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Comment: Re:Only Two Futures? (Score 3, Interesting) 605

by Totenglocke (#49725559) Attached to: The Demographic Future of America's Political Parties
Most people I know (I'm in my early 30's) have grown utterly disgusted with both Republicans and Democrats and are now more-or-less libertarians. I think it's a trend that will grow as more and more people realize that both Republicans and Democrats have utter contempt for civil rights and personal choice.

Comment: Re:Moral (Score 1) 124

by Githaron (#49689013) Attached to: Hackers Using Starbucks Gift Cards To Access Credit Cards
The new chip-based credit card will cover the issue with brick and mortar stores. The chip only gives enough information to the merchant to complete a single transaction. The chip is an active component unlike the current magnetic strip. It contains an public/private key encryption module that signs information that can be used to verify that specific authorization. I could be wrong but I think the mobile NFC payment technologies do something similar.

Comment: Re:Yep, they were... (Score 1) 369

by Totenglocke (#49646305) Attached to: Keurig Stock Drops, Says It Was Wrong About DRM Coffee Pods
I just got a six pack of reusable cups for less than $10 on Amazon for my Keurig 1.0. That way I don't even have to worry about washing them every day, just toss them in the dishwasher once a week when I'm already going to run it. Saves money and is incredibly convenient, I can't believe that they were dumb enough to not even make an official reusable cup at their normal absurdly high prices.

Comment: Re:That just shows my point (Score 1) 182

Thanks for totally ignoring the last point that actual speeds are a fraction of the rated speeds

Depends on provider / where you live. I pay for 50 Mbps from TWC and while it varies some (it's cable, of course it'll vary some), I usually a little OVER 50 Mbps, even during peak hours. That's with multiple gamers / Netflix addicts in the house. The only time speed becomes an issue is if someone is being inconsiderate and running several torrents at a time while everyone else is trying to stream movies / download games off Steam.

Comment: Re:when? (Score 1) 182

Have you seen how massive games are these days? GTA V is a 60 GB download, The Evil Within is a 50 GB download, Titanfall is 30 GB, etc - all just the base games, no DLC included in those sizes. If you're barely paying more than you used to pay for a 30 - 50 Mbps connection, why WOULDN'T you go for 1 - Gbps and not have to spend hours or days downloading a new game?

Logic is a pretty flower that smells bad.