Re: My contribution ...
Oddly enough, I've never actually done the "rm / dirname" thing. I have, however, more than once, done "DELETE FROM table;" and forgotten the where clause. #confessions
45 posts • joined 3 May 2007
You made it a lot further than I would have. If it were my exchange...
System: You may state your question and I can help you. What can I do for you today?
Client: OPERATOR! (minor flying of spit)
System: Before I transfer you to an operator, what's the nature of the problem you're experiencing?
Client: (Mashes zero forcefully, hoping the force will transmit through the line)
Another approach to avoiding the green light is rather than filming, you take a still every 30 seconds or so. Just enough to make the green light flicker - and if your laptop is off to the side like mine, you'd never notice. Not sure if that concept has ever been used in the wild, but seems feasible.
....but the longer Apple insists on continuing their patent wars, the less likely I become to proselytize that love. Indeed, I find myself starting to grow somewhat embarrassed that I like their products so much. Still a load better than using Windoze though.
Yahoo! Used! To! Have! An! Auction! Service! which was a fairly good competition to E-Bay. It was never nearly as big, but it got the job done and was comparable. They closed their doors on June 3, 07. There isn't anything to compete with E-Bay any more.
PayPal... I know of many good merchant account and credit card processing providers, but all of these are geared toward POS (Point of Sale, not Piece of S**t) sales, or geared toward you (the seller) entering the customer's credit card information into a virtual online terminal or via telehone. There isn't really anything that can compete for taking credit cards over the internet on your behalf, via their own secure and PCI-compliant servers, and delivering the funds to you easily. And integrating into a website as smoothly...
My $0.02 USD. If you do know of good, viable, thriving alternatives to The Duo, speak now!
...Gates, 'cause he knows all about competition
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