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Thursday, September 17th, 2015 | Author:

Privatnost, Vrijeme, Novac

Ne volim debitnim narudžbe. Nikada nisam sviđala ideja da se još jedan entitet može, po volji, uzeti gotovo bilo koji iznos od mog novca (dobro … bez obzira je dostupan). A kolega ukazao na problem s MTN bi se mogle izbjeći da sam bio koristeći debitnu poredak. Možda je “pogodnost” faktor nije tako loše.

Pretpostavljam da je pretposljednji pitanje je da li ili ne želite da se praktičnost i mogu vjerovati institucijama (u ovom slučaju sa svojim novcem) – ili ako ne možete ih vjerovati i da su spremni da se odreknu da pogodnost. U mom slučaju, iako sam i dalje u pitanje praktičnost, Naučio sam na teži način sa MTN da dvostruko može biti nezgodno da se povezani svijet sveden na “daljinski otok” status. Gotovo svi danas ide sa faktorom pogodnost.

Pogodnost

S druge strane, sada odavno, Imao sam spor sa Planet Fitness gdje pogodnost je bio mač sa dvije oštrice. Prijavio sam svoje poslovne prakse Komisiji za žalbe potrošača (od re-organizovan kao Nacionalna komisija potrošača) i nikada nije dobio povratnu informaciju od njih. Suština problema je da Planet Fitness je agent za prodaju lagali mene i prijatelja, kako bi dobili više komisija / novca iz džepa.

Ja sam Discovery Vitality članica koja daje mnoge prednosti, uključujući i snižene stope na Premium marke – uglavnom se odnose na zdravlje naravno, kao Discovery je dobavljač medicinske pomoći / zdravstvenom osiguranju. Jednostavnije rečeno, Discovery je strašan. Prednosti vitalnost pokrivaju Članstvo u teretanu što dodatno uključuje Planet Fitness. I dalje morati platiti nešto, mali znak sorti, Discovery, za članstvo u teretani. Ali, uostalom, Žele da bude zdrav, tako da ne smeta snose najveći dio računa. Ali, očigledno, to znači Planet Fitness’ prodajnih agenata ne dobiti proviziju!

Dakle, ono što čini ovaj rezultat u? Rezultat je da me je prodaja agent PF dao naduvani lik za “Vitalnost na bazi” članstvo. Lagao. On je tada mi je potpiše na isprekidana linija za naduvanog cena “redovan” članstvo (da, to je zapravo više nego čak i običan članstvo bi imao trošak), završava oko 4 i 5 puta koliko članstvu u Vitality-based.

Prosvetljenja

Neko vrijeme u 2011 Konačno sam wisened do troškova trebalo je da se plaća. Discovery Siguran sam da ne bi bilo previše sretan zbog ovog fijaska. Razgovarao sam sa menadžer u teretani, a ja sam siguran da će biti ukinut čitav ugovor. Ja nisam jedan za nasilje … osim ako se za sport … u Octagon … ali nakon mog 5. posjete Manager pitati zašto na teret Nalozi i dalje događa, on mi je rekao da je iznenađen što sam nije donio oružje sa mnom na posjeti. Nakon još nekoliko posjeta, Menadžer već otišli iz Planet Fitness i objasnio mi je da je “ugovor” bio je između mene i šef ureda i da je lokalna teretana, očigledno operacija franšize-style, nije malo ili nimalo recimo o tome da li ili ne bi mogao biti otkazan. Ako Head Office rekao ne, Teška sreća.

Do tada sam ga izgubio. Imao sam banku stavio stop na teret narudžbe. Bila je to ogromna glupost: Morao sam svaki mjesec da kontaktira banku jer opisi zaduženje kako bi se ikad promijeniti tako malo. To mi je koštalo malo svakih nekoliko meseci “ponovo postaviti” blokiranje usluga. Ja ne mogu pomoći, ali mislim da je bankarski sistem podržava regularni izrazi ali osoblje nužno ne znam kako da ga koristi.

Tehnički sam još uvijek čekaju na CCC da se vratim na mene (nikada nije dogodilo – i naravno da su reorganizirali kao što je spomenuto gore tako da je slučaj vjerojatno pao kroz pukotine). Naravno, do tog trenutka PF također želio da mi crnu listu zbog neplaćanja!

Neočekivana Hero

A nasumična spominje pitanje Discovery (Mislim Zvao sam ih oko posjeta zubaru) rezultiralo povratni poziv od strane jednog od Discovery agenti. Onda su me pitali da opiše problem, detaljno i pismeno, kako bi se bolje objasniti iz moje perspektive onoga što se stvarno dogodilo. I dužan. Ispostavilo se da sam bio u pravu o njima nisu “presretni” o tome. U stvari, oni stvarno to nije dopalo. Oko tri sedmice kasnije, Planet Fitness me vraćen u punom za sav novac koji nikada nije platio za njih.

Discovery je Awesome. 🙂

udio
ponedjeljak, 29. oktobar, 2012 | Author:

Čini se da, u beskrajnoj mudrosti, Google imaju svojstvo sigurnosti, koji može blokirati pristup aplikacije ili pomoću Google račun. Vidim kako to može biti problem za Google korisnike, posebno njihove GTalk i Gmail korisnici. U mom slučaju to je bilo Pidgin imaju problem sa brbljati usluga (koja je tehnički dio GTalk). Našao sam rješenje nakon malo kopanje. Bio sam iznenađen koliko je star i pitanje je i koliko dugo ova funkcija postoji!

Za otključavanje račun i dobiti svoj aplikacija online, koristiti Google Captcha stranici ovdje.

udio
Thursday, November 12th, 2009 | Author:

If you ever find yourself updating a single application in Arch Linux (a very bad idea, btw) and it upgrades readline you might end up seeing an error along the lines of:
/bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Hopefully you still have a bash prompt open and you haven’t closed them all. If you still can, immediately run the following:
pacman -S bash
else you won’t be able to run bash any more because bash would still be linking to the old version of readline.

takođe, in future, don’t run
pacman -Sy application
(python in my case)
instead, run:
pacman -Syu
which will ensure that all applications are upgraded.

Personally, I think that bash should have had a dependency set saying that it required the old specific version of readline and the same for the new bash, requiring the new version of readline. Regardless, rather play it safe. 😉

udio
nedjelja, April 19th, 2009 | Author:

I think the Internet is a scary place. da, me. Some days I find myself horrified to find the lowliest of criminal bastards trying to steal our livelihoods.

da, people, there are criminals out there and they want your money or they want to use you to make money. What’s even more scary is the lengths to which they are willing to go, even risking YOU. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

I received an email saying that I was being offered a job as aRegional Assistant” i, though the details weren’t given, the email suggested that it was a legitimate opportunity. I replied asking about where they’d received my details and also about what they would require of me.

Being the skeptic I am, I thought I could spot scammers a mile away. How fortunate that I can still laugh at the idea.

A few hours later, they replied indicating that I’d soon receive further instructions. They’dprobablybeen referred to me by a friend and they had a pile of referrals and so couldn’t specify which friend had recommended me. I waited patiently and left it to the back of my mind. “They’ve probably found a good candidate already and I’ve lost out”, I thought. “How nice that a friend might refer me. Obviously I’m Awesome.” (and daft :-/)

So later on, I receive my email with myfurther instructions”. This is where I finally realised that I was dealing with scammers:

Hi. We’d like to start a trial task. Our customer will make a bank transfer to you this week. Please go to our site <site omitted> to submit the banking details where the transfer will go to. Once we’ve established a good transaction history, you will receive between 2-3 transfers per week (amounts of about R10 000 each except the first trial transfers).
Please confirm that you can start. We don’t send any transfers to your account until we receive confirmation from you.
On Monday you will receive notification, detailed information and instructions regarding the transfers. Thank you and have a lovely weekend.

Say what??? I checked out the web site in question and, without a doubt, this is a money laundering scheme done by professionals. They know what they’re doing and they probably launder millions every month. What’s more is that, inevitably, they will screw you over and get the cops to arrest YOU. These criminals can leave evidence behind implicating you even if all you’ve done is diligently moved money from one place to anotherand kept a small percentage for yourself. 😛

Money laundering is where illegitimate money (stolen, probably) is transferred via third parties to appear more legitimate. You’re an accessory to the crime and, even worse, you’re even likely to be the victim of it. Recognise when an opportunity is too good to be true. I was fooled for a short while. Next up, given that a victim might give out a lot of personal details, the scammers might steal your identity and start to implicate you in fraudulent activities without you ever having done a thing.

If you happen to have already given any details such as the above where they wanted my banking details, contact your bank and inform them of the situation. They will give you the best possible advice on what to do next. If you’ve already responded to the mail but haven’t yet already given them the information they want, don’t reply any further. I’d also suggest calling your local police for further advice.

udio
ponedjeljak, March 30th, 2009 | Author:

Who’d have thought that something as silly as Choqok trying to automatically log into Twitter might get me temporarily locked out?

Oh well. I’m patient.

Tried to log in too many times?

We've temporarily locked your account after too many failed attempts to sign in. Please chillax for a few, then try again.

udio