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Comment: SDK is lackluster (Score 2, Interesting) 445

by hsmith (#49182885) Attached to: Microsoft Convinced That Windows 10 Will Be Its Smartphone Breakthrough
Simple things that all the other platforms has Microsoft lacks. Trying to get a stack trace from an Unhandled exception? Nope can't do that. Want to find out what OS build you are on? Nope can't do that. While little things, the list is endless and annoying for anyone that's been doing mobile for awhile.

Comment: Re:Level3? (Score 2) 159

by hsmith (#48398575) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With VoIP Fraud/Phishing Scams?
Regulators don't give a fuck. No one does. I've been getting robodialers to my cell phone endlessly. They all come out of blocks of phone numbers provided by one datacenter (they own blocks around the country). They won't do anything. The regulatory bodies in states the numbers call from won't do anything. FCC won't do anything. FTC won't do anything. I've contacted my state AG. I've contacted my senators and congressmen.

No one gives a flying shit about this kind of thing. It is infuriating.

Comment: Bank of America has had this for awhile (Score 2) 130

by hsmith (#48312649) Attached to: American Express Seeks To Swap Card Numbers For Secure Tokens
While cumbersome, you'd login to your account, magically find the tab and you could generate a 1 time credit card number. You could set a one time balance, set a monthly balance for recurring charges, etc.

Fantastic for any online purchases you make. But, in reality - how many times are CC #'s getting stolen online vs in real life?

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