Why is Bitcoin Core not asking me to enter the decryption key for my allegedly “encrypted” wallet.dat?

I created a wallet.dat with Bitcoin Core on a new PC. Then I encrypted it with the GUI menu.

When I reloaded that computer, I was shocked to see that Bitcoin Core did NOT ask me to decrypt/unlock the wallet.dat — it just loaded it right back up. The only indication I got that it was encrypted was that the “Encrypt wallet” menu item was disabled/greyed out. Not even a small text saying: “This wallet is encrypted.”

Obviously, this made me feel as if it was not encrypted at all. So, assuming that Bitcoin Core had saved some kind of decryption file on my other computer from which it auto-decrypts it or something, I transferred the wallet.dat over to my current computer, also running Bitcoin Core. Same thing there: the only indication that it’s encrypted is that disabled menu item.

Nothing else. I’m able to read the labels and see all the receive addresses and everything. Since the wallet has no actual Bitcoins in it yet, I can’t test to make a transaction, but hopefully, at least that will prompt for the decryption passphrase.

Is there something I’m missing? Why isn’t encrypting a wallet.dat actually encrypting its data? Is this like that idiotic practice that WinZip/ZIP format used to do where you could see all the files and the filenames but just couldn’t read the file contents without the password? I never understood the point of that, and I certainly don’t understand the point of Bitcoin’s encryption if all it does is prevent you from sending coins away, but still allow you to snoop on the labels and receive addresses and all that.

advanced pricing – How to enter the “Cost Price” of a product in Magento 2.3.5?

How can I enter the “Cost Price” of a product at the backend in Magento 2.3.5. I have checked the advanced pricing option, however i dont get “cost” field in the popup. Is there any other way?

My requirement is to be able to calculate the profit while in cart (Selling price – Cost price) so that my mageplaza rewards program rule can work properly and award points based on the profit earned on the sale.

Any help is highly appreciated

Billy

Enter a valid json when using Power Automate to manage Sharepoint Meta Data

With a flow running, I’m able to copy files from a network location to a Sharepoint on-prem 2016 site.  I’m struggling with setting the Category metadata for the files that are uploaded. All the files belong to the “Human Resources” Category. The error I receive is “Enter a valid json” , and I’m copying in a peek at the code.  What am I doing wrong? 

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legal – Can holders of Israeli residence visas enter area A in the West Bank?

There is a great post about this exact issue on Quora. To answer your questions…

Since October 2000, a military warrant of a major general in the IDF central region command (Maj. Gen. Itzhak Eitan at the time) forbids Israelis from entering into the Palestinian Authority A areas (as designated in the Oslo accords).

The warrant is very short (1 page, Hebrew) and states that the area is “closed”: Israeli citizens as recognised by Israeli law, are forbidden from entering, and required to immediately leave if they are in that area. People who are “not citizens of the area, who have a standing visa to be in Israel” are not allowed to enter area A as well. (“מי שאינו תושב האיזור ובידו אשרת כניסה בתוקף לישראל” which may refer to foreign nationals, the language is vague)

So legally speaking the situation is not entirely clear. The military order itself is on shaky legal grounds and it’s not being systematically enforced:

The warrant was tested in Israeli courts and ruled to be one that can
be enforced (i.e soldiers may prohibit entry for an Israeli citizen),
though in April 2013 a civil court ruled that civilians failing to
comply with it are not to be arrested (after the fact).

On the ground, de facto, Israeli Arabs are not stopped at the
checkpoints and generally speaking, usually allowed to enter area A
without hindrance. Also tourists / foreign nationals are usually
allowed in. So, almost always, only Israeli Jews are turned back.

This means you should be okay, regardless of your current visa in Israel. If stopped by Israeli military personnel apologize and try again at another time. Also see our related question on visiting Palestine as an Israeli citizen.

P.S. A rough Google Translate of the linked military order from October 2000 can be found here.

africa – Can I enter Kenya and Tanzania multiple times on single-entry visas?

I will be traveling to Kenya and Tanzania, and will make multiple stops in each country: Home -> Kenya -> Tanzania -> Kenya -> Zanzibar (Tanzania) -> Kenya -> Home. I will not travel outside of those two countries.

I’ve read and heard conflicting reports for whether or not I will need a single-entry or multiple-entry visa for each country. Some websites state that a single entry is fine as long as I stay in the East African community (Kenya, Tanzania, and other countries), e.g.:

Tanzania single-entry tourist visa validity: up to three months. You can re-enter Tanzania on the same visa (providing it is still valid) if coming into Tanzania for a second time from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda or Burundi.

While this says I can enter a second time, it does not mention a third entry. Some consulate representatives have told me a single-entry visa is fine, some have told me a single-entry visa will not work since I will enter a third time.

Do I need to apply for a multiple-entry visa to Kenya and Tanzania, or will a single-entry visa suffice?

mobile application – Guiding users to enter their membership number from email to app

I’m designing a feature to encourage users to sign up as a frequent flyer member on a flight booking app. This feature will appear on the booking summary screen after the user has booked a flight.

This will send the user to registration. After that they will be shown a confirmation and that a confirmation email has been sent to the user.

From here there’s just 1 button that takes the user back to the booking summary. The booking summary screen all is the same except the message now welcomes the user as a frequent flyer with brief instructions on how to add their frequent flyer number to their upcoming trip to accrue the miles mentioned previously. the button here that leads them to manage booking which is a webview.

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The challenge I’m facing is after registration the user needs to do quite a bit in order to insert their new frequent flyer number to their upcoming trip.

  1. leave the app to check their email and verify themself.
  2. get another email after being verified with their membership number
  3. copy their membership number go back to the app.
  4. in the app press the button and go to the webview
  5. in the webview scroll down and locate the part where they can enter this frequent flyer number.

My question is how can the last part of the flow be simplified for the user.

I’m facing quite a few limitations too. Here I cannot change anything on the website in the webview as it’s under a different platform.

mobile application – How to guide users to enter their frequent flyer number from email to app to webview

I’m designing a feature to encourage users to sign up as a frequent flyer member on a flight booking app. This feature will appear on the booking summary screen after the user has booked a flight.

This will send the user to registration. After that they will be shown a confirmation and that a confirmation email has been sent to the user.

From here there’s just 1 button that takes the user back to the booking summary. The booking summary screen all is the same except the message now welcomes the user as a frequent flyer with brief instructions on how to add their frequent flyer number to their upcoming trip to accrue the miles mentioned previously. the button here that leads them to manage booking which is a webview.

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The challenge I’m facing is after registration the user needs to do quite a bit in order to insert their new frequent flyer number to their upcoming trip.

  1. leave the app to check their email and verify themself.
  2. get another email after being verified with their membership number
  3. copy their membership number go back to the app.
  4. in the app press the button and go to the webview
  5. in the webview scroll down and locate the part where they can enter this frequent flyer number.

My question is how can the last part of the flow be simplified for the user.

I’m facing quite a few limitations too. Here I cannot change anything on the website in the webview as it’s under a different platform.

custom field – Plugin for adding a self-created table where participants can enter text?

For an empirical study I created a complex and colourful table. I would like to insert the table in one of my wordpress pages. In the study, participants should separately from each other fill in this table.
My question is if there is any plugin or option to let users (my participants) enter text into the four colums of the table?
I could also imagine to generate the table with any plugin where users can separately from each other enter their text but I am confused what I can do.

Immigration officer stamped “Indefinite leave to enter UK” in US passport of EU citizen. How to fix it?

A US/Swedish dual national transited UK immigration controls on his US passport. After a brief landing interview, the IO issued Indefinite Leave to Remain along with a handwritten note that the holder was a dual national.

This was a mistake on the IO’s part. Sometimes this happens; I have seen it personally about twice, once in London and once in Moscow that affected about 200 people. There were also two cases of corruption: a case where an IO was selling ILR stamps at Heathrow because she was in debt; and another IO in Dover also female with the same personal issues. Corruption does not apply in this case allegedly.

ILR gives the holder immediate access to public housing and free NHS treatment plus all the other trappings of the welfare state. It’s a serious mistake, although it’s not the person’s fault it still needs to be fixed.

Could you please write in an answer why this was inorrect, what leave
stamp and with what code/annotation he should’ve got (I assume the
rectangular, “custom” one as opposed to the default plain-text 6-month
visitor one)

It’s incorrect because his US passport is buggered up with an erroneous document that opens the door for further abuse. Plus a passport should never admit to multiple nationalities without the holder’s consent. Think about it. He will have to answer questions about it every time they see it. It’s also incorrect because the Border Force has the wrong person at a primary control point. Presenting a US passport he was supposed to get the standard leave-to-enter stamp. Like this…

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Had he presented his Swedish passport then the answer from Henning Makholm would apply. And while he is ok from a freedom of movement perspective, he has no claim for permanent residence in the UK. EU nationals acquire permanent residence through a different rigmarole. Answers focusing on freedom of movement have missed the point. There is no occasion whatsoever for an IO to apply EU rules in a US passport.

and whom he can contact to fix this,

The next time he is air side, he should ask for the duty CIO and explain what happened. The CIO will know what to do immediately when he sees the stamp. They will (most likely) give him an undertaking to agree that he has not used public funds and (most assuredly) revoke the stamp with no prejudice. It’s a procedure (they will investigate and probably put stop flags on the others the IO admitted). They will not fix it from land side for lots of reasons outside of scope here.

I read in a UK guidance that “indefinite leave to enter” stamps are
officially no longer to be used at ports of entry, having been
replaced by visa stickers obtained in advance.

Corruption. The Chief Inspector gets very upset about it. The British public gets upset about it. The Border Force higher-ups get upset about it. Can you blame them?


You asked for this answer and you got it. Henning invited it. As I pointed out, freedom of movement is a red-herring.