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Rush Limbaugh Begs Steve Jobs For Bug Fixes

Zonk posted more than 6 years ago | from the witty-political-repartee-goes-here dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 689

jlgolson writes "Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh complained on his radio program about some problems that he was having with his Mac: 'Mr. Jobs, please help me. I know we don't agree on anything ... But can you put me to somebody that can get this going, because I know it's gotta work for most people. What am I doing wrong?' Eventually he shared that he was running into actual problems with Time Machine and Back to My Mac. Can you fix them?"

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moto (5, Funny)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431410)

'stuff that matters' ???

Re:moto (4, Insightful)

NecroPuppy (222648) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431454)

Actually, it sort of is.

It's news because it's a known issue with Time Machine that now a high profile user is raising. And it's now something that might get fixed.

Whether you like Rush or hate him (I find him amusing), I'm actually quite interested that he not only uses Macs, but has a network of them.

Of course, there will be the standard set of "evil people use Macs?" If someone actually says it in a new way, I may find that entertaining as well.

Re:moto (4, Interesting)

Sorthum (123064) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431470)

It'd be kind of nice if instead of the usual "Republicans are evil" flamefest, we could treat this as what it is-- a guy who's genuinely annoyed with a bug he can't get resolution for from Apple.

Be interesting to see how quickly Apple coughs up a fix...

Re:moto (5, Funny)

NecroPuppy (222648) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431502)

It'd be kind of nice if instead of the usual "Republicans are evil" flamefest...

I'd say, "You're new here, aren't you?" but your slashdot ID is 100k lower than mine.

Re:moto (2, Funny)

nilbog (732352) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432036)

You both must be new here...

Re:moto (5, Funny)

the 99th penguin (1453) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432418)

Get off my lawn you kids!

Argueing about 100K UIDs... whippersnappers.. :P

Re:moto (1, Informative)

Oktober Sunset (838224) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431572)

It'd be kind of nice if instead of the usual "Republicans are evil" flamefest,
A noble thought, but ripping on a bastard like Limbaugh is just to much fun. [bushflash.com]

Re:moto (4, Funny)

anagama (611277) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431620)

Old Joke:

A customer arrives at a car lot for a new car. The salesman steers him toward the top of the line model with all the newest bells and whistles. While they're out on the test drive, the salesman tells the potential buyer that the radio is so advanced, it understands voice commands. To demonstrate, the salesman says "classical", and wouldn't you know it, a classical station is automatically tuned in. He tells the driver to try, and he says "classic rock". Before you can blink, Led Zepplin is pulsing through the speakers. The driver is duly impressed and is about to comment on how cool that is, when some punk kid in a riced out civic cuts him off. The driver yells "ASSHOLE" .... and the radio tunes to Rush Limbaugh .

Re:moto (5, Funny)

Mister Transistor (259842) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432354)

Older Joke:

Q: What's the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenburg?

A: One is a flaming Nazi gas bag, the other is a dirigible.

Re:moto (3, Insightful)

maczealot (864883) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431608)

The chances of this thread not going nuclear by business hours in America today are about equal to those of Apple doing something smart with this:

Send Al Gore with a new AirBook and a missing-manual.

Seriously, I'm fairly conservative and _I_ would listen to that radio show (though I don't listen to Rush's show normally). Would be great publicity for all involved and *gasp* might have some serious dialogue on important issues. But like I said, that's about as likely as this thread not turning into a "Rush = personification of hate" & "I hate your hate" useless diatribe.

Color me cynical, but all those who truly hold onto ideals in their hearts are.

Re:moto (1)

HazyRigby (992421) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431840)

I'd be interested to see what he's doing and why it might not be working. I just tried to recover deleted mail messages and was able to do it both through having the mail application opened when I started Time Machine and by flipping through old versions of my ~/Library/Mail folder. Couldn't help him with Back to My Mac . . . I'm not sure I've ever been away from my computer long enough to need it.

Oh, and [insert snarky anti-Republican or anti-OSX comment here]. Bastards, the lot of them!

huh? (5, Insightful)

NewAndFresh (1238204) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431892)

Maybe I am somewhat new here, but this place seems to be overrun with Republicans.
Yeah, there's plenty of moderate opinions (known in America as "the left"), but the amount of right-wing posts and moderation here seems a little strange. (election year?)

Re:huh? (1, Interesting)

Shadowmist (57488) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432168)

Techies and Trekkies (of which Slashdot is full of) in my experience tend to lean towards the right.

Re:huh? (0)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432386)

I found that out the hard way after I posted this [slashdot.org] , which apparently offended many people, while this [slashdot.org] cute and funny gem was modded(partially) insightful. Will all you intelligent-design folks please step out of the closet?

thanks (1)

NewAndFresh (1238204) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432396)

Do have any ideas as to why that might be?

Re:moto (0, Flamebait)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431984)

Yeah. Where's the "let's all come together" Obama-mania?

I hear more vitriol from Obama supporters and *anyone* else.

maybe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432136)

because of his stance on net-neutrality?

Re:moto (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432010)

"fix" being a crushed-up 80mg OxyContin.

Re:moto (1)

sprins (717461) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432192)

... a guy who's genuinely annoyed with a bug he can't get resolution for from Apple.
Be interesting to see how quickly Apple coughs up a fix...

If I were Rush I wouldn't hold my breath. He's not the only one with problems, and so far Apple is doing a Half Assed Job fixing them. As stable as OS X 10.4.x was, so quirky is 10.5.x upto now. You might even call it shameful.

I wonder if Steve and Rush reconcile, and that we (Apple users) all benefit from that :-/

Re:moto (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432400)

It'd be nice if the guy could actually form a coherent sentence, then maybe we could get some idea if what his problem actually is.

Re:moto (2, Insightful)

_KiTA_ (241027) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431498)

Whether you like Rush or hate him (I find him amusing), I'm actually quite interested that he not only uses Macs, but has a network of them.
He's only amusing until you realize that

a. He's serious
2. There are people who actually believe him.

Re:moto (5, Funny)

totally bogus dude (1040246) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431778)

iii. He can't make his mind up which numbering system to use for ordered lists. The bastard!

Re:moto (5, Funny)

Alsee (515537) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431978)

four. ????
00000101. profit

-

Re:moto (3, Informative)

DMUTPeregrine (612791) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432044)

....- A Discordian shall always use the official Discordian Document Numbering System.

Re:moto (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432098)

iii People like him cheerled us into a war where hundreds of thousands died. It would be amusing if politics had no actual consequences (ie it was arguing over what color wallpaper to make government buildings) but in this case I'm too upset to find the humor.

Re:moto (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432170)

a. He's serious
2. There are people who actually believe him.

Learn to count, or the alphabet. Whichever.

Re:moto (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432434)

How dare somebody disagree with the mighty KiTA!

Duh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431418)

Hire a democrat. They use Macs. You should be using a Thinkpad.

Actually (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431428)

The only reason Steve Jobs co-founded Apple was so that he could eventually get even with assholes like Rush Limbaugh. These bugs were invented just for him.

Re:Actually (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431856)

I would make a joke about Apple User stereotypes, and how that is related to giving "bugs" to assholes, but then I realized that sometimes it's best just to leave things unsaid.
Oh, wait...

Re:Actually (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432188)

This post is no more flamebait-ey than the gp, and much funnier, too.

Now I understand (1)

dbIII (701233) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431964)

So that's why everyone would think I'm gay if I get an apple! It's all by design!

I'll be happy to help... (1)

snStarter (212765) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431430)

I wouldn't mind helping the whiner . . . make them worse.

Fie on Rush (0, Flamebait)

dancingmad (128588) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431432)

Considering the bile that pours out of his ginormous mouth everyday (Michael J. Fox, anyone) I hope he totally gets ignored.

Re:Fie on Rush (1, Flamebait)

krotkruton (967718) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431792)

I hope he responds with something like, "I'll come right down and fix it as soon as you fix the problems with your show, namely all the hypocritical, baseless, or just plain incorrect statements."

I would suggest (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431450)

he blow hard

Significance... (1)

Sorthum (123064) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431458)

This isn't signficant from a technical perspective-- one off problems occur quite frequently.

What it is is a high visibility problem by someone with a huge soapbox to talk about them from. I'd be shocked if Apple's PR types didn't treat this one with kid gloves, and use it for the marketing opportunity that it has the potential of being...

Re:Significance... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431908)

I'd be shocked if Apple's PR types didn't treat this one with kid gloves, and use it for the marketing opportunity that it has the potential of being...
I'd be shocked if Apple didn't deny the existence of Rush Limbaugh's Mac use. I'd be shocked if they didn't delete all Rush-related threads in Apple's forums.

Face it, Rush Limbaugh is an embarrassment to Apple.

Re:Significance... (1)

AuMatar (183847) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431914)

s/Apple/the human race/

Fixed.

a slashdotter can dream... (0, Flamebait)

BrynM (217883) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431496)

I can fix that stuff right away. It'll cost you:

  • You publicly apologizing to every liberal that you've ever met.
  • then the moderates
  • then the republicans you've disappointed over and over again.
  • A personal apology to each member of the Clinton family (including pets and household staff)
  • Spend one normal work week being nothing but kind, courteous and thoughtful to everyone you talk to (everyone.).
  • Go 5 hours without insulting someone or insulting their intelligence
  • Form no arguments without providing sources and reference data for 1 day
  • Stop using drugs and/or stop lying about it by accusing others of being druggies.
  • 1 cent for tax purposes and account tracking

When you've gathered all of that together, give me a call.

-Jobs

Re:a slashdotter can dream... (0, Redundant)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431550)

Best... response... ever....

Are you sure about that? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432432)

Best response ever



That's the best response to a story you've ever read on Slashdot? Are you sure about that?



Take this comment from the original post:

Spend one normal work week being nothing but kind, courteous and thoughtful to everyone you talk to



I don't know Limbaugh. I'm not in the U.S. He's apparently not a nice man. But this is supposed to be coming from Steve Jobs! I'd understood Jobs's character was not unlike that portrayed in The Pirates of Silicon Valley. He apparently deliberately humiliates people. On what basis would Jobs be demanding from anyone standards of personal behaviour that himself won't, or can't, deliver?



How, in any case, could one run a business on the basis that customers must have superior manners or they get no help? Not only would this be financial suicide, but, as I already implied, who would you be to judge? And do you not have contractual (and moral) obligations to people whether they are "nice" or not?



Of course, if, as appears, the gentleman in question is using his radio show as a platform to demand help that other customers can't get, then I've no time him (although I do understand his frustrations).

Re:a slashdotter can dream... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431592)

I can fix that stuff right away. It'll cost you:
  • You publicly apologizing to every liberal that you've ever met.
  • then the moderates
  • then the republicans you've disappointed over and over again.
  • A personal apology to each member of the Clinton family (including pets and household staff)
OTOH, I'd like to thank Rush for his persistent trashing of the only Republican who doesn't make me barf (J. McCain). I'm convinced his "anti-endorsement" helped McCain's image in the eyes of moderate Republicans.

As for his computer problems, Rush can go frick himself. Same with Michael Moore, Bill O'Reilly, Al Franken, et. al.

Re:a slashdotter can dream... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431600)

Rush, Here's how to fix your Mac. - Get off drugs - Shower - Learn how to be nice - Lose weight - Volunteer for NASA flights to Saturn

Re:a slashdotter can dream... (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431928)

I can fix that stuff right away. It'll cost you...
We should all be thanking Rush for exposing to the world the people that think like him as the selfish ignorant fools that they are. While it's true that some people actually do believe that sort of tripe, Rush exposes these people to the vast majority as the dangerous buffoons they really are.

Re:a slashdotter can dream... (2, Insightful)

pr0nboy (586716) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432374)

Spoken like somebody who has never actually listened to Rush's radio show.

What a fat slob (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431500)

Rush Limbaugh is a fat, ugly slob. In fact, he's a fugly butthurt fagboi.

He'd make a perfect cell-block bitch. Just put him in a sun dress and drop him into Mandingo's cell.

Good times!

Re:What a fat slob (2, Funny)

doktor-hladnjak (650513) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431700)

Not that I really want to dignify your post with a response, but I'm gay and you straight people can keep that son of bitch!

!newsworthy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431514)

Tell me this article is posted solely to try and bring them down via slashdot effect. If not, I am very saddened at the fact that someone thought this to be anything close to newsworthy.

It's simple, really (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431516)

Rush's unstated "bugs": out-of-the-box, the Mac Pros don't run Outlook or PowerPoint.

Pity... (-1, Flamebait)

Farmer Tim (530755) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431538)

The real bug he needs fixed is the one up his arse.

Isn't the answer obvious? (4, Funny)

Faylone (880739) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431540)

Get a PC!

Re:Isn't the answer obvious? (0, Flamebait)

edwardpickman (965122) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431824)

Is simply going to a system that lacks the features a fix or learning to live without?

Re:Isn't the answer obvious? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432262)

Academics would have us believe that Macs are favoured by creative people.

This proves it.

I learned a little-late that... (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431552)

Rush Limbaugh actually hides his distress in little episodes of "service requests" with great "follow-up" solution and satisfaction as an easy way to advertise for companies and corporations that endorse or pay him. I use to "tune" my locker radio into him through KFI AM-640 when I was in Junior High schrool around about 1993. He was quite honest about it back then, and recently these past years since about September 11, 2001 has become a dishonest creature that is all but on my ignore-List. He has lunch with Hillary Clinton every day, and holds unequal measure as to what he compains about punnishment enflicted on others with eschewing and discharging the matters of his own that warrant the same but with leniency. He's just like Bill Oreilly and that Beat-Nick Michael Weiner Savage; too luke-warm that you can't fill your hot-air balloon with their inefficient gas-passing, and yet not hot enough to do some useful cooking and heating. My dial is tuned to Radio-free Johnstown Denver/American Freedom Network (64.72.126.49:3030/), Republic Broadcasting Network, First Amendment Radio, The American Voice, GCN Network, Truth Radio, Revere Radio Network, and Alex Jones (PrisonPlanet.com). Anything else is just nerds doing somthing useless, as we don't like to hear computer shows of repair and remedy in the likes of Jeff Levy and such (yawn), but I would go for a daily show on eMacs versus Vim!

I'll be happy to (2, Funny)

hksdot (1128515) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431556)

Just send me your root account information.

Re:I'll be happy to (1)

hksdot (1128515) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431594)

nm I got it on the first guess, it was rush/god. Hackers was right.

Rant In E-Minor (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431564)

"Doesn't Rush Limbaugh remind you of one of those gay guys who likes to lay in a tub while other men pee on him? Can't you see his fat body in a tub while Reagan, Quayle and Bush just [pee noise] Just standing around pissing on him, and his piggly-wiggly dick can't get hard." - excerpt from Rant in E-Minor, Bill Hicks

Chicken of the VNC and Vine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431578)

Forget "Back to my mac"...

Time Machine restores Mail Just Fine (4, Informative)

jwdav (1003969) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431596)

Time Machine works just fine with Mail - you can restore one message or a whole deleted mailbox if you like. It wouldn't work with Entourage or any other mail program with a single massive database, or with an IMAP server, both for obvious reasons ...

Re:Time Machine restores Mail Just Fine (3, Informative)

anagama (611277) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431654)

I can attest to this. I wanted to test it out to see if it really worked as promised. So I duped my macbook to be safe, made time machine do one last backup, then formatted the laptop drive and installed Leopard. During the first bootup process, I just ticked the option to recover from Time Machine, and everything transferred -- my mail boxes, rules, accounts, passwords. I was quite impressed. It does hourly, daily and weekly snapshots and is brain dead simple to run, and brain dead simple to restore from.

Re:Time Machine restores Mail Just Fine (1)

Ford Prefect (8777) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431722)

During the first bootup process, I just ticked the option to recover from Time Machine, and everything transferred -- my mail boxes, rules, accounts, passwords. I was quite impressed.

It's not difficult to do manually, either. I've duplicated the contents of Mail.app's mailboxes between computers without problems (basically, I didn't want to download a large set of IMAP mailboxes again) - you just need to know which files to copy. I think I cheated and did the whole of ~/Library/Mail along with ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist, but you can do it on a finer-grained basis too.

Re:Time Machine restores Mail Just Fine (1)

Phroggy (441) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431770)

It wouldn't work with Entourage or any other mail program with a single massive database, or with an IMAP server, both for obvious reasons ...
I believe I heard a rumor that Entourage 2008 does work with Time Machine, but I can't confirm that.

Re:Time Machine restores Mail Just Fine (1)

NMerriam (15122) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432060)

I believe I heard a rumor that Entourage 2008 does work with Time Machine, but I can't confirm that.


Nope, they improved support for Spotlight and things like that, but it's still one giant file that gets updated anytime anything changes.

We're doomed. (5, Funny)

goodmanj (234846) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431606)

Oh, lord. A story that brings together the Mac-vs-PC debate and the Conservative-vs-Liberal fight.

It's the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups of Internet flame wars. I predict a global meltdown of the entire Net within a week.

Re:We're doomed. (2, Funny)

i_liek_turtles (1110703) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431768)

Linux users are the ignored Ronulans, as always. :(

Dumbass (1)

Seraphim_72 (622457) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432042)

Its the vi/emacs vs gimp/photoshop debate. I mean any retar .........oh, you were right ... carry on.

;)Sera

Re:We're doomed. (4, Funny)

simong (32944) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432048)

There's an easy way to prevent it.

HITLER!

Re:We're doomed. (1)

Conanymous Award (597667) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432152)

The thing is even worse, since it makes the heads of us librul Mac-heads to explode because of its contadictory nature: how can a guy like Rush Limbaugh be a Mac user???

BOFH (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22431610)

I think Rush could use a visit from the BOFH. *Clickety click*

Mistaken identity (4, Funny)

FoolsGold (1139759) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431622)

I live in Australia, so I don't really know much about this Rush Limbaugh fellow.

But from a glance at the last name I, for just a brief second, saw the article title as

Bill Lumbergh Begs Steve Jobs For Bug Fixes

"Steve, what happening? Look, I've got some problems with my Mac here, it's being a bit of a bother... yeah... so if could you come in on Saturday to fix it, maybe even Sunday... that would be terrific... mkay?"
 
/wakes up from nightmare, cold sweat

Why does he get a personal forum on Slashdot? (1, Insightful)

soren100 (63191) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431636)

Bugs are a part of life in the software world -- they're annoying and painful, but like death and taxes, there's no way of avoiding their existence.

But what I don't get is why this guy gets to have a personal forum on Slashdot to solve his problems. The guy is a vicious hypocrite who makes his living inciting attacking people all day and getting his audience angry.

Instead of the Orwellian "two minutes of hate" this guy puts forth a daily radio show full of hate and anger 3-5 hours a day (I don't know, I don't listen to the show) and I have heard the show and he is often inaccurate but very capable at seeding his audience with misconceptions and anger.

Before the Rwandan massacres, they had similar radio programs pumping the audience full of hate and anger with deadly results.

That kind of behavior has made him a wealthy man, but I don't see why it should get him any love from Slashdot, or any priority over anyone else who has technical issues.

That must be... (2, Insightful)

ChePibe (882378) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432090)

the most vapid post I have read in a long, long time on Slashdot.

And I just finished up a lengthy back and forth with a Ron Paul guy - so that's saying something.

No one denies that bugs are a part of life. No one denies that we all have experience with them. The article is noteworthy - and Slashdot assigns it primarily, and appropriately - to the "it's funny" tag because, well, it's funny to hear a national talk show host discuss not only bugs with software, but to discuss them quite specifically. It's also fairly rare to hear bugs in a fairly niche OS get national play like that. Bonus points for Limbaugh using a machine manufactured by a company of which Al Gore is a part. As a Mac user, I even find myself sympathizing with him.

So grow up and deal with it. Yes, we all deal with bugs, but they rarely get this exposure.

And then there's this gem:

Before the Rwandan massacres, they had similar radio programs pumping the audience full of hate and anger with deadly results.

That kind of behavior has made him a wealthy man, but I don't see why it should get him any love from Slashdot, or any priority over anyone else who has technical issues.


It's hard to imagine a more asinine allusion. Really, you can't honestly be trying to compare the two, can you? I mean, this is either one of the sickest pieces of political posturing or the most feeble-minded reasoning I have read in some time - and like I said, I've been talking with Ron Paul fans, so that's really saying something.

Are we really going to equate Rush Limbaugh to these people? Oh, I'm sure we'll all get to hear some nonsense about him "stoking the flames of war with Iraq" or whatever, and you'll do your best to provide a tenuous link between Limbaugh and ongoing U.S. military action, but really - when was the last time Limbaugh got on the radio and told anyone to grab a machete and go murder their neighbors of a different ethnic group next door - really, when? Or are you just spouting nonsense? You even further your claim by arguing that he is getting wealthy off of such comments. According to Wikipedia (yeah, I know...) twice as many people listen to his show as there are in the entire population of Rwanda. Where's the uprising?

So, assuming you believe that Limbaugh can lead a bunch of hillbillies or whoever to load up and start gunning down their neighbors, what do you suggest? Since you feel free to make allusions, should I? Should I assume that you believe we should regulate political speech? Should we prevent people from being paid for political speech? Should we only allow the good, happy, cheerful thoughts to be put out over the airwaves, so as to avoid the mere possibility of genocide? (A genocide which, as it just so happens to be, has never occurred in the U.S. and is exceedingly unlikely to occur?) Should we simply prevent criticism? Free discussion? Should we shut up radio announcers here who happen to express ideas you don't like because a bunch of a slaughter that occurred in the third-world that just so happened to use radio as a medium of passing along information?

The scary thing is that the government - and, one would assume, the party in government you yourself would favor - is trying to do that exact same thing with attempts to return to the so-called "Fairness Doctrine". We just can't have people expressing their ideas over the radio, can we?

And you have the gall to refer to others as "Orwellian"? It would appear that we were reading very different copies of Mr. Blair's work.

Hell, I don't even like Limbaugh.

Re:Why does he get a personal forum on Slashdot? (4, Insightful)

Moonpie Madness (764217) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432284)

Man you're crazy.

Rush is definitely a hyperpartisan, but he's an opinion man. Most of what he says is just opinion. He's not comparable to Rwandan massacres, and he's probably more accurate than Air America, (I enjoy both, but Rush is a lot more chill, frankly).

Rush is following a high tradition: free speech. Yeah, I disagree with a lot of it, but I wish all hyperpolitical folks did their work with such a sense of humor about them. I certainly don't think he's dangerous. He's been attacked by censors who are linked to powerful political dynasties, and a lot of the "hate radio" label has come from them. They are your enemy, my friend. They wan tto shu Rush up so they gain some miniscule political advantage. Let Rush speak, and feel free to speak against him. That's what democracy looks like.

It's sad that liberals aren't all like me, and willing to let everybody give their best argument. I don't pretend anyone has all the answers, so no one out there can claim to always be right and Rush to always be wrong. Listen to him sometime, an be serious about it. He's full of goading and he's biassed as all hell, but he really isn't that angry.

Re:Why does he get a personal forum on Slashdot? (1)

Scudsucker (17617) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432372)

Man you're crazy.

You think so, Mr. Pot? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but no one is entitled to their own set of facts. Rush is the personification of the Republican parties penchant for making up their own facts - anytime he opens his mouth he is very likely to be 100% full of crap.

And that's before you get to the massive hypocrisy on the subject of drugs and drug addicts.

Re:Why does he get a personal forum on Slashdot? (1)

Tom (822) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432378)

Bugs are a part of life in the software world -- they're annoying and painful, but like death and taxes, there's no way of avoiding their existence.
Is that a truth, or the way you (and most of the software industry) thinks right now?

I think it's the later. Claiming that bugs are simply there and you should take it like a man are cheap excuses to avoid the less sexy, more structured and more formal methods that do exist and are proven to produce code that, while it isn't without bugs entirely, has a bug count several orders of magnitude lower than the way most of us write code.

Re:Why does he get a personal forum on Slashdot? (1)

stupidflanders (1230894) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432446)

MOST /.'ers have probably NEVER listened to him, when it comes down to it. I'd wager a 5 1/4 floppy that less than 2 in 10 people on /. have listened to his show ever. Let alone listen to AM, or the radio at all anymore.

Come on, admit it.

(I don't know, I don't listen to the show)

Well, his fault (0)

El Lobo (994537) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431668)

There's nothing wromng with the Mac (well, a little underpowered and overpriced, but nothing else is wrong). OSX on the other hand....I have been using it for 5 years now and even today I wonder why do people prizes it so much. Yes, it's pretty and elegant, but in my eyes, there are a lot of problems with it (technical AND of design type). Yes, it's not worse than any Linux Distro or Windows but in many things it is not better.

And it's definitly a thing of taste: after all this years I have never (and I may never will) like this system. I find it dull in many ways. So when I see people talking like if this was the best thing since fried chicken, I can only smile for myself: "Maybe for you, but not for me and many others".

So if Mr sonebody here is now whining about some problems , my question is: "And WHAT were you expecting?" When i upgraded tiger to leopard i was expecting the typical Abble problems, and that's what I got, but if he was just reading all the hype about Leopard and *believing* it... then he got what he deserved.

Re:Well, his fault (1)

moogaloonie (955355) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431798)

I think the "newsworthiness" of this article is that Rush appealed to Apple on his show.

Re:Well, his fault (1)

Rickz0rz (831049) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431888)

If it's that bad... why are you still using it?

Re:Well, his fault (1)

El Lobo (994537) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432178)

I'm not saying that it's *bad*. I'm saying that I don't like it. I am a mac user at work back from OS8 times, unfortunatly. I don't like the Mac way, that's all, but that doesn't mean that it's necesarly bad.

I am only saying that i don't understand when people say "ohhh MacOs!!" like if it was obviously that everyone should like and praise the Gods that it exists. Well, not. I think it's dull, and boy I have worked on it for years now.

I'm a PC.... and I'm a Mac (0, Offtopic)

djupedal (584558) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431698)

Hi, Mac!
Hi PC.
What's new in your world?
Well, PC, this buffoon I'd normally expect to see mooning the likes of you, owns a Mac and has a burr under his saddle over some software issues and he's making a public plea for the 'ol reality-distortionist hisself to come to his aid.
...and...
Well, PC, there's this saying about how any publicity is good and good publicity is even better, but I'm not so sure it's a good thing to be associated with this wart-of-a-human, if you know what I mean.
Oh, sure, Mac...like the time my owner wanted to use me as a doorstop AND an umbrella holder at the same time just because I refused to boot. Turned out the wall switch was off and he never did apologize...humph. I faked a bad SIMM card for a weak just to get even. Maybe your demon will get bored and go away on his own...? Ya think?
PC, the only way for this to work out is for this demon to fall dead in his Cheerios and Vicodin.

Update (3, Interesting)

professorfalcon (713985) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431712)

Someone from "high up" at Apple corporate ("a West Coast guy", he said) called his office on the morning of Valentine's Day. Now they've got IT people working it out.

Re:Update (5, Funny)

Ford Prefect (8777) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431772)

Now they've got IT people working it out.

"Yes, Mr. Limbaugh, if you just open a terminal right now ... then type rm -rf ~/Library/Mail to initialise the backup... Have you got your Time Machine plugged in? Good, if you'll just open Disk Utility, select that disk, and 'Erase' ... yes, Mr. Limbaugh, it's just to erase space for the new backup... Have you disabled the firewall yet? It needs to backup things from the local network, you know. ... Now open Safari, type in g-o-a-t-s-e-dot-c-x, yes, that's a virus-checking website, it'll make sure there are no gaping holes in your security ... What's that, Mr. Limbaugh? It's found a gaping hole? Oh no! We'll need to cleanse your firewall with FIRE! Get the matches, Mr. Limbaugh! This system must burn!" ...

And so on.

Indeed (1)

JavaRob (28971) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432050)

Exactly the type of solution I was imagining....

You could make it simpler, though -- give him a few scripts to run on each computer in his network, entitled "defect_patch_432553.sh". ...then really have fun.

"You may get a few warnings, and you'll need to enter your password to authorize the changes -- yes, that's pretty normal when you're applying a custom patch like this, since it needs to make some changes to the underlying operating system, which is protected. Ah, it's all done now? Excellent."

epitome of a worthless slashdot story (0, Offtopic)

EjectButton (618561) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431744)

Wow this one really has it all:
1. A troll story (watch where much of the discussion will go), linking to a troll website (they refer to themselves as a "gossip rag" in their header), focusing on a giant troll king (am radio political hack).
2. Is not news for anyone, much less nerds. Does not matter.
3. Apple story with no useful information. Apparently being able to form a sentence containing the word "apple", "mac", or "Steve Jobs" is enough to warrant a front page article.
4. Posted by kdawson or zonk.

Sorry, can't help you (4, Funny)

AuMatar (183847) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431754)

Helping you would be welfare. You want a handout? What do you think this is, soviet Russia? Its leftist pinko commies like him that are ruining America. They want something for nothing, and they want you to pay for it. Well let me tell you about this little thing called the free market. It means if you want something done, you have to pay for it. Its the American Way. And if you don't like it, go live with the commies in China.

Oh what, it isn't supposed to apply to him?

Re:Sorry, can't help you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432142)

Really, tech support for a product you paid for is welfare? You're trying to hard to be clever.

Re:Sorry, can't help you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22432308)

*too* hard. Correcting my own post before someone else does.

The unaccustomed humility of Rush Limbaugh (0, Flamebait)

Kupfernigk (1190345) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431822)

Looks like McCain will get the Republican nomination and the man he tried to paint as some Jihadist crazy will get the Democrat one, that or one of his favorite Clintons - and now he has to go cap in hand for help to some West Coast liberal. I feel for the poor guy.

If after the election he decides he can't live in the new pinko US any more, the problem will be to find somewhere to go where he won't get himself locked up or bankrupted by lawsuits, now the Australian government has changed character. My suggestion is he ditches his Macs for OLPCs or old PIII boxes running Windows 98, because those are likely to be the only computers available in the sort of places that will have him.

Well... (2, Informative)

jmoo (67040) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431830)

Okay, I don't really listen to your radio program Mr. Limbaugh, but from what I can tell it seems your a complete jackass. However, as a life long IT guy, I've always tried to help out a user even if they are a nut case.

1.) Screen Sharing - Use VNC. http://www.redstonesoftware.com/products/vine/server/vineosx/index.html [redstonesoftware.com] . Its free, easy to use, and if someone whines about it being insecure - kick them, hard.

2.) Email backup with Time Machine - You failed to mention just what email program you are using, I fear you may be using Apple Mail. If so you have you have my condolences as Apple Email is not truly an email program, but some sort of psychological test program designed at driving its users insane. I suggest using thunderbird - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/ [mozilla.com] . There are many add-on for backup email. Again its free and easy to use.

Somewhere along the line Apple got this reputation that ANY thing they make is solid gold and perfect in all ways. I can assure you this is very much not true. Hopefully this helps and lets you get back to your insane rantings.

Re:Well... (2, Insightful)

NMerriam (15122) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432110)

I fear you may be using Apple Mail. If so you have you have my condolences as Apple Email is not truly an email program, but some sort of psychological test program designed at driving its users insane. I suggest using thunderbird - http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/ [mozilla.com] [mozilla.com]. There are many add-on for backup email. Again its free and easy to use.


Apple Mail has worked fine for our users for a number of years, the big advantage is obviously its integration with OS X features like the address book, dictionary, keychain, and for iPhone users the todo and notes.

I can't imagine how he's having trouble recovering deleted messages from his Time Machine backup -- he talks about "wherever they are" which makes me think he's rooting around in the Finder trying to dig up his mail files. If you run Time Machine while Mail is open, it will show you right in the Mail interface all your old deleted stuff and let you restore. It's pretty simple. Far simpler (yet more powerful) than any other mail application backup or restore process.

I feel him (2, Informative)

rtobyr (846578) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431862)

He can probably be helped... unless he's already installed the 10.5.2 update. Those of us that made that mistake are totally screwed [macfixit.com] .

Apple should transfer his request... (1)

kcbrown (7426) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431942)

...to the call center in India!

After all, Rush is a dyed-in-the-wool new-age Republican (a.k.a. neocon), who believes corporations have a Right to make a buck, even if by doing so they make life harder for the people in the very same society those corporations shelter themselves in, right?

Let him experience first-hand the consequences of that view.

Re:Apple should transfer his request... (0, Troll)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432320)

Neocons are Jews. Rush Limbaugh isn't a Jew. You keep using that word...I do not think it means what you think it means.

Tags (0, Offtopic)

paulmer2003 (922657) | more than 6 years ago | (#22431976)

Whomever tagged this as oxycotin is lame.

Dear Rush: (0, Flamebait)

Seraphim_72 (622457) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432112)

When you can Champion geek causes and stop your fellows from walking all over the Constitution, I might care.

When you can stop painting people like Mr Jobs as terrorist surrender monkeys, I might care.

When you can stop earning a living by breeding hate amongst your fellow citizens, I might care.

When you can hold your own ideologues to task - just once, I might care.

When you can admit your own drug addiction, and eat your words, every one of them, and then help a Friend of Bill W, I might care.

Until then Rush, I got nothing for you but Pity. At least Elementary Schoolyard bullies don't know any better.


Sera

Does anyone here actually listen? (0, Flamebait)

xx01dk (191137) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432196)

Seriously, why is anything that Rush has to say relevant to /.? If I could mod down the article I would.

I fear for anyone gullible to take any talk show host at their word and support them blindly. I fear for their souls, and yet I hope that some day they shall become enlightened as I have, before it is too late.

The only reason this is news is because it caters to the lowest common denominator. For shame, Slashdot. For SHAME.

What's next, reporting on that blond girl that went missing in Aruba? Spears? Who. The Fuck. Cares.

Calling you out /..

Re:Does anyone here actually listen? (1)

justinlee37 (993373) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432278)

I don't know, I think it's tongue-in-cheek. Like, look: Rush is an idiot. That's worth something, right?

The bugs may not be fixable... (2, Informative)

FellowConspirator (882908) | more than 6 years ago | (#22432440)

He had two: Time Machine didn't back up his mail (and can't backup web-mail that isn't on his computer), and the second was that he couldn't use Back to my Mac (because his router didn't support UPnP or NAT-PMP). What's a digital fruit peddler to do?
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