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As suggested by Pride, share your Mac horror stories o_O.
 
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Well, I was on a Mac one day in school looking at Porn you see. And well to make a long story short- I ended up getting caught because when I pressed the 'x' button to close the screen before the teacher saw me, and the ****ing swirly circle of death came up and it didn't close!! So there I am with my hand on my **** and the porn screen still up and BAM the teacher is like "you're so ****ed" (haha pun) and I was suspened from school. ****ing Mac's.
 
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.......right.

Any REAL stories?

Fire stole my name and changed it so much that it became an actual word as well as a legendary animal.
 
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Zeonix said:
.......right.

Any REAL stories?

Fire stole my name and changed it so much that it became an actual word as well as a legendary animal.
First off it is so real. Well... maybe I exagerated a little

And that's not a Mac's fault >.>
 
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In high school, I took graphic arts, and the teacher used a Mac to keep track of our grades, and to teach us.

Let's just say one day the Mac decided to delete everything the second he opened a folder, and we were watching him on a television beside the Mac.

From that day, I hate Macs, because he decided to be in a horrible mood for the rest of the week, and take it out on us.
 
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i couldnt find the any key and e-machines told me to go **** my self

-we were in biology and we were doing a genospawn program on the computer to study genetics and mutations, i was curious what would happen to instead of 10 sets of offspring i typed in 1000000000. virtual memory running low popped up, and the entire computer room crashed....
 
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These are kinda not what I was expecting, heh. They mostly sound like what my buddy calls 'error ID-10-t' so far. I was hoping to see more stories where the Mac was more entirely at fault for some great situations.

Honestly at the newspaper company I work for, sometimes the Macs act so stupid that I just laugh. I actually dropped the default windows XP desktop onto my Mac's background just to piss off the Mac fans I work with, hehe.
 
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when i took graphics arts in school i have 0 idea why but every school seems to use macs for this. well we had been working on a project for 3 weeks and i finish mine click the save button and blsme fatal error, the mac crashes and guess the **** what? my file is now corrupted. i had to deal with the mac crashing like every 2 seconds while doing the damn project then **** just craps out on me when im finished? **** that from that day on i did everything at home and just kinda sat in class.
 
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well other than a crapload of crashes and thigns just generally not working i had one problem that stuck out.

We were using mac physics programs to analyze data in college, and the program kept randomely closing and we had to start all over again i eventually figure out that it would close all programs everytime i pressed ctrl, alt, tab, shift, or escape. Completely screwed our data collection had to spedn so much time making that one up.
 
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tolore said:
well other than a crapload of crashes and thigns just generally not working i had one problem that stuck out.

We were using mac physics programs to analyze data in college, and the program kept randomely closing and we had to start all over again i eventually figure out that it would close all programs everytime i pressed ctrl, alt, tab, shift, or escape. Completely screwed our data collection had to spedn so much time making that one up.
Yeah, making up stories does take a lot of time.
At least, that's what I thought you meant when I first read it o_O
 
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Actually that doesn't sound like BS at all to me. At my job, whenever I copy or paste something in Microsoft word, even if its one letter, it crashes the entire computer.
 
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Please for the love of God teach me to copy and paste on a Mac.
 

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Apple Key and C to copy and V to paste isn't it?

I had to use G4s for my film class at uni/college but the lousy 1 button mice annoyed the **** out of me, not to mention Final Cut Pro was slow as **** to print to tape and render and kept on crashing.

From the third class onwards I did my editing in the PC Labs using Premier and a proper mouse on a real computer.

Yeah people say Macs are great for multimedia, music, graphic and video editing but what good is it when the system is as stable as a one legged man trying to walk a tightrope.
 
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g0jack said:
Yeah, making up stories does take a lot of time.
At least, that's what I thought you meant when I first read it o_O
i really wish i was making it up, i really really do.
 
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tolore said:
i really wish i was making it up, i really really do.
Me too man, me too :(

KyoKusagangi said:
Apple Key and C to copy and V to paste isn't it?

I had to use G4s for my film class at uni/college but the lousy 1 button mice annoyed the **** out of me, not to mention Final Cut Pro was slow as **** to print to tape and render and kept on crashing.

From the third class onwards I did my editing in the PC Labs using Premier and a proper mouse on a real computer.

Yeah people say Macs are great for multimedia, music, graphic and video editing but what good is it when the system is as stable as a one legged man trying to walk a tightrope.
Man no one could have said it better.
 
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To copy and paste on a Mac, you use the 'Command' key+C to copy, or 'Command Key'+V to paste. However, the MacOS doesn't recognize these commands. You can do it in programs--but not in the OS, to move files, etc.

Steve Jobs took the invention of Windows so personally that he seemed to say, "Well screw that, I'm going to make my thing completely different just to be different." It does everything completely differently for nothing more than the arbitrary reason of wanting it to be incompatible with Windows. It's not better, it's made no strides in technology whatsoever. Thanks Steve Jobs for holding back personal computing for 15 years, and also, congratulates on finalling stealing the moniker of 'idiot box' from the TV.
 
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i have to say i do enjoy the option on the mac to make it speak text you have highlighted with different rythems and voice. my computer was speaking in like a death robot voice to the tune of the death march, it was hilariouse.
 
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The Macs I use aren't unstable at all. The problem is they're a pain to use.
 
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I went to a site called CS-Extreme in school, and I couldn't make it stop saying "I'm looking at *** porno!". Lets say... I wasn't excuse from class the other day for a very long time. D:
 
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Only problems I had with Apple systems were:
- On an old G3 iMac (the huge colorboxes) -> during my final scoolproject, the thing just locked-up during the save-process.. result was a corrupted file.. (Happens on Windows to, but meh)
- While watching videos during class, accidently pressing the sound-on key and letting the whole class know I'm watching movies (happens only on Macs :( )

And true, Macs are hard to use because everyone is used to Windows.. People grew up with Windows, so the conversion to MacOS X is quite bumpy.. I had problems to with using the silly mouse (back when the mouse was the flat ball thingy) and one mousebutton (ctrl + click ftw).. I had problems using the command-key instead of ctrl when doing basic command such as copy-paste.. But if you hang on for a while, you'll understand how everything works, and notice that it's quite similar to Windows (imho).. And tbh, I've been using the new iMac's, PowerBooks and PowerPC's (G5 stuff) and never have I encountered any problems..

Oh, and the reason why copy paste doesn't work is: you can move it with your mouse.. Move it to 10 different subfolders? Easy, grab the file, drag it to the first folder, keep holding the file, folder opens, move to subfolder (keep holding file), subfolder (still holding file), subfolder (...), subfolder (...), ..., finally drop file.. It's just as fast as "ctrl+v", doubleclick folder, doubleclick subfolder, doubleclick subfolder, doubleclick subfolder, ..., "ctrl+v".
 

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