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Comment Re:Ouch... (Score 1) 278

I have the money now. I just can't justify spending that much on this kind of device so I can play a limited set of games. Especially since, I don't even know what the experience will be like. Maybe if I could demo it somewhere but I can't. Also, I don't have as much time to play video games as I used to...

Comment Re:I have no debt and a hefty savings account (Score 3, Informative) 386

Credit cards aren't a system to make payments easier.

Except they are. Credit card companies charge merchants fees in order to be part of their network. As long as you are spending with their cards, they are making money by having you as a customer regardless of the fact that you are not allowing your balance to incur interest.

Comment Re:This is how it will go (Score 2) 253

Compared to everyone else, $70 a month is an amazing price for Gigabit speeds. I am paying that much just for a 75Mbps download, 75Mbps upload connection. Google Fiber is literally over 13 times faster than my speed for the same price. Besides, you are forgetting why Google started Google Fiber: market disruption and to show everyone the power of Gigabit speeds. You can't do that if everyone only has 100Mbps internet.

Comment Re:Moral (Score 1) 124

The new chip-based credit card will cover the issue with brick and mortar stores. The chip only gives enough information to the merchant to complete a single transaction. The chip is an active component unlike the current magnetic strip. It contains an public/private key encryption module that signs information that can be used to verify that specific authorization. I could be wrong but I think the mobile NFC payment technologies do something similar.

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