So far, I have (previously having no experience doing work on cars):
Installed Pioneer head unit w/ DVD player + ebrake bypass (no I do not watch DVDs while driving, it's just easier to bypass than connect the ebrake
Replaced speakers with SEAS Lotus
Replaced battery with an optima yellowtop for the soundsystem (stock 90A alternator works great though)
Installed subwoofer in custom enclosure (easy to find custom fiberglass for these cars)
Installed remote starter
Disabled the blasted beeping when a passenger doesn't put on their seatbelt
I'm sure you could do a lot more with one of these, but that's just what I've been able to do in a year or two of playing around with it. I am no longer at all intimidated by opening my car up and doing work on it, if you can put together a PC and do legos, you can work on a Subaru.
Here's an example in commercial marketing:
What am I saying? I think I have some idea.
I've done plenty of PCI compliance audits, CISA certified, yadda yadda.. so you would hope I have some insight here.
What do you know about crpytography? For example, if AMEX cards had a smart card in them that also had a OTP functionality -- like YubiKey, meaning a public key, an OTP (one time password, not pad), and a counter -- they could be made much more secure.
How so, you ask?
- Merchant validation service would validate based on OTP, this could be API-based with only AMEX etc storing shared secrets with the OTP devices
- Replay attacks prevented by counter -- so old OTPs could not work if re-used
- May require information on magnetic strip + RFID/NFC/OTP device, thus ensuring the card is present
- POS systems could be compromised and since the OTP/counter changes, compromise of PAN data stored at endpoints would be far less valuable
This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the many advantages such a system would have on making fraud a lot more difficult, and thus less profitable/worthwhile.
Here's a reference so you can avoid further confusion and undeserved insult: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...
PCI compliance would probably be a lot less of a headache as well...
I have been in many situations where it seemed like the transgendered person was trying to trap people into saying something they consider offensive, using the wrong pronoun or what not, just so they can act out. This has made many, including me, grow tired of the constantly changing politically correct vocabulary associated with these people -- as well as the over-the-top dramatic defensive attitudes.