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Square Debuts New Email Payment System

KJE Re:Interac (240 comments)

One big difference is that Square isn't taking a buck fifty off the top, no fees at all to transfer money. As I mentioned earlier on twitter, they are probably eating the transaction costs to encourage people to sign up and put in their banking info so that the square network grows.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

KJE Re:Peachy once iCloud is off (488 comments)

I'm curious, what phone do you have? I'm seeing slowdowns like this on my iPhone 4, I'll give turning off iCloud a try. Thanks.

about 10 months ago
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Elon Musk Offers Boeing SpaceX Batteries For the 787 Dreamliner

KJE Re:Won't work... (163 comments)

EASA

about a year ago
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Man Charged in Model Airplane Plot To Bomb Pentagon

KJE Degree? (515 comments)

Wait wait wait, I wonder what kind of degree this guy had?

more than 2 years ago
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What Will Apple Do With Swedish Eye-Tracking Technology?

KJE A purchase of UNITS? (170 comments)

If Apple was seriously interested in this company's tech, they'd have purchased the company and not a couple of units. I'd say a much more reasonable explanation is that Apple has has a Human Factors Engineering lab where they'd like to track where people are looking when using their products, so they can better place things like menus, icons, and buttons.

more than 4 years ago

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Ontario teachers' union calls for classroom Wi-Fi ban

KJE KJE writes  |  more than 2 years ago

KJE writes "The CBC is reporting that an Ontario teachers' union is calling for an end to new Wi-Fi setups in the province's 1,400-plus Catholic schools. The Ontario English Catholic Teacher's Association (OECTA) says computers in all new schools should be hardwired instead of setting up wireless networks. The OECTA, in its paper (PDF), said the "safety of this technology has not thoroughly been researched and therefore the precautionary principle and prudent avoidance of exposure should be practised.""
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Canadian Federal Court of Appeal rejects iPod levy

KJE KJE writes  |  more than 6 years ago

KJE writes "From a CBC article:

The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected a controversial levy that would have raised the price of MP3 players, cell phones and computers. The FCA, which released its decision Thursday, said the Copyright Board — a regulatory body that determines royalties for copyrighted works — did not have the authority to impose the levy on digital recorders. The levy, which was slated to be introduced in 2008, would have amounted to an additional $5 to $75 depending on the storage capacity of the recorder.

This levy has been pushed for by the Canadian Private Copying Collective since since early 2007"

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