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Comment Re: What's the big problem? (Score 1) 511

Not checking signatures is another thing peculiar to the US. I've had to resign things in other countries on several occasions, well, before we went chip and pin only years ago. It's funny: I had s friend in Denver when I lived there I the 90s who wrote "see ID" on the signature strip of her cards - how often do you think she was asked for this? Once in the three years I wad there!

Comment Re: Nope (Score 1) 511

Chip is really inconvenient and takes too long.

Huh? I don't get this at all. We've been chip and pin only in the UK for a decade already. Visiting the US is like a step back in time. Faffing around with printing paper and signatures, or with swipe machines that have trouble with the swipe is slower and inefficient.

Comment Re: Thanks to (Score 1) 368

I don't really see any difference between logged in or not on the mobile site. Could it be a preferences thing? Have you also tried using private browsing so you don't need to restart he whole browser?

The mobile site is so annoying though. I get tons of comments shown with "Filtered due to preferences." - why? Hide it so my display isn't cluttered and don't force me to scroll through it. Why is scrolling to the top broken on the iPhone? Why does the mobile site waste space with navigation controls in the content when my browser already handled this fine? Etc.

Comment Re: Thanks to (Score 1) 368

Sometimes it's difficult to post a follow-up clarification because of the mandatory delay between posts and because of the flaky proxy detection thing.

Bring able to add something at the end seems useful, but should probably be restricted in length.

Being a nerd site, we could probably do some clever (over engineered?) history thing, and moderators could actually vote which version is the default that people see.

Comment Re:That'll be interesting (Score 1) 397

M-x psychoanalyze-pinhead

I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time
you are finished talking, type RET twice.

Yow! Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-BRAINED!

Why do you say legally imposed culture reduction is cabbage brained?

Yow! Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-BRAINED!

Is it because of your plans that you say legally imposed culture
reduction is cabbage brained?

Yow! Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-BRAINED!

Maybe your life have something to do with this.

Yow! Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-BRAINED!

What makes you believe legally imposed culture reduction is cabbage
brained?

Yow! Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-BRAINED!

Is it because of the people you hang around with that you say legally
imposed culture reduction is cabbage brained?

Yow! Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-BRAINED!

Is it because of problems at school that you are going through all
this?

Yow! Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-BRAINED!

Are you sure that legally imposed culture reduction is cabbage
brained?

Yow! Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-BRAINED!

Is it because of any hobbies you have that you say legally imposed
culture reduction is cabbage brained?

Yow! Legally-imposed CULTURE-reduction is CABBAGE-BRAINED! ... time for a reboot

Comment Re:most people already prefer listening to acceler (Score 1) 296

Personally, I don't need to consume entertainment at high speed, the point of entertainment for me is to enjoy a stretch of time, not to consume a quantity of media.

Me too, but I've noticed starting especially 10 years ago that a lot of the more TV (especially reality shows) has reduced the amount of content without reducing the runtime. Think: repetitive long lingering shots on people's pensive faces in an amateurish attempt to create suspense. It just comes across as cheap TV, but then I don't suppose this is what you personally are thinking of when you want to sit down to watch some entertainment.

Comment Re:Brexit (Score 1) 367

Britain was also an imperial power trying to prolong it's increasingly untenable position as the global number one. I don't see that there is problem with liberty and staying in the EU. At least the EU is more democratic than the UK, despite the FUD, hypocrisy, misinformation and outright lies from UKIPers and the like.

Comment Re:Brexit (Score 2) 367

I'm a Briton and I'll be voting to remain in the EU. Brexit is for masochists. Even Nigel Farage admited in the ITV debate with David Cameron the other day that the UK economy will shrink if we leave the EU, and frankly I'd rather not see the governement tax take shrinking resulting in more cuts, more tax rises and more money wasted servicing the national debt (currently about equal to the defence budget).

As for this story... it just sounds like typical anti-EU BS. As if the UK would agree to something like this given that we don't even have national ID in this country, and we rejected this when the last Labour government mooted it.

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