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If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

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Half of them have Macs, the other half don't. And it's not like either one can't do what they're doing in this picture, it's just a matter of preference.

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If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

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speaking of nasa

 

curiosity is like 4 times less powerful than an iphone 4s so its not like they have high standards!!!!

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If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

62dx.jpg

 

 

 

 

speaking of nasa

 

curiosity is like 4 times less powerful than an iphone 4s so its not like they have high standards!!!!

 

When controlling something that far away, I think you want it to be as simple as possible.

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If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

62dx.jpg

 

 

 

 

speaking of nasa

 

curiosity is like 4 times less powerful than an iphone 4s so its not like they have high standards!!!!

 

When controlling something that far away, I think you want it to be as simple as possible.

 

do ppl not understand humour???

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If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

62dx.jpg

 

 

 

 

Half of them have Macs, the other half don't. And it's not like either one can't do what they're doing in this picture, it's just a matter of preference.

 

Yes to be fair there were probably twice as many Thinkpads, which seem to be the defacto computer in engineering based work environments.

 

A NASA engineer said that some of them are BYOD and some are JPL issued (the Macbooks), and that most of their work is done in a Linux/Windows environment. Also, a lot of them VPN/portal their way into a work environment so that's pretty platform agnostic. I just think it was funny to see that "Macs cant do work" argument countered b some of the smartest people in the world using them.

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macs are stupidly overpriced for what you get. 27" mac which i specced up pretty reasonably @ £2.1k vs £1.1k computer and £1.1k computer wins ok game over no discussion unless u want to pay £1k more for osx and apple care then ok fine by me

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If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

62dx.jpg

 

 

 

 

Half of them have Macs, the other half don't. And it's not like either one can't do what they're doing in this picture, it's just a matter of preference.

 

Yes to be fair there were probably twice as many Thinkpads, which seem to be the defacto computer in engineering based work environments.

 

A NASA engineer said that some of them are BYOD and some are JPL issued (the Macbooks), and that most of their work is done in a Linux/Windows environment. Also, a lot of them VPN/portal their way into a work environment so that's pretty platform agnostic. I just think it was funny to see that "Macs cant do work" argument countered b some of the smartest people in the world using them.

 

Honestly, if all I was doing was work I would want a MacBook Pro. I find them easier and more enjoyable to use for basic things like that.

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If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

62dx.jpg

 

 

 

 

Half of them have Macs, the other half don't. And it's not like either one can't do what they're doing in this picture, it's just a matter of preference.

 

Yes to be fair there were probably twice as many Thinkpads, which seem to be the defacto computer in engineering based work environments.

 

A NASA engineer said that some of them are BYOD and some are JPL issued (the Macbooks), and that most of their work is done in a Linux/Windows environment. Also, a lot of them VPN/portal their way into a work environment so that's pretty platform agnostic. I just think it was funny to see that "Macs cant do work" argument countered b some of the smartest people in the world using them.

 

Honestly, if all I was doing was work I would want a MacBook Pro. I find them easier and more enjoyable to use for basic things like that.

so you'd pay upwards of $1000 more for a computer that runs excel/word and basic stuff like that???

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If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

62dx.jpg

 

 

 

 

Half of them have Macs, the other half don't. And it's not like either one can't do what they're doing in this picture, it's just a matter of preference.

 

Yes to be fair there were probably twice as many Thinkpads, which seem to be the defacto computer in engineering based work environments.

 

A NASA engineer said that some of them are BYOD and some are JPL issued (the Macbooks), and that most of their work is done in a Linux/Windows environment. Also, a lot of them VPN/portal their way into a work environment so that's pretty platform agnostic. I just think it was funny to see that "Macs cant do work" argument countered b some of the smartest people in the world using them.

 

Honestly, if all I was doing was work I would want a MacBook Pro. I find them easier and more enjoyable to use for basic things like that.

so you'd pay upwards of $1000 more for a computer that runs excel/word and basic stuff like that???

 

Last time I checked my Mac does a fair bit more than that, but yes. What do you consider advanced stuff, besides games?

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If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

62dx.jpg

 

 

 

 

Half of them have Macs, the other half don't. And it's not like either one can't do what they're doing in this picture, it's just a matter of preference.

 

Yes to be fair there were probably twice as many Thinkpads, which seem to be the defacto computer in engineering based work environments.

 

A NASA engineer said that some of them are BYOD and some are JPL issued (the Macbooks), and that most of their work is done in a Linux/Windows environment. Also, a lot of them VPN/portal their way into a work environment so that's pretty platform agnostic. I just think it was funny to see that "Macs cant do work" argument countered b some of the smartest people in the world using them.

 

Honestly, if all I was doing was work I would want a MacBook Pro. I find them easier and more enjoyable to use for basic things like that.

so you'd pay upwards of $1000 more for a computer that runs excel/word and basic stuff like that???

 

I meant for working type stuff. Last time I checked most working things don't require tons of CPU intensive programs, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't like doing it on a Mac more than on a PC Laptop.

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If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

62dx.jpg

 

 

 

 

Half of them have Macs, the other half don't. And it's not like either one can't do what they're doing in this picture, it's just a matter of preference.

 

Yes to be fair there were probably twice as many Thinkpads, which seem to be the defacto computer in engineering based work environments.

 

A NASA engineer said that some of them are BYOD and some are JPL issued (the Macbooks), and that most of their work is done in a Linux/Windows environment. Also, a lot of them VPN/portal their way into a work environment so that's pretty platform agnostic. I just think it was funny to see that "Macs cant do work" argument countered b some of the smartest people in the world using them.

 

Honestly, if all I was doing was work I would want a MacBook Pro. I find them easier and more enjoyable to use for basic things like that.

so you'd pay upwards of $1000 more for a computer that runs excel/word and basic stuff like that???

 

I meant for working type stuff. Last time I checked most working things don't require tons of CPU intensive programs, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't like doing it on a Mac more than on a PC Laptop.

i realize the whole personal preference thing but that's taking things a bit far don't you think. the cheapest macbook is like $1500 or so iirc and you can get a laptop that does pretty much the exact same thing for about a third of the price or a superior gaming laptop for the same price or less, it just doesn't make sense to me ;c

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If they're good enough for astronauts why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

space-station-10-years-thinkpad-1.jpg

 

(those are Thinkpads)

Edited by theking1322

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If they're good enough for astronauts why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

space-station-10-years-thinkpad-1.jpg

 

(those are Thinkpads)

and on top of that those damn things are literally indestructible, a friend of mine has one and so long as you get the magnesium cage for it, or w/e, you can chuck that thing across the room and it works just fine same with drops and stuff lol.

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Though, one thing that comes up for me, is hackintosh.

 

That will be my next Macintosh.

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Though, one thing that comes up for me, is hackintosh.

 

That will be my next Macintosh.

Do you pay for a Mac then boot it into windows, or am I really missing something?

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A hackintosh is a Windows PC with Mac OS running off a storage device or the internal hard drive as the primary OS.

 

Usually Windows is removed or not installed until after Mac OS is.

 

Frankly, I understand why people take the hackintosh route, having used a Mac for almost…no…actually three years now. It's a fantastic OS. If you'd prefer to stray from the standard hardware and think you can do it, more power to you.

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A hackintosh is a Windows PC with Mac OS running off a storage device or the internal hard drive as the primary OS.

 

Usually Windows is removed or not installed until after Mac OS is.

 

Frankly, I understand why people take the hackintosh route, having used a Mac for almost…no…actually three years now. It's a fantastic OS. If you'd prefer to stray from the standard hardware and think you can do it, more power to you.

Ah thanks for jogging my memory haha

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Though, one thing that comes up for me, is hackintosh.

 

That will be my next Macintosh.

Do you pay for a Mac then boot it into windows, or am I really missing something?

 

No, you pay for a Windows system, and install OS X (or, in my case, OS X and Windows). That way you get the nice OS for leisurely stuff, and the nice specs of a Windows platform.

 

EDIT: Sorry, didn't see your reply sparkle :P

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my toshiba was like $2K+

 

a mbp that is much better is $1.3K

 

how is that over priced??

 

Well, you got screwed my friend. There's no reason that a 2000 dollar Windows would be worse than the bottom line MBP.

 

If they're good enough for NASA, why aren't they good enough for you? ;)

 

 

62dx.jpg

 

 

 

 

Half of them have Macs, the other half don't. And it's not like either one can't do what they're doing in this picture, it's just a matter of preference.

 

Yes to be fair there were probably twice as many Thinkpads, which seem to be the defacto computer in engineering based work environments.

 

A NASA engineer said that some of them are BYOD and some are JPL issued (the Macbooks), and that most of their work is done in a Linux/Windows environment. Also, a lot of them VPN/portal their way into a work environment so that's pretty platform agnostic. I just think it was funny to see that "Macs cant do work" argument countered b some of the smartest people in the world using them.

 

Honestly, if all I was doing was work I would want a MacBook Pro. I find them easier and more enjoyable to use for basic things like that.

so you'd pay upwards of $1000 more for a computer that runs excel/word and basic stuff like that???

 

I meant for working type stuff. Last time I checked most working things don't require tons of CPU intensive programs, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't like doing it on a Mac more than on a PC Laptop.

i realize the whole personal preference thing but that's taking things a bit far don't you think. the cheapest macbook is like $1500 or so iirc and you can get a laptop that does pretty much the exact same thing for about a third of the price or a superior gaming laptop for the same price or less, it just doesn't make sense to me ;c

 

I know, but I mean like IF I was going to buy a MBP, that would be the only reason. I didn't mean that working=automatic MBP purchase.

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my toshiba was like $2K+

 

a mbp that is much better is $1.3K

 

how is that over priced??

please explain cause either you got duped hard or you're just being silly

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my toshiba was like $2K+

 

a mbp that is much better is $1.3K

 

how is that over priced??

This is why you do research before buying a shizzle toshiba for a ridiculous price. ;(

 

My laptop was 500. Much better than a mbp for 1.3k. Your thoughts? ;p

 

I'm not so sure;

 

When did you buy your toshiba? Was it in this century?

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Toshibas are generally speaking overpriced.

 

One of my friends had a 2010 Toshiba that went for $750 normally but got his on sale for $500. It couldn't run Portal as well as my 2009 MacBook (which was $900 with my student discount).

 

I can run Portal at max fps with graphical settings on medium to max.

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Big Brands are generally speaking overpriced.

 

One of my friends had a 2010 Toshiba that went for $750 normally but got his on sale for $500. It couldn't run Portal as well as my 2009 MacBook (which was $900 with my student discount).

 

I can run Portal at max fps with graphical settings on medium to max.

 

fixed that for ya ;P

 

seriously it's not just Toshiba, it's pretty much all the big guys ie Dell, HP etc

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