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And so you trust them to tell you what's healthy and what isn't, then.

No, idiots aren't. People are. You're very, very sad if you don't think people as an institution are smart enough to see what's good for them and what isn't. Every human being knows what's good for them and what isn't, even if they have only gained this knowledge through media (cartoons showing kids not liking green things, gorging on candy, and getting sick; that sort of thing). Idiots are the ones who choose to ignore this knowledge. People behave otherwise.

You can't arbitrarily tell people what they can and can't produce, any more than you can tell them what they can and can't eat.

And this is off-topic now. Let's end it here.

But as you know people are idiots and vice versa. But yes, let's end it here. I know you agree with me, anyway.
post #42 of 61
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That's one way to stay a step ahead of your competitors, delay their product release by reserving an insane amount of the components they need. By the time they release their tablet, Apple already has the next generation designed.

This is a good reason to keep $50 billion on-hand.
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This is a good reason to keep $50 billion on-hand.

What happened to the other $20 billion?

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post #44 of 61
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What happened to the other $20 billion?

Got spent on their top secret program to digitize Steve Jobs brain and upload him into their North Carolina data centre.
post #45 of 61
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The government should step in and limit Apple to a production quota so other companies can compete on a level playing field. If you want an iPad, sorry, Apple sold its quota for this month, buy a Xoom or just wait till next month. It's the only way to be fair, which is what our culture is all about these days.

If you want a country like that, move to China, they are real fair. Thinking like that is one of the main reasons the country is in the shape it is. This country was founded on FREEDOM not fair. Show me the right of everything being fair in the Constitution. This country is GREAT because of it's Freedoms not fairness.
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I'm guessing he recently read Atlas Shrugged and is suggesting that we live in Rand's vision of socialist dystopia. He was aiming for a criticism of modern society but didn't get it across well.

And if you haven't read it yet, grab a free copy from the Ayn Rand Institute here:
http://studentsforliberty.org/upcomi...tlas-shrugged/
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post #47 of 61
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This report is erroneous. What is clogging up the manufacturing capacity around the world is not the iPad but rather the Playbook.

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And if you haven't read it yet, grab a free copy from the Ayn Rand Institute here:
http://studentsforliberty.org/upcomi...tlas-shrugged/

Worth it frankly just for the bad sex scenes
post #49 of 61
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Worth it frankly just for the bad sex scenes

Wish I'd known. A hell of a lot cheaper than the bad sex scenes from my last two wives.
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post #50 of 61
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If you you really call that fair then why not force Apple to make the power efficiency less efficient, add code that makes their UI jittery, and gradually slows down the entire device forcing a reboot once a day? It's only fair if you want a level playing field.

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post #51 of 61
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If you want a country like that, move to China, they are real fair. Thinking like that is one of the main reasons the country is in the shape it is. This country was founded on FREEDOM not fair. Show me the right of everything being fair in the Constitution. This country is GREAT because of it's Freedoms not fairness.

Hmmm.... you need to bring yourself up to speed on global affairs.

I've got news for you: China doesn't do production quotas anymore.
post #52 of 61
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If you want a country like that, move to China, they are real fair. Thinking like that is one of the main reasons the country is in the shape it is. This country was founded on FREEDOM not fair. Show me the right of everything being fair in the Constitution. This country is GREAT because of it's Freedoms not fairness.

C'mon, lets hear it.... U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! .... no? oh ok then....
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C'mon, lets hear it....

Nice use of font sizes!
post #54 of 61
There was some knucklehead blogger on another site that said Apple's iPad numbers were going to feel the squeeze because of the Amazon tablet order. I'm fairly sure Apple had orders far in advance of Amazon and there's no way that component vendor would short Apple to satisfy Amazon. I tried to find the article some hours later but I couldn't locate it. I didn't come across it in a cursory glance through my browser history. All I know is that some of these bloggers can really distort the facts with their own opinions.
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All I know is that some of these bloggers can really distort the facts with their own opinions.

IMO, MOST of them really distort the facts with their own opinions. Eyes and the revenue they bring are more important than fair or truthful.
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post #56 of 61
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Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

The government should step in and limit Apple to a production quota so other companies can compete on a level playing field. If you want an iPad, sorry, Apple sold its quota for this month, buy a Xoom or just wait till next month. It's the only way to be fair, which is what our culture is all about these days.

Fair?!? Since when did we become a socialist state? The playing field is level. Having the gov't step in with "quota"s tilts the playing field. The problem is, how is this supposedly fair quota, set? How often is it updated? So, the gov't decides the winners and losers now?
post #57 of 61
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There was some knucklehead blogger on another site that said Apple's iPad numbers were going to feel the squeeze because of the Amazon tablet order.

Oh well at least the internet keeps such people off the streets, otherwise I'm sure that guy would be outside terrifying old people by attempting to hook a zune up to a playbook in a public park.
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Wish I'd known. A hell of a lot cheaper than the bad sex scenes from my last two wives.

It's really weird because one minute you're reading a paean of praise for radical free market economics, and the next the metal making dude is driving his pile into the railroad lady and it's all fairly dom-sub and hardcore. Then they pull their pants back on and talk about politics.
post #59 of 61
Government controlled distribution of consumer products! I cannot believe a thinking person would even think of such a concept. Is this the type of thinking being considered by citizens . . . electorate . . . in this country? That was the approach to the Communist economy in Russia and you see how well that worked. That is not democracy or libertarian beliefs. Sounds like a totalitarian approach!
post #60 of 61
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Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

The government should step in and limit Apple to a production quota so other companies can compete on a level playing field. If you want an iPad, sorry, Apple sold its quota for this month, buy a Xoom or just wait till next month. It's the only way to be fair, which is what our culture is all about these days.

What a coincidence! I am just reading Atlas Shrugged and this sounds exactly like the Equality of Economic Opportunity bill!
post #61 of 61
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Originally Posted by cloudgazer View Post

I'm guessing he recently read Atlas Shrugged and is suggesting that we live in Rand's vision of socialist dystopia. He was aiming for a criticism of modern society but didn't get it across well.

Oops! Didn't read the whole thread and just read the one comment. Seems this has been said before me!
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