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 Perhaps my favorite quote in this already great thread.  I've been saying this for years, but I'm not sure I've seen it here before.  Nice.
 I'm going to pick on you here, merely because yours was the first post on this thread to say this, but this is really a note to everyone.  I think most regulars here know I'm a very big supporter of personal privacy, and an opponent of nearly all personal data mining.  That said, Why the big hubbub all of a sudden about the data mining of your retail purchases?! Every single purchase you've made over the past decade or two with a debit/credit/loyalty (tracking) card, is...
One need look no farther than my signature here to understand how pleased I am that they're making progress on anti-reflective coatings. I'm still using a mid-2009 MacBook Pro because Apple doesn't make a newer laptop that I can readily use.  Yes, they've had the custom anti-glare displays, but the pixels are so small that it adds a different kind of strain.  The iMacs have been making small improvements in recent years, but still look like mirrors to me, and I need a...
 I love it!  Best comment I've read all day.
Quick question:  Has anyone tried to load up a pre-pay debit card onto Pay?   I have no idea whether it would work or not, and might actually depend on the issuer, but if any of you have a new iPhone and can try it out, I'd be curious to hear the result.   This is something I've thought about for a LONG time, long before Pay was even a rumor, and I think if (or when) it works, it could provide a whole new way of thinking about how we buy things.  Imagine Apple...
 I don't see why you (or Andy or anyone) would expect it to work perfectly right out of the gate.  It's a new system, and bugs will need to be shaken out.  Yeah, that will likely take a few months. The thing is, if it does indeed reduce even a small portion of data breaches by keeping customer data out of the hands of retailers, that's fantastic.  As we continue to see huge breaches in the news every month, people I talk to are getting sick of it, and I'm only talking...
 This is just a sad statement about our society at large.  Reward points, airline miles attached to credit card usage, "loyalty" cards (tracking cards)...  They're all just bullshit to trick people into giving away all their purchasing habits to companies that can (and do) basically use that data and sell that data in any way that benefits them.  Grocery stores are notorious for selling their customer data to the big data brokers, for example.  This is not "okay"! You...
 Have you rectified the situation since then? What I mean is: have you persuaded your wife to get rid of most of those cards?! Seriously, most people only need 2 cards, one for normal use and one for backup in case something is wrong with the main card/account.  Personally, I only have one (rarely used) card, but for most people 2 is plenty -- unless you're living at the brink of poverty and you really need the extra credit line to squeak by each month, but I really don't...
 Bingo.  Yeah, I'd do this, but no way ever would I opt for a subscription.  Actually, I don't subscribe to anything online, ever, but I would consider supporting this site by buying an ads-free app like this.  Oh, and it can't have spyware (phoning home / tracking crap) either.  Simple app, basic features, more convenient for reading mobile, without all the crap.  Sure, that's worth a couple/few bucks.   Really?  Cheapskate much?  Why do people whore out their eyes so...
 Totally agree.  Not really relevant to the above conversation though.
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