I'm hoping it will be faster eventually, but right now it is slowing things down (American perspective, for other countries this might not be the case).
Almost all of the terminals I see now have both a slot of swiping and for the chip. Except some stores require you to swipe, the chip part doesn't work yet. And some stores require you to use the chip if your card has it. So you never know which one to use.
With swiping, you can usually do it while the cashier is scanning your items, which means my wallet is already back in my pocket and I just have to sign when they are done scanning. With chip, you have to insert your card and leave it there until the transaction is complete. The processing time before the card has been accepted is also noticeably longer than when swiping.
Most importantly though, I have never actually been prompted for a PIN when using the chip. It's always chip and sign.
I don't know, I got mine for free at OSCON
Of course I'm running a Raspbian image instead of theirs, but the hardware is nice.
Actually, it's not that bad.
Google Photos app on the iPhone for pictures, and iTunes to transfer contacts and music will be enough for most people.
This was even available many years ago when I moved from the iPhone 3G to the Nexus S.
Hello fellow Gainesville T-Mobile customer! The home I moved into about 2 years ago had poor reception, but I was able to get a free repeater from T-Mobile. Just call 611 and ask about it.
This will help if you're able to get a consistent signal at least one bar somewhere in the residence. Of course your luck may be different getting a free repeater since it's at your girlfriend's apartment.
The building I work in has very thick walls so I'm in the same boat as you there, but I just rely on Google Voice over WiFi to get me through that.
That'll be $20 dollars.
If you live in America, I think you're off by several orders of magnitude...
Aren't most motherboards sort of like this now? They come with a dual bios, one of which is read-only. If something happens to your writable bios, you boot from the read-only and copy it over to the writable bios, and then reboot from the writable one.
That site... it's hurting my brain. I don't know whether to laugh, or cry, or huddle in a corner and start sucking my thumb. Carbon HDMI cable
There are significant, audible differences between HDMI cables. We're not sure how this is possible, since HDMI is purported to be a purely digital interface, however, the sonic differences are repeatable and consistent from system to system. A better HDMI cable makes a better digital audio cable, period. This is as true for music as it is for movies.
One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor... is to discourage... from expecting too much from mathematics. -- N. Wiener