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Comment In time it will be better. (Score 4, Informative) 513

Last October, I spent some time in the US again and I noticed the few places that had started using chip readers had a person standing by to help people. They seemed a bit surprised when I just inserted my card and typed my pin code in a few seconds. :D They didn't even finish their line about being sorry about me having to remember the pin code. But I have been using it for years now.

We had a few problems in the beginning too both with speed of the approval process and the people using the card. but it is really not a problem more.
Now both my VISA and Mastercards have NFC( I'm guessing it is?) so I just hold the card over the reader.

Comment Re:I'd be excited too, if Comcast lost my address (Score 1) 68

I think the amount of money you give, puts you in a bracket where they assume that you would like to recieve that sort of thing or maybe give more.
When I were looking through my budget to cut expenses( I dropped cable TV among other things), and halved what I gave to charity, the letters stopped.

Comment Hollywood (Score 1) 104

I care less and less about what Hollywood has to offer, endless reboots of movies and tv entertainment filled with shameless product placements to pay for the insane paychecks.
Maybe it is just that I am getting old and have seen most of what they have to offer before, just in another wrapping.
I like youtube now and all the amateurs videos you see around their(not the professionel "youtubers" so much).

Comment Amusing (Score 4, Insightful) 95

We hear people say they don't care about sharing their information or "meta data", sometimes even with the classic remark that they have nothing to hide.
But recently we have started to see stories about people being surprised when social media sites and others have started using their collected data better, it is kind of amusing.

I don't think that any of these companies all of the sudden have gotten better at mining their collected date, but rather that they choose to "turn up the dial" slowly because they need to get people used to it first and perhaps they have been a bit too quick about it recently. :)

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