Reasonable-quality audio/video recording equipment is becoming nearly ubiquitous, being embedded in cell phones.
Yet the only "footage" that is available is grainy and poor quality.
As the quality and availability of audio/video recording equipment grows, one would expect the quality of "sighting" recordings to increase, but they aren't.
I think that's very telling.
I'm not going to refute your numbers, because that's what apple themselves said. However, you should note that those numbers also include "sales" to retailers like Best Buy.
No doubt they sold tons of iPads, but there weren't 300,000 in the hands of customers on day one.
Their calculator says I'd have a BAC of 0.241 at 0 hours (even assuming that's accurate, in reality it'd be lower because those ten shots would be spaced over several hours). If my body reduced 0.02 per hour, I'd be at zero in roughly twelve hours. Their calculator says 0.096 in twelve hours (it's just using a 7g per hour processing rate, regardless of your age, weight, or gender--i.e. it's making shit up).
So you think Google is the rule, and not the exception? Most modern corporations have the will to skirt US law to sell to countries like Iran, Cuba, North Korea, and so forth, despite trade embargoes. US companies helped themselves and Hitler make a killing during WWII. (A guy named Prescott Bush even got in some trouble for it.) The US and her corporations armed Indonesia in the genocide of the East Timorese, right through the 90s. We are still responsible for 70% of the arms sales in the world, all manufactured by US corporations.
So, no. As long as the Chinese government is paying cash, corporations will ignore everything else. Just like they always do.
Hell, US investment in China skyrocketed after Tiananmen Square, because China proved they were willing to kill their own citizens to maintain order while they opened China up to "investment" in the Special Economic Zones. Meanwhile, Cuba is under an embargo because it's a communist state? I think we can all see the true value system of the American corporation. Just be glad you're on this side of the equation -- for now.
This will be a great, hot new trend until companies start running into what Google already has - their research & assets seized by the government, the company kicked out of the country, and no compensation or help forthcoming. It may not be in China's best interest to do so, but they have the track record already.
Yeah, it's insane. China may or may not be as unsubtle as to seize their assets and kick them out, but you can be pretty certain that anything they develop at the Chinese facilities will end up right in the hands of Chinese competitors. And if after that goes on for a while, they do decide to leave on their own, they'll certainly lose all their fixed assets.
For the record, I used to feel that presidents were interchangeable too. Then a particular president who will go unnamed blew that impression out of the water.
It seems like the options in presidents these days are "Bad" or "Holy Heck Godawful." Sure, that means that they are all bad. But there is casually bad, and there is "make-the-country-laughing-stock-of-the-world" bad.
And maybe all of this means that the Office of the President is an outmoded design choice that doesn't really fit the modern operating needs of the country. Is there another structure that might work better for this?
I am going to bet they found the evidence in emails/records during discovery or they have an inside source.
I don't think one year comparison between the two administrations is really fair. We should probably wait until Obama's first four years are over.
Unfortunately, by that time it will be a moot point. If we assume that he doesn't get reelected, then the we will only be able to look back and say "yep, Obama was more secretive." If we assume that he does get reelected, then we still lose those 3 years of having greater information available. Those are 3 years that you cannot get back. Either way, we lose something by waiting another 3 years.
Not to mention the suspicion that people who jailbreak phones are likely to know how to pirate software as well, making them a less desirable market as well.
Please don't lump us jailbreakers in with pirates, Having the power to pirate and doing it are two different things. I take your point, But I just don't see most people going to all that trouble just to dodge a small fee.
"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.