To all players of World of Warcraft. Drink alcohol, and the level of enemies drops. Scientifically proven.
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From what the articles say, at least 3 people believed it. There are less than 3 billions Christians in the world. So no more than 99.9999999% of Christians didn't think there was going to be an Armageddon on Saturday – instead of 99.9999999999999% like you claimed.
If you use science as argument, obey it!
You would think they would split their stock in that case. A stock price over $300 is hardly friendly to speculation.
IMO, Apple is not giving a dividend because they believe they can still grow. They are using a fair share of their cash to ensure they have enough components for that growth, so it is not like they are not using it. I don't see how a dividend would make them a more valuable stock.
I severely doubt that Apple claims that their computers are "impervious"... Especially to malware installed by the user.
And don't point me to marketing, because it is just plain ridiculous to claim it has any legal value. It would be like claiming that Ford must take my car back because they claimed in advertisements that I would be able to drive in perfect safety, and I still managed to crash in a wall...
Seriously, they could not find something that would be less of a mouthful? What about "Antidisestablishmentarianism"?
About Android on the iPad, I don't see how Google could possibly mind that. I don't think they really care that hardware partners are losing money, as long as Android is used...
Historically, investors have regarded dividends and buybacks as admissions that the company did not know how to use the cash effectively. This is considered as a terrible failure.
Look at RIM: they bought back their stock last year... You would think this indicates confidence, and that market force should make the stock prize rise... But that has very much not been the case.
iRobot has offered a fully programmable version of their vacuum cleaner for years...
In fact, a team at IBM has made a robot detecting hot spots in data centers out of it:
BTW, I believe the "turtle" thing is meant to appeal to old fans of LOGO...
Who needs to be productive and actually invent things, when you can just patent known techniques, wait ten years, and sue in hope that the company will pay?
A sum of $5 millions is calculated so that Google might just pay to get rid of the problem and hope they will go away bother somebody else.
I did not try it, but people seem to say you cannot overlap windows...!?
Maybe *you* don't multitask, but I have seen people writing code while watching a video on youTube. And checking at the same time the stock market minute by minute in a third window. My question is: Can you do all that without alt-tabbing continuously?
Example: FLOWER ICON
"The color(s) yellow, blue, green, brown, black, gray and white is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of a gray, white, and blue rectangle with rounded corners depicting a stylized flower in the colors green, yellow, brown, black, white and gray."
You mean lawyers get paid to do this??
I thought that you needed to claim that a patent or something was infringed in order to sue...
I mean yeah, they do look very much the same, and the iThingies were inspiration but I am not sure that is illegal in any way... (and it is not clear to me that the design had never been used before)
I take it that aiming at a semi-friendly furnisher is a preparation for the big target starting with G.
It may be me, but I think that you underestimate the difficulty here, both of unlocking the platform and of developing a platform that cannot be unlocked at all.
Anyway, Apple has probably done a cost-analysis and estimated how much money they were willing to stop people from unlocking their iThings. I believe users are not that bothered by the patching... Except those that do want to unlock their toys, but that is the point, innit?
Well, not completely, but one should not sweat the details of who is just behind whom... This takes into account various stuff such as "broadband penetration" and "smartphone ownership" which can plumb a country without having much influence on the actual work conditions of IT employees.
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