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darkvader said:iOS_Guy80 said:Their loss and mistake.Hardly. Amazon Prime is worth it for the shipping, Prime Video is essentially a freebie that they throw in. And it's still got a lot more content than Apple, and it's generally better content.I'm gonna bet there are a LOT more people with Amazon Prime than with Apple TV+, and it's probably going to stay that way.Apple's big thing is apparently some show about a sportsball coach. Yawn.
entropys said:Leaving aside that I would question the business model of targeting AirPods Max, as scarcity would be a big problem for it,
but yes, large American cities have become worse. I only drop in to the US every five years or so from OS, and have been doing so for more than thirty years. NewYork was a dangerous place in the late eighties, but by the mid nineties seemed quite safe and I loved visiting. Now it seems outright scary at night.
SF (I am more familiar with Berkeley) has always had its vagrants, but it is also comparatively pretty bad these days. I would avoid either city altogether these days. That just the way it is, and I don’t need to visit them anymore.
In 1990, when the population of NYC was 14% smaller than it is now, there were nearly 530,000 crimes that fell into the most violent categories including 2,200 murders. Through the end of November 2022 there were 115,000 crimes in those same categories including 391 murders.
Also, I visit San Francisco at least once a month. Is homelessness a serious problem? Yes. Am I terrified to walk down the street? No. Does shit happen occasionally no matter where you live? Absolutely!
The Overblown, Heavily Politcal Fear of American Cities
lkrupp said:I read an article about Los Angeles in which the LAPD is now recommending people leave their fancy cars and jewelry at home when they go out. This is what our society has descended into? Is lawlessness now the norm? Is this what “defund the police” means? Should we leave our iPhones and AirPods home too?
So I guess the message is buy an old Datsun beater to use when you go out on the town and wear plastic beads from Walmart, ladies.