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TeaAndRum

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Re: Random Advice Thread
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2019, 04:32:03 pm »

See, I was going to suggest "a bandolier of airplane whiskey bottles." I guess your suggestion works, though.
Even better if they're still full!

For how long?
About as long as it takes for each guest to snatch their own bottle, and gulp it down! Say, first 5 mins or so, depending how fast I move from the front door to the back yard, while exchanging a few words with everyone on the way.
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TammyS

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« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2019, 10:24:30 am »

Assume everything is a scam.

This is coming from experience, being a fairly gullible individual, I have learnt the hard way :/

I had a convincing phone call last year and ended up with a load of life admin having to cancel my bank cards and change all my passwords for everything, my bank did refund me but it took a lot of effort to get it all sorted. Now I know to always check the legitimacy of every call I receive. I use websites like https://scam-numbers.co.uk/ or https://who-called-gov.uk/ to check out any phone numbers of people calling me now, even when it sounds realistic. Better safe than sorry.

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« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2019, 07:12:36 pm »

Don't use the sniff-test technique on socks.   
I see.
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« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2020, 12:21:48 pm »

Assume everything is a scam.

This is coming from experience, being a fairly gullible individual, I have learnt the hard way :/

I had a convincing phone call last year and ended up with a load of life admin having to cancel my bank cards and change all my passwords for everything, my bank did refund me but it took a lot of effort to get it all sorted. Now I know to always check the legitimacy of every call I receive. I use websites like https://scam-numbers.co.uk/ or https://who-called-gov.uk/ to check out any phone numbers of people calling me now, even when it sounds realistic. Better safe than sorry.
Seems like a scam to me

Jimmy

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« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2020, 05:18:43 am »

Assume everything is a scam.
100% can relate. I run a small business, and constantly get scam calls, emails, and reps from various entities trying to pull a fast one.

Assume everyone is out to profit at your expense. If you're wrong, enjoy the feeling of pleasant surprise. The ones you discover aren't out to get something from you are worth keeping as friends.
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Muz

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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2020, 04:09:52 am »

Assume everything is a scam.

This is coming from experience, being a fairly gullible individual, I have learnt the hard way :/

I had a convincing phone call last year and ended up with a load of life admin having to cancel my bank cards and change all my passwords for everything, my bank did refund me but it took a lot of effort to get it all sorted. Now I know to always check the legitimacy of every call I receive. I use websites like https://scam-numbers.co.uk/ or https://who-called-gov.uk/ to check out any phone numbers of people calling me now, even when it sounds realistic. Better safe than sorry.

There's apps like Truecaller, which automatically do that work for you. It harvests your data and sells it, but it's already doing that when your friends use it.
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« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2020, 10:18:08 am »

One saying has stuck with me whenever I consider using free apps, website registrations or services:

"If you're not the customer, you're the product."

If I'm not paying money to the company, I'm probably being sold to someone else. Or maybe both.
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« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2020, 12:04:03 pm »

Ooh, I'm going to use this for some form of feedback / suggestion to my current DF Bloodline project. 

What name (firsts and surname) would you give to a married dwarf couple where:
 he is a sword+3 dwarf/weaponsmith+5, and
 she appraiser+5/metal crafter+3? 


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