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Discussion in 'Random Chit-Chat' started by Tachi, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Blaize

    Blaize Adventurer

    I'm so fed up of everyday practically some company wanting me to change my password. The security of online companies is such total garbage, exactly how many passwords do these companies expect us to have? Because if I were to have a unique one for every company, then had to change those passwords to something different every couple of months then we are talking hundreds of different passwords to remember.

    Today it's twitter, supposedly because of suspicious activity. Which is a load of BS, going onto my twitter without logging in makes it clear no one has hacked it. Not a sole has touched it, why would they even, my account is barely used anyway and my name has no value.

    Also logging into old email accounts not used for awhile does the same thing, instantly without fail I'm required to change my password due to suspicious activity, this also normally requires a phone for a code to be sent and while this will sound shocking I don't own a phone. I've never wanted to own a mobile phone and never have*, I do own a phone but I've never connected it to a network, I just use it as a digital camera, and I also don't have a landline phone because cold calling became beyond annoying so I got rid of that phone (not the landline) about 3 years ago and it's been great!

    Anyway just having a bit of a crappy morning and once again being told I have to change a bloody password has just sent me into abit of a tizzy haha.
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  2. Lord Bacchus

    Lord Bacchus Dandy Guy, in Space

    I also hate this. It seems every other week there's some information leak/suspicious activity. I hate it more when companies demand that you put numbers, upper case letters, and unique characters into a password though. I have several very long passwords I use at a lot of places which don't contain all of those things, so when I have to bend over backwards to make a password which meets their requirements I am much more likely to forget it, since it isn't one of the five or so passwords I have permanently memorised.
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  3. kuuderes_shadow

    kuuderes_shadow Vampire Ninja

    Incoming snap election. Corbyn has agreed to support a motion for one in Parliament, so unless he finds a reason to backtrack it's basically guaranteed. I wonder how many of his MPs will agree with him.

    Almost posted this in the exchange rate thread as it's interesting that May saying she would be making an announcement caused the pound to drop, and then when the announcement actually came it rebounded.
  4. Neil.T

    Neil.T Hunter

    Finally some politics. Thank god! (o_O)

    What the hell do we need a snap election in the middle of Brexit negotiations for? Isn't that just an unnecessary spanner in the works?
  5. Lord Bacchus

    Lord Bacchus Dandy Guy, in Space

    As much as I dislike the current government, I can't see a snap election going well for Labour in the current climate. Corbyn could have a cure for cancer and dispense free money, and he'd probably still be roasted by the tabloids for having a scruffy beard :D (not saying that's right, but the trend is undeniable). Given the events of the last year within the Labour party, I don't think it's a question of if his MPs would turn on him, but when. I can't realistically see a snap election ending in anything but the conservatives further cementing themselves as the dominant force. Either way, Brexit has royally screwed almost everything up anyway, so I can't see how this will make it any worse.
  6. kuuderes_shadow

    kuuderes_shadow Vampire Ninja

    1. It would get rid of the current situation where Theresa May has no democratic mandate for implementing her program.
    2. Theresa May hopes that it would result in a larger majority so she finds it easier to push her policy through.
    3. With French and German elections coming up means that Brexit negotiations are likely to be relatively unproductive anyway at this time.

    On the other hand, it could disrupt various important ongoing events, and also means that we'll have a dissolution of parliament, which means no government except to resolve national emergencies for about 6 weeks. Is this really a good time for such a thing?

    I wonder what the effect of this will be on the local elections (as well as the two genuinely competitive mayoral contests) which now find themselves stuck in the middle of a general election campaign for the first time in decades.

    Edit: 1 Lab MP who won't be voting for the election:
    "Chris Matheson, Labour MP for the City of Chester, Britain’s most marginal seat, said he will vote in the Commons against a general election, the BBC reported."
    (quoted from labourlist)
  7. thedoctor2016

    thedoctor2016 Dragon Knight

    Yeah my dream is her majority drops cos of a surge of anti brexit voting to Liberals or labour but FPTP stops that. I believe he should have PR but thats a different argument
  8. Neil.T

    Neil.T Hunter

    You make a lot of very compelling points there, @kuuderes_shadow.
    I wonder if Kim Jong-un already has his finger hovering on the fire button in preparation. (Well, that's me marked for death now. :p)
    And that's my chances of an election win shot as well, then!
  9. msgeek

    msgeek Magical Girl

    I call BS on some of her reasoning though. If there was going to be a GE it should have been right after the brexit vote rather than after they trigger article 50. Prior to that Lib Dems (and possibly Labour under someone who isn't Corbyn) could have gone in with a "Vote for us and we won't trigger" whereas now if they say that they'll just get some rhetoric from the Tories that "It's too late".

    She's probably had it planned for a long time. Just wanting to get article 50 out of the way first so she can claim "There's no going back". She's banking on another Majority for 5 more years of power... Damn I hope the other parties can squeeze out her majority between them.
  10. ayase

    ayase Godhand

    My MP's already announced he's not even standing for re-election. Wonder how many more will go? They might as well. Labour aren't particularly likely to win (barring some horrifying revelations about the Tories - Maybe Vlad and his Fancy Bears could give us a hand) but maybe this will at least serve as the great clearing-out of neoliberals in socialists' clothing from the party.

    I think my main concern is urban areas going to the Lib Dems due to Brexit. A lot of pro-EU people seem quick to forgive the party that propelled the Tories into power in the first place.
  11. kuuderes_shadow

    kuuderes_shadow Vampire Ninja

    ^You mean that the electoral arithmetic making it almost impossible for any stable government to be formed that didn't include the Tories is what propelled the Tories to power. That and the fact that the Tories were prepared to make a deal whereas Labour weren't.
    I'll accept that the Lib Dems share some of the blame for the existance of a Tory majority in 2015 (as a result of various strategic errors made by the party both during the coalition and during the poor 2015 election campaign), but Labour spending all their efforts during that period attacking the Lib Dems far more than they attacked the Tories certainly helped the Conservatives as well.

    That's yesterday's battle anyway, and is not relevant this time. Honestly the way things are right now I see as much chance of a coalition between Labour and Conservative as between Lib Dem and Conservative following this election. Cameron and Osbourne, whatever their faults, were both socially liberal, which was also the main focus of the LD leadership at the time, giving the two parties something to build a coalition around*, and many of the coalition's biggest achievements were in this area. On the other hand there is basically no ideological overlap between Farron and May whatsoever.

    *as well as the fact that both believed that cutting the deficit was the best way to get out of the financial crisis (which was the main issue at the time), although Labour was also in favour of this approach right up until the point where a non-Labour government decided to implement it.
  12. bailey1985

    bailey1985 Hunter

  13. kuuderes_shadow

    kuuderes_shadow Vampire Ninja


    Incorrigible FCA on Twitter

    21 minutes is a long time in politics.

    Meanwhile Andrew George's entry for the Most Leading Question of the Year award:
    "Do people here seriously want to help me fight the politics of greed prejudice and fear? To effectively challenge those who are driving the UK towards a self-harming hard-Brexit. Or do they just want to divide into protest factions and let a loyal biddable Tory in by default?"
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
  14. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav The Eagle-Eyed Member Moderator

    So I'm heading back to Uni in the afternoon, and I only have around 3 weeks left of University.

    On Monday I have to submit my Final Year Project report online and on Wednesday I need to hand-in the paper version of my report plus copies of my Final Year Project deliverable. I have a few concerns at the moment:
    • There's a certain percentage that the submission has to determine whether the report is plagiarised or too similar to others which I haven't properly checked yet. If it goes over the limit that's going to be alarming because I won't have the time to fix it. I'm hoping that my report is fine.
    • The feedback I got in the survey I sent out earlier in the week was great but I'm debating on whether I should actually make the changes before I sent off everything. I mentioned in the report I would but I wonder if it's reasonable to do so or not.
    • I have a presentation of my deliverable to my Supervisor and Second Marker at some point in early May. I'm nervous that they might criticise my project just because I had to make some changes from the original project specification and my project is not as comparable to others in my year. I'm not expecting a 70%+ overall mark but I need a 2.1 otherwise I would consider the whole third year of Uni pointless.
    Once the Final Year Project is sorted I only have one module left which is group work based due around 18th May.
  15. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav The Eagle-Eyed Member Moderator

    I just submitted my final year project report online, the rest can be sorted for Wednesday since they spaced it out this way to make room for printing etc.

    I'm personally nervous about the mark because I need a 2.1 or more. If I end up with a 2.2 that's basically this entire third year wasted.

    Suffer like Kazuma I guess.
  16. NormanicGrav

    NormanicGrav The Eagle-Eyed Member Moderator

    It is done.


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  17. Peachy

    Peachy Bumpkin AUKN Staff

    Congrats Dude! :)
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  18. Zin5ki

    Zin5ki Railgun

    Well done old boy! Now you too can help with a virtual sensei's schedule.
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  19. Blaize

    Blaize Adventurer

    Why did I decide to reorganize my collection without a plan!? Now I'm just surrounded by DVDs/BDs and have no idea where to put anything XD
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  20. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Build a fort.