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flydog said:GeorgeBMac said:sdw2001 said:On one hand, I don't blame Apple for threading the needle with the CCP in order to get access to a market with 5 times the population of U.S. But on the other, that's a lot of money and resources that are building Communist China instead of the United States. China is a major competitor, biggest trade partner, and #1 threat to the U.S. all at the same time. Their government's goal is to be the world superpower by 2050. This was a long-term plan started in the 1970's. We dismissed them for decades, thought we "free" trade could liberalize the CCP, and their military was subpar compared to ours. All that has changed in the last 20 years. While we still have a superior military, they have the capability to win a battle (for example, Taiwan) before we can respond with full force. They also have sophisticated enough equipment (planes, missiles, anti-satellite etc.) to give us real problems.Is there any actual evidence that China is a threat to the U.S. or that they intend to become the world's leading super (military) power -- or is it just more propaganda left over from the Trump era?We know how that operates: repeat the lies enough times and they becomes the new alternative facts.
lkrupp said:Kuyangkoh said:Everyone is moving to Texas, they are all leaving California, hmm i wonder why???
The actual human Cold War is class, power, and trade (money came later), and has been for nearly 10,0000 years since that first farmer in Asia Minor successfully bought in the first harvest, your party or religion are just side shows the upper 5% do not care if the masses waste time on it, as long as they have class, power and trade (money).
Gig worker, sharecropper, non union, subscription renter seems to be the future for most…..and which part of the USA is closer to that? Mideast, Southeast…
OutdoorAppDeveloper said:Why did Apple back track on the MacBook Pro? Well, customers kept telling them that they were not buying a new MacBook if it does not have the ports they need and a keyboard they can type on. Why don't you ask why Apple did not listen to customers before they made the previous MacBook? Secrecy is killing this company. You shouldn't have to release a product in order to figure out what customers want.
seanj said:Sticking old versions of HDMI and SD reader utterly pointless. You’ll be able to get Thunderbolt 4 to HDMI/SD adapters that will offer higher performance than these built in ones, for those that one these.
Myself, like the vast majority of people will never user these ports.Why would I need an SD card reader? Like most People I take photos on my phone.
As for HDMI, sorry I don’t use anything with copyright restrictions. I’d use DP, except one the ports I could have used has been sacrificed for the HDMI/SD combo.
Stupid move, done to please the commentariate rather than real world users.