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Jeff Stahler

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 14 hours ago

    Use cash or a normal credit card. I was in back of someone who had trouble and she had to go outside the store to get her device (I won’t call it a phone) to load the information.
    This tech revolution is revolting. It’s going too far.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 9 hours ago

    Google wallet has been out for several years now and failed to excite excite consumers or retailers. I have little reason to expect Apple Pay to be any different.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 9 hours ago

    @Clark Kent

    “I was in back of someone who had trouble and she had to go outside the store to get her device (I won’t call it a phone) to load the information.”

    The only difference between a smart phone and a PDA/tablet is the ability to make phone calls. With the advent of internet based calls using Skype, Google Voice, et cetera, even that line is being blurred.

  4. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, about 8 hours ago

    He must be using an iPhone 6; I would not be surprised if it download a bug to the cashier.

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 7 hours ago

    @Clark Kent

    “…I was in back of someone who had trouble and she had to go outside the store to get her device…”
    .
    Maybe her plastic credit card too?

  6. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 7 hours ago

    @Jase99

    But it’s apple
    You know that device that people willingly allow themselves to be duped into paying extra for when a far superior product is available for less.
    Just like those so easily duped into voting against their own best interests, apple has convinced other easily duped people into buying their products despite the price being against the buyers’ bests interests when considering other products will better features, more memory, lower prices, better and more current technology being available.
    .
    In full disclosure I went from a vehement opponent of apple, refusing to buy any of their products to having 4 in my house. My daughter was all giddy about finally getting the iphony (iphone 5c) she just thought she had to have, because it was trendy or some such. After a month with it she admitted to me that she wasn’t at all impressed and kinda liked her old phone a lot better. I got an iphony 5s with the fingerpritn scanner. It works ok but the phone is anything but impressive. I got mine because apple is supposed to be marginally better about security and privacy. My daughter wanted and received an ipad air. She likes it okay but isn’t enamored with it like she thought. It’s more the trendiness of it that keeps it in favor. And my son has an ipod. His first ever electronic device. He received that only because it was the only device to run an app he wanted. He likes it okay but has no point of reference. My daughter wanted an ipod but got a Zune HD instead. She was a little disappointed until school resumed and her friends with ipods were jealous of her Zune. So apple pretends to be superior but when actually faced with real world use and compared to superior rivals, image and status are all that keep them alive.

  7. opednance

    opednance said, about 5 hours ago

    It amazes me how many people buy a cup of coffee with credit.

  8. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, about 5 hours ago

    @opednance

    If you use a credit card you would be better off buying a pitcher than a cup; or a pound and brew it your self.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 hours ago

    Technology is great when it works as advertised. It’s miserable, usually, when it does not.

    And here’s a warning for you all: software vendors are pushing hard for us doctors to get away from an office-server based system. The new/better/exciting offering is “cloud computing”. All well and good, and saves a lot on hardware.

    But when the internet goes down, your doctor will suddenly be out of business. Need to review medications? Need to refer to previous exams? Need to get background on today’s patient emergency?

    Oops. You’re out of business. Vendors don’t see this. Doctors should, but I’m pretty sure they don’t, either, as a whole.

    And as we spend more and more resources playing whack-a-mole in the Middle East, and building planes and tanks for no reason other than to create employment, if’s just a matter of time before the net crashes due to lack of maintenance, and/or due to an “evildoer” who we’re too busy seeing if your neighbor is cheating on his wife to monitor.

    As I said, you’ve been warned.

  10. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, about 2 hours ago

    @opednance

    Actually, the kids today use their debit card to pay cash.

  11. kea

    kea said, about 2 hours ago

    @Clark Kent

    yeah, it’s been all downhill since they rounded off the corners on wheels.

  12. kea

    kea said, about 2 hours ago

    @Jase99

    gonna save this and get back to you in a year or so

  13. opednance

    opednance said, about 2 hours ago

    @Balto Bill

    Considering the lack of protection for debit cards, I don’t know why anyone uses those at all except at the ATM (and I don’t carry mine with me).

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 24 minutes ago

    “I don’t want somebody to steal my wallet and get my credit card.”
    “So you’d rather they stole your phone and got everything?”

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