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Comment Re:Worse is (Score 1) 461

We must be neighbors. I'm in the same zip and my number is 867-5309! The card processor that I use in my business has zip code verification as a part of the transaction authorization for manually entered numbers. If the zip is entered incorrectly the processor will warn of the disparity but it will still authorize the transaction. If the cvv code is incorrect then the transaction will be declined. By the way, the cvv code should never be given when the card is physically present. When I'm asked for it I just say "no". If the merchant doesn't like that then I'll just leave.

Comment Re:Gotta love... (Score 2, Informative) 1131

Two more words...

George Tiller.

There are many more words, but just assume I can rattle off at a dozen Christian terrorist attacks against abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood offices without resorting to Wikipedia.

And just to save myself a round of back and forth with an apologist for these acts of Christian terrorism, let me pre-emptively give my likely response: the Ku Klux Klan. They don't exactly burn those crosses for warmth, you know...

Comment Re:If not China, why US? (Score 1) 445

you can't have security AND privacy. The government has always had the ability to spy on it's citizens and I'm sorry but the future is going to be a ZERO privacy world, there's no other way social structures can be protected without full disclosure. Besides, everyone knows that if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't care who sees what.

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