Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th May 2014 21:19 UTC
Apple

Apple, the company that turned digital music into a mainstream phenomenon, said on Wednesday that it was buying Beats Electronics, the rising music brand, for $3 billion, in a move that will help it play catch-up with rivals that offer subscription-based music services.

I still have no idea why Apple is buying these guys. Then again, that's probably why I'm not a billionaire.

Coincidentally, I find it highly entertaining that technically, this is now an Apple product.

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RE[5]: Haha
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 29th May 2014 13:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Haha"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Nope, my brain can't grok cricket. It goes on too long, and the action doesn't seem that thrilling to me.

I realize other people could say the same for baseball, but this isn't an objective truth, just a relative preference.

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RE[6]: Haha
by kwan_e on Thu 29th May 2014 23:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Haha"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Nope, my brain can't grok cricket. It goes on too long, and the action doesn't seem that thrilling to me.


Yes, but you understand you don't watch chess for the action, right, just the same with curling, which is my point. I'm not saying you have to like cricket. I'm saying it's strange how you would like one boring sport because of its chess like qualities, but not another boring sport for the exact same reason.

Anyway:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hpUv5pp4vQ

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RE[7]: Haha
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 30th May 2014 01:10 in reply to "RE[6]: Haha"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Chess isn't boring to me. Cricket is. These are personal preferences, rather than objective truths.

But yes, its possible to like one entity for reason A, while also disliking another completely different entity for reason A.

I like the pool in summer because its cold. I don't like snow in the winter, because its cold. Make sense?

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