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Comment: Re:I got a butt chewing for giving my daughter hon (Score 1) 240

by mattack2 (#49123223) Attached to: Study: Peanut Consumption In Infancy Helps Prevent Peanut Allergy

Irradiation would be good for many things (I did see the reply saying it isn't 100% in this case).

People are too afraid of "radiation" though.. (Yet use a microwave oven every day.. which I think is unjustly not at pretty much the top of modern conveniences.)

Comment: Re:Cash is so much better. (Score 1) 186

by mattack2 (#49116527) Attached to: Google Teams Up With 3 Wireless Carriers To Combat Apple Pay

I get so sick and tired of seeing people use some sort of a card or device to pay for small purchases. It's never as quick as cash is.

Ridiculous. It's way quicker to pull the card out, swipe it, and put the card back in... than it is to pull cash out, figure out the right amount of bills, wait for change, get change (INCLUDING ANNOYING COINS), put bills back in wallet, put change in pocket..

It's faster AND cheaper (due to cash back) to use my credit card. Yes, prices are theoretically higher overall, but at each individual purchase, it's the same price.. and as I said, more convenient to use a card.. Will be EVEN more convenient when my preferred card (which has the best cash back for restaurants) supports Apple Pay.

Comment: Re:The Zynga business model (Score 1) 101

by mattack2 (#48975301) Attached to: Sony Sells Off Sony Online Entertainment

I *think* I have all of the "spam FB" stuff turned off. The only times I have them post to FB is the direct "get me access to more levels" stuff, and I specifically pick the people who have sent the same kind of thing to me. ...though I don't see how this relates directly to spending money.. Plenty of things _want_ to spam to FB. Heck, one grocery store has a "share & save" program to get some very good deals (sometimes free items, very often 50% off)... and whenever I do it, I always change it to share to "only me" every single time, so I'm not spamming FB.. but I still get the deal.

Comment: FYI, subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment (Score 1) 101

by mattack2 (#48965317) Attached to: Sony Sells Off Sony Online Entertainment

OK, maybe this is obvious since it contained the word "Online" in the name, but this was a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment.

I was worried I'd no longer get "free" Sony games (reimbursed on my Sony credit card, at higher rates than I get from other credit cards, for certain areas).

Comment: Re:grandmother reference (Score 1) 468

This is no different from what happens on Steam all the time. I remember buying Left 4 Dead in a store for less than it cost to buy it on steam. The retail copy contained a steam code so it was effectively the same game.

Amazon successfully gets me to look at the $5 albums they have on sale every month. (That's a bit lower than the average I paid for the vast majority of my CDs, most bought through CD clubs long ago.) Strangely though, sometimes the CD version, _even including AutoRip_, is even less than that. So they get me to look at the "oh that's cheap" $5 version, then on their own site, I find an even cheaper version, Prime applicable, that ALSO includes the digital version!

If you analyse anything, you destroy it. -- Arthur Miller