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    Starbucks May Allow Customers to Pay for Coffee with Bitcoin

    Is it possible that they're simply willing to take the risk because their products have high profit margins? They can afford to look at the potential upside of volatility.
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    Apple Said to Be Removing Headphone Jack from Upcoming 2018 iPad Pro Models

    Your insight is a perfect match with Apple's courage.
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    Walmart to Challenge Netflix, Amazon with New Streaming Service

    Which was indeed my point. Besides, city folk loved Hee Haw as much as anyone. The show wouldn't have been in national syndication for all its many years if they didn't. My parents and grandparents were city folk who watched Hee Haw all the time. I found it stupid and boring, but I wasn't...
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    Teen Breaks into Couple’s Home, Asks for WiFi Password

    Totally. A kid who tried to break into my family's house when I was in high school claimed that he was there to pick up some video games that I had promised to copy for him. This was true only in the sense that he knew there was a computer in the house (because I'd had him over before) and he...
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    Walmart to Challenge Netflix, Amazon with New Streaming Service

    I really don't understand how they'll target audiences outside of large cities. There's really no shortage of content for "Middle America" on the current services. Are they going to stream Hee Haw: The Complete Series?
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    Why is MoviePass Down? It Temporarily Ran Out of Money

    Again, it's a gamble. Remember too that the company isn't entirely independent; Verizon, for example, holds a stake in the company. It may be that the owners secured the loan with the promise of paying out of separate pockets if it was necessary.
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    Why is MoviePass Down? It Temporarily Ran Out of Money

    They were mining location data while the app was running. They later claimed that they didn't save it or use it when the Internet had a freak-out about it. Whether that's true or not I suppose will be seen when they inevitably liquidate their assets.
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    Why is MoviePass Down? It Temporarily Ran Out of Money

    And as failed businesses go, this one is unlikely to hurt its customers too much. They paid peanuts for the opportunity to see movies. Though there's still the question of where the data they mined from their customers will go once they liquidate. That's likely their largest asset, and they...
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    EA’s Subscription Service Origin Access Premier Launches Next Week

    If they bring it to Xbox (and I agree they probably will), they'll do so around 2-4 weeks after the new Madden comes out.
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    Why is MoviePass Down? It Temporarily Ran Out of Money

    Gambling on a 24% return for a [very] short-term loan is entirely reasonable. It's an astronomically higher APR than gets charged for unsecured credit cards all the time.
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    Tesla Troll and Short Doxed as Heavily Invested in Oil Industry

    The intent seems pretty clear when the investor is hiding their identity while badmouthing threats to their investment portfolio. This guy should have the SEC up his ass with a microscope.
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    James Gunn Fired from “Guardians of the Galaxy” Franchise over Offensive Tweets

    Christ. Disney's decision was dumb, but stop calling them "10 year old" tweets. I saw offensive (generally; one reason I don't consider it as big a deal is that they weren't specifically targeted) tweets dated as late as 2013. That's FIVE years, not 10. It also coincides with him getting...
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    Today is 49th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    Why is there now an alien body on my floor?
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    Senate Wants Emergency Alerts to go Out Through Netflix, Spotify, etc.

    Is it possible that you aren't really thinking this through very well? How is an ISP going to display an alert instantaneously (or near to it) on a Roku? Or an Amazon Fire? Or a Chromecast? Or Linux (or its multitude of variants)? Or a smart TV (across many brands)? The beauty of aiming...
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    Senate Wants Emergency Alerts to go Out Through Netflix, Spotify, etc.

    To everyone bitching about frequent pointless alerts: You're describing a local problem, not a national one. Your local authorities aren't discriminating enough by location, severity, or both. I have my phone with me 24/7 and haven't seen an alert in months. Alerts via streaming services are a...
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