wants a cracker
- Dec 9, 2006
my "technical" university
They wanted to introduce an electronic student ID that replaces the current ID, electronic paycard and library card. So far, so good. However, we had to pay for the stupid thing and it recently arrived, more than a semester late. So I got that plastic card in the mail less than two weeks after receiving my regular paper student ID... and it has on the front something that looks a lot like my old student ID plus a photo. On the back, it has the exact same barcode previously found on my paper library card. And I guess that on the inside, it has the very same sort of chip currently found in my paycard.
Adding insult to injury, I saw an ad for my university (public, mind you) on the train on Saturday. Wanna guess what the most prominent information on that billboard was? "No tuition fees" - those are usually ?500 per semester in public German universities. God, I can't wait to get out of there.
KaiserslauternYou aren't in Darmstadt by any chance? Because the exact same thing happened to us. And the stupid thing has a weaker RFID chip in it or something, too; one could always use the old paycard without taking it out of the portemonnaie, but the new one won't read properly at most cashiers.
I had to go through quite some trouble getting office 2000 (!) to run under Ubuntu because my mother kept insisting that after trying it for 2 months that Openoffice was WAY too different and way too comlicated for her to work with it. Ubuntu from 2010 is now running a 10 year old MS office ... and I hate her for having me frankenstein that combination together.
I will admit that OpenOffice is actually quite annoying and clunky in comparison with MS Office, I'm not sure how it is now since I tried it three years ago, but at the time, OpenOffice was pretty dreadful even in comparison with Office 2003.
my "technical" university
They wanted to introduce an electronic student ID that replaces the current ID, electronic paycard and library card.
I guess that on the inside, it has the very same sort of chip currently found in my paycard.
the stupid thing has a weaker RFID chip in it or something, too
I think there are some very good reasons for keeping cards apart. With my new university ID, I cannot take the ID with me and leave the paycard at home which is a very sensible thing if you go to e.g. university sports. Likewise, I wouldn't want my credit and debit cards to be in one physical card for security reasons. When, for instance, I have to insert a card into a reader to open the door to a small room with an ATM inside, I never use the card that I pop into the ATM. That way, whoever may have manipulated the entry device and installed a camera above the keypad doesn't get matching data.Mind you, look at the number of smartcard devices you have on you
related: Digital cameras with no viewfinder are a monumental fail. Who needs battery life when they can look like a prat holding their cameras up in the air?Taking several pictures with an old analog camera and checking the taken pictures on the non-existing display after each single shot.. damn
One of our admins just asked our tech guy at work this week if the printer needed the USB connection in order to print something from her laptop. >__________________________>