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Comment: Re:Missing option (Score 1) 162

by aaaaaaargh! (#49180233) Attached to: Will you be using a mobile payment system?

Your assumption is wrong, because I'm using European debit cards for daily payments whereas the credit card stays safely locked at home. There are many ways of stealing the PIN code of debit cards those, e.g. tampered terminals or fake base stations, but none of them is as easy as making you download "Fart App 2.0" onto your Android or iPhone.

Comment: Re:And those guys want easier access to private da (Score 3, Insightful) 108

by aaaaaaargh! (#49093407) Attached to: Scotland's Police Lose Data Because of Programmer's Error

What's even more sad is that he has most definitely not "personally overseen the sending out of several thousand emails". At best, he has sent some memo around that said something like this: "Send out emails now! That's an order! Yours sincerely, your boss. P.S.: Fuck you!"

Comment: Re:Access? (Score 1) 176

I'd ask the other round, why do they not have access to Facebook?

Is there any reason besides assholery to not let them use social media? Is the goal of the US prison system to guarantee that inmates become 100% sociopaths with no friends or acquaintances except for criminals?

Comment: Audio interface is a must if you record something (Score 1) 249

by aaaaaaargh! (#49027953) Attached to: How good is your audio equipment?

I'm making music as a hobby, so I use a halfway decent audio interface (UR-22) and KRK KNS 8400 headphones, plus some midi equipment and microfones. I guess that puts me in the low to mid range category?

Anyway, I wonder why built-in PC audio is such a horrible laggy crap (Realtek anyone?), if there are already reasonable external audio interfaces with midi in the $100-200 price range. Saving costs everywhere, I guess?

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