These are the most recent forum messages posted by Zpike:
Then obviously (by your logic) we should be building bridges out of porcelain, because cement will crack under enough pressure too. So, (by your logic) porcelain is just as good as concrete.
Re: Not sure what you're arguing but you're making my point
>>This is exactly what I am trying to argue. That the problem isn't with the monopoly But it is. The idea of a monopoly is evil in and of itself. Even well meaning businesses will fall into the pit falls of a monopoly if they are allowed to have one. >> it's with how difficult it is for a competitor to jump into the market. Yes, because monopolies are inherently bad and they need competitors so that they are not monopolies. >>Instead ...
>>i just dont get how they let it happen every time i go to an apple store theres employess everywhere "I just don't get how they let it happen. Apple is supposed to make premium, high-quality devices."
Versions 5 & 6
They didn't really skip versions 5 and 6. Windows 95/98/ME were basically the same OS with service packs and can be considered version 4 Windows NT was a different OS and doesn't apply. Windows 2000 and XP are essentially the same OS and constitute version 5. Windows Vista is version 6. So, there you have it. As far as actually skipping version 9 is concerned, my guess would be that they developed it to be too much like Windows 8. After all the Windows 8 ...
I'm not taking the bait. Go troll somewhere else.
Not sure what you're arguing but you're making my point
>>I don't think Monopolies alone are inherently bad. Yes, they are, >>what about when TV broadcasting was brand new and only one company offered it because they were first to market? Should we not let new companies with new services be created because there would be no competition? No one said new industries were a problem. New industry is always good. But to allow one company to dominate that industry is bad. As long as other companies are free to start ...
I'm gonna call bull crap on that one
There's a difference between bending and flexing. Bending is a property of metals, but it isn't really a property of plastic. Your phone may a have flexed, but I don't believe it bent.
Consumer Reports says it doesn't
Care to post any more lies on this thread?http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/new s/2014/09/consumer-reports-tests-iphone-6-ben dgate/index.htm
>>I don't gloss over Samsung building second rate products Sure a plenty of their mid-tier and low end products are second rate. But that's not what you're talking about. Their high end products are the best being made. You like to nit pick and about metal materials, but you "gloss over" the shortcomings of those materials as opposed to the strengths of durable plastics. And this bend test is one of the factors that clearly demonstrates the superiority of ...
Re: They're the same, LOL
I'm sorry. But you are either doing this on purpose or you're completely clueless about economics. You don't even have the fundamental understanding of economics that would be requisite for me to explain what's wrong with what you just said. Bust suffice it to say that every sentence of yours is completely false. Other than that, I am done discussing economics with you.
Re: That's a lie
You are obviously a confused socialist. Government price fixing schemes are just as bad as monopolies. Please go to Russia where people are still ignorant enough to think your economic ideas might work.
Re: You should know what I mean
>>Either you aren't reading, or you're an apologist for Samsung's second rate phones. No, I know from my own personal experience of having a Note 3 in my pocket for nearly a year with no case that it doesn't break under circumstances that remotely resemble normal use. Heck, I have even worked on my car with it in my pocket. On the other hand, you have a clear history of blasting every Samsung device on every Samsung article. YOU lack ...
That's a lie
>> not all monopolies are bad That's a lie. All monopolies ARE bad. That's why they're supposed to be illegal in this country. Geesh.
They're the same, LOL
>>if they were buying dish it would be but theyre not, theyre merging with a partner You do realize that a merger is the same thing as buying a company right?
You missed kentchristopher's point
AT&T already has the money to expand and improve Uverse if they want to. They don't have to buy a competitor in order to have a presence in the market. The op wasn't saying that Uverse has a dominant presence in the market. But that if AT&T bought direct TV they would have a dominant presence, and that would eliminate competition in the market.
bent iPhones are "extremely rare" under normal use
Translation: "You're bending it wrong!' HAHAHAHAHAHA! Apple's disdain for its customers truly knows no bounds.
You should know what I mean
>>And what do you mean until I can show you otherwise? What I mean is that you have done nothing to show that the same stress that bends the iPhone 6 breaks the Note 3. There's little doubt that you broke your screen, but no one knows under what circumstance. And I'm sorry but you've destroyed your own credibility on this site where Samsung devices are concerned. So, most of us here would need more than your biased opinion to ...
Re: this is beyond bad
For all the same reasons monopolies are bad. Economists have been writing about it for centuries. I invite you to pick up some literature on the dangers of monopolies and read it.
The device looks great. I love how the screen fits all those large widgets. But the form factor isn't for me. I just can't do a square screen. Give me a 16:9 1080p screen. That's what my monitor at home is and that's what my TV is. That's what I like looking at. I have square monitors at work and they drive me nuts. They're only tolerable because there are three of them. With that being said, this looks like ...
Re: Looks like another miss by BB
I use mine to do all sorts of things with one hand all the time. I realize that not everyone can do that, but I'm not exactly huge. I think you will find it common that people can use the device with one hand. Also, Samsung included one-handed software to optimize button placement for one-handed use. I never use it, but its there for others who may need it.
I often use my Note 3 with one hand. I'll admit that kind of use doesn't afford a tight grip, but you don't always need a tight grip. Also I have big hands, but I don't think that at 6' tall my hands are any larger than most men's.
this is beyond bad
If this gets approval, there can be no doubt that the government has failed the American people.
The results are in
The results are in. The Galaxy Note 3 survives the same test that bends the iphone. Nice try with your disinformation campaign there. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FwM4ypi3at0
Re: You're missing the point
My phone is a bunch of electronics stuffed inside a plastic case that is intended to bring some uniformity to the device and protect the electronics within. If I have to buy a second case for it, then it wasn't built very well to begin with. Though I have used a case once or twice, I have mostly felt this way as long as I have owned a cellphone.
On second thought
After re-rereading the article I feel much less like an ass than I originally felt when I read your response, though my apology still stands. Even though you delivered a glowing review of the Note 3, there is a definite "big may not be for you" tone that is very absent in the iPhone review. But let me show you why I feel the way I do. And keep in mind that the iPhone 6 plus is slightly larger ...
You're missing the point
This is one of the advantages plastic has over metal. It may flex a little, but it doesn't bend. I'd personally like to see some stress testing to determine whether it is easier to bend an iPhone or snap a Note 3. But having encountered thin metals in all sorts of things throughout my life, it's no stretch of my imagination to believe it is substantially easier to bend the metal in the iPhone than it is to snap ...
I read the thread
I read the thread on that site you posted about how easily the iPhone 6 bends. One commenter on that forum wrote, "Happy I didn't jump on the pre-order wagon on the iPhone 6 Plus at this point.. decided to wait a few months for the problems to get sorted out. Hopefully they will fix this by reinforcing it by then." If history has shown us anything, Apple does not fix the problems with their devices. But maybe users can get ...
upgrade you GS3 to another Note 3, or even to the LG phablet (cant remember the name)? The LG phablet had some really compelling features. Had I not already purchased my Note 3, I would have had a real dilemma on my hands. Either option would be better (and cheaper) than a 6 plus.
Re: PhoneScoop is soooooo hilariously hypocritical
>>It's apparent to me that you've not even read my review of the Galaxy Note 3. I read it when you wrote it. But no, I didn't revisit it before making my post. Perhaps I should have. >>Where in that passage did I "blast" the Note 3 for its size? You didn't. I've reread that section of the original review and also the wrap up. I don't see anywhere that you dinged the device for its size. I was echoing ...
My Note 3 lives in my pocket with no case. I have inadvertently dropped it from shoulder height onto pavement 3 or 4 times (eek). I have no problem whatsoever with the screen. All I can say is my experience has differed from yours.
Phonescoop is soooooo hilariously hypocritical
>> no-holds-barred approach to what a phablet can and should be Except that it misses many key features already available on the Note 3. You might conveniently dismiss the missing features, but that hardly justifies your statement here. >> Apple went big. Finally. In your articles and on the forums you guys have constantly and consistently maintained your position that small screens are better, even if everyone else disagrees with you. You couldn't be more hypocritical if you tried. >>and plastic (eek!) to ...
Re: Translation to English
My misgivings with Apple are numerous, well founded, and well documented. I absolutely hate the Apple propaganda and disinformation campaign and see bluecoyote as a willing piece of that machine. I take pride in disputing his comments whenever I can. That being said, I would be more than willing to try an Apple product if they ever made anything that appealed to me. However, their entire corporate philosophy would have to change for that to happen. It's not that I wouldn't ...
>>the only android phone that can compete with this is the New Moto X, I've had my Note 3 for almost a year and it completely blows their sorry attempt at a phablet out of the water. Not to mention that the Note 4 has already been announced, will release at virtually the same time, and completely annihilates this phone. >>apples A7 chip out performs every android phone out there, Based on WHAT do you make that bold statement? >>NFC has been around ...
Wait for the reviews
There is a very real possibility that the "premium metal" body will interfere with reception. Who cares how great it looks if it doesn't work right - that's what iPhones are for. Good thing thing they tried this crap on the Note 4. I won't be upgrading before the Note 5, which will give them plenty of time to go back to materials that are durable and don't interfere with electrical signals.
Re: Translation to English
>>Translation: Samsung phones have felt like garbage because they're made of junky, happy meal toy materials. Translation: Samsung phones are more durable that iPhones; and I'm jealous. So, I bash them. >>Translation: They ripped off the iPhone and made the minimum choices their legal decided was enough to keep them from getting sued... again. Translation: I pretend to be oblivious to the fact that Apple has never done anything but copy and rip off other companies. Again, I am jealous that Samsung ...
Re: I don't get it and I never will
What is the deal with people on this website who struggle with the English language?
Bwahahahah you're always good for a laugh
>>It's not that Samsung can't sell phones with garbage build quality, Ummmm... their phones don't have garbage build quality. They have better battery life and hold up better to drops than the iPhone. It's Apple that actually has garbage build quality. >>it's that they could probably sell a lot more if they weren't such second-rate products. You must be relieved they aren't selling more. That would certainly spell doom for your precious Apple. >>And uh, Samsung sales/profits are heading towards the crapper because ...
I don't get it and I never will
If anything, I find the white edges with the silver band obnoxious. It's a distracting contrast from the gray and whatever colors may be on the actual screen. I find it jarring and disturbing. The contrast with the rear cover is even worse. The color palette on this device is far from uniform or pleasing. If this is what a premium device is supposed to look like, I don't want one. Plus they gimped the specs back so far ...
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