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Comment Re:This is why you call your bank before tourism (Score 1) 337

What we call an ATM? We insert our bank card and enter a PIN. You can use a credit card too if you've set up a PIN and want to pay the exorbitant interest rates for a cash advance. Most people are used to using a PIN for their debit card in stores already. However, I use a credit card equally as often due to rewards programs. As of October 1, we're a Chip and Signature country for credit cards. Any merchant that doesn't have a chip card reader is liable for all fraud. Any card issuer that doesn't issue EMV cards is liable for fraud. However, I've only received one chip card so far and not even my debit card yet.

Comment Re:This is why you call your bank before tourism (Score 1) 337

1. The cards are all EMV. The magstripe can be cloned, but you can't use it in most countries (other than America)

October 1 has passed. America is now an EMV country. Any merchant who accepts a card by its magstripe that has an EMV chip, they are liable for the fraud. Any bank that still uses magstripe cards are liable before the merchant.

Comment Re:my credit union calls me in seconds. Cashiers s (Score 1) 337

That's also the kind of place someone might buy rims, which are easy to resell if bought fraudulently. And the credit card company only gets the transaction amount - which is a high number from a business you (probably) don't regularly do business.

Algorithmically, it would be hard to tell if that's legitimate or not and it's just a quick phone call to get the transaction through.

Comment Re:Systemd (Score 2) 141

In what sense is BSD more mature than OpenIndiana??? BSDs may have a larger userbase and more developers at this point; but OpenIndiana hasn't deviated much the Solaris kernel (which has been used for an obvious long time). Does BSD have Dtrace? Perhaps its your belief that the major BSDs are more mature "distributions" than OpenIndiana...

And that's what makes a huge difference - that they have a larger userbase today, and more developers today. Just b'cos the Solaris kernel has been there since the 90s doesn't imply that it's necessarily still superior. Particularly since we are talking about different platforms now. Solaris was born on and finetuned for the SPARC: the x86 version was there as an afterthought. And that's what OpenIndiana is succeeding.

The BSDs - FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD - are now in versions 5-10, and have been actively maintained. OpenIndiana, OTOH, as the above story goes, is still barely being held together. The fact that OpenIndiana doesn't even start to address the biggest part of the Solaris market - the installed SPARC base - is the biggest thing going against it. It's like if Windows were to drop support for the x86/x64 and become an ARM only platform.

"Don't tell me I'm burning the candle at both ends -- tell me where to get more wax!!"