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I think that that is a good summary of what happened today. A couple of years ago, the FCC put out some less-specific rules about what today is labeled as "net neutrality". Against the advice of all of their friends, Verizon decided to file suit to overturn these rules on the basis that they weren't regulated (that specific part) and so the FCC had overstepped its bounds. The Court of Appeals agreed and overturned the FCC rules. Today's rules are the rather predictable...
 I do not believe that the "EMV which also INCLUDES NFC" claim is correct. Merchants all have to update to EMV readers (i.e. chip-capable) and most (95% or better, I've heard) are including NFC in that upgrade. But I don't believe that the EMV compliance REQUIRES NFC to be present. I think it's encouraged, but not required. One thought, though, about Google Wallet (GW) and tokenization. If you use GW then your actual card number (Primary Account Number PAN) is on file with...
 Actually, it used to do that a bit (think: Nipplegate) but hardly ever does now. I don't see any likelihood for that to change. Why do you??
 Bob: you have entirely missed the point. What the Government is doing here is to make sure that big companies don't restrict YOUR freedom. Under your interpretation, the First Amendment is "anti-freedom". Most of us have long ago seen through the fallacy of that position.
Well, you won't find many U.S. Government departments buying routers from Huawei. Works both ways. It is getting hard to find laptops that weren't made in China though.
2273 albums, 32K "songs". Few of them "match" since they weren't bought from iTunes - maybe a thousand tunes or so. Lots of classical (not all the classical is ripped yet BTW) Your library may vary but iTunes Match is a joke for me.
I did iTunes Match for a year but gave it up when my library exceeded the 25K limit.   After that - it's dead useless. You can't manage what's there, as you can with other Apple services. It's all-or-nothing.   And for the same $25/year Amazon will provide storage for 250,000 songs -- that is TEN TIMES Apple's limit. And you can buy more if you want. Cant't do that with Apple.   What Apple has now is just an embarrassment. If I worked in that area I would be ashamed...
Finished at $133.00. Close to $1000 in pre-split numbers !! That would be at $142.86. Less than ten to go !!
 Well, by that I assume mean groups that not only profess to be Christian but which also behave in a Christ-like way. There are very few which could even approach that standard. BTW - you'll need to get the Constitutional amendment passed for any of this to be a consideration.
Quite right - the future is 95% or more, and it will be here in October.  I am convinced that Samsung's acquisition is not just for the magnetic technology, but for some other capability it has. The straightforward magnetic approach, using the actual credit card number (Primary Account Number - PAN), is dead come October. But it could work if Samsung does tokenization - maybe. The NFC approach is way better because it allows for a richer, bidirectional data...
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