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  • Tim Cook may have met with Trump during WWDC to discuss second term priorities

    melgross said:
    Trump winning its a given at this point.

    The world needs it.
    Fortunately no. The world needs for him to be put in a home.


    It’s almost cruelty that Jill and co. Haven’t set up Joe in a nursing facility already. There has been FAR too much embarrassment from the guy. Not only can he not ambulate safely, but routinely spaces out and needs handholding and direction for the most basic things. Recently have you seen the looks on the Italian and Canadian prime ministers faces as Joe basically disappeared without going anywhere? The guy needs to retire and get consistent care. He may only be a little older than Trump, but he’s declined so much faster. Meanwhile trump is holding his own and then some with master manipulators and fast talkers like Logan Paul. 

    You may not like Trump, but he is clearly the far more sound candidate than Biden - and pretty much everyone else in that side of the aisle. 
    "Religion is such a great thing it's so it keeps you know there's something to be good about you want to be good you wanna it's so important I don't know if it's explained right I don't know if I am explaining it right you know you want to be good you want to go to heaven when you have something like that you wanna go to heaven OK so you want to go to heaven so if we don't have heaven OK you almost say what's the reason why do I have to be good let's not be good what difference does it make"
    ~ Donald J. Trump~ June 2024
    gatorguy9secondkox2ilarynxtmayronnmuthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobra
  • Tim Cook may have met with Trump during WWDC to discuss second term priorities

    Trump winning its a given at this point.

    The world needs it.
    I hope he hangs in there #piazzaleloreto #sicsempertyrannis

    "Mango Mussolini".
    ilarynx9secondkox2watto_cobra
  • EU is reportedly going to fine Apple over failure to comply with the Digital Markets Act

    nubus said:
    spheric said:
    nubus said:

    Other US companies do this every day. Ford, IBM, McDonald's, Microsoft, Coca Cola,…
    Fun facts: 

    Ford was fined by the EU for emissions fraud (and by the US for circumventing import tariffs)

    IBM avoided a heavy EU antitrust fine for abusing their position in supercomputing by making major concessions and offering to redress past imbalances. 

    McDonald's was severely fined in at least one EU nation for tax avoidance. 

    These companies have adapted at least in part. IBM is recognizing unions in the EU. McDonald's is even doing "we're happy to work with unions" statements in EU. Apple spent 10 years against USB-C even after having signed a deal to make a common charger. 
    Careful here: Apple signed on for a current charger, and they were among the first to go USB-C (even exclusively so on their MacBooks in 2016, when hardly anybody else was using it at all). 

    Until 2022 (just two years ago!), the EU common charger was supposed to be fucking MICRO USB. 
    kurai_kagewatto_cobra
  • EU is reportedly going to fine Apple over failure to comply with the Digital Markets Act

    nubus said:

    Other US companies do this every day. Ford, IBM, McDonald's, Microsoft, Coca Cola,…
    Fun facts: 

    Ford was fined by the EU for emissions fraud (and by the US for circumventing import tariffs)

    IBM avoided a heavy EU antitrust fine for abusing their position in supercomputing by making major concessions and offering to redress past imbalances. 

    McDonald's was severely fined in at least one EU nation for tax avoidance. 

    Microsoft… hahahhahahahaha… oh boy. Just Google "Microsoft vs. EU". 

    Coca-Cola has had all manner of antitrust probes and fines and settlements in the EU, almost continuously over the past twenty years.  
    muthuk_vanalingamwilliamlondon
  • Jon Stewart reveals the moment things went bad with Apple

    regurgitatedcoprolite said:

    J.S., by avoiding use of his given name, is the one  being anti-semitic. 

    I have no idea what point you think you're making but using a stage name rather than an unwieldy given name has been a showbiz standard for over a century, and probably centuries before that. 

    You're making it sound like Stewart uses his stage name to obscure his Jewish heritage, which is an…interesting…accusation, and one that clarifies that you have NEVER watched any Jon Stewart. 

    He's not exactly "secretive" about his culture, and references it all the time

    So…excuse us if we feel your drawing attention to it to be rather…peculiar. 
    muthuk_vanalingambeowulfschmidtwatto_cobra