Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Online banking in China

Online banking here carries a level of security so high, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to use it.

Went to the bank to set it up. The usual struggles with an acceptable user name and password. But that isn't enough. You have to supply the bank with your cellphone number. During a transaction, after entering your name and password, the bank will send another number to your cellphone, which you have to enter into the correct box on the webpage (which is all in Chinese).

After that you take your e-banking key, (shown below) and enter the number it is showing into another box on the website.

The number changes every couple of minutes. There doesn't seem to be a pattern.

If you are able to navigate all that successfully, you may be able to view your account online.


  1. Oh yeah, I hate those things. Phone based apps are supposedly easier to use, but I haven't tried them.
    I still go to the bank for nearly everything else except cash withdrawals.
    The good news: ATM fees are insignificant.

  2. That looks like an RSA login fob. We used those at work to log into a government site.

    Funny enough, they were all hacked by the Chinese.