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#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:00 AM

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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:51 AM

"You know what they call a three-year-old Android phone? Landfill."
A big Saturday A.M. laugh! Your early morning work is noted and greatly appreciated. Have an excellent day.
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#3 User is offline   Rycho 

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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:56 AM

Loved "Somewhere, Edward Tufte is punching a kitten, although he does not know why." Some of your best work.
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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:01 AM

" It’s unlikely that a well-respected firm like J.D. Power is either a) on the take from Samsung or B) screwing the math up."

I think there's a copy-edit problem here: It should read "It's likely that a once-respected firm like J.D. Power is either a) on the take from Samsung or B) screwing the math up." - There, all fixed.

J.D. Power lost whatever cred it once had LOOOOOONG ago. It's the ratings equivalent of "Who's Who".
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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:45 AM

JD Power study results:

Average satisfaction: 821/1000
Samsung: 835/1000
Apple: 833/1000

The methodology is not explained in detail in the 2 page "report".
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#6 User is offline   leicaman 

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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:02 AM

bettercitizens said:

JD Power study results: Average satisfaction: 821/1000 Samsung: 835/1000 Apple: 833/1000 The methodology is not explained in detail in the 2 page "report".


It's easy to figure out. There is a spreadsheet calculation in there that is:

=(Samsung-2)
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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:15 AM

The math works out fine on a mid-'90s Pentium.
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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:18 AM

the math was done on a Samsung calculator is the reason for the results...s/
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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:26 AM

@steve4lee "The math works out fine on a mid-'90s Pentium."

Ha! That killed me...!!! Thanks.
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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:11 AM

stsk said:

" It’s unlikely that a well-respected firm like J.D. Power is either a) on the take from Samsung or screwing the math up." I think there's a copy-edit problem here: It should read "It's likely that a once-respected firm like J.D. Power is either a) on the take from Samsung or screwing the math up." - There, all fixed. J.D. Power lost whatever cred it once had LOOOOOONG ago. It's the ratings equivalent of "Who's Who".

And I was hoping I could be the first to post this comment! I must say, you are a very intelligent fellow!
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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:17 AM

As someone noted a long time ago about Google- Just who are their customers? Advertisers, not end users.

As to JD Powers- Just who are their customers? Businesses and industries with billion dollar marketing budgets.

And that PR fellow from JD Power explaining their rating system? His tap dancing around that question made Fred Astaire look like he was was pigeon-toed...
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#12 User is offline   MikeNTosh 

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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:25 AM

"With Apple’s iPhone launches and iPad unveiling behind us and nothing new and exciting on the horizon until the second half of 2014 according to rumors … "

So, the new MacPro available in December is neither "new" or "exciting"???

Oh, I get it... That's REAL and not a RUMOR, so we just ignore it.
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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:29 AM

Here's a headline that must have just missed the The Macalope's deadline.

From SFGate.com:

"Apple hopes for big holiday sales of iPads"

The writer, Benny Evangelista, finds the negative in the positive, noting that "the lines were reportedly shorter and the atmosphere more muted than in September, when the new iPhone 5S and 5C went on sale."

Tim Cook said, "We think it's going to be an iPad Christmas." They are not just Wishin' and Hopin'.
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  Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:52 AM

"By January, many of the Apple fanboys will already have their iPhone 5Ss and iPad Airs"

What about the fangirls? I see just as many women as men driving around with iOS devices.
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