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same here. hope they fix it soon

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as a self taught developer ive never understood the point of gamifying the process. building a real world application - dropping in user auth, image upload, etc is far more rewarding than leveling up in some imaginary system.

that being said i welcome more tools for helping people learn to program.

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Hey - One of the founders here.

I generally agree. We built Meta Trails to track how well our new recruits are progressing. We use Team Tree House and Code Academy to help them progress and they're great resources, however my issue with them is they gamify the amount of time spent watching the content. What we are doing is essentially creating checklists for things like:

- Can you create a function?

- Can you invoke a function?

These are really yes / no questions and makes validating knowledge much easier.

The design was really fun hack-day project although I have a feeling we may re-think it as you aren't the first person to bring up the gamification part.

Thanks for your feedback!

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from the perspective of a retailer, how much does apple take in the apple pay scenario? is it 0.15% + standard credit card fees?

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Apple worked it out with Visa/Mastercard they they get a cut of the interchange fees, so the retailer pays no extra fees from what they would normally pay.

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The retailer would only pay the Stripe fee. If I understand correctly, Apple collects some fees from the bank (that they take from the interchange fee)

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Cristina from Stripe here. The merchant/retailer only pays the Stripe fee (https://stripe.com/pricing) for Apple Pay transactions.

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From the perspective of the retailer, the merchant is charged the standard Stripe fee (2.9% + $0.30).

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this is actually super interesting. excited to see where this stuff goes.

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thank you very much - did you try it?

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what is this?

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that's not likely

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Sure it is. Users are already getting inaccurate 'floors' measurements and posting the associated bug reports in their forums. If Apple had paid attention to FitBit's featureset over time Apple would have realized the feature was removed because it was uselessly inaccurate. A barometric sensor doesn't become more accurate for tracking flights of stairs climbed just because it's in a device with an Apple logo.

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finally someone made this. spot on.

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Interesting consequence of the lower cost of technical resources. I'm guessing the higher cost would be in marketing the service to get initial critical mass.

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You should have just delivered multiple meals at once. With an accompanying schedule and appropriate food that wouldn't go bad before its time.

Then you are removing the inefficiency of buying food items that you only use portions of and eliminate things going bad.

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whats the cheapest if you are shipping 1 lb domestically and need a tracking number?

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USPS priority. If it is <= 13 oz you could use first class.

Their price point can't be beat for < 3 lb items domestically.

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UPS Mail Innovations beats out USPS First Class for us in price and accountability. Because they push through UPS's system all the way to regional facilities, we're seeing less package claims.

UPS SurePost also can be competitive if you put them through the wringer. From 1-9lbs we're saving between $0.08 to over $22.00 across the Contiguous US.

USPS almost retained our business from 10-15lbs, but we got UPS to match them.

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