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Comment: Bogus charges (Score 1) 220

by Bolen (#36761140) Attached to: Phone Customers Pay $2B Yearly In Bogus Fees

I had a weird charge for "Auctions eBay" show up out of the blue on my wireless bill. I've never used my phone for anything like that. Fortunately, I was able to have that removed with a simple call to my provider. Better still would be if it never happened.

If you or your parents have a land-line from AT&T, I suggest you check their bill. "Inside wiring" is another mostly useless charge. How often does wiring go bad?

Comment: Re:Pretty Pictures with Little to No Functionality (Score 1) 403

by Bolen (#26877437) Attached to: Spiraling Skyscraper Farms For a Future Manhattan

As repugnant as it may be, it is physically impossible for the population to outstrip the food supply.

Actually, it's quite easy for a population to outstrip the food supply... at least in the short term. That's when you have mass starvation die-offs.

Since we humans as a population (not individuals) have yet to prove ourselves to be smarter than yeast growing in a bottle, mass starvation will be the inevitable result at some point in the future.

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.

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