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Blockchain is real, and will have a bright future in many, many, areas of the economy.
Crypto "currencies" in general are assets without any intrinsic value, backed by nothing, and have been subject to wild speculative swings in price. As a medium of exchange cryptocurrencies have largely failed, at least so far, except by transactions involving gangs, drug cartels, and those seeking to extort money from honest companies and people. Cryptocurrencies have been banned in China, and in the rest of the world they will likely be relegated to the dustbin of history when these governments issue their own, national, stable coins, backed by the full faith and credit of the various countries. A regular person seeking to transact in crypto is not going to choose a wildly fluctuating and risky coin like Bitcoin, they are going to choose a stable coin backed by the US, EU, or China.
I’m not judging here, this in my view is just where things stand.
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This article feels like an I-told-you-so.
Which is really unpleasant, when you get right down to it.
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I bought a Fat Mac in 1984. It was $2500 with a printer, which I think was $250 but it’s been a long time.
Are you really complaining about the pricing?
The 15" MacBook Pro in 2015 ranged from $1,999 to $3,199. It had a LOT less processing power for all models, and less memory that the highest-end models announced yesterday, which accounts for the difference in pricing at the high end.
The point is, the pricing is really about the same.
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There is No Fcuking Way I’d go back to wired headphones, especially for use with my phone. I love my AirPod Pros. Love love love!
Whether I’m bopping around the house, taking a walk, decide to go run errands, doing my cardio at the gym – in none of these situations are wired headphones better in any way.
You can try to throw shade at Apple, but the fact is that others have followed Apple’s lead on this. You want to know why?
It’s vastly better.
And your environmental argument is utterly wrong, in fact it’s backwards. Wired headphones don’t last any longer. The wires get caught on things and eventually fail. I’ve never had a wired pair last more than 18-24 months, if that. And, if/when my AirPods do wear out I can drop them off at the Apple Store and they’ll see to the recycling for me, for free. Do I get that service with any other brands, or off-brands? Not that I’m aware. Into they landfill they go.
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So Apple completely redesigns the laptops, includes features such as the moat advanced chipsets on the market that set new benchmarks for the combination of processing power vs power consumption, plus the most advanced screen available, plus checking basically every other box in people’s wishlists – and you complain about a little, tiny, notch?
And by the way, this notch provides more on- screen real estate. Here are your choices:
- A chin;
- A forehead, or;
- A notch, which allows more useable screen space.
Unbelievable. These are arguably the best general-purpose laptops ever made.
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It doesn’t seem to be on Apple Music as of right now. Too bad. It is pretty cool to listen to – a fun thing to throw in a large playlist to have pop up some day.
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Amazing new machines, those new SoC’s, wow.
But people are going to make stupid comments about notches. Who cares?
Sadly, no new Mini announced. I was really hoping for a Mini on new SoC steroids.
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From the article:
And while we’re on the subject of cases, every official iPhone 12 case (and likely the vast majority of third-party ones) are incompatible with the iPhone 13 lineup, because the camera bump got wider this time around.
This literally has nothing to do with MagSafe, and this happens pretty much every year. The new phones have different dimensions and last year’s cases don’t fit.
This is a surprise to the people at The Verge?
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I’m with you. Also I have a PopSocket MagSafe attachment that works great. Love it – I just take it right off when I don’t want it.
Yeah. It would be so very cool if we never had to charge any of these devices.
Personally, I wish i never had to eat, it’s just a bother. I like taking showers though… refreshing.