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    conshmillo

    conshmillo 2:16 am on April 17, 2016 - 580 days ago

    It’s yellow. Fucking idiot.

    SOURCE:
    http://mashable.com/2016/04/16/jony-ive-ipad-pro/#D8HYyhl6Kgq0

     
    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 11:24 pm on April 27, 2016 569 days ago

      That’s kind of his thing—slap a color on it (prominent and rejected by Apple and auction it off to generous, (but pretentious,) rich people for charity. Seems to have nothing to do with us, our opinions, (or good taste.)

  • 5
    conshmillo

    conshmillo 5:39 am on April 2, 2016 - 595 days ago

    OK, here we go. Here is the idiot car idea from Jony. It looks just like I expected.

    “Apple is taking an enormous bite out of the driverless car market with a brand new electric vehicle that doubles as a tiny house. The company announced the iHouse will come with a staggering 350-mile range and new patented technology that turns the car into a mobile home complete with a bed, bathroom, kitchen and even a pizza oven using a simple voice command.”

    SOURCE:
    http://inhabitat.com/apple-unveils-self-driving-mini-electric-home-on-wheels/

     
    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 5:45 am on April 2, 2016 595 days ago

      OK, April 1st.

      • henrystar

        Richard 1:30 pm on April 4, 2016 592 days ago

        Actually, you might file that picture. I don’t think that people have yet thought through the actuality of truly self-driving cars. Eliminate most of the windows from that joke, and …. I’d love to see what “cars” will be like, say in 2030 or so.

        • henrystar

          Richard 2:18 pm on April 4, 2016 592 days ago

          The more I think about it, the more I think that I am onto something: cars of today crudely resemble Model A Fords, and that is because both need a Driver. Eliminate the Driver and you get to re-think the “auto-mobile” from scratch. A box as in the illustration is ideal, except for aerodynamics….

    • henrystar

      Richard 1:00 pm on April 13, 2016 583 days ago

      My grandfather lived next door to a manufacturer of carriages in Oshawa Ontario. He failed to buy shares when the guy started a line of “auto-mobiles,” because there would not be enough people intelligent enough to work as chauffeurs. His neighbor’s company is now General Motors of Canada. Take a look at this: http://henry.pha.jhu.edu/horse-carriage.jpg and see how its organization is parallel to today’s cars — which as I pointed out above, is all going to change, and change soon. I am hoping that Apple has realized this and will break the mold on what will finally, truly, be : auto-mobiles.

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    conshmillo

    conshmillo 8:00 am on April 1, 2016 - 595 days ago

    After a long wait, Tesla has finally unveiled the Model 3. It’s what we were expecting (and hoping for) – a less-expensive, versatile, attractive 5-seater with decent range and a low price. It rounds out Tesla’s revised Secret Master Plan, as Elon Musk cheekily called it, that started with the Roadster, progressed to the Model S, and grew to encompass the Model X.

    That’s all fine, but did you catch how many preorders Musk said the company had received for the Model 3 by this evening? 115,000 – a staggering number. If you’ll remember, each reservation to purchase a Model 3 requires a $1,000 (refundable) deposit.

    SOURCE:
    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/04/01/tesla-model-3-reveal-official/#slide-3848111

     
    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 8:01 am on April 1, 2016 595 days ago

      As a matter of fact fuck Apple. Jony Ive in particular. When he will introduce his Apple electric car, it will probably have just two flat wheels. You know for uber simplicity.

    • piero

      piero 11:04 pm on April 6, 2016 590 days ago

      I reserved one!…
      Love Musk. Hope they can find a way to produce all of them! And without asking money to nazi piggy bankers! Maybe he’d check Pay pal… ;-)

      Tesla story reminds me of Red camera one!

  • Nicu 9:52 pm on March 28, 2016 - 599 days ago

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    Nicu

    iPhone SE such a failure, all models out of stock in the US, France, Hong Kong and China (did not check the other countries) !

     
    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 7:06 am on March 29, 2016 599 days ago

      Looks pretty much the same as iPhone 4S. What an innovation. I have not bought anything from Apple pretty much since Jobs died. Can’t stand the interface. I have not been in Apple store for a year. Could not care less if they cease to exist tomorrow.

  • henrystar

    Richard 6:15 pm on March 24, 2016 - 603 days ago

    My wife wants one of the new small iPhones, and I guess I’ll get one too. But I just googled to find out about it and there’s so much alphabet soup I don’t know what I’m looking for, and at my age could easily order the wrong thing. Why not have names : iPhone-2016-small.

     
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    rastard

    rastard 6:10 pm on March 10, 2016 - 617 days ago

    A little bit late in posting, but I hadn’t heard this until now. Not that anyone here cares anymore, but this seems to put to rest the debate over whether Google actually makes money from Android or not. While Apple’s revenue and profit on iPhones dwarf it, $22B in profit isn’t chump change:

    Consh — by when was it you expected Google to abandon Android again? Still think it will? :-)

    SOURCE:
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/21/10810834/android-generated-31-billion-revenue-google-oracle

     
    • piero

      piero 5:15 pm on March 11, 2016 616 days ago

      :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) Copied…. Innovators? :-) :-) :-) :-) Manipulators!

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 2:08 pm on March 12, 2016 615 days ago

      Pretty much don’t give a shit one way or the other. Android always sucked. Now Apple sucks too.

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 4:47 am on March 18, 2016 610 days ago

      It could not possibly be that oracle might have presented the highest possible numbers, the source and method of calculation of which is not revealed, as doing so would only serve to make their case stronger and their settlement larger. Right?

  • conshmillo

    conshmillo 11:32 am on March 4, 2016 - 623 days ago

    “A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by the likes of Bill Gates and Elon Musk.

    Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (Arpa-E) – a branch of the Department of Energy – says it achieved its breakthrough technology in seven years.

    Ellen Williams, Arpa-E’s director, said: “I think we have reached some holy grails in batteries – just in the sense of demonstrating that we can create a totally new approach to battery technology, make it work, make it commercially viable, and get it out there to let it do its thing,””

    SOURCE:
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/03/us-agency-says-has-beaten-elon-musk-gates-to-holy-grail-battery-storage

     
  • piero

    piero 5:11 pm on March 3, 2016 - 624 days ago

    As I already said 3 years ago, the nazi piggy banker Google’s front man Schimdt is now revealing his real evil side leading a board at the Pentagon… I’m not surprised at all.
    I’m surprised that there is no knowledge that financing those Google guys through gmail, goggle apps, android, and so on, you’re de facto siding on the war nazi side of USA!

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/under-armour–nike-face-adidas-challenge–aubrey-mcclendon-and-car-black-boxes–netflix-s-reach-161021269.html

    And as in the Oscar Night, the writer of The Short said: ” do not vote for candidates that are backed by bankers, corporation, oil, ….”

    If you know it, you can avoid it!!

    Augh!

     
  • 3
    conshmillo

    conshmillo 12:08 am on February 26, 2016 - 631 days ago

    I am with Apple on this. Opening the door to FBI will just decrease the privacy of private citizens. Crooks can already encrypt their communication before sending it so this would not help much to fight them. I do not know the answer yet on how agencies should monitor crooks and terrorists. I understand it is vital for agencies to be able get their communication, but it should not be by done by universal back door they can open anytime they please.

     
    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 8:03 pm on March 8, 2016 619 days ago

      Totally agree with Apple on this as well.
      It’s funny that Apple’s commitment to my privacy and security earns my trust every day, even as I more and more abhor their efforts in UI, UX, and features in their software.

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 11:26 pm on April 27, 2016 569 days ago

        [I expected an "Amen" from Conshmillo on this by now! ;-) ]

        • conshmillo

          conshmillo 5:08 am on April 28, 2016 569 days ago

          Amen :-)

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    henrystar

    Richard 10:51 am on February 13, 2016 - 643 days ago

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/technology/apple-and-dr-dre-are-said-to-be-planning-an-original-tv-show.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

     
    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 5:43 am on February 25, 2016 632 days ago

      I still content, Beats—Apple’s worst acquisition ever.

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 7:50 pm on February 25, 2016 631 days ago

      Only show I ever bought from Apple was movie L.A. Story (with Steve Martin) when I bought my first Apple TV. I generally like to make a good deal so I don’t buy their entertainment as a rule of thumb. It is so overpriced it hurts the eyes. I was willing to pay for new exciting hardware (back then when Apple was exciting), I am not willing to pay for overpriced content I can get as easy but much cheaper. As for exciting hardware, I have not been in Apple store for a year. Honestly, how often do you stop by there lately?

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 7:58 pm on March 8, 2016 619 days ago

        Not very often any more.

        Visiting Mom today. She had a problem with important e-mails going to the junk folder. Turns out at some point Apple decided they would start deciding what is junk for you at the Apple server, overriding your carefully trained desktop junkman filtering. I have always been leery of Apple pushing everyone to “the cloud.” How could Apple ever think the two junk mail filtering systems shouldn’t communicate with each other or at least be made explicit in their function? I checked and this explains problems I have had with missing e-mails for a long time now.

        https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7086623?start=0&tstart=0

        Whats’s the fix? You have to go to to your mail on the iCloud server via the web and correct problems there. And if you don’t have a desktop (are iOS only) your SOL, apparently, because you can’t do this from iOS. And worst of all?—they didn’t bother to tell anyone that this is how things work now. I’m still not sure if I have actually fixed the problem.

        Welcome to the “New Apple” of Tim Cook and Johnny Ive. Everything is designed to “help” you—so much so that it sabotages you and deletes your important e-mail. Thanks!
        What idiots!

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