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Apr 4, 18, 3:15 pm
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Posted By kebosabi

Can the sticky clarify about the S7 part "S7 - S7...

Can the sticky clarify about the S7 part "S7 - S7 (and Globus - but excludes far eastern Russia / Siberia)" portion?

I'm assuming this is because it's pretty insane to assume you can go from...
Jun 8, 17, 5:30 pm
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Views: 38,637
Posted By kebosabi

Wow miss almost a year I need to catch up on...

Wow miss almost a year I need to catch up on things. So there's an US issued UP card now huh? Gotta check this one out.
Jun 8, 17, 5:25 pm
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Views: 338,816
Posted By kebosabi

Dang I've been gone for over a year now and this...

Dang I've been gone for over a year now and this thread is still active with interesting comments.

Considering most of my cards now have EMV and almost everywhere is asking me to insert the chip,...
Nov 10, 15, 10:56 am
Replies: 248
Views: 87,468
Posted By kebosabi

This definitely, but at least now there is also...

This definitely, but at least now there is also the "late night HND arrival shuttle bus + overnight at Heiwajima Onsen + breakfast package" option at Heiwajima Onsen provided by the Keikyu Group,...
Nov 10, 15, 1:17 am
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Views: 87,468
Posted By kebosabi

Not really. By landing at 23:00 you're pretty...

Not really. By landing at 23:00 you're pretty much jet lagged to get enough sleep (you already sleep in the plane) and by the time you clear immigration and customs, collect your luggage, get a cab...
Nov 5, 15, 4:10 pm
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Views: 87,468
Posted By kebosabi

The 23:00 arrival time at HND sucks. If it...

The 23:00 arrival time at HND sucks.

If it were like ANA which departs after midnight and arrives early like 05:00, then there would be a ton of domestic Japan and Asia connections to be made on...
Nov 2, 15, 3:51 pm
Replies: 15,259
Views: 1,979,061
Posted By kebosabi

So I was at a particular ramen restaurant (Kanpai...

So I was at a particular ramen restaurant (Kanpai on Lincoln Blvd; Los Angeles) the other day and I plomped my EMV chipped credit card on the bill tray as usual.

The waiter proceeded to take my...
Oct 1, 15, 12:50 pm
Replies: 15,259
Views: 1,979,061
Posted By kebosabi

It's highly unlikely to expect an immediate 100%...

It's highly unlikely to expect an immediate 100% full switch, the vast majority of stores aren't ready or maybe even brushing off the issue.

If knowing how the EMV switchover went in the UK, these...
Aug 14, 15, 10:52 am
Replies: 307
Views: 51,170
Posted By kebosabi

Added Rice Things (a Japanese take-out place in...

Added Rice Things (a Japanese take-out place in Redondo Beach) to the map

Rice Things
2401 Artesia Blvd #105
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Aug 6, 15, 5:53 pm
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Posted By kebosabi

Wouldn't consider this to be ugly (more like...

Wouldn't consider this to be ugly (more like cute), but Japan does issue credit cards with anime characters:

http://i.imgur.com/08ok5py.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UBvKkZg.jpg...
May 7, 15, 5:00 pm
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Posted By kebosabi

I swiped it and it gave me a message that it...

I swiped it and it gave me a message that it needs to be inserted. The cashier said "oh you must have one of those new cards. Here let me show you" but I politely declined her help and inserted it...
May 5, 15, 4:55 pm
Replies: 15,259
Views: 1,979,061
Posted By kebosabi

Happened to go in for a grand opening for Mexican...

Happened to go in for a grand opening for Mexican restaurant today and they supported EMV.

Added address to list:

Tacos Guadalajara
2241 W. Rosecrans Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249
Mar 6, 15, 11:10 am
Replies: 15,259
Views: 1,979,061
Posted By kebosabi

EMV, contactless, transit cards, was a small...

EMV, contactless, transit cards, was a small topic of discussion in one recent article in LA Metro's The Source yesterday
...
Feb 11, 15, 9:15 pm
Replies: 15,259
Views: 1,979,061
Posted By kebosabi

Yep that's the one. So Costco sells them,...

Yep that's the one.

So Costco sells them, but Costco doesn't use them in their own business. :D
Feb 11, 15, 10:43 am
Replies: 15,259
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Posted By kebosabi

I was at Costco the other day and they were...

I was at Costco the other day and they were selling EMV POS terminals for $99. I should've gotten a flyer to share. Maybe I'll go there again so I can share it for you guys. ;)
Feb 5, 15, 4:13 pm
Replies: 15,259
Views: 1,979,061
Posted By kebosabi

Kinda like the rebate the people got for getting...

Kinda like the rebate the people got for getting a set-top box during the DTV transition. For card networks, I think it makes sense; give the rebates out now from their own pocket for merchants to...
Feb 2, 15, 4:39 pm
Replies: 15,259
Views: 1,979,061
Posted By kebosabi

OK so I haven't missed much; those parts I...

OK so I haven't missed much; those parts I already know. I do know Discover started issuing EMV cards too. ;)

What I'm surprised is how long this thread has become. I would've expected mods to...
Feb 2, 15, 3:44 pm
Replies: 15,259
Views: 1,979,061
Posted By kebosabi

Hello I'm back. Any news/changes while I was...

Hello I'm back.

Any news/changes while I was gone? :)
Dec 16, 14, 4:55 pm
Replies: 15,259
Views: 1,979,061
Posted By kebosabi

Most of these research are usually conducted by...

Most of these research are usually conducted by older generations and therefore has some form of confirmation bias toward younger generations (we all heard the usual adjectives: we're lazy,...
Dec 15, 14, 10:13 am
Replies: 5,968
Views: 530,768
Posted By kebosabi

The Steve Jobs I remember was the megalomaniac...

The Steve Jobs I remember was the megalomaniac psychopath (and I say that as a compliment BTW) who'd take great ideas that have been implemented in Japan and elsewhere (Sony's Walkman turned into...
Dec 15, 14, 10:08 am
Replies: 15,259
Views: 1,979,061
Posted By kebosabi

I called Discover over the weekend, the card I...

I called Discover over the weekend, the card I have (Cashback Bonus) isn't available for EMV yet until January.
Dec 10, 14, 7:21 pm
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Views: 530,768
Posted By kebosabi

Isn't it matter of not what but how? Most of...

Isn't it matter of not what but how?

Most of these merchants who are disabling contactless over CurrentC still accept VISA, MC, AMEX, and Discover through the old swipe of the mag-stripe. If the...
Dec 10, 14, 4:27 pm
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Views: 530,768
Posted By kebosabi

Of course, if businesses were really into...

Of course, if businesses were really into competition instead of pseudo-monopolizing CurrentC they would let the consumers decide which one they want to use.

Just keep both CurrentC and...
Dec 10, 14, 12:03 pm
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Views: 530,768
Posted By kebosabi

Interesting, but it does make sense. Many card...

Interesting, but it does make sense. Many card companies (i.e. Dankort, Interac) do not need to join EMVCo before issuing EMV cards. I believe then it's only whether they have a stake in it or not...
Dec 10, 14, 10:51 am
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Views: 530,768
Posted By kebosabi

Of course. There's a big difference to a bustling...

Of course. There's a big difference to a bustling metropolis like Tokyo and Osaka to say, a rural prefectures like Shimane or Tottori. Even the Japanese ruralites in Tottori sarcastically made fun of...
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