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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

tquasar No credit card debt (141 comments)

My only debt is my house payment and I might pay that off as the tax deduction stuff isn't that great of a benefit in the USA. I use a gas card and pay it every month. When I use a credit card the balance is paid when the bill arrives.QED.

23 minutes ago

The Truth About Solar Storms

tquasar Power? (90 comments)

I don't need your stinkin' power. RV in the driveway? Check 100 gallons water? Check. Two generators? Check. Me? Czech.

3 days ago

How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

tquasar Re:FUD filled.... (212 comments)

Water Plants. My plant had two gensets, one for the lake pumps and another for plant ops.The clearwell might be full but our service area has many valleys and mesas so there are many (electric) pump stations that fill tanks or towers to maintain water pressure. With no power there will be zero water pressure after those tanks are m/t. .

4 days ago

The Psychology of Phishing

tquasar Fake emails are so convincing.... (128 comments)

No, they're not. I use filters, blocking, caller ID, etc. and kinda know who calls or sends me email, so even if my stuff was wide open it would be delete, delete, delete do not pick up.. Anyone who works from home or is home during the day or at dinner time gets spam calls even when trying to be a "Do Not Call" person. Who makes this stuff up? A generation of clickers? Really Slashdot?

5 days ago

Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

tquasar Warring While Distracted (752 comments)

Hey! Look over there... Perfect timing as Israel advances into Gaza.

about two weeks ago

Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

tquasar Broadcast Syndication (138 comments)

Good news for Trey and Matt, the show is on multiple times per day here and I don't know how I can do much more watching. Comedy Central technology works OK for me.$80 mil? Really?

about two weeks ago

Ancient Bird With Largest Wingspan Yet Discovered

tquasar Bones (55 comments)

I was on a trip in the California desert and saw some fossil bones eroding along a trail while hiking with a group of rock hounds. I was going to return to the site to examine or dig up the bones but another person did so. A radius and ulna.

about three weeks ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

tquasar Waiting in line, tick-tock (702 comments)

My Asus Transformer is carried in a Pelican case, my fone in a OtterBox. Opening the Pelican case takes only a few seconds but wrestling my fone from the three piece Otter case takes more time. Each device takes one minute to boot. There should be a Margarita Bar at the TSA Choke Point.

about three weeks ago

FDA: We Can't Scale To Regulate Mobile Health Apps

tquasar Be Afraid (123 comments)

So, this info will become a part of The Health Administration's dossier? Move away from your e-gadgets....

about three weeks ago

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

tquasar Re:Warp Drive (564 comments)

Mr. Del Monte must have found Eric Cartman's Trapper Keeper.

about three weeks ago

Industrial Control System Firms In Dragonfly Attack Identified

tquasar Water Treatment Plant (24 comments)

My employer had SCADA sent via a telephone line to some engineer at another location Walt had no idea how the plant operated or what the info he could see meant and could have started or stopped some equipment remotely. One of the telemetry techs allowed a contractor to shut down a 9 million gallon/day lake pump, not a good thing. There wasn't even a password.

about three weeks ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

tquasar Re:E-mail? (346 comments)

Early company email. I could take back email that had not been read by the recipient. .

about a month ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

tquasar Secure email near impossible (346 comments)

Wired had a story about what they thought you would need to send a message that could not be read if intercepted or I guess in this case misdirected. You would have to know a lot about encryption, use the deep web and more. The recipient would need to use the same methods.

about a month ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

tquasar Re:Yeah (346 comments)

Thanks for "yeah". What the heck does yea mean" Ya? Da? Yay? Ye'all? Dunno.

about a month ago

30% of Americans Aren't Ready For the Next Generation of Technology

tquasar Not much Info here (191 comments)

"A survey....." by whom? The ITIF: a think tank, "As a result, the mission of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is to help policy makers at the federal and state levels to better understand the nature of the new innovation economy and the types of public policies needed to drive innovation, productivity and broad-based prosperity for all Americans." , and "Prior to joining the FCC, Mr. Horrigan was Associate Director, Research, with the Pew Internet & American Life Project for nine years, where he studied the online behavior of broadband internet users, mobile internet users, and consumers of other leading edge information technology. "Earlier in his career, Horrigan was a staff officer for the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy at the National Research Council. He also served as press secretary and senior legislative assistant to U.S. Congressman Jake Pickle (D-Texas)." QED. Links? look it up..... In closing, there are unmotivated people in the US? Really?

about a month ago

Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

tquasar Re:BREAKING NEWS! (249 comments)

Tee Party much?

about a month ago

SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch To Tuesday

tquasar Cancelled (43 comments)

Anon reader has been cancelled.

about a month ago



A Peek At User OS and Browser Type

tquasar tquasar writes  |  about 2 months ago

tquasar (1405457) writes "I goto Heavens-Above to find out when satellites will visible from my home. You can also find info about the sun, moon, constellations and just a lot of astronomy stuff. Going on holiday? Set up a location to know when a satt or flare will be visible. There's a page that lists users OS and browser, Thirty-nine visitors use Win 98 , three use Netscape.

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