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In Topic: Qotw: What Do You Think Of Art Critique?

01 September 2015 - 06:33 PM

In critiques I do at the college, using the words "like" and "love" are off the table.  Also the negatives of those terms.


We also focus on the fact that the word "critique" does not automatically imply a negative context to the process or the comments.





In Topic: Liability Shift On Cc Coming Oct 1, 2015

01 September 2015 - 11:38 AM

Ditto on the one time I got to use my chip-enabled card (so far).  Card has mag. strip and chip both at the moment.


As of right now......... I don't see many chip-enabled retailers around here even amongst the "big" places.





In Topic: Peter's Metallic Black Gloss, Wany Info On This Glaze?

01 September 2015 - 10:37 AM

With that level of metallic coloring oxides (over 10%), I'd guess that it is going to precipitate out some micro-crystalline materials onto the surface in any slow cooling.... hence the "metallic" part of the glaze name.  It'll almost for sure not be a truly glossy surface if it is slow cooled. Probably look sort of like gunmetal.


If it even can be a true gloss surface....... crash cool it.  In a hex type electric kiln (low levels of insulation, small thermal mass) the kiln might cool fast enough in it's normal cycle to keep it glossy.  Experiment.


Also, it is  not one I'd personally use on food contact surfaces due to the saturation of coloring oxides.





In Topic: Liability Shift On Cc Coming Oct 1, 2015

30 August 2015 - 11:02 PM

.............. which I try to not use because it reduces the young labor market drastically.


I also try to not use self-checkouts anywhere for the same exact reason.





In Topic: Liability Shift On Cc Coming Oct 1, 2015

30 August 2015 - 08:42 AM


I’m not sure I would want to enter my pin on someones cell phone or tablet no matter what assurances I was given that the system is secure.



A 4 digit numeric PIN is crackable by a software routine in a second or two.  There are only so many combinations that 4 numbers can take.  A computer can run those quickly.  An algorithm to try them all is very easy to write.  Four digit PINs in general are a CRAZY idea for the "security" of anything.  I NEVER use debit cards or ATMs for this reason.  I run antivirus/security software on my cell phone.  I never use "banking" apps on the cell phone.  I never do anything that might be considered sensitive on "public" WiFi networks. ( I don't run ANY apps on Facebook.)


Companies that allow employees to use personal cell phones for business typically set them up via their IT departments with encryption.