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  • New MacBook Air, Mac mini, iMac, and more: What to expect from Apple in early 2022

    I really like the industrial design of the trash can, and if the new silicon is much thermally cooler perhaps there could be a more viable and upgradable (or an upgrade kit perhaps including fuller dual gpu support?) prosumer headless mac option in that kind of compact desktop format. Of course such might also suggest a mini max, and please oh please give us slotted ram, storage & gpu (or egpu) upgradeability options in suit with Mr. Cook's (and shareholders') recently expressed enthusiasm for the right to repair...
    patchythepirate
  • Apple fails to get Australia to drop Epic Games lawsuit

    entropys said:
    This place really is a hellhole of regulatory overreach.
    ...is this a fundamental debate on national legal independence vs international (or global village) law ?  

     Is this a fundamental issue for more important things like climate change, such as whether large polluting developed nations can avoid reducing emmissions at the expense of other countries...?

    Do we organize to protect regional or bioregional interests or globally for corporate profit externalizing various costs both patent and latent...?

    If nothing else will it be an interesting deliberation on the concept of 'stakeholder capitalism'...?
    elijahgGaby
  • Tim Cook 'feels good' about Apple's Self Service Repair initiative

    DuhSesame said:
    ...this from the CEO at the helm of moving so much 'onboard' including T2 storage controllers...?  Really...?
    I understood shareholder activism pushed Apple to this shift...?
    How much of this is simply the latest 'spin'...?
    If your on-board solution can provide something better, by all means do it.
    ...since the article is about repairability and perhaps flexibility one might need to define better... PCIe 4 blades @ 7+GB/s seem available now, and a second slot might allow RAID upgrades for those whose brains can work that quickly... : )
    watto_cobra
  • Tim Cook 'feels good' about Apple's Self Service Repair initiative

    ...this from the CEO at the helm of moving so much 'onboard' including T2 storage controllers...?  Really...?
    I understood shareholder activism pushed Apple to this shift...?  How much of this is simply the latest 'spin'...?

    I've upgraded (and downgraded for repurposing) every mac I've ever owned...

    ...perhaps the web too may again be 'for the rest of us': www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/01/06/what-is-web-3-0/
    elijahgwilliamlondon
  • AirPods are no longer cool, claim people who can't afford them

    .... I was never even remotely : ) tempted...

    To me this was part of a post Jobs shift to make hardware an unrepairable consumable, ironically at a time when sustainability would seem a critical priority...

    I still enjoy a pair of Sennheiser dual driver over ear 'cans' with audiophile metrics from the mid 80's and was happy to buy essential consumables such as ear pads and wires until they were discontinued after 35 (vs 5) years, stocking up for the last studio headphones I may ever need...

    My mobile 'buds' are Westone musician grade UM series again wired and still going strong save the essential consumables of physical contact and connection...

    From what I have read Jobs was an erudite audiophile and that zeitgeist was core to the success of the iPod, including the DAC of the iPod 4 which was legendary vs the ear fatiguing shredding of music in other less than lossless formats.

    Cool ?  Is that merit ? Perhaps for many...
    baconstangwilliamlondon