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Steve Jobs’s Best Quotes – Digits – WSJ

October 6, 2011

This is a great piece in the Wall Street Journal. I’m glad they updated and reprinted it. Jobs’ remarks on design will help you understand why Apple has such a dedicated following.

Steve Jobs, one of the fathers of the personal computing era and the founder of Apple, died Wednesday at the age of 56. Although he will be remembered for ushering in fundamental changes in the way people interact with technology, he has also been known for his ability to turn a phrase – and a knack for taking complicated ideas and making them easy to understand. Below, a compendium of some of the best Steve Jobs quotes.

via Steve Jobs’s Best Quotes – Digits – WSJ.

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I, Cringely » Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs death announced today, less than an hour ago.

7:35:44 PM Central Daylight Time, Wednesday, October 5, 2011

 

And now the frenzy begins. Running this story in reverse it’s suddenly clear why Apple didn’t introduce the iPhone 5 this week. It would have been lost in the news of Jobs’s death, killing the marketing value he would have loved. I’m sure the phone will appear in a week or two with that appearance in part to encourage the recovery of Apple shares from what is sure to be a short-term decline.

via I, Cringely » Blog Archive » Steve Jobs – Cringely on technology.

Sen. Rubio: ‘I’m not going to be the vice presidential nominee’ in 2012 – The Hill’s Ballot Box

October 5, 2011

I don’t crave it. I wanted to be a United States senator. I didn’t run for the Senate as an opportunity to have a launching pad for some other job.

via Sen. Rubio: ‘I’m not going to be the vice presidential nominee’ in 2012 – The Hill’s Ballot Box.

Oh well. He’s probably doing the right thing just as Chris Christie did, and for the right reasons. We have to accept his honesty on the matter, but we also have to moan and groan a little. Here is one guy who has a very clear and educated sense of how poorly this country is being run right now. So we wait. First, we need a solid, conservative candidate for the top ob, then we’ll get the list of draftees for VP. More waiting. (And where is Sarah Palin?)

Sarah Palin Was Right About Paul Revere

October 4, 2011

Let’s just call this a Posting for Posterity

Palin has read American history. The media must have only read Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem—which is no more the definitive account of Revere’s famous ride than Oliver Stone’s JFK is the true story of the Kennedy assassination.

Sarah Palin Was Right About Paul Revere – Peter Roff (usnews.com).

Facebook Bolsters Malware Protection | PCWorld

October 3, 2011

Good.

Facebook has cemented a new partnership to protect its users against malicious links posted on their walls, news feeds, and elsewhere in the social network.

via Facebook Bolsters Malware Protection | PCWorld.

Obama Fried Chicken

October 2, 2011

I need add no words to this story except to ask why it takes a foreign news agency to tell us about this kind of thing.

Beijing, China: a restaurant is actually calling itself OFC with a logo that looks alarmingly like the President dressed in the colonel’s clothes.

via Obama Fried Chicken | Mail Online.

Banks Tout Fee-Free Cards – WSJ.com

October 1, 2011

UPDATE

Bank of America Corp is dropping plans to charge a $5 monthly fee for debit card use, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

via BofA Scraps $5 Monthly Debit Card Fee | Fox Business.


Related: Democrat Dick Durbin is a joke. via FREEDOM EDEN: Dick Durbin and Bank of America.

Related: Fox Business Video Link: Serious, funny … and gosh, I love this woman!

From the Wall Street Journal Saturday, October 1, 2011

On Thursday, the same day that BofA, the largest U.S. bank by assets, announced its $5 fee, USAA proclaimed that its debit card “will remain fee-free.”

“We saw it as an opportunity to reinforce to our members and the marketplace at large that we’re committed to avoiding these types of debit-card fees in an environment where a lot of competitors are taking it on,” said Justin Schmitt, a spokesman for USAA Federal Savings Bank.

via Banks Tout Fee-Free Cards – WSJ.com.

My bank is mentioned in this article. I fear I shall soon be looking for another.

Isn’t it a sign of the times that when the ‘common’ man is giving up so much for his country that so much of the cost of doing business in the same country is passed down as far as it will go? And when congress passes regulations to supposedly help the ‘common’ man, guess who gets hurt? Yes, the ‘common’ man. You-know-what rolls downhill.

So now what? More regs to rein in the banks? Would that be wise? I think not, for congress has a nasty habit of doing so much more than is needed, as I said already in the above paragraph. And we won’t talk about pork, earmarks and favors.

The Democrats, with all their taxing and regulating, are only causing more grief. Thank God and goodness that we managed to shift the political party balance of the House of Representatives in favor of Republicans, sorry as they can also be at times.

Well, when we get the sand kicked in our faces, all we can do is vote with our feet. That’s right, find somewhere else to store our money while we work hard to bring that balance to zero on a monthly basis. And keep and eye out for more stories all over the place in the coming weeks about this banking ripoff. It could be interesting.


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