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Amazon Cloud Drive Feedback

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This is not merely a technical problem, but I did not have the choice for multiple selections. Anytime I use the word “you” down below, I mean Amazon. First the good. I love you, I have used AWS S3 for a long time, no complains. I do much of my online purchases on you, although I am not a fervent shopper. I rent my movies on Amazon Video. I am signed up for Flex.

American Parenting killing Marriage

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This article sounds very true, although I would not go as far as generalizing it for all Americans. Mothers must devote themselves to their children above anyone or anything else, but many wives would be offended if their husbands said, “You’re pretty great, but my love for you will never hold a candle to the love I have for John Junior.” Mothers are also holy in a way that fathers are not expected to be.

Dumping Dollars Left and Right

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“DOD charged the American taxpayer $43 million for what is likely the world’s most expensive gas station.” That’s what Special Inspector General John F. Sopko found when he looked at the construction of a natural gas station in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. According to the report, at most that station should have cost about $500,000. But in this case, the Department of Defense’s Task Force for Stability and Business Operations awarded Central Asian Engineering a contract to build the station for a little under $3 million.

Standard and Daylight Savings Time

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Standard Time. When I was a child, an old lady I loved as my own grandmother used to tell me this time was “God’s time,” and that she never changed clocks when everyone else switched to “Daylight Savings Time.” I wish I could do the same, unfortunately I am not old enough not to care. I am part of the growing group that believes DST (or time changing of any kind) is worthless.

China’s Two Child Policy

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This one is worth documenting, as it doesn’t happen every day. As a matter of fact, it hasn’t happened for over three decades. “It is the latest twist in the most ambitious and ruthless social-engineering program ever undertaken by a modern state: Beijing announced Thursday that the Chinese Communist Party will officially abandon its one-child policy. Yet it has no plans to relinquish authority over its subjects’ birth patterns; rather, Beijing has simply changed the ration.

Big Red Bus

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“Hi guys, don’t forget to donate today!” says the lady with the oneblood.org t-shirt. The Big Red Bus parks on campus often, sometimes they seem to be here every day. “We’ll give you a t-shirt and a cookie!” She says. That’s the price of your donation, but is it? A typical pint of blood costs $130-150, and sometimes even more. A lucrative business, don’t you agree? Yet, oneblood.org is non-profit.

Apple on Encryption

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Apple mobile devices—iPhones, iPads, iPods—are used everywhere. The US smartphone subscriber market share highest percentage is dominated by them. As an American company, they are bound to comply with U.S. laws and regulations. So, when the U.S. Justice Department requested that Apple grants access to a locked iPhone, Apple brought the case to court. Apple Inc told a U.S. judge that accessing data stored on a locked iPhone would be “impossible” with devices using its latest operating system, but the company has the “technical ability” to help law enforcement unlock older phones.