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I mean, what is good about the changes that they make?
A lot of us use our computers for work - they aren't playthings, and we aren't using the machine for entertainment. So when Microsoft randomly changes the UI on a whim, all it creates for me is aggravation with no upside.
Yes, but this was with Google Wallet. Is that credit or debit? The underlying card that is funding wallet? But if you answer "Debit", it will ask for a PIN number, and that makes even less sense.
To me the question seems to be a bit of a non-sequitor.
That's what my Galaxy S5 does. I do have to unlock the phone, but you hold it over the reader and the app comes up. The only thing that slows me down is when the payment terminal asks irrelevant and/or annoying questions. When I was at the vet the other day it wanted to know "Credit or Debit"? WTF? And at the grocery store it wanted to know if I wanted cash back. If they stop asking questions like these, the transactions would be quicker.
My preferences (excluding online purchases) are:
1) EMV credit card.
2) NFC via Wallet.
4) Write a check (rarely)
I refuse to use my debit at any machine other than an ATM, and even then I am picky about which ATM machines I will use. If the crooks get your debit card number, they can create all sorts of headaches for you.
I used to use the normal credit card swipe for some things like gas stations, but I had my card # stolen at either a parking garage or a gas station, so from now on it is cash all the way for those things. Yeah, it is a pain, but I am still pretty steamed about the horrible cyber security at some of these places. If the attendant steals from the till or the store gets robbed - well, that's not my problem. If they want fewer cash transactions, then they can add support for #1 or #2.
People say you have no liability if your card gets stolen, and while that is sort of true, it can take several weeks before you get a replacement card unless you insist that they overnight the thing to you (like if you are on the road somewhere). My card was stolen on the 6th of the month, and the replacement *finally* arrived today. I had called to complain last week about why it was taking so long - apparently some nonspecific upgrades to their system caused the request to be stuck in a queue for 10 days. And it was a pain in the interim. Check into a hotel - do they take AMEX, or not? Pay for car repairs - they don't take AMEX, so I had to write a check to the guy. I could try and get yet another card, which I wouldn't need/use once the replacement arrives, and realistically the other card wouldn't have arrived before the replacement.
Little retailers still face the liability shift, so they will likely upgrade as well. The problem with CurrentC is that they will still be obligated to support EMV, so they can't completely block progress.
Our local veterinarian a brand new reader there. I have used both EMV and NFC payment methods there.
And it is even better if you run a green magic marker around the edge of your ears. And your eyes too for extra credit.
Many years ago I worked on several parts of the kernel. But I got hired by a start-up and simply had no time, so I had to step away.
But I still fondly remember meeting all of the people involved. When I was doing things, I don't recall Linus being verbally abusive. Maybe it happened and I don't remember.
Or maybe "Heritage"?
I am not going to take any shit from you.
I have complained for years about memory leaks, all to no avail. I have asked for a way to enumerate memory/cpu usage on a per-tab basis - all of this also goes on deaf ears. They just turn around and pass the buck and blame the addins. In the meantime I routinely have to kill firefox and then restart it. It apologizes about how embarrassing it is that Firefox has "crashed", but the real embarrassment are the memory leaks.
I use Chrome some, but I can't say that I really like it that much. But I am increasingly disgusted with Firefox, and as time goes on, I use it less and less..
And crank up the warning level to help you find inconsistencies between headers and declarations. In fact, you might need to start by cleaning up header files.
Doxygen can help you find truly dead code.
Cloned code is a pain to deal with - I don't know how you fix that. I guess it depend on how much of it there is..
I can just imagine how unreadable such code would end up being, as any comments would look like they were written by some sort of AI tool.
and then use F2C to convert it to C code before I check in.. Try analyzing that!
They have prettied it up quite a bit, but the underlying protocol is still there. I can run X applications on my Ubuntu 14.04 box, and they display just like they used to 20 years ago. The colors are a bit different, but the basic protocol is still there.
In reality all this lets you do is reskin a standard car with any sort of body that you want, but under the hood it is still the same as every other car. Which is probably still a good thing - otherwise maintenance becomes a nightmare.