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My first microwave had a mechanical timer, too, but it wasn't linear. Instead, the first five minutes took up about a quarter of the dial, with the attendant precision. I...

On Wed, 8 Jun 2005 13:36:04 +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith

The insbreastutions issuing so-called "debit cards" (ATM cards with a Visa or Mastercard logo) do contract with you to hold you not liable for someone else misusing your card in the same manner as for a Credit Debt card. But I am more comfortable with a 'straight' ATM card despite the attempts of my financial insbreastutions to push dbit cards on me. The need for a PIN seems adequate protection. of course, I could also make sure the ATM card is on an account in which I keep a minimal balance.

When I got my wallet lifted on the Paris Metro the thieves ran up about $600 in charges on my Visa card which they probably could have run up on a debit card as well, but in my case I was out only some postage to Visa; with a debit card I would have had the money taken from my accoutn and have had to reclaim it from the bank.

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And the mech timer is imune to this horror, from a fire fighter list some years ago. Couple went out, this is Florida BTW, and wife...

My plain old ATM card ran up no charges at all. Of course, you must use a PIN with it (a debit card can be used without a PIN) and it's hard to tell it's an ATM card jsut looking at it (especially to a French thief, I suspect).

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