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Re: Interesting
« Reply #165 on: January 16, 2008, 02:16:07 AM »
The MacWorld Expo is this week and Apple kicked it off with some new and updated products:

iTunes Movie Rentals:
http://www.macworld.com/article/131580/2008/01/itunesmovierentals.html

New (and  cheaper) AppleTV:
http://www.macworld.com/article/131582/2008/01/appletv.html

New iPhone FIrmware:
http://www.macworld.com/article/131581/2008/01/iphoneupdate.html

And the best of all:
The new MacBook Air, The world's thinnest laptop :P
http://www.macworld.com/article/131583/2008/01/macbookair.html


EDIT: Almost forgot Microsoft started Shipping Microsoft Office 2008 today for Mac :)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #166 on: January 17, 2008, 12:45:04 PM »
10 flagrant grammar mistakes that make you look stupid
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10881-6075621.html
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #167 on: January 17, 2008, 01:01:06 PM »
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They're for their for there

I worked for a short time in a bank in the UK and the internal emails that went around were quite shockingly illiterate: 'they're', 'their' and 'there' were all used interchangeably.

Fortunately these people were only required to cut and paste from canned answers were corresponding with the public.

There are some people on this forum who need to take note of #6, I'm afraid.  ::)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #168 on: January 30, 2008, 02:42:48 PM »
FBI warns of rise in phone-based 'vishing' attacks

Some sound advice:
Just because it looks like your bank, talks like your bank, and walks like your bank, no longer means that it is your bank.
The best way to be sure is to never deal with unsolicited incoming calls or click through to unsolicited emails.
If you receive an email or telephone call from "your bank", call them back by looking up the number on your own.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #169 on: January 30, 2008, 03:03:30 PM »
FBI warns of rise in phone-based 'vishing' attacks

Some sound advice:
Just because it looks like your bank, talks like your bank, and walks like your bank, no longer means that it is your bank.
The best way to be sure is to never deal with unsolicited incoming calls or click through to unsolicited emails.
If you receive an email or telephone call from "your bank", call them back by looking up the number on your own.

He He.

I get calls from my bank. They always start, "Just to confirm your identity, please could you tell me your date of birth?" "Sorry, I don't give out personal information over the phone", I reply, "and, anyway, how do I know you're who you say you are?" "We can't talk to you if you won't confirm your identity", they say. "You're the one who wanted to talk to me", I reply, "What did you want to talk about?" "It's just a courtesy call to let you know about some of our...." "No, thanks." Click. Brrrrrr.

Always pisses them off!

Banks are going to have to stop doing this cold calling trying to sell crap otherwise who's going to be able to tell the difference between a real bank asking for personal info and a spammer asking for personal info?

Of course one day I'm going to be in trouble when the bank phones up to ask me if I've just bought a plasma TV in Florida and I refuse to tell them my d.o.b.  ::)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #170 on: January 30, 2008, 03:49:20 PM »
A great way to stop unsolicited calls from telemarketers is to do
the following:
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/audio/play/5848

I bet this telemarketer will never call this phone number again.  ;D ;D
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #171 on: February 06, 2008, 03:56:29 AM »
For all of you who voted on Super Tuesday, I hope you followed this advice:

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #172 on: February 06, 2008, 01:22:51 PM »
bob-you forgot to throw in a few cases of this ;D
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #173 on: February 12, 2008, 12:55:46 AM »
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #174 on: February 12, 2008, 04:00:21 AM »
My next computer  :)

Gee you don't want much Bob  ;)

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« Reply #175 on: February 12, 2008, 04:53:09 PM »
My next computer  :)

Make sure you inform the local power company so they can be ready for the power spike if you win it ;D
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #176 on: February 14, 2008, 03:17:09 AM »
We have a storm brewing.



Can you tell ?
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« Reply #177 on: February 14, 2008, 04:45:17 AM »
We have a storm brewing.

Can you tell ?

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« Reply #178 on: February 14, 2008, 03:29:55 PM »
We have a storm brewing.

Can you tell ?

No doubt created with the power in My next computer   ::)

Nice pic
I use an Olympus D-490 Zoom camera for all of my pictures.
I then view them using  IrfanView and use the same program to shrink them to a reasonable size.
Once I've reduced the size, I use Snagit to capture the picture and send the finished picture to
PhotoBucket.

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #179 on: February 15, 2008, 03:15:08 PM »
Here's your chance to check out the inside of the Spacestation:


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