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09-01-2015, 02:06 PM
The worst ever advice you've received
I was looking today at a internet security site the other day that was providing advice to the public about strong passwords that are easy to remember.

The advice was a crock. They suggested lame tactics like "think of a word and substitute some of the letters for numbers" or even "combine three random words together. All of the techniques they suggested were wrong and would generate passwords that could be cracked in a day (I know, I used to do this for a living).

It seems everyone today is an expert about everything and give terrible advice which can be misleading or, worse, dangerous (especially relating to medical advice).

So, what's the worst advice you've ever seen online? (apart from "Go to Veridican.com")

"I don't mind being wrong...it's a time I get to learn something new..."
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09-01-2015, 02:08 PM
RE: The worst ever advice you've received
Come to church, you will learn something.

"If we are honest—and scientists have to be—we must admit that religion is a jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality.
The very idea of God is a product of the human imagination."
- Paul Dirac
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09-01-2015, 02:09 PM
RE: The worst ever advice you've received
Just pray.


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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09-01-2015, 02:12 PM
RE: The worst ever advice you've received
"You should believe, just in case."
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09-01-2015, 02:14 PM
RE: The worst ever advice you've received
"I think the snow is too deep to get through here."

"Gun It!"

45 minutes of digging the car out later...

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09-01-2015, 02:19 PM (This post was last modified: 09-01-2015 02:22 PM by cactus.)
RE: The worst ever advice you've received
(09-01-2015 02:12 PM)SajaaK Wrote:  "You should believe, just in case."

I've actually used that one. I thought I must have been pretty damn clever to come up with Pascal's Wager all on my own. lol

Also, #Kony2012!
Should have been called #LearnHowToUseCharityNavigator2012

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09-01-2015, 02:22 PM
RE: The worst ever advice you've received
(09-01-2015 02:14 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  "I think the snow is too deep to get through here."

"Gun It!"

45 minutes of digging the car out later...

ROFLMAO!

Been there, done that....in sand too....

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09-01-2015, 02:38 PM
RE: The worst ever advice you've received
The best way to stop shootings is to give everyone access to guns.
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09-01-2015, 04:45 PM
RE: The worst ever advice you've received
Don't back that horse. It's an old nag and hasn't got a hope of winning this race.

“The first duty of a man is to think for himself” ― José Martí
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09-01-2015, 05:06 PM
RE: The worst ever advice you've received
(09-01-2015 02:06 PM)gofish! Wrote:  I was looking today at a internet security site the other day that was providing advice to the public about strong passwords that are easy to remember.

The advice was a crock. They suggested lame tactics like "think of a word and substitute some of the letters for numbers" or even "combine three random words together. All of the techniques they suggested were wrong and would generate passwords that could be cracked in a day (I know, I used to do this for a living).

That is terrible advice! I generate a random sequence of letters, numbers and symbols every time I need a new password.

Of course they're really hard to remember, so I write them down and stick them to my monitor for easy reference... Smartass

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