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Oh, agreed! It's going to be fascinating to see what they come up with in the future. My only point is that this vector processor is something they could plausibly have been working on beforehand, and thus would be the first thing to hit the market. (Maybe in origin it was a PPC processor with an enormously more sophisticated AltiVec section with game consoles in mind?)
Wow! Is 625 posts in one thread a record of some sort? I guess the bulk of the postings constitute one of the longest xMac/headless mini-tower arguments I've ever seen on here. Perhaps it's time Mr. H and wobegon just decided that neither of them are going to convince the other of their position and let it rest. Since a lot of the discussion has to do with Joe Six-Pack and how he makes his buying decisions, and since I'm close enough to that that I might be able to...
I like Programmer's theory! It would explain a lot. Everybody says it's too soon to see anything from Apple's acquisition of PA Semi, and as far as specialized chips for the iPod and iPhone, go, that's true. But PA Semi designs PPC chips; they know everything there is to know about designing the AltiVec "rendering engine" that's been on PPCs since the G4. They could have been working on a chip that was all rendering engine--a much, much more sophisticated version of...
1) This has been investigated and is not being pursued, because, guess what? Every corporation was doing it, and Apple was far from the worst offender. It's over. I know you thought this was when Steve Jobs would be punished for rising "above his station," but you're going to have to deal with the disappointment. 2) The same can be said of Bill Gates. How are you planning on bringing him down? Of course he was born legitimately in an upper-class family, not from "an unwed...
At least he didn't say this this time. A few choice quotes:He posts a similar rant any time the subject of Steve Jobs, his health, or shortcomings of any Apple products come up. I'm not exactly a blind worshipper of Steve Jobs; he has several bees in his bonnet that I personally disagree with from a design and marketing point of view. (Of course, with my opinions and $2.00 you can buy a cup of coffee.) However, I think these kind of statements are really beyond the pale of...
Reading these last few posts, I just had another thought. We're all agreed that an update of the MB and MBP is imminent, right? What if the new MBP looked like a fatter, heavier MacBook Air, the new MB looked like the old MBP, aluminum, but still basically rectangular, and they continued selling the current plastic MacBook, but at a much lower price, since the R&D was paid off on it long ago? The MacBook Junior? No, they'd think up a less insulting name than that.
They became dominant in the DOS era. They bought 86DOS from Seattle Computer Products and then sold it to IBM. IBM neglected to get an exclusive on it, and then went on to create an open hardware architecture through their own arrogance and stupidity. The clone makers jumped on that, and started producing IBM-compatible computers. DOS was the only OS that would run on them. By the time anybody came up with any more (and there were several) Microsoft's pirate tactics had...
Obviously, you have no idea of the history of Microsoft, so there's no point in continuing this discussionSo Standard Oil became a monopoly in the 19th Century by selling a better product than the other oil companies? Right. Unfortunately, 100%, dog-eat-dog, let-'em-eat-cake, robber-baron Capitalism is thoroughly back in the driver's seat in this country, so let the good times roll!I know you don't want to hear about history, but honestly, this is just so rich I can't pass...
Yawn!
No, they and the Progressive (Roosevelt wing) of the Republican party became socialists when they adopted the Socialist Party's platform in its entirety in the 1912 campaign, so frightened were they by the 8 % Eugene V. Debs garnered from his jail cell in the 1908 election. The Taft wing eventually retook control and are now working on destroying the Progressive Era reforms of the 1912-1920 era, now that they've succeeded in destroying the Great Society and the New Deal.
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