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Apple fans step up in Russia unveiling interactive iPhone 5-shaped memorial to Steve Jobs

0. phoneArena 11 Jan 2013, 11:32 posted on

2013 will go down as the year that Apple did its best to steal coverage from CES (although the company does try to sneak in some rumors every year.) We've already had the saga of the "cheap iPhone", which won't go away, and now the Apple faithful are joining in to help by unveiling an interactive iPhone 5-shaped memorial to Steve Jobs in St. Petersburg, Russia...

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posted on 11 Jan 2013, 22:29 4

55. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


P.S. I love how you've been conspicuously silent on all of my coverage of Android and Ubuntu over the past couple weeks, but you popped up when I write an Apple article, just to jump to an incorrect conclusion and confirm your bias against me. That's some top notch trolling there.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 00:34 2

58. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Sorry, i didn't expect anyone to think i was actually comparing the accomplishments of those men. It seemed obvious to me that there was no comparison on that level. I should have remembered that haters will always ignore the obvious in order to focus on whatever feeds into their existing bias. My bad.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 01:55 1

59. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


I'm blown away at how far these idiots just took that argument against Michael...Do you guys read? Ever? Really think he was comparing Einstein to Steve Jobs, or maybe he just drew some parallels...

Did that really just happen? I've lost complete respect for all those dishing out the lashing to Michael over something they couldn't even wrap their heads around...f+#king morons

Stop jumping all over the guy

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 08:51 1

62. No_Nonsense (unregistered)


Touche.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 09:59

63. darkkjedii (Posts: 23612; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Chaotic u disappeared on me for a bit. Wassup bro? By the way plus one

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 10:19 3

64. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


So you needed it pointed out to you that comparing a theiving insufferable salesman who pretty much NOBODY who knew him liked to THE civil rights leader, someone who actually changed the country (not just peddled electronic novelties, actual CHANGE) and brought equality to millions of Americans, and one of the most brilliant mathmeticians/scientists ever was bare minimum in extremely poor tast? Really? You really had no idea that would be seen as offensive?
I'll say it again: find a new job.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 10:26 4

65. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


What kinda d**k father names one of his first products after his daughter?

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 10:27 3

66. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


Don't flatter yourself. Out of the MANY apple articles you've written the past few days this is the only one I've directly addressed you in. It's also the only one where you made an incredibly offensive and insensitive remark.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 10:27 4

67. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


I forgot that we live in a world were men are not created equally.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 11:59 1

69. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Actually, all I pointed out what that nobody is perfect. Even the best people have flaws. If all you do is focus on that, you're going to miss a lot.

I understand that I could have been more explicit in what I was saying, but again, I didn't assume that anyone would think I was comparing Jobs' accomplishments to the others, because such a comparison is so absurd.

Obviously, you hate Steve Jobs, which is your right. I think he was more than a "thieving insufferable salesman". He wasn't a good man, but he had a real impact on technology. All I'm saying is that you can hate him if you want, but there was more to him than being an asshole.

I'll say it more clearly: get more perspective. You're clouded by hate.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 12:02

70. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


If you are DroidDoes with a new name (anonymity is good to you), then all I can say is that I wasn't as clear as I meant to be. YOU are the one who is offended, because rather than ask me for clarification on what I said, you decided it best to simply attack me.

Oh and BTW, I've written 6 articles that were directly about Apple so far this month. 6 out of about 60. Not sure where you're getting "MANY".

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 12:41 4

71. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


"He wasn't a good man, but he had a real impact on technology"

Adolph Hitler wasn't a good man, but he had a very positive impact on Germany's economy after WW1.

OK got it, now I see. As long as someone had some kind of positive impact on the world, regardless of what an evil piece of sh*t they were they deserve respect and recognition for what they did.

Making horrible analogies/comparrisons is fun!

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 12:43 4

72. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


An egotistical asshole one?

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 12:51 4

73. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Well, being that your comment that started all this has 10 red thumbs you've offended at least 9 other people. LOL at your paranoia though, I'm touched that I mean that much to you!

As far as you only writing 6 adverti-I mean articles directly about apple this month (that's na average 1 every two days) key word here is directly. You have a talent for comparing everything to apple and inserting apple in most everything you write. I clearly am not the only one who sees that or feels that way, have you already forgotten how our last head to head went? General consensus is you are apple biased. Whether that's true or not, that's how people here feel.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 12:59

75. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The "general consensus" appears to be you and a few other people. And, from what I can tell, you don't actually read much, because I only compare to Apple when the material requires. Even if you were to stretch the bounds of what you consider "related" to Apple, it would still make up a minority of what I write.

As I've said before, if you come in looking for bias,you will find it even where it doesn't exist. I never meant the connection that you made. My mistake was not being as clear as I should have been. Your mistake was to infer bias rather than try to discuss what was said. I've admitted my mistake, but you never admit yours.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 13:06

76. jmoney62987 (Posts: 31; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


Yea I totally agree; he wasn't even comparing them. He was just saying even accomplished men can do dumbass things..but it doesn't change that they ACCOMPLISHED things. Those accomplishments of course not being equal.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 13:56

78. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


There's a difference between a man who isn't good and one who is evil

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 14:51

79. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


there's also a difference between an impact and a good impact

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 06:46

80. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


One man's food is other man's poison. Good and bad are all relative terms. Nothing is absolute about such terms. There have been bigger holocausts than what hitler caused but people only remeber hitler. So that's where "propaganda" machine like press, historians, editors, writers and bloggers have a responsibility which they unfortunately get swayed away from under the impact of money that calls the shots to shape what is written.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:20 3

11. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 229; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


i wonder if the monument will receive a yearly refresh. next year it might be 20% thinner and 15% taller haha.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:23 5

12. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


its the new iphone5s lol

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:36 6

17. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Now that's one HUGE UGLY IPHONE and still looks the same just like the rest of them

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:50 4

25. nwright94 (unregistered)


This comment section PROVES that this website has gone to hell. It's ridiculous, you android people don't give one f*ck that other people have different opinions from you, you bash them anyway. Steve Jobs, like it or not, was part of the revolution which is making tech today what it is. He may not of made any of the products, but he still was part of it. Just get the hell over yourselves already and learn some objectivity! It's not that hard!

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 13:10 4

35. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


You seem to forget that not too long ago the comment section was filled with Apple people who didn't give one f*ck that other people had different opinions. The way things are now is no better or worse than before, it's just a different side being the loud jerks. No matter what, it's always just attacking each other for having different opinions rather than being respectful of opinions.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 13:14 1

37. nwright94 (unregistered)


Yeah, those crazy Apple people are gone thankfully but I never saw any of them go as far as some of these android fans do, like one blaming the sandy hook shooting on iOS users. Those types of comments from iOS users may have been there and I just missed them, but a lot of these guys go way too far.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 16:23 1

44. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I was simply reusing the same exact language nwright did. perhaps I should have used quotes?

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 16:12 5

43. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1733; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


wow "f*ck"...how professional. I used to like you Michael

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 19:01 2

47. nwright94 (unregistered)


I apologize for using that, I was just fed up with the people at the time.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 19:42

49. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1733; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


But you weren't quoting him, no need to drop to his troll level. Just sayin'

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 22:09 1

54. nwright94 (unregistered)


How am I trolling? I'm trying to say people need to start respecting opinions and I said it more rude than I should've and for that I apologize.

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