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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

danbob999 Re:It's Ironic... (257 comments)

Yes. I don't live in a violent ghetto.

Neither do I. I would carry $30k once if I had too. But I wouldn't carry it for no reason just in case I decide to purchase a trip or a car.

I regularly see people with over $10000 of clothing and jewelry on and nobody gets robbed.

These used clothing and jewelry aren't probably worth more than $500 as soon as they are taken out of the store. Cash is much more interesting for a robber. Also you can loose your wallet. I don't really care if I loose $50. It will bother me to have to call my credit card to cancel the old one and get a replacement, and to do the same for my driver's license, health insurance and such. But I'd be way more pissed off if I just lost 30k$ cash.

yesterday
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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

danbob999 Re:It's Ironic... (257 comments)

The proper term is not 'robbed', it's "civil forfeitured". By confusing the two terms, you sully the reputation of thieves who ply their craft without the aid of crooked DA's and the DEA.

No, I just don't live in the jurisdiction of these agencies.

yesterday
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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

danbob999 Re:It's Ironic... (257 comments)

A $30k payment would probably be blocked by the credit card security feature (I may need to call to unlock). However many different payments of various amount totaling $30k would work just fine. I wouldn't keep $2k in cash on me all the time either, if you prefer a smaller amount.

Cash equivalents are readily available in those amounts and they can be secured if stolen.

You mean like traveler's checks? Not very convenient.

yesterday
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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

danbob999 Re:It's Ironic... (257 comments)

Secure? I have no problems keeping on me credit cards with $30k spending limits. Would you keep that amount in cash on you all the time with no fear of getting robbed?

yesterday
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

danbob999 Re:ApplePay vs CurrentC (629 comments)

What you call "existing standards" include many proprietary solutions. They are no more standard than Windows is an operating system standard.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

danbob999 Re:ApplePay vs CurrentC (629 comments)

Apple Pay doesn't stop at the contactless number exchange. The exchange of a credit card number is meaningless as a payment method if you are not connected to banks/credit cards networks. And this still requires proprietary protocols.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

danbob999 Re:ApplePay vs CurrentC (629 comments)

The merchant has to get a proprietary terminal compatible with the bank's proprietary network.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

danbob999 Re:ApplePay vs CurrentC (629 comments)

Even if Apple Pay was 99% open, the remaining 1% is enough to make it a proprietary application overall. I can't implement an Apple Pay application to run on my non-Apple phone even if I wanted to.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

danbob999 Re:ApplePay vs CurrentC (629 comments)

Bad analogy. Apple Pay was accepted everywhere NFC payments were accepted, no additional equipment required

Yes, because it rely on proprietary networks/protocols owned by credit cards company and/or banks. Apple Pay is just an additional middle man.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

danbob999 Re:ApplePay vs CurrentC (629 comments)

My point is that Apple Pay is proprietary. I never said the Bank apps aren't. Also if Skype, Hangout, Facetime and Facebook were open standards, you could develop a bridge between your land-line phone and these VoIP protocols. But since they are proprietary it isn't possible.

2 days ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

danbob999 Re:ApplePay vs CurrentC (629 comments)

Ever tried to pay using your work or parking lot RFID card? It doesn't work, even if it's compatible with the NFC standard too. Even tough Apple Pay uses an open standard (NFC), it is still a proprietary solution. Just like Facetime is a proprietary protocol no matter what's hiding behind.

2 days ago
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Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

danbob999 Re:The HTC One M8 really stands out (108 comments)

Why isn't "balanced" to have 200% in battery compared to performance? Where does the 1:1 ratio comes from?

about two weeks ago
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Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

danbob999 The HTC One M8 really stands out (108 comments)

The HTC One M8 really stands out, thanks to its nearly balanced performance/battery-life ratio

No it doesn't. Just because an arbitrary "performance" number equals another just as arbitrary "battery life" number doesn't mean the device is any balanced.

about two weeks ago
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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

danbob999 Just make it fast (77 comments)

Android didn't need a new design overhaul. I just hope the new OS is fast and functional.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

danbob999 Re:Thunderbolt (355 comments)

Except that in practice nobody does that, and if someone does, it will never get mainstream. It could be useful to attach a high end graphic card to a laptop, but: 1. such a case would be very expensive and bulky (power supply) 2. bandwidth is still too slow for high end graphic cards There was nothing wrong with express card. You could get a cellular modem, wifi, ethernet, usb2, sound card, eSATA card in that format. It was cheap and covered pretty much every use case except, again, graphic cards, for the same bandwidth reason. What killed it is that laptops had pretty much all these functions built-in so there was no need for external cards. Plus laptops keep getting smaller so that slot unused by 99% of us had to go. In practice the main selling advantage of Thunderbolt is that you save one cable (against using DVI/HDMI/DP + USB3) to connect a monitor.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

danbob999 Re:5K display (and computer) for $2500 (355 comments)

Great, so you can buy another expensive Thunderbolt PC to connect to this bulky, power hungry monitor once the computer inside is becoming too old

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

danbob999 Re:5K display (and computer) for $2500 (355 comments)

2) Can it act as an external display for other computers, like some older versions of the iMac?

No. This is what I hate about these iMacs. And especially more since this high-res display. You get a good, expensive display, which you could easily keep for 10-15 years, but are forced to throw it away when you want to upgrade the computer, after say 2-8 years. A Mac mini duck-taped on the back of a monitor takes about the same space anyways.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

danbob999 Re:Thunderbolt (355 comments)

Thunderbolt is useful for a niche market. Just like firewire, it won't last long. Too expensive.

about two weeks ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

danbob999 Re:VS Moto X Gen 2 (201 comments)

Moto X 2nd has a smaller, lower resolution display, less RAM, and a slower SoC. Many people will prefer the smaller size of the Moto X however.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

danbob999 Re:Autonomy (283 comments)

15 seconds sound about average. Oh wait, we are not talking about the time to bust a cell-phone monthly data cap.

about three weeks ago

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