Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’ We are not now that strength which in old days Mov’d earth and heaven, that which we are, we are: One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
A few days later, I had to go to the doctor and get a penicillin shot.
What rig were you drivin'?
That reminds me of a California guy I knew long ago. He had affairs wherever he could, and got the clap; unfortunately his wife was a nurse and found his penicillin prescription in the glove box of his truck. Fortunately, he could talk his way out of anything.
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By the way, I've changed my mind on the whole Apple vs. FBI skirmish, and have come firmly down on the side of Apple. I don't like ANYONE getting into my personal information, whether it be corporations, criminals, government, or terrorists (though I did hear a report on the radio last night about criminals abandoning their burner phones in favor of the iPhone, which they consider a "gift from God"–or Allah, as the case may be. So I guess I was right after all that terrorists have become a market for Apple).
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Years ago, I worked on a missile tracking ship that would stay on station for months at a time. After a two month mission, we headed into Yokosuka Japan, home of the 7th fleet. The base was surrounded by all the bars and services that you imagine. Two weeks out, someone organized a clap pool. Everyone put in $10 and the winner was the first one to report to the medic with a case of clap.
I ran into the medic at the officer's club the second night we were there and asked him if anyone had won the pool. He sat at the bar, shaking his head and said, "It was the damnedest thing I have ever seen. Someone came into the sick bay the day before we docked with all the symptoms. I think it was the first case of psychosomatic clap in history."
I am not capable of making something like this up.
All models are wrong, some are useful--- George E.P. Box
I just returned from a visit to our newly opened Tesla center here in Burbank CA . I was very impressed with what I saw and just wanted to relay this to the board ....
First off , the place was NOT crowded and I don't credit that with a lack of interest but rather the fact this location is off the beaten path. Unlike the location in Santa Monica which is in a very crowded shopping area (Third Street Promenade) this location was designed as a service center/ recharging stop/ new order pickup center so I didn't expect to see a ton of people there. What I did notice was salespeople who were very well informed and excited to be helping sell the product , something I'm seeing less and less of in our beloved fruit store : ( The center was designed so that you could bring in your Tesla and get a full charge in 1 hr. while you are traveling a long distance ... from what I'm told there are more and more of these dotting the landscape in CA making it possible to conveniently drive longer distances. If you were to bring your car to this location there was a Starbucks next door and probably 5-6 restaurants you could get a quick bite to eat .. a hr. later you would have a full charge for FREE. If you were driving a typical vehicle you are looking at the equivalent of 10-12 gallons of gas which at some point recently would be about $40-50.
The thing that really struck me was watching a customer picking up his Tesla .... his wife was taking pics as he was getting into the car and the person working with them was showing off the self-parking feature .... it was the first time I have seen a car park itself and I was impressed. Bottom line: Customers are thrilled when they pick up their cars and employees seem excited to be there ... the whole experience reeks of Apple when the iPhones were first introduced. I guess anything can get old and I'm sure in 10 years the Tesla experience will also lose some luster but right now I think they are knocking it out of the park. I guess we will see how much demand there is at the end of March when they open up preorders for a car that no one has seen or driven. Frankly the specs are still very sketchy ..... But I'm pretty sure they will be selling at least 1
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
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Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
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sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
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galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
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rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
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artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
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artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
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