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[7]: Haha
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 30th May 2014 01:10 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Haha"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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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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RE[8]: Haha
by kwan_e on Fri 30th May 2014 01:32 in reply to "RE[7]: Haha"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

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


AGAIN, I'm not saying it's wrong. I'm just saying it's strange.

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?


This is different because you're changing the context for "reason A". ie, you've included the extra term of a season. To highlight how strange it is, in a more accurate way, you would be saying:

"I like the pool in summer because it's cold. I don't like snow* in the SUMMER, because it's cold"

See how strange that is?

* For semantic sense, you could change that to an indoor ice rink.

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