Contactless payments


#21

Such is my anxiety, whenever this has happened before I’ve thought ‘hackers have hacked my account with their hacky ways and have stolen all of my sweet, sweet bunce’.


#22

suppose this has been happening to me. no idea what was going on, the tesco robot suddenly told me I needed to enter my pin like in the olden days. was mad irked.


#23

it’s amazing how quickly advances in technology can make simple stuff feel like a massive chore, innit

From “I doubt I’ll use this contactless malarky” to resenting having to type four numbers on a keypad.


#24

Guys I’m so cool that I haven’t signed the back of my last 3 debit cards. Fuck the man amirite.


#25

Can you imagine in the 1970s and earlier, most people had to go to the bank with a “bank book” issued by the bank to make a withdrawal and pay for day to day items with cash (except more expensive items where you might use your cheque book). Insane!!!


#26

Not a fan of the occasional pin requirement, I often panic which displaces the pin from my head, usually try my work phone extension, once that happens my pin will be gone for a couple of days when eventually my finger muscle memory will remember, any active thinking about it pushes it further away


#27

Buy some shit over £30 you cheapskate


#28

Blockquote


#29

???

Not sure how that happened. I like it though.


#30

Remember that poll thread about whether you actually make contact with the reader when using a contactless card?

One of the founding poll threads of New-DiS IMO. A very important work.


#31

Do you know where your cheque book is?

  • Yes
  • No
  • U Wot?

0 voters


#32

Is that the new money that they advertise on tv so that you can pay for gas every time you wash your hands or water every tiime you shit?


#33

I have done this. It was a pain in the ass, particularly on Fridays as banks were full of people trying to get cash for the weekend.


#34

I initiated the bank switching process this week, so my week has been infinitely wilder than yours


#35

Haven’t had a cheque book for about 5-8 years


#36

it’s well easy nowadays isn’t it?


#37

How long ago? I’m wondering when bank books were phased out and using cards became commonplace? Some time in the 1980s would be my guess.


#38

i generally try to carry around a spare tenner, you never know when a card might act up and who needs the angst.


#39

I carry an emergency note which I affectionately refer to as ice cream money.


#40

I think so? Waiting for the inevitable fuck up where I’m not able to access any of my money