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Just saw the trailer. It looks fascinating, warts and all.    It's interesting to read comments both praising and criticising Steve Jobs' behaviour. Of course he has been aggrandized, but, meh. That he wasn't liked by some is partly a function of the character of those beholding. The point I'd like to add is that Apple was floundering and seemingly a chaotic mess before his return, at which point matters changed rapidly. That's an incontrovertible fact - love him or...
"Your religion and the Catholic religion have been molesting children for decades" > I think you'll find it's been centuries; long, long, long before the advent of freedom of speech, investigative journalism and police forces enforcing democratic public policy. -----------------   The assertion is that the Confederate flag is a symbol of the promotion of slavery, and this is why Apple wish to act as censor and prevent their customers from being exposed to...
 I'm sure property costs are stratospheric, and that the cost of the spaceship once the plans were finalised, inclusive of all materials and services charges, was stratospsheric. But surely, once the final plans were fixed in stone, along with main contractors' awarded quotes which are based on subcontractor awarded quotes, from THAT point the costs can't have escalated by two thousand million. An underestimate by that amount is indicative of staggering incompetence....
Two BILLION OVER budget? Two thousand million? That can't be right!? How much was the project supposed to cost at the point the plans were finalised? Surely it should be 2 million. 
 Brilliant, made me LOL - thank you! 
Unfathomable complexity and minuteness. The people who make these things may as well be gods.
 Really? I've never seen an ad? Maybe there is a configuration setting that allows ads to display, though I've no recollection of turning-off anything of the sort. 
I try and use AppleMaps occasionally, but invariably slip back into using Waze which I find generally slicker, easier to use and more pleasing to the eye. I presume Waze now utilises Google Search and POI, those two are the hammer that Google/Waze has over the Apple offering. I love the way Waze prompts you to inform someone about your trip and send an estimated ETA along with a URL to a live link of your journey. I use this every day for my journey home. 
 This.An implied presumption in setting up a business is that you enter into an exchange with ANYONE (who is of legal age to exchange for the items/service and who is not a wanted criminal) who offers you the stated price.  This means that you have to be prepared to serve someone who is perhaps openly Republican, or with openly Nazi sympathies, or women, or Gingers, or men, or Irish, or Trekkies, or Canadians, or your mother-in-law, or members of the Osama bin Laden fan...
Interesting post.   "As to whether the patent system should allow patenting software ... that's another issue"   Yes, might mountain climbers one day be able to patent a route? 
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