Changing Times

November 21st, 2017 4 comments

Times have changed.  Nowhere is that more true than poker blogs.  I and others are moribund poker bloggers.   The other day I saw something that drove home the changes time brings about.  I thought it interesting  enough to share. Read more…

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Equifax Blows

September 22nd, 2017 4 comments

Well, the Equifax boondoggle seems to have bit me.  When I logged onto their site, it say I probably was compromised with their letting my records be stolen.  Ain’t that great.

So, they give me a site to register for a year’s protection.  I fill in the info and they tell me it didn’t take and I need to call their number.   But, when I return to the site, it tells me I have registered.   Then I get a message to proceed providing more info.  I do.  It asks me for my DOB twice and then tells me it can’t proceed and to call a number.  But, it too says it took when I reload the site.  Today, another message.  It need to verify my info.  Really?  This is now the third time they said that.  This time it asks me four question about outstanding loans/balances.  None of them applied to me.  Call me mister “none of the above.”  Made me think that is what everyone will end up being.

So, now it is stuck.  I can’t log in.  It appears I must call the bloody number and, being almost deaf now, that will be a nightmare.

As one of the big three credit organizations, their operation is atrocious.  They are a dog that should be put down.   Who in their right mind thinks they can rely on them?

Besides the above, the site was slow and pages timed out with regularity.  The system they are using to verify me is keystone cop grade software.  They have yet asked a question that really id’s me.  The first two step asked for information that was stolen — SS# and DOB.  The third one didn’t have info about me needing validation — all none of the above.

If you got bit by Equifax like me,  good luck.

The CEO and security head resigned/retired.  They were replaced internally by people likely as involved with theft as the people they are replacing.

There is no Big 3 in credit verification.  And now I wonder if there is even a “Big 2.”


P.S. If you have a Discover card, they are now providing similar info for free.  They will notify me if I apply for a credit card or loan.  At that point one is on their own.  If I ever get nailed, Equifax would supposedly resolve/protect me in the theft.  After visiting their site and jumping thru their broken hoops, I wonder just how great a job they’d do at that.  So, I’ve probably got as much protection with the Discover/Experian info.

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All present and accounted for, Sir

April 9th, 2017 1 comment

Well, at least I am alive — according to my doctor –who run test after test to verify that. Read more…

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Spam Callers

December 13th, 2016 3 comments

If you are like me, your number of spam phone calls has gone up.  I am in the national and state Do-Not-Call registries.  That worked for a while but the spammers have said screw that.  What to do? Read more…

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Bad News

December 9th, 2016 No comments

It’s a term.  Hey man, that dude is bad news.   Or,  I got good news and bad news; which do you want first?  But today’s bad news requires adding one more possibility in the dictionary.  3. Politically incorrect. Read more…

Happy Bubba?

November 10th, 2016 1 comment

One of my RSS feeds is  I read maybe one out of 5 of their posts and maybe just scan that one.  It is the site run by the guy who picked all the state results a couple of elections ago.  Lucky he didn’t start with this one. Read more…

Well I’ll be Damned

November 9th, 2016 3 comments

Government of the people; by the people; for the people.  Last nights vote indicated that two out of  three is no longer good enough.  The Tea Party started the chant.  That chant became Gregorian last night. Read more…

Dream On

November 5th, 2016 3 comments

Not sure what Freud or Kinsey would say.  Dreams are supposed to show our inner thoughts.  Night before last, I had a poker dream.  Not a classic where I won the WSOP — too big a dream.  Instead it was more along the line of being chased in slow motion. Read more…

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You have been assimilated

October 16th, 2016 1 comment

Remember that one?  The Borg protagonist from Star Trek. I found them the most annoying, scary of Kirk and friends enemies.  I thought of that when I visited Bam-bam’s old blog. (2011 Cry Out Loud) It was about Veteran’s Day.  It was sad to visit a missing friend yet the post seemed current for a different reason. Read more…

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`Tis the Season

October 7th, 2016 No comments

I’m talking about the political season.  I fear I’ve grown too old to understand it.  It makes no sense to me.  It seems any rabid supporter these days is a fool. Read more…

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