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vansmack

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4635 on: November 22, 2019, 10:08:19 pm »
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4636 on: November 22, 2019, 10:32:39 pm »

not sure why, but I'm seeing David Holmes everywhere...doesn't it kinda look like him on this cover
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vansmack

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4637 on: November 25, 2019, 01:24:35 pm »
so i only pay attention to phones every 2 to 3 years or so, after i've paid off my old phone and start to consider my next upgrade.  i've got 4 months left on my current pixel 2, so i'm starting to get curious.  two Q's:

- is google releasing the new pixel on an annual basis?  if so, i can easily hold out for the 5.
- what is the fatal flaw with the 4?

I can't remember if you're one of my friends on Fi or not, but Fi just offered 50% of what you pay for the phone in service credits.

So....

Pixel 4XL 128GB: $999

Minus....

Pixel 3XL trade-in: $285 (ridiculously low, BTW)
Fi Service Credit: $500

Means.....

Pixel 4XL 128GB for $214

At that price, I'm willing to overlook it's shortcomings.
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vansmack

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4638 on: November 29, 2019, 09:14:56 pm »
Kacey Musgraves Christmas Special is solid for her outfits alone.  Now streaming on Amazon Prime....
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vansmack

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4639 on: December 30, 2019, 11:49:19 pm »
ICarlos Ghosn fleeing to Lebanon to escape Japanese prosecution might be  the greatest story ever in the auto industry....
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4640 on: December 31, 2019, 12:13:10 am »
He proved the original charge was right...

vansmack

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4641 on: December 31, 2019, 09:20:53 pm »
Clearly you have zero knowledge of the Japanese Criminal Justice System....

I'm pretty sure the authorities looked the other way as he snuck out in an instrument case and let him leave rather than have their 99% conviction rate challenged by the entire developed world.  No OECD country in the world has a conviction rate close to that, yet many authoritarian and autocratic countries do.  Hmmm.

Did he cheat taxes?  Of course.  Did he do it the exact same way every other Japanese mogul does?  Absolutely.  Did he do it at the advice of Japanese financial planners?  Of course.  Would they arrest the Japanese CEO's of the same offenses?  Never in a century. Maybe two.  He was targeted specifically because they were tired of the Peugeot-Nissan alliance (which they agreed to) and the control the French had.  Nothing more, nothing less.  He has been under house arrest for 18 months with no charges - how much longer should he wait?   
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Julian, Adroit TASTEMAKER

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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4642 on: January 03, 2020, 02:26:44 pm »
The 10 Least Consequential Athletes of the Decade (featuring two Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim!)
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4643 on: January 07, 2020, 06:39:05 pm »
Oh no!   Mommy and Daddy are fighting!  And in public this time!

SONOS sues Google
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4644 on: January 07, 2020, 10:30:13 pm »
still in the market for a coup

the nanny can take an uber with the lil' one
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Re: Things Smackie Thinks You Need to Know...
« Reply #4645 on: January 10, 2020, 02:24:17 pm »
For the third year in a row, total consumption growth was up double-digits. The 13.5% growth in 2019 in total consumption was fueled by the continued growth of on-demand streams.....As a result of consumers continuing to move more towards streaming music, ondemand stream consumption now represents 85% of all music consumption in the United States; a 7.6-point jump over 2018 (77%). On-demand audio stream consumption in 2019 set a record high with 705 billion streams, up 32% over 2018ís 534.6 billion audio streams. While album sales and song sales continued to decline, 23% and 26% respectively...



It's not all rosey though:

"vinyl album sales in 2019 experienced another double-digit growth year; up 10.5% over 2018."

#shakesmyhead

https://www.buzzanglemusic.com/buzzangle-music-2019-report-on-u-s-music-consumption/
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