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Fingerprints Could Be Solution For Half of iPhone Owners Who Don't Lock Their Phones

Fingerprints Could Be Solution For Half of iPhone Owners Who Don't Lock Their Phones

Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 22:31:32 in Technology

“Oh, the agony of typing 4 digits on your phone 30x a day.”
Netflix Launches Profiles, Finally Realizing How People Really Watch Movies On It

Netflix Launches Profiles, Finally Realizing How People Really Watch Movies On It

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 03:06:30 in Technology

“Didn't we already have this once before?”

chelledc on Aug 2, 2013 at 13:43:44

“I thought we just had recommendations not seperate profiles for each individual viewer.”
White House Responds To Westboro Baptist Church Petitions

White House Responds To Westboro Baptist Church Petitions

Commented Jul 4, 2013 at 02:52:26 in Politics

“How would an accident in my life suddenly make me believe in your imaginary friend?

How could this possibly work? I randomly choose a religion and god to "believe" in suddenly?”

Koderboy on Jul 4, 2013 at 03:00:09

“Shut up dude. Do you really have to take things so seriously? When someone emphasizes an emotion, do you have to quip that one cannot actually feel love in their heart? You're as bad as those people that feel the need to proselytize their faith to anyone who does not believe in "the truth."”
White House Responds To Westboro Baptist Church Petitions

White House Responds To Westboro Baptist Church Petitions

Commented Jul 4, 2013 at 02:50:40 in Politics

“Denouncing them helps in which way? That's so pathetically ineffective.”
Job Growth To Get Even More Depressing In The Future: Fed Study

Job Growth To Get Even More Depressing In The Future: Fed Study

Commented Jun 8, 2013 at 22:56:36 in Business

“I'm confused. There is a slow growth in the number of jobs, yet this --> "an expected dramatic slowdown in immigration is going to limit the number of people who are involved in the labor force" - also negatively affects employment?

I would think that fewer people immigrating to the USA would mean less competition for (tech?) jobs and make it slightly easier to fill positions? ie, reduce the unemployment rate (or slow it down).

Someone care to rationally explain what seems to be a contradiction?”

99er2049er on Jun 9, 2013 at 13:12:59

“Our labor rate is getting so low that China is now slowing down on taking our labor away from us and beginning to look into outsourcing more labor to us. We are like the 3rd world country for the world. Bangladesh here we come. USA USA USA”

billw8017 on Jun 9, 2013 at 02:22:04

“The migrants increase consumption and, thereby, require more jobs. That is, they fill existing jobs but by increasing a need for jobs well beyond the jobs they fill. Anyway, that is the "contradiction" that you noticed. Nice catch. Most people simply don't understand this.

One interesting thing that has been happening is that a greater share of potential workers are now working. During the relative prosperity of the 50-60s, we had more kids and more stay at home spouses. Productivity has more than doubled since those years. If earnings were as equitably shared today as then, we would be paid twice so much OR could earn the same amount in half the time.

Now, we can dismiss arguments that American labor is too expensive and wasteful to compete on world markets. Either Americans earn their way or, ultimately, we must do without. The foreigners can be ever so efficient and stop producing for us simply because we produce nothing to trade with them. Imbalances are cultural and transitory.

So, we labor basically according to how we want to do it. I am thinking about the role of leisure and the good life. This should be our fundamental concern.”

ZeraLee on Jun 9, 2013 at 01:42:13

“He's saying that between retirements and fewer immigrants, the size of the workforce relative to the size of the population is going to float at historically low levels.

He also says that job losses for a smaller workforce will have a greater economic impact than the same losses would for a larger workforce. - It would take fewer job losses to drive up the unemployment rate.

At least that is what I got out of it.”

fisch123 on Jun 9, 2013 at 00:40:03

“Your confusion is understandable. The person who wrote this story clearly does not understand what the study was about. The headline isn't at all relevant, which isn't unusual at HuffP. The person who wrote this story also didn't have the ability to connect the dots and do a little basic thinking about what this all meant. On the other hand your thinking hit the mark.”
Hidden Key Fob Trick Allows Users To Roll Down Car Windows

Hidden Key Fob Trick Allows Users To Roll Down Car Windows

Commented Sep 7, 2012 at 01:43:01 in Money

“... or like I did recently, inadvertently opened my car windows and sunroof during a thunderstorm when the keys in my pocket accidentally pressed against something. (Probably my cellphone.) So this wonderful "feature" allowed about an inch of rain into my car. I wasn't happy.”
U.S. Foreign Aid By Country

U.S. Foreign Aid By Country

Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 12:47:01 in World

“Pakistan is our friend?

The USA has debt that is spiralling out of control .... most of it owned by China and Arab States. So we are crippling ourselves and getting ourselves in debt to people who are NOT our friends ... and giving money to countries that are not our friends?

How does this even make sense?
Or are my take on this too simplistic? (And if it is, please rationally explain to me.)”
Gabby Douglas' Hair: How Did Olympic History Turn Into A Hair Debate?

Gabby Douglas' Hair: How Did Olympic History Turn Into A Hair Debate?

Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 20:58:09 in Black Voices

“Yup. Segway. Because "others saw the story roll in on two wheels into a much broader subject." Makes sense now?”
Gabby Douglas' Hair: How Did Olympic History Turn Into A Hair Debate?

Gabby Douglas' Hair: How Did Olympic History Turn Into A Hair Debate?

Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 20:44:10 in Black Voices

“* Segway
a two-wheeled motorized personal vehicle consisting of a platform for the feet mounted above an axle and an upright post surmounted by handles.

* Segue
a segue is a smooth transition from one topic or section to the next.”

Jenell91 on Aug 8, 2012 at 22:18:44

“Nice catch..”
Candice Swanepoel, Victoria's Secret Model, Wows In Tiny Bikini On Miami Beach (VIDEO)

Candice Swanepoel, Victoria's Secret Model, Wows In Tiny Bikini On Miami Beach (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 4, 2012 at 23:43:17 in Miami

“super-annoying voice-over with that video clip!”
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Sandra Fluke Receives Call From Obama After Rush Limbaugh 'Slut' Comments

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 18:34:31 in Politics

“History will one day show that Obama was one of the greatest presidents that the USA ever had.

This gesture by the Prez, is one ore thing that convinces me of that.”
Alec Baldwin, New York Post Photographer File Harassment Complaints

Alec Baldwin, New York Post Photographer File Harassment Complaints

Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 10:22:59 in Media

“We need to feel sorry for the paparazzi?”

wyldthings on Feb 20, 2013 at 12:04:53

“A reporter is not a Paparazzi! You might not like the Post but they are reporters.”
Pennsylvania State Trooper's Windshield Smashed By Orange Drink

Pennsylvania State Trooper's Windshield Smashed By Orange Drink

Commented Jul 13, 2011 at 13:12:10 in Weird News

“slow day for news?”