JP234

Maybe stop giving Kanye West such an enormous media platform to document his mental illness? And I don't mean banning him from Apple Music. I mean just stop writing, blogging and talking about him all the time. Since he started these rants, his online presence has increased by a quantum level. So everyone, stop, just stop. Let him be Kanye, let his fans support him, and the rest of us can forget him.

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  • Inside Apple's Singapore Marina Bay Sands retail store

    JP234 said:
    Insanely great. But what did this cost me, as an Apple shareholder? Betting my dividends would be higher if Apple spent a teeeeeny bit less on these eclectic and expensive stores that are popping up. Apple customers don't need a "floating dome" to shop for Apple goods and services. A mall store is just fine for me.

    Comments like this remind me of why our world is so messed up. Humans are selfish, and not out of survival like the rest of nature.

    So how is Apple's hard work at padding your pockets bringing value into your life? Do you drive an expensive car or a junker, just to be practical? Do you own a large screen TV or just read a book at night?

    It goes both ways. Apple's investment in the "Apple experience" is why sales remain strong.
    Actually, my wife and I drive Volvos. A 2013 S60 and a 2022 XC40, both Platinum trim, paid for in cash. Between our Apple, Microsoft, two utility and 5 oil company stocks, the dividends throw off enough cash to buy a new one (about $45-$50K each) every two years. My 2013 has only 28,000 garage kept miles on it, so I'm keeping it, even though I'd like a new one. Maybe if Apple paid me a special dividend or raised the dividend, I'd get a new 2023, even though my '13 is near mint. But I'm a lifelong gearhead, so cars are near the top of my spending priorities.

    Our TV is only 43." And I read lots of books, too, mostly from the library. We have no debt; not cars, not mortgage, not credit card.

    To put it in terms no millennial will ever understand, but every Boomer will, "You can't spend or borrow your way to prosperity."
    mac daddy zeewilliamlondon
  • Inside Apple's Singapore Marina Bay Sands retail store

    Insanely great. But what did this cost me, as an Apple shareholder? Betting my dividends would be higher if Apple spent a teeeeeny bit less on these eclectic and expensive stores that are popping up. Apple customers don't need a "floating dome" to shop for Apple goods and services. A mall store is just fine for me.
    williamlondon
  • AirTags catch United Airlines in lie about missing luggage

    Tip I learned: Now that everyone and his uncle know about AirTags, when you travel, it's wise to hide them well (we made our own pockets in the lining of our checked bags) so that the thieves don't immediately remove them and put them on something else.
    pulseimageslordjohnwhorfin
  • Apple's 15-inch MacBook Air: Rumors, and what we know

    red oak said:
    AI_lias said:
    Imagine a 15” Air (thinner and lighter than other 15” laptops) which Apple will also cripple with only one external display. Because that’s who Apple is now, and that’s what they think of their customers. 
    Exactly.  This is why Apple computer market share is increasing dramatically 
    Citation needed

    However, market share is not the interesting metric. For consumers it’s quality. For investors, it’s revenue and profit. By your logic McDonald’s has the best burger. Lol
    You seem to have compartmentalized three factors that are actually interdependent. Market share derives from quality. Revenue and profit derive from quality AND market share. In effect, everything begins with quality. And to quote Steve Jobs, "One Last Thing:" plenty of Apple consumers are Apple investors, and vice-versa. None of your metrics stand alone or have any inherent meaning without the other 3.
    williamlondon
  • House of Representatives bans staff use of 'high risk' TikTok

    lkrupp said:
    This is frivolous to the lowest level. TikTok is an entertaining tool. Government building is for working. Of course it is inappropriate to use TikTok. But making it a national security issue is a plot by China haters to silence democracy. 
    Maybe the NSA, CIA, and the U.S. Military know something you don’t. But then you’re just a Chinese government operative spreading disinformation and propaganda. And who are you to be talking about democracy when your leader is a vicious despot.
    You are a liar! I have said here many times that I have nothing to do with Chinese government. And you China hater keeps making lies about me. And would you bet that every word I posted here have been recorded by CIA? US government has the world's largest network of spying. It is much larger than China or any other country. Can you deny it? NSA, CIA, and the U.S. Military know how to spy on every one. This is why they worry TikTok will spy on US. US has far more superior military power than China. I believe this is the simple reason CCP feel it is useless to spy everything on US. Of course they want to know what the US Congress is planning on Taiwan. And this is the reason US Congress don't want CCP to know. And this is democracy? I thought democracy is for peace like Jesus do.
    Come on, wave! Your mangled syntax, misspellings and rigid defense of the PRC (we notice that you use CCP, a dead giveaway) make it obvious you're just another Chinese tool trying to influence Apple users for some unfathomable reason. Get a Twitter account and pimp our "useful idiot" ex-president again.
    williamlondonblastdoorlkrupp