• JBert (disco)

    The security pad might be a weird sight, but it isn't a WTF. It's there to stop residents from walking outside on "autopilot" if they have Alzheimer's disease, this little "copy this code" trick is enough to mess with their old routines that they get confused and give up.

  • HardwareGeek (disco)
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  • JBert (disco) in reply to HardwareGeek

    This one is on the frontpage, I checked.

  • PJH (disco) in reply to JBert
    JBert:
    this little "copy this code" trick is enough to mess with their old routines that they get confused and give up.

    Until "type that number on that pad" becomes their old routine...

  • JBert (disco) in reply to PJH

    Most of the time most people in that section aren't allowed out, so they don't get the chance for it to become routine...

  • ggeens (disco) in reply to JBert

    Indeed. This seems to be a standard way to keep demented patients inside.

    The home where my grandmother spent her last years had a slightly more sophisticated system. The sign said: type "1234" in reverse.

  • dkf (disco)

    The amount before the statement credit is a bit worrisome too; it might exceed my credit limit.

  • sloosecannon (disco) in reply to dkf

    How did they even manage that? They've got 3 numbers (with decimal points nonetheless) seperated by commas... how tf do you screw that up that badly?

  • CarrieVS (disco)

    I would choose 'the answer to this question is PAY' and then enter an entirely different answer.

  • sloosecannon (disco) in reply to CarrieVS

    YAP is just as easy to guess.

  • CarrieVS (disco) in reply to sloosecannon
    sloosecannon:
    YAP is just as easy to guess.

    It's also not entirely different.

    I'd choose GERBIL, or ELEVEN, or the numberplate of a car my parents had when I was a child that I somehow remember. Anything, so long as it's memorable and entirely unrelated to the word PAY.

  • sloosecannon (disco) in reply to CarrieVS
    CarrieVS:
    ELEVEN

    ELEVENTY

    Best secret question answer ever. Of all time.

  • CarrieVS (disco) in reply to sloosecannon

    *makes a mental note of sloosecannon's preferred secret answer to any secret question*

  • sloosecannon (disco) in reply to CarrieVS

    Haha! Twas but a ruse! It really is ELEVENTYFIVE!

  • hungrier (disco) in reply to sloosecannon

    No way, if that was your real security answer, Discourse would elgiu it out.

  • JBert (disco) in reply to CarrieVS
    CarrieVS:
    I'd choose GERBIL, or ELEVEN, or the numberplate of a car my parents had when I was a child that I somehow remember. Anything, so long as it's memorable and entirely unrelated to the word PAY.
    I heard that `correcthorsebatterystaple` is a great password.

    Filed under: Trying to get Password1 off the charts

  • Dragnslcr (disco)

    I'm pretty sure the iTunes one is just for showing off. "Look, we managed to do something without an error occurring! Aren't you amazed?!"

  • sloosecannon (disco) in reply to Dragnslcr

    E_NOT_POSSIBLE

    <description

  • cellocgw (disco)

    The "no error" dialog is completely correct, except they accidentally a comma.

    It should read "no , error" as in "no, you can't do that! error error danger will robinson"

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  • cburschka (disco)

    I'd always treat security questions like recovery codes: Generate a random string and store it securely. Picking an answer that actually has relevance to the question (worse, something that is on public record) is ridiculously insecure, and I can't believe websites still do this.

  • LorenPechtel (disco)

    I've heard of the copy-the-code technique being used to protect doors in places for the developmentally disabled, also. It's a simple test for a functioning mind.

  • flabdablet (disco) in reply to LorenPechtel

    It's essentially a meatspace Captcha.

  • DCRoss (disco) in reply to flabdablet

    Because the last thing you want is for robots to invade the building.

  • JBert (disco) in reply to DCRoss

    BEEP BEEP THAT'S MECHISM!


    Filed under: That's a word right?

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to hungrier

    Really? Let me try it... Hey! You lied to me!


    Filed under: Why would you lie about something like that?!

  • foxyshadis (disco) in reply to Tsaukpaetra
    Tsaukpaetra:
    Really? Let me try it... Hey! You lied to me!

    Filed under: <a>Why would you lie about something like that?!</a>

    Of course. Everyone knows Discourse only filters out social security and credit card numbers.

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to foxyshadis

    We will NOT fall for that one again!


    Filed under: What was that definition for insanity?

  • CoyneTheDup (disco)

    I don't know why Shelly is confused about what she'll pay. 607.06+1299.32+169.00 totals to $2,090.38 just like everywhere else on the page.

    Of course one might ask :wtf: "WTF!" was the idea about putting an itemized list ("607.06,1299.32,169.00") in the "You pay this amount at checkout" box.

  • Slapout (disco)

    The first one reminds me of a new online system my company implemented to view pay stubs. In order to log in you had to know your employee id. How did you find the employee id? It's on your pay stub of course!

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to CoyneTheDup

    I'm guessing they assumed the customer would only order one thing at a time, so the ad would only display one thing.

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to Slapout

    Unless it's stored on the HR's Excel sheet they keep all the important employee information on...

  • Fellshard (disco) in reply to hungrier
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  • Jarry (disco) in reply to Fellshard
    Fellshard:
    belgium my belgium-ing belgium

    I'm still seeing it. What does it look like to you?

    like this

  • CoyneTheDup (disco) in reply to Tsaukpaetra

    When I looked at it again just now, I noticed something I missed before. I was so busy looking at the top :wtf: that I totally missed the "$NAN" :wtf: below it.

    So, now having noticed that, I agree with Shelly. I wouldn't trust this site to sell me a pack of gum.

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to CoyneTheDup

    I dunno, I think $NAN is the correct response for ([607.06,1299.32,169.00]-100). It's what I get if I enter it into the Javascript console anyway...

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  • CreatedToDislikeThis (disco) in reply to LorenPechtel
    LorenPechtel:
    I've heard of the copy-the-code technique being used to protect doors in places for the developmentally disabled, also. It's a simple test for a functioning mind.

    As a bonus, it protects against blind people, too!

  • Tsaukpaetra (disco) in reply to CreatedToDislikeThis

    No, for that they scribe the braille numbers 1 through 5 in the order of the keys to press (i.e. 4 is scribed with 1, 3 with 2, 2 with 3, 1 with 4, and * with 5),

  • herby (disco)

    The questions in the list like that are usually generated by "custom" questions that are user entered. So, I suspect that the question indicated was entered by a frustrated user that really didn't care about the security on that question. For some reason some sites that are protecting your GPA from high school seem to want a secure password as one for a bank account.

    Note to web sites: Different levels of security are usually used. What I had for lunch yesterday (a peanut butter sandwich) doesn't need to be protected as much as instructions enabling a nuclear launch. Act accordingly!

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