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Comment: Re:Oh great ... (Score -1, Troll) 188

by farble1670 (#49131237) Attached to: Google Now Automatically Converts Flash Ads To HTML5

I'm not funding someone's website with my personal information.

no, you're just visiting their site, consuming the content that they worked hard to produce, and circumventing the only mechanism they have to be compensated for their work.

i know how you can block ads very effectively: don't visit the site.

Comment: Re:Cash is so much better. (Score 1) 186

by farble1670 (#49123945) Attached to: Google Teams Up With 3 Wireless Carriers To Combat Apple Pay

This ingredibly intrusive individually identified transaction history is what Google is using to make money off of GW.

oh, you mean they aren't just spending hundreds of millions of dollars to build out this technology out of the goodness of their hearts? shocking, just shocking.

Comment: Re:Cash is so much better. (Score 1) 186

by farble1670 (#49123883) Attached to: Google Teams Up With 3 Wireless Carriers To Combat Apple Pay

Use credit cards for large purchases, or when buying online. But for crying out loud, just use cash for everyday purchases! Save yourself some time. Save the rest of us some time, too!

well, not my experience. i can swipe a card and with amounts less than $20 or so (up to the retailer) no signature required. if i run it as debit, 3 seconds for me to enter my pin and i'm done.

vs. watching some moron fumble around in his man purse for change.

Comment: Re: It works for me (Score 1) 186

by farble1670 (#49123855) Attached to: Google Teams Up With 3 Wireless Carriers To Combat Apple Pay

“Fraud on lost and stolen cards is now at its lowest level for two decades and counterfeit card fraud losses have also fallen and are at their lowest level since 1999. Losses at U.K. retailers have fallen by 67 per cent since 2004; lost and stolen card fraud fell by 58 per cent between 2004 and 2009; and mail non-receipt fraud has fallen by 91 per cent since 2004.”

http://www.smartcardalliance.o...

Comment: Re:Greed kills. (Score 1) 532

by farble1670 (#49096785) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression

that's an extremely one dimensional view, and wrong. proof is that you don't see middle class americans running around ganking rich people for their G6's. why not? the difference between the middle class and the 1%'ers is much greater than between someone living at the line of poverty than the middle class. by your logic, the middle class should waging war against the 1%'ers right?

people can be satisfied with their position in life. you are saying that the only factor is disparity. sorry, it's a little more complicated than that.

Yeah, Karl Marx jr., profit is the root of all evil.

i know amongst the other reagan youths this is the ultimate insult, but it means little to the rest of us.

Comment: Re:Greed kills. (Score 2) 532

by farble1670 (#49096523) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression

^^^ this hits the nail on the head.

the vast majority of violence doesn't come from simple aggression. it comes from getting in the way of someone's money-making venture. the cause is closer to apathy, or a lack of empathy than aggression.

war has, and always will be about money. it's usually couched as furthering a righteous cause, but that's just a way to for rich people to get poor people to die for them. the best way to eliminate the threat of nuclear war is to find an end to poverty. no easy task.

Comment: Re:not-a-bug; wont-fix (Score 1) 118

by farble1670 (#49095755) Attached to: New Android Trojan Fakes Device Shut Down, Spies On Users

i'm assuming there is no vulnerability. that'd be the real story. if there's a root vulnerability, you can do almost anything. you don't need to fool the user, you just sit in the background and download all of their pictures and data and scan memory for credit cards and passwords ... and so on.

Byte your tongue.

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