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AT&T Readying For the End of Analog Landlines

ChadM Credit card machines (426 comments)

The majority of dialup credit card machines on the market do not work well with VOIP lines. If AT&T forces this change, a few hundred thousand small businesses will be forced into buying new machines.

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man

ChadM Re:Rules... (652 comments)

If you think illegal immigrants never complain, then I'm guessing you've never met any.

more than 4 years ago
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Network Solutions Suffers Massive Data Breach

ChadM Re:SOX issue (70 comments)

I think you mean PA-DSS, which applies to payment application providers. PCI-DSS applies to the merchants themselves.

more than 4 years ago
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Ireland Criminalizes Blasphemy

ChadM Re:It's so very odd..... (1376 comments)

I totally disagree with the parent. Theism/Atheism is having faith in the existence OR non-existence of a god (not necessarily a Christian god). Agnosticism is the lack of faith either way, which sounds quite reasonable to me as nobody has actually provided proof one way or the other, at least as far as I'm concerned. Why is it so difficult for some people to admit they they do NOT have the answer to a long standing question?

Also, it's a shame about Ireland. I may have to rethink ever visiting.

about 5 years ago
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Internet Astroturfer Fined $300,000

ChadM Re:So? (245 comments)

Are visitors going to be under the impression that the actual giver of testimony created the site, or will it be spelled out that you're the one doing it? It's not exactly a brain teaser of an ethical dilemma...

about 5 years ago
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Amazon Wants Patent For Inserting Ads Into Books

ChadM Re:If it's actually tasteful, I wouldn't mind so m (219 comments)

Books are the last advertisement-free stronghold, the last place we can turn for entertainment that does not come loaded with advertisements.

I agree with everything you said except this. I'm guessing you haven't had a good hike or picnic in a while?

about 5 years ago
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Amazon Wants Patent For Inserting Ads Into Books

ChadM Re:Well... (219 comments)

How about Hawthorne? Porn ads on every other page would be the only way I would ever consider reading The Scarlett Letter again.

about 5 years ago
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Tesla Nabs $465M Government Loan To Build Model S

ChadM Re:electricity rates (505 comments)

Arizona does as well.

about 5 years ago
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Church of Scientology On Trial In France

ChadM Re:Every church does (890 comments)

it's conceivable that the full text of LRH's teachings will similarly disappear from history

Not with torrents (as well as other sharing mechanisms) they won't.

more than 5 years ago
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Spy Satellite Photos Used To Fight Drug Smugglers

ChadM Re:You Joke (381 comments)

For every Guatemalan or Nicaraguan that makes it to the US and takes a job, that's less work for Mexicans. If they gatekeep their southern border they help to keep down their own competition...

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 To Include "Windows XP Mode"

ChadM Re:Had that for awhile now... (364 comments)

A rootkit in a VM could be used as a platform for launching attacks on nearby nodes, behind whatever firewall may be in place.

more than 5 years ago
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Pirate Bay Court Loss Won't Stop the Flow of Files

ChadM Re:Hooray! (358 comments)

That's a good thing, as far as I'm concerned. Hopefully it will cause an institutional aversion to making crappy movies. That would be nice.

more than 5 years ago
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Chimp Found Plotting Against Zoo Guests

ChadM Re:Translation (435 comments)

Ok I giggled. If your cat has a brain the size of a tennis ball then it's got a huge fucking head.

more than 5 years ago
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TrapCall Service To Bypass Caller ID Blocking

ChadM Re:Yeah really (399 comments)

Whoosh. /He was making a dick joke. =]

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook's New Terms of Service

ChadM Re:Naive thinking... (426 comments)

I meant to reply to the parent. Sorry!

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook's New Terms of Service

ChadM Re:Naive thinking... (426 comments)

Speak for yourself, tubby. =]

more than 5 years ago
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Test Selling "Last Mile" Fiber to Homeowners Under Way in Canada

ChadM Re:This would solve so many problems for us. (196 comments)

What other costs would there be? That would be pretty cheap. I guess you'd have to get an ip subnet. For my comcast account that costs $60 a month, with theoretically 40 gigabytes, that's 0.15 cents per kB. Vs. your amount above of 0.02 cents per or about 7 times cheaper.

If I could pay 2k today to get a fiber internet connection to my house that wasn't limited by comcast, I'd do it in a second.

MightyYar was referring to this incident:

http://verizonmath.blogspot.com/2006/12/verizon-doesnt-know-dollars-from-cents.html

more than 5 years ago

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