Tech forums also tend to draw people in who don't even bother reading the question in it's entirety before cutting and pasting an answer. A good example of that was the other day when I found a post asking how to set up shared storage an Oracle RAC cluster on XEN only to be told it's not possible (it is, I've done it) It would lead to disk corruption even if it was possible (Oracle RAC would keep that from happening) and he should use a network share instead if he wants to share files amount multiple users. Thing is this user has been posting the same useless response to any question involving shared virtual disks for the past 5 years.
And that brings up the next problem: If you sound sure of yourself, people assume you know what you are talking about and mod the post up even if it's completely wrong
This doesn't work either. Anyone who disagrees with the alt facts are "fooled by" or "in the pocket of" big pharma/the left wing media/the globalists etc.
The problem with Ontario is not that they went green for energy or that green energy can't work in Canada. The problem is that the government of Ontario negotiated the price poorly. They didn't need to offer the price guarantees they did and avoided opportunities to back out of the guaranteed pricing.
Don't blame the technology for an incompetent government.
Really? I haven't had a boot failure in SystemD since Debian switched while I was running Debian experimental(years ago), and even then it was down to a bad entry in
If you are having multiple failures you are clearly doing something wrong. It has been solid on all of my servers and that's even given my habit of customizing the boot scripts to allow for things like iSCSI, OCFS2, Distributed file systems etc.
I think you did not get the idea... Nigeria is usually where scammers are in person, if there are no WU agencies in Nigeria they would have to go to other countries to collect the money and so the scam would be more expensive or even impossible. To legitimate money transfers one should use common banks (I know, it's a pain in the ass to use them but it's a lot more secure than using the WU).
Some of the scammers are in Nigeria. They have been caught running the scams out of other countries and there are payment systems that specialize in transferring ill gotten money. Common banks don't always work either because some areas just don't have reliable/trustworthy banks. The single most legitimate use for WU is for immigrants to send money back to their extended families in their home countries.
All said, you also should not take my suggestion to the letter because I wrote it with a touch of humor in the middle. If you would prefer a literal suggestion then my suggestion would be that no one should be allowed to send money to Nigeria (or any other country perhaps) without having a sender and a recipient duly identified that can be held liable for fraud if they happen.
Closer to a good idea provided it doesn't interfere with their intended use. A better idea would be for the agent to ask how the person knows you and what the money is for, but then the last time I sent a WU transfer (friend I met while travelling in Europe, met through someone I met who works at the Red Cross needed emergency money) The agent at the local store was just a cashier who had access to the WU terminal and had no training whatsoever.
Wow. So how do Americans receive their salaries and pay their bills?
Salaries are usually sent by a payment service (large CSV file sent to the banks with a list of bank transfers to preform) Bill payments are generally the reverse of that (CSV sent to the bank pulling money from a list of accounts) or by credit card. None of those are designed for person to person transfers.
Or pay back e.g. a friend or a colleague?
Cash, Cheque, or PayPal
The whole North American system is pretty screwed up with Canada only being a marginal improvement over the American system.
Here in Canada, my bank allows me to send personal transfers but generally get annoyed if I use it for anything other than close friends or family. We have email Interac for sending personal money (it costs $1) but that seems intentionally crippled so that people don't get the idea to use it as a payment system. It is also a phishing attack waiting to happen since it sends a URL to click and then enter your bank details
While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.