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Comment Re:Bork (Score 1) 281

If Apple's ~210 Billion in cash reserves it to be believed, it seems more plausible that Apple could make a bid for controlling interest of Microsoft, given Microsoft's current market cap of ~434B (as of June 30th). Though I somewhat struggle as to what they would actually want out of that deal, besides Office and the Azure infrastructure.

Comment Re: Simplicity? (Score 1) 269

I believe a lot less contactless credit cards in the US currently, nor are the cards I use offered as a contactless option. As such, the convenience is really twofold for me 1. Backup payment method. If I don't have my wallet, I can still pay for things. Handy for the once in a while I forget it, but more handy if I'm out for a run and want to buy a drink or something. 2. One handed operation. Since all I need to do is put my thumb on the fingerprint reader and hold my phone by the contactless reader instead of needing to open my wallet to swipe a card, it's far easier to do while trying to keep my 4yo out of the candy in the checkout line with my other hand. Mind you these may both apply to Google Wallet as well, but I haven't used it so I can't say. Honestly, if Apple pay does nothing more than encourage the proliferation of contactless readers, I think both Apple and Android fans win.

Comment Re: Seems good to me. (Score 1) 146

But in the scenario I'm talking about, it's during their workday, so it's not off hour work. PST, EST, GMT, and IST can pretty much set it up so that the outgoing shift overlaps a few hours with the incoming shift. Gives you 24 hour coverage, but keeps your support from working late at night, when people are less effective and more prone to mistakes.

Comment Re: ipad? (Score 1) 499

It's not an excuse at all, but suggesting people who work 12 hour days aren't cooking due to boredom and the solution is to grab a tablet and watch tv while cooking is asinine. A better answer would be preparing large quantities of freezable meals earlier in the week to be used when time is short, and buying in bulk to defray costs.

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