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what is the worst case here? if the dates are reset (to 10 days later) to unwind any fraud, that would be a dozen million shares or so (sjobs 20M was rescinded), with say, $5 per share edge, or $60M. this doesn't seem material to earnings. however, is there some sort of treble damages to SEC if this is proven? does any recovery (whether or not there is legal indemnification for board members) distribute evenly to shareholders? my guess is that, as usual,...
also, the padding is to help handle complaints and/or the higher return rate from whiners who demand that the inevitable scratches be only as visible as with white units. reflection physics at work...
Apple kernel futures are intriguing -- is this a good forum for such? If, indeed, Mach is currently best for multimedia on a client, but some other Unix variant is better for servers, it would be nice to know how Apple envisions how they want to play in these markets. E. g, Sun's Solaris seems to have the right combination of server chops and licensing (whereby you can keep the Apple secret sauce layers proprietary). The entreaty by Apple to jam ZFS in there somwhere is...
exactly -- 480P is more SD than HD. apple is now defining "wide SD" as HD, which is tacky. they should have been content to label the supersized choice "widescreen". are we about to witness a collision of the digital TV and computer world, where each industry has their own snake oil to win over consumers? still waiting for that 42" 1920x1080 LCD TV (with DVI/HDMI/UDI inputs) from apple.
Was the spare white background Errol-Morris-style series, complete with tinkly music, done by Morris himself, or did he leave the scene after the last effort was cancelled? I would have loved to see his Ames room shots... Also, it seems odd that Apple is hijacking the term 'HD' to mean 848x480 -- even for (HD)TV, that usually is either 720p or 1080i (which is 540p with trick play). If they think any wide aspect ratio 480p should be termed HD, this could give...
the apple takeback program partially serves to take the wind out of the sails of proposal #3 in the proxy materials for this year's AAPL shareholder's annual meeting. in a prior year, jobs took some heat about apple's (relative) lack of being green, rather embarrassing with al gore on the board of directors ...
here is an ancient cubist-symbolism-laden quicktime collage, done long before iApps came to the fore -- i don't remember if this is sorenson codec #1 or #2 ...http://homepage.mac.com/retiarius/kube.mov
however, for a corporate headquarters, compared to san francisco, new york, london, rome, paris, etc. cupertino has no taste! why the seemingly contrived loyalty to this backwater burb?
Because this is what the Apple investor relations department will tell you, as they did me, if you call to confirm -- apparently the share settlement provisions are all in the 10Q, not the SEC Form 4 made public last week. As for taxes, they verified that taxes started accruing on the whole 10M wad the day they vested this month. Of course, if you already have funds to put aside for the 35% fed and 10.3% state rates, the money *can* be used for other purposes. It's...
shouldn't this be kicking into gear about now?
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