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It is just completely unacceptable for Google to make people go through this kind of crap just to buy a Nexus device. This is just beyond ridiculous. If Google can't figure out how to manage inventory to meet demand after five years of doing this, they should just stop putting out devices entirely. 
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"The New York Fed categorically rejects the allegations being made about the integrity of its supervision of financial institutions."

What credibility do these people think they have to make statements like these? Does anyone at the Fed actually think that the general public would actually believe anything they say?

These are some of the same people under whose watch the world was brought to the brink of financial collapse. Livelihoods were destroyed, economies collapsed, and countries are still struggling with the aftermath of the crisis precipitated by the same banks that these people were overseeing.

I don't know anything about Carmen Segarra other than that she worked in compliance departments of private firms before taking a role at the New York Fed. So, I can't claim to know what transpired between her and her employer. What I can say is that there needs to be more transparency in the regulatory process because right now, everything happens behind closed doors. Nobody on the outside knows what actually transpires between the regulators and the banks. We got a glimpse of some of the meetings through the secret recordings that Carmen Segarra made while she was at the fed. The This American Life podcast on these recordings are worth a listen http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/536/the-secret-recordings-of-carmen-segarra

We finally have at least some conclusive evidence of why there seems to be no repercussions for some of the truly despicable and downright disgusting activities that go on at some of these banks. The regulators themselves seem unwilling to use their powers to actually regulate the banks, because they need to maintain a "friendly" working relationship.

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Michael Lewis on this subject http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-09-26/the-secret-goldman-sachs-tapes ProPublica http://www.propublica.org/article/ny-fed-fired-examiner-who-took-on-goldman
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It's actually cheaper - in some cases but not all — to buy a phone rather than get a subsidized phone on a two-year contract. It’s all in the details. Once you start examining the cost of a new iPhone, it may not look quite so irresistible.

This is a fact that applies to not just the iPhone, but to most phones that people buy on contract including flagship phones on other platforms like the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Notes running Android. But, like the article says 

Unfortunately, many Americans are allergic to math.

That applies to most people, not just Americans. We just don't take the time to figure out the actual cost of things. If we did, we wouldn't sign contracts with carriers, we would buy our phones outright and we wouldn't be "upgrading" our phones so often.
Investors as well as consumers might want to look closely at the purchase plans that carriers are offering for Apple’s new iPhone 6.
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Thoughts After Apple and General Frustration with Google and Android

I don't think there is anything that Apple can ever come up with that will make me switch from Android even though I have now come to hate the horrendous battery life, terrible camera performance, camera app crashes, random reboots, horrendous battery drain issues, overheating, screen freeze, bluetooth connectivity issues, software issues etc. of my Nexus 4. The reason I stick around with Android even after such a frustrating experience is because I can't stand not being able to do what I want with my device which is still a no no in Apple land. You can only do what Apple thinks is best and that hasn't really changed much even with the addition of third party keyboards, cross-app communication and the like - all features android has had since inception.

I hope +Google  fixes some of these issues that have been inherent problems in Android since the beginning. I have been disappointed every time since the first smartphone I bought (Nexus One), but that hasn't stopped me from buying the GNex or the Nexus 4 because I have always hoped that someday these issues will get fixed, but it has become extremely frustrating.

After seeing Apple Pay, I can't believe Google screwed this up so badly. Google Wallet has been around for years and they let it languish. They could have made a similarly seamless experience with mobile payments, but it doesn't look like they made even the slightest effort to do anything to advance mass adoption. NFC has been on android phones for years and nothing has come off it.
Google just can't seem to execute on good ideas - Google TV, Android TV, Android at home, Nexus Q, Google Wallet, Chromecast. That last one (Chromecast) seems to be doing much better compared to other forays into the TV space by Google, but there just doesn't seem to be a push for broader adoption.

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The Apple watch doesn't look like what a lot of people were hoping for - something magical, solving a problem that nobody even knew we had and there have been comments made about huge disappointments all around.
People said similar things when Apple released the first gen iPad. I was one of them. I thought it was a joke and thought "look at that - they super-sized the iPhone." Apple sold millions in the end and created an entire new business. 
I wasn't impressed with the watch announcement either, but I don't know if I can say that these things won't sell. People like apple products and they probably will buy a ton of these watches.
A big iPhone, mobile payments, and a smartwatch -- Apple has finally delivered on three of its most longstanding promises about the future of its mobile business. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is now...
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I am surprised we haven't seen any leaks yet which is why I thought maybe they canceled the Nexus line like the rumors we heard a while back. We will just have to wait and see. If it comes it should be by the end of October. I think the Nexus 5 was a Halloween announcement last year. 
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What a horrible piece of reporting. One "expert source" to conveniently provide credence to a provocative "click-bait " headline. The quality of reporting on The Verge has been on a steady decline for the past year or more.

Just because an industry is historically secretive doesn't mean things can't change. Openness begets more innovation and I hope Elon Musk and Tesla go on to prove all these naysayers wrong. At least Musk is actually doing something meaningful to better the future of humanity.
"This is actually good for Tesla and EV industry, that’s really important to appreciate, and I really do believe that," Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on a call today. He’d just done something a little...
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+Garmon Estes, It isn't like everything on the Verge is baiting readers but sensationalist headlines on articles with at best mediocre and, at worst, horrible excuses for journalism are becoming much more commonplace on The Verge.

+Joshua Topolsky should do something about this. I hate to see such a decline in quality. When Nilay was there with the rest of the original Engadget and then the "This is my Next" crew - I am talking about three years ago - +The Verge was a refreshing break from the mediocre crap that passed (passes) for journalism in technology. I know the Verge has branched into much more than technology and I liked their perspectives on current cultural trends and current events, but lately it has just become what I think, in the beginning, they aspired to not be - just another website among the many, and there are many, websites which just churn out garbage just for the sake of getting something out on what happens to be the hottest thing right this second. 
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 I fail to see any reason for this other than to protect antiquated business models of the incumbents. These politicians need to stop protecting incumbents and let the free market play itself out. The whole dealership business in the current car industry is a sham built on trying to push the largest quantity of cars, meeting quotas before the end of month/quarter, offering "discounts", "upgrades",... all highlighted in NPR exposé on the dealership business. These guys are in cut-throat competition even among salespeople within the same dealership, but all that matters is meeting the quota at the end. This is a shit business model ripe for disruption.

The justification for franchise laws is basically that if the free market plays out, consumers might actually get what actually happens in  a free market ala price efficiency and benefits from economies of scale. So, to protect the dealerships (middle men) and to enable them to sell cars at inflated prices which would otherwise be undercut by the manufacturers if they were to go direct-to-consumer, the state governments passed laws that are basically anti-consumer. That makes total sense.

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Other References - http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324049504578541902814606098
Tesla was dealt a crushing blow in New Jersey today after the state's Motor Vehicle Commission passed a rule that will prevent the company from selling its electric cars directly to consumers...
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Common sense is not very common and apparently, those who have it tend to lose it a couple of years later.

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+Mahesh Hariharan What if the amount of pressure needed to bend the iPhone was half as much at the weak point? The 15 year- olds in that YouTube video sure didn't look like they were trying very hard. What if only 35- 45 lbs. of force were needed to bend it? If that is the case, then there will be a significant number of problems down the road. It would be interesting to see +Consumer Reports do a pressure test on the weak spot.
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"If you take the Apple logo off of this, and you just imagine this was made by some other company, say Samsung for example,  and they come out and say 'here is our revolutionary new watch - it's a square, it has a knob on the side, it has this really weird software and it only works with our phones' - You might have laughed it off the stage if that was a Samsung Galaxy Gear or whatever it was. "
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Oh Captain, Our Captain
Tonight, we're all standing on our desks saluting our Captain Robin. Long before he became our teacher of life, laughter and poetry he was a student and college classmate alongside my mama...

My mama went to school with Robin Williams. Growing up she'd tell my brothers and I stories about the wild-eyed boy she'd see skipping through the Juilliard hallways. As a classical flutist, she shouldn't have run into him, but all the lockers in the classical wing were taken, so she was assigned a spot in the drama wing where she'd bear witness to daily scenes of silliness and the strange beauty of a star forming, with the same miraculous (and not-so-slightly manic) energy that whips celestial dust around to make something bright and new in the universe.  

Tonight I asked my mama what she remembers of Robin, she told me these four specific scenes are captured perfectly in her memory: 

She remembers the rainbow suspenders that would become his signature, holding up pants too big for his trim waist.

She remembers an elevator ride stopped short, stuck between floors, with the dashing and delirious boy who treated the whole ordeal like an improv exercise - at one moment heroic, declaring that he'd save them all, the next a fearful mouse cowering in the corner - all the while, a famous acting coach, arms folded, scowled unimpressed and my future-mom tried desperately to suppress her giggles.

She remembers every morning seeing snippets of action seen through the little rectangular window in his am-acting class' closed door. He'd fly through the frame, leaping like he was already peter pan. He'd sashay and flourish a french accent, twirling an invisible mustache. Then embracing his inner-caveman, he'd lumber by dragging a girl by her ponytail back and forth across the rehearsal floor.

She remembers the same boy sitting on the lunch table with his food on he chair below him, turned backwards and upside-down flipping the world and reshaping it to his own desire, every moment an opportunity to wreak delightful havoc, break form and reveal the joy of the ridiculous. 

So, in honor of her long-lost classmate, of our teacher, our genie, our peter pan, our therapist, our nanny... Let's remember to seize the day, every day. Oh me, oh life, Robin Williams and Walt Whitman got it right:

"Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?

Answer.
That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

Bangarang, Daria

#RobinWilliams   #RIP   #MakeGodLaugh   #OhCaptain  
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Great step towards the future! Love the things that Google is doing with self-driving cars.
 
Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can't drive. 

We're now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they'll take you where you want to go! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world. 

Learn more: http://goo.gl/qDUtgq
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