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So has mine, but I don't think it has anything to do with the use of computers and keyboards. I think it has more to do with the flexibility of my fingers. I remember my father used to make fun of me for writing in a incredibly small block font style, but it was perfectly readable. Much of the time, I can't even read my own handwriting now.
And that looks almost exactly like Apple's Lincoln Square store in New York City, which is quite beautiful. However, one problem with that design, which features stone floors, stone walls and glass ceilings in a large open space is that it is incredibly noisy. Every sound is magnified. I had a lot of trouble testing Siri in the store and it sounded to me like there was a very large sound system on the owner level, but when I went down there, there was just some small...
That's a ridiculous statement. NYC is among the large cities with the least amount of crime. There are 10 cities in the U.S. with more than 1 million people. All stats are per capita. Violent Crime: NYC is 3rd (1st being the least crime) Murder: NYC is 3rd from the least Rape: NYC has the least. Robbery: NYC is 4th from the least Aggravated Assault: NYC is 5th from the least Property Crime: NYC has the least Burglary: NYC has the least Larceny/Theft: NYC has...
And not taxing the rich expands the welfare state for the rich. The 18% long-term capital gains tax is a farce. Why should investors pay 20% less than salaried workers?Your hero, Ronald Reagan, taxed the rich at 50% (highest marginal rate) and it's now only 38%. The great Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower taxed the rich at 90%. So I'm totally in favor of returning to Eisenhower's or Reagan's tax rates for the rich.I've never understood this mantra that raising the...
I don't think obsession with consumer products is a recent phenomena. It's been around in the U.S. at least since the end of World War II. "Keep up with the Joneses" and all that. All of the 1950s family television shows were about "the American way of life", which more often than not meant go out a buy a house, a few cars, kitchen appliances, TVs, etc. What has changed is the obsession with brands. Displaying a free Apple decal...no problem. But paying for the...
Because ideas like this are not supposed to be patentable, only the specific implementation of the idea. And while I will admit that the patent office violates that concept all the time (like permitting Amazon to patent "one-click", which Apple then had to license from Amazon), it's how patents are supposed to work. Otherwise, "information is presented on a screen" would be patentable.
Well why is your wife emailing you about the birth of your own child anyway? You shoudl talk to each other.
The Lincoln Center store is incredibly loud as well - maybe even louder because it's a more confined space. All hard surfaces, nothing to absorb the sound except other people. For all the applause the design of these stores receive, I think that's a flaw. I had a hard time using Siri in the Lincoln Center store -- I had to cup my hands around the iPhone. Under the circumstances, Siri worked incredibly well - it only misunderstood a few things. --- From looking at...
That's true for most HDTVs. They all have glossy screens, no? And as for the report claiming that LG is releasing 2012 OLED sets in large sizes, I find that very hard to believe unless it's super-high end or a concept model. Hardly anyone has released any OLED as yet except for Sony's 11" model from a few years ago. 2012 is not suddenly going to give us revolutionary changes in size/cost. LG sets are not especially highly rated. Those honors go to the former...
In the case of cell phones, a user's opinion about their own service is a practically useless parameter. That would be like asking a user if they "like" the sound of their stereo system or the picture on their TV. How do they know what it should look/sound like? Because if I say that AT&T is terrible, how do I know that Verizon or Sprint isn't worse under either the same or different conditions? And an evaluaton of one geographic area has no relevance to...
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