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Kentucky pwns the Internet Sep. 25th, 2008 @ 04:43 pm
Apparently the state of KY has say over vital workings of da Interweb whenever it collides with KY's feelings. 100+ Domains have been suspended (supposed to take them over visually worldwide) because some people in KY are gambling on them illegally. I'm afraid a little KY Jelly might be in order for KY with the ruckus this stirs up!


The word of the day is... Jul. 29th, 2008 @ 03:04 pm

Its one of these things in a legal document notating what state and county it is in effect for.

and you can make one with:

\[\left.\begin{tabular}{l}State of California\\\\County of Orange\\\end{tabular}\right\}ss.\]

in LaTeX, if you cared.

Yep, it's a slow day.

Des Moines Jun. 13th, 2008 @ 03:40 pm
Wow, I used to live in Des Moines right here:

Not, the YMCA, but the apartment complex right behind it...

3rd Party Ink Fade Apr. 29th, 2008 @ 09:34 am
In the neverending 'should I get ink refills or just get a new printer for a few bucks more' dilema:

An interesting long term evaluation of 3rd party inkjet cartridge providers vs. the manufacturers looking specifically at their fading qualities (earlier in the series they show that you can use some 3rd party brands just as well as manufacturer for the same print quality). Now you all know that the expense of a laser printer pays for itself in a very short time, right? (for b/w anyway, even though the same is true for color, just less so) :)


E-Books, the new slamming scam Apr. 28th, 2008 @ 04:36 pm
Make sure you are vigilant with your banking information. A recent trend in scamming is to charge your credit card for an 'e-book' which conveniently doesn't come with any proof of delivery. Check your statements for charges similar to the following:

04/23/08  	CHECK CRD PURCHASE 04/22 

They like this method because if you don't watch your bank account you'll never notice it and if you do complain they can credit it back and claim 'no harm no foul'. Their website is a weak attempt to look like they actually provide a product: http://www.clearriv.com and if you call their 'support' number you always get a garbled recording of a foreigner trying to speak english.

When I asked my bank if they had matched the validation code on the back or validated my address or billing phone number, she said no. This makes me think that even though they will issue me a new card and cancel the old one, this is pointless. Someone is obviously just running through random credit numbers that are valid by a mod10 check and seeing if they can make a small charge to them or something similar. I could just as well have a new card tomorrow and have the same problem.

I think it's hilarious how banks have built in all these safety features and then rarely use them. The last 2 major online credit card processor API's I have used but collect gobs and gobs of input but both only checked that the zip code matches when all is said and done.
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» From the "We say yes to everything" dept.

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» Feist playing for Omaha's Memorial Park Concert from... Somewhere
I don't know this Feist person, but someone should tell her where Omaha is. As it stands right now she will be transmitting the concert live from Omaha, Nevada according to her myspace page.

Jul 8 2008 8:00P
Bank of America Pavilion Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 9 2008 8:00P
Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, New York
Jul 11 2008 8:00P
Ravinia Festival Highland Park, Illinois
Jul 12 2008 8:00P
Memorial Park Festival Omaha, Nevada

Jul 13 2008 8:00P
Starlight Theatre Kansas City, Montana
Jul 15 2008 8:00P
Fillmore Auditorium Denver, Colorado
» Election Survey
You and I must just be to smart for this country...

Sorry I can only muster about a post per quarter. I is Lame-o!
» Everybody Loves BillO!
What is it this time Bill? Gas? hemmroids? More Sexual Assault accusations...?

(I just love this pic)

» SF Straw Poll Cancelled when too many RP Supporters show up
Ok all you voters, this GOP host wants you to get involved, just not TOO involved.

(-link-) Some supporters paid $33 for the dinner and vote. A $5 option was also offered to vote after the festivities. We patiently listened to the guest speaker support Fred Thompson and talk on the issues of water and budget problems in California. They then held a raffle, while all the "cheap" voters waited in the lobby. When they finally let them in, the room was flooded with Ron Paul supporters and the organizer notified us the poll was cancelled. I started the video after the initial announcement and pandemonium broke out. The sudden cancellation and an attempt to change the rules, understandably, upset quite a few people...
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