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 Awarding you the "got the buzzwords and talking points" down gold star for the day.  "Fabricated scandals." Check. "Republican scandal machine." Check. "Working feverishly." Check. Obligatory dragging in a red herring that mentions the Koch Brothers And Murdoch and Fox.  Check. Check. Check. The systemic economic problems in the country are all the Republicans' fault. Check. Your mom will be proud when you get home.  If you ever leave it, that is.... PS: To be fair (a...
Naww. As others have pointed out, post-MS stabbing their patron, IBM, and using IBM's rep and manufacturing muscle, to grapple Apple nearly to the ground, Apple and IBM have actually had a number of relationships that Jobs was deeply involved in..... You a sad guy.  More concerned about an unprofitable niche photography program than Apple's suddenly brighter (as in something distinctly not tarnished) strategic future.  :sMh:
 Exactly.  Political/corporate PR and window dressing.  Our gov't.  can claim to be doing something supportive of small business (while their overall policies are doing much more to crush it). And given the "corporatism" and pandering to big contributors rampant in both parties, while the left and right do so in different ways, "the little guys" are still caught in the middle...And Apple's experiences - going back to Greenpeace and later the Foxconn worker suicide stories...
  Sorry Slurpy, you're outflanked by virtue of living in a world where only technical merit matters.  Maps wasn't a bad beta+/0.9-ish program, but it was rolled out promising to be much more - something it  obviously still wasn't (and is only now approaching), and that gave every anti-Apple interest in the world an opening to pummel the company.  And that was a major gaffe.... ...I.e., in the rough and tumble of high stakes commerce, when you KNOW the media and your...
 Apple's become what they are today by focusing on stuff they can sell in quantity and make good $$ on.  Obviously not enough people were buying Aperture. (They keep the Pro around for its halo effect and to provide a path for pros who outgrow their mass offerings... ...but that remains viable because it will run the shit out of Adobe's stuff as well.)  Of the possible BIG pair-ups out there that could work for Apple, I've long felt Adobe was the most likely candidate. ...
 ...or, given its legendary freezing and MS' current focus on all thing Google, "Hangups".....
 Actually you're both wrong.  Just got the $100 plus the full additional $150 off a 13.3" and paid $749.00......especially sweet as I'd just "settled" on a refurbed 2013 11.6" for $719 (close to max what my ex gal pal could afford, tho she felt cramped by the screen res as an artist), so returned that to the Apple Store (with 4 days left on the 14 return window), drove 10 more miles, and got a bunch more machine for $30...!!  FTR, not a huge BB fan-guy, but they told me...
 Just hoping the Sprint acquisition doesn't mess the whole thing up, tho' I hear Legere's in line to run the combined op (CDMA/GSM incompatibilities and all).
 1. Because, d'ohh, T-Mob is "the Un-Carrier"  2. Because (altho it's hung on for decades, and I've never gone near their stuff for the last 15 years from my early experiences) pretty much everything from Rob Glaser's companies (RealPlayer --> RealNetworks --> Rhapsody) have (reportedly) continued to have notable downsides...PS: the history and branching was much simplified above...PPS: But guess I'll try it out when I activate my new BYOP over there, even with...
 Well, so far this year from Intel - with this being at least the second release date pushback - it's "there goes Moore's law".... Except this time the Win makers are caught in the same bottleneck, so no relative disadvantage.......on the other hand, by the time the A9 or 10 roll out, they could well be used in "other products" that previously would've had "Intel Inside" - not the whole line I'd guess and one thing to go would be running Windows natively.But with their...
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