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Here's my wish list for Apple TV ... and I think we will see these implemented sooner, rather than later. ... Some storage space, doesn't have to be massive, say 30-60 gigs would suffice, but the bigger, the better, if they can still be in the current price range. ... 64 bit processor ... if they can have that in an iPhone and iPad .. why not Apple TV ... a better remote  (a cheap iPod Touch could be the basis for a fantastic remote)  a dedicated App Store for Apple TV ......
Yes, but he used that info to tell a negative slant i.e. ( but the competition has caught up and people are not motivated by features like fingerprint recognition.) ..... Same info, two vastly different opinions. Not everyone can "tell a joke".   
It seems to me that the purpose is twofold. One, to present to the courts "an alternative" to having two companies sue each other over IP, while, at the same time, skirting the issue of stealing the IP of others in a desparate act to bamboozle the courts. Hopefully, that idea won't work ... but with the recent stupidity/corruption shown by our courts, who knows. Two ... I think it's possible Google will be getting into bed with NSA in a serious way in the not too distant...
You make some interesting points, however, here's the problem, as I see it. Apple got to be the most valuable tech company in the world, and perhaps the most valuable public company  .... by following it's core beliefs.  That is, put their customers, product buyers, not shareholders, first. By focusing on customers, not shareholders. .... Now all of a sudden these same shareholders, who presumably bought Apple shares because they valued Apple's past performance, are...
My point was that, in spite of the actual meaning of the phrase "opportunity costs" .... in the real world, it is most often used to sway a decision involving someone else's capital and, more often than not, only in hindsight, so as to quantify it. Perhaps I should have used the sarcasm tag ... didn't think it was necessary, especially for you.
Thanks for that. Good humour always is "worthwhile" reading. I give you 99 out of 100 ... one very small deduction for the  "a mortgage is renting money from a bank" which wasn't your quote, was still funny, but borrowing is more accurate. Still, you made my day. Peace and out ... supper beckons.
I agree with both of your statements. I would only add that I'm not big on "economic terms" because, for me at least, they have been used all too often to obfuscate the issue for the "masses" who make up the smaller investor. I'll use the issue of the mid 2000s where the financial industry would bundle high risk mortgages, use their leverage over the ratings industry to "encourage" them to give the new "bundle" AAA ratings and a new name such as "credit swap" or such so...
You mean like you did with showing a select view of Icahn's stock picks. You showed four stocks that averaged over 100% return ... but his 5 year return was, according to you, only 27%, .... must have had a bunch of losers in there, huh? There have been multiple times in the past that stock market participants would have killed for a 1% gain as opposed to a 40% loss. How many times do we have to read about people that lost all of their pensions because various funds lost...
That depends what you define as opportunity. If I say no to working overtime so I can spend some quality time with my wife and children ... is that lost opportunity ?  I consider that gained opportunity. I don't consider family time as a cost. But hey, that's just me ... everyone has to decide for themselves. I guess what I'm saying is that, in my opinion, everything in life should not be judged as a perceived monetary value, .... and unfortunately, that seems to be the...
#1 ...  "Opportunity cost" speaks only of past performance ... no one speaks of the "Opportunity cost" of a losing stock because that wouldn't support the "genius" of the analyst speaking ... professional or amateur. As they say, hind site is 20/20. Anyone can quote the past, but only fools try to guarantee the future. #2  On 1/23/07 iShares index fund closed at143.20 ... on 10/10/08 closed at 91.50 ... a decline of almost 40% and didn't return to that level until 09/06/12...
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