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Comment: Re:LMAO (Score 2) 72

by rizole (#49592413) Attached to: How an Open Standard API Could Revolutionize Banking
I can pay for good and services with my debit card. I can also make withdrawls and get cash back from 3rd parties. I can even withdraw money from competing banks cash points but I can't go into a different bank and pay money into an account with my debit card. The reason I can't do this is competition between banks (the kind lady behind the counter told me confidentially). This is not a technical problem. What I want to be able to do with my money is not my banks priority.

Comment: Re:What is the obsession with tattoos... (Score 1) 401

by rizole (#49587967) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors
Tats and piercing can look good done right but there's a point wherethay get so big/badly done, that you don't see the person anymore, you see the ink and metal, it gets in the way. It's the same with clothes but when somebody wears something that looks just bad on them they can change. There's even a feedback loop there so peoples dress sense often improves with age. Once you've got a 5 inch hole in your earlobe or stars across your chest it's often too late. And if you already look crap why not commit to it? Embrace the shite and go for broke? I think that's why a lot of ink and piercings can end up looking like damage.

Comment: Re:Suck it Millenials (Score 1) 407

by rizole (#49352743) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US

This. I am so glad my sons have now got into the backend of minecraft and are currently skirting around simple mods. They have made the connection between the code and the game on their own and have begun researching into it. They think it's just having fun but they're teaching themselves how it works, how to problem solve, researching skills, making efficiencies on repetative tasks, hell, they now have a reason to learn to type effectively and asked about keyboard shortcuts. At 7 my youngest can now copy and paste via the keyboard. I support many millenials in my work and a good proportion of them can't do that.

My other half keeps suggesting we get them tablets which horrifies me. They don't need yet another device they can passively consume media on. They've been talking about playing Minecraft on a LAN so I've an old PC which needs more memory, a graphics card and probably an SSD to make it Mincraftable. I will be encouraging them to install the hardware themselves.

Comment: What's really intersting here is.... (Score 1) 420

by rizole (#49153465) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?
...not the colour perception issue IMO but that this has caused such a big storms on the tubes in the first place. I got shown the picture yesterday and could see it could be blue or white and it's difficult to tell which given the poor lighting. I mean we've all more or less got cameras in our pockets or bags all the time these days, how have so many people missed seeing poorly lit, bad quality pics with white balance issues?

Comment: Password policy... (Score 1) 197

by rizole (#48863899) Attached to: The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"
We have to change our passwords every month and this always causes me to pause a beat to recall the current password. I asssume because one month isn't long enough to forget the last and become habituated to the new. Anyway, I've started using swearwords and, interestinglym find I can recall them significantly faster with less interference from previous passwords.

Comment: Re:Fracking doesn't PUT stress on faults (Score 1) 168

by rizole (#48748795) Attached to: Seismological Society of America Claims Fracking Reactivated Ohio Fault
This being where it is, let's try a car analogy:
Isn't it better to cause several smaller controlled crashes, releasing the energy and thus slowing a car, than one huge one where the energy is released in one go, especially if the crash was inevitable? After all the energy is already built up in the momentum of the car, crashing it gently doesn't PUT that energy there. Obviously, not all cars will crash but if we release the energy in cars with small controlled crashes, where's the harm?......hmmm.....could do with work that one.

Comment: Re:Well DUH, You can't stop piracy. (Score 2) 116

by rizole (#48586463) Attached to: IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

Well DUH, they aren't trying to stop piracy.

They are trying to stop easy, casual piracy being the norm. They are trying to knock down the biggest threats. It's a perfectly rational response to the situation whether you agree with it or not. They might be idiots but they're not stupid.

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