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I think even the Pre+ came with inductive charging built-in. Only the original Pre required the purchase of the replacement back.

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Really? I might not be in an "important swing state" but when my wife doesn't fast forward through them on the DVR I see plenty of local/state/and congressional commercials. Unless in your state the presidential campaigns are buying up ALL of the available airtime.

Edit: what about outside of prime time. Say during your local 5 o'clock news?

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Mostly I watch TV at night, after 7pm or so. So I suppose it's possible that the local ads are played during an earlier block like the local news.

I have a feeling though, that the presidential campaigns are buying a significant portion of the available air time.

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Neat. As a tech geek that is also a home brewer/home winemaker I find it very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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<James Earl Jones voice>I find you lack of interior ... disturbing</James Earl Jones voice)

Admittedly, you would be making stuff up since not much of the interior is visible in the movies but...

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I believe the way it works is you simply can't add any new (or update existing) files until you delete enough stuff to make the space available. They won't actually delete your existing stuff. (well i suppose if your account is inactive long enough and they have sent you enough warning email they might, way down the road, simply delete your account. But lets face it, storage is pretty cheap per GB now days. I doubt they will find it necessary to do that.

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equally, a set of metalworking files and key blanks/brass stock are much cheaper than key-making machines.

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Wow 256K, the luxury!

Apple //e, 64K memory (possibly 128K if you had the memory expansion card) (The Apple ][+ only had 48K)

You start with the 143K floppy containing the word processor in Drive 1 (S6,D1) and the floppy with your document in Drive 2 (S6,D2). Edit away, remember to save occasionally.

When you were done with your rough draft you save your file and exit the word processor and swap in the floppy containing the spell check program. Point it at your file and swap in the floppy with the dictionary. Work through the file and approve/reject it's suggestions.

Exit the spell check and swap in the word processor floppy...

Repeat as often as necessary.

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...and maybe a $150'ish for plans and hardware kit. Seems like the harder part of this would be the mechanical hardware. Shipping something the size of a bed assembled from 2x4s is going to be expensive, sourcing the lumber locally should make it pretty easy.

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Say for example there are five Chevy dealerships in the greater Omaha area. If General Motors were allowed to own one itself it could give itself discounts internally such that it could undersell the other dealers and put them out of business. Once the competition was gone it could then raise prices harming consumers. Competition is good for consumers and the laws in question are aimed at protecting consumers.

Yes I know they are also competing with other brands, but some people are brand loyal enough that they would not switch to Ford or Chrysler.

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So there needs to be competition between sellers of a single brand, just because some people are so brand-loyal that they would refuse to switch brands to avoid being 'taken to the cleaners?' I'm not sure I agree with this sentiment.

You're also ignoring that the brand (e.g. Chevy) is selling to all of the dealerships. If they raise the price, the dealerships all have to pay if they want the car/truck/etc. Do the dealerships really have that much bargaining power?

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"If Apple were allowed to sell its own products itself, it could undersell other dealers and put them out of business...

Yes I know they are also competing with other brands, but some people are brand loyal enough that they would not switch to Android or Windows Phone."

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In regards to your edited quote: http://www.coolsprings.com/news/macauthority-closing-for-app...

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Or General Motors gives internal discounts, that kills off the middlemen ("Chevy dealerships"), competition from other brands keeps the prices low. Competition is essential here, you can't just ignore it and state brand loyality.

In this case, the laws that keep dealerships alive are hurting you as a customer; the many testaments of bad experiences with deceiptful salesmen are evidence of that.

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"Sure, they might succeed in banning them in a state or two..."

More likely they will be forced to create a franchise dealership network.

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