iChat is retarded.

WeeShoo

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Jul 7, 2005
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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
 

greatdevourer

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Aug 5, 2005
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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?
 

eva01

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Feb 22, 2005
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Gah! Plymouth
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.
 

jmsait19

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Jan 26, 2004
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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'
 

debroglie

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Aug 19, 2004
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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.
 

jsalzer

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Jan 18, 2004
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It's just latin

debroglie said:
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.
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.

:)
 

ohcrap

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Aug 12, 2005
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jsalzer said:
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.

:)
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.
 

debroglie

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Aug 19, 2004
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Philadelphia, PA
jsalzer said:
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.

:)

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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