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Old Mar 22, 2012, 03:46 AM   #51
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I also wanted to mention, you can play games on the iPad, everyone seems to be forgetting this.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 03:47 AM   #52
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I'll think about it, let me get back to you.

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My account was suspended for a good hour, you actually have it easy. Does having kids makes you not want to flash your iPad?

Or are you saying the people DON'T have kids like to flash all they got?
You account should have been suspended for a lot longer than an hour...
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 03:49 AM   #53
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Gets lots of girls' attention. But still very useless for anything serious.
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
I don't see a problem if an iPad successfully gets you the girl. My friends who have an iPad do have gfs, maybe its a hint for all the singletons out there?

Actually, I'm getting lots of attention with my MacBook Air.

It used to be the iPhone, but almost every girl I gone out with have an iPhone now. So, I'm just finding new flashy ways.

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Old Mar 22, 2012, 03:51 AM   #54
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Sure is trolling in here.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 03:53 AM   #55
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A few replies have mentioned they want the retina display for porn.

My reply is: I wouldn't know. I don't watch porn.
I've just worked out why you have no need for the iPad. YOU BLIND!!!
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 03:55 AM   #56
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My reply is: I wouldn't know. I don't watch porn.
And that may be your problem.
You are spending more time baiting others than masturbating.
Let me add to my previous post, in case you really think iPad will get you the gf.

iPad will only get you so far, it's the personality that counts. Anyways, that should not be the reason for an iPad or not.

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Old Mar 22, 2012, 04:03 AM   #57
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in case you really think iPad will get you the gf.

it's the personality that counts.
And with yours you won't ever need contraceptives
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 04:12 AM   #58
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it's a convenience device for media consumption.

browsing the net is a different experience. everything feels more interactive.
What exactly is media consumption?!?!

Ok, again, I do not watch porn!!

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All I do is flash it to my friends. Didn't know you can play games on this thing.

Sent from my useless iPad. Only had time to write this in between flashing.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 04:27 AM   #59
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And that may be your problem.
You are spending more time baiting others than masturbating.
Funny *****



Kulimer,

I too questioned the use of the Ipad when it first had its debut. I did not really see the point in owning one. All the things I use can be had on my smartphone or laptop.


Here was how I reasoned in not buying an ipad.

Music---Dont care for Itunes and hardly listen to music. I have an ipod that never gets updated with music. It just sits in my car and is ignored. I usually turn the radio on.

Video Games---I was a first adopter of PS3 and dont care to play video games. Never did. I just bought the PS3 to view Blu ray. I will admit I just bought FIFA 2012 and NBA Jam on my Ipad 3 just to experience the gaming aspect and I have to say I don't like the touch controls. Its very hard to get used to.

Photo Editing--- Not really practical on an Ipad even though its got the Retina display and iphoto app because it has too few GB for storage and transferring files into it can be cumbersome with the whole itunes account thing.

Apps--- The only apps I find myself using are Yelp because I like finding good places to eat and google maps for directions. I promise these are the two most frequent apps I use out of the so called million of apps Apple has. Also, use Pandora but not that much. I am liking Zite, however.

TV shows and Movies: Take too much space on an Ipad and hate waiting for it to upload to view. I would rather go to redbox and watch a blu ray movie in 1080p on my HD 50"+ screen, not a little square screen.

Newspapers and magazines---Never appealed to me to spend money on these things. The internet and forums have replaced these for me.

Social Media---I dont have a facebook or twitter account. Dont care for one either.



So you see...I dont have many reasons to justify purchasing an ipad.


So why the hell go out and buy one? Here are my reasons...


When I go to places, say the beach, shopping or out to eat I usually have to commute 1 hr. because I live in a very sad place that offers nothing.

During this one hr commute I let my g/f drive and I begin surfing the web and finding places to eat.

So to sum it up, here are the reasons I bought the Ipad 3

1. Its a nice piece of tech to own esp the retina, its nice to view. (Kool factor)
2. I surf the web much easier and is more fluid than my small smartphone.
3. It has a bigger and sharper screen than my smart phone.
4. The battery last a really long time unlike my smartphone or laptop.
5. Its a lot lighter to carry than my MBP 13"

So, I see the Ipad useful when you go on trips because you don't have to carry a laptop and worry about battery life. An ipad can last the whole day and some.

Is this a luxury? Definitely.

In what order of priority would I place it compared to a smart phone or laptop? Priority starts from left to right.

Laptop>Smartphone>Ipad

So if you own a laptop and smartphone and have the $$ to buy an ipad.

Go for it!

I always drive to my parents house and its a 2 hr commute. Taking my ipad with me will be much more easier because its lighter and I dont have to worry about plugging it in every 3 hrs like I do with my laptop.

I hope this helps you in deciding purchasing an Ipad or not. Remember there is no wrong choice in buying or not buying one.

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Old Mar 22, 2012, 04:29 AM   #60
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As a PhD student and university instructor my iPad has pretty much replaced every piece of paper in my daily carry. I can... even do light programming in Matlab and LaTex.
huh? What's light programming? If you program, you do, if you don't, then you don't.

LaTex app
I checked it out. The crammed viewing space with multiple keyboard pop up for Greek symbols looks awful!!
Can you actually compile?
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 04:40 AM   #61
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huh? What's light programming? If you program, you do, if you don't, then you don't.

LaTex app
I checked it out. The crammed viewing space with multiple keyboard pop up for Greek symbols looks awful!!
Can you actually compile?
I don't need to compile, but you can compile remotely with a little effort. I use it for writing small pieces of code when I'm in a rush. I mainly use the cut and paste feature of TeX equation to answer emails from my calculus students.

Also, I know you aren't questioning the level of programming I do. Thats making it personal. By "light programming", I meant writing code and keeping it in a text file on dropbox for compiling later on my laptop or desktop. The Matlab Mobile app also lets you compile from the iPad if you're on the same network as a computer running Matlab.

I don't really care if you buy an iPad or not. But it saves me a lot of hassle of bringing tons of books/notebooks/etc. to my office each day.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 04:41 AM   #62
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I mostly use mine for browsing the web, watching Netflix, and reading. It's definitely not something I NEED, but it is a nice luxury item to have, and I use it enough to get my money's worth.

One thing it does better than my laptop is the 9-10 hour battery life. My laptop gets 2-3 hours. It is awesome charging it over night, and not have to worry about it dying the next day.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 04:45 AM   #63
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Let me add to my previous post, in case you really think iPad will get you the gf.

iPad will only get you so far, it's the personality that counts. Anyways, that should not be the reason for an iPad or not.
So YOU clearly do not have a "gf" nor would any girl be attracted to you anytime soon. You are pure arrogance. Your posts are funny but you're not
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 04:54 AM   #64
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 05:14 AM   #65
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OP, you asked what people can do on their iPad and then proceed to dis everything they told you they do. That is the definition of trolling IMHO.

But I'll feed you with one more post. I travel a lot, I take my iPad with me because I got tired of lugging a netbook all over the world. I watch movies, yes, I play games, I check my email, pay my bills, manage my bank and brokerage accounts, use FaceTime and Skype to keep in touch with my family. I find it invaluable for my life and my uses.

Normally I would say that if you can't find a use then it's not for you. Not everyone will find a good reason to but one. But I highly suspect that you're not really looking for uses, you just want to stir the pot, so to speak. So I hope you enjoyed the attention. If you're so bored with your life you might try getting out and making friends. You'll be happier.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 05:19 AM   #66
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 05:21 AM   #67
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I'd like to buy one, but don't see a reason besides flashing it to others.
Translation: my friends have got one but I haven't, so need to justify it.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 05:22 AM   #68
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I'd like to buy one, but don't see a reason besides flashing it to others.
Then why would you like to buy one?

You can troll on a bigger screen than your iPhone -- that alone should justify the purchase.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 05:36 AM   #69
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First off... I don't buy things to be cool. I'm the mom of two young boys... I buy things bc I like them. I'm all grown up now. My friends think my love of apple products is a little crazy to be honest.

I can't even respond to your list... It is pretty ridiculous. No one said the iPad does things that only the iPad can do. It does things I need it to do and makes those tasks easy. That's good enough for me. Clearly it isn't for you.... So don't buy one. Who said it had to be serious?? There's enough seriousness in this world. I enjoy my iPad in my free time.
The guy is obviously trying to be an ass, but you still gave him a thoughtful reply. People like you are like a drop of water in this desert of human bitterness, arrogance and stupidity.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 05:39 AM   #70
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why are you telling me this?
I was thinking the exact same thing about every single post of yours in this thread. You don't like the iPad.... We get it. Why exactly do you want iPad owners to justify their purchase to you? Do you want to buy one but need someone to give you a good reason?

Honestly, you come across like a child who has friends with iPads and your parents have turned down your request because "you'll just play games on it". Since you can't have one you've figured "they are rubbish anyway" and now you're using this forum as a place to convince yourself you don't want or need one.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 06:04 AM   #71
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I usually visit porn sites, I love to read also. A lot of Hulu & Netflixx
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 06:09 AM   #72
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Things I do on my iPad:
Web browse
Shop
Social media
Write essays
Compose presentations
Read
Store pdf's
Play silly games
Email
Edit photos
Draw
Take silly ad hoc photos
Take silly ad hoc videos
Cad
Controller for an interactive whiteboard
Take notes
Organiser
Identify stars in the night sky
Keep the kids occupied
Aid the kids learning
Listen to music

I could go on and on....

Infact anything I would have done on a laptop or desktop I now do on my iPad, which has resulted in both my laptop and desktop becoming slightly unused and dusty and tbh old

Why do I need an iPad? For the same reason I'd need a laptop.. But the iPad is much more fun and intuative.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 06:21 AM   #73
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I usually visit porn sites, I love to read also. A lot of Hulu & Netflixx
Word.

I think if we've learned anything from this thread, its that people love the iPad for porn. Time for an iPad porn commercial from Apple. Everyone in this thread is entitled to a cut when they sell millions of iPads on our marketing scheme.
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