A prepaid debit card is a reloadable debit card sold at major retail stores. It has a serial number that is used to transfer funds to the card. It functions like a traditional checking account debit card, without the need for a paper check. The consumer can designate how much money to load onto the card at any given time. Money on the card can be transferred to another debit card or used to make same-day payments to other companies. If the serial number falls into the hands of a scammer, the scammer can drain the money from the card.
An elderly gentleman receives a call telling him he has won a lottery. He is told to go to a major retail store to buy a prepaid debit card and load it with $199 to pay the taxes on his winnings. He follows the directions and gives the caller the serial number. The scammer takes the money on the card and disappears.
A young woman is looking for an apartment. She finds an attractive, affordable apartment online. The rental official tells her to buy a prepaid debit card, load it with $350, and provide him with the serial number in order to pay her application fee. He tells her to meet him at the apartment at a certain time. The rental agent never shows up and no longer answers his phone.
Herf notes that as Hitler plotted war in 1939, "he ordered his propagandists to assert that exactly the opposite was taking place". Herf also writes, "Invisible to those lacking the insight provided by Nazi ideology, this conspiracy was perceived by Hitler and his henchmen as the driving force of modern history... When the major powers opposed Nazi Germany, they were doing so as Judenknechte, or servants of the Jews." This conspiracy theory violates chronology and causality and makes contradictory claims of a master race dominating the world versus the Germans as innocent victims attacked by a powerful Jewish conspiracy. Historian Antony Beevor writes that the prophecy's "breathtaking confusion of cause and effect lay at the heart of Hitler's network of lies and self-deception".
There are those characters who are mere Cosmic Playthings in the scheme of an implacable Fate Because Destiny Says So. And then there are those who don't care about that philosophical mumbo-jumbo and believe that as strong, free-willed individuals, there's no reason why they shouldn't decide their own futures. Screw destiny and all the others who try to discourage them; they're not going to fulfill the prophecy of world destruction because they're the Big Bad's descendant, or become a sacrificial magician. They're going to become who they want to be.
However, in order to do so, he must grant three wishes for the person who freed him. Unlike most other evil genies in popular culture, the Djinn can grant an infinite number of wishes to anyone who didn't set him free and is a sadistic villain who greatly enjoys making people wish for things and warping them into gruesome and nightmarish scenarios.
Jiraiya had chakra reserves large enough to summon Gamabunta and chakra potent enough to use senjutsu. He was masterful with his chakra control, able to perform a Rasengan in both hands at the same time, or even carve messages with his chakra despite it being disrupted. He also was knowledgeable enough of genjutsu to teach others how to break free from it. His raw might is also considerable, able to fling Naruto several metres with a single finger tap. In the anime, he was shown lifting and throwing large boulders, as well as kicking away some of the Giant Multi-Headed Dogs.
ABSTRACT: E. H. Scott produced a highly collectible line of radio sets during the 1930s and 1940s. Scott sets had unique serial numbers, which changed in format and value through the years. Efforts to collect and analyze serial numbers began over 30 years ago. The Internet has permitted much wider communications among collectors and has allowed the authors to collect well over 1000 serial numbers. This volume of accurate data has permitted a more thorough analysis, including estimates of numbers of sets produced. This article describes the serial number systems used by Scott and the resulting patterns in set production from 1932 to 1947. Understanding the serial number assignments allows owners to determine models of unknown sets and even estimated production dates of some models.
ABSTRACT: For nearly 20 years I have taken a special interest in studying how the various national broadcast systems of the world have developed. These variations have often resulted in the development of very different hardware to serve these systems. I was recently given a Russian made thermoelectric generator of the 1950s in very poor condition prompting me to research its significance before investing time in restoration. I was already aware of their existence for powering small broadcast receivers in remote locations of the former USSR and English language Google searches produced links to basic information. Examination of serial numbers found in Google Images searches lead me to believe that these generators were at least made in the tens of thousands and not just a novelty. With little to lose in trying to make my unit presentable, I started preservation and restoration activities. After about 15 to 20 hours work, I concluded that it could be made presentable for exhibition; this prompted me to locate an appropriate radio that would have been powered by these generators. A fellow collector provided me with a fine example that turned out to have one surprising construction method, perhaps making a virtue of necessity, and several other very interesting features that prompted a new round of research. This paper describes my research into this broadcast receiving system, and provides a narrative of how these artifacts were prepared for conservation and exhibition. Many aspects of this receiving system and these artifacts will be largely unfamiliar to American readers. 2b1af7f3a8