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This sort of thing is more likely to be exploited by government agencies but if it's easy enough to setup, I could see it being used by inexpensive USB webcams, card readers and storage pens and other things that would come from China on eBay or Amazon. Malware authors these days just want to get click revenue. They don't need to snoop on users or anything like that, the following person made millions from infecting Android devices and harvesting email addresses to invite...
You can change the sizes in the bbcode editor, maybe if you switch to source in the rich text editor.
Apology accepted.Indirect correlation. You're cherry picking where the stock follows profit growth, there are lots of other times it doesn't. Explain why AAPL has dropped from 99 to 96 just now. Explain why in August 2008, just after Apple reported record earnings in July 2008 with revenue up 38%, income up over 30%, their stock price collapsed from $25 to under $14, it took a year to go back...
That's an indirect correlation. It's not consistent.'if the market believes' = speculationI think you'd have difficulty proving that. If it was so predictable, computerized traders wouldn't have to use any tricks to profit, they'd simply plug in earnings results to their algorithms and profit all the time. This doesn't happen.For you to reach the conclusion that the stock market is rational, you'd have to determine that the people and computers trading on it are for the...
'Present value of future cash flow' = speculation. All stocks are evaluated the same way. Apple's consistently strong income is at least a firmer basis for a valuation but there's no direct correlation between earnings amounts and valuation amounts. Your last graph shows this, the curves are at times moving in opposite directions. Why does ~$30b net income per year lead to a $588b valuation? If Apple makes $30b net income per year for the next 100 years, why is their...
That's the exception though. When you have machines shipping by default with HDDs, it becomes a crutch that people lean on because it's there. You also shouldn't need 1TB external, just the difference between the internal and external. You might for example pick up the $1199 13" Air with 256GB and then add a $235 480GB SSD with a $15 enclosure, $1449 total, that's still $300 more than the 1TB HDD MBP with less storage but the drive performance and reliability is much...
This is completely wrong and you know it is because you've commented on Amazon's and Tesla's stock. If the stock price was tied to earnings, those stocks would be nowhere near where they are. The values are speculative. Apple is valued at $588b, where is that money? It doesn't exist, it's just what traders think Apple's worth and it can change tomorrow.
It's not elitist, it's tough love. Consumers don't know what's good for them because for the most part they don't understand enough about technology and they're not expected to. You can tell a consumer that a solid state drive is physically more durable, 10x faster, much better random read/writes, fewer beachballs and so on but they will focus on the price tag. Unless Apple takes the HDD out and sells SSDs as standard, they're not going to know the difference because they...
The kind of company that made a $12.6b loss in 2012 and currently makes about 1/10th Apple's net income. I don't know why Apple's their target though. Apple has decent marketshare at the high-end workstation level but Dell is a bigger competitor, especially when you consider server hardware. Maybe they're afraid the market will try and make them follow Apple's design route and they know they can't. Remember when Apple's mobile competitors went on about physical keyboards,...
Often when it comes to hardware problems, the people with the problems concentrate in one area online to complain. Apple sells over 1 million laptops every month so if you read even 100 reports of problems with the displays, you'd never know how widespread it was. I wouldn't worry about getting a bad machine, if you happen to be one with a defect, Apple will replace it for you. The new models are out now so 16GB RAM is in the entry model and they've dropped the prices on...
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