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  1. Thread: Spoofing

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    https://gimletmedia.com/episode/long-distance/ ...

    https://gimletmedia.com/episode/long-distance/

    Reply All did two episodes where they actually investigate to find out the whole story. This one and episode 103. Completely awesome and worth the...
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    Actually she isn't just blaming others. That's...

    Actually she isn't just blaming others. That's just a popular fake news meme created by people who don't like her.
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    I don't particularly feel in danger ever either....

    I don't particularly feel in danger ever either. And my personal statistics would show that I'm right to feel that way. Although I did almost get run over while attempting to cross the street in...
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    To say that a policy wonk like Hillary was...

    To say that a policy wonk like Hillary was throwing out proposals with no thought given for how to actually accomplish them in amanner even vaguely similar to what trump was doing strains credibility.
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    And if he's the example of the winning new blood...

    And if he's the example of the winning new blood that the republicans have then your party is doomed. That said, I think Hillary made the same mistake as the 16 other republicans that ran this time...
  6. Thread: Equifax leak?

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    A more accurate statement would be "Does anyone...

    A more accurate statement would be "Does anyone other than me find it creepy that this breach HAS MADE 143 million of us victims of identity theft, for which we will suffer consequences for the rest...
  7. Thread: Equifax leak?

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    I think so too! I got into this area when we...

    I think so too! I got into this area when we moved to CA 8 years ago. It has definitely worked out to be a good career move for me and the rapidness with which the market is growing and coverage...
  8. Thread: Equifax leak?

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    As a completely random and somewhat selfish...

    As a completely random and somewhat selfish aside, I sell cyber insurance for a living. By some stroke of luck (or prudent underwriting on the part of our national accounts team perhaps...) my...
  9. Thread: Junk mail - HELP!

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    Junk mail - HELP!

    So, last december I decided that instead of giving anyone gifts I'd donate money to an assortment of charitable organizations, mostly in honor of trump (or pence if the organization was LGBT...
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    Couldn't do it or wouldn't do it. There's a big...

    Couldn't do it or wouldn't do it. There's a big difference.
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    My first BF, 26 years ago, was a strongly...

    My first BF, 26 years ago, was a strongly practicing believer. In fact he was a church organist by profession. When he learned that I was an atheist he was both heartbroken and incredibly depressed...
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    Count me as part of that crowd. But Bill was...

    Count me as part of that crowd. But Bill was never a solid progressive. Maybe because he got too much money from Big Corporate. Or maybe because of the makeup of congress at the time. Who knows. ...
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    No surprise that I also am a confirmed solid...

    No surprise that I also am a confirmed solid liberal.
  14. As long as they don't let his supporters drive to...

    As long as they don't let his supporters drive to the event I don't see a problem.
  15. Thread: Equifax leak?

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    The federal government isn't going to do anything...

    The federal government isn't going to do anything about this for a couple of reasons. First, like healthcare, data security is a complex problem and congress's forte is not dealing with complex...
  16. Thread: Equifax leak?

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    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-...

    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs

    Here's the lowdown on it. Basically you have to lock each of the three credit bureaus separately. They can charge for this,...
  17. Thread: Equifax leak?

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    And this is what bae is trying to point out. The...

    And this is what bae is trying to point out. The media should be SCREAMING about what a disaster this is. A whole lot of people are going to eventually realize how mofo serious this is only after...
  18. Thread: Equifax leak?

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    Personally I'm considering locking down my credit...

    Personally I'm considering locking down my credit reports. Having a credit card stolen is no big deal. Having my social security number stolen is a whole different story.

    An article I read...
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    Wouldn't want to be behind him in line at the...

    Wouldn't want to be behind him in line at the airport...
  20. Thread: We evacuated

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    Tell me about it. We just got home (literally,...

    Tell me about it. We just got home (literally, an hour ago) after spending two weeks in London and Paris. Had a great time. But these past several days my facebook feed has been blowing up with...
  21. Thread: We evacuated

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    I wouldn't have stayed in the Keys, not with the...

    I wouldn't have stayed in the Keys, not with the predicted storm surge. As a new york times article points out, there are 42 bridges between key west and the mainland. If any of those gets...
  22. A friend has been posting an article every couple...

    A friend has been posting an article every couple of days on Facebook written by an American ex-pat living somewhere in Europe. It's been interesting seeing an American viewpoint of various other...
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    Implied consent would only apply if the driver of...

    Implied consent would only apply if the driver of the truck had been suspected of driving under the influence. In this case the driver was only in an accident when the other driver swerved into...
  24. Thread: Alcohol and meat

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    There was a podcast I listened to a while ck...

    There was a podcast I listened to a while ck (radiolab I think) where they had on a very funny woman who had LOVED a good steak but had gotten bitten by a tick and came down with this disease. Worth...
  25. To put things in context the federal budget is...

    To put things in context the federal budget is nearly $3 trillion. The request that the president has made for relief efforts for Harvey is $14 billion, a little less than .5% of the total budget....
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