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Comment: Re:Seagate (Score 2) 158

by OverlordQ (#49104619) Attached to: Nvidia Faces Suit Over GTX970 Performance Claims

> The short story is that Maxtor was the first to have a Marketing department take advantage of that, knowing full well most people see MB and assume powers of 2.

Then most people are stupid. Stop trying to bastardize the SI prefixes for your hard drive edge case, in every other measure Mega is a base 10 power, not base 2.

Comment: Re:Citi is the worst, GW2 at the other end (Score 1) 271

by OverlordQ (#48991103) Attached to: Why Gmail Has Better Security Than Your Bank

> Compound this with the fact that they kick out "any password used by you or anybody else *ever*" as a password change, which makes it absolutely clear that they store all passwords in plaintext, and I'm not really impressed with those jokers either.

No, no it doesn't. You dont need to know what the source text was to do a digest comparison.

Comment: Re:Who's going to know? (Score 1) 412

by OverlordQ (#48971857) Attached to: Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

> If there was *any* hope that this herb could treat that sickness where money could be made selling it, big pharma would have snapped it up and sold it under FDA rules as a drug, even over the counter

If it's a natural herb they can't get the patent. If they can't get the patent, they can't get a monopoly. If they can't get a monopoly, they can't make profit.

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