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Apple Maps already shows some transit information:      In NYC, Maps does show the location of subway stations.   They don't tell you what line and they don't provide routing directions, but at least they show you the locations of the stations.   They are also showing the locations of Long Island Railroad stations.   I also see the subway stops for Chicago, Los Angeles and London.   I just checked Boston and I don't see any T stops, but I also see far fewer...
People in Congress are able to think for themselves???    I think not.  A great many of them are blubbering idiots.  Even in cases where companies only "lobby" in the literal sense of the word and make absolutely no campaign contributions whatsoever, you listen to the people around you plus the people who are most active in getting you past a primary ("the base").   Because members of Congress primarily have only lobbyists around them, that's who they listen to. And then...
I wrote "commercial stations".  I know about public radio - it's about all I listen to.   In NYC, we have WBGO for Jazz, WNYC for public affairs, WFUV for AOR and WQXR for Classical.   
The question is how many people do not listen to streaming radio mainly because they're afraid of using too much data and being charged for it?  I bet it's very few.   An FM tuner on my iPhone is moot because I can listen to any radio station I want via app.      I think what the industry is actually trying to stop is people listening to out-of-market radio stations rather than listening to in-market radio stations, since advertisers need listeners in-market.  ...
Completely disagree on every issue EXCEPT the difficulty of repairing and upgrading Apple's products.   On that I agree.   Apple should design their products as they used to -where it's easy to replace batteries, memory and storage.   People would keep their machines longer.    On the other hand, when I go to electronics recycling events, the only Apple computers I usually see there are really, really old models, like original iMacs, etc.   At least 90% of the machines are...
Absolutely not - no Apple store (or any other kind of store, except perhaps for food/camping supplies) in the national parks. This is exactly what conservative Republicans want.   They want to turn the national parks over to the states who will have the freedom to lease the land to private developers, energy companies, etc. There are many other ways to educate the public about the national parks besides sticking an electronics store in there.    
Yes and I wish more politicians who support environmental action would use Apple as an example proving that companies can be environmentally responsible, but still earn huge profits.    Even if one doesn't believe in man-made global warming, everything we do to help the environment improves our health and would reduce cancer rates and respiratory diseases if not other diseases as well.    I'm sure Apple isn't perfect, especially when it comes to rare earth elements,...
I understand that point of view and there is certainly marketing value in having celebs wear/use your products, but I have to agree with those who feel that this just doesn't smell right.   It's saying that "if you're a super-rich member of the elite, we're going to hand these expensive devices out like candy even though you could actually afford to buy one, but if you're a regular Joe, get on line and pay the money".   I feel like it's catering to the 1%. And that photo...
He probably just needs a tax write-off unless he's incredibly naive.   I was asked to invest in an off-Broadway show and performed a lot of financial analysis.   Even though the costs are much lower off-Broadway, the chances of making any money are incredibly slim unless you have the very rare hit that plays for a very long time.   It's much harder to make money on a Broadway show in spite of absurdly high ticket prices because the production costs are so high.
We can all laugh at the stupidity of this, but with the general nastiness that permeates the web and the inclination to bring every issue, no matter how trivial, to the level of a thousand-year-old religious argument, it should be no surprise that this boils over into non-virtual life.   Everyone needs to calm down, get a life and if they have to argue at all, argue about things that matter.   I like my iPhone and Mac, but I couldn't care less whether anyone else uses...
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