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BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

I'm sorry, everyone.

MightyJoe36 posted:

Because they all want to think they are smarter than everyone else.

Well then why would they need the DVD's, the books and the seminars? Or are you referring to the authors?

It's like "buy gold!"..."Invest in THIS AND THIS!"


Bitch, why don't you save the advertising money and YOU buy that poo poo?

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Jayne Doe
Jan 16, 2010


Holyshoot posted:

The best part of carrying plastic is so you can tell people who beg for money you don't carry cash and not feel bad.

I did this the other day and they started explaining how to use Venmo.

A 50S RAYGUN
Aug 21, 2011



this is confusing - he was simultaneously in a call with a real person and a robot? why have the robot in this situation?

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





A 50S RAYGUN posted:

this is confusing - he was simultaneously in a call with a real person and a robot? why have the robot in this situation?

Almost Human: The Surreal, Cyborg Future of Telemarketing

Namarrgon
Dec 23, 2008

Congratulations on not getting fit in 2011!

A 50S RAYGUN posted:

this is confusing - he was simultaneously in a call with a real person and a robot? why have the robot in this situation?

You outsource part of the conversation. The majority of people will not trip up the robot.

https://www.stufftheydontwantyoutoknow.com/podcasts/will-google-start-impersonating-you.htm

Here's a podcast on it. Despite the title, it's not really conspiracy talk at all, just mostly speculative based on what google has revealed about some new service.

Professor Shark
May 22, 2012




It sounds like it's basically the Self Checkout of phone scams. If you have one lady with a slight French accent attending to 10 different semi automatic calls intervening when the computer gets confused then you will increase your illegal cash flow.

Hippie Hedgehog
Feb 19, 2007

Ever cuddled a hedgehog?

The only international phone scam that seems prevalent in Scandinavia is the "microsoft support" ransomware scam. It's such old hat by now, even Grandma knows to flip them off and hang up.
If robots took the jobs of those south asian call center employees, I'm not if I should be glad or sad. People here will just hang up on unknown English speakers.
If they started speaking the local language, it'd be a different story, then the robots would suddenly have the upper hand in terms of success rates, too.

Collateral Damage
Jun 13, 2009



People actually pick up on calls from numbers they don't recognize?

movax
Aug 30, 2008



Collateral Damage posted:

People actually pick up on calls from numbers they don't recognize?

My colleagues with kids basically have to because it could be any school staff member calling about a potential emergency.

Or, could be anyone from a client, doctorís office, etc; there may simply be no choice.

It sucks. This poo poo is turning the phone use model into something more like a pager.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



I wonder how much it costs to outsource phone handling to a call center in India thatís probably the same as the scammers trying to call me.

MightyJoe36
Dec 29, 2013

:minnie: Cat Army :minnie:


Hippie Hedgehog posted:

The only international phone scam that seems prevalent in Scandinavia is the "microsoft support" ransomware scam. It's such old hat by now, even Grandma knows to flip them off and hang up.
If robots took the jobs of those south asian call center employees, I'm not if I should be glad or sad. People here will just hang up on unknown English speakers.
If they started speaking the local language, it'd be a different story, then the robots would suddenly have the upper hand in terms of success rates, too.

The last two times I got this one it was a robocall.

ToxicSlurpee
Nov 5, 2003

-=SEND HELP=-




Pillbug

Collateral Damage posted:

People actually pick up on calls from numbers they don't recognize?

Spammers often spoof the number to look local enough that it could be important. Like was said if you have kids...yeah.

Mr. Fall Down Terror
Jan 24, 2018


Eric the Mauve posted:

True, but germophobes like myself can carry our own stylus pens and never have to directly touch them :buddy:

I actually read recently that at a modern fast food joint or gas station, youíre more likely to get sick from using the touchscreens to order food than from using the disgusting bathrooms. You can read anything, but it wouldnít surprise me at all if that were true.

oh yeah, those things are likely to go uncleaned. it was like when i worked in restaurants and i would yell at people who i saw in the kitchen playing with their phones. i'd tell them to wash their hands and put their loving phones in their car or something. i'd ask them when the last time they washed their phone. and given how many people play with them on the toilet... phones get nasty unless you're one of the like 1% of people who wipes their phone down every few days

gaj70
Jan 26, 2013


ToxicSlurpee posted:

Spammers often spoof the number to look local enough that it could be important. Like was said if you have kids...yeah.

I'm surprised there is no phone equivalent of SPF, DKIM, etc. Seems like we've solved this problem already...

shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005

Get into shit, let it out like diarrhea
Got burnt once, that was only gonorrhea




gaj70 posted:

I'm surprised there is no phone equivalent of SPF, DKIM, etc. Seems like we've solved this problem already...

I use a phone number from the far side of the area code zone I actually live in, so nobody in my 3-digit exchange would EVER have reason to call me and I can immediately filter spoofed numbers.

Holyshoot
May 5, 2010


Jayne Doe posted:

I did this the other day and they started explaining how to use Venmo.

Lmao. Haven't had that happen yet.

BigDave
Jul 14, 2009

Taste the High Country


Collateral Damage posted:

People actually pick up on calls from numbers they don't recognize?

You do if you're job hunting.

Hiram Grewgious
Oct 16, 2004





ToxicSlurpee posted:

Spammers often spoof the number to look local enough that it could be important. Like was said if you have kids...yeah.

Thatís why you use the phone number you got in 2003 when you lived on the other side of the country.

What, your cell phone has the area you actually live in? RIP :shrug:

Nice piece of fish
Jan 29, 2008



Ultra Carp

luxury handset posted:

oh yeah, those things are likely to go uncleaned. it was like when i worked in restaurants and i would yell at people who i saw in the kitchen playing with their phones. i'd tell them to wash their hands and put their loving phones in their car or something. i'd ask them when the last time they washed their phone. and given how many people play with them on the toilet... phones get nasty unless you're one of the like 1% of people who wipes their phone down every few days

Thanks for reminding me, I got myself a waterproof phone esp. to wipe it down for germs because ugh. What's best to use, just alcohol wipes?

Synonymous
May 24, 2011

That was a nice distraction.


Trying to get online merchants to accept Chip and Pin

TheKennedys
Sep 23, 2006

By my hand, I will take you from this godforsaken internet


Achmed Jones posted:

That’s why you use the phone number you got in 2003 when you lived on the other side of the country.

What, your cell phone has the area you actually live in? RIP :shrug:

I did this and it was great until I moved back to the original area like 12 years later, now it's a pain again. :(

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


Nice piece of fish posted:

Thanks for reminding me, I got myself a waterproof phone esp. to wipe it down for germs because ugh. What's best to use, just alcohol wipes?

I wouldn't use something that soaked with alcohol, just a soft cloth with a light spray of like 30% alcohol solution is fine

Ohyesitsme
Apr 12, 2018

by Nyc_Tattoo


Nice piece of fish posted:

Thanks for reminding me, I got myself a waterproof phone esp. to wipe it down for germs because ugh. What's best to use, just alcohol wipes?

OCD rears it's ugly head again. Where do you work, as a tank scraper at a sewage treatment plant or something? You actually bought a specific model of phone so you could wipe it down to get rid of germs?

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Porn for the bathtub, my dude.

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




lol just lol if you can't see the merits of a water resistant phone

Subway Ninja
Aug 24, 2005



peanut posted:

lol just lol if you can't see the merits of a water resistant phone

I'm more in need of a food-resistant phone. Mine smells like curry this week...

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013





Subway Ninja posted:

I'm more in need of a food-resistant phone. Mine smells like curry this week...

Just use flat bread like everyone else.

Foxfire_
Nov 8, 2010



peanut posted:

lol just lol if you can't see the merits of a water resistant phone

Water resistant phone so you can can drop it in the toilet/get drenched in a thunderstorm/watch porn in the bathtub = fine and good
Water resistant phone for the express purpose of regularly wiping it down with disinfectant = somewhat insane

Use whatever you want that makes you feel better about it, anything you do will have zero impact on you actually getting sick.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012

as a person who never leaves my house I have felt covid is the best thing that ever happened to me. But instead of enjoying this, I now spend up to 16 hours a day posting weird fake vaccine news and medical advice on some weird idea I can extend covid and keep pretending I'm a shut in on propose.

I wipe my phone with alcohol occasionally to get oils off of it.

I do this even though it is not a waterproof model because alcohol is not water and itís not like Iím dunking the phone.

Subway Ninja posted:

I'm more in need of a food-resistant phone. Mine smells like curry this week...

Youíre supposed to use uncooked rice.

Platystemon fucked around with this message at 04:03 on Oct 5, 2018

Don Gato
Apr 28, 2013

Actually a bipedal cat.

Grimey Drawer

Subway Ninja posted:

I'm more in need of a food-resistant phone. Mine smells like curry this week...

So where's the problem?

Fruits of the sea
Dec 1, 2010



I grew some cultures from my phone as part of getting a food safety certificate. The result was even more spectacular than the swabs we got from a toilet.

The point of the exercise is that we shouldn't dick around on our phones while eating or serving food, not that it needs to be scoured with bleach. Genuinely unsure what to do about POS terminals though :eng99:

Fruits of the sea fucked around with this message at 09:11 on Oct 5, 2018

Hippie Hedgehog
Feb 19, 2007

Ever cuddled a hedgehog?

The POS terminals I used to work with (touch screen thingies) could easily stand up to window cleaning detergent and a light scrubbing with a cloth. It was part of the daily closing routine and mandated by the local health inspectors.

SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


We deployed Dell AIOs in a hospital ICU environment and by default all the touchscreens were left turned on. It took a little while, but the touchscreens started acting up because of the disinfectant. Since the touchscreen wasn't even supposed to be used anyway, we just disabled it. Because of terrible management we didn't do this by GPO, but rather by manually disabling it on every single machine manually when it occurred. Which made it hard to do, because the mouse was on the fritz.

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

https://gizmodo.com/35-states-tell-the-fcc-to-get-off-its-rear end-and-do-someth-1829637040

ToxicSlurpee
Nov 5, 2003

-=SEND HELP=-




Pillbug


So how long until Ajit Pai says it's really not that big of a deal and actually a good thing?

BigDave
Jul 14, 2009

Taste the High Country


ToxicSlurpee posted:

So how long until Ajit Pai says it's really not that big of a deal and actually a good thing?

Just before Trump fires him for not kissing the ring.

So, probably before the end of the year.

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




I was thinking about doing an effort post on the old Iraqi dinar scam so I looked up one of my old haunts and saw this post made Sunday and attempting to explain why the value of the Iraqi dinar should be shooting up 1,000% any day now.

quote:

Ok please try to stay with me on this topic....I Did my Research on Iraq MO Supply..Which is "Not" including there gold,minerals,oil,diamonds etc..Just the Cash Money floating around Cbi quote ...ok this shows their MO in "Billions not Millions...60541 Billion in August 2018...https://tradingeconomics.com/iraq/money-supply-m0...Ok China Chy MO is reading 6980 Billion update in August 2018....So that means China is 8.67% less MO Suppy than Iraq...Stay with Me Here....60541/6980=8.67...Ok let's make this a little easy for the average mind lol.....let's Go with 10% for a close round off....If China Exchange Rate is Converting @ .14 as today...Subtract 10% will give IQD a .O14... Real Exchange Rate....Now Once again I'm not adding the other stuff involve, So yes I Believe What Adam Suggested around a Dime for a Start....Sorry if this is Confusing, It's the only way It's coming out my Head lol...Read Twice it will come to Ya....God Bless

Corsair Pool Boy
Dec 17, 2004

by Cyrano4747


College Slice

veiled boner fuel posted:

I was thinking about doing an effort post on the old Iraqi dinar scam so I looked up one of my old haunts and saw this post made Sunday and attempting to explain why the value of the Iraqi dinar should be shooting up 1,000% any day now.

I've read this post 3 times and I still don't know what MO is or what the reader is supposed to be convinced to do.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012

as a person who never leaves my house I have felt covid is the best thing that ever happened to me. But instead of enjoying this, I now spend up to 16 hours a day posting weird fake vaccine news and medical advice on some weird idea I can extend covid and keep pretending I'm a shut in on propose.

I think itís supposed to be "M0", which is a measure of how much cash and cash-adjacent assets there are in an economy.

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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Dude seems like he has problems dividing by 10, for starters.

Tell me about common cons/scams: Sorry if this is Confusing, It's the only way It's coming out my Head lol...Read Twice it will come to Ya

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