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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

omnichad Re:Charms Bar vs Action Center (188 comments)

point your mouse to a corner and wait for a hidden window to magically appear

Or press Win+C or swipe from the right on a multi-touch touchpad (or from the right on a touch screen).

If you have a recent touchpad, I'd argue that the charms bar is *too* discoverable with most people finding it when they're trying to move the mouse or scroll.

about half an hour ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

omnichad Re:Terrible names (188 comments)

will include a cat that's either possibly alive or dead?

No, that's Mac OS X (pre-10.9)

41 minutes ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

omnichad Re:Terrible names (188 comments)

Why don't you just admit the woosh and move on?

48 minutes ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

omnichad Re: Looks UGLY (188 comments)

So you want the GPU to start tuning television channels over the web?

about an hour ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

omnichad Re:Avoid outing suspects, and other tips (350 comments)

make sure that if you do run across child porn or links to what you think is child porn, you immediately report it to all relevant authorities

I'm afraid that if you do this, you will be convicted for possession. The authorities are desperate for convictions and your browser cache is enough for them.

3 hours ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

omnichad Re:I Don't Buy It (350 comments)

impossible to distinguish from the real thing

So in this case, how do you prove an image is a simulation?

3 hours ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

omnichad Re:Nice troll (321 comments)

They just said "Google Nexus" but they probably mean Galaxy Nexus.

3 hours ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

omnichad Re:Think of the children! (350 comments)

You don't see the downside of building a public database of child pornography information? No potential downside?

4 hours ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

omnichad Re: Good news (418 comments)

There was an endgame. The audience guessed it, but the writers changed it so that the audience's guess would be wrong. It's a stupid mistake that they never should have done. You can clearly see where that happened at the turning point of Season 6.

2 days ago
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New Nicotine Vaccine May Succeed Where Others Have Failed

omnichad Re:Can somebody clarify? (177 comments)

It makes you much more susceptible to various cancers, organ damage, neurological damage, and so on.

Everything but the nicotine in the delivery method does that.

2 days ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

omnichad Re:get off my lawn (232 comments)

That's a search from software - not from the phone provider/infrastructure. I get your point, since that's technically possible on any Android phone (not that I've seen any Play store dialers that have this).

3 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

omnichad Re: Good news (418 comments)

Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindeloff are to blame for the terrible ending. Abrams gave them a great set-up to screw up.

3 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

omnichad Re:Good news (418 comments)

JJ is a fan of Star Wars, not Star Trek. He was even quoted as saying he didn't want to direct Star Wars because "I’d rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them.”

Then again, M. Night Shyamalan was a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender and we all know how that turned out.

3 days ago
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New Nicotine Vaccine May Succeed Where Others Have Failed

omnichad Re:Heroine vaccine? (177 comments)

heroine vaccine

Or needed a special woman to come save the day.

3 days ago
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New Nicotine Vaccine May Succeed Where Others Have Failed

omnichad Re:Heroine vaccine? (177 comments)

That's horribly sexist.

3 days ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

omnichad Re:get off my lawn (232 comments)

You only get limited caller ID with cellular. It's not like they do a name lookup (they sure could for landlines callers at least).

3 days ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

omnichad Re:Cardholder services (232 comments)

That would break Google Voice (and also my VoIP service where I spoof to my GV number on outgoing calls). There are legitimate reasons for spoofing caller ID.

3 days ago
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Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

omnichad Re: Nobody read the law, huh? (321 comments)

Legally enforced lying? What is this new invention?

3 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

omnichad Re:Not to mention Audio Editing (223 comments)

In other words, you can't even play it back. But if you already had a surround file you could import it and do basic cuts. I'm assuming exporting to mapped surround is just a tiny bonus to multi-track editing just because it could technically be done.

3 days ago
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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

omnichad Re:4th amendment requires specifics (381 comments)

They are still getting warrants. Just non-specific ones. In other words, the use of encryption at all is an assumption of illegal activity and worthy of a warrant. Which is completely invalid, of course.

The thing to be searched is specified (at a John/Jane Doe level - which case law supports) so I don't see why it's a 4th amendment violation on those grounds. The "why" is non-specific but encryption alone is being called probable cause. That's the violation.

4 days ago

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Huge Twitter Campaign against Outlook '10 renderer

omnichad omnichad writes  |  more than 5 years ago

omnichad writes "The Email Standards Project just launched a massive Twitter campaign, begging Microsoft not to use the Word rendering engine in Outlook 2010. As it stands, Word 2010 will continue the tradition of painful HTML email design for those of us who create HTML emails for a living. Another several years of tables and almost no CSS support."
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Is "Card On File" Even Allowed Under PCI D

omnichad omnichad writes  |  more than 6 years ago

omnichad writes "I am working on a new payment system for my employer. We would like to allow the customer to keep the "Card on File" for future service. How can we make charges against the card on file if the PCI DSS Standard explicitly forbids storing the CVV or CVV2 codes from the card?

How is it that GoDaddy, Amazon, iTunes, Paypal and all the rest are able to do this? Are they violating the PCI specification? Or is there another way of processing a transaction without the CVV codes? Dish Network kept my card on file so that they could charge my cancellation fee directly to my credit card. Note that I'm not just talking about recurring billing as a monthly fee — although that would also fit under the same umbrella."

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