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World's Worst Hacker?

Ben174 Re:oh, it's a troll (174 comments)

Sometimes when I'm trying to just find out how good of bandwidth a server has, I just wget some random giant file that's freely available on a big server. Windows Service Packs meet that requirement.

more than 3 years ago

Chrome Private Mode Not Quite Private

Ben174 Re:Um no (234 comments)

Not only that, but you *zoom in* on red-hot-midget-porn. Presumably because midgets are smaller and must be enlarged to show texture.

more than 4 years ago

YouTube Phasing Out Support For IE6

Ben174 Re:Market share (481 comments)

I've had several times where I'm testing a site in IE6, find a bug or quirk, then press Ctrl-N to open a new IE6 window, and browse to W3C (or other web development related site) to find a reference to that particular element and determine its compatibility with the browser I'm currently in. I'd say that's pretty common.

more than 5 years ago

Why the CAPTCHA Approach Is Doomed

Ben174 Re:8==C=A=P=T=C=H=A==D (522 comments)

That captcha looks painfully easy to break. All a bot would have to do is render the HTML to a image and OCR it.

more than 5 years ago

How Nvidia Wants To Bring 3D Glasses Back

Ben174 Re:"Mostly" monitors? (341 comments)

This is why you have to learn to see in pseudo-3D. If you start watching 3D when you're young, your mind will become trained to it, and won't try to compensate of the lack of other depth queues.

more than 6 years ago



What's the best bank for a geek?

Ben174 Ben174 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Ben174 writes "I've banked at a couple different banks and haven't yet been able to find one that offers the features I need. I'd like to find a bank that supports open standards, such exporting my statement data to a XML file format. I'd also like to write scripts to monitor my account and send me emails when my balance reaches X, or if a transaction occurs within X miles from my zip code. Do any banks currently support this?"


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