Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Aug 2017 13:26 UTC
Mac OS X

I spend an inordinate amount of time searching for information about macOS. Whether I am researching the answers for my section in MacFormat magazine, or trying to solve my own problems here, I am also daily reminded of Apple's wholesale failure to provide consistent and complete documentation of its flagship product.

The idea you would donate an inordinate amount of time and effort for free to the richest company in the world to perform work they ought to be doing is wholly and completely baffling to me.

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RE[2]: Comment by judgen
by unclefester on Mon 14th Aug 2017 07:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by judgen"
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

and yet we the tax payers had to bail out these banks when they could have just sold off some of their assets.


Most of those "assets" were absolutely worthless debt obligations and junk bonds.

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RE[3]: Comment by judgen
by darknexus on Mon 14th Aug 2017 11:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by judgen"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

"and yet we the tax payers had to bail out these banks when they could have just sold off some of their assets.


Most of those "assets" were absolutely worthless debt obligations and junk bonds.
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Then they should have had to suffer for their bad business decisions, like anyone else. Instead they got rewarded for doing a shit job.

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RE[4]: Comment by judgen
by RobG on Mon 14th Aug 2017 12:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by judgen"
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2012-10-17

That would have been a disaster. While I have a bad taste at bailing out banks, the alternative would have been (much) worse.

The failure was a lack of regulation and allowing banks to merge to the extent where they became "too big to fail". If they had collapsed then, many people would have lost their savings, their homes may have been at risk, and many (more) businesses would have gone bottoms up.

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