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Comment: Lock in $79 for next year (Score 5, Informative) 276

by Sechr Nibw (#46477471) Attached to: Amazon Hikes Prime Membership Fee

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If your current Prime membership is scheduled to expire on or after April 17th, and therefore would auto-renew at the $99 price, you can effectively lock in the $79 price by taking the following steps:

(1) Look up your Prime expiration date. (Let's say yours is June 11th.)

(2) Purchase a Prime Gift Membership here:

Set the delivery date as the date after your membership expires (in this case, June 12, 2014).

Enter your own e-mail address as the gift recipient. It is okay if this is the exact e-mail address already associated with your Amazon Prime account.

Place order (total will be $79).

(3) Turn off your Prime auto-renew. (End membership - at expiration)

(4) On the day after your membership expires, you will receive an e-mail from Amazon with the gift membership. Follow the instructions to apply it to your account.

This is a pretty straightforward way to save $20.
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Go to Manage Prime Membership
Review the renewal date listed on the left-hand side of the page.

If you currently have an Amazon Prime free trial, click Do Not Continue .
If you currently have a paid Amazon Prime membership, click End Membership .

Turn off your renewal using the link below the renewal date.

Note: Your membership will expire at the end of the current period. It will NOT end before your current paid subscription is over, nor can you cancel it early for a refund.

Comment: Re:"post-food consumers" (Score 1) 543

by Sechr Nibw (#46046913) Attached to: 20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent
It's not intended as a diet plan, though that could be achieved through stricter (personal) regulation of how much you ingest. However, it does have a broader range of nutrients and calories, meaning that you can have a shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch, and a shake for dinner, instead of a sensible dinner. SlimFast aims at just replacing two meals a day. However, SlimFast is about $7 for 14 shakes (14 meal replacements), Soylent is $65 for "one week", 21 meals, though you scale the meal to how hungry you are, supposedly. Still, SlimFast is a bit cheaper, but it's been on the market for a lot longer, able to subsidize development and all.

Comment: "Please don't adblock us" (Score 2) 731

by Sechr Nibw (#45992757) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?
Any site that I use more than once a week, I add to the AdBlock whitelist. However! If I get an annoying ad on that site, it goes back to the blacklist, for at least a month or two. Basically, until the guilt starts creeping in that I'm using their service without paying for it. If you want to remain on the whitelist, and get my page impressions, then don't use shady advertisers that use self-expanding ads, auto-play ads, and especially flashing or noisy ads.

Comment: Define hacktivist (Score 1) 337

by Sechr Nibw (#45436249) Attached to: Prison Is For Dangerous Criminals, Not Hacktivists
I can allow that certain cases of hacking are vastly over-sentenced by the justice system. However, you've got to be more specific by what you consider a hacktivist before I consider them not a criminal. If you break into a system, steal data, and then flaunt the data as proof that the system's owner is incompetent, corrupt, insecure, whatever, then okay. If you also use some of that data (i.e. credit cards) to charge innocent / unsuspecting / unrelated people $700,000, even if it goes to charity, that's criminal behavior. You're not just a hacktivist anymore, sorry.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 1145

by Sechr Nibw (#43243251) Attached to: SendGrid Fires Employee After Firestorm Over Inappropriate Jokes
#5 She already took their pictures, she could tweet about the issue, bringing attention to it for the conference staff, then SHOW THEM the picture, instead of the world. Why does she need to identify the jokers to the world, via twitter, instead of just using it to confirm identity with the staff? That's the logical disconnect for me. If you read her account of what happened, after she meets with the staff to explain what happened, she has to go and point them out to the staff anyway. What use was there in posting the picture, other than defaming them?

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