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Comment: Re:Mustang Shelby GT 500 (Score 1) 389

by MachineShedFred (#47935477) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

News flash: there is a lot of land between the coasts of North America, and it's priced vastly cheaper than most of the coastal states.

There's also a lot of people between the coasts that enjoy not having the ridiculous cost of living you see in the Northeast, and California.

Comment: Re:Well.... (Score 1) 424

by MachineShedFred (#47935163) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

The stores are changing out the PIN pads because if they don't have equipment that can read "chip and PIN" cards next year, the liability for payment card fraud shifts to them instead of the banks.

If you're already replacing the equipment to deal with the new version of the payment cards, might as well add the NFC module necessary to support RFID cards and Google Wallet / Apple Pay at the same time - the major expense isn't with the equipment, it's to get the technician out there to actually do the install.

Comment: Re:Well.... (Score 1) 424

by MachineShedFred (#47929361) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

It will be interesting to see if even Apple is able to change user habits. Visa and Mastercard might have signed on, but that's not important. Retailer support is the critical factor.

You clearly don't know the first thing about accepting credit and debit cards. Without the payment networks, NOTHING happens at point-of-sale.

Retail lives and dies by the Payment Card Industry standards and audits. Without Visa / MC / Discover / Amex, you are a cash-only business. Period.

Comment: Parallax. (Score 2, Insightful) 424

by MachineShedFred (#47920383) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

You always see the button side of the phone. The camera is on the opposite side. 1mm is likely to be obscured simply by the positioning in the photo.

If they cared so much about it to doctor the photos in a completely obvious way, why wouldn't they just make the case 1mm thicker instead of risking the lawsuits?

This whole article is troll bait.

Comment: Re:Abject brand mismanagement (Score 1) 352

Drivers? The only drivers you'll ever need are graphics drivers, and that's only if you're a gamer; otherwise the default video drivers work just fine.

Horseshit.

6 year old Dell desktop hardware, and Windows didn't have an audio driver that would drive the headphone jack. Had to get a reference driver from Realtek and deploy it to hundreds of machines so that our IP telephone project wasn't derailed by a completely shit default driver that absolutely DID NOT "work just fine."

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