Proof of identity, not so much



  • I have to call up to get my password reset because it's been locked - a mere week after our last quarterly password change. It's not that I forgot it; 10 minutes previously it was working fine. I don't know what triggered the lock, but that's not the WTF.



    Get to the point where I'm asked security questions. But not the ones I entered in the website, no, the first one is "what's your office number?"



    "No idea. Hey, [office mate], can you poke your head around and tell me our office number?"



    Second question. "What's your phone extension?"



    "Erm, not a clue." I look at the phone. Aha - it shows up on the display.



    I even asked the IT guy if he realized that he just asked me two security questions that anybody sitting where I was could answer. He's not concerned. He's sure I'm who I say I am.



    Yeah, and just last month we had a massive security initiative in response to a recently-revealed (but very old) code leak. Good to know everyone's taking it seriously.



  • Given the facts that you don't know your own office number and that you don't know your own phone extension, I will make a wild assumption here and say that you are the one who got the new password locked because you forgot it.



  • I don't need to look at the office number; I know where it is. And I don't call myself on the phone. But my password? Use that every day.



  •  Really man? I think your previous password was just not mlp compliant!



  • @lrucker said:

    And I don't call myself on the phone.
     

    I don't either. But I'm often asked my phone number, so I make it a point of knowing it.

    It is, after all, information directly relating to items I use.



  • @Cassidy said:

    I don't either. But I'm often asked my phone number,
     

    Personal - yes.

    Work - no.



  • You mean you haven't bothered adding your own phone number to your phonebook? It's the first thing I do when I get a new phone number.



  • @dhromed said:

    Work - no.
     

    Mine's on my business cards anyway, but I recite it so many times I know it off by heart.

    @dhromed said:

    Personal - yes.

    So.. fancy dinner sometime?

    @henke37 said:

    You mean you haven't bothered adding your own phone number to your phonebook?

    No. My phone has a feature that shows what its number currently is. Or do you mean add the number of one phone to the phonebook of another?

     

     



  • @Cassidy said:

    @dhromed said:

    Personal - yes.

    So.. fancy dinner sometime?

     

    Bring flowers.

    Pick me up at 19:00. I don't like late dinners.

     



  • @lrucker said:

    I don't call myself on the phone.

    facepalm



  • @lrucker said:

    And I don't call myself on the phone.
     

    I've tried, but the line's always busy.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @lrucker said:

    And I don't call myself on the phone.
     

    I've tried, but the line's always busy.

    Really?  I just get pushed straight to the VM...  Maybe I'm screening calls?


  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    @Lorne Kates said:
    @lrucker said:
    And I don't call myself on the phone.

    I've tried, but the line's always busy.

    Really?  I just get pushed straight to the VM...  Maybe I'm screening calls?

    You get pushed into the virtual machine? Are you ... The One?



  • @Xyro said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:
    @Lorne Kates said:
    @lrucker said:
    And I don't call myself on the phone.
    I've tried, but the line's always busy.
    Really?  I just get pushed straight to the VM...  Maybe I'm screening calls?
    You get pushed into the virtual machine? Are you ... The One?
    SHHH!!  Just don't tell anyone...



  • @Xyro said:

    You get pushed into the virtual machine? Are you ... The One?
     

    Does the Empty Set contain itself?



  • @dhromed said:

    @Xyro said:

    You get pushed into the virtual machine? Are you ... The One?
     

    Does the Empty Set contain itself?

    Set empty = new HashSet();
    empty.contains(empty); // false



  • @Ben L. said:

    Set empty = new HashSet();
    empty.contains(empty); // false

    Haven't you watched The IT Crowd?  What you just did was like using Google to search for Google.  You could have imploded the entire Internet!  Be more careful next time.



  • Someone needs to register the website lmlmgtfydotcom.com, which should call on lmgtfy.com to Google something...



  • @ekolis said:

    Someone needs to register the website lmlmgtfydotcom.com, which should call on lmgtfy.com to Google something...

    If I understand you correctly, you are confident enough to post this joke here but not enough to spend 8$ on the domain name yourself? That definitely undermines the impact of the joke. It's tough to be a comedian AND a penny-pincher.



  • Kudos on your new sig!

    ... that'll be $1000 please.



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    @ekolis said:
    Someone needs to register the website lmlmgtfydotcom.com, which should call on lmgtfy.com to Google something...

    If I understand you correctly, you are confident enough to post this joke here but not enough to spend 8$ on the domain name yourself? That definitely undermines the impact of the joke. It's tough to be a comedian AND a penny-pincher.


     



  • @ekolis said:

    Someone needs to register the website lmlmgtfydotcom.com, which should call on lmgtfy.com to Google something...
     

    This is how some people build appliations.



  • @dhromed said:

    Does the Empty Set contain itself?

    No, it does not. The empty set is a set that has no members. A set containing the empty set has at least one member.

    IIRC, the empty set, the set containing only the empty set, the set containing only the emtpy set and the set that only contains the emtpy set, etc., is how Whitehead and Russell tried to bridge the gap between set theory and natural numbers in Principia Mathematica.



  • @rstinejr said:

    IIRC, the empty set, the set containing only the empty set, the set containing only the emtpy set and the set that only contains the emtpy set, etc., is how Whitehead and Russell tried to bridge the gap between set theory and natural numbers in Principia Mathematica.

    They reinvented counting in base-1?



  • @dhromed said:

    @rstinejr said:

    IIRC, the empty set, the set containing only the empty set, the set containing only the emtpy set and the set that only contains the emtpy set, etc., is how Whitehead and Russell tried to bridge the gap between set theory and natural numbers in Principia Mathematica.

    They reinvented counting in base-1?

    No. Just a new way to construct / define them.



  • @boomzilla said:

    @dhromed said:

    @rstinejr said:

    IIRC, the empty set, the set containing only the empty set, the set containing only the emtpy set and the set that only contains the emtpy set, etc., is how Whitehead and Russell tried to bridge the gap between set theory and natural numbers in Principia Mathematica.

    They reinvented counting in base-1?

    No. Just a new way to construct / define them.

     

    You said no but apparently you meant yes.

     

     



  • @dhromed said:

    You said no but apparently you meant yes.

    No means no, you pig!



  • @boomzilla said:

    @dhromed said:
    You said no but apparently you meant yes.

    No means no, you pig!

    Yes means yes, no means no, however they dress, wherever they go!

    Had to learn that in high school after I made a joke to the effect that when a woman says "no" it means "yes but later"



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    @boomzilla said:
    @dhromed said:
    You said no but apparently you meant yes.

    No means no, you pig!

    Yes means yes, no means no, however they dress, wherever they go!

    Had to learn that in high school after I made a joke to the effect that when a woman says "no" it means "yes but later"



  • @boomzilla said:

    @dhromed said:
    You said no but apparently you meant yes.

    No means no, you pig!

     

    Are you dressed provocatively? Because that's just asking for it!



  • @dhromed said:

    @boomzilla said:

    @dhromed said:
    You said no but apparently you meant yes.

    No means no, you pig!

     

    Are you dressed provocatively? Because that's just asking for it!

    You dinosaur. The way she is dressed is not the cause. It is a contributing factor and there are other contributing factors, such as the time and place and the way she is walking/dancing. Basically the same factors that she plays on to get free drinks all night.



  • @dhromed said:

    Are you dressed provocatively? Because that's just asking for it!

    I don't always dress provocatively. But when I do, it's for dhromed.

    Stay chauvanistic, my friends.



  • @boomzilla said:

    @dhromed said:
    Are you dressed provocatively? Because that's just asking for it!

    I don't always dress provocatively. But when I do, it's for dhromed.

    Stay chauvanistic, my friends.

     

    I need pix for later.

     


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