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I'm born/raised in San Francisco.  I've seen it all in every decade starting in the 70's.  As of this year's figures, San Francisco spends about $165Million on homeless programs.  Let's sit on that for a moment.  That means in one decade alone, my tax money has contributed to over a billion dollars in one decade. And what do we have to show for all that money spent?  Nothing.  Zip.  Nada.  What we ended up getting is cities from everywhere in the U.S. shipping their...
Your struggle with finding a non-Apple alternative is exactly why I don't bother with one.  At what point do you stop to think of how much the value of your own time is wasted in dealing with such inferior products?  You could be just "using" a well-designed and well though-out product, yet you seem to keep going back and not only wasting your money, but your time in finding something that will only fail you again.To say "It would be nice to have a non-Apple product for...
Well... I obviously didn't get the memo. Just bought Office 2013 (for Windows) to *ahem* run on my Windows 8.1 virtual machine... on my mac... Don't ask... just wanted to get it. It's work related... However, may very well be my last Windows Office pack I'll buy. I refuse to subscribe to Office365. I shouldn't have to pay for the "privilege" to continuously use it.
Samsung gets fined $120m after making billions of dollars selling iClones. Yep... Samsung will just record that fine under "Miscellaneous Expenses" on their P&L.  Samsung is just laughing at how they are playing the system, and getting away with it. It's like getting cause robbing $1million from a bank, paying a fine of $1,000 and getting to keep the money.
I did watch an interview of her from her "old" job.  I was very impressed with her mannerisms, clarity of thought, and the way she views the market.  Great gal.  I'm hoping she brings a fresh perspective for Apple.  The stores are crazy profitable right now, but one has to always keep things polished to keep them shining.  :)
Where are all the MacPro haters that were infesting this forum a few months ago?  They are conveniently nowhere to  be seen?  Looks like this machine is more popular that these basement-dwellers were expecting... Again!!  Where are the crybabies screaming on how they can build a franken-PC with desktop (not workstation) class chips, with more RAM (not ECC-RAM), and more capacity (not SSD) than Apple and at 1/4 the price?? Once again, they're eating humble-pie at the diner...
I hate Android to the nth degree... that being said... There are two handset makers, that want to use an OS (Android) that is developed and maintained by a separate company (Google) at no cost to the manufacturer, and the handset makers are b!tching that to use the FREE software, they have to install some apps that benefit the company that is doing all the work to make their handset actually useful?  Really people? No one is stopping them from creating their own phone OS...
I think the pressure is on her to not be another Browett.  It would also not fare well for Tim Cook's hiring abilities if she turns out to be another dud.   I honestly think she's going to be a great addition.  She has the chops, the style, and the connection with what's cool.  I think this is one area for Apple where having a woman in that position will really make a difference.  Keeping my fingers crossed. It will be interesting how her first few months go.  
How can analysts even be allowed to publish completely fabricated numbers like that without being called to it?  Not only does Samsung not publish numbers, but on those rare occasions when it did, they were caught flat-out lying, all thanks to unsealed documents from the Apple/Samsung lawsuit(s).Honestly, these analysts should be fined, or penalized in some sort of way for their crackpot analysis.  It's a shame, and sham!
Oh just stop it with your worst-case scenario antics.  Just stop.You are the one stuck in the past.  Let it go.Optical drives are - for the most part - obsolete.  Why include something that rarely gets use?  It's one extra mechanical thing that can go wrong.  You need it, go buy an external one for the 2 - 3 times you'll use it, then have it gather dust in some desk drawer.For laptops, a dedicated ethernet port is obsolete as well.  I don't know a single person with all...
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