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Comment Re:Google Voice call screening (Score 1) 281

A couple of years ago a local company was calling to "do a survey" about who may want their carpets cleaned. It wasn't a robo-call; it was a live human being. I told them over and over not to call me, but they persisted. The last time they called I gave the lady such a hard time that she put her boss on the phone. He was quite upset with me and said they were allowed to do surveys without consulting the Do Not Call list. I told him that I knew where his business was and that if he called again, I was going to show up one day and "do a survey" of who wanted to be shot that day. I said it wasn't a threat; I was just curious and would really want to find out who would be willing to be shot. Never heard from them again.

Comment Re:Large company trying to be "fair"? (Score 1, Informative) 238

After all money is the root of all evil.

Actually, it goes like this: "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

So you could say that the love of money placed before the love of God is the root of all kinds of evil. Money itself is neither evil or good, but keep it in perspective.

Comment Re:Don't fly (at least in US) (Score 3, Interesting) 293

TSA checkpoints are at train stations as well.

That was something I could never understand. Why would the TSA even need to be concerned about trains? A terrorist wouldn't board a train with a bomb. A terrorist would plant a bomb in a strategic location somewhere along the tracks, and blow it up from a safe distance. Of course, the TSA desperately needs to justify its existence and taking the security theater show on the road is one way to do it. Wait a year or two and they'll be in shopping centers, theaters, malls, sports events, and your neighborhood. Your papers, please.

Comment Re:Gunnar website (Score 1) 195

I feel your pain. I'll be 60 next month.

The Gunnar website is more like grey on black instead of white on black. I think they intentionally made it that way to make you think you need their glasses. Kinda like the hearing aid commercials on TV that muffle the sound. :)

I've noticed a lot of photographic software uses the light grey or white on black for the interface. I use DXO, and it's barely visible to me. At least the photos stand out nicely.

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