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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #50 on: 01 Dec 2021, 00:12 »

Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuum.

Trying to drop a regular satelite on people doesnt work. At all.

Absolutely. Not. Ever.

1. It burns up into the atmosphere

2. The remains, if any, will spread over a wide area

3. You cannot control where exaxtly the remains will hit

4. Also communications satelites are usually in geostationary orbit, 36,000 kilometers above the surface, taking exactly 24 hours for one orbit and thus staying in place over whatever country placed the satelite there. Up there there are simply not enough remains of an atmosphere to slow the satelite down and the satelite wont be able to create enough acceleration to drop to earth at all. Decomissioned communication satelites are placed in a parking orbit, not dropped back to earth.

The infamous rod of thungsten, emerging from a space station in the "safe" area, i.e. still much below the Van Allen belt, about 300 km above the surface, thrown with sufficient acceleration (the most efficient way is to throw it backwards), mentioned in this comic before would work. Though even that thungsten rod of course would require some acceleration ability on its own to target a very specific point on the planets surface, for even minimal movements up high in the atmosphere (caused by the winds up there) of course causes huge differences in what point on the surface will be hit in the end.

There is already the orbital pizza delivery thing Station and Hanner's dad made in universe, which does imply that the materials for that kind of thing are common and disposable. Having satelites that can be decomissioned by dropping to the earth on a set target area for recovery and salvage might be a major thing considering the real world Earth's space debris problem, and the QC universe seems to have far more common orbital travel. Might be in conjunction with other things to try at preventing a requirement of orbital trash crews such as those shown in Planetes...which is a pretty interesting anime for the concept.

Actually, a communications satellite that's functioning as one might be pretty good cover for a rods of god type weapon...or for a classified one, having a heavily fortified "black box" that might survive deorbiting and similar things with a record of events to try figuring out what, exactly, happened to it might be a decent idea.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #51 on: 01 Dec 2021, 01:12 »

Now I have the problem that I want to ask if there are actually people who are into MILFs in the first place ...

Do you mean ... are there people who are into attractive older ladies? Is that what you're asking?
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #52 on: 01 Dec 2021, 02:38 »

EDIT: this is in response to snubnose's comment. I didn't notice the thread had a second page.

Without going too specific and explicit:

As I understand it, being into MILFs mostly means being into older women.

I don't find this either troubling or unusual. I'd be *more* concerned if nobody was into them, because that would mean men, women and non-binary people of all ages are exclusively attracted to young women and not older ones. And past a certain age, that becomes more and more creepy.

IME, "MILF" has more to do with age (and possibly being attractive in a specific way) than whether the woman is an actual mother or not. It's shorthand.

EDIT 2: also, as to "MILF" being a "ridiculous Internet acronym", I don't think "MILF" originated on the Internet. My quick research suggests the term grew organically in 80s and 90s common speech (which was before the mainstreaming of the Internet, and certainly before Internet was meaningfully used for porn), and it got introduced into the mainstream through the American Pie movie.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #53 on: 01 Dec 2021, 04:28 »

(...) and certainly before Internet was meaningfully used for porn (...)

You mean, the first 24 hours of the Internet?

Also I agree, being into older women is not creepy at all, given it's corresponded. It may be that snubnose have a slightly diferent concept of MILF in mind (depending on the sources researched, I don't blame him...)
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #54 on: 01 Dec 2021, 04:37 »

(...) and certainly before Internet was meaningfully used for porn (...)

You mean, the first 24 hours of the Internet?

Fair. I was referring specifically to porn that was both widely available and visual in nature. Early Internet had (relatively) little of that due to bandwidth issues and its entirely non-commercial nature. As in, there weren't porn sites (which is, I imagine, how a lot of people know the term "milf" today).
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #55 on: 01 Dec 2021, 06:17 »

Man, I like frogs!
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #56 on: 01 Dec 2021, 13:10 »

I just wanted to say that I love the Aureliaface in panel 4.
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« Reply #57 on: 01 Dec 2021, 13:32 »

The idea to try to cure feeling unhappy with a mind altering substance feels way more unhealthy for me than the conversation between mother and daughter.

I'd be surprised if there was a great deal of disagreement from folks here in principle, or the world at large, although I think you'd find an awful lot of them, myself included, do not practice what they preach.

Written from a train, on my way to visit my mother for five cannabis-free days.

Now I have the problem that I want to ask if there are actually people who are into MILFs in the first place, which would explain the existence of this riddiculous internet acronym in the first place, but then again I dont actually want to know the answer to that question.

Speaking from casually polling other men - and yes, we are the worst; when I say casually polling I mean 'disgusting misogynist conversations that I these days try to avoid' - and my own brief fling with a woman two decades my senior, I don't know many people who are into 'MILFs' in the traditional sense. The actual having of a child is incidental, it is generally more of a 'television has taught me that women past 30 are incapable of being attractive, so LOOK HOW HOT THIS 45 YEAR OLD WOMAN IS????' than an actual MILF fetish. That, and often finding it appealing if a woman has experience, or a belief that any woman of a certain age, especially if divorced, must inevitably have been sexually repressed and need liberating. By your penis.

In my case, the point where I had gained experience of actually having an intimate emotional relationship with a woman of that age was pretty much the exact point I stopped calling anyone a MILF at any point, although given it happened around the time I was basically learning what feminism actually is, I'm not sure how often I was using that term anyway.

Relevant disgusting anecdote, at my first full-time job I was in another office to talk to somebody about something, and I overheard a conversation between two dudes who worked there:
'Aaron, I need your password so I can fix your computer'
'All small letters, "milfhunter"'
'Aaron it's supposed to be something people can't guess'

I must admit though I would date almost any of the characters in QC quite happily and Aurelia being a divorced stoner means we have two things in common

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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #58 on: 01 Dec 2021, 15:18 »

From a security perspective, I'm appalled that your coworker just handed out his password like that, especially in such a way that half the office could overhear. Does he WANT to get hacked? Also: 'milfhunter'. Ugh. That's gross and a very insecure password.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #59 on: 01 Dec 2021, 16:38 »

To be fair, it was 2007

To be fairer, fuck that guy

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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #60 on: 01 Dec 2021, 18:06 »

To be even fairer, basic computer security principles were well known even before 2007.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #61 on: 01 Dec 2021, 18:30 »

New comic.

I dunno. Asking people 'how do you guys have sex?' always strikes me as a bit rude.
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« Reply #62 on: 01 Dec 2021, 18:56 »

It's definitely the wine.
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« Reply #63 on: 01 Dec 2021, 19:50 »

Poor Yay. *lol*

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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #64 on: 01 Dec 2021, 21:06 »

Okay, Yay's obvious discomfort implies that there is someone that they may be interested in...  :-D

Any wild guesses? Personally, I think there's a certain attraction to Roko...
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #65 on: 01 Dec 2021, 21:06 »

This broke my suspension of disbelief.

Aurelia's son was obsessed with AIs.  Aurelia's daughter lives with Pintsize and Bubbles.  And she's NEVER heard that there are AIs with sex drives?

While it's my headcanon that Yay is aroace, that might not be so.  Aurelia is crossing some pretty insensitive boundaries here.
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« Reply #66 on: 01 Dec 2021, 21:29 »

Okay, Yay's obvious discomfort implies that there is someone that they may be interested in...  :-D

Any wild guesses? Personally, I think there's a certain attraction to Roko...

Roko's a frand but I doubt Yay is or wants to be into bread or bread products.

The level of discomfort seems to imply that Aurelia is a potential romancee (thus the conflict between "you have massive mom vibes you are still giving off" and "and also you are maybe-flirting with me and the combination is super weird").   I mean, in what other configuration is Aurelia as surrogate mom and these quetions as problematic?
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #67 on: 01 Dec 2021, 22:03 »

You mean, aside from your mom asking about your sex life being awkward?

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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #68 on: 01 Dec 2021, 23:04 »

Down Aurelia. Sex may be another way to avoid having to deal with all the problems you're having with Claire (and Claire's own problems in specific). However, I'm pretty sure that jumping a friend like that is inappropriate and likely counter-productive. Additionally, as Yay points out, you've managed to get into their 'mother figure' category so, of course, having this conversation in any way is intensely awkward or even actively traumatising for them!

Okay, Yay's obvious discomfort implies that there is someone that they may be interested in...  :-D

Any wild guesses? Personally, I think there's a certain attraction to Roko...

Roko's a frand but I doubt Yay is or wants to be into bread or bread products.

Yay has to know about Roko's kink but personal romantic attraction is rarely based on a full logical assessment of compatibility. At least not in humans so in some ways it's another example of 'people but more plastic' if Yay has that impulsive attraction.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #69 on: 02 Dec 2021, 00:04 »

Yay, before you get uncomfortable that Aurelia is interested in sex, give yourself a full understanding of how she got to be a mother.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #70 on: 02 Dec 2021, 00:13 »

Sex for reproduction (and as 'marital duty) and sex for enjoyment, unfortunately, can be founded on very different parts of the psyche.
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« Reply #71 on: 02 Dec 2021, 00:22 »

Yay, before you get uncomfortable that Aurelia is interested in sex, give yourself a full understanding of how she got to be a mother.

My reading was that Yay was uncomfortable in discussing their own interest in sex with "Mom-vibes" Aurelia, not that Aurelia is interested in sex.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #72 on: 02 Dec 2021, 01:24 »

Err ... I never said being into older people is creepy. Though re-reading it, I guess my last statement could indeed be read that way. I just find it quite rude to state that you merely want to f*** a person. Not hit on them or romance them etc. The whole concept of one night stands goes kind of over my head. I wouldnt know how to emotionally handle that.


There is already the orbital pizza delivery thing Station and Hanner's dad made in universe, which does imply that the materials for that kind of thing are common and disposable. [...]

IMHO it mostly really just shows that Jeph doesnt do the research on such things. *shrug*
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #73 on: 02 Dec 2021, 02:37 »

While it's my headcanon that Yay is aroace, that might not be so.  Aurelia is crossing some pretty insensitive boundaries here.

Not aro (and ftr I don't think Aurelia's boundary crossing here is that bad as long as she backs off now that Yay's made their discomfort known, which I'm sure she will), but as an ace who feels a bit uncomfortable and isn't sure how to respond when people try to get me to talk about my "fantasies" or "type" or whatever other [generally heteronormative] expectations, those two things aren't mutually exclusive. I haven't been in one of those situations since starting to accept what I've sort of always known about myself, so a lot of that discomfort did come from feeling like I was failing to person right, but even now, I've barely started with the self acceptance baby steps and don't want to have to either give vague non-answers or suddenly have some sort of "coming out" conversation. Even someone who's totally comfortable with all aspects of their orientation shouldn't have to do that if they don't feel like it.

Down Aurelia. Sex may be another way to avoid having to deal with all the problems you're having with Claire (and Claire's own problems in specific). However, I'm pretty sure that jumping a friend like that is inappropriate and likely counter-productive.

I don't get this reading that Aurelia was expressing sexual interest in Yay. Her questions were about sex, but they didn't seem suggestive of anything. (And I'm ace, not oblivious, lol.)
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« Reply #74 on: 02 Dec 2021, 02:48 »

Down Aurelia. Sex may be another way to avoid having to deal with all the problems you're having with Claire (and Claire's own problems in specific). However, I'm pretty sure that jumping a friend like that is inappropriate and likely counter-productive.

I don't get this reading that Aurelia was expressing sexual interest in Yay. Her questions were about sex, but they didn't seem suggestive of anything. (And I'm ace, not oblivious, lol.)

Panel 2 is definitely indicative of attempting to  be seductive, both verbally and non-verbally. Maybe only teasingly but as she's drunk and high, she may not be thinking things through.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #75 on: 02 Dec 2021, 02:50 »

I guess my last statement could indeed be read that way. I just find it quite rude to state that you merely want to f*** a person. Not hit on them or romance them etc. The whole concept of one night stands goes kind of over my head. I wouldnt know how to emotionally handle that.

Oh, the term "milf" itself is absolutely disrespectful and icky. No argument from me here.

I'm fine with people having casual sex, too. But "casual" is not the same as "objectifying", although many people seem to think it is. You can absolutely have a one night stand and still treat your partner for it as a person, not a tool to fulfill your needs.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #76 on: 02 Dec 2021, 04:56 »

I kinda just read Aurelia as being smug about the fact that Yay is deflecting. This seems peak mom-who-loved-to-torture-their-teens-with-sex-talk vibes.
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« Reply #77 on: 02 Dec 2021, 04:58 »

I didn't get flirty vibes from Aurelia either; to me she gives off more "inquisitive parent prying into child's sex life and embarrassing them in the process" vibes instead, but idk. I doubt Jeph is going to ship them after he established Aurelia as a motherly figure for Yay, for obvious reasons.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #78 on: 02 Dec 2021, 09:55 »

You know, I just noticed something: Yay's hairstyle is a lot like Clinton's current hairstyle.

EDIT: Compare and contrast: 4656 Clinton with today 4669 Yay.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #79 on: 02 Dec 2021, 18:24 »

New comic!

Subjectively Yay is totally a teenager mature adult it's all very technical shut up
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« Reply #80 on: 02 Dec 2021, 19:00 »

Only 2 years? I'll say it doesn't map the same way, it feels like Yay should've been around for longer. Then again, that might be why none of the other powerful AIs, like Station, ever suspected their existence.

I see that Aurelia skipped the intermediary and now drinks straight from the bottle. Hopefully it's almost empty, I'm getting worried about her.
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« Reply #81 on: 02 Dec 2021, 20:05 »

Yeah, that's surprising. Tho also probably MUCH longer in subjective time...

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« Reply #82 on: 02 Dec 2021, 22:33 »

Only 2 years? I'll say it doesn't map the same way, it feels like Yay should've been around for longer. Then again, that might be why none of the other powerful AIs, like Station, ever suspected their existence.

I see that Aurelia skipped the intermediary and now drinks straight from the bottle. Hopefully it's almost empty, I'm getting worried about her.

Agreed.  I suspected Yay was as old as Station since he's the only other AI comparable in power.  I also suspected Yay might have played a roll in Bubbles' unit getting wiped out and was interested in her locked up memories as potential evidence.  That would've added a twist to all this. 

I must say Questionable Content's timeline isn't the easiest to figure out.  In our time we've know Yay for almost 4 years now. 
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« Reply #83 on: 02 Dec 2021, 22:48 »

That makes me wonder how long Yay had been in existence when we first met them back in the Faye/Bubbles arc.
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« Reply #84 on: 02 Dec 2021, 23:13 »

I agree with everyone who says two years really feels like too short a time, even given how recently the Singularity happened. I'm assuming that Yay's code has existed in a pre-sentient form for a lot longer but two years is the approximate age of the current independent distributed intelligence.

That makes me wonder how long Yay had been in existence when we first met them back in the Faye/Bubbles arc.

The internal timeline of QC is difficult to understand but maybe just over a year
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #85 on: 03 Dec 2021, 00:50 »

Down Aurelia. Sex may be another way to avoid having to deal with all the problems you're having with Claire (and Claire's own problems in specific). However, I'm pretty sure that jumping a friend like that is inappropriate and likely counter-productive.

I don't get this reading that Aurelia was expressing sexual interest in Yay. Her questions were about sex, but they didn't seem suggestive of anything. (And I'm ace, not oblivious, lol.)

Panel 2 is definitely indicative of attempting to  be seductive, both verbally and non-verbally. Maybe only teasingly but as she's drunk and high, she may not be thinking things through.

Not a good place to use "definitely," since a number of people are saying they didn't see the same thing you did in that panel. That looked like a teasing face, to be sure, but seductive? It seems a lot more like a wry look of amusement to me, like someone gets when they're nudging someone else and feel like they've caught them in a half-truth.

I'd assumed from Yay's omniscience and attitude that they were older, too, but they were just a bundle of interlinked babies back when they threatened Corpse Witch! This takes their arc away from a place of "has been at this for ages, but after meeting Roko, caught a glimpse of why people have friends" and into "was born an AI demigod but is baby, so legit JUST discovered that friendship is quality" territory.

Also, Yay's look of disgruntled embarrassment sparks joy. That is all.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #86 on: 03 Dec 2021, 03:37 »

This also means that Yay weren't some lower-status AI that evolved demigod abilities over a long period of time, but they were actually *created* that way (by whom and why is anybody's guess) OR someone was testing the limits of AI consciousness and ended up biting off more than they could chew.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #87 on: 03 Dec 2021, 10:01 »

With the speed of machine processing compared to biological brain speed - heck, Yay's subjective experience of life is probably measured in centuries...
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #88 on: 03 Dec 2021, 11:29 »

I see that Aurelia skipped the intermediary and now drinks straight from the bottle. Hopefully it's almost empty, I'm getting worried about her.

What may she be covering up with all the Sex, Drugs, and Rock'n'Roll?  Were the boy toys just that, toys?  Managing to not think for a while from booze or weed?  Rockin' out on her guitar at 11 fills up any other thinking spaces?
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #89 on: 03 Dec 2021, 12:11 »

To be even fairer, basic computer security principles were well known even before 2007.
I keep trying to get my parents to at least use 1337 speak/leet speak passwords for years, now.

EDIT: I prefer using a mix of my own variation on leet mixed with obscure mythology knowledge. For an example that's too short to ever use; did you know it was much more common to swear by a different, lower body part of Crom's than his teeth? His eistna[/]- '3!s7n4', '3!$5tna', 'E!stn4', etc.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #90 on: 03 Dec 2021, 13:48 »

I’ve been using a variant of the “correct_horse_battery_staple” method for quite some time.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #91 on: 03 Dec 2021, 14:17 »

Gotta love passphrases.


EDIT: Re. Yay being only 2 years old, I keep being reminded of Jane in the Ender's series. She is a very powerful AI that was kinda hand waved into existence, and in the books she is described as experiencing time very differently from humans (milliseconds would be days to her). If Yay does something similar, then technically they are extremely old indeed.


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And for several excruciating seconds, which to her were years of loneliness and suffering, she was unable to fill up the sudden emptiness of her topmost levels of attention. Vast portions of her mind, of the parts that were most herself, went completely blank. All the functions of all the computers on or near the Hundred Worlds continued as before; no one anywhere noticed or felt a change; but Jane herself staggered under the blow.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #92 on: 03 Dec 2021, 19:30 »

I kinda just read Aurelia as being smug about the fact that Yay is deflecting. This seems peak mom-who-loved-to-torture-their-teens-with-sex-talk vibes.

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For passphrases, I suggest http://www.diceware.com. Free, simple, and with mathematically measurable security. Also rejected by most sites's password filters  :x
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #93 on: 03 Dec 2021, 22:17 »

Also, a useful site to check how easy your password is to crack: https://password.kaspersky.com/
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #94 on: 04 Dec 2021, 00:53 »

More sensible than some.   :-)

The trouble is that password checkers (especially those in password safe programs or sites which generate extreme passwords) have an extraordinary range of judgements.  I can present the same password and get assessments ranging from "strong" to "very weak".
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #95 on: 04 Dec 2021, 04:48 »

This broke my suspension of disbelief.

Aurelia's son was obsessed with AIs.  Aurelia's daughter lives with Pintsize and Bubbles.  And she's NEVER heard that there are AIs with sex drives?

While it's my headcanon that Yay is aroace, that might not be so.  Aurelia is crossing some pretty insensitive boundaries here.

Ehhh, some parents have the ability to support a special interest without letting its intricacies be absorbed into their brains. Like, my sisters are certainly aware of and can identify their kids’ favorite Pokémon and if there’s Pokémon branded stuff they’ll show them or consider buying it, but I don’t think they know about generations, evolutions, the numbering system, etc.

And with Claire, she’s probably not asking her about her roommates sex lives.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #96 on: 04 Dec 2021, 07:20 »

For new passwords, I have a perl script that I run.  It reads random characters from a file, and generates a total of ten 15-character candidate passwords.  I select one that I like, type it a few times to see if it types more or less easily, and start using it.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #97 on: 04 Dec 2021, 15:06 »

Err ... I'm a programmer.

That doesnt mean my parents are good with computers.

Or my siblings, for that matter.

Besides, Aurelia is pretty good with computers already for her generation, considering she's a Youtuber.
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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #98 on: 04 Dec 2021, 16:51 »

Zoe had a carefully worked out line of reasoning that concluded that someone like Yay was essential to keep the QC world stable. That doesn't mesh with them only having been around for two years.

Unless there was a predecessor whom Yay murdered ...

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Re: WCDT Nov 29 - Dec 3rd (4666-4670)
« Reply #99 on: 04 Dec 2021, 16:53 »

Or used to be.
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