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Comment: Re:The exact thing in the summary pic! (Score 1) 99

by pantheonwhaley (#34713616) Attached to: Tales From the Tech Trenches
I'm guessing that's a lot less frequent than the way I'm going to be getting free SD cards working here: We got a bunch of the new iMacs with the slot-loading DVD drive right above the SD card slot on the side of the machine (so you can't see either while looking at it straight on) and this week I was able to recover both the DVD and SD card in the DVD drive of one of them, using a zip tie to prevent it from trying to pull the disk back in while it was "ejecting" (it wasn't coming all the way out). I wasn't certain there was an SD card in the drive, but after sweeping with the zip tie I noticed the point of resistance moving with it so I figured it wasn't a part of the drive, and used the zip tie to lever it out.

College journalism students.

Comment: Re:really no compettition? (Score 1) 705

by pantheonwhaley (#34646696) Attached to: Is Net Neutrality Really Needed?

This is only available for users who are in Verizon territory where Verizon would supply there local telephone service if they had a land line at there residense or business.

If only that site knew the difference between there and their. And probably they're, too. And maybe how to spell residence? All that aside, I'm sure these guys are legit. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go out to get my free candy from the Windowless Candy Van.

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I used to rely on AdBlock Plus for my fix of ad-safety, but then I heard about RequestPolicy, so I've put that on. It's great, but it turns out that while I find it perfectly acceptable to turn off ABP on a site that I like, I am much less likely to create permission to direct me to a third party for content (usually ads). ABP doesn't protect me from my paranoia about the buttons, though, so I'm sticking with RequestPolicy, and maybe sites will start hosting their own ads if they really want

Comment: Re:A $! verdict? (Score 1) 225

by pantheonwhaley (#34432334) Attached to: Google Loses Street View Suit, Forced To Pay $1
You seem to be confused about the difference between publicly sharing and privately sharing things. Posting something on a real estate site and entering something into public record and then complaining that someone else took a picture of your house is a little different than what you're describing.

Comment: Fire. (Score 1) 321

by pantheonwhaley (#34319614) Attached to: FCC To Allow Texting To 911
Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to inform you of a fire that has broken out on the premises of 123 Cavendon Road... no, that's too formal. Fire - exclamation mark - fire - exclamation mark - help me - exclamation mark. 123 Cavendon Road. Looking forward to hearing from you. Yours truly, Maurice Moss.

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