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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

jmcwork Re:Cardholder services (244 comments)

I normally hang up on these but one day I was in a 'playful' mood, so I acted very interested and very stupid: "You can lower my interest rate that much! Wow! That would be great!" He told me that he "was not some scammer trying to sell me vacation to Floriday" and he just needed my CC number. I kept the guy on the phone for almost 15 minutes while I 'looked for my credit card'. I kept asking silly questions until I finally said, "So, I think I might actually be interested in that Florida vacation". At that point he realized I was just drawing the call out. His response was "All I can say to you is eat s&*t and die. You are a real f&*k and go to hell". I felt bad for being mean (for about 2 seconds) then played the recording I made for my wife who that it was really funny.

5 days ago

FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

jmcwork Re:Locked Homes are Next? (382 comments)

If they could just mount that on a small EM rifle ...

about a week ago

Amazon's Plan To Storm the Cable Industry's Castle

jmcwork Offer ala carte and they win (85 comments)

If someone would offer a "you pick 50 channels for $50" service, they would win. Break it up into 5 levels and pick 10 from each. I hate paying for 300 channels when I only want / watch 20% of them. I know, there are all sorts of license, premium fees, etc. But if someone can figure a way around it...

about 5 months ago

Report: Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Scans Your DNS History

jmcwork Just the first step (373 comments)

They are just mining browser history until they get the pre-cogs on-line.

about a year ago

The Human Brain Project Kicks Off

jmcwork What I want (251 comments)

Give me an interface for my brain to hook into existing computing resources. (They did it on STTNG!)

about a year ago

Can There Be Open Source Music?

jmcwork Already been done (183 comments)

Just ask Vanilla Ice.

about a year and a half ago

Brain-Computer Interface Makes Learning As Simple As Waving

jmcwork Re:as simple as waving (37 comments)

But it did get easier. I made it through Advanced Waving in about 6 months.

about a year and a half ago

New Cell-To-Cell Communication Process Could Revolutionize Bioengineering

jmcwork Oh Great (49 comments)

Now we are going to have spam at the cellular level

more than 2 years ago

Earth's Core Made In Miniature

jmcwork If it stops working (175 comments)

They can make a tiny Hillary Swank to go in and restart it!

more than 3 years ago

Flash Is Not a Right

jmcwork Re:Provided... (850 comments)

But you can get about 6+ years of development kit (@$99) for one Adobe Flash ($699). Just depends on what you want to build. (Just remember Linux, g++ and OpenGL are still FREE!)

more than 4 years ago

True Tales of Tech Hoarding

jmcwork But you can use some of it (268 comments)

I have recycled several systems, upgraded others and always kept the hard drives (personal info paranoia). I took one apart the other day and decided that the three very reflective platters could be arranged to make a great shaving mirror for the shower.

more than 4 years ago

GameStop Sued Over Lack of DLC For Used Games

jmcwork Like buying a used car (345 comments)

and not getting the 'new car' smell. But really, how many other things do you buy used and lose something over a new version: a book with a special coupon insert, DVD with ticket to the sequel, cereal missing the toy (strike that last one!)

more than 4 years ago

Google Buys iPhone Search App, Kills It

jmcwork Looking for apps in development (223 comments)

They will probably start trying to find good apps as they are being developed and tested. That way they can acquire them before they make it to the app store. Not that I would sell out on the app I am developing. Not even for a big chunk of cash and a good job at Google. No way. (Call me...)

more than 4 years ago

Nintendo Working On Football Controller

jmcwork Re:Wii Sports Resort - Swordplay (123 comments)

Why are they doing all of this and still leaving behind the single best application of the wiimote - swordfights.

There's even a Nerf sword you can stick the controller into if you want to feel a little more dorky.

I think that should be the next big Wii title: "Feel a Little More Dorky"

more than 5 years ago

Pulsar Signals Could Provide Galactic GPS

jmcwork It's about time... (146 comments)

We've been waiting

- Jupiter 2

more than 5 years ago


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