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So... Some people noticed that the phone in the video isn't an iphone.  No one appeared to notice the following, however:
1. The phone is a Galaxy S3.
2. The back cover is not attached.
3. Nothing is connected to the micro-USB charging port.
4. The device on the back is either covering or (more likely) replacing the battery.
5. The app on screen is not the device's native battery display.
6. The S3's notification LED is not illuminated red while charging as it normally would.

Conclusion: The device being demoed is not "charging" the phone in the traditional sense.

My guess:  The device is a capacitor circuit or a non-traditional battery (are the Israelis the ones with the experimental nano-perforated lithium ion batteries that charge super fast but degrade quickly) that can be charged quickly and not a "charger" at all.  The "charger" would appear to be a DC power supply that's off-screen.
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The surest way to crash the stock market is to tell everyone the market is going to crash.  Just like the surest way to have a recession is to tell everyone we're having a recession.  This was my observation:

The media told us we were in a recession a few years back.  Almost immediately chain businesses closed their least-profitable locations and most businesses (at least around here) scaled back their open hours.  That made some of their employees unemployed or underemployed.  That meant fewer dollars being spent.  That meant lower profits and more closings and layoffs.  That meant less money being spent.  Seeing a pattern?  Then, with no real change in the indicators, the federal government announced the recession was over, and suddenly hours extend and new locations begin to open.  People are hired, more money is being spent, and more new businesses open, etc.

Net result?  Millions of people now relying on taxpayer assistance that weren't before.  Was that the point?  Most likely.
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Buwahahahaa!
 
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Um... but if it's a sealed lead-acid battery like the one pictured (and the one used in every UPS I've owned) then there are no fill ports.  What then?  Sawzall?
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Sure, and lets add some to the 8th amendment, too:

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted, WHILE IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE.

Because that's the point of the Constitution, right?  To give some people rights others don't have?
 
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens recommends adding five words to the Second Amendment, shown in caps below, in order to make it conform to the original intent of its draftsmen:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms WHEN SERVING IN THE MILITIA shall not be infringed.”

Share if you think this is outrageous!
Just add five words, says former justice John Paul Stevens.
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Real innovation.  "Let's do something no one's done before."  "Okay, we'll need some very fancy electronics, some foam board, and some 2x lumber."  Awesome.
 
Earlier balloon designs used just one solar panel pointed up toward the sky, but we learned that two facing diagonally actually allows us to capture more sunlight at latitudes close to the poles. Capturing sunlight more efficiently allows us to collect more power with less weight, and charge our batteries for a longer period of time.
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The architect of Common Core said "Today, many students who are terrified they will be tested on lots of SAT words have one recourse: flashcards."

How many SAT words are in a lot of SAT words?  How many lots will they be tested on?  Double plus not good.
 
One of the key “architects” of the controversial Common Core national education standards announced an overhaul of the SAT that has critics up in arms.
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Lihue, HI - Princeville, HI - Dallas, TX - Monroe, LA
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Dr. Floyd is the best eye doctor I've ever been to, and her staff is wonderful, as well. I have never seen as clearly as I do now with my new glasses and contacts. I was even able to have lenses made to fit the titanium frames that I have from several years ago. The major chains all said they couldn't make lenses to fit them. I suffered three years of headaches from bad prescriptions and heavy, uncomfortable steel frames because I kept trying the "name brands." The coatings on my lenses from the major chains kept rubbing off, as well, but the lenses I got from A Visual Difference have been incredibly durable. Note: If you get anything other than basic plastic, single-vision lenses with no coatings, they're actually made by an optics lab somewhere else in the country. This is the same everywhere I've ever been. If there's a delay, it's with the lab, not the eye doctor.
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Very nice people, very thorough, and very good at explaining everything. We sold our house, got to the office at the same time as the buyer, and left at the same time as the buyer about 30 minutes later. Fastest loan closing I've ever been a party to!
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Possibly the best Mexican food in town. The quality of their meats is well above the average for their competitors around here. Very good thin chips and good salsa, too. We've been several times at different times of day and their food has been very consistent. I'm originally from Texas and grew up with excellent Tex-Mex everywhere. Others who are used to less variety of American-Mexican food week likely rate this place even higher than I do.
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
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Dine-in and carry-out both consistently good. We've probably eaten here or from here thirty times. Fried rice, curry, sushi (both sashimi and "American" cooked varieties) and their more Chinese-food-like dishes are out of this world. The herbal chicken will blow your mind. Three words: DEEP FRIED BASIL. Oh yeah. The red curry is some of the best we've had on this continent. The atmosphere is a little divey, but in the way of a Hawaiian "local food" restaurant, which is very comfortable and homey to me. We're folks who've had sashimi in Hawaii and Japan when it's been out of the Pacific for less than an hour, and the fish here is consistently acceptable. Advice for interpreting sushi reviews from an old pro: white tuna is very fishy. Always. Ahi tuna (yellow fin) should not be fishy. Those who do not know this will order a roll with white tuna and complain 90% of the time. ;-)
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very good
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Great selection and quality of food. Good service. Quick and not to expensive. We love this place and go there at least twice a week.
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