I read this
It all claims to be "more secure" etc.
There are a few questions though.
Okay, the claim, "Apple never stores the credit card info" .. well, you
have to believe that.
If you have the NSA snooping between Apple and Mastercard/Visa - they will
have it;-) (if it is not securely encrypted) You just have to log the the
conversation to add a new card and returning the token.
Secondly, all information used in a transaction comes from the phone
(token, finger print or PIN and CVV)
How secure is this?
A dedicated card has nothing do download/install apps which makes it a bit
more difficult to get the information on the chip.
I guess I would try to write an app to get "under the skin" to retrieve
the information from the phone.
What are your thoughts?
From: "Brent Wallis" <brent.wallis(a)gmail.com>
> You must live within 10 k of the CBD or dont work in the CBD...cool, happy
> you can afford the rent and or the real estate..a vast majority of us have
> to live in the burbs cos we can't.
Well, I live close to the CBD and work close to it, and use bike or
tram/train every day.
I am renting.
I did not want to live "where I can afford to buy" and need two cars and
spend 2 to 3 hours every day going to work. I wanted my kids being able to
use public transport and bikes in their everyday life. I did not want to
drive around all day to "deliver" them because I have no other choice.
It's a personal choice and not completely dictated by financial
The reason you are stuck in the subs (and on roads) is the lack of
investment in public transport.
I have lived in and visited a few cities in the world and I have found
none where you are faster by car than by public transport.
Put 100 people in a tram and 100 in cars. The tram is maybe 15 meters long
and holds them all. The maybe 50+ cars with the 100 people need ca. 500
meters of road to fit in.
The result can be seen in Point Cook where a few ten thousands are trying
to "escape to work" every morning. The next train station is a few
kilometres away and there is no public transport worth mentioning (a bus
every half'n'hour or less doesn't count. It's stuck in the same traffic
So the cars are piling up in Point Cook Road and it takes half hour just
to reach the freeway.
You do not have to be Einstein to predict that.
There is no road wide enough to correct this design error.
The truth is: Melbourne is sold to developers. Maximal profit means piled
up shoe boxes as apartment towers in the city and cheap development in the
suburbs without any investment in public infrastructure.
There is no planing and regulation worth mentioning.
Your "most livable city" will be gone in the next years and decades if you
do not wake up.
At the moment the best change to stop it is a depression coming in so
money dries up.
Well, there are signs of that to happen. Last week a German economist
called the reliance on coal and mining for Australia's future "almost
From: "Trent W. Buck" <trentbuck(a)gmail.com>
> Peter Ross wrote:
>> Hamburg opens the first federal state in Germany his filing cabinets.
>> Since Wednesday, everyone can under transparenz.hamburg.de/ the internet
> What's Die PARTEI's policy on open government?
> I had a quick look but I couldn't see anything on http://die-partei.de.
I do not know but it is The Party founded by comedians. Maybe The Onion
gives you a clue.
Australia may be a country of migrants speaking many languages but soundly
rooted in the Anglo-Saxon past. With a London-born, Oxford "educated"
comedian as a PM restoring his kingdom with Dames and Knights and a proper
General here and there and all other bells and whistles you need if you
want to sing an Empire Song.
His re-enactment show of Thatcherism needs some improvements. Under her
they closed the coal mines.
Fortunately I do not have to translate that, it's from America: "The Saudi
Arabia of the South Pacific" -
No wonder we are having debates about burqas in parliament.
What actually happened to The Budget?
Or talking about transparency in Victoria: Has someone seen the East West
Link business case lately? Or found the second river crossing?
What earn the heads of public enterprises, which include the contracts of
public authorities with private companies, which is in report? Hamburg
answered the first state to all these questions with original documents in
a transparency portal.
Hamburg opens the first federal state in Germany his filing cabinets.
Since Wednesday, everyone can under transparenz.hamburg.de/ the internet
read what about the heads of public enterprises earn or what is included
in the contracts with the city companies. Even government reports,
geological and environmental data and building permits are to be found
there. The Internet portal is the result of the nationwide widest
Transparency Law , which requires the administration of 6 October, to
inform citizens spontaneously by itself. The law is based on the popular
initiative " transparency creates trust "from the club More democracy,
Transparency International and the Chaos Computer Club.
I wish I could replace "Hamburg" with "Melbourne" in this text..