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Old Aug 17, 22, 12:53 am
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post

Glad it worked out, but now what? How exposed am I? Do I need to change every password for everything everywhere?
change any common/shared password.

Consider adding MFA to any site that supports it. ​​​​​​

if your new password gets attempted in the near future, and they get to MFA text phase.... Congratulations on finding out that you have key logger / malware running on your device.
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Old Aug 17, 22, 7:35 pm
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Cow has some great timing. $BBBY
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Old Aug 17, 22, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
Cow has some great timing. $BBBY
and here I am still hoping for some good $YNDX news
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Old Aug 17, 22, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post

Glad it worked out, but now what?

also transition to app-based or hardware MFA if possible for that website, if you can afford to invest (in the rhythm or energy) in doing so

i learned yesterday that it's possible to call your carrier and block sim card porting (or at least have them verify that you want to port your number in the future). this is to prevent phone number hijacking, which as-is has little-to-no verifications of one's ownership of their phone number and the thief can steal your 2FA SMS messages before you get a chance to realize that your sim card has been de-activated. you might want to consider this in case you still need to use SMS/telephone 2FA for stuff like, ugh, the major banks, who are still living in 2010
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Old Aug 19, 22, 6:12 pm
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Across from South YVR 1600 today. Spent 20 mins trying to get a puddle hopper and a big fin in the same shot with no luck.
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Old Aug 19, 22, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by FlY2XS View Post
Across from South YVR 1600 today. Spent 20 mins trying to get a puddle hopper and a big fin in the same shot with no luck.
Now, if had been at the Beaver, you could have had a beer with your shot. Nothing like a Boilermaker!

Bad pun, I know.

When we have the inevitable Beaver Do, I'll buy you that beer as compensation.
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Old Aug 20, 22, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
When we have the inevitable Beaver Do ....
Sweet, are you organizing it?

I'm in
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Old Aug 20, 22, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by canopus27 View Post
Sweet, are you organizing it?

I'm in
Has there ever been one? Heck, given the right time of year, it could be a YVR Beaver and YWH Otter Do.

In keeping with spirit of this forum, participants would obviously need to fly AC positioning flights.
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Old Aug 20, 22, 3:41 pm
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There was one in late 2019.
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Old Aug 20, 22, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
Has there ever been one? Heck, given the right time of year, it could be a YVR Beaver and YWH Otter Do.

In keeping with spirit of this forum, participants would obviously need to fly AC positioning flights.
With exemptions for locals?? Or would we have to reposition ourselves AWAY from home to be permitted to attend?!
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Old Aug 20, 22, 7:38 pm
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So I accidentally bought some Coke Zero today.

I've been wrong for 7 years. LaCroix doesn't taste like the Love Canal. LaCroix tastes like Coke Zero. Which tastes like the Love Canal. I'm like 90% sure I could get my mouth declared a superfund site next time I get to the USA.
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Old Aug 20, 22, 8:15 pm
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Originally Posted by FlY2XS View Post
Across from South YVR 1600 today. Spent 20 mins trying to get a puddle hopper and a big fin in the same shot with no luck.
Too bad it wasn't the electric Beaver that is in Sidney today.
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Old Aug 20, 22, 8:31 pm
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Nice night in YOW.
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Old Aug 20, 22, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by FlY2XS View Post
Across from South YVR 1600 today. Spent 20 mins trying to get a puddle hopper and a big fin in the same shot with no luck.
Is South YVR same as South Terminal ? I will be South terminal next month taking either a charter (not sure if float plane) or a helicopter to a fancy fishing lodge up north.
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Old Aug 21, 22, 12:23 am
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Originally Posted by vernonc View Post
Is South YVR same as South Terminal ? I will be South terminal next month taking either a charter (not sure if float plane) or a helicopter to a fancy fishing lodge up north.
Based on the perspective the photo seems to be taken from the opposite side of the river as the South Terminal (notice the Harbour Air hangar in the background).

If you should have some time to kill at South Terminal, a visit to the Flying Beaver Pub, a 5 minute walk away, is a good way to do it.
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