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Comment Re:Puritan virtue (Score 1) 63

You must be using a really crappy card issuer. I've had my cards comprised and all I have to do is give them a call that takes at most 2 minutes(or it can be done through the website) and they always eat any unauthorized transactions and send out a new card Next day air. So there is zero risk and I end up with thousands of dollars in points every year that I wouldn't get with a prepaid card also I can use my card to rent cars and other things that can't be done with a prepaid card.

Comment Re:How to stop all Robocalls (Score 1) 108

This complaint system is useless since they are spoofing and AT&T and I suspect other phone companies refuse to give ANI information to non-business accounts(they claim its the law but when pressed can't explain how they provide the same "illegal" ANI data to business customers on their monthly bills. I suspect that their motivation is that they profit off of the scammer/spammer calls in some way.). So all you end up doing is submitting a complaint with some random guys phone number. As an example lately in my area the "Card Services" caller has been spoofing CLID using a prefix that has ATT cell phones.

Comment Re:What does this mean? (Score 1) 55

The limit has really started to hit due to the high availability of 10 gigabit and faster network cards coming down in price.

10G coming down in price? We're starting to get 40G pretty commonly now. I think the cards can be had for around 1k or less. Hell I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing some 100G or a weird intermediate speed. With RoCE Ethernet is starting to be a viable alternative for MPI/RDMA instead of Infiniband and 40G switchports are amazingly cheap and can be broken into 4x10G interfaces to support legacy 10G server

Comment Re:Anyone Running Windows Steam Through Wine? (Score 1) 178

FNV works well on Wine with a couple of exceptions. 1. No sound for gunshots only(you can hear the slide and the action but no fire). 2. Cant use the 4GB patched version(this appears to be Steam's fault and not Wine's. Steam is doing some stupid checking on the executable. As to other games YMMV. Some perform better some perform a bit worse than on windows and there are usually just little annoyances.

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