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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

ThatsMyNick Re:Because ... (240 comments)

Or just opensource bitch

about a week ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

ThatsMyNick Re:Whatever you may think ... (445 comments)

Everyone already knew it is one of those two. Responding and choosing the easiest option doesnt take courage or make him any more liable. It would actually reduce liability. I agree he is not hiding, but he is being smart. A few words can save him a lot of trouble and lot of pestering by the media. If it was me (and I indeed made a mistake, or I had malicious intentions), I would have done the same. Not because I am courageous or anything, because that is the safest thing to do, right now.

about a week ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

ThatsMyNick Re:Whatever you may think ... (445 comments)

Well, he hasnt admitted to anything. He has two options 1) Admit it was malicious 2) Admit it was a mistake. It doesnt take a genius to figure out 2 is the best option.

about a week ago
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Square Market Now Accepts Bitcoin

ThatsMyNick Re:Buy Now (94 comments)

If you have money to play with, sure. But dont call it an investment. I have a small amount of my saving that I dont mind if it becomes worth 0 tomorrow (5% of my total saving in an year). I currently am buy bitcoins with it, but I wouldnt consider it an investment at all. Certainly not a good investment.

about three weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Launches Political Party In New Zealand

ThatsMyNick Re:still (133 comments)

Because it makes him look interesting. Makes you curious about him. I am sure it is valuable too.

about three weeks ago
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Kaspersky: Mt. Gox Data Archive Contains Bitcoin-Stealing Malware

ThatsMyNick Re:Really? (169 comments)

Not sure why that was moderated as overrated. Just to be clear that was not a joke. If you create paper wallets, and store your bitcoins in them (in whatever denominations you like, I use 1 BTC per wallet), no virus or malware or some e-wallet getting hacked, can get to your bitcoins.

about 1 month ago
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Kaspersky: Mt. Gox Data Archive Contains Bitcoin-Stealing Malware

ThatsMyNick Re:Really? (169 comments)

Keep a paper bitcoin wallet. It as simple as that.

about 1 month ago
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Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

ThatsMyNick Re:Not illegal to charge for a service (306 comments)

You are free to charge $16 for it. But you may not use the firefox trademark in your ads/product page etc. Dell should move to iceweasel and avoid using mozilla's trademarks. Then again none would pay $16 for installing iceweasel.

about a month and a half ago
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How I Cut My Time Warner Cable Bill By 33%

ThatsMyNick Re:the phone is pure profit (206 comments)

Every carries in the USA has a plan with unlimited texts, yes
Every carries in the USA has unlimited texts on every plan, no. Text message charges are pure profit.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Fiber Pondering 9 New Metro Areas

ThatsMyNick Re:Phoenix AZ Google Fiber (172 comments)

From what I hear, it is mostly based on how much the city is willing to bend backwards to accommodate a quick rollout. Google doesnt have to work with uncooperative cities.

about a month ago
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Kicktaxing: The Crazy Complexity of Paying Tax Correctly On Crowdfunding

ThatsMyNick Re:Context (128 comments)

You can write the most insightful/thrilling/useful article ever in the history of mankind, but if you place it on a site where people get a lot of ads they will still accuse you of treachery.

Read the first line of the post you are responding to "It's difficult to claim "clickbait" when there are no ads!
"

about 2 months ago
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New England Burns Jet Fuel To Keep Lights On

ThatsMyNick Re:Jet Fuel? (230 comments)

Well, I dont have to extrapolate. Google Jet-B fuel.

about 3 months ago
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New England Burns Jet Fuel To Keep Lights On

ThatsMyNick Re:Jet Fuel? (230 comments)

Jet fuel has no gasoline in it.

Jet-B is 30% kerosene and 70% gasoline blend. It is used for better cold weather performance.

about 3 months ago
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New England Burns Jet Fuel To Keep Lights On

ThatsMyNick Re:Jet Fuel? (230 comments)

No, they mean kerosene-gasoline blend, more commonly knows as jet fuel.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

ThatsMyNick Re:NoScript (731 comments)

Remember business people... "The customer is always right."

This policy has always only been applied in high-end retail. It is not worth satisfying every customer unless you are providing a premium service, and the customer is paying for the premium of being always right.

The phrase caught on everywhere else, but has never been really true.

about 3 months ago
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Neiman Marcus and Other Retailers Breached, Credit Card Details Stolen

ThatsMyNick Re:Good thing Visa takes the risk... (151 comments)

Okay, but what risk is Visa or credit card company assuming? I dont really see your point.

about 3 months ago
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Neiman Marcus and Other Retailers Breached, Credit Card Details Stolen

ThatsMyNick Re:Good thing Visa takes the risk... (151 comments)

Actually the merchants that accepted the transactions made on stolen cards, take the hit. Visa doesnt have any sort of risk in this business.

about 3 months ago
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Ecuadorian Navy Rescues Bezos After Kidney Stone Attack

ThatsMyNick Re:Wait What? (190 comments)

If you are in the sea, the US coast guard would gladly do that. They will usually bill you for it, though it is likely covered by your insurance for medical evacuation.

about 3 months ago
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Next Carsharing Advance: Electric Cars From a Vending Machine

ThatsMyNick Re:Why have a separate machine? (62 comments)

Zipcar does that in the US. Well, not exactly as easy as using a credit card, but you have to apply and get their card. The car constantly reports its location to their system though. So if it moves when it is not supposed to move, the authorities are notified and lo-jack or whatever they have is activated.

about 4 months ago

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