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Comment: You know how I know this is a bunch of horseshit? (Score 1, Insightful) 323

by rebelwarlock (#48652657) Attached to: Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline
First line:

"At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota"

Why do I give a fuck if they were at the end of a gravel road? I don't, and neither does anyone of even the most negligible consequence. They're clearly pandering to a very specific audience with this article. Not that the rest of the summary is any better, of course.

Comment: Great summary (Score 1) 555

by rebelwarlock (#48631715) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate
Yes, even though some people were threatened, there's an investigation. Looks like the author wanted the issue to be ignored because some people are assholes. That would be like if you got your car stolen, and because your racist neighbor said, "I hope you catch that nigger so I can lynch him!", the investigation was dropped. Bribery is still illegal, even if other things are happening.
The Almighty Buck

The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming 375

Posted by samzenpus
from the your-money-is-no-good-here dept.
HughPickens.com writes Damon Darlin writes in the NYT that Apple pay is revolutionary but not for the reason you think. It isn't going to replace the credit card but it's going to replace the wallet — the actual physical thing crammed with cards, cash, photos and receipts. According to Darlin, when you are out shopping, it's the wallet, not the credit card, that is the annoyance. It's bulky. It can be forgotten, or lost. "I've learned while traipsing about buying stuff with my ApplePay that I can whittle down wallet items that I need to carry to three": A single credit card, for places that have not embraced, but soon will, some form of smartphone payment; a driver's license; and about $20 in cash. Analysts at Forrester Research estimate that over the next five years, US mobile payments will grow to $142 billion, from $3.7 billion this year. "If I were to make a bet, I'd say that 10 years from now the most popular answer from young shoppers about how they make small payments would be: thumbprint. And you'll get a dull shrug when you ask what a wallet is."

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