Saturday, July 26, 2014

The 419 scam is so... yesterday!

The 419 scam explanation is HERE.

Yet, a fool is born every minute of every day (and 2/3rds of them vote for republicans).

Then the letter below (modified by me) arrived.

What? Have I got stupid tattooed on my forehead?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

If it's not the MATRIX...

Talk about a complete DISCONNECT!!!

This customer service call...
HEAR IT: Comcast 'embarrassed' by employee who resists customer's effort to cancel service.
Technology journalist Ryan Block posted an 8-minute clip of the customer service representative continuously trying to ask him why he wants to disconnect and trying to talk him out of it. The company apologized to Block and said it would work to make changes.

How much a month do you donate to the wealthiest of the wealthiest people on the planet?

Cable TV, SATELLITE TV, and most other recurring (e.g. monthly) charges are underwriting the very very rich.

A JERUSALEM Antenna (yes, that IS the name of the technology) will connect 70% of the HDTVs in the USA to the local stations. The above antenna costs between $12 and $20. I get 41 free over-the-air channels in the San Francisco Bay Area.

And I rarely watch even one of them.

Cable is $100+ each and every month - no matter how you slice it.

Satellite TV is about the same. And not ALL HDTV is the same quality! Over-the-air may be 1920x1080x30 (for movies) or 1280x720x60 (for sports). Higher temporal resolution reduces jutter or frame-to-frame jurky-ness (not jitter).

Not all cable and Satellite channels can deliver anything like that owing to power-bandwidth products. Lower resolution requires less overall power to transmit. And power consumption is money.

By the way (here's a bright idea), check out LED light bulbs for your house. They can cut energy consumption by up to 90%. But don't buy them from billionaires!

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