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    You should have cut her a discount.

    You should have cut her a discount.
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    Time was.. I fumed over folk making small...

    Time was.. I fumed over folk making small purchases with plastic 'stead of cash, and holding up many others at a checkout line. That worm turned a long time ago. 'tronics of one kind or another are...
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    $5,000 IIRC. Cash or EFT. Ten is an extra...

    $5,000 IIRC. Cash or EFT. Ten is an extra trigger, listed as trans-border.

    But - wait for it.. the Banks figured out rather a long time ago they could save money by just copying Treasury ALL...
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    M1 and M2 money are closer to a thousand years...

    M1 and M2 money are closer to a thousand years old. If not more-yet.

    Medieval Knight's Templar - well their "admin infrastructure", not the warriors - and portable letters of credit one of the...
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    Good that you obscured that. Gummint isn't...

    Good that you obscured that. Gummint isn't interested in the size of your balls.

    It's the RECEIVER size they retain in the Database!
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    Back when I was on the "tip and ring", I'd just...

    Back when I was on the "tip and ring", I'd just give the really persistent ones a Telco "Milliwatt" number.
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    .. or on public trans. Or - at least in the UK -...

    .. or on public trans. Or - at least in the UK - even on foot.

    So what?

    GDR & Stasi eventually proved that a society that over-intrudes can collapse under the sheer mass of too many of its...
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    Be a great deal more interesting as a bar-fight...

    Be a great deal more interesting as a bar-fight if the gummint employees had to decide amongst themselves...
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    __ Sigh of relief __ Lots of parties __...

    __ Sigh of relief

    __ Lots of parties

    __ Massive indifference

    __ All of the above.

    Pick any three.
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    I am not a Lawster, either, but ISTR you need to...

    I am not a Lawster, either, but ISTR you need to offer them that cash three times and have it refused three times before you are fully clear. Witnesses would be wise, as well. Not uncommon for STATE...
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    Fuggabunchapoultry! My fee may have to be paid...

    Fuggabunchapoultry!

    My fee may have to be paid as a containership of liquid helium just so I can take the call without melting the phone!

    :D
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    No. You will not be "gone". That's the weird part...

    No. You will not be "gone". That's the weird part of this whole "become a number" thing.

    Mum's two years buried and still lives-on in the databases of retailers, junk mailers, cc companies. You...
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    Spot on. Now for a hoot. Bitcoin and Sputniks. ...

    Spot on. Now for a hoot. Bitcoin and Sputniks.

    Generated on 'puters, stored on 'puters, moved about on 'puters, transacted on 'puters.
    over networks built and operated by dominant-carrier / and...
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    Mostly it does just that. Store and forward. The...

    Mostly it does just that. Store and forward. The MTR use faster tech in HKG not only because some journeys are but between two adjacent stations or now and then a change of mind, same-same station,...
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    Korea had one before anyone else. "Upass". ...

    Korea had one before anyone else. "Upass".

    Hong Kong's was the world's SECOND to go into wide use public service.

    Fifty odd years earlier, I had worked on ones that were classified goods at the...
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    China - most of Asia by now - is ahead of us out...

    China - most of Asia by now - is ahead of us out of sheer necessity.

    Someone calculated that with their headcount there is not enough paper nor coinage metal on the whole PLANET to serve their...
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