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Comment Re: None of my cards have a chip! (Score 1) 317

No - with debit cards you have to punch in the pin anyways (you always have).

The issue is with inserting the card - and then leaving it there. Many people who are used to the "swipe" system put in the card, then pull it back out when it need to stay in the reader the whole time. That starts the process over so that they have to reswipe, reinsert, reenter pin, etc.

Comment Re: None of my cards have a chip! (Score 1) 317

Walmart is doing it here as of the last few weeks, as well as Dollar General.

The supermarket that I shop at (BI-LO) was doing it two weeks ago but I'm guessing someone complained because the machines weren't asking you to insert chipped cards anymore as of a few days ago.

Personally I don't find the process THAT bad, but until everyone gets used to it it certainly does slow the line down.

Comment Re:Well, now we know she h8s the US Constitution (Score 1) 488

World War 2 was a conflict the likes of which we have never seen again. All companies that had almost any manufacturing capacity were making weapons.

Which is why we have rifles from the time manufactured by IBM, Smith Corona, the National Postal Meter Company, and a ton of other companies that traditionally had made far more innocent items. Heck the stocks on some of the M1 Carbines were made by Milton Bradley.

Comment Re:Stay out of the sun, or wear clothing (Score 1) 114

I think my mom would put whatever passed for "suntan lotion" in the 1970s on us, once, when first got there and never reapply.

Honestly I think the "reapply" part is mostly marketing wanting to sell more sunscreen anyways. I'm your typical sunburn risk patient - blond hair, blue yes, and paper-white skin. I walk out into the sun without sunscreen and I'll burn to a crisp in ~90 minutes. I do a lot of fishing though and am out in the sun a lot. As long as I put on sunscreen in the morning I'm perfectly fine (usually do 50 to 70 SPF). Sometimes I'm on the boat in the sun for 7 or 8 hours with a single application and I'm perfectly fine when I get home.

Honestly I also don't care too much about brands wither. I think what I've got in the boat now is Banana Boat, but I've gone out plenty of times with store-brand sunscreen and its worked fine.

Comment Re:Maybe for urban areas... (Score 2) 112

AI pretty much agree. The process is already pretty automated as it is. Truck comes by every Thursday and robotic arms already grab and empty the bin.

The pace at which the driver can move from house to house is pretty impressive. Our entire street doesn't take more than a few minutes. I honestly don't see It getting much more efficient.

Comment Re:Moral outrage! (Score 1) 236

Sure. Certain ones definitely. Not much mind you, but I'd wager it'd be a lot more than they get from my ad impressions.

There are probably 5 or 6 forums I regularly visit. I'd be willing to do $1 per month for those.

I already subscribe to Netflix, and am a backer/sponsor of several smaller websites and podcasts (as well as a few Twitch streamers).

I don't mind paying for content - as long as its ad-free and interesting.

Comment Re:Don't we (the US) already have that... (Score 1) 1291

Also, YOU would benefit from it too, since it would be paid out to everyone. What, you don't like money?

Yes, I'll get $5 back after I pay in $10 to support this program.

Do you not realize that things don't just materialize out of thin air? They don't just print more money (at least not without devaluing it). They take money from some and give it to others.

Unless you're already below the average wage here in the US, you'll be paying in more than you receive.

Comment Meh - I don't see a problem (Score 2, Insightful) 371

A brilliant but strong male who can't find work in any other industry may take a job at a construction site to make money (and many other strong but not so brilliant ones may do the same). People can jobs based on their talents. Its all about improving efficiency.

If hiring attractive females to basically make the workplace more exciting serves to increase productivity, then so be it. It's a lot less degrading to everyone than just saying "Work harder or you're fired.".

People are just too quick to be offended these days. We're supposed to be the most "tolerant" society ever in modern times yet you can't turn a corner without offending someone.

Comment Re:Any possibility that sunscreen causes cancer? (Score 4, Insightful) 210

Well, that and people with paler complexions are at a greater risk of sunburn and skin cancer (which is why they have to wear higher SPF).

Northern Europe isn't quite as sunny as much of North America. Put simply, white people aren't really evolved for the Florida climate.

Comment Re:Apple TV (Score 2) 132

I think the bigger issue is that those devices are coming down in price - AppleTV is going up. All have versions available in the ~$40 range, and all work pretty well. I can't imagine an AppleTV doing anything that my FireTV doesn't already do for cheaper.

Comment Cheap phones not bad (Score 1) 209

Honestly I've got a "cheaper" phone myself and haven't had any issues. I've got a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime - originally designed for the Indian market but then released over here. I have to buy my phones unsubsidized to keep my unlimited data plan, so for $175 outright/no contract this worked out well.

Compared to most "premium" phones the specs on this one are terrible, but aside from on-paper I have no issues with it.

Comment Re:Limited unlimited (Score 1) 229

I do a lot of downloads and have 4 people in the house any of whom might be watching Netflix, Hulu, Sling, or Youtube at any given time. I don't think I've came in UNDER 700GB in a year or two and have hit 1.2TB in a month before.

That said, If they offered this I wouldn't have any issue with them charging (or me paying) an extra $30 a month. That's a REASONABLE fee. I don't mind paying a reasonable fee - I just want the ISP to butt out and stop worrying about how much I transfer (that said, my current ISP has no limits anyways).

"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will." -- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"