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The back says "18K gold". If it were -plated or -filled and didn't say so, the FTC would drink Tim Cook's blood from a chalice fashioned from his skull. You can take it to the bank that it's solid gold.My guess for what Jony Ive meant by the Swiss being in "deep shıt" (I'm sure that's what he said): Apple plans on charging for the watch plus the actual cost of the gold—rather than many, many times the cost of the gold, as "jewelry" watchmakers do. That would blow the...
Your expertise on the gold and jewelry market is much appreciated, and I agree with you about the investment value of gold.This is the part of your post I don't agree with. The "guts and tech" are not $350. They're selling complete watches with case, internals, crystal, display, battery, and strap for $350. The guts are the smallest part of that, and they actually showed the "S1" module—it's what we used to call 50 years ago a hybrid integrated circuit—everything on one...
It's no use arguing with these guys. I went over to MacRumors for the first time in a couple of years just to see if the regular trolls would be befouling every thread after this announcement. Of course they were. But one guy who was going on about Tim Cook "lisping back and forth all over the stage" gave me an "Aha!" moment. I see where all this animosity comes from now.Sometimes I despair for humanity.
The derail was probably my fault to begin with, anyway.If it's not too late to comment on the actual subject of this thread...I was engaging in a little numerology on the question of 'Why 12"'?'. I don't know the exact diagonal of the 11.6" MBA to the micron, but I can't help noticing that it's Apple's only 16:9 laptop. If they made a 16:10 version (like all their others) the same width, there's enough slop in rounding off that anything that had to be rounded down to 11.6"...
Very true. And as I said upstairs, the electronics will undoubtedly be as easy to replace (in the store) as the battery. I'm sure you could update your watch to the latest technology every year or two, but the case will still be worn by your grandchildren.
And if Apple comes out with solid gold watches, they'll never hear the end of it from the "Apple is overpriced crap" crowd and the cheap-ass Fandroid trolls—so...might as well go for broke if you can't win either way!
As appreciative as I am of your condescension, you haven't the remotest idea of what you're talking about.Admittedly, "half-life" was my own metaphor, but LED lights are rated by the time before the phosphor tires to half the original brightness. The phosphor is pumped by a blue LED, which will probably never "fail", so MTBF, such as you would use for a mechanical part, isn't worth trying to measure.Common ratings for "LED" light bulbs is 20,000 hours—again, before...
Plus, they could probably make a 64-core processor for what Intel charges for one of their dual-core ones.
Could be. You'll have to take it up with the guy I got it from: Roger Penrose.If you've read The Emperor's New Mind, it's clear that he's a nut in some areas, but as a General Relativist, I think he's considered pretty reliable.
That's not even the weirdest thing. The only three characteristics a black hole can have are mass, angular momentum, and electric charge. Now real black holes are undoubtedly electrically neutral, more or less, but if you had a large charge imbalance, since like charges repel, the collapsing matter could bounce back outside the event horizon at least once. Since it took just exactly forever to reach the event horizon from the point of view of a distant observer, when is it...
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