Song of the Day 01/20/2010

January 20, 2010 at 7:30 am (america, Free, free song, mp3, music, qotd, song, song of the day, sotd) (, , , , , , , , )

On this day in 1964 – The album “Meet the Beatles” was released in the U.S. on Capitol Records. It was their U.S. debut LP.

SOTD: Spoon – Written in Reverse




Question of the Day:

Are you a Mac or a PC? and Why?

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  1. Emily said,

    Oh boy…I think I’m gonna go make some popcorn…

    • nattya61 said,

      Haha! Yeah, I too have a feeling there are going to be a lot of replies to this topic.

      For me, I have to pick PC (yeah yeah…I know). Are Macs more reliable? Yep. However, they still have compatibality issues and are way overpriced just for lookin’ pretty.

  2. Kel/y_H said,

    I’m a PC, because I don’t prescribe to Apple’s inflated market. Funny story – when we were looking for a vacuum that could handle pet hair battles, my boyfriend thought that Dyson was the Mac of the vaccum world.

    • nattya61 said,

      So true about Dyson. If I’m going to pay over $500 for a vacuum it better vacuum my place all by itself and learn to dust and change Nick’s diapers too.

  3. bigguyfroma said,

    Linux if I had the choice. PC because the rest of the world doesn’t know any better.

    • Enoch said,

      Linux would be great if you could do ANYTHING other than surf the Internet and basic computing. They’re getting there, though. I have Ubuntu on my home desktop.

  4. Kel/y_H said,

    Saw this song on Conan last night. Spoon will be the opening band at SXSW. Squee!!!

  5. Bridget said,


  6. John Melnik said,

    Definitely a PC guy. While I have no hatred for Macs or Mac people, I have a few reasons for being a PC guy. One is that I know PCs very well. Switching to Mac would be akin to switching from skiing to snowboarding. It would likely be harder for me, because I already know how PCs work and how to fix them, and why would I bother since I already know all the ins and outs of PCs.

    The big negative that will keep me from ever using Linux or Mac as my main OS is gaming. Linux doesn’t support much gaming. While there are many games for the Mac, there are a whole lot more for the PC. Also, to have the equivalent gaming horsepower that I have in my system (once I get a new videocard) would cost much, much more in a Mac.

    Building and upgrading computers is a hobby of mine, and is one that I would have to give up to switch to a Mac. No thank you!

    • Enoch said,

      Well said. The main advantage for a Mac is that it’s cool.


      Yep that’s pretty much it. They’re cool. Overpriced and low on functionality, but they’re nice to look at.

  7. Nicole said,

    John, I think you and Tim are kindred spirits. Though, I’ve thought this for a long time now. 🙂

  8. Enoch said,

    I am swearing off functionality and going to live in the woods with the hippies.

    Mac or PC?

    I’m a Tree!

    • ab said,

      Cut him down!
      Count his rings!

  9. Brandi said,

    Low on functionality my ass! Buy a game console if you want to game. Buy a Mac if you want to compute … For years on the same sexy machine.

    • Enoch said,

      hmmm… Let me see…

      Cost of a pretty awesome gaming PC: $800

      Total cost of a bottom of the line Mac and a PS3 (or Xbox): $1400

      And I’ve been using my 17″ Dell for about five years now. The price for a comparable Mac was more than double what I paid.

      • John Melnik said,

        Well said, Enoch. When you make an apples-to-apples comparison for functionality and power between a Mac and a PC, the PC will win by a large margin every single time. The one possible exception is graphic design. I’ve heard that Macs are better at this than PCs, but I don’t know a single person (including my artist friend) who needs design functionality that a PC doesn’t have.

        And, contrary to popular belief, a powerful PC can outperform every console when it comes to gaming. Also, not all PC games are available on a console, and vice versa, so it’s better to have both than just one. Therefore, I would rather spend the same (or less) on my better-performing PC than a comparably priced Mac and have a PS3 as well. Why should I spend the same (or more) on a Mac that doesn’t perform as well or do as much as my PC? The pretty apple logo just isn’t worth the $500+ premium 😛

  10. Shannon said,

    When I graduated from high school in 1991, my graduation gift was a typewriter. A TYPEWRITER, PEOPLE! You know, for writing papers in college. I was in college when the World Wide Web was created, when Windows 95 came out, and when it became obvious that, although my future career was uncertain, it would involve computers. Our computer lab at school was all PCs. The lab in the Education department had 2 or 3 Macs, compaired with the dozens of PCs it had. I learned on a PC because a friend taught me to use Microsoft Word on a PC, and because it was a lot easier to get a PC if you wanted to check your email and surf the Web. My first computer was a PC because a friend could build me a PC for cheap.

    Having been a PC user from the beginning (if you don’t count the highly useful skill of learning to play the text-based version of Oregon Trail on an Apple IIe in middle school), I have to say that I think it’s debatable that Mac is easier. We got a Mac for tech suport at my previous place of business, and none of us could fully figure it out for a long time. I think Mac may be easier if you’ve never used a computer before in your entire life. But switching from a PC to a Mac isn’t like switching from a manual transmission to an automatic. It’s more like switching from a car to roller skates, assuming you’ve never seen a pair of roller skates before. I mean, you can’t right-click on a Mac. What’s up with that?

    Also, you have more control over a PC. Of course, that means you’re more free to do something wrong and screw it up.

    • Enoch said,

      Well, the Mac OS is open source Unix, so you can pretty much get in there and break it if you want to. Not that I would even know where to start. That’s actually one good thing they have going for them. Windows is ridiculously closed source, lending itself to buggy releases like Vista.

      Also, Mac introduced right clicking years ago. You need to get in the loop!

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