1. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    4,845
    Country:
    United States
    One question is how often to update it as people are always gaining valuables. How often is updating it justifiable?
     
  2. VinLark

    VinLark This Machine Used To Kill Bourgeois Sentimentality
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2016
    Messages:
    4,349
    Country:
    United States
    I would day the key points are when your married, than have kids, and than when you are old. Maybe earlier than that if you obtain this rare thing that you want to be passed down through the family.
     
  3. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    4,845
    Country:
    United States
    Very true. Unless it is very sentimental to the point I want someone certain to have it I will probably want it to just be donated or given to who ever my living family finds that wants/needs it
     
    VinLark likes this.
  4. Logan Pockrus

    Logan Pockrus Knawledge is key.
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    1,331
    Country:
    United States
    I have yet to do so. I intend to, but much later in life.
     
  5. Meteor7

    Meteor7 Guess where this thumb goes.
    Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Messages:
    1,330
    Country:
    United States
    Nope. When I die, I'm either totally gone and have no means to give a single fuck about anyone or anything I love anymore, or I enter some spiritual afterlife in which I choose not to.
     
  6. FAST6191

    OP FAST6191 Techromancer
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    32,689
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    On "delete the porn" then maybe 10 years ago. Today browsers have porn mode and streaming sites have seemingly taken over. To that end no worries for most people there.

    Computers do however pose an issue and there are however password escrow services. Things like your idevice account password -- hard to format them if you leave "find my device" checked.

    As often as you like really. Though you are advised to have it all filed with your lawyer or something you may not have to do so if your surviving whatever can find one written at a later date than one you might have on file, surprising to me in a place where you probably want to have a notary involved if you intend to fart. Afraid "family law" is not my favourite area of the US law however so it might vary by state and whatever else.
    Do you plan to be that specific though?

    The law would probably call getting married an inherent point, your spouse then becoming your closest relative.
    That said is getting married a big thing still where you are?

    On songs for funerals then some nice choices


    and slightly better quality




    Eric Idle is a good choice too.
    A friend had "should I stay or should I go" by the clash as the curtains went. Good choice too.

    We did already have that thread though.
     
  7. emigre

    emigre i am a free i am not man a number
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    8,393
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Chaps, we have a liar whose pants is on fire.
     
    RevPokemon and VinLark like this.
  8. Amapola62

    Amapola62 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Messages:
    965
    Country:
    France
    The only things I could give are my 6years old netbook and my DSes...two of which are drying in rice...so I don't know if they still work...
     
  9. Depravo

    Depravo KALSARIKÄNNIT
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    5,360
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    No. When my time comes I intend to look down from an imaginary afterlife and watch my family fighting over my shit.
     
    VinLark and Seriel like this.
  10. dogmarch

    dogmarch Potato Warrior - Anti Zombie
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
    Messages:
    114
    Country:
    I've always thought about what would happen when I die, but currently as I am, I have nothing that is truly mine, almost all are hand-me-downs, and as such I have nothing personal to pass on to people I love. they'd most probably pass on to my siblings anyway, even if I don't write a will.

    I would like to become an organ donor someday, but I don't exactly know how to go about doing that.
     
  11. gnmmarechal

    gnmmarechal GBAtemp Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2014
    Messages:
    5,843
    Country:
    Portugal
    I have. I have this horrible (stupid) fear of waking up in a coffin. I want my head to be cut off and then I want to be cremated.

    Sent from my Nokia 3310 using Tapatalk
     
  12. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    4,845
    Country:
    United States
    Although squirrel nut zippers is a bit strange of a band's name for a funeral unless the person was known to be humorous.
     
  13. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    20,972
    Country:
    Antarctica
    I'll leave everything to me cats, me debts and other finances (negative things) will go to me family cause fuck them.
    Me bf, if I die before him, will inherit me cats, automatically giving him all the things I owned.
     
  14. FAST6191

    OP FAST6191 Techromancer
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    32,689
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I am not sure of the specifics for leaving things to animals, however I would be surprised if you did not have to set up some trust or something and make the cats the responsibility of that, possibly also making your boyfriend a trustee or something and thus having your house to live in or whatever. I don't think it is a valid will to say "I, DinohScene, of sound mind and my own volition, as my last will and testament do leave the sum total of wealth and possessions in my estate to be shared equally between my cats Pissy Knickers, Boots, and Dave. DinohScene. 30th of Feb [some year]". I could be wrong but most things I see of "rich idiot leaves penthouse to goldfish" are usually a trust or some business arrangement, or at very least a condition on the sale of a property that reads "for the rest of their life and then to charity" or something.

    On debts and "negative things" then you can't just foist them on other people, even your family, and they mostly die with you. There are things you can do like multi generational mortgages but that is not as much a debt as a possibly nice thing (if you are living somewhere where such things are a viable option for some then you have just given them a headstart, or the option to sell the equity). If you hear of such things then it is usually because the dead person had something and someone else wants it (say a family home or something rare or sentimental value) or a stake in a business that the remaining part of the might not want to go out to open sale, however as their estate has bills to pay then they end up paying for that first, possibly with difficulty if they lack liquid assets, to get it/keep it. If uncle fuckwit dies with a lot of debt and names me in the will then I am free to say keep his collection of soup cans and leave me out of it entirely. It can get far far more complex, surprising that what with it being an area of law and accounting, and there are all sorts of checks and balances, traps, taxes and tricky things that people do, but a fundamental aspect is you are perfectly free to walk away from debts that are not yours (do note that in the case of certain types of insurance or being a guarantor for a debt).
    I guess you could try to convince them that millions are secretly buried under the floor of your beach hut and then get them to pay the debts to get at it but that would be active effort.
     
  15. Nyap

    Nyap HTML Noob
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    971
    Country:
    porn mode? you mean private browsing mode?
     
  16. FAST6191

    OP FAST6191 Techromancer
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    32,689
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Private browsing, inprivate, private window, incognito mode... whatever you want to call it. I probably should stop calling it porn mode in semi formal settings but most people know what it is for, and it ain't buying secret gifts for people.
     
    gnmmarechal likes this.
  17. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    20,972
    Country:
    Antarctica
    I still need to make it official.
    Should rather be quick with it in all honesty...

    But yeh, I won't be purchasing a house (looking at the future I'll have) so renting is the only option for me.
    I believe that anything financial related usually goes to the family.
    Since I bloody hate those bastards, they can f themselves.
    They where never there for me and where always stabbing me in the back.
    They won't be invited to the funeral, or whatever pathetic thing that looks like it that I'll receive.

    In any case, I'll see what the best solution would be.
    As long as me family gets nothing, I'll be happy.
    Best would be that the government or any other greedy money collectors would get nothing.
    I guess I could see if I can start a rumor that I own a couple of million in bank notes that I've burried inside the walls of me house.
    Would be quite funny if one of those twats believes it and accepts it heh.

    Eh, I came in this world with nothing and I'll likely die with nothing.


    Bf knows about me shota collection and I'm not ashamed about it as well.
    Besides, why browse for porn if you got a boyfriend (or girlfriend for others)?
     
  18. FAST6191

    OP FAST6191 Techromancer
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    32,689
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Maybe your significant other(s) are not available at that point in time, maybe as a release (I need to sleep, let us crank one out and sleep), maybe it is impractical (have you seen the prices and space required for a full sex dungeon? Certainly far more than £100 and a shoebox under the bed for a dilly), maybe it is impossible (CGI seems to have a place if some of the machines I have cleaned up lately are anything to go by), maybe you have some other proclivities (your BF looks delightful but if you have a desire for a 2.4m tall black guy one day I don't think a wig and a costume would do it...), maybe you want to see something fancy, maybe you want to see something not everybody can do (if females are your thing then I am told not all of them can ejaculate), this list could go on for a while but I think I will stop it there and say "why ask why when why not is a better question?". If yours does for all your needs then maybe try to place yourself in the shoes of some others that might not have such a luxury, if you are going to say you meant to emphasise browse when you could make your own then that is a pain in the arse, possibly literally (the angles and positions which look good on camera are not always all that pleasurable it would seem).
    On not just going raw then maybe you use the computer for work (possibly not ideal to be doing some web work in front of someone and then to type into the awesome bar and basically have the alphabet of porn), maybe you don't want to think about viruses/cookie stealing/similar (fortunately many sites work with HTML5 these days so flash is less of a worry), maybe you want to do "open 20 tabs, use 5 and then close" without having to actually close 15 odd tabs (I know you could use a normal window/tab group but hey), maybe you share the computer at some level beyond you and one other that knows you that intimately, maybe your browser does something funny with volumes and you then get a separation layer and so on. Actually one of the pieces of advice my mum gave me was "have sex with whomever you like, just wear a condom", this would seem to be in line with the spirit of that.

    Back on topic if you want your family (I actually like mine but I have met plenty that quite justifiably could say they are just some folks likely to share some DNA with me, or worse) to get nothing then best to make a will. It is the default position and you have to try seriously hard as an unmarried person to get anything done without one, trivial with one. I am not sure what government rates are these days and looking through the big book of accounting it is not a simple matter either.
     
  19. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    23,285
    Country:
    France
    I didn't take any dispositions nor told anyone what they should do.
    My parents said "what should we do about your internet? you are always talking to people on internet, who should we contact?"

    I guess, if I die, they could contact a friend of mine, which (maybe) will think about informing gbatemp. maybe not. I didn't discuss about it at all. If you don't see me anymore for few months, you can assume the worst.

    nobody knows what to do, nor knows my account and password details.
    I don't have anything else important, all things will stop working (website or domain registration, automatic-account renewal will stop due to failed payment like psn, newsgroup, etc.)
    Emails will probably be there forever until the ISP closes and disappear.
    I don't have any facebook or social website account where I post things or know peoples, except gbatemp.

    About hardware, they can do what they want with my stuff, just throw everything to the bin, even if it would please lot of people to get what I own (console, games, books, computers, devices, etc.).
    my possessions are only things nobody knows about, so why bother give it?
    The only thing I think could be useful out of respect is someone posting about it here, if I'm still active and the forum still exists.
    Maybe I could ask someone to contact costello (who knows my real name, so he knows it's not a fake), but again, that's only futile and lot of people die everyday, leaving their internet life without nobody knowing about it. with time, it will be lost and forgotten. Nothing is important if you look at the earth life time.
     
  20. FAST6191

    OP FAST6191 Techromancer
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    32,689
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I had not considered online friends/sites. About the only two times I gave it any thought was there was a my name is earl episode that had a theme like that, and after a friend died her partner had me delete her facebook account as part of things, though that was probably more because I had recently read https://what-if.xkcd.com/69/ .
    I have had passwords for accounts for businesses, network gear... fail to be noted before someone shuffled off this mortal coil and then I have to sort it out. It was not an awful lot different to when a business gets sold and then they neglect to have someone like me involved (they call everybody from several flavours of accountants to representatives of every building trade in say their piece but neglect IT), however there we have a nice death certificate to wave around which seems to motivate people and bypass a lot of questions... probably a social engineering tool in concept in there somewhere.

    I am in a similar position with social networks and such like, maybe someone would do a most visited search on my history (assuming they have computer passwords) and say something but I am not going to make an provisions for that and would probably say don't bother. If I do vanish then it might be that I vanished (I occasionally randomly delete things for fun), because I am on the run (maybe they will get bored of chasing small fry torrent site owners and go after those that help people with flash carts), because I decided to go wandering in places without internet (some consider it a nightmare to take a job in another country and be stranded there without money or means to get back, I would be thrilled and delighted) or because I did indeed kick the bucket. If I did get a "you have seven months left to live" diagnosis I would probably not say anything either, I figure no real point.

    "Emails will probably be there forever until the ISP closes"
    You clearly know computers and still use ISP email?
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - sorted,