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Intuit Charges More For Previously Offered TurboTax Features, Users Livid

drainbramage With all this uproar (450 comments)

With all this uproar it sounds like TurboTax has become the ObamaCare of tax software.

about two weeks ago
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The Search For Starivores, Intelligent Life That Could Eat the Sun

drainbramage Re:Starivore? (300 comments)

It's a perfectly cromulent word.

about two weeks ago
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Why We're Not Going To See Sub-orbital Airliners

drainbramage Re:huh? (300 comments)

I used to get strong armed at work to give to the united way.
I found an article (mid 90's?) detailing the several times a month first class Concord trips by their CEO.
They came back with a couple of managers, I sent them packing asking that I never be bullied again.

about three weeks ago
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Why We're Not Going To See Sub-orbital Airliners

drainbramage Re:huh? (300 comments)

By the way, which European country was allowing it to fly supersonic over their population?
Oh, oh dear.

about three weeks ago
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Belize's "Blue Hole" Reveals Clues To Maya's Demise

drainbramage Re:Global warming! (80 comments)

And an almost fanatical devotion to the pope.

about a month ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

drainbramage Re:butterscotch pudding (230 comments)

Why?
I googled butterscotch pudding and Team America, got nothing of value.
What is the connection?
I haven't seen Team America but I have seen butterscotch pudding.

about a month ago
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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

drainbramage Not a cargo ship, a landing strip (116 comments)

Something this size would be hard to miss.
SpaceX to Prelude: Incoming!
What could possibly go wrong?

about a month ago
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Trains May Soon Come Equipped With Debris-Zapping Lasers

drainbramage Re:They're leaves. (194 comments)

So, the compression of the leaves turns them into a 'Super Hard Anti Reflective Coating'.
I feel better knowing that a SHARC is the target of a Laser this time.

about a month and a half ago
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New Virus Means Deadlier Flu Season Is Possible

drainbramage Re:CDC needs more funding than the DoD (163 comments)

Thanks to a new law in Washington State the Flu has to pass a background check before it is transferred.
Expect Washington State to have far fewer deaths caused by the irresponsible spread of the Flu.

about a month and a half ago
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What is your computer most often plugged into?

drainbramage Re:UPS (236 comments)

You nailed it.
I've got a UPS for each of my home computers, cable modem and router, TV and phone,security cameras etc.
Just using the ones from Costco when they go on sale.
Lots of 1 second to 20 minute outages are no longer a problem When new they seem to last an hour..
I ordered up thee SLA batteries to replace the ones in my oldest UPS's, should be good for another couple of years.

about 2 months ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

drainbramage Re: LOL ... w00t? (561 comments)

Welcome to the internet.

about 2 months ago
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New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

drainbramage Re:What did you expect.. (144 comments)

Didn't you mean 'Bi and Large"?

about 3 months ago
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Stem Cells Grown From Patient's Arm Used To Replace Retina

drainbramage Re:And now? (56 comments)

But with the potential of developing foresight.

about 3 months ago
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Stem Cells Grown From Patient's Arm Used To Replace Retina

drainbramage And now? (56 comments)

And now the patient shows remarkable hand eye coordination.

about 3 months ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

drainbramage Re:two or three Tegras? (158 comments)

Two Tegra processors, one of which (in the infotainment subsystem) is a "Tegra 3".

about 3 months ago

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Can you Eliza (or Siri) Robocallers?

drainbramage drainbramage writes  |  about 3 years ago

drainbramage (588291) writes "I'm sick of those robocalls trying to get personal info. They ignore the do-not-call list and my requests to not call me.
I have begun to waste their time by coming up with random questions, but this also wastes my time.
Why can't something like Elica (or Siri) be interfaced to my phone?
Anyone using their Linux box as a phone answering machine have an idea?"

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