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  • Apple's ad agency recommends a stop to Twitter campaigns

    jdw said:
    "Twitter has had a tumultuous few days" ONLY in the eyes of the mass media, which includes AppleInsider.  And I say this truth as an avid reader of AppleInsider who continues to love content here.  But despite my love for AppleInsider, I call it like it is.  

    Daily reporting of Musk is either mass hysteria, cancel culture at work, or simply capitalist profiteering from hot-button "shock" news to draw in more readers.  Or maybe it's all of those things. 

    Here's reality...

    It's not that big a deal.

    Musk is a rich guy who for his own reasons bought Twitter -- a social media platform that I myself never use except for the rare cases of entering some kind of giveaway or sweepstakes.  FaceBook interactions mean far, far more to me.  (I'm not into Instagram either, for what it's worth.)  And while a large number of people really do care about Twitter, we all need to sit back, take a deep breath and relax because before Twitter existed, human beings existed and got along with each other about as well as we are today.  

    Can the world live without Twitter?  You bet it can!  In some ways, it probably would be better for it.

    So when a rich guy buys a company and then tries to get a return on his investment, he will try many things.  Some things he tries will fail and others will succeed.  Musk is playing with ideas now.  LET HIM!  The mass media is having a hay day with it only because CHANGE ALWAYS TRIGGERS CONTROVERSY!  But in the end, all the mass media does is manipulate the minds of readers.  That's right.  It's not some crazy rich guy touting freedom of speech that endangers minds.  It's the mind manipulating media!  The same is true of election time.  We have all this so-called "news" which is little more than biased commentary, all constructed to trigger people and indirectly influence votes.  Why?  Because triggered people help ratings and viewer/reader-ship.  Yeah.  It's as petty as money.  Or better: "filthy lucre."

    Don't get me wrong.  I still like AppleInsider.  They are merely playing follow-the-leader when it comes to hot button and "trending" stories like this.  But in the greater scheme of things, this topic about Musk and Twitter doesn't matter.  If you died today and went to heaven, do you thing the saints will be asking you about the latest news on Twitter?  Think about it.  There are much, MUCH more meaningful things than the need to dwell daily on what Musk is doing with something new he bought.

    Don't worry.  Be happy.

    It's good advice for us all.  Yeah, it does work.  And if you leave somebody alone to think long enough, good may come of it.  Leave Musk and Twitter alone, and report on something else.  We all need a breather from this incessant Twitter/Musk news.  The only reason it seems to be a big deal is because the mass media wants you to believe that.  It's time we all stop listening to what others tell us to think and start thinking for ourselves, even if that means we need to take a break from the crazy daily news for a while.
    Wow, thanks for all the information about what rich guys do and how to run a business. It amazes me the extent Elon-stans go in defending him. I mean just look at that screed. And of course it’s the usual blame the media b.s. 

    There’s no reason for the media to ignore a story about someone overpaying for a company by 20 billion dollars, laying off thousands of employees, putting their remaining employees in legal jeopardy with the FTC (Twitter is under a consent decree from before elon purchased it) or ruining the value of Twitter as an ad company by being so toxic that more and more brands don’t want to be associated with it. 

    Elon is one of the biggest trolls around. Telling other people to just leave him alone is pretty rich. 
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  • Apple's ad agency recommends a stop to Twitter campaigns

    So now that Twitter is finally being taken seriously, NOW Apple wants out? These advertisers should be ashamed. Nothing but a political shove. 

    They can't take about trust and safety while trying to boycott Twitter to ensure it gets hurt. As if their tactic isn't blatantly ovious.
    I can assure you, no one with a brain is currently taking Twitter seriously. 
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  • Apple's ad agency recommends a stop to Twitter campaigns

    drdavid said:
    So now that Twitter is finally being taken seriously, NOW Apple wants out? These advertisers should be ashamed. Nothing but a political shove. 

    They can't take about trust and safety while trying to boycott Twitter to ensure it gets hurt. As if their tactic isn't blatantly ovious.
    I can assure you, no one with a brain is currently taking Twitter seriously. 
    LOL. Some assurance. 

    Literally EVERYONE with a brain is taking Twitter seriously. Now more than ever. 

    Only the advertisers with money to burn and who can afford to limit their reach by “cancelling” Twitter are doing so. 

    Business usually suffers when it gets political. 


    While not tiny, Twitter is a relatively small spend in the advertising world. No one is burning money but Twitter and Elon. 

    The reason brands don’t want to advertise on Twitter right now isn’t because of wokeness or cancel culture or a political shove, whatever that is. It’s because the new owner of twitter posts political conspiracy theories from a crackpot “news” site and the use of racial epithets shot up massively. Now with huge layoffs the concern is that the racism and other types of harassment will only increase. Companies don’t want to get dragged into this Elon trolling shit show. They just want to advertise and they’d be smart to spend their dollars elsewhere until/if Elon can figure out what twitter is doing. 
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  • Apple Fellow Phil Schiller quits Twitter

    Madbum said:
    ilarynx said:
    Madbum said:
    Madbum said:
    Be very careful there Phil. More than  Half of this country  and likely more than half of the Apple users agree with Musk and his views on Free speech .

    So political statements like this is not what shareholders want to see. 
    Ironically you are advising him to be weary of expressing his own free speech.
    Well no, as long as he represents Apple and is beholden to shareholders, he has a duty to act in a manner that will not damage the shareholders

    if he resigns, he can ran around with his pants off protesting a Twitter no problem!
    While the execs and C-level personnel have a fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders, I'm not sure an Apple "Fellow" does, senior or otherwise. 

    Regardless, a lot of companies and shareholders are learning that remaining on Twitter is a bit of a gamble these days:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianbushard/2022/11/11/kari-lake-lockheed-martin-and-eli-lilly-here-are-the-companies-celebrities-and-politicians-impersonated-in-twitter-blue-chaos/?sh=6b2cb94b3871

    "Half of this country... agrees with Musk"? Either you live in a country different than mine, or you need to share what you're smoking with the rest of the group. 
    I think you like imagine your coastal state as America. Or did you think Biden won 140 million to 15 million? And not 80 million to 74 million? (California and New York was responsible for most of the difference) And the US senate is not 50-50 or Republicans don’t have the house?

    and I say this as somebody who voted for Biden

    and I will say it’s likely way more than half agree with Musk when it comes to free speech, I do and many of my friends who vote Democrat do as well.

    lastly, Schiller part of the executive team so he is c-suite
    You think half the country agrees with
    musk based on the fact that trump lost the last election!? You must be the same kind of person who declared themselves the “moral majority” in the ‘80’s (religious wackos with a million or two members)

    I don’t know how many people agree with musk but his take on free speech is convoluted and ignorant. 
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  • iOS 15 now available with Health sharing & improved device intelligence

    I just checked for the update and my phone said the software was up to date. At the bottom of that same page it said  also: ios15 with the option to install it. I’ve never seen that before. Telling me my software is up to date and also telling me there is new software. 
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  • Apple starts development of in-house cellular modem

    tht said:
    Feels like they should have started 4 years ago, but good to hear they are committed. They could have switched Macs to Apple Silicon in 2018. And their own cellular modems could have been started in 2016 or 2017. They basically wasted billions and 4 years to groom Intel to be a secondary or primary modem provider, but Intel has poorly performed in virtually everything they have touched the past 3 to 4 years.

    Lol, right. I mean really they should have started 8 years ago so they could switch Macs to Apple silicon in 2014. And their own cellular modems could have been started in 2012 or 2013. Making a technological roadmap after the fact is a breeze. I wonder if there are any paying jobs in that field. 
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  • Apple Fellow Phil Schiller quits Twitter

    Madbum said:
    drdavid said:
    Madbum said:
    ilarynx said:
    Madbum said:
    Madbum said:
    Be very careful there Phil. More than  Half of this country  and likely more than half of the Apple users agree with Musk and his views on Free speech .

    So political statements like this is not what shareholders want to see. 
    Ironically you are advising him to be weary of expressing his own free speech.
    Well no, as long as he represents Apple and is beholden to shareholders, he has a duty to act in a manner that will not damage the shareholders

    if he resigns, he can ran around with his pants off protesting a Twitter no problem!
    While the execs and C-level personnel have a fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders, I'm not sure an Apple "Fellow" does, senior or otherwise. 

    Regardless, a lot of companies and shareholders are learning that remaining on Twitter is a bit of a gamble these days:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianbushard/2022/11/11/kari-lake-lockheed-martin-and-eli-lilly-here-are-the-companies-celebrities-and-politicians-impersonated-in-twitter-blue-chaos/?sh=6b2cb94b3871

    "Half of this country... agrees with Musk"? Either you live in a country different than mine, or you need to share what you're smoking with the rest of the group. 
    I think you like imagine your coastal state as America. Or did you think Biden won 140 million to 15 million? And not 80 million to 74 million? (California and New York was responsible for most of the difference) And the US senate is not 50-50 or Republicans don’t have the house?

    and I say this as somebody who voted for Biden

    and I will say it’s likely way more than half agree with Musk when it comes to free speech, I do and many of my friends who vote Democrat do as well.

    lastly, Schiller part of the executive team so he is c-suite
    You think half the country agrees with
    musk based on the fact that trump lost the last election!? You must be the same kind of person who declared themselves the “moral majority” in the ‘80’s (religious wackos with a million or two members)

    I don’t know how many people agree with musk but his take on free speech is convoluted and ignorant. 
    Yes, I will bet you money the at least  the 53 percent of Americans who just gave Republicans the House agree with Musk on Free speech. If you don’t think that, you are the one in the bubble.

    Musk position on free speech is convoluted? Says you? But that is ok, I disagree but you can say it because it’s your right. But don’t try to say what I say is wrong because you disagree. 
    Lol. That is the same logic the “moral majority” used. Just assume over 150 million people agree with whatever your personal opinion is. At least you’re brave enough to bet me on it (eyeroll). 

    I absolutely will tell you that what you say is wrong. Because it is wrong. 
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  • iOS 15 now available with Health sharing & improved device intelligence

    gatorguy said:
    drdavid said:
    I just checked for the update and my phone said the software was up to date. At the bottom of that same page it said  also: ios15 with the option to install it. I’ve never seen that before. Telling me my software is up to date and also telling me there is new software. 
    I'm going to put it off for a while anyway. Nothing particularly compelling in it for what I use my iPhone for so I'll leave it to others to discover the bugs and get a later point release. :)
    That was my thought also. I got the security update last week, roughly. The difference made my wonder if I’m missing something. 
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  • Early MagSafe Charger, iPhone 12 accessory orders start arriving

    riciedd said:
    For the iPhone 12 pro MagSafe charger does it need a 18w or 20w power brick???
    Someone posted the list of power requirements for the MagSafe charger and it said it needed 20 watts. 
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  • iPhone 13 Pro not a perfect fit with MagSafe Duo, but charging is unaffected

    Hate is a strong word. I hate that damn video you insist must intrude on every article. And the persons face that is always there is taking a fair bit of my frustration also. 
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