Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:Magnetic strip? (Score 1) 222

This is a variable CVV. Its utility is to make it difficult to do a card not present transaction (generally an online purchase) without the physical card. You complain that it doesn't address physical card theft, but is most places that isn't a problem. The bigger problem is somebody stealing a bajillion credit card numbers from Target or a server who copies card numbers, expirations and CVVs from every card for a few months then uses the gathered data to either clone those cards or use them online. This scheme seems to address that issue as long as the card processors force all their customers to validate CVVs.

Comment Re:Timely, too (Score 2) 843

You can tell when something's gone up and down because of the tags., If something has "Score: 2 insightful" it means someone modded it up (to gain the "insightful") and someone else modded it down.

Why not just click on the score and see the exact moderations done to the message? I don't think it lists in what order they happened, but you should be able to figure it out by the final score.

Comment Re:Fear is a good thing for business (Score 2) 332

That link refers to annual income, not net worth (which is what the discussion was about). Like the parent said, every million will get you about $30k-$40k in income, hardly in the 1% for income. To be in the top 1% for net worth, you need about $7 million.

Comment Re:Make it LAW (Score 1) 207

Make egress filters mandatory. No ifs or buts. Make it law.

Make it law that I can disconnect any user who isn't egress filtering and is sending me shit.

Make it a law where? If it's just in the US, or just the US and the EU, then the law does no good. It would need to be a worldwide law, good luck getting such a law in every country.

Comment Re:"it was used for children's writing exercises" (Score 1) 235

In a thousand years we will be still serving God, and you will be at the bottom of the lake of fire. This is of course of your own choosing. There's still hope for you, you just have to repent.

Why would an omnipotent being need somebody to "serve" him or "glorify" him? Can't he serve himself?

Comment Re:Fuzzy math in my opinion (Score 3, Insightful) 400

Another option is that if a company produces a lot of money with just machines, then the government need to tax heavily that company for one of two things: to decide to hire some people, or to collect the money for them to pay the people with intellectual or artistic based professions. And, to make a cultural revolution increasing the quantity of people on that area instead of promoting jobs that could be easily improved with machines.

But if the people who would make the laws to "tax heavily that company" are basically owned by that company (or at least "very good friends" with the company owners) then why would they make such a law? In the US, unless the campaign finance and voting laws are changed this will never happen -- the rich will keep getting richer and the poor will keep getting poorer.

Comment Re:Take a long walk off a short pier (Score 1) 338

He started with cd /

Yeah, and that's the only command that executes. The /usr/bin/rm (which on my machine is in /bin), -rf, and * are all just arguments to the cd command which if given multiple arguments attempts to change directories to the first argument. You would need a semicolon between them to execute both desired commands.

Slashdot Top Deals

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln