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Comment Re:Too late and too stupid. (Score 1) 46

The caller ID is typically only added by the phone companies on pots lines. Digital lines are programmed by the source. It's how you can have 50 lines behind a PBX display different phone numbers with the majority displaying the company main number. VoIP functions largely the same because the gateway uses the same principle except the VoIPmodem or computer transmits account id numbers as well.

Yes, the phone companies know who to charge because the pri id number is associated with the calls but that is not passed on to the receiver. That also qualifies as your "paying enough money to be peering " comment except for large bundles of lines it is actually cheaper.

Just because your mom got charged for all those 1-900 sex calls doesn't mean you know what you're talking about.

Comment Re:Too late and too stupid. (Score 2) 46

It's not exactly that simple. The caller ID can be programmed to send any number on the caller ID. It gets even more complicated with VoIP where the gateway to the telecom can be used by hundreds or more of different users . The number sent may be an active number for another user not associated with the spam calls.

Comment Re:Power (Score 1) 57

You need a control which means lots of other phones. Otherwise you could get false positives.

Imagine this scenario. It's the night of the big game. Everyone stays up to watch it. You plug your phone into the charger and place it on the night stand next to the bed. You then start having sex and the motions cause enough vibration to trigger the app. Now imagine everyone doing the same. Right about the time you are about to finish you get a text saying we're all going to die.

Comment Re:wow (Score 1) 315

Its not kid turning gay because of the colors but the entire premise behind using the rainbow in the first place. It was picked as the symbol for gay rights specifically because god said it was a sign that he would never destroy the world by flood again in genesis. The usage is to say your god will not do anything.

Religion attempts to teach children how to act often by using fear. The gay rainbow more or less is intended to say there is nothing to fear.

Comment Re: But they're not white, so it's OK (Score 1) 315

That's one of the faults with being Pentecostal apostolic. Anyone can claim Christianity. This is also where people look like idiots when they attempt to attribute actions or claims of a subset to the actions of the entire group. They often are opposed which is why there are subsets of groups - they do not all agree on everything except that of Jesus Christ. Technically, all you need is to believe in Christ to call yourself a Christian.

Comment Re:But they're not white, so it's OK (Score 1) 315

But why should that matter to anyone?

I post AC every once in a while specifically because of karma. Sometimes I have things to say that i know will be down moderated because the truth hurts people's feelings. Sometimes the comments are attempts at humor but might be slightly offensive. Sometimes I am on another computer (untrusted) just reading and do not want to drag my log in onto it but want to comment on something.

Comment Re:Interesting. (Score 1) 191

Exactly! After the fall of the wall, what was East Germany became a huge drag on the economy. Yes, there is strength in numbers when it comes to productive and trade. However, if you have a huge imbalance, that takes time to (pardon the pun) work itself out.

Comment Re:well, until it's amended. (Score 2) 93

I think the idea behind calling it permanent was that it remains law without any further action from congress as opposed to sun setting and needing renewed.

But yes. I thought the same thing. No law or constitutional provision is permanent in the strict sense because after some arbitrary time in the 1800s, it can all be amended.

Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 264

I see..

So was changing the focus from Hillary maliciously attacking victims of Bill's sexcapades to Bill and everyone else having affairs supposed to distract from the issue of Hillary or do you just like talking about people having sex? I mean Bill cheating on Hillary doesn't really matter outside of her not being able to satisfy Bill or that he tried to escape often. And that could explain her being bitter but i don't think it excuses her.

Oh, and speaking of sex and they all do it. Did you know that the Watergate break in was claimed to be about gathering evidence on a prostitution ring run by the DNC in attempts to get donations by 2 of the 5 convicted participants? This was before the funding from Cuba story and G Gordon Liddy used to tell of sex parties at DNC fundraisers on his radio show which segmented into his claims about the prostitution ring.

Comment Re:This is a bad thing? (Score 1) 562

Which show is this the pilot episode script for, and when does it air? Sounds awesome.

Ice Road Truckers, Iceland.

I'll watch anything with Lisa Kelley in it, and I have to admit watching Art Burke routinely driving his truck to the point of destruction and then trying to excuse it is pretty funny. M'boy!

Comment Re:Uh... let me think about it (Score 0) 562

God forbid you ask them their phone number. This generation of people barely know that.

Why should I know my own phone number? I never need to call myself. Anything I want to say to myself I can say in person. Unless, of course, I'm in a place where talking is inappropriate and then I have to call myself at home and leave a message.

And if you're asking me for my phone number so you can call me, why don't you just tell me what it is you want to call me about instead?

It all just seems very inefficient to have to remember my own phone number.

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