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Apple Too Big For the Dow Jones Industrial Average

johndierks Re:one other reason (218 comments)

I'm not saying that companies should be worth X times their cash, but the grandparent was claiming that Apple should be worth less than it's cash, which is ridiculous.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Too Big For the Dow Jones Industrial Average

johndierks Re:one other reason (218 comments)

The other reason they're not part of the Dow is because Apple is overvalued by about 30x.

Apple has about 10% of its market cap in the bank as cash. With that said I'd be happy to buy any $20 bills you have in your wallet for $2 each.

more than 2 years ago
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The 100 Degree Data Center

johndierks Re:Were nerds here... use the f'ing metric system (472 comments)

Farenheight has no basis in anything practical at *any* range. At least Celsius is based around water, which is useful for a number of reasons.

That's not quite true, 0*F to 100*F is pretty much the range humans can survive in without any kind of crazy technology. Makes sense to me.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Is Adobe Flash On Linux Still Broken?

johndierks Re:They just don't care. (963 comments)

I'm a flash developer and I'll be the first to admit that the format has some major drawbacks.

The parent is correct though, there are no viable alternatives to the format. Nothing I know of provides the kinds of experience that flash is capable is. (see this site) Advertising drives the consumer side of the web and advertisers aren't going to move to less interactive or more static mediums. It also doesn't hurt that flash has a 99% penetration.

If there was a better platform with good penetration, while maintaining the ability to build rich interactivity, I'd be the first to jump.

more than 5 years ago

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Jury awards RIAA $222,000 piracy case

johndierks johndierks writes  |  more than 6 years ago

johndierks (784521) writes "Jammie Thomas, a single mother of two, was found liable Thursday for copyright infringement in the nation's first file-sharing case to go before a jury. Twelve jurors here said the Minnesota woman must pay $9,250 for each of 24 shared songs that were the subject of the lawsuit, amounting to $222,000 in penalties. They could have dinged her for up to $3.6 million in damages, or awarded as little as $18,000. She was found liable for infringing songs from bands such as Journey, Green Day, AFI, Aerosmith and others. After the verdict was read, Thomas and her attorney left the courthouse without comment. The jurors also declined to talk to reporters."
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Universal choses to not renew iTunes contract

johndierks johndierks writes  |  about 7 years ago

John (784521) writes ""The Universal Music Group of Vivendi, the world's biggest music corporation, last week notified Apple that it will not renew its annual contract to sell music through iTunes.... Instead, Universal said that it would market music to Apple at will, a move that could allow Universal to remove its songs from the iTunes service on short notice if the two sides do not agree on pricing or other terms in the future, these executives said."

Seems like a game of chicken. Who will flinch first, the world's largest music label or the world's third largest music retailer?"

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