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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  • Apple TV app rumored to hit Android smartphones soon

    Apple has long touted that it is a "hardware company." However products like this tend to dispute that claim. It is growing into a services and software company.
    Once everyone who wants an Apple hardware product has it (I have lost count of all the Apple HW I own), it would seem to be the smart move to focus on services (I have all those too). If that's where growth and margins are, why wouldn't they. Wouldn't you?
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  • Apple working on tech to make haptic feedback in AR feel real

    There is no such thing as "virtual" reality or "augmented" reality. There is only reality. VR/AR are fantasy.
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  • Meta's VR ambitions Doomed as Carmack exits

    tmay said:
    JP234 said:
    There's a whiff of desperation in this article. Sounds like Facebook/Meta has put all their eggs in the VR basket, due to declining ad revenues, caused by large abandonment of its user base. Personally, both my wife and I have stopped the daily self-affirmation of tracking "likes" of our posts. And I deactivated my account months ago, realizing that no one really gives a crap what I think, and I really don't give a crap what they think. I don't want to live in an echo chamber of confirmation bias anymore, either.

    Apple may eventually be successful with their foray into AR/VR, but it won't be due to some $3,000 pair of blinders like the renderings I'm seeing.
    Apple would by all appearances have an integration advantage for AR/VR devices, among other things, though kudos to Meta for coining the term, and and raising its flag, in the Metaverse. /s

    If only Twitter and Meta could collide together, releasing a massive amount of karmic energy, and then disappear.

    I'm with you, man! And maybe for Christmas, Elon could hop aboard a SpaceX rocket and set the controls for the heart of the sun. I'm sure he thinks he's brighter!
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  • Apple accused of creating illegal pseudo-union at Ohio store

    Sounds like some of the people who read this story don't realize that every one of us has benefitted from the courageous workers who literally created the middle class lives we live today. Those organizers and workers risked imprisonment, and their very lives to ensure a better life for themselves, their families and their descendants. 

    If you trust the company you work for to forgo one lousy penny to act in your interests, open your history books and read about Crystal Lee Sutton (the real Norma Rae), Joe Hill, or the late great Cesar Chavez. Without them, you'd be working 80 hours a week, paid in company scrip good only at the overpriced company store, living in overpriced shacks owned by the company, in the company town. At the end of the week, your 80 hours wouldn't even cover your expenses, so you'd owe your soul to the company store. And your children and their children would be locked into the same horrific conditions, with no way out, except in a pine box, that came out of the wages of your survivors (with a hinge on the bottom, so the company could just dump you in a hole, and resell the box to the next victim).

    Open your eyes. Read Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle." Study the most recent decisions by the "conservative" Supreme Court, such as Citizens United (the ruling that corporations are people, and money is free speech) or the ending of the Voting Rights Act that required states with a history of black vote suppression (Texas and the entire South) to get federal approval before any changes in district maps or voting rules, saying they were no longer necessary. Then remember what happened in those states in 2021 & 2022.

    Why do you suppose Fortune 500 companies spend billions "lobbying" (in the private sector it's called bribing) legislators to preserve or enact laws protecting their profits, but never the people responsible for those profits (that's you)?

    Then tell me why unions aren't needed any more. I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, alive as you and me.
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  • Apple cancels 'Shantaram' after a single season

    I watched 3 or 4 episodes before completely losing interest. Can't speak for anyone else, but I've seen this plot countless times, and there's absolutely nothing new or original to see here. Apple TV's content has been compelling and innovative in the main, but there are exceptions such as Shantaram, Servant, Mosquito Coast, and Loot, to name just a few. There are others, such as See, which have an original premise, but then after that has been mined, descend into mindless violence, sex and profanity, or puerile humor more suited to the butt, butt, boob, poop, poop audience that finds that kind of thing funny.

    Overall, though there are some fails, Apple does a far better job moderating content than Prime, Netflix, Disney+ or even HBO Max. Much smaller pile of crap to wade through to find quality programming.
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