Re: Oxygen free
Probably only limited by the number of twits with money.
Hmm... oxygen free.... you could claim the music sounds purer, because the soundwaves aren't getting disbursed by those pesky oxygen atoms. LOL
220 posts • joined 1 Sep 2014
I had something like this happen last Thursday.
My wife was transferring some money from our chequing account and the balance dropped below $100. A little while later a text shows up on my phone saying "....Chq Acct ***1234 balance is below threshold amt. Charges may apply. Review and deposit $ if req'd. Std msg rates apply. Txt HELP=help|STOP=stop."
Clues that it was a fake notice.
1. The account doesn't have a minimum threshold.
2. The bank wouldn't use short forms like chq, acct, $, amt, std and msg.
3. We don't keep very much money in that account, it often drops below $100 and this sort of message has never appeared before.
I admit the text did catch me off guard for a few seconds and I can see how some people would fall for it.
I switched to the ESR version a couple years ago because I was also getting tired of stupid "improvements & shiny new features".
A recent "improvement" that appeared in the ESR version replaced the always useful print preview with something that hides all the options (which pages, how many copies,etc) in new & improved submenus.
The company further explains that "every glyph in our system icon font has been redesigned to embrace a softer geometry and more modern metaphors."
I'm guessing the little darlings spent more time ...embracing softer geometry and more modern metaphors... than doing anything useful.
WTH is "more modern"? Will next weeks font tweek be called "even more modern"?
Google "Gimli glider" in Canada.
Many years ago a 737 was enroute and ran low on fuel. The pilot ended up gliding into an old unused airport that was hosting drag car races at the time. The pilot was familiar with the Gimli airport because he used to fly gliders in that area.
Metric conversion error caused them to not load enough fuel.
If you can't do it yourself, how do you know the technology is giving you the right answers?....
Something like that happened at work quite a while ago. The boss was using Google to give him time and distance info between bus stops. I knew the numbers were wrong since I drove route on a regular basis.
One day I took a stopwatch and noted all the actual driving times between stops. I showed him my results and got told off for wasting time, he claimed my numbers were wrong because he used a computer and checked with Google.
That was the last time I tried to be helpful and schedules are still wrong.
Don't worry a new Blackberry/android phone is supposed to be out later this year. Made by an American company (Onward Mobility) using tech licenced from Blackberry.
I read a book about rise and fall of Blackberry (RIM) a few years ago. When the RCMP were moving into a couple RIM's former research centres they discovered all kinds of spy stuff hidden in the building. They think it was feeding back to China and helped them accelerate their "research".
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