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Comment: Re:Doing Google Wallet quietly? Shocker... (Score 2, Interesting) 105

by watermark (#48386961) Attached to: Google Wallet API For Digital Goods Will Be Retired On March 2, 2015

Google Wallet still has limited usefulness. NFC payments are still only supported on a tiny fraction of Android users, using a custom build of the wallet app not available in the Google play store. Only some phone distributors are given access to this custom build. My phone has android 4.4, NFC support, and Google wallet installed, but I can't do NFC payments. How do they expect to compete like that?

Comment: Comcast tried to bill me for my own modem (Score 1, Interesting) 223

by watermark (#48378111) Attached to: Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

Canceled Comcast internet and got a letter in the mail a few weeks later saying they were withholding my prorated refund check until I returned their modem. I have never own one of their modems and have never been billed for one of their modems. That took 2 hours on the phone to get straight.

Comment: Re:HTTPS Everywhere (Score 1) 206

by watermark (#48228713) Attached to: Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic

There are tons of reports (just google them) of the server side cpu load being minimal to encrypt traffic. My guess is either the load balancing setup they have doesn't support SSL or their 3rd party ad network doesn't.

In general, I think sites don't support https because of a) the extra cost of a cert, b) they don't care, c) the extra cost of a dedicated IP (SNI isn't supported on IE on XP). You can say "screw XP" all you want, but a good 20% still (of at least my traffic) comes from IE on XP.

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