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  1. Hey, I’m typing this on one of those old Macs with a keyboard.  I can hardly wait to get a Wheel™!

    Les: if I tell you that I gave away the Mac mouse, as shiny as it was, and invested in a Logitech mouse with a scroll wheel and more buttons than I can count, will you not harass me?

  2. PC users need all those buttons on their mice in order to run the anti-virus/anti-spyware software.  Us Mac users have no need of all that..  wink

  3. I don’t know about any other PC users, but none of the buttons on my mice are used to run anti-virus software. They are used to pwn noobs in Call of Duty though.

  4. Yes i need the buttons to pwn n00bs as well.

    I don’t see how this is going to be the big furure thing. One of the things with having a keyboard is the massive possabileties. You can just use the normal holding shift for large letters or you can program in a crap load of extra short cut things.
    Instead Apple makes a wheel contraption that requires you to ?!SCROLL!? thru the letters??? It’s like typing in your high score on a arcade version of Track and Field.

    FAIL!

  5. I don’t see how this is going to be the big furure thing. One of the things with having a keyboard is the massive possabileties. You can just use the normal holding shift for large letters or you can program in a crap load of extra short cut things.
    Instead Apple makes a wheel contraption that requires you to ?!SCROLL!? thru the letters??? It’s like typing in your high score on a arcade version of Track and Field.

    Satire mistaken for the real thing?  Score!!!

    At least it’s not politics…. it seems the only way to tell political satire from the truth these days is by who’s telling it.

  6. Hmmm, swordsbane: do you know of any politicians who tell the truth?

    Hell no!  Anyone who relies on a politician to tell the truth, especially when they’re talking about themselves is an idiot, not to put too fine a point on it.

    But that’s not what I meant.  When the Onion does one of its stories on something stupid in politics, the only way I know it’s satire is that it’s an Onion piece.  It could be a story about a monkey brought in by Cheney that got loose in the Whitehouse and started flinging shit everywhere, was eventually caught by the Secret Service and then the President made the monkey Secretary of Defense… it doesn’t matter.  When you hear wild, totally unbelievable stories about some bone-headed thing a politician did and you think “No one in their right mind would do that.” it’s worth it to stop a moment and realize that they’re not really in their right minds at all, are they?  Then everything makes sense…. depressing sense, but sense nonetheless.

    BTW:  That story about the monkey was true.  I hear he works for Fox News now.

  7. Hey, I’ll own up to reality. I’m one of the idjits who would buy a toaster oven if it was made by Apple. Don’t need one; already got one…but it’s APPLE! I love my MacBook. At work, I use a Dell Inspiron…and it’s really useful only as a doorstop.

  8. Hilarious!

    Oh, and every Mac comes with a four button mouse with a scroll wheel… they have for years, so stop it with the one button crap. It makes you look out of touch. grin

  9. Oh, and every Mac comes with a four button mouse with a scroll wheel… they have for years, so stop it with the one button crap. It makes you look out of touch

    Not every Mac.  The mini I got two years ago didn’t (although it did have a ‘scroll nub’) and the macbook I just got has a touchpad that has only simulates a left-click (the last laptop I had had a touchpad that allowed me to left or right-click)

    raspberry

  10. I hate to tell you but that mouse with the scroll “nub” (that little ball that allows you to scroll in every direction, including diagonally) is a four button mouse. Just because there are no cracks between the buttons doesn’t mean they are not there. grin

  11. If you can’t even tell its function then your consumer electronics are being too clever for their intended purpose. Except with Mac, the intended purpose is apparently to engender Mac users to snide remarks and smugness.

  12. I hate to tell you but that mouse with the scroll “nub” (that little ball that allows you to scroll in every direction, including diagonally) is a four button mouse. Just because there are no cracks between the buttons doesn’t mean they are not there. grin

    Then the mouse AND the docs are both screwed up because it says “single-button”.  I know the more rounded, newer mice (mouses?) are two button.  They don’t even have one button, just the nub and a smooth case.  Those are two(four?) button jobs.  That’s not what I got out of the box.

    And my Macbook didn’t even come with a mouse, just the touchpad (which is single-button)  It doesn’t really act like a real touchpad.  The upper two-thirds is just for moving the pointer, and the lower third can still move the pointer, and also actually clicks because there is a physical button under the pad…. but it’s only left-button.  I can change from the default to right-button if I want, but not to two-button.  On the other hand, most PC laptops I’ve seen (including the one I used to use) have two buttons below the touchpad for ‘clicking’ left and right, although some still allow you to use the pad itself for a left-click.

    Sorry, but from where I am, the prevailing mindset still seems to be: one button with the option for more.

  13. Sorry guys. I’m not trying to be smug. I was just trying to correct a common mistake people make when they see a newer Apple mouse. Here’s a page that shows every version.

    http://www.vectronicsappleworld.com/macintosh/mouse.html

    The “Mighty Mouse” with the scroll wheel has four programable buttons. I’m the dumbest regular on this site by far and I figured it out, so maybe that proves I’m autistic with exceptional aptitude in computer mice. grin

    I never thought of laptops coming with a mouse, so I wasn’t including them in my original statement. Another mistake. Sorry.

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