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Comment: The method of online top ups are stuppppiiddd (Score 1) 1

by lukemartinez (#42495177) Attached to: World's slowest web transaction processing
It's because of the way the online top ups are done. Your card is John Citizen 490398204838 Basically you top up online say $5, click the boxes, and send the money. Myki sends a note "John Citizen 490398204838 $5" to the main myki server, then the main myki server at 12am sends all the top ups from the previous day to each and every myki reader in a nice long list. When John goes and touches on, the system reads through the list of 100's of mykis and topups, checks with the server that it isn't already applied and applies his topup, then notifys the server that his myki is topped up. That's not the only problem, When Julia goes and touches on Myki machine again spends 1-2 seconds going through the 100's of myki topups yet to be applied to find there's nothing, and then touches her card on. It's so stupid.
Piracy

+ - Australia to sign ACTA tomorrow->

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lukemartinez writes "Trade Minister Dr Craig Emerson is travelling to Tokyo today to sign the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in the hopes of stemming global piracy.

ACTA aimed to introduce a legal framework for 27 countries on copyright protection in an effort to curb the rampant piracy of goods ranging from music to medicine..."

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The Courts

+ - Australian users may have a case on windows 8->

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lukemartinez writes "The Linux Australia community began petitioning the ACCC this week after Microsoft aired plans to mandate the enabling of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface's (UEFI) secure boot feature for devices bearing the "Designed for Windows 8" logo. This means that any software or hardware that is to run on the firmware will need to be signed by Microsoft or the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to be able to execute. This would make it impossible to install alternative operating systems like Linux..."
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Security

+ - Microsoft Windows 8 to require a locked computer->

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lukemartinez writes "Microsoft as part of their OEM system require all new computers shipping with windows 8 to use secure signing keys to prevent 'unauthorized software' from running on the computer. This will prevent all free software operating systems from running on the computers that come with OEM Windows 8 by default. This will be an incredible problem for Laptop Linux users and we should stand up."
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Science

+ - The IKEA Effect: Why We Love Things We Build->

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RichDiesal (655968) writes "The IKEA Effect refers to the tendency for people to value things they have created/built themselves more than if made by someone else – in fact, nearly as much as if an expert with much greater skill had created the same item. Is this the reason that open source software proponents are so “enthusiastic” about their products while the general market resists them – because those proponents had a hand in developing them?"
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