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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by freemonk » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:37 am

Gutted! He was an absolute genius, and if it wasn't for him and the company he founded, we wouldn't have some of the best technology and entertainment we have today.

Everyone automatically thinks either the iPod or the iPhone when you think of Steve Jobs and Apple, but rememeber that if it wasn't for Steve Jobs there wouldn't be a certain company called Pixar and a movie called Toy Story.

RIP Steve!
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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by MattyC64c » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:46 am

A very sad day for the industry indeed. R.I.P Mr Jobs.

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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by SoupDragon » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:04 am

RIP Steve Jobs.
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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by the_hawk » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:35 am

Classy tweet from the Westboro Baptist Church (though I'd expect no less from the subhuman scum)

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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by Freestyler » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:11 am

freemonk wrote:Everyone automatically thinks either the iPod or the iPhone when you think of Steve Jobs and Apple, but rememeber that if it wasn't for Steve Jobs there wouldn't be a certain company called Pixar and a movie called Toy Story.

RIP Steve!
I'll be picky and say that while Steve did an excellent job at Pixar he didn't create it. Lucasfilm created Pixar to run alongside their ILM studio (mainly to provide Rendering computers and tech) 7 years before Steve bought it from them AFTER he left Apple.

So, buying it from George Lucas for $5 million to selling it to Disney for $7.4 Billion was Steve's greatest contribution! :lol:
That, and having some of the greatest family movies around. :)
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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:15 am

Freestyler wrote:I'll be picky and say that while Steve did an excellent job at Pixar he didn't create it. Lucasfilm created Pixar to run alongside their ILM studio (mainly to provide Rendering computers and tech) 7 years before Steve bought it from them AFTER he left Apple.
That's semantics. For all intents and purposes, he did 'create' Pixar, in the sense that he took it and nurtured it, turning it from nothing into the greatest studio of its kind. In a sense, it's no different to what he did elsewhere: see a great idea that is under-performing, understand how it could and should be done, and do that instead. The desktop computer and GUI; the MP3 player; the smartphone; the tablet. Sometimes the genius isn't in the birth, but in the shaping and nurturing, and I can't think of another figure in technology who was better at that than Jobs. He will be sorely missed.
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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by RetroBob » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:40 am

Thought I would repost this from another forum I go on...
Despite being bemused by the devotion towards Apple and Jobs, I found this pretty gross:
http://www.naturalnews.com/033793_Steve ... erapy.html
Scummy alternative medicine peddlars using his death to promote their nonsense agenda.
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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by IronMaidenRule » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:50 am

Sad news that somebody big in the technology industry has gone, never been a fan of Apple, but all credit to the guy for what he had accomplished in his life.

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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by che_don_john » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:58 am

I hate Apple (just personal taste), but you can't knock what Steve Jobs achieved from a business perspective.
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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by DPrinny » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:23 am

^What about apple pie?

Or as they call it aPlle pIe

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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by SoupDragon » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:48 am

I liked this Tweet : 3 Apples that changed the world: the one that Eve ate, the one that fell on Newton's head & the one that Steve built. RIP Steve Jobs
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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by SoupDragon » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:17 am

the_hawk wrote:Classy tweet from the Westboro Baptist Church (though I'd expect no less from the subhuman scum)

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We, the collective super-consciousness known as ANONYMOUS - the Voice of Free Speech & the Advocate of the People - have long heard you issue your venomous statements of hatred, and we have witnessed your flagrant and absurd displays of inimitable bigotry and intolerant fanaticism. We have always regarded you and your ilk as an assembly of graceless sociopaths and maniacal chauvinists & religious zealots, however benign, who act out for the sake of attention & in the name of religion.


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Your demonstrations and your unrelenting cascade of disparaging slurs, unfounded judgments, and prejudicial innuendos, which apparently apply to every individual numbered amongst the race of Man - except for yourselves - has frequently crossed the line which separates Freedom of Speech from deliberately utilizing the same tactics and methods of intimidation and mental & emotional abuse that have been previously exploited and employed by tyrants and dictators, fascists and terrorist organizations throughout history.


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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by retrogamerdude » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:21 am

R.I.P Steve Jobs - my thoughs go out to your friends and family on this sad day :(
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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by DPrinny » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:42 am

WBC dont do UK ones.
Thats a shame as id like to do some trolling with the works of Douglas N Adams, while wearing a "Lemmy is god" T-shirt

Also
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Re: Steve Jobs RIP

Post by markopoloman » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:44 am

That ANONYMOUS letter is fantastic. Hope they stick to what they said in it!
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