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  2. At least we made an attempt. #notfunny
  3. it is a brilliant idea, and perfect for kids. this should be a DIY projects with free instructions though. "The kits will start at $69.99" this is outrageous. cardboard is for DIY and DIY only!! Has a Nintendo seal of quality stamp on it, thats why the 70 bucks, i guess..nah they are crazy.
  4. You guys need to work on your jokes.
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  6. it is a brilliant idea, and perfect for kids. this should be a DIY projects with free instructions though. "The kits will start at $69.99" this is outrageous. cardboard is for DIY and DIY only!!
  7. Not on my phone. Web sites that are bloated with JavaScript take a long time to load, so much so that I have to disable JavaScript for those pages. Maybe this will encourage webmasters to reduce the bloat.
  8. Indeed... Nintendo audience are kids only and I understand why they are below PlayStation and Xbox. All the people in the video are adults..
  9. I guess I'm the only one who thinks this is a terrible idea. Cardboard doesn't keep it's rigidity very long for starters and kids aren't known to take care of their toys.
  10. The renewal is the discounted renewal - the $5 coupon. The total for a renewal ends up being only $14.99. If you got a different email (if you aren't eligible for the actual renewal due to too long of a lapse) it's the sale price - $5.00. So, I think that brings the upgrade from a stand alone to $19.99, or a brand new purchase to $24.99. Yes, I got the $14.99 offer which surprised me since it's been so long.
  11. Basically no one yet as far as I can tell. This won't affect any real users. For right now. Both Microsoft and Google are going all in on it. Webassembly is the next generation of progressive web apps and it's going to become more important as the year goes on.
  12. Indeed... Nintendo audience are kids only and I understand why they are below PlayStation and Xbox. That is not really factual, Switch's demographics puts it right in line with the PS4 and Xbox One's demographics (ie most of the base is made of young male adults) (source: https://plebegaming.files.word...20170428_023908_thumb.jpg_. The reason they are releasing this product it to increase the adoption rate among younger audiences. In addition, while the Wii U was a failure, the 3DS sold quite decently and has the second highest user base for this generation of consoles. In addition, the Switch itself has had a stellar first year with regards to sales (so far it has become the fastest selling home console in both the US and Japan in its first 10 months on the market; of course this does not guarantee long term success and indeed there are many challenges that need to be overcome, but it is a good early indicator).
  13. So "direct" is not a stretch as Trump ran with this tax proposal during his campaign. The passing of the tax bill just confirmed what he promised. The new campus just got announced but its probably been in the plans over the last year... Now, why they are finally bringing this cash in the US and not spending it abroad is because of the lower corporate taxes for earnings made outside of the US that got introduced into the new tax bill. Why did Microsoft pay 8.5billion for Skype when it was way under valued, because to bring that cash in the US they would have had to pay half of it in taxes. NOT ANYMORE. So although we had a lot of liberals screaming that evil corporations will pocket all that money, the truth is that these large corporations are publicly traded and they have to grow and make smart investments to satisfy their share holders. Believe it or not investments in the US are more stable than anywhere else in the world, so calculating the risk of investment the lower taxes paid on bringing the cash in the US and the ROI it is logical for Apple and for other large corporations, that have already started and many will follow, to start investing the money inside the US. Well this is the short version of it anyway... Was that so hard? When you take more than 2 sentences to explain a thought instead of just insulting people who question the single claim you make in your original post, it helps. Corporations do what they do to make money. This is the valid point we both agree upon. You argue that they reinvest that money. My argument is that they hoard it until they can make it multiply. We are both probably right. They are answerable to stockholders, yes, and those stockholders just want money. They will take the shortest path to profit, which is why they left the US in the first place. Now, I agree with you to an extent. Trump's rhetoric during the campaign certainly uplifted investment markets, since they could expect what would be coming. That's pretty clear. My point is more along the lines of how the economy will work for the people in the long term. You are betting on making cuts on business taxes; I am betting on making investments in the state at the cost of corporations. There is a point in between where we have to meet. I made this point about the tax bill way back in the Trump thread but again people tend to ignore abd just trash Tramp so I stop posting there. No what do you understand under "making investments in the state at the cost of corporations"? As Apple is making investment at their cost with their money... Making cuts on business taxes only works if done properly... in this case Trump hit the nail on the head as no one, I mean not one president before addressed the issue of high taxation on earnings made by US corporations abroad. They all knew that these corporations are using various loopholes not to pay taxes or even not bringing them into the US because of the high tax rates... but yet every president supported higher taxes and never addressed the loopholes or the real issue. Again that is the only reason I am glad we have a business man for a president and not another politician/bureaucrat that never held a real job... But we still have three more years from the first term, and would love to see the national debt and the economy growth in 2020. We'll for sure revisit this topic. I still disagree, but I don't have enough data to honestly know the effects or argue their invalidity. The tax plan is probably the least bothersome of Trump's initiatives, I can at least get it. I think it is a bad long term gamble that will benefit corporations and the rich (I *am* a liberal, so that is required for the secret meetings), but we're stuck in that boat now. And I guess we'll have at least 3 more years for these arguments.
  14. So how do search results put you in a slow or fast lane? Is there something I don’t know, like they slow down your internet connection? Well I was kidding so.... yes!
  15. Unboxing the Chuwi Hi9

    Doesn't that one have a worse SoC than this one? The 7" one I have used is slow... so, I was hoping to see a good performing gaming tablet that can replace the tegra tablet, which they don't make anymore.
  16. Is this some hidden joke? Sorry, I literally didn't understand it. Oh, some one referenced that similar bug was reported 7 months ago. I think that was a separate issue than this one. I didn’t get the reference either, what I do know is that software has bugs and this stuff happens and will continue to happen. This is the gift of Agile Development Methodology where your software is almost always a beta version.
  17. Is this some hidden joke? Sorry, I literally didn't understand it. Oh, some one referenced that similar bug was reported 7 months ago. I think that was a separate issue than this one. I didn’t get the reference either, what I do know is that software has bugs and this stuff happens and will continue to happen. Its a very old story. This isn't the first time this story has been published is the point.
  18. So how do search results put you in a slow or fast lane? Is there something I don’t know, like they slow down your internet connection?
  19. So, by faster they mean Progressive Web Apps? or Google AMP [Accelerated Mobile Pages]? So, Google is now going to force the entire internet to their own standard? Also, why not promoting some cross-browser tools if you are so much for the open Standards? Heck, there are tools for web development that are forcing you to stick with Chrome[for example the Redux Tool for Angular Develpment]. Plus, there are definitely some online tools that claim to "work best with Chrome". Is this the open standard?
  20. So "direct" is not a stretch as Trump ran with this tax proposal during his campaign. The passing of the tax bill just confirmed what he promised. The new campus just got announced but its probably been in the plans over the last year... Now, why they are finally bringing this cash in the US and not spending it abroad is because of the lower corporate taxes for earnings made outside of the US that got introduced into the new tax bill. Why did Microsoft pay 8.5billion for Skype when it was way under valued, because to bring that cash in the US they would have had to pay half of it in taxes. NOT ANYMORE. So although we had a lot of liberals screaming that evil corporations will pocket all that money, the truth is that these large corporations are publicly traded and they have to grow and make smart investments to satisfy their share holders. Believe it or not investments in the US are more stable than anywhere else in the world, so calculating the risk of investment the lower taxes paid on bringing the cash in the US and the ROI it is logical for Apple and for other large corporations, that have already started and many will follow, to start investing the money inside the US. Well this is the short version of it anyway... Was that so hard? When you take more than 2 sentences to explain a thought instead of just insulting people who question the single claim you make in your original post, it helps. Corporations do what they do to make money. This is the valid point we both agree upon. You argue that they reinvest that money. My argument is that they hoard it until they can make it multiply. We are both probably right. They are answerable to stockholders, yes, and those stockholders just want money. They will take the shortest path to profit, which is why they left the US in the first place. Now, I agree with you to an extent. Trump's rhetoric during the campaign certainly uplifted investment markets, since they could expect what would be coming. That's pretty clear. My point is more along the lines of how the economy will work for the people in the long term. You are betting on making cuts on business taxes; I am betting on making investments in the state at the cost of corporations. There is a point in between where we have to meet. I made this point about the tax bill way back in the Trump thread but again people tend to ignore abd just trash Tramp so I stop posting there. No what do you understand under "making investments in the state at the cost of corporations"? As Apple is making investment at their cost with their money... Making cuts on business taxes only works if done properly... in this case Trump hit the nail on the head as no one, I mean not one president before addressed the issue of high taxation on earnings made by US corporations abroad. They all knew that these corporations are using various loopholes not to pay taxes or even not bringing them into the US because of the high tax rates... but yet every president supported higher taxes and never addressed the loopholes or the real issue. Again that is the only reason I am glad we have a business man for a president and not another politician/bureaucrat that never held a real job... But we still have three more years from the first term, and would love to see the national debt and the economy growth in 2020. We'll for sure revisit this topic.
  21. And here I thought ISPs would be the first to bring us slow lanes...
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  23. Not different from any other hardware company I guess
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