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Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight 102

Posted by samzenpus
from the finding-the-cure dept.
An anonymous reader writes Apple will donate a portion of their sales from online and retail stores on Cyber Monday and Black Friday as a contribution to the worldwide fight against AIDS. Apple kicks off a two-week fundraising campaign for RED, the charity started by U2 lead singer Bono and Bobby Shriver. It includes 25 partnering app-makers, from Angry Birds to Toca Boca, which will donate all proceeds from purchases of their apps or in-app upgrades. In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: "Apple is a proud supporter of (RED) because we believe the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give. For eight years, our customers have been helping fight AIDS in Africa by funding life-saving treatments which are having a profoundly positive impact. This year we are launching our biggest fundraising push yet with the participation of Apple's retail and online stores, and some of the brightest minds in the App Store are lending their talents to the effort as well."

Comment: Re:Moat? Electric fence? (Score 1) 212

by cayenne8 (#48427101) Attached to: Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House
Ok, then, now about setting up a firing range to keep our US snipers in practice.

Just locate the "hot" end of the firing range along the MX border.

Anything that crosses into it...is a valid target. I figure after about 4-5 boxes of .50cal ammo, word will get around and we won't have the illegal crossing problems we currently are saddled with...

Comment: Re:Was impressed until.. (Score 1) 144

by cayenne8 (#48417843) Attached to: What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy
Hey we really don't care what other countries want to do....do what you wish.

It is just here, what we don't believe that someone else should pay your way for most anything.

Aside from a few safety nets, it is about the individual....not the collective.

In the US, sure...get all the healthcare you want, just don't expect ME to have to pay for you, I'm too busy saving for myself and family.

Comment: Re: More detailed ratings are a good thing (Score 1) 641

by cayenne8 (#48406209) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Screw it...let's just cut a few decades out of the Politically Correct down spiral we're in. From now on:

EVERYONE IS THE SAME.

There are NO differences, everyone is the same, same abilities both learned and genetic.

All white men can jump high and are as good a basketball players as any other race.

Every oriental person is a good driver.

Most men don't have some sort of sexual related thought any time they see an attractive woman.

Italians never gesture when they talk.

All women are excited about and excel at IT work.

Black men do not commit a disproportional amount of violent crime in the US.

There are not a lot of Jewish people in the entertainment industry.

Muslims do not represent the majority of modern day terrorists.

You are wrong to have any opinions of any person regardless of sex, race or religion that say by and large they have traits that are easily pointed out.

Persecute all that dare say or even think such thoughts.

*WHEW*....and now that that is out of the way, the world will live in peace and harmony, and no one will ever have self esteem issues again, and God forbid they get offended.

Oops...sorry, I mentioned God...I guess I broke my own rule and offended someone.

Wow...no sense of humor man.

That's the trouble with political correctness...always the chance of something being said.

I feel sad...Richard Pryor and George Carlin likely wouldn't have existed and succeeded today. They didn't use "PC" language or concepts.

Comment: Re:Was impressed until.. (Score 1) 144

by cayenne8 (#48405391) Attached to: What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

At least in Canada I know what I'm buying then. I get X GB per month, and there is (at least in my area) 3 different ISPs (1 cable, one DSL, and one independent) that I can go to. I go to the one that gives me more bandwidth, higher caps at a lower price (duh). It's $48/month for 300 GB, and there's an unlimited package for about $60, but we just don't seem to ever break that cap. (We came close once but reduced it by lowering the bandwidth settings on my wife's Netflix profile :)

It sounds like you are only talking about your cell phone data usage?

I thought this was for broadband in general. I have a "business" account at home, have for years. Is like $70/mo....unlimited, no caps and they are actually pretty quick to react when I have the rare problem. I mean, they had a guy on the pole one night at 11pm about 30 min after I called...to fix the problem.

Do that many people run into caps on home internet accounts?

I have several computers on here at home 24/7/365...I'm constantly streaming stuff...etc. I have no idea how much data I use, but I have guess it is FAR north of 300GB/mo.

Comment: Re:Was impressed until.. (Score 2, Insightful) 144

by cayenne8 (#48405341) Attached to: What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

At that point, we're on a 12 year transition to Single-Payer, and everyone should be happy (except possibly the Insurance Companies that bought the ACA).

And those that don't want more if any govt intrusion and management of their health.

:)

I don't think the majority if Americans want Federal Govt. run healthcare. You still see that in the polls today.

Comment: Re:Was impressed until.. (Score 2) 144

by cayenne8 (#48404865) Attached to: What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy
Well, in the US, rather than tons of red tape, bureaucracy, and regulations...how about simple rules one at a time as needed.

1. You can't price based on traffic..all traffic is treated the same.

Of course...you can flesh this out a bit, to allow for fixing traffic problems, etc...but keep it simple. Make it a law we can ALL read and tweak as needed with time.

We don't need 2000 pages for this...

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