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The Macalope Weekly: Small sample sizes

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:00 AM

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#2 User is offline   ChrisEdgington 

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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

Kind of a shame, really. I need a friend to buy a Surface so I can try it out (I don't actually want to be seen in a store playing with one lest people think I'm actually going to buy it).

Joking aside, I wanted it ,or any iPad competitor, to do well to help incentivize Apple to keep pushing forward as hard as possible.

ps Incetivize is too a real word...I heard it on an episode of Futurama.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

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ps Incetivize is too a real word...I heard it on an episode of Futurama.

It's a perfectly cromulent word.
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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

The Springfield town motto is "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." Schoolteacher Edna Krabappel comments that she never heard the word embiggens until she moved to Springfield. Miss Hoover, another teacher, replies, "I don't know why; it’s a perfectly cromulent word." :roll eyes:
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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

Ed Zitron, Contributor to Forbes said he left the iPhone for the Note 2 and looks like samsung massive marketing funds are put to very good use.

Imagine a business blog or whatever trying to be a tech blog and making recommendation.
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#6 User is offline   thubsch 

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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

Umm... " it’s Schrödinger’s sample size! Does it exist? It’s impossible to say!" Actually, that would be "Heisenberg's sample size"; "Schrödinger's sample" ought to be both dead and alive. :-) But, thanks for the quantum reference anyway; I teach Quantum Mechanics.
Cheers, Tristan
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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

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Umm... " it’s Schrödinger’s sample size! Does it exist? It’s impossible to say!" Actually, that would be "Heisenberg's sample size"; "Schrödinger's sample" ought to be both dead and alive. :-) But, thanks for the quantum reference anyway; I teach Quantum Mechanics.


I believe that was exactly the Macalope's point. Keep reading, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it.
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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

Wisconsin doesn't have a Microsoft store. I'm sure Redmond doesn't consider us upscale enough to deserve one, and if that's the case, then the feeling is mutual.
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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:25 AM

Two things I learned about the Macalope today:

1. The Macalope goes to the MALL??!! Does this explain all the crazy mall shooting sprees?? Wayward deer hunters confused??

2. The Macalope may be English, as evidenced by "lambast" vs. "lambaste." Either that, or he is extremely pretentious, and is probably one of those annoying 'Mericans who says "Brilliant!" and "Cheers!" in groveling obeisance to his British overlords.

Doesn't matter. I still wuv his fuzzy hide.
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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

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Umm... " it’s Schrödinger’s sample size! Does it exist? It’s impossible to say!" Actually, that would be "Heisenberg's sample size"; "Schrödinger's sample" ought to be both dead and alive. :-) But, thanks for the quantum reference anyway; I teach Quantum Mechanics. I believe that was exactly the Macalope's point. Keep reading, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it.

Was it? Sounds like a "complimentary' argument to me...

This post has been edited by ingus: 29 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

I'm more of a "Woz" guy...
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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

Speaking of sample sizes: I played with a Surface at a JB Hi-Fi store yesterday. It was better than I expected, and I do think that using a real version of MS Office on a tablet would be helpful....

However, another customer came up and spent a few minutes giving me some unsolicited advice about why windows 8/RT is awful, and I should consider an iPad......
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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

"With Android’s “Butter” introduced at this year’s Google I/O, the feel is nearly as good as iOS."

Android engineers must be incredibly obese. First Petit Four, followed by Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo (maybe they tried dieting), Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean.

As a sample of one, I am sure my opinion is definitive.
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  Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

I thought it was Heisenberg, but I was uncertain;-)
As for Schroedinger, it's nether here nor there.
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#14 User is offline   ingus 

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

View PostN8nnc, on 29 December 2012 - 07:42 PM, said:

I thought it was Heisenberg, but I was uncertain;-)
As for Schroedinger, it's nether here nor there.

Now you're being Hermetian...
That was a normalized and orthogonal argument. Well done.

This post has been edited by ingus: 30 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

I'm more of a "Woz" guy...
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