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Thursday, September 17th, 2015 | Avtor:

Zasebnost, Čas, Denar

Ne maram debetnih nalogov. Še nikoli nisem bila všeč ideja, da je druga oseba lahko, po svoji volji, se skoraj vsak znesek moj denar (dobro … vse, kar je na voljo). Kolega opozoril na vprašanje z MTN bi bilo mogoče izogniti sem bil uporabljate debetno naročilo. Mogoče “udobje” dejavnik ni tako slaba stvar.

Mislim, da je predzadnji vprašanje je, ali ne želite, udobje in lahko zaupajo institucijam (v tem primeru s svojim denarjem) – ali če jih ni mogoče zaupati, in so se pripravljeni odreči udobju, da. V mojem primeru, čeprav sem še vedno dvomijo v udobju, Sem se naučil na težji način s MTN, ki je dvakrat lahko neprijetno, da so priključena svet zniža na “oddaljeni otok” Stanje. Skoraj vsakdo gre danes s priročno faktorjem.

Udobje

Po drugi strani pa, Zdaj že zdavnaj, I had a dispute with Planet Fitness kjer je udobje dvorezen meč. Sem poročal svojo poslovno prakso, da je Komisija za potrošniške pritožbe (saj ponovno organiziran kot National Consumer Komisija) and never got feedback from them. The gist of the issue is that Planet Fitness’s sales agent lied to me and a friend in order to get more commission/money out of my pocket.

Jaz sem Discovery Vitality članica, ki daje veliko prednosti, vključno z zmanjšanimi merami za premium znamk – predvsem seveda v zvezi z zdravjem, as Discovery is a Medical Aid/Health Insurance provider. Preprosto povedano, Odkritje je super. Vitalnost koristi zajemajo telovadnice članstev, ki dodatno vključuje Planet Fitness. You still have to pay something, majhno znamenje vrst, do odkritja, za članstvo v telovadnici. Vendar, navsezadnje, Hočejo, da je zdrava, so they don’t mind footing the bulk of the bill. Vendar, navidezno, to pomeni, Planet Fitness’ prodajni zastopniki ne dobijo provizijo!

Torej, kaj je to rezultat? Posledica tega je, da se prodajni zastopnik PF mi je dal sliko za napihnjene “Vitalnost, ki temelji” Članstvo. Lagal. Nato so me prijavite na pikčasto črto za napihnjene ceno “redno” Članstvo (ja, je bilo dejansko več, kot bi tudi redno članstvo imajo stroške), ending up about 4 in 5 krat toliko kot članstvo, ki temelji na Vitality.

Epiphanies

Some time in 2011 Končno sem wisened do višine stroškov, ki bi jo moral plačevali. Discovery Prepričan sem, da ne bi bil preveč zadovoljen s tem polom. Govoril sem Manager v telovadnici, in sem zagotovilo, da bo izločeni celotno pogodbo. Nisem eden za nasilje … če je njen za šport … v Octagon … ampak po mojem obisku 5. Manager vprašati, zakaj debetne Naročila so se še vedno dogaja, mi je povedal, da je bil presenečen, da nisem prinesel orožje z mano na obisk. Po nekaj več obiskov, Manager je dejansko zapustil Planet Fitness in mi je razložil, da je “pogodba” was between myself and Head Office and that the local gym, očitno operacija franšize-style, je le malo ali nič povedati o tem, ali ne bi bilo treba odpovedati. Če Head Office rekel ne, Smola.

By this point I’d lost it. I had my bank put a stop nalogih debetne. It was a huge schlep: I had to contact the bank every month because the debit order descriptions would change ever so slightly. It also cost me a little every couple of months to “ponovno” the blocking Storitev. Ne morem pomagati, ampak mislim bančni sistem podpira regularne izraze vendar osebje nujno ne vem, kako jo uporabljati.

Technically I’m still waiting on the CCC to get back to me (nikoli zgodilo – in seveda so bili ponovno organiziran kot je navedeno zgoraj, da v primeru verjetno padel skozi razpoke). Seveda, ki ga v tej točki PF je tudi želel, da bi me črno listo za ne plačuje!

Nepričakovano Hero

Haphazard omemba izdajo Discovery (Mislim, da jih je poklical sem o zobozdravnik obiska) povzročilo povratni klic z enim izmed agentov odkritje je. Nato so me prosili, naj opišejo problem, podrobno in v pisni obliki, da bi bolje pojasnili iz mojega vidika, kaj se je v resnici zgodilo. Sem dolžan. Izkazalo se je, da sem imel prav o njih ne bi “preveč srečen” o tem. V resnici Res ni bilo všeč. About three weeks later, Planet Fitness me vrne v celoti za vsa denarna sredstva, ki so kdaj bili plačani do njih.

Discovery je Awesome. 🙂

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Monday, October 29th, 2012 | Avtor:

Zdi se, da, v neskončni modrosti, Google imajo varnostno funkcijo, ki lahko blokira aplikacije dostop do ali uporaba svoj Google Račun. Vidim, kako je to lahko problem za uporabnike Googla, zlasti njihovih GTalk in Gmail Uporabniki. V mojem primeru je bilo Pidgin imajo težave z Jabber Storitev (ki je tehnično del GTalk). Sem našel rešitev po malo kopanje. Bil sem presenečen, kako star je šlo in kako dolgo je ta funkcija obstaja!

Če želite odkleniti račun in dobite prijavni spletu, uporabite Captcha stran Google tukaj.

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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 | Avtor:

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.

tudi, 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. 😉

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Nedelja, April 19th, 2009 | Avtor:

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” in, 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.

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Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Avtor:

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.

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