Murder/detective thrillers

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Murder/detective thrillers

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I continue to wade through the 1,000 books I bought from Clarenville library last year. A surprising number (about 50%) are dramatic novels that focus on a Private Eye/Cop/Detective stumbling on a scrap of paper with "Bree" or similar scribbled on it.

Scotiabank continues to plague me with two-screen advertising hoardings, recommending that I go paperless (haven't owned a printer since 2011) that I have to hurdle so that I can check my bank balance. Online.

Putting two and two together, I foresee that day when we are all so wired-in and paperless that we won't have to read the stupid detective-thrillers, because, let's face it, there will be no scraps of paper with "Bree" or something scribbled on it!

I look forward to that day.

Then we will be left with movies in which the hero[ine] goes clickety-click twice and within ten seconds throws up a screen on a modern networked computer screen revealing the location of the villain. Displayed in OCR text, for heaven's sake.

Which makes me wonder, when I die (twenty years to go yet!), how anyone will break through my online identity to notify anyone at all about anything pertaining to me.

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They'll ask a Russian hacker.
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 13:00
Which makes me wonder, when I die (twenty years to go yet!), how anyone will break through my online identity to notify anyone at all about anything pertaining to me.
Your password will be found on a scrap of paper wedged under your desk....... :laugh:
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HansV wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 13:47
They'll ask a Russian hacker.
Odd!
I thought that he was Prime Minister of the UK. :hairout:
Shows how out of touch I am. :sad:
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Skitterbug wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 14:02
Your password will be found on a scrap of paper wedged under your desk....... :laugh:
Fooled you!

That bit of paper is wedged there to stop the rolling track wheel on the drawer from falling out as I close the drawer.
And no, I don't know if it still works because I haven't been able to open the drawer since I fixed that problem.

It's the drawer I use to store all my passwords.(1)
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(1) Hence the expression "drawing on past experience"
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Surely 'bree' is a rather cheesy password? :evilgrin:
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Or hobbitty...
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John Gray wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 19:32
Surely 'bree' is a rather cheesy password? :evilgrin:
well, yes and no, John. :mice:
(I lifted "Bree" from the book I was struggling through at the time ..."
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I store my passwords in my head in the region called 'brain'. But I have forgotten the master password and am frantically searching for my backup paper copy :groan:

(Was in a shop buying something ... when we had shops ... and couldn't recall card password. My lady said rather loudly "But you have it on your mobile" 2nd :groan:)
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 14:42
It's the drawer I use to store all my passwords.(1)

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(1) Hence the expression "drawing on past experience"
You now have a new place to store your passwords ie in one of the books. No telling how many different book combinations you may now have. Let's see ... Bree Private Eye, page 351, paragraph 4.
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