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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So my credit card number got stolen somehow and hundreds of dollars of charges from online "businesses" appeared over the weekend.

    The weird part is that I'm not a moron, my computer is kept virus-free and I don't put my credit card number into random phising websites, so how the hell did this happen?

    Databases with credit card info are compromised pretty frequently. I print out letters that we send to people about replacing their cards for this very reason.

    Hell, my card just got replaced a couple of months ago because it was in a compromised database.

    So it may not be anything you did.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So my credit card number got stolen somehow and hundreds of dollars of charges from online "businesses" appeared over the weekend.

    The weird part is that I'm not a moron, my computer is kept virus-free and I don't put my credit card number into random phising websites, so how the hell did this happen?

    Is it a visa checkcard? Because if so, the number could have been stolen at an ATM.

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    every non-flashed, post version 4 Linksys WRT-54g router I've had to deal with has been a shit sandwich

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    Sarksus wrote: »
    I'm gonna get a PhD in incest.
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    linksys routers aren't bad

    their firmware and software is fucking horrendous though

    Linksys is making me live in coffee shops. D:

    Incenjucar on
  • DeShadowCDeShadowC Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Nocturne wrote: »
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Linksys routers need to be outlawed.
    What? :|

    I agree. Linksys routers are not nearly as bad as some people make them out to be.

    They've had some kinda crappy ones, but they also own such a ginormic portion of the market that percentage-wise they're not as bad as they may seem.

    Belkin on the other hand should burn to the ground.

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Take it from me folks

    Sarksus is one hot number

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  • Delicious Toad!Delicious Toad! __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Linksys routers need to be outlawed.
    What? :|

    90% of the time when there are wi-fi problems a fucking Linksys is behind it.

    They are a terrible company.
    This has nothing to do with Linksys, this has to do with point-of-sale distributors pushing more expensive models not intended for inexperienced users, and people being very inexperienced and not knowing a lot about networking, not being able to set them up.

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Podly wrote: »
    guys do I have a good chance of getting in a remake of hard day's night y/n?

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    Laugh At Jokes (like a Boss!)

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    Sarksus wrote: »
    I'm gonna get a PhD in incest.
  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Boredom and procrastination is the stupidest fucking combination

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  • descdesc bare man are locked in Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Nocturne wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So my credit card number got stolen somehow and hundreds of dollars of charges from online "businesses" appeared over the weekend.

    The weird part is that I'm not a moron, my computer is kept virus-free and I don't put my credit card number into random phising websites, so how the hell did this happen?

    Databases with credit card info are compromised pretty frequently. I print out letters that we send to people about replacing their cards for this very reason.

    Hell, my card just got replaced a couple of months ago because it was in a compromised database.

    So it may not be anything you did.

    That and there are plenty of non-online ways to do it. Employees at stores or restaurants can easily get credit card numbers, if nothing else.

    desc on
  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited April 2009
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So my credit card number got stolen somehow and hundreds of dollars of charges from online "businesses" appeared over the weekend.

    The weird part is that I'm not a moron, my computer is kept virus-free and I don't put my credit card number into random phising websites, so how the hell did this happen?

    Er...couldn't they have gotten it the old-fashioned way? It's the work of a few seconds for some dick of a waiter to take a rubbing of your card and note down the code number on the back.

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  • Delicious Toad!Delicious Toad! __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    every non-flashed, post version 4 Linksys WRT-54g router I've had to deal with has been a shit sandwich
    This is because the WRT54G isn't supposed to be used as Joe Everyman's router. It is seriously just fucking upselling. 99% of the people who buy WRT54Gs don't need them, and should have been sold a far different product.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So my credit card number got stolen somehow and hundreds of dollars of charges from online "businesses" appeared over the weekend.

    The weird part is that I'm not a moron, my computer is kept virus-free and I don't put my credit card number into random phising websites, so how the hell did this happen?

    Er...couldn't they have gotten it the old-fashioned way? It's the work of a few seconds for some dick of a waiter to take a rubbing of your card and note down the code number on the back.

    You mean one of those hard working people who we should always tip regardless of service level would steal my information? I must have done something wrong when I ordered food. So sorry service overlords!

    Preacher on
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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Sarksus wrote: »
    I need new clothes for the spring and summer.

    I have difficulty finding things that fit me.

    I also have trouble finding things that fit me.

    It took me a while to find jeans, eventually i just said fuck it and went to Levi's.

    James on
  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So my credit card number got stolen somehow and hundreds of dollars of charges from online "businesses" appeared over the weekend.

    The weird part is that I'm not a moron, my computer is kept virus-free and I don't put my credit card number into random phising websites, so how the hell did this happen?

    Er...couldn't they have gotten it the old-fashioned way? It's the work of a few seconds for some dick of a waiter to take a rubbing of your card and note down the code number on the back.

    We're overlooking the most obvious reason. He's a schizophrenic and his other personality really likes online porn. Really.

    moniker on
  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    Podly wrote: »
    guys do I have a good chance of getting in a remake of hard day's night y/n?

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    Promote employee well being (like a Boss!)

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Preacher wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So my credit card number got stolen somehow and hundreds of dollars of charges from online "businesses" appeared over the weekend.

    The weird part is that I'm not a moron, my computer is kept virus-free and I don't put my credit card number into random phising websites, so how the hell did this happen?

    Er...couldn't they have gotten it the old-fashioned way? It's the work of a few seconds for some dick of a waiter to take a rubbing of your card and note down the code number on the back.

    You mean one of those hard working people who we should always tip regardless of service level would steal my information? I must have done something wrong when I ordered food. So sorry service overlords!

    Pretty much anyone who works a register can steal your information rather easily if they have a good memory and want to.

    moniker on
  • Delicious Toad!Delicious Toad! __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    James wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    I need new clothes for the spring and summer.

    I have difficulty finding things that fit me.

    I also have trouble finding things that fit me.

    It took me a while to find jeans, eventually i just said fuck it and went to Levi's.
    I just decided to wear women's sizes. Aside from the loss of pockets in my jeans and sometimes having a hard time finding ones that aren't super skinny, it works great. :^:

    Of course, for stuff like suits or businesswear I need to suck up the additional cost and just have things tailored. Only way that it works, though, so what's the sense complaining? ^^

    Delicious Toad! on
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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited April 2009
    moniker wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So my credit card number got stolen somehow and hundreds of dollars of charges from online "businesses" appeared over the weekend.

    The weird part is that I'm not a moron, my computer is kept virus-free and I don't put my credit card number into random phising websites, so how the hell did this happen?

    Er...couldn't they have gotten it the old-fashioned way? It's the work of a few seconds for some dick of a waiter to take a rubbing of your card and note down the code number on the back.

    We're overlooking the most obvious reason. He's a schizophrenic and his other personality really likes online porn. Really.

    He wakes up in a filthy restroom stall, the floor completely covered in receipts, and howls "what have I done?!"

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    moniker wrote: »

    Pretty much anyone who works a register can steal your information rather easily if they have a good memory and want to.

    God knows when someones pissing me off on the phone I generally think "Yeah asshole keep talking I have your name, social, and mothers maidens name, but I live to serve you sir yes I do."

    Preacher on
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  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Levis are great.

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    desc wrote: »
    Nocturne wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    So my credit card number got stolen somehow and hundreds of dollars of charges from online "businesses" appeared over the weekend.

    The weird part is that I'm not a moron, my computer is kept virus-free and I don't put my credit card number into random phising websites, so how the hell did this happen?

    Databases with credit card info are compromised pretty frequently. I print out letters that we send to people about replacing their cards for this very reason.

    Hell, my card just got replaced a couple of months ago because it was in a compromised database.

    So it may not be anything you did.

    That and there are plenty of non-online ways to do it. Employees at stores or restaurants can easily get credit card numbers, if nothing else.

    This is also true. Every restaurant and retail store I've worked at I could have gotten not just the card number and name, but the code on the back. Hell you could even get a picture of the signature for practice if you were so inclined. And a lot of retail stores ask for/verify your address as well.

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    This has nothing to do with Linksys, this has to do with point-of-sale distributors pushing more expensive models not intended for inexperienced users, and people being very inexperienced and not knowing a lot about networking, not being able to set them up.

    Usually people buy Linksys because it's the cheapest shit available.

    Incenjucar on
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    James wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    I need new clothes for the spring and summer.

    I have difficulty finding things that fit me.

    I also have trouble finding things that fit me.

    It took me a while to find jeans, eventually i just said fuck it and went to Levi's.
    I just decided to wear women's sizes. Aside from the loss of pockets in my jeans and sometimes having a hard time finding ones that aren't super skinny, it works great. :^:

    Of course, for stuff like suits or businesswear I need to suck up the additional cost and just have things tailored. Only way that it works, though, so what's the sense complaining? ^^

    I had no idea Prince posted on the forums. And here I just thought it was his assault on traditional sexuality, turns out mens clothes just didn't fit him.

    Preacher on
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    Http:// pleasepaypreacher.net
  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited April 2009
    Preacher wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »

    Pretty much anyone who works a register can steal your information rather easily if they have a good memory and want to.

    God knows when someones pissing me off on the phone I generally think "Yeah asshole keep talking I have your name, social, and mothers maidens name, but I live to serve you sir yes I do."

    When I had my job at the collections agency the temptations were omnipresent.

    Jacobkosh on
  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I am partial to Timberland jeans myself

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I am partial to Timberland jeans myself

    mang he ripped those jeans off a Finnish chipjeans artist

    Senjutsu on
    Sarksus wrote: »
    I'm gonna get a PhD in incest.
  • Delicious Toad!Delicious Toad! __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    This has nothing to do with Linksys, this has to do with point-of-sale distributors pushing more expensive models not intended for inexperienced users, and people being very inexperienced and not knowing a lot about networking, not being able to set them up.

    Usually people buy Linksys because it's the cheapest shit available.
    Do you even know how many consumer models Linksys ships at any given moment? Here's a tip: even just among Linksys models, the $50 to $100 WRT54G is not the cheapest. It's not a fucking router for plug-and-play populations. Best Buy, Radioshack et al will intentionally sell it because 1) it's not the cheapest, and 2) most people will find themselves unable to get it working on their own (who might've been fine with a Netlink or whatever) (or working correctly, or working well) and will shell out cash to have someone walk them through it, or come install it for them.

    I put a Classified up on Craigslist for PC/networking help weekly. I work with a lot of $100 WRT54Gs that people got from a local Best Buy that pushes them like goddamn heroin. I have told every one of them (and most of them have complied) to take it back, get a cheaper model -- even if it's just the cheaper WRT model -- and then we will worry about setting up their network.

    Delicious Toad! on
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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I like my Levis 511s a lot, but I <3 my american apparel slim slacks.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Preacher on
    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    Http:// pleasepaypreacher.net
  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    You know, come to think of it, I did get an e-mail a week ago with one of those "there is a low but non-zero probability that your credit card number may have been in the Heartland Credit Card Systems database when it was hacked by Chinese yesterday, etc. etc."

    And I ignored it at the time, so maybe I am retarded.

    Daedalus on
  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    wuh wuh wuh wuh wuhw uwh uwh wuh wuh wuh

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Do you even know how many consumer models Linksys ships at any given moment? Here's a tip: even just among Linksys models, the $50 to $100 WRT54G is not the cheapest. It's not a fucking router for plug-and-play populations. Best Buy, Radioshack et al will intentionally sell it because 1) it's not the cheapest, and 2) most people will find themselves unable to get it working on their own (who might've been fine with a Netlink or whatever) (or working correctly, or working well) and will shell out cash to have someone walk them through it, or come install it for them.

    I put a Classified up on Craigslist for PC/networking help weekly. I work with a lot of $100 WRT54Gs that people got from a local Best Buy that pushes them like goddamn heroin. I have told every one of them (and most of them have complied) to take it back, get a cheaper model -- even if it's just the cheaper WRT model -- and then we will worry about setting up their network.

    So wait, there are cheaper models out there?

    They just don't even bother to carry them in stores?

    Incenjucar on
  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    At least once a week I think about selling my MacBook, my guitars, my 360, my monitor... everything but my clothes and messenger bag, basically... and using the proceeds to buy a ticket to another city and trying to start over.

    Then I remember that if I can't get a good job here why the fuck would I luck onto a miracle job somewhere else?

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck (♡°◡°) Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Podly wrote: »
    wuh wuh wuh wuh wuhw uwh uwh wuh wuh wuh

    1 2 3
    Mos Def and Talib Kweli
    We come to rock it all to the tip-top
    Best alliance in hip hop, why-oh

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Daedalus wrote: »
    You know, come to think of it, I did get an e-mail a week ago with one of those "there is a low but non-zero probability that your credit card number may have been in the Heartland Credit Card Systems database when it was hacked by Chinese yesterday, etc. etc."

    And I ignored it at the time, so maybe I am retarded.

    Nah, it's hard to tell because sometimes those types of emails can be phishing scams too.

    I like that my bank automatically sends you a warning letter in the mail, then sends you a new card and automatically cancels your old one.

    Nocturne on
  • Delicious Toad!Delicious Toad! __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2009
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Do you even know how many consumer models Linksys ships at any given moment? Here's a tip: even just among Linksys models, the $50 to $100 WRT54G is not the cheapest. It's not a fucking router for plug-and-play populations. Best Buy, Radioshack et al will intentionally sell it because 1) it's not the cheapest, and 2) most people will find themselves unable to get it working on their own (who might've been fine with a Netlink or whatever) (or working correctly, or working well) and will shell out cash to have someone walk them through it, or come install it for them.

    I put a Classified up on Craigslist for PC/networking help weekly. I work with a lot of $100 WRT54Gs that people got from a local Best Buy that pushes them like goddamn heroin. I have told every one of them (and most of them have complied) to take it back, get a cheaper model -- even if it's just the cheaper WRT model -- and then we will worry about setting up their network.

    So wait, there are cheaper models out there?

    They just don't even bother to carry them in stores?
    In my experience they're usually 1) off the floor, 2) on a different location on the floor than flagship models like the WRT, or 3) simply never get seen because someone asks for a router and a sales representative takes them to the WRT and hands them the box.

    It's true that it's a router that will work for everyone and every consumer situation; in some setups, though, it won't work out of the box without fiddling that most consumers aren't going to know to do or won't be able to figure out. :o

    Delicious Toad! on
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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck (♡°◡°) Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Organichu wrote: »
    At least once a week I think about selling my MacBook, my guitars, my 360, my monitor... everything but my clothes and messenger bag, basically... and using the proceeds to buy a ticket to another city and trying to start over.

    Then I remember that if I can't get a good job here why the fuck would I luck onto a miracle job somewhere else?

    DC and NYC still have good job markets, I think

    depends on what you do, of course

    skippydumptruck on
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    In my experience they're usually 1) off the floor, 2) on a different location on the floor than flagship models like the WRT, or 3) simply never get seen because someone asks for a router and a sales representative takes them to the WRT and hands them the box.

    It's true that it's a router that will work for everyone and every consumer situation; in some setups, though, it won't work out of the box without fiddling that most consumers aren't going to know to do or won't be able to figure out. :o

    That's insane.

    I've been avoiding experimenting with wireless because the cheapest model I could find in the store was always too expensive.

    I've never asked the employees about anything.

    Incenjucar on
  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck (♡°◡°) Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    Do you even know how many consumer models Linksys ships at any given moment? Here's a tip: even just among Linksys models, the $50 to $100 WRT54G is not the cheapest. It's not a fucking router for plug-and-play populations. Best Buy, Radioshack et al will intentionally sell it because 1) it's not the cheapest, and 2) most people will find themselves unable to get it working on their own (who might've been fine with a Netlink or whatever) (or working correctly, or working well) and will shell out cash to have someone walk them through it, or come install it for them.

    I put a Classified up on Craigslist for PC/networking help weekly. I work with a lot of $100 WRT54Gs that people got from a local Best Buy that pushes them like goddamn heroin. I have told every one of them (and most of them have complied) to take it back, get a cheaper model -- even if it's just the cheaper WRT model -- and then we will worry about setting up their network.

    So wait, there are cheaper models out there?

    They just don't even bother to carry them in stores?
    In my experience they're usually 1) off the floor, 2) on a different location on the floor than flagship models like the WRT, or 3) simply never get seen because someone asks for a router and a sales representative takes them to the WRT and hands them the box.

    It's true that it's a router that will work for everyone and every consumer situation; in some setups, though, it won't work out of the box without fiddling that most consumers aren't going to know to do or won't be able to figure out. :o

    I bought a used Airport Extreme (or whatever... the alien-looking Apple router) a few months ago, and it is the best $40 I have spent on networking.

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