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*sigh* I just had to order a new lifecycle laptop at work; I got the 15" MBP. I really wish the 15" had been updated with the Force Touch, now I'll have to wait three years to get my fingers on one.   Perhaps I'm odd, but I find the glass trackpad - and the iPad - to hurt my fingertips after using them for very long. I don't have the same problem with the old plastic trackpads.   I wonder if Apple got this idea from Nintendo. The Balance Board also has four strain...
Isn't it widely publicized that over 80% of actively managed funds underperform their benchmark? I wouldn't worry too much about what hedge fund managers fear.   (Note: just because a managed fund may underperform its benchmark does not mean you are likely to do better. It only means that if you are looking to buy into a sector, it's probably best to buy a low-cost index fund rather than a fancy managed fund.)
480p camera!?   Sorry, I'm with the critics. Too few ports. Extra cost to get ports. This will appeal to people who need something like an iPad with a real keyboard - i.e. minimal wired connectivity, used in the lap or on the go most of the time. Maybe Apple has seen that most connectivity is needed in a "docking" situation - on a desk; and in that case, a single connector into which power, external USB & monitor is always connected is better than a bunch of ports that...
Did the 15" get updated at all? It still has the old trackpad. I'm not familiar enough with the various chips, but I don't remember the 15" being mentioned at all in the presentation.   http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina
Insane. Who could have predicted this back in the 80s or 90s when Apple was just a niche PC maker for designers and "creatives"?   I'd normally cry "monopoly", but I don't think that Apple exhibits monopolistic behavior. They do their own thing their own way. I don't see them strong-arming competitors or crushing little guys (like MS did). Maybe I'm not looking close enough.
Apple has a pretty terrible record when it comes to enterprise level security. They very much take an "our way is good enough" approach and don't participate in the open standards.   (Woohoo! 700th post. Yay me.)
I'm going to post this and back away slowly.   http://www.musicischanging.com http://www.stereophile.com/content/ive-heard-future-streaming-meridians-mqa (contains actual details on how MQA works)
 See http://harmanhowtolisten.blogspot.com. "How to Listen is a desktop software application developed by the Harman International R&D group for the purpose of training and selecting listeners used in audio product research, development, and testing. The software consists of a number of training exercises where different kinds of timbral, spatial and dynamic distortions commonly found within the recording and audio chains are simulated and added to music.  The listener’s...
Drat! I knew I should have picked up some more shares when they were below $110. Oh well, maybe they'll slide/be pushed down near the end of the next quarter. With how wrong the analysts were, there has to be manipulation going on. They can't all be that stupid - can they?
The place we haven't seen Apple leverage all this GPU wonderfulness is the TV. Their approach has been to put all the smarts in the iDevices and use the TV as a dumb screencast receiver. I'd like to see that change. Attach a big drive to an A8(9?) based TV, use Bluetooth for a controller interface, and I think you'd have a mean game machine.
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