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Comment: Re:Aren't these already compromised cards? (Score 1) 269

by johncandale (#49285269) Attached to: Fraud Rampant In Apple Pay
haha, I love sending assholes like you away. The card says "not vaild unless signed" for a reason. And we compare the sig to the one on the ID not the one on the paper to verify. Entitled middle class+ jerks that were born into silk sheets that never really had to work thinking you are above the rules and can expose me to liability then stand around and insult my employees.

Comment: The police ticket system is a dragnet (Score 1) 760

Don't forget in the United States police force members routinely admit in YouTube lectures they mostly pull people over as a (illegal) dragnet. Hoping they will smell booze or spot a stolen radio or find someone with an outstanding warrant out. They could care less about you doing a rolling stop at a stopsign usually. This is part of the reason younger people get stopped more and why minorities get stopped more. A cop tells me they can trail anyone for 5 miles and find at least one legitimate reason to pull them. It's pure harassment. And if you don't do something like change lanes were it is technically illegal, they just make something up that is un-disprovable. Such as "you were driving a little erratic".

Comment: wireless charging mats are gimmicky anyways (Score 1) 184

by johncandale (#49256935) Attached to: Why Apple Won't Adopt a Wireless Charging Standard

wireless charging mats are gimmicky anyways.

The device still has to be right on top of the mat, and they never work quite as well as wires. Like plugging in a cable is that much harder anyways. The mat still has to be plugged in so it's not like you can charge and walk around or anything.

Comment: passions count. 'me too!' products suck anyways (Score 1, Insightful) 205

by johncandale (#49256883) Attached to: Steve Jobs's Big Miss: TV
TV is dead anyways. I am no fanboy but this makes me like Steve Jobs a little more. The fact that he liked some things and hated others gave the company a vision and gave him a passion. Google could learn from this instead of scattershotting with everything with 'me too products' that fail and just hurt the brand ( and waste money). TV in that era was especially bad, I can't stand people that like sitcoms. protip=friends, the big bang theory, and cheers are all the same show. A bad one.

Comment: you are half right (Score 1) 320

What you pointed out is a big problem, but don't pretend the way science is funded isn't broken. You have to publish to get jobs, and "massaging" the data to get better results is very common now. Plus in any field with money, there is distorting effects. I can't find the slashdot link, but there was a doctor that reigned from a major journal saying there was no independent evidence that statins helped at all and he felt he could no longer trust a lot of medical studies. Also don't forget all the important people in places like the FDA are future and or former corporate heads, and yes it effects their judgement.

Comment: Re:10x Programmers (Score 1) 140

Google, with all their rockrstar 10x programmers and engineers fail yet again. What's the point of hiring "only the best" through a series of day long gruelling interview processes and obscure ego inflating (for the interviewers) exams - when all the software they write ends up in the trash. Their only good products are the search engine, .....

I take it you haven't used Google search lately to find new(not ones you lost the address to) websites? It has gotten really sucky. The first two pages are sockpuppet websites for whatever company is trying to sell you something. Example: learning a new language. You sued to be able to find real specialty sites on the web. Not so much anymore.

Comment: Re:Well intentioned, but misguided (Score 1) 103

by johncandale (#49235637) Attached to: Wikimedia Foundation Files Suit Against NSA and DOJ
shut down the NSA and we won't have contract required backdoors all over the place. So you could make your stuff more secure. Either we are all secure or no one is. The NSA makes EVEVYONE less safe. Other governments can't force limits on encryption and demand keys to the castles

Comment: fuck no (Score 1) 734

by johncandale (#49200047) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?
Don't abuse citizenship. Get citizenship where they grew up, Belgium. Citizenship should not be a choose your own adventure. They are not American by any stretch. Why not apply for UK citizenship while you are at it? UK offers better protection to private citizens and better colleges anyways. Oh, and get Easter island citizenship while you are at it in case they want to retire to an island paradise.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming

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