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As noted by The Wall Street Journal, Apple's doubling up on Exxon is a rare event for publicly traded companies, one most recently witnessed by IBM 30 years ago. During a stretch between 1984 to 1985, IBM's year-end value was more than two times that of the next-largest company, which happened to be Exxon at the time.[/quote]Cautionary tale for the future?[/quote]Yes, IBM started to have difficulties after eighty years of solid competence, so maybe Apple should start...
He was banned I think, though I don't know what finally did it. It looks like the ban is now lifted, but maybe he is too ashamed to come back (ha-ha). Anyway, he was never anti Tim Cook.
Thanks, it does interest me. I agree with you that I don't think he was criticizing my reply. But I have a feeling that he found the idea of a people's car unsavory, and found my usual long-winded answer in need of deflation. That's all. God forbid he should have to read something about social-development manufacturing projects, even if they're capitalist or state-capitalist (the Nazi VW) based.It always irritates me when another poster says just put someone on the ignore...
Apple's press release on this is at: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2015/02/23Apple-to-Invest-1-7-Billion-in-New-European-Data-Centres.html It includes a few sentences on the company's contributions to Europe's economy. Also, one gets the impression that Apple is building out their data network very deliberately, to give them time to build on previous environmental solutions, and take advantage of what others are doing in the field, such as the air-cooling designs in...
Why block you? I just glance over your comments. You can do the same with mine.Like I said, it was a pleasure to respond to Bibi's ignorant commie-baiting comment about people's cars. Something tells me you didn't find the answer agreeable.
It gives me great pleasure to respond to your comment."People's Car" is a conventional term for the class of vehicle represented by the Ford Model T, the Volkswagen (literally, "people's car" in German), the Fiat 500 Topolino, and let's not forget the Citro├źn 2CV, which was designed to help French farmers get their produce to market.Jay Leno rescues the term from your sort of benighted conservative sniffery in the fourth paragraph here, talking about his prize 1937...
Thanks for that So Cal link. I think I'll go visit those guys some day. In my opinion, it would be worth converting a VW, whether a squareback, bug or Thing, just to keep driving that torsion-bar sprung, 4-wheel-independent, rear-engine experience a bit longer. So yeah, I think it's worth the $$ if you've got it, if only to keep experimenting with the platform. Your videos bear this out.A lot of people don't realize what a great road car Porsche developed in that original...
There is good reason to believe, based on this story and a few others, that the supply of displays has been a constraint on iPhone production for Apple, and therefore rolling out a newer iPod touch with what would have to be a larger screen would be a foolish distraction for them until this problem is solved.LTPS production is said to be tricky, I read somewhere. I wouldn't know anything about it though.
A very interesting and vivid review of the Tesla experience, thanks.Going on to read about saving Tesla's laboratory is a great surprise. Elon Musk's contribution changed my view of him. He's all right, eh?Question: how much does the Model S weigh, without batteries? Or if with batteries, how much does the battery package weigh?Edit: I see the curb weight is 4600 lbs, that is, with the batteries.. It's a heavy car, something that Apple might want to improve upon.
I believe that LTPS screens go all the way back to the iPhone 4 Retinas. Here's a sample piece of evidence for that, as well as some background for this story. Plus bonus vintage small-vs.-bigger-screen squabbling from some familiar forum members when they were younger and more innocent.http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/150335/apples-next-iphone-expected-to-consume-70-of-high-res-ltps-screen-supplyThe story is a bit garbled, but it for sure indicates that the iPhone 5 would...
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