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Oh, my! NBC's video police has caught me!
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Amazon is Using the Justice Department settlement to MAKE us purchase books from them
Please make yourself heard - either share this post or create a post on this subject yourself.
I just received this e-mail from Amazon:
Good news! You are entitled to a credit of $0.73 for some of your past Kindle book purchases. The credit results from legal settlements reached with publishers...
You don't have to do anything to claim your credit... We will automatically apply your available credit to your next purchase of a Kindle book or print book sold by Amazon.com, regardless of publisher.
This is just Amazon forcing us to either buy a book from them or choose to forgo on collecting on the settlement. They should not limit us to refunding the money only if we purchase something from them - and not only just anything, it has to be a book - when what they should be doing is to return the amount to the credit card that they have on file for us. Since they do not have many books for $0.73, this policy of theirs means that I'm being strong armed into spending even more money to get this $0.73 back. NOT RIGHT!
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What many, many people are missing is that the "bad guy" in all of this is Apple.  The federal court ruled it was Apple which initiated a conspiracy with book publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin to fix prices in order to block Amazon's discounting.  Specifically, the court found "by a preponderance of the evidence that Apple conspired to restrain trade in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act."  Now many of the stories are all about "Amazon owes you money" or this post not liking the way Amazon is handling it.  BTW, Barnes and Noble is handling the settlement credits the same way Amazon is.  It is possible that the refund methodology and process were dictated by the court.  It is also possible that Amazon has zero money being held and collecting interest and that they only receive the settlement money from Apple and the publishers to pay for the credit after you have used it. (Which would mean the people holding millions of dollars of other peoples money and earning interest on it could be Apple and the publishers.)  I would agree that it would have been better for the court to make Apple and the publishers mail out checks to every single person entitled to a refund along with an apology for their actions in conspiring to make you pay more for your books in order to enhance their bottom line, but I don't think there is a gripe with Amazon or B&N on this. 
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Great Deal - Dragon Box - Free App of the Day
Amazon's FAOTD today looks like a very interesting app for making kids learn algebra without their even knowing that they are doing it! Usually sold for six dollars or so, it is free today so go get it and let me know if it is any good. :)

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Houston is a very green city.
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Cathedral, Mexico City
It is a straight façade, of course, even though the panoramic shot makes it look curved. The light was also not very favorable - dusk had fallen and it was getting dark with each shot, literally.
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That is a nice shot... I was standing about 8 yards from that main door in the center, inside the fence, when I shot this pic - I wanted to avoid all that crowd obscuring the view.
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The Problem with Facebook's Oculus Future

"Today's acquisition is a long-term bet on the future of computing. I believe Oculus can be one of the platforms of the future," Zuckerberg said.

Here's one big problem with FB's vision of Oculus Rift - I think that most people actually want to live in the real world. They immerse themselves in FB, or video games, or TV watching, or countless other online things but they still keep the real world in their peripheral vision at all times, just in case something occurs - something more interesting, some emergency, some aside to the person sitting next to you - that needs their attention. Using Oculus Rift is not like that; it cuts you off pretty much entirely from RL and - although some people will like that - for most people that will be disorienting and maybe too isolating, especially if done in long stretches.

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I think these guys have become convinced of their collective status  as visionary  titans rather than bright hard working guys - and I do mean guys - who got very lucky.  That is one thing I always liked about a Bill Gates, he was aware of that, MS is an OS just like a Tesla is just an electric car not a revolutionary innovation of the fantastic future.  
Also, as far as their status as rich guys, all of them together are not equal to one Rockefeller, on multiple levels. If you throw in a Carnegie then it gets even more interesting.  Two individuals worth more and controlling something like more than 3% of the GDP of the United States at their peaks - with a bit more of a solid asset base than Facebook or Twitter stock.  
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Managing projects in a structured environment to increase the probabilities of your success... Almost two decades of experience in different aspects of the discipline of project management; making clients and employers happy with the quality of performance; traveling and working all over the western hemisphere with a long suffering family in tow; now looking to give back to the community the knowledge accrued over the years.

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