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I wasn't bothered by this inaccuracy. It's close enough to the truth so that the joke makes sense. (Well, as much as the joke can be considered to make sense.)

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If my memory serves, two decades ago they were doing the zip code thing.

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When did they just drop to the zip code? My memories were that they wanted full name and address for each purchase.

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Any chance of Apple covering the bending issue free of charge? I'd actually expect them to if you took it into an Apple Store.

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Nope. I just paid $79 under Apple Care Plus to have mine repaired. I ran into a corner of a table and decimated my 6+.

https://imgur.com/spdm6mm

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"I sat on my phone! Can I have a new one?"

"I fed my phone to my dog! Can I have a new one?"

"I dropped my phone out of my car! Can I have a new one?"

"My phone fell into a commercial smoothie blender! Can I have a new one?"

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Can you see how one of these things is not like the others?

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Yes. All four of them are evasions of personal responsibility, but only one of them seems to empower people to seek relief at the genius bar.

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From what I've heard, Lyft is just testing this sort of heatmap with Android drivers, and that it isn't yet available for iOS drivers.

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Pinterest is social bookmarking and is (obviously) incredibly popular. Delicious pushed "tags" as its killer feature. But if it had dumped putting tags front and center, and instead focused on beautiful photos of the items bookmarked, maybe it would have taken off more.

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I've already up voted you, but have to praise this insight. Folksonomy is a wonderful navigation and subscription method for the early adopters, but I still hear my wife telling my son to "search for a recipe you like on Pinterest". It's perhaps the Yahoo! vs. Google aesthetic in the sense that Delicious appealed to curators who were comfortable navigating by concepts, while the rest of the world just wants to find a like-minded, curated world that they can navigate by search.

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I don't think tags were front and center.

We wanted to do images; the delicious predecessor did have inage capture.

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I happen to agree that the new interface is incredibly difficult to use, UI-wise. In fact, I switched back to old maps for this reason. Unfortunately, I don't recall the specifics which got me frustrated. I do recall that I would very often be wandering with my mouse trying to figure out what to click next.

Haven't noticed the performance problems though. I'm on a Macbook Pro, using Chrome.

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Your link to your app at the beginning of the article is broken. (I figured it out, but just fyi.)

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Probably impossible to verify one way or the other. May be more true to say "...have led to little evidence of stopping...". See, e.g., Schneier's article on this (https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/01/how_the_nsa_t...), which references a summary article on what may be true about the effectiveness of the surveillance in stopping plots/attacks (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/nsa-attacks-thwarte...).

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NSA overall has certainly been successful in stopping attacks.

The major question was the effectiveness of 215 phone metadata surveillance in particular, which is the thing that was hotly debated. But even leaving out 215 metadata there were still about least a dozen plots with actual planning/action taken for them and probably 35-ish more that were detected and either stopped before they reached that point, or verified to have trailed off on their own.

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I read this a few times and couldn't understand what pg meant here:

If your numbers go up steeply enough for long enough, you could have eyeballs on stalks and investors will fund you.

What are these "stalks"?

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pg is making a joke. aliens in science fiction films are often depicted as having their eyes positioned at the end of long eyestalks.

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Is there a particular Facebook app you use, or is it more a status update kind of thing: "Hey, any takers for my old iPhone 4" ? I guess that would work for a one off thing. But selling stuff to my friends I feel that I have to give them an exceptional deal. And I wouldn't want to pollute everyone's feed with a bunch of items.

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Nope, just local groups, there's plenty of them everywhere. Not as convenient as a dedicated app/website, but it's good enough for occasional deals...

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You could try a local private group, there's probably one for sales/swaps/freebies if you search.

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