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  1. In Topic: C: How would I "crawl" the registry?

    Posted 19 Oct 2014


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  2. In Topic: Accepting payments online?

    Posted 19 Oct 2014

    I love this question. If I had a penny for every time I get this question I would be rich. It's usually followed by 'Can you make us our own system' and then I laugh. My one piece of advice is to never, ever, let a client convince you to make a custom system. There's too many laws to keep up with and too many fines. The credit card companies can basically make up whatever rules they want your custom system to follow. I used to work with a company that provided a system for processing payments so I was familiar with the practices. It was pretty shitty. I remember they once decided that they would make new 'safety' regulations to protect people's identity and anyone that didn't conform they would simply deny the transactions for and fine them. The laws allowed them to apply a fine to their account too because the processors had to sign an agreement that allows for it.

    So yeah, Paypal is fine. People get scammed because they're stupid and don't pay attention, but paypal as a processor is top notch. Google has a payment processing platform along with Amazon. there are also some other alternatives, but I honestly recommend staying with more well known systems like Google, Amazon or Paypal. They may not want to pay the fees, but just tell them that the small fees are more than worth it for not dealing with the trouble of a processing agreement with the credit card companies.

    Additionally, anytime they take payments online, you really need to think about whether or not the volume is there. The fees may not be worth it if they don't have a lot of volume. So that's another thing to discuss.
  3. In Topic: Old timers, what was it like in the day before editors?

    Posted 19 Oct 2014

    I don't even remember the last time I used the debugger to trace a variable during execution. I've basically never found a situation where I absolutely needed to trace a variable during execution in order to solve a problem. I've found situations where it makes it slightly easier, but never one in which it would have prevented the solution from being found.

    So what's programming like without an 'editor?' Exactly like programming with an editor.

    I also feel I should be slightly worried by the initial statement 'programming without an editor would be impossible' where we've now identified he means a trace. What is OP doing so often with a trace...

    Posted 19 Oct 2014

    Maybe instead of blaming the industry, you could look at where and how you live for savings? Or perhaps you're not charging a competitive rate compared to other people in the same industry so you're losing money?
  5. In Topic: The best parental control

    Posted 25 Jul 2014

    View PostChoscura, on 25 July 2014 - 03:58 PM, said:

    So I'm kind of preparing for my kids- my son is at the age where he's just starting to read, and I know I've only got a year or two before he has a facebook page and all that shit. I've screen scraped facebook before, and I have some idea of how I'd go about 'snooping' in an ethically defensible way with the major social media stuff, so I might throw a project like this together and open source it. Just something to throw up red flags for parents when, eg, porn, cyber bullying (yeah, yeah, whatever), and so on happen. Seems pretty simple to do a facebook app and android app track this stuff, and I don't plan on getting my kids iShit.

    Or, you could not be a creep, talk to your kids and have them come tell you when they encounter these things. Because scraping facebook is quite honestly the creepiest kind of parental control. What are you going to do? Get on their facebook and block the person? Take them off facebook? Tell that mean cyber bully to stop? Tell me your intentions.

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    29 Nov 2013 - 08:43
    Hey ccubed do you still have Crysis 2 steam keys to give away?
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    02 Nov 2013 - 19:51
    i am a new member here. i have used other forum before, but its gaming forum specifically, and i have been noticing that one has to post in order to be able to unlock features, which kinda includes emailing (i tried to email you but it didnt let me...)unlike the gaming website i am at. anyways, i have seen you are a c++ programmer for 7 years! wow!
    i ha...
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