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Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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5 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Sounds boring! :winkthumbs:

 

I'll definitely take boring.  Here on the opposite side of the storm and in the outliers, we're just getting some wind and a deluge.

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Nickstarter for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago is live at Northstar now.  Annie at Bad Squido Games is also running one.  I'll have to see if Brigade Games in the US is running one and see if I can avoid some shipping.  I went with Northstar directly last time and it wasn't too bad. 

 

ETA: Also, Osprey has posted up the warband creation chapter for people to see so they can decide if they want to order any particular figures at the same time.

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On 9/9/2017 at 4:54 PM, NebulousMissy said:

In my unscrupulous research experience...

 

Credit information is not worth that much. Even when bundled with SSNs and maiden names and addresses and account numbers, the whole pile of information tends to go for 4-10 cents per person. Money's made on this information because it tends to be stolen in gigantic chunks and then sold in gigantic chunks. No, the real money to be made is in medical and genetic data at up to $240 per person. When was the last time you went to a hospital? Have they been hacked? They're not legally required to say. Ever done a fun genetic analysis thing? Did you read the fine print? It's really skeezy...

 

Statistics and social media have to be brought in to make sense of the problem and the situation. Names and maiden names and addresses are easy to acquire through the book of faces. Account numbers and SSNs are easy to acquire through purchase on the Deep Web or through simply hacking one of the many many unsecured banking or commercial systems. Information is already gone. It's out there. The chances that any particular person's stuff has already been hacked, bought, sold, passed around, used, misused, disused, and discarded are close to 100%. It's such a common problem that the IRS doesn't even tell people anymore when false returns are filed because that would mean notifying the entire country (and potentially giving away someone else's tax info, which is still a felony). Half of what my partner does at work is deal with 'duplicate return' cases. Take a guess what that means.

 

Panic and fury aren't the answer anymore because the time for meaningful action passed a long time ago. Go for the class action suit it you have the option, because there's no reason not to take advantage of an already disrupted system.

 

What?

 

[sees the angry mob approaching]

 

Research! I said research experience! I never bought or sold anything! Aaaaaah!

 

[exits stage left, pursued by a mob]

Yeah, I know my info has been stolen at least 3 times... 4 now I guess. Not even stressed, just pissed at how they handled it.

 

On 9/9/2017 at 5:07 PM, Marvin said:

Is it just me, or does a fresh bottle of Bulleit and a sixer of Bud sound pretty good tonight?

Bud? That never sounds good or pretty.

 

1 hour ago, Chaoswolf said:

I had to work all weekend, is today really even a Monday for me?

Yes. Sorry. 

 

Busy busy weekend... And another 2 busy weekends to go. 

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1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Nickstarter for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago is live at Northstar now.  Annie at Bad Squido Games is also running one.  I'll have to see if Brigade Games in the US is running one and see if I can avoid some shipping.  I went with Northstar directly last time and it wasn't too bad. 

 

ETA: Also, Osprey has posted up the warband creation chapter for people to see so they can decide if they want to order any particular figures at the same time.

Strange that I didn't get an email about it yet. I've been in on a few of them. Kind of tapped out right now so might skip this one.

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16 hours ago, aku-chan said:

It's official, I'm too old to pull an all-nighter.

 

So very, very tired... :zombie:

 

 

Hm. Maybe you should rename yourself into accu-chan?

Accu-chan can work all night and still has some energy left in the morning.

 

Okay. I admit ... that one was so bad ... even the sun appeared between the clouds to tell me how bad that was ...

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All the talk of sickness and antibiotics yesterday--guess who woke with a sore throat this morning!

 

highfive.gif

 

 

 

P. sure it's just drainage, what with the weather changing and all, but it's pretty gnarly.

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3 minutes ago, Marvin said:

All the talk of sickness and antibiotics yesterday--guess who woke with a sore throat this morning!

 

highfive.gif

 

 

 

P. sure it's just drainage, what with the weather changing and all, but it's pretty gnarly.

 

Yeah. I also woke up feeling like a rhino had just bumped into me. Haha. Feel better soon!

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2 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Nickstarter for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago is live at Northstar now.  Annie at Bad Squido Games is also running one.  I'll have to see if Brigade Games in the US is running one and see if I can avoid some shipping.  I went with Northstar directly last time and it wasn't too bad. 

 

ETA: Also, Osprey has posted up the warband creation chapter for people to see so they can decide if they want to order any particular figures at the same time.

Excellent... Now just need to decide if I'm going for level 2 or 3...

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2 hours ago, Froggy the Great said:

 

I'll definitely take boring.  Here on the opposite side of the storm and in the outliers, we're just getting some wind and a deluge.

 

...and it's a beautiful day.

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My computer is so slow, it forces me to procrastinate on the forums.

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4 minutes ago, Thes Hunter said:

My computer is so slow, it forces me to procrastinate on the forums.

My lack of computer cloud access causes the same thing here.

 

It really is a beautiful day today. 

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It's a beautiful day here too... :squint: This must mean the world is about to end :huh:

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Is it lunchtime yet?

 

It NEEDS to be lunchtime pretty darn soon....

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I've barely had breakfast. x_x

 

But the last two weeks' worth of dishes finally have been washed!

 

Any of y'all watched the web series The Guild? I'm not a big online gamer, or one at all really, but I think it's pretty funny.

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58 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Is it lunchtime yet?

 

It NEEDS to be lunchtime pretty darn soon....

It is!

 

And yes, The Guild is awesome!

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