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MacFan782040
Dec 4, 2005, 12:00 AM
...of course! I finally visited the SoHo store today in NYC... It's huge. And those Nano's are freaking small! The way you buy stuff is also cool...my friend wanted to get a Midi keyboard, and the employee went somewhere on Apple.com, typed in his employee ID and what he wanted, and that info got sent downstairs to the stock room and they brought it up to the register in a minute or two. Pretty cool! It was also packed...Everyone was checking their Myspaces and email. Anyway, cool place. I'd thought I'd share some pics we took with photobooth! Hope you like :D

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8901/photo38fd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5720/photo44ba.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3339/photo53pm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8775/photo61re.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(Jay Leno Shot)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7952/photo88wt.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/610/photo118iz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

mikeyredk
Dec 4, 2005, 12:34 AM
The third one the guy in the middle looks like george bush

MacFan782040
Dec 4, 2005, 12:56 AM
The third one the guy in the middle looks like george bush

Ha, that would be me.

slooksterPSV
Dec 4, 2005, 12:58 AM
Scary pictures man. Did you do that with Photobooth on the iMac G5?

homerjward
Dec 4, 2005, 01:02 AM
why is the last image mirrored?
those photobooth effects look cool, especially with multiple people in the frame.

MacFan782040
Dec 4, 2005, 01:11 AM
why is the last image mirrored?
those photobooth effects look cool, especially with multiple people in the frame.

What do you mean mirrored?

Oh her hat? I don't know. I clicked "normal" on Photobooth. Maybe that's how the iSight is?

slooksterPSV
Dec 4, 2005, 01:12 AM
What do you mean mirrored?
Cut the image in half and reflect it across the Y axis

image1|reflected image 1
______|______
xyyyzz|zzyyyx
--------|--------

like that, xyyyzz reflects to zzyyyx

stoid
Dec 4, 2005, 01:14 AM
What do you mean mirrored?

Oh her hat? I don't know. I clicked "normal" on Photobooth. Maybe that's how the iSight is?

Look at the text on the white hoodie too.

The iSight is programmed to work like a mirror, that way as you move right, your image moved to the right on the screen, otherwise it would be really confusing, move one way and your picture moves the other.

maestro55
Dec 4, 2005, 12:56 PM
That looks like a fun program to play with. Kind of neat to get pictures of your friends and upload them to the web while at the Apple store. Everything is so hands-on, the best way to sell.

Maybe I will get to visit one of the six Apple stores in Texas before too long.

Deepdale
Dec 4, 2005, 01:05 PM
Scary pictures man.

They sure are. The next to last one has a resemblance to Jim Carrey as he prepares to morph himself into one of his wacko contortionist poses.

homerjward
Dec 4, 2005, 01:06 PM
Look at the text on the white hoodie too.

The iSight is programmed to work like a mirror, that way as you move right, your image moved to the right on the screen, otherwise it would be really confusing, move one way and your picture moves the other.
oh, ok
that makes sense--thanks

ITASOR
Dec 4, 2005, 03:43 PM
Cut the image in half and reflect it across the Y axis

image1|reflected image 1
______|______
xyyyzz|zzyyyx
--------|--------

like that, xyyyzz reflects to zzyyyx

Or you could just choose Flip Photo from the menu. :) Or select Automatically Flip All Photos.

p0intblank
Dec 4, 2005, 06:07 PM
Haha, nice pics. The SoHo store rocks! I love it there... I have a couple of their iChat accounts on my Buddy List. :p

Deepdale
Dec 5, 2005, 02:35 AM
Or you could just choose Flip Photo from the menu. :)

The straightforward translation always works best -- thanks.

mpw
Dec 5, 2005, 02:57 AM
...http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/610/photo118iz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Yeah, yeah the Apple Stores are nice and they sell cool stuff blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda,,, nevermind all that the girl on the left in the hat is hot!

She's your sister right? *crosses fingers*

Maxiseller
Dec 5, 2005, 06:07 AM
*giggles*

I second that!! (And crosses toes just to make sure)

mpw
Dec 5, 2005, 06:24 AM
*giggles*

I second that!! (And crosses toes just to make sure)
Hey! I saw her first.

digitalmatty
Dec 5, 2005, 04:38 PM
Cut the image in half and reflect it across the Y axis

image1|reflected image 1
______|______
xyyyzz|zzyyyx
--------|--------

like that, xyyyzz reflects to zzyyyx


Then wouldn't there only be two people in the picture? Do you mean reversed? Mirror usually means half a of the image a|b would turn out like a|a, so that is not the theory that applies to this picture...

dmw007
Dec 5, 2005, 05:12 PM
The third one the guy in the middle looks like george bush

Oh no....not W. :rolleyes:

w_parietti22
Dec 5, 2005, 05:45 PM
Haha... I did this at an Apple Store in Portland! The best part was... I set it as the background too! haha :p

dmw007
Dec 5, 2005, 05:56 PM
Haha... I did this at an Apple Store in Portland! The best part was... I set it as the background too! haha :p

Nice one! :)

CoMpX
Dec 5, 2005, 07:15 PM
My friend told me that it is an inside joke of Apple Store employees that if you go in and start a slow clap then they will follow. I haven't tried it yet but I assume it works.

Bubbasteve
Dec 5, 2005, 07:20 PM
Haha... I did this at an Apple Store in Portland! The best part was... I set it as the background too! haha :p

You rebel you

puckhead193
Dec 5, 2005, 07:47 PM
nice pics. For fun at the apple store near me they have a PM G5 with a 30" ACD and the altec lansing FX 6021 and I put on BT- simply being loved (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=4068887&s=143441&i=4068867 ) blasting, and put the visualizations on :D

Agent Smith
Dec 5, 2005, 08:16 PM
I'll tell you what the best thing to do in an (American) Apple store is...

...change all the measurement from imperial to metric. Way too much time in the Buffalo Apple Store.

I think Dennis Leary wrote a song about people like me... :D

2nyRiggz
Dec 5, 2005, 08:23 PM
im surprise you got to use that in SoHo.....its soooo damn full all the time u cant walk right. some people are on those macs for hours....


Nuff.

MacFan782040
Dec 5, 2005, 08:27 PM
Hey! I saw her first.

lol, sorry guys, she's all mineeee (well I'm working on it) We saw Beauty and the Beast on Broadway yesterday (aww) ;)

MacFan782040
Dec 5, 2005, 08:30 PM
im surprise you got to use that in SoHo.....its soooo damn full all the time u cant walk right. some people are on those macs for hours....


Nuff.

It was packed, but they have plenty of Macs and even more iPods. The laptop section was more croweded, I thought.

When they put in the new Apple store near 5th Ave, that's gonna be packed. But I hear the Soho store is 10,000 sq. feet, and the new store's gonna be 24,000. :eek:

kugino
Dec 5, 2005, 08:33 PM
My friend told me that it is an inside joke of Apple Store employees that if you go in and start a slow clap then they will follow. I haven't tried it yet but I assume it works.

i think it works anywhere! :) who doesn't like a slow clap?

another fun thing to do is see how much the workers DON'T know...i'm always surprised by the misinformation they give. i spent 10 minutes arguing with one of them that the nano doesn't sync via FW...she kept saying it did, i kept saying it didn't...i think i left and got a jamba juice somewhere...

MacFan782040
Dec 5, 2005, 08:45 PM
Everytime I go in there, my geekyness comes out and I get the urge to convince everyone to switch to Mac.

puckhead193
Dec 5, 2005, 08:54 PM
i think it works anywhere! :) who doesn't like a slow clap?

another fun thing to do is see how much the workers DON'T know...i'm always surprised by the misinformation they give. i spent 10 minutes arguing with one of them that the nano doesn't sync via FW...she kept saying it did, i kept saying it didn't...i think i left and got a jamba juice somewhere...
HAHAHAHA. I was in safari checking to see if i can order the JBL onstage on black friday at the store b/c they ran out..... the guy didn't know that apple + q, quites applications.... i felt like asking for a manger and asking that he be fired :eek: :rolleyes:

Sca1pel
Dec 5, 2005, 10:27 PM
http://x31.xanga.com/e6d811657172820434851/b14626534.jpg

p0intblank
Dec 6, 2005, 12:00 AM
Now I know that isn't an Apple store! ;) CompUSA?

puckhead193
Dec 6, 2005, 10:40 AM
Now I know that isn't an Apple store! ;) CompUSA?
I sure not not....

Dr. Dastardly
Dec 6, 2005, 01:23 PM
So does the iSight always take pictures flipped? :confused:

runninmac
Dec 6, 2005, 08:36 PM
I dont think it does. I thought peopole were saying iSights didnt do that but im not 100% sure

MankieApple
Dec 6, 2005, 10:53 PM
quick everyone run to their nearest apple stores and do the same.....photobooth looks quite fun :D

Supa_Fly
Dec 6, 2005, 11:15 PM
The third one the guy in the middle looks like george bush

LOL what do you mean there's only 2 guys in that photo right?!

Thanks for sharing the photos hilarious with the crosseyed photo.

somewhere Mr. Jobs is smiling at this idea.