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    Steve Jobs dead at age 56

    English is my first language, I'm just not any good at typing\writing it, I can read and speak it just fine.

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    It's a sad day. He will be missed. He really did both innovate and lead a lot of innovation in the tech industry.
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    RIP Steve Jobs, Thank you

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    RIP Steve Jobs. Some of us in the PC world may not have always agreed with you but no one in the world can deny your sheer genius, brilliance, and innovation. We truly have lost one of the greatest technical leaders of our time.

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    Definitely a man who has permanently etched his name into computer history... whether you agreed with his principles or not, his influence has brought a number of important technologies to the mainstream better than anyone else could. It is a sad thing to see someone like this go because he was in no way over the hill in talent and potential and seemly had so much more to offer had his physical health allowed it. We can only hope that he has had the opportunity to build the infrastructure at Apple to allow them to continue to fulfill the dream he had for the company.
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    I'm in shock. I didn't expect it this soon. RIP Steve Jobs.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I'm in shock. I didn't expect it this soon. RIP Steve Jobs.
    No, definitely not. I think we all expected this to happen when he resigned as CEO, but I really didn't think he was pushing his resignation this close to the end. You know how they say that people who work late into their life keep themselves alive through their labor... this almost seems to be the perfect example. Perhaps we will never know how much time the doctors gave Steve Jobs around the time he chose to resign; maybe he really was cutting it as close as he could to the end, but it almost gives me an eerie feeling that perhaps putting down his work might have had a strong effect on the body's will to keep fighting.
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    Apple.com homepage really a sight to see. A very sad sight.

    RIP Steve. Will really miss you and all your contributions to humanity.

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    Every death comes too fast, but 56, that is so sad.

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    Everywhere I go, I'm witnessing a genuine sense of loss from everyone commenting. I'm truly glad this is happening in serene manner. And it speaks wonders for the achievements of this man that in this moment we all end up acknowledging our respect for him.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Even though this may bring down eyes upon me, I will say it. Everyone has a right to an opinion, after all.

    Good riddance, the world is finally rid of that idiot.
    Though he may have invented the touch interface as we know today, he's also the source of all the Evil™ of the dreaded Apple ecosystem, which others seek to duplicate. The world would have been better off without him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Even though this may bring down eyes upon me, I will say it. Everyone has a right to an opinion, after all.

    Good riddance, the world is finally rid of that idiot.
    Though he may have invented the touch interface as we know today, he's also the source of all the Evil™ of the dreaded Apple ecosystem, which others seek to duplicate. The world would have been better off without him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Even though this may bring down eyes upon me, I will say it. Everyone has a right to an opinion, after all.
    The gadgets are great, but I think what would have made Jobs a more interesting figure to me would be if he'd jumped in with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in that whole "giving back billions" thing. Or at least shown some interest in humanity at large, instead of just being another rich guy people like to worship.

    Yes, You Can Think Less of Steve Jobs for Not Being a Philanthropist - Technology - The Atlantic Wire
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    Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs...

    I wonder, since he was a business-man, why didn't he realise that public donations would have an enormous positive impact to his reputation, extending to the corporation with much more clients!...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Though he may have invented the touch interface as we know today, he's also the source of all the Evil™ of the dreaded Apple ecosystem, which others seek to duplicate. The world would have been better off without him.
    Not sure what your problem is. I like that there are other companies who will make everything Apple does, and it doesn't come crippled in some retarded way and it isn't ridiculously overpriced.

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