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Comment: NFC has never caught on, never will (Score 1, Interesting) 325

by gelfling (#47935677) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

NFC has never caught on being freely available. It won't be adopted with even tighter restrictions. Sorry by NFC is a failure that was never articulated honestly or clearly, never implemented widely and so we don't know how or if it will work or what happens when it goes wrong.

Comment: Back when there was a Salomon Brothers (Score 1) 231

by gelfling (#47930173) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

The application development shop management didn't feel it was a productive use of anyone's time to have to go home and sleep and eat, reproduce and what not. So they brought in cots and all the comforts of home so no one had to bother with that. While they don't do development, Gartner does that too. Hire valets and such to do all the living stuff for you so you don't have take yourself away from work.

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