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Comment Re:What's the big problem? (Score 1) 675

The single largest source of credit card fraud losses is card cloning either via skimming, or database compromise. Chips will prevent that. The PIN as you mention only stops stolen card fraud which by comparison is a tiny amount of losses and is generally detected quickly. Shutting down a stolen card is easy.

Banks probably did the math and figured that customer support issues and infrastructure for PINs were not worth it, so they'd rather continue to eat the losses on it.

Comment Re:Office365 -- Windows365 (Score 1) 285

You laugh, but David Mitchell made a point on one of his soap box youtubes about durable goods on a subscription model might yield better quality than the model we have now. The exact example he used was a table I think (or possible a chair, either way link below).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment Re:To be fair, the Feds seemed to be pretty thorou (Score 3) 67

Enough circumstantial evidence will secure a conviction (without something exculpatory in defense), at some point it stops being a just series of coincidences. People do get convicted on nothing but circumstantial evidence all the time. The standard is "beyond a reasonable doubt", not "beyond all doubt".

Comment Re:It is not what you did .... (Score 4, Informative) 83

The article is comparing apples and oranges. What happened in the above article was a criminal prosecution brought by the Government, what happened to Thomas-Rasset was a civil action brought by Capital Records. The government employee may still be sued by the actual rights holder. Thomas-Rasset, to my knowledge was not prosecuted, for her copyright violations.

Comment Re:This is why. (Score 1) 83

In all seriousness though the article is comparing apples and oranges. What happened in the above article was a criminal prosecution brought by the Government, what happened to Thomas-Rasset was a civil action brought by Capital Records. The government employee may still be sued by the actual rights holder.

Comment Re:ummmm (Score 5, Insightful) 389

More to the point, it is what the locals wanted. Nobody in Alaska calls it Mount McKinley it has always been Denali. The Alaska state government calls it that as well and petitioned the US Govt to change the name in the federal government back in the 70s. Had it not been for some twat Congressman from Ohio this wouldn't have taken 30+ years. There is no liberal conspiracy, it just people who don't know whats going on making mountains out of mole hills.

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