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5 Years Later, 'Do Not Track' System Ineffective

drunkennewfiemidget You don't say.. (254 comments)

Also: water: wet. Sky: blue. Rob Ford: drunk and high.

More at 11.

about 5 months ago
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Ouya Dropping 'Free-to-Play' Requirement

drunkennewfiemidget Awesome! (107 comments)

When I was one of the first few hundred to sign up for their kickstarter and then received my unit well after I could have purchased it for the same price at Best Buy, I was done.

Then, when it took them another 3-4 weeks to get me my other controller, I sold it on the Internet like I did the Ouya and first controller.

I've heard nothing but complaints about it, and now they're removing one of the only promises they've actually kept to this point.

What a way to blow through millions of dollars. It'll be dead in a year. And I say good riddance.

about 7 months ago
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Computer Geeks As Loners? Data Says Otherwise

drunkennewfiemidget Re:Engineers FTW! (158 comments)

I guess... if marriage is 'winning'.

about 8 months ago
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Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like

drunkennewfiemidget Re:Complete overhaul please (462 comments)

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!

I've been saying this for years.

Not everyone has to work 9-5. So what if your job is 0300-1100? If that's what works in your timezone, great.

about a year ago
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Credit Card Swipe Fees Begin Sunday In USA

drunkennewfiemidget Re:I'm curious to see how many retailers actually (732 comments)

That still takes time (which is money) and money (in the form of bank fees) out of me.

I'm still going to prefer the retailer who doesn't surcharge me over one that doesn't; it's that simple.

about a year and a half ago
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Credit Card Swipe Fees Begin Sunday In USA

drunkennewfiemidget Re:Not really a speedbump (732 comments)

If we could count on the retailer to lower their prices to remove the inflation of the surcharge, it'd be a different story, but you know as well as I do that won't happen.

For quite some time, I used to offer companies with whom I'd developed a long standing relationship on the Internet a cheque or US money order to pay for goods so there'd be no Paypal/credit card fees in exchange for a better price. (I'd have even split the difference on the fees).

Every one of them were like, "No, that's the price."

I stopped trying.

about a year and a half ago
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Credit Card Swipe Fees Begin Sunday In USA

drunkennewfiemidget Re:I'm curious to see how many retailers actually (732 comments)

Actually, when the store owner has to start paying his employees more money to put shit back on the shelf, he may start rethinking if that money on the credit card fees is more worthwhile.

I use a credit card for two reasons.
A) If someone swipes/steals that information, they're stealing VISA's money, not mine. If I use a debit card and they steal my info, they drain my bank account, my mortgage bounces. That's bad.
B) Rewards programs. I get thousands of dollars a year in rewards. I put /everything/ on my credit card. Only thing I don't is my mortgage and that's just because I can't. I pay it off every month. Companies that are going to make this less advantageous for me are going to get less of my business.

about a year and a half ago
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Credit Card Swipe Fees Begin Sunday In USA

drunkennewfiemidget Re:I'm curious to see how many retailers actually (732 comments)

Well, realistically, I'd probably not have gone in the store in the first place if they implemented it, because I'd have hopefully done my homework.

That said, I think it would be important that store owners have a chance to hear their employees go, "yea, I had to put 3x as much stuff back on the shelf today because people keep saying no thanks when they try and charge items to their credit cards".

Other than groceries, I do very little shopping in-store now anyway -- I do most of my shopping online.

about a year and a half ago
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Credit Card Swipe Fees Begin Sunday In USA

drunkennewfiemidget I'm curious to see how many retailers actually use (732 comments)

I wouldn't think twice about having the clerk go, "there's a surcharge for credit", to which I'd respond, "OK, thanks anyway." and leave.

about a year and a half ago
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Remote Linksys 0-Day Root Exploit Uncovered

drunkennewfiemidget I'm fine. (133 comments)

I'm pretty sure my Linksys router doesn't have that vulnerabil -- HA JUST KIDDING, WHO WANTS MY CREDIT CARD NUMBER?

about 2 years ago
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Water Bottle Fills Itself From the Air

drunkennewfiemidget Hydrophobic? (173 comments)

I'm not hydrophobic, I have gay friends!

about 2 years ago
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The UK's 5-Minute 4G Data Cap

drunkennewfiemidget Re:Mobile bandwidth (261 comments)

That's all of Canada.

Robelus can eat my ass and the CRTC is a joke.

Example: Rogers' best Internet plan is $130/mo. 250G of data. You will exceed that in less than 5h at full speed.

Fucking assholes.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Picks Another Web Standards Fight

drunkennewfiemidget Re: Just because they submitted a standard doesn't (211 comments)

Alternatively, unless the standard already in place is not extendable or horribly broken, instead of making up their own shit behind closed doors, why couldn't they have approached the community, and got involved.

"Hey, we have some ideas we'd like to try out and would like to help extend the standard, here are our ideas:" ... inclusion as opposed to blind exclusion.

more than 2 years ago
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Budget 27" IPS Displays From Korea Are For Real

drunkennewfiemidget Re:sounds interesting (266 comments)

Agreed. I learned to rip my blu-rays and content a long time ago.. HDCP is just an irritating technology that further promotes idiotic technology.

more than 2 years ago

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