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>Surely, there is a difference in the two disclosures? If the information is revealed to shareholders, >they can and will trade on it. Mr. Nocera cannot. Is he a section 16(b) insider? Does NYT use blind trusts for reporter holdings? Beats me, but all parties have told the (pretextual) truth. For WWDC, Steve may have had a flu or cold, just as Apple PR said. For reporters taken aside, he had followup (exploratory?) surgery, not revealed via official Apple PR. ...
This is pure Steve, to Joe Nocera, business reporter/feces disturber at NYT, in an after-hours byline: "On Thursday afternoon, several hours after I’d gotten my final “Steve’s health is a private matter” — and much to my amazement — Mr. Jobs called me. “This is Steve Jobs,” he began. “You think I’m an arrogant [expletive] who thinks he’s above the law, and I think you’re a slime bucket who gets most of his facts wrong.” After that rather arresting opening, he went on...
... after a bout with pancreatic cancer. With humble respect, for those who don't understand the difference between benign and malignant, please consult: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1216...s_inside_today
That 38% number is striking, or 380,000 potential units to immediately unload on eBay. Do early 3G adopters with original iPhones really think the originals are that bad to impulsively move over to a more expensive plan before the two-year period runs out? Maybe these are the type of folk who trade in a new car for another new one every couple years ... Or, perhaps a good portion are the post-May 27 purchases which trade up for a minimal cost. At any rate,...
I'll date myself by saying I have code in several BSD/GNU Unix utilities still sitting around /usr/bin on all shipping Macs -- one is 25 years old, one is 24, and one is 18 (though derived from a 22-year-old effort.) It's amazing that anyone would still use this stuff, let alone want to fix known bugs therein. Nonetheless, it was big fun to show my much younger kids my name in the copyright credits on every iPhone/iPod touch and AppleTV though!Because non-kernel code is...
oops, meant "say on pay". other points have now been noted in prince's rewrite.
One BOD member in attendance you didn't note was Art Levinson, CEO of Genentech who is also on the compensation committee. You confused retail commentary as being from Drexler, when it was from Ron Johnson. Aside from the passage of the "pay for play" ammendment being the main news event of the day (many reporters were scribbling notes furiously when talking to the sponsor after the meeting), I agree that the last "ship leaks from the top" comment from Jobs was...
True for Apple, untrue for DVD, which for 720x480 is a 3:2 "frame". 720 is higher resolution than 640, so, for Apple SD, there will still be the knock against it that it is still "sub DVD" quality. Some hoped that Apple SD anamorphic would be just an H.264 version of the MPEG-2 DVD bits at the same rez. Perhaps the Broadcom decoder in the iPods are limited to downsampling 640-wide with PAR, or maybe this is a studio-imposed deal. But for a dollar more, this all changes.
Thanx for the actual data point -- looks like iLounge did a teardown http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/art...entals-part-2/ to find out the rate for the HD version of the Simpson's movie, clocking in at ~ 4.2 Mbps. One disconcerting find over there is that Apple SD is not 720x480 anamorphic, but 640x480, which for a typical 2.35:1 widescreen (853x356) stretches the pixels horizontally by 33%. Yikes, given the rumor that Apple just re-encodes DVDs from MPEG-2...
Slight gaffe -- using 768Kbps, the second case yields 4.87 Mbps (or so), if Apple's examples are to be taken as gospel. What is better is to get a rough official rate from Apple (they still only say 5 Mbps max for 720p), then make a Dashboard widget that combines your actual broadband speed at www.speedtest.net with a real movie duration time. Of course they will say encoding rate will vary with content, but if they would display movie filesize and duration like they do...
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