Blog Tue, 17 Sep 19 04:14:29 -0600 Blog en-CA Recommend - Silicon Valley: The Untold Story Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:56:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22596@/talks/discussions

Make sure to check documentary.

Capitalism: New movie - Default Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:52:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22595@/talks/discussions

Capitalism: Why Chinese will try to steal your product Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:02:55 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22594@/talks/discussions First, as you already paid yourself for most R&D expanses and came with ready to manufacture solution.

Next, as each plastic form on special equipment modification is very expensive, usually more than $10000, complex plastic molding form can be easy $50000-100000. And if you are not big you won't use it's resource or it will have remaining resource with more imperfections. Plus it is much more simple for same people to make second same form :-). Same if fully true for PCBs and so on.

Another thing - some of top management workers will try to share information and schemes with their partners at similar factories. As in return they get similar reward :-)

Hence, if product is nice and you are not big and important client - you will get copies appearing in the internal market quite soon. And you can be sure that it will be offered as option to all small domestic brands who make rebranded products on Chinese factories.

Apple can start paying some developers, following Microsoft past practicies Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:21:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22593@/talks/discussions From my private talk with my source in Apple I had been told that Apple is discussing staring special subsidies for authors of important iPhone apps.
Such program can hit the Chinese authors first and later EU ones. US will be in the last batch. Another possibility will be secret private agreements about Apple rate cuts.

Such strange behavior is necessary as despite each smartphone is becoming more expensive it is fewer new iPhones being sold this year and coming year is expected another 25% drop, and lot of people with good income who are long time users are not buying much applications anymore.

Usually as market share crosses 10% (Apple can cross it in January already in many markets) you will see lot of developers abandoning applications and leaving only security updates and minor fixes. So, Apple management now hope to push good amount of money to stimulate most valuable authors and companies.

Capitalism: Unemployed as source of petty bourgeoisie Sat, 14 Sep 2019 08:48:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22584@/talks/discussions image

Capitalism: Number of poor at 1,90$ a day Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:41:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22581@/talks/discussions

US: Trump sometimes does smart things Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:54:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22579@/talks/discussions

Federal regulators are lifting energy efficiency regulations for several common types of light bulbs. The original rules would have required energy-efficient versions, such as LEDs, of several common light bulbs including three-way incandescent, candle-shaped chandelier and recessed reflector bulbs.

"There's a very good rationale when you hear it," President Donald Trump said in the Oval Office on Wednesday. "And what's saved is not worth it. For the little they save, and what people were going through, it's not worth it. And price was another thing."

Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said the law requires light bulb regulations "only when doing so would be economically justified"

Finally some sanity in this department.

WalkingPad A1 - Edit while walking Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:19:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22572@/talks/discussions Well, standing desks must have some companions to be really useful :-)


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