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Comment: Re:It's about time (Score 1) 455

by Luthair (#46602555) Attached to: Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

The rate varies by card and the high-end cards can have significant fees atttached. And as stores aren't allowed to pass the fees along to the card holder every person gets stuck paying for the rich guy with the black card. Ignoring that - cartels, collusion and price fixing are illegal.

My observation in Canada is that most places don't take amex.

Comment: Re:Seems like a fine line (Score 2) 517

I think there are two problems, the first being the press does not understand science - and hence run stories about wine being great for you without the understanding that the chemical mentioned is present in such minute quantities as to be irrelevant.

The second issue is that a lot of the public (and hence the press) does not differentiate between proper research and published books or perceived authorities (fuck you Dr Oz and Dr Phil) espousing bullshit.

In summary - one part snake oil, one part losing nuance.

Comment: Broken (Score 0) 140

by Luthair (#46527699) Attached to: Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

I tried to use Android Studio a few times in the early days but could never get it to launch. Failed with non-helpful errors and none of the solutions

Full disclosure - I'm an inactive Eclipse committer so while one might argue I have a dog in the race I should also be competent enough to get it to run!

You can tell how far we have to go, when FORTRAN is the language of supercomputers. -- Steven Feiner