Re: Banking isn't really a highly computational process
To be fair HSBC and First Direct are at the absolute opposite end of the technical debt scale compared to Monzo, Starling, etc.
26 posts • joined 10 Mar 2014
Dashlane can enter your card details into most browsers and other apps for you, then you just need to enter your fingerprint. I don't know if other password managers can do the same? Obviously you need to trust your password manager app, but it's probably safer than waving your card round in public.
Where both parties conspire to disguise payments as loans, with a secret agreement that they aren't really loans and will never be repaid, then surely that's just tax evasion?
Avoidance is not doing the thing that would create the tax liability in the first place. People earning less than the basic income tax threshold are avoiding income tax. People who earn far more but pretend they don't are evading tax.
My Windows 10 laptop was unable to get a DHCP address yesterday after powering on, either from my Virgin Media Hub 3 or from the hotspot on my Galaxy S5, so I knew the problem was with Windows. A quick google search (after setting a static IP) turned up the following page: http://www.sysprobs.com/fixed-windows-10-limited-connectivity-not-getting-ip-from-dhcp. The following commands and a reboot got my DHCP working again:
netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled
"A judge looked at details of the case, and based on what he saw, elected to grant the order against this guy, and he did that for a reason."
The story suggests that it was a magistrate that imposed this order and not a judge. There is a big difference. Also it is not stated that the person imposing the order was actually a "he".
What's wrong with using a Libre Office spreadsheet protected (AES encrypted) using a sentence (upper case lower case and symbols) that one memorises?
1) It's potentially vulnerable to key logging.
2) It's inconvenient.
I do use locally encrypted files for more sensitive stuff, but it doesn't come close to the convenience of LastPass for logging onto less sensitive websites (like this one). For example you can search your LastPass vault by keyword to find a website if you can't remember the URL and it will go straight to it and log you in; your spreadsheet can't do that. Really important passwords, like online banking, I won't write down anywhere.
I was curious to see that length of contract hasn't been mentioned. There are three reasons that I have been a Zen broadband customer for several years, in order of importance (to me):
1) It's a rolling one-month contract - I can walk away any time I want. Does any other ISP offer this?
2) I get a block of static IP addresses at no extra cost.
3) They are very quick to prod BT into action when there's a line fault.
The downsides are it's expensive, not particularly fast and there is a usage cap.
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