A decrease in price does not equal an increase in quality. I put forth as evidence everything Wal-Mart sells, especially clothing.
- An American Enjoying Their Freedom of Speech
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It matters, in some cases, such as their sync cables. Apple's walled garden is so high most people buy Apple's peripherals just to be sure they'll work.
I'm still shocked, to be honest, that Apple uses standard headphone jacks though.
Interesting.. and yet the people who "invested" their money in this kid didn't insist on his getting a degree that would guarantee their ROI, now did they? They took a gamble, much like how you take a gamble when you go into a multi-year degree program just what will or won't win the economic lottery in the future.
Of course it's easy enough to sit on the sidelines and say Engineering! or something similar, except that's still not a guarantee and it ignores the person's individual proclivities. Not everyone is capable of or interested in being an engineer. Also why would you want all that additional competition, it'll just lower that industry's wages.
People say the average worker isn't making as much as they used to, but I think that people are just buying a lot more stuff than they used to.
People do say the average worker isn't making as much as they used to. Yep. Friggen mathematicians who calculate things like GDP and median earning vs inflation. It's not some folksy saying, it's fact, we earn less money than we did 20-30 years ago and wages have been stagnant for quite a while.
Also, yes, we do buy more than we used to buy. That is called keeping the economy running, and if we weren't buying all those gadgets and trinkets and things *you* don't think are necessary our economy would be in even worse shape. As for the credit card debt, if wages were at least keeping even with what they have historically been people wouldn't have to fall back on so much credit debt now would they.
Not that people such as yourself who point fingers and speciously declare what other people need or don't need to own would ever willingly put your own lives under someone else's scrutiny to be told what you don't need to have either.
Honestly, I don't know why people don't expect governments to spy on each other, even if they are allies. Every country plays for advantages, and it's not impossible for an ally to setup a politician on one side then defect to another side's position to earn some points. You have to be confident that what a politician is saying is what they actually intend to say.
Truthfully, no nation has friends. They're all frenemies at best.
Show me a phone that has Samsung App store on it, but doesn't have other Samsung apps forced onto it.
Show me an Android phone you can't install competing app stores on.
Thank you for admitting you're wrong.