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  • conshmillo

    conshmillo 8:20 am on February 8, 2016 - 6 hours ago

    “All is not well at Tesla. On Thursday, its stock price fell to $166.99, its lowest since January, 2014. After Elon Musk silenced skeptics by delivering a new quarterly record and reaching the company’s target of 50,000 EV sales in 2015, this drop may come as a shock to investors. But Tesla’s share price may point to a failing in Musk’s strategy – the much-hyped Model X.”

    SOURCE:
    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/02/05/tesla-model-x-mistake-opinion/

     
  • conshmillo

    conshmillo 6:43 am on February 8, 2016 - 7 hours ago

    Oh shit, here we go. Jony Ive unguided “design” touch – pink color.

    SOURCE:
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/02/05/apples-rumored-4-iphone-to-launch-with-hot-pink-color-option-report-says

     
  • henrystar

    Richard 10:13 pm on February 4, 2016 - 4 days ago

    “Hello MathType Mac users,
    Some of you have been asking about MathType’s compatibility with the recently released Mac Office 2016. Microsoft decided to make Mac Office 2016 compatible with Apple’s Mac App Store which imposes security restrictions that affect communication between applications, preventing MathType from working with Mac Office 2016 applications such as Word and PowerPoint.”

    The “updates” have been so frequent and so destructive that I can only do my scientific work now on an old laptop that fortunately I still have. My modern Mac is almost useless for scientific work.

     
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    piero

    piero 3:38 pm on February 1, 2016 - 7 days ago

    I just saw the movie SJ with Fassbender, and it was a nice piece but just a piece. Especially because they miss the mature Steve Jobs as man, not as businessman (that is the choice of the movie).

    And today I red this article and I kind of agree with him: Cool looks more and more as Sculley!!

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-ceo-tim-cook-acts-120753402.html

     
    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 8:06 pm on February 2, 2016 6 days ago

      I think Cook is good operations manager but he has no vision and can’t distinguish what is good or bad for Apple. He can run it but he has no clue which direction to go. It was huge mistake to allow Jonathan Ive to be the man who sets the direction. He is alright as guided designer, not as guiding designer. People buy Apple products because they are cool. Guy who sold them on that cool is not among us anymore and Apple wasn’t able or didn’t even try to find another master of cool and relevant. Jonathan Ive is NOT it. So what will happen to Apple when it stops being cool?

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 7:31 am on February 3, 2016 5 days ago

      He’s way better than Scully, but he’s way short of Jobs.
      I’d say (don’t faint Consh,) I tend to agree with Conch. My major difference is that I’ve always seen cool as just the icing that sold a really good cake. Steve jobs once said,
      “You’ve baked a really lovely cake, but then you’ve used dog shit for frosting.”
      which illustrates this well. Apple couldn’t be Apple without making a good cake no matter how good the icing.
      Nowadays, Apple is losing cake quality (moving too fast on many system features and not bothering to repair/address vital function and usability, while still producing the best quality hardware,) even as they incorporate increasing quantities (any amount is unacceptable) of dog shit in their frosting (letting Jony Ive and others run amok with much of the interface and features of the software.) Admittedly, the line between frosting and cake is getting more blurry—as the interface and features become so crappy (dog crappy?) that it makes system unreliable or hard to use,what was a frosting problem quickly becomes a cake problem.

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 9:33 am on February 3, 2016 5 days ago

        Well said.

    • henrystar

      Richard 10:44 am on February 3, 2016 5 days ago

      Well said indeed!

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 9:14 pm on February 3, 2016 5 days ago

      BTW, using that POS, El Cap, I was just trying to use the find and replace feature in Text Edit and . . .
      it didn’t work!

      How can they break “Find and replace” in text edit? How is it possible? I am disgusted.

      Might it work, in some way, if used “properly”? Maybe. Perhaps it’s a little bug. Maybe I should restart Text edit, or restart my computer. Maybe there’s some subtle new Ivian “interface feature” I’m missing. But should I really need to do research to find out how to use “Find and replace” in Text edit? [and forget about using the long FUBARed and nearly useless Apple help—using Google search has been faster and easier for most things for a few years now.]

    • henrystar

      Richard 12:29 pm on February 4, 2016 4 days ago

      Google search is the world’s new brain, replacing all manuals. For example I both love and hate Mathematica. Love it because of the miracles it can do; hate it because it is hell to find out how to do each miracle. But I no longer go into the manual to find the answer: I google: Mathematica whatever whatever and it takes me fast to whatever whatever in the Mathematica help. Easy and fast and moderately intelligent. In 100 years it will be like asking God (should be).

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 7:52 pm on February 4, 2016 4 days ago

        I said it several times that I wouldn’t be surprised if Google turned search into paid service. I would pay $10 monthly gladly.

  • conshmillo

    conshmillo 7:33 am on January 29, 2016 - 10 days ago

    We’re rapidly approaching the unveiling of Tesla’s next big thing, the Model 3, scheduled for March 2016, and speculation about the company’s future plans is shifting into a higher gear. The most interesting rumor that I’ve seen comes from Seth Weintraub: Apparently Tesla is planning a surprise and will unveil not one, but two new electric vehicles.

    SOURCE:
    http://www.treehugger.com/cars/tesla-rumors-2-electric-cars-be-unveiled-march-electric-pickup-truck-coming-2018.html

     
  • henrystar

    Richard 10:29 pm on January 26, 2016 - 13 days ago

    Looks to me good enough that AAPL won’t fall much more!

     
  • 4
    conshmillo

    conshmillo 9:00 am on January 26, 2016 - 13 days ago

    Tesla Motors Inc.’s inability to roll out its new Model X quickly led to a big cut in J.P. Morgan’s estimate for fourth-quarter earnings, and the carmaker’s stock dropped to its lowest price in months Monday.

    SOURCE:
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tesla-hits-lowest-price-in-months-as-model-x-sales-disappoint-2016-01-25

     
    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 9:02 am on January 26, 2016 13 days ago

      That was what I talked about when I first saw Model X. I thought women wouldn’t trust those falcon wing doors. To mer it is absolutely unnecessary flashy gizmo. Not practical, nor solving any real problem.

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 6:04 pm on January 27, 2016 12 days ago

      It’s definitely flashy, but it also seems practical, in some ways, to me. There are many ridiculously high curbs and narrow parking spots in Chicago where conventional doors simply work and where those falcon doors would become extremely handy. Also they represent a significant overall ease of access improvement over conventional doors (I’m guessing, not having actually tried it.) :-)

      I wonder if the Wired article on the GM Bolt had much to do with Tesla’s drop? It’s an interesting, if rather rosy, article IMO:
      http://www.wired.com/2016/01/gm-electric-car-chevy-bolt-mary-barra/
      I hadn’t even hear (much) about the Bolt.
      What thinks you guys?

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 11:02 pm on January 27, 2016 12 days ago

        Don’t get me wrong. I like Tesla. I just think minivan sliding door solved that problem satisfactory. I see Model X in same category as Lexus or Mercedes SUV. A lot of women drive those. I think from the female perspective Model X doors are scary. Ask your wife without leading her how she truly FEELs about that door. Hydraulics and shit are men’s gizmos, me think.

        • JPWatkins

          JPWatkins 4:16 am on January 28, 2016 11 days ago

          Some truth to that. OTOH, Most high end vehical hatches, trunks, and sliding doors are now automated, so there’s a lot less of a man gizmo factor than one might think. Women who are used to high end cars will probably have no problem. Really the most exotic thing about the Tesla doors comes from the falcon wing design not the automation (hydraulic or otherwise.) But that’s pretty exotic even for me (although I haven’t ever owned any high end car!)

  • 1
    henrystar

    Richard 4:15 pm on January 24, 2016 - 15 days ago

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/technology/looking-for-signs-that-apples-runaway-growth-is-waning.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

     
    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 9:06 am on January 26, 2016 13 days ago

      Yup, value stock. And instead of focusing on electronics and producing quality software (each newest update to OSX is bigger and bigger garbage), they are working on a car! With pink wheels.

  • conshmillo 8:41 pm on January 20, 2016 - 19 days ago

    2
    conshmillo

    Looks like this thing is finally trying to bounce back.

     
    • Nicu

      Nicu 10:29 pm on January 20, 2016 19 days ago

      Hope so. I’am all in (AAPL calls) so my hands are tied :(

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 7:33 am on January 23, 2016 16 days ago

        Hope you are healing a bit.

  • 1
    henrystar

    Richard 10:45 pm on January 19, 2016 - 20 days ago

    “The GOP front-runner— who reportedly used an iPhone as recently as September — only recently added Apple to his attack list, and his criticism of the company has become a popular line at his rallies.” Why, the dirty dog!

     
    • Nicu

      Nicu 6:33 pm on January 20, 2016 19 days ago

      “Clickbait” ;)

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