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

Worse than that: The credit card companies and banks insist that you should sign your card.
In other words a criminal who gains access to your card, or an image of it, has a conveniently provided image of your signature to practice with!
What is needed is decent 2 factor authentication.
If suspicious, ask for a copy of government issued valid photo ID

Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 675

The credit card companies have been forced to accept this.
And they hate it!
But they provide the transaction machines, communications networks, and the cards, so they can choke it, slow it down, and make it as awkward and expensive to the retailers as possible.
In the end they hope to make it so unpalatable that people will ask for the old and unsecure methods back.

Like this article and your comments, for example.

Don't be a sucker.

Comment They are not American companies. (Score 1) 301

And, since this is an American legal matter, this is not any part of their business.
And, since China mainly wants the same thing as the U.S. government, they are against apple on this.
Voicing that could produce a backlash by some consumers, so they are better off keeping quiet on the subject.

Comment Not the majority (Score 1) 786

In social matters, moreso than anything else, majority rules.
That is unfortunate for those who are not members of the majority.

Poo flinging monkeys rule.
Those who are considered more "advanced" at social skills soon dominate a group.

Interesting take on this behaviour:

Comment Missing the point (Score 1) 386

I see a lot of people here proposing problems, and solutions.
All of them are technical, which is appropriate, as most readers here are geeks ( like me)
The real problem is some stupid bastards who will have to blow it up ( for the glory of Allah) or some other stupid bastards trying to hold it hostage.
Some serious money has to be set aside, in advance, for rewards for stopping saboteurs.

And probably one can justify the expense to the local mucky-mucks with job creation.

The only problem this project can really have is with the people trying to stop it for their own personal greed and creed.
I am sure we will hear about how it kills birds, or is a sin, etc.

The only worse place to attempt a project like this would be in the Southern USA.

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