Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2011 22:26 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption So, people from within Iran have hacked the Dutch company DigiNotar, allowing them to issue fake certificates so they could listen in on Iranian dissidents and other organisation within Iran. This is a very simplified version of the story, since it's all quite complicated and I honestly don't even understand all of it. In any case, DigiNotar detected the intrusion July 19, but didn't really do anything with it until it all blew up in their face this past week. Now, the Dutch government has taken over operational management of DigiNotar... But as a Dutch citizen, that doesn't really fill me with confidence, because, well - whenever the Dutch government does anything even remotely related to IT technology, they mess it up. And mess it up bad.
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This isn't the worst.
by dsmogor on Tue 6th Sep 2011 13:24 UTC
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

Once this holliday I was stuck in Rotterdam trying to get out. The ferry have had already left. It was 21, I had a bike and cash to pay for the ticket.
You know what, I couldn't buy it!
The freacking ticket machines woudln't accept neither paper money nor my non-pin bank card. The ticket for me + bike ended up being 20+ euro. Who in the world carries around that abount of change?
I had was literally at mercy of the train director, who as it appears couldn't sell me the tickek anyway (cause the bike I guess).

Edited 2011-09-06 13:30 UTC

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