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Comment: Re:Elsewhere in the world (Score 1) 237

by viperidaenz (#48267343) Attached to: Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

Paywave isn't all that hot for retailers. The merchant fees are higher.
It's good where you want to decrease the time spent at the checkout though.

Since CurrentC bypasses the credit card merchants, it's probably much cheaper for the retailers. The interest free period and reward schemes on credit cards are paid for by the merchants, usually around 2.5% of the transaction.

Comment: Re:On the other hand... (Score 1) 697

by viperidaenz (#48210559) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

It's more like, if you took your replica car to the dealer, complete with counterfeit badges and they removed the badge because you don't have the right to use it. The only reason your car is bricked now is because you don't know what kind of car it's claiming to be because there's no badge on it.

They are only removing the USB PID/VID from the chips, because FTDI paid for them.

You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350