Apple officially closes on $3B purchase of Beats headphones & streaming service

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  • Reply 101 of 111
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,827member

    Don't majorly disagree with any of that (though I'd caveat that destruction isn't always a negative thing), but we've gotten rather off topic here <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 102 of 111
    The destruction of the human species is never a good thing. People who think it are not being rational.
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    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,980member
    The destruction of the human species is never a good thing.

    I just hate when that happens. ;)
  • Reply 104 of 111
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,827member

    On an individual level it will be a tragedy.  On a global level, with the overpopulation and inflation and starvation (and the crazy poiliticians) it may be a form of self-regulation, and not entirely negative.

     

    And destruction aside from human destruction can be a good thing.  Sometimes you have to tear things down to build them back stronger.  Destruction may seem to be the opposite to creation, but it can also be the precursor to it.

  • Reply 105 of 111
    crowley wrote: »
    On an individual level it will be a tragedy.  On a global level, with the overpopulation and inflation and starvation (and the crazy poiliticians) it may be a form of self-regulation, and not entirely negative.

    And destruction aside from human destruction can be a good thing.  Sometimes you have to tear things down to build them back stronger.  Destruction may seem to be the opposite to creation, but it can also be the precursor to it.
    Agree with everything you said here.
  • Reply 106 of 111
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by YvesVilleneuve View Post

    The destruction of the human species is never a good thing. People who think it are not being rational.

     

    I always marvel at people who honestly don’t have a Humanity First mindset. They’re threats to civilization.

     

    Originally Posted by Crowley View Post

    ...with the overpopulation...

     

    What overpopulation?

  • Reply 107 of 111
    I assumed he presented a cycle that begins with overpopulation though he did not present it as such clearly.

    Overpopulation only exists when there isn't enough food and water to feed and hydrate everyone.
  • Reply 108 of 111
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,827member

    Oh do shut up TS.

  • Reply 109 of 111
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by Crowley View Post

    Oh do shut up TS.



    lol no.

  • Reply 110 of 111
    nimonimo Posts: 3member
    "August 2011 HTC bought a controlling 50.1% share in Beats Electronics for $309 million dollars.
    A year later HTC sold half its share back to Beats Electronics and in September 2013 it finally sold off the remaining 25% back to Beats for $265 million."
    Makes the whole company 1.06 Billion as per Sep, 2013. Some months later Apple buys it for 3 Billion. Did I ever read this anywhere in Appleinsider? Why not? It was greatly over-priced I guess, just as the Beats Headphones are. I tested a 300 EUR Beats Headphone in Media-Markt,Germany last week - bad, really bad for the price. My 43 EUR Sennheiser doesn't sound any worse than it.
    #I am an Apple shareholder, by the way. I think Tim is a great CEO and this is the first think
    he bought that I find over-priced, so I guess he gets the benefit of doubt.
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