Stupid user assumptions

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyoungren, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. eyoungren, Jul 13, 2015
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    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Every once in a great while I drop in to the PowerPC forum over at Apple. It's always great for a laugh because nine years after the Intel transition people still don't get it. And some don't even understand that a PowerPC Mac is not a Windows using Intel PC!

    A couple of titles for threads I saw today…

    And this one from a week or so ago…
    Now, I don't purport to be better than any of these people and I've made plenty of dumbass mistakes in my life, but…gees, wake up!
     
  2. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Does a Mac not fit into this definition?

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  3. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yes, yes, it does. But the context I was using was meaning Intel PC.

    I.e., yes a Mac is a PC, but it does not have BIOS.

    P.S. I've corrected my initial post to reflect this.
     
  4. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Aren't macs technically Intel PCs :D. I think saying they aren't Wintel machines will clear it up.
     
  5. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Not PowerPC Macs, from which section the titles of these 'threads' were taken. :D
     
  6. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Oh I though you were referring to all macs, lol. Then in that case your statement is correct.
     
  7. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    I just got done fixing that to say "PowerPC Mac." Need to think before I type. :rolleyes:
     
  8. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    I correct them nicely once and then answer the question. Hopefully, they learn and not do the same thing again.
     
  9. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yeah, it's surprising. Most of the old hands there are actually being nice about it. I just find it stupifying that these questions are still being asked.

    The last title is even a twofer. The writer of that one not only assumes that he can boot from USB he goes on to assume he can install Yosemite on it.

    Sometimes (no, a lot of times) I worry about humanity.
     
  10. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I would just direct them to MacOS9lives. Give it a couple of weeks and someone there will have hacked El Capitan to run on a Mac SE with Thunderbolt emulated through ADB. Or something.
     
  11. happyfrappy macrumors 6502

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    Could be those people posting such questions bought their Mac from shady eBay sellers who called them MacBook/MacBook Pros in reality they were just an iBook or PowerBook G4. Even at the tail end of G5 iMacs some people wanted to run Vista on their Macs via VirtualPC, sure it could be done but it'll be dog slow enough you'd rather buy a cheap $300 PC at Walmart instead via: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=2006060816033250

    I'll quote a Windows friend of mine who hated Macs for lack of games: "There are two kinds of Mac users, the lazy I just want something which works or someone who wants to get the job done without distractions(ex: no Minesweeper, Solitaire or any good games).
    ...that friend bought a Mac once Steam arrived on Intel Macs as Vista/7 drove him nuts with silly taskbar popups worse than XP(hey, you safely removed a USB flash drive for the 1000th time and this PC loves to drill it into your eyes & noggin' as if you're a stupid fool with a lack of short term memory) :D
     
  12. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    An Intel PC is a Personal Computer with an Intel CPU, but Intel Macs are not a what used to be termed an IBM Compatible PC. They share a lot of components but are missing a few important pieces of the puzzle. Boot Camp adds the bits that Windows needs back in.
     
  13. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    I think it's an age thing. If you're old enough, one tends to still associate computers (as a wide term) which a niche market, a hobbyist thing for tinkerers. But now they're consumer products as ubiquitous as fridges and, in theory, as easy to use, anybody and everybody has one.
    It is sad however, that with the colossal amount of information at people's finger tips, there are still those who can't simply spend a few moments in Google to learn what they're dealing with.
     
  14. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    If you're not going to make it work on a 128K, why even bother?
     
  15. mzs.112000 macrumors regular

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    No thats not what they would do.
    NOTE: THIS IS NOT FOR REAL, IT MOST LIKELY WOULD NOT WORK IN REAL LIFE, IT IS JUST FOR FUN.

    First you get a new mac with El Capitan
    Then you install a VNC server
    Then you put Debian 7 Wheezy on your Mac SE
    Then you connect the Mac SE to your home network(you figure out how yo do this)
    Then you install a VNC viewer on Debian
    Then you connect the VNC viewer to your new Mac.
    Lastly you start using the remote desktop.:D:D:D:D
     
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    That's exactly the reason why I try to stay away from Apple's message boards, way too many people who ask dumb questions that could be easily answered with a quick Google search.
     
  17. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    But it's good for the occasional laugh or face palm! :D
     
  18. weckart macrumors 68040

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    But Google is evil: St Steve said so. Therefore you search via Apple's own search engine aka Apple's Message Boards and stay clean.
     
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    Wasn't there once a poster on here who'd claim he/she could get modern hardware and software working on PPC Macs? Full of crap obviously, but they'd adamantly argue it to the bitter end. I forget their username.
     
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    I'm gonna guess that would be rabidz7 who talked all kinds of junk on OCN and got banned
     
  21. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    See below…
    Yes. That was rabidz7.

    Note that he has returned several times with several different usernames. The Mods always find him and ban him again when he does.
     
  22. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, that was Rabidz7/BobTheTrucker/ModernG5... He's nuts.
     
  23. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't call him nuts, so much as unwilling to admit he is wrong. He had a thought, it sounded good to him, people corrected him, he got an attitude about it.

    Now it's built up into this "thing". Because he will never admit that he was wrong to begin with.
     
  24. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah you're right... I used nuts because of the fact that he keeps having such outlandish ideas, and when we correct him he goes berserk. Doing drugs will do that to you, kiddies of MR ;)
     
  25. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

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    He wants to be right so bad so that he can shove it in everyone's face and shut them all up. That's his form of validation.

    The major problem is that he's wrong. And no amount of 'truthiness' will make him right.

    In my opinion.
     

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