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Diversity? The selection process for corporate ranks is so intense, I suspect there's not a gnat's eyelash in difference between the men and women. They're as alike as peas in a pod. Besides, I thought that claiming there are differences between men and women was sexist. Which is it%u2014diversity or equality? Each denies the other. We live in a most illogical age. Thinking has become the secular 'sin unto death.' I might add that I care a rip about this squabble about...
 Not joking. Not joking at all. Dead serious. In the aftermath of World War I, G. K. Chesterton blasted internationalists who, he said, "love every country but their own." He was being sarcastic. This world set feigned concern for the world to justify nasty agendas such as H. G. Wells' brutally regimented World State (see his A Modern Utopia). Chesterton's classic 1922 Eugenics and Other Evils is an attack on all those who want an expert few to dictate to the many. Even...
Apple might want to make some of the fonts they've created available through Adobe's Typekit, so they're more widely known. Nice too to know that these jackets were "Made in the USA" rather than by children in some dreadful third-world sweatshop.
Ah yes, I really feel for these unfortunate Londoners. They are ready, willing and able to buy a $12,000 watch that will be obsolete in a year or two. Yet there is mean-spirited Apple, refusing to give them their heart's desire (for this week). Oh the unfairness of it all. Oh, the inhumanity. /sarcasm
This AT&T executive seems to have lack the candor to point out the obvious, that his company has to change its policies because T-Mobile changed theirs and the move has proved popular,
Why is Apple pouring huge sums into maps when there are a number of quite effective map apps and web pages available from others. I must have at least a dozen I could install on my iPhone. it strikes me as little more that an ego game by corporate executives. Think of grade school boys engaging in who can piss the furtherest contests. In fact, I had someone on Microsoft's Bing team tell me that was precisely the reason Microsoft developed Bing. The company's top...
Comparing this item with traditional opthalmoscopes raises an issue. Most are shaped to keep the body of the instrument away from the face. This one isn't. I wonder if there'll be issues with the body of that iPhone contacting the face or unable to be pointed properly to to a prominent cheekbone, nose or whatever. That may be why a previous poster referred to the images have to be taken with "this device turned on its side." That matters because, if it ends up touching...
Music, TV, and maps to be improved? Those are all for playtime. It'd be great if Apple would offer some improvements for those who use Macs for work. The spell checker is awful and text services still aren't up to Microsoft Word circa the late 1980s. That leaves a lot of speciality apps such as Scrivener sadly lacking in features. Perhaps if Apple made OS X a more efficient work platform, we'd have more free time to use its play and recreational services.
Wait and see how well it works. I suspect it'll work well with low-current devices such as computer mice but not high-current devices such as flashlights.
When I was growing up, our Fifties-era home had something like this. Latching relays controlled the lights. From the kitchen and master bedroom, you could turn every light in the house on and off. Neat? Not really. My dad wired it into our home but never used it. Neither did my mother. Occasionally, on rainy days my siblings or I would play with it. That's why I have trouble finding much value in HomeKit. A bedtime, for instance, you want to do a walk around the house...
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