A new way to introduce your self

millennialapplefan

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So we Apple Fanatic have serious talks. So I think it will be a cool :cool: thing to introduce yourself in a short interview.

I found the question on an online community and use my Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V on Laptop (Yes sadly I am using Windows PC) some day Macbook pro will be at my desk.

So here are the question. Feel free to add more and skip that you don't like

First Name?
Do you have pets?
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?
How many computers do you own?
What is your favorite color?
What kind of music do you like?
What are your goals?
Who are your heroes?
What kind of sports are you into?
Do you have any piercings?
Left hand or right handed?
Any tattoo's?
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games?
What are your fav games?
Married?
Have kids?
What languages do you speak?
How many keys are on your keyring?
What is your favorite beverage?
What is your hair color?


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[doublepost=1543253474][/doublepost]I gonna answer mine

First Name?
Millennial Apple Fan

Do you have pets?

Don't ask me I live in suburbs on a farm ;) ( kidding none)

How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?

10 hours and 1 hours on my lovely kiddo iphone se

How many computers do you own?

1 only Lenovo Ideapad 300

What is your favorite color?

For iphone space grey and white silver

What kind of music do you like?

no kidding but I like Bollywood music

What are your goals?

Marry have 3 children not more than that

Who are your heroes?

Martin Luther King and Pogba MUFC fan here

What kind of sports are you into?

Football
Do you have any piercings?
yes two on ear and one I won't mention
Left hand or right handed?
Right
Any tattoo's?
Hello no and never

Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games?
PS 4

What are your fav games?

Fifa 18

Married?

No but want to have 3 kiddos

Have kids?

No but I need it they bring joy in life

What languages do you speak?
English
How many keys are on your keyring?

7
What is your favorite beverage?
I don't drink alcohol (beer) ;)
 

Mac'nCheese

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No age or gender ( I think there are 99 of them now)?

First Name?Steve
Do you have pets?One a dog named Baylee
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?Work day:7. Normal:3
How many computers do you own?One mac, one pc.
What is your favorite color?Don't have one
What kind of music do you like?Classic rock
What are your goals?Retire
Who are your heroes?Marvel, not DC
What kind of sports are you into?None
Do you have any piercings?One probably closed up in my ear.
Left hand or right handed?Right
Any tattoo's?One
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games?Console
What are your fav games?Super Mario, Tomb Raider, Grand Theft
Married?Yup
Have kids?3
What languages do you speak?English
How many keys are on your keyring?5
What is your favorite beverage?Wild Cherry Pepsi
What is your hair color?Brown, what's left of it.
 
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jbarley

macrumors 68040
Jul 1, 2006
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Vancouver Island
First Name? James
Do you have pets?
yes
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?
lots!
How many computers do you own?
7 currently.
What is your favorite color?
blue
What kind of music do you like?
Baroque
What are your goals?
live till bedtime
Who are your heroes?
my father
What kind of sports are you into?
none
Do you have any piercings?
none
Left hand or right handed?
right
Any tattoo's?
many, (ex navy)
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games?
no
What are your fav games?
see above
Married?
yes, for the past 62 years.
Have kids?
yes
What languages do you speak?
english
How many keys are on your keyring?
5
What is your favorite beverage?
Single malt Scotch, until I abstained for health reasons.
What is your hair color?
wait while I check my armpit to see if I can find some.
 
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Mefisto

macrumors 65816
Mar 9, 2015
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Finland
What the heck, I'm bored so here goes.

First Name? During the summer I worked with an American dude who had trouble pronouncing my real name in a way that didn't sound crass (his words, not mine), so in the spirit of some semblance of anonymity let's say "Steve", as he liked to call me.

Do you have pets? Currently no, but I dream of having a dog. Or several.

How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? 4-6. Depends heavily on the day, though. Sometimes zero, sometimes much, much more.

How many computers do you own? 1

What is your favorite color?
Black, or dark gray

What kind of music do you like? There's something good in all genres, but currently some heavier stuff. Today's playlist has had some Kyuss, Sleep, Marduk and Triptykon on it, to name a few.

What are your goals? To have fun, be a source of joy to those close to me and take care of my responsibilities.

Who are your heroes? Currently none. Loads of people I respect, though, for various reasons.

What kind of sports are you into?
I used to like to play soccer, but those days are sadly long gone. If pool counts, then that.

Do you have any piercings?
Not per se, but I have stepped on a nail once if that counts.

Left hand or right handed?
Right

Any tattoo's?
Not yet. Maybe never will. Time will tell.

Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games?
No, no and no. Games played with others at pubs and other such gatherings? Yes.

What are your fav games? Trivial Pursuit and others like it. Tried to learn Carcassonne, but my friend got tired of me not getting the hang of it and in the best interest of our friendship we agreed to forget about it. I don't blame him.

Married? Nope

Have kids? Nope

What languages do you speak? Finnish, English, (some) Spanish, Swedish, German

How many keys are on your keyring? Too many, at last count 17.

What is your favorite beverage? Water and Gin & Tonic

What is your hair color? Bald? Bald.
 
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Scepticalscribe

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For the OP if you are going to ask for a First Name, you should volunteer one, even if it is fake, not your forum handle. :)
Agreed.

Or, change the question, to something on the lines of "name by which you wish to be known".

There are reasons most of us use forum handles; personally, I consider it intrusive for someone to ask me my name - even my first name - on an anonymous online forum.
 
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velocityg4

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Dec 19, 2004
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First Name? Micky
What is your favorite color?
Dark Reddish Orange
What kind of music do you like?
Jazz, Classical, Rock
What are your goals?
Build muscle mass, switch to solar, good retirement (health and financial), Convert classic muscle/sports car to electric
Who are your heroes?
Einstein, Schwarzenegger, Oscar Wilde, Voltaire, Aristotle, My Father
What kind of sports are you into? Boxing, MMA, Running, Archery, Horseback Riding, Off Road Racing
Do you have any piercings?
None
Left hand or right handed?
Right
Any tattoo's?
None
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games?
PC and Console
What are your fav games?
Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past, Terminator 2 Arcade, Age of Empires, Rome Total War, Skyrim
Married?
No
Have kids?
No
What languages do you speak?
English, Moderate German, just the basics in a few others
How many keys are on your keyring?
Three, I hate carrying keys so have as few as possible
What is your favorite beverage?
Whiskey
What is your hair color?
Ash Blond
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Hate to say it, but:

"A new way to give away security question clues..."
You give real answers to those? o_O

Just make them up and store them or use a password generator. Then just treat the questions as a long password for the generator.
 

Mefisto

macrumors 65816
Mar 9, 2015
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You give real answers to those? o_O

Just make them up and store them or use a password generator. Then just treat the questions as a long password for the generator.
This right here. Obviously no one would put real answers in those. Personally, I put my first pet (a fish named Arnold) as my favorite hobby, "a bucket of gold" as the road I grew up on and "mustache" as my favorite elementary school teacher.

Wait, oh crap...
 

lowendlinux

macrumors 603
Sep 24, 2014
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6,501
Germany
First Name?-Fred ;)
Do you have pets?-two cats
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?
-too many
How many computers do you own?-One
What is your favorite color?-Green
What kind of music do you like?-Punk
What are your goals?-To see every country by the time I retire
Who are your heroes?-Nietzsche/MacArthur/Sands
What kind of sports are you into?-Cycling
Do you have any piercings?-not anymore
Left hand or right handed?-right
Any tattoo's?-No
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games?-neither
What are your fav games?
Married?
-yes
Have kids?-yes
What languages do you speak?-English, German, Military
How many keys are on your keyring?-three
What is your favorite beverage?-beer
What is your hair color?-Brown turning more and more gray
 
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jtara

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You give real answers to those? o_O

Just make them up and store them or use a password generator. Then just treat the questions as a long password for the generator.
Well, of course, that's the most secure way to deal with this annoyance.

But making them up or using a password generator of course defeats the very purpose.

The whole idea is to have something that only you know, but is easy to remember.

I don't know of any site that uses these annoying security questions that suggests that you use anything but real answers.

The worst part of it is, if you play along, you are giving ammunition to crooked site owners or hackers that get in and can see the security question answers.

This right here. Obviously no one would put real answers in those. Personally, I put my first pet (a fish named Arnold) as my favorite hobby, "a bucket of gold" as the road I grew up on and "mustache" as my favorite elementary school teacher.

Wait, oh crap...
That's a decent approach - make up something funny or odd that still in some way answers the question, so might still be easily remembered.

The best approach - nobody should ask these questions. If a user loses their password, you have to go to old-fashioned techniques. Send us a copy of your driver's license. Write a letter and have it notarized. Send us a selfie. Etc. It's harder work for the company of course. Which is why they use these stupid security questions, which are the most egregious security problem on sites that use them.

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As stupid as this are the ones that show some picture and/or phrase, and you have to say yes/no this is right. It's silly. It assumes that most people if they see the wrong image or phrase, they will politely not continue with login, and say "oh, gracious, that's not my account, I'm getting out here!"
 
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velocityg4

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Well, of course, that's the most secure way to deal with this annoyance.

But making them up or using a password generator of course defeats the very purpose.

The whole idea is to have something that only you know, but is easy to remember.

I don't know of any site that uses these annoying security questions that suggests that you use anything but real answers.

The worst part of it is, if you play along, you are giving ammunition to crooked site owners or hackers that get in and can see the security question answers.
I've found that most of the time people still get the answers wrong. When they answered correctly. They'll forget something like they put ave instead of avenue in a street name, favorite movie changes, &c. Easy to remember may work in theory but often fails in practice. Record everything. A password manager is easier since it syncs and can autofill. An encrypted spreadsheet is a decent alternative.
 
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daimos

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hmmm. another first time poster asking a lot of questions.
maybe a call centre employee who will try to sell data.
ooh there's a lot of tattooed people who own a PS4. now what can i do with this info ?
 
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BasicGreatGuy

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Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
Hate to say it, but:

"A new way to give away security question clues..."
While I don't believe the OP meant any harm, you bring up a excellent point. Many of these very questions are the ones often found in account security and recovery. And far too often, people answer them honestly, which makes it a lot easier for the "Death Star" to find and attack.
 
First Name?
David
Do you have pets?
Sadly not. My little buddy passed on three years ago. Not ready to welcome another dog into my life yet.
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer?
About six or seven at work, plus two or so in the evenings.
How many computers do you own?
Two iMacs, two rMBPs, and an iPad Pro.
What is your favorite color?
As in my avatar.....green
What kind of music do you like?
All sorts depending on mood. Indie, rock, some pop, electrónica, Latin, even opera.
What are your goals?
To be a decent person, to support others, and to get through each year intact.
Who are your heroes?
Just about everyone who has gone into space or is fighting to save people or a natural habitat from exploitation
What kind of sports are you into?
I swim a lot, and enjoy watching MotoGP and football (soccer to many of you)
Do you have any piercings?
No. Not even ears.
Left hand or right handed?
Left
Any tattoo's?
No, but toying with the idea of getting one. Have a design in my head.
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games?
Mac games
What are your fav games?
Strategy and adventure. Civ type games especially
Married?
Officially yes. In reality we share a space, but aren’t together now. All quite sad.
Have kids?
Nope. Same-sex relationship.
What languages do you speak?
English, Castellano, Catalá, Français, e Italiano.
How many keys are on your keyring?
Counting the Yubikey six
What is your favorite beverage?
Coffee. Drink way too much of it.
What is your hair color?
A mix of brown and grey
 
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AngerDanger

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Alright, let's do this.

First Name? Anger
Do you have pets? Pegasus – Flying horse
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? Depends, really, but usually anywhere from 23–38.
How many computers do you own? That's your first mistake; one cannot own a computer.
What is your favorite color? Pantone 282
What kind of music do you like? I hate music. It sounds weird.
What are your goals? They're two thresholds that, once crossed, result in a score increase for the opposing team.
Who are your heroes? Folks who devise new and innovative ways to introduce themselves.
What kind of sports are you into? That one with the toy ball that you have to get to a certain area for points.
Do you have any piercings? Two, top of forehead, mostly covered by hair now, from which the horns protrude.
Left hand or right handed? Equally unskilled
Any tattoo's? Do birthmarks count? From my perspective, looking down at my chest, there are three "9"s. Weird.
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games? Trick question; they're all mobile if you're strong like me.
What are your fav games? Human emotions
Married? To the Lord, of course.
Have kids? 7.5 billion. They'd be about your age by now.
What languages do you speak? ☐
How many keys are on your keyring?
Many, and they're all keys of anxiety.
What is your favorite beverage? My grandmother removed stains with this one brand of cleaning solution. Mmm.
What is your hair color? Alternative rock
 

Scepticalscribe

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Alright, let's do this.

First Name? Anger
Do you have pets? Pegasus – Flying horse
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? Depends, really, but usually anywhere from 23–38.
How many computers do you own? That's your first mistake; one cannot own a computer.
What is your favorite color? Pantone 282
What kind of music do you like? I hate music. It sounds weird.
What are your goals? They're two thresholds that, once crossed, result in a score increase for the opposing team.
Who are your heroes? Folks who devise new and innovative ways to introduce themselves.
What kind of sports are you into? That one with the toy ball that you have to get to a certain area for points.
Do you have any piercings? Two, top of forehead, mostly covered by hair now, from which the horns protrude.
Left hand or right handed? Equally unskilled
Any tattoo's? Do birthmarks count? From my perspective, looking down at my chest, there are three "9"s. Weird.
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games? Trick question; they're all mobile if you're strong like me.
What are your fav games? Human emotions
Married? To the Lord, of course.
Have kids? 7.5 billion. They'd be about your age by now.
What languages do you speak? ☐
How many keys are on your keyring?
Many, and they're all keys of anxiety.
What is your favorite beverage? My grandmother removed stains with this one brand of cleaning solution. Mmm.
What is your hair color? Alternative rock
Touché; bravo.


Hate to say it, but:

"A new way to give away security question clues..."
hmmm. another first time poster asking a lot of questions.
maybe a call centre employee who will try to sell data.
ooh there's a lot of tattooed people who own a PS4. now what can i do with this info ?
A long time poster, someone I have "known" online for some time (even years) asking this, on such a forum, I am fine with it, and don't doubt their bona fides.

However, I will concede that my spidey sense quivers when a first time poster opens an account with such a post.
 
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keysofanxiety

macrumors G3
Nov 23, 2011
9,537
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First Name? Dave
Do you have pets? I have a pet tortoise. Well, I did have a pet tortoise, then he died. Now I guess you could call him a pet ashtray.
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? I spend more time on MacRumors than I do on my computer.
How many computers do you own? One. He's got a red eye and frequently locks me out of the house.
What is your favorite color? #000000
What kind of music do you like? The Burmese Throat Warblers of the Masodatui tribe, of course.
What are your goals? Frequently nose-diving as I get older and more pathetic.
Who are your heroes? Guys who make GIFs for MacRumors @AngerDanger ;)
What kind of sports are you into? Ones which involve water and a shameful look at the mirror afterwards.
Do you have any piercings? Only one on the Jolly Roger which sparkles like a lighthouse, to warn women not to approach
Left hand or right handed? Left.
Any tattoos? No, I'm allergic to ink poisoning.
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games? Console master race. I distrust high FPS.
What are your fav games? Curse the 14-year old kid who just beat me online.
Married? Happily divorced.
Have kids? No, but I'm pretty sure a few of the socks in my drawer are pregnant by now.
What languages do you speak? I don't think I'm fluent in any.
How many keys are on your keyring?
About 14, so I can gain access to old apartments whenever I need to.
What is your favorite beverage? Anything alcoholic, except Tequila and bourbon.
What is your hair color? I just checked and I'm going grey. ****.
 

ThisBougieLife

macrumors 68020
Jan 21, 2016
2,285
7,361
SF Bay Area, California
Okay, serious answers from me:

First Name?
Adler. It means "eagle" in German. It's more common as a last name, but uncommon names rule.
Do you have pets? Yes, two cats, though they're back home :)
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? Countless. Far too many. I check MR more than I check my email.
How many computers do you own? Two. MBP and Windows desktop.
What is your favorite color? Green. Metallic green is even better.
What kind of music do you like? Classical, indie rock/pop, EDM
What are your goals? To some day become a surly professor surrounded by musty old books.
Who are your heroes? Public intellectuals like Gore Vidal, Susan Sontag, Noam Chomsky. People who are smart for a living.
What kind of sports are you into? Mountain biking, if you will call that a sport.
Do you have any piercings? I do not
Left hand or right handed? Right-handed
Any tattoo's? None, though I'd consider a well-concealed tattoo in an ancient language, possibly one in cuneiform
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games? I'm not much of a gamer, though I do enjoy Kirby and Pokemon for DS, as well as Sim City 4. My gaming habits are stuck in the past.
What are your fav games? See above
Married? Not yet
Have kids? Nope
What languages do you speak? English, though I know basic Japanese and I've studied Latin and Ancient Greek
How many keys are on your keyring? 6
What is your favorite beverage? Water, followed by a white Russian
What is your hair color? Blond
 
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SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
26,236
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First Name? Spock.
Do you have pets? Had a sehlat as a child.
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? Usually on the computer only during my shift on the bridge.
How many computers do you own? None. My computer is the property of Starfleet.
What is your favorite color? Starfleet blue.
What kind of music do you like? Anything on the piano and Vulcan lute.
What are your goals? To seek out new life and new civilizations.
Who are your heroes? None. It is not logical to have heroes.
What kind of sports are you into? None.
Do you have any piercings? No.
Left hand or right handed? Vulcans are ambidextrous.
Any tattoo's? No.
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games? No.
What are your fav games? 3 dimensional chess.
Married? Was bonded as a child to T'Pring.
Have kids? None.
What languages do you speak? Vulcan and English.
How many keys are on your keyring? I don't carry keys.
What is your favorite beverage? My father’s race was spared the dubious benefits of alcohol.
What is your hair color? Black.
 

Scepticalscribe

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Jul 29, 2008
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The Far Horizon
First Name? Spock.
Do you have pets? Had a sehlat as a child.
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? Usually on the computer only during my shift on the bridge.
How many computers do you own? None. My computer is the property of Starfleet.
What is your favorite color? Starfleet blue.
What kind of music do you like? Anything on the piano and Vulcan lute.
What are your goals? To seek out new life and new civilizations.
Who are your heroes? None. It is not logical to have heroes.
What kind of sports are you into? None.
Do you have any piercings? No.
Left hand or right handed? Vulcans are ambidextrous.
Any tattoo's? No.
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games? No.
What are your fav games? 3 dimensional chess.
Married? Was bonded as a child to T'Pring.
Have kids? None.
What languages do you speak? Vulcan and English.
How many keys are on your keyring? I don't carry keys.
What is your favorite beverage? My father’s race was spared the dubious benefits of alcohol.
What is your hair color? Black.
Bravo.

Well said and well done.
 

Gutwrench

Contributor
Jan 2, 2011
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First Name?
Do you have pets?
Yes, two dogs.
How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? 10+
How many computers do you own? None, just an iPad.
What is your favorite color? Blue.
What kind of music do you like? Modern alternative.
What are your goals? Peace of mind.
Who are your heroes? Martin Luther King Jr.
What kind of sports are you into? Wrestling: college and international styles.
Do you have any piercings? No.
Left hand or right handed? Right
Any tattoo's?
Do you enjoy PC, Console games or mobile games?
No.
What are your fav games? I suppose the card games pinochle, and 24.
Married? No
Have kids? Kinda
What languages do you speak? English, poorly.
How many keys are on your keyring? Zero.
What is your favorite beverage? Lemonade with an orange slice; booze.
What is your hair color? Blonde
 
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bruinsrme

macrumors 604
Oct 26, 2008
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Normally I say hello and drop my pants. Then say, now you.
Don’t think that would work here
 
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