iChat is retarded.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by WeeShoo, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. WeeShoo macrumors regular

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    #1
    Well, most of my friends have Windoze machines, and whenever we direct connect to send pic's and stuff, All I get is a little icon that is a piece of Paper... the file is always called ''*noname1*

    ???

    - WeeShoo
     
  2. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    How can iChat be retarded? How can a string of 1s and 0s have any thought? Oh, well...

    Err... I have no idea. Had you thought of possibly dragging the file out of the window and onto your desktop?
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    that is because your friends don't know how to send files. I have had to yell at my friends for it, then they understand and send it the correct way.

    And a program retarded? I think a lot of the people i draw at the hospital that are disabled would take offense to that.
     
  4. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    drag the file onto your desktop...

    i dont think its ichat that is retarded :rolleyes:
     
  5. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

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    there is some type of operator error here...i send files an pics with people on windows machines all the time

    alll i do with ichat is drag the file in to the text-entry bar (where you type what you want to say) and then send the message, and it sends the file...

    you may have some sharing restriction set in a preference somewhere...

    i use ichat all the time and would definitely not refer to it as 'retarded'
     
  6. debroglie macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, the is the second thread in the last two days to use the word "retarded" in this way. I am not usually a "Politically Correct" person (or PC person... I couldn't resist on the Mac forums) but really, I think that this is very offensive.
     
  7. jsalzer macrumors 6502a

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    It's just latin

    Actually, he *could* have been using it appropriately here. It's just a Latin carry-over for "slow." It's still used in many fields, including music, biology, and education.

    :)
     
  8. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    Very true. The word retard is used for a hell of a lot more than just talking about retards. Oops, I've gone too far.

    Lighten up, let's not turn this thread into... well, maybe it's inevitable.
     
  9. debroglie macrumors 6502a

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    I realize what retard can mean; I've taken Latin. However, that is not the way that it comes off, and excuse me if I don't think that it is necessary
     

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