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Comment: Re:Signatures are not about security (Score 1) 731

by PenguSven (#46219354) Attached to: Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

Because that is a pain in the ass. Entering a pin and giving a signature adds a lot of annoyance without improving security much.

Tell me about it. My Visa is Chip+PIN issued in Australia. When I (not often now with local bank account) use it in Thailand, the attendant will ask (because the machine asks them) if I have a PIN for it, to which I say yes, and happily punch it in. The attendant though, will then insist I sign the bottom of the receipt that says clearly (in English at least, I assume in Thai also) "No signature required". If it happens once I have a locally issued card (and thus will use it more) I will press the issue and see what happens.

Comment: Re:It's about time. (Score 1) 731

by PenguSven (#46219159) Attached to: Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

Which just gets people used to typing their password into a random web frame, if they can even remember what it is. This is why I normally use my Amex card for ordering online, it doesn't have any of this crap.

A couple of times I've had that "verified by visa" prompt come up (my card is issued by an australian bank) - apart from asking me to answer a question, it also shows a "Personal Assurance Message", which is effectively text i have supplied to the bank previously and is a sentence, not just a word like a dogs name or something.

Comment: Re:The real question is (Score 1) 311

by PenguSven (#44951253) Attached to: Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway
What the fuck does this have to do with a wheel falling off a car? That is a clear and present danger. GPS is at best, advice. ADVICE. If i went and bought some piece of shit ford and the GPS gave me wrong directions, yes I would hold Ford responsible and expect them to fix it, but I would also not blame them if I was stupid enough to ignore multiple warning signs and a fucking gate, and thus drove onto a runway.

Comment: Re:The real question is (Score 2) 311

by PenguSven (#44950791) Attached to: Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway
Take some fucking responsibility for your own actions. They had to go through a fucking gate, and past multiple signs saying they shouldn't be driving there. Yes Apple's maps have a bug, and they have said they are fixing it. What has the airport management done to prevent unauthorised access to the runway? What have the drivers done to improve their own common fucking sense?

Comment: Re:The real question is (Score 2, Insightful) 311

by PenguSven (#44950485) Attached to: Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway
And it's Apple's fault that this route is open to drivers? Apple's data comes from third parties - a lot of it is aggregated by the likes of TomTom etc, from local authorities. Remember the bullshit about people getting lost in Victoria (australia) looking for a town called Mildura? The local mapping data had two locations for Mildura - one in the middle of a forrest, one where the town is. Any idiot that follows a navigation app's directions off a highway onto either a dirt track through a forrest or onto a fucking runway, deserves it. They are assistants, not foolproof deities.

Comment: Re:ho snap htc bought the wrong warchest (Score 1, Troll) 81

by PenguSven (#38133452) Attached to: ITC Rules Apple Does Not Infringe S3 Graphics Patents
Yes, because apple believes HTC is infringing on their patents. So because a company has been doing something longer, it's impossible that they could copy a new competitor's product(s) ? I just looked at images of that LG phone, and I think anyone who claims it's a copy is stretching things a bit. People complain that Apple's lawsuit over the Samsung tablet is crap, and those two devices are much closer in design than the iPhone and this clunker.

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