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This question from the AMA directly answers your point:

Question: Mr Snowden, do you feel that your worst fear is being realized, that most people don't care about their privacy

Answer: To answer the question, I don't. Poll after poll is confirming that, contrary to what we tend to think, people not only care, they care a lot. The problem is we feel disempowered. We feel like we can't do anything about it, so we may as well not try.

The full answer is worth reading: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2wwdep/we_are_edward_s...


Here's the thing - people experiencing a heart attack can have any combination, or none of the symptoms. So here's some of the symptoms, bearing in mind that they may or may not apply to any given situation.

Chest Pain The first and most obvious sign is chest pain. It may be radiating down your left side (jaw/arm). It is generally described as a crushing pain. This symptom is less likely to occur for women or people with diabetes. If the chest pain is not relieved by resting (i.e. sitting down), it points towards a heart attack.

Shortness of Breath As a body attempts to bring more oxygen into the body faster (because your heart isnt perfusing efficiently anymore), breathing will become faster and more shallow.

Pulse - Rapid, Weak You should take your pulse a few times a year to get a baseline of what it's normally like. During a heart attack, it can become faster and weaker. However, this is relative - your pulse may normally be weak. This is why it is important to have a baseline.

Nausea, Dizzyness, Sweating, Weakness These physical symptoms by themselves are usually not a concern (they happen with many sorts of illness really) but in combination with the above can be a warning sign.

In any discussion about heart attacks, it's important for you to understand the risk factors: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/b...

If you're high risk and are suffering from the above symptoms, its always advisable to err on the side of caution and call the emergency services. In fact, if you're at all worried, just call.

There are some things you can do to help yourself during a heart attack: 1) Call emergency services. 2) Make sure emergency services can access you, especially if you're on your own. Unlock door, etc. 3) Half sitting position. Place your back up against a wall and sit with your knees raised. 4) Take an aspirin. This will thin your blood and relieve pressure on your heart. 5) Try control your breathing. 6) Try not to worry (yeah, I know, this is a hard one).

Source: EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) with voluntary ambulance services.


If the chest pain is not relieved by resting (i.e. sitting down), it points towards a heart attack.

But if you have repeated episodes of chest pain relieved by resting, it might point to angina pectoris -- not technically a heart attack but potentially serious. If it's unpredictable pain and not relieved by rest, it could be unstable angina and much more serious. Yet another thing that makes heart trouble difficult to distinguish from anxiety.


Yes, that's true.


My case is a bit different. First I had tooth pain. I went to the dentist pointing him the tooth. He made a radio and said that I could not have pain because this tooth was abnormal and had no nerve. I didn't investigate further. Later I learned that hart pain can be linked to tooth pain.

I later had a huge pain in my elbow. It was as if a big nail was hammered through it. I then went to my cardiologist and he noticed a change in my ECG. I did a ECG under effort and he stopped it after a minute. My ECG became completely crazy under effort. I saw it later. From this point things went as routine work. Got a stent and everything is now ok.

So symptoms my differ. I never had chest pain. Only elbow pain. The tooth pain was also a hint I now monitor. When it hurts I know I have to be careful with what I eat. It then calms down.



Strangely enough I'd just seen the poster that had all this on it the week before my attack when I was at the GP for a general checkup after a cold.


It's kind of ironic that these are the same symptoms as stress related panic attacks.


For a split second I thought the developers were replicants.


It's a required permission on apps built with Phonegap.


Not true - a phonegap-based app does not necessitate network permissions. I've even installed/used phonegap/cordova apps that require no permissions whatsoever. I've also published my own pg/cordova app on Play that and it doesn't require full network permissions.


They have a workaround here: https://support.stripe.com/questions/does-stripe-support-mic...

It mightn't suit your use case though.


Won't work since it's many customers.


Checkout is a great way to get started fast (like, in <15 mins).

Multilingual support would be great, and also a more customer friendly interface for those who might not be familiar with things like CVCs. Those two things are reasons I had to stop using checkout and use stripe.js instead.


Thanks for the feedback! We're continually pushing optimizations, and have plans to make the CVC interface friendlier for those that are unfamiliar!


Yes! I have many customers who run events with anything from 50-1000 people and nobody wants to be bothered with scanning, even with the obvious advantages it provides.


I'm tim at ticketleap if you want to talk about them using Ticketleap/Selfie Ticket.


I'm honestly not sure about this concept, but props to Ticketleap for innovating and trying something new. Good work!


My first thought was this was an underhanded way to get more demographic data. I also don't like the potential privacy ramifications. What unintended places will those images end up? I don't use a public profile pic and I don't take selfies.

How this much different than the clubs that attempt to scan driver's licenses?

At least there is a fall back to a pure barcode.


Hmmm... I guess since you don't use a public profile pic or take selfies this is a bad product idea. Or maybe, just maybe most people don't really care.

Maybe your point was that you won't use this particular product? Are you the person who also posts negative reviews on Yelp for restaurants you've never been to because you don't like that style of food?


Strawman ad-hominem? I hardly use yelp, your comment makes no sense.


Well, that might be genuinely interesting and useful :)


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