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Comment: I had this happen yesterday!!! (Score 1) 124

by Jedi Holocron (#49689155) Attached to: Hackers Using Starbucks Gift Cards To Access Credit Cards

Yup, this is real.

Yesterday morning, I had a notification on my phone that my account was now at $0.00. HUH??!

Launched the app and then noticed my Starbuck's card was removed. WTF?!

I called their support line. They didn't offer much in the way of help, but did say that the email address had been changed on my card and that it was indeed removed. They reset my password and are sending me a new Gold Card.

Comment: Let's not forget LED Lighting (Score 1) 146

by Jedi Holocron (#42759829) Attached to: Turning the Belkin WeMo Into a Deathtrap

a large inrush current (such as a motor)

LED Lighting and the divers that run them have a significantly larger inrush current than incandescent lighting ( http://ledsmagazine.com/features/9/3/7/EcosystemFig3 ). I'd be more concerned about that than a motor.

This "feature" of LED lighting was not something that was initially taken into account.

Comment: Not a "DROPBOX" Alternative - File Sync Yes (Score 3, Informative) 96

by Jedi Holocron (#42696153) Attached to: BitTorrent Launches Dropbox Alternative

This is basically an "open source" version of what http://www.cubby.com/ did in their free beta--but is now a paid part of the service. It was called "DirectSync" ( https://www.cubby.com/features/ ) and didn't use any of the "cloud" part of storage from the service. You can see how it is now part of the paid service here: https://www.cubby.com/pricing/

I would expect any number of other providers are looking at this for a paid service. High end versions would include Globalscape's WAFS ( http://www.globalscape.com/wafs/ ) and File Replication Pro ( http://www.filereplicationpro.com/ ).

Free with good encryption is a great idea IMO. I for one would use it.

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