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Comment Re:I am very skeptical. (Score 1) 84

My experience with "iPhone people" is that they are very mildly concerned with their phone being able to run the latest OS and _very_ concerned with their phone being able to run the latest incarnation of Messages. Keeping iMessage up to date literally drags the rest of the OS along for the ride.

Comment Re:Paypal too (Score 1) 70

I'm still using the same keyfob that I got when they were first offered. eBay still asks for the code but a year or two ago Paypal changed their setup. Now when I log in to them I have to type in my password with the code tacked onto the end. (example: password123456) Perhaps your email client ate the memo?

Comment Re:Doctors hate us... (Score 1) 181

If you're an addict you're borderline withdrawal all the time anyway. You've paid on the installment program. But it looks like you're arguing that withdrawal is a good reason to keep using. That's no the argument I'm making at all. Some people kick and never, ever go back. Some people die before they kick. Addiction is not a constant variable. Everyone is different even if the daily dose is exactly the same.

Comment Re:Doctors hate us... (Score 1) 181

Addiction is a complex problem. You want to blame the chemical compound, but it involves aspects of genetics, education, and psychology. How come people can take heroin for years and then suddenly stop? How come some people can try heroin once and be hooked, and others can do it occasionally and never spiral downwards, while still others can try it and NOT LIKE IT and never do it again? It's easy to blame the drug. That makes it simple. It's the drug's fault. The drug is evil. Ban the drug! The reality is that life is not that simple. Less so when you involve religion, morality and politics, because then you get "solutions" that have no relation to, let alone impact on, the real problem.

Comment Re: I guess /. still approves this crap (Score 0) 268

You are seriously comparing the Fed to Zimbabwe while harping how Bitcoin is so far superior to the US dollar? The only little problem with your theory is that reality has bitcoin fluctuating in value over 30% a day whereas the US dollar is still (despite 60 years of doom and gloom prophecies) the world's go to reserve currency. If I had a good I wanted to sell in Bitcoin I have NO FUCKING CLUE how to price my good, since I don't know how much bitcoin will be worth tomorrow. Call me when you can buy a car or a house in Bitcoin.

It's ok to live in a theoretical world if your models fit reality somewhat snugly to reality. However when your theoretical world has no connection to reality it's called FANTASY.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 3, Insightful) 101

Uh, isn't the bank the one who is responsible for credit card fraud? Someone stole $30k from the guy's bank. I'm pretty sure the bank wants to force the guy to cough up the money, and I'm pretty sure a decent lawyer would tear the bank apart and force them to prove the guy was complicit in this theft.

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