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We live in a time when the overwhelming majority of people refuse to pay to read articles or view content provided by people who do it for a living.  Those naive souls who thought "data should be free" think they've won.      But the true price we've paid is obnoxious, invasive advertising, click bait, SPAM and invasions of privacy.    What do you expect?    They should be congratulated for surviving and thanked for providing the video at all. If this site decided to stop...
That's what I thought.   Unless you pay to custom build with an upgraded processor, isn't this a step down from the previous models?  Weren't the October, 2012 models a 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 for $799 and a 2.5GHz Dual Core i5 for $599? Now we have 2.8GHz dual core i5 for $999, a 2.6GHz dual core i5 for $699 and a 1.4GHz dual core i3 for $499.    As I understand it, the i3 doesn't multi-thread at all.   Is this really progress?  What am I missing?   
 Except that outside of the largest cities, where the cable companies charge more, most people aren't paying much more than $40 for the basic cable portion of their bill today.    So you'd simply be getting less for the same price.   The other issue is that most people who get cable also get their internet access from the cable provider and have a package deal.   If you drop cable completely, your internet access rate goes up and they'd probably do the same if someone took...
Not at these prices.    It only works if you want to watch only one or two networks.    Let's say all the networks do this and charge the same $6 a month.   You subscribe to CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and let's say just four basic cable channels: take your pick, but one example might be AMC, FX, Comedy and SciFi.     Now you're up to $48 a month.   Add just one sports and one news channel and you're up to $60 a month and you still have to pay someone for access to the web.   If...
While there are still some shows that attract crowds and seem to do pretty well, I think the exhibition industry is slowly dying, which is why I laugh when some politician proposes a new or expanded conference center.   The web, as well as changes to the retail industry in the U.S. (like huge consolidation and the dominance of national chains) has made many of these shows unnecessary (and unprofitable).    But it's not always logical which shows succeed and which don't.  ...
 At first I thought he was confused and thought that Apple bought Bose, not Beats.   But what I think he's trying to say is that if Bose wins the lawsuit and Apple has to take all the current Beats headphones off of the market because they violate Bose patents, Apple would regret the deal.  And he'd be right.   While Bose does seem to have these patents, the concept of noise reduction goes back many decades and is well known and there are other headphone manufacturers who...
Why the hell would anyone want that?  What a nightmare!
What I don't understand is "why?"   How much money does any one person need?   He has more money than he could ever spend in his entire life.   What does he get out of bullying companies? Apple stock did go up because of the stock buybacks and the dividend, but it mostly went up because of great sales and Icahn has nothing to do with that. While he's certainly a big shareholder of Apple, Apple should pay him no mind.   Jobs certainly would have ignored him. 
Well, it's like a conversation with my 89-year-old mother, which does drive one to distraction and road rage.   The only thing Siri doesn't do that my mother does is first say, "Speak up, I can't hear you" and follow that up with "Don't YELL at me!" Siri is fantastic, but there's no question that it still needs a lot of work and frankly, I've been surprised that there hasn't been continuous improvement coming from Apple in this regard.  
 Exactly.   So it's not Apple's fault or responsibility - Real was the culprit.  They should be suing Real, not Apple.   If Real files were convertible to MP3, they could have been used in iTunes and on all Apple music players.  
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