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Everyone's certainly entitled to like the size they like and there's nothing wrong with Apple making a variety of screen sizes to fit different needs, but I don't understand what the problem is with the size of the iPhone 6. It fits quite comfortably in all the same pockets my iPhone 5 and iPhone 3G fit in, including relatively tight jeans. And I keep it in a relatively thick leather case and I still have no problems storing it where I want to. I look at the iPhone 3G,...
Sometimes it's the simplest things which prove the most difficult.   Turn a mouse so that the front is in the rear and watch people go nuts.    There are several potential points of confusion with Apple Pay:1.  Do you have to "wake up" your phone before you use it, or will the NFC wake up the phone?   And if you don't notice that the phone is "active" and you press the Home button to wake it up, is it actually "paying" and in that case, is it possible to accidentally pay...
Really?  The FCC controls the price of your cable bill?   Then why do they keep going up?   The FCC controls no such thing.   Cable bill prices are totally free market.    
No, our tax dollars didn't pay for that infrastructure (if anything, our tax dollars paid for the predecessor to the web, Arpanet), since the only infrastructure aside from the studios is the transmitters and towers, which are privately owned, BUT the airwaves (supposedly) belong to the American public and over-the-air broadcasters (which Comcast is via the NBC network and the company owned and operated stations) have always had special rules because of that, such as...
Since when does "necessary" determine what people buy?   Food, water, shelter, basic clothing, health care and for some people, basic transportation is necessary.  Nothing else is.   And that includes a computer, Pad, iPhone, etc.   If you use the 'necessary' argument, Apple wouldn't be in business.     Within some parameters of income, consumers, especially in western economies, buy what they want, not only what's necessary.  If they didn't, the vast variety of consumer...
 I have a hard time believing that macho American drivers (of either male or female gender) would accept self-driving vehicles.   They simply drive too aggressively most of the time to give control over to the car, since I assume the car will follow traffic laws, not drive above the speed limit and not arbitrarily switch lanes.    Many American men won't even let their wives or girlfriends drive when they're in the car.    If drivers didn't have this need to feel...
I wasn't referring to the engineering of the car - I was referring to body design and finish.   Unless something changed radically, I would never buy an American car.   Back in the early 1970s, I owned what was probably the worst American car ever made (with the possible exception of the Ford Pinto, which tended to explode when hit), the AMC Gremlin.  With the exception of the HVAC and maybe the brakes, everything that could possibly go wrong in a car went wrong in that...
It's not even a matter of a "professional drone pilot" - at least right now, the FAA is requiring a licensed pilot to operate the drone, which I think is overkill, but whatever...   So let's say each delivery takes only 15 minutes.   That means a pilot can deliver 28 packages in a 7-hour work day (assumes an hour off for lunch).   Let's say that pilot works 235 days a year.    If the pilot is making something close to minimum wage, it's actually doable, but if the pilot...
I can assure you that most U.S. high school students have absolutely no idea what the Battle of Hastings is or when it took place.  I'd be very surprised if even 10% knew this.    Most can't even tell you the decade of the Civil War or who we fought in WW II.    I think a fairly large percentage couldn't tell you the founding date of the U.S. or exactly what it is we celebrate on Independence Day.    And forget about the 1040, my bet is that half of U.S. high school...
One of my cards is a chip card and it doesn't seem to work any differently than before it had the chip, but maybe that's because the stores I shop in don't have new terminals as yet.   Besides, I don't see how "Open wallet, put card in reader, stand with your wallet open until checkout finishes, stare at terminal during authorization, approve amount and sign, stare at terminal until it says finished, take card out, put back in wallet" is any different from"Take phone out...
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