“I think it will happen sooner than you think. We’re in talks with a handful of players who are considering it. There are up to four players being talked to right now and they’re trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together. It would make a major splash and take the pressure off one guy. It would be a monumental day if a handful or a few guys come out.” Brendon Ayanbadejo
To many of us it seems like the fact that no NFL player has come out is quite surprising for 2013. Just like skin color, sexual orientation doesn’t matter (and hasn’t) to most people. What matters is the person themselves. Whether an NFL player is straight or gay is not a big deal what matters is if they are a good person (and a good player of course is a bonus).
[Still true as of July 2013] Schwab.com limits passwords to between 6 and 8 letters or numbers. It does not allow longer passwords nor does it allow special characters, such as “!” or “$” or “%”. Limiting the selection of characters and the length greatly increases the chances that someone could hack into accounts at schwab.com.
Perhaps the management isn’t aware of the vulnerabilities this causes. As a Schwab client since around 1994, I have been concerned about this for years and with all the issues for large banks and financial institutions over the past few months. Unfortunately Schwab still has not addressed it.
Feb 2013 update: Schwab has not addressed this except to recommend two factor authentication, if requested. However, if you do not have your token generator, it becomes much more inconvenient to access Schwab. An 8 character password with only alphanumeric characters is practically negligent on Schwab’s part for any year after 1995. For Schwab’s two factor authentication, the SchwabSafe Page has more information or call Schwab at 800-435-4000.
“What format should my Schwab.com password take?
Your Schwab.com password should be a random combination of six to eight numbers and letters, with at least one number included between the first and last character. It should not be a significant sequence like your Social Security Number or birth date. ”
Some useful references on password security:
Walmart still sending other people’s emails, again for Sister Marianna Troendle. Now they have sent the gift card number and the phone number:
We have issued a credit to your Gift Card (#6069061730706595)
in the amount of $82.37 due to Adjustment
for order #8692015765953.
If you have any questions, please reply to this email and let us know how we can help.
Continue reading Walmart still sending other people’s emails – Sister Marianna Troendle
Either Microsoft is spamming or Microsoft sending someone else’s information. Can’t really tell which. It is amazing how many companies either spam or do not verify email addresses. I have not Continue reading Spam or Microsoft sending someone else’s information?
Intuit TurboTax creates accounts also without verifying email addresses. And provides no method to correct them. So, anyone can create an account using your email address and you are then prevented from using it at Intuit.
Beginning January 1, 2012, you will be required to report just about everything to the IRS. There has been some discussion recently about this in relation to gold, but it applies to everything if you purchase in aggregate over $600. In other words purchases that add up to more than $600 over the course of a year require IRS form 1099 to be filed. It applies to “all persons engaged in business.” Clean someone’s house? Mow a lawn? Write an article? Write a program? Graphic design? Realtor?
So if a person buys a computer on January 1st for $399, paper and ink and printer for more than $202 on December 31st of that year from the same person or business (flea market, Bill’s Computer Condo, Office Depot) for their office, they are required to file IRS Form 1099. Forgot about it over Continue reading 1099 Your Freedom Away – Reporting everything to the IRS with 1099s
cnet reports that Google has rolled out an encrypted web search option. We just have to point out that Phonebook.com has had an encrypted people search and encrypted web search option for years at https://www.phonebook.com/
It is good to see that Google is offering this option.
Receipt and Itinerary as of 05/16/10 2:05 PM
Confirmation Date: 05/16/10
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Be prepared when you get there!