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PayPal Withholding Indie Game Dev's €600,000 Account

mackinaw_apx Typical PayPal behavior :( (775 comments)

Sadly, this is quite typical PayPal behavior. The best thing you can do is AVOID PAYPAL AT ALL CO$T$... unless you like being nickle and dime'd and hassled around. And they wonder why so many of their users talk sh!t.

about 4 years ago

France Says D-Star Ham Radio Mode Is Illegal

mackinaw_apx lol dstar (282 comments)

DSTAR = Dumb Sh#t Technology for Amateur Radio. Apco/P25 is where it's at.

more than 4 years ago

Aliens Are Likely To Look and Behave Like Us

mackinaw_apx Sort of makes sense (5 comments)

I'll tell you what. If I was part of an advanced alien culture/race, (more evolved than us, etc), and looked carefully at our Earth, and what is going on these days and how things are ran.... I'd pass up this crazy-house without any hesitation.

more than 4 years ago

Google Gets Its iPhone Voice

mackinaw_apx Re:Oh great... (249 comments)

Oh, I stand corrected. I had heard it was going to come to the DROID, I guess not. Luckily with Opera Mini, I can still use Google. At least I can "hide" the Bing! app icon.

more than 4 years ago

Google Gets Its iPhone Voice

mackinaw_apx Oh great... (249 comments)

Have fun with the Bing! crap. VZW shoved that down the throats of some (or possibly most, I'm not certain) BlackBerry and Droid users. Come to use my phone one day, with the Bing! app icon on my BBs "desktop", and the default search in the web browser set to Bing as well..... Dammit, let me have my Google, please. (In all fairness, I can still use Google... I was just ticked at the fact they went ahead and shoved Bing on my phone)

more than 4 years ago

Google Attackers Identified as Chinese Government

mackinaw_apx heh (651 comments)

God damn mongorians, tear down my shitty (fire)wok! /southpark

more than 4 years ago

The Twelve Most Tarnished Brands In Tech

mackinaw_apx Sigh... (430 comments)

Unfortunately, you could probably also add Motorola to that list, too.

more than 4 years ago

$25,000 of Communications Gear In a $500 Car

mackinaw_apx Old news, but.. (215 comments)

These images are posted on many of the various radio forums quite frequently. I've had the chance to meet the guy in person at various hamfests around the country. Just about every radio has it's own antenna and, more surprisingly, they actually work!

more than 4 years ago

The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...

mackinaw_apx Chicago, of course! (920 comments)

I grew up and currently live in the Chicago suburbs, so I suppose I am a little biased but hands down, I haven't ever had pizza as good as what you can get in the city.

more than 4 years ago

Sex Offender Shuffle

mackinaw_apx Hah! (17 comments)

Watch & listen from 1:33 - 1:40.... "Vandalism" ;-)

more than 4 years ago

Musical Tesla Coils Perform Zelda

mackinaw_apx Sorry I missed it! (82 comments)

Neat! I reside in Gurnee (about 15 minutes north of Lake Zurich). Wish I would have heard about this happening!

more than 4 years ago

School Officials Frown On "Kick a Jew Day"

mackinaw_apx Wait... wha? (8 comments)

So, school officials simply "frown" on "Kick a Jew Day"? Is that to say that at one point it was allowed to even occur on campus? What? Seems like something you would forbid more than just simply frown upon if you ask me.

more than 4 years ago

US Sets Up Emergency Multi-Band Radio Project

mackinaw_apx Really? (130 comments)

I'm surprised that no one has yet pointed out the fact that Thales already released a multi-band radio called the Liberty, competitor to Motorola's APX7000.

more than 5 years ago

Cocaine Test Prompts Red Bull Removal In Germany

mackinaw_apx Hah (290 comments)

So that's how you get your wings! :p

more than 5 years ago

How Office Depot Pushes Service Plans On Customers

mackinaw_apx Reminds me of OMAX.. (417 comments)

I used to work for Office Max for over a year. These exact same employee "policies" were in place there too.. though our plans were called "Max Advantage". We'd be told to only help customers on the floor that were looking at or thinking of purchasing items that carried a service plan... and got "write ups" if we didn't sell X amt. of plans per month. And since the day I quit, I haven't worked retail again...

more than 5 years ago

One Billionth Halo 3 Game Played

mackinaw_apx 1 Billionth Burger? (50 comments)

Mmm... sort of reminds me of fast food. One Billionth served... I wonder how long it took someone to eat the 1 Billionth hamburger?

more than 5 years ago


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