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Old 20.10.2015, 09:26
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My muesli this morning had lots of Raisins () ... Now im afraid there will be none left in the rest of the packet.
It is as I feared.
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Old 20.10.2015, 11:40
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I saw a hotel in Davos will a private ice rink but it isn't open until November. I'll have to share my view of the mountains on the public one a few metres away

I can't decide whether I prefer a private pool for my Bali trip, or an infinity pool on a cliff. Both cost a third of the price of above hotel in Davos...
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Old 20.10.2015, 11:42
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I have tickets to both RWC semis, but no NH team to support
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Old 20.10.2015, 11:48
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I read First World Problems but they don't make me laugh
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Old 20.10.2015, 13:37
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I bought a train ticket but nobody inspected it.
That's CHF 35 down the toilet
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Old 20.10.2015, 13:44
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I used to be able to flash my GA at the ticket inspector, whilst it remained in my wallet. Now I have the new SwissPass, I have to actually physically remove it to be scanned.
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Old 20.10.2015, 14:10
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I bought a train ticket but nobody inspected it.
That's CHF 35 down the toilet
Happens to all of us. The price and risk of the penalty is meant to keep us honest

I don't know how much CFF lose in fare evasion each year, but it's still much quicker than having a closed gate system where everyone needs to pass their ticket through barrier gates.

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I used to be able to flash my GA at the ticket inspector, whilst it remained in my wallet. Now I have the new SwissPass, I have to actually physically remove it to be scanned.
This also kills any possible "scamming" like flashing an expired GA or 1/2 card, though the inspectors must have found that it substantially slows down the control process.
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Old 22.10.2015, 12:55
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I managed to send myself a PM.
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Old 22.10.2015, 12:56
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I used to be able to flash my GA at the ticket inspector, whilst it remained in my wallet. Now I have the new SwissPass, I have to actually physically remove it to be scanned.
I still have the old GA.

But can't they do contactless scanning a bit like on an oyster card?
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Old 22.10.2015, 13:06
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Women & children migrants in Calais are to be given heated tents, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34600107

meanwhile in Slovenia, the migrants are burning the tents http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34592797

was there some sort of communication problem ?
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Old 22.10.2015, 13:39
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But can't they do contactless scanning a bit like on an oyster card?
You mean you hold your wallet with the SwissPass up to their reader?

You probably could do that and some inspectors will likely allow it. Though I wonder if their devices are sophisticated enough to filter out other RFID signals so that when a scan attempt is made it doesn't throw up multiple errors (since the typical wallet these days contains many RFID enabled cards).

They probably still want to check that all your card is legit and you're not masking something by putting the whole wallet up to the reader. I don't know, help me out here... since having the new SwissPass, I haven't had a control yet where they have demanded it.
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Old 22.10.2015, 13:44
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I used to be able to flash my GA at the ticket inspector, whilst it remained in my wallet. Now I have the new SwissPass, I have to actually physically remove it to be scanned.
?? Surely the inspector needs to see your photo and match it with your face ??
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Old 22.10.2015, 13:46
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I still have the old GA.

But can't they do contactless scanning a bit like on an oyster card?
They tried it; didn't work.
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?? Surely the inspector needs to see your photo and match it with your face ??
I keep it in a transparent pouch of my wallet, picture side up.
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Old 22.10.2015, 14:15
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You mean you hold your wallet with the SwissPass up to their reader?

You probably could do that and some inspectors will likely allow it. Though I wonder if their devices are sophisticated enough to filter out other RFID signals so that when a scan attempt is made it doesn't throw up multiple errors (since the typical wallet these days contains many RFID enabled cards).

They probably still want to check that all your card is legit and you're not masking something by putting the whole wallet up to the reader. I don't know, help me out here... since having the new SwissPass, I haven't had a control yet where they have demanded it.
I don't know.

In London the Oyster readers work perfectly well if you hold your entire wallet up to the reader, even if the oyster is sandwiched between other stuff. I guess the readers have a way of filtering out any responses from other cards that may accidentally be activated. I don't know what happens if you have two active oyster cards in your wallet at the same time. I always take care to use only one at any time. But it seems that from the technology angle the problem is solvable, so if SBB don't like it it's more an attitude problem. The only thing they need physically inspect is your picture, and they can do that if its in the display window of your wallet.
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Old 22.10.2015, 14:23
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I don't know.

In London the Oyster readers work perfectly well if you hold your entire wallet up to the reader, even if the oyster is sandwiched between other stuff. I guess the readers have a way of filtering out any responses from other cards that may accidentally be activated. I don't know what happens if you have two active oyster cards in your wallet at the same time.
I believe this is the case (unlike some other reader systems around the world which obviously don't filter and keep throwing up "invalid card" messages instead of being smart about it), although it gets complicated now as you can use contactless pay methods (like credit cards) to pay for fares now in place of Oyster. Hence the continuous reminders over the PAs in tube stations now to ensure you separate out the correct card to tap on the reader so you charge the correct card (and, e.g., enable daily caps and so on).
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Old 22.10.2015, 14:33
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Clash of the cards!

https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payment...ter/card-clash
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Old 22.10.2015, 15:57
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I don't know.

In London the Oyster readers work perfectly well if you hold your entire wallet up to the reader, even if the oyster is sandwiched between other stuff. I guess the readers have a way of filtering out any responses from other cards that may accidentally be activated. I don't know what happens if you have two active oyster cards in your wallet at the same time. I always take care to use only one at any time. But it seems that from the technology angle the problem is solvable, so if SBB don't like it it's more an attitude problem. The only thing they need physically inspect is your picture, and they can do that if its in the display window of your wallet.
It works perfectly with my cash-loaded uni card to pay for food at the cafeteria.

And the Lausanne bus inspectors can also scan your whole wallet to check your abo card...
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Old 23.10.2015, 11:02
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People clap when the plane lands successfully, but nobody claps for me when I do my everyday job as expected
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Old 23.10.2015, 11:04
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People clap when the plane lands successfully, but nobody claps for me when I do my everyday job as expected
You don't? I thought that everyone did that here. Leaving my office is like walking off a rugby pitch.
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Old 23.10.2015, 11:10
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You don't? I thought that everyone did that here. Leaving my office is like walking off a rugby pitch.
You are aware they applauding you leaving and not your work aren't you?
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