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    Don't buy Apple products

    What a bunch of kvnts.

    While the tech is good, intuitive and well designed, their philosophy is that of satan.

    They now will not create an Apple ID without a credit card.

    So that means that they bar you from downloading free apps from independent sources unless you give them credit card details.

    So they take your cash for the product - and then it doesn't work unless you give the shitheads your bank details.

    Shit should be illegal.

    So fvck apple - back to android.

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    Downloaded Windows 10 yet? If not then you're in for an unpleasant surprise...

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    ^Heading the same way is it?

    Thankfully no, as I thought that might be on the way.

    PC is running XP SP2 with all updates switched off.

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    Live your protest....

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    I downloaded Win10 at work, and now half my apps don't work as they don't have the right licenses - even when I tell the machine not to check licenses and turn everything off it still 'knows'...

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    ^^ I threw the ipad off the 40th floor.

    I always live my protests.

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    ^^ This shit has to stop.

    The open source mob have to sort these fvckers out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper
    They now will not create an Apple ID without a credit card.
    Do you have a link to that?

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    As far as I can see, the open source mob have been well and truly shafted by these fukers - in our greed culture, money wins out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper
    They now will not create an Apple ID without a credit card.
    Do you have a link to that?
    I found out by doing it - but just google that shit.

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    It will all go the same way. The slide towards a cashless society, with if anyone thinks is a good thing, they are batshit crazy to give private banks the ability to control whether you live or die.

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    Ah malic malice I assume you know how to use go ogle all the pros and cons are on display much like LOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    It will all go the same way. The slide towards a cashless society, with if anyone thinks is a good thing, they are batshit crazy to give private banks the ability to control whether you live or die.
    Yup.

    I'm glad I'll be dead by the time they subcutaneously tattoo a bar code under the skin of newborns alongside an RFID chip.

    Sadly, my kids are already queuing up for it as they are part of the real programmed generation - sad thing is they don't care.
    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    Ah malic malice I assume you know how to use go ogle all the pros and cons are on display much like LOS
    It's all done in full view of the people - but they don't seem to care.

    mike leigh made a film called Naked in the early 90's. Dark movie - but about fvckin right.

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I will watch it tonight with a couple of beers - no work tomorrow...

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    It's been like that for quite a while if I recall correctly, inconvenient yes but hardly the end of the world.

    Apple even explain how to set up an account without a card or how to change the billing info to 'None' for an existing account:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204034
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203905

    Wait till MS starts auto-billing for Win 10 updates and service packs or just to keep using your computer. At least Apple's OS updates are free and you get a lot more out of the gate with OS X than some poxy Win 10 Home Student Single User Can't-Even-Run-Minesweeper crippled flavour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    It will all go the same way. The slide towards a cashless society, with if anyone thinks is a good thing, they are batshit crazy to give private banks the ability to control whether you live or die.
    A false wealth society should be most disconcerting.
    Most [if not all] don't get it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Thanks for the suggestion, I will watch it tonight with a couple of beers - no work tomorrow
    Good call.


    Quote Originally Posted by slackula
    It's been like that for quite a while if I recall correctly, inconvenient yes but hardly the end of the world.

    Apple even explain how to set up an account without a card or how to change the billing info to 'None' for an existing account:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204034
    They are bullshitting. After upgrading to iOs 9.1 or above - the "none" option doesn't appear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackula
    Apple even explain how to set up an account without a card or how to change the billing info to 'None' for an existing account:
    "and if "none" doesn't appear"

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203905

    "Use another form of payment such as a gift card"

    Fvckem - their cvnts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper
    After upgrading to iOs 9.1 or above - the "none" option doesn't appear.
    Doesn't appear or is greyed out and can't be selected?

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    Doesn't appear.

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    ^^ Ooh a simulpost! I think that means we have to read David44's poetry to one of Betty's goats or something.

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    ^Has to be during the half-moon winter solstice.

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    Dapper you just want a slapper
    not just help on the crapper
    Slack curler unfurler
    Like Mr Earl ...er
    Oh just click the zapper

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Dapper you just want a slapper
    not just help on the crapper
    Slack curler unfurler
    Like Mr Earl ...er
    Oh just click the zapper
    Much more stimulating than most above..
    Ta.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper
    While the tech is good, intuitive and well designed
    It beats the crap out of other products by a country mile.

    I was an avowed pc/samsung man until my last company flooded me with Apple products.
    My MacBook Air is brilliant - hardware unbeatable by anyone . . . software? Not so much, plus I use Microsoft Office on it.
    Dropped it from about four feet - a dent, nothing else. Hardware - fantastic

    iPhone - show me a better one. Not in terms of advanced software, but in quality build, again.

    iPad - don't like the things but I gave it to my 9-year old - she likes it. Dropped numerous times - still works

    iPod - quality again. Style again

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper
    their philosophy is that of satan.
    Always has been - Steve Jobs created this mentality - he was a prick - marketing genii at Apple.

    You do raise a good point, though - when these companies become intrusive to the extent that nothing can be done without giving away your personal details . . .

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