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Hey Buzz Crew,
Earlier this week you asked for thoughts on NFC vs Credit Cards. I gotta say, I can’t wait for NFC. What’s so secure about a tiny, and easily overlooked piece of plastic? My phone not only has a lock screen, but they can implement a pin number (just like my debt card), I pay more attention to where my phone is than my wallet, I can remotely wipe it, -and- it has a freaking GPS chip in it that I can track the bastard down. Best part? Quick reset. I just waited 3 freaking weeks for my new card after the PSN hack. 2 weeks of which it sat at a different branch of my bank and no one bothered to tell me. It’s my only card. Needless to say all online activities were put on hold, like i dunno, paying my bills. I’ll be finding a new bank.
Love the show, keep up the great work.
Aaron “”my last name is”" Spain
(Well actually, that sig is special for the lovely Molly as she always seems to think I live in Spain. Easy mistake, but I’m not that exotic.)
Regarding the Google Wallet….The main bad parts I see are:
Every financial transaction can be tracked by any party (governments in particular) very easily. (with cash, they have to do some work)
Easier identity theft – once they have your phone they have your wallet. (a brute force attack on the pin system won’t take long)
If your phone is lost or stolen, or if charges start happening that you did not authorize, the phone company will not do what credit
card companies do now – forgive fraudulent charges. AT&T in particular has a history of telling their customers to pay up even if they did
not make the calls that incurred the charges. We all know that AT&T doesn’t care about it’s customers – (customer retention is up
even though our customers hate us) this has been discussed on previous shows.
Hi guys, I was listening to podcast yesterday about dropping out of college to start a thriving career in IT. In my field (medicine) , it is not possible to skip college, as you rightly said, before going to medical school. However, you will be surprised to learn that what we learned in college, we seldom use in medical school. Indeed, in countries outside of the United States, students typically start medical school right out of high school. They do just fine.
If I had the opportunity to skip college in order to explore my creative tendencies in computer programming, I would jump on that in a second. I taught myself web programming late in life, and I am now trying to dabble in iOS programming. Having a medical background does open up avenues of possible applications I can create, such as iPhone games. Yes Zynga, I am gunning for your spot as top developer.
Love the show,
George the kidney doc
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