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how is it possible to charge people money for a usename and password?
What kind of question is that? How is it possible? It's possible because there is a worldwide connected network of computers. Some of these computers are used by banks and store information like how much money various accounts hold, and these banks can communicate with each other and transfer money from account to account. The people, in turn, use their computer, which happens to be connected to the very same aforementioned worldwide computer network, to access yet another computer (I know, there's a lot of computers involved!), which hosts some sort of interface to allow them to initiate a transaction with their bank.Or were you asking about the moral ramifications of charging someone money for a username and password? I don't know, I guess porn sites and that type of thing charge people all the time for a username and password. But then again, I guess the porn sites are really charging for access to their highly sought-after content, whatever it features. So, I guess it wouldn't really be cool to charge someone for just a username and password. I mean, seriously man, you at least need to have some sort of content that the people can access with their newfound liberty. I mean, charging for just a username and a password isn't cool man. It's not cool. Seriously man.I'm sorry, was there a programming question in there? Are you asking how to do credit card transactions online, using PHP perhaps? Is it significant that you are selling a username and password? Does this require a special username-and-password-only-credit-card-processing-solution? What if someone is already using it to charge people for goat cheese? Or were you just speculating on what makes it possible for people to charge other people for a username and password in the first place?
and it would be cool to know how to have that username expire after a certain period of time.
Yeah it would! That would be awesome. Like, associate it with some sort of timestamp or something like that. And then if the timestamp were in the past, it would be like, *poof*! Expired!
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man you just had yourself a field day making fun of that question! your right it was not very thought out. but take it easy on me today its my birthday! give me a break man :)yeah the question was suposed to be how with PHP do you process the money and when it is processed they get a username/password to the site.and it was not meant to be the username/password for the money - of course its the content(whatever it may be) they are paying for.people ask me all the time if I can make a site that people have to pay to get access too and I have to say no everytime!

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Happy birthday!

people ask me all the time if I can make a site that people have to pay to get access too and I have to say no everytime!
That's not the right attitude. I never knew how to do anything before I did it. I can make any site I get hired to make, I just might not know how when I start. That is the importance of research and being able to find the answers on how to do the things you want to do. I haven't made any e-commerce sites either. They're always on the table, but people end up backing out of the e-commerce side of things and just going with email or something like that. So if I was going to answer your question, I would need to do the research on how it's done. It's the same thing I would do if I needed to learn how to do it myself. But I've never had a forum like this where I went to ask people how to do what I wanted to do, I always researched the answer for myself. It's important to know how to do. The very first thing I would do would be a Google search for the words "php credit card processing". I would read several of the pages and see what people are saying. I wouldn't write any code at this point, I might glance over examples people post, but I'm really interested in the concept behind it. From the research I did in the past I know that there is a processing gateway involved and a merchant account involved, so I would be looking for information on those terms and what I need to do to get things started. I would do research on the individual gateway and merchant account companies involved, I would do a Google search for "credit card processing gateway reviews" and see what peope are saying about different ones. I would read several pages, and get a good idea of the common things that people are saying, and I would make a decision on what I want to use based on what I find. Then I would go back and re-read the articles that talk about how to actually do it in PHP, and pay more attention to the source code. Now I know what information I have from my gateway and my merchant account, and I know the names of them, and I will look for information specifically on using them. Or, it might be entirely possible that the companies I choose to subscribe with will provide me with all of the documentation I need to use their service.So, that's what I would do to answer your question. It's probably better that you do it yourself, that way you end up with a solid grasp of how things work. The majority of the questions I answer on this forum I do research for. I don't know the answers, I look them up. I try to post links and things to the resources I cite, but I don't think that people are interested in learning how to do things for themselves, they just want the answer. Like I always say, you can light a fire for a man and keep him warm for a night, but if you light the man on fire you keep him warm for the rest of his life. True story..The most important thing I got out of school was how to do research. I can play any song in the world on my guitar, I just don't know what the notes are. I can write any piece of software someone needs, and the answers are out there too. The hard part is when someone asks you to do something that no one has done before.
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Happy birthday!That's not the right attitude. I never knew how to do anything before I did it. I can make any site I get hired to make, I just might not know how when I start. That is the importance of research and being able to find the answers on how to do the things you want to do. I haven't made any e-commerce sites either. They're always on the table, but people end up backing out of the e-commerce side of things and just going with email or something like that. So if I was going to answer your question, I would need to do the research on how it's done. It's the same thing I would do if I needed to learn how to do it myself. But I've never had a forum like this where I went to ask people how to do what I wanted to do, I always researched the answer for myself. It's important to know how to do. The very first thing I would do would be a Google search for the words "php credit card processing". I would read several of the pages and see what people are saying. I wouldn't write any code at this point, I might glance over examples people post, but I'm really interested in the concept behind it. From the research I did in the past I know that there is a processing gateway involved and a merchant account involved, so I would be looking for information on those terms and what I need to do to get things started. I would do research on the individual gateway and merchant account companies involved, I would do a Google search for "credit card processing gateway reviews" and see what peope are saying about different ones. I would read several pages, and get a good idea of the common things that people are saying, and I would make a decision on what I want to use based on what I find. Then I would go back and re-read the articles that talk about how to actually do it in PHP, and pay more attention to the source code. Now I know what information I have from my gateway and my merchant account, and I know the names of them, and I will look for information specifically on using them. Or, it might be entirely possible that the companies I choose to subscribe with will provide me with all of the documentation I need to use their service.So, that's what I would do to answer your question. It's probably better that you do it yourself, that way you end up with a solid grasp of how things work. The majority of the questions I answer on this forum I do research for. I don't know the answers, I look them up. I try to post links and things to the resources I cite, but I don't think that people are interested in learning how to do things for themselves, they just want the answer. Like I always say, you can light a fire for a man and keep him warm for a night, but if you light the man on fire you keep him warm for the rest of his life. True story..The most important thing I got out of school was how to do research. I can play any song in the world on my guitar, I just don't know what the notes are. I can write any piece of software someone needs, and the answers are out there too. The hard part is when someone asks you to do something that no one has done before.
Your right, it is not the right additude to say I cannot do it. Also I definatly like to understand why things I am doing work, I dont just like to take code someone writes and use it without understanding why it works.I do have 1 code on my forum that I have no clue how its working that someone wrote for me and did not explain. (kindve fustrating looking at it!) its to make the next/previous buttons on the forum.but anyway I will definatly do those searches and do some research like you are saying!by the way do you really play the guitar? I do also - what style of guitar do you play?
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Short note: Sorry that it took so long to give you a commented version of the code, just that I'm realy stressed as I'm starting up my company..Sorry again.. ;?)

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Also I definatly like to understand why things I am doing work, I dont just like to take code someone writes and use it without understanding why it works.
Right, you shouldn't. When I'm looking at a page I don't just copy and paste the code and use it, I read the code to understand it, read whatever the page says to hopefully understand why the programmer did what he did, and then go write it myself. The important thing is to understand the concept, it's not about memorizing code or whatever. To do something like pagination all that's important is to understand the concept - you need to know which page you're on, and how many records to show, and that's it. Now you do the research to figure out how to send the page number, how to make the database return only the records you want, etc. That's where reading the tutorials comes in, you can figure out that there is a LIMIT clause in MySQL that does exactly that, so when you get to that point in your code you know what to use.
I do have 1 code on my forum that I have no clue how its working that someone wrote for me and did not explain. (kindve fustrating looking at it!)
Go to php.net and search for anything you don't understand, like function names, statements, etc. That is the single best place to find help on specific things in PHP, I use that before I even use Google and I even have a search hotkey to search the php.net function reference.
by the way do you really play the guitar? I do also - what style of guitar do you play?
I've got a custom Ibanez S series that looks pretty similar to this one:ibanez_s470.gifMine has EMG-81 pickups, a Floyd Rose bridge, and black hardware instead of chrome. I grew up on things like Black Sabbath and Megadeth, so rock and metal would be my choice.
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Short note: Sorry that it took so long to give you a commented version of the code, just that I'm realy stressed as I'm starting up my company..Sorry again.. ;?)
don't worry man, I know you are busy. and I appreciate all that you have helped me with!thanks alot for that!
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Right, you shouldn't. When I'm looking at a page I don't just copy and paste the code and use it, I read the code to understand it, read whatever the page says to hopefully understand why the programmer did what he did, and then go write it myself. The important thing is to understand the concept, it's not about memorizing code or whatever. To do something like pagination all that's important is to understand the concept - you need to know which page you're on, and how many records to show, and that's it. Now you do the research to figure out how to send the page number, how to make the database return only the records you want, etc. That's where reading the tutorials comes in, you can figure out that there is a LIMIT clause in MySQL that does exactly that, so when you get to that point in your code you know what to use.Go to php.net and search for anything you don't understand, like function names, statements, etc. That is the single best place to find help on specific things in PHP, I use that before I even use Google and I even have a search hotkey to search the php.net function reference.I've got a custom Ibanez S series that looks pretty similar to this one:ibanez_s470.gifMine has EMG-81 pickups, a Floyd Rose bridge, and black hardware instead of chrome. I grew up on things like Black Sabbath and Megadeth, so rock and metal would be my choice.
I do always read the code and try to understand it, this one was just confusing for me!nice guitar, I have many guitars! I mostly play classical style, I do alot of meditation and trance out and focus on sounds then figure them out on the guitar.I have emg81's and floyd Rose bridge on a guitar I got when I was 15 - its an ESP KH-2 (kirk hammet(metallicas lead player) signiture series) I used to love playing rock / metal stuff!you have any original pieces?
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No, I'm not a good writer. When I was deciding on colleges it was between Berklee College of Music and computer science, and here I am.. I used to have a BC Rich Warlock for a while, I had a Yamaha acoustic that I gave to my girlfriend at the time who was studying classical guitar, I had a Fender Squire that I tore apart and gave to my friend to paint, which I never got back (but I still have the electronics and the neck - great), and I've got a Peavey Fury bass. I haven't done much with music since college though. The only writing I've done was some electronic music with a little guitar in it. The songs are out there somewhere.Here's a few, but I'm not a big fan of these songs, I like the older ones we did better:http://www.manchine.net/downloads/songs.html

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