Contact lens prices have been falling for years.
Yes, I went totally cashless about ten years ago, and still lament the loss of my freedom.
You are confusing a cashless individual with cashless society, i.e. a society where anonymous transactions are not just not common, but not possible. While I don't agree that such a society guarantees a loss of freedom, I do agree that IN such a society, loss of freedom becomes much more likely.
What I'm not quite buying is the idea of a wind fetch in the Indian ocean sending a swell to California (or Mexico), since it would be entirely blocked by Australia.
Or focused. Just sayin'
You're analogy is great. Now imagine GS calls the post-office and asks them to pull a letter out of your box. What is the proper response of the postmaster?
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Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.
If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.
We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott
Moderators — only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors — only discuss Beta
http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] — Vote up the Fuck Beta stories
Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.
Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."
...there's historical precedent for going to war in order to be able to 'write off' debt.
Oh, well that's OK then.
As far as I can tell it's a chroot jail with limitations.