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Comment Re:I don't understand... (Score 1) 410

Very valid points. Although I think you could emphasize Apple's success quite a bit more:

Apple is the 2nd largest American company period, by market cap -- right under Exxon Mobile.

Let me say again: Apple is the second largest company -- not just tech company, company in general. They have $50 Billion in liquid assets, with no debt. Their latest quarter was their best quarter ever. And by most accounts, they are still growing at quite a clip -- most analysts have Apple's stock pegged to go significantly higher. And their stock is at something like a quite-reaosnable 20:1 P/E ratio -- it's not a bubble stock price, in other words.

Yes, Apple is selling something like 10% of consumer computers in the USA, and less than that globally. But they are the SECOND BIGGEST COMPANY PERIOD, and one of the most profitable companies period. I think if the game keeps playing out like this, they have no interest in doing what Google, or anybody else, is doing.

Comment Re:Why iPhone vs Android is silly (Score 1) 253

Absolute bull crap. Blackberry was the phone that most people agree was first to be associated with the concept of smart phone, and still is considered a smart phone. It is not way more open than the iPhone, in the way that you argue Android is. Are you arguing that Android is the only smart phone platform out there? Ok, so you've invented your own personal definition of smart phone, and iPhone does not meet that set of criteria. Good for you. Back on Earth, nobody cares about your personal definition, and just about everybody disagrees with you.

Comment I applaud this hacker group (Score 5, Funny) 209

No, not for revealing a potentially dangerous flaw in AT&T security. What-evs.

I heard and read the word Goatse more today in the mainstream media than all points of my life added together, and I can only imagine how many lives were ruined by the ensuring Google searches! Hahahahahah!!!!!!!

Comment There once was a boy who was only a head (Score 1) 355

There once was a boy who was only a head. His name was Randy.

No body, no arms, no legs, only a head.

Every day, he'd roll to school and get picked on by everybody for only being a head. "Randy, you dweeb, you don't have a body!" they'd say.

So every night, before going to bed, he'd pray and pray that someday he'd grow a body.

And wouldn't you know it, one day he woke up and... he had a body!

Randy was so overjoyed he ran around screaming, "I finally have a body! I have a body!"

He ran all throughout his neighborhood, and then ran all the way to school, all 3 miles, because he was so overjoyed.

When he finally got to school, he ran toward the front entrance, ready to show off his body to everyone.

He ran across the street, and BAM. He got hit by a school bus. He died instantly.

The moral of the story is -- quit while you're a head.

Comment SO obvious -- LHC black hole (Score 1) 418

DUH... The LHC gets fired up, and suddenly this kind of thing just randomly starts to happen? Suuuuuure.

Clearly, this was a mini black hole spawned by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and indeed they ARE harmless and just disappear after a few moments, or else we wouldn't have this little thread going on here, now would we?

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