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When the iPad came out I was excited about it. I played with one and that enthusiasm faded. I still liked it but the interface wasn't impressive enough for me to buy one. Since I'm not wealthy enough to just plop down money for the next expensive toy to come out I must consider the best bang for my buck.   The latest versions of OSX aren't impressive to me. They definitely are better than the Windows 7&8 OSs but not more impressive than Open SUSE or Ubuntu. I'm still...
Thirty years ago Sony meant something in the audio equipment world. It is interesting that it is rare for me to see any dedicated audio equipment in anybodies house these days. I've got an old receiver and power amp that I never use. All of my audio comes from quality computer speakers. Anything bigger would be too loud in my apartment. Wal-Mart doesn't sell Sony TVs anymore. That must hurt. Alfiejr has it right, except for the publicly traded part not being for sale. The...
  Apple isn't my religion the way it is yours. It is a company that makes products they want me to buy. When I see other companies making similar or better products for the same or less money I'm open to buying them. When other companies sell newer designs with current year technology I'll go for those over the older stuff Apple sells. I'm not a Windows guy. I like a couple of flavors of Linux, so the crappy Windows OS doesn't play into my purchasing decisions.   Apple...
Fairtax.org Nobody pays taxes until they purchase something at retail. No businesses pay taxes either. Nobody below the poverty line pays any taxes. The actual rates go down for most people with this plan. The only people who pay 3% more with the transition are people between 56 and 65 years old. They lose out on the transition period for a few years. This plan lets people save more money faster due to income not being taxed. This plan entices foreign companies to bring...
Cost effective is a relative term. Any company that wants to maintain a great reputation for innovation must factor in the need to update its products often. If it doesn't then its reputation diminishes. Apple's reputation has been diminishing in the eyes of long time Apple computer users. I've read it here and on other Apple forums. The reason they stick around for so long is because of Windows. Who really wants to go back to Windows? Nobody. So those who don't want to...
If Apple never made a revolutionary product again I would be OK with it. What I'm annoyed at about Apple is that they don't even lead the pack with processors and new things all of the time. Yet they always charge premium prices. They do come up with new standards every once in a while but they leave older processors in their machines far too long. They should be updating their processors immediately as they become available. Instead they leave their machines with the...
Does this mean that Apple is buying the bonds with its offshore money? If it is, doesn't that mean it must repay the money to the offshore entity? If that entity is located offshore Apple is still sending the money to repay the loan offshore. What am I missing about this deal?
Someone please explain to me how offering bonds that must be repaid to the buyers will get the $100 billion in value that is parked overseas back to the USA without being taxed.
What is it that requires a Mac Pro other than movie editing? I see that Dell and HP sell monster machines with Xenon processors. There are movie editing programs that work on Windows and Linux. Just this month Red Shark released its Lightworks movie editing program for Linux. It is a program that seems to be on par with anything from Avid or Adobe.  It's even set up to create 3D movies, AND IT'S FREE! Can't real scientific work be accomplished by racks of servers...
Until the stock market returns to evaluating stocks purely on their dividends it will continue to be a casino. Wouldn't it be more fun to just go to a casino on the days you're feeling lucky?
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