And Steve Jobs has christined it...

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  1. Stilgar1973

    Stilgar1973 New Member

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    the Ipad.

    Good bloody hell. I don't like that name.
    I wish I could tell you more, but I tried to watch the announcement and it was lagged beyond my ability to watch it.

    Got the name though.

    The Ipad.

    Anyone want to make any tampon jokes?

    I can see the SNL sketch now.

    You see a couple of 20 something guys with a puzzled look on there faces. Music is coming from somewhere. They look for speakers, but none exist. No one is wearing headphones.
    Camera focuses on a group of giggling girls in a corner.
     
  2. GuiltySparc

    GuiltySparc OT Supporter

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    not that i have any interest in buying one, but iSlate is a much cooler name than iPad.
     
  3. GregFarz78

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    This will be HUGE in the design/construction industry
     
  4. Nikkerz

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    It doesn't support Flash or Java so it's the suck
     
  5. GuiltySparc

    GuiltySparc OT Supporter

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    say whaaaaat?
     
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    It's not going to support Flash or Java, shall I type it in Na'vi?
     
  7. Shuffles

    Shuffles Grumpy old man at heart.

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  8. Centipedes? In My Vagina

    Centipedes? In My Vagina It's more common than you think

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    what the fuck is the point then? glorified ebook?
     
  9. 7960

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    doubt it. it's not hardened so nobody would want it around a construction site.
     
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    it's a massive ipod touch.
     
  11. iridium130

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  12. TheWeasel

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    Who gives a fuck about Flash? With HTML5 there's no need for Flash. Flash is a resources hog and bloated.

    iPad is close to iPod and the old Compaq iPaq. They didn't want to use the word tablet because the word tablet is already used and associated with the crappy tablets on the market. Who gives a fuck about the name? Does the fact that the Porsche 911 just has a stupid number for it's name make it any less great of a car?
     
  13. nsxrebel

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    Fuck that piece of shit , resource hog, badly implemented , bloated crap called Flash! HTML5 is the way to go. When will people realize that?

    Put a hardened case on this iPad, and it will work perfectly in a construction environment or any other austere place.

    The US Army is already using iPod Touches in iRaq to do basic translation and other functions. I can see them using the iPad in a combat environment too. Now if only my beloved Marine Corps would follow suit and start using more Apple products. The Corps already uses Macs for their Combat Photography MOS's.
     
  14. Centipedes? In My Vagina

    Centipedes? In My Vagina It's more common than you think

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    It is a touch/iphone that has been blown up to 10". It is not a porsche.
     
  15. TheWeasel

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    Gonna take a while to get the iPad approved for DoD use. I'm at the DoD Cybercrime Conference right now and some of the guys within the DoD that deal with that whole process were already talking about it. 10.6 hasn't been fully cleared yet and iPhone/iPod Touch OS hasn't been either for many deployments.
     
  16. TheWeasel

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    Good job missing the point '09.
     
  17. nsxrebel

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    yes, wow is correct.
     
  18. Centipedes? In My Vagina

    Centipedes? In My Vagina It's more common than you think

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    What is the point? It is a blown up touch with the same limited functionality. Quit being such a fanboi.
     
  19. nsxrebel

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    You should see the POS laptops we use at work, with Solaris on them. Now if we had something like the iPad, it would make life so much easier.
     
  20. TheWeasel

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    So you believe it wont' sell? Just because it doesn't do everything you want doesn't mean that doesn't meet the needs of 90% of consumers.

    A device for less then the price of a laptop that does the web browsing, email, and word processing that makes up what most of the general population needs in a computer. Throw in books for less like the Kindle offers and music from iTunes. Then offer internet for $29.99 a month so people can drop their Comcast or whoever they have for an ISP at home for more. Think it meets the needs of a lot of people.
     
  21. Centipedes? In My Vagina

    Centipedes? In My Vagina It's more common than you think

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    Cool. You then have to attach a secondary keyboard and buy a stand for it, because no one but a fucking retard would use something like that for word processing. It encourages the use of horrible posture and body positioning. People will not buy it for personal computing--imagine trying to type a letter on it WITHOUT a physical keyboard. You can buy laptops for dirt cheap which have WAY more functionality than an iPad.

    It will sell because people will buy it for the apple logo. Probable users are those looking for a portable entertainment device--music, movies, and now books. For work purposes? No. It is a toy.
     
  22. TheWeasel

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    I'd bet that I can type faster on it then you can on a normal keyboard.
     
  23. Centipedes? In My Vagina

    Centipedes? In My Vagina It's more common than you think

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    Doubt it and how long before you develop a serious crick?
     
  24. TheWeasel

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    Lay it on a desk and wrest your palms on the desk and how is it any different then typing on a normal keyboard minus the tactile buttons?
     
  25. Centipedes? In My Vagina

    Centipedes? In My Vagina It's more common than you think

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    And what position is your head in all this? Right...
     

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