Thought of the day.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Richard Vo » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:25 pm

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Maybe I shouldn't have heard of Murphy's law, because ever since I heard about it, I will get extremely paranoids about any potential bad situation, even a small one
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Swift » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:49 am

That part of getting older where I would rather munch on a bag of carrots at 11pm than that box full of brownies I got.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Neocon » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:56 pm

Somebody somewhere got a hold of the password I used for several of my social and media accounts and started logging into Twitter, Hulu, Spotify, and Twitch. All sites that use a certain e-mail address as the sign-in name. I was lucky to catch them as they were happening, no serious damage seems to have been done. I went through and changed passwords to pretty much every account I have that I wouldn't want to lose. I've also started setting up two-factor authentication for the sites that have that option.

All of this leads to my thought of the day. Your data isn't really safe. Two-factor authentication goes through a service that can be compromised. Password managers can be compromised. Far too many sites that operate using financial information (Hulu, CBS, Pandora, etc.) do not have two-factor authentication as far as I can tell. Am I any safer now than I was before this happened?

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by decaff_42 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:18 am

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Neocon » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:23 am

Thought of the day: There are only two ways to deal with supply shortages when demand is high: Higher prices or rationing. The American government (and probably many others) has decided higher prices are illegal "gouging", so rationing is the only legal option.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Turbofan » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:00 pm

^Many stores are rationing now. And glad you caught the jerk/s in action and got your passwords changed. And you already seem to have done that but yes, having a different password for each site is also a good thing. Make your password as long and as complicated as you possibly can. I also try and change my passwords every 3-4 months (or as often as I remember).
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Turbofan » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:49 pm

My thought of the day: why is it that people say "I am on the airplane" instead of "I am in the airplane"? Because, technically, you actually are going into the plane, as opposed to on it i.e. you would be on the fuselage if you were on the plane, but you are walking into an airplane's cabin when you board it. It's a physical entity that provides an enclosure, and when you are fully surrounded by an enclosure, you are in that enclosure, not on it. See my point?

I have actually been thinking about this for a while now but I finally decided to put this here.

And if you don't agree with me, think about this: no one says I'm on the car or I'm on the store. ;)

Yeah, probably random musings here but it gives you some food for thought.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by jsu2 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:30 pm

im on the bus

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Pipes_Gripes » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:02 pm

Turbofan wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:49 pm
think about this: no one says I'm on the car or I'm on the store
It seems that one is "in" something that they control (their own car, their own location) as opposed to being "on" something that is out of their control (A rollercoaster, bus, etc.)

What most clearly expresses this to me is how I would say I am "on" a commercial flight as compared to "in" my own plane.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Turbofan » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:42 am

Pipes_Gripes wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:02 pm
It seems that one is "in" something that they control (their own car, their own location) as opposed to being "on" something that is out of their control (A rollercoaster, bus, etc.)

What most clearly expresses this to me is how I would say I am "on" a commercial flight as compared to "in" my own plane.
Interesting... I don't associate "on" with something that is not mine but I can see where that's coming from. It's kind of a mental association I guess.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Neocon » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:19 am

Yeah, I can ride in a car that somebody else is driving. Boats are somewhat problematic because I might step into a small boat, but I almost always think of stepping "onto" a larger boat or ship. I would never fly on a helicopter because the rotor blades spin too fast.

Consider this: "I'm in a seat on a plane." Well, you are inside the plane, not on it, but you are sitting on the seat, not in it.

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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by Turbofan » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:11 am

Thought of the day: A website that is named "FlightAware" always seems to have the most anti-aviation people commenting on nearly every news article. Go figure.
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Re: Thought of the day.

Post by MD5Ray01 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:18 am

Thought of the day:
Anger... fury... rage... wrath... ire... All drive people to do irrational things. That's what we're seeing. It's an insidious emotion. It worms its way into one's heart and festers. It builds and builds until it hits its boiling point, then erupts into violence. The violence then leads into more violence, until nothing is left.
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