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by framus
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Apple Card
Replies: 115
Views: 10159

Re: Apple Card

Signed up for Apple Card as the security features seem good. First impressions: Sign up - slick, speedy process - no hassle Daily cash back is good and info on IOS device is good. Apple support - They are still learning - frontline support didn't know what Credit Agency/Agencies would need to have c...
by framus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Non-lethal alternatives to firearms to defend against home invasions in Florida
Replies: 113
Views: 6491

Re: Non-lethal alternatives to firearms to defend against home invasions in Florida

I'm not sure a dog is a great non-lethal alternative for defense unless that dog is trained for protection. Such training is very involved and requires a dog with the proper temperament. Too often there is a simplistic assumption that lethal weapons can provide protection. This may be the case if th...
by framus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Smart Home = Dumb Idea due to potential security breaches and exploits?
Replies: 42
Views: 3952

Re: Smart Home = Dumb Idea due to potential security breaches and exploits?

One thing I consider when thinking about these smart 'things' is if/how they expand my exposure to surveillance capitalism. I've become very skeptical of any company providing internet capable widgets. I'm not clear if these companies can be trusted. When I try to understand their privacy policies t...
by framus
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Graduate School in the US vs UK
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: Graduate School in the US vs UK

Were it me and it isn't, I'd be inclined to head for the UK. When I was in grad school those who administered the program said they picked candidates with an eye toward the fact that we would learn as much or more from our peers as we would from our professors. I think there are rich intangible bene...
by framus
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple Watch Worth The $$$?
Replies: 41
Views: 3635

Re: Apple Watch Worth The $$$?

I've got the series 4 and am happy with it. Use it for workout tracking. Heart Rate function works good enough that I no longer need/use my dedicated HRM when riding bikes. The timer function is useful. I'm happy using Siri with the watch for recording reminders and my grocery list. Apple IOS update...