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CannonFodder
Jan 26, 2001



Passion’s Wrench

Lutha Mahtin posted:

trader joes grocery store changes the alert sound around the time of holidays. for thanksgiving it's a turkey gobble sound. it's amusing... the first time you hear it

Lowes Foods near me does that as well, and as a customer it's cute.

I couldn't imagine being a cashier having to listen to that all shift long. It's bad enough listening to the endless loop of Christmas music which starts early November.

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Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

CannonFodder posted:

Lowes Foods near me does that as well, and as a customer it's cute.

I couldn't imagine being a cashier having to listen to that all shift long. It's bad enough listening to the endless loop of Christmas music which starts early November.
There really should be OSHA regulations about how often you can play the same loving song.

MrNemo
Aug 26, 2010

"I just love beeting off"



Corsair Pool Boy posted:

How does a different piece of payment hardware simplify inventory management or sales tracking? Either way the SKU goes into the computer and inventory updates with -1 of that item.

I'm thinking more small start ups or food truck type places that would otherwise be cash only. Not needing anything more than a dongle and a phone app provides features that banks traditionally charge for because of infrastructure requirements. That's sobering I can see as a basis reason for a business not upgrading to contactless/chip and pin type payments but there's 0 reason for big stores not to already.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Thanatosian posted:

There really should be OSHA regulations about how often you can play the same loving song.

I wonder how many retail outfits outdo the CIA in terms of musical torture - https://www.mic.com/articles/87851/11-popular-songs-the-cia-used-to-torture-prisoners-in-the-war-on-terror

Happy Thread
Jul 9, 2005

by Fluffdaddy


Plaster Town Cop

Just Googled my own name, and right after the first page the top result is a site with my personal cell number as the title, hosted on usphonebook.com. Not sure how they got it, guess I've had this phone number for too long.

Corsair Pool Boy
Dec 17, 2004

by Cyrano4747


College Slice

MrNemo posted:

I'm thinking more small start ups or food truck type places that would otherwise be cash only. Not needing anything more than a dongle and a phone app provides features that banks traditionally charge for because of infrastructure requirements. That's sobering I can see as a basis reason for a business not upgrading to contactless/chip and pin type payments but there's 0 reason for big stores not to already.

Oh almost everyone does at this point (especially food trucks) but it's Square or something like that still using swipe and sign.

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013





Corsair Pool Boy posted:

Oh almost everyone does at this point (especially food trucks) but it's Square or something like that still using swipe and sign.

That's changing. I've seen more and more of the Square chip and contactless readers in the wild lately.

Organza Quiz
Nov 7, 2009




That's bizarre, Square had readers here in Australia too and they are entirely contactless tap and go readers as far as I'm aware. No one here has swiped a card in years.

BigDave
Jul 14, 2009

Taste the High Country


Dumb Lowtax posted:

Just Googled my own name, and right after the first page the top result is a site with my personal cell number as the title, hosted on usphonebook.com. Not sure how they got it, guess I've had this phone number for too long.

Check this one too: https://www.fastpeoplesearch.com/

Mr. Fall Down Terror
Jan 24, 2018


Dumb Lowtax posted:

Just Googled my own name, and right after the first page the top result is a site with my personal cell number as the title, hosted on usphonebook.com. Not sure how they got it, guess I've had this phone number for too long.

there's a bunch of sites that collect public or semi-public info and you can use it to very effectively stalk people unless they stay as far away from the internet as possible

Atticus_1354
Dec 9, 2006

Don't you go near that dog, you understand? Don't go near him, he's just as dangerous dead as alive.


Proteus Jones posted:

That's changing. I've seen more and more of the Square chip and contactless readers in the wild lately.

It costs more so some people are sticking with the dongle, but it's worth it to upgrade. We use the chip reader but have the dongle as backup.

hellotoothpaste
Dec 21, 2006

I dare you to call it a perm again..



BiggerBoat posted:

That's another one that doesn't get mentioned enough because it's so silent. But downloading company apps exposes you to a poo poo ton shady stuff that tracks you, shares your info and sells everything they track that you do to marketing types that essentially frame your entire experience on the internet.

NPR had a guy on the other day who wrote a book about how nefarious and lovely all that stuff really is but, at this stage, there's not much else you can do about it if you use your phone, Google or FB for any loving thing at all. He said "never use a 'sign in using Facebook'" option, which I don't anyway, but this is very big genie that's escaped the bottle a long loving time ago.

Yeah, good point and technically this could open Gmail email processing to knowing your prescription history if that's allowed by law (no idea). At this point, I figure my entire life activity is outward facing to corps and I just work to make my life as convenient as I can.

Edit: More protips. Appchoices and Adchoices, while I'm not trustworthy of an advertising association, seemingly erased most knowledge that the networks have on me at least when it comes to serving me ads. One click auto submit of 'forget me' requests to hundreds of ad networks whose names you won't even recognize.

None of my ads are relevant anymore, which makes me think it isn't scammy but I haven't looked into either enough to be able to guarantee that. All I know is that all internet ads per device, and even my streaming service video ads seem to have guessed that I am part of a hispanic family that enjoys high fashion, which is about as inaccurate as it gets.

hellotoothpaste fucked around with this message at 19:11 on Aug 9, 2019

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


Organza Quiz posted:

That's bizarre, Square had readers here in Australia too and they are entirely contactless tap and go readers as far as I'm aware. No one here has swiped a card in years.

Except if you have an EFTPOS card still that isn't of the new type.

Happy Thread
Jul 9, 2005

by Fluffdaddy


Plaster Town Cop

hellotoothpaste posted:

Edit: More protips. Appchoices and Adchoices, while I'm not trustworthy of an advertising association, seemingly erased most knowledge that the networks have on me at least when it comes to serving me ads. One click auto submit of 'forget me' requests to hundreds of ad networks whose names you won't even recognize.

None of my ads are relevant anymore, which makes me think it isn't scammy but I haven't looked into either enough to be able to guarantee that. All I know is that all internet ads per device, and even my streaming service video ads seem to have guessed that I am part of a hispanic family that enjoys high fashion, which is about as inaccurate as it gets.

Hahaha they want me to install their software on my device just so I can opt out of their data collection that they shouldn't have been doing? Where is this "one click auto submit" option? All I see are requirements to install their app to make it happen.

hellotoothpaste
Dec 21, 2006

I dare you to call it a perm again..



Dumb Lowtax posted:

Hahaha they want me to install their software on my device just so I can opt out of their data collection that they shouldn't have been doing? Where is this "one click auto submit" option? All I see are requirements to install their app to make it happen.

Again, I'm too lazy/busy to do homework for everyone but the app allows you to blow away the unique ad ID on an Android device and click the choose all button before sending all these requests out for all ad networks participating. Delete it after trying it, I guess.

AdChoices is web-based and does it per device for browsers.

Churchill
Nov 27, 2007
Winston

About a month ago I got a (genuine) text from google saying it had blocked a sign in to my google account using my password in the US, whilst i live in Europe. Changed the password but then today the same thing happened again, what's going on? What stupid poo poo might I be doing that compromises my password?

Trastion
Jul 24, 2003
The one and only.

Churchill posted:

About a month ago I got a (genuine) text from google saying it had blocked a sign in to my google account using my password in the US, whilst i live in Europe. Changed the password but then today the same thing happened again, what's going on? What stupid poo poo might I be doing that compromises my password?

Not using a complicated enough password? Using the password on more than one site/thing? There is so much that you can be doing wrong really. Also it may be a "false positive" that they are seeing a login from the US but it is just you going to a site or app that uses your google login that is US based and therefor triggering it.

Churchill
Nov 27, 2007
Winston

Trastion posted:

Not using a complicated enough password? Using the password on more than one site/thing? There is so much that you can be doing wrong really. Also it may be a "false positive" that they are seeing a login from the US but it is just you going to a site or app that uses your google login that is US based and therefor triggering it.

Yeah, I changed all that when I got the first text after years of neglecting my online security but thanks. That was my thought as well, but I was asleep both times it happened.

Masonity
Dec 31, 2007

What, I wonder, does this hidden face of madness reveal of the makers? These K'Chain Che'Malle?


Here in socialist London, our buskers, the people paying music on the tube in exchange for handfuls of coins, often have contactless payment systems in place. It still baffles me that the USA can't get it's head around it.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Hm maybe contactless isnít so great if it means more crappy buskers.

therobit
Aug 19, 2008


You can just say buskers. "Crappy buskers" is pretty redundant.

dirby
Sep 21, 2004


Trastion posted:

Also it may be a "false positive" that they are seeing a login from the US but it is just you going to a site or app that uses your google login that is US based and therefor triggering it.

For example, using the Boomerang app (before gmail got scheduled send) would show as a login from their headquarters.

Mzuri
Jun 5, 2004

Who's the boss?
Dudes is lost.
Don't think coz I'm iced out,
I'm cooled off.

Churchill posted:

whilst i live in Europe

Not for long you donít. At least if the username check out. Apropos scams...

bamhand
Apr 15, 2010


Is there a way to have Google call screening to be the default action my phone takes if I get a call from someone not on my contacts list?

Churchill
Nov 27, 2007
Winston

Mzuri posted:

Not for long you don’t. At least if the username check out. Apropos scams...

Hah, I'm actually Swedish (albeit with an English mother) but 16 year old me thought he was a cool dude and that it would be a cool user name. Adult me... not so much, but I'm to lazy/care too little to have it changed.

vincentpricesboner
Sep 3, 2006

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


Churchill posted:

About a month ago I got a (genuine) text from google saying it had blocked a sign in to my google account using my password in the US, whilst i live in Europe. Changed the password but then today the same thing happened again, what's going on? What stupid poo poo might I be doing that compromises my password?

You need to check that website that lets you know if your email is listed on the tor phishing websites. I cant remember the name but its like "gotbuzzed.com" or something. But low level hackers from across the globe will pick email/passwords at random and try them on paypal,spotify,gmail etc etc

edit :

its this
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



zapplez posted:

You need to check that website that lets you know if your email is listed on the tor phishing websites. I cant remember the name but its like "gotbuzzed.com" or something. But low level hackers from across the globe will pick email/passwords at random and try them on paypal,spotify,gmail etc etc

edit :

its this
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Having your email address for 20+ years guarantees you're going to show up on this list a few times. I even got an email the other day saying that I was in trouble and showing a plain text password. Given that I have used the same password manager for at least 10 years it was very easy to see exactly what site spilled my details - thanks 000webhost for what ever stupid project I set up on you years ago - and just laugh knowing that they had nothing on me.

Nuevo
May 23, 2006

:eyepop::shittypop::eyepop::shittypop::eyepop::shittypop::eyepop::shittypop::eyepop::shittypop::eyepop::shittypop::eyepop::shittypop::eyepop::shittypop:


Fun Shoe

Inceltown posted:

Having your email address for 20+ years guarantees you're going to show up on this list a few times. I even got an email the other day saying that I was in trouble and showing a plain text password. Given that I have used the same password manager for at least 10 years it was very easy to see exactly what site spilled my details - thanks 000webhost for what ever stupid project I set up on you years ago - and just laugh knowing that they had nothing on me.

Yeah, I cracked the gently caress up at the "Russian hackers" and their hacked your webcam "captured you in your onanism" emails. Cool, you've got a throwaway randomly generated password from some garbage forum I used once 8 years ago :jerkbag:

goatsestretchgoals
Jun 4, 2011

in soviet russia, you shove robot

I had to read out my ďmotherís maiden nameĒ to a dude recently. He laughed.

Red Oktober
May 24, 2006

wiggly eyes!





Inceltown posted:

Having your email address for 20+ years guarantees you're going to show up on this list a few times. I even got an email the other day saying that I was in trouble and showing a plain text password. Given that I have used the same password manager for at least 10 years it was very easy to see exactly what site spilled my details - thanks 000webhost for what ever stupid project I set up on you years ago - and just laugh knowing that they had nothing on me.

Iím somehow not surprised to see 000webhost cocking up. This is the company that sent me an email to see if my account was still needed, and then deleted my entire account because I hadnít replied in 7 days. To a single email. While I was out of the country.

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

I'm sorry, everyone.

Regarding "invisible" scams and stuff that flies under the radar right in plain sight:

here you go

A picture of printed copies of some of your phone apps' terms and conditions on standard 8.5 x 11.

Ever look closely at credit card, auto and drug ads with an entire paragraph of 3 point type flashed on screen for maybe 4 seconds? I keep hearing radio ads recently where the disclaimer is sped up to where it sounds like one big long word. I'd say it's being played on 45 or 76 speed but no one will know what I'm talking about.

I mean, honest to god, probably 80% of ANY and ALL advertising is a scam just for existing. Why else do we need disclaimers 50x as long as the ad itself to explain to us why everything we just heard is bullshit?

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Record speed.

The big print giveth and the small print taketh away.

hyperhazard
Dec 4, 2011

I am the one lascivious
With magic potion niveous

The amount of poo poo they put in those is insane. I remember skimming through an iTunes terms and conditions years ago, and buried halfway through was a clause that you promised not to use the software to create weapons of mass destruction.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



NoMoRobo now prompts you to open the app so it can update its shut list. Itís happening pretty much daily and over a hundred new numbers get added each time.

Don Gato
Apr 28, 2013

Actually a bipedal cat.

Grimey Drawer

hyperhazard posted:

The amount of poo poo they put in those is insane. I remember skimming through an iTunes terms and conditions years ago, and buried halfway through was a clause that you promised not to use the software to create weapons of mass destruction.

poo poo, wish someone had told me that before I bought that plutonium from the Libyans. Now what am I supposed to do with it?

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





hyperhazard posted:

The amount of poo poo they put in those is insane. I remember skimming through an iTunes terms and conditions years ago, and buried halfway through was a clause that you promised not to use the software to create weapons of mass destruction.

that's boilerplate for anything with encryption due to arms treaties

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.



Midjack posted:

Record speed.

The big print giveth and the small print taketh away.

everyone's a winner, bargains galore

hyperhazard
Dec 4, 2011

I am the one lascivious
With magic potion niveous

Tunicate posted:

that's boilerplate for anything with encryption due to arms treaties

I learned something new today!

teh winnar!
Apr 16, 2003


Don Gato posted:

poo poo, wish someone had told me that before I bought that plutonium from the Libyans. Now what am I supposed to do with it?

Either a flux capacitor or a dimensional flux agitator. Frankly, I'd prefer the latter because you can actually leave this hellscape†behind. Do the former if you think you can somehow prevent the rise of neo-fascism here, but understand the risks involved.

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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Someone still reads sluggy freelance.

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