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Neither do  I and I never did.   Apple currently operates in very high margin businesses.   Although luxury cars have higher margins than "ordinary" cars, the auto business is extremely low margin and has very high capital costs (although high cash flow).   Also, although Apple can "Think Different", traditionally, car companies have owned their factories, which Apple doesn't currently do.     Although Apple has traditionally looked at existing products, figured out what...
No, they'll get over it just like they did with integration or with laws that require them not to discriminate in their business with people of other religions.   It's a completely hypocritical argument anyway, because they do business with people who violate other precepts of their religion, such as those who use birth control, have pre-marital sex, commit adultery, don't honor the sabbath, steal, etc.   I'm old enough to remember when people made religious arguments...
I disagree and I'm someone who completely supports taking down the Confederate battle flag from state houses and the like.   Apple should have looked at the context of its use in each game or asked the developers for a description of the context of its use BEFORE they took anything down, not AFTER. I think when the controversy hit, someone at Apple panicked and made this terrible decision to take everything down with the flag in it.  That was overkill - a terrible decision...
Equal protection laws.     Without them, we'd still have slavery or legal segregation in the south.Edit:  JFC1138 beat me to it above.   
In the case of marriage, Government has to be involved because of the legal ramifications of marriage in the areas of marital assets, decision-making when one person becomes ill, estate issues, etc.     That was one of the arguments for legalizing gay marriage in the first place:  partners were not recognized by the State.   People would live together for 50 years, one would become ill and hospitals wouldn't recognize the right of the partner to make health decisions....
I disagree.   No post should take personal shots that don't add to the discussion.    You want to construct a logical argument for or against something, that's fine, but no decent forum should permit posters to make personal attacks, in spite of the fact that this has become common across the web.  Furthermore, when a post only contains a personal attack and not an argument (don't know if yours did or not, since it was deleted), it's a complete waste of my time to read it....
I don't consider civil rights to be political, even if some politicians try to make it so.    Cook celebrated a ruling by the Supreme Court that gives people more freedom.    It's no more political than ending legal segregation or supporting equality for women.   John Lennon & Yoko Ono were part of the original campaign.   Don't you think Lennon would have been in favor of gay rights?   
We have plenty of "sexual craziness" with or without gay marriage or even gays.   Heterosexual pornography is one of the largest industries in the U.S., and sex still sells tons of products.    The hetereosexual divorce rate in the U.S. is above 50% and a large percentage of those divorces are because of adultery.   lf civilizations do fall apart because of "sexual craziness" (which I don't happen to believe - it's war and economics that killed most nations), gay marriage...
I completely support the removal of the Confederate battle flag from State offices and the like and I also completely support retailers stopping the sale of products that use the flag as a logo or design. IMO, the flag represents those who committed treason and fought to support slavery. It was co-opted, beginning around 1948 and especially after the 1954 Brown vs. Bd of Education Supreme Court decision by those who wanted to enforce and keep legal segregation. It's...
Because programmers used to write tight code to make minimal use of memory (and disk space for that matter).   No one cares about that anymore.    I've got an old article somewhere from the Apple II days which talks about how Woz wrote a printer driver or something in 150 bytes.    Also, to be fair, we couldn't put much in the way of images (aside from MacPaint) into documents in the early days.    And no audio aside from the speech generator on the Mac itself.   One short...
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