Tory, Grant and Kari get their own show on the new "Blowing Stuff Up" channel
We live under an approach to Logan Airport (BOS), about 20 years ago a British Ariways flight loses a chunk of its flap, which is a flat- ish piece of wing-shaped aluminum that weighed maybe 100 lbs. Tumbles down a few thousand feet and bounces off the roof of a house about 300 feet away from mine. bounces again off the family car and lands on the driveway. Family is inside having a holiday dinner, family includes a couple of attorneys BTW. You can probably guess how this turned out for them.
My wife asks me if we're insured for that sort of thing, I say "Sweetie...we only need insurance if our house hits their plane."
Or as Eddie Murphy once observed:
"Net points is monkey points, because they always make a monkey out of you"
So where can decent-sized monochrome LCD screens (preferably with VGA connectors) for PC output be found? Even a text-only screen, ala. digital watches, might be acceptable. I'm sure I'm the only person to ever have this need. What do others in similar situations do to reduce the power consumption of largely idle PCs that are needed merely as a small upgrade from dumb terminals?"
In October 2005 I brought my Sony laptop to them for service, and it came back with all the case screws in the wrong places, causing physical damage to the case and a big loose gap in the front edge. Then, a year later, they again returned my laptop to me with incorrect screws, and with a wad of tape wedged between the keyboard and the cooling fan!
That started a saga, still ongoing, with more missing screws, a heat-related video problem, a damaged hinge cover, missing protective covers for the LCD's screws, and four months of broken promises, abysmal customer disservice, and lack of returned calls on all levels from the local store's tech services manager, operations manager, and GM up to the corporate manager of customer service and chief of escalation.
I've posted my story on my blog at http://www.onefromtheroad.com/index.php?cat=11 (posts are in reverse order, since it's a blog!)
Please help me spread my story, and hold CompUSA responsible for mistreating their customers like this!
P.S.-For futher episodes of CompUSA being involved in grossly mishandling repairs, see http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=2800
In his six-decade career with Zenith, Adler was a prolific inventor, earning more than 180 U.S. patents. He was best known for his 1956 Zenith Space Command remote control, which helped make TV a truly sedentary pastime.
In a May 2004 interview with The Associated Press, Adler recalled being among two dozen engineers at Zenith given the mission to find a new way for television viewers to change channels without getting out of their chairs or tripping over a cable.
Adler also was considered a pioneer in SAW technology, or surface acoustic waves, in color television sets and touch screens. The technology has also been used in cellular telephones.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published his most recent patent application, for advances in touch screen technology, on Feb. 1."
Several Flight Simulator geeks are flying around the world in the 2007 Round-The-World Flight Simulator Race. The race pits teams from AVSim, FlightSim and Sim-Outhouse against each other in a race around the world with special rules, conditions and bonuses.
Orange (Ex France Telecom) will launch [fr] Fiber to Home Internet access