Verotel cut processing costs

Verotel announced a true revolution in the credit card processing industry, with new transparent fees, just 5% per transaction, while industry standard stands well over 11%.

CardBilling, their billing service provides a simple solution to accept credit cards for your website with an all-inclusive Transaction Rate of just 5%. To start accepting credit cards you need to be registered with VISA and MasterCard. They will help you with this easy process. CardBilling charges a one-time setup fee of US$ 500.00 and an annual registration fee of US$ 500.00.

With CardBilling you set up your services or subscriptions in your default currency. CardBilling collects the money from your customers and sends you a weekly payment. CardBilling is powered by Verotel. Verotel is a regulated Payment Institute with the Dutch Central Bank in the Netherlands, doing business since 1998, and never missed a payment.

No hidden Fees

There are no hidden fees in CardBilling’s pricing model. There are no transaction fees, statement fees or decline fees. For example, for a US$ 20.00 we only charge 5% (US$ 1.00) as an all-inclusive Transaction Rate.

You can process any transaction from US 1.95 to US$ 500.00. A 5% holdback reserve applies to all accounts for a period of 26 weeks.

Irregular Fees

A chargeback fee is a fee initiated by the bank of a cardholder disputing a transaction. CardBilling charges a US$ 45.00 fee for each chargeback added to your account. Thanks to their latest anti-fraud technology CardBilling tries to limit the number of chargebacks as much as possible.

Because recurring transactions invoke more risk to their banking partners recurring transactions are charged with a 1.5% surcharge. Please note that this surcharge is not applied to the first transaction of a recurring billing subscription.


Virtual Reality Porn is here

The first naughty scenes are streaming to virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift right now. Naughty America debuted two videos that allow you to participate in a threesome. The scenes are available for free and the company plans on releasing more in the coming weeks. Eventually, the scenes will only be included with a subscription to Naughty America, about $8.

Since 2000, Naughty America has made over 8000 movies. Anyone with an Samsung Galaxy 5 or Note with a VR headset can strap on their device and be blown away by the videos right now… CONTINUE

Entertainment for Bitcoiners

Adult entertainment has pushed forward a number of technologies, and video technology is no exception. Someone looking for a relaxing atmosphere to admire the female form has a lot of options these days, but studies have shown that many of the free options are also full of malware. In any case, those options don’t necessarily fill the need that some have to have a real person on the other end. This is where cam sites come in, but then there’s a new problem: they’re often prohibitively expensive and require a credit card plus a lot of identifying, potentially embarrassing information to setup.

Thus while Bitcoin hasn’t necessarily been pushed along by the pornography and live entertainment industry as other technologies have, it presents a real opportunity for it… CONTINUE

The 7 digital deadly sins

It has been 25 years since the invention of the world wide web and more than 2 billion people are now connected. How does this information revolution affect us personally, socially and morally? Jon Ronson, Bill Bailey, Billy Bragg, Josie Long and others reveal their sinful online behaviour. Find out what pride, lust, greed, gluttony, envy, wrath and sloth mean in the digital world – and cast judgment on the guilty. Will you absolve or condemn them? CONTINUE

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3D printers: Vagina Selfie

Another interesting story from The Guardian:

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble
Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art

Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different response in Japan this week, when police arrested an artist for distributing data that enables recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina.

The artist, who works under the pseudonym Rokudenashiko – which roughly translates as “good-for-nothing girl” – was arrested after emailing the data to 30 people who had answered a crowd-funding request for her recent artistic venture: a kayak inspired on her own genitalia she calls “pussy boat”, according to Brian Ashcraft at the gaming website Kotaku… CONTINUE

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Photos from animated GIF

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sample of a simple sexy animated gifThe Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF) is a digital image format that was introduced in 1987 by CompuServe, the first major commercial online service in the United States. It has since come into widespread usage on the Internet due to its wide support and portability. Basic animation was added to the GIF89a spec few years after the first release, called GIF87a. The animated GIF are still so popular that they have even become currency in many chat rooms and email messages.

The girl dancing here is a typical animated GIF file. I chose something appropriate for this blog. Eheheh. Suppose you want to get a static image of the girl without the dress. Well, the purpose of this post is to explain how you can extract a single frame from the whole file. There is specif software able to create/split animated GIF images but in the web 2.0 era everything is provided as web service. So all you need to do is to go to GIF Explode or GIF exploder or Picasion or another one of your choice, there are dozens, and insert the url of the animated GIF you want to explode. That’s easy.

If you feel nerdy and you want to use a program from your own PC, I can suggest GIF Splitter, easy, free and with a very spartan interface. It also create a .GSF file which can be used to create ASCII art animations.

Last note: the GIF images are based on the patent US 4558302 that expired on 20 June 2003, so the GIF format is public domain technology, free to use for everyone.

Bitcoin donation welcome

bitcoin, the cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is pretty much like cash for the Internet. Nobody owns the Bitcoin network much like no one owns the technology behind email. Bitcoin is an open source project. That means it’s code is available for perusal by anyone. It has already been defined as the Napster of the currency and it is probably going to completely change the concept of money in the next decade.

To support this innovative project I decided accept donation in Bitcoin. The widget to donate is visible at the top right corner of the screen. I’m also supporting the Litecoin network, which is another potentially very interesting technology.

For those who are already familiar with the technology, these are the addresses where, if you want, you can send your donation:

  • For donation in BTC: 1AzNH4rJUFT5bcZp3V4aDTqBBrhc659Bd5
  • For donation in LTC: Lc23T9JhkkUspNoHJHfBKuU2ema2nQ6ssw

For those who are not, I suggest you to start understand this technology now, because, first or later you’ll have to deal with it. Then, the faster you start, the better is for you. Here is a list of sites to begin:

Opening images .jpg-large

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If you’re a Twitter user you may have tried to save some images and noticed they come out with a weird file file extension (.jpg-large) that make them hard to handle. If you double click on it, in a Microsoft Windows environment, you’ll get a message saying there are no programs able to open it.

Technically, that file is a normal jpeg image, so if you rename the file with a .jpg extension you can handle it as you do for all the other image files. You may find it annoying, I do, so there’s a workaround that allow to open that kind of file with a double click. The key is identifying a software able to manage it. Most picture viewers or editors can’t open it. I tried many with no luck (Psp, Abobe Photoshop, Phoxo), but Microsoft Paint can. Lol. So you can use it to view your Twitter images quickly. Unfortunately, you won’t get the image preview in the file manager. Other software able to open it are the most common Internet Browsers; Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer can read it. All you have to do is associate the .jpg-large file extension with your favorite software and you’re done.

Not very difficult, however, understanding this article and the workaround require you to have a little bit of confidence with the operative system. If you feel a little bit in trouble with this stuff, but want to learn more, there’s a small guide that explain how to change the default program for a specific file extension in windows.