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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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    Marvel Powers United VR Allows You to Don the Superpowers of Various Heroes

    Okay, but seriously, how did they not show someone bounding around on all-fours to simulate Lockjaw?
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    No, no, no! Enough of this shit. Heat does not cause cancer. Repeated healing does not cause cancer. This thread has more than enough unscientific nonsense in it already!
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    Star Citizen Backers No Longer Able to Get Refunds

    I remember the first time I was screwed over by Chris Roberts: Strike Commander. A game that was years late with what were reportedly a ton of production failures, and when it finally did come out only absolute top-of-the-line PCs could run it decently...and even owners of such systems didn't...
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    Star Citizen Backers No Longer Able to Get Refunds

    Yeah, that's a huge part of why people have issues with them. And this is hardly the first time Chris Roberts has failed in exactly this fashion. Freelancer was originally promised to be a dynamic galaxy and ended up being neither a galaxy nor dynamic. The only reason any game was released at...
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    Star Citizen Backers No Longer Able to Get Refunds

    It's not really "fair enough" though because Bethesda doesn't take hundreds of millions of dollars in pre-payment from players to develop their games. At worst they accept preorders, and even then they wouldn't offer preorders without a firm release date or try to keep the money if they missed...
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    Star Citizen Backers No Longer Able to Get Refunds

    That's a poor comparison. Apple actually delivers products to their fans. They also don't ask their fans to front them cash for future products, then keep pumping them for even more cash when they utterly fail to finish their products in a timely fashion. I don't use any Apple stuff myself, but...
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    "We" is probably the wrong word. "Nuts" works better.
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    GENKI: Bluetooth Audio for the Nintendo Switch

    I still don't get it, unless there's something wrong with your hardware/software or you're storing your phone in a very odd place. Bluetooth is relatively low in terms of transmission power, but its signal is at least powerful enough to propagate around any body part intervening between, say...
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    We irradiated blood products (to order - it was not routine) when I worked in the laboratory at our local American Red Cross. The machine that did so was perfectly safe sitting right out in the open and when the irradiation was complete the bags were perfectly safe to handle with our usual...
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    I think it's because some people still believe that microwave ovens "irradiate" their food, as in making it radioactive, despite that fact that even actually irradiating food with ionizing radiation doesn't make food radioactive. Once this belief is held, anything called a "microwave" is...
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    First off, taste is subjective. For example, I find tonic water to be vile. Second, it's kind of hilarious to take potshots at people who drink soda and then immediately talk about how you enjoy drinking hard liquor...which, by the way, almost everyone hates the taste of the first time they...
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    What you're describing is a behavioral issue, though. The LCD issue you describe is also not unique to cell phones. That said, I am perfectly willing to agree that children's cell phone use should be monitored and controlled, like any number of other potentially damaging behaviors...
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    For most Americans (barring a few well-publicized incidents of toxicity), bottled water is an environment-killing scam. Regardless, it's way past time we all switched to Drinkems!
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    Switching from regular to diet soda is a good way to keep from gaining additional weight, all other factors being equal. It's those other factors being equal, though, that is most likely preventing those people from losing weight. I have a hard time buying that going from 250-300 calories per...
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    GENKI: Bluetooth Audio for the Nintendo Switch

    That seems crazy to me. I've had Bluetooth headphones that had no breakup through walls. I have a little off-brand Bluetooth speaker in the bathroom that pairs with my phone in the bedroom and plays music/podcasts without issue.
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    I've seen a lot of "mays" based on rodent studies. Given that aspartame is a commonly used sweetener, we should have a significant amount of human data with which to work. If it's proven unsafe for humans, I am happy to jump on the anti-aspartame bandwagon. Hell, if cell phones - another item...
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    When I said "continuously," I truly meant it (like 24/7), and even that was hyperbole in the sense that a human simply can't consume enough diet soda to reach the saccharin levels that were used to show the potential for causing cancer in rodents. The bottom line is that saccharin (and other...
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    So, that's a "no" on the request for evidence?
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    Okay. Cool. Then I'm sure you have proof of this incredible damage that cell phones are doing to human tissue. Shit, The Guardian will clearly print anything, so you should contact them and let them in on your data regarding the extreme dangers that two watts of RF output can pose to the...
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    Wow. This reads almost like someone who hasn't even read the Wikipedia page on microwave radiation.
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    The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones

    That story is simply terrible. It's either intentionally sensationalist or written by someone who doesn't understand what science is. Finding that something may cause cancer in rats simply does not mean that it will cause cancer in humans. Exposing rats to a human lifetime's worth of almost...
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    Jar Jar Binks Actor Says He Considered Suicide after “Star Wars” Backlash

    Maybe, but I have no doubt that there are Star Wars fans rabid enough to pay attention to who played the character they hated in a movie they hated...and rabid fans of anything are almost by definition assholes.
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    New 2018 iPhone Models to Come in Gold, Grey, White, Blue, Red and Orange Colors

    Okay, sorry you're having so much trouble with a phone considered one of the best on the market. But seriously, take advantage of the warranty because if your reporting is accurate it really does seem like you have dud hardware. If you don't, then you really are entirely to blame for your bad...
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    New 2018 iPhone Models to Come in Gold, Grey, White, Blue, Red and Orange Colors

    I've had several android phones (not "many" - I'm not a chronic upgrader) and have only occasionally had issues that were due either to battery age or installed software. You may be doing it wrong.
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    New 2018 iPhone Models to Come in Gold, Grey, White, Blue, Red and Orange Colors

    It sounds like you got a bad phone, which can happen with any electronic device, even the magical iPhone. If it's really only been two months, you should be able to exchange it under the Pixel 2's two-year warranty.
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