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Comment: No imprint? (Score 1) 142

There are a lot of cards now with don't have the numbers imprinted on them. Am I going to have to manually write out my card information when I go there now because these incompetent people can't be bothered to hire a couple security people and fix the problem instead of making it inconvenient and no more secure for anybody. Also a credit card swipe is pretty much automatically processed, what kind of delay will be on the manual transactions?

Comment: Re:For those of us not in the US (Score 5, Informative) 465

by Delarth799 (#46895063) Attached to: Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs
That's exactly what it is. It stands for Political Action Committee and large corporations can donate to PACs or super-PACs, allowing them to get around contribution limits, which then turn around and use that money to buy millions of dollars in advertising to destroy or help someone during election time. We aren't allowed to call it bribery because money has been ruled to be free speech but it is basically used to by corporations to buy politicians or punish those working against them.

Comment: Re:Amazon just wants to see how much they can sque (Score 2) 276

by Delarth799 (#46477083) Attached to: Amazon Hikes Prime Membership Fee
I read an article a while back that actually looked at this in depth. They said every time amazon cut the cost of shipping for customers their sales volume went up anywhere from 10% to 20% with each cut to shipping costs for customers.
If anyone feels like they are trying to squeeze extra money out of Prime with this $22 increase they really need to pull their head out of the hole its currently in and realize that after the 8 or 10 years Amazon Prime has been $79 its finally going up a little bit. I wish gas prices would follow the Amazon Prime model and stay the same for 8 to 10 years.

Comment: Re:Double, triple, quadruple charging (Score 1) 74

I guess a smart person would find a way to just tether the car to your existing internet connected device and go from there. The rest will overpay for a useless plan so their car can get 4G on top of everything else. The operators don't want you to figure out how to do that or be able to do that since it cuts out the money for them.

Comment: Re:Pricey (Score 1) 166

by Delarth799 (#46385361) Attached to: Invention Makes Citibikes Electric
You can't carry a scooter with you into the office, you have to find a place to park it/store it. The Citibike is a rental bike you drop off when you get to your end point and you take this off and carry it with you. Yes it costs almost as much as a scooter but provides more convenience than one for a crowded city with limited parking space.

Comment: Re:Write them down. (Score 1) 445

by Delarth799 (#46307263) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?
A list of services in a text file with no meaning or obvious connection to the passwords written down would be easy enough. Maybe split them up have the services they are used for stored somewhere and the passwords written down with no connection to the service they are used for. That way someone who takes the wallet would get a piece of paper with crap written on it and no way to know what it's for.

+ - Former Second Largest Linux Distributer Red Flag Software Has Shut Down-> 1

Submitted by cold fjord
cold fjord (826450) writes "ZDNet reports, "Once the world's second-largest Linux distributor, Red Flag Software has shuttered reportedly due to mismanagement and after owing employees months in unpaid wages. China's state-funded answer to global software giants like Microsoft ... filed for liquidation over the weekend and terminated all employee contracts. Set up in late-1999 amid the dot-com boom, Red Flag was touted as an alternative to Windows ... It thrived in the early days, inking deals with partners such as Oracle and Dell which products were certified to support and shipped with Red Flag Software. The Beijing-based vendor was primarily funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Software Research, and later received additional funding from state-owned Shanghai NewMargin Venture Capital and the Ministry of Information Industry's VC arm ... "A lack of brand awareness and sustained investments, coupled with the rise of rivals including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise, led to its downfall," Eric Peng, Beijing-based research manager with IDC, said ... Peng noted that, during its hay days, Red Flag had enjoyed high adoption among government agencies, state-owned organizations, and schools.""
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