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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby speising » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:23 am UTC

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speising wrote:How would hackers get access to all your money by hacking paypal? Knowing your account number won't help them a lot.

You can authorize PayPal to pull money from your bank account to send payments to people.

(And this kind of authorization is, I assume, what's being asked for... though last I recalled you could use PayPal just as PayPal with no card or bank connection, you just can't make your account "verified" until you link it to one of those. But that shouldn't prevent you from sending or receiving money to or from PayPal accounts, though I don't know how you'd plan to get money to spend into your PayPal account to start with without pulling it from your card or bank, unless you plan to receive money via PayPal first and then just spend that).

So if someone were then to get control of your PayPal account, they could use it (and its standing authorization) to pull money from your bank account to send payment to themselves.

Hacking paypal to control their booking systems is in an entirely different league than just grabbing some userdata. And you can always reverse the payment via your bank. (I think within 42 days here)

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Postby eran_rathan » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:58 pm UTC

Isaac Hill wrote:Fuck Discover. And PayPal and stores. And probably Hasbro. I tried to apply for a credit card on-line. I get to the end, and the website says to call a phone number to finish the setup. I call, and the guy says I have no FICO score. Something's gone wrong with the application. Maybe it's my fault for not typing something in correctly. That's not what pisses me off.

Rather than spend any time helping me solve this, the Discover phone monkey says I'll get a letter in the mail explaining what I need to do to contact the credit agencies. But, I am calling from a house I bought myself, and just had my score checked last year when I bought a car. Clearly the problem is with this application, not that I don't have a credit rating. So, contacting the credit agencies won't help, and will probably be a big pain in the ass.

I tried filling out the on-line application again today, but got rejected. I think the rejection message meant that I already had an application in process.

The thing is, I don't even WANT a credit card. I'm setting up a PayPal account so I can buy things on-line. But, PayPal requires either a credit card or bank account number to setup an account. I'm not using my bank account, because if (or more likely when) PayPal gets hacked, I don't want the hackers to have access to all my money.

Ideally, I would mail PayPal a check for $500, they would credit my account for $500, and I would then spend that $500 on-line. That's probably not possible because it'd be too easy for me. I could write my parents a check for $500 and have them transfer the money to me via PayPal. But, PayPal still won't let me finish setting up my account without the credit card or bank info.

On top of that, I don't even really want the PayPal account. I want to buy a few niche Transformer figures, like the reissue coneheads, or Masterpiece Wheeljack. But, stores near me don't actually stock them, because they're a niche market. So, I'm trying to get a credit card I don't want to setup an on-line account I don't want because stores won't sell me the things I do want.


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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Zohar » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:02 pm UTC

Those have HUGE costs. Most of these types of cards have you pay a fee for every single transaction you do. Can't a regular debit card work for you? I can definitely use my on Amazon, not sure about PayPal.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Yakk » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:08 pm UTC

Isaac Hill wrote:Fuck Discover. And PayPal and stores. And probably Hasbro. I tried to apply for a credit card on-line. I get to the end, and the website says to call a phone number to finish the setup. I call, and the guy says I have no FICO score. Something's gone wrong with the application. Maybe it's my fault for not typing something in correctly. That's not what pisses me off.

Rather than spend any time helping me solve this, the Discover phone monkey says I'll get a letter in the mail explaining what I need to do to contact the credit agencies. But, I am calling from a house I bought myself, and just had my score checked last year when I bought a car. Clearly the problem is with this application, not that I don't have a credit rating. So, contacting the credit agencies won't help, and will probably be a big pain in the ass.

I tried filling out the on-line application again today, but got rejected. I think the rejection message meant that I already had an application in process.

... apply for a *different* credit card?
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Postby Moo » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:12 pm UTC

Just here to sympathize with the frustration you've already dealt with, regardless of how to deal with the situation going forward.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby eran_rathan » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:39 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:Those have HUGE costs. Most of these types of cards have you pay a fee for every single transaction you do. Can't a regular debit card work for you? I can definitely use my on Amazon, not sure about PayPal.


I got it through a bank, and it had a one time cost of $2? $4? something like that. And then a fee of $2 I think to recharge it. But that was it.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:06 pm UTC

speising wrote:Hacking paypal to control their booking systems is in an entirely different league than just grabbing some userdata.

I'm not quite sure what you mean here. Using only my knowledge of my Paypal username and password, I can log into Paypal from any computer and tell Paypal to pull an arbitrary amount of money from my bank account and send it to any other Paypal account. If anyone managed to get my Paypal username and password, they could do the same, and pull money from my account to send to their Paypal.

And you can always reverse the payment via your bank. (I think within 42 days here)

Can you? If Paypal pulls money from your account and it's sent to another account and that account "withdraws" it to another bank account which is then emptied out with cash withdrawals, how does your bank grab that cash and put it back into your account? Or do the thieves just get away with it, and the bank creates new money to compensate you?
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Zohar » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:54 pm UTC

eran_rathan wrote:
Zohar wrote:Those have HUGE costs. Most of these types of cards have you pay a fee for every single transaction you do. Can't a regular debit card work for you? I can definitely use my on Amazon, not sure about PayPal.


I got it through a bank, and it had a one time cost of $2? $4? something like that. And then a fee of $2 I think to recharge it. But that was it.

Hmmm, generally I hear prepaid cards are not a good idea, YMMV. If you only charge $100 at a time to a card like that, it's still paying 2% on your money, but you could also choose to recharge it for a lot more. To me this sounds expensive.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Sizik » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:58 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:
And you can always reverse the payment via your bank. (I think within 42 days here)

Can you? If Paypal pulls money from your account and it's sent to another account and that account "withdraws" it to another bank account which is then emptied out with cash withdrawals, how does your bank grab that cash and put it back into your account? Or do the thieves just get away with it, and the bank creates new money to compensate you?


Seems like they have to ask Paypal.
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Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:25 pm UTC

So Paypal creates new money to refund your bank?
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby speising » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:38 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:So Paypal creates new money to refund your bank?

They have the details of the receiver. Maybe they could be faked, but in those rare cases where they can't hold the person responsible, they'll prbably have insurance. (At least a budget for that)

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Postby Sableagle » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:01 pm UTC

There are 12 flats.

We have 6 blue sacks for paper, newspaper, thin card and so on.

We have 12 black boxes for glass bottles, glass jars, plastic bottles, plastic jars, plastic punnets, tins, cans, foil takeaway Indian meal trays, bottle tops et cetera.

At the supermarket, there is a recycle bin for plastic bags, along with skips for all the above and paper-based drinks cartons.

We have two skips for general rubbish.

We have a compost heap for apple cores, banana peels, carrot and onion tops and bottoms, carrot peelings, potato peelings, onion skins, teabags, peach pits, cherry pits, plum stones, grass clippings, wilted cut flowers and so on.

There are places about 10 miles away for recycling corrugated cardboard ... in the same giant skips as the stuff that goes in the blue sacks.

There's just about enough room in the two skips for all our rubbish for two weeks.

Every two weeks, except when it's going to be really windy and it'd be funny not to bother, the council contractors come round and empty the (1 or 2) blue sacks and (1 to 3) black boxes from the roadside into their recycling truck.

On the weeks between, they come round and empty the skips into the rubbish truck ... if they can get to them.

Now, based on the above, you'd think it'd make sense for each flat to have a bin, a black box, a blue sack and a small bucket; for everyone to put all their recyclable stuff into the appropriate containers; for someone from each flat to empty the compost bucket onto the heap every day; for someone from each flat to put the black boxes and blue sacks out every fortnight just in time for collection; for someone from each flat to put bin liners full of rubbish into the skips just in time for that collection and whenever the bins get full and for people to get their boxes and sacks back after the recycling collection.

This is not happening.

Recycling? Never heard of it, apparently. EVERYTHING goes in the bin ... or, in some cases, out of the window into the parking area. This means the boxes and sacks aren't seeing much use and there's a lot of stuff that should be in them going into the skips instead. This, in turn, means that the skip right in front of a person entering the dustbin compound fills up in about a week. If *I* swap the skips round on recycling collection day, moving the full one to the corner and the empty one to that spot in front of the gate, which involves moving one about 2m forwards, the other about 2m sideways and the first one about 3m diagonally, people will then put their bags of rubbish and recyclable stuff into the empty skip. If I, personally, do not do this thing for them, they are all completely incapable of putting their rubbish bags into the empty skip and will dump them on the ground in front of the full one instead. Once this has begun, they continue to do it. Even if I (yes, me again, as in "It's all about me" or, in this case, "It's all on me!") swap the skips over *and* pick up all their shit and put it into the empty skip so that there are no bags on the ground and there is space in the skip in front of the gate, they still dump their bags on the ground. If there is a heap of bags on the ground, the contracted collection people can't roll the skips out to their truck. They're not paid to pick up bags, so they don't. Instead, they leave one full skip, one empty skip and a huge heap of bags on the ground *untouched*. This means that the skips aren't emptied. There's enough room in them for maybe 16 days' rubbish. There'd be room for a lot more than that if people bothered with recycling, but people don't bother with recycling. This week, I tore up the bags on the ground (cats, rats or whatever had already started the job by this point) and took out the recyclable stuff to reduce the bulk of them so that I could get them into the skips. I, personally, without being paid for it, picked up other people's shit and put it in the bins for them, AGAIN. Then I started on the gardening thing that's been eating my free time and wearing on my knees for weeks now, and while I was doing that someone came and dumped a bag of rubbish on the ground in front of the skips, and I heard recyclable stuff in it go "clink" as he did. I couldn't really say anything about it at the time because I'd have been in trouble for threatening him with the shovel, so his bag of rubbish remains on the ground.

I'm away for next recycling day. Know what that means? It means the skips won't be swapped round to enable these morons to get their bags of shit into skips, and all their shit will be piling up on the ground. I think I'll let it. I can take my rubbish somewhere else to get rid of it, so I'll be able to say it's not my fault, I can let it all build up, I can find someone to clear it all out, I can write him a cheque and get a receipt and I can get a refund from the company funds. Those funds come from all of us, though, so I'd be paying 1/12 the cost, and I shouldn't have to. People should be capable of handling a system this simple.

Maybe if I could wipe out the people in the other 11 flats, convert four of them into a luxurious new home for myself, move there, demolish the rest and replace them with garden, I could have rid of these problems ... and only have to pick up after the selfish, idle, inconsiderate, egocentric, obnoxious twats that throw shit over the fences and walls into the garden. *headdesk*

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Postby Angua » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:17 pm UTC

I can only do this e-learning they want me to do for work from computers that you access at work. Which, as there is no time for this during the days, means I have to go into work and find a computer specifically to do their bloody e-learning.

You've emailed me a unique username and password - why can't it be done over the internet???????
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Postby Fractal_Tangent » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:30 am UTC

Trying to enroll into my new university. I have a preferred name which has been in use since the dawn of time. Honestly, if people start attempting to refer to me as my birth name, I get a little confused. I always look for a way to include it on forms and when I applied they didn't have a space for 'preferred name' so I put it in brackets after my actual name.

Now I'm trying to enroll and there's a space for preferred name, but the enrollment people won't remove my preferred name so that I can put it in the right box. They want some form of identification. Well I give them that and now they think that the second of my two last names is a double-barreled last name. Which it is not. They were very specific that my degree will be a 'valid legal document' and I even sent them over proof.

I also hate that I have 2 middle names because my whole name is kind of unwieldy anyway so I try and get people to not put them on forms where possible. This is just bad design at its best.
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Postby Quercus » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:03 am UTC

I can relate. It's bloody annoying, because there's normally very limited things that you can do about it, because well, it's your name - it's kind of difficult/impossible to change it just because it isn't in a form that whatever needs it can handle.

I'm someone with four names ([first] [middle 1] [middle 2] [surname]), who is known, and always has been, by [middle 1], and it can get tricky sometimes. I usually underline [middle 1] to indicate that it's my preferred name on forms, but people don't always know what that means. The worst bit for me is when people who know me as [middle 1] [surname] try to book plane tickets for me. I always have to watch them like a hawk to make sure that they don't book them under a name under which I'll be refused boarding at the airport. The other thing I do is fail to respond to my actual first name - so when it's called out in official situations (like at the doctors), I just sit there, like some idiot who doesn't know their own name, rather than responding. I have also had my full name rejected on an online form (that specified including middle names) for being "too long" before.

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Postby Fractal_Tangent » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:09 am UTC

Quercus wrote:I can relate. It's bloody annoying, because there's normally very limited things that you can do about it, because well, it's your name - it's kind of difficult/impossible to change it just because it isn't in a form that whatever needs it can handle.

I'm someone with four names ([first] [middle 1] [middle 2] [surname]), who is known, and always has been, by [middle 1], and it can get tricky sometimes. I usually underline [middle 1] to indicate that it's my preferred name on forms, but people don't always know what that means. The worst bit for me is when people who know me as [middle 1] [surname] try to book plane tickets for me. I always have to watch them like a hawk to make sure that they don't book them under a name under which I'll be refused boarding at the airport. The other thing I do is fail to respond to my actual first name - so when it's called out in official situations (like at the doctors), I just sit there, like some idiot who doesn't know their own name, rather than responding. I have also had my full name rejected on an online form (that specified including middle names) for being "too long" before.


Yeah I'm [First] [Middle 1] [Middle 2] [Surname] and I write mine as [First] (Preferred) [Surname] and just try and leave off the two middle names. It doesn't help that my second middle name is actually my mum's last name (she didn't change it) and is a masculine name. I quite like having my mum's last name in my name but my surname is so unwieldy that double barrelling would be a nightmare. My full name didn't fit on my driver's license so I think there's a letter missing off my second middle name. Not sure what to do about that...
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Postby Diadem » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:33 am UTC

Are multiple first names so uncommon in the US? Over here 3 of 4 first names is very common. What is also common is that people use an entirely different name in their daily life (a 'roepnaam', which translates as 'callname') than their official name. I guess that's common in the US too where someone officially called "William" might be called "Bill" in daily use.

Most forms here will ask for 1) Surname 2) Full initials 3) daily use name. Spelling out all your first names in full is very rare, and mostly for things like diplomas and marriages. It seems to me that forms requiring fully spelled out full names always have plenty of room for those.

I tried googling how long names on passports or driver's licenses are allowed to be, but zero hits :-(
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Postby Quercus » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:36 am UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:My full name didn't fit on my driver's license so I think there's a letter missing off my second middle name. Not sure what to do about that...

That's a really awful way for the driver's licence to deal with it - mine has [middle 2] initialled instead of full, which makes more sense, but I guess could be just an artefact of where it happened to get cut off.

I shouldn't complain too much about my name though - both my first name and the middle name I go by are pretty much gender-neutral, which is awesome, and makes up for the other awkwardnesses tenfold.

@Diadem - both F_T and I are in the UK, not the US.

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Postby Zohar » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:35 pm UTC

Middle names are pretty uncommon in Israel, so that usually isn't an issue. Of course, a foreign-sounding name like Zohar in an English-speaking country leads to all sorts of hilarious pronunciations.

May I ask, F_T, why you keep all those names if you don't identify by them?
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Postby roband » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:07 pm UTC

Wait, is it not as simple as I'd think :(

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Postby Zohar » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:13 pm UTC

It is, other people don't necessarily hear the name when I tell it to them (I automatically spell it too) or start saying zo-hair and such.
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Postby Fractal_Tangent » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:35 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:Middle names are pretty uncommon in Israel, so that usually isn't an issue. Of course, a foreign-sounding name like Zohar in an English-speaking country leads to all sorts of hilarious pronunciations.

May I ask, F_T, why you keep all those names if you don't identify by them?


I think that I like all of my names individually (I don't care much for my first, but it was given to me by my dad and he was insistent apparently). My first middle name is lovely, my second is my mother's last name which I think is a cool idea to keep the maternal side alive, my last name is very distinctive.

I don't know which I'd get rid of. I might not identify as them as a whole but I think that they're all a part of me somehow. Having a weird, distinctive and unusual full name is just a part of who I am.
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Postby Diadem » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:42 pm UTC

Quercus wrote:@Diadem - both F_T and I are in the UK, not the US.

Apologies. Should have checked better.

While I was writing my previous post I couldn't find anything on how long names on Dutch passports or driver's licenses are allowed to be. However I did find the maximum length for names on British driver's licences, which is apparently 300 characters including spaces. Surely that's plenty to put in 3 or 4 first names?
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Postby Angua » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:54 pm UTC

My cousin has two middle names, one of which being St. John (pronounced Sinjin). He hasn't had a problem that I'm aware of (not old enough for driving licence yet I don't think, but has a Canadian and Nevisian passport).
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby bigglesworth » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:56 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:Are multiple first names so uncommon in the US?
They're certainly uncommon in Brazil. My GF almost felt betrayed to find out that I had a whole other name that I had never told her about.
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Postby Quercus » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:02 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:While I was writing my previous post I couldn't find anything on how long names on Dutch passports or driver's licenses are allowed to be. However I did find the maximum length for names on British driver's licences, which is apparently 300 characters including spaces. Surely that's plenty to put in 3 or 4 first names?

Mine is way under that, so they must have just decided to initialize my second middle name (or maybe I decided I wanted it like that when applying - I can't remember, but I might have done if it was an option).

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Zohar » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:23 pm UTC

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Diadem wrote:Are multiple first names so uncommon in the US?
They're certainly uncommon in Brazil. My GF almost felt betrayed to find out that I had a whole other name that I had never told her about.

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Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:17 pm UTC

I had a coworker from Spain once who I knew by [Preferred Name] [Family Name]. After years of working with her I found out that her actual given name was [Given Name] [Family Name], so I started thinking of her as [Given Name] "[Preferred Name]" [Last Name], like her preferred name was some kind of nickname or epithet (like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). Later still I found out that her actually first name wasn't her given name, it was "Maria", so I shifted to thinking of her given name as her middle name, and thought of her as Maria [Given Name] "[Preferred Name]" [Family Name]. Until I learned that in Spain, all baby girls are named "Maria" first, and then something else, so she was actually born "Maria [Given Name] [Family Name]", but nobody actually ever says the "Maria" part for anyone. Later still I learned that in Spanish custom, a preferred name comes first, before the "Maria", so she's actually [Preferred Name] Maria [Given Name] [Family Name]. Except I learned later still that her legal last name isn't actually her family name, because she's married and took her husband's name, but she kept her family name as a middle name (not a hyphenated last name), and still goes by it professionally. So her full legal name is [Preferred Name] Maria [Given Name] [Family Name] [Husband's Name]. But basically nobody ever says (outside rare occasions) three of her five names.
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Postby Quercus » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:25 pm UTC

Just today my housemate handed me a letter which was addressed to my full name (which hardly ever happens). She commented that she had no idea I even had a second middle name, and that it was "almost disappointingly ordinary" (both my first and preferred names are somewhat unusual, although neither is unheard of).

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:28 pm UTC

Heh, I've kinda got that same thing going on. As you can see in my sig, my first and last names are both pretty weird and unusual. But my middle name is just "John".

I occasionally have fantasies/nightmares/something about giving up entirely on every distinctive thing that I like about myself, becoming the kind of ordinary person that I hate, and going by my boring middle name to symbolize that.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Suzaku » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:30 am UTC

Now try adding a complete different character set.

Until they changed the immigration laws here quite recently, my legal name (in Japan) did not match my actual legal name (on my Aussie passport, e.g.) because it had to be registered on my wife's Family Register (as a foreign citizen, I don't get one) and could only be done in Japanese script.
So I actually had to register the katakana representation of my name as a legal alias on my Alien Registration documents to link the two.

Also, the company admindroid at my first employer here didn't ask me how I transliterated my name, so they made up their own transliteration for my health insurance documents.

Result - I have my western-scripted name on my new-system Residence Card (which replaced the Alien Registration), transliteration A on my wife's Family Register, and transliteration B on all my medical and insurance paperwork.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby SecondTalon » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:25 pm UTC

Quercus wrote:Just today my housemate handed me a letter which was addressed to my full name (which hardly ever happens). She commented that she had no idea I even had a second middle name, and that it was "almost disappointingly ordinary" (both my first and preferred names are somewhat unusual, although neither is unheard of).

Ah. Quercus "Muhljaindiq" Lorjbaj Jason Fhel-ha!da.

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby rath358 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:31 pm UTC

According to the dealership mechanic (I'm getting a second opinion of course), my car has a problem that might cost $2000 (a third it half of its value) to fix. Fuuuuuuck

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby eSOANEM » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:44 pm UTC

My names alternate interesting & unusual and boring & ordinary (I have two middle names so get two of each). My surname is boring so I have an exciting first name which I like.
my pronouns are they

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:20 pm UTC

eSOANEM wrote:My names alternate interesting & unusual and boring & ordinary (I have two middle names so get two of each). My surname is boring so I have an exciting first name which I like.

What is this exciting name?
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Postby poxic » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:53 am UTC

I think they said it's Interesting Boring Unusual Ordinary.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:53 am UTC

oh.
It seems, some places do not allow people to change their names.
That is one very nice, interesting and free thing about the US.

If you want to change your name, you can change your name.
It can become a hobby. It takes time and money.

It costs 120.00 dollars US plus all the fees for new documents.
Passport 200.00 give or take. Drivers license 50.00 give or take.

I've done it.
I might do it, again.

EDIT: I used my real legal name on the internet.
Because, I did not know how dangerous it is.

What good would it do me to change my name?
How many posts would I need to make before you recognized me?
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:51 am UTC

The exciting names are Tristan and Lancelot (in that order). The boring names are, well, boring and I'd rather not post them because full names in public places.

I mean, sorry, my name definitely is "Interesting Boring Unusual Ordinary".
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