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Burning a hole in our pockets, literally.

Minivanman
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Burning a hole in our pockets, literally.

Will we be running be the risk of money literally burning a hole in our pockets with this new credit card?

Like the Samsung 7 (and many other devices) this ultra slim little chap has a lithium battery which is designed to last three years but, can you imagine reaching your credit limit and the thing is instructed to self destruct?

Having your card rejected at the checkout is one thing, but seeing it go up in smoke for all to see is another!  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37585247

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Re: Burning a hole in our pockets, literally.

Well you will just have to claim compensation for a new pair of pants !

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Re: Burning a hole in our pockets, literally.

Great idea in theory but as with anything that has to be synchronized, if there is a way of it being done between bank and device, there is a way it can be done between device and crook.

As I keep saying, anything that can be decrypted, can be decrypted - including by those who shouldn't be able to. Same principle.. it'll just throw the crooks off the scent for a little while.

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Re: Burning a hole in our pockets, literally.


7up wrote:

 

 

As I keep saying, anything that can be decrypted, can be decrypted - ...


I guess so!  Thumbs Up

 

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Re: Burning a hole in our pockets, literally.

If there is any chance of them catching fire some people I can think of should be made to carry the card in their back pocket.

Those I have in mind are people who are too slow to catch a cold....ie 2 speeds......dead slow & stop

 

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Re: Burning a hole in our pockets, literally.

yes.. and then force fed a couple of tins of baked beans Funny

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