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Comment Re:Relax - CurrentC will Support using Credit Card (Score 1) 631

I used it at McDonald's last night. I had no idea what to expect, but was exactly as simple and uncontroversial as I had hoped. I asked if they took Apple Pay and the guy at the register said he didn't know if the terminal was working. I figured I might as well try so I just took my phone out of my pocket and placed it on top of the terminal. The screen immediately came on with the credit card selection screen that looked like Passbook with a message that said "Touch ID" so I touched it. Then a few seconds later it was all done. Quick and easily the smoothest transaction I've ever made.

I think I agree with a lot of the people making statements about how the only thing we are looking for as consumers is a way to simplify the purchasing process not complicate it. It took less work to pay this way than it did to pull my card out and swipe it. I hope the merchants wise up.

Submission + - Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced (

eldavojohn writes: Word was leaking this week of some familiar faces in London hanging out together. Finally today an official cast listing was handed down from on high to us mere mortals (Google Cache and Onion AV recap available). From the short release, "Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film." Let's not bicker and argue about who shot first but instead come to an agreement on expected levels of almost certain disappointment. No, this will not feature the Expanded Universe (EU) — you can now refer to those tales as "Legends" which are not part of Star Wars canon. Instead prepare yourself for what will likely be the mother of all retcon films.

Comment Re:perception (Score 2) 320

I don't know about the Mexico bit, but pretty much all homeless people I see by the side of the off ramps fit the bill described above. There was this one lady that always hung out in front of a shopping center near my friend's place giving the same story about trying to save up enough for a bus ride across town. We saw her for months, and I joked that she could have walked there by now. Well, my friend actually stopped to talk to her, let her know that we'd been given the same story by her for months, and actually asked her why she didn't just walk there. The lady looked embarrassed. We never saw her there again.

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