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Now I think you're the one who's naive.   On the one hand, you say that kids' interest in music comes from peers.   But you don't think their peers talk about sex?    It's all around them.   Even on TV shows before the safe-harbor time of 10pm and even on shows that are considered family comedies, there is constant talk about sex.    And if they don't get it from those shows, they get it from watching Mylie Cyrus videos or whatever.  But that isn't what I said anyway.  ...
Absolutely not.   Live performance and recorded performance are completely different art forms.   With the possible exception of some classical recordings, and frequently not even then, there is no attempt to replicate the sound of a live performance in a recording.    Effects, double-tracking, level compression, panning and countless other tools are used to create a recording.   Think of the Beatles.   One of the reasons they stopped touring is because they couldn't...
In many cases, especially for catalog product, the labels will first convert from a 16 bit 44.1KHz redbook master anyway, because it's either all they have or because it's too costly to remaster the original recording for a relatively small number of sales, so converting to a higher bit rate will accomplish absolutely nothing.  It's like when your TV or player up-resses a DVD to HD.  It only looks very slightly better than watching the DVD natively.   Secondly, even if...
 Completely different skill set, far riskier investments and very small margins.    With some movies earning a $ billion in worldwide revenue, you'd think studios would be highly profitable, but they're not.  But if Apple did get involved in content creation and used their own tools in the process, I think we'd see far better applications.   Apple tends to be a bit arrogant and frequently doesn't understand professional workflow (Final Cut Pro being just one example of...
I don't have this product, but I can say that living in an apartment, almost whenever I cook, it sets off the smoke alarm and I have to take a broomstick to hit the button to stop the thing from blaring.   Usually five minutes later it triggers on again.    And I find that to be a pain.   So I would like one that I could wave off, but obviously it should only wave off once it's been triggered on.   As far as their thermostats not actually saving energy, that's going to...
I think it's okay for 12 and above.    I certainly have less of a problem with that song, which is meant to be a joke and isn't hurtful to anyone than with a rapper who talks about "bitches and hoes".     But let's say it isn't okay for a 12-year-old.    Why does it need to be censored?    Why can't parents raise their kids so either a) they'd have no interest in that song   -or-b) they'd tell their kid that they didn't want them listening to it (and the kid would actually...
 When it's intended to be used for dramatic effect, a curse can be quite effective, but let's get real.   As used by most comics, in much music and by people being interviewed, it's far over-used and it's a crutch.     If you have to say f__k every few words, then I would agree with the OP that it's used by people who have a very limited vocabulary and imagination. I also disagree with the person who posted that words are just sound waves.   Words have very specific...
You're missing the point.    IMO, houses immediately in the vicinity of the new campus will be in great demand.   That will raise prices.    Rising values will increase property values, which in return, will increase real-estate taxes (although as someone else stated, no more than 2% per year).
My increased net worth means nothing unless I want to borrow against the equity.  Net worth is just a number on a piece of paper.   There are plenty of cash-poor people with high net worth, if they've owned their house for decades.  This is a big problem throughout the country, especially in places which have become "gentrified".     I could be living in a lousy neighborhood because it's all I can afford.   I own my home (or apartment).    Squeezed out of far richer...
I agree that we don't need a long article to answer a simple question.   I think the answer (which may be in part what you're saying by a "strong platform") is simply that iPad users are more likely to be willing to pay for Office on the iPad or even have a need for it in the first place.     It doesn't matter how much share a platform has if it doesn't include customers who will buy your product.    Apple always said that they thought the iPhone and iPad brought new users...
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