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Old 01-08-12, 01:15 AM   #1
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I have a friend who is an apple fanboy. Owns a macintosh, airport extreme, and an iphone. He's asking me to help him transfer a voice recording off of his iphone to his mac, and the app gives instructions to point his web browser to the IP address of his phone (which it gives) in order to download the file.

After a process of figuring out how to configure his airport to enable wireless, we got to the point of configuring his iphone to connect to his airport. After giving it the network name and password, it just says "unable to join the network." No explanation of why it can't join it, doesn't give any indication as to whether its a layer 2 or 3 problem, doesn't indicate if there's a problem with the signal, or if there's a problem with the crypto key. Just "unable to join the network."

So we troubleshoot by having his mac connect to the network over wifi (it was wired.) It connects just fine. So we google the words "iphone unable to join airport extreme" and it turns out that the solution is to put the iphone into the freezer for 10 minutes, and then it should be able to connect until it goes back to room temperature.

The FREEZER?! Are you f*cking kidding me?

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...t=120&tstart=0

WTF happened to "it just works"? Just works my ass.
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People like different things is why.
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After having an ipod and messing with her ipad I can see why after having an android phone. It just works while the android just quirks.
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After having an ipod and messing with her ipad I can see why after having an android phone. It just works while the android just quirks.
How does giving you a completely useless error message "just work", and sticking it in the freezer is the solution?
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That's hilarious.
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Old 01-08-12, 02:27 PM   #6
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People like different things is why.
No people are stupid moronic consumers and like shiny things because other people have shiny things. Apple is great at marketing their products to make them seem special.

They use words like magical in their campaigns and silly people eat it up. Windows ftw! Still.
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No people are stupid moronic consumers and like shiny things because other people have shiny things. Apple is great at marketing their products to make them seem special.

They use words like magical in their campaigns and silly people eat it up. Windows ftw! Still.
Maybe they like IOS?
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Maybe they like IOS?
They like cisco routers and switches?
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They like cisco routers and switches?
It's actually called Cisco IOS if you want to be a smartass.
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I'm not sure why after having owned all 4 major OS's now, but some people just like certain things. Plus it's trendy which is incredibly important to a lot of people in today's culture.
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Android quirks?

If I have have my USB cord with me, I can plug it into ANY Windows PC, and download or upload a file. No itunes needed. It is used as a thumb drive.
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Android quirks?

If I have have my USB cord with me, I can plug it into ANY Windows PC, and download or upload a file. No itunes needed. It is used as a thumb drive.
Screw USB cords. Why not just use Dropbox and download straight to your phone? Cords FTL.
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