PLEASE READ THE WHOLE THING, you’ll end up either hating me or ROFLing!!
Okay I posted an announcement the other day about KUNIV is having an Electronic Expo! I was planning to go yesterday, but I missed my classes, was sleeping!! Today I went there after my 10 O’Clock Chemistry class ended(@10:50) and I had some fun!!
First impressions: When I first entered the hall, I saw the thing I was hoping to see, it was in front of me, it was glowing, it was DIGITS!!!
I couldn’t help myself, smiled but tried to cover that up!! Geez, the iSlaves over there there were a lot! Anyhow, I though i should go and see what this expo has to offer! So i wondered around. There were some Toshiba laptops sellers, Dell laptops sellers, some junk, Sony cameras, some other junk, quality-net, fast-teleco, and a person that sells iPhones covers (WTH?!!!)
Okay so i knew this expo is not worthy to come to! But i couldn’t help my self, DIGITS WAS CALLING ME!!! So i went there and saw a student asking the salesperson about a 27″ iMac, i stayed and listened until the salesperson said “But this is the best, you cant have any monitor as this big by this price!” i said “You’re not the first to have 27″ monitors, there are cheeper”! he started to say some other stuf until the student asked him how much it costs, he answered “the price starts at 700KD”! We were like WTH?!! Then the salesperson said that’s because the monitor is the PC, the moniter alone would cost around 300KD” we were still like WTH?!! then the student left saying “78 il-3endohom floos zaydah”!
I stayed and asked the salesperson what makes iMac so special, he tried to convince me telling me about its look and its applications and all that stuff. Poor guy, every time he says something, i encounter with what i know and am sure of! There was a war, he was trying to tell me, but i was telling him some other stuff that made him remain quite each time then shifts to another point! Oh don’t look at me! just read
He talked about security, saying that it’s the most secure OS in the whole world, i said “no”, talked about linux and that Mac OS X is based on BSD which is based on Unix, he remained silent!
After some time he got a bit frustrated and asked “Are you an engineering student” i said “no, but i know what im talking about, and you can check online if you don’t feel i’m telling the truth!” then i continued asking! This time i wanted to be sure about the iTunes thingie I’ve been told, so i asked him “If i bought a song using iTunes, can i have it on my desktop” he said “no, and you can only listen to it using iTunes”!! I said okay than what if i want to have it on my handheld, he said that i must have iTunes! And added “this is a good thing, now if you bought a movie, your friend doesnt need to buy it, you can give him your username an..” “AND MY PASSWORD?!!” i said shocked of the idea!!! Then i tried to change the subject, running away from the awkwardness!! So I asked whether iTunes downloads the purchased song when i want to listen to it or is it like live streaming, he said it works like you tube!
Here is when i had all the stuff i wanned to ask! “So you’re telling me i cant listen to it without an internet connection?” he simply said “yes”. Was expected somewhat, Then I explained that what gets buffered on whatever means that it got downloaded. He immediately refused! I said “hey, i know what im talking about!” told him about the trick of the getting youtube videos from the temporary directory! He didnt say i was lying, but he seemed that he didn’t believe me! then he said “It would be really great to be able to do that, just imagine!” I got angry a bit and said “only if i had my netbook …” he said “yea, that would be great”! So i told him to be here tomorrow and I’ll bring my netbook to show it to him! Aby a89 wayhaa!!! He was like “okay”!
Soon we got in another discussion and ended telling him about how linux is going and that some Open Source applications are better than the commercial ones, and mentioned safari!
We continued blablabla until 11:40, it was about to y2then il-6oher so i took my stuff and assured him that I’ll be there tomorrow! He was kinda “okay, i’ll be waiting” and gave me DIGITS card! Before leaving i asked him if i can take a photo and he didn’t mind 🙂
HEY DON’T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT, HE STARTED IT!! AND ALL I WAS SAYING IS THE TRUTH!!!! i know i know, you think im a freak, well you know what, I DON’T CARE!!!! I HAD THE FUN OF 10 YEARS IN ONE HOUR!!!!! btw, i didn’t write everything!
So when i turned around i saw an Indian salesperson selling iPads, i acted dumb and went to him,
Me: *takes the iPad and flips it over and over* There’s no specification written on the box!
Salesperson: Uhh,The specifications are blablabla, basically It’s like a iPhone but only bigger.
Me: *Remembers F-124’s post, hidden LMAO*So how many usb posts does it have?
Salesperson: None sir.
Me: *Opens Mouth* What?!! How am i to transfer my documents and files?!
Salesperson: There is a cable to connect with the PC.
Me: But i cant use my usb flash disk, right?
Me: Then it’s pretty much useless!
Salesperson: Uhh, No sir, you can watch youtube and and browse the web.
Me: But i heard that it doesn’t support flash!!
Salesperson: True, but you can use an iTunes to stream it. (WTH?!)
Me: So i cant browse web pages and watch embedded flash videos at the same time!?
Salesperson: No, you can sir! It’s just like on your computer! (Okay he doesn’t know what he’s talking about)
Me: Okay thank you 🙂
Man, gotta love that Indian accent!!
Then i left the place having the biggest smile in the whole world!! Never smiled like that before! You know, if was to write all what happened(especially with DIGITS salesperson), i wouldn’t be able to publish this post not even tomorrow!!! But i think you can understand how it went, right? Just to let you know how far we went: Avatar, Video Frames , GIMP, PhotoShop, VMs, …there are more 🙂 all in 40 AMAZING MINUTES!!!
14 thoughts on “Here’s what happened at the Electronics Expo today!”
1. what’s wrong with you?!!
2. leave the poor guy alone
3. what’s wrong with you?!!
4. leave the other poor guy alone
5. OMG ipad!
5. racist (i know you’re not but it’s implied in the post)
6. no body should be allowed to have this much fun 😉
you’re a geek and a freak of nature. but knowing you, that’s expect.
LOL, your reactions made me roflol!!!
@conclusion: “well you know what, I DON’T CARE!!!! I HAD THE FUN OF 10 YEARS IN ONE HOUR!!!!!” — Me from the post 🙂
and how about you trying that tomorrow?
BTW people, please tell me your reactions too! 😀
the poor guy doesnt care what ur saying, its just his job to stay there and try to convince you to buy the products… if he see you in the street he would just punch you in the face lool
lol 🙂 I wish that was true!!!
It’s pretty obvious he’s interested! If you were there, you’d understand!
Yes, a salesman should do his job and that’s it, but this guy, who is really really young, seemed interested! And … if he’s really not interested, then he wouldn’t have told me come tomorrow and show him something that has nothing to do with his business!!!
and he’s a poor guy, agreed! The problem is it’s not my problem!!
Ah. Ma. Gad!
Poor, poor, poor thing, he was only doing his job, he didnt MAKE them or PRICE THEM, but then again, he was wrong to go against a Nut.
Looking at it, the event looks indeed useless, if they are only selling stuff.
SIG couldn’t have said it any better.
Are you seriously going there again tomorrow?! Don’t, please don’t, i really feel sorry for the guy.
But none-the-less i’m sure you will go, so Nut of you 😛
ROFLOL!!!! Yes, i will go, i gave him my word!!!
This is the first time i like an apple store!!!
as i said before, if only i had my “not an iSlave” shirt done …
I’ll be there tomorrow and will show him what he wants to see!
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL XD…I like what u did to him….gotta love that Indian accent(I like it that he’s so pure and dont know what he’s talking about),and about that salesman did he seriously went against the nut…does he have a death wish on his head or something …NO BODY GOES AGAINST THE BUT thats insane.
geekah: the possibly of punching in the face is 73.5% cuz in the post it seemed that both of them were ?????? ??????? 😛
sig: I agree with u but only about no one shuld have this much fun 😉
“NO BODY GOES AGAINST THE BUT[T]”
errr, okay … I went there as i promised and saw that guy helping some customers, so i stayed a few steps a way and waited! Soon they finished, but the salesperson was still playing with the 27″ iMac! So I waited a bit then he turned and saw my, my smile was so conspicuous! He smiled back and greeted. I asked him if he was free he said yes.
So i got my netbook and started it, while doing that he told me that the other night he made some searched and believed it’s possible, but didnt work with him!! I said “good, anyways, i got firefox and chrome here to show you that it can be done! and if you dont feel it’ll work on windows (HE CONFESSED!!! HE USES WINDOWS!!) since im using linux, here i have got safari running as if it was in windows” (works perfectly when using PlayOnLinux/Wine). So i launched chrome and let him choose a vid of his choice, and the same went for safari. I showed him, and he was like “but these wont work when one is offline!”. So i copied the files onto the desktop and disconnected from network and confirmed that by trying to google anything!
LOL, while i was showing him that a customer came asking, the funny thing is he was not sure to go or stay!!! I told him “tfa’6al” and gestured with my hand. Then he went. But he wasnt paying attention that much to the customer!! That the customer asked him a question and he answered her with an unrelated answer! and when she asked about the specs, he opened a window on the iMac and came to my side! I couldnt stop smiling!!!
He was convinced, and was grateful! I also told him the location of where safari stores the tmp videos on windows, although i couldnt find it yesterday! I did it the anxious way
$sudo update db
$locate "" > all1.txt
#launched safari and started a youtube video
$sudo update db
$locate "" > all2.txt
$diff all1.txt all2.txt
And then it gave me: /home/mohammed/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Safari/drive_c/users/mohammed/Temp/m76x.tmp
and yet, that was it! and yes they have a .tmp at the end!!
So I was happy to prove im right 🙂 he was also happy to know how to do it!!
And dont ask me what happened, cause i really am not sure, but he got my email!!
lol so the rivals became friends…how ironic but nevertheless a good ending…so he’s switching to linu?x
before you get overboard, not all sites cache videos locally. youtube currently does it, but there is no guarantee it’s going be the same for all sites. for example, some sites (especially sites that provide tv content) only buffer a small part of the video at any given time. after which, the viewed part is discarded while the unseen part loads.
That said, your technique for determining the newest files on the system is amazing (although extremely inefficient). it never occurred to me.
but i have to ask, how large is all1.txt.
one last thing, no matter how good you think you are, there will always be some one better then you. just keep that in mind.
“before you get overboard, not all sites cache videos locally. youtube currently does it, but there is no guarantee it’s going be the same for all sites. for example, some sites (especially sites that provide tv content) only buffer a small part of the video at any given time. after which, the viewed part is discarded while the unseen part loads.”
Yes i know and that’s why i didnt say ALL! and told him that not all do the same thing especially live streaming!!!
“That said, your technique for determining the newest files on the system is amazing (although extremely inefficient). it never occurred to me.
but i have to ask, how large is all1.txt.”
Yea, i deleted it, but wait, gonna do it now!
Finished in 4 seconds, size is 14.4 MB (15090999 bytes) 🙂
“one last thing, no matter how good you think you are, there will always be some one better then you. just keep that in mind.”
Oh believe me i know, and i am waiting to meet such people!! What matters is passing the knowledge 🙂 and prove you’re right, lol!!!
Yo Anxious Nut. Invite the guy over here at the blog. He’ll be a lot more educated in the technology field. Plus he’ll finally realize why big propriotary firms do not want to open the curtins to the opensource field to its audience. Awesome job you did in proving your metods at the Digits Expo. 8)
🙂 thanks 🙂 see guys, you really should learn how to comment nicely!!
I will, im currently waiting for him to send me a mail! and he will because he asked me to do something for him(will write a post when im done)!
But it’ll be lolful if he reads this post!!!