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9/04/2012 @ 8:31AM

Three years ago special agent Christopher Stangl appeared in a video calling on people with computer science degrees to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying they were needed “more than ever.” Last night, hackers with subversive online networks Anonymous and Antisec answered that call with nothing short of irreverence: they published what they claimed were more than 1 million unique device identifier numbers, (UDID) for Apple devices, stolen from Stangl’s own laptop.

In total, the hackers say they were able to steal more than 12 million of these strings of numbers and letters, but, “we decided a million would be enough to release.” They announced the hack through the widely-watched Twitter feed, @AnonymousIRC last night.

 

 

Forbes cyber security reporter Andy Greenberg has downloaded the encrypted file posted by Anonymous containing the identifiers, and decrypted it. “It does seem to be an enormous list of 40-character strings made up of numbers and the letters A through F, just like Apple UDIDs,” he reports.

The incident raises many questions, not only about the security of federal devices, but of why an agent might have (allegedly) been carrying a database of Apple UDIDs, which the hackers said also contained “user names, name of device, type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, etc.” of iPhone and iPad users. They claim to have stripped this information for publication.

Stangl did not wish to comment when contacted by email, and an FBI spokeswoman declined to comment. The Anonymous supporters also said in their Pastebin post on Monday evening that they were not giving further interviews on the matter.

Anonymous claimed they used the Atomic Reference Array vulnerability in Java to breach Stangl’s laptop. (Link via Computer Weekly.) Here’s where they claim to have hacked his device:

“During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro notebook, used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team was breached using the AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability on Java, during the shell session some files were downloaded from his Desktop folder one of them with the name of ‘NCFTA_iOS_devices_intel.csv’ turned to be a list of 12,367,232 Apple iOS devices including Unique Device Identifiers (UDID), user names, name of device,type of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, zipcodes, cellphone numbers, addresses, etc. 

“The personal details fields referring to people appears many times empty leaving the whole list incompleted on many parts. no other file on the same folder makes mention about this list or its purpose.” 

Stangl, who joined the FBI in 2003 after graduating from Monmouth University, has been with the agency for nine and a half years and won an award in 2010 for helping bust a cyber crime ring. He was also sucked into another Anonymous stunt earlier this year when at least one of their supporters breached an FBI conference call that had been discussing Anonymous and LulzSec. Stangl was listed among those invited into the call, in an e-mail that was posted on Pastebin.

In a video posted to Facebook in 2009 (and which will likely be getting a lot more views in the coming days), Stangl is shown wearing a dark suit and tie, speaking to the camera, and calling for “cyber security experts” to join the FBI.

“Hello. My name is special agent Chris Stangl of the New York city field office of the FBI,” he says. “Today more than ever we need individuals with compeer science backgrounds to join the FBI. From a special agent that investigates cyber crime or the computer scientist that is embedded in the cyber squad that analyzes malware.”

Anonymous and Antisec have shown a variety of motivators, with a large undercurrent being the pursuit of “lulz” and revenge. Hence the FBI is a regular target, and the subject of long-time operations that vary in size and are known as “F*** FBI Fridays.” This particular operation was wrapped into the weekly event (despite being released on a Monday) and aimed at causing maximum embarrassment to investigators who are trying to prevent attacks like these from spinning out of control.  The fact that the hackers targeted someone who once called for computer savvy individuals to join the Feds, may have given them all the more reason to pounce.

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UPDATE: If you own an Apple mobile device and are wondering if it got caught up in the UDID dump, TheNextWeb has set up a web tool that lets you type in your device number to check. They also promise to not store your identifier. Here’s how how you can look it up in iTunes.

Screenshot of an iPhone’s unique identifier on iTunes, via whatsmyudid.com

 

 

from:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2012/09/04/fbi-agents-laptop-hacked-to-grab-12-million-apple-ids-anonymous-claims/

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Christopher Stangl

3                 1 

 

his primary challenge = CS = 31 = Controversy.  Scandal.  Things get out of hand.

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Steve Wozniak tweets about lining up for Apple iPhone 4S

October 14, 2011     8:13 am

Steve Wozniak, the man who co-founded Apple with the late Steve Jobs, was first in line waiting to buy an iPhone 4S at an Apple Store in Los Gatos on Friday.

The Los Gatos Apple Store opened at 8 a.m., but Wozniak queued up about 18 hours before the store’s opening, as he mentioned on Twitter from his @stevewoz account on Thursday, writing:

The long wait begins. I’m first in line. The guy ahead was on the wrong side and he’s pissed.

Joe Hewitt, the co-founder of the popular web browser Firefox, spotted “the Woz” outside the store shortly after he first lined up in Los Gatos and noted that he was riding a Segway scooter, another piece of technology Wozniak has expressed a passion for. Hewitt tweeted:

Woz and his Segway first in line at the Los Gatos Apple Store. Only one in line too!

Later, Hewitt wrote on Twitter:

Still only one other guy in line at the LG Apple Store with Woz, but the TV news trucks are swarming. I expect hysteria tomorrow.

Sure enough, a few news outlets showed up to the Los Gatos store to talk to Wozniak about lining up. NBC Bay Area stopped by to ask the Silicon Valley icon just what he was up to, given that Wozniak could likely get an iPhone 4S (or any other Apple product) from Apple directly without too much trouble. The website TechCrunch stopped by as well, appropriately filming a quick interview with him using the previous-generation iPhone 4.

Wozniak explained to both news outlets that he loves waiting in line for major Apple releases such as the iPhone 4S and this is in fact something he has done a few times before.

The Woz said he was planning to buy a white iPhone 4S on Verizion for his wife and that two new AT&T iPhone 4S handsets were being shipped to his home to replace his two AT&T iPhone 4 units.

In TechCrunch’s video interview, Wozniak told reporter Jon Orlin that he believes the iPhone 4S is the first step toward a new future for mobile gadgets because of Siri, Apple’s new voice-commanded assistant app which Wozniak called an “answer engine.” Siri is making its debut on the iPhone 4S.

“Siri — I have been using Siri, touting it and feeling that this is the way I want all mobile devices to be in the future, in the near future and the far future,” Wozniak told Orlin. “You speak to it and it speaks back or it prints back answers, not just links to things that might get you what you need.”

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/10/steve-wozniak-apple-iphone-4s.html

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Steve Wozniak was born on August 11th, 1950 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Wozniak

August 11th, 1950

August 11th

8 + 11 +2+0+1+1 = 23 = his personal year (from August 11th, 2011 to August 10th, 2012) = Entrepreneur.

23 year + 10 (October) = 33 = his personal month (from October 11th, 2011 to November 10th, 2011) = Los Gatos Apple Store.

33 month + 14 (14th of the month on Friday October 14th, 2011) = 47 = his personal day = Famous. Name & fame. Notoriety. Name recognition. (Inter)nationally known. High profile. VIP. Well-known. Household name. Public life. Limelight. Notable. Noteworthy. Eminent. Prominent.

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October 4, 2011    2:52pm

Along with Apple’s new (on the inside) iPhone 4S announced on Tuesday, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant also announced that the iPhone 4 price was dropping down to $99 and the 3GS was moving to a price of free.

Yeah, that’s right, free, zero, zip, zilch, nada — as long as you sign-up for a two-year contract.

But is a free iPhone actually a good deal? That would depend on how you look at it.

For one, free phones are less expensive than a phone that costs from $99 to about $400. A free iPhone might allow some consumers to pick up a smartphone for the first time, maybe because they never wanted to spend or couldn’t afford to pay $100 or more for a phone.

At the same time, there will still be the need for a data plan, which isn’t a small expense month after month.

And anyone looking to buy a new smartphone (whether iOS, Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone) should keep in mind that just about all of the hardware companies out there engineer obsolescence into their devices, in part as a reason to get people to buy new gadgets every year or two.

The iPhone 4, just about a year and a half old, will run Apple’s iOS 5 operating system, but it won’t be able to run Siri, Apple’s new voice commanded personal assistant software.

Only the iPhone 4S will run Siri. So, in some ways, the soon-to-be $99 iPhone 4 can’t do all the iPhone 4S can do simply due to hardware limitations.

This is all part of the progress of consumer electronics. That being said, the lifespans of smartphones and other gadgets is something consumers should keep in mind when deciding what to buy.

The iPhone 3GS, now more than 2 years old, will run iOS 5 but like this iPhone 4, it won’t run Siri.

At some point, it’s a sure thing that the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS will get left behind for other software updates just as Apple stopped releasing updates for the first generation iPhone with the release of iOS 4 and the iPhone 3G with the release of iOS 5.

The iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS, at their new lower prices, will come with 8-gigabytes of storage memory. The 4S will be offered with 16-gigabytes for $199, 32-gigabytes for $299 or 64-gigabytes for $399.

Nonetheless, Apple’s now providing a broader lineup of iPhones than it ever has before and hitting just about every price point out there — except for the prepaid market.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook wrapped up Tuesday’s Let’s talk iPhone event in saying “when you look at each of these, they’re great and fantastic and industry leading in and of themselves … But what sets them apart and puts Apple way out front is how they’re engineered to work together so well. I am so incredibly proud of this company and all of the teams that worked so hard to bring all of the innovations you’ve seen today to reality.”

The inevitable reality is that not everything can move forward toward the future, especially with electronics, and while the iPhone brand itself continues to march on, older models will someday become antiques.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/10/apple-iphone-4s-iphone-4-cut-to-99-price-3gs-free.html

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Tuesday October 4th, 2011

October 4th, 2011

10 + 4 +2+0+1+1 = 18 = the iPhone 4S’ life lesson number and personal year (from October 4th, 2011 to October 3rd, 2012) = People going crazy for the iPhone 4S .  iPhone 4S madness.

18 year + 10 (October) = 28 = the iPhone 4S’ personal month (from October 4th, 2011 to November 3rd, 2011) = Super.  Bold move.

28 month + 4 (4th of the month on Tuesday October 4th, 2011) = 32 = the iPhone 4S’ personal day = Blockbuster.  Mainstream.  Gadget.  Gizmo.  Gimme.  Must have.  Gotta have it.  America.  Americans. 

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24 August 2011 Last updated at 20:31 ET

Apple founder Steve Jobs has resigned
as chief executive of the technology giant and will be replaced by its chief
operating officer Tim Cook.

Mr Jobs, who underwent a liver transplant following pancreatic cancer, said
he could no longer meet his chief executive’s duties and expectations.

The Silicon Valley legend will become chairman of the firm.

The 55-year-old has been on medical leave for an undisclosed condition since
17 January.

In a short letter to the board of Apple, Mr
Jobs wrote: “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer
meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s chief executive, I would be the first
to let you know.

“Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as chief executive of
Apple.

“I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I
look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

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Analysis Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent


This is a sad day for Apple and for the whole technology industry, as its
most charismatic and successful leader of recent years brings down the curtain
on an extraordinary career.

Steve Jobs addressed his brief letter of resignation not just to his
company’s board but to the Apple community – and millions worldwide will feel he
was talking to them.

Forceful bosses whose personalities shape everything about their businesses
are going out of fashion these days, for good reason many would say.

But Steve Jobs is a rare example of a chief executive who is synonymous with
his company, a perfectionist who obsesses over every detail and has been the
public face of just about every major product launch in the past decade.

It’s difficult to imagine Apple without him – but he’s leaving having revived
what was an ailing business when he returned in the late 1990s, and turned it
into the world’s wealthiest company and one which has done more than any other
in recent years to shape consumer technology.

“I have made some of the best friends of my life at
Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside
you.”

Apple board member Art Levinson paid tribute to Mr Job’s contribution to the
company: “Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it
to its position the world’s most innovative and valuable technology
company.”

‘Hugely successful’

Analysts said the move was not unexpected, and would have little impact on
the day-to-day running of the company.

“Steve is [still] going to be able to provide the input he would do as a
chief executive,” said Colin Gillis at BGC Financial.

“But Tim has been de facto chief executive for some time and the company has
been hugely successful. The vision and the roadmap is intact.”

However, Apple shares slid in after-hours trading, suggesting that some
investors were less confident of the company’s prospects without Mr Jobs at the
helm.

Mr Jobs is widely seen as the creative force that has driven Apple to become
one of the world’s biggest companies.

Thanks to innovative and hugely popular products such as the iPod, the iPhone
and more recently the iPad, Apple has become one of the most sought after brands
in the world.

In the three months to the end of June, the company made a profit of $7.3bn
on revenues of $28.6bn. It sold more than 20 million iPhones in the period and
9.25 million iPads.

Revolutionary products

Mr Jobs started Apple in the 1970s and its Macintosh computers became hugely
popular in the 1980s.

In 1985, Mr Jobs left the company after falling out with colleagues, only to
return in 1996 and begin Apple’s transformation by launching the colourful iMac
computer.

The iPod, which revolutionised the personal music-player market and spawned
myriad copycat devices, was launched in 2002 and lay the foundations for the
company’s success over the past decade.

Next came the iPhone, which similarly revolutionised the smartphone market,
while the iPad confounded some initial scepticism to prove hugely popular.

Many versions of these products have been launched while Mr Jobs has been on
medical leave, and new versions that have been planned for months will not be
affected by his departure, analysts said.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14659127

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The news that Apple chief Steve Jobs
is standing down as CEO of the firm he is inextricably linked with turns the
spotlight on his successor, Tim Cook.

As the company’s chief operating officer, Mr Cook has been a senior figure at
Apple for more than a decade.

Yet he remains largely unknown by the public, overshadowed by his
high-profile boss.

So who exactly is the 50-year-old who has his hands on one of the world’s
most powerful companies?

With a quiet demeanour and soft Southern accent, it would be easy to imagine
that Mr Cook was merely a bit-part player in Apple’s return to success over the
past decade. In fact, his expertise in logistics and operations has been
credited as one of the crucial elements that has allowed the company to soar on
the back of the iPhone and iPod.

Notorious for being a hard worker who sleeps little, Mr Cook oversees
day-to-day operations with a focus and dedication that insiders say is almost
unparalleled.

‘Workaholic’

Mr Cook is an industry veteran who spent more than a decade with IBM, before
he was lured by Mr Jobs to join Apple in the late 1990s. Given the task of
turning around the fortunes of the company, which was on the brink of collapse
at the time, he made some drastic – and highly effective – decisions.

Tim Cook
Is Tim Cook the natural successor to Steve Jobs?

Under Mr Cook’s direction, Apple closed down most of its manufacturing
operations and recast itself as a lean and flexible operation.

He forged close links with Asian companies who build the hardware, cutting
costs and pushing technical boundaries, and supported the move to concentrate
sales efforts on a string of high-end retail outlets, which Mr Jobs initially
opposed.

Mr Cook, a fitness fanatic and outdoor enthusiast, is said to be a great
believer in intuitive decisions: it is this knack for doing the right thing that
has won him the trust of Mr Jobs and Apple’s board of directors.

Indeed, he has already spent three spells holding the reigns while Mr Jobs
has stepped aside.

He was given the top job temporarily in 2004, when the Apple co-founder first
underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer, and then took over again in 2009 when
Mr Jobs took time off to receive a liver transplant.

In January 2011 he once again took over as stand-in as Mr Jobs chose to focus
on his health.

And he has been well compensated for his efforts, last year alone earning a
salary of $800,000 (£500,000), a bonus of $5m (£3.1m) and stock options worth
more than $50m (£31m).

It is a surprising trajectory for a man born in 1960 to a working class
family in the Gulf coast town of Robertsdale, Alabama. His father was employed
around the local shipyards and, after graduating high school, Mr Cook headed for
an industrial engineering degree at Alabama’s Auburn University.

Though Auburn was also the alma mater of Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, it
is more famous for its sporting heritage than breeding hi-tech business acumen,
and Mr Cook continued his studies with an MBA at Duke in North Carolina.

After graduating he spent more than a decade working his way up the ladder at
IBM before changing and eventually being lured by Mr Jobs to join Apple in
1998.

More than 12 years later, he appears as dedicated to the company now as he
was then: even his own father has called him a workaholic.

Whether or not he would inherit the leadership of Apple in the long run was
never clear, until the moment that he did.

But as the man credited with turning Steve Jobs’ vision into hit products, he
is certainly more than just a safe pair of hands.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12216653

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Timothy D. Cook was born on November 1st, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Cook

November 1st, 1960

11 + 1 +1+9+6+0 = 28 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Bold.  Daring.  Unstoppable.

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November 1st, 1960

November 1st

11 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 15 = his personal year (from November 1st, 2010 to November 1st, 2011) = Sales.

15 year + 8 (August) = 23 = his personal month (for August 2011) = Leadership.  Leading the way.

23 month + 24 (24th of the month on Wednesday August 24th, 2011) = 47 = his personal day = Famous.  Visionary.  Having an eye toward the future.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Tim Cook

294 3662      32

 

his path of destiny = 32 = Blockbuster.  Proud American.

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August 24, 2011    3:47pm

Steve Jobs has resigned his post as CEO at Apple Inc.

Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer who has been filling in for Jobs since the company co-founder took his second medical leave in January, will take over as chief executive of the Cupertino tech giant.

Jobs has been named chairman of Apple’s board of directors and Cook is joining Apple’s board, too.

Two years ago, Jobs, who has also previously battled pancreatic cancer, took his first medically related leave of absence, which lasted six months as he underwent a liver transplant.

Here’s the official word from Apple via BusinessWire:

Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”

Jobs submitted his resignation to the Board today and strongly recommended that the Board implement its succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO.

As COO, Cook was previously responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/08/breaking-steve-jobs-resigns-as-apples-ceo.html

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Each letter of the first and middle names rules 9 years of life.  Ages 54 to 81 are ruled by the sum of the 7th, 8th, and 9th letters of the name and the sum of the digits of the year of birth.

Steven Paul Jobs was born February 24th, 1955 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_jobs

Steven Paul Jobs      February 24th, 1955

16 (P is the 16th letter of the alphabet) + 1 (a is the 1st letter of the alphabet) + 21 (u is the 21st letter of the alphabet) +1+9+5+5 = 58

So from ages fifty-four to eighty-one he has the numbers 20 (the sum of the digits of the year of birth), 38 (the sum of the 7th, 8th, and 9th letters of the name), and 58 (20+38=58) going on.

20 = Exercising sound judgement.  Recommendations.  Final decision.  Final answer.

38 = Pancreatic cancer.

58 = Retirement.  Medical condition.  Medical treatment.

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February 24th, 1955

2 + 24 +1+9+5+5 = 46 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Making history.  A kid at heart.  Aging.  Growing older.

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February 24th, 1955

February 24th

2 + 24 +2+0+1+1 = 30 = his personal year (from February 24th, 2011 to February 23rd, 2012) = Thankful.  Counting his blessings.

30 year + 8 (August) = 38 = his personal month (from August 24th, 2011 to September 23rd, 2011) =  Pancreatic cancer.

38 month + 24 (24th of the month on Wednesday August 24th, 2011) = 62 = his personal day = Facing his fears.  Doing what is unpopular.  Dealing with restrictions.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Steve Jobs

12545 1621       27

 

his path of destiny = 27 = Innovation.  Inventions.  Pioneer.  Trailblazer.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Steven Paul Jobs

125455 7133 1621      46

 

his path of destiny = 46 = Making history.  A kid at heart.  Aging.  Growing older.

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June 24, 2010

Ron Wayne is usually just another gambler at the Nugget Hotel & Casino in Nevada. He comes here a couple of days a week to try his luck on the video poker machine. But on this trip, he drew some curious onlookers, as he was escorted by a CNN camera crew. A gift-shop worker asked him if he’s famous.

“Well, I’m one of the founders of Apple Computer,” Wayne responded.

Wayne, 76, is used to the puzzled looks. He said people assume that he must be living in a mansion.

“I’m living off my Social Security and I do a modest trade in collectors’ stamps and coins,” he said.

The irony of being inside a casino is not lost on Wayne. After all, if his short-lived career at Apple had gone differently, he would be holding a different kind of winnings: 10 percent of Apple’s stock.

Today, that stock would be worth $22 billion.

Wayne left Apple for only $800.

“What can I say? You make a decision based on your understanding of the circumstances, and you live with it,” he said.

Wayne’s tenure at Apple began on April 1, 1976. His name is signed on the legal document that established Apple — next to those of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the Silicon Valley giants most people associate with the popular tech company, which makes the iPhone and iPad.

Jobs and Wayne had become friends a few years earlier while both were working for the Atari Corporation.

“We did get fairly chummy, had lunch together, dinner together and had conversations,” he said.

As Wayne tells it, Jobs asked for his help in drafting documents and mediating a dispute between Jobs and Wozniak. He also drafted the company’s first logo and operating manual. For this work, Wayne was awarded a 10 percent stake in Apple.

“What Jobs had in mind was that he and Woz [as Wozniak is sometimes called] should each have 45 percent and I would have 10 percent as mediator in any dispute that would come up,” he said.

That account is backed up by other reports.

In Steve Wozniak’s autobiography, “iWoZ,” he described Wayne as “one of those people who seemed to have a quick answer for everything.”

“He seemed to know all the things we didn’t,” Wozniak wrote. “Ron ended up play a huge role in those very early days at Apple.”

But Wayne had early misgivings. He had been unsuccessful in starting a slot-machine manufacturing business. He racked up thousands of dollars in debt.

With Apple, he was concerned history would repeat itself.

“I could see myself getting into this situation again, and I was really getting too old for that kind of thing,” Wayne said, noting that his partners at Apple were 20 years younger than he was.

“The way these guys were going, they were going to bulldoze through anything to make this company succeed. But it was going to be very rough ride, and if I wasn’t careful, I was going to be the richest man in the cemetery.”

Eleven days after Apple was formed, Wayne removed himself from the company charter. He eventually was given $800 for his stake in Apple, and he let go of that valuable Apple stock, which has exploded in value since.

Wayne said he doesn’t let himself wonder how things could have been different if he had chosen to stay with Apple.

“Obviously he [Wayne] didn’t have the foresight to know what Apple would become. Like any company in the very early stages, there’s a risk associated and you’ve got to be willing to take it, or you’re not,” said Ben Bajarin, a technology industry analyst for Creative Strategies.

Wayne, whose net worth is mostly tied up in his extensive coin and stamp collection, said he’s as “enamored with money as anybody else.”

“But when you’re at a focal point of history, you don’t realize you’re at a focal point of history,” he said.

A retired engineer, who has worked at various companies since his departure, Wayne said he never has owned an Apple product.

“I never had a real use for computers,” he said. He recently purchased a Dell, saying he’s too familiar with Microsoft Windows to want to switch.

from:  http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/web/06/24/apple.forgotten.founder/index.html?hpt=Sbin&fbid=aiN_Atmtes5

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Ron Wayne was born on May 17th, 1934 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wayne

May 17th, 1934

5 + 17 +1+9+3+4 = 39 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Offers.  Proposals.  Invitations.

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May 17th, 1934

5 + 17 = 22 = his core number = Foolish.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Ronald Gerald Wayne

RGW

975

his primary need = R+G+W = 9+7+5 = 21 = Seeing the big picture.

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Ronald Gerald Wayne

965134 759134 51755              80

his path of destiny/how he learns what he is here to learn = 80 = Numb.  Devastated.  Dealing with the aftermath.

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Ages 54 to 81 are ruled by the sum of the 7th, 8th and 9th letters of the name and the y+e+a+r of birth.

Ronald Gerald Wayne     May 17th, 1934

7 (G is the 7th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) + 18 (r is the 18th letter of the alphabet) +1+9+3+4 = 47

So from ages fifty-four to eighty-one he has the number 47 going on.

47 = The future.  Tomorrow.  Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Daydreaming.

 

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