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The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



As a general rule, it is not possible to say "X is toxic / a toxin, Y is not." Everything is toxic, up to and including water. You need dose information to have a meaningful conversation.

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The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



I think the government should give homeless people laptops. So they've got email and can look up opportunities etc.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



If you're going to scam someone, why would you choose literally melting chunks of them off instead of sugar pills or coloured water or something? Seems like it would be a harder sell.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Magistrate is a perfectly normal and common word.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Chuu posted:

What I'm saying is that those online sites that claim to sell you actual prescription drugs without a prescription actually do send you what you order.

Huh, weird. I'd just assumed it was all counterfeit at best.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



The other Rolex is also fake.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Atticus_1354 posted:

USB sticks are cheap and it can be a good way to target a specific business. Just drop a handful in the parking lot of the company you want to gently caress up or get in their system.

Isn't this theorised to be how stuxnet got onto the airgapped network?

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



sleppy posted:

That really just saves the hacker the trouble of going out and putting it on that public computer themselves. You should assume every public computer is insecure since who knows what other people put on it knowingly or not. In our labs on campus the computers are fresh each time they boot, so I usually restart one if I'm putting in any somewhat important passwords.

Hardware keyloggers exist.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



bulletsponge13 posted:

Why is it always Nigeria? Why don't they change countries for better results?
I feel like they are really phoning it in.

They want to filter for the most gullible 0.1% of the population since they're the only ones they have a chance of carrying the full scam through with. If you're cluey they'd prefer you dismiss it immediately rather than advance to a stage requiring actual effort from them then realise it's a scam and ball.

The Lone Badger fucked around with this message at 06:05 on Mar 30, 2017

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Teriyaki Hairpiece posted:

I'm always amazed by how many people think it's some kind of government organization.

Are there Ombudsmen in 'merica? Or an ACCC equivalent?

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



goatsestretchgoals posted:

Nice credit rating you got there, it'd be a shame if

...we took one out in your name.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



There's a simple rule: your employer pays you money. If you find yourself in a situation where you are paying your employer money then something has gone badly wrong.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Only olds buy newspapers now.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



How would you define a 'legitimate' shop?

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



The supermarkets here have a sign next to the iTunes cards warning people that they are being scammed.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



ToxicSlurpee posted:

Version numbers are entirely made up and arbitrary.

But there are traditions.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Its just... weird. Companies here tend to give discounts for paying online because it's less work for them.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



In Australia we use something called BPay. You get given a biller code and a customer code by (whoever), and then you can pay them right from your bank's website. They don't need any online presence at all, the bank handles it all.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



I remember reading an article about that, online pharmacies are of questionable legality but a surprisingly number of them will actually send you what you paid for.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Why not just do a direct funds transfer?

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



EL BROMANCE posted:

There's a few services now, Venmo (owned by PayPal) and Zelle (which seems to be advertised by banks themselves). They seem OK, I still found the services in Europe to be better though.

Can't you just use the bank itself?
(Internet banking allows me to transfer money to any given account using an app on my phone. I can't imagine why you wouldn't be able to do this in other countries?)

The Lone Badger fucked around with this message at 03:39 on Feb 16, 2019

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Routers need to be rebooted regularly. We've set up a timer to reboot ours at 1:30 every morning.

There is no need to buy a special device to do this.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



BiggerBoat posted:

But how else can I unplug it and plug it back in? I'm a busy man.

Any of these?
https://www.bunnings.com.au/our-range/lighting-electrical/electrical/adaptors-timers/timers

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



AngryRobotsInc posted:

If they use said "wok seasoning" would they be able to call their restaurant MSG free technically? I only ask because the closest take out Chinese place to my house now plasters MSG free all over their stuff, and I can only think "That must be the most disappointing take out...."

You can get glutamic acid in forms other than specifically MSG. The stuff I use is hydrolysed vegetable protein extract. You can use autolysed yeast extract instead if you want to be 'all natural'.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



One teaspoon of pure msg fed to a person is very excessive. Use extremely small amounts or bulk it with dextrin or salt so you can sprinkle it freely.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



^ just hook up your gas stovetop with an oxygen hose as well.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Mustached Demon posted:

Enjoy your new grand piano.

But how will he play it without arms?

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



So.... when I play bills, they just send me a BPay code. I enter that on my bank's internet banking app and it automatically brings up the details. I hit 'pay' and job done.
It's been that way for years. This is not cutting edge technology.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



In the industry this is referred to as 'clean label' ingredients. They generally cost 50-200% more than the additive they're replacing, but don't need a code number.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



BiggerBoat posted:

Was there an ask/tell thread about casinos at any point? I seem to vaguely recall one but can't find it.

There's this one Ask me about casinos! Don't lick the machines.

And this one Party all night, sleep all day! Ask me about being a table games dealer!

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Some fiddly bit buried in my brains stimulus-response regards paying real money to be 'cheating', and therefore accomplishments from it aren't 'real' and don't trigger a dopamine response the way numbers-go-up would if I had 'earned' it. So I'm lucky that way.

Cosmetics now. I will absolutely spend money to make my robot space ninja a pretty pretty space ninja.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



When I die I want to be flung out of a catapult at sufficient velocity that my body self-buries where it lands.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



wizzardstaff posted:

So wait, she enters the amount of money she wants, the ATM dispenses it, but someone says it's broken and takes the money in front of her while she walks away with the card still in the machine?

I'm sure I don't have all the details or my mental picture is off, but that sounds less like a scam and more like a very polite mugging.

They concealed the fact that they took the money, giving the appearance that it did not dispense.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



But if they don't answer, that's a 0% chance of making a sale!

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



zmcnulty posted:

This one weird device will solve all of your caloric intake needs. Farmers, nutritionists, grocers, and restaurateurs hate it!

I had been meaning to replace my digestive system with a USB port.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Don't they also extort family members for money so the prisoner can afford to buy actual* food at the commissary at hugely inflated prices?

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Skimming only works on the magstripe right? I don't think I've used that for... must be at least five years. Probably more.

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Isn't a common scam to do half the job, so everything's hosed, then demand payment to finish it?

The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Research chemicals.

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The Lone Badger
Sep 24, 2007



Dik Hz posted:

Synthetic chemicals made at sketchy chemical plants imported into the US labeled as "bath salts" to get through customs. Basically anything psycho-active that isn't on an FDA list yet.

When it does get put on a list they'll immediately switch to another chemical, keeping the same branding and packaging.

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