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Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: Black
Date: January 31, 2014 09:42PM
I lost a frustrating mini-eternity (unsuccessfully) trying to do a password reset a few minutes ago.
The questions were:
First school
Favorite sports team
Childhood Hero
Favorite Pasttime

I managed to bomb out trying to answer the school and the hero.... I couldn't even begin to guess what I might have put for the other two.




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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: decocritter
Date: January 31, 2014 09:49PM
I have the same issues. It can be something as simple as caps. I make sure my answers are proper Grammar/cap. I pick questions that are definitive. mothers name, first pet, etc.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: decocritter
Date: January 31, 2014 09:50PM
Hero Dad or favorite uncle
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: January 31, 2014 09:57PM
Whatever the question, just make the answer "Naomi Campbell."

(That's a Harlan Ellison inside joke.)



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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: January 31, 2014 10:12PM
First school
The Agnes Moorehead School for Troublesome Boys

Favorite sports team
Cuyahoga Clams

Childhood Hero
Sgt. Bosco Albert Baracus

Favorite Pasttime
Feeding pigeons. To bobcats.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: January 31, 2014 10:36PM
Childhood hero: pick one particular of the Gashlycrumb Tinies. grinning smiley I guarantee you will not forget your password.




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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/31/2014 10:37PM by PeterB.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 01, 2014 08:06AM
I despise any question that can have a flexible answer . My childhood heroes covered a wide range of people. My favorites change situationally . I had a lot of pets .. First pet ? My pet box turtle when I was 4? The baby rattlesnake I played with when I was 5 ?

Stupid one dimensional people make these questions.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: Don C
Date: February 01, 2014 11:06AM
Come on folks. These questions are not notes for people writing your biographies. You get to choose the answer. Pick a pet and just make it point to remember which one you chose FOR THIS PURPOSE. You can even make up a pet (or a hero). Pick a name for the pony you wanted but never owned. There are no fact checks going on here.

My problem has been just how I entered the name of a school. Was it Logan or did I enter Logan Elementary or Logan Elementary School? What I need to do is make a rule that I use ("Proper name only" or "Proper name and level") and stick to it.

FWIW: Hopalong Cassady was my guy (or is it Hopalong Cassidy - another detail I have to remember).
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 01, 2014 11:30AM
Batman.



It is what it is.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 01, 2014 12:00PM
The $6M man.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 01, 2014 12:26PM
Batman.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: Wags
Date: February 01, 2014 01:26PM
Mickey Mantle
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: February 01, 2014 01:26PM
Daniel Boone was a man, he was a real man . . .



Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty? - Cicero

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. —Wendy Mass
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: archipirata
Date: February 01, 2014 05:00PM
Jaques Cousteau. Seriously.



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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 01, 2014 05:34PM
Davy Crockett and then Mickey Mantle.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: John Q. Public
Date: February 01, 2014 06:41PM
Cantinflas and Cisco Kid.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 01, 2014 07:02PM
I agree with cbelt3; hate those indefinite, stupid questions, that assume things that aren't even relevant.

I didn't have a "childhood hero." I liked to listen to early Burl Ives folksong records as a kid, and once saw him at a record store in Dupont Circle (Washington, DC), with my parents. I think he signed a 10" record. That made an impression.

Otherwise maybe I could list Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge (I subscribed to Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Featuring Donald Duck). What I didn't know at the time was that I was a fan of the late, great, Carl Barks, who drew and wrote the classic 'Duck' stories.

But 'heroes'? I didn't really have any. Later there were SF authors (Asimov, Heinlein, etc.), then Bertrand Russell, and Alfred Korzybski (thanks to my late friend, Todd Kelso), and J.R.R. Tolkien (whom I discovered, thanks to a review in Fantasy and Science-Fiction magazine, long before the rest of the world did).

I didn't have 'heroes'. I had favorites. Still do.

/Mr Lynn



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Honky-tonk Country and Bluegrass
Founded in 1948 by Pappy Ben Minnich
Saturdays 9am - 1pm Eastern
WHRB-FM, Cambridge, MA
Streaming at [www.WHRB.org]
Be there!

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Topical weblog: [walkingcreekworld.wordpress.com]

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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 01, 2014 07:03PM
I never understand these threads about not remembering password hints. Just follow Don C's advice and you will be fine. You can lie and nobody will ever know.

First school - Lone Ranger Elementary
Favorite sports team - Lone Rangers
Childhood Hero - Lone Ranger
Favorite Pasttime - Being Alone, Ranger



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/01/2014 07:04PM by $tevie.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 02, 2014 01:12AM
You can lie and nobody will ever know.

True enough.

The trouble would be remembering the lies and which you told to who.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: Black
Date: February 02, 2014 02:19AM
Quote
RAMd®d
You can lie and nobody will ever know.

True enough.

The trouble would be remembering the lies and which you told to who.

This.




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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 02, 2014 08:50AM
Quote
Black
Quote
RAMd®d
You can lie and nobody will ever know.

True enough.

The trouble would be remembering the lies and which you told to who.

This.

It shouldn't be difficult remembering one thing.

"Favorite Color" - Pizza

"First Pet" - Pizza

"High School Mascot" - Pizza

"City Where You got Married" - Pizza

"Favorite Food" - Blue
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 02, 2014 12:23PM
You don't need to change your hint questions on every site. That's just a waste of time.



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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 02, 2014 03:35PM
You don't need to change your hint questions on every site. That's just a waste of time.

Especially if you just use the same password at every site.

Oh, wait…

And I find the requirement of security questions (as opposed to hints) really annoying, though necessary, I guess.

A password manager is becoming more and more attractive. My fear is one day I'll *need* to access a site (such as my bank) and won't be able to because my mobile portion doesn't match up with the desktop for whatever reason.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 02, 2014 06:25PM
Ghengis Kh**....???



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Re: Who was your childhood hero?
Posted by: datbeme
Date: February 03, 2014 12:27AM
These types of security questions piss me off. You are only weakening your security by volunteering your mother's maiden name, pet names, street names, teacher names, and places of birth, and a question like the one above is going to require you to take extra steps to remember how you answered. I usually try to record bogus questions and answers in 1Password, but that gets a little absurd. Name of first pet? "8*Lp12Tt3tR."

Apple is a big offender, requiring three separate questions and answers for iCloud. You have your choice of questions, several of which are less-common, but if I have to record the answer so I don't have to worry about remembering it or miss-typing it, I might as well make it more random. For a question like "Where did you go the first time you flew on a plane," I'm more likely to say "Orange Ruffles Springsteen" than "San Francisco" or "up in the air."
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