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NQ Dropping On Steve Jobs Announcement, Down 18 From Close

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The market is not taking the Steve Jobs news well for now.


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Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:46 | 1597027 kengland
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Sad...Hell of a guy

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:53 | 1597602 trav7777
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Wed, 08/24/2011 - 23:01 | 1598007 snowball777
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Most sociopaths can't.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:48 | 1597039 laomei
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time to deathpool jobs

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:55 | 1597076 Rasna
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Don't be and idiot...

The guy has cancer and is probably dying.

Show a little fu*#ing respect.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:00 | 1597104 laomei
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when he dies, they'll release a special edition iphone.  it'll cost four times as much, have a fake signature on the front, be completely black and have a cancerous rectum embossed on the back that you can tongue

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:03 | 1597118 Missiondweller
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You've had your account a whole 17 days.


Don't be an asshole. respect is earned here.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:06 | 1597133 laomei
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remember when in 2008 cancerboy needed a new liver and bam, instant new liver, no waiting?  fuck him, fuck his money, fuck apple.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:15 | 1597185 anyways
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Fuck U asshole.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:55 | 1597383 Votewithabullet
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What a little beeatch anyways. Why would his opinion make you cry cunt? Almost as bad as that little pussy above you counting the weeks someones been a member....respect is earned here? fucking snicker. 

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:02 | 1597411 Stoploss
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TYLER, BAN THIS TURD PLEASE. Everyone new this was coming, no need for this right now.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:09 | 1597429 malikai
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Brilliant. Now we have assholes here begging for censorship.

You don't like what he has to say? Ignore it.

Otherwise, fuck off.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 22:42 | 1597948 LudwigVon
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Fuck You !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:11 | 1597158 malikai
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I have a family member with cancer. He is probably checking out soon, so I can understand one's sorrow over Steve's condition.

However, I wonder how many tears Jobs shed for the workers over at FOXCOMM? Did he do anything to make their suffering any better?

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:14 | 1597178 Cdad
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On point.  America's top Chinese labor exploiter and US jobs exporter.  I do not understand the love affair with this guy.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:23 | 1597224 laomei
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iphiles dont need rational thought getting in the way of their pathetic consumerist lives.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 23:04 | 1598011 snowball777
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Yeah, they should be trolling ZH and attempting to spread their inability to feel compassion for others far and wide.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:18 | 1597203 laomei
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back in 2004 my grandpa had cancer and needed a new liver, he had many years left in him.  funny how not being rich doesn't get you a new liver pronto.  he died in pain and agony lingering on for a year.


name just one actual "good" thing jobs gave the world... because i can list of tons of fucking horrible shit his corpse is leaving in its wake.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:22 | 1597220 malikai
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NeXT, for starters. Too bad it didn't work out.

Nevertheless, I'm with you. Jobs is a billionaire. That's the only reason he got that liver, and the only reason he's alive today.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:54 | 1597376 LasVegasDave
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Fuck you and your "grandpa"

If Grnadpa had made more of himself he would have been on the front of the donor list.

Instead he spawned losers like you with nothing to show for it.

Apple I-phone vs. laomei.  Think Ill take the i phone

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:58 | 1597392 Votewithabullet
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Take the i phone in yer ass nigger dave.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:02 | 1597409 LasVegasDave
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voice of experience?

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:16 | 1597453 Votewithabullet
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Since about 7th grade , missy england, traci waltz , the kidd sisters, that girl behind david bollings house. Good times. 

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 21:55 | 1597822 LasVegasDave
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Maybe Ill google them and alert them to your post.  I have a bulldog defamation/libel lawyer who'd be happy to represent them, cocksucker

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 22:51 | 1597976 LudwigVon
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 04:44 | 1598428 writingsonthewall
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Hey, if you can take your head out of Steve Job's ass for a moment, maybe 'ol Grandpa didn't have wealthy parents to forks out the $57,000 a year to go to Reed College - like Steve Job's adopted parents did.


"Made something of himself" - or born with an advantage, it seems that your iodolisation of the capitalist is possibly misleading.


Funny how all these 'self made millionaires' usually start with an advantage - do Americans still buy that 'American dream' crap where 'everyone has an equal chance'?


It's the most unequal of societies and it's getting worse. People who fan the asses of the wealthy are adding to the problem, and all because they suck up the dream which is over a long time ago.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 05:54 | 1598472 malikai
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Everyone does have an equal chance. Only, some have a more equal chance than others.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 21:34 | 1597752 Tunga
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:laomei; in the world of 2011AD all computers pretty much suck. Apple computers just suck less than all the rest of them. The reason is KISS. They continually aim to streamline and simplify whereas the dufus at Microsoft seeks to employe every hacker from every country around the world to increase the complexity and thus the confusion factor among the end user. You can tell who the PC users are because they are always angry.  

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 23:07 | 1598016 snowball777
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"name just one actual "good" thing jobs gave the world"

The Apple II - Millions of programmers were inspired to learn how to write code

The Mac - Billions of graphic artists were empowered to create awesome works

And...what have you given the world (besides the nausea you inspire)?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 02:54 | 1598377 laomei
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apple II? Woz designed it

mac? engineering and design team led by raskin


all jobs has done is rip off ideas from others and go crazy about frivilous patents which inhibit the entire industry while shoving away all those who actually deserve the real credit.  he's an asshole, pure and simple.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 01:23 | 1598195 Oh regional Indian
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lao, while maybe not so expletive laden, I agree with you completely. Strange that so many here are offfended by the celebration of the passing (at least from active duty) of a totally sociopathic (yes, he is sub-human when dealing with his people, ruled with fear) guy whose big break was stealing technology from Xerox to make his stuff sexy. On top of that, he shafted hsi first partner, who was the man behind any of the tech anyways.

On top of that, those white apple ear-buds have driven an entire generation deaf and probably a little in-sane.

And yet, here are a bunch of so called libertarians getting their panties in a twist.

Quick everyone, grab your sacred cow! Now!


Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:16 | 1597194 defn8Dog
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Right here, right now, requesting reinstatement of the "flag as junk" button.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:04 | 1597123 Zaphod B.
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Given a long enough timeline.....

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:08 | 1597141 fyrebird
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What have you done? Anything besides breathe? And when you die, will anyone notice the loss? Even enough to cast gross insults? Probably not.

Enjoy eternity. It's a long fucking way down, from here.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:19 | 1597207 laomei
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rich boy becomes richer man... exactly why should anyone give even half a shit about a slavedriving psychopath finally dying.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:46 | 1597341 Zeilschip
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I don't give a shit about what you are thinking so just shut up already ok?

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:00 | 1597405 Votewithabullet
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You think anyone gives a fuck what you think? I vote you...shut the the fuck up ok?

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 22:55 | 1597986 LudwigVon
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On point. 

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:45 | 1597336 homersimpson
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I will show him as much respect as he shows the general person.. none. If he wasn't the head of Apple, he'd just be another a**hole on the street. Somehow techies in the Bay Area equate money with coolness and respect.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:33 | 1597513 VisualCSharp
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I think what happens is a lot of folks revere him because he is something they can never be, in their minds, at least. People are envious of Steve Jobs, and therefore how can one hate what one is envious of?

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 21:45 | 1597788 delacroix
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steve wozniak, was the one with heart

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 23:10 | 1598021 snowball777
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A very cool dude, in his own Woz way.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 02:41 | 1598361 laomei
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most definitely agree with you there.  look at their respective bios.  woz is a fucking machine and the one with all the coolness.


jobs? he's a megalomaniac manipulator with zero fucking heart.  take a hint from how he immediately kills all philanthropy when he comes back to apple.  look at his patents and how most of them are for accessorized crap.  woz? he's got the most amazing patents and owes credit to no one else for them... why? because he is fucking awesome.  jobs didn't inspire shit, he hired talent demanded it look pretty and took all the credit (and money) all the while being an elitist prick.  perfect example of what's wrong with america.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:47 | 1597579 Hulk
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Ok, Gates dies when his Jet's OS bluescreens and Elison gets his in a tragic Marlin spearing incident...

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 23:11 | 1598026 snowball777
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I was kind of hoping for poetic justice where Ellison would be burned alive by a wildfire over the giant compound for which he stiffed CA on the prop taxes.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 23:14 | 1598036 Hulk
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Most definitely works for me. But the imagery of being speared by a leaping Marlin was irresistable...

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 02:46 | 1598366 laomei
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difference being of course... gates and ellison would be missed for actual real reasons.  gates? ellison?  they basically plan to give away all their money to good causes.  jobs? haha, fat fucking chance there.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 04:54 | 1598433 malikai
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I'm sure the US government has some very noble plans for the billions they will make off his estate on his passing.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:51 | 1597053 electronpaul
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top ticking the market, the guy is smart...

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:24 | 1597473 Cursive
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He IS the market.  At least the Nas.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 23:12 | 1598031 snowball777
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Wrong tense, sir.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:52 | 1597060 FischerBlack
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Au revoir, Steve. You've made history.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:56 | 1597064 virgilcaine
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congrats to all the aapl shorts. {hehe}.400 was a great short entry.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:57 | 1597075 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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The man doesn't look like hes far from death. This is pre-emptive action, better than a headline reading "Apple CEO dead" to shock the market.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:03 | 1597119 Citxmech
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Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:55 | 1597078 Sandy15
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Very sad day.  More than likely his heath is deteriorating since he is walking away.  God bless you Steve and your family.  Your innovation has been historic.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:09 | 1597434 Votewithabullet
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"more than likely his health is deteriorating since he is walking away" gee ya think? Are you really fucking sad over this? " god bless you steve"? Is this a joke?  Shouldnt that be plural? which god are you speaking of? The king of the jews?  Why are you posting this shit here, cant you email "steve" and his family or are you trying to make me puke? Fucking chicks.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:57 | 1597087 John Law Lives
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Who wants to bet that some a-hole on Wall Street will spread some bullish economic rumor before the opening bell to kite futures before tomorrow's opening.

Wall Street = Sodom

The Fed = Gomorrah

The Great Chairsatan = The Enemy

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:06 | 1597132 malikai
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Considering AAPL's share of NASDAQ, I'd say the odds are pretty damn good.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:30 | 1597500 Cursive
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@John Law Lives

DOD to require all personnel to carry ipads with the igun app.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:58 | 1597093 Pool Shark
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Uh, make that down 23 from close...

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:59 | 1597097 Sequitur
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Steve Jobs, a true American.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:13 | 1597172 malikai
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Yep, a true American. Outsourcing employment overseas. Exploiting workers in a foreign country for wage arbitrage. Exploiting patent law to attempt a monopoly. A true American.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 00:24 | 1598148 TheBadgersSett
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loving your work in this thread M. 


The guy was good at what he did, sure. But this wafer thin outpouring of grief makes me want to chunder. The world wont suffer too much for its loss, i promise all you poor sad Apple fans. Keep those chins up and shed no more tears.  You'll be salivating over the next slickly marketed shiny product in no time.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 00:48 | 1598197 Oh regional Indian
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Seriously Malikai, I find the hand wringing on this board really ridiculous. Perhaps ZH is becoming a little huff and puff po with regards to it's commenting public.

Sycophancy like this drives me mad.


Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:01 | 1597100 virgilcaine
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My motorola xoom works great. Google honeycomb os w apps and flash.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:09 | 1597149 Long-John-Silver
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Android is Linux. That's the reason it works so well. It's based on the Linux version 2.6 core.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 21:20 | 1597703 Tunga
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Android blows chunks.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:59 | 1597102 Oniram
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Sad day, I do think that this will mark a decline in the innovation at AAPL.


Wed, 08/24/2011 - 21:53 | 1597811 ramirez
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There's been to innovation at AAPL for so many months in a row now, so, not a big loss. Unliess if you count the patent wars for an innovation...

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:02 | 1597114 user2011
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Fair well to a legendary Silicon Valley Icon. 

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:09 | 1597146 Cdad
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Bizarre ETF movements all over the place.  My VIX inverse position actually rose...this as the VXX rose, too.  Fubar.

Most interesting is the confusion on the ND oil tickers where the Algo's were cued up and ready to ping pong J. Cramer's special on Bakken oil.  Now that the Cramer has been preempted, they are at a loss for what to do.  The hedge fund that bought 6K shares of EOG in the AH is now hanging out there.

What a joke this market is.  Tomorrow will be chaos trading at its best...and I can't f'n wait for it.


Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:12 | 1597167 Seasmoke
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HP may have pulled the plug on the Touchpad a few days too soon

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:31 | 1597252 Jasper M
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While The Faithful may be crushed, I suspect this is, on balance, a good thing for Apple. He made a Lot of questionable decisions in recent years. 

But I am still short. 

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:41 | 1597314 Cdad
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Use volume as you cue to cover...not price.  When the selling tapers off...that is your signal.  The Street will be out in force tomorrow defending the stock...after they have sold some of their holdings and the mutual fund guys have flushed ini the first hour.

And then when it curiously rises on light volume, that will the time to reshort.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:37 | 1597294 monopoly
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Will be interesting the next few days, Jobs and then The Bernank on Friday. So glad this is the third year of Obamas recovery. Feel better already.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:38 | 1597302 Zaphod B.
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South park is already drafting an episode.

Brett Favre has nothing on this guy, he'll be back.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 19:56 | 1597386 dark pools of soros
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so who died to bring that chart lower the previous day?   if it dropped three times lower than at least yesterday's low there might be something to yell about

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:20 | 1597461 justtotaketheedgeoff
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 The man is dying. Even if you despise him, he is still a  human being with family and friends who love him.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:34 | 1597517 laomei
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He basically bought a new liver instead of waiting on the list like everyone else.  he never would have gotten on the list in the first place without being rich... he literally right then and there sentenced someone else to death.  i have zero compassion at all, let the turd die in agony

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 23:14 | 1598037 snowball777
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 05:23 | 1598451 blunderdog
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If your gramps had just gone out and murdered someone with the right tissue types, maybe he'd be alive today. 

I don't agree with the above critic, myself--just because you hate capitalism doesn't mean you're a communist.  In your case, seems safe to say you're just an idiot.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:37 | 1597519 laomei
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Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:39 | 1597520 laomei
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whoops again... these posts seem to have the lifespan of an apple product.


anyways, wager time.  who'll live longer? Gaddafi or Jobs?  My money's on Gaddafi, he'll also be much more missed by the world.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:27 | 1597484 reader2010
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When Steve Jobs dies,  the entire 1,000,000 strong human slaves and robots will stop their work for 10 minutes. Then, get back to suicide.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:50 | 1597595 Cursive
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I doubt the Foxconn drones will be given time to blink once, but your insight is piercing.  The more interesting phenomenon will be the reaction of the stateside fanboi base.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 20:58 | 1597624 trav7777
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fuck Apple...have always hated them, always will.  It's a brand, they could put the logo on a turd and people would stand in line for them.  Everyone has an iPhone now, totally played out.  And fuck google too.

The irony is that microsoft's products and those bastard intel chips are what resurrected Apple from the grave

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 21:16 | 1597681 Tunga
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Intel chips? So we are supposed to consider Motorola viable competition now? 
It's what's inside that counts.

If envious - then = loser.  

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 21:27 | 1597731 reader2010
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that's why I've stayed away from their iShit entirely. Apple is corporte greed in its worst form. Fuck Apple. 

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 21:34 | 1597750 Not For Reuse
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whatever, hater. Basic on the IIGS was a hell of a lot flyer than anything IBM had to offer back then

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 21:10 | 1597663 Tunga
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As long as Apple continues to do the exact opposite of whatever Microsoft does; everything will be just peachy.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 21:31 | 1597746 Shirley Wilfahrt
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While I'm not a fan of Apple's a damn shame when a guy like Jobs is too sick to continue work..... and dinosaur fucks like Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Greenspan are still walking the earth.




Wed, 08/24/2011 - 22:04 | 1597844 reader2010
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The similarity is that they all kill people one way or another. Steve Jobs' iPhone will cause you to become ill/cancer.  Just read the fine print carefully.

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 22:10 | 1597858 adr
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I don't understand people who think that Jobs was really the creative genius behind Apple. Behind every product is a team of designers who slave away and get no credit and very little respect. Apple pays their designers shit and the people that build their product next to nothing. I wonder how many of you saw that Apple photoshopped Samsung's product to make them look more like Apple so the idiot patent judge would think Samsung copied Apple directly. They changed the aspect ration of the device completely and it was so blatant anyone with half a brain could catch it. Goes to say that most judges work with less than a 1/4 brain.

CEO's are just poster children used as window dressing for the real work a company does. The sad part is they have maneuvered their way into positions of such immense power and wealth that it is virtually impossible to break into their ranks unless you are anointed by one of them. Kind of like getting into West Point. The easiest way is to come up with some crap idea that can make an investment bank rich on your IPO. It doesn't matter if the business is actually worth anything or produces anything of value. If it can goose the stock market then that is all the value they need. Like that half retard Zuckerberg who gets invited to the White House. yeah that kid actually knows how to reinvigorate the US job base, sure.

I have sat down with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and made presentations to board members at IBM. Corporations like IBM and Microsoft use college students as a brain drain study so they don't have to pay much money for new innovation and then they run out and patent the ideas the college students create for them. It is great to use in your portfolio but the patent rights would be better. A team I worked with in college pretty much created the concept for the modern smart phone in 1999 for IBM. I later found out that IBM patented most of the ideas and sold some of the patents to Samsung. Who knows part of the project may be part of a legal case against Apple.

What I have learned is that the majority of the executive set is brain dead outside of the ability to goose their company's stock. That is actually the #1 job skill for any CEO. Most wouldn't even know how to create a product if their life depended on it. You have board members from Lowe's sitting on boards of tech companies. Guys that run Whirlpool sitting on sporting good corporations. It is complete insanity. Without the stock market 99% of the current publicly traded companies would go bankrupt within a month if they actually had to base their success on real business instead of accounting tricks and stock scams.


I guess that is the end of this rant.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 05:27 | 1598456 blunderdog
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The CEO's job is to achieve the goals of the OWNERS of the corporation through the employees.

They're not all stupid--you just don't understand their real role.  They needn't be interested in the company's production or operations. 

The "window dressing" is actually the corporate charter.  Invert the paradigm.

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