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  • Kanye West confused about banks, Apple Pay, and FCC

    Rich and mentally wealthy idiot. He's along the same line of Anna Sorokin, Elizabeth Holmes and Trevor Milton.
    U might wanna make up your own mind - you will be shocked. 

    They call him crazy, but I listen to him and I can see he's not only not crazy, he is very intelligent. And I've never been a Kanye fan, nor have I ever really cared for celebrities. I don't care about all that. But I care about people who speak the truth. And there we go. Very eloquent, lucid, and on a different level. 

    As for the banks where people here question whether they can turn off his money - look into Andrew Tate's story. 

    Andrew Tate, regardless if you think he's a douche or a top G, had all his bank accounts, twitter, IG, Facebook, even AirBnB shut down, all on the same day. I researched this and as it turns out the USA has a "ministry of truth" kind of department which works with all these parties to classify and suppress "misinformation". Just like in George Orwell's 1984. The agency came into existence after Trump won in 2016, and it coordinates big tech, government, mainstream media, and - apparently -also banks.
  • Kanye West confused about banks, Apple Pay, and FCC

    To everyone thinking he is mentally unstable - what I don't understand is that you repeat this claim, which is made in the media, but you do not check if it is actually true. 

    There are many 1 hour+ podcasts online where Ye recently spoke with people. Like in the last month.

    In these hours, Kanye comes across as someone who is a genius. Most people don't understand what he's saying because he's so far ahead, and because he picks up so much that people are oblivious about. 

    You can agree or disagree with what he is saying but there is no question he is sharp and awake.  

    When he was on Rogan, that was different, he was still pumped full of drugs that time. He was near death. But now, he's alive and aware. A truth speaker if there ever was one. Unlike other people he is not intimidated, and he doesn't back down. 
  • Kanye West confused about banks, Apple Pay, and FCC

    Xed said:
    This individual isn't mentally sound. Of all the famous people I can think of, he needs a conservatorship.
    Yeah the mainstream narrative is he is crazy. 

    Same as Andrew Tate - can't listen to him because he's a misogynist. 

    The truth is, anyone going against their handlers in the entertainment business is either declared crazy, or put on drugs, or suicided. 

    Just ask Avicii. 
  • Apple ditches physical SIM cards from all US iPhone 14 models

    Amazing how Apple is now using its monopoly just like Microsoft used to - doing things that are good for corporate and carriers and bad for customers. 

    Maybe they have a secret plan on how to usurp the carriers with this - who knows. 

    But on paper, it makes no sense whatsoever, so they are clearly lying about the reasons they're doing it. 

    They're also making an iPhone a bad choice for travelers. It's the all in one approach where you're married to a US carrier and if you wanna leave the country well you better pay for the roaming plan! 

    I am in Asia, no way you can get an eSim for travelers. 

    The SIM card empowers the user, the carrier has no say in what phone you use, neither does the manufacturer of the phone. It's a standard and I can buy a SIM card and use it however I want. Carriers and manufacturers support the SIM standard. 

    I had an eSim on my XS when it first came out. Then I got an 11 pro - turns out the eSIM is married to the phone and can't be transferred. Apple has a transfer eSim function, except it doesn't work. It told me I have to go to a service office of my carrier to transfer the number. Meaning - total carrier control! No thanks. I eventually ditched the number and got a physical SIM card, after keeping the XS forever just for that eSim phone number which I needed for banking. I was out of the country. So basically this prevented me from selling the phone. 

    eSim may be OK if its is under full user control - it's basically just permission to access the network, the same as a SIM card. But there would need to be standards. And they don't exist, so currently eSim is the worst of all worlds - you are now controlled by both Apple and the carrier! 

    Think you can transfer your eSim to a device not made by Apple? Fat chance of that. Not gonna happen. One more lock on your Apple prison door. 

    I won't be affected since I will be getting an overseas version, but so far I believe this is a very bad move from Apple.

    I am wondering about the true motives. So far - I don't know. Saving that tiny bit of space - not it. Apple carrier - maybe. 
  • Brazil stops iPhone sales until Apple includes an AC charger

    Brazil put a price on wokeness, good.

    Apple is so concerned about the environment they don't include a charger or earphones in their $1,000+ devices. 

    At the same time, they make products that can't be repaired and need to be replaced wholesale. Example my XS face ID crystal broke, turns out, that cannot be fixed or replaced. At all. Not by Apple or anyone else. Either you use the phone without, or you throw it away. 

    What @wood said is a simple solution but Apple won't do that because they're hypocrites. Apple used to be a good company under Steve Jobs - at that time, critics were saying the same thing. Back then they were not right. Today they are.

    I also don't think the environment argument has merit - let's say Apple ships 1000x less chargers, OK, fair enough, but people are going to buy 100x more 3rd party chargers, most of which are way more polluting than what Apple is making in its closely monitored factores, and some of these 3rd party chargers will destroy the iPhones, leading to more waste. i think in the end nothing will have been saved. Except the carbon neutral rating, congratulations, hypocrites! 

     wood1208 said:
    Price for Brazil iPhone by default includes charger. If someone don't want it than give deduction/rebate for charger in final price on invoice.