Things that make your teeth grind

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Re: Things that make your teeth grind

Post by Digg3r » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:37 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Haven't used it on a mobile device but have consumerist friends that swear it's "better than Apple" - not much of endorsement, I know.
Agreed, that statement is empty. I mean, what isn't better than Apple (iOS)?
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Re: Things that make your teeth grind

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:46 pm

Digg3r wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:Haven't used it on a mobile device but have consumerist friends that swear it's "better than Apple" - not much of endorsement, I know.
Agreed, that statement is empty. I mean, what isn't better than Apple (iOS)?
LOL! To be fair their 'entertainment and communication' products were better in that they 'just worked' for a long while, but they've certainly lost any edge over the past two years with Android taking a market share. I've always thought that on bang-for-buck value Apple has had to market to the "you get that only really smart people buy our much more expensive product, right?" consumerist.
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Re: Things that make your teeth grind

Post by Digg3r » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:50 pm

I don't know about all that. In the infancy of smart phones I found my Symbian OS Nokia N97 to be far superior to the iPhone at the time.
Back then the "smart" people all used blackberry. I thought iPhones were for the tech illiterate and people that enjoyed the restrictions of a closed market.
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Re: Things that make your teeth grind

Post by EdinWigan » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:51 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
What do you mean by "time served world authorities"?
The " I must be right about everything, because I have lived in PP since the Ark was grounded here "

Don't misunderstand me, I have chatted on and off line with many great and knowledgeable people, on a wide range of subjects but while they have spent **** years in PP, others have mooched about the world and potentially have a much broader range of experiential knowledge.
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Re: Things that make your teeth grind

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:52 pm

Digg3r wrote:I don't know about all that. In the infancy of smart phones I found my Symbian OS Nokia N97 to be far superior to the iPhone at the time.
Back then the "smart" people all used blackberry. I thought iPhones were for the tech illiterate and people that enjoyed the restrictions of a closed market.
Yes, precisely. Those who were suckered in by the "you're smart enough to get how good our products are" marketing.
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Re: Things that make your teeth grind

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:54 pm

EdinWigan wrote:The " I must be right about everything, because I have lived in PP since the Ark was grounded here"
Understood.
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Re: Things that make your teeth grind

Post by LTO » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:55 am

StroppyChops wrote:
EdinWigan wrote:The "I must be right about everything, because I have lived in PP since the Ark was grounded here"
Understood.
And the flipside of that, "You know nothing of this place because you have been here forever so you are just a jaded expat living in an expat bubble."

Used to hear that regularly from backpackers who had been here about 2 weeks trying to tell me how great it is to volunteer at orphanages and toss money at beggar children. Right up there with, "if you don't believe and support Somaly Mam it's because you must be a sex tourist pedophile with ulterior motives."
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Re: Things that make your teeth grind

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:11 am

LTO wrote:Right up there with, "if you don't believe and support Somaly Mam it's because you must be a sex tourist pedophile with ulterior motives."
Personally I think I'll get physical with anyone who pulls this line on me - it gets thrown around a little too loosely in this country, and it's the lowest insult that can be given another human being, IMO.

I'm still trying to work out an appropriate response to those white female voluntourists that sniff haughtily at me when Mrs Stroppy and I are out together, and give me that up and down appraisal and clear gutter judgement if I happen to be walking the street in broad daylight on my own. I know this chestnut comes up from time to time, but not yet seen a good take-down response for it. Suggestions, anyone?
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Re: Things that make your teeth grind

Post by EdinWigan » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:12 am

LTO wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:
EdinWigan wrote:The "I must be right about everything, because I have lived in PP since the Ark was grounded here"
Understood.
And the flipside of that, "You know nothing of this place because you have been here forever so you are just a jaded expat living in an expat bubble."

Used to hear that regularly from backpackers who had been here about 2 weeks trying to tell me how great it is to volunteer at orphanages and toss money at beggar children. Right up there with, "if you don't believe and support Somaly Mam it's because you must be a sex tourist pedophile with ulterior motives."
Agreed, it totally cuts both ways, so the only to judge, is to listen to what people have to say, regardless of them being here 2 months or 2 decades. Listen to people as individuals and judge on their individual merits.
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Re: Things that make your teeth grind

Post by LTO » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:19 am

EdinWigan wrote:Agreed, it totally cuts both ways, so the only to judge, is to listen to what people have to say, regardless of them being hear 2 months or 2 decades. Listen to people as individuals and judge on their individual merits.
Agreed.
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