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Heston wrote:
17 Aug 2020, 3:47pm
Catching up on the tea talk. I hate tea, it just has a taste I don't like. Been a coffee man since I was 13. I also can't fathom why cockneys have this obsession with it. Do they have different taste buds to the rest of the country?
I'm much more about coffee than tea - maybe have a tea once every two months.
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All this talk of tea reminds me i haven't had a cup of Earl Grey in years and i always liked Earl Grey. Regular breakfast is fine but a bit bland, an excuse to indulge in some chocolate or cake.

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It's the end of an era of resistance for me. I got a cellphone today. Never needed one because I rarely talk to anyone (even less since my mother died; I talked to her every Sunday). But the university has initiated new security protocols because of ransom attacks on schools. This involves punching in a unique code sent to your phone every time you log onto a university account. If your phone is too old (like the Boss') or you don't have one (me), you could get a little device that receives the signal, but apparently they're much harder to use. So we went down to get the Boss a new phone and I grudgingly agreed to swap our landline for a phone for myself because the monthly bill won't be going up that much. Unless I switch my music over to it, I doubt I'll be using it much. So, yeah, there you go, the dream is over.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 3:08pm
It's the end of an era of resistance for me. I got a cellphone today. Never needed one because I rarely talk to anyone (even less since my mother died; I talked to her every Sunday). But the university has initiated new security protocols because of ransom attacks on schools. This involves punching in a unique code sent to your phone every time you log onto a university account. If your phone is too old (like the Boss') or you don't have one (me), you could get a little device that receives the signal, but apparently they're much harder to use. So we went down to get the Boss a new phone and I grudgingly agreed to swap our landline for a phone for myself because the monthly bill won't be going up that much. Unless I switch my music over to it, I doubt I'll be using it much. So, yeah, there you go, the dream is over.
Good lord. I got made fun of a lot for not having a cell phone in 2003.
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matedog wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 3:15pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 3:08pm
It's the end of an era of resistance for me. I got a cellphone today. Never needed one because I rarely talk to anyone (even less since my mother died; I talked to her every Sunday). But the university has initiated new security protocols because of ransom attacks on schools. This involves punching in a unique code sent to your phone every time you log onto a university account. If your phone is too old (like the Boss') or you don't have one (me), you could get a little device that receives the signal, but apparently they're much harder to use. So we went down to get the Boss a new phone and I grudgingly agreed to swap our landline for a phone for myself because the monthly bill won't be going up that much. Unless I switch my music over to it, I doubt I'll be using it much. So, yeah, there you go, the dream is over.
Good lord. I got made fun of a lot for not having a cell phone in 2003.
First I got made fun of because my phone was too big, then I was made fun of because it was too small. Fuck everyone and everything.
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matedog wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 3:15pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 3:08pm
It's the end of an era of resistance for me. I got a cellphone today. Never needed one because I rarely talk to anyone (even less since my mother died; I talked to her every Sunday). But the university has initiated new security protocols because of ransom attacks on schools. This involves punching in a unique code sent to your phone every time you log onto a university account. If your phone is too old (like the Boss') or you don't have one (me), you could get a little device that receives the signal, but apparently they're much harder to use. So we went down to get the Boss a new phone and I grudgingly agreed to swap our landline for a phone for myself because the monthly bill won't be going up that much. Unless I switch my music over to it, I doubt I'll be using it much. So, yeah, there you go, the dream is over.
Good lord. I got made fun of a lot for not having a cell phone in 2003.
Yeah, I know, everybody thinks I've been a political prisoner just out of the gulag when they find out I don't have a cell. But the number of times I was in a situation where I wish I had one is literally under five. It's not something I need and it's an extra expense. Yes, I can afford it and all that, but shelling out for something like that when I don't need it irks me. It makes sense for the Boss, but I just won't be using it much unless I find a proper wallet for it that holds all my cards. Then I can turn it into my new iPod. But it's a seriously meh thing for me.
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me and doc gonna become texting besties :cool: :cool:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 3:08pm
It's the end of an era of resistance for me. I got a cellphone today. Never needed one because I rarely talk to anyone (even less since my mother died; I talked to her every Sunday). But the university has initiated new security protocols because of ransom attacks on schools. This involves punching in a unique code sent to your phone every time you log onto a university account. If your phone is too old (like the Boss') or you don't have one (me), you could get a little device that receives the signal, but apparently they're much harder to use. So we went down to get the Boss a new phone and I grudgingly agreed to swap our landline for a phone for myself because the monthly bill won't be going up that much. Unless I switch my music over to it, I doubt I'll be using it much. So, yeah, there you go, the dream is over.
Uh, sounds like a vpn token. The device is quite easy to use. I think organizations dont like to pay for them though and prefer that you use an app on your phone.

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revbob wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 4:00pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 3:08pm
It's the end of an era of resistance for me. I got a cellphone today. Never needed one because I rarely talk to anyone (even less since my mother died; I talked to her every Sunday). But the university has initiated new security protocols because of ransom attacks on schools. This involves punching in a unique code sent to your phone every time you log onto a university account. If your phone is too old (like the Boss') or you don't have one (me), you could get a little device that receives the signal, but apparently they're much harder to use. So we went down to get the Boss a new phone and I grudgingly agreed to swap our landline for a phone for myself because the monthly bill won't be going up that much. Unless I switch my music over to it, I doubt I'll be using it much. So, yeah, there you go, the dream is over.
Uh, sounds like a vpn token. The device is quite easy to use. I think organizations dont like to pay for them though and prefer that you use an app on your phone.
MFA token, to be used with VPN software, yup. We've had VPN for a couple years now, to be used on a few internal sites, but now the whole hoo-ha is going VPN/MFA. The people I know who have already configured shit are divided between those using phones—it's easy!—and those using the token—what the fuck is wrong with the shit?! That's the main reason I agreed to get a phone. I don't need my technology to do amazing things, just to do basic ones without me looking to stalk and murder the person responsible for it not working.
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Flex wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 3:56pm
me and doc gonna become texting besties :cool: :cool:
I agree with this post.
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JennyB wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 10:16am
Flex wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 3:56pm
me and doc gonna become texting besties :cool: :cool:
I agree with this post.
Yeah lets pass that number around.

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So Ive been getting calls from the alien in predator lately. Sounds a lot like this


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revbob wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 10:19am
JennyB wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 10:16am
Flex wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 3:56pm
me and doc gonna become texting besties :cool: :cool:
I agree with this post.
Yeah lets pass that number around.
*snort* Like I'll look at the phone anymore than I do now.
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Something that irritated me a little while following the reports/debates about the Kenosha shooting was the amount of German names I noticed. It appears to be a German American stronghold, Wisconsin.

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