First of all, it needs an iPhone. Don't have one, don't want one. Although I use a MacBook pro for my daily hardware needs, I abhor the Apple ecosystem. Don't use any of the iCloud stuff. Don't like it, don't want it. I predict it will be a flop. The minions may snap em' up at first, but it will fade quickly. Then again, I said the same thing about the iPod. I was like, "Yea, it's just another mp3 player, big deal." That was until I got one as a gift. It was absolutely brilliant, light years beyond anything else. So I was wrong there, might be again. But I think it's going to be a flop in the longrun. Maybe if it had all the function of an iPhone, but it doesn't. I just don't see the longterm space for the watch, yet.
cbsn is running sky news, which is running some australian news (abc? maybe)
Not a development tool, but give me a desktop environment that works like this on Linux, and I'll drop OS X
Things that make apple kit "worth" it.
Multi Touch Trackpad (no one else even comes close)
(maybe) nice industrial design (looks)
I think that's about it. Does that make it worth the soldered ram, non-standard ssde, etc... up to you.
I agree with everything you said, except for the applecare. I think you are better off not plunking down applecare dough, you much better off just sending it in for a depot repair if your ram goes south. It's a roll of the dice. Of course, unless you spill your drink in the machine. If that's the case depot is too damn expensive and applecare won't cover it anyway.
All iMacs can act as an external display for another machine. I'm using two of them for that at the moment. A quick keyboard shortcut switches it from displaying it's own video to displaying the external video. It's called Target Display Mode if you want to google it.
If my memory serves me correct, target display mode only works on thunderbolt models.
The newer unibody models don't need a paint scraper/spatula. The chassis slides out. There is a "special" apple tool for service providers to slide it out, but it can be done by mere mortals. And there is a second hard drive kit available.
Been there done that...
"I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations. This is a reality, not just words."
"Our words are backed by nuclear weapons!"
Pottie's been playing too much Civ.
don't know why more people don't use it. hell of a lot easier than touch screen keyboard. On my Nexus 4 works at about 90-95 percent accuracy.
This was free speech WORKING. This was a whole bunch of people speaking out and saying that it's no more acceptable for CEOs to hold this kind of opinion on equal marriage as it would be for them to hold a similar opinion on interracial marriage.
let me consider that statement...
Free speech works by "a whole bunch of people" saying someone else's (ceo or otherwise) opinion (speech) is unacceptable "free" speech. My brain hurts!
where's my damn mod points when I need them! Mod this up! The most sane post in this thread!
I'm old enough to remember we've been down this road before with the boondoggle of the multi-one-plane-to-rule-them-all before. I'm not dissing the f-35, it's just that we've been through this before with similar results:
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich | Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
here's the pdf --> http://www.mrebookclub.com/book/One_Day_in_the_Life_of_Ivan_Denisovich.pdf