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This sort of weary-smartass cynicism is why I can't stand to read any comment threads on MacRumors. Nevermind the fact it's a worn-out cliché.
I believe he's right about the fatigue proneness of ordinary metals, which consist of crystalline domains throughout, whereas liquid metal would be amorphous, like glass, another liquid.But I don't think he'll turn out to be right that Apple has no use for fatigue-resistant materials. I can imagine that their hoped-for (by me and a few others) iWatch stereo video glasses might have frames made from Liquid Metal, along with lenses with laminated scratch-resistant...
Interesting. Remember this? http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/11/apple-fires-its-ion-cannons/And this video: http://vimeo.com/30742652
(Edit Not that I disagree with what you're saying, but it looks like I just made up a whole other way to put thoughts in his head.)Tim Cook is a very smart guy, so what he does, whatever he does, is probably very deliberate and considered. He may have decided that "coming out" or the whole concept of "outing" is flawed. It assumes there was something important to hide in the first place, that it depends on a culture of shame. That's not something he would be inclined to...
This Amazon job is not necessarily a product of the visible justice department. The last time this subject came up, we had a poster from France who seemed to suspect a deal between Amazon and certain nosey intel agencies. Of course no patriotic American would want to believe such a thing. Nor would one want to risk one's reputation as a sophisticated observer by getting emotional over what might only be the very surface of the story.
There's a little more to it than spell checking. Editing, copy editing, typesetting, proofreading, design, layout, page proofs, indexing, cover art, and more. Months of staff work for a relatively simple book. Publishers perform a huge service in production, never mind acquisition, author and project development, publicity, distribution, all the bookkeeping, etc.
If you compare DED to Bill O'Reilly, I don't think you're getting any benefit from what the word "hack" is supposed to convey.There are real hacks like Blodgett, Lyons, even Daisey, you could better spend your outrage on. They're on the wrong side. DED is on the right side, and he turns his readers on to some, many, good views from that perspective. He doesn't have to get everything right, just keep the Irish fighting spirit going. Why? Because Apple is still the underdog...
He didn't this time either. It's no surprise that he and Thomas would be on the wrong side. I vote with mstone on this one. Aereo was profiting from someone else's IP.It's a simple but broad ethical question that is alien to the Scalia/Thomas style of mind. They frequently rule with the picayune legalistic side on such questions.
Could the premature whiners about gimping one model please note the first four words of the story?: "Due to supply constraints . . . "
Yeah, I thought that after I posted, and your point might be widely shared. In which case, they should continue developing the 4-inch platform with new processors, cameras, cases, etc. I hope so anyway.. I was thinking the 5c would get the 5s internals, including Touch ID.Edit: I see that Gruber thinks this way too today.
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