Making the argument that the Earth as been geo-engineered for humans is preposterous. 2/3's of it is covered with water we can't drink! Large swaths are covered with desserts and mountain ranges. There are earthquakes and volcanoes, etc.
Basically, God was an amateur at geo-engineering.
In a presumably unrelated move, the U.S. changed its H-1B record retention policy last week, declaring that records used for labor certification, whether in paper or electronic, "are temporary records and subject to destruction" after five years under the new policy. "There was no explanation for the change, and it is perplexing to researchers," reports Computerworld. "The records under threat are called Labor Condition Applications (LCA), which identify the H-1B employer, worksite, the prevailing wage, and the wage paid to the worker." Lindsay Lowell, director of policy studies at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University, added: "It undermines our ability to evaluate what the government does and, in today's world, retaining electronic records like the LCA is next to costless [a full year's LCA data is less than 1 GB]." President Obama, by the way, is expected to use his executive authority to expand the H-1B program after the midterm elections.
There's just one catch: In exchange for the major corporate backing, tech reporters at SugarString are expressly forbidden from writing about American spying or net neutrality around the world, two of the biggest issues in tech and politics today.
You won't get any discount, it will only increase retailers profit. They are not going to charge you less for using CurrentC.
Perhaps. But note the recent trend of stores who offer a discount if you use THEIR credit card (instead of someone else's). Target and Lowe's both offer 5% discount to use their credit cards.
So what makes the backers of CurrentC think that Apple and Google will allow a CurrentC app in either of their respective app stores after their methods were blocked?
Not when nobody with more than 2 brain cells will use it.
From the summary:
Therefore, we can reasonably assume that CurrentC will take off like wildfire.
Except that Walmart shoppers aren't exactly the type to have NFC-enabled smartphones.
---> you pay with cash you ALWAYS argue about the price, merchant have to give the CC 1~3% in transaction fees -- cash is the king (actually gold is) or bitcoin
And how is that working out for you when you're arguing with some minimum-wager running the cash-register with no authority to change prices whatsoever?
You cherry-picked your quote. When TFS explicitly says "that's not allowed, presumably because Apple doesn't want iOS to serve as a drone controller", I don't think you can really accuse the GP of cherry-picking to make his point.
Oh, yes I can, your forgot to bold the all-important word apparently - which indicates the statement is speculation by the writer of TFS. Apple says you can't have an app that uses GPS to automatically control a real-world aircraft or automobile. I think that GPS and automatically control are the operative words - for liability reasons. The parrot is manually controlled, hence is not a counter-example as professed by the OP.
So Apple really just doesn't want you to use an iPhone as the onboard GPS controlled brain of an autonomous drone, which is a shame, because it would be perfect for that.
Except for the part about liability where someone gets hit by said drone and sues the deep pocket - Apple.
None of this would be an issue if Apple would allow for alternative stores. Even these could be filtered to some point.
Apple can run their store however they want, but having to jailbreak my phone to install a competitor to iTunes seems like anti competitive behavior.
It's not an issue. Go buy an Android phone or Windows phone.