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Equalism: Men

SEXIST!

When you read that word, did you in ANY way think it meant that a woman was being sexist to a man? Hmmm? (I’d be surprised if you did)

Well I’ve been thinking a lot on the topic of feminism and how silly it’s become these days. How almost everything you do to a woman can or is considered sexist but how it  rarely, if ever, the reverse holds true in the minds of the masses. Below I present to you, a poem. Not just any poem though. A poem which I think expressed mine friend’s pent up anger and distaste towards the feminists and penis-envying women out there. Read, enjoy, I intend to get the woman’s side of things on this one

Let’s talk about equality. Let’s talk about what I’m about and what you want to be.

Let’s take time and figure out that you were never meant to be my x+y=z

You think you should…sorry…you KNOW you should but I promise,  you wish you could.

See I’m a man. I’m always horny. Ready to move to that skirt and off that skirt and into you.

I want riches more than you care for and you know what? I care very little about how I get it.

Emotions? Don’t waste my time. You never expected me to have any. Now you want me to be sensitive?  Not worth it.

Thing is, I heard you want to be like me. Really? Are you willing in times of danger to sacrifice yourself for me when with a blunt, the burglar comes into the house to steal our wealth? house? lives? I am.

Are you ready,  to go out and risk life, health and limb to protect your own? And I don’t mean just  protect I mean kill in order to protect. Destroy for that reason or in the name of it. I am.

See I heard you wanted to be a man. I don’t think you’re ready for it. Not one bit. But you’re a woman, what’s wrong with that? What’s EVER been wrong with that?

You want to be me? Lose your fortitude.  Your ability to feel, empathise and sympathise.

We don’t say it enough but we need you. I know I do. So don’t be a man. There are too many of us out there anyway. Be a woman. Be what we can’t be  and we’ll be what you can’t and one day, if we’re really lucky your x and my y….we’ll make one heck of a z!

There ya have it folks. Anger…I’d like to stress that this in no way reflects the entirety of a man’s thought pattern. Women are just as horny as men. Period. You lot just control it better and can hide it pretty well. We have a Junior to struggle with. Part 2 out soon!

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Haters Gotta Hate….Right?

Countless times and a bit more, I’ve heard people say ‘I’ve got too many haters. I must be doing something right’ or ‘My haters just don’t want to see me progress.’ Now, a hater according to urban dictionary is ”an overly used word to  describe someone who cannot be happy for another person’s success or just so happens to dislike another person.” I understand that there are people out there who think this way, with good reason, they’re insecure. However, you have to be successful at something first. You can’t be failing and because someone calls you on it they automatically become haters. Personally, I’m sick of it. I really am.

 

Case 1

Jane: I’m not sure what you’re saying here…?

Friend: Errmmm Jane, try not to take this the wrong way, you’re really out of shape, you’re fat.

Jane: I can’t believe you’d say that! I thought we were friends! You’re such a hater.

Friend: But the dress doesn’t fit you. You’re obviously too big and tight clothes make that fact painfully obvious!

Jane: beep you! You beep-ing bastard! Ugh! Haters like you just don’t appreciate curves when you see them!

Friend: Yeah? Which one? All NINE of them?! <—- too far!

The Truth: Now, Friend-turned-hater was only trying to be helpful and just wanted to be honest to Jane. Friend-turned-hater doesn’t mean to hurt her although that last comment was hurtful. Jane assumes that Friend-turned-hater is a hater because a compliment wasn’t given. This is wrong.Just because the truth hurts doesn’t mean that it isn’t right, heck Jane probably KNOWS she’s fat big boned and does not want to hear of it but would rather live in a world where everyone constantly reassures her she’s ‘OK’ while they’re in a much healthier figure/shape than she is. Who’s the hater really? The well-meaning truth sayer or the enabler(s)?

 

Case 2

Couple: We’re in lovedy-love! We love each other!

Friend: No you’re not. You don’t trust each other. He cheats on you. She cheats on you. You’re in such a parasitic relationship it’s symbiotic and you’ve been repeating this destructive cycle for far too long.

Couple: How can you say that?! Dude(ette) I thought we were friends! You’re supposed to support us in our lovedy-love and endless cycle of hurting ourselves.

Friend: No I’m not. I am meant to support you in making the right decisions and save you from your stupidity where and when I can.

The Truth: Friend has now become the ‘enemy’ and sadly the lovedy-love couple have made him into a hater. All Friend-turned-hater wanted to do was help. Because they thought they HAD to have haters to validate their destructive relationship, they made Friend into a hater. So sad. *sniff* *sniff*

 

The Real Haters:

These guys can’t actually be happy for you when you have achieved any form of success, they’re critical and will always put you down. ALWAYS. In the same breath they will praise your achievement and let you know that it still isn’t up to scratch. However do not confuse these people with pessimists or  constructively critical individuals, the former can’t help themselves as that’s how they view life and the latter are definitely worth listening to!

 

Case in point

El Taco: YES!! I WOOON!

Friend: Congrats dude! Great effort, damn…but you still didn’t do better than Bur King!

El Taco: How’s that important at the moment? Be happy for me right now I won! Wooh!

Friend: Just saying, you may be champ here but you suck compared to the others like Bur King.

The Truth: Fact is, this douche bag, friend-hidden-in-the-hater-shadow is by all means a hater. I mean, El Taco must’ve trained for this right but notice, friend-hidden-in-the-hater-shadow just can’t be happy for him. That’s a hater, a pessimist wouldn’t care the constructive critic would be happy for you but remind you (and often help too) that there are stronger opponents out there to surpass.

 

A bit over the top in my descriptions, I know but it makes the point. People always seem to have haters. Most of the time, it’s because someone disagrees with their ideas or opinions because the other individual has their own opinion. However due to the endless number of barely savant individuals, hipsters and crazy iPhone lovers ( I HAD TO!) people suddenly NEED to have enemies. They somehow believe that if they do they are doing something right. To quote” If you don’t have a few enemies, you’re doing something wrong.” RUBBISH! I mean who came up with that piece of crap?? You can have people who don’t agree with you but that…does not..make them…your enemies! Stop looking for them!

Whatever I guess, haters gonna hate right?

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Apple Justice; With Love From The Brits

It is with great pleasure and excitement,  gloating and pettiness that I write this relatively short piece. If you’re a regular here, you should remember my previous write-up on the ‘Samsung-Apple Patent Wars‘ (<— if not clickity-click!) on how Samsung got a bit of revenge on Apple since they lost.

Well, not to my surprise, the UK ruled in favour of Samsung on the Samsung Tab. I mean did you really expect America to rule against Apple? Apple is an American company. Americans are nothing if not patriotic and Sir Patriot demands that they protect Apple vigorously irrespective of how silly they are most times. The ruling showed that Samsung had not indeed infringed on copyright with their Galaxy Tab. Click the HERE for the whole schpill!

Remember this is a piece on me being petty. So the most amazing part of the ruling is that Apple have been forced to apologise to Samsung; a feat which proved to hard for the arrogant techies at Apple. In a statement on their website they ‘apologise’ to Samsung without really doing so. Basically saying ”Well we accept your ruling, but you’re obviously wrong’. Sounds a bit Like Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory no?  As it was an unsatisfactory and poorly-written, barely noticeable they were told to amend it. To make matters worse and even more annoying, after a few days they’ve refused to do so. Thank goodness ‘Cap’n Englund‘ came around and corrected their devious ways! (see how) In a nutshell, Apple have to grovel (not really, that’s just how I imagine it) and embarrass themselves( in my opinion) the world over by advertising the apology on mainstream magazines. They did so in the issue f The Guardian and it was just lame. Barely worth it. I can’t help but feel let down by Apple really. The one thing they could have done right by me and they mess it up. (-_-) – not cool Apple, not cool.

To be honest, I’m not really surprised all that fame can get to one’s head quite easily. One day the bad Apple will fall off the tree. I just hope no one’s there to catch it.

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Bullying Never Stops, Even at the University Level.

I cited this blogger (Ojie KING) in what turned out to be a popular post, a few weeks back (shared by someone(people) on facebook. I am grateful.  I got in touch with Ojie KING and asked if he had anything he honestly wanted to say and well he did and asked me to host this for him.

Now this doesn’t necessarily reflect all of my views on the matter but I can’t help but see a lot of sense in it. Read on;

 

 

This has been something that has been brewing in my system for quite a while. I am an international student studying in the UK and at times I look at the way that we are treated and I just can’t help but shake my head in disbelief that this is how people get treated because the only crime they committed is that they want better for themselves and decided to pack up their things and come to a another country to study.

First of all, they make sure to charge you double the fees for the same type of education that your home colleagues are receiving. I have been studying in the UK for 4 years now and till today I still cannot understand why I have to pay double for the same product that others are receiving for half the price. Take for instance, what happened to the international students at the London Metropolitan University, they were told that if they do not find another school in 60 days, then they would face deportation. Their crime; having the misfortune of attending London Metropolitan University.

I recall seeing that and feeling so bad for those students because it particularly affected the continuing students. So a question I want to ask is that someone in his third year who has already started making plans to graduate with friends is going to have his world just shattered or what of the cost of moving from one city to another or what if the fees in the other schools are higher and some cannot afford, then what happens to them? Granted, I understand that some people in some capacity might have abused the system, but that doesn’t mean that all international students should be turned into some form of modern day ‘Jesus’ to pay for all the sins of the other ones who abused the system.

The funny thing is that international students add so much value to their universities, it cannot even be stressed. I have always said that take away the Nigerians and Chinese and see how the UK universities will survive even with the so-called university fee increment. I would imagine that a country that is very much aware of a huge demand for its higher education would ensure to put incentives to make sure that this demand is kept alive and they try to at least utilize this human capital that they have trained for their benefit. Again, I was just thinking out loud…” – by Ojie KING

 

So there you have it; the bullies doing their job quite well. I can’t entirely blame them this time though, the university should have taken better measures to ensure that the students were all in the right. However, the bullying comes to mind when the punishment was put into place. I mean they could have warned them severely (I don’t know that they hadn’t already) rather than take such drastic actions. What were they thinking really? That it was the right move? That things weren’t already bad enough with the fee increase for both national and international students? If they had thought and acted properly it’d be a whole different situation I believe.

Although I say that I do know for a fact that internationals do use the guise of education to stay in the country remaining here indefinitely. Worst of all, some never even bother going to the institution they applied for in the first place. Add that to the hundreds of illegal immigrants who come into the country yearly and sadly then multiply that by the rising need (although misguided) to decrease the number of immigrants in the country and you have the result you see above.

All that’s left to ask now is was it a bad or good decision. In myhonestopinion; NOPE! Daftest thing I’ve seen the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) do. What was the point? As mentioned above, internationals add so much value to education here. Why would you go after them? It really was a poor decision on their part. It doesn’t help that the western universities are losing global footholds to the eastern universities. It’s been happening but this will only reduce a good revenue stream for the UK and we all know how desperately they need it. How so very desperately.

Well, that’s my £4.50 on the matter. Not much else to say dear readers. It’s a darker than usual day for the English (as if the rains weren’t enough already)

 

Cheerio!

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Letter to Tim Cook; Yes! Apple, You Did it Again; You’ve Given The World A Whole Lot Of Nothing.

Dear Apple,

Just to let you know;

 “If you don’t innovate, you may survive today, but you’ll die tomorrow”

Sanjay Dalal, 

I don’t like you Apple. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I don’t like Apple. Your marketing is good but that’s it. You really don’t know how to innovate or have, along the way – a long way away – forgotten how to. Before I go into this letter true and proper, I’d like to remind you folks at Apple what innovation is;

”The introduction of new goods, new methods of production, the opening of new markets, the conquest of new sources of supply, and the carrying out of a new organization of any industry” – Joseph Schumpeter

With the revelation of the iPhone and iPad (hardly) Apple was seen as a truly innovative company. You opened a new market (sort of) competition was fierce amongst your peers and life was good for all in the land of Technology. I even ignored your price tags and let you get away Scott-free. However, with the introduction of the iPhone 5 you proved that, unsurprisingly, you really can’t do so any more. I mean you continuously and without fail, vomit the same product over and over again each time making it slimmer and lighter making me fail to see a distinguishing difference between you and a bulimic patient. Of course eventually it gets to a point where you can’t even do so anymore and you’re so skinny that you can’t function properly anymore and well…you die.

When last did you give your devoted iFans anything significantly new? (If you’re an ‘Apple-ite’ or ‘iFan’ and you’re reading this, try and be honest with yourself and Apple. When last did they give you a new toy to play with?) I can’t help but think Apple went along with a very different opinion of ‘innovation’. It’s painfully pathetic how iFans seem to think that you always give them what they want from the newer iPhone models. I said it before but they wouldn’t know the difference between the first iPhone and the next ones unless you at Apple told them what it was. Honestly these marketing people over at ‘Late Steve Jobs’ – inherited by Tim Cook – crib have successfully legalized brainwashing people. How else can you explain it? How else?! If you think I’m lying just watch this;

It’s bad isn’t it? In all this I can’t really blame just you now can I? If your fan base were smart enough (or poor enough in some cases) they’d know to demand much more from you. Sadly, they don’t or you haven’t (and I doubt you ever will) told them to do so. After all, Apple knows best and what’s Apple says, iFans listen and obey.

An interesting blog I read on creativity turf by Ojie KING called Apple a rock star. I agree!! You really are a ‘Rock Star’ company! Do what you please, screw over who you please (Think law suits) demand what you want, when you want and how you want it. True rocks stars. A few names that come to mind are Elvis Presley, Jimmy Hendrix and Johnny Ace to name but a myopic few. What have these guys got in common apart from stardom that exceeded the natural limits? Terrible endings, my dear Apple, very poor and terrible endings. Elvis Presley died from a drug over dose, Jimmy Hendrix died (or was murdered) from ‘drowning’ in wine and finally Johnny Ace shot himself in the head. You and Ace are spot on similar in that you’re committing suicide. At least Ace has the excuse of being drunk At the rate your ‘bulimia’ is progressing you don’t have much longer to live. Might I just add that bringing out the new iPod touch (or a further iPad) will not help with your disease.

I promise I’ll miss you terribly Apple for without you what’s an honest pro-innovation person like myself supposed to use as sample material of ‘‘How NOT to ‘innovate’ ‘’? There’s still time to change and become relatively useful to the world.

Yours truly,

Myhonestopinions WordPress

P.S – People are starting to catch on.

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Samsung Repays Apple Coin for Coin. Literally!

‘I believe in justice for man, in justice against evils done to man. To the ends of the earth I believe there should be justice for all. However that is still a dream, but dreams come true don’t they.”   

– Anonymous

 

 

Now if you’ve read any other of my posts you can tell that I’m no fan of Apple products. Why? Simple really, there is absolutely nothing interesting about it. Just a few snippets as to why it’s not;

Scene #1

Apple Person: ‘Better screen resolution people will say’.

Me: ‘Well you never cared before now did you.’.

Scene #2

Apple person:  ‘It’s much faster now with the new chip bla bla and bla’

Me: ‘Was the other one too slow for you in the first place?’

Scene #3

Apple person: ‘It doesn’t get virus infections J’

Me: ‘I beg to differ. It can and DID!’

The part that trips me over and over again is how so many who get an old model (well the one’s I have seen anyway) go ahead and buy the newer ones. It’s a sad thing and the cost according to this tumblr post I found was in the $1000s of dollars!

Of course people who see Apple as a some innovative geniuses aren’t wrong per se, they’re just right about the wrong thing. The marketing team at Apple indeed are GENIUSES at marketing. Take it or leave it. These marketing gurus, whoever they are, have convinced so many (I estimate 90% – fallacy of numbers!) that holding an Apple product means you’re ‘cool’ and ‘happening’. Or at the very least it’s an exclusive product (yeah, you and the other millions of owners!) which might make one’s member feel larger or for the ladies they’re front guards.

Of course to give these Apple fan boys and girls the exclusive feel. They must protect their property! I mean it’s only right yes? And so they do. Patents flying around on EVERYTHING! Here and there a patent everywhere. They sue you if you provide  the ‘look’ or ‘feel’ of using  and iPhone or iPad. Software, hardware and other petty things really. Innovation crippling petty things. I use the word innovation very loosely here as the last thing in #myhonestopinion Apple made that could be called an innovation was the iPhone. Then it took out the call and GPRS function and gave us the iPod Touch and then it took a rolling pin and gave us the iPad. It didn’t stop there though it took the same rolling pin, applied a bit more pressure and made the iPad 2! I mean come on!! Then I hear Apple-ites screaming ‘Oh my gosh! They’re innovative!’? (I’ve made them blonde in my head for convenience sake).

Anyway so they’ve been in constant patent battles for a long time with Samsung and sadly, they won. I sort of blame Samsung here though they unintelligently copied a bunch of Apple features in a lot they’re devices and even had emails discussing what and what they should copy. Not a smart move but it can’t be helped now can it? The court ordered them to pay up for damages and the total came to an overwhelming $1bn+. Cruel, just cruel. The worst isn’t necessarily over yet as if the court finds wilful infringement they are allowed to triple the damages owed to 3bn! Now that, I hope never happens. It could well harm the company quite badly.

I’m not even sure that the jury gave it due process or whatever. There’s still research to be done but here’s an extract from an interview on CNET‘s site;

“It didn’t dawn on us [that we agreed that Samsung had infringed] on the first day,” Ilagan said. “We were debating heavily, especially about the patents on bounce-back and pinch-to-zoom. Apple said they owned patents, but we were debating about the prior art [about similar technology that Samsung said existed before the iPhone debuted]. [Velvin] Hogan was jury foreman. He had experience. He owned patents himself…so he took us through his experience. After that it was easier. After we debated that first patent — what was prior art –because we had a hard time believing there was no prior art.”

“In fact we skipped that one,” Ilagan continued, “so we could go on faster. It was bogging us down.”

However the Samsung geniuses decided to get a little payback on that verdict. They found that there was no specification as to how the money was to be paid. What did they do? They paid the entire thing in ‘5 cents coins’! Do I love them for it? YES!! Was it petty of them? Yes! Does that make it any less amazing? Not in the slightest my dear readers, not in the slightest. Just imagine it, all that money in 5 cent coins. Apparently it will take trucks and TRUCKS to deliver it. I can’t even imagine the hours that will be put into it or if any banks will be willing to take the money in that form.

You reap what you sow. Apple, according to Steve Jobs, started a ‘Thermonuclear War’ on them and they’re paying them back is all; coin for coin. I can only wonder if they want to pursue the ‘wilful infringement’. If the judges and members of the jury would be so kind, don’t add a method of payment. My life would be a happier place if it went through or better yet, find someone else to screw over. Thank you.

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This One’s To The Silly ‘Brand People’….Buy Sense (If Only They Sold That)

A good day to all following this blog and a hoorah for me finally getting off my lazy bum to type it!….

Ok so I usually have no qualms about how people decide to gear up…well actually I do, else I wouldn’t be writing this now would I?  (^.^) Aaaaah brand people!! If there ever was a group of people who’d make me beat them each time I saw them it would have to be these guys and gals!! Everywhere they go; Restaurant, cafe, toilet…going number 2 in the morning (probably wipe their bums with some overly expensive branded toilet roll I bet!)

You ever seen those people (idiots) who decide that irrespective of location, time or occasion must be covered entirely in designer brands? For some reason they seem to no only attach it to their self-worth but they also seem to think that if they weren’t they would suddenly die of…of…I’m not sure what they’d die of but they would trust me. They need their brands like they need air or something. It’s a sad, sad designer-clad idiot world we live in :(…on to the main rant.

First, let’s define these brand people.

” A brand person is any individual stupid enough to assume that their social standing will improve by spending excessive amounts of money on mere cloth, accessory or shoe that adds no value to oneself ” -myhonesopinions, 2012.

The phenomenon is justified by the other idiots who appreciate the belt, not the way it looks on you, the male and female gold diggers who want to ruin you financially and let’s not forget the thieves who target you for your real or perceived wealth.

I mean what on earth were they thinking?…fortunately I interviewed some people and here’s exactly what they thought hehe..(ironic huh? because they don’t!)

Brand person #1 – ” I bought them, because I wanted them”

Brand person #2 – ” yes, because I like [the design and the brand itself] ” (at least you’re honest)

Brand person #3 – ” Because it looks good on me” ← (WOW!)

and the worst,

Brand person #4 – ”It suits my personality -calm, reserved, classy etc. (Louis Vuitton and Chanel classy huh? The research I did can assure you if you were classy you wouldn’t be at the bottom of the expensive brand people chain’)

And the list goes on! Anyway, now we’re getting an idea of how they…errrm…use their brains! ← (Hilarious!). Now the Brand Person goes on to not only purchase these overly expensive bits of  clothing, but certain digital accessories must accompany these Brands and what more than the oh so popular-for-odd-reasons iPad?! *hoooray!!*. It’s sad but when you ask them about a good tablet PC they will always, ALWAYS say Apple. However, when you ask them ‘why?’ (gets real funny here)

Apple Douche #1 – ”It’s the best in the market because everyone’s buying them”

Apple Douche #2 – ”It has amazing resolution” (how’s that make it the best?!)

Apple Douche #3 – ”It’s awesome! I can take notes, and it really helps me study!! ”

Honestly Apple Douche #3 just shocked me!! The fact that you ‘need’ to spend a minimum of £399 to study in uni is sad!! Terribly sad! Honestly if you don’t get at least 97.8% it was a very poor investment!!! Oh and for a wonderful example of how ‘Apple Fan Boys’ think please click here . If you want a good tablet PC please look at the Asus Transformer Prime (awesome name!). The new trend I’ve noticed they now buy expensive DSLR cameras. Taking photos is nice and all but here’s the catch, they have no actual talent or eye for the art of photography. Again, it makes them feel good about themselves.

The funniest part is that they assume they’re thinking for themselves, that they have their reasons, all personal and well thought out to buy these things but !seriously!. The reality is that you don’t, because if you did, you wouldn’t. Plain and simple, plain and blimey simple!

Apple products, ‘It doesn’t get viruses’ you’d say. News flash; who gets viruses these days? Unless you’re on some amazingly funny website and the Gucci and LV and Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana and so on…seriously, it’s a BELT! A BELT!!! Only idiots like yourself would attach any real worth to it. I mean honestly, do me and you a favour and think! £250+ on one item on no actual value but boosting your poor ego? Come on!

So how do you buy sense? Well first of your Papa und Mama are already doing that for mist of you, you’ve been in one school or another and the fact that you still don’t have any is sad, mayhap a better investment would be plastic surgery and diet pills?

Next (not the store), how about not, being a sheep? I’m not saying you’ll be a leader someday of something more important than a small society of people with low self-esteem, like yourself,  who are as intelligent as you are. No, no you may not rise further but maybe at least you would THINK for yourself. You know finally give you brain a bit more attention

Finally, if you, a brand person, has read all the way down here all I can say is I am all  at once, happy for your attention span, assuming you didn’t think this shed good light on brands and also pleased that you have now , hopefully gained an iota of sense and let’s face it, my man Einstein (know who that is?) would say, ”relatively that’s a lot!”

P.S – If you’re offended by this, I really don’t care oh and you might just be a brand person :p

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