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    Iphone 5 To Be Announced Sept 12!

    Jailbreak is different than unlock. Jailbreak allows you to run apps not authorized by Apple. Unlock allows you to use the phone with different mobile carriers.
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    Iphone 5 To Be Announced Sept 12!

    You left out 'improve the lives of their customers'. Assuming a healthy competitive landscape (I would argue this is the case for phones, computers and tablets) the profit is a measure of the value they are delivering to customers. Re: worker abuses, they are of course indefensible. Really...
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    Iphone 5 To Be Announced Sept 12!

    Yes, they did. Well, maybe not 'forgot' as much as made a conscious decision not to focus on them. They recognize that people with true 'IT professional' requirements are a small group, and Apple's time and resources are not well-spent catering to their needs. To take an example, Apple has just...
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    Iphone 5 To Be Announced Sept 12!

    Well, it likely won't be available in Argentina at less than 2x the price in other countries...
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    Where to find Rosamonte yerba mate?

    Maybe, but the ones at Carrefour suck.
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    Where to find Rosamonte yerba mate?

    Pretty well-known brand that has been recommended to me by a couple friends so didn't think I've had trouble finding it. Have been to several supermarkets (Carrefour) and chinos without success. Anybody been able to find it? I'm in Recoleta near Santa Fe and Callao but willing to travel within...
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    Place to work or study

    Hey Ceviche, thanks for this suggestion. After much trial and error, I have come to the realization that I am the type of person who prefers the work and home environments to be separated. I just like having the place I live be one where I can relax, and for all 'work' to be done outside. Of...
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    Place to work or study

    Getting tired of the cafe circuit near my apt in Recoleta. Anyone know a good public place with comfy chairs/desks for studying or working? I'm thinking something like an old-style public library or university library which is open to non-students.
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    15% surcharge on foreign transactions on Argentine credit cards starting Sep 1

    Yes it is, and that's why they're shutting it down.
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    15% surcharge on foreign transactions on Argentine credit cards starting Sep 1

    Clarín also mentioned that the 15% doesnt apply to online purchases made with credit cards or to any purchases made w debit cards. If debit card purchases were prohibited, I think Clarin would have taken the opportunity to point that out but there's no mention. Given that and mariposa's...
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    15% surcharge on foreign transactions on Argentine credit cards starting Sep 1

    Interesting... thought about this a bit more in detail. I don't disagree that they probably are having to pay 6.37 pesos to get more dollars into the central bank. If that's already the case, what do they have to fear from official devaluation... Will have to sleep on it.
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    15% surcharge on foreign transactions on Argentine credit cards starting Sep 1

    Agree completely! The central bank can't afford to absorb forever, only a matter of time...
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    Looking for expat advice and knowledge

    Quite a negative sentiment re: expats in Argentina right now. Best thread for you to look at would probably be one called 'Buenos Aires In/Out' from a few days back. Most of the things in there would apply country-wide. Among the biggest issues are inflation, government clamping down on...
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    15% surcharge on foreign transactions on Argentine credit cards starting Sep 1

    This is not how credit card transactions work. Visa and MasterCard international do not pay the merchant's bank for the customer's purchase. The issuing bank (i.e. the one whose name is on the credit card) pays the merchant's bank (also called acquiring bank) for the purchase. Visa and...
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    15% surcharge on foreign transactions on Argentine credit cards starting Sep 1

    An exchange where Bob gives Jane X pesos and Jane gives Bob Y dollars can be described in any number of equivalent ways: 1. Bob gets Y dollars for X pesos 2. Jane gets X pesos for Y dollars 3. Bob buys Y dollars at Y/X dollars per peso (or X/Y pesos per dollar) 4. Bob sells X pesos at Y/X...
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