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Don't kids save for college any more? I guess not. My parents took every cent I made or was given as a gift and put it towards college for me. The only time I ever got to spend any of that money was when I got my Pismo PowerBook G3 for college. I went to a private college for my first year after taking out a loan but after sitting on the floor for most of my classes because they accepted too many students, I transferred to a public college when I got my degree. In the...
I bought some Apple stock before the split for $13 a share (so $6.50 a share compared to the $93 it's worth today). I was still in high school so I only bought 25 shares. I wish I bought more back then. I sold some last year to help start my home business, I plan on buying back the shares that I sold within the next few months.
I don't post on PoliticalOutsider as much as I used to. In fact, I rarely post here at all now because I know that at the end of the day, the Republicans are going to vote for Republicans, the Democrats are going to vote for Democrats, and the Independents are going to read something else. But when I do post, it's mainly about stuff that affects me and Mitt Romney's decisions have directly impacted me which is why I decided to post. I lived in Massachusetts until July of...
If Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee for President, the Republicans are in big trouble. He is the former Governor of Massachusetts and owns a house in New Hampshire, yet when he came to *my town* and went to the local pharmacy to give a speech, he talked about how delighted he was to be in Hollis, Massachusetts. Needless to say, it didn't go over very well. Mitt Romney was a train wreck as Governor of Massachusetts. But of course, every Governor of Masachusetts has...
It's annoying to me that the American auto makers are still giving out massive paychecks to their CEOs when they just went to Congress two years ago asking for federal aid. It's amazing that Ford and GM could be run so poorly. Personally, I've never bought a car that wasn't made by an American manufacturer. In fact, I've gone out of my way to buy American cars and so has my family. I've owned a 1992 Plymouth Voyager (was eventually given to a cousin), a 1995 Jeep...
There were some news stories posted about Apple 'quietly' introducing the new 8 core Mac Pro. But I wouldn't be too hard on the Mac news sites, Apple didn't even put out a press release about it! http://www.apple.com/pr/ I'm hoping to see some good benchmarks, tests, and overall impressions on the new Mac Pros next week.
While Dell, HP/Compaq, etc. have to pay for licensed copies of Windows from Microsoft, Apple could technically say that the cost of Mac OS X on new machines is $0 since it is their OS. So no, I don't think Apple is going to be forced to 'refund' the cost of Mac OS X.
onlooker, we saw the Mac Pro 'speed bump' today, even if it was only the addition of the top end 8 core Mac Pro. Like I said in my post, it's not out of the question that Apple will add graphics card options to the Mac Pros but if they had something like this to pull out of their hat, why did they decide to launch the 8 core Mac Pro today? Why not wait until NAB and really make a big splash with these new graphics cards? It's also possible that NVIDIA will be able to...
I think people are in denial about new Mac Pros coming out at NAB. Apple just released their most expensive Mac since Steve Jobs came back to Apple in February of 1997 (just after Apple released the $4700 Power Macintosh 9600) and if there was more to announce, they would have waited two weeks instead of releasing an extra processor option on a random Wednesday. If you are waiting to buy because of a graphics card, consider this. Apple generally offers graphics card...
With CompUSA closing over half of their retail stores, it's not that surprising to see Apple trying to work something out with Best Buy yet again. The problem I have with Best Buy selling Macs dates back to when they started selling Bondi Blue iMacs. Everyone wanted to see the iMac for themselves but the employees there did nothing but try and convince customers to buy the 'much cheaper' HP, Compaq, or IBM tower with lines like, "This iMac doesn't even have a floppy...
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