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I think that entire new campus should be named after Jobs, not anything less.   IMO, anything less would seem insulting.  It shouldn't be named after Jobs because he wanted the new building or was involved in its design.   It should be named after Jobs because there would probably be no Apple today if Jobs hadn't returned to the company and guided it to its current success and because Jobs was probably the finest CEO of any American company of all time.        I think...
Basic civil rights is not "politics" even though politicians turn it into politics.   This isn't about whether a Democrat or a Republican has the best ideas, whether deficits are a good or bad thing or whether we should spend more taxpayer money on cops or education.   It's about basic civil rights and treating all people with respect.     If the Nazis came to power in the U.S. and started sending Jews to concentration camps, should Tim Cook ignore that, because it's...
No, it's about discrimination and it is an anti-gay law.   You cannot discriminate against people in a place of public accommodation.   The courts have found that unconstitutional.   That's why we no longer have segregation.   On the other hand, in certain circumstances, people do have the right to choose who they do business with.   If I have a retail store, I have to serve everyone, although I can have certain rules like "no shirt, no service".   If I do choose to deny...
Actually, it's worse than that.   He seems to think that if the Government fines a company that there's no way any of that money would ever find its way into providing government services - as if it disappeared into the pockets of Government administrators. My belief is that sites should only be permitted to track their own cookies and not the cookies of other sites.   And one should clearly be able to opt in and out of tracking at all. We all paid a dear price when we...
Everyone's certainly entitled to like the size they like and there's nothing wrong with Apple making a variety of screen sizes to fit different needs, but I don't understand what the problem is with the size of the iPhone 6. It fits quite comfortably in all the same pockets my iPhone 5 and iPhone 3G fit in, including relatively tight jeans. And I keep it in a relatively thick leather case and I still have no problems storing it where I want to. I look at the iPhone 3G,...
Sometimes it's the simplest things which prove the most difficult.   Turn a mouse so that the front is in the rear and watch people go nuts.    There are several potential points of confusion with Apple Pay:1.  Do you have to "wake up" your phone before you use it, or will the NFC wake up the phone?   And if you don't notice that the phone is "active" and you press the Home button to wake it up, is it actually "paying" and in that case, is it possible to accidentally pay...
Really?  The FCC controls the price of your cable bill?   Then why do they keep going up?   The FCC controls no such thing.   Cable bill prices are totally free market.    
No, our tax dollars didn't pay for that infrastructure (if anything, our tax dollars paid for the predecessor to the web, Arpanet), since the only infrastructure aside from the studios is the transmitters and towers, which are privately owned, BUT the airwaves (supposedly) belong to the American public and over-the-air broadcasters (which Comcast is via the NBC network and the company owned and operated stations) have always had special rules because of that, such as...
Since when does "necessary" determine what people buy?   Food, water, shelter, basic clothing, health care and for some people, basic transportation is necessary.  Nothing else is.   And that includes a computer, Pad, iPhone, etc.   If you use the 'necessary' argument, Apple wouldn't be in business.     Within some parameters of income, consumers, especially in western economies, buy what they want, not only what's necessary.  If they didn't, the vast variety of consumer...
 I have a hard time believing that macho American drivers (of either male or female gender) would accept self-driving vehicles.   They simply drive too aggressively most of the time to give control over to the car, since I assume the car will follow traffic laws, not drive above the speed limit and not arbitrarily switch lanes.    Many American men won't even let their wives or girlfriends drive when they're in the car.    If drivers didn't have this need to feel...
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