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Old 2011-11-17, 17:34   Link #17741
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Most people are bad at math and can't use numbers to make an informed decision? Who knew?
Credit card companies?
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Old 2011-11-17, 17:35   Link #17742
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That and there are a lot of people on unemployment or on minimum wage, which makes paying the minimums looks good when you can't pay the max every month.

(I use to pay the max every month until such time as I could not and stand to be able to keep paying monthly expenses over a longer period of time. So one coasts at minimums until one gets employed again, and yet remains able to survive like one was use to while working).

Also there is an assurance that it will be paid off...eventually. Before it was just the intrest and you would never pay it off.
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Old 2011-11-17, 18:18   Link #17743
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Credit card companies?
Add casino ( or anything than use probablilty against customer) to the list.
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Old 2011-11-17, 18:51   Link #17744
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UK establishes £1 million Queen Elizabeth Engineering Prize.

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The Prime Minister, David Cameron, commented: "I am delighted that the Queen has put her name to this prestigious prize, which I hope will carry the same stature as the Nobel Prizes."

"For too long Britain's economy has been over-reliant on consumer debt and financial services. We want to rebalance the economy so that Britain makes things again - high-skilled, high-value manufacturing and engineering should be a central part of our long-term future."
The prize will be awarded to an individual or team of up to 3 engineers from anywhere in the world for extraordinary contribution to engineering. It will be a biannual award.

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Commenting on the prize, Lord Browne said engineering "underpins every aspect of our lives", adding that it forms a "bridge between scientific discovery and commercial application".

He added: "Too often the engineers behind the most brilliant innovations remain hidden. The Queen Elizabeth Prize aims to change that. It will celebrate, on an international scale, the very best engineering in the world."
I for one think this is a great development, and I can't think of a better country then the UK to give such a prize, given their historic ties at the forefront of the field. Engineering is just as important as science, but it lacked any big high profile prizes. Hopefully it will do as well as the organizers hope. Biannual is frequent, but engineering is a pretty big field.
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Old 2011-11-18, 04:19   Link #17745
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Former president Arroyo to be arrested...

http://twitter.com/ABSCBNNews/status/137459066929823744
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RT @ancalerts: Police now coordinating with St. Luke's admin on how to serve Arroyo's arrest warrant
I never thought this is possible!
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Old 2011-11-18, 04:26   Link #17746
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Arrested for what exactly?
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Old 2011-11-18, 04:29   Link #17747
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Cheating during the elections, among other cases filed against her.

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The country's supreme court ruled on Friday that Arroyo should be allowed to go overseas, but just hours later a lower court issued an arrest warrant for her on the basis of vote-tampering charges filed earlier in the day by the country's Commission on Election.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-p...=MasterAccount
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Old 2011-11-18, 06:24   Link #17748
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China's Wen warns "outside forces" off sea dispute
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AH0DQ20111118
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Old 2011-11-18, 08:04   Link #17749
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GOD SAVE THE QUEEN. The British Royal Science Society has been lazy sourcing for people to give medals to, it's time Queen Liz steps in to give the world more science.
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Old 2011-11-18, 08:36   Link #17750
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China's Wen warns "outside forces" off sea dispute
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AH0DQ20111118
With the recent news of US base in Australia and Clinton's plan to visit Burma, I wonder how the Chinese leaders will feel.

Probably something like this?

Spoiler for Ambushed from ten sides:
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Old 2011-11-18, 14:09   Link #17751
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This is a bit disturbing.

Rainbow 6 Patriots Announced, Coming in 2013

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/gam...ed_coming_2013

What's Ubisoft trying to say here?

"In a nutshell, the new threat believes that “the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests,” an extreme viewpoint that will predictably force Team Rainbow to “make tough ethical decisions.” That's right, Jedis, you're not the only ones who can do that."

Pardon me, but that sounds awfully like the Occupy Wallstreet, and Tea Party movements and what this new video game looks like is corporate propaganda.

I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 2011-11-18, 15:37   Link #17752
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This is a bit disturbing.

Rainbow 6 Patriots Announced, Coming in 2013

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/gam...ed_coming_2013

What's Ubisoft trying to say here?

"In a nutshell, the new threat believes that “the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests,” an extreme viewpoint that will predictably force Team Rainbow to “make tough ethical decisions.” That's right, Jedis, you're not the only ones who can do that."

Pardon me, but that sounds awfully like the Occupy Wallstreet, and Tea Party movements and what this new video game looks like is corporate propaganda.

I hope I'm wrong.
Really? To me, it just sounds like bandwagon jumping in the hope of making a buck.
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Old 2011-11-18, 15:48   Link #17753
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Commercial products always want to seem like they're anti-establishment and "edgy".
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Old 2011-11-18, 15:57   Link #17754
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Commercial products always want to seem like they're anti-establishment and "edgy".
Indeed. Why do you suppose the President and SecState in Blood+ look like Bush and Rice?
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Old 2011-11-18, 16:04   Link #17755
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Commercial products always want to seem like they're anti-establishment and "edgy".
As long as it make money, otherwise they would try something else.
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Old 2011-11-18, 16:14   Link #17756
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I think Coca Cola did it perfectly in the 70s

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Old 2011-11-18, 18:09   Link #17757
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Ahh, that was nice and nostalgic.
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Old 2011-11-19, 01:21   Link #17758
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Really? To me, it just sounds like bandwagon jumping in the hope of making a buck.
I sincerely hope you're right Anh_Minh.

I dislike when corporations pull these kinds of stunts just to make a buck.
It gives verbal ammunition to politicians to call for the regulation of video games.
We've seen that kind of nonsense before over games like Grand Theft Auto, Doom (back in the 1990s), and Silent Hill.
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Old 2011-11-19, 04:04   Link #17759
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The euro zone’s self-inflicted killer
http://blogs.reuters.com/bethany-mcl...d-killer-efsf/
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There were a lot of things that were supposed to save Europe from potential financial Armageddon. Chief among them is the EFSF, or European Financial Stability Facility.

In the spring of 2010, European finance ministers announced the facility’s formation with great fanfare. In its inaugural report, Standard & Poor’s described the EFSF as the “cornerstone of the EU’s strategy to restore financial stability to the euro zone sovereign debt market.” The facility itself said in an October 2011 date presentation that its mission is to “safeguard financial stability in Europe.”

That of course hasn’t happened. And the evidence suggests that the EFSF may have only exacerbated the problems.
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Old 2011-11-19, 05:53   Link #17760
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The euro zone’s self-inflicted killer
http://blogs.reuters.com/bethany-mcl...d-killer-efsf/
Embarrassingly bad article, she even got the basic list of triple-A rated countries wrong.
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