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Comment: Re:Target, KMart, and WalMart (Score 1) 558

by Wovel (#48245109) Attached to: Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Everyone with any sense uses a phone for their boarding pass. It has nothing to do with Apple users showing off their fancy devices. I doubt the % of usage varies much between platforms. Unless you think checking in on the way to the airport and walking straight to security and then to the plane without stopping to waste paper is a bad idea...

Comment: Re:situation awareness (Score 1) 406

by Wovel (#48141643) Attached to: Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Plane crashes, I will know. What about people that fall asleep? Are reading a book? Have ear plugs in? When I couldn't use my headphones I had earplugs in and read a book. I was much less aware than I am listening to music and looking at my phones.

These arguments are all absurd. There are only two groups of people that want the ban: people who rarely or never fly and fly attendants. Flight attendants just don't like the fact that it is much more obvious they are being ignored. It is a bit confusing though. I talk to flight attentands a couple of times a week and nearly all of them think the ban was stupid and lifting it was a good thing. So really this is about some curmudgeonly Luddite running the union.

Comment: Re: You "mind isn't as sharp"? (Score 1) 234

by Wovel (#47939021) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

That's silly. Sure the #1 player is in their 20's. What on earth does that have to do with learning new things? The younger trend for ranked chess players likely has a lot more to do with the fact that there is almost no money it .

Since there are players that were world chess champions for spans of 20 years or longer, your logic makes sense. Since we are the same age, I don't believe your failing logic is a product of your aging mind.

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