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 It does not sacrifice margin.   It only sacrifices cash flow and with Apple's hoards of cash, they don't have to borrow money so holding payments back from suppliers doesn't do much for them. If Apple had decided this on their own, the fanboys would be cheering Apple's responsible stance.   Because this program of encouraging large companies to pay small companies faster was apparently government-driven, suddenly it's bad news because Obama was involved.    Total...
 Rational arguments:1.  Three-mile Island2.  Chernobyl3.  Fukushima Daiichi
 Do you really think that Apple hasn't investigated the options?   Don't you think that if a wind farm could be built less expensively and was as or more efficient in terms of generating electricity that Apple would have pursued that course? There also tends to be more public opposition to wind farms as people don't like the way they look, there are complaints about the noise and some bird lovers claim they kill too many birds.     Even the Kennedy family selfishly opposed...
 Thanks for posting this.   I don't understand all the "hate" for Gore.   A very decent man with some intellect, more than can be said for the vast majority of our other politicians. But even the Kahn/Cerf document you posted won't change the minds of most people here.    They have a story in their heads and then shape the facts to meet the demands of that story.      
 That's fine and it's fine for all the Apple fans to have decided that they "hate" Samsung, but the reality is that Samsung is the leader in TV and just about everyone else in the market is hurting badly and have cut back their TV lines.   I don't know whether or not Samsung makes any profit out of their TV business, but no one else does.   Samsung has killed Sony and Panasonic in this market, both of whom have cut back their lines.   Panasonic made great plasma TVs (as...
This is Apple's biggest fault:  They prioritize form over function.    Beautiful design and slimness is great, but it's worthless if you can't use the phone because the battery is dead.    What's going to sell more phones:  a slimmer phone or a longer battery life?  I'd gladly buy a thicker phone for longer battery life.    It's also a ridiculous compromise because most people put their phone into a case and once you do that, any semblance of its former thinness is...
I don't think most people realize that Jobs bought into Pixar long before they released their first animated film. It would be interesting to find out (and perhaps the book tells us this) how much influence Jobs had (or not) on pushing or supporting Pixar to be in that business. In some ways and especially since it wasn't part of Jobs' core competency or interests, that was a more amazing accomplishment than his return to Apple. Especially after paying just $5...
When you say, "I feel society's morals are degrading every year" and "society is going down the drain quickly", there is an implication that homosexuality is a new thing or that there are more homosexuals now than there have been in the past.    There isn't.   About 10% of human population has always been homosexual.    It may simply seem like there's more homosexuals because gays (for the most part) are no longer "in the closet".   The fact that you personally find gay...
Movies that take place in the future should never use current actual technology unless it's supposed to be retro.  In short order, it looks ridiculously out of date.   It always bothered me on the original Star Trek that all the large displays had a 1.33:1 aspect ratio.      If they can make an unbelievable realistic looking ape from motion capture and CGI, it shouldn't be too hard to make a prop that looks like the future, like something with a paper thin display or that...
I don't understand what this obsession is with whether someone famous is gay or not.    And why is it only a question when it pertains to potentially gay people and not to potentially heterosexual people?    Although people I work with know that I was once married and have a child, they don't really know much of what goes on in my private life and the question is never really raised other than "what'd you do this weekend?"   It shouldn't be raised with Cook either.  ...
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