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Comment Re:No, ABMers. No. For the last time. NO. (Score 1) 168

I would not be wanting to give my details either, but if others want to do so willingly, that is up to them, not to me.
There are people who give their details to stores they shop at in real life all the time, just so they can get a reduction or whatever. I don't have that and I don't want that.

Comment Re:No, ABMers. No. For the last time. NO. (Score 1) 168

Don't like it? Don't use it.

No, just no! If a company puts lead in their products, you are not just saying that you should stop buying them. And if the law does not forbid the sales of lead in the consumer products, you do not say 'oh well'. You change the law.

So if they are allowed to do this and it is wrong, you need to change the law to handle that wrong, so it becomes forbidden.

Now if they would at least make it opt-out by default, they could offer some incentive for people to opt-in, then there should be no problem. All they need to do is say "you get Office free for one month longer" or the like.

Until then: they are wrong and the law should forbid these opt-ins. Not just talking about Mickeysoft. This goes for all companies.
And the data should not be allowed to be sold. Again, talking about all companies.

Comment Re:So how many terrorists? (Score 1) 166

In Brussels there is a pre-check. Mainly showing your ticket and some people are profiled and a fast search will be done.
The reason is that the idiots who blow themselves up did not even had a ticket. And buying a ticket if you are a known fugitive it a little bit harder.

At the beginning there where long lines and that obviously defeated the purpose, so they changed procedure. Goes pretty fast now.

Comment So how many terrorists? (Score 2) 166

So how many terrorists have they caught? Also: do they know where the idiots in Brussels exploded? It was before any check in the check-in area.

So no, we are not safer with them. If idiots want to blow themselves up, they will. Standard scan is already good enough. And obviously I could just go into the tax-free store and buy what I need there.

Comment Re:No safe-guards? (Score 1) 108

The part that makes it hard is that it must be activated worldwide. You can not have e.g. somebody from country A not be allowed to not buy something in country B from the point of view of MC or Visa.

At this moment they are working on getting the card distributors to enable 3DS. I believe they must be done by beginning or end of 2017. At least in Europe. When that is done, they can start to require it from the online sellers.

Comment Re:Think of the children ... (Score 1) 258

What? The kid doesn't learn how to add 15% for the tip as well? And is that 15% calculated with or without the sales tax? And do they learn what professions do get tipped and what not?

This used to be the case in Belgium till, I think he 1950-ies or the like.

And about not including taxes:
To me it is strange that people say it is hard for companies to do this, while their cash machines can do the calculation, so it is somehow possible. Also often it is said that it is hard because of the different taxes in different places. That means you are looking to companies that are in multiple places, like those that operate in e.g. Europe where there are different tax systems in the different countries with different currencies and yet here the same companies are somehow able to do it.

It makes it a LOT easier to compare prices if the taxes are included. In Europe we even introduced new money to make comparing prices much easier (The exchange prices where already fixed for a few years). But then the EU is much more customer driven and the US is much more company driven.

And about tipping and the quality of service: I did not notice any difference in the quality of service in Europe or the US. There where cultural difference as there are in Europe, but all in all the service was at the same level in comparable places.

Comment Re:And rightly so (Score 1) 94

The defacto standard for YouTube is 1080 and 4K is right around the corner and that is where most weekend warriors will post whatever they film.

The thing that they should not have done is expand into areas they are not good in. What they do is sports cameras. They build the entire sports camera industry all by themselves, or as good as.

The GoPro 5 is a new standard wqhere there is no housing anymore. This is a HUGE step in the right direction.
And people are buying a new camera and still be able to use the old one, getting multiple angles.

Filming in 4K while you only need HD has different advantages as well.

Soon it will be so that if you have a 720P movie, nobody will watch it, except you mom, but she is proud of you, no matter what.
There are plenty of people still out there that want to see that high quality. I am one of them and I watch a LOT of non-professional videos. (And what people SHOULD learn is to edit and get sound right)

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