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Oh dear, another 'year-of-the-chock-full-pipeline' quote.   Last one didn't turn out so well, but here's hoping.
 But not in the 21-incher. And recent reports say that sales for that model are lagging [can't find the link right now.] If cutting margins and delivering lower priced iMacs is really on the table, one would think it would be preferable to deliver more value.  For many of us, access to RAM and the hard drive adds value. That one person out of the ten is the smart one. :) 
If they do drop prices on the iMac, form will have finally and completely overtaken function.   The problem with the iMac isn't the price, it's the inability to replace the RAM and HD.   Design a semi-serviceable iMac, and keep the price and profit margin where they are.
 Not for print, but I think that's deliberate. Adding CMYK and Pantone-matching would make it easy for Pixelmator to charge $99. for a Pro version. The fact that they haven't done this, knowing fully well that it's always a top request, means they've either cut a deal with Adobe not to directly take on Photoshop or they are worried that directly competing with Photoshop will bring ugly consequences for them.
The 2-3 weeks wait means nothing.   I'd bet that there are a huge number of pros who've decided to wait until they can order a full system, i.e. Mac Pro + upgraded Apple monitor. I have no idea what's taking so long. Maybe Apple really is waiting for 4K panels to drop.   I think if you add in those potential orders, shipping times will be back to months.
The Mini now competes, in part, with the Intel NUC. Mobile computers-in-your-pocket are now a real thing.   If Apple's retooling the Mini, this market has to be part of the equation.   I understand that the Mini wouldn't NEED a 4K monitor, but if Apple hasn't built a low end monitor for the Mini yet, they aren't going to at all.   So whatever the next display upgrade is (4K or not) it will be the default solution for the Mini.
Believe it or not, I think it's being held back for the 4K screen. I think the Mini's about to go mobile.   Mobile is where everything's at now, and 'Home on iPod' never really took off.   Users can take their computer from home to work without a hassle, in their pocket.   However, in true Apple style, they want to sell you two (!) screens for the privilege, and so the product cannot debut before the next display upgrade is ready to ship.
 Yes, I got that you were making that claim. It's ridiculous, but that's your choice. Christianity was already spreading like wildfire and turning Roman rule upside down. As in America today, it's in the ruling empire's best interest to at least pay lip service to the prevailing movement and try to harness it rather than go head to head and lose grip on power totally. I have no idea whether Constantine was really a true Christian. But calling a bunch of scholars together...
 Your first sentence is fine. The second, not so much.  Condemning pockets of followers is one thing. But if you're going to indict an entire religion, you have to look to the founder. The founder of Christianity condemned violence, resisted calls to overthrow government and invented the "turn the other cheek" metaphor.He said His kingdom wasn't of this world, and preached to love your enemies. In an occupied country that despised their immoral occupiers. The founder of...
I know political discussion here isn't what it used to be (since the lefties fled rather than defend the incompetence of their regime.)   But what's going on in the U.S. now borders on insanity.   The Obama admin is attempting to fight some kind of lame pseudo-war on Twitter, and even there they are being bested by Putin.   This is embarrassing and dangerous, since it's unlikely Putin's going to stop now given America's current weakness.
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