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Submission + - Quicken Bill Pay is No Longer Safe to Use (perens.com) 1

Bruce Perens writes: I don't usually make security calls, but when a company makes egregious and really clueless security mistakes, it's often the case that the only way to attract their attention and get the issue fixed is to publicize it. This one is with Quicken Bill Pay, a product of Metavante (not Intuit). It's from personal observation rather than an expert witness case, and the company has been unresponsive through their customer support channel.

Comment Abandoning Time-Worn Processes Leads to Atrophy (Score 5, Insightful) 154

Scientists determined that those people who made use of machine washing rather than hand washing had diminished hand strength and neurological motor communication necessary for fine motor control. Seamstresses who bought thread rather than using the spinning jenny were similarly impaired. But worst off were teamsters who used the internal combustion trucks rather than teams of horses and used forklifts and other mechanical devices rather than loading their vehicles by hand. Their overall body strength was much reduced.

Comment Professional lip readers are bunk. (Score 2) 62

Go compare this to a deaf person that reads lips. I know of literally thousands that never miss a single spoken word as long as they're looking at the speaker's mouth.

Source: Camfrog, where there are fucktons of deaf people communicating with those with hearing. We speak after getting their attention with a hand signal, they read our lips and reply with zero issues.

Comment Re:Oakhurst Dairy is correct (Score 1) 331

Quit citing Wikipedia and go actually work in a logistical operation, like I did at Weber.

The overwhelming majority of shipments are distribution as the product has already been paid for - had it not, it would never leave the manufacturing bay doors in the first place.

That is how logistics works today. Your Wikipedia education is sadly ignorant of actual reality.

Comment Re:Lacking Lingual Ability (Score 1) 331

"Distribution occurs when there's a change of hands."

Guess what? Almost every manufacturer (hah!) in the USA use a third party logistics provider. It's immediately distribution as the possession already changed hands from one company to another, because most times, that product made isn't shipping from the manufacturer until IT HAS ALREADY BEEN SOLD.

Source: I used to work for Weber Distribution. Primary customers: STAR Foods, Target stores, Delta Airlines.

Comment Re:Lessons to learn (Score 1) 87

The ONLY paperwork I signed was specifically for the modem and service and billing. Nothing on that paperwork included any legalese. Not a single bit of fine print. I still hold the copy of the service receipt.

So if they block or throttle, it's their ass in court. Nothing of that sort is listed as a term and condition on any piece of paper I signed.

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