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Comment Re: None of my cards have a chip! (Score 2) 317

I'm hoping it will be faster eventually, but right now it is slowing things down (American perspective, for other countries this might not be the case).

Almost all of the terminals I see now have both a slot of swiping and for the chip. Except some stores require you to swipe, the chip part doesn't work yet. And some stores require you to use the chip if your card has it. So you never know which one to use.

With swiping, you can usually do it while the cashier is scanning your items, which means my wallet is already back in my pocket and I just have to sign when they are done scanning. With chip, you have to insert your card and leave it there until the transaction is complete. The processing time before the card has been accepted is also noticeably longer than when swiping.

Most importantly though, I have never actually been prompted for a PIN when using the chip. It's always chip and sign.

Comment Re:No, not at all (Score 1) 112

Hello fellow Gainesville T-Mobile customer! The home I moved into about 2 years ago had poor reception, but I was able to get a free repeater from T-Mobile. Just call 611 and ask about it.

This will help if you're able to get a consistent signal at least one bar somewhere in the residence. Of course your luck may be different getting a free repeater since it's at your girlfriend's apartment.

The building I work in has very thick walls so I'm in the same boat as you there, but I just rely on Google Voice over WiFi to get me through that.

Submission + - SourceForge wraps open source software in adware

An anonymous reader writes: "SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements."

Comment Re:Hmm, maybe (Score 1) 213

That site... it's hurting my brain. I don't know whether to laugh, or cry, or huddle in a corner and start sucking my thumb. Carbon HDMI cable

There are significant, audible differences between HDMI cables. We're not sure how this is possible, since HDMI is purported to be a purely digital interface, however, the sonic differences are repeatable and consistent from system to system. A better HDMI cable makes a better digital audio cable, period. This is as true for music as it is for movies.

You've been Berkeley'ed!