A tiny island that looks remarkably like a new Cyprus being born!
In this entry, we will briefly describe our experience with “Revolut Metal” as a customer that resides in Cyprus. We will update this post as time passes and new data are collected.
It was straightforward to change our plan and upgrade.
With a click, we could also convert the plan to an annual instead of a monthly one, which gave us a reasonably good discount!
In the tab “Accounts,” under the category “Net worth,” the “Savings” option, we can see some money being accumulated that is marked as “Metal cashback.”
The new metal card was immediately available to use online.
Under the “Accounts” tab, we clicked on the “Discover discounts” option, which popped up a video. At the bottom of the video, there was a button labeled “View my Rewards” we clicked on it, but nothing showed up. We could not find a page with rewards available for people residing in Cyprus.
The metal card arrived at our door in a black envelope!
The maximum cap for Revolut Metal Cashback is 13.99 euros per month.
Revolut credit cards cannot be used with the Bank of Cyprus wallet application, nor can they be used with Google Pay for people that reside in Cyprus, as Google Pay is not available to Cypriot citizens.
The maximum number of disposable virtual cards daily is six (6)!
We used the travel insurance of the Metal plan, the reimbursement was not as much as we would hope, but at least it covered a large portion of our expenses.
Our metal card information was copied, and someone tried to use it illegally. Revolut spotted it early on and froze the transactions. Then we were notified, and once we declined the transactions, they issued a new metal card with customization for free.
Even though we got a notification that we could add a Revolut card to Google Pay, it still did not work:
Your bank doesn’t support tap to pay with your watch on your card. Contact your bank fro more info or add another card.The error we got when trying to add the card to Google Pay
We tried to add a card while no watch was connected to the phone and still got the same error.
Apparently, if you have multiple requests on a “Single-use virtual card” and authorize all of them before the first one is billed, you can perform multiple transactions on a single “Single-use virtual card”! We accidentally did this with two transactions on one “Single-use virtual card.”
We’ll be hosting a hub at the University of Cyprus for the Online Qualification Round of Hash Code, a team-based programming competition created by Google for university students and industry professionals. The Online Qualification Round takes place on the 24th of February at 19:30 EET and registered teams from Cyprus are invited to participate from our hub, which will take place at the Computer Science Department. Top scoring teams from the Online Qualification Round will then be invited to Google’s office to compete in the Final Round of the competition in April.
If you’re interested in joining our hub, find a team (two to four people) and register at g.co/hashcode. Make sure to select the University of Cyprus from the list of hubs in the Judge System.
Rooms: 101, 102, 103 Department of Computer Science, Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01) University of Cyprus 1 University Avenue 2109 Aglantzia, CYPRUS
Date and Time:
24th February 2022 From: 19:30 EET To: 23:30 EET
Free Amenities Offered
High speed Internet access Wi-Fi access to the Internet for your mobile devices (personal computers and smart phones) Lab computers will be available for use by the participants Food in the form of snacks and beverages will be available outside the labs
Computer programming is important today because so much of our world is automated. Humans need to be able to control the interaction between people and machines. Since computers and machines are able to do things so efficiently and accurately, we use computer programming to harness that computing power.
This is the first of hopefully many programming courses that can introduce technically inclined people to Python programming.
Date and Time
- Date: 20 Feb 2021
- Time: 06:00 PM to 09:30 PM
- All times are Europe/Nicosia
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Everybody can write a computer program (An introduction using Python)
Introduction to programming and reasons to write programs?
These are the course-wide materials as well as Introductions’ first section where we discuss what writing programs mean. In the third part of the class, we will finish the Introduction and have the quiz and first task.
Installing and Using Python
We’re going to set up stuff so that you can write Python programs.
Introduction to programming and reasons to write programs? (continued)
We try to cover the “big picture” of programming so that you get a “table of contents” from what to expect to learn. Don’t worry if, the first time you hear it, not everything makes perfect sense. This part is very broad.
Variables and Expressions
We will explain how a program uses the memory of the machine to store, retrieve and process information in this section.
We will move from sequential code in this section that simply runs one line of code after another to conditional code where some steps are skipped. It is a very basic idea – but it is how “choices” are made by computer software.
We are going to learn about what functions are and how we can use them. Functions will be an essential way for us to make sense of our code, as we move into more and more complicated programs.
Loops and Iteration
Our four fundamental programming patterns are completed by loops and iteration. Loops are the way we say Python over and over to do something. Loops are the manner in which we create programs that remain with a problem until the problem is solved.