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Oh How I Wish People Queuing for iPhone 6 Could Be Charged

and locked up for their own good.

By on September 21, 2014 10:18:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Yup, just like it says, I wish that those flaming idiots queuing for days on end to get an iPhone 6 would be charged with loitering or something and taken away under the vagrancy act.

What's more, those bastages at Apple should have released it during Winter... so the twerps sleeping out overnight were freezing their tushes off and were more than grateful for a nice warm cell [with a toilet] to bunk down in.

I figure it would save them alot of money as well, cos vagrancy is just a misdemeanor and the fine would be a hell of alot less that a freaking iPhone 6.  Vagrancy and loitering is only gonna cost 'em a 100 bucks [and they get breakfast], as opposed to several hundred dollars, so I reckon it's a pretty good deal and they shouldn't bitch about it.  It's not like it'd go down on their record... and a warm bunk has to be better than the cold, hard pavement.  Hehe!

Anyhow, there you have it, The Pirate's way to save people from themselves.

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September 21, 2014 12:12:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Why would anyone queue up for a damn electronic product in the first place? Just goes to show how stupid most people are and always will be, especially if they're buying an Apple product.

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September 21, 2014 12:12:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What the hell is going on with this site! Again! Do an edit and it posts a quote!

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September 21, 2014 12:13:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Again... sheesh!

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September 21, 2014 12:58:02 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums
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September 21, 2014 1:13:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

All that over a....drum roll please.....a phone. The human race deserves to just go the way of the dinosaur. It's a shame people don't care as much about the world we live as they do something smarter then they are.

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September 21, 2014 1:32:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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September 21, 2014 1:47:14 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

i was thinking about getting a new iPhone - obviously i would never go queueing for it like those people, but whatever floats their boat, who am i to judge - but its massive disappointment to me.

I mean, at first 3,5 inch phones were the right size and i agreed. Then it would become 4 inch and eventually i learned to accept even that...it was not such a massive increase in size after all. Compared to Samsungs iPhones were still tiny and i liked that about them. Not everyone has massive hands or likes to carry skateboard in their pocket. But now, wow...just because there is iPhone 6 Plus with a size of Texas, the smaller one at its 4,7 inch is out of blue considered to be acceptable. And nobody gives a shit its 1,5 centimeter longer than previous one and almost as big as Galaxy S5? Do they think my hands will miraculously grow in size as well?

Fuck them. Throwing the only thing going for them they had compared to Android away just like that, truly mindboggling. If i wanted a big high-end phone, there were shitload of Androids or Nokias available. iPhone used to be only small one - and now thats gone. Thank you, Apple. Now i will stick to my 4S for the foreseeable future and once it breaks, i will find myself the prettiest shitty small Android available.

 

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September 21, 2014 2:48:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

One person actually broke down and cried when he was removed from the line. I'm glad I don't have that problem. My safe link phone is good enough. I get 250 free minutes and texts every month. These other dudes gots to pay through the nose. 

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September 21, 2014 3:10:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good for you Ross, wise decision! 

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September 21, 2014 4:07:47 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Not much to add other than agreeing.  People think this obsession with consumer electronics is harmless, but everything has a cascade effect.  The public's obsession with this nonsense means that's where the big money is.  And where the big money is, the talent follows.  Meanwhile, industries which are trying to make a real difference in the world are starved for talent because they can't compete with the job offers that the Apples and Facebooks of the world are throwing around, all just to work on the latest frivolous thing.

 

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September 21, 2014 4:14:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


I wish that those flaming idiots queuing for days on end to get an iPhone 6 would be charged

Plug 'em in... and they'll charge...unless you take their cards away. 

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September 21, 2014 4:52:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Apple should organize it into a charity event.  People could get pledges for "a nickle an hour" or whatever.  Think of the donations and the Public Relations windfall.  Heck they're standing there anyway.

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September 21, 2014 5:11:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Whenever I hear about these people/sheep:

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September 21, 2014 7:15:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


Oh How I Wish People Queuing for iPhone 6 Could Be Charged

Apple will charge them for the privilege of getting their fresh, new, outdated book end.....

 

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September 21, 2014 7:39:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i'll keep my nokia 1520, thank you very much.

 

about the queuing and waiting in line: if they want to, what does it hurt? i can remember waiting in line for a day or two at market square arena or a karma store back in the 80's for seger, eagles, springsteen, stones, or mellencamp tickets. i was really happy when sunshine promotions started the vip club.

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September 21, 2014 8:52:57 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

My wife works at an electronic store. She was handling a demo Iphone 6 and it felt so flimsy to her that she didn't realise it was a live unit. She accidentally dropped it and other staff gasped at her. She was like "What? It's just a demo unit" and they respond saying "It's LIVE!" She laughed and just said 'whoops'.

Point of the story; my wife handles electronics and phones all day long, and even she thought the Iphone 6 was a flimsy toy.

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September 21, 2014 11:51:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I once queued up for Pink Floyd Concert tickets.....first concert sold out when I was about 3 or 4 from the front....had to wait about half an hour for the release of the second....and when I was about to grab tickets for that one...one of the staff passed across a cancellation/double book from the first...and we ended up about 2 rows from the front...with Gilmore about 15 feet away....

THAT I'd do again.....but...

Queueing up for junk made by Apple that is already obsolete [you can bet the iphone 7 is already in final throes of dev] is effing pointless.

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September 22, 2014 12:06:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,

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You get back here, Bessie!!!!!  

 

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September 22, 2014 4:11:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

When I was a kid there used to be phone booths everywhere. When the phone company updated them I didn't see anyone standing in line for it. I think it would have gone something like this.

"Hey everybody...new phones! Hurry...hurry." 

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September 22, 2014 4:12:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You people need to get a life. How can you possibly become so upset because someone chooses to use some hardware that YOU don't? I use an iPhone and an iPad, and I don't appreciate being called stupid for my choice.

I'm kinda glad I don't hang around here so much any more, as many of you are quite pathetic in your vehemence.

It's a PHONE! Do you go around chastising people for their choice of a leather sofa instead of a fabric one? I bet you don't, because it doesn't matter!!

Some people like iPhones, some people dont.............. Get over it, and yourselves. *sigh.

 

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September 22, 2014 4:22:10 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting BoXXi,

Do you go around chastising people for their choice of a leather sofa instead of a fabric one?

Bryan....people don't queue up day and night to be the first person to own a leather sofa.

It's not the iPhone that is the issue....just the queuer's absurd infatuation with the need to queue-to-be-first to have one....

It's the very real indictment on the disposable society we find ourselves in....the exact same one that has seen the meaninglessly irrelevant introduction of 4k televisions....where viewable content is almost zero, 3D televisions....where the actual use never took off due to glass-wearing 'inconvenience' and now finally with curved screens...alleged to be more immersive...at a premium cost....ALL purely and simply to drive this childish need to get new shit to replace old shit that has NOT YET worn out...and is still entirely perfectly GOOD SHIT for years to come.

Consumerism is a disease.

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September 22, 2014 4:35:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,

Why would anyone queue up for a damn electronic product in the first place? Just goes to show how stupid most people are and always will be, especially if they're buying an Apple product.

It goes to show how stupid some people are.  For mine, it is totally ridiculous to wait days/weeks in line to get some fangled gadget that could be got more easily gotten later on without that 'mad-as-a-hatter' sacrifice these twits have gone to.  I wouldn't care about bragging rights to be one of the first to own a device, etc, I'd wait until all the fuss died down and get whatever I needed/wanted at a more convenient time and place.

Quoting the_Monk,

Yeah, it doesn't surprise me one bit that the Nokia 920 had as good if not better 2 years ago.  I have an 820 and wouldn't trade it for an iPhone of any series/model that boasted this or that feature.  What I have more than suits my needs and there's no trading it unless it's a newer, updated version of a Nokia.

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September 22, 2014 4:36:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,

perfectly GOOD SHIT for years

Back in '91 I bought a 27" Sanyo TV, a CRT, not cable ready. I enjoyed this 'really big' TV for ten years. I gave it to my younger sister and last I heard it was still going strong. I have one in my apartment right now and it still works 23 years later. Bet they can't say that about these 'new' phones or anything else for that matter.

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September 22, 2014 4:48:09 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting BoXXi,

You people need to get a life. How can you possibly become so upset because someone chooses to use some hardware that YOU don't? I use an iPhone and an iPad, and I don't appreciate being called stupid for my choice.

I'm kinda glad I don't hang around here so much any more, as many of you are quite pathetic in your vehemence.

It's a PHONE! Do you go around chastising people for their choice of a leather sofa instead of a fabric one? I bet you don't, because it doesn't matter!!

Some people like iPhones, some people dont.............. Get over it, and yourselves. *sigh.

 

We have a life. That's why we don't line up waiting for overpriced outdated hardware just because it has out favorite brand-name on it.

If people lined up for a day or so waiting to buy the latest leather couch then I'd react in exactly the same manner.

 

If people want to buy apple that's their prerogative.
However I am also allowed to marvel at how stupid people can buy. Apple is inferior tech marketed well.

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September 22, 2014 4:53:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,



I wish that those flaming idiots queuing for days on end to get an iPhone 6 would be charged



Plug 'em in... and they'll charge...unless you take their cards away. 

I had in mind a misdemeanor charge under the vagrancy act, but if you believe something electrical would be more effective, then have at it old mate... turn up the amps and give 'em some shock therapy.

Quoting MadDeez,

i'll keep my nokia 1520, thank you very much.

 

about the queuing and waiting in line: if they want to, what does it hurt? i can remember waiting in line for a day or two at market square arena or a karma store back in the 80's for seger, eagles, springsteen, stones, or mellencamp tickets. i was really happy when sunshine promotions started the vip club.

To wait in line for once-in-a-lifetime concert is an entirely different thing and completely understandable when one is a music fan.  I would have queued days/weeks for Floyd and/or Stones tickets had I been able to cope physically with the rigours involved.... too old and banged up for that these days, so I missed out.  However, to stand in line for days on end for something that'll be available in weeks/months/years to come, well that's fechen crazy.

Quoting RedneckDude,

You get back here, Bessie!!!!!

Hehe... and bring that phone with you.

 

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