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That’s one way to keep the support queue short

Here’s a brain-damaged gem I heard today while dealing with the answering service robot on the support line for Walmart Family Mobile phone service: “Just so you know, some issues can be resolved simply by turning your phone off and then back … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…

1994: Citing the factoid that there are “more gun dealers in America than gas stations,” Bill Clinton announces new regulations that result in four out of five existing Federal Firearms Licensees nationwide losing their licenses, on the basis that they are hobbyists … Continue reading

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Error: Fatal Error in Error Reporting; Please Report This Error!

If stupidity came in styles, like prose and poetry do, this would be a Stupidity Haiku: Better yet, if stupidity were music, this would be a “round,” like “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”. (In case it’s not obvious to the … Continue reading

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IRFE! IRFE!

Here are two current model First Alert™ smoke detectors, placed as someone might mount them on their bedroom wall. What’s wrong with this picture? Answer: The smoke detector on the left is mounted in an improper orientation. That’s right—according to … Continue reading

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Review: ChannelMaster CM7400 OTA DVR

Though I’ve been a technology careerist my entire life, I’m not one of those consumer types who just has to replace older gear that is perfectly adequate to my needs simply in order to have the newest gadgets. So it … Continue reading

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Tycho Brahe Had A Word For It

The word was “hose.”

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Paste and Paste

Vampires, werewolves, witches, voodoo priestesses — I’ve never been intrigued by the whole “urban fantasy” fad, which in my opinion mostly consists of hackneyed horror movie clichés marinated in estrogen. I’m reminded of the Simpsons episode where Lisa’s fantasy novel … Continue reading

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