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shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005

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HLF stock isn't a stock anymore so much as the unit of scorekeeping in Icahn and Ackerman's billionaire dick measuring contest tho.

Dr. Angela Ziegler posted:

The antiquation is actually a benefit. Nobody writes programs in the languages these truly creaky systems run on, and they generally aren't even fit to work on the internet, just send yes/no signals over old-school copper wire, so inserting code is almost impossible.

Anything, even embedded industrial hardware, is vulnerable with enough effort. Where there is a will backed up by state-level resources there is a Stuxnet.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/security/the-real-story-of-stuxnet

shame on an IGA fucked around with this message at 19:28 on Jul 23, 2016

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Apr 8, 2005

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GiP is the best place to lurk for sovcit comedy, probably 30% of posts in the cop thread are declarations of undying fealty to P. BARNES.

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This compilation is pretty great not least because the hill almost all these assholes choose to die on is a simple license checkpoint. Also, I'm still not sure that first cop isn't actually Robert Patrick.

https://youtu.be/QCozh_vbYdM

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Must've been before monolithic ERP software, we have a hard enough time time getting our contractors paid for work that was done in the purchasing department's physical office. Yes they painted the floor Frank. It's YOUR FLOOR LOOK AT IT

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Slime posted:

If I was doing it I'd make up small transactions of things that nobody will notice aren't there either because they already use up a lot of them or they're small enough not to notice. Printer supplies, shipping crates, mice and keyboards for their computers, that sorta thing.

edit: Even better, actually fill a stockroom with the things but you charge a big markup or something.

This is how Uline and McMaster Carr already work

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Yeah the relatively peaceful post ww2 conditions enjoyed in the power blocs were totally because of strong institutions of international law and not the result of stability enforced by threat of global atomic holocaust.

Plus that period definitely wasn't ripe with nonstop postcolonial genocide everywhere in the southern hemisphere.

Teh Grauniad is just adorable.

E: legit thought this was the GiP Current Events thread please let this derail die

shame on an IGA fucked around with this message at 00:50 on Sep 19, 2017

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well what are they called?

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Everyone read this book and make everyone you know read this book.

https://www.amazon.com/Bargaining-Advantage-Negotiation-Strategies-Reasonable/dp/0143036971

Big shout out to the BFC negotiating thread for introducing me to it.

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5300% APR, noice.

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Wow I wish I had had that much imagination. I got handed $2 cash every morning for the $2 school lunch, but there was a vending machine that sold little debbie cakes for $0.50 so I spent my high school years with chronic hypoglycemia and steady $1.50/day income.

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The first interpretation is already a famous bitcoin scam, so yes.

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I can't believe no defense contractor has managed to sell a single state government on a very very expensive system that lets me register a public key with the DMV when I renew my license

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MightyJoe36 posted:

I remember a year or two ago there was a "Native American" loan company advertising on TV for a short time. Their pitch was basically if you couldn't get a loan anywhere else, you should call them. (The reason I put "Native American" in quotes is that I am unaware of any Reservations here in Ohio). I wonder if it was this guy.

Western Sky Financial was a majestic thing, making $500 loans with a capitalized $350 origination fee and 342.9% APR

e: need more? Borrow $2500 for just 47 easy monthly payments of $294.46!!

shame on an IGA fucked around with this message at 19:35 on Jan 28, 2018

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More than one mafia guy is on the record being resentful that they only charged about half what the average payday loan joint does

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Everyone should be issued a copy of Audel's Millwright's & Mechanic's Handbook at birth, it'll get you just up to speed enough on basically everything you would need to hire out to detect bullshit

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Brake pistons: It's both, sometimes on the same car. My 98 Accord has press-return pistons in the front but you have to turn the back ones bc they are threaded as described.

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Apr 8, 2005

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Gasoline is also a good fraud target because you've got probably a 6 or 7 hundred mile radius before it looks suspicious

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lol if you own a vac that takes consumable bags in 2018 much less paid a used car for one

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Eric the Mauve posted:

The radio stations played that song like twice an hour for four straight months in 2004 or whatever it was. It's not really a terrible song, pretty bland and boring really, but hearing it 15 times a day at work filled me with a raging desire to murder everyone who had anything to do with its production with a barbecue fork that still lingers to this day as deep loathing.

Well that's my story.

100% this. I don't understand how it happened because that wasn't even a #1 single at any point but there was a window in 2004 where that bland rear end song was more inescapable than Uptown Funk or Hotline Bling or Thriller

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Lutha Mahtin posted:

i was once in a Minneapolis sandwich shop and was treated to an amazing conversation between a gen X dude complaining that the music was "kind of offensive" and the hipster guy behind the counter trying to explain the sociopolitical significance of NWA's "gently caress tha police". it was the most-minneapolis thing i have ever experienced, like straight out of an episode of Portlandia

e: and i would DEFINITELY stick with a dentist office that puts carly rae and charlie daniels back to back

The strangest dentist experience I have ever had was the time a friend of my normal dentist was brought in to do a procedure she hadn't before while she assisted so she could learn how. This guy had just come from an all day children's charity dental workshop on Ft. Bragg, blasted chinese pop on his phone the whole time so he could tell it was ringing by the music stopping, and kept putting me on the line to talk him up to the car sales chick he was trying to get with.

A++ would get mandible surgery again

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Midjack posted:

Arguably once it's digital the corpse of information doesn't matter. You could theoretically build a music player that read the digitally encoded signal off of chiseled stone tablets, which actually sounds like something I need to patent and market to audiophiles for extreme audio longevity.

Sorry bro you're too late.

https://www.zmescience.com/research/technology/quartz-disk-5d-storage-52543/amp/

If digitally nanoencoded quartz is too high tech there's also sapphire microfiche readable by analog microscopes

https://www.zmescience.com/research/technology/quartz-disk-5d-storage-52543/amp/

shame on an IGA fucked around with this message at 20:23 on Mar 18, 2018

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peanut posted:

My mom's card info was stolen... the bank called her about a suspicious ATM withdrawal. How the heck are they making fake cards that work in ATMs? What does the IC chip do anyway?

There was just a secret service alert about this today, someone's intercepting brand new cards in the mail to the user, then stealing the chip and switching it for a fake one. Real chip goes into generic fake card, real card with now fake chip goes to you, and they siphon all your cash as soon as you activate the card.

Sounded like they think it's an inside job at the post office

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GreyjoyBastard posted:

the culprit of this would wind up in the deepest, darkest Postal Oubliette

don't gently caress with the Postal Service, Postal Inspectors are terrifying

You and I both know the correct distance to maintain from federal law enforcement's most overcompensating agency (A continent, minimum), but some don't or they wouldn't exist.

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ToxicSlurpee posted:

It's a baker's kibibyte.



(Hard drive spec sheets belong in this thread tho)

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It's a game show where notorious Captains of Industry compete with each other to see who can sell the worst deal to petit bourgosies desperate for capital

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What bizzaro America do yall live in where people answer their doors?

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Timecube needs mirrors

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1121 is a reasonable amount for a gas station transaction that won't look suspicious AND really easy to remember and punch into a keypad quickly and with minimal hand motion. Dollars to donuts they're using that exact amount for every fraudulent transaction and if their CC processor looks at the records it'll be super obvious.

why not 1111? Because it looks weird on a statement and it's too easy to miscount and punch up 111.11 and give away the game

shame on an IGA fucked around with this message at 20:30 on Jun 28, 2018

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The BBB is a shakedown racket that belongs in this thread as content.

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Similarly, everyone under a certain age being confused that serial killers were ever a thing because what, people used to just answer their doors?

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silence_kit posted:

Modern safety razors are relatively expensive (still they aren't a huge expense if you re-use the cartridges many times), but they are much better than the old fashioned safety razors. The newer safety razor products are much easier and faster to use, and give a closer shave with less irritation.

There is a reason why the old-fashioned safety razor communities on the internet have a tonne of how-to's and introductory videos and guides--you have to do all of these things and buy all of these accessories to get around the shortcomings of the old fashioned razor. The old fashioned safety razor people on the internet kind of remind me of Linux users in many ways.

The subset of linux users that have strong opinions about systemd

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text back to confirm your phone number is valid and robodialable

text back to go down a rabbit hole of increasinly ID theftable questions

Unrelated but the fake warrant/IRS/scary government THING scammers are starting to really do their homework regarding agency names, personnel, ranks, and relationship to target.

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ToxicSlurpee posted:

the big anti virus software of the past basically went insane, performed like rear end, was too aggressive, a bit porous, or all of the above.

You have given an accurate description of John McAfee's person in addition to his works.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/the-obscure-legal-drug-that-fuels-john-mcafee.html


quote:

Men’s Journal writer Stephen Rodrick visited McAfee at his home in Tennessee, where McAfee dragged him outside to show him proof that he was being shadowed by hit men from a Mexican cartel. “All they eat is cream cheese,” McAfee told him, scanning the leaf litter in the woods. “I find cream cheese packets everywhere. If there’s cream cheese, I know the cartel has been here.”

shame on an IGA fucked around with this message at 21:01 on Jul 27, 2018

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Those are all things really old new england carpenters say instead of "hey your poo poo's hosed up dumbshit" like normal people

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So, they can meet all project goals by opening a Star Wars Galaxies server and pocketing the difference

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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.

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MAN IN THE GRAY SUIT YOUR ORDER IS READY

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ToxicSlurpee posted:

That can just be a common scam in general. There are a lot of people who won't think twice and just let you in even the most secure places if you look official enough. You really have to constantly remind people to be careful about that kind of thing; just because somebody has a uniform and a box doesn't necessarily mean they're a real delivery dude.

Yeah the magical thing about working in Facilities Maintenance has been realizing that a clipboard and tool bag is a golden ticket to go anywhere the gently caress you want

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Probably just the biggest few but that's still going to work for most people because ADP alone handles more than half of the paychecks in the US.

I've worked at companies that only had two employees besides the owner and still outsourced it to them.

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