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Q1 2023: Apple sales drop 5% in largest quarterly revenue decline since 2016

My daughter is engaged to a mid- or upper-level exec at their US operations.  I've asked for a big 'father of the bride' discount far, no luck. hhh

City boy, it's 60 miles to the nearest passenger station. 100 miles to the one with the best routes.

Hardware & Technology / Re: Attrition be damned
« on: February 02, 2023, 04:42:04 PM »
Debbie says 'who DIDN'T see this coming?'  Fast Food ain't gonna pay $15+ --this isn't even Econ 101.

Fast-food chains outsource work to robots - Washington Times

Water Cooler / Re: My Coffee Maker Just Makes Coffee
« on: February 02, 2023, 04:37:23 PM »
How to Make a Really Good Cup of Coffee: A Guide

For speed & volume, I'm perfectly happy with the decade-old 4 cup maker. It churns out 2L of 8 O'clock brand per day.  But the best coffee in the house is from the $100 espresso maker --no whipped milk/cream, just black foam.

California's abundant snowpack brings hope that state's drought is over - Washington Times

Water Cooler / Toyota Proace ev van
« on: February 02, 2023, 04:15:04 PM »
The Proace is the Toyota-badged variant of the PSA/Stellantis Group's midsize van also marketed as the Citroën Jumpy, Peugeot Expert, Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro and, more recently, Fiat Scudo.

All-electric Toyota camper van converts from MPV to mini RV

> passed some sort of tipping point in AI image & video generation.

Netflix stirs fears by using AI-assisted background art in short anime film | Ars Technica

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