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Comment: Just had to do this... (Score 1) 136

by gunner_von_diamond (#48367535) Attached to: Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility
I went back to my old iPhone temporarily, but when I switched back to my android I wasn't getting some people's text messages. Thanks to this post, I know why! Went online to deregister my phone number and problem solved. It is a bummer to think how many text messages are now lost floating in cyber space.

Comment: Re:Not a chance (Score 2, Insightful) 631

by gunner_von_diamond (#48252711) Attached to: Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay
Exactly, at least with Credit/Debit cards you can report your card lost/stolen and almost instantly your described issue would have been resolved. I can see a merchant having fine print saying something like "Use of CurrentC consents automatic withdraws for XYZ service at $9.99 monthly".

Comment: Don't Need to Memorize/Give Info in Schools (Score 1) 553

by gunner_von_diamond (#48223821) Attached to: Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills
The last thing young people in school need is more information. In seconds someone can lookup almost any information they will ever need on the interwebs. Students need to learn how to analayze and make sense of all the information they have been given. What do people do once they work in the "real world"? Certainly not memorize everything they need to do their jobs. Lookup information, narrow it down to what you need to accomplish a task, and solve the problem. That's what schools should teach.

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