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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

DogDude Re:Credit cards? (77 comments)

Wow, I'm surprised at that. I'm a member of three different credit unions, and none of them charge for stuff like that (if for much at all). Very strange!

yesterday
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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

DogDude Re:Apple Pay? (77 comments)

The merchant doesn't see the credit card number with modern POS systems, either.

yesterday
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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

DogDude Re:sad (77 comments)

That's partially your fault for using a bank. My credit union contacted me last week and already sent me a new card.

yesterday
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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

DogDude Re:Credit cards? (77 comments)

That's what you get for doing business with a bank. Smart people use credit unions.

yesterday
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

DogDude Re:iTunes? one step? (320 comments)

Part of what makes iTunes so hard to use, in my opinion, was the creation of a completely superfluous extra layer of a "playlist library" or some nonsense. People who use iTunes don't even know where their actual music files. A file system isn't a complicated thing for anybody to use, so I don't really see the point. Of course, all of the nasty memory-leaking hooks it puts into Windows is what got it banned from my company, but I still don't understand why it's so damned complicated to use. I just click on the music files I want to play with Winamp and play them.

4 days ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

DogDude iTunes? one step? (320 comments)

I gave up on iTunes a LONG time ago because the software was, quite simply, a piece of shit. Why do people still use music software that takes *more* than one step to delete some music? That seems really insane to me. I can't imagine trying to fight with software in order to simply delete a file.

4 days ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

DogDude Re:Urban Fetch (139 comments)

The technology is there. A web page isn't rocket science. The money, though, isn't there.

5 days ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

DogDude Re:Abject brand mismanagement (352 comments)

Windows is associated with work, pain, crazy difficulties, nerds and viruses.

Huh? Most people I know associate Windows with easy and simple. Crazy difficulties and nerds is called "Linux".

about two weeks ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

DogDude Re:Can we have a [credible] MS Access equivalent? (185 comments)

There is more control and power if another language like Java or C++ is used.

That's true. However, Access and C++/Java aren't anywhere near equivalents. One is a database and a front end that most people can have working in minutes. One is a programming language, that somebody may be able to use to develop a database front end after a few years of training.

about two weeks ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

DogDude Re:At home too (185 comments)

Maybe even give them a free linux laptop for the home. They can afford that because of the license fee savings for not using windows.

A retail copy of Windows 7 is about $100. Nobody sells a laptop for $100. Tack onto that the extra training and support for Linux, and you're nowhere near as cheap as using Windows.

about two weeks ago
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Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot

DogDude Re:Chip and PIN (132 comments)

And how does Amazon get your chip and pin, exactly, Mr. Einstein?

about three weeks ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

DogDude Re:Anti-competitive behavior is a big deal (312 comments)

There is a price for everything and those that would consider themselves your betters force payment.

They're called regulations, and many of them are in place for good reason, such as public safety. In society, we all have to play by the same rules.

about three weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

DogDude Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

No, you have it backwards. A single soda is about 300 calories, which would take most people about 2.5-3 miles of running/walking to burn off. It's relatively impractical to think that one can exercise off the calories consumed from a bad diet. It's much easier to change one's diet.

about three weeks ago
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The Passenger Pigeon: A Century of Extinction

DogDude Re:Ecosystem (108 comments)

Oh, please. Introducing one more species to our ecosystem isn't going to have any effect at all, relative to everything humans have done to the ecosystem.

about three weeks ago
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China Gives Microsoft 20 Days To Respond To Competition Probe

DogDude Re:And well they should. (79 comments)

No government should be forcing its citizens into proprietary software which writes its data in proprietary ways without good, permanent ways to retrieve that data in the far future.

You're right. Glad no government is doing that!

about three weeks ago
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Post-Microsoft Nokia Offering Mapping Services To Samsung

DogDude Re:Love Free Offline Nokia Here Drive+Maps (67 comments)

Why not just use the mapping stuff that comes with Windows Phone? Seems to work just fine.

about three weeks ago
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The Evolution of Diet

DogDude Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (281 comments)

You can, but its extremely difficult.

You just put less food into your mouth. Unless you're being force fed, it's not difficult at all.

about three weeks ago
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The Evolution of Diet

DogDude Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (281 comments)

This is good, but it's not self-control.

No, in many cases, it's just self-control. In my case, it's self-control. Believe it or not, some people can *choose* what they shovel into their mouths...

about three weeks ago

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Google going to paid-only product search

DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 2 years ago

DogDude (805747) writes "Like the subject says: Google is moving to paid-only product search. It has always been free to submit items to Google, but that all changes this fall. Here's a blog post announcing the change from the Vice President of Product Management of Google Shopping"
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Google sends out barcodes to Favorite Places

DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 4 years ago

DogDude (805747) writes "Google sent out approximately 100,000 barcodes to local businesses deemed "favorite places" based on their own criteria (http://www.google.com/help/maps/favoriteplaces/business/faq.html#biz-faq-decal). These barcodes are scannable by any smartphone, and provide all kinds of nifty information about the business. The business where I work got one, and we're wondering what we could and/or should do with the program from our end."
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DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DogDude writes "I own a brick-and-mortar retail store. We do a good volume of business, and we plan to start opening more locations soon. We've outgrown out current Point-of-Sale system (POS), and I'm shopping for a new one. There are plenty of good, mature, proprietary systems out there already. I'm looking for information on OSS POS systems that are also mature, stable, and well supported. It seems that most OSS POS projects are either tiny, relatively unsupported, and lacking many critical features, or they're so large and complex that they can only be implemented by a Fortune 500 company with a dedicated IT staff. I'm looking for something robust that will work out of the box, yet still scale appropriately for a mid-sized company. Suggestions?"

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