Preach it, brother.
161 posts • joined 23 Jun 2009
Seeing as you asked
"Unless you've been ex-directory for a couple of decades"
"and made your electoral roll data private"
"If you've done any social networking at all and if anybody in your extended family has signed up to one of these dreary genealogy websites then there's even more online."
No on both.
"With your full name and access to Pipl, I could probably have filled in your census form on your behalf then phoned your bank and cancelled your direct debit to the Donkey Rescue Society."
I doubt it. I can't find me on Pipl and I know everything about me, on account of being me.
"If your identity was worth stealing then somebody would already have stolen it. And now that The Bad Guys (allegedly) have access to tens of millions of handy identities in one place, yours is worth even less."
That is not the point. If everyone's info is available, then anyone could pretend to be anyone else or anyone could find enough info to victimise anyone else.
That's a major headache for everyone.
If someone calls you claiming to be from your bank, ask for a reference number and drop the call. Call your bank. Tell them someone rang claiming to be them. If the call was genuine, you'll get through to the right people.
If someone calls you claiming to be from your credit card company, ask for a reference number and drop the call. Call your credit card company. Tell them someone rang claiming to be them. If the call was genuine, you'll get through to the right people.
"A useful password mnemonic...
... I was taught is to take a line from a song, then take the first letter from each word or each syllable. Additional characters can be derived from word sounds or appearances. For example: "Is this the way to Amarillo" becomes "Ittw2Am%""
Have you ever worked for me?
Never experienced what?
Prejudice, oppression, intimidation or paedophilia? Three out of four.
Everything Sarah mentioned has been committed by the clergy and that's a fact. The Daily Heil type comment with the "oh, they're all like that, trust none of them" slant was blatantly tongue in cheek.
It obviously offended you, but didn't offend me or others. Different strokes and all that. Still doesn't make either of us the moral arbiter for everyone.
Save the planet?
I wish people would be more honest about things. This has got sod all to do with saving the planet. It's all about saving the Human Race and "the way things are, with the pretty birdies and the whales and...".
As has been pointed out earlier, the planet's been through more climate change than you can shake a stick at and it's still here.
There's only 3 sorts of music
1) The stuff you like
2) The stuff you don't
3) The stuff you haven't heard yet.
On the back of other's comments, I have decided that this particular track should stay as a 3 for me. I shall desist from clicking on any links, watching TV, listening to the radio, going out...