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Posts by adorno

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  • This country fines you for being unemployed

    04/18/2015 5:40:25 PM PDT · 20 of 20
    adorno to cherry

    You know some FReepers who voted for ‘bammy’?

  • Which Companies Paid The Most Income Tax In 2014

    04/18/2015 5:36:57 PM PDT · 28 of 31
    adorno to Star Traveler

    Nope! You’re assuming too much.

    Never said I didn’t like the products, and never said I didn’t think they were good quality products, and never said that people shouldn’t like them and purchase them.

    What I am saying is that, with Apple, it’s like a religion, and the fanaticism is beyond just liking a product. When people purchase a product which they don’t really need, or that isn’t really that much of an improvement over a previous version of the same product, then, it’s beyond needing and wanting a product. When what people already have is enough to get them through the next few years with not too many problems, and they decide that they ‘need’ to get the latest that Apple puts out, then, it’s about a religion. When people get on eBay and on Amazon to sell their perfectly good iPhone, just so they can raise enough cash to get the next iPhone that comes with a tiny increment of an improvement, then, it’s about a religion.

    If it’s not about a religion, it’s about an obsession or a compulsion.

    I think that Apple produces are good quality products, and those products are things that actually meet a need, just like all the other smartphone brands meed the same need. But, I just can’t understand the need to upgrade as soon as a marginally improved version comes out. It’s about the need that certain people feel that tells thme that, they won’t be left behind and they must get the latest-and-greatest, when they don’t really need to or have to. But, Apple counts on that type of mentality to keep them flying above the clouds, and their loyal “followers” are immediately available to hand Apple their money.

    It’s pure nuttiness.

    BTW, in my family, there are 3 iPhones, but, none of those owners felt the need to get the iPhone 6 or 6+ when it came out, and in fact, they feel quite content in staying with their iPhone 4 and iPhone 5,for as long as Apple supports them. No Apple religion in my family, but, we go with what does the job, and so, we have Apple devices, and LG-Android devices, and Samsung devices, and Windows Phone devices. None of us own any Macs, because, our needs were met quite well with the much lesser cost devices from Windows PCs from various OEMs.

    We don’t worship any brand or model, and we don’t worship any company. We are practical and frugal, while making sure that we get quality products without having to pay through the nose. Again, not religion in our household and immediate family.

  • Which Companies Paid The Most Income Tax In 2014

    04/18/2015 12:22:36 PM PDT · 25 of 31
    adorno to Star Traveler

    You sound like a “follower”, like the people in that TV show, “The Following”?

    Yuck, man, you need to get a life.

    There is nothing special about Apple products, and whatever you or anyone needs, can be found in other brands, and just as good quality. You’ve been brainwashed by that Apple religion.

  • Which Companies Paid The Most Income Tax In 2014

    04/17/2015 11:16:58 AM PDT · 5 of 31
    adorno to Star Traveler

    There you go again!

    It’s like you’re laying in bed with Apple as your girlfriend.

    Your love for Apple is vomit inducing.

    Yuck!

  • This country fines you for being unemployed

    04/17/2015 11:01:50 AM PDT · 6 of 20
    adorno to Citizen Zed

    Using Romney’s famous percentage number in the 2012 election, we’d have at least 47% of the population of the U.S. in prison.

    However, in the U.S., we’d be much better off if we’d put the politicians in prison who encourage people to not work.

  • iPhone plunges to ground from 40 stories up, survives without a scratch, video all the way

    04/16/2015 5:45:21 AM PDT · 58 of 63
    adorno to Swordmaker
    Can the fall be duplicated to arrive at the same results? Who knows.

    I'm pretty sure that if another iPhone 'suffered' such a fall, that it would not get the same results.

    And I see that, one of your talking points for Apple is that, they were the first to use a material, such as Gorilla glass, or some other material. Then you claim that they have exclusive rights to another material that they've decided to not use; but, why not? Could it be that, perhaps it wouldn't be that much of an advantage or that it probably wouldn't produce the desired results?

    But, why would somebody create a post of an accidental drop of an iPhone? Was it because it was a 40 stories fall? Or because it was an iPHone? With you, I'm certain that it's because it's an iPhone and from Apple. But, if the iPHone cannot successfully survive more similar falls, then, it shouldn't be viewed as some sort of an advantage.

    When it comes to survivability of falls, I don't think any smartphone company uses that as some sort of feature or selling point. Most of them will survive most falls successfully. Heck, the upcoming Lumia 940 and 940L will come with Gorilla Glass 4, which is stronger than any previous version of the material, but, I'm pretty sure that it won't be used as a marketing point. But, if it was Apple, I'm pretty sure that you would use it as a bragging point for iPHones.

    BTW, what the heck do you get out of being such a big "follower" of Apple?
  • George Washington and most of Jamestown had gay sex... and John Wilkes Booth was one of Abraham [tr]

    04/15/2015 7:15:59 PM PDT · 201 of 217
    adorno to C19fan

    I’d bet that, Mr Kramer would not make the same accusation about Mohammed, even if he did find evidence that he was gay.

    Also, will Mr Kramer make the same accusation about Obama? There have been many stories about Obama being gay, so, Mr Kramer must not have done his complete research of the gay presidents.

    I also wonder if Mr Kramer will write about the famous people in history who were pedophiles. A certain prophet who gave rise to the Muslim religion would be on that list, for certain.

    Hey, how about a book about famous people who abused their spouses? So, Mr Kramer, how about that one? There would be a lot more material about that one than about ‘gay presidents’.

    BTW, has anybody considered that Mr Kramer is gay himself?

  • iPhone plunges to ground from 40 stories up, survives without a scratch, video all the way

    04/15/2015 6:53:46 PM PDT · 26 of 63
    adorno to Swordmaker

    So, can anybody tell us how many of the materials that compose the iPhone were made by Apple? I mean, the exterior materials and the internal too.

    And, are those materials exclusively reserved for Apple and iPhones?

    And, can the fall be duplicated to arrive at the same results?

  • Thomas Friedman and Raul Castro Agree: Barack Obama Is So Brilliant,

    04/13/2015 4:59:40 PM PDT · 19 of 32
    adorno to Kaslin
    America's enemies....

    plotting to destroy it.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/mritems/imagecache/mbdxxlarge/mritems/Images/2015/4/11/8cc1aeeee7404fa9ac9dfb166b670aaa_18.jpg
  • IBM Announces Deals With Apple, Johnson And Johnson, And Medtronic In Bid To Transform Health Care

    04/13/2015 4:52:53 PM PDT · 9 of 54
    adorno to Star Traveler

    Oh, joy!

    Why is it that some people feel that, making our personal and medical records available in a large database, would be good for people?

    Whatever becomes available on the internet, will also be available to governments, and as republicans, we should be against so much invasion of our privacy. So, why the joy?

  • Why Environmentalists Will Eventually Hate Renewable Power

    04/13/2015 2:24:58 PM PDT · 19 of 22
    adorno to E. Pluribus Unum

    The article makes a lot of sense about how environmentalists would rue the day that renewable energy sources could replace fossil-fuels, BUT....

    Democrats are not about energy independence or about doing away with fossil-fuels....

    Democrats are about taking advantage of the issue, in order to advance their agenda of controlling the people and the economy. Liberals and socialists and communists, cannot have complete control of a country without getting control of the economy and the people after that.

  • NBC News' boss faces challenge fixing MSNBC (Go for the truth, young man!)

    03/29/2015 5:58:16 PM PDT · 38 of 42
    adorno to RoosterRedux
    Go for the truth, young man!

    That would lead to a very miserable existence for all liberals.
  • Presidential Finger Salutes: What Do They Really Mean?

    03/29/2015 5:54:53 PM PDT · 24 of 41
    adorno to The_Media_never_lie
    Pretty small digit

    Michelle thought so too.
  • Conservative Survey:How Would You Describe A "Ted Cruz VS Elizabeth Warren Debate"?

    03/23/2015 6:52:13 PM PDT · 69 of 83
    adorno to Cruz_West_Paul2016

    Cruz would slaughter Warren (and Hillary, for that matter), and he would be labeled a bully after that.

  • Why the 14th Amendment can't possibly require same-sex marriage

    03/19/2015 10:59:29 AM PDT · 5 of 25
    adorno to PROCON

    Problem with constitutional matters is that, there is no longer any respect for the contents in that constitution.

    Democrats are willing to disregard the laws within the constitution, or will re-interpret those laws to suit their ideology and beliefs, or will want the courts to issue ways around the laws.

    Then, there is the republican side. Republicans can’t be bothered to uphold the constitution, and will even take the same arguments that the democrats use, just to get along and move on.

    However, when it comes to the 14th amendment, the issue of marriage belongs with the states, and whether gay or straight, it’s still not a matter for the federal government to decide. If the 14th amendment is weakened, then, it might as well be considered ‘repealed’.

  • Former White House Advisor: Hillary Clinton Email Scandal A 'Pimple on the Ass of Progress'

    03/16/2015 11:29:51 AM PDT · 42 of 47
    adorno to maggief

    Republicans should be changing that analogy to something more appropriate and applicable to Hillary.

    She’s nothing but a “huge hemorrhoid on the ass of progress”; alternately, she’s nothing but a huge “malignant polyp in the ass of progress”.

  • Former White House Advisor: Hillary Clinton Email Scandal A 'Pimple on the Ass of Progress'

    03/16/2015 11:25:23 AM PDT · 39 of 47
    adorno to maggief
    Hillary Clinton Email Scandal A 'Pimple on the Ass of Progress' Okay, I say 'ugh' to the analogy, but, I'll go with it.

    I'll take the word "progress" and expand it to mean what Hillary really is, a progressive. I'll take the 'ass' and expand it to mean the 'large ass' of Hillary.

    Then, the headline should read: Email Scandal a "Pimple on the large ass of progressive, Hillary". But, that would be just one new pimple added to the many that Hillary has accumulated through the years

    Since Hillary has had a huge number of 'pimples' throughout her career, that huge ass would be the ugliest thing ever conceived or imagined. Thousands of pimples on a huge progressive ass. Yikes!
  • Shattuck: Separate Obama flights is just plane wasteful

    03/15/2015 8:11:16 AM PDT · 7 of 27
    adorno to calvincaspian
    Separate Obama flights is just plane wasteful

    After a certain number of times doing the same kind of wasteful spending, one has to wonder if they're just simply sticking it to the American taxpayers, most of whom are wealthy or super-rich, but the middle-class is in there too, so, with the Obamas, it's their way of saying "screw you, bitches!".
  • Young Girl and Little Brother attacked

    03/15/2015 8:05:15 AM PDT · 13 of 57
    adorno to Altura Ct.

    Information and photos of the attacker, are all over the internet. So, she’ll be classified as a victim of the internet and of society, so, nothing will come of it.

    The authorities will just give a warning to others to not try the same thing at home.

  • (Satire) 16-Year Old Girl Claims Former President Bill Clinton is Her Father

    03/13/2015 7:27:46 PM PDT · 113 of 124
    adorno to barmag25

    It would have been a more interesting and more credible, to write about Bill assaulting a 16 year old girl. Bill has been visiting a certain place where minors are ‘available’.

  • Cruz attacked from the air over net neutrality

    03/13/2015 7:22:26 PM PDT · 30 of 36
    adorno to SoConPubbie
    Last year, he called it “ObamaCare for the Internet.”

    Sounds good, and accurate, and catchy.

    But, perhaps he might try a different 'word', which might be a lot more accurate and to the point.

    He should be calling it 'net neuterality'. The FCC regulations is just the first step towards 'neutering' the internet 'rights' of the people, namely the rights of free speech and freedom of the press, and the right to assemble or gather together.

    We need a sign to carry around and to paste on all our car bumpers, that says, "No to Net NEUTERALITY!".
  • WARNING: Cell Phone Users, you are BUSTED!

    03/13/2015 7:15:40 PM PDT · 42 of 58
    adorno to BCW

    History doesn’t get deleted on the Google servers, or in the ISP servers. Not with that ‘delete’ function.

  • Kremlin Planning Major Announcement, Stage Being Constructed in Red Square

    03/13/2015 7:03:56 PM PDT · 36 of 217
    adorno to therightliveswithus

    It’s nothing more than Putin taking the stage, and announcing and heir to his throne. Rumors are that, he and his girlfriend are having or had a baby out of wedlock.

    It’s that or he’s coming out of the closet, and has been having a gay relationship with Obama.

  • [Jerry] Brown says Republican governors are welcome for jobs visits

    03/13/2015 6:59:17 PM PDT · 8 of 31
    adorno to Olog-hai
    He says the state is tackling climate change, immigration reform and taxing high-income people, and the state is prospering.

    Geez! A bunch of fantasies, all in one sentence. Democrats are the best. The best at lying their asses off.
  • How Do We Know Dark Matter Exists?

    03/12/2015 1:04:10 PM PDT · 39 of 47
    adorno to BenLurkin
    I suspect there is an underlying “uncompressable” space time metric that lies “under” the normal fabric of space time.

    There is a very 'simple' explanation for why we can't see 'dark matter'.

    It's not there for 'us' to see. It's there for us to detect.

    We can detect it because it's 'there'.

    The problem lies with what constitutes the 'there'.

    My theory is that, 'there' is the existence of what time and space are all about.

    Scientists, and laypeople, all talk about matter and energy and the rules (rules: aka, the laws that govern how mass and energy interact, essentially, the math that scientists and mathematicians use to try to explain the universe).

    So, we have matter and energy and the rules, and then there is the existence of 'time'.

    If time is real (and nobody says it's not), and scientists speculate that time travel is possible, then, in order to have travel to the past (or future), then, logically, to get 'there', that 'there' must be the existence of the universe in other time-frames. If it's at all possible, to travel in time, we must be traveling to some real place, but in a different time. That 'real place', in a different 'time', is what must constitute the dark matter that is being detected and that we can't see. So, the instances of the universe in different time frames (an infinite number of time frames) are what are interacting with our current instance of the universe, and which can't be seen, but are being detected as some strange and unseen force.

    (I expect the Nobel science prize for that theory. :) )
  • White House petition on ‘47 traitors’ draws more than 200,000 signatures

    03/12/2015 12:26:34 PM PDT · 35 of 42
    adorno to pgyanke
    Here's the same comments I posted in a Yahoo discussion regarding the petition...

    I'll bet that if I filed a petition to have Obama deported to his home country, that I could get millions of signatures. Would Obama then be obligated to address the petition?

    Stupid is as stupid does, and the petition by that anonymous "C.H.", likely came from Chris Hayes, one of the most radical left-leaning dimwits anywhere, and who is employed by MSNBC as a host and commentator.
  • Hillary Clinton Could Face Jail Time As Email Scandal Sparks Legal Challenges

    03/11/2015 7:56:34 PM PDT · 3 of 19
    adorno to Steelfish

    I don’t trust the AP and their ‘legal’ requests.

    This could be a ploy to keep the e-mails from being disclosed until after the 2016 elections.

    The AP might be running interference for Hillary, since, she is their candidate, and forcing legal action could give Hillary an excuse to keep the e-mails hidden because of ‘ongoing investigations from the legal challenges that the AP issued.”.

  • Thanks, Chris Hayes, for Making Our Case About Liberal MSM Bias!

    03/11/2015 7:54:16 PM PDT · 21 of 26
    adorno to governsleastgovernsbest

    Mr Hayes must also not be very happy with the Washington Post and Quinnipiac University, because, those sources lean liberal, and they’re being traitors to the liberal cause of slanting the news and fixing polls in their favor.

    No doubt that, if the Wash Post and Quinnipiacs pollsters didn’t already come with their own liberal bias, that the poll would have shown much better “trust” results for FOX.

  • Thanks, Chris Hayes, for Making Our Case About Liberal MSM Bias!

    03/11/2015 7:44:19 PM PDT · 15 of 26
    adorno to governsleastgovernsbest

    The dope had to make up his own poll and his own analogy, in order to try to prove the poll as biased and wrong.

    But, FOX is not a politician, and neither are the other networks. Apples and oranges comparisons were used to try to justify the hosts views about the poll.

    So, why didn’t the host use an apple to apple comparison? No doubt, comparing each liberal station, one by one, would have been a much fairer comparison, but, the host would have looked completely dumb and ignorant and completely clueless in his views.

    The real thing that bothers the host, is that, he can’t take it that FOX could be found to be the most trusted. Trust comes from people wanting to hear the truth, and Mr Hayes just cannot come to grip with that reality. So, he needed to create his own truth and his own version of the facts.

  • "Meet the hardest working man in porn..."

    03/11/2015 1:15:04 PM PDT · 5 of 48
    adorno to ken5050

    I expected to see a picture of Bill Clinton or of Bill Cosby.

    (I don’t know why), but, they’re the first people that came to mind.

  • An Arkansas Mom Stands Up Against Common Core. Just One Question She Asks Takes 108 Steps to Answer.

    03/11/2015 1:10:44 PM PDT · 28 of 67
    adorno to E. Pluribus Unum

    Equal outcomes.

    That’s what ‘common core” is abut.

    No student is allowed to show superior intellect, and no student will be allowed to work out any answers that weren’t arrived at via the approved method that common core demands.

    Common core is about making sure that, all students are prepared for a future where they are all pawns of the state.

    IN a sense, a student cannot use the God-given gifts that he or she was born with. All students will have to do things in exactly the same way. Students are being turned into robots. Robots all do the same, if they’re of the same cookie-cutter design.

    Thus, a student with a superior brain or with a larger and more capable memory, cannot used those God-given ‘talents’ to solve any problems. It’s all the same, or nothing, and anyone that shows initiative, is a problem child. Can’t have a problem child, who will, to a liberal mind, grow up to be a problem for the state. Memory and superior minds and intellects, are not conducive to a population that is easily controlled or subservient to government authority or rule.

    Common core has to be stopped before we end up with a lot more indoctrinated people going out to a work-force and into a country that can’t take care of itself.

  • Why Pit Bulls Must NEVER Be Introduced To Kittens [videos]

    03/11/2015 12:36:39 PM PDT · 3 of 23
    adorno to Slings and Arrows

    Wait till the kitty grows up. No more cuteness and no more cat. ;)

  • Report: Chance of mega-quake hitting California increases

    03/10/2015 4:29:48 PM PDT · 6 of 31
    adorno to NormsRevenge
    the next 30 years.. the next 30 years,, I been hearing that for well over 30 years..

    In that case, it's overdue.

    Head for the hills!

    Oh, wait...

    Head for Yellowstone park!

    What???

    Head for NY, and all you'll get hit with is, giant rats, and the chance of a set of converging super-storms.

    But, might as well stay put, since, no matter where you go, we're all doomed to die from global warming.
  • Apple beats Samsung to become world's No. 1 smartphone maker

    03/09/2015 3:34:24 PM PDT · 32 of 34
    adorno to amigatec

    I don’t hate Apple. Apple is not a living species of any kind that I could get to hate.

    What I do hate is the cultist behavior that so many people exhibit towards all things Apple, like you are doing. I can hate the behavior, which borders on delusion, and still appreciate what the company produces, which I actually do. I like the iPhones and the quality of Apple gear, but, I still think it stupid for people to behave as they do towards Apple or any of its devices.

    Comprende?

  • JUST ANNOUNCED: HERE’S EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE APPLE WATCH, UPDATED WITH ALL-NEW INFORMATION

    03/09/2015 3:30:52 PM PDT · 96 of 119
    adorno to Star Traveler

    You keep reading me wrong.

    I too do not begrudge Apple’s success. I just don’t think it’s worth its market cap. I also fail to understand why so many people become fanatical about Apple, as if it’s a religion or a baseball or football team. I find it very unseemly to be rooting for them, just because they created an item which people seem to adore.

    My view is that, Apple might be worth a lot of money right now, and perhaps they’re a company worth, perhaps, $200-400 billion, and not as much as it’s worth on paper now. I base by view and calculations on the simple fact that, Apple is basically a one-horse show, with iPHones. Once iPhone drop from the clouds, Apple will become just another high-tech company, like HP and Dell and Samsung and LG.

  • JUST ANNOUNCED: HERE’S EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE APPLE WATCH, UPDATED WITH ALL-NEW INFORMATION

    03/09/2015 3:22:09 PM PDT · 94 of 119
    adorno to a fool in paradise

    Once Apple reaches the quadrillion mark, they’ll be able to purchase China and all its workers, and after that, they’ll try for the quintillion mark, whereby they’ll be able to purchase the world, and the entire solar system. Jobs will rise again once Apple gets to own all genetic research facilities, and a clone of him gets created. Heck, there won’t be any other humans on the planet, other than Jobs clones.

  • JUST ANNOUNCED: HERE’S EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE APPLE WATCH, UPDATED WITH ALL-NEW INFORMATION

    03/09/2015 12:11:19 PM PDT · 33 of 119
    adorno to Star Traveler

    Sure enough, it’s an accessory for the iPhone, or basically, a peripheral for the iPhone.

    Yep, it will sell a billion, and take Apple into the quadrillion market cap level.

  • Apple Inc to join Dow industrials index this month, replacing AT&T Inc

    03/09/2015 5:53:04 AM PDT · 100 of 109
    adorno to Swordmaker

    Yeah, you’ve been paying attention to Apple’s history, which makes you an Apple zealot, or an Apple employee, or somebody that needs to get a life.

    However, the argument doesn’t change the fact that, iPhones are the thing that have elevated Apple to its high profits and big market cap. That might be a good thing right now, but, it’s not what builds a secure future for the company. iPhones will NOT be forever popular and will not sell in high-volume forever. Apple is trying to diversify in order to not be so dependent on iPhones, but part of their diversification has Apple looking to IBM to rescue the iPad from becoming irrelevant. That Apple admits that they can’t play in the enterprise field without help, speaks volumes about how much they themselves feel about their future. IBM is not going to rescue Apple or the iPad. The iPad will continue to sell in decent numbers, but, it’s in a fading market, and the ‘new’ market is in hybrids, which Apple is rumored to be entering with the ‘iPad Pro’, which means that, Apple will be coming in late to the market, but, with Apple’s loyal fan-base, the iPad Pro will sell well too, but not because it will be better than any of the competition.

    Apple has been a follower since it release the original iPhone, and the competition has led in newer technology and with better devices. Apple follows by developing their own devices with the specs of phones that the competition had one or two years earlier; example, the larger screen sizes, where the competition had them about 3 years before Apple.

    I’m not here to separate you and Apple. Nobody should come between a love that’s so strong. I just can’t see where people can be so fanatical about a company or a product. It’s nonsensical and yucky to me.

  • Apple beats Samsung to become world's No. 1 smartphone maker

    03/09/2015 5:37:20 AM PDT · 30 of 34
    adorno to amigatec

    Apple products are NOW designed to work together, after Microsoft announced YEARS AGO that they would create their complete ecosystem to work with all devices and platforms, like smartphones and tablets and PCs and gaming systems and Android and even iOS devices. Microsoft is on the verge of releasing Windows 10, which will work seamlessly across all types of devices in the Windows ecosystem. Apple will still have its problems when iOS and OSX are separate, while trying to shoehorn ‘togetherness’ into its ecosystem. Apple is mostly about perception than reality. The only time that Macs work well for productivity is when people use Parallels to use Windows in their system.

    The Mocrosoft ‘smartwatch’ was released many months ago, and while it’s still not popular, it was designed to work across all OS platforms, including Windows Phone and Android and iOS. When the Apple watch becomes available, it will be a peripheral device for iOS devices only; won’t work with any other OS, thereby locking people in to Apple.

    Also, Samsung sells enough of everything they make to stay a profitable company, and a huge one. They are not a one-horse show, and will be around long after Apple becomes just another ‘also ran’.

    When I buy an appliance, I don’t particularly look for any specific brand, since, most of them are good enough for what I and most people need them for. In my kitchen, I have GE and Frigidaire appliances, and my washer and dryer are Kenmore. I’m not fanatical about any brand. I go for what performs well and meets my needs. Which is why I would never be fanatical about anything from Apple or Google or Microsoft. I have smartphones and tablets and PCs from different makers. Heck, my daughter and husband each have iPhones and one iPad, and my wife has a tablet powered by Android, and her LG G2 is also Android, and my laptops and desktop are Windows, from different makers, with Intell and AMD inside.

    IOW, I am very practical and frugal and smart about my choices. I don’t love any company or product, and I would never be a zealot like you guys are about Apple.

  • Apple Inc to join Dow industrials index this month, replacing AT&T Inc

    03/08/2015 5:25:48 PM PDT · 97 of 109
    adorno to Swordmaker

    You don’t really have a clue, do you? (Did I steal that line? If I did, well, I’m just imitating what Apple does. ;) )

    But, in case you’re historically challenged, I’ll point it out to you. The economic meltdown occurred around 2007-2008, and the iPhone was still kind of new on the market. It wasn’t a resounding success initially, but, it was on an upward climb. The climb has already lasted 7+ years, and basically, it’s still the same iPhone, with upgrades for newer technology along the way. But, what Apple did back then, has been done by many others, and many of those others produce products as good or better than the iPhones. The uniqueness and novelty of the iPhones is no longer applicable. What keeps iPhones selling in high volume, is mostly due to the upgrade cycles every year, where Apple includes a tiny ‘new’ upgrade to keep the iFanatics adding about $1000 per year into the Apple coffers. Notice that, it’s still the iPhone, and that’s still the product that experts and analysts continue to mention when it comes to the future of Apple. Those iPhones had better never lose their ‘magic’, or it’s taps for Apple.

    BTW, nice ‘long list’ of Apple’s products and services, but, like you and I and everybody else in the world know, Apple is still a one product company, namely, iPhones. The rest are just window dressing, and of no real consequence. Sure enough, Apple does have a very good product with the Macs, but, the Macs are not what have Apple makeing stratospheric sales and earnings. With Macs, Apple would just be another Dell of HP. Heck, even Google could claims a long list of products and services, but there too, Google is mostly about advertising through a search engine; basically, a one-horse show too.

    But, you can carry on with your Apple worship. I don’t depend on Apple for anything, and with good reason: I don’t trust a one-horse show to be around for very long.

  • Apple Inc to join Dow industrials index this month, replacing AT&T Inc

    03/08/2015 3:55:26 PM PDT · 94 of 109
    adorno to Swordmaker

    Like I’ve already said, you can continue to stay in denial, and you can also show your love for Apple with your many posts, but, you can’t change the facts. The facts point to an Apple with one basic product driving their earnings and their market cap. The super-high earnings is nice to have, and most other companies would kill to have that kind of earnings, but, the point remains that, Apple is still, mostly, a one-horse show. In a lot of industries, one product might suffice for long-term success, but, in the hardware/software industry, one product is not going to be enough for long-term survival.

    But, again, continue professing your love; I won’t get in the way and you can smootch and brown-nose Apple as much as you desire.

  • Apple beats Samsung to become world's No. 1 smartphone maker

    03/08/2015 3:49:22 PM PDT · 27 of 34
    adorno to amigatec

    What you posted only goes to demonstrate that, Apple is mostly dependent on iOS, and mostly through the strength of one product, iPhones. The rest of the Apple stuff you posted, should not even be mentioned when it comes to actual products and services which add any meaningful sales and earnings to Apple’s bottom line.

    You also demonstrated that, Samsung is a hugely diversified company, with a huge array of products, all of which are known to generate huge sales to Samsung.

    So, Apple is much bigger now, but, in a very precarious position with basically one product driving their earnings. Samsung get earnings from a huge array of products. Conclusiong, Samsung has a product line which can keep Samsung around for decades, while, when the iPhones start to lose luster and sales begin to dwindle, Apple will be in dire straits.

  • Apple Inc to join Dow industrials index this month, replacing AT&T Inc

    03/08/2015 3:42:17 PM PDT · 93 of 109
    adorno to Swordmaker

    Bubbles are about companies that have no right to be so overvalued, like many of the companies in the dot.com bubble. There was also a huge bubble in the real estate market, where banks had huge numbers of mortgages, yet, with little value to a lot of them. The banks were riding high, but, from phony products.

    You and that other guy want to keep up the Apple charade, then, more power to you. Apple is still a company with a huge bubble, and not from the ration of earnings vs market cap. Apple is a huge bubble because, they don’t really have the product line(s) to keep up the earnings, and Apple also can’t survive another economic meltdown with no diversification in products and services. iPHones alone is not a goog long-term strategy, and their other services are all dependent on iPhones continuing to have huge sales, which is still not a good strategy for long-term success.

    I know it’s hard to see beyond the current huge earnings, and it’s also very hard for you and that other guy to see beyond your love for Apple, but, Apple is a bubble of astronomical proportions. People are investing on the strength of iPhone sales, but, that won’t be enough to secure long-term success.

    But, like I’ve already said, you can risk your money and your love on Apple as much as you want. I’m a lot more practical.

  • Apple beats Samsung to become world's No. 1 smartphone maker

    03/07/2015 1:30:08 PM PST · 16 of 34
    adorno to Swordmaker

    The Apple bubble is in the market cap vs iPhones, which is their one product keeping them riding so high. As such, it is much worse bubble than anything that occurred during the dot.com bubble. iPhones are just a version of smartphones, and there is nothing that iPhones can do that the others can’t do. Apple is due for a major correction, and the repercussion from that, will be astronomical.

    If earnings vs market cap was all there was to it, you’d be right. But, Apple’s bubble is in the irrational exuberance that was created by the iPhones becoming so popular, and that popularity won’t continue forever. When people start deciding that they don’t need to upgrade every 1 or 2 years, Apple will be doomed, and when people also realize that, they don’t really need iPhones for what they do with smartphone, then, the Apple bubble will burst with a very loud boom.

    But, like I said, you can keep your money in Apple. It’s your money. I don’t gamble.

  • Does Dark Matter Originate From Higgs Boson? New Theory To Be Tested At CERN's LHC

    03/07/2015 12:51:54 PM PST · 17 of 25
    adorno to BenLurkin
    Does Dark Matter Originate From Higgs Boson?

    That theory is racist.

    Is Higgs Boson black?
  • Apple beats Samsung to become world's No. 1 smartphone maker

    03/07/2015 12:46:02 PM PST · 11 of 34
    adorno to Star Traveler

    I see you’re having more fun with your love for Apple.

    But, like I said in ‘that’ other discussion, Apple is a bubble, which is being primed to burst, some time soon.

    Still, Apple has not reached the ‘all time high’ that Microsoft achieved in 1999.

    However, keep your money and love invested in Apple. I will be the first to come on here and say, “I told you so”, after you’ve lost the shirt on your back.

  • Don't Forget to Set Your Glocks Forward

    03/07/2015 12:11:53 PM PST · 12 of 20
    adorno to Jeff Chandler

    I always wait till after I’ve had my morning coffee on Sunday. There’s no way I’m going to get up at 2:00 AM Sunday morning to change the time. ;)

  • Apple Inc to join Dow industrials index this month, replacing AT&T Inc

    03/07/2015 12:09:42 PM PST · 74 of 109
    adorno to Swordmaker

    You keep talking about the ‘Apple Hater Cult”, but, not being fanatical about a product or a company has nothing to do with ‘cultism’. On the other hand, loving a product or a company, to the extent that people might go into convulsion and anger tantrums, like you are doing, is very indicative of a cult. The Apple cult is so dangerous, that, a Jim Jones type might start offering some ‘Apple Ade’ to the cultists, just so they can live a normal life again.

    All that aside, the Apple bubble is not about the earnings; it’s about the illogical rise of the stock to a very high market cap. No company with one product driving their earnings, should have a stock flying so high. Like I’ve said, when the iPhone starts to be regarded as nothing special and nothing that should command the premium prices that Apple is gouging their loyal customers with, then, the stock will have a steep drop to a level that will be more representative of it’s true value, perhaps around #200 billion or below.

    Remember that you heard it here first. Bubbles don’t last forever, and bubbles are not just about earnings. Heck, many companees in the dot-com boom era, didn’t have stellar performances, and what hey had was irrational exuberance bringing up teir stock prices to undeserved levels. Those companies either went bust or got downsized tremendously.

    Apple is a stock bubble; it’s riding high on earnings driven by, mostly, a single product. Apple needs to do something quick, or they will, for certain, ‘burst’ like all other bubbles.

  • Apple Inc to join Dow industrials index this month, replacing AT&T Inc

    03/06/2015 8:02:19 PM PST · 45 of 109
    adorno to Star Traveler

    Hey. This discussion is getting cute, and fun.

    The Apple hater club. Sounds like something out of the Little Rascals movies.

    Maybe you could start a club, called “The Apple-brown-nosing” club. ;)

  • Penis-Size Study 'Am I Normal?'

    03/06/2015 7:58:13 PM PST · 25 of 96
    adorno to freedom6178
    LOL....Rosie O’Donnell is gonna be jealous.

    Hillary is checking hers too.