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Windmills do not work that way! Specifically, the system works by generating a cryptographic key from your credit card ID, some sort of personal ID, and your public key. That new key is sent to the bank. Future transactions mix that new key with time and location information to produce a token that can only be decrypted by that new key. At the bank. That's why any of the companies are even interested. It all still goes to them. All Apple gets is a transaction fee, which is...
"The supposed price is not set in stone, as questions remain as to whether Apple Watch is made of gold or comes gold plated" Yeah, we'll make it out of solid gold, so that it has no internal room and more weight. Duh.
You spelled "retard" "analyst". I used to work in the financials world, before the crash. I was on tech calls with these guys all the time. They have *no clue*. Here's how it works. You look at numbers in their financial statements and calculate a few TLAs. Then you make hand waving statements about things like the Apple TV and how it would mean this much cash which would change the TLA by X amount. Rinse, repeat. You don't have to, or actually do, know anything whatsoever...
They could do a funny and informative rap song...
Wow, another magstripe reader? Seriously, why doesn't the US have chip-n-pin yet, let alone NFC? I haven't used a mag reader in *years*, and almost all my small purchases are tap-to-pay.
This is great and all, especially in light of the antics that take place on Google Maps. But this isn't the problem. The problem is that practically nothing is in the database (it can't find any store within 2km of me).   And that database is closed. At least Google has Places.   This was a golden opportunity for Apple to make a single, open, free POI system that everyone used.
Maybe you should google me up. Land reshaping typically costs maybe $0.10 per Watt on large installs. The big on in Sarnia was less than that. You'll spend more on wire.
 That sounds fishy. Right now industrial-scale solar farms are going in for about $1.80 a watt, all-in. 17.5 x 1.80 = $31.5. Even with the trackers they like to use, this still sounds like its more than it should be.
Yeah, but that's the forum software doing it, not the iOS stuff. That's going to work on one system and not another. I want it *everywhere*. Especially the Wiki.
So Apple used to have something called WebScript, which, contrary to anything you might divine from the name, was an Obj-C interpreter. It was also almost useless, because it didn't have pointers, so your "real" Obj-C code didn't run properly (at least not in general). Why do I mention this? Because there are two missing pieces of the development puzzle on Cocoa, and Swift solves one of them. As noted in the demos, Swift can run immediately, right there. This leaves the...
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