Purely for, uh, research. Yeah, that's it, research.
Jeff Bezos would like a word with you. Something about screwing with his entire business model.
It seems like your system is a lot of effort for little gain.
Effort on the bank's part: essentially zero. It's just a post-process script.
Effort on my part: essentially zero. I buy something, I get a text, I can ignore it. As an added bonus, when monthly bills get paid automatically, I get a text reminding me, and including the exact amount. Kind of useful, really.
But then *if* my card was ever compromised, I know about it very very quickly. Yes, there are consumer protection laws; but I'd rather be ahead of the game, and alert my bank about fraud as soon as possible, rather than wait for a nasty surprise at the end of the month. Sure, in the end, you won't be out much if any cash from a fraud; but you WILL be out a bunch of time and effort fighting bogus charges, dealing with lawyers and mediators, having no access to credit for a period of time, and suffering potential dings on your credit rating.
It's like being shot, and making a full recovery in hospital. Still nasty. A text message saying "Duck! Now!" is a cool thing.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
You mean that Windows 10 wasn't intended to be patently evil, it's just that Microsoft are idiots?
a lot of people here on slashdot are very interested in what Tesla is doing.
A lot of people here on slashdot are interested in sex, too. That doesn't mean this is the place to discuss it.
Only a complete fucking moron would think that this mass immigration is anything but a future crime and terrorist attack in the making.
Yep, mass immigration - that's what America is founded on. And look how it turned out.
Selling cars that cost as much as a small house
They're a California company. Try finding a house for $132K just about *anywhere* in California, let alone greater LA or SF. Heck, finding a house in many parts of Silicon Valley for $1.32 million is tough.
Why is this a story on slashdot anyway? Jalopnik, sure.... but this isn't news for nerds, and not really even news that matters. It's just a new model press release.
Chromecast all but requires another smart device running (continuously) to control it. You can't control it directly.
The Amazon Fire Stick is pretty much identical to the Chromecast (but nicer), and comes with a remote control. For the intended market, the Amazon product is far superior.
The Chromecast works perfectly well with some apps (e.g. Netflix), but stutters badly on others (e.g. Hulu). I wonder how much of this is a questionable WiFi connection, and how much of it is poor software buffering design? My bet is that a hardwired connection will make Hulu performance better, but not perfect.
Mommy, what happens to your files when you die?