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Comment: Re:Well... no. (Score 1) 126

by eWarz (#48306621) Attached to: Flaw in New Visa Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card
It's not as easy as you think. When i set up my merchant account I had to have a credit report pulled. When the address I was using didn't match the one on my credit report, they made me send them a copy of a utility bill. All in all i had to give them: 2 different IDs Utility bill Lots of personal information In addition, if there was a fraud alert on my credit report or anything suspicious at all, things would get a lot more complicated. That's here in the US though. I have no idea how things work elsewhere.

Comment: Re:Please describe exactly (Score 1, Informative) 392

by eWarz (#47957229) Attached to: Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout
I can't resist but to feed the troll. This guy claims to pay '$12,000/year in deductibles', but the federal silver plan is about a fifth of that. Even the federal bronze plans don't have deductibles that high. Once again..another republican moron that didn't graduate high school trying to run the company... Before you mod down, educate yourself: https://www.healthcare.gov/how...

Comment: Re:Lack of ability to challenge bad debt (Score 2) 570

by eWarz (#47563079) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
If this is true, you have both a lawsuit against the original creditor (fraud or negligence), the collection agency (violation of the FDCPA), as well as TransUnion (FCRA violation). Most lawyers will take this pro bono if you can prove with any level of intelligence that you don't owe the original debt. Take advantage of this! I've known people who've easily collected 50k between the supposed original creditor, collection agency, and moronic credit reporting agencies like TransUnion...and that's after attorney's fees. Should you feed into litigious america? I'd normally say no, but fuck that, big corporation needs to learn not to mess with consumers.

Comment: Re:Last Ubisoft game I will ever buy (Score 0) 215

by eWarz (#47269551) Attached to: Was <em>Watch Dogs</em> For PC Handicapped On Purpose?
You lost me at 8 cores...the i7 960 is a quad core chip. Intel has never released octa core chips. Nvidia Geforce 660s are crap, as are most non maxwell nvidia chips. (NVidia finally sold me when they released maxwell, i've never seen such a low powered high performance graphics card). Don't blame ubisoft for shitty ass hardware from yesteryear...even if their shitty ass software can't run on it. P.S. for all the other gamers running actual decent hardware....UBISOFT WHAT THE HELL, are you TRYING to get me to not give you my money?

Comment: Re:Clueless article (Score 1) 396

by eWarz (#47239311) Attached to: One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+
As someone who has 20 mb hard drives from decades ago...I find this whole bit rot thing a bit hard to swallow. While i'm not saying it's not possible...it's not as likely as people claim. What has more likely happened is the amount of improper power ons/offs/resets damaged the data as it was being written to disk to begin with.

Comment: Re:Please no (Score 3, Insightful) 191

by eWarz (#47161439) Attached to: Intel Wants To Computerize Your Car
I do. I just want a better user experience. I hate having to rely on my cell phone for GPS (due to expensive map updates), music (cause pandora is better than satellite radio), voice control, and more. Car manufacturers are trying too hard to make 'infotainment' into something profitable, instead they should focus on making a fantastic user experience (oh shit, your gas is running low, here is the cheapest, most reliable gas station in your range)

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