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Apple Introduces A Slightly Bigger Samsung S III (And Faster, "Excel-Optimized" New New iPad 4)

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Below is a picture of the product that Steve Jobs never wanted launched, and which Apple has been forced to release due to competitors which are suddenly beating it in its own game. And the price: $329. The Nexus starting price is $199 which is also Kindle Fire territory. Anyway, the 8 inch iPad is here (which upon measurement actually turns out to be 5"... particularly the white version). So when is the iPad 36C coming? Finally: will there be an iDiscount for those with over $100,000 in student debt?


Oh, and Apple also launched a New iPad. Or wait, is that iPad 4? Confusing. Whatever it is it has a faster CPU for all those excel spreadsheets you will be doing on it all day long.

One word summary: cannibalization... and maybe another: GoogleMaps? 


AAPL Stock -2.5% - below Friday's closing VWAP...

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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:03 | 2913299 transaccountin
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good for +20 es baby

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:06 | 2913309 malikai
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Um, I didn't see an extra row of icons in that one.

Trouble in paradise.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:07 | 2913316 redpill
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But they are going to move the headphone jack to the BOTTOM.  Pshshhhh!!!


Brilliant marketing by Samsung.


One day soon we'll all wake up and Apple won't be cool anymore.  Then it'll be a total stock shitshow.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:16 | 2913357 The Master
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You hear that guys?  That's the sound of the music stopping.  Good luck finding a seat.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:56 | 2913528 Manthong
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They might want to rethink who the disruptors really are.

$81.00 straight from Shanghai.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:02 | 2913554 malikai
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Reminds me of the Hi-Phone.

Good luck to Apple trying to sue these guys. I'm sure it would work out fantastically.

The suits against Samsung et al were about control of the western market. Once again confirming that Apple is stuck on the old model.

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 02:57 | 2915058 Overflow-admin
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What about a High-Phone?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:29 | 2913894 onebir
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This was *the* reason for Android - turn Apple's grain basket into scorched earth by commoditising the smartphone & tablet markets.  There'll be quad-core Arm SOCs in $100 smartphones and tablets, within a year (dual core ones are currently a bit more). Android 4 on a single core Cortex A8 tablet isn't laggy even with 1280x780 screen (not 'retina' but higher pixel density than most laptops...)

It's uneven hardware quality & firmware integration that lets these Chinese 'clone' manufacturers down. Eventually a few will develop brand images in the west (like Asus & HTC have).

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:48 | 2913965 Stackers
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still waiting on the i-bidet

Siri ? Did you get all my dingleberries ?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:34 | 2914433 Joe Sixpack
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Watch out below, Isaac!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:20 | 2913376 ParkAveFlasher
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Spreadsheets ... lol

does a keyboard come with this model?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:23 | 2913393 Skateboarder
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No, but it ships with a genius to assist you with Excel macros.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:29 | 2913422 redpill
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I could fix the world with Excel, as long as I have my vintage February 1982 IBM Model M keyboard and not some nancypants touchscreen bullshit.


Wed, 10/24/2012 - 01:10 | 2915011 TheFourthStooge-ing
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redpill said:

I could fix the world with Excel, as long as I have my vintage February 1982 IBM Model M keyboard and not some nancypants touchscreen bullshit.

Here you go, then:

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:36 | 2913444 James_Cole
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Every Apple release it's the same story on here - AAPL sucks, people that buy their products / stock are morons etc. 

I don't get it, if you like gadgets AAPL makes good ones. I've tried the others and haven't found solid replacements for my macbooks, ipads iphones, so stick with what works? I don't like the iPhone 5 that much so am looking elsewhere but the iPad mini looks good to me. 

Don't like their products don't buy them, whats the big deal? People on here whine so much about AAPL you'd think Steve Jobs personally f---d their wives. 

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:38 | 2913449 redpill
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Who's whining?  ZH readers just enjoy watching a bubble inflate when they know it will eventually pop.  Consider it financial rubbernecking.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:43 | 2913475 I am a Man I am...
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Apple is not in a bubble.  If it is, your definition of a bubble is a stock that trades at an average PE ratio, which would mean that just about every single stock in the S&P is or has been in a bubble.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:54 | 2913525 centerline
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you forgot the /sarc

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:24 | 2913529 redpill
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Apple is a bubble today not because of the current P/E ratio, Apple is a bubble today because their success has been based on two inherently unsustainable trends: an image of being a small quirky computer company that is trendy, youth-oriented, and lib-friendly (an image which is rapidly tarnishing as their product development transitions from revolutionary to evolutionary, as their target demographic expands to attempt to capture older consumers, as as their trendy consumer base increasingly reads about the horrors of working Apple sweatshops in China), and the maintaining of market share in the phone and tablet space (which is impossible with the growing competition in both of these areas).  Combine that with a macro-economic debt bubble that will inevitably impact peoples' ability to borrow&spend hundreds of dollars on electronic trinkets, and you have a set up for a massive future decline in revenue, earnings, and stock price.  If you don't want to call that a bubble, fine, you can call it whatever you like.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:48 | 2913722 Spastica Rex
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Additionally, Apple products are not a very good value and are miserable for lock-in.

I was an avid Apple user from about 1993-2008. I got pissed in '08 when I tried to move my music library off of iTunes onto a Linux box. It was a bitch, but their DRM lost and I've never looked back. My kids have even ditched their iPods for Sansa Clips - no cachet there, let me tell ya.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:21 | 2913860 eatthebanksters
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Apple's brand (and value) is all about it's products are about creating a better UX (user experience)...the iphone was absolutely innovative and the ipad was close.  People will pay for quality, but it has to be demonstrable and unique. Now they are just producing new versions of old ideas and competitors are catching them and in some cases out appling Apple. Apple needs some new breakthrough stuff to keep its market share and continue growing over the long haul.  Otherwise it could go the way of GM.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:07 | 2914380 Reformed Sheep
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Apple vision died with Jobs. They were circling the drain until he came back to them, he somehow innovated for a while, now he died and they are directionless.

Also iTunes sucks balls.


Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:18 | 2914403 Almost Solvent
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Amen Brotha

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:47 | 2913959 fuu
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The SANSA Clip and Clip+ were great products. About a year ago I picked up 4 on a woot of the day for $10 each. I will never need a new mp3 player in this lifetime.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:37 | 2914436 The Alarmist
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Yeah, I have a Sansa Clip that cost me $50 in 2009 still going strong.  I realised I have spent about $100 every other year since 1980 for a WalkMan or its modern equivalent, but that all seems to have stopped in 2009.  That plus at least $50k in annual spending on discretionary shit I no longer need signals where a consumption-based economy might be headed.

Investment tip for the next 10 years: 3 g's ... guns, gold, and ground.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:46 | 2913492 Skateboarder
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We're all PhDs in financial rubbernecking. I got mine from ITT Tech, and now I have a brighter future.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:08 | 2913573 malikai
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ITT Tech? Good school. I saw a commercial for it once, but I was drunk.

I got my degree in Womens Criminal Social Care Studies from University of Phoenix online.

I just wanted to make a difference. Now I can.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:39 | 2913634 TruthInSunshine
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The gold standards evidencing an education debt bubble that is sowing the seeds of pain, financial and otherwise (there are other examples, but thess really connect the viewer to the fact that the sheeple have been hooked, lined & will be sinked); if these are epicly good at demonstrating the point, the commercials from state universities and the other "respected" institutions aren't much better, even they're slightly less cheesy:


Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:37 | 2914440 The Alarmist
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You should've majored in Criminal Justice ... seems to be one of the last growth industries in the Gulag Casino economy.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 17:45 | 2914116 TWSceptic
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Of course that's true, but a lot of people here think that to be a good ZH'er you must hate Apple. Somehow they made that connection. I have no idea why. I like their products even at their premium price and I like them more than the competition. If you don't, that's fine by me. But the arguments against Apple and the arguments for a bubble are as unfounded as the ones against gold.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:24 | 2914411 Almost Solvent
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Wait what? 

"The arguments for a bubble are as unfounded as the ones against gold."

So, what you're trying to say is that Apple = Gold?

Maybe GLD but not physical.

If you think Apple = Gold, you are infuckingsane.

(I realize his point is much finer, that those who argue Apple is a bubble are as unfounded as those who argue Gold is a bubble, but I wish to distill his argument into something simple. Gold will be around long after Apple ceases to exist and all their shitball products rot into the Earth)

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:43 | 2914456 The Alarmist
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"--- to be a good ZH'er you must hate Apple."

Apple has consistently given me good OOBE over the past decade, which has never been the case with a LIM- or successor-architecture machine for at least the last 30 years ... for that reason alone I find it hard to hate Apple despite its straight-jacket architecture.

Then again, Jobs was still alive when I bought my last iToy, so who knows whether or not they are resting on their laurels.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 17:49 | 2914138 Chuck Walla
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People on here whine so much about AAPL you'd think Steve Jobs personally f---d their wives. 

What did you hear about my wife?!?!?  She's always had new APPL stuff until, hey, wait, WTF? That was Jobs doing her?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:34 | 2913432 vortmax
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I thought the especially brilliant part is running it during most of the prime time NFL games I've seen this season...tons of lower-middle class, hipster-hating eyes are seeing it.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 17:49 | 2914139 Tijuana Donkey Show
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How about the Cardinals playing in the "University of Phoenix" stadium? A pro team in a university sponsored stadium, I love it. The student debt is just iike a phoenix too, you burn everything to the ground, and it reforms from the ashes to follow you to the grave. 

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 06:22 | 2915191 Incubus
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easy to fake your death and pick up and go and become someone totally new.

Identity is a relative thing, anyway.  It's not like you are who you are by some great universal law.  You are who you are because you happened to be born in a particular place, at a particular time. No need to stay tethered to some social construction of an identity.  Go on, disappear,  Change, grow; don't let the world limit you. 


Just don't be stupid and contact people from your former life.  There's 7,000,000,000 people out there. I'm sure you're bound to find some really neat individuals out there to take your mind off of the familiarities of your past social construction of an identity.


The sad thing is that many view debt as a the result of a financial agreement;  debt is a tool of control.  Many have already given up their lives because of it.  Next logical progression in the "debt" construction as a means of control is to manufacture a war. 


If these people realized how seriously fucked the concept of debt is, and how it fuels pie-in-the-sky delusions of a credit-whoring-populace, they'd hang the money-changers already.  And this is a life-or-death game.  Either you get rid of the money-changers, or you and your loved ones will suffer and die.

The only issue is IF or WHEN will the proles wake up?

I don't think they will.  Death is given to them by their handlers.  For the lack of will and knowledge, the fools forfeit their lives.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:45 | 2913483 resurger
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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:08 | 2913320 I Am Not a Copp...
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Buckle your seatbelts - I smell a ramp job

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:56 | 2913531 The trend is yo...
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have to get to the apple store and wait in line rain or shine

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:59 | 2913545 insanelysane
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too late! I am already in line; sucker.


Tue, 10/23/2012 - 23:11 | 2914844 StormShadow
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I paid two professional line waiters to beat you both, so nanny nanny Honey Boo Boo. Redneckognize bitch!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:09 | 2913574 Stoploss
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No thanks i will keep my Galaxy Note.

And everything that goes with it.

iJoke is a rip off, Galaxy is where it's at.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:37 | 2913658 Grill Boss
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Good for millions in un-insurable liabilities and billions (trillions) in lawsuits:

(note that courts in europe are now confirming what your military kept from you see above link)

who covers makers and telecoms for this NO ONE, because they know what is in the link above.... and people pay to do this to themselves.... health care stocks are the ticket then!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:03 | 2913300 I am a Man I am...
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Accusing Apple of copying Samsung, funny.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:08 | 2913319 Zero Govt
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Yes, hilarious

Journalists don't do research or check facts or have timelines nowadays, they just get called up on 'crimelines' and print what they're told by the handlers ...MSN is a clearing house of spin and propaganda (garbage)

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:11 | 2913331 tecno242
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so.. what you're saying is that Ford should be the only company allowed to sell cars, because they invented them.

or Atari should be the only ones allowed to make a video game console.

cause everyone else is just a stupid copy cat loser guy.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:13 | 2913339 Quintus
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Ford invented cars???

Does the name Karl Benz mean anything to you?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:16 | 2913354 gjp
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And Apple didn't invent most of the shit that goes into smart phones.  First to market, yes, but smart phones are a combination of all sorts of technologies, most of which Apple buys from others.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:17 | 2913360 tecno242
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sorry i appologize... didn't mean to offend you and your german lover. 

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:25 | 2913405 LongSoupLine
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Karl Benz?!?

WTF!...I was told Al Gore!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:37 | 2913445 Zero Govt
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you have to forgive Microshite and GOOnbubble bloggers their repeated errors, because they're spending their lives living with devices that have continual software bugs and magnetised virus shutdowns 

poor sods can't even mount a serious argument most times

Darwinian slection process... Apple users versus the stumbling flapping DoDo's

Extinction assured you clueless wingless turkeys

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:14 | 2913592 DoChenRollingBearing
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Neither Google (ChromeBook) nor Apple get my computer business until either gets an easy to use SQL database like MS Access.  Three or four times I have been to the Apple Store's "Genius Bar" to inquire when they will have an easy (relatively speaking) SQL-compliant database.  

All I get are blank vacant stares as if I am from another planet...  Geniuses?!?!  I think not.

Apple or Google makes a good database program, they win me from "Wintel"...  There have to be more like me (Apple would probably grab another 1% - 3% of the PC market if they had a database in the PC market).  But, do the arrogant young bucks do not pass the word up...  Nor would the honchos, in their infinite wisdom bother listening, to a 56 yr old!?

A good statistics program would be nice too.  Also, OLAP.  If Apple would write some good data-analysis programs, they would gain even more share.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:46 | 2913713 gjp
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who would junk you for that?  I guess anyone who thinks technology is simply for social networking and that data analysis is for losers?  Apple's keycuts suck too for anyone who thinks keyboards are faster than a mouse.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:03 | 2913793 DoChenRollingBearing
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Who would junk me?  Probably an Apple Genius...  Show thyself, Genius!  LOL...

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 17:42 | 2914113 DCFusor
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DoChen - RUN!  I stupidly used access in my business, till I ran into some hard coded deliberate limits in it that would have cost me many many thousands from M$ or hundreds of my hours to reprogram around to make my existing data work in an *SQL COMPLIANT* db.  Yeah, Access will do most of SQL, and a few things they encourage that work *nowhere else* - the old embrace, extend, extinguish thing.  Well, rather than plop down a few K for SQL server (and still need reprogramming) from MS, I went to the free MYSQL on some machines, or the free Postgress SQL - both conform to the STANDARD and interoperate in the main.

At least you'll never fall for the MS trick of encouraging you do things that are only legal in punctuation in table names (not only do you need to rename all tables, but all querys after that one), Visual basic forms "behind" that look slick and idiots can do, but .... none of the other options do that - so sooner or later, you're going to find access locked up and out of records, and a big need to go from scratch with some "lesser" (Hah!) database.  The only worse thing than MS on this would be Oracle....fees while on hold, great business model.

Run while you can, you're about to be screwed and don't know it yet.

And yes, this is from a (now) pro DB programmer.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 17:54 | 2914145 malikai
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I have to agree. I'll note that both PG and MySQL run on Intel/OSX as well as Windows, Linux, and other Unices. Additionally, open libs exist for both in most languages. It's hard not to see a winner here, for those technically inclined.

As a guy who makes his own tools, I try to stay as far away from M$ as possible.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:09 | 2913814 onebir
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Had a look at LibreOffice Base? Originally Linux, but I think the whole LibreOffice/OpenOffice suite's available for Windows & Mac There's a bunch of other database GUIs (& SQL backends) for Linux judging from a quick Google.  Also for Android. All/mostly free.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:49 | 2913971 fuu
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Libre works on windows. Open Office was easier to use.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:29 | 2913888 79-Protons
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I totally agree... I use a MBP but need to use Parallels and install a copy of Win 7 just so I can work with Access.  If you grind lots of data, you need a SQL-like database and Access is the best.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 18:00 | 2914163 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Access is for idiots, and so is Foxpro. How about MySQL, or any real SQL database for those of us in the 21st century. Do you have an 8-track, and complain about how hard a good fax and ditto machine these days? Hell, admit you use the ditto machine beacuse you like purple, and learn a real DB. LibreOffice connected via direct/ODBC access is a robust solution, Access is a sluggish piece of shit, wait until you starting having file corruption issues with your DB. Also, anyone at the Genius bar could have told you about Filemaker pro, the Access solution for the mac.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 21:48 | 2914722 DoChenRollingBearing
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Thank you, guys, for your suggestions!

I should have bolded the "easy to use" part of my original reply, as I am a non-tech kind of guy.  I know how to get MySQL (I actually have an old version I downloaded), know a little bit of how to use it (but, can I just paste in lines that I copied off of MS Excel, hmmmmm......?  Ease of use is really important...), but it is an order of magnitude harder for me to use than Access.

I am NOT a pro at databases, nor can I con anyone here at ZH into thinking that!  Although, I should make a back-up copy or two each month of what I have w/ MySQL.  And I will look into LibreOffice, thanks again!  I appreciate your suggestions.


Anyone here ever used "Pentaho"?  It is a free (I think) OLAP program that supposedly works easily w/ MySQL.  If it's HARD to use, well, I don't know ANYONE where I live who could help me if it's hard...

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:01 | 2913549 insanelysane
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I thought the chinese invented everything first?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 18:25 | 2914231 Whiner
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Benz? He didn't build that. Someone else did! Germans. Always claiming they built things.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:46 | 2914460 Joe Sixpack
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Karl Benz? Nein, es macht nicht.

Jetzt, HJ Heinz? Dais ich Weiss.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:15 | 2913350 Seorse Gorog fr...
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Ford didn't invent the car. Atari didn't invent the games console.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:17 | 2913363 tecno242
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really?  that's shocking.


Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:19 | 2913369 Seorse Gorog fr...
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It is shocking to someone who's ignorant.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:25 | 2913399 tecno242
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my point that obviously morons like you didn't get.. is that Apple didn't invent anything... 

yet Apple fans keep trying to claim they are being copied.

They didn't invent phones or smart phones... they just made a blackberry that's used differently.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:39 | 2913926 NidStyles
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Blackberry copied Nokia.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:22 | 2913388 Ned Zeppelin
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You  didn't build that iPad Mini.

(For those low flow days.)

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:36 | 2913656 ToNYC
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That's what Steve Jobs said to Eddie Cue until his dying day. No, nein, non, nyet!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:50 | 2913514 I am a Man I am...
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No, that's not what I said and that is not what I am saying or trying to say.  

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:25 | 2913403 lunaticfringe
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No Jobs, no jobs. Fuck you Jobs. In the greed gone wild section, they'll have a pic of you. The rats are heading for the exits.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:03 | 2913301 Lost Wages
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As of the time of this comment, haven't heard a price for it yet.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:28 | 2913413 Lost Wages
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$329 lame

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:50 | 2913477 Slewburger
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Lame indeed. Canabilizing existing sales...more lame.

This is why there is no Pontiac, barely a Buick... GM did it, IH did it, now Apple.

Thought experiment, how many Apple devices have overlapping functionality?

Fighting yourself for market share = losing

But that was back when companies were allowed to go bankrupt.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:40 | 2913673 ToNYC
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High design destined for the same junkyard in rather short order like a gilded lily. It's the technology that's the Hero, not the Toy, Fisher-Price.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:03 | 2913302 firstdivision
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Sweet, an overpriced Kindle Fire.  I'll pay $700 for it.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:12 | 2913344 icanhasbailout
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the logo alone is $300 worth of consumer ecstacy

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:18 | 2913362 Skateboarder
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CrAppleChino is kind of like Islam - it's all about submission. Submit to the might apple - BUY CRAPPY OVERPRICED SWAG and touch yourself at night!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:25 | 2913381 Zero Govt
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Very true ...the brand reflects consumer satisfaction

GOOnbubble and Microshit are toxic brands as a result with all the pull of an 18 stone one-eyed pole dancer

but no worries, Reggie has found another journalist (paid shill) that's written a(nother) report on GOO satisfying customers in a Dakota laboratory (no mention the consumers were being stimulated with dopamine, ecstacy and pure 100% Columbian coke to enduce a state of false enjoyment of their copy-cat products)

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:41 | 2913941 NidStyles
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MS Surface has a version with actual Windows on it, and it comes with MS Office...

Far more useful than this POS toy.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:02 | 2913553 insanelysane
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sheeple won't like you if you don't have a screen with THE LOGO.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:30 | 2913421 Sauk Leader
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Then I will take that and use it for processing credit cards at my coffee shop. Yeah its a hefty 2.75% merchant rate but its so cool.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:36 | 2913440 Sauk Leader
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Go ahead and buy the fire too. Its a pain in the ass to have to fire up the laptop when trying to view flash.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:04 | 2913304 Gene Parmesan
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Fools and their money...

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:10 | 2913327 Zero Govt
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...the village idiots meanwhile are on Android, given away free in your cornflakes

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:19 | 2913368 malikai
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Village Idiot reporting in for duty, sir!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:32 | 2913419 Zero Govt
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You can track down the village idiot in the recent article (propaganda) piece Microshit ran in the WSJ last week on Gates & Bulmer wanting to be seen as a "cool brand" ...cough, splutter, choke

that follows GOOnbubbles own Steve Schneider last year writing a 'real hip and cool' piece which went down like Beyonce Knowles always trying too hard and CoCo the Clown at a Paris fashon show trying to look trendy ....trip, fall, crash

These 2 global dinsoaurs need an asteroid attack, it's time to move on from their ever more tiring desperation to be Apple

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:41 | 2913459 Uncle Remus
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I am guessing you're "all in" on the Cloud too.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:51 | 2913518 Zero Govt
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I'm no fan of any corporates Cloud offerings, it's the centralisation mistake like dinosaur IBM's mistake plumping for mainframe over PC's all over again 

but if anyone is going to make best of Cloud it'll be Apple's never going to be a big hit though

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:06 | 2913680 Uncle Remus
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The cloud is far more insidious than many are aware. "Private" clouds are not always so.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:51 | 2913509 localsavage
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My android phone makes my iphone look stupid and yes I saved $300 by not having a f'ing apple logo.  Plus, I forever rid myself of itunes....f$%k yes

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:01 | 2913523 Zero Govt
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"My Android phone makes my iPhone look stupid"

No, your Android phone makes you look stupid.. fixed.

Nowt wrong with iTunes... I have 2,500 free downloads on it and not one paid track.

it's brilliant and working fantastic thanks, like all Apples ultra-reliable software. 

Looking forward to new versions of Android? ...the platform is a turkey, you'll be gobbling soon enough

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:47 | 2913960 NidStyles
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Ahh, gotcha now, you're a fanboy douchebag. Looks like we have a live one here, Brand loyalty and all.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 18:59 | 2914359 Zero Govt
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I'm an Apple-user responding to Apple-haters swimming in red mist

my loyalty to Apple is hard won, their software is ultra reliable, their products cool and cutting edge and i respect immensely their record of achievement ...a true class apart in the tek space

similarly my dis-loyalty to Micorshit is well-earned, having suffered their garbage software for 20 years both personally and in my businesses. GOOfball search is crappy, the rest of what they do is even worse, swimming in red ink. So i have no respect for MS or GOO from a biz prespective

call me "douchebag" or worse but my experience is solid as a rock nd is a fact. I'll defend Apple because they're a class act and the rest are also-rans, the market cap demonstrates it

so where are you comin from shit-for-brains-douche, GOOfball or Microshite?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:00 | 2914366 NidStyles
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You're delusional.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 21:10 | 2914647 Zero Govt
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Nope, utterly real world experiences only mate

if you want delusional just round-up Micorshite and GOOnbubbles share price charts, market caps and brand values and compare to Apples

2 stagnant turkeys and 1 class act ...go suck garbage, oh, you're doing that already 

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:03 | 2913305 RmcAZ
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When does the iPad Kinda Mini with the 8.1" display come out? Or the iPad XL with the 10.3" display?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:16 | 2913351 Zero Govt
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Dunno ...really fascinating questions though (yawn)

Amazon are doing crap, GOOnbubble are doing shit, just waiting on Microshit to try and step out of the shadow of cool King of Tek, Apple and show us how it's done

I'm not holding my breath, Micorshite are so used to following, and copying, everything Apple does they'd probably burn like a vampire in the light

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:24 | 2913392 InjuredThales
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I smell an apple long.


  If you're hoping to make good on your losses, you may need to go so long on Apple that we start calling you Granny Smith.  I predict you will be green again once they find a way to wake Jobs from his cryo-sleep.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:30 | 2913425 NotApplicable
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Pixar is working on it.

They've just gotta one-up Tupac first.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:48 | 2913481 Zero Govt
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I'm not Apple long, I stay out the tek sector should Reggie and his long suffering subscribers (who must be chewing a wasp at his bias and ineptness). They've been sitting in the station waiting for Reggie's promised heavily trumpeted GOOfball Express to take off for 2 years while the Apple juggernaut has left and gone past again lapping them 

I'b be surprised if the GOOfball Express isn't empty by now, only Reggie and his trumpet

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:32 | 2913902 Richard Head
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Robot Trader, is that you?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:02 | 2914368 Zero Govt
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Can you read alright?

Zero Govt

the MS crowd are blind as well as stupid

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:04 | 2913308 PUD
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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:07 | 2913314 Nothing To See Here
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I'm saving for a iDishwasher, can't wait for it to come out!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:29 | 2913417 RichardP
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iDishwasher??  Is that the name of a new operating system?  Like, iDishwasher will take care of your melted Ice Cream Sandwich?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:09 | 2913321 mrktwtch2
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when do they invent the i that would be

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:09 | 2913326 ziggy59
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More iShitz for the mentally constipated

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:10 | 2913332 Zero Govt
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only 3 more minutes blogging on your Microshit PC mate, then blue screen of death

Bye Bye Twat

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:20 | 2913375 InjuredThales
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Are you trolling, or are these feelings real? Unless you are Steve Jobs' ghost, why are you so worked up about people having different product preferences than yourself?


Or is this just the emotional impact of cognitive dissonance, as a small unfettered portion of your subconscious awakens to the possibility you overpaid for a logo and a fancy veneer?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:42 | 2913467 formadesika3
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I paid for the same logo on my Costco TP and just found out to my disgust it's no longer perforated. Bummer! Wish they'd quit substituting for me.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:47 | 2913494 Ms. Erable
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iTards are always like this - they feel superior 'cuz the paid triple the retail value for a pile of shit made in China. But crApple products do have a higher product failure rate than most other imported electronics, so they have that going for them.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:57 | 2913766 Zero Govt
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Ms. Erable -  you're another blinkered twit on the real price of a sticker.

Add up the costs of staff downtime, plus IT staff required to fix and re-boot your Microshit systems on an annual basis.

I estimate, from 15 years of biz experience, that Microshit cost me upward of £30,000 per annum running their bug-ridden, virus-magnetised garbage software ...of course it depends on the size of the company and number of staff suffering the shit

similarly my own personal computer usage. Microshit was fucking garbage, Apple has been a cool very satisfying breeze

you can do your own maths, but i'm guessing you're going to need help with that

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 18:52 | 2914329 Ms. Erable
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If you spent that much on system maintenance, you're an idiot; you should have canned your IT staff and hired some competent folks to work for you (you know, ones that won't sabotage the system to justify their paychecks). I can tell you that I saw more Mac system bombs in three years of network operation than I've seen BSOD from '95 through the present. crApple makes unstable, unreliable, overpriced toys - always have, always will.

And my condolences on the loss of your brain. I'd send flowers, but it's obvous nobody notices the difference.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:23 | 2914388 Zero Govt
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Save the flowers, you're digging a hole so much faster

Our Micoshite systems, network PC's to laptops were no dfferent to my own personal computer experience (nightmare)

my Apple experience is as smooth as candy. Fact. My GF's too with MS and Apple, she wouldn't turn back either, nor would anyone I know on Apple. All happy campers whereas my friends on Microshit all having porblems

Regrds your Apple experience I can only say you must be like Reggie, totally inept. 

70% of businesses (still) running on decade old MS XP because Win5, 6 and 7 are so unstable. This is a total fucking farce, a global farce. Google any MS platform, you'll get rammed with "Fix Problems" links's the most common search on Microshit, fixing and patching the f'ing turkey

Gates & Bulmer couldn't open MS shops because their product is shit.. It's a lemon out of the box and a total lemon in use. It's such a lemon you have to buy other lemon products that don't work, like McFee, to protect it while it fruther gums up your already tragic pile of junk.  

You're the only person in the known universe that isn't pulling their hair out, you must live in LaLa land, are you on too many pills that the reality the globe is suffering from this monopolist junk is passing you by?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 23:31 | 2914872 Ms. Erable
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Whatever, iTard - not my fault you can't find competent IT staff. As for crApple, lots of us can see that the dude with the crown is totally naked.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:19 | 2913591 Zero Govt
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Injuredthales,  "Are you trolling, or are these feelings real?"

You're not paying attention mate. The Apple-haters stir up a hornets nest and out come the cool Apple-luvers and mince the turkeys

"..why are you so worked up about people having different product preferences than yourself?"

No problem with the also-rans choosing Microshit and GOOfball, I'm happy for them choosing crap, realy I am. As i said (still paying attention?) it's the Apple-haters that start the fight, the ultra-reliable cool running software Apple users finish it

"Or is this just the emotional impact of cognitive dissonance.."

I've only suffered that during my 20+ years running Microshit personal and biz computers... about twice a day as it craps out

"...awaken to the possibility you overpaid for a logo and a fancy veneer?"

How good are you with one, paying attention, and two, doing proper maths??

The cost of downtime from Microshite i'd estimate costs 12 times more than my ultra-reliable Apple sticker price

Any business does the maths of the downtime (bugs, viruses, adding carthretic additional security protection etc) costs of running Microshite would swap to Linux or Apple for 1/10th the costs. Similarly anyone that values stress-free personal computing knows Apple is the bees knees, Microshit simply pull-your-hair-out doggy doo

You been paying attention? How's the maths coming along on the price paid for a logo??

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:04 | 2913795 Zero Govt
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3 junks but no replies

the Microshit users crashed in software bugs or had seizures of web viruses before they could fully reply yes?

Darwinian selection even happening at blogger level, can't even mount a debate your choice of software is such crap it nobbles you

Should've bought an Apple 

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 16:50 | 2913970 NidStyles
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My Win 7 box has been up since launch date barring specific reboots for updates. So much for your loyalties and reasoning.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 17:35 | 2914094 InjuredThales
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This.  Idiot users suffer the results of their idiocy.


I hear kids still drown wearing water wings.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 17:36 | 2914095 InjuredThales
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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:40 | 2914427 Zero Govt
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Everyone I know on Apple, 1. love it, 2. have no problems

Everyone I know on Microshit, 1. are dizzy, 2. always having problems

the Microshit monopolists are costing the biz world $$$Billions is downtime, wasted staff hours and add-on lemon products to patch-up this stinking hobbling turkey

i'd tell you both to go fuck yourself but the real irony is you're on Microshit, you're doing a grand job already. Live with your bug-ridden, virus-magnetised "we want to be cool like Apple" Gates & Balmer garbage every day, enjoy

Darwin did not select you, you consciously chose to be one of lifes losers

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:11 | 2913333 3FrenchHens
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yawwwwwwwwwn,  just another piece of iCrap I refuse to buy

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:11 | 2913334 Dead Canary
Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:22 | 2913337 falak pema
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Reggie will love this heading and WB7 not so much! 

Lol, I love the great debate about Apple and Google...

About cannibalisation : As WB7 has so correctly stated, and Yahoo CEO, the blondie cutie, has also confirmed : the world is moving to hand held mobiles away from laptops and semi laptops; aka tablets.

In this Homeric battle of support platforms, if the move to mobile becomes massive, the Apple strategy will collapse; based on protecting its Ipad from iphone, by never putting a telephone function on the Ipad. In such a market stampede, Apple will have to follow suit and make its Ipad telephone linked. In which case it will cannibalise bigtime iphone.

Google's strategy is different : it has the best search engine, the best media publicity platfrom and the best mobile OS with Chrome that it opens to star product makers like Samsung. It isn't scared by prodcut cannibalisation as its not its core business.

Its core business is digital multimedia systems control thru cloud ether, search engine and money winner publicity.

Apple vs Google its a battle ot Titans for the decades to come.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:23 | 2913396 imaginalis
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Reggie is still trying to pull up his iShorts

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:11 | 2913338 alstry
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Could you imagine how good the combination of BOTH Samsung and Apple would be in one product.

As the world advances from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age, we can likely expect more OPEN SOURCE development.

In the mean time, Apple is milking FoxConn, FoxConn is milking its workers, while everyone is milking a bankrupt financial system and trying to milk each other.

As singularity progress, soon we will be milking technology and not each other in the

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:22 | 2913386 imaginalis
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You mean like a MacBook Air with a Samsung LCD display?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:38 | 2913450 Winston Churchill
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You jest of course.An age of knowledge in a world of mental pygmy's.

Lipstick on a pig is the only analogy I can think of.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:13 | 2913340 LongSoupLine
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$400 buys a nice lil' handfull of silver.


fuck you aapl. 

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:24 | 2913623 machineh
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... whereas in the top photo above, the 'more than a handful' iPad mini barely fits in a big guy's hand.

Google's Nexus 7 is 0.58" narrower -- a case of 'less is more' ergonomically.

Nexus 7's classic Golden Ratio proportions make the iPad mini look short, squat and fat.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:12 | 2913343 Quinvarius
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The only reason stocks ever go down:

"If you have an erection lasting more than 4 hours, please consult a physician".

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:25 | 2913398 semperfi
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I'm not  consulting a physician - I'm going out and bragging !!

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:13 | 2913346 becky quick and...
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$330, what a joke.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:15 | 2913355 azzhatter
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let's see, Iphone, Ipad mini, Ipad maxi   yeah, Im covered

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:14 | 2913348 pragmatic hobo
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$329? Are these guys serious?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:15 | 2913352 azzhatter
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For the apple worshippers, next up- Icame

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:17 | 2913358 devo
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I wonder if they'll sell any.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:21 | 2913380 Ineverslice
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iThink they know about the earnings report.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:21 | 2913382 Misean
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I'll bet people at the coffee shop'll think I'm important if I have one.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:26 | 2913633 machineh
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... at least the gray-haired crowd will. 

The kids will just cover their mouths and snicker at the uncool geezer.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:22 | 2913383 Yen Cross
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ican't wait to see who supplies all AAPL "LCDs", after Samsung dumped thier asses. BTW AAPL down $17.00 as we speak.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:32 | 2913418 fuu
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Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:21 | 2913384 semperfi
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I'd rather be holding a 10 oz gold bar.  Even a 10 oz gold plated tungsten bar.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:22 | 2913387 Lantern
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The mini-Pad for light days seems to be a bust

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:23 | 2913390 IndicaTive
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They're gonna have a lot of channels to stuff come Christmas.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:24 | 2913395 CrashisOptimistic
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FYI the new Nexus 7 is 32 GB of memory and about $230.  This gizmo of Apple's is an inferior way to put an extra $100 in their pockets.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:26 | 2913408 Misean
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But...but...but...the cpu was DESIGNED by APPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean!!!! Come on!!!!!!

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