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PayPal Predicts the End of the Wallet By 2015

slackzilly Re:Paper/plastic money sure (391 comments)

Storing an ID on the phone doesn't cost anything. Transferring it to the phone could cost something, but it can easily be issued via bluetooth or infrared connection, for example from the DMV when you pass the driving test. The possibility of losing the phone is another problem though, and is the way I see it the biggest hurdle in implementing this idea.

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PayPal Predicts the End of the Wallet By 2015

slackzilly Re:Paper/plastic money sure (391 comments)

I was thinking mobile phones when i wrote it, yes. Not everybody owns a smart phone NOW, but eventually as new models arrive the older models become cheaper. And everybody wants to have the toys that the "rich" people already have.
I definately don't think it will happen in the near future, but I truly believe it will happen someday. Perhaps towards the end of your lifetime, depending on how well you take care of yourself :)

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PayPal Predicts the End of the Wallet By 2015

slackzilly Re:That is absolutely retarded. (391 comments)

To pay for your purchase send SMS with the word PAY followed by amount to XXXX

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PayPal Predicts the End of the Wallet By 2015

slackzilly Re:Paper/plastic money sure (391 comments)

There will come a time when all your cards will be digital. Driving license, library card, discount cards at starbucks etc.

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Law Enforcement Wants To Try 'Predictive Policing'

slackzilly Re:It won't work very well. (377 comments)

"The computer predicts an increase of crimes in areas A and B. Let's put some men there, and make sure the criminals spot them, and move the rest to areas C and D."

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Lawyer Attempts To Trademark Bitcoin

slackzilly I have already applied for copyrights (209 comments)

For the following words and characters:

first
post
copyright
patent
plus
+
apple
troll
euro
.

I could apply for some more but I figure these will generate enough money for my needs. I am not greedy and selfish.

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Microsoft Wants $15 Per Android Smartphone

slackzilly Re:Microsoft Research (361 comments)

Apple makes good, user friendly products that simply works out of the box, but they are also patent trolling corporate bullies.
Microsoft makes good, user friendly products that simply works out of the box (most of the time), but they are also patent trolling corporate bullies.
Fanbois of both camps ignore the patent trolling corporate bully part, as long as they get a product that works for them.

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Facebook Announces Video Calling With Skype

slackzilly Re:Awkward Feature (102 comments)

Yup and you can control which group can see what you publish. And people think google+ just thought of it.

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Facebook Announces Video Calling With Skype

slackzilly Re:Awkward Feature (102 comments)

1 Create different groups.

2 Add the people you don't want to chat with to one group.

3 Always appear offline to that group.

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If I must read a bit of spam, I'd rather it be ...

slackzilly Re:Ad spam: finanancial scams (186 comments)

If you close the ads you get questioned about what you don't like about the ad, so they can tailor the ads to what you like.
Everyday I click "offensive" on a lot of ads just to mess with the marketing scheme.

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US Army Spent $2.7 Billion On Crashing Computer

slackzilly Re:Not the greatest headline (196 comments)

I misread the headline too at first. There has been a lot of easily misinterpreted headlines on here lately.

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Facebook Blocks Google+ App, Google Removes Twitter From Real Time Search

slackzilly This was expected (250 comments)

Move on

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Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

slackzilly Re:Really bad idea. (1173 comments)

"interestingly enough, though, if that thing has more than one lane, inner lanes DON'T have right of way, which makes no sense.."

The traffic rules in roundabouts are the same as anywhere else on the road: When changing lanes you have to give way for traffic in the lane you want to enter.
Most people don't seem to understand that a roundabout should be treated as normal road. When entering a road which has the right of way, as you would on a on ramp, don't hinder traffic coming from your left (or right if you are in England). When you are on the road with right of way / in a roundabout: Use your indicators and give way when changing lanes.

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Man Mines Midtown New York Sidewalks

slackzilly Re:Mining is dangerous. (183 comments)

More people looking for gold on the streets -> More people developing back or neck pain...

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More Users Are Shunning Facebook

slackzilly Re:Facebook is a good tool (411 comments)

I don't think I know anyone that deserves to be rapturized (new cool word)

Never heard of any either

Except me of course :)

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More Users Are Shunning Facebook

slackzilly Re:Facebook is a good tool (411 comments)

Why may? The rapture happened on may 21. That's why. *poof* and all the righteous people disappeared.

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What LulzSec Logins Reveal About Bookworms, and Passwords

slackzilly Re:Are you sure? (136 comments)

Write that in leet speak and then replace all 4's with @
:)

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What LulzSec Logins Reveal About Bookworms, and Passwords

slackzilly Re:Are you sure? (136 comments)

Me neither. If it is true, however, the majority of the passwords used here would be "slashdot", "newsfornerds", "linux", "micro$oftsuckz" or "applefanboi".

more than 3 years ago

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