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One more thing:
Your event is coming up within 48 hrs.
Want easy entry to the event? Add these tickets to your Wallet app now.
Go to My Events on your phone to view your tickets, then Add to Wallet.
For non-mobile entry events, tickets maybe printed or contact Colorado Rockies Baseball Club at 303-762-5437 for additional details.
Bolding mine. The phrase is "MAY BE" not maybe you stupid shitwags. Obviously nobody bothered to try this process because if they did they would have caught the grammar error. But they didn't so of course it is broken.
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It keeps getting worse. I decide to make a new account with the Ballpark app.
- Reinstall it
- Click on "Get started" to register. IT FUCKING ASKS MY FAVORITE TEAM. Not a username, not a password. My Christing FAVORITE TEAM. Are they retarded?
- Then it wants Location Services. First two times I hit "Not Now" it ignores it
- Now it says "Create an MLB account." Wait. I may have one because I used to get the website with the games. So is this a new account? Let's figure it out by filling out the form!
- The password requirements to sign up do not let you use a !.
- Yep, already have an account. Motherfuckers.
- Go back to LastPass to get my password. Login.
- Ticket are there! Wait though. It says "verify email to open tickets." What??
- Yes. I have to verify my fucking email. Go back to zombieworld.
- No email appears, but I know I threw everything from them to spam because they will sign you up for literally 20 mailing lists. There's the email.
- Click the link, the website says I am verified. Web app, though, has no idea.
- FINALLY I see the QR code.

What a goddamn nightmare. It took an hour.

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remember when you could just show up at the will-call booth and your name would be on a list? all you had to do was show a drivers license and you were in.

now you have so many hoops to leap through you might as well be a circus cat

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AArdvark wrote: Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:25 pm remember when you could just show up at the will-call booth and your name would be on a list? all you had to do was show a drivers license and you were in.

now you have so many hoops to leap through you might as well be a circus cat
Now the pandemic is over we can go back to that, right?

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More and more they tell people if you're in E-commerce look at what Amazon does and unless you have a damn good reason, copy Amazon. This shit with baseball tickets shows exactly why.

If it had been Amazon, if your credit card was approved, you'd get a bar code to display, and it would warn you not to allow anyone else to see it, because the bar code is your ticket, and you just display your phone with the code at the gate (or print it out if you don't have a smartphone). Once someone uses the ticket, the code becomes void. This is what the Post Office does when you order postage for a package on-line, although in their case you print it out to put the label on the package.
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I own two YouTube channels: channel 1 and channel 2. When I set them up each YouTube channel required a unique email account, so I also have email account 1 and 2. I wanted to move some of my videos from channel 1 to channel 2. While working on that, YouTube suggested I convert channel 2 into a "brand account" so that it could be transferred and directly managed by email account #1, which is my primary email.

Before converting channel 2 to a brand account, YouTube forces you to permissions from all other accounts. After doing that I performed the conversion. When it was complete I went to log in to the new account and was forwarded to YouTube's "oops" page which simply says "our tubes are clogged, try again later!" I tried logging into it from account #1, but that's the account YouTube forced me to remove.

After half an hour I started a series of processes to regain access and transfer the account. This required performing a series of steps alternating between the two accounts. I logged in to account 1 with email account 1. Then the next step involved doing something on the other account, so I opened a new tab and logged into account 2 with email account 2. When I went back to tab 1, I noticed that account 1 had been logged out and switched to account 2 as well. After fighting this for a while, I tried to outsmart YouTube by logging into the second account in Incognito mode, and eventually a different browser altogether. This tripped YouTube's security trigger, and so for each click I had to use 2FA. I checked my phone this morning and I have 22 text messages from Google/YouTube. Eventually I closed the second browser and decided to do the second half from my phone, but that didn't stop the verifications. At least 10 of the 2FA texts were sent to the phone I was connected with at the time. How on earth does this make anything more secure? Verifying the phone I'm on while I'm connected with the same phone is dumb.

After watching half a dozen YouTube videos made by foreign teenagers I was able to add account 1 to channel 2 by diving down 10 levels to Google's Dashboard which I have never seen. Once that was done I was able to add account 1 as an owner, which Google then sent a 2FA email to to verify, which is again dumb.

All of this was just to switch the account to a brand account which is supposed to let you transfer videos... but it doesn't. It only lets you transfer the channel. There is no way to transfer videos from one YouTube account to another. YouTube's official instructions say, "to transfer videos from one account to another, download them from one account and upload them to another." Thanks!
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Would it have been easier to just upload a second copy of the videos to the other account, instead of trying to get Youtube to change a friggig url pointer? I have two accounts on YouTube and the one time I tried to consolidate my videos made me unplug my desktop machine in frustration.

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I hate 2FA so much and Flack's experience is a great reason why.
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Anyone want to get into the horrors of Google Authenticator? I could talk all day about that.

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I am trying to switch to Brave as my primary browser.

I had to look up in a search how to log out of Twitter. Just an absolute childish disaster of a user experience.
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Casual Observer wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:05 pm Anyone want to get into the horrors of Google Authenticator? I could talk all day about that.
I think the authenticator stuff is really stupid. What don't you like about Google Authenticator specifically? For me, the fact that they put a space in the six digit codes but you just have to "know" not to put a space into where you are typing them is one thing. But it is also crazy stupid that when it gets to be 5 seconds or so, you have to sit and wait for a new code because you may not be able to type it fast enough. Just .... moronic. Whoever proposed that wasn't finished thinking it through.
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Authenticator should take the previous code for ~10s after refreshing, so you don't HAVE to wait out the timer.

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Thanks. It's crazy to me that they don't specifically mention that on the app but if they did, maybe 2FA wouldn't be a joke. BUT IT IS.
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This is the 4th time in the last month that LastPass hasn't let me log in. I think they still have a native Windows app? I hope so! Any of you guys use password managers?
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I keep a notebook in my desk drawer with all my passwords written in it. That's about it for my password manager.

Since I'm not on a plethora of social media places it works well enough for me

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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:36 am Any of you guys use password managers?
Does Firefox remembering my login creds count as "password manager?"

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Congrats, Apple, you've become exactly the thing you railed against in your first ad. Apple will now be scanning your photos on your iPhone, iPad, iCloud, and even your iWatch. First they say it's for child porn, ok that makes it sound reasonable right? These fucks are going to scan your personal phone and report you if it finds something. You can't even use the line "well, if you're not producing, viewing, or storing child porn then what's your problem with that?" Besides the obvious slippery slope issue, normal people have a potential to get caught up in this.

Remember the movie about the true story of a mom losing her kids because of nudie pictures? There have actually been a few of them. I don't have kids but I've been around enough parents to know that snapping a picture of your kid naked can happen. Hell, Dana Carvey has a whole routine about his kids' "naked time" .

I read somewhere that up to 40% of the porn on the commercial internet may contain some child porn aspects. That's not surprising if you consider Japanese Family Incest Game Show porn, actually most Japanese porn involves kids but at least they are nice enough to blur the privates. Next up is "nudist sex" which pornhub is happy to serve up, complete with obviously too young girls. Point is how dare my watch of all things judge my porn habits, it should be limited to counting how many times it goes up and down.

I knew there was a reason to never ever give into Apple. Yeah, this is something Google might do also and it wouldn't surprise me if they're doing it now without telling us. First the apocalyptic PornHub purge and now this. I swear at this rate I'm going to be back using a flip phone and subscribing to playboy.



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Uh huh. What was that quote by Ben Franklin about giving up liberties for the sake of security? It applies here

Where's the trust Apple should have for it's users?

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Obviously the Apple plan is terrible for privacy and will inevitably lead to innocent people being hurt due to false positives. I (utopian mode) want to see an end to child porn and the abuse and exploitation of children, but there has to be a way to pursue that goal that isn't as blunt or dangerous as this method. And I don't trust the supposed white knight here. Apple is a close partner with a genocidal police state that has a deep interest in tracking the digital lives of its citizens and enemies. I don't think for a second that Apple really cares about children...or adults. That said:
Casual Observer wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:25 pm I read somewhere that up to 40% of the porn on the commercial internet may contain some child porn aspects.
If that is true, that's depressing as hell. Maybe we can work out a deal where Apple doesn't scan anything but every non-molester is given the obligation to go out and murder a known child molester. Stopping child porn at the source, if you will. Let's both keep our privacy and purify the Earth, my brothers and sisters.

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At least now, people who want to support privacy no longer have the "does this mean you want to allow child porn?" brush tarring, people kind of realize that you boil the frog a few degrees at a time. You start with the worst thing, child pornography. Now add depictions of rape victims. Then murderers. Then Amber Alerts/Missing people/kidnap victims. But then it won't be used to stop the distribution of these images, but to locate the subjects or the person who took the photo. Which means that you get questioned over the picture you took when you were on a weekend trip with your side piece and simply were taking pictures of the area. So you have to explain to your wife why the FBI is asking about pictures you took last month that are geolocated to the Outer Banks three weeks ago, when you were at a weekend sales meeting in Omaha. By the time the public notices, the horse has left the barn, err I mean the frog has been parboiled.

I'm sure we all want criminals to be caught and punished. But at what cost? Living in a society requires we make trade-offs, and compromises. But not over core ideals. Rights which are lost or not defended are seldom recovered. And privacy is a core principle of ordered liberty. But not order at any price.
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