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  • The Future Of Apple Hinges On The Mac Upsell [View article]
    @jon, I hope your liberal arts education teaches you the fallacy of argumentum ad hominem. I am pretty sure it's still taught in community colleges...
    Jun 19, 2015. 01:21 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: What Is The Future Of The Mac? [View article]
    @JDEvolutionist, I envy you. I was stuck with a HP 125...
    Jun 19, 2015. 01:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Future Of Apple Hinges On The Mac Upsell [View article]
    jon coyne, please explain your "u went to community college" remark. Disparaging remarks have no place in an investment forum.
    Jun 19, 2015. 11:41 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: One Has To Think The Bigger Picture [View article]
    @AndyMoney, it sounds to me like your projection of $135 was wrong, not the stock price. Why fault the stock when it is your own methodology that is at fault?
    Jun 13, 2015. 11:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Profits As The Android Commodity Strategy Backfires In China [View article]
    And if you say to me tomorrow
    Oh, what fun it all would be
    Then what's to stop us, pretty baby
    But what is and what should never be

    Says Led Zeppelin
    May 14, 2015. 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings: Astonishingly Good [View article]
    Investopedia conflates the two definitions, which doesn't help matters at all:

    "The law of large numbers makes logical sense. If a large company continues to grow at 30-50% every year, it would eventually become bigger than the economy itself! Obviously, this can't happen and eventually growth has to slow down. As a result, investing in companies with very high market capitalization can dampen the potential for stock appreciation."
    http://bit.ly/yakiMi

    They should just call it the "law of large market caps" so the probability & statistics folks don't have to clear things up every week or so.
    Apr 28, 2015. 01:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Dividend Increase Is A Disappointment [View article]
    I agree with you Julie^3 but I also wonder if there's a bit of gaming going on. Companies know that the larger their overseas pot, the stronger the argument for a holiday on tax repatriation. Maybe these CFOs know something we don't...
    Apr 28, 2015. 12:24 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings: Astonishingly Good [View article]
    if you like Wikikpedia:

    http://bit.ly/xDhUUo
    Apr 28, 2015. 10:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings Preview: It's All About iPhone Sales Momentum [View article]
    Sorry, that last link is broken. it should be (add "http://" to the beginning:

    cs2.swfu.edu.cn/~wx672...

    SA seems to mangle the URL.
    Apr 27, 2015. 01:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings Preview: It's All About iPhone Sales Momentum [View article]
    Here are some scholarly references regarding microkernel versus monolithic architectures, if you have time on your hands:

    Renner, T. (2014). Mobile OS-Features, Concepts and Challenges for Enterprise Environments. SNET Project Technische Universitat Berlin, retrieved from
    http://bit.ly/1DDut8d
    Sharma, K., & Prasad, T. V. (2012). Classification of heterogeneous operating system. arXiv preprint arXiv:1209.4600., retrieved from http://bit.ly/1DDut8i
    Xiaolin, W. (2015). Linux Kernel Analysis., retrieved from http://cs2.swfu.edu.cn~wx672/lecture_note...
    Apr 27, 2015. 12:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings Preview: It's All About iPhone Sales Momentum [View article]
    By technical debt, Moxi is referring to this:

    "Technical debt (also known as design debt[1] or code debt) is a recent metaphor referring to the eventual consequences of poor system design, software architecture or software development within a codebase. The debt can be thought of as work that needs to be done before a particular job can be considered complete or proper. If the debt is not repaid, then it will keep on accumulating interest, making it hard to implement changes later on. Unaddressed technical debt increases software entropy."

    http://bit.ly/1DCN1Wc

    Although monetary debt is a useful conversation point as well...
    Apr 27, 2015. 09:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Watch Strategy Embraces The 80-20 Rule [View article]
    I fear a Godwin's Law outbreak in a few more posts. (Just kidding).

    You are both intelligent, highly articulate and informative members of SA, and I look forwards to reading what you have to say on every thread you contribute to. Of course intelligent people will disagree with each other — that's what makes this forum a conversation.

    In the words of Rodney King...
    Apr 23, 2015. 07:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Watch Strategy Embraces The 80-20 Rule [View article]
    Fendermon, thanks for the reminder! Also, the house and senate are in session, so I can add a watch-out for bloviating gasbags to the list :-)
    Apr 20, 2015. 07:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Could And Should Diversify To The Renewable Energy Business [View article]
    I don't blame him for being a heterophobe. Have you seen some of us? We are pretty darned scary.
    Apr 20, 2015. 11:32 AM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Watch Strategy Embraces The 80-20 Rule [View article]
    @Air343, my family was poor because my step-father was a drug addict. I should track down which prison he's in these days, and let him know he'd gotten it all wrong, and that he should have bought luxury cars instead of drugs. At least my brothers and I could have traveled in style, rather than being crammed inside a Ford Pinto. Thanks for the condescension.
    Apr 20, 2015. 08:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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