Angry “Apple” fan throws a tantrum…and a Dell PC

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  1. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Here's the link:

    http://hipfox.com/angry-apple-fan-throws-a-tantrumand-a-dell-pc/

    Story:

    Angry “apple” fan throws a tantrum…and a Dell PC

    Posted By robert On February 17, 2007 @ 2:25 am In hipFOX | 18 Comments


    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - A teen who wanted an apple Macintosh computer (mac) for Christmas after seeing one of the ubiquitous apple ads on the apple website, but instead got to inherit his father’s older Windows PC, finally got mad early Saturday morning and threw out the inherited Dell PC out of the window in a bizarre case of life imitating “the internet world”.

    The 16 year old boy, Dam Enkhbayar, threw out the computer after it froze while he was downloading video files online. The boy said, “If this had been a Macintosh, I would never have had this problem.”

    In a debate that has been raging online since the early era of computers, the Mac vs PC debate, the high school student took that debate a little bit further by actually acting on it when he threw the PC out the window.

    Said the dad, Mr. Tsolomon Enkhbayar, “I knew he was passionate about getting a Macintosh computer, but I never thought it was that passionate.”

    The dad also said that the boy had initially wanted a video iPod for Christmas but instead agreed to settle for a computer thinking that he would get a new Macintosh computer.

    “I don’t understand his anger. When I was his age, I had to make do without a television. Not even a color television, but a small black and white TV. That’s what we had. One small black and white TV for the entire neighborhood! And he’s mad that he didn’t get the computer he wanted?” raged the father through a translator.

    And the debate goes on, it seems.
     
  2. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    I agree with one of the comments, "That's why they call it 'Windows'..."
     
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    Er, I think it's more than just being spoiled. Takes some serious anger management issues to throw a not-so-cheap machine out of a window.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Or a very spoilt kid!
     
  6. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's a Dell - cheap...
     
  7. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I dunno, at the age of sixteen? I think that even if very spoiled, no young adult would do such a thing unless s/he had some issues.

    Okay, so what if it's a Dell? Don't play into the kid's mentality. Cheap or not, it's still $$ that was needless thrown out a window. Literally and figuratively.
     
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    Yeah, he's a spoiled brat. Granted, we can sympathize, but its his dads gesture that counts.
     
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    Don't know, I can almost see a bizarre headline here in the US where the father throws a 16 year old out the window.
     
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    I'm guessing no Christmas or Birthday presents for many years to come.
     
  12. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I totally agree, but you do read about kids smashing stuff because it wasn't what they wanted.
     
  13. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    I think I might just follow his example! I wanted an Lamborghini Gallardo, but my parents got me a Corvette Z06. I don't like muscle cars!

    *crashes car*

    Give me a break
     
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    Psssh, you just want to be like Akon. :D
     
  15. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    What about that one guy that has "smash my PS3" and "smash my whatever".

    I guess he has the right to since *I think* he purchased them himself. I heard though he has a "smash my Atari" which is sad because they don't make those old consoles anymore - when they're gone, they're gone...
     
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    :eek: That insult alone should get you banned!

    Seriously, it's the first european car I came up with. My dream car (as in "just for bragging rights") would be an Audi R8 or a Bugatti Veyron
     
  18. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Haha! I feel so bad for the parents, that kid needs help. And a Mac.
     
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    Apple are sending him a mac...
     
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    pfff....download Linux and live with it until he saves up for a Mac. There is never a need to break a computer, even if it has been infected with Windows. When a person gets cancer, do we through him/her out? No, we try and cure him/her. The cure to Windows? Linux!(only because OS X doesn't run on a PC, or atleast not legaly, and well)
     
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    He does not need a Mac, it would just encourage him to continue to get angry when things don't go his way, and it's better for him to learn that he wont always get his way now instead of later. He does need to talk to someone about his anger problems though.
     
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    I heard of a similiar situation with a boy that wanted a Mac. He worked all summer so that he could buy a Macbook. His mother made him buy an HP laptop with the service plan. The boy ended up spending more for the HP and he hates the laptop.

    If I was the boy, I would place the laptop on a blanket while doing homework and gaming. This will send the laptop to the shop a few times to make a point. Or click on strange email attachments with the virus software turned off.
     
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    That must have been some good porn he was downloading...
     
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    Easy there ... nothing wrong with punks.

    This kid has a temper though.
     
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    I threw my blackberry in the trash and never looked back... What a wonderful day that was.
     

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