupid imo. If I've
>already confirmed that I want to shutdown then it shouldn't be
>interrupted. Why should I have to sit around waiting for the
>process to complete before I close the lid? It should just
>work.
If you had an external monitor, mouse and keyboard connected this wouldn't be an issue. For people using it as the mobile device that it is, sleeping when I close the lid makes a hell of a lot of sense to me.
I've had the opposite happen leaving work and issued the sleep command on the thinkpad only to find out that the shit woke up after disconnecting it from my docking station. I open my bag after an hour long commute only to find the inside of my bag hot as fuck and half the battery discharged because the shit was awake.

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107. "My Ubuntu machine sleeps when I close the lid, unless..."
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it's in the middle of the shutdown process, in which case it finishes the shutdown process. This doesn't seem like a difficult thing to design; I'm actually kinda shocked to hear that Apple hasn't implemented that.

  

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108. "Yeah my Ubuntu netbook does the same."
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Just seems logical to me.

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109. "My MBP does it as well"
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I just tested it a few times.
The only time it didn't work was when I had apps open with unsaved files.
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110. "LOL"
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>I just tested it a few times.
>The only time it didn't work was when I had apps open with
>unsaved files.


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111. "I love how you can tell it to shutdown"
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and if a program crashes or hangs... it just doesn't shutdown, because it decides to prompt you to do what you already asked it to do. lid closed or otherwise.

nothing like pulling a blazing hot mbp with an almost dead battery out of your bag.

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112. "That's a feature to keep your trackpad from getting too cold. n/m"
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113. "lol!!!"
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114. "LOL"
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115. "EH. a large percentage of the stuff you're "reviewing"/shitting on"
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is stuff that will logically be foreign to you coming from non-mac environments. it's going to take a little while to get used to for even someone who wants to love the new digs. not to mention those of us who are predisposed to hate.

lol like seriously, you're gonna shit on the magic mouse cause you keep grabbing it the wrong way? that's less of a design issue than someone just being a dimwit.

there's some REAL mac/OSX niggles that really deserve a good lampooning here. i'll wait.

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116. ""get used to""
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119. "LMAO"
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118. "man this post got me dying laughing."
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i'm out.
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120. "My Magic Trackpad followup."
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I know I was going to move onto software this week but I haven't decided how properly put my disdain for the dock into words yet. As a result, I'm gonna do a followup to my trackpad review. It looks like a good a few things wrong and a few things right.

First of all I was wrong about the two finger swipe behavior. I was annoyed and frustrated because Firefox rarely detected the side swipe gesture correctly. This makes navigating back and forth between pages a hassle. I tested the same thing in Chrome and it works pretty well. I wonder what the deal is? You'd think the OS would have a gesture detection API built in so that the behavior would be pretty consistent.

I was also an idiot for omitting its terrible right-click detection. As a developer, I rely on using context menus constantly so this needs to work. Control-click is pretty lame and two finger tap is somewhat better. I've noticed this thing intermittently decides that it doesn't want to detect this type of click anymore. I can't figure out what's going on but it's simply unacceptable to have this fail. I've downgraded to the two finger tap behavior.

Lastly, I got a lot of heat for describing how poor the industrial design of the trackpad is. I decided that the best way to illustrate my point was through, er, illustrations. Take a look at exhibit A:

http://i41.tinypic.com/213f68j.jpg

Here we have the underside of the trackpad. Notice how ridiculously small the rubber feet are. They provide almost no traction at all which causes the device to slide away from me when I'm scrolling up. Two more pics to better illustrate just how little surface area they cover:

http://i39.tinypic.com/b7xcec.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/f2n3b.jpg

There are a few ways to solve this problem. The most straight forward would have been for Apple to spend a few extra cents to make the feet larger to increase their traction. They could have also designed the pad with an additional 'leg' to add even more traction. Of course they'd never do this because it would add a few cents to the manufacturing process and cover up the oh so hip logo that they embossed on the bottom. What a disgrace.

An alternate approach is to make the pad level to the desktop instead of angled. This would require less padding but is less comfortable to use.

One last picture for show and tell:
http://i43.tinypic.com/4ixypv.jpg

Pop quiz: where does the left click zone begin and the right click zone begin? Trick question! It varies! I even experimented with hitting the pad in the very, very lower right corner of the pad. This still gave me inconsistent results. What a piece of shit.

They should really redesign this thing. You can tell that a lot of usability and functionality was sacrificed in order to make something that'll look good sitting on your desk.

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121. "??????????????????????????"
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"Real time" reviews by people who seem *slightly* less insane are here:

Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/30/apple-magic-trackpad-review/

Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5598828/apple-magic-trackpad-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-mac-os-x

CNet: http://reviews.cnet.com/pointing-devices/apple-magic-trackpad/4505-3147_7-34139831.html <-Closest to you experieence - but way less insane.

Ars: http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2010/07/magic-trackpad.ars <-They asked "Tracig Trackpad" too! Funny!! Haha!!

1)Not ONE review mentioned anything about the feet being too small and the unit flying off the desk and hitting a baby because of it.

2)You think Fierfox is the well designed program and Apple screwed up their input? The API is the issue? Really? Great troubleshooting skills there.

3)Pop quiz: where does the left click zone begin and the right click zone begin? I dunno, could it be contextual based on your gestures and existing finger placement?

Or did EVERY REVIEWER out there take BRIBE MONEY from Apple to LIE about the product? (Same way they did to cover up the 2 hour battery life and 15 hour recharge cycle.)

Many of them said it was "okay" but won't replace your mouse, but none had the kind of issues you seems to actually think you have.

I think you simply hate Apple products *BECAUSE* they're beautiful. You're a shampoo-commercial-hater and the lost sixth verse of "You Ain't Fly" wrapped up in sack and beaten with a stick.

(I take this all back if you've had a stroke.)


  

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123. "lol"
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124. "Damn dude I thought this review was a softball."
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1. Nobody said anything about it flying off my desk. It shifts by a couple millimeters every time I scroll up. Maybe it doesn't bother you but I have standards.

2. I didn't say who was at fault. I said that I was surprised that the behavior was different between applications. I assumed there was an API to ensure consistency.

3. If it's contextual then it's doing a shitty job. If it's not contextual then it's doing a really shitty job. Draw your own conclusions.

You should really calm down. This post is not good for your sanity.

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125. "The rage is fantastic."
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I think you just don't want Nopayne to be the most entertaining person in the thread.

  

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128. "holy shit you get offended easy"
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129. "mission accomplished?"
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126. "I am entertained"
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127. "quality postage"
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Nopayne
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130. "It's been five years and I have more perspective now..."
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God damn these things are a piece of shit.

Why is it so hard to right click on a magic mouse? Why do I need to put that bitch on its back just to charge it?

Why can't the computer make up its mind between asking for a fingerprint or a password?

Why does locking the computer shut off WIFI? Why does it take forever to reconnect?!?!?!

Touchbar? Ugh.

Fuck this shit.

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131. "yesssss. yesssssssssss. yessssssssssssssssssssssss"
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I have newer mbp 15 from work that replaced the old one (not that new, it's like a gen before the one before the touchbar mbps) and it's far less shitty.


still already frayed a power cord in less than a year.


I had honestly forgotten about this thread.


www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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132. "Haters gonna hate. Welcome back fam! it's been a while"
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The more things change, the more they stay the same.
I have a 2015 mbp. No problems with magic mice as I switched to the track pad. Much better, imho.

You are correct on the other points though. All in all, i'd still rather use a mac that a shitty lenovo/dell/hp turd running windows.

Full disclosure: I run win10 occassionally on my main rig when I want to play a game or two, so I'm not a full windows hater.



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133. "hahah!!!!!!!!"
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Apple got you GOOD!!

It's like no other mouse will work with the mac!!
Got you!

You have to change a rechargeable mouse!!
Got you!

Won't accept a password at all times?!!
Got you!!!

That you have to use the Touch Bar of the machine exploded?
GOT YOU!!!

hahaha.

SUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!

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134. "send it to me"
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I'd gladly take it off your hands.

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137. "Who the fuck uses a magic mouse with MacBook?"
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>God damn these things are a piece of shit.
>
>Why is it so hard to right click on a magic mouse? Why do I
>need to put that bitch on its back just to charge it?
>
>Why can't the computer make up its mind between asking for a
>fingerprint or a password?
>
>Why does locking the computer shut off WIFI? Why does it take
>forever to reconnect?!?!?!
>
>Touchbar? Ugh.
>
>Fuck this shit.

Adjust your settings for fingerprint/password and stop bitching about extra security. Your ass wouldn't be complaining if it was stolen and it takes the thiefs forever to get pass the security if they get past the security.

You can't bitch about the touchscreen keyboard and support windows with touchscreens on notebooks.

Now go back to hating.

  

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138. "*raises hand*"
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I can't stand touchpads.

  

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139. "My condolences fam. I didnt know they did this to you"
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140. "RE: It's been five years and I have more perspective now..."
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welcome back lol

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135. "We still need to crowdfund to send you to the next Keynote tho"
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136. "Agreed this post is so good still "
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The offspring :-D

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