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Comment Re:This is why you call your bank before tourism (Score 2) 182

It's even worse than that. I've had legitimate purchases through eBay where, when I contact the seller after winning the auction, they say that they are refusing the sale because they thing something about my account may trigger Paypal's fraud protection. I pay the money, and they refuse to accept the paypal transfer, and refund it, because they don't think I'll pass Paypal's fraud protection.

Comment Double down. (Score 2) 370

You can always do what I did. Anonymous Canada "D0xed" me a couple years ago, because I pointed out how week their OpSec was (they were posting highly sensitive d0x-in-progeress about minors on an open forum with no login or password required.) Once they released their incredibly cursory and inaccurate collection of stuff from public source, I replied with this:

Comment Lol nothing new here. (Score 1) 136

same shit since 1979... "The first Walkman weighed in at a solid 390 grams (plus 50 grams for the headphones). With its strong square lines and metallic blue finish, it was almost as streamlined as today's surge protectors. To emphasize its portability, Morito reportedly had a shirt custom-tailored with an oversized chest pocket in which to carry the 3.5 x 5.5 x 1.25 inch device."

Comment fix (Score 1) 240

I've come up with a relatively simple solution. The text at the end of this post is a batch file. You can copy it from here, and paste it into notepad, and save it with any name you want, and the file extension .bat and then click on it to run it. It will look for each of the corrupted updates in order, and either tell you that they aren't installed, or give you the option of removing them. If you do choose to remove one or more of them, it will prompt you to reset your computer after each successful removal. Don't do this - choose the other option, to reset later, instead. Then, once the whole batch file has run, you can reset your computer to make all the changes take effect. Also note that the final line deals with an update to Skype and may affect Skype functionality. If this matters to you, simply don't include that line in your batch file. Batchfile contents begin on the line below. EDIT: Slashdot won't let me post the batch file text here ("too much repetition") so you can find it at pastebin here:

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.