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  I've never owned an AR but I have plinked with one.  It's damn fun and I'm 99% sure I was shooting faster than 1 round every 5 seconds and the owner was not yelling at me for "cooking" his barrel*.  All I really remember is an empty magazine and big shit eating grin on my face after emptying said magazine despite the craptastic shooting.     I dunno, maybe it took more than a minute but I doubt it.  I wasn't exactly going for accuracy and I doubt that giggling counts as...
  Dude...you clearly wrote "I don't see any other conclusion than they are now using a smaller process node to double the NAND density".     Who's angry?  The one calling people names or the one laughing at the person calling people names?  I don't mind but you sure talk tough on the internet buddy.   I quoted you exactly every single time.  I disagree there's a significant difference between "conclusion" and "explanation" in the context of what you wrote but that's...
  Both the CPU (3.7 vs 3.2 Ghz) and GPU (1.3 Ghz vs 1.1 Ghz) run a bit faster.   In the previous models (2.9 Ghz i7 vs 2.5 Ghz i5) the CPU was around 13-14% faster and the GPU around 9-13% faster.   Of the two the GPU being around 10% faster is probably more important.   I dunno...I don't feel that 8GB RAM is sufficiently future proof so I'd either go for the 15" MBPr with 16GB RAM or buy the cheapest 13" MBPr model possible and get the $1,499 base model unless I had to...
  It strikes me that higher yields on the retina panels and lower component costs are more likely than Apple willing to take an unnecessary margin and ASP hit on their top laptop lines.  There's no indication that they aren't selling as well as Apple might have hoped.       LOL...only lose a $1B.       I do not believe that Apple MBP customers are that price sensitive.  I would think that if they were willing to take a new $1B/qtr hit they would MOST likely do so on the...
  LOL...you're all upset because he replace "conclusion" with "explanation"?   Really?     Fine...you wrote "I don't see any other conclusion".   LOL...man that's hilarious.     "I don't see any other conclusion" is equally assertive as "I don't see any other explanation".     Unless the presumption is that the declarant is an idiot (probably not an assumption you prefer) then the statement "I don't see" presumes some level of intelligence on the part of the person making...
  Well, I find it really funny that you can't see how  "I don't see any other conclusion" is equivalent to "I don't see any other explanation".   In fact he's been arguing that your perception (or lack thereof) is wrong this entire time does not mean you haven't claimed that you did not think there was any other conclusion.  Which is a pretty dumb assed statement to make in the first place.   I'll let you in on a little secret:  Your command of conditional qualifiers...
Oh by the way...going from 27nm to 21nm doesn't actually double your NAND density...
  The full context is that you wrote in response to this statement:   "Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but it looks like they have cut SSD prices across the board.  For all MBPs and MBAs."   "If that's the case then I don't see any other conclusion than the are now using a smaller node process to double the NAND density."   So the full statement is:   If they have cut SSD prices across the board then I don't see any other conclusion than they are now using a smaller...
  Yes.  It's a smart strategy for Apple but it does mean to be an early adopter you over pay.  That's always to case for an early adopter so arguing that this isn't happening is silly.     The 13" MBPr was simply not that great a value and the lack of a discrete GPU makes it not as "Pro" as it should be in comparison to the MBA.   I'd gladly pay $1,999 for a 13" MBPr 2.9 Ghz dual core i7 with a GT640M.  That puts it below the base 15" MBPr in performance and not far below...
  By definition 1920x1080 is "retina-grade" display IF you sit at the recommended viewing distance for HDTVs.  For a 13" diagonal screen 16:9 screen that means no closer than 1.69 feet in order to meet the 60 pixels per degree standard for "retina" displays.   The reason that HDTVs are looking at 4K is because 1080 replicates the view from the FURTHEST seat in the theater and most folks (for theater anyway) prefer to sit closer and with ever larger screens available it's...
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