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What is the debt? As far as wars go they traditionally were ways of stimulating economies. Not saying you should be having them but the accounting aspects are quite political.
That has never stopped them before. The U.S. For example has extended US laws to foreign companies with ties to Cuba.I am unclear as to whether profits earned by sales in other countries would be subject to U.S. taxes. That would be similar to the way U.S. citizens must report all earnings even if they currently reside in another country. I should imagine that would involve tax treaties. I don't know if there are tax treaties for corporations operating in different...
Such a device would be very neat if it were essentially a blank sheet of paper and had proper writing capabilities ( I.e. built in support for a real writing device). Somehow I doubt this will happen as people seem to want something to consume content or some way of typing. Philip
Yes, that is a conundrum. Ads have made North American TV watching unbearable. Everywhere you go there's another billboard or whatever polluting the air and what is really worrisome is that the marketing industry has a whole toolbox of psychological tools to fine tune the presentation of a product. Much of it borders on brainwashing. On the other hand, as you note, advertising has an information component to it which is surely useful. I don't know how you get around the...
It's hard to imagine a case against net neutrality and the comments by President Obama are quite reasonable. Your statement regarding speeds and pricing is interesting. I find it hard to believe if you mean there are far better internet systems in place in countries of a comparable size. It's not quite fair, for example, to look at Sweden in comparison to the country when it comes to communications. Geography and the distribution of the population matter with respect to...
Not much better than a finger. The stylus situation with iPads is really bad.
Unless it's changed recently the ATV is not a very good presentation tool. It requires joining a common network which is often not available. I used to get around that by setting up an ad hoc network from an iPhone. A real pain actually. You should be able to plug it in a communicate directly from an iPad.
3:2 is in fact quite good and the Surface Pro has improved a lot. It would still be nice though to have an iPad with a standard paper sized screen, stylus done right and the current touch capabilities. The Surface still seems to be more at home in landscape mode. I really do hope Apple stays with a 4:3 aspect ratio. A larger sized screen would be great in all kinds of areas. In education, though, a proper stylus input option is crucial. The whole asii two dimensional...
Add me to the 1% after 35+ years of only Apple/NeXT. 1% here, 1% there eventually adds up. Have always had Apple TV's but it really is quite uninspired at this point. Moreover the GUI has become weird. They just keep adding apps, tied to cable. Quite disappointing actually. The best part of the ATV is AirPlay and the ability to learn remotes.
They serve to dull the mind so that one doesn't go mad watching much of the remaining broadcasted content.Philip
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