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Comment Re:What were the levels of the tariffs? (Score 2) 96 96

Yup, that's my feeling exactly. For consumer/SOHO products, stores will never pass on the savings that this would bring, instead will just be raking in more cash.
However at the enterprise level I could see prices drop in accordance to this.

Submission + - IRS: Personal Info of 100,000 Taxpayers Accessed Illegally->

An anonymous reader writes: The Associated Press reports that an online service provided by the IRS was used to gather personal information of more than 100,000 taxpayers. Criminals were able to scrape the "Get Transcript" system to acquire tax return information. They already had a significant amount of information about these taxpayers, though — the system required a security check that included knowledge of a person's social security number, date of birth, and filing status. The system has been shut down while the IRS investigates and implements better security, and they're notifying the taxpayers whose information was accessed.
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Comment Re:Offsite (Score 1) 446 446

Offsite is the way to go. I do this with my family photos and important docs. I keep a drive locked away in my desk at work and one at my parents' place. Documents are encrypted and password protected. I've got a 3rd drive that I use and swap out as an update a couple of times a year and rotate. The drives are not plugged into anything so there's no chance of getting hacked. So unless there's a nuclear bomb that takes out the entire city, my important data is safe.

Comment Tim Cook != Apple (Score 1) 653 653

Apple is owned by its shareholders, not Tim Cook. If Tim Cook was to withdraw from all those countries for his personal beliefs, no matter what they are, he would be deposed by the shareholders and sued to high heaven. He can speak out all he wants (and he should) but he ultimately answers to his shareholders.

Comment Canon MX870 (Score 1) 190 190

If you really must go the route of keeping the Chromebook, I would suggest the Canon MX 3/4 in one printers. I myself have an MX870 model (printer/fax/copier/scanner), it's WIFI, and it has a USB port, an SD port, a compact flash port and an MS Duo port. From a USB stick I've printed PDFs, DOCs, text files, jpegs without a problem. I've also printed jpegs right off an SD card. It also works in the other direction; I've scanned some docs/images and saved them directly onto a USB stick.

Comment Cautiously optimistic (Score 1) 63 63

I'm cautiously optimistic about this news. I'm just a casual game. I suspect that the vault will contain games that are 8-10 months old or older and have negligible sales. I don't mind paying 30$ a year to play older games. What this will do is eat into the secondary used game market (Gamestop, EB Games, Future Shop, etc..) as it will be cheaper to rent these older games than to buy even one used game, putting money in EAs pockets instead of these types of stores.

This being EA however, I wouldn't be surprised to see something like online multiplayer being a paid for DLC or something crazy like that, but time will tell.
The fine print also states that they can drop games from the vault at any time, so you can be SOL if you're in the middle of completing a game and that game is pulled. And the fine print also makes it very clear that this is a rental service. Stop paying for your sub and you lose access to the games that you downloaded.

In case of injury notify your superior immediately. He'll kiss it and make it better.

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