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Topic: UAE, Saudi Arabia Look to Ban Some BlackBerry Services   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 12:19:28 AM(UTC)

15 minu... oh, wait, there it is.

Topic: Survey Shows T-Mobile Has The Best Customer Care Rankings   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, August 2, 2010 9:35:21 AM(UTC)

USAA is a good insurance company also, but I'm not eligible. (Not for lack of trying. I attempted to enlist into three branches of the service, but my eyes kept me out of all of them.)

I'll be in town on Wednesday, so I'll check the T-Mobile offer and report on it.

Topic: UAE, Saudi Arabia Look to Ban Some BlackBerry Services   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, August 2, 2010 9:32:51 AM(UTC)

So, basically, when President Obama makes a state visit to the United Arab Emirates, he isn't able to connect with his Blackberry?

That must be why he takes so long to reply to my emails.

Topic: Survey Shows T-Mobile Has The Best Customer Care Rankings   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, August 1, 2010 7:57:12 PM(UTC)

JD Power must have been copying my notes; I've been telling anyone who sits still long enough to listen about my good experiences with T-Mobile and my bad experiences elsewhere.

There have been rumours of the iPhone coming to T-Mobile when Apple's exclusive contract with AT&T expires. Of course, you can take this with the usual grain of salt, but: I recently got an offer for a $15/month, unlimited voice, text, and data plan. Oh-- well-- not quite unlimited; they charge extra for video chat.

Huh. Why would they say that? Maybe preparing to get a lot of users running a FaceTime-like app? As Mr. Data would say, "Intriguing."

Topic: Woman's naked pics exposed after Dell TS Call   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 8:55:21 PM(UTC)

Dunno, Inspector, I'd have to see her photos to make sure. Is she cute?

Slightly less stalker-ish: I'll play devil's advocate here, and note that the issue (with the story's subject, not your sister) was her photos: She couldn't find them,and this perv was helping her find them. (Admittedly, Windows Search isn't a great interface if you're not up on the tweaky bits.) But unless your sister or cousin's pictures were causing the connection problem, m aybe the remote tech was just fishing for personal reasons. Maybe Verizon tech support uses the same company as Dell?

Topic: Microsoft's Ballmer: Focused On Delivering Windows Tablets ASAP   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 7:34:47 PM(UTC)

>He also couldn't help but poke at his arch rival, saying about Apple and the iPad: "they've sold certainly more than I'd like them to have sold."

Ha ha, ha! that Blue Steve! What a laff-a-minute guy.

So why not take one of the Linux tablets that are coming out Any Day Now, and slap Windows 7 on them? Couldn't be any worse than the last attempt at putting Windows on a tablet-- which, you know, was the reason that it was generally believed that no one wanted a tablet computer in the first place.

Topic: Woman's naked pics exposed after Dell TS Call   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 7:20:05 PM(UTC)

>It makes you wonder, however, why we continue to outsource our work to such questionable regions of the world

...like Montana, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, and Colorado? In those states (as well as Australia, where telephone etiquette consultant Mel Gibson is from) prison inmates work as telemarketers. Yes, the guys who take down your credit card numbers and home addresses. Really makes you want to order a Snuggie...

Topic: Gimme That Old-Time (Apple) Religion: Researchers   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 7:09:12 PM(UTC)

@ismism: You never actually leave the LDS (the Mormons). The reason they have such a great genealogical resource out there in Utah is so that they can verify that a person existed, and can verify that they have died-- at which point they can convert the dead soul into the Church.

Therefore, you'll get back in as soon as you're cold. It's pretty much the opposite of Monty Python's song  "Every Sperm Is Sacred:" And the wonderful thing about Catholics is, / They'll take you as soon as you're warm!

Topic: Gimme That Old-Time (Apple) Religion: Researchers   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 5:08:08 PM(UTC)

They've got a point. After all, Apple has less than ten percent of market share-- just like religion. It's soundly hated by people who think its advocates are just trying to be hip and trendy-- just like religion.

Also, Apple users attempt to clear your past-present-future timeline of operating thetans, souls frozen into liquid nitrogen and plunged into the heart of the galactic volcano by the evil space tyrant Xemu.

Each Apple user has a planet of their own, if male, and can invite any or all of their wives to live on this planet with them. Once a DVD is inserted into a SuperDrive, it transubstantiates and becomes literally the flesh of Steve Jobs, consumed to give energy while ninth-level initiates play World of Warcraft all night.

They place great stock in secret codes, such as that discovered by Leonardo DaVinci, an Apple user (of course in his day it was the Apple ][+). Only Magisters of the Occult Order of the Sundered Pippin can understand these codes, which are written into Encyclopedia MacROM. They have the secret of the Philosopher's Stone, that mystical artifact discovered by the ancient Greek Apple users, which could turn lead into gold, dead matter into living matter, and C into legible code.

They have Tantric sex. And lots of it.

One day-- the exact date varies due to calculations having been done on a Pentium-- the Rappleture will occur, and all faithful Apple users will be swept bodily into Heaven, leaving the doomed Microsoft souls to deal with the creations of the AntiJobs; each version of their OS will solve a certain number of problems, create twice as many as it solved, and be touted as the last OS you'll ever need.

OK, back to Earth. This "study" came from an agricultural college in Texas, did it? Enough said. I suppose their main objection isn't that a company (any company-- watch a Chevy Customer Loyalty ad sometime) can be compared to a religion, but that it isn't the right religion.

Topic: Where Did All the Kindles Go?   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 8:36:05 PM(UTC)

Pretty darn bad, fat78. No reason to give details; suffice it to say that I take a small but high-powered (glass, not plastic) magnifying glass with me everywhere.

The "pretty large" of the Kindle 2 may have been enough if the stroke width was thick enough; but it wasn't, and I would have trouble seeing it. I tried it out when a nice lady in Atlantic City showed me hers. I have the same problem with Microsoft Help.