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Then they are missing out. I've run the hell out of my windows 7 box since the OS came out and have had nary a blue screen in that time. It just works, ya know? The touch screen laptop i got my wife for christmas has windows 8 on it and it looks like the teething problems with that OS are mostly resolved as well. As easy to use as our Android phones and still compatible with software we've had for years. 2 weeks of constant use and not a hiccup so far.
Anecdotes are anecdotes, but it's funny that these days I see a lot of Facebook friends ranting about some problem or other with their IOS/OSX devices. Often followed by a sarcastic comment about "it just works". When Apple devices fail, I think it hits harder lol.
Yeah wow, they've managed to be amazing by putting the same hardware as everyone else, minus removable batteries and SD card slots into a phone. Of course the lack of those is entirely to compel upgrades and has nothing to do with form factor or any of the other BS Apple likes to proclaim.
Risk paranoia in modern business is going to hit them harder than others I think. Without a Steve Jobs to force through something bold and ballsy from time to time, they will listen too much to the risk managment types while they miss the next big thing (tm).
For all the purists that think every line of dialog should be preserved to properly honor J.R.R. I'd like to mention Dune. I've worn out copies of this book. I've got just about every version available of the David Lynch movie. However, I said for a long time that I wish that movie had more from the book and was more faithful. Then I got the Dune mini-series on SciFi channel. It was chock full of hours and hours of dialog. You know what? I can't stand it, it's just boring. Books and movies are different media and just blindly spamming straight from the book does not make an engaging movie.
Had Peter Jackson made the LOTR movie purists wanted, it would have flopped and you wouldn't have gotten The Hobbit at all. Had he made the first Hobbit movie the way purists wanted, we might not have gotten the end of the story (see Battlefield Earth, it's abysmal failure doomed the second movie intended to actually finish the story).
Hey, if you don't like the movies, that's fine. Everyone gets an opinion. However, given the Hollywood track record with adaptations of Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and the need for them to make movies with as broad of an appeal as possible, I think that we actually got far better than we could have expected...
Show me the failure here... The grand jury found no probably cause to proceed. That's the way the system works, all available evidence is reviewed and a decision is made. Remember that whole 'innocent until proven guilty" bit? Also, show me where burning down your neighbors home/car/business makes any point other than that you are a lawless punk. Hey, next time I get really mad about something, why don't I go burn your neighborhood down, that should really get you on my side...
You must live under a rock... The mindset in the USA these days from local government all the way up to Federal level is that all solutions must be perfect solutions and make everyone happy. So...nothing really gets done. Some places do seem to buck this trend, but I see it more and more.
This is what happens when "moderate" or "center" become dirty words. We're getting a nation of extremists that refuse to compromise. It's pathetic and embarrassing.
Finding those things out requires conversation... If she says "thanks for the drink, I was just leaving" at the the first sight of your baldness, how will you get to that point? Assuming your idea of casual conversation does not involve screaming "I HAVE N HOUSES!!!" at her back as she walks away, of course...
You mean useful like going in speedy circles around the planet for 50 years? Or useful like building a giant space station for 3 or 4 people to go around in speedy circles after the bus has left? What marvelous uses!
Those newfangled aeroplanes were quite the jumped-up fairground ride in their early days as well.
But when it's Apple, it's just a logical progression of technology. When it's some other company, it's all rape and pillage. double standards are fun.
Nahhhh. after spending a million bucks and being underwhelmed they do what anyone with buyers remorse does...they start imagining things.