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 From a legal perspective, I think it is just the opposite. If you have a blanket 'no felons' policy, the EEOC guidelines say you are at a much higher risk of discrimination. If you evaluate each case individually, you are in a much better spot. That doesn't mean you have to do a full security check and reinvestigate the case, but if you have a blanket "no felons" policy you are in a problematic place. Of course, it is not clear how 'blanket' Apple's policy is. I would...
 I don't know if _I_ would blame Apple, but the EEOC might. As I understand, blanket bans on employment without individual assessment can be difficult to enforce or open the employer up to legal action.  Green v. Missouri Pacific Railroad said that the type of crime, time elapsed, and type of job be considered in an individual assessment rather than blanket rulings.
 Intel has been trying to turn their mobile ship around for 5 years (first Atom was late 2009). They will keep trying (and may succeed) but they are fighting against some different forces now compared to the AMD64 era:  – Itanium was a costly misstep, but jumping back to x86 wasn't that hard – they still had x86 design teams and could use some of the same tricks the AMD did (e.g. putting the memory controller on chip)  – ARM has a large entrenched codebase (both iOS,...
 The geekbench3 benchmark does include some memory intensive tests (Stream), but I'm not sure how they are weighted. The link to the new 12-inch's results seems to be broken, so it is hard to say how it compares on that.  Most of the geekbench3 tests are very CPU-heavy or look trivially parallelizable, which is a shame as most of the advances in computer design have been in the cache and memory systems. Even the memory intensive stream tests are very amenable to simple...
 AR does not have to be an intrusive, wearable device like Google Glass. It could just be an app on your phone which uses the existing camera and sensors (like in the figure in the article)
I think "The movie going crowd" – Lawrence and Cooper were in the #1 and #2 biggest domestic grossing films last year.  Lawrence was also in the #9 ranked movie in 2014 and in the #1 & #17 biggest domestic grossing films of 2013. Cooper was also in the #3 ranked film of 2014. While 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and the Hunger Games movies might appeal to a younger crowd, films like 'American Sniper', 'American Hustle', 'Winters Bone' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' have a...
 Click-farms are a problem (I've seen estimates that say 10-20%), though I don't think Google is the one doing them, or at least not directly. I'm not sure which demographic are clicking on ads. I seldom do, but apparently a lot of people do click on them. Similarly, most TV commercials or print ads seem rather pointless, yet companies still pour money into those.  It could just be the way I tend to browse – if I want a specific product I'm more likely to go to a vendor...
 Google AdWords setups offer pay-per-click or pay-per-impression. I think the default and most common is pay-per-click. Lots of people do click on them, hence Google's revenue.
 The final assembly labor costs are fairly small (most estimates are in the $5-10 range per unit). Switching just that part to the US would add tens of dollars to Apple's final cost. However, it probably wouldn't impact shipping all that much – remember most iPhone customers are not in the US anymore. Since Asia is one of the fastest growing markets it may actually _add_ to the shipping costs. And, many parts for the iPhone come from Japan and Korea, so you would have to...
 I'm glad it's working for you, I've run into a lot of the issues that others have reported (primarily not downloading or syncing). Since the app has a 2 1/2 star rating on iTunes, and the apple support page is very active, I suspect I'm not alone.
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