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  1. You don't get it. When someone visits a blog of this size, they read that average number of posts. That's what's sad about this; that you wouldn't spend a minute or two reading a consolidated post like the one I wrote. You attempt to contribute to this discussion, but back out as soon as it inconveniences you. You know what? Never mind. It now makes perfect sense why you'd think so highly of Macs.
  2. Seriously? That's really sad, considering it was about the length of 3 or 4 of your already-short blog posts.
  3. Because as I clearly stated in my post, this is something that's been going on with every hardware generation. As a matter of fact, I can say with the utmost confidence that you will find graphics like these comparing the hardware side-by-side next year, and the year after that, and all the years after that (assuming Apple doesn't implode by then). The reason I chose 2009 is because it's not that far off in terms of the relative time span and the decade we're currently living in, but it IS far off in terms of how far our technology has come and how much less expensive it is to buy this hardware. And again, as I clearly pointed out earlier, it's something you can Google for yourself. If I'm somehow still not making myself perfectly clear: I'm pointing out that no matter what year it is you're always going to be better off spending your money on something other than an Apple computer. And in case you're looking for a more recent example, here's a good comparison from a little over 12 months ago. I've cut the link to the most important part of the video, but feel free to watch it in its entirety: https://youtu.be/3iwbLkCAbwU?t=5m45s Actually it matters a lot, because you still have to consider what you're getting for that "10,000" especially when you think running OS X is tied down to Apple hardware and Apple hardware only (it's not). Your post suggests that running OS X is some kind of holy grail of a feature; like it's something of such high quality that it justifies its price tag. It doesn't. Sure, it renders images and video, but so does every other machine on the market--they just do it much faster and for a much more sensible price. And to add to my point about OS X being hardware-exclusive: you're making it sound like Apple manufactures its own computing hardware. Apple has always partnered with companies like Gigabyte and Samsung to produce its motherboards, RAM, screens, etc. What this means is that if you were to take the hardware equivalent of say, what's inside a Macbook Pro, and use it to build a machine, you'd end up with something perfectly capable of running OS X. This little nugget of information is actually the foundation upon which Hackintosh machines are built. You can see for yourself in this 2015 Buyer's Guide on TonyMacx86: http://www.tonymacx86.com/building-customac-buyers-guide-march-2015.html This may come as a shock to you, but I actually built my current PC using one of those hardware guides. I was just starting out and I falsely assumed serious video editing work should be confined to an Apple machine, but I also wanted something to play video games on. The dual-booting Hackintosh was very appealing, but after building the machine and getting suckered into the Apple ecosystem I gladly uninstalled OS X and reconstituted its hard drive as a scratch disk. Even when I had saved my money by building a Hackintosh, the software experience just wasn't worth it. Au contraire. See, you're always free to choose whichever operating system you want to be productive on. But your choice will never change the fact that there is such a thing as making a wise or unwise decision, especially with your money. This isn't something like choosing between buying a BMW or buying a Mercedes--luxury cars with similar build-quality, performance, and features. This is a purchase decision with factors so clear-cut and dry that nobody can ever deny that you're spending more money on less features; the very reason why "Mac VS PC" is always such a divisive topic. You can't tell me I'm "too price focused" when it's impossible to ignore the glaring price difference. Nearly everyone who says something like this to me also believes things like "you always get something better if you pay more." This is only true to an extent. It's like those blind taste tests people make comparing cheap wine to the luxury stuff. People who don't know how much what they're eating or drinking costs always rate them more honestly, and these are the same people who think quality is directly proportional to price. When looking at the results of such taste tests they always find out that the quality of whatever it is they're ingesting is great up to a certain price point. Beyond that, it's either indistinguishable, or the cheaper version actually ends up surpassing the more expensive brand. This is exactly the same thing going on here. The inability to process this fact is exactly the ignorance I'm referring to. Ignorance is lacking the right information to make the best possible decision. It's not meant to be insulting. On that note, PC users don't feel offended when you point out the flaws in their machines. Mac users almost always do however, and it's because they don't want to have it pointed out to them that they were suckered into the Apple ecosystem and wasted a lot of their money in the process (unless they're filthy rich, in which case their only regret is not buying two superior PCs for the price of their one Apple computer). To me, it's not even about that. My real beef is the impact of those ignorant purchases on the rest of the tech industry. For example, I have a touch-screen phone, but I hate the fact that every flagship phone out there is a touch-screen device. Buttons have always been a superior option than an all-touch interface, and I blame Apple for making the iPhone way back in 2007 because if it weren't for them establishing the trend of dumb devices for dumb people we would be having much better products out instead of this multi-touch bullshit that's on every phone out there. Instead of making technology move forward, Apple just breaks it down to its most basic, simple components, and then stagnates the entire industry by marketing it as a premium experience and charging people up the ass for it.
  4. People who use "reliability" as a would-be crutch in their defense of Macs are some of the most misinformed people out there. I've never encountered an issue on my editing PC that I couldn't fix myself, or had me so dumbfounded that I lost significant work out of the process. People who say Macs are reliable have either never tried pushing their hardware to its limit or are in denial. I'm not saying the PC is the best thing ever, because both PCs and Macs suck. It just so happens to be that PCs suck significantly less. But let's go back to that "reliability" argument for a sec and pretend Macs really ARE more reliable than PCs: how does the significant price difference justify any of that? A simple Google search for "Mac PC price" will bring you a plethora of identical builds with laughably inexcusable price tags. Here's a recent one I just dug up comparing hardware from 2009 or so. You'll find comparison images like this for every significant hardware generation: So for that build you'd be paying over 6 thousand dollars more than a PC for a feature you only believe in because you fell for Apple's marketing. Speaking of which, it's very evident from their marketing strategy and the company's own product design philosophy that Apple makes its profits taxing people for their own incompetence. They charge their customers more money for the "luxury" of being ignorant on how to build and maintain a proper computer. So really, when you say price-to-performance ratios are for people who can't afford Macs, you're just outing your own ignorance. If I have an issue with my PC, I can fix it myself or swap out parts of my hardware with no problem. That BASIC feature of a working tool (and a computer IS a tool, not a class statement as you're lead to believe) is a "luxury" your Mac Pro doesn't fully have. http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=macs_cant
  5. It's pretty much out of habit. Almost all the editors I know work in the Mac ecosystem too, but they're old men whose technological scope hasn't progressed since the early 2000's. Back in the day, if you wanted to do any significant creative work the Mac was the platform of choice. Not because it was superior, but because it lacked any significant competition. Final Cut is far from being the best editing software around. It's more of a Swiss army knife. It can do a lot of things, but at the end of the day it's pretty limited in scope. And the latest version of the software, Final Cut X, is a step backwards; merging elements of its UI with iMovie and turning into a "prosumer" type of software in the process. The biggest advantage I have working with the Adobe suite (Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, etc.) is that I can work on a project and shift elements of it around different programs with no workarounds. For example, I can edit a few minutes' worth of video in Premiere, move it to After Effects, then move it back to Premiere again. If my video has a .psd in the timeline I can edit it in Photoshop while it's still being used by Premiere and have it update my changes in real time. Stuff like that isn't really something you have with Final Cut right out of the box, and although you can get the Adobe suite on OS X, there's little point in spending all that money for the hardware when you could buy something that performs much better for the same price, and running the same editing software. And that's not counting the fact that you have to daisy-chain every other peripheral/storage device on Thunderbolt.
  6. As a video editor I can tell you with the utmost confidence that after comparing price-to-performance and features, Macs are for $uckers. If you're getting it for video editing, you can build your own editing machine with an extreme-edition processor like the 5960X or a pair of Xeons on a workstation motherboard and it will still cost a fraction of the Mac's price. Performance will be top notch, and with how well-integrated the Adobe ecosystem is on Windows there's absolutely no reason to buy a Mac besides being a gullible sack of meat.
  7. This method is for recording audio, but it still applies for sound-proofing. Either that or move out. http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/590285
  8. I bought my computer mouse on Amazon using standard international shipping and they sent it to me via DHL. It arrived as advertised, and I don't even think I had to pay customs for it.
  9. As someone who bought the phone I recommend you wait a few months until their next flagship comes out. The One is now a year old, and buying it at full price (despite its cheapness) when the next model is right around the corner is a bad idea.
  10. Clearly, you missed the joke.
  11. You're right. National airlines can be such savages. Clearly, it is the white man's corporate burden to rule over the skies and airlines of other cultures.
  12. I bought mine back in 2007 from Rehab. If they don't know what it is then show them a picture on your phone. They should know, though. I bought mine back then by just asking for it. Try the shops on the upper floors. They'll sell it for cheap since they don't get as many customers as those in the ground and basement levels.
  13. Yes. You'll have to buy it if you want to use component.
  14. Don't take it anywhere. Just download a file and do it yourself. It's no different from jailbreaking an iPhone. http://applebreaker67.wix.com/jailbreak-apple-tv-3