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Comment: Re:What spam calls? (Score 1) 208

by YrWrstNtmr (#47889427) Attached to: Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers
You've been lucky. DNC or not, they do not care. They just cycle through every possible number in an area code, and when someone answers, the spiel starts.

A few years ago, it was the car warranty scam. Landline, cell, DNC list....does not matter. Recently, home security scams. I got 2 yesterday. 1 on the landline DNC'd number, one on the cell.

I'm just waiting for one of these virus calls, so I can screw with him.

Comment: Re:Define technology (Score 1) 231

by YrWrstNtmr (#47839085) Attached to: Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?
Remember steel soda cans? Those could be stacked to make tennis ball cannons, fueled by lighter fluid. You could also soak the tennis balls in lighter fluid, ignite them, and play fireball hockey.

That was really cool, until the flaming ball rolls under the neighbors car.
"Do we get it, do we run?"

If we go get it, and it blows up, we're dead.
If we run and it blows up, they'll know it was us, and our dads will actually kill us.

oh, the things that go through the 11 year old mind.

Similarly, ship to shore bottle rocket wars. Speedboat in the river, shooting bottle rockets back and forth.

Comment: east coast hurricanes (Score 1) 191

by YrWrstNtmr (#47743399) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?
Bottom 1/2 of the garage fridge is frozen water.
Always plenty of foodstuffs around
Propane and charcoal grills to cook on
In the event of actually having to bug out, one of the laptops and the main USB secondary drive that normally lives attached to the house HTPC/server. In addition to a few things in cloud storage.

Anything else...home owners insurance.

Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?