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Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'

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Something must have fscked up big time to take down Visa payment all over Europe

I seem to recall that Visa used to use IBM big iron running TFP - I wonder if they still do? Because it's pretty difficult to think of a harware failure[1] that'll take down a properly-running IBM mainframe..

(Other than complete cooler failure of course. Which is why you have multiple coolers. The only other thing I can think of is a power outage closely followed by the standby generator(s) failing.)

[1] Plenty of software failures though. *Cough* Allegedly.

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