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Penny Arcade - Comic - Desperate Times

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edited April 16 in The Penny Arcade Hub

imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Desperate Times

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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  • ziddersroofurryziddersroofurry Registered User regular
    If I was communicating with someone as frequently possessed by demonic powers as Gabe is I'd give him an old little-used email address, too.

  • Skull2185Skull2185 It's literature. Smutty literature. Deal. With. It.Registered User regular
    I have a yahoo mail account. Is that bad?

    Whenever I need to actually email someone, it's usually done through my work email. My personal email account is just a repository of "order placed on Amazon" and "purchase confirmation on PSN" messages.

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Haha. I also enjoy judging people for the largely arbitrary choice of email provider.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    You see the joke is that Gabe is being unreasonable

  • RottonappleRottonapple Registered User regular
    I just realized, I've been using the same Yahoo email address for 14 years. I mean it's not like I'm using a AOL address. THAT would be disturbing.

  • lionheartssjlionheartssj Bartertown Chief Merchant BartertownRegistered User regular
    I get that response a lot by using Hotmail.

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Could be worse

    Could be Juno

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • lawragatajarlawragatajar Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    You see the joke is that Gabe is being unreasonable

    The strip may be a joke, but there are real life people who act like this. It might be unreasonable, but I occasionally have had to deal with people giving me a funny look for using a Hotmail address. The question is why change it? It works fine and there is a large barrier of having to update everybody and every service on my new address. The only email addresses I don't like are the ISP provided ones, and that's because I'm afraid it might change if the other person changes internet providers.

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    If you filled in my line in panel three, it would be more along the lines of, "I'm asking because I want to know if I'll wind up being bugged to do your tech support because I 'know computers'!"


    (And yes, I know not all of you with yahoo email addresses are tech illiterate. Much like there are plenty of 70 year-old parents out there who don't need any tech support at all from their kids and can totally swap out that faulty RAM all by themselves.)

  • Skull2185Skull2185 It's literature. Smutty literature. Deal. With. It.Registered User regular
    I just realized, I've been using the same Yahoo email address for 14 years. I mean it's not like I'm using a AOL address. THAT would be disturbing.

    I've had a few accounts over the years, mainly because I sometimes forget my password and lock myself out of the account... That hasn't happened in a while though! My very first email account was with Yahoo too, I was a young teen and it contained the word "demonfire"

    When my mom took me to open my first bank account, they needed my email address. To the guy's credit, he remained straight-faced as I spelled it out for him. My mom facepalmed, though. "THAT'S your email address?"

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    Changing email is a huge pain in the ass. Especially once you have many years worth of history and data piled up in one.

    There's a good reason why people still use Yahoo and Hotmail accounts (and Juno). It's because changing accounts is a colossal time sink and can have far-reaching effects.

  • thepuregamerthepuregamer Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    You see the joke is that Gabe is being unreasonable

    The strip may be a joke, but there are real life people who act like this. It might be unreasonable, but I occasionally have had to deal with people giving me a funny look for using a Hotmail address. The question is why change it? It works fine and there is a large barrier of having to update everybody and every service on my new address. The only email addresses I don't like are the ISP provided ones, and that's because I'm afraid it might change if the other person changes internet providers.

    I know the joke is that he is being unreasonable but at the same time, he is technically not being unreasonable(although the comic harps more on it being old/outdated). Any sane person would stop using yahoo mail. I had a Yahoo email account in the past that is now no longer used as the reset email for any services I use. Last time I checked, that old yahoo account has had its credentials compromised due 5+ times in the last 10 years that I have been alerted to. I don't get up on my soapbox to proselytize about it when I hear someone uses Yahoo but I can understand why someone would harp using it.

  • SadgasmSadgasm Deluded doodler A cold placeRegistered User regular
    Family Guy had a joke about Yahoo being the most commonly used secondary email people use to sign up for porn sites. I found that to be pretty spot on

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Changing email is a huge pain in the ass. Especially once you have many years worth of history and data piled up in one.

    There's a good reason why people still use Yahoo and Hotmail accounts (and Juno). It's because changing accounts is a colossal time sink and can have far-reaching effects.

    No kidding. I'm SO relieved I registered a website in 2000 and started using it for my email back then. I mean, it's not the GREATEST domain, and I often have to spell it. But it's nine characters and doesn't have any non a-z characters. It's also made things easier because I can just make up burner addresses on the fly because I run the whole domain.

  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    You see the joke is that Gabe is being unreasonable

    Oh. I thought it was similar to the "is that a person in a Blockbuster?" strip from a few years back.

    YggiDee wrote: »
    Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
  • Skull2185Skull2185 It's literature. Smutty literature. Deal. With. It.Registered User regular
    To be fair, chrono fissures would be a concern if you saw somebody in a Blockbuster. Or even if you saw a Blockbuster store.

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    Changing email is a huge pain in the ass. Especially once you have many years worth of history and data piled up in one.

    There's a good reason why people still use Yahoo and Hotmail accounts (and Juno). It's because changing accounts is a colossal time sink and can have far-reaching effects.

    I constantly run into situations where I need to figure out my Hotmail password because no matter how many accounts I switch over, something important is always still tied to it years after I switched to gmail.

    Hell, this thread made me think to check, my account here is still tied to it.

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    I had a problem with chrono fissures once but they were cleared up by my clocktologist.

  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    I like that they got to use the term 'chrono fissure.'

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  • sokpupetsokpupet Registered User regular
    All I know is I miss my [email protected] e-mail and it misses me!

  • OctoberRavenOctoberRaven Plays fighting games for the story Skyeline Hotel Apartment 4ARegistered User regular
    I just realized, I've been using the same Yahoo email address for 14 years. I mean it's not like I'm using a AOL address. THAT would be disturbing.

    I know for a fact that there are people who use AOL addresses.

    And yeah, I still use my old Yahoo one I had in highschool, I got it when I used geocities to try to make a sprite comic.

    Now, gmail, THAT is what I use for dummy addresses.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Didn't Yahoo have a huge breach on their email servers in the last couple years? That alone would have me hesitant to use it for a real thing.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    Http:// pleasepaypreacher.net
  • PyrianPyrian Registered User regular
    Still using an AOL e-mail, active since 1991...

  • dennisdennis Registered User regular
    I used to have a yahoo email, but then I realized the time had come for it to live its own life. We've lost touch over the years, but I wish it well.

  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    I just realized, I've been using the same Yahoo email address for 14 years. I mean it's not like I'm using a AOL address. THAT would be disturbing.

    Mine is 21 this year.

  • gekkobeargekkobear Registered User regular
    In 1990-something I had e-mail through my service provider (*as you did then, i twas a weird time).
    Then my phone/DSL service provider changed for my area, so I had a new e-mail and had to tell everyone.
    Then I changed from DSL to Cable, so I had a new e-mail and had to tell everyone.
    Then the Cable company rebranded and changed all their naming stuff, so I had a new e-mail and had to tell everyone.
    That happened in a 2 month period. Four e-mail addresses in two months, and two non-tech roommates who needed help sorting out shit every time?
    F*** That Noise.

    So I picked a company I figured would likely make it a decade, and set up an account there as primary...
    Therefore I use Yahoo Mail.
    And I will until it dies a horrible death (maybe soonish), at which point either my gmail or hotmail account with the same prefix will get more usage than simply a place for e-mails I never read.

  • OctoberRavenOctoberRaven Plays fighting games for the story Skyeline Hotel Apartment 4ARegistered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Didn't Yahoo have a huge breach on their email servers in the last couple years? That alone would have me hesitant to use it for a real thing.

    Yahoo has a feature that shows you where you're logged in so you know if your account is compromised. I check it every so often and change passwords when necessary.

  • pyrodicepyrodice Registered User new member
    Commenting from my yahoo address which is still newer than my AOL address (which is old even by AOL standards, and is actually my first initial and last name, as was the gold-standard of 1992...)

  • TAFKAPTAFKAP Warrior-Jumper Registered User regular
    posting from my yahoo address.

  • shadowysea07shadowysea07 Registered User regular
    @SKULL2185
    There are still a few blockbusters I believe. They are just privately owned.

  • shadowysea07shadowysea07 Registered User regular
    As for the strip this one sucked. moving on.

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