It’s kind of interesting when separate things rub together, and funny how there is no public condemnation of western State sponsored violence.
Posts Tagged ‘wtf’
Milagro?! This is what my toast looked like this morning…so now, do I have to go over to the dark side?
This is as futuristic as the past can be…
Besides, who said that 100k Euros won’t make you look cool?
So last night, in utter frustration about the broken key on the new Macbook Pro, I’m finally starting to gaze into what seems to be the infinite depth of Apple’s technical support the black hole.
Went back to the Apple store last night and, after being helped by one of the concierges there, had a dickish genius at the “Moron Bar” tell me that this type of damage is NOT covered by the warranty, the reason: You would need ‘excessive’ force to do this type of damage. This is a 1 week old computer don’t forget, and everyone knows that any rational human being who has spent more than $1,000.00 on some laptop would type with a hammer for the first week. There is NO possible way that 1 key out of the gizillion keys they manufacture is defective right? And how much is excessive force anyways? 1 psi? 10? 500?
Sam, the genius there, of course must have tried to jam the key in or something (I don’t know what he did because he was out back) but insured that the hooks, which were cracked, are now fully broken. This means that now I’m not able to put it in the keyboard and have it stay for more than 1 click (which it did before).
Update 021409: Finally, resolution… The girls and guys at the 14th street Apple store finally pulled it through. After a week of much frustration with the absurdity of the issue, you won’t hear about it again. Until the next key breaks that is…
That quick? My old Dell lasted 4 years without a hitch. 1 week and the MacBook Pro has already begun to fall apart… (singing the alphabet, as per the previous post).
Update 021209 9:40 am: I just got in from the Apple store @ 59th Street. I was told I basically had to leave the laptop in for repair, 5 – 7 days…FOR A BROKEN KEY! So far I’ve spent 1 hour on this, we’ll see how much longer this takes.
Repeat with me: this will be the first and last Apple computer I will ever purchase.
Update 021209 1:06 pm: Got off the phone with someone at Apple Support…No dice. Apparently the only option is to either send it back to Apple or take it in to the store/service providers for repair. Am I crazy or is this just insanely stupid? How about just mailing me the damn keycap? I SWEAR I’ll mail the broken one back! This was pretty fast, so it took about 15 mins total.
Update 021209 3:42 pm: Just came back from Tekserve…had a very helpful guy help me out, but once again, no dice. Well, he did give me a (different semicolon) key from a different (older) computer, so I could definitely put it in its place, but that seems like so reasonable after shelling a chunk of change on this thing doesn’t it? I guess I’ll have to take it in, have it’s keyboard be fully replaced and be without a computer for a whole week.
Really. They’re requesting only 5 billion dollars for it.
Francis said in a statement that “the US government should actively support the adult industry’s survival and growth, just as it feels the need to support any other industry cherished by the American people.”
They should get at least 2 billion for cynisism.
Read the CNN article here.
This has to be one of the funniest presidential episodes I’ve seen in a number of years. During Bush’s farewell visit to Iraq, an angry (pissed-off is more accurate) Iraqi threw what I imagine were his shoes right at the president’s face! The Iraqi has to be given credit on two counts, a great arm – pitched both shoes straight to the face- and for having some big cojones -it takes some nerve attempting to do something to the president of the country that is occupying yours… remember Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo?
I also have to give credit to Bush’s reflexes though, he ducked those shoes as if hiding is all he’s ever done in his life.
Read the CNN article and and watch the video here.
“Law enforcement officers have foiled a plot by two neo-Nazis who aimed to assassinate Barack Obama and kill 102 other black people, according to court records unsealed today.”
Continue reading The Guardian’s article here.
A pretty chilling presentation of (one of) the origins of the crisis. Make sure you have your speakers on.
“The Day the S.E.C. Changed the Game” from the NYT.
Work-friendly porn. Absolutely genius.