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Comment Re:They are Just Another Big Business (Score 1) 579

(some might say their phones are contributing to cancer)

No, no, and no. Not only did that "one major study" that supposedly proved it have all sorts of problems, but a much longer, human study found the exact opposite to all those years of supposition. Cell phones don't cause any more cancer than your car radio.

Comment Re:No fire, no firefighter, no tax (Score 1) 579

Well, I'm guessing that's great, but unhelpful, considering Apple neither makes nor assembles the batteries for their hardware in the US. Now, when it comes to the carpeting, wood, plastics, clothes and electrical wiring/hardware in their headquarters and other such offices, I'm guessing there's a different story.

Comment Re:What's the big problem? (Score 1) 675

My biggest problem with running debit is the liability. With CC, it's not on me if someone clones my card and uses it. With debit, if they clone my card (and likely have a pin reader camera or method to find my pin), they've just stolen everything they need to 1. make purchases, 2. withdraw from an ATM, 3. steal all my money. With CC, getting it resolved is a chargeback process, which can sometimes even happen automatically if the CC company notices strange purchases. If someone empties my bank account, going to the FDIC for fraud is going to take an investigation of months/years before I see a dime.

I know which one I still feel is safer.

Comment Re:What's the big problem? (Score 1) 675

You can get away with using a credit card for purchases up to $25 without a signature at all. (typical fast food restaurants)

It's up to $50 in some retail stores. Which scares the hell out of me. If I was someone who stole a credit card, I'd go around making $49 purchases with their card to escape notice.

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