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  • Amazon closing all of its brick-and-mortar bookstores and '4-Star' locations

    Hank2.0 said:
    Microsoft tried and failed... Why? I don't know.
    I was still working for Microsoft when the first Microsoft Store opened. A number of us were watching the video on our PCs. It was painfully obvious that the design was  a copy of the Apple Store, but it didn’t seem to fit our business model. We couldn’t figure out how it made sense. Then, the employees started leading the customers in a line dance. Huh? Why were they dancing? It was all so bizarre. And then, one woman in the back line stopped dancing, picked up a box from a shelf, and put it in her purse. She was shoplifting our product, in the middle of our promotional video, and no one in the store even noticed! 
  • Apple's new 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon - what to expect, and when it might be announc...

    How many times can rumor sites rewrite the same story, with the same stale information?

  • Filmic Pro adds ProRes Video to iPhone 13 Pro before Apple

    This doesn’t seem to be entirely correct. I tested it and found I was able to select 24, 25, or 30 fps in 4K and 24, 25, 30, 48, or 60 in 1080p. 

    There are also options for 2K and 3K video, with the same frame rates as 1080p.
  • 'Foundation' is beautiful, lavish, and boring say reviews

    “Edit: as to the British accent thing: I thought this was initially begun as a Skydance production both in Malta and London.”

    Nope. Ireland, Malta, Iceland, Germany, and the Canary Islands, but never London. At least, not that anyone’s reported. 
  • EU proposing USB-C smartphone charger standard

    avon b7 said:
    There is a lot to like and once read, most people should be able to get their heads around why we reached this point. 
    It’s ego. Politicians and bureaucrats think that they know more about medicine than doctors, more about engineering than engineers, more about business than businessmen… more about everything than everyone. 

    And we have a “public school system” owned by the government, run by the government, and staffed by government employees. Critical thinking is discouraged. Students are taught to believe that government employees always know best. If a government fact sheet tells you that everyone should have USB-C chargers, then everyone should have USB-C chargers, because Big Brother knows best…