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Soli said:randominternetperson said:I wonder why the Brits refer to scooters as mopeds? American readers think of mopeds as underpowered 49cc motorcycles that can also be pedaled (and haven't had any real presence on our roads since the 80's). The vehicles used in these raids are the size and weight of "real" motorcycles. I expect a traditional moped would have a hard time breaking through a glass wall.
Agreed about "scooter" being a silly name for "a motorcycle with a pass-through frame and an automatic transmission."
rob53 said:I'm still getting one and will get rid of my extra cards I've kept to keep my credit card history higher.
corrections said:dysamoria said:They should buy it all back and delist. Getting off the gambler’s market would result in far more stability.
Here's a useful exercise. Grab a piece of paper and a ruler. Draw a 10-inch line using the ruler. Now at the mid-point of the line, mark a point half a millimeter to the left or right of the line. Now make a triangle out of this by connecting the two ends of the original line to the new dot. Even if you used a fine point mechanical pencil (.5mm or .3mm), to draw these lines, there is no "daylight" inside this triangle. Now hold the paper up to your eye, looking down the line. You will see the "bend" even though for all intents and purposes, there is no bend. If someone gets an iPad with this level of "bend" and wants to return it, that says more about them than Apple.
And if they have more of a bend then that, then Apple considers that defective. There is no story here.
Hey, if you get trampled in an Apple Store, it's not unreasonable that you sure Apple for damages. This hardly seems different from the fact that you can sue me if you hurt yourself if you trip over an uneven paving stone walking up to my front door. This is just how common law torts work.
What I find interesting is Apple is everywhere in this legal filing referred to as "Apple Computer Inc. [doing business as] Apple, Inc." This suggests that when Apple changed it's name from Apple Computer to Apple Inc., they didn't really. They just file some d/b/a/ paperwork somewhere, but their incorporation papers still have the original name. Just an interesting tidbit, of no practical significance.
eightzero said:focher said:There no legal question here. The right to privacy has been clearly established as ending at death.
dougd said:Daily charging makes this product something I'd never want. Certainly don't need it with an iPhone in my pocket.
Speaking as someone who wore a watch 23.8 hours a day before the Apple Watch, putting the watch on the nightstand while sleeping is no big deal.
dblanch369 said:Where do you get off saying we can't complain? That's a horrific, narrow attitude. I think the mini will be good for some people, but I take exception to two issues - 1) It's too expensive for the base model. This is supposed to be the entry level computer that wins over your standard Windows goon. Except now its approaching twice the price of the original mini. I'm betting it has an impressive profit-margin for the company though. 2) Lack of a discreet GPU option yet again. But the ability to add an eGPU partially offsets that, I suppose. Still, should have it as an option. I honestly feel that they set their price points to keep demand down. Otherwise I was wanting to order one yesterday, but I decided not to. (because of the price mainly.)
Nothing on the page suggests a "getting started on Mac" use case. The "switcher" use case was over a decade ago. This is not your father's Mac mini.