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Post by scotto » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:00 am

The IPad's default home screen photo is of Pyramid Lake!

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Post by Rabbi Dali Rick » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:17 am

Well at least people were smart enough not to drink the koolaid and wait for the next gen of the pad. There are already knock offs, shipping, that do everything but the phone, for $199.

What were they thinking, no camera, no flash, no phone, no usb?




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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:22 am

it's all coming together....the space aliens, the missing cows, the bite from the "apple", satanic rituals, chupacabra at center camp, the matrix of porta potties, the ipad...

OMFG....its all true.


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Post by Rabbi Dali Rick » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:25 am

I got icke on the line, and he wants too know if there are any crop circles...




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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:34 am

well if there aren't we could certainly make some.
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Post by Rabbi Dali Rick » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:02 am

technically it would be a dust circle...



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Post by Rabbi Dali Rick » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:03 am

why are we whispering?



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...Compendium?......

Post by Rabbi Dali Rick » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:10 am

Interesting how Jobs thought he had it so good that he could sell people powdered sugar covered soap bubbles, and people would just buy them blindingly. What a chance for a great concept to happen, I have been waiting for pads to become mainstream since the pad that palm made years back. It too was a great, game changing tool, from a great, hot tech company (Palm), also at the top of it's game, it too failed miserably. Ah a fickle bunch are we...






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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:54 am

Rabbi Dali Rick wrote:why are we whispering?



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i dont want my i-pad to know i'm talking about it...
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Re: ...Compendium?......

Post by 1durphul » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:11 am

Rabbi Dali Rick wrote:Interesting how Jobs thought he had it so good that he could sell people powdered sugar covered soap bubbles, and people would just buy them blindingly. What a chance for a great concept to happen, I have been waiting for pads to become mainstream since the pad that palm made years back. It too was a great, game changing tool, from a great, hot tech company (Palm), also at the top of it's game, it too failed miserably. Ah a fickle bunch are we..


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Reb I wouldn't want to interrupt your hatefest for the iPad, but the sales numbers are stronger than the numbers for the iPhone. Real in store sales were 300k on the first day, and estimates are that once presale numbers are included the first day sales numbers are around 600k iPads out the door.

http://www.cultofmac.com/analyst-real-i ... 600k/36884

According to this article it actually outsold the iPhone's first weekend in just one day:
http://gigaom.com/2010/04/05/ipad-vs-th ... iphone-3g/

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Post by Ranger Genius » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:54 am

Everything iPad should have been and isn't: Archos9

16:9 screen
USB
Real OS (Win7)
Multitask
Open architecture
Flash support (REAL web, which apple has been falsely promising since day 1 on the iPhone)
Supports any multimedia files (Not stuck with a proprietary program like iTunes)

Only thing it's missing is an integrated webcam. But hey, it's got a USB port, and can run any program (like webcam drivers)

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Post by Rabbi Dali Rick » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:07 am

The last-minute wet blanket seemed to have worked. Some reports duly noted that when the iPhone first went on sales, its first-day numbers were half those of analyst expectations. Another sign of possibly some reality seeping back into the iPad conversation: Apple stock dipped immediately after the company released its first-day iPad sales numbers, but closed up 1 percent at $238.49. We may get some more complete iPad sales figures when Apple releases its first-quarter earnings report April 20.
it's not a hatefest, just an observation, I too, was looking forward to an Ipad, but alas, no phone, blaa blaa blaa, made me reconsider. I would just get an iphone if I were to go the Att route. So now I can wait. I currently drag around sprint, and just lost my phone in the desert, so I'm upgrading to the "Instinct" rather than changing carriers.



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Post by Rabbi Dali Rick » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:09 am

What are you talking about? It says right there, built in web cam...


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Ranger Genius wrote:Everything iPad should have been and isn't: Archos9

16:9 screen
USB
Real OS (Win7)
Multitask
Open architecture
Flash support (REAL web, which apple has been falsely promising since day 1 on the iPhone)
Supports any multimedia files (Not stuck with a proprietary program like iTunes)

Only thing it's missing is an integrated webcam. But hey, it's got a USB port, and can run any program (like webcam drivers)

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Post by Ranger Genius » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:15 pm

So it does. I went straight to the specifications tab and didn't see a mention there. There you have it: everything the iPad should have been.

Even the name is better. It may not be super catchy, but at least, you know, no menstruation jokes.
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Post by Trishntek » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:21 pm

For once RG we mostly agree! I got a first hand look at an iPad today and was not impressed. I'll take my little mini netbook any time!

Pyramid Lake is just over the hill from here! Ya s'pose somebody just pulled off the 5 and took a snapshot? Or????? Look closely now,,,, did they even really stop? Hmmmmmmm? Questions needing no answers.
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