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Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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She said her phone was on her in-laws' service plan... Somehow somebody got hold of her name and bank information, and used it to open an account with a different cell phone company that was used to make several purchases...

Chances are they probably used her money to buy a bunch of new phones/cell plans for burners.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

 

This sounds weird, and I'm not getting it. Your inlaws are on your bank account? Or I can open a bank account in your name and go merrily burning my way through your paycheck? 

Yes Doc. 

Banks do that.

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Banks make allowances for, among other things, when the 60-something children become the 'parent' of the 80-something ancestors. 

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Home now... I want to just sleep, but there are minis to be painted!

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5 hours ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

Not to interrupt the festivities... but whussdis? Reaper Learn To Paint Kit? Article on Boing Boing?

Getting Better At Painting Game Miniatures

 

How nice!  Looks like he had a good experience with it.

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4 hours ago, Argentee said:

Ever learn a new word or phrase and have to restrain yourself from telling everyone about it?

 

No?  Just me?

 

Re... strain?  :huh:  

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Why restrain yourself or refrain from sharing a new word with the world?

Oh... you mean some kind of new phrase, not making up your own or combining words to make up a new one?

No, not that so much, but when I create a new one... I use it all the time.  Mostly I expect people to figure out the connotation, but will happily explain if asked.

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4 hours ago, OneBoot said:

From Ludo's WIP thread posts, it sounds like he's starting to hit the wall a bit with his Ma'al challenge (these things are pretty rough, and day 3 is usually where the adrenaline wears off and you need to start relying on sheer stubbornness to muscle through it).

 

If anyone can spare a few minutes to pop over to his Twitch stream and give him some encouraging words, I'm sure he'd appreciate it. I'll be there myself in about an hour. His stream is at: https://www.twitch.tv/diceaddiction .

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

@Ludo has heroically sacrificed himself for the betterment of the rest of us who will be doing the 7 Day Ma'al Drakar Challenge.:down:

 

4 hours ago, Argentee said:

Ever learn a new word or phrase and have to restrain yourself from telling everyone about it?

 

No?  Just me?

No. Absolutely no restraint at all.

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Yes Doc. 

Banks do that.

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Banks make allowances for, among other things, when the 60-something children become the 'parent' of the 80-something ancestors. 

 

...My bank requires that you become an authorized user, fill out paperwork, show multiple IDs and have your signature card submitted before they'll put ME on someone else's account, or vice versa. Either that, or show valid power of attorney. I find it disturbing to think that some ape with my name and phone number could get access to my bank account.

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I've had to be the 30-some odd year old 'parent' to a 90 some-odd year old grandparent because my aunt couldn't figure out online banking. It required explaining the situation to a person over the phone and knowing my grandmother's name and birthday. That was it. I didn't have to show up in person, my grandmother didn't need to authorize anything, she wasn't even in the room while I called. It would be ridiculously easy for a less lawful person to con their way into all of a person's money.

 

I don't know if I'm allowed to say which bank is so lax with their security but I will say it involves stagecoaches.

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58 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

I've had to be the 30-some odd year old 'parent' to a 90 some-odd year old grandparent because my aunt couldn't figure out online banking. It required explaining the situation to a person over the phone and knowing my grandmother's name and birthday. That was it. I didn't have to show up in person, my grandmother didn't need to authorize anything, she wasn't even in the room while I called. It would be ridiculously easy for a less lawful person to con their way into all of a person's money.

 

I don't know if I'm allowed to say which bank is so lax with their security but I will say it involves stagecoaches.

 

Given that they were hit with a class action lawsuit for opening false accounts, they might have changed that policy. 

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Today was my other half's birthday!! Happy birthday, love. :wub:

 

We don't do big thing for birthdays, and we're both still unemployed, so we gathered up all our board games and headed over to his parents' house* for the day. Free food and good company! We're doing it again tomorrow when a couple friends come over.

 

We also managed the cleanest finish of Pandemic I have ever seen! Of course this was after another game that ended in 3 turns. :lol:

 

I hope this isn't too huge on mobile. 2 eradications, no outstanding sets of 3, and we still had cards!

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 Now it's time to squeeze in my daily art! ^_^

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* parents' house? parent's house? He has both parents but parents' looks silly.
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12 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

Mostly I see it in salt scrubs and as decoration on soap, etch.  Because it's pretty.  But you've got me thinking about salt and my thyroid because I've been using kosher salt forever, and I should consider perhaps looking into the iodine thing.  Because fatigue. 

 

Yeah. It like literally hit me this AM, and I was like, Doh! Why didn't *I* think of that?! because it's like crazy obvious, well it is at least now. *lol*

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Finished painting my five minis... it would have been done a lot quicker if the five I -finished- painting were the same five I -started- painting. Cat also decided to 'help'.

 

New phrase: Special Salt. Many Autistic people have a Special Interest... something they're really interested in, researched deeply, and will knowledge-drop on quite happily.

 

Special Salt is the opposite. Something you HATE so much that you have learned everything about it so that you can share your hatred with others in depth.

 

I can't describe how giddily happy the fact that I'm not the only one who does this makes me.

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2 minutes ago, Argentee said:

Finished painting my five minis... it would have been done a lot quicker if the five I -finished- painting were the same five I -started- painting. Cat also decided to 'help'.

 

New phrase: Special Salt. Many Autistic people have a Special Interest... something they're really interested in, researched deeply, and will knowledge-drop on quite happily.

 

Special Salt is the opposite. Something you HATE so much that you have learned everything about it so that you can share your hatred with others in depth.

 

I can't describe how giddily happy the fact that I'm not the only one who does this makes me.

 

What about a special fear? Because holy hell I have spent far too much of my life researching volcanoes solely because they terrify me. 

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@Thes Hunter That's an interesting new look. Is it another Guindy special, or one you made yourself?

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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