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Comment Re:Or just go back to the way things were before (Score 1) 5

This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.

That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.

Comment Re:HTC Did It First (Score 1) 205

Used to be reasonably common to have proprietary headphone sockets on phones. I seem to remember Motorola did it, and I -think- Ericsson but might be misremembering. There was an iPhone iteration that had a proprietary socket as well (or was it iPod? Not sure - they scrapped the decision after one generation). Taking them away completely isn't common yet but you're right, Apple wasn't the first to do so.

Comment Re:Maybe just profit taking? (Score 1) 296

It always amused me that the first thing this brave new world of decentralised control recreated was....currency and commodity speculation. They're being introduced to the idea of support and resistance levels, all standard stuff. The difference with crypto is that the volatility resulting from these swings is enormous.
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Journal Journal: Sixteen: The Final Chapter 2

It's that time of year again. The time of year when everyone and their dog waxes nostalgic about all the shit nobody cares about from the year past, and stupidly predicts the next year in the grim knowledge that when the next New Year comes along nobody will remember
that the dumbass predicted a bunch of foolish shit that turned out to be complete and utter balderdash. I might as well, too. Just like I did last year (yes, a lot of this was pasted from last year's final chapter).

Comment Re: If (Score 1) 442

I'm certain it will. But meanwhile potential competitors are starting to make noises about how they are better, and news organisations are lapping them up as fact. They're not - this is just posturing as before. Literally nothing has happened yet - no company knows that it will. Plans should be considered for leaving the UK, plans should be considered for staying in the UK. That's pretty much it.

Comment If (Score 2) 442

If. Maybe. Perhaps.

None of it has happened. None of what was predicted to happen has happened. The triggering of the article to leave hasn't happened. The negotiations haven't happened. The ratification of the negotiations haven't happened...

Pointless.

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