Beware when you go shopping with your credit card or bank card.
Apparently there are some new and very clever ways to copy your cards, and steal your PIN.
It shows how Eastern-European gangs use the latest technologies to copy cards, and steal PIN codes, without the victim's knowledge.
It's actually a bit scary to see how far they have developed.
Merry Christmas to all!
Here in Belgium, it may not be the fairytale Christmas we were expecting (it's raining, and snow is melting fast), but that doesn't spoil the fun of unwrapping presents, having a nice meal, and gathering with family.
A quick update on the build of the computer. So far, not all components have arrived yet, but the ones that were present already allowed me to start building the system.
The case, motherboard, CPU, PSU have arrived and are built in. See the attached screens for a shot on these, and take a look at the attachment list to see descriptions with each pictures.
A few important things are still missing: RAM, video card and disks. Oh yeah, and the BD-drive.
I came across this application when I was looking into software that does just that:
It enables synchronization of Outlook/Exchange folders with a relational database; anything with an ODBC driver is supported (MS-SQL, MySQL, ...).
Crap! Looks like my 8800GTX video card is broken. That's a serious bummer.
The card does some very serious funny things: as soon as going in-game, the card doesn't really freeze up, but has some sort of memory corruption problem, which remains throughout reboots.
Very coincidentally, I just ordered new hardware for my new gaming computer. The only thing not being replaced was the video card, because I thought it would be better to just wait a while until the next generation of cards from nVidia were available.
Apparently, Fate has decided otherwise.
Found this article, showing you how to lock down Firefox.
This is quite useful when deploying Firefox on, for instance, a Terminal Server.