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Thunderbolt is fast enough for FC, there are TB-FC interfaces.AV stream and disk-based mass storage only utilize a fraction of TB's throughput particularly with 4 (IIRC) independent TB busses that don't share bandwidth.The worst part about external TB expansion is the clutter and additional failure modes due to non-locking connectors which are more pro-sumer than pro quality. (There's a reason old computer plugs were screw down connectors and pro-audio uses locking XLR...
Great, FreeNAS uses ZFS that Apple once said to be going to support and which would have been the perfect basis for Time Machine. So maybe we'll hopefully see a better FreeNAS Mac integration, even better would be FreeNAS moving to Darwin, and Darwin/OS X gaining proper ZFS support through the back door...
They can study Jobs as long as they want, the ppl who get it will never be put in his position and the people who will be put in his position will never get it. The very process of making a career, going to business school, etc. is the antithesis of the process that produces the kind of thinking he displayed in action. Corporations make safe choices, they want degrees, certificates, consensus, focus groups, market studies, bean counting. They are penny wise and pound...
Non retina, older CPU in a new process => more CPUs per dye, lower res camera module, cheaper case, less and slower flash memory That adds up to quite some savings. On the other hand it also slows down the speed of iOS evolution, because lack of RAM, speed and storage are what limits the advance of the platform.
Problem with the 10.9 dialog: have to manually open AppStore to see WHAT is being updated. The idea that I'd have ANYTHING installed without knowing first what it is, is repulsive.
Phablets are a joke: won't fit comfortably into the pockets of you jeans (unless you're the typical 350lbs US consumer wearing XXXXL size clothes), they are too big to operate with one hand unless you're a Yeti, and they are still too small for viewing any photography worth that name, still make you squint reading books, and look just plain stupid next to a normal sized head while being used as a phone.
Rumors as a way of manipulating the stock market.... Besides: much more important would be MacBook Air with retina displays; the iPad minis are close to retina resolution anyway due to the smaller screen sizes, a quadrupling of the resolution on the iPad mini has marginal impact for usability, but big effect on battery life and cost; barely worth the effort for that class of device.
  Not just that: if people who post a lot get more weight, that means people producing a lot of hot air get more weight, i.e. the quality of the forum will take even more of a nose-dive than it has over the last few years.   We've already too many people who recently "saw the light of Apple" and who act as if they were co-founders of the religion; trying to step on often well-founded criticism by people who have been riding this Apple bus since before it hit a public street.
So what? There is no need for a new version for the sake of a new version.Unless you want Apple to emulate the M$ feature creep bloatware approach to software engineering, then once the relevant functionality of a (word processor/spreadsheet/presentation) software is implemented it's the end if the line except for minor GUI tweaks and bug fixes until such time that things are ready for a major paradigm shift.If you can propose such a major shift for these basic...
  That's why a file system like ZFS with snapshot support would have been crucial: A snapshot creates a duplicate of the entire file system, but with copy-on-write semantics, so it's almost instantaneous. So each time machine backup would create a new snapshot, which would really freeze an instant in time. Then the same snapshot is made on the backup drive, and only the diffs would be copied over. Same space efficiency as what TimeMachine does, but without the directory...
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