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Comment Re:I hope Apple Pay will die (Score 1) 284

Why? You don't like competition?

The issue here might be that the big 4 Australian banks really don't like competition. I live in a country whose banking is largely controlled by the same 4 banks.

My guess is Apple is used to taking the Lion's share of every transaction ,and the banks are too, so it's a squabble over who fleeces the consumer first.

Interestingly, I bank with the one not mentioned in the summary and I'm sure I saw an ad for Apple Pay when I used a cash machine the other day. I did not pay much attention because my iPhone is my work phone, so I wouldn't use Apple pay on it anyway.

Comment Re:Ellen Pao (Score 4, Insightful) 633

Is this the same Ellen Pao that sued for sexual harassment against a guy who she actually had sex with?

I'm not sure about that, but it is the Ellen Pao who did poorly at her job and couldn't accept criticism, so she started a gender discrimination lawsuit.

It turns out she was just not that good at her job, but after failing at Reddit she has found a way to make a living from being a woman.

Comment Re:Good enough for me (Score 2) 14

The email platform (and associated user base) is one of the few things that Yahoo still has that is worth anything

While that is true, the value may be falling by the day. My (non-US) ISP used Yahoo as their email platform, but when the NSA stuff came out, they started the process of bring it all back in house.

Actually now that I think about it, they moved quickly on that, I wonder if they had prior knowledge?

Comment Re: BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN (Score 1) 348

The US didn't "lose" the Cuban Revolution because they lost the Bay of Pigs invasion, they "lost" because they kept a murderous, unpopular dictator in power over the wishes of the majority of the Cuban people.

As Che Guevara discovered when he went to Africa and later Congo, if the Revolution doesn't have the support of the people, it can't win.

Comment Re:Wait.. (Score 1) 105

From my experience, every dodgy construction company in China uses the same pirated version of WinRAR.

Except for the one construction supplies company who sent infected .rars to several of my users. (To be fair that was about 8 years ago. Things may have got better but I wouldn't hold my breathe).

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