Re: Paranoia and hot pockets
OTPs are produced in pairs, each one would only be read once (i.e. 1st copy of OTP held by agent used to encrypt, 2nd copy of OTP held by Control used to decrypt).
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I have an Alpina AlpinerX. It's a proper Swiss watch, hand assembled in Geneva. It has a very discrete LCD display under standard analogue watchface. The watch tracks activity, sleep, temperature, altitude, barometric pressure and UV exposure. This information is presented in a very slick smartphone app (Android in my case).
I don't have to charge the battery because it lasts 2 years (which is guaranteed by Alpina).
I paid £420 for the watch as a Kickstarter Super Early Bird, retail price is likely to be closer to £1000, so I realize that it's not for everyone.
The AlpinerX is based on a movement from the MMT Horological Smartwatch platform. https://mmt.ch/
Top 10 not including the device that's likely to have the widest install base, includes a VDSL modem and can be picked up, new, on eBay for under £50 (or free if you ask a BT engineer nicely) - The BT HomeHub 5.
I bought one for £40 before I had PlusNet fibre installed - The OpenReach engineer said he would have given me one from the van for free, however, I still consider it a bargain for £40.
Got mine this morning. I already have an extensive Plex library, a Netflix subscription and all my music on Google Music, so this was a no-brainer for me.
I'm controlling it from a Nexus 5 phone and a couple of Nexus 7 tablets. So far, it's played everything flawlessly (including direct play of 1080p movies from Plex). I've also been impressed by the quality of the iPlayer and Vevo apps. This is what tablets were made for :)
I registered both an 8GB and a 16GB version on different e-mail and Asus accounts. I received 10% off vouchers for both, but only got the £25 coupon e-mail for the 16GB version. The e-mail states that the offer is only for the 16GB version, but this is not mentioned on the original offer...
T&Cs from Coupon e-mail:
To qualify for this offer you must have::
1. Purchased 16GB Nexus 7 before October 29th 2012
2. Purchased 16GB Nexus 7 from an ASUS retailer or online retailer
3. Completed Registration at our ASUS member site https://vip.asus.com/login.aspx.
4. Submitted your proof of purchase to email@example.com.
Does this qualify as a marketing scam to get all the 8Gb owners to register their devices?
I bought mine last week from Amazon.de for €524 delivered (=£462 on my CC bill). This includes 19% German VAT, there's no import duty within the EU and warranty is also EU wide.
You can use your Amazon.co.uk credentials on Amazon's .de and .fr sites, so it's pretty simple to buy from either - hint: using Google Chrome with auto translate makes it even easier.
It was the Sumitomo Epoxy Resin Plant, it was 1993 and it was a fire/explosion. It wasn't anything to do with Kyoto or an earthquake. However, the comparison is still valid, I made the same observation on a call with the US this morning.
I also remember selling two 4MB DIMMs for £175 each, I think they had cost me around £80 each a month earlier.