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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 08, 2015, 10:01:20 PM »
SECOND PET PEEVE!

Guys with 40+ inch waists and massive guts telling me that eating a vegan salad for lunch 5 days a week isn't "manly".  They keep calling it "rabbit food".

QUESTION! IS EARLY ONSET DIABETES MANLY?? HOW ABOUT A QUADRUPLE BYPASS??? IS THAT CONSIDERED TOUGH??  HOW ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO WALK UP OUR FRONT STEPS WITHOUT STOPPING TO CATCH YOUR BREATH??  THAT'S TOUGH GUY AMIRITE?? WHAT ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE YOUR DIRTY PARTS IN THE SHOWER??


Sorry, just had to...

let off some steam (bennett)


Need Anger Management much? (LOL xD )


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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 07, 2015, 12:59:38 AM »
I wonder why it is that some people manage to burn their house down with a cigarette, but I can hardly manage to lit a fireplace. Hopefully the weather gets warmer during the next few days, because I'm running out of trash to start a fire. No matter what ancient fire starting techniques I try to apply (other than loads of fuel), I've always been terrible at this.

Three letters to live by: BIC  =D

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 06, 2015, 02:45:12 AM »
A friend of mine just made a bet that he could hack my psn account. I changed the password to my psn and added double verification to the email associated with it, but I'm mildly concerned I could lose this bet. Anyone have any suggestions?
Don't make bets with people that can destroy your "identity" on the "grid"  ;)
Thank you for hands down the worst advice ever...

I'm not really afraid of him actually hacking me, but more along the lines of some distractive coercion with live service technicians, i.e. calling yahoo with my email account and saying his password isn't working and asking for a reset. He'll never admit to it, though, if he did.

"I'm not really afraid of him actually hacking me, but more along the lines of some distractive coercion with live service technicians, i.e. calling yahoo with my email account and saying his password isn't working and asking for a reset."

> Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, etc. would not disseminate passwords over the phone AND allow overriding your E-mail to which that information would go. Unless your friends hacks your device to discern your credentials, I would find his threat to be nothing more than that -- a threat.

Cheers,
  Chris
I guess I should go a wee bit deeper. He's a long time pal, known him for closing in on 17 years now. He knows a lot about me, including full name and some of my older handles (Hate that term for nicknames but whatever), and we all know that at  he end of the, you gather more flies to honey than with vinegar. You get the right service rep on the line and sweet talk them, talk about family, make them feel good...they will sometimes do the incorrect thing in the name of good will. I can't say I've done this through yahoo or google myself, but I have done similar things at TD bank and even the Department of Motor Vehicles. Hell my dad just finished playing as my sister over the phone at her bank to reset a password for her phone app she forgot.

I'm not afraid on a technical level of him getting into my network, but I am terrified at the possiblity of a good samaritan looking past the rule book and handing him the keys to my psn account. Hopefully you're right and at least yahoo has a more serious approach to it, but be honest. If some dude starts shooting the shit with you over a phone call while asking for some help, and he comes off as really pleasant and such, and his help request seems really innocent...would you still not try to help as best you can?

Similar situation happened with my dad and I. When it did, it was my bank account with which I was concerned; a dad knows some information, for sure. In that case, with my bank, I added a mandatory phone-authentication criterion -- a so-called "code word".

I do not know if Yahoo offers this, but almost anywhere, if nothing else, can "make a note on your account". If that is the case, request they annotate yours with your heightened security concern, and allow them to offer solutions. After all, Yahoo surely doesn't want to be responsible once you've flat-out warned them. I dunno, just a thought :)

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 02, 2015, 09:57:32 PM »
A friend of mine just made a bet that he could hack my psn account. I changed the password to my psn and added double verification to the email associated with it, but I'm mildly concerned I could lose this bet. Anyone have any suggestions?
Don't make bets with people that can destroy your "identity" on the "grid"  ;)
Thank you for hands down the worst advice ever...

I'm not really afraid of him actually hacking me, but more along the lines of some distractive coercion with live service technicians, i.e. calling yahoo with my email account and saying his password isn't working and asking for a reset. He'll never admit to it, though, if he did.

"I'm not really afraid of him actually hacking me, but more along the lines of some distractive coercion with live service technicians, i.e. calling yahoo with my email account and saying his password isn't working and asking for a reset."

> Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, etc. would not disseminate passwords over the phone AND allow overriding your E-mail to which that information would go. Unless your friends hacks your device to discern your credentials, I would find his threat to be nothing more than that -- a threat.

Cheers,
  Chris

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 02, 2015, 08:48:36 PM »
A friend of mine just made a bet that he could hack my psn account. I changed the password to my psn and added double verification to the email associated with it, but I'm mildly concerned I could lose this bet. Anyone have any suggestions?
Don't make bets with people that can destroy your "identity" on the "grid"  ;)

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 01, 2015, 06:53:58 PM »
My current rant everywhere:  The skinny jeans on guys trend needs to end.  Considering the cyclical nature of trends, aren't JNCOs and Kikwear due for a comeback soon?  Sure, I won't wear something that ridiculously baggy (I'm not 17 any more) but it would be nice to go into a clothing store and be able to find a pair of comfortable baggy jeans that don't constrict "the boys." 

You say "constrict", I say "expose". Matter of perspective ;)

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: March 10, 2015, 10:07:52 PM »
Well, I can vouch for its efficacy, as I drink a LOT of coffee and stay on prescribed amphetamines, so Excedrin was never my "caffeine" source. That stuff just works. Medical mystery :)

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: March 10, 2015, 07:43:08 PM »
I'm a 100% ibuprofen kind-of guy, but MeshGear totally hit the nail on the head with the Excedrin Extra Stength -- something about that stuff just whoops migraines' ass! Total life-saver.

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General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show!
« on: September 04, 2014, 11:36:00 PM »
This is not ultimately up to me, but I really loved the idea of getting quizzes as a so-called "first-rate", or "supported", site feature. Honestly, it was always included in my mind.

Just bear with me dudes, I'm nearly done with this monolithic process of structuring all of rpgfan.com's data. Then the new site/platform will begin to kick in. That's just my .02 as the n3rd in the closet who writes skynet LOL

Yae to more quizzes!

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 13, 2014, 04:49:41 PM »
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Ubuntu = Debian for people who don't know how to use Debian.

Hrmm... that's probably why the most popular, non-proprietary Linux distro available in the core AMIs for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployment is Ubuntu. Must also be why Ubuntu has nailed down LTS versions (Long-Term Release) increasing its corporate adoption rate like crazy. And, if for no other reason, that must be why Ubuntu uses the same package management system as Debian.

I see ;P I guess Linux is for people who don't know how to use Unix

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 13, 2014, 02:29:35 PM »
Ubuntu = debian for the modern age :)

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 12, 2014, 10:47:23 PM »
Just tell your professor that if he's gonna be part of the antecedent, then his consequent is that he can
   1 goto hell;
You think on a higher-level.    :)
(got a bit carried away, sorry lol)

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 12, 2014, 09:26:16 PM »
If a machine-level instruction set didn't have the ability to perform "loops", you'd have massively shortened sessions on your 'puter :-D

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 12, 2014, 05:16:03 PM »
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And with Valve pushing for Linux gaming with their Steambox stuff things might actually change in the future...

I've been praying that will happen. You have no idea how ecstatic I'd be if we could break through the DirectX / MS-dependency shit.

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General Discussions / Re: What's the haps?
« on: April 12, 2014, 04:01:32 PM »
Well, there's always Cygwin for Window, which I used as a "bridge" to Linux from the Windows side, as opposed to my current Linux-to-Windows setup.

If you haven't already heard of it, which I'm sure you have, I'd definitely recommend it, if you're sticking with Windows. Just my .02

Either way, hope it all works out for ya.

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