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Backblaze's 6 TB Hard Drive Face-Off

omnichad Re:Man, am I old ... (172 comments)

I copy the contents of all of my DVD and Blu-Ray movies to a RAID. Since storage is (relatively) cheap, I can shrink my physical hoarding to the space those discs take up in a binder in a closet and still watch my movies on-demand.

It's true that I own many movies that I may never watch again, but I'm paying for the opportunity to watch it whenever I want. Netflix doesn't even offer that level of custom content. It's a personalized Netflix.

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Backblaze's 6 TB Hard Drive Face-Off

omnichad Re:Man, am I old ... (172 comments)

Nobody is cataloging every shot, and nobody really needs the 15 shots taken in the space of 3 seconds using sports mode / virtual motor wind etc. You need the "best" shot(s) from that group.

Storage is cheap and sometimes you just never get around to paring it. You're right that it's all about the "one" shot for most people.

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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

omnichad Re: Stupid (391 comments)

nearly a decade ago, but not viable until April - when XP was officially deprecated.

2 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

omnichad Re:So perhaps /. will finally fix its shit (391 comments)

SSL everywhere defeats fishing expeditions.

Not really - most phishing attacks are hosted on compromised servers. They could just as well be serving content via SSL as not.

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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

omnichad Re:So perhaps /. will finally fix its shit (391 comments)

cookie, which contains my login credentials

Contains your session ID. Someone could steal your current session, but not your credentials. I'm sure you could argue that a session ID is a credential, but unlikely. Can be mitigated (if known) by simply logging out of the site and invalidating the session ID.

2 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

omnichad Re:503 (391 comments)

Why must any site be unencrypted?

Because we haven't fully moved over to IPv6 and support for SNI is still a bit spotty.

2 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

omnichad Re:503 (391 comments)

Especially on pages that don't collect data and have no form fields on them.

2 days ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

omnichad Re:Go ahead (378 comments)

Except that the modern Internet doesn't route that way. You can't independently tell other routers along the way to route that way.

3 days ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

omnichad Re:Go ahead (378 comments)

Nothing about IPv6 changes that other than there are more individual addresses under oversight and managed allocation.

3 days ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

omnichad Re:BitDNS? (378 comments)

I think they're referring to something like Namecoin.

3 days ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

omnichad Re:black DNS? (378 comments)

Welcome to IPv6. If your ISP doesn't support it there are still plenty of ways to get access.

3 days ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

omnichad Re:Go ahead (378 comments)

So is IP address allocation. What's left of the Internet when you take that away?

3 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

omnichad Re:Stop it with this crap. (447 comments)

The vast majority of them are to the point where the few exception simply don't matter, and the couple of exceptions aren't doing enough to change the culture.

That's called racism.

4 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

omnichad Re:Easier method (447 comments)

The problem is that it's a position of authority and it is coveted by the very people who would abuse it.

4 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

omnichad Re:I bet... (447 comments)

Poor AC isn't getting any visible light from the mods. I thought it was funny.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

omnichad Re:You're drunk, America. Go home and sleep it off (137 comments)

So you're saying Obama is infallible and that there's no valid way to criticize a black president? That's a bit short sighted. And I didn't see that in the OP post at all. I'm disgusted with my country, and I was before our current president was elected.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

omnichad Re:A matter of procedure... (137 comments)

In other words, they don't have enough data to build their parallel constructed justification yet.

4 days ago
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NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

omnichad Re:Quoted from TFA (200 comments)

Which makes my response related to the hypothetical example just like his, not the actual story. Whether it lines up with what actually happened is sort of off-topic.

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  |  about 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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