Friday, March 18, 2016

So, are you ready to say "overpriced piece of crap" #apple haters? #samsungsucks, turns out #appleisbetter

I don't know how many times I've heard people say "overprice piece of crap" when talking about an Apple product. If course none of those people had ever used OS X and very few of them understood the value proposition of quality=longevity, free lifetime updates, lower maintenance costs and better user experience/improved productivity. They tended to think like: 4gb is better than 2gb. Thats where the "piece of crap" comment comes form, the inference that a lower hardware specification means a less capable device. The "over priced" part really happens because you can buy cheap PC's, but cheap I mean, cheaply built with budget plastic parts. But as soon as you get a PC with a similar build quality you will see that Apple products are not at all overpriced.

The truth is that a devices quality and preformance depend on both hardware and software. Thet´s why Apple continually outperforms, because it develops both.

So I got more than a little bit of Shadenfruede to learn that the new Samsung flagship phone is more expensive than the current iPhone and does't even hold a candle to it performance-wise.

So Apple hater, is that  "an overpriced piece of crap"? I think it literally has to be.

from Andrew Brett

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Guy swinging an #iPhone around while #skiiing #snow #fun #youtube

iPhones can do a prey cool slow-mo, so what happens when a guy swings an iPhone around himself while skiing down a hill? Oh nothing much, just this:


from Andrew Brett

Guy swing an #iPhone around while #skiiing #snow #fun #youtube

Iphones can do a prey cool slowmo, so what happens when a guy swinds an iPhone around himslef while skiing down a hill? Oh nothing much, just this:

from Andrew Brett

Diesel should never be this cheap! @Greenpeace @climateprogress @TreeHugger @teslamotors @EnviroAction #environmental

When some people look the picture below (I took at the pump this week) they might be happy. Perhaps even the majority. I'm not. I'm disgusted. I think fossil fuels should be expensive, or at the very least we should have a system in place to stop the price dropping. Why? Because people are stupid. Thinking about their own personal benefit instead of the future of the planet, which is ironically is more personally beneficial than saving a few bucks today. If that´s not stupid I don't know what is.

We need oil prices to be high. People don't care about working to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel unless it hits them in the pocket. Yes, there was even a part of me that was happy about how cheap it was, but a bigger part of me knew what this means and just thought: This. Is. Shit.

Here's hoping more companies follow #teslamotors and say "enough is enough, there is only one way forward - environmentally conscious transport" (my quote not theirs). Anything else is just soiling our own nest.

Diesel at 87 cents at the petrol pump




from Andrew Brett