Nashton: Walmart iPods
11/29/2006
Right, it's no secret that Nicolas is having severe problem reading and writing English, or that he is having lots of problem doing simple addition. But it gets extra funny when he tries to be arrogant about it and claim that others are bad at it.
At Nov 26, Nicolas talks about some "deals" he found at Walmart (or "Wallmart" as he calls it):
11/26/2006 Walmart tale.
Nashton <> (207.231.231.203)

there were 3 older Shuffles at 15 $ each, 2 silver mac mini (70 $ each), and a video iPod (100 $)
Fine, so there were some good deals there. He continues:
I spent 215 $ on three great ipods
Ah, congratulations. Even considering he recently advocated never buying iPods. But regardless, he bought three iPods. And then he continues:
What I fail to understand is that most of the iPods were returned by Mac users. The video iPod and a Shuffle were formatted for PC.
Now, this is where it gets intresting. he explicitly claims that most were formatted for Macs, while just two were formatted for PC.
Now, to see how they are formatted, you have to attach it to a computer and see it in iTunes. Did Nashton carry along a laptop and check all iPods? How quaint. But let's assume he did.
So, we have "most" of these iPods being Mac formatted, with only two being PC formatted. But let's look at what Nicolas described again:
there were 3 older Shuffles at 15 $ each, 2 silver mac mini (70 $ each), and a video iPod (100 $)
So, what we have here are three iPod Shuffles, 2 Mac minis and one iPod Video - according to Nashton. Sandman replies:
11/26/2006 Re: Walmart tale.
Sandman <>

So, out of four iPods (three iPod Shuffle and one iPod video) two were PC formatted and still "most" of them were returned by Macusers?
Nashton, not having realised that he didn't describe the items correctly sees this as a fortunate opportunity to work on his "Snit act", and replies that obviously Sandman can't do simple math since it was quite obviously not *four* iPods, but six of them:
11/28/2006 Re: Walmart tale.
Nashton <> (207.231.231.203)

3+2+1=6. I'll spell it out for you. Three plus two plus one equals six. Out of six (6) iPods, two (2) were formatted for PC, which leaves four (4) formatted by a Mac, presumably by mac users.
And
11/28/2006 Re: Walmart tale.
Nashton <> (207.231.231.203)

Did you cover addition in elementary school?I know English is arcane for you, but do try to readfor comprehension.
And this is, of course, where the fun begins. Nashton is trying to ignore his mistake and blame both Sandmans English skills and his math skills. Ironic when he misspelled Walmart and wrote "mac mini" instead of "iPod mini". And making fun of Sandans math skills isn't very wise with regards to his initial post. Let's look at a quote from that one again:
I spent 215 $ on three great ipods
Ok, so he bought three of these six iPods, spending $215 whlie doing so. Let's see what they cost individually, shall we?
iPods at Wallmart [sic]
Item Price
iPod Shuffle $15
iPod Shuffle $15
iPod Shuffle $15
"Silver mac mini" $70
"Silver mac mini" $70
Video iPod $100
Now, there is no combination of three items from the list above that has the sum $215. Again, Nashtons "math skills" leave much to be desired.
Now, all of that is of course just fun and ironic, but anyone can make such mistakes. But Nashton has too much pride invested into csma to not try to blame others all the time, so all of this gets an extra twist when he insists on Sandman being poor at English or having poor math skills. And it even continues. He then posts this:
11/29/2006 Challenge for Sandman.
Nashton <> (207.231.231.203)

Out of 7 iPods, 2 are PC formatted and 5 are Mac formatted.How many iPods are there altogether? Are there more Mac formatted iPods than PC formatted iPods?What is 7-5? What is 5+2?
Eh? Now he is talking about *seven* iPods. Not four or even six anymore. Now he has invented an additional iPod (what's its name - "mac pro"?) and added it to the mix.
How can you NOT stop to make fun of such a clown such as Nashton? :)
And he said it best himself:
The more you practice math the more you'll get better at math.
But the fun just doesn't stop with Nashton. He has desperately tried to ignore all the times Sandman has pointed out all of these embarrassing mistakes, and have tried to compensate by posting threads where he again tries to make fun of Sandmans "math skills"
11/29/2006 Sandman Math lessons, part deux.
Nashton <> (207.231.231.203)

12 PC formatted iPods were bought at Wallmart. 5 of the 15 were Mac formatted, 10 were PC formatted.
Again with the misspelling of Walmart, and now he begins the sentence with 12 iPods and then asks about 5 of the 15... He just can't get anything right. Plus, he describes it as 12 "PC formatted" iPods and then say that 5 of the 15 were Mac formatted. What the hell?