Imagine someone steals your TV and sells it to a fence. Who is the criminal? The fence or the thief? Both.
The new control panel is all white with gray icons on top. It makes the X Athena Widgets interface seem user friendly in comparison.
Don't know about that. PDAs sold pretty well back then. They basically got subsumed into the smartphone market but they were not a flop.
Also one of the first things Steve Jobs did when he got back into Apple was to kill the Newton. NIH Syndrome.
So do you route your savings through Nevada to a bank account in the Virgin Islands that doesn't pay tax too? You do know that savings accounts pay taxes don't you?
I skipped Windows 8 and at this rate i'll skip Windows 10 as well.
I was one of the guys who used Windows 2000 and Windows Vista. Still I just don't see what is the point of these changes. Windows 2000 had increased system stability with the NT kernel and Vista at least had proper 64-bit architecture support. Windows 7 is Vista without the warts. But Windows 10 seems like a pointless waste of time on a desktop.
Smartphone processors are probably going to hit a brick wall on the next year. Apple and Qualcomm are already using all the capacity TSMC can spare which means NVIDIA and AMD can't manufacture their GPUs at the latest node. Battery tech keeps moving at a snail's pace. Intel is the only company with better manufacturing technology for the next couple of years.
Managers with CFO and COO backgrounds aren't good at innovating. They can't innovate their way out of a paper bag. Guess where Tim Cook came from.
Half of the US means the cult has been elevated to a religion. That is all.
Apple support second to none? What are you smoking. Apple has been fined in the EU for not giving its customers the two year warranty they are mandated by LAW to provide.
In the US their profits are routed through Nevada in the EU they are routed through Ireland.
Apple routes US profits through offices in US states with favorable tax regimes (e.g. Nevada). In Europe they route them through Ireland.
Braeburn Capital, an Apple subsidiary in Reno, Nev., manages and invests the company’s cash. Nevada has a corporate tax rate of zero, as opposed to the 8.84 percent levied in California, where Apple has its headquarters.
It has to do with business practices. Like Microsoft stating that any IBM PC compatible vendor must cough up and pay for an OS license even if their users aren't interested in running Windows. Even Bill's donations are fairly controversial as he always makes donations with strings attached. For example he gave India money in exchange for them tightening up their IP laws which in turns increases his profits from shares he owns in the medical and pharmaceutical industry.
I've had the same phone for 5 years.
Keeping up with the Joneses is overerated.
If you listen to his talks what he says is that a lot of countries cooked their books to get into the Eurozone. He says Greece simply borrowed the same creative accounting technique Italy used to get in the Eurozone so by the same metric Italy shouldn't have been in either. He also stated that Germany also used creative accounting by counting the gold they had in their treasury as income in order to erase the debt of their federal states.
Typical German bullshit. German working week is 35 hours and Greek working week is 40 hours.
He basically wants Eurozone banks to have a single rescue fund, for the ECB to issue bonds, and the EIB to invest into the periphery economies to get out of the crisis.
There's just one problem. Even if they make sense none of those things can be done by Greece alone. I hope he has a Plan B.
You can see him explain his views on the current economic crisis in this video.