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Comment Re: Who do people still use PayPal high value acco (Score 1) 443

Have you ever tried that, asshole?

Which is easier: getting your local idiot bankers to roll back a fraudulent debit, or doing a VISA chargeback?

Why yes, I've done both, and they were about equally easy. Someone printed up some checks with my account info, and pretty much all merchants turn checks in to ACH debits these days. I called up Bank of America, they looked at the check images and other stuff, agreed that the checks were fraudulent, transferred my money to a new account (including the amount that was fraudulently debited), and mailed me an affidavit to fill out, sign, and send back. The main difference with a VISA chargeback is that depending on the situation, they might not insist on sending a new card with a new number--however, I suspect if the amounts involved were the same as in the check fraud case (almost $2000), I would've gotten a new card number.

Comment Re:Wow, an amazing co-incidence (Score 1) 106

How is it a "huge problem"? ASCII has a number of control characters too. A whitelist is a great idea, but why is the whitelist so restrictive? Just grab a copy of the current Unicode Data file and whitelist all current non-control characters. And if you're concerned that Zalgo might come, I suppose you could omit any non-spacing chars from the whitelist without people complaining too much (though perhaps it'd be good to include the ones that are actual letters in various Indic scripts).

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 286

I'm counting all devices here, not just PCs.

I was replying to Sable Drakon, who said, "But DisplayPort and Thunderbolt aren't in common deployment on PCs ..." in response to someone who said that "display port and thunderbolt are already widely deployed." DisplayPort is widely deployed on PCs, and anyone who doesn't have DP but wants this computer monitor (see headline, "4K Computer Monitors Are Coming (But Still Pricey)") can easily get DP. If someone wants 4K for their home theater, they'll have to deal with the HDMI limitations for now, but that's not what we're talking about here--we're talking about computers.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 286

No, DisplayPort and Thunderbolt aren't widely deployed.

I don't know when you last looked at video cards, but pretty much all of them have had DisplayPort for the last 2 or 3 years. NewEgg currently lists almost 300 video cards that have at least one DP or mini-DP connector: here are the 195 that have exactly one DP connector.

Comment Re:HP Printer Driver Developers Take Note (Score 1) 143

Really? The Postscript printers I've used, network and local, have all required drivers. Maybe this is a stupid question, but how do you control duplex or not, color or B/W, which paper source, etc if you don't have a driver for the printer?

A PPD, a text file which describes the printer's capabilities, and the commands to send to change various options.

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