Credit Card Readers – HTLHB http://htlhb.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:20:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://htlhb.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Credit Card Readers – HTLHB http://htlhb.com/ 32 32 Credit card spending tops Rs 1.13 lakh in May Cr: RBI data https://htlhb.com/credit-card-spending-tops-rs-1-13-lakh-in-may-cr-rbi-data/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:20:09 +0000 https://htlhb.com/credit-card-spending-tops-rs-1-13-lakh-in-may-cr-rbi-data/ home business banking and finance Credit card spending tops Rs 1.13 lakh in May Cr: RBI data The latest Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed that 7.68 billion credit card holders spent about Rs 71,429 billion on online purchases, while the amount spent by swiping at point-of-sale (PoS) machines was at Rs 42,266 crore […]]]>

The latest Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed that 7.68 billion credit card holders spent about Rs 71,429 billion on online purchases, while the amount spent by swiping at point-of-sale (PoS) machines was at Rs 42,266 crore in May .

In terms of the number of transactions, credit card payments were marginally lower online at 11.5 billion versus 12.2 billion offline or at POS machines. (Representative)

Credit card spending surpassed Rs 1.13 crore in May, compared with Rs 1.05 crore in the previous month, according to official data.

The monthly increase in spending on cards points to a pick-up in economic activity.

The latest Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed that 7.68 billion credit card holders spent about Rs 71,429 billion on online purchases, while the amount spent by swiping at point-of-sale (PoS) machines was at Rs 42,266 crore in May .

In terms of the number of transactions, credit card payments were marginally lower online at 11.5 billion versus 12.2 billion offline or at POS machines.

The trend also shows that, on average, cardholders make higher value transactions online than offline.

Credit card holders spent Rs 65,652 crore on online purchases while the amount spent through point-of-sale (PoS) machines was Rs 39,806 crore in April.

As for the debit card, spending through PoS and online combined during the month was Rs 65,957 crore.

Spending via PoS was Rs 44,305 crore against e-commerce spending of Rs 21,104 crore via debit card in May.

About 20 lakh credit cards were added during the month. The card figure was 7.51 crore in April.

HDFC Bank had the highest number of credit cards in May at 1.72 billion since the RBI lifted its ban on new credit card issuance in March.

In credit cards, HDFC Bank was followed by State Bank of India (1.41 bn) and ICICI Bank (1.33 bn) at the end of May 2022.

RBI imposed a ban on HDFC Bank in December 2020, urging the lender to halt all launches of its forthcoming digital business-generating activities and sourcing of new credit card customers after repeated outages at its data center impacted operations.

The ban was partially lifted in August last year and fully lifted in March this year.

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3 advantages and 2 disadvantages of automatic payment of your credit cards https://htlhb.com/3-advantages-and-2-disadvantages-of-automatic-payment-of-your-credit-cards/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 10:00:33 +0000 https://htlhb.com/3-advantages-and-2-disadvantages-of-automatic-payment-of-your-credit-cards/ Image source: Getty Images if you use credit cards, you may want to set up automatic payment. This would mean arranging for the money you owe your creditor to be deducted directly from your account each month bank account. When you set up automatic payments, you don’t have to manually pay your card when it’s […]]]>

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if you use credit cards, you may want to set up automatic payment. This would mean arranging for the money you owe your creditor to be deducted directly from your account each month bank account. When you set up automatic payments, you don’t have to manually pay your card when it’s due — it does the process for you.

Setting up automatic payments on your cards offers some great benefits. But there are also some undeniable downsides. You should consider the pros and cons of paying for your cards automatically before deciding to use this feature.

Benefits of automatically paying your credit cards

Here are some of the biggest benefits of setting up automatic payments for your credit cards.

  1. You can make sure you cash out your balance and avoid interest: You have choices when setting up automatic payment. You can choose to only make the minimum payment or pay your entire balance in full. If you decide to cash out your balance, you can ensure that you never have to pay credit card interest. This can save you a lot of money in the long run since cards charge high interest rates.
  2. You don’t risk forgetting a payment: Setting up automatic payments ensures nothing slips through the cracks. Forgetting a payment can result in late charges and hurt your balance, but you don’t have to worry about that when auto-payment is turned on.
  3. Here’s how to build your credit: If you make payments with your credit card on time each month, those payments will be added to your credit account. Payment history is the most important factor that determines your credit rating. Therefore, your card’s automatic payment can have a big impact on how you get a good review.

Disadvantages of paying your cards automatically

And here are some of the biggest downsides:

  1. You may not be keeping a close eye on your spending: If money is only being withdrawn from your bank account each month to pay for your credit card, you may not be fully aware of how much you’re spending. You’re less likely to pay attention to your card balance if you don’t have to pay for it manually, and you’re less likely to check your statement to see what you’re spending and look for ways to make cuts.
  2. You could overdraw your bank account: If you sign up for your card’s automatic payment and you end up not having enough money in the bank to cover it, it could result in an overdraft on your account. This leads to high fees that can set you back financially.

Is automatic payment for your cards right for you?

Ultimately, you need to weigh the pros and cons of setting up Auto-Pay. If you’re concerned about overdrafts or think paying automatically on your card will result in less responsible spending, you may not want to continue. But if you’re sure you’ll have the money and will still stick to your budget, setting up automatic payment is a great way to ensure you never face consequences related to paying late just because of something slipped through the cracks.

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3D fashion company LincTex raises $100 million https://htlhb.com/3d-fashion-company-linctex-raises-100-million/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 21:21:43 +0000 https://htlhb.com/3d-fashion-company-linctex-raises-100-million/ LincTex Digital, a Chinese company that makes virtual try-on technology for fashion retailers, has raised $100 million in a new round of funding. As Reuters reported on Thursday (June 23), the funds will help the Hangzhou-based company expand internationally and move further into the world of digital fashion. Founded in 2015, LincTex’s flagship product is […]]]>

LincTex Digital, a Chinese company that makes virtual try-on technology for fashion retailers, has raised $100 million in a new round of funding.

As Reuters reported on Thursday (June 23), the funds will help the Hangzhou-based company expand internationally and move further into the world of digital fashion.

Founded in 2015, LincTex’s flagship product is Style3D, a software and hardware developer for the fashion industry. Originally launched as a virtual try-on and 3D body scanning tool, Style3D has since expanded to provide services for apparel designers and manufacturers, allowing them to leverage big data to create fashion collections.

The company has also begun venturing into the Metaverse with a digitally simulated fabric designed to mimic the look and movement of real clothing.

Read more: Amazon Adds Virtual Try-on Shoes

In recent months, a number of companies have introduced virtual fitting technology. Earlier this month, Amazon launched Virtual Try-On for Shoes, an interactive mobile experience that lets customers see how a pair of shoes will look on them.

The tool will “better inform purchasing decisions,” Amazon said in a blog post, noting that US and Canadian users can use it “from the comfort of their own home or on the go” through the Amazon Shopping app on iOS.

Virtual Try-On for Shoes offers thousands of sneaker styles from New Balance, adidas, Reebok, Puma, Superga, Lacoste, Asics, Saucony and other footwear brands. After customers have chosen a shoe, they can tap the Virtual Try On button below the product image and point their mobile device camera at their feet to see how the shoes would look on them.

Read more: Sally Hansen, Perfect Corp Introduces Virtual Try-On Tool

And in February, using Perfect Corp.’s AgileHand technology, beauty brand Sally Hansen introduced introduces a virtual try-on tool that allows shoppers to experience hundreds of Sally Hansen nail color options in augmented reality.

In 2021, Coty, the parent company of Sally Hansen, entered into an agreement with Perfect Corp., a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) beauty and fashion technology solutions.

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Readers write: Title IX, Roe v. Wade, guns, homelessness https://htlhb.com/readers-write-title-ix-roe-v-wade-guns-homelessness/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:28:17 +0000 https://htlhb.com/readers-write-title-ix-roe-v-wade-guns-homelessness/ Editor’s note: Star Tribune Opinion published letters by readers online and in print every day. To make a contribution, click here. ••• When Title IX was signed by President Richard Nixon 50 years ago, I was 15 years old and ready to begin my sophomore year at Walter Johnson Senior High in Bethesda, Maryland. My […]]]>

Editor’s note: Star Tribune Opinion published letters by readers online and in print every day. To make a contribution, click here.

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When Title IX was signed by President Richard Nixon 50 years ago, I was 15 years old and ready to begin my sophomore year at Walter Johnson Senior High in Bethesda, Maryland. My twin sister Jane and I played with the WJ girls. Field hockey, volleyball, track and field and softball teams. Because of our skills in field hockey and track and field (I threw the javelin and shot put; Jane threw the discus), we played on these teams at the University of Maryland.

Title IX has spurred a great tide to improve the field for girls and women, not just in sports but in all aspects of educational efforts that have received federal funding. While my family has had a lot to do with the person I’ve become, it’s also because Title IX has opened up so many more doors for me and my teammates.

Title IX continued to open doors for my daughter and her soccer teammates in Winona. Being on a sports team has taught us all the life skills that we carry into our daily lives. The social and emotional support of being on a sports team has contributed immeasurably to our well-being, especially during those rollercoaster years of high school and college.

The Star Tribune editorial called Title IX “an example of what good government can do” (“Title IX was a US Victory,” June 21). Title IX has forever impacted every aspect of my life’s journey, as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, as the District Attorney of Winona, and as a single-minded member of my community.

Karin Leonard Sonneman, Winona, Minn.

ROE V. WADE

The dominant narrative tells us that Christians in this country witnessed the overthrow of Roe v. support Wade. However, in a pastoral way message Speaking before the churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on May 17, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton made it clear that abortion is illegal in all or most circumstances and is inconsistent with ELCA doctrine. Like many faithful Christians, we recognize the complexity of this issue and believe that criminalizing abortion neither protects life nor seeks justice. We support reproductive rights because of our beliefs, not because of it.

We believe that every pregnant person has the moral agency and authority to decide what to do. We also recognize that while choice is personal, decision-making often takes place in the community—with God, family, partners, friends, health care providers, and pastors. We respect and support each person’s journey to discernment.

While we long for a future with fewer abortions, we believe that criminalizing abortion is not the right way to achieve this. We reject both the total lack of regulation of abortion and laws criminalizing abortion in most or all circumstances. As people of faith, we also oppose laws that create barriers to accessing safe and equitable reproductive health care. To that end, we will continue to work boldly with others to promote public policies that ensure reproductive rights for all.

Pastor Jeff Sartain and Pastor Anna Helgen, Edina

The authors are pastors of the Edina Community Lutheran Church.

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Two recent letters to the editor about abortion capture our current dilemma perfectly (Readers Write, June 17). One, by a well-spoken high school student, is brimming with certainties of adolescence: It’s blindingly obvious that abortion is wrong; Black is black, white is white and any idiot can see the difference. The other, by an eloquent pastor (probably well into middle age at least), shows what happens as you move through life—it all gets complicated. Of course, a fetus is “life,” says the pastor, but that is precisely the dilemma we face – each of us must figure out what that means on our human journey, because the life represented by this tiny collection of cells will, sometimes conflicts with the lives of undeniable people.

The point is: We humans do not have consensus on these matters; this is not science, this is moral and spiritual reckoning. So why would we want the state to make that decision for us? We wouldn’t do it if we were as honest and thoughtful as the older, wiser letter writer. As someone who thought Ayn Rand was great when I was her age, I suspect the 17-year-old writer will be surprised at what she believes in a few years. Perhaps one day she will be glad to live in a state where the views of the good pastor are (fortunately) enshrined in our state constitution.

Stephen Bubul, Minneapolis

WEAPONS

I appreciated Gregory Hestness, the deputy chief of the Minneapolis Police Department, in his statement “If only we have held America’s arms race in check” (June 17).

His 40-year police career, combined with his experience as a pistol shooter, qualifies him as someone who sees through the politically motivated objections to responsible gun safety policies. His gun history lesson (the AR-15 was intended to replace the M1, the standard WWII military rifle) was helpful and only confirmed what so many of us already suspected: guns meant for the military don’t have to be available to the military stand general public. Recreational athletes, hunters, and those who care about home security don’t need semi-automatic weapons like AR-15s; There are other firearm options that will do the trick. Why would anyone need a sporting or home security gun designed to “deal as much tissue damage as possible”, kill people quickly and in large numbers, as opposed to a gun that simply has “stopping power”?

Hestness was referring to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, which tragically lapsed in 2004. It is significant that in 1994 he supported Senator Paul Wellstone’s support for an assault weapons ban. It is no coincidence that mass shootings decreased between 1994 and 2004 compared to before and after.

With due respect to Hestness’ belief that “the train has left the station” regarding the possibility of banning private ownership of assault weapons, I believe we cannot give up on enacting changes that reduce the risk that the presence and availability of offensive weapons in our communities constitute for our security.

Lisa Weisman, Minneapolis

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As the Star Tribune reported on June 13, the Senators’ tentative agreement on new gun restrictions (“Senators Strike Deal on Gun Control”) does not include raising the age for purchasing an assault rifle from 18 to 21, although it does have guns , bought by 18-year-olds, were involved in the killings of 10 people at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY and 21 people at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Apparently Republicans can’t tolerate making 18-year-olds wait three years to buy an AR-15.

Can someone please explain to my granddaughter why Republican senators believe that protecting an 18-year-old’s right to an assault rifle for just three years outweighs the decades-old right of schoolchildren to a better chance at a full life? I can not.

Bill Kammerer, Edina

HOMELESSNESS

I see him out of the corner of my eye, still inhabiting a small space by the chain link fence at the corner of a street and a freeway ramp. A cardboard storyboard tries to explain why he is there and not at home with loved ones or behind a desk somewhere where he is productive.

He has a plastic Menards bucket to sit on while still being exposed to the weather and judgements. A black garbage bag hangs on the fence for packaging and bottles, which some passers-by thought were better than cash.

I’ve had endless debates with friends about what’s best — a few bills that get squeezed in dirty hands, require eye contact, or impersonal credit card donations to the Salvation Army.

I think smugly of challenges I’ve encountered and been able to overcome. But I know I didn’t have to walk in his tattered shoes.

Instead of dollars, he throws doubt in his path, my hand hesitantly hovering over my wallet. But the traffic light comes on and I’m allowed to drive past, ferried to Damascus in my own lane.

Steven M. Luke, Minneapolis

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Capital One scammer entered through ‘misconfigured’ AWS storage • The Register https://htlhb.com/capital-one-scammer-entered-through-misconfigured-aws-storage-the-register/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:32:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/capital-one-scammer-entered-through-misconfigured-aws-storage-the-register/ A former Seattle technician has been convicted in a US district court of wire fraud and computer burglary. The conviction follows Capital One’s infamous 2019 hack that stole the personal information of more than 100 million US and Canadian credit card applicants from the financial giant’s misconfigured cloud-based storage. Paige Thompson (aka “erratic”) was arrested […]]]>

A former Seattle technician has been convicted in a US district court of wire fraud and computer burglary.

The conviction follows Capital One’s infamous 2019 hack that stole the personal information of more than 100 million US and Canadian credit card applicants from the financial giant’s misconfigured cloud-based storage.

Paige Thompson (aka “erratic”) was arrested in July 2019 after leaked data between March and July of that year. The data was submitted by credit card hopefuls between 2005 and early 2019, and Thompson was able to get into Capital One’s AWS storage thanks to a “misconfigured web application firewall.”

According to the original July 2019 complaint [PDF]Capital One received an email at its responsible disclosure address stating: “There appears to be some leaked s3 data of yours in someone’s github/gist.”

The complaint added, “Capital One found that the April 21 file contained code for three commands and a list of more than 700 folders or buckets of data.”

Capital One then confirmed that they “match the actual names of folders or buckets of data used by Capital One for data stored at the cloud company.”

According to US Attorneys, Thompson used a tool to scan AWS accounts looking for misconfigurations. She then used the results to mine data from more than 30 companies, including Capital One. “Using some of her illegal access,” the bureau wrote, “she installed cryptocurrency mining software on new servers, with mining proceeds flowing into her online wallet.”

Evidence from Thompson’s own words was used in texts and online chats during the seven-day trial. It took the jury 10 hours to come to a verdict: guilty of wire fraud and five counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer and damaging a protected computer. Thompson was found not guilty of aggravated identity theft or access device fraud.

Sentencing is due September 15, 2022.

As for Capital One, it was memorably hit with an $80 million fine and $190 million in customer lawsuits settled in the wake of the leak. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department, took the Virginia-based bank to task for its shoddy security practices and sought an injunction against Capital One, barring it from “investing in insecure or unsound businesses practices, including those related to information security.”

All in all, a pretty expensive misconfiguration.

“Ms. Thompson used her hacking skills to steal the personal information of more than 100 million people and hijacked computer servers to mine cryptocurrencies,” thundered US Attorney Nick Brown. “Far from being an ethical hacker trying to help companies with their computer security, she exploited bugs to steal valuable data and sought to enrich herself.”

“She wanted data, she wanted money, and she wanted to show it off,” Assistant Attorney Andrew Friedman said in the closing arguments.

The registry reached out to Capital One and Thompson’s attorneys for comment and will update them if either responds. ®

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Costco agrees with creditors and banks on MDL swipe fee https://htlhb.com/costco-agrees-with-creditors-and-banks-on-mdl-swipe-fee/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 01:09:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/costco-agrees-with-creditors-and-banks-on-mdl-swipe-fee/ By Dave Simpson (June 17, 2022 at 9:09 p.m. EDT) — Costco told a New York federal court on Friday that it had reached a settlement to end its direct claims in a 17-year-old multi-county litigation, in the Visa, Mastercard and several banks that collectively maintain a set of anti-competitive rules that result in merchants […]]]>
By Dave Simpson (June 17, 2022 at 9:09 p.m. EDT) — Costco told a New York federal court on Friday that it had reached a settlement to end its direct claims in a 17-year-old multi-county litigation, in the Visa, Mastercard and several banks that collectively maintain a set of anti-competitive rules that result in merchants paying high transaction fees.

In a joint clause signed by Costco Wholesale Corp. and the defendants, including Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc., Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co., the parties explained to the court that the wholesaler “all of its “settled claims in full” against all defendants, but not…

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According to Dish, Project Genesis 5G is available in 100 cities, so we tried to sign up https://htlhb.com/according-to-dish-project-genesis-5g-is-available-in-100-cities-so-we-tried-to-sign-up/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/according-to-dish-project-genesis-5g-is-available-in-100-cities-so-we-tried-to-sign-up/ On Tuesday, Dish Network announced that its “Project Genesis” 5G cellular plan was available to the public in over 120 US cities after a month of testing in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to an agreement with the government, which you can read about here, they had to start it by June 14th. Otherwise there is […]]]>

On Tuesday, Dish Network announced that its “Project Genesis” 5G cellular plan was available to the public in over 120 US cities after a month of testing in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to an agreement with the government, which you can read about here, they had to start it by June 14th. Otherwise there is a risk of fines running into the millions.

After years of following Dish’s progress, we decided to order a phone to try out the service, which is powered by new technology and claims to offer unlimited calls, texts, and data for just $30 a month. (There’s also an interesting gameplay and rewards system in the mix.) The task of testing it fell to me as I live in Spokane, Washington, one of the cities where the service is rumored to be rolling out. But signing up for the service turned out to be no easy task: at every single part of the process, we encountered problems, bugs, and inexplicable behavior of the Project Genesis website. We have reached out to Dish for comment on these issues, but have not yet received a response.

The problems started pretty much as soon as I scored launch.genesis5g.com. When I clicked the “Order Now” button, I was prompted to enter my email and home address. But as soon as I did that, the site told me I didn’t have a valid address – not that the service wasn’t available at my home, but that the address I entered (correct, I checked multiple times) wasn’t right.

It didn’t seem to be limited to just my building; My colleagues and I tried entering addresses in several supposedly supported cities, but the website told us they were invalid. To be clear, this was not a situation where we formatted the addresses incorrectly. (The Project Genesis website suggests addresses for you and lets you fill out the form automatically.) It said that the addresses it had intended were not acceptable.

When you click on the suggested addresses, they appear to be entered exactly into the field. The site would reject her anyway. (PS: no, that’s not my address; it’s a park nearby.) And no, I don’t know why it’s listed twice. This seems to be a common error on the site.

After dozens of attempts to enter my address, I was finally greeted with a screen saying Genesis is live in my area. The site then asked me to select which device I would like to order with my service. You can choose from a black Samsung Galaxy S22 with 128 GB of storage and a WiFi hotspot. The phone isn’t full price – it’s just $399 instead of the normal $749 MSRP – but there doesn’t seem to be an option to just order a SIM card kit for those who already have it, either an S22. Corresponding a support FAQ page “Devices are exclusively available from Project Genesis”, which means that you cannot bring your own phone, even if you are sure that it supports all Project Genesis transmission technologies.

But I had come this far, and I wasn’t going to let something as small as $400 for a new phone I wasn’t even supposed to need get in the way. I opted for the S22 and the Project Genesis Smart 5G Unlimited Plan, which is the only plan available for smartphones.

Finally I got to the checkout page… and it was broken too. No matter what I tried, there was no way to enter my apartment number. The Address 2 field looks like you can add information (such as an apartment or unit number), but clicking or attempting to access it with the Tab key produces no results. The website address fields are fully linked to the address you entered on the home page. Of course, if you enter a unit number in this field, it will not be visible anywhere when you get to the payment page. And yes, I tested this on three different browsers to confirm that the issue occurred in each.

No matter what I tried, I couldn’t fill in the “Address 2” field.

(I went into the web inspector to disable the lock in hopes that the stored procedure handling this intake form would just read the data from the field, but the fields are set to read-only as is my browser couldn’t change – another big brain plan foiled.)

Since apartments, townhouses, and many condos seemed like a no-go, I thought about shipping it home to my mom. She lives across the country, but Dish says the ministry lives in her town and her address is just one line. After trying to enter their address enough times (the verification system was still on the Fritz), the site accepted them and showed me the message: “Project Genesis is coming up in your area soon!” That’s certainly interesting when you think about it that her town was included in the list of “120 plus” places where Genesis lives, but whatever – it was clear that I couldn’t put the phone through her house to me.

Out of ideas, I jokingly texted my wife, Becky, asking if any of her friends who own a house would be willing to accept a package for me. Not knowing the ordeal I was going through, she asked what on earth I wanted to send that couldn’t be sent to our home or her place of work.

YOUR WORKPLACE! Becky gets stuff shipped there all the time, and it’s a self-contained building with no unit number.

I almost held my breath and entered her work address on the Genesis website. After a moment’s thought, the system accepted it, and I was able to select and schedule a phone for the millionth time. Finally I was on the checkout page, with an address that didn’t need any additions. That’s it. The last hurdle. I entered my credit card information and clicked the Join Project Genesis button.

My Apple Card declined the transaction and said it was suspicious. “Lol,” I said dejectedly. “Lmao.”

Email from Apple stating that the charge was denied by Dish.

I can’t really blame you, Apple and Goldman.

Well, to be fair, Project Genesis’ form doesn’t actually split the billing and shipping addresses, so there’s a very good chance my card marked it because the address the system was trying to use wasn’t the address is under which I registered it. Thankfully, Apple lets you push a button and say, “Let that through.” I tapped accept and resubmitted the Project Genesis form.

The transaction was deleted – “You’re in!” declared Dish’s website, telling me that I was on my way to “experience the nation’s first 5G intelligent network”. I received an email with my order details (which also said it’s possible that my device personally delivered from one of Dish’s ambassadors, this might be interesting) and another email with a temporary password for the Genesis app so I can log in and “start earning exclusive rewards”.

Reader, this temporary password, and the instructions for using it are both invisible: black text on a black background. Can’t wait to get this phone and start testing this network.

I have not deleted the password. This is what the email looks like.

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Gone Girl Anniversary – The Washington Post https://htlhb.com/gone-girl-anniversary-the-washington-post/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/gone-girl-anniversary-the-washington-post/ Placeholder when loading item promotions I couldn’t put it down, one more time. It’s been 10 years since I first read and reviewed Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. I explained at the time that “Simply put, it’s the thriller of the year.” In 2017, I blamed Gone Girl for sparking the trend of girls, girls, girls […]]]>
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I couldn’t put it down, one more time.

It’s been 10 years since I first read and reviewed Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. I explained at the time that “Simply put, it’s the thriller of the year.”

In 2017, I blamed Gone Girl for sparking the trend of girls, girls, girls in domestic suspense fiction titles,” I quipped.

In 2020, I complained that “Gone Girl” had started a “fad” for made-up suspense novels “based on continuous plot reversals.” I explained that “it’s a fad whose time has come and should be over, girl.”

fat chance. The double helix structure of Gone Girl – in which husband and wife Nick and Amy Dunne tell twisted and turning stories that obsessively dramatize and undermine the details of Amy’s disappearance on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary – has been canonized into a domestic suspense form in its own right from his own. The 2014 film adaptation of Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, expanded the novel’s snakelike reach even further. Not since Italian philosopher and semiotician Umberto Eco wrote the surprise best-seller The Name of the Rose in 1980 has an entertaining crime thriller been so elegantly doubled as a reflection on the instability of truth.

The Love of My Life is a masterful domestic thriller with a goofy plot

Reviews, like stories, can be unstable. What I realized after re-reading Gone Girl to mark the 10th anniversary of its release was that over the years the unmistakable power of Flynn’s blockbuster had faded for me. I had thought of the novel through the gray stuff of its lesser imitators. In truth, my sour comments on the literary imitators that have spawned Gone Girl have nothing to do with the original: a macabre, brilliant, psychologically astute cat-and-mouse journey about marriage and malevolence.

To recap, Gone Girl tells a love story gone wrong. (Or maybe it never was love.) Nick and Amy Dunne were once young magazine writers who lived a glittering life together in a Brooklyn Heights brownstone. When print journalism collapsed in the new millennium, the couple lost their respective jobs. Credit card spending started to increase, so Nick pushed for a move back to his hometown: North Carthage, Mo. He pulled money out of Amy’s trust fund (another story in itself), Nick and his twin sister, Go, opened a bar, and Nick stopped shredded his professional identity by teaching a journalism course at the local college. Amy sat in her rented house and cooked. (At least that’s how Nick sees the situation.)

“Gone Girl” opens on the morning of the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary; By then, bitterness has gathered around their relationship as thick as Mississippi mud. Here’s Nick describing the origins of their annual anniversary “treasure hunt”:

“My wife loved games, mostly mind games, but also real fun games, and for our anniversary she always put on an elaborate treasure hunt where each clue led to the location of the next clue until I reached the end, and my present. That’s what her father always did for her mother on her anniversary. … But I didn’t grow up in Amy’s household, I grew up in mine, and the last present my father gave to my mother was an iron on the kitchen counter, not wrapping paper. … The problem with Amy’s treasure hunt: I never found the clues.”

A little later that day, Amy disappears. The front door is open; the scratched domestic cat wanders outside; the living room is in disarray. (Local police think this scene looks staged.) The chapters of the novel alternate between Nick’s account of his desperate search for Amy, the clues she left behind about the anniversary treasure hunt, and entries from Amy’s journal, beginning with her head over heels first encounter with the dreamy Nick. But cracks soon sprout in both narratives. Why does Nick have a disposable secret phone? Why would Amy, who was so sweet in her early journal entries, suddenly sneer at being entitled to her trust fund because her parents “plagiarized my childhood” for their hit children’s books Amazing Amy? This is just the tip of the interpretive iceberg.

8 thrillers and mysteries to read this summer

All mysteries are invitations to close reading; All great mysteries show us readers how defective our ability to read accurately is. Gone Girl bombards us with testimonials, letters, phone calls, riddles on treasure hunts, and the journal entries mentioned above, spurring us on to read smarter. (The new special edition, being released to mark the novel’s first decade, contains 10 pages of previously unpublished material – mostly journal entries that tell a bit more of Amy’s childhood story. They’re not needed, but they’ll please the most rabid fans of the novel. )

By the end of the novel, most if not all of us readers will have to face the fact that we’ve failed the sinister close-reading test that Gone Girl offers. I’ve now failed this test twice – certainly proof that “Gone Girl” is and remains a really big mystery.

Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air program, teaches literature at Georgetown University.

Gone Girl: Special Anniversary Edition

Ballantine. 442 pages. Paperback, $18.

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🌱 Credit card thief caught + Millage rate drops https://htlhb.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-credit-card-thief-caught-millage-rate-drops/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 21:45:21 +0000 https://htlhb.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-credit-card-thief-caught-millage-rate-drops/ Hello folks! It’s Danielle Fallon, your Marietta Daily host. Come by to find out everything that’s going on in the city. First today’s weather: A T-storm around the clock. High: 83 Low: 65. Here are the top three stories in Marietta today: The Marietta Police Department, with a little help from the community, caught a […]]]>

Hello folks! It’s Danielle Fallon, your Marietta Daily host. Come by to find out everything that’s going on in the city.


First today’s weather:

A T-storm around the clock. High: 83 Low: 65.


Here are the top three stories in Marietta today:

  1. The Marietta Police Department, with a little help from the community, caught a thief. The thief was reportedly caught at Walmart with a stolen credit card he purchased from Planet Fitness on Roswell Road. The department was informed of the fraudulent purchase made by the theft victim. Joshua Powell, 31, has been charged with theft and heroin possession. (CBS 46 News)
  2. The City of Marietta has announced a reduction in the city’s overall millage rate. The price was lowered from 4.992 million to 4.817 million. Marietta City Council approved the fiscal 2023 budget on Wednesday. The budget is $392 million with no benefit cuts or tax increases. (Cobb County Courier)
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About me: Danielle Fallon is a Senior Writer at content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and helps Patch.com create community newsletters. Danielle also has a master’s degree in Communication Studies and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.

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How to make UPI payments by credit or debit card https://htlhb.com/how-to-make-upi-payments-by-credit-or-debit-card/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 05:15:00 +0000 https://htlhb.com/how-to-make-upi-payments-by-credit-or-debit-card/ The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today allowed Rupay credit card payments through UPI. This was announced by RBI Governor Shakktanta Das at today’s monetary policy review press conference. “UPI has grown to become the most comprehensive payment method in India. There are currently over 26 million unique users and 5 million merchants integrated on […]]]>
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today allowed Rupay credit card payments through UPI. This was announced by RBI Governor Shakktanta Das at today’s monetary policy review press conference.

“UPI has grown to become the most comprehensive payment method in India. There are currently over 26 million unique users and 5 million merchants integrated on the UPI platform. In May 2022 alone, 594.63 million transactions valued at Rs. 10.40 billion were processed through UPI. UPI currently facilitates transactions by linking savings/checking accounts through users’ debit cards. The interoperability of PPIs has also made it easier for PPIs to access the UPI payment system to complete transactions. To further deepen its reach and usage, it is proposed to allow linking of credit cards to UPI. Initially, Rupay credit cards are activated with this setup. This arrangement aims to provide customers with more options and convenience in making payments through the UPI platform. This facility would be available after the required system development is complete. Necessary instructions will be issued separately to NPCI,” says RBI’s statement on development and regulatory policy.

Initially, UPI payments could be made from a bank account by linking your bank account to UPI. However, later UPI apps also allowed individuals to add credit and debit cards to make payments to merchants. So you could not make payments to individuals (non-merchants) with your UPI linked card.

By adding their credit or debit card to UPI apps, they can pay without having to swipe at the POS device. Simply scan a QR code and select the added credit/debit card as the payment method to make the payment. Once you initiate a payment through the UPI app using a debit or credit card, a one-time password (OTP) will be sent to your registered mobile number to complete the payment.

Learn how to pay by credit or debit card with UPI in popular apps like GPay and PhonePe.

Pay by credit or debit card with Gpay

To pay with a credit or debit card using GPay, you must first add the cards to the UPI app. According to the GPay website, an individual can add debit and credit cards from the following banks as long as they operate on Visa and MasterCard payment gateways.

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b) SBI,

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e)

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h) HSBC Bank

I)

j) OneCard (Visa credit card)

Follow the steps below to add the credit or debit card to Gpay:

Step 1: Open the app and click on your profile picture.

Step 2: Click on the payment methods. The app will show you current bank accounts that have been added in the app. Click Add Credit or Debit Card to add your card to Gpay.

Step 3: You will need to enter your card number, expiration date, CVV, and the cardholder’s name and billing address. Click on “Save”.

Step 4: You must accept the issuer’s terms and conditions. Click Activate to start paying in stores and merchants.

You need to verify your card. For additional authentication, a one-time password (OTP) will be sent to your registered mobile number. Once you’ve verified your card, you can use it to pay for transactions.

Where can you pay with credit card via GPay?

According to the GPay website, you can use your credit or debit card for the following types of transactions:

a) Tap & Pay at NFC-enabled payment terminals

b) Bharat QR code based payments at online and offline merchants

c) Bill payments and top-ups with Google Pay

d) Online payments via Android apps Myntra, Dunzo, Yatra, MagicPin, Coolwinks, EaseMyTrip, Confirmtkt.

Pay by credit or debit card with the PhonePe app

To pay by credit or debit card with the PhonePe app, you must first add the credit or debit card as one of the payment methods. The steps to add the credit or debit card in the PhonePe app are the same as mentioned above.

Check the payment methods in the PhonePe app settings. Click Add New Map. You will need to enter the card details which will be verified using the penny drop method (by charging your account with Re 1).

Once the card has been successfully verified, the card can be used for payments.

According to the PhonePe website, payments can be made by credit card for products and services offered in the PhonePe app or to PhonePe dealers and sellers.

Unlike GPay, where you can only add Visa, Master-based payment gateway cards, PhonePe allows all domestic debit and credit cards issued by Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Diners, American Express, and Rupay.

Pay with credit or debit card

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Similar steps must be taken to add a credit or debit card in the Paytm app. Once the card has been successfully verified, it can be used for payments. The Paytm app also supports all debit and credit cards for payments.

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