writes: Sun has just released an update to Java that includes a 64-bit browser plugin. It's available as part of Java 6 Update 12. With this released, Sun has fixed a bug that's over 5 years old. Linux users have been able to use the IcedTea plugin, but it's reportedly had some significant bugs that Sun's version doesn't have.
writes: I've been getting lots of strange phone calls lately. Most of the time, my phone would ring less than three times and then stop before I can answer. Then, a couple of nights ago, I got a call at 3am in the morning. It had stopped ringing by the time I woke up. *69 revealed a number with an area code of 632, which does not exist. I called the number, and the call would not complete past the area code.
I'm getting fed up with:
My telco charges $8 a month for call display, which is exorbitant. Still, call display won't prevent my phone from ringing. A do not call list will not prevent my phone from ringing. Getting my phone number removed from the phone directory will not prevent wrong numbers.
- Wrong numbers
- Wrong numbers that hang up on me as soon as I speak into the phone
- Crank calls
- Weird calls than hang up before I answer
- Late night calls
- People I know that I no longer wish to speak to
I want a product or service with which I can set up a whitelist of numbers that I allow to make my phone ring. Any number not on the list, or an unlisted phone number, tries to call me, and the phone doesn't ring at all.
I would pay as much for this service as I would pay to have my number removed from the phone directory.
Is there any legal way for me to do this?