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Comment: Re:Meh. (Score 1) 175

by gigne (#48591455) Attached to: 3D Printer?

"and the lack of creativity in using them."

I have seen some amazing things done with 3d printers. Don't take away the massive achievements 3d printers have allowed

I build giant robots with my 3d printer. for no other reason that why not.

Comment: Re:opie / familiar (Score 1) 110

by gigne (#48591399) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software To Revive PocketPCs With Windows Mobile 5-6?

seconded. Agree 100%

I did some reversing on the msm windows phones. Took us 3 months to reverse the shared memory for radio interface and GPIO for the keyboards. Ahh the good old days.

I say gather the ce devices all up, dice and slice them and make art pieces out of them. Make build some semi functional cool robot sculptures. Looks nicer than in landfill and would certainly be a better use of time

Comment: Re:As a subscriber (Score 1) 56

by gigne (#47507467) Attached to: Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

"Why even delay individual articles until there's a whole magazine's worth. Why not just publish individual articles online as they become available."

Excellent idea! We should call it a web log. I'm sure we could shorten that into something punchier.

Joking aside, I do prefer the rollup content. I treat the magazine like a monthly digest and allocate 3 hours to read it all.

Comment: As a subscriber (Score 1) 56

by gigne (#47506571) Attached to: Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

I love the magazine. Great content. However...

I currently have 4 unopened on my desk. Instead of the paper version, I read the pdf versions while I was out and about.
I still read the dead tree in occasionally, it is great in my bathroom, but print is dying.

Also Linux Voice guys, great job but please get some proof reading in there. Sometimes the articles are almost impossible to parse.


Comment: Re:Never store sensitive data you don't need. (Score 4, Informative) 142

"Things have changed now; storing credit card data has come to be regarded as routine in the post-1 click, impulse buy Internet world."

Having intefgrated with several payment processing systems, I can tell you no one stores credit card information any more. At least in Europe. PCI-DSS regulations are very clear on this.

What we have now is a token we can use. The token is returned after a payment is made. You can keep this token int he DB to allow repeat purchases. This is similar to storing the credit card, but you can only re-use that token with the single payment processor company and give the original payee that money.

Pretty much useless for a criminal.

The liability for leaking a cc number is now with the payment processor, and they are generally held to a higher security standard than your average chinese retaurant chain.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein