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Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

omnichad Re:PDX (157 comments)

If there are two people who are earning a living wage doing nothing more than handing out/retrieving cards and logging times, I find that far more disturbing than an automated process.

yesterday
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

omnichad Re:Corrected headline (173 comments)

You could say the same about POTS, electrical line, or plumbing. They are all necessary infrastructure, and the cost is not the main driving factor.

2 days ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

omnichad Re:and the cities are... (173 comments)

Kansas City? The ones that already have Google Fiber? I can't even imagine one provider at Gigabit speeds where I'm at. Competitors at that speed? Unbelievable.

2 days ago
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Antiperspirants Could Contribute to Particulate Pollution

omnichad Re:Couldn't possibly be roads? (70 comments)

Silicon doesn't evaporate at much below 2700 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a silicon compound.

about two weeks ago
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Antiperspirants Could Contribute to Particulate Pollution

omnichad Re:Heh (70 comments)

In other words, you get used to it - but you can never go out in public again.

about two weeks ago
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Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots

omnichad Re:Jamming unlinced spectrum is illegal? (278 comments)

However, spoofing an AP in an attack would be illegal. Even without considering the fact that it was radio frequencies.

Even if the AP's they spoof were unauthorized.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Sense of Smell Is a Strong Predictor of Death Within 5 Years

omnichad Re:Or maybe the sense of smell... (139 comments)

It has nothing to do with your body being in working order or not. They're a bacterial colony that grows on your skin. Like grass growing on a field. The earth does not extrude the grass, and your body doesn't produce the bacteria.

Yes, it does. For the same reason some people are lactose intolerant and some aren't - the body supports the colony. If the body isn't the right environment, the colony will not grow correctly.

You can scrub yourself with sand

My skin's not quite that thick. I don't have standard-issue skin.

Of course, you'd know all this if you read the fucking article.

I read it (skimmed it - wordy garbage). I do not see how that makes every human body genetically uniform.

about three weeks ago
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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

omnichad Re:Wait, what? (191 comments)

Bonus points for the fact that nobody noticed how your pop culture reference was actually relevant.

about three weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

omnichad Re:Makes Sense (225 comments)

Google is now mostly an Irish company with its headquarters in the US. Thanks to their tax haven, they have a substantial EU presence.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Sense of Smell Is a Strong Predictor of Death Within 5 Years

omnichad Re:Or maybe the sense of smell... (139 comments)

Yes, and for people whose bodies work 100% to specification, that's true. Don't be surprised if you find out that not everyone's born with a body that's in perfect working order.

Second, many people don't want dirt and grime on them. Soap makes it easier to get rid of. Therefore, most take the acceptable loss of a regular cleaning regimen in return for having clean-looking skin without much scrubbing.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Sense of Smell Is a Strong Predictor of Death Within 5 Years

omnichad Re:Or maybe the sense of smell... (139 comments)

If you wait until you stink to wash, you already have issues.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Sense of Smell Is a Strong Predictor of Death Within 5 Years

omnichad Re:I should be dead (139 comments)

It's a good thing someone leaned over your corpse and hit the submit button. We are thankful they got your message out.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Sense of Smell Is a Strong Predictor of Death Within 5 Years

omnichad A Telomere Canary (139 comments)

This sounds like a Telomere Canary. That is, an outward sign that cells are no longer able to replicate accurately.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

omnichad Re:For fucks sake (554 comments)

In other words, yesterday's bloat is today's lightweight OS.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

omnichad Re:Windows should go 64-bit exclusively (554 comments)

No, it doesn't make x64 moot. Each program can have a 4GB address space of its own. That alone is worth the price of admission.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

omnichad Re:Apple has no problem leaving old hardware behin (554 comments)

That blame really lies with Google for dropping support. Keep the old OS. It's stable enough anyway. You could probably get a binary of Chromium that still supports your version (but without higher OS X - specific graphics speedups).

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

omnichad Re:Shake the bad bits out of the cable (577 comments)

You have to get creative to try to get a consumer to check both ends of a USB cable to make sure it's actually plugged in.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

omnichad Re:Excuse Me? (577 comments)

"device drive" must be "device driver", but still doesn't explain how you'd have any more than one driver per device actually loaded.

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

omnichad Re:I don't think we are giving anything up. (554 comments)

Why should they close their video editing and raster/vector art software to run the word processor? Photoshop and a video editor will gladly eat up 16GB of RAM for cache.

about three weeks 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 5 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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