If you'll pardon the plug: Call Control by EveryCall.us has been an excellent caller-id-blocker for my Android phone. It handles wildcard blocks, so those jerks don't get through anymore regardless of which number they've picked each time.
Meanwhile, the 29.97% interest rate that the payday loans people charge (and that only because 30% is considered usury and is illegal) is in no way wrong?
Don't forget the mystery math that lets them charge that percentage against your payment, not your principal.
$100 principal loan at 29.97% of the principal owes the obvious amount of $129.97 in payment.
$100 principal loan at 29.97% of the payment costs the more common amount of $142.80 in payment, an effective (and legal) 42.8% interest rate.
How exactly does proving that standing around a bunch of X-ray equipment causes radiation exposure hurt those whose policies put those people there in the first place? No karma. Not hardly. OSHA should have been all over this from day one, to protect these employees.
I am a little disturbed they want to (appear to) do their own testing in this manner. I seriously doubt we'll see honest results out of the TSA management. Once again, OSHA needs to run this. Self-reporting will only toe the party line, that the machines are perfectly safe.
Google don't offer premium version of their services they make their money by showing ads to their free users.
This is not entirely true. My university-branded google apps account and my personal-domain-branded google apps accounts exist in addition to my free gmail accounts. They have a model for selling co-branded versions of the apps for a premium price. Admittedly this is not the lion share of their profits.
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken