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Apple CEO Explains Why Apple's Products Are So Expensive (Sort Of)

Apple CEO Explains Why Apple's Products Are So Expensive (Sort Of)

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 08:38:53 in Technology

“Which is why my bulky plastic Asus laptop never gets over 68C when doing heavy work yet my 2011 MacBook pro gets to 95C and later has its GPU failing.  It's simple physics - you do not want to run CPUs hot because their lifespan goes down. 

When a $1300 plastic piece outlives a #2500 shiny metal piece, there's a real problem in the "quality" department. 

Valerio della Porta on Nov 9, 2013 at 09:00:14

“You are comparing apples to oranges, no pun intended :-)

Any i7 or i5 cpu runs at the same temperature no matter if it is inside a MacBook, Dell or Asus, of course a slower cpu runs cooler.”
Apple CEO Explains Why Apple's Products Are So Expensive (Sort Of)

Apple CEO Explains Why Apple's Products Are So Expensive (Sort Of)

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 08:37:18 in Technology

“There are laws bigger than the ones humankind has made and manipulated for its self gain.  Or the gain of few humans at the expense of others.

Think outside the box and then you'll see what really great ideas are(n't)...

Apple CEO Explains Why Apple's Products Are So Expensive (Sort Of)

Apple CEO Explains Why Apple's Products Are So Expensive (Sort Of)

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 08:36:14 in Technology

“Empty claptrap. This is the same company that had its CEO know of the antenna problem BEFORE it was released. The same CEO told customers they were holding it wrong. iFixit and other tech sites have long noticed warped screws, leaking puddles of oil, too much thermal paste on CPUs, and other problems. Many Mac users report the same problems, often due to overheating, that - years later - Apple clearly ignores.”
You Won't Believe What An Out-Of-Control Kid Did To This Older Woman

You Won't Believe What An Out-Of-Control Kid Did To This Older Woman

Commented Oct 23, 2013 at 18:47:03 in Fifty

“There is no such thing as society.  Just individual men, women, and families. 

Note what people of previous generations said and promoted, and some of them were living off their taxpayers' money while promoting anti-society actions.  And it worked.  Humans were never perfect, but a lot of what happens nowadays is shocking and a definite step backward from my childhood, which I unfortunately remember a lot of...

undrgrndgirl on Oct 23, 2013 at 21:05:35

“that's what you get when you teach (the american myth) of "rugged individualism". and i have to agree with you completely.”

bonedust68 on Oct 23, 2013 at 20:12:20

“Good point hypno, I feel we are going down the manhole as we speak.”
Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Petition Garners More Than 250,000 Signatures

Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Petition Garners More Than 250,000 Signatures

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 18:57:43 in Business

“I suspect that person does not know, or never has had to be out here in real life where, despite having the skills, not having a degree is an instantly disqualifying factor.  Or, worse, having a degree leads one to being "overqualified" (followed by "doing jobs Americans don't want to do" by others - usually those that look the other way when market manipulation takes place.)

And keep in mind, no "ENTRY LEVEL" position needs a 4-year degree and five years of previous experience.  Not when said company states "ENTRY LEVEL" in all caps.
Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Petition Garners More Than 250,000 Signatures

Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Petition Garners More Than 250,000 Signatures

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 18:55:38 in Business

“No degree = no job.

No job = no income.

No income = no ability to buy useless things like food, shelter, transportation...

You really need to go into some more detail about what the choices are.  Seriously. 

Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Petition Garners More Than 250,000 Signatures

Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Petition Garners More Than 250,000 Signatures

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 18:54:50 in Business

“So do employers.  They want people with expensive 4-year degrees, but want to pay little or nothing for the work done.  Meanwhile, a higher degree - once seen by an employer for even dirty horrible work - will rule out a candidate as being "overqualified". 

Now, why should companies get corporate welfare, tax-free land, and other entitlements when they demand workers pony up everything for everything?

Even colleges are "increasing profit" by merely delegating costs to the students - an online class means a student needs a decent computer and strong broadband connection.  More students per instructor doesn't help the quality of the education, along with other factors...

So you're right.  Everybody wants to get free stuff.  When does the working class get a chance at some?  People are tired of giving it.”
John McCain To Attack Vladimir Putin With Column In Pravda

John McCain To Attack Vladimir Putin With Column In Pravda

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 15:55:58 in Politics

“Are you responding to Microsoft, Apple , Boeing, Chase, Oracle, Walmart, and scores of other corporate giants?  HP put out an article YEARS AGO that told of how much larger the corporate welfare problem is.  It took me 20 seconds to find it via an online search.  How long will it take you to find it, and others of interest along the  way?”
John McCain To Attack Vladimir Putin With Column In Pravda

John McCain To Attack Vladimir Putin With Column In Pravda

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 15:54:24 in Politics

“To answer your question, the day Americans start to think.  But the claim "voting third party is a waste" has been ingrained by the corporate media for decades.  Along with "American craftsmanship" and other memes.  In real life, the only wasted vote is the one not placed and I know of nothing in the Constitution that dictates only people of the two most popular populist parties are allowed to run or win...  people still have freedom of choice, or so they think.
John McCain To Attack Vladimir Putin With Column In Pravda

John McCain To Attack Vladimir Putin With Column In Pravda

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 15:52:29 in Politics

“If that were true, he would have left Iraq and Afghanistan before February 1st 2009...
John McCain To Attack Vladimir Putin With Column In Pravda

John McCain To Attack Vladimir Putin With Column In Pravda

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 15:52:00 in Politics

“He's bipartisan - does he have a base? Look at who benefits his actions most.  Based on the payroll tax cut he brought in, I'm sure he annoyed enough senior citizens that are or will be needing social security...
Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 15:49:26 in College

“Normally I ask or tell people to do their own research, but:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/25/student-loan-rates-will-feed-fed-profits/2696241/
You might have a point.  But until wages catch up with school costs, there will be no middle class recovery.  Costs go up, wages stagnate or go down.  It doesn't take a person with 10 degrees in Economics to figure out what's going to happen, and since these people are not drunk gamblers but people trying to improve themselves and communities...

TMS3100 on Sep 15, 2013 at 08:10:45

“You might have a point.  But until wages catch up with school costs, there will be no middle class recovery.================What doest his have to do with the topic? ”
Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 15:45:32 in College

“This is a free market - don't dictate what it can do.  It's the market's job to dictate to us what has "value".  Maybe that's a reason why college is 439~500% higher than it was 31 years ago (took me 3 minutes to find a number of sites discussing the rabid inflation of college costs, lower wages, and other pertinent or tangential issues...)
Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 15:44:17 in College

“In this New Normal economy where many good working people have lost out, let's dump the Old Normal mindset where it belongs.
Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 15:43:23 in College

“This is even more radical:
No job = no ability to get money to pay for the education needed to get the job. 

Companies want big degrees.  If you can't afford it, how do you get it?  Begging for pennies in the street?
GET BACK INTO THE REAL WORLD AND SPARE US THE NONSENSICAL MEMES, PLEASE.
Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 15:41:56 in College

“A decade or two ago, private industry jobs paid far more - ask anyone who has been a public sector worker and why they took the job 20 years ago despite the wages not being high. 

So, why did wages get devalued in the private sector?

Look at the past to help find the present.

Also, why should people going back to school to improve their lives and community be punished?


And "mostly Democrats"?  Spare the partisan fluff, especially as we let all sorts of people get a free ride.  Gamblers and bankers get it easier than everyone out here in the working class world.  Come out here some time.  You might not enjoy it.
Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available To Millions Who Aren't Utilizing It, CFPB Says

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 15:39:41 in College

“It'd be nicer if college didn't cost as much as it had.  It costs 500% more now than it did in 1982, more online classes means that (unlike the school) I have to pay for my computer of necessary power, internet connection, etc and as a student that is not easy... and companies require higher-level degrees for even lower-paying work.  A $70k+ degree for a $10/hr job is not sustainable, and companies want degrees in relevant/related fields.  A bachelor's in IT does not qualify me to be a nurse, so retraining is not only expensive, it is time-consuming and people like having social lives as well as being economic slaves.  Most of us have seen the predatory actions of large companies to drive out the competition they otherwise claim to say we need...

Oh, and when it's said that we need to attract more talent - in "supply and demand", shouldn't wages be going up to meet the purported need for more talent?  So why haven't wages been going up?  ;)
The downward spiral continues.  One needn't have a Master's degree to figure out the more significant nuances, since - as we offshore more jobs we lose tax revenue and that means we have to cut expenditures elsewhere or deficit spend...  and if companies are whining about the American educational system being poor, then they can train US citizens instead of using our  taxpayer-funded corporate welfare as artificial 'profit' while they have Americans train their own H1B replacements.
Happy researching.  You won't enjoy reading the truth.
For The First Time Ever, Combined GDP Of Poor Countries Exceeds That Of Rich Ones (CHART)

For The First Time Ever, Combined GDP Of Poor Countries Exceeds That Of Rich Ones (CHART)

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 19:57:33 in Business

“Let them refund every penny of taxpayer-funded subsidy, corporate welfare, land subsidy, tax incentive, etc, first.  It's our money.  Not meant to be used to prop up "communist sympathizers".

For The First Time Ever, Combined GDP Of Poor Countries Exceeds That Of Rich Ones (CHART)

For The First Time Ever, Combined GDP Of Poor Countries Exceeds That Of Rich Ones (CHART)

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 19:56:01 in Business

“Eventually there won't be enough other people to make a profit from, hence the increase in corporate welfare.
http://www.ctj.org/html/layoffs.htm
http://www.ctj.org/html/corp0402.htm
And threats to government, despite chronology showing they were carrying out their threat long before doing the threatening:
http://www.businessinsider.com/ballmer-threatens-obama-says-hell-move-jobs-overseas-2009-6
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/07/23/100134488/
And a zillion others; corporate welfare is a big issue.  So...
And given how much taxpayer-funded subsidy corporations get, which in of itself is anti-free market, the phrase "our jobs" is not entirely or exactly unwarranted either...  

First some effects...

http://www.ontheissues.org/SenateVote/Party_2005-63.htm

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/business/economy/corporate-profits-soar-as-worker-income-limps.html?pagewanted=all

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/03/07/savings-shrink-as-americans-see-biggest-monthly-income-drop-in-2/

http://www.accuracy.org/release/2092-cause-of-credit-card-debt-stagnant-wages/

http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2010/01/vicious-cycle-stagnant-wages

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/25/unpaid-jobs-the-new-normal/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/10/us-incomes-declined-recovery-recession_n_1003165.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162-57573141/temp-work-raises-long-term-questions-for-economy/

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/04/1278131/hostess-ceo-cuts-worker-pay-but-leaves-own-salary-untouched/?mobile=nc

http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/28/news/economy/paycuts/index.htm

How long a list of causes would people like?


For The First Time Ever, Combined GDP Of Poor Countries Exceeds That Of Rich Ones (CHART)

For The First Time Ever, Combined GDP Of Poor Countries Exceeds That Of Rich Ones (CHART)

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 19:53:24 in Business

“So the communists are winning.  It's hardly surprising.

Lahonda on Aug 28, 2013 at 20:05:04

“What communists?”
Subway Employee Puts His Penis On Sandwich Bread; Another Freezes His Urine At Work (PHOTOS)

Subway Employee Puts His Penis On Sandwich Bread; Another Freezes His Urine At Work (PHOTOS)

Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 21:34:35 in Weird News

“Not when the innocent customers are the ones getting the treatment.
If you don't like the employer, demand just due respect or find another job.  The only downer here is in a market where labor gets treated like that loaf of break or juice bottle, but that's another story...  maybe if we had an economy that valued labor and rewarded good labor, we'd be better off as a society... until then, time is money and if minimum wages laws were repealed, the same labor would be done at half the wage (just so the company can appear more 'profitable' on the balance sheet, but we all know that these end runs and shortcuts are not sustainable since worker wages are what lead to corporate profits... even President Lincoln knew that labor created all wealth...)
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