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Old 06-26-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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The title is misleading. Orbitz reorders the list based on Mac users speeding habits. List for both are identical. ~ Moderator


Orbitz Serving Up Pricier Results for Mac Users | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

interesting... WSJ's reporting might be causing a controversy...

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Orbitz: We offer same hotels to Mac and PC users - USATODAY.com
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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They'd be smarter to just keep their mouths shut.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:18 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Orbitz Serving Up Pricier Results for Mac Users | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

interesting... WSJ's reporting might be causing a controversy...
You misread the article. It’s about showing more expensive hotels, not charging more for the same hotel. Mac users are generally more affluent, which is partly why they are hated so much, so it makes sense.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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You misread the article. It’s about showing more expensive hotels, not charging more for the same hotel. Mac users are generally more affluent, which is partly why they are hated so much, so it makes sense.
Actually - you misread my post. I didn't misread the article - hence my comment about WSJ causing a stir... they were the ones that were using "misleading" headlines and synopsis...
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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.. they were the ones that were using "misleading" headlines and synopsis...
Here's the WSJ title:

On Orbitz, Mac Users Steered to Pricier Hotels



Here's the title for your post,


Orbits serves up higher prices for Mac users.

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The WSJ title is not misleading unless they changed it. The title of this thread certainly is.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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The WSJ title is not misleading unless they changed it. The title of this thread certainly is.
WSJ did change it. As for the thread title - I thought I merely copied the article I linked. Looking at it now, I guess I just paraphrased it. So my bad on the misstep.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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I've met plenty of such people who couldn't screw in a light bulb.
Maybe it's an American thing then.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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I've met plenty of such people who couldn't screw in a light bulb.
I had a neighbor like that, wall full of diplomas and he literally didn't know how to use a screwdriver.... I'm not kidding. My favorite story with him was the day he called in panic because a pipe burst in his basement. He didn't know enough to shut the valve off.

Same house got flooded last fall, and him and his buddy couldn't get the dryer out the basement WITH a hand truck. They literally had no clue how to use it besides the fact it would have been easier just to carry the damn thing out by itself. LOL
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Maybe it's an American thing then.
There is so much focus on school education and over protection by some parents their kids don't learn fundamental self sufficiency whether it's how to swing a hammer, wash your clothes or make yourself dinner. As more parents lose those skills so do their children.
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