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The Slow Death of Voice Mail

Festering Leper Re:Gawd I hated it! (237 comments)

So, tell me again how I text a message to your company's phone number, extension 3007...?

about a month ago
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The Slow Death of Voice Mail

Festering Leper Re:Gawd I hated it! (237 comments)

>most voice mail services allow call back

I've never seen one that does. Often times if someone's calling from a smaller provider, the voicemail states the number as "an outside caller". A lot of good that's going to do :/

about a month ago
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The Slow Death of Voice Mail

Festering Leper Re: youmail (237 comments)

Bell Canada - Call Display $10.95 /month (landline)
Link (click on "full details". Yes they have bundles but not everyone wants that.)

about a month ago
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The Slow Death of Voice Mail

Festering Leper Re:youmail (237 comments)

> I also didn't know that you could have a phone without caller ID

Unless you use a VOIP line or a burner (pay-as-you-go) cell phone caller ID is always an extra for both landlines and cellphones. For cellphones it's often bundled with voicemail or some other feature so you'll usually end up getting it ... but, yes, it's very possible to get a smartphone with no caller ID or voicemail.

about a month ago
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Many DDR3 Modules Vulnerable To Bit Rot By a Simple Program

Festering Leper So.... (138 comments)

Liquid nitrogen for your RAM then...?

about a month ago
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Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

Festering Leper Re:Send it back.... (221 comments)

If you think that's steep you'll be floored if you look at cellphone packages here. Many of the cellphone companies here charge $50/GB (yes, fifty) for overage... they list it as "$5 per 100 megabytes." I know I'm comparing apples and oranges, but this is the sort of crap we seem to get stuck with here.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Festering Leper Re:First! (531 comments)

The software in your pacemaker perhaps?

about a year ago
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Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please

Festering Leper Re:Allow it... (340 comments)

Excluding carry-on pipe bombs and armed air marshalls I'm guessing a fist fight or stabbing is the best we can hope for.

1 year,12 days
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Finnish Team Makes Diabetes Vaccine Breakthrough

Festering Leper Re:Type 1 v Type 2 diabetes (202 comments)

...Assuming the anti-vaxxers don't keep their kids from getting it :(

about a year ago
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First Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Emerge In the United States

Festering Leper Re:Gross, but... (618 comments)

Actually it can be. In opiod withdrawal the user goes through a phase where their blood pressure rises to dangerous levels. Heart attacks do happen, and can be fatal. Longterm IV drug users often have circulatory system issues caused by their drug use (impurities).

about a year ago
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PayPal Freezes MailPile's Account

Festering Leper Re:Who leaves money in a paypal account. (443 comments)

Those are nice for Steam games but try ordering from parts vendors like Newark or Digikey or stores like Newegg, NCIX and TigerDirect and you'll find that they aren't accepted (I've tried). While great for subscriptions and games gift cards, for the most part, cannot be used to buy physical goods. :(

about a year ago
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20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event

Festering Leper Re:video (151 comments)

That worked, thanks! :)

about a year and a half ago
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20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event

Festering Leper Re:video (151 comments)

"This video is private" :(

Mirror?

about a year and a half ago
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YouTube Co-founder Calls For Global Access To TV Online

Festering Leper Re:Who Pays? (140 comments)

I'd consider paying for it but, sadly, it's not an option for those outside the U.K.

about a year and a half ago
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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

Festering Leper Re:Say what you will, (1110 comments)

you click and you drag it down to the bottom of the screen and let go

where most people come from doing that moves a windowed app to the bottom of the screen. how the hell does "move an app lower on the screen = exit" even get considered intuitive? you can't drag full screen apps in windows, so why would anyone try to do it? seriously, what gave you the idea that this would even have a chance of working?

more than 2 years ago
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Sweden Imports European Garbage To Power the Nation

Festering Leper Re:Great solution! (165 comments)

The only right and moral way of doing population control is by introducing birth control methods and family planning to all people.

FTFY

about 2 years ago
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Canadian Banks Rushing To Offer Virtual Wallets

Festering Leper Re:if it ain't green. (164 comments)

The Bank of Canada stopped printing the $1000 bill in late 2000. They are still considered legal tender but i don't think any institution other than a bank will accept them.

more than 2 years ago
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Retailers Respond To HDD Squeeze By Limiting Purchases, Raising Prices

Festering Leper Re:Price Spikes (282 comments)

The WD 2TB drives that NCIX were shipping on Tuesday show a manufacturing date of June 23, 2011. I find it a bit of a stretch that the almost four months supply of drives have been sold in three days time. Even if I am incorrectly estimating the size of the pipe neither of us can deny there are cargo containers with drives in them (all with pre-flood dates) still on their way to destination ports all over the world (cargo shipping takes around 25 days from Malaysia to the USA). If we haven't used up what is coming down pipe then there shouldn't be 'shortage' pricing. At pre-flood consumption rates there will be no true shortages in North America for at least three weeks. So, yes, I would agree that retailers (or whoever changed the prices) are gouging at the moment.

more than 3 years ago

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