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Submission + - PATREON: Dylan recommends - I will leak your identity

WolphFang writes: Received this in my inbox this morning at 5:23 EST5EDT. Beyond having my basic Patreon information, I have little faith that the extortioners have access to either my expired Pay Pal credit card information or my Credit Card information stored in "Stripe", the payment processor that Patreon is using. Beyond reporting the message to Google as "phishing", what is the best way to notify Patreon of such extortion attempts? Should this message be sent to anyone else for any reason?

Unfortunately your data was leaked in the recent hacking of the Patreon web site and I now have your information. I have your tax id, tax forms, SSN, DOB, Name, Address, Credit card details and more sensitive data. Now, I can go ahead and leak your details online which would damage your credit score like hell and would create a lot of problems for you. If you would like to prevent me from doing this then you need to send 1 bitcoin to the following BTC address. Bitcoin Address: -deleted- You can buy bitcoins using online exchanges easily. The bitcoin address is unique to you. Sending bitcoin takes take, so you better get started right now, you have 48 hours in total.

Comment Re:"Real names" has *always* been their policy. (Score 1) 290

And as far as the drag queens' complaints, Facebook does in fact 0provide mechanisms, separate from individual pages, for promoting your stage name, band, business, or whatever else you consider your brand. So that is also a stupid non-issue.

You comments do not address the issue where people's real names are flagged as fake.

It's bad enough that official organizations like the census bureau *change* reported demographics and names while doing their surveys, and other official organizations do other similar things without having particular ethnic groups getting singled out because their names are not Western European.

Please get better informed: Here are three of links to get started off with ...

Comment This is a serious issue for many Native Americans. (Score 3, Insightful) 290

This is a serious issue for many Native Americans and has been repeatedly "Facebooked" about over and over with little to no effect. Because many Native Americans do not have European names they get their accounts locked out. This is easily exploited by those who actively engage in harming Native Americans and others they do not like because of race.

Comment Division by zero does NOT equal zero! (Score 1) 1067

Anything divided by zero is by definition infinity. Not zero. I definitely do NOT want your default anywhere near me. If you can't represent the division by zero as infinity or handle otherwise as a special case that does NOT result in any numeric value the program should CRASH or THROW AN EXCEPTION. Period.

Comment Java - Many Libraries To Source - Strong String .. (Score 1) 466

Java - Many Libraries To Leverage - Strong String Support - Can be compiled to Javascript (GWT) - Strong Community ... Where I work we recently have begun transitioning from PHP/Etc to Java/GWT for both web-based (GWT) and non web-based (CLI) utilties and sundries that we use "to get it done". We have found that we spend more time creating code that works and alot less time debugging type issue, undelcared variable issues, etc and the performance gain over PHP was also a nice improvement. An additional benefit is if you add GWT to the mix you get Java->Javascript compilation combined with simplified AJAX/RPC for any thing web-based you are needing to create. The Apache Commons, XOM, JSOUP, and other 3rd party packages greatly simply stuff like XHTML processing, data extraction, format conversions, looping through files, and directories, reading files line by line, etc. And for some of our more heavy data stream processing type stuff, the built in threading stuff can give a definate peformance benefit when designed for. While it is a compiled language, the development cycle for basic "get it done" stuff is extremely rapid because the applications we are creating are not large and the language is alot more flexible than basic Bash scripting, etc. Eclipse also goes along with with automatic code completion, etc, in greatly speeding things up. The core 'Java' syntax is similar enough to core 'C' syntax that you can spend your time actually learning the higher level stuff and alot less time learning where different punctuations go. A good a quick introduction to the language would be something like: "Linda Java Essential Training" - (Not saying this one is better than any other quick introductions...) Whichever language(s) you choose ... best of luck. -Mike

Comment Amazing Video - Quite to the Point (Score 5, Interesting) 144

I actually found this video quite informative and too the point. He definately attacks the issue head on while "sugar coating" everything in comedic form to hold attention. His approach to getting this message out in this video might be one of the most effective ways I've seen to date.

Adapt. Enjoy. Survive.