Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Is it true that a picture of a cat will get more hits?


I have to wonder what adverts pop up for a picture of a cat?
The Pashley bike post just got adverts for a different bike manufacturer.

And before some smart arse comments on the card number, yes, gimp (windows users read "photoshop") is great, isn't it... :-)

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  1. Damn, zapped someones comment by mistake. Yes, I have changed several parts of the number, not just last 4 digits :-)

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    1. Err, mine, joint account, and another account of some sort i forget why. I only use one myself, and one in a computer... But what the hell - pictures for all.

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  3. It looks like the cat has NFC.

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  4. There's a windows port of gimp for those of us that use windows but don't want to pay for photoshop.

    I'm pleased to say it works quite well :-)

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  5. Gimp v2.8.2 is fine on Windows!

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  6. By the way, I was playing with an Australian payment provider last week and I discovered that you don't need any of the correct details of the card apart from card number to take a successful payment using their service

    Using the company debit card I put in the correct card type and number, but wrong address, cv2, valid from and valid to and it still took the payment

    Pretty scary...

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    1. Individual merchants can decide on what security settings they need for a purchase: all transactions need the card number, but merchants (and their merchant account provider) can "opt-in" to the rest. Obviously, if they decide not to check the CV2 code etc and fall victim to fraud, then it's their fault.

      The merchant account I use actually charges an extra 20GBP per month if I do not enable CV2 and address checking on my account to cover the increased fraud - however, they don't insist I actually *do* anything based on the results (so the CV2 etc could "fail to match" and I could still accept the transaction).

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  7. paint.NET is an alternative to Gimp that runs on Windows. It's nice, and it's Free.

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  8. FastStone Image Viewer http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm and
    XnView http://www.xnview.com/en/features.html - are great Windows freebies too

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  9. You do know I was not looking for a windows "gimp" like tool, just explaining what "gimp" is to windows users :-)

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  10. And you do know some of us Windows users have used GIMP for years :D

    So did the cat get more hits?

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