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Comment Does not compute (Score 1) 313

I have a Yahoo email account, because the ISP I had when I started in florida -- BellSouth -- later AT&T -- outsourced their email to yahoo.

I still have an ATT account, which is still my BellSouth email address.

I'm paying for this so-called Yahoo email.. Which is why Yahoo can go fuck themselves into oblivion, they seem to be very good at that.

I wonder if they'd be able to detect this for FireFox Mozilla Yahoo Ad Hide Plugin or for Chrome

Yeah, I use that on top of AdBlockPlus.

Comment Re:Words with multiple meanings (Score 1) 386

I was buying a house in ~2006, and they somehow got me qualified to afford the new house even if I hadn't yet sold the condo I already owned, so that the offer on the new house wouldn't be contingent on the sale of the condo. There was no way in hell I could afford both. I didn't have much of a down payment, beyond the equity in the condo. But I benefited from the insanity in that it allowed me to put in an offer without the contingency. I wondered how they were able to make it work, when I knew it definitely wouldn't. I'm sure it wouldn't happen today.

In the end, I sold the condo before I bought the house, and I've made every payment on the house on time, no problem, no bailout needed.

Comment Beats the old way.. (Score 1) 109

The old way: A notebook (the paper kind) with a pencil (this wooden thing with graphite in the center).

THe notebook would record that Roll #3 was Tri-x exposed as rated (400 ASA), that frame 1 was a grey card at f5.6 with a shutter speed of 1/400, and then on and on for each successive frame.. if you gave a rip about how a particular frame was shot.

I'll take exif any day, I just make sure the camera (or device) I'm using doesn't geotag.

Comment Re:Don't answer your phone (Score 3, Insightful) 216

Yes, they do. We get a message at least weekly for the former residents of our house, trying to collect various debts. Note, I've lived there over 9 years and we still get those calls. It's basically harassment, but there isn't much I can do because it's a bunch of different debt collectors, rather than just one company.

Submission + - Mysterious piece of space junk to hit Earth

schwit1 writes: A piece of unidentified space junk, discovered in a long elliptical orbit going out far beyond the Moon, has been calculated to hit the Earth over the Indian Ocean on November 13.

WT1190F was detected by the Catalina Sky Survey, a program aimed at discovering asteroids and comets that swing close to Earth. At first scientists didn’t know what to make of this weird body. But they quickly computed its trajectory, after collecting more observations and unearthing 2012 and 2013 sightings from telescope archives, says independent astronomy software developer Bill Gray, who has been working to track the debris with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

WT1190F travels a highly elliptical orbit, swinging out twice as far as the Earth-Moon distance, Gray says. Gray’s calculations show that it will hit the Earth at 6:20 UTC, falling about 65 kilometres off the southern tip of Sri Lanka. Much if not all of it will burn up in the atmosphere, but “I would not necessarily want to be going fishing directly underneath it,” Gray says.

What makes the object interesting is that they don’t know when it was launched or how it got in the orbit it is in. It could even be something from the Apollo lunar missions.

Comment A nation of brainwashed pussies (Score 1, Insightful) 223

"I pledge allegiance to the Corporations of the United States, and to the Republic which they freely rape.

One Nation brainwashed and addled to believe in a "God," divided by ignorance and wealth, with Liberty and Justice only for the well-off."


Well, America, isn't this what you wanted? Free stuff for everyone? Have the big corporations supply your every need, have the Big Bad Federal Government supply your every protection?

You got it. Now enjoy it. Gooooood luck getting rid of it!

Comment Re:Yep (Score 1) 166

Few politicians actually put out a platform these days. The ones from the two major parties (has anyone noticed one of them calls it a "brand" now?) in the US don't; for example, see Clinton's recent answer about approving the pipeline, or Trump's recent answer about whether Obama was born in the USA.

The few that do are usually one-issue candidates. Even if someone does publish a full platform, it's unlikely they're going to put out an opinion on every single law out there, even if they know it's somewhat controversial.

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga