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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: profit on May 13, '05 04:27:03PM
Man. I totally agree with this sentiment. Apple has long been too heavy handed with their enforced new 'features'. I can't stand the 'whoosh' Dashboard thing that comes up every time I accidentally miss the eject key on my powerbook. And what's with Safari going out and fetching information on the web without my explicit permission? Doesn't that bastard Jobs know that I only want my computer to do things when I ask? And who decided I need to accept the feature bloat and processor load of advanced digital codecs? I like my quicktime the way it was. Slow and Sorenson.

I'm also very worried about the security implications of the new APIs. With Core Data and Core Image making it possible for more people to write 'quality' apps more quickly, who knows what kind of spyware will be developed all with shiny new images to trojan it onto my computer. And with Automator, even brain damaged monkeys can write malware to erase files on my computer and composite my pictures of my kids onto gay porn.

All of this clearly shows apple's arrogance in providing features any reasonable person wouldn't want. They even flaunt their "we're right, you're wrong" attitude by providing a list of some of the things they are doing to us.

And there's no way to avoid any of these new 'features'.

Bastards

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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: sjmills on May 13, '05 05:13:22PM

Cripes, go buy a DOS box then and deal with Windoze and all that crap.



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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: necrosis on May 13, '05 05:34:44PM

Holy cow man. I have never seen someone so violently against something. If you don't like it... THEN DON'T UPGRADE... yeesh, take your med's.



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Jinkies...
Authored by: mholve on May 13, '05 06:33:38PM
Switch to decaf, quick!

Spotlight can easily be disabled, as can anything else if you wanted to.

Worse comes to worse, stick with Panther. Sheesh. You don't HAVE to upgrade, y'know.

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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: metafeather on May 13, '05 07:10:08PM

Ah, irony...



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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: profit on May 13, '05 11:38:21PM

Full points for the first man to get a joke.

(LMAO at the people who didn't!)



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Good one...
Authored by: mholve on May 14, '05 09:18:12PM

Hehehe. ;)

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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: chyna4xena on Sep 25, '10 06:17:09PM

This kind of thing annoys me so much that I am responding to you even after five years.

You do not know what irony is. Irony is not saying, "you're a completely useless person and you deserve to die" and just expecting them to understand that you're being ironic, and then laughing when they don't get the "joke".

Apart from "slow and Sorenson" at the end, there was nothing in your first paragraph that denoted ironic intent, and that quip was hardly unambiguous. Your second paragraph was pretty normal stuff for a conspiracy theorist, and this time there was nothing at the end to let us in on the joke, no reason for us to doubt the sincerity of your craziness.

Why would we presume sarcasm instead of genuine belief? You gave us no reason to!

When being ironic, when being properly ironic, you must explicitly indicate that this is the case. When speaking, for instance, a sarcastic tone of voice is used, and there are written equivalents and other means of denoting your intent.

Failure to use these means that you are not being ironic. You are instead just pretending that your position is otherwise than it is. That's all. You are further being extraordinarily offensive by suggesting that we "missed the joke".

We did not miss the joke. You just do not know how to make a joke.

What is slightly ironic is that by trying to demonstrate and then subsequently exalt your superiority, you've actually proved yourself unlearned in the use of humour.

It is not enough to say that you were obviously being ironic because of how far-out your position was. Many people genuinely hold crazy ideas like those you espoused, and we really have no choice in this world other than to take people at face value until we have reason to suspect otherwise.

Which is precisely ... PRECISELY ... why ironic intent must be denoted.

If it is not denoted, it is not irony.



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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: Cartoonasaurus on May 13, '05 10:17:16PM

LMAO!!! Did ANYONE (anyGEEK?) get the joke?

He he he he he he....



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10.4: Completely disable Spotlight
Authored by: okto on May 20, '05 09:53:11PM
Wow...go get a PC and use XP if you don't want features. Hell, use one of the minimal Linux distros like Slackware or Gentoo.
That's what the Mac is about. Cool stuff that nobody else thought to implement. If you consider QT7 bloatware, you either need a bigger drive, a faster Mac, or an invitation to the 21st century.
Megabytes aren't big anymore.
Oh...and try not to post stuff that isn't useful on macosxhints, please? It's a knowledgebase, not a message board.

Respectfully, okto

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