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Comment Re:I hope Apple Pay will die (Score 1) 283

You have to do that regardless, every few years, when you get a new card. I use a Web-only Mastercard. It used to be valid for one year. (They seem to have changed it, it's now valid for two years). I have no problem doing that. Usually, I just bother updating the card when a system tells me that my current card stored isn't valid any more. It grows organically over time.

Comment Re:Also everyone has one (Score 1) 310

I wonder if when people move to 2 year or 3 year cycles with phones

Wait, what? People change phone more often than once per two years. Most people I know, keep them for about two years or longer.

I basically live on the hand-me-down phones from my wife. Why? Because she gets the "everything included" plan which comes with an iPhone (and when we renew each two year, we get a new iPhone). She gets the "everything included" plan because that way she doesn't have to think about anything when using it (Am I on wireless? How much volume do I still have this month? Roaming? Those kind of questions that are hard for non-tech users).
When she gets a new phone, I get her two year old phone and continue to use that on my cheap-ass-phoneless-plan. At this point, I am using a iPhone 5 (just the number) and it works fine. I'm even pondering continuing on using it until Apple stops support, because I'm not keen on getting the bigger iPhone 6 (just the number) my wife currently uses. Refresh is in March next year.

Phones already have a long longevity... I do admit, I went to Mr Minit to get a new battery for the iPhone 5. Cost me something like 50€ and that was worth it.

Comment Re:Great (Score 1) 689

So JFK Jr. is still alive? And didn't die in a plane accident *just in time* for her to take the New York Senate Seat?

And all of those wikileaks releases are false?

There's also a lot more than one bankruptcy related to The Donald, it's just that after that he played a little game called name licensing to give himself an extra layer of deniability.

I see no reason to vote for either of these idiots.

Comment Re:This simply means we're succeeding. (Score 1) 235

I'm not talking about the anti-AGW people. I'm talking about the pro-AGW people. They aren't *acting* in accordance with their *words*.

Let's take the pro-AGW people at face value. Their data shows we just passed a tipping point, one which hasn't been passed in the last 800 million years.

That is a FAR bigger threat to humanity than any government could ever be. So why aren't the pro-AGW people *acting* like it is the biggest threat?

Comment Re:So they only prosecute a safe, "no-harm" target (Score 1) 111

I'd personally prefer a village. A 2000 mile long, three city block wide, village.

That way, you could have newcomers to the country welcomed with a place to stay within three blocks of the border. Include a 2000 mile long sewer and water system, and have the back yards of the interior row of houses be farms to feed everybody.

Problem solved for the rest of the nation, and such a village/city could probably absorb all of the immigration possible from all of Latin America.

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