'Sheeple' added to the dictionary, cites Apple fans as example
by Michael Heller / Apr 28, 2017, 2:13 PM
official battery case released for the iPhone despite said case being "ungainly" and "lumpy." We're pretty sure Apple fans may not take kindly to that reference, but considering there are better and cheaper iPhone battery cases available, some credit must be given to Merriam-Webster for accuracy on that.The official definition of "sheeple" is "people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced : people likened to sheep," however it's the rest of the listing that is fascinating. The second example of using the word "sheeple" references an Apple user who will "happily shell out $99" for the
Even more interesting is the listing claims the first known use of the word was 1945. It doesn't mention the context of that first usage, but considering how long it took for "sheeple" to gain enough popularity and usage to make it into the dictionary, it might seem reasonable to say Apple's influence was the difference maker.
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Justice has been done :))
posted on Apr 28, 2017, 2:14 PM 60
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Lol. Apple, the most influencial company in the world.
posted on Apr 28, 2017, 2:43 PM 5
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There is nothing wrong with the location of the FPS on the S8. The stupid people who cry about it, are just stupid. However, I find that a much better thing to swallow, than you all buying the same 3 phones in a row for 3 years and get absolutely NOTHING NEW. Let's be fair and compare. From the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 7, other than speed bums and under the hood improvements, please list what you got that was new. I'll be waiting. Oh wait...you got a telephoto lens which only works if you can figure out what is the right distance to stand for a 2X lense. Now I personally did not own an S7, I got that for the wife to sub for her Note 7. But let's compare the S7 to the S8. The S7 didn't have an Iris Scanner, It didn't have facial recognition, it didn't have a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, it didn't have a 8MP camera on the front, it didn't have USB Type-C, it didn't have Android 7.0 pre-installed, it didn't have an improved UI (this you can see with your eyes) so it exceed under the hood improvements that you cant physically see, the S7 didn't have a way to adjust the colors of the display independently, it didn't have onscreen navigation, it didn't have BT 5.0, it didn't have a GigaBit Modem, it didn't have 64GB of Internal Storage, it didn't have Bixby, I never owned the iPhone 6 or 6S. I bought my mom the 6S Plus and used it for a week as I prepared it for her to use. But I use dit enough to compare it to my iPhone 7+ which I do use everyday. And when I took her to the doctor the other night, I was able to use them side by side. Theer are "some" improvements in the UI, but not much. Other than speed bumps and a extra lense, the 2 phones are basically identical. So if I had a 6S and upgraded to a iPhone 7...I would find that more stupid vs goign from the S7 to the S8. Because the S8 has more than the S7 by alot vs what the iPhone 7 has over the ^S. In fact the 7 isn't even much different than the 6 other than iOS10. It is simply stupid to even compare an iPhone to a Galaxy/Android device specifically Because even the S7 at $650 new is way better then the base iPhone at the same price. The S8 takes better pictures than the S7. Every site on the internet including PA stated the iPhone 7 does not take better pictures than the 6S. I rather you be honest and fair and be right, then to be a douchebag troll with false facts that only a fool like you would believe. The S8 is a nice upgrade over the S7 vs the iPhone 7 over the 6S.
posted on Apr 28, 2017, 4:24 PM 9
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No external differences? They REMOVED the head phone back haha. And to be fair, they did finally make it water resistant. But I worked for Verizon, I know first hand from handling the phones and going through Apple training that they release the same phone for 2 years while putting a better CPU and Camera in it, rest of the new features are usually software and the OLD phone gets them in an update.
posted on Apr 29, 2017, 12:35 PM 0
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I'd wait until the iPhone debuts before making fun of someone else, it's very possible that the new iPhone may have the same attributes as the S8. They're supposedly doing a minimal bezel screen and since it sounds like the their first choice for the location of the fps isn't a go, who's to say where it will end up?
posted on Apr 28, 2017, 5:44 PM 0
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You've no idea about the greatness of S8, it's far more superior than any apple product out there. Sheeple means buying an outdated phone at a very high price because you've an illusion that it'll make you look richer than your original worth.
posted on Apr 28, 2017, 8:24 PM 10
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Please do elaborate? If every single Mac device shut down and died right now, people would be upset, but the world would keep on ticking. Microsoft powered device? yeah, financial crisis at least. Linux (yes, they aren't a company, but even so) - everything we know would generally stop. Just to put into perspective. Apple makes devices for people, not servers not infrastructure or whatnot, the world can easily go on without Apple. Microsoft makes products used by people and business' world wide, that vanishing is going to rock the boat, and several windows servers would vanish with the tools there. Linux (and unix and such) the generally little know stuff by consumers, it stops, world stops. And yes, yes, I am aware there are other varieties and other systems and the list goes on and on, but this is just very generally cut out if you want to talk 'influence'
posted on Apr 28, 2017, 3:48 PM 5
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I've said that a million times. If every product made by Apple shutdown, I am sure it would cause some chaos. I know many company's that still use OSX Server. But the damage would be much smaller vs Windows or any form of Linux. Windows is still 40% of the Enterprise. That is millions of companies and they are companies who control the most wealth and run the biggest businesses. Even Apple uses Windows Server and other Windows products and services other than Office. X-Serve was a good idea on paper, but was a dying breed. Linux is free, but support is expensive. If Linux goes down, no one can fix it accept a PRO. A person who uses desktop Windows, could jump on Windows Server and figure it out. I did before I got certified. Now it is official. But to be fair, not everyone who uses Apple products are iSheep or Sheeple., but the vast majority of them fall under one of those umbrella.
posted on Apr 28, 2017, 4:10 PM 4
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posted on Apr 28, 2017, 2:16 PM 9
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Ever single OEM's has sheep so.
posted on Apr 28, 2017, 2:25 PM 4
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Next Samsung is on the list..
posted on Apr 28, 2017, 2:28 PM 3
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