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Guy: What's the wifi password?

Barman: You need to buy a drink first.

Guy: Okay, I'll have a coke.

Barman: Is Pepsi okay?

Guy: Sure, How much is that?

Barman: 3$

Guy: There you go. So what's the wifi password?

Barman: You need to buy a drink first. No spaces, all lowercase.
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:You need to buy a drink first



Smart business - using a passphrase as a password for their public wifi.    
 
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i don't get it
 
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Guy: There you go. So what's the wifi password?

Barman: "You need to buy a drink first." No spaces, all lowercase.
 
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Click here if its still not clear
 
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Randall Twede wrote:i don't get it



I think it is about $3 being very expensive for a cola. And in America you even have to give the bartender a 20% tip.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:Guy: There you go. So what's the wifi password?

Barman: "You need to buy a drink first." No spaces, all lowercase.



Huh? What does a lower case drink look like?!

???
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:

Paul Clapham wrote:Guy: There you go. So what's the wifi password?

Barman: "You need to buy a drink first." No spaces, all lowercase.



Huh? What does a lower case drink look like?!

???



Never seen them?!? Weird. Watch down below. They celebrate 4th anniversary already.

 
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Never seen them?!? Weird.


 
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Agree!    
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:Barman: You need to buy a drink first. No spaces, all lowercase.


so really, the barman said "youneedtobuyadrinkfirst"
 
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I doubt it, since then the addition 'No spaces, all lowercase' would be superfluous.
 
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How would you know he was talking all lower‑case?
 
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Hmm... if that barman was a genuine brummie, I certainly couldn't tell, I guess.
 
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But since we all say "don't shout" when some poor guy writing in upper cases, might we can assume that barista didn't shout and told everything in lower-case. Why would you shout on customer - customer is always right they say.
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:Never seen them?!?



Okay, okay.. But I never heard of Polar Beer either, remember that one? I guess I am not much of a beer guru.
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:Okay, okay.. I guess I am not much of a beer guru.


Relax. I think nobody knew such "lower case" beer exists (including me).  

You just can't in nowadays so easily nitpick on words without being nitpicked yourself, I wouldn't be surprised if "upper case" beer existed as well, so you had no trusted escape plan

Jan de Boer wrote:I never heard of Polar Beer either, remember that one?


Yeah, I've seen it ago..., but at that time probably the strongest drink I was able legally to have was a milk
 
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I found cans of Polar Beer on eBay because they have pretty girls on the label. $120.00 being asked for a complete collection of eight cans (empty)
No sign of Upper Case Beer, however.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:$120.00 being asked for a complete collection of eight cans (empty)  


My parents used to have a restaurant in 90's, I used to collect beer cans (when customers finished drinking I used to take them home) originated from all over the world, had hundreds of them, all shelves in my room were stacked up with these. I don't recall where I putted them lately when left home and went to study to capital, but becomes quite apparent I lost possibly lots of $$$ if $120.00 for eight empty cans now.

Everybody used to collect empty cans, no? or just me?

Campbell Ritchie wrote:No sign of Upper Case Beer, however.



 
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Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%



So Upper Case beer has double the percentage alcohol as Lower Case beer? Seems so.
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%



So Upper Case beer has double the percentage alcohol as Lower Case beer? Seems so.


I think when there is 9% you barely can call it a beer. However, in older days in the country side my relatives had a tradition to do home made beer. If you put finger into the glass, you couldn't see finger in it, beer used to be very dense. As we used to say: 1 pint isn't enough, 2 too many You had to be very attentive not to overestimate yourself.
 
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I shall have to go to Belgium, where they think beer strengths start about 9% and anything less isn't worthy of the name of beer.
 
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Aye, Trappist Beer but kind of lethal    But I suspect you should be able to find the more common beers like Chimay.  
I still remember being amazed that "Broon Ale" was on tap in NYC - Brown Ale  
There is one place in America - Trappist Beer America
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:Everybody used to collect empty cans, no? or just me?



We used to do that (as children) because you could take the empty cans back to the store and get a few pennies each for them. But now they are collected by people who are locally called "binners", who come around and take them from the recycling boxes and cash them in on a large scale. It's really unfair for me to cash them in now because that would be taking money from people who are mostly desperately poor.
 
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I used to work with someone who thought "itsasecret" was a clever password.
 
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I liked the joke Liutauras. My colleagues liked it too
 
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Tim Holloway wrote:I used to work with someone who thought "itsasecret" was a clever password.


"itsasecret4sure" that would be much better, right, because it says so.
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:I liked the joke Liutauras. My colleagues liked it too


Thank you, I must say my all colleagues know it too now
 
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Randy Maddocks wrote:

Liutauras Vilda wrote:You need to buy a drink first



Smart business - using a passphrase as a password for their public wifi.    


Indeed Randy. These kind of subtle details makes business unique I think.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:But now they are collected by people who are locally called "binners", who come around and take them from the recycling boxes and cash them in on a large scale. It's really unfair for me to cash them in now because that would be taking money from people who are mostly desperately poor.


They are not just collecting, they also cleaning environment, because it is quite common in nowadays to spot a case when people just throw rubish right where they walk, even tho the bin is in under 5 meters.

That's nice of you that you think of those who got less success income. I am always up for that too.

However, when the devil of mine kicks in, it says that for part of the people it is the result of consequent efforts (bad ones) towards that, while others are trying to do their best.

But as Piet would say: "who am I to judge".
 
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They might be cleaning up by picking up cans littering the street, but not by taking them out of bona fide recycling bins.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:

Liutauras Vilda wrote:Everybody used to collect empty cans, no? or just me?



We used to do that (as children) because you could take the empty cans back to the store and get a few pennies each for them. But now they are collected by people who are locally called "binners", who come around and take them from the recycling boxes and cash them in on a large scale. It's really unfair for me to cash them in now because that would be taking money from people who are mostly desperately poor.



As a child, I was desperately poor. No allowance, no work. However, at the time soft drink bottles carried a 5ยข deposit, so occasionally got some coins that way. Now there's no longer a deposit on glass, PET bottles blow down the street and into the storm drains.

Micro-income opportunities like this are a good deal. It doesn't require full-time commitment or paperwork, so homeless people and kids can obtain a little comfort while making the world a little better. In fact, a collection-type opportunity is especially good, since the payment is on delivery, not on depending on someone to promise to go out and do something and maybe having them half do it, if at all.

You have to have something that cannot be effectively taken over by someone with enough resources to achieve Economies of Scale and thereby push everyone else out as they work towards monopoly. A Free Market is a delicate thing.


And my new password is "suchagoodsecretthatIbetabolutelynooneeverguessesit". Because it's generally considered that a long passphrase is more secure than a shorter one that's laden with symbols and digits.
 
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I wouldn't guess it, but then you deliberately stuck a typo in absolutely, you cunning chap you.
 
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It is impossible to type such a long password without making a typo. Therefore, if that paaword wouldn't contain a typo, you would never get it right.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:I shall have to go to Belgium, where they think beer strengths start about 9% and anything less isn't worthy of the name of beer.


I thought English guys cant bypass 5%. Do you like stronger than that?
 
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Piet Souris wrote:It is impossible to type such a long password without making a typo. Therefore, if that paaword (sic) wouldn't contain a typo, you would never get it right.





Actually, I have some that are longer than that. It's easier to get them right if you aren't using unusual characters.

And keep away from strong beer.  
 
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Piet Souris wrote:It is impossible to type such a long password without making a typo. Therefore, if that paaword wouldn't contain a typo, you would never get it right.


Ah, I like subtle humour. You seem to have such  sense
 
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Thank you for the cow! However...

Tim Holloway wrote:(...)And keep away from strong beer.  


Believe it or not, but I don't smoke and never consume alcohol (but they may always awake me in the middle of my work for a glass of hot or cold milk), so that makes me probably the most boring person in the world.
 
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Ron McLeod wrote:Click here if its still not clear



the frog and peach classic
 
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Wendy Gibbons wrote:

Ron McLeod wrote:Click here if its still not clear



the frog and peach classic



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuE_a1pTsO4

warning most likey contains strong language. everything else did.
 
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