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Old 01-24-19, 02:05 AM
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I like when AAPL shares go down. I doubled my Apple stock a few weeks ago when it went down
Buy low, sell high? Good luck.
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Buy low, sell high? Good luck.
Apple has a way of turning things around... they may still be a good investment. While they currently are not the king of hardware, their OS is strong, and their marketing IS fantastic, and their following is quite loyal.

Wish I had bought their stock back in the day when I was repairing their computors in the state college repair facility. Of course, back then, at those wages, bread was a luxury.
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I made their logo in Hi-Res in junior high.
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I made their logo in Hi-Res in junior high.
Show us.
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I can't, silly, it was on a IIc in the high school library, In 1980something..
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I made their logo in Hi-Res in junior high.
But did you get paid for it?
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This really should be in P&R.

Its quite astonishing to see the religious following that these tech giants have.

Good grief, humanity existed for thousands of years before any of this "smart" technology.

The internet is useful at times, but damn, it can also be a huge waste of time.

Reading through this thread is just one example.
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Old 01-26-19, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by SHBR View Post
This really should be in P&R.

Its quite astonishing to see the religious following that these tech giants have.

Good grief, humanity existed for thousands of years before any of this "smart" technology.

The internet is useful at times, but damn, it can also be a huge waste of time.

Reading through this thread is just one example.
How do you like your new flip phone?​​​​​​
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I wouldn't mind getting a really simple feature phone that just does the basics, I don't care for all of the tracking software (and hardware backdoors) that is pre-installed on just about every modern device.

Seriously though, I won't ever have to buy this crap, I have an endless supply of second hand stuff that I can use.

I use Linux, or if it doesn't require an OS, even better.
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Old 01-26-19, 09:14 PM
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I don't care for all of the tracking software (and hardware backdoors) that is pre-installed on just about every modern device..
my privacy concerns don’t run crazy deep enough to need more than what i can turn off on my iPhone and having ios12.
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Originally Posted by clemsongirl View Post
my privacy concerns don’t run crazy deep enough to need more than what i can turn off on my iPhone and having ios12.
That iphone can't be turned off, just sayin.

How bout you send it to me, and I can check and make sure its safe, OK?
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The X design was a joke. "Edge to edge" with an ugly unsightly notch to distract from every single video viewing or gaming experience. No headphone jack unless you buy their overpriced proprietary adapter, conveniently oh so easy to lose so you have to buy them over and over again. AirPods which don't fit securely and are not wired, easy to lose and only $200 a pop to replace. Not to mention you look like a dork wearing them.

iPads which bend more easily than sliced bread or a slinky or a noodle.

Laptops with no usbs3, sd-card, hdmi or MagSafe. But enjoy the overheating processors and faulty displays because they cheaped out on connectors. Have fun shopping for overpriced dongles. Be sure not to lose or forget to pack em for your next presentation or you're S out of L!

When was the last time they updated their Mac Pro line? 2011?

This company is a laughingstock. But perfect for the stoner and SSRI teens and young adults keeping the company rich.
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That iphone can't be turned off, just sayin.
the privacy and location settings are all i need…..and i prefer a closed source operating system vs the android open system.
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^They both suck.^

I have a phone for emergencies, usually two if I'm on my bike.

If I needed something modern, I can only hope that this becomes a real product, I doubt it will ever get FCC approval, or any other certification.
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sorry i wouldn't want to click on a link you provided....and enjoy the other boys on my ignore list
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I love you too.

I do find it curious that you joined in 2008, yet only have 120 posts?

Sock puppet much?
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Originally Posted by radroad View Post
The X design was a joke. "Edge to edge" with an ugly unsightly notch to distract from every single video viewing or gaming experience. No headphone jack unless you buy their overpriced proprietary adapter, conveniently oh so easy to lose so you have to buy them over and over again. AirPods which don't fit securely and are not wired, easy to lose and only $200 a pop to replace. Not to mention you look like a dork wearing them.

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When was the last time they updated their Mac Pro line? 2011?

This company is a laughingstock. But perfect for the stoner and SSRI teens and young adults keeping the company rich.
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I love you too.

I do find it curious that you joined in 2008, yet only have 120 posts?

Sock puppet much?
Foo posts do not count. If you spent more time in Foo, you'd know that that sock puppet comment is out of line. She is an outstanding photographer and class act.
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But did you get paid for it?
Of course not.
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Originally Posted by SHBR View Post
This really should be in P&R.

Its quite astonishing to see the religious following that these tech giants have.

Good grief, humanity existed for thousands of years before any of this "smart" technology.

The internet is useful at times, but damn, it can also be a huge waste of time.

Reading through this thread is just one example.
Should a post about American Idol also be in P&R?
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*yawn*

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Which one are you?

Never mind...I can guess.
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China is a huge market for almost any manufacture, but I don't think the Chinese are as gullible or easily hypnotized as Americans.
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Buy low, sell high? Good luck.
Well you do have to look at the financials of the company and make an educated guess as to it's business and future. Then you wait for an entry point into the stock such as the one we just had. Apple is pretty much a no brainer since it has such a huge cash hoard and great products.
Apple's had haters since the very early iMac days so people who hate apple products doesn't dissuade me from being optimistic about its future. I plan to hold the stock for at least the next two decades; maybe even longer all the while buying more stock when the price dips sharply.
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An Apple Engineer tells all:

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