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These people are officially dickheads.
<adds to spreadsheet>
THAT'S what they were queuing for? Good grief.
LET ME LISTEN TO THE PIPED BILL WITHERS MUSIC IN PEACE YOU DUNDERING PLANKS
It's reprehensible. Yeah, it's nice to get a new gadget but there's more to life. There's certainly more than queuing up for hours.
It's not even a great phone. Go chat to some hot chicks, or have a wank, or go listen to a good album.
People are fucking turds.
It's not like, say, queuing for tickets for something, where if you don't queue you won't get what you're after. So what's the attraction? Being first to have an iPhone?
I'm sure there are things I do that these people would consider stupid or pointless, but I can't think of a parallel to this.
and that by next friday it'll be obsolete.
I heard from a colleague that the staff at the Apple Store on Regent St were whooping and high-fiving customers as they entered the shop this morning... fucking hell.
Whatever happened to the British stiff upper lip?
I'm quite tempted to pop down at lunchtime and see what's going on. Or I might go for a pint.
Pint it is.
But some people have been there for days. Days! What do you do in that time>? It must get well boring.
Also they're some pretty high end gear - shouldn't these people be at work
or whether they're just clever enough to release the same week Student Loans come in
- a perfect storm of nothing-better-to-do, /free-money/, no clue and status being everything
MIND.BLOWN. Genuinely. Thats genius.
"The true Apple fans don't pre-order. They line up. I'm expecting a lot of happiness and relief once I get the phone."
It's not a fucking football team.
that plays into the hands of the dullards who have spouted the »iPhone, Mac, Starbucks, LOL« nonsense about the whole Occupy thing.
it's an excuse people use to justify exploiting their middle class privilege in a hyper-consumerist society whilst also claiming to still be anti-capitalist. I literally don't know how people can argue otherwise.
There are, however, two arguments that are conflated. One is that left wing people shouldn't buy products made by MNCs which is too sweeping a statement, the other is that left wing people shouldn't buy into branding everything else related to post-industrial hyper consumerism. Which is almost so unbelievably obvious that i can't believe it has to be stated.
parts of the Middle East are on fire because of a Youtube video, over here people sleep on the pavement to queue for a fucking phone. Ming the Merciless, just come and kill us all now.
I can't understand why people would queue in this manner for the new iPhone (or any electronic gadget) either. But: what's going on in the Middle East and people queuing for an iPhone are TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS.
See also: people on your friends list on Facebook that manage to find a link between every item in the news and Our Boys In Afghanistan. The riots? Our Boys would show them what real men are. Overpaid footballers? A disgrace not on account of large amounts of money generated by greedy satellite companies, and the rise of agents, and the increases in ticket fees that everyone has accepted rather than boycotting their clubs... no, a disgrace to Our Boys.
I didn't mean to imply a connection between the two events, but to list two random examples of human activity I consider stupid. A lighthearted wail at idiocy, or something like that. And some people have a weird definition of plus-size.
Going to pop over on my lunchbreak and set fire to them.
but he makes a good point
I quite like the 2 guys at the front of the queue who don't actually give a shit about the phone and are doing it for publicity and funding for their charity
it's fucking stupid, needy, gratuitous, cultish, and an all
-round grotesque display of blind unthinking consumerism.
But you already knew that.
Like when people wank on about how pointlessly big their telly is. It's all a bit sports car/leather jacket/Partridge.
just that the levels of enthusiastic vitriol it inspires is a bit OTT, the obvious glee people seem to take in slagging them off isn't particularly endearing
your weary across the board neutrality shall find no resting place here, my friend.
Does this make me like them, or is this excusable?
Because you never have to wait long, and you're alongside people who have similar interests. The launch of a new phone is so bland..
I don't really get the computer game thing. You stay up all night so you're too exhausted to play it immediately.
where like the movie premieres it's good being able to see something early before it's ruined for you by spoilers.
Apparently a lot of the people in the queues were staff of companies who wanted to buy them for clients as bribes, sorry, corporate gifts. No idea if this is the case here.
.. this is just like that.
... but shitter.
if you see any of your friends or acquaintances in these queues then brace yourself for an onslaught of phone flashing and dickhead traits... I know I have.
Traffic to DiS has not be affected by people buying iPhones. You should see the dip on Record Store Day...
Good one, virgins.
No queuing for me. But then, who really cares if they do? YOu're more of a cunt for complain about people doing it to be honest. Learn to live and let live you child.
but you're also wrong, you've clearly owned every iPhone at launch so you haven't been subjected to a wave of cunts showing you how the latest version of their phone is superior to you and everything you've lived for up until this point.
Also, you need to hang about with better people; my mates and I rarely, if ever, talk about the phones we have anymore. That was so 2004 haha. :D
colonies don't interact with each other, only outsiders
I was, until very recently, the only one with a iPhone. Android's, one person even had a Pre, a few blackberries, a Nokia Lumia...
this is the "I've got loads of black friends" for smartphones, isn't it.
surely colonies only react with each other?
a group of young males and females sitting on the same table but all looking at their phone; that's a colony.
Zeus has his eye on the people who complain about the people who complain about the belms that queue.
**an SMS one. that your phone can't send. lollzers.
enough of this shit. are you going to why?? are you going to liars?
Liars - I might yes. 7/10
I need to get tickets for both, true, and my card's cloned. Awaiting a new one.
first time meat potential: Scout
rumours he's awol: tomatron
i've not spoken to tom in a few weeks, prolly after he got engaged. but it'd be ace to fuck shit up.
I have a spare why? ticket, btw.
I bought a pair for both, but MsWza can only make it to Liars on the Thursday, cos she's going down to see her folks on the Friday morning?
pints before hand?
they mustn't be true enough fans to have updated to Ios6
Is the opportunity to kick Dappy in the nuts.
Well, I was in the pub and I left to get the bus and it was ten to midnight and Waterstones was across the road so I thought fuck it. Was only queuing for like 20 minutes anyway.
It was just by where Ghetto used to be though so there was the rather unedifying sight of a really hammered 19 year old dude in fairy wings and a tiara screaming abuse at small children. One kid's dad told him to fuck off and he started screaming *HATE CRIME"!!!!!!!!* until his very embarrassed friends dragged him off.
Just as a point of interest, mind. Cut debate about the human need for a mobile phone.
Because it's rather subjective when it comes to things beyond shelter, water, food and clothing.
Or does the Apple Store also sell contracts? I'd imagine no one who's in that queue hasn't already got a fully working iPhone 4S.
TELL ME, DAMMIT
come one man. I mean, REALLY.
and as you walk away the children all mob you and cough plastic particle soot at you
would really make you think twice
the first releases never work properly anyway
the statement says 'same phone but it works properly, map no longer sends you to Chichester whenever you want to go to Birmingham'
this place has changed. YOU'RE NOT REAL, MAN.
why can't we all just live and let live?
and he had fireworks too.
but had some time to kill at lunch and felt like a walk, so went to have a look at it.
1) they're now all penned up in front of the apple store, not very far
2) the whooping and hi fiving on the way in is really, really embarassing and creepy, just to humanity in general, so i'll give you all a pass
i'm completely baffled
the iPhone 5. Just out apparently.
He was in Hove at the time but the phone seemed to be insistent that Hove was another 4 miles west of him :D
kinda makes me sick
you wouldn't have to cue for this sort of shit.
snaking out of the Apple shop and into the nearest Costa?
But are just making slight variations now so that they can make more money in the long run?
In fairness to Apple are pretty good at bleeding idiots dry of their hard earned money.
They most certainly do have the means to make these phones more impressive. I guess a similar example would be how the Macs use very outdated graphics cards.
It's what every technology company's been doing for the last 50 years.