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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?

Comment: I feel like we are living in an 'outbreak' movie (Score 3, Informative) 258

Amazing how the government freaked out over H1N1 years ago and simply nothing happened. Yet, a real virus is on the move and "everything is a-ok" is the word from everyone.

Yes yes, you only get it if you come in contact with feces, vomit, etc, but that perception is there now that it is in the US.

Comment: Re:C# using xamarin (Score 2) 316

by hsmith (#48006641) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?
I do all native for my development. But, if you design your business and storage layers correctly, it is all but a few "find and replaces" to convert ObjC to Java. Then all you have to worry about is your UI. Apps that took months to sort out business logic have been ported (business layer) to the other platform in a day.

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget. -- Miller