Things you know about a squaddie that you don't realise you know

i use my mums old co op number. like my arrmy number it was driven into me as a kid
It didn't occur to me at the time but given that the number was five digits, either other people had the same number or the Co-op didnt have many customers.
 
My self-selected PIN is the first four numbers of the serial number of my Raleigh Chopper
Did you keep it ? In good nick ? They're worth a fortune now .
I'm starting a crowd fund to mine old landfill sites to look for them .
We're also going to survey lakes , canals , fishing ponds and old quarries for Mk1 Escorts .
 
Incidentally if asked I can never remember my PIN, but I do use it every day as my fingers can recall the number pattern on a numeric keypad.
I recall some time ago a company developing an "active keypad" so every time you inserted your bank card you got the numbers on the pad in a different place. The idea being if some scrote was looking over your shoulder, then took your card, they would not have your pin number by noting the location of the buttons.
 
I use “invalid” as my password. When I forget it or get it wrong the machine reminds me.

Calculating Engines are fecking clever.
 
I recall some time ago a company developing an "active keypad" so every time you inserted your bank card you got the numbers on the pad in a different place. The idea being if some scrote was looking over your shoulder, then took your card, they would not have your pin number by noting the location of the buttons.
We had one at a Hospital Trust where I previously worked.

 
Did you keep it ? In good nick ? They're worth a fortune now .
I'm starting a crowd fund to mine old landfill sites to look for them .
We're also going to survey lakes , canals , fishing ponds and old quarries for Mk1 Escorts .
The late father mush worked for HM Customs & Excise in Liverpool for most of his life. One time, many moons ago, they had cause to drain and dredge Gladstone Dock. IIRC it was the deepest of the docks and they were expecting a visit from HMS Ark Royal.

Six cars found at the bottom, two had bodies in, three burnt out. All dating from the 50s' & 60s. No Mk1 Escorts I'm afraid.
 

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Beats me how anyone struggles with passwords & remembering them. Keep it simple. Majority of sites ask for the usual mixture of caps, symbols etc. I've used the same password for years....cap first letter, there are two digits at the end of the key word followed by the @ symbol.......then following that for each site i use i have a simple 3 letter capitlised abbreviation to ID each place....eg. AMZ.....simples.....
 
Badge number ? Warrant number dear boy. We did invent the police force in 1829. In fact the 1829 'Ways and Means Act' was still widely used in my time.
29 years after the act enabling the formation of the City of Glasgow Police and 39 years after Glasgow's first attempt? You don't half talk some utter mince. The Met had to promise never to make that claim again following a complaint to the ASA about it.
 
I recall some time ago a company developing an "active keypad" so every time you inserted your bank card you got the numbers on the pad in a different place. The idea being if some scrote was looking over your shoulder, then took your card, they would not have your pin number by noting the location of the buttons.
The septics have had them for at least 20 years, they're called Hirsch Scramble Pads
 
I recall some time ago a company developing an "active keypad" so every time you inserted your bank card you got the numbers on the pad in a different place. The idea being if some scrote was looking over your shoulder, then took your card, they would not have your pin number by noting the location of the buttons.
One of my phone's has that. Ironically, it's the older one. Would love it on the newer one too.
 
This news item is somewhat relevant to the thread since it touches on the significance 2 digits (or the absence thereof) can have.
I had a not-unrelated experience travelling to the US in 2014 with loofkar senior, four months prior to his 100th birthday. After we had checked in, a lady from BA came looking for him and explained very apologetically that "according to our computer, you haven't been born yet." The glitch resulted from the fact that the year of birth in their database only used the last 2 digits.

 
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Always alternate mine with my NI number last 4.It's also quite a good mix of letters and numbers for on-line passwords.Bet you youngsters don't have to memorise your NI number.Bring back pay parades so you have to work for your cash!:lol:
 

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