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Brent Biggs
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Unless you enjoy your weekly call from Rachel at Cardholder Services, sign this petition.
[TAKE ACTION] New technology may not be perfect, but right now I need to see a real reduction in the obnoxious robocalls that interrupt my day and introduce me to scammers. The phone companies should be taking the lead, not making excuses.
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From USA Today

Moore's Law turns 50

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Really Comcast. You have to go crying to the FCC when someone says something bad. The irony is that you claim the same things right on your website. No, each instance of on demand HD programming does not count as a "channel". Instead of whining to the FCC, why don't you work on your reputation as the most hated company in America.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/08/media/directv-rob-lowe-ad-comcast/index.html?iid=TL_Popularhttp://money.cnn.com/2015/04/08/media/directv-rob-lowe-ad-comcast/index.html?iid=TL_Popular

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/surprise-twc-comcast-two-most-hated-companies-america-142559432.html
The Better Business Bureau recommended that DirecTV pull its Rob Lowe ads, follwing a Comcast complaint about deceptive advertising.
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Sunrise over Long Island.
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Not sure it they sell Ceviche and Smoothies or Ceviche in Smoothies. 
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What's after Hubble? Earth's eye gets epic upgrade

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As the Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th year in orbit, its successor is literally taking shape in a large room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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Frustrated with AT&T tech support.  You call expecting someone with a basic understanding of networks and computers. 

"What is your issue?"
""90% dropped packets"
"Is that a program?"
"No"
..5 minutes later...
"Are you connected to the modem"
"Yes, direct to the modem"
"Do you have another router connected?"
"No, direct to the modem"
"Are you connected wirelessly?"
"No, direct to the modem with a cable"
...5 minutes later...
"Sir, what kind of system do you have?"
"Linux"
"I'm not familiar with that brand, is that Windows."
"No, it is Linux or Ubuntu"
"I haven't heard of that computer before. Is it Windows 7 or Windows 8?"
"It is not Windows"
"Can you spell that for me?"
"L   I   N   U   X"
...10 minutes later...
"It looks like you have an issue with your modem. We will have to send you a new one. ... We will be sending you a text message by email with the tracking information..."

5 minutes worth of information took 45 minutes to converse.
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I like her last comment.  I'll send you a text message by email.
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When he was only two-and-a-half years old, our son Rhett was diagnosed with leukemia. For a long time, his immune system was so compromised that he wasn't healthy enough to be immunized against diseases like whooping cough and measles. Because he couldn't be vaccinated, Rhett relied on his classmates being immunized (what’s known as “herd immunity”) to keep him safe. But in our home state of California, parents can send their unvaccinated ch...
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You can blame two of history's all-time greatest villains: British colonialism and Congress.
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I forget most of the US has internet speeds slower than I have on my phone.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted to redefine broadband as "internet which is actually fast enough to use." Now, in order to call its service broadband, companies will need to guarantee download speeds of 25 megabits per second or faster and upload speeds of 3 Mbps or faster. This is really, really good news.
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Yea, it's sad that I get 80 mbps on my phone and 50 mbps at home. Though just five years ago I was getting 15 mbps at home, so increasing to 50 with no extra charge was nice.
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It looks like Google is going to throw a ten-figure sum into Elon Musk's space internet dream. Both The Information and The Wall Street Journal report that the search giant is finalizing a $1 billion investment in SpaceX's recently revealed effort to offer global internet service through small satellites. It's a crazy idea that just might work.
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San Francisco, California - Eikenbach-Alsenborn, Germany - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Oklahoma City, OK - Colorado Springs, CO - Alexandria, VA - Mexico Beach, FL - Biloxi, MS - Mobile, AL - Atchison, KS - Santa Clara, CA - Moreno Valley, CA
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Breaking news, sport, TV, radio and a whole lot more. The BBC informs, educates and entertains - wherever you are, whatever your age.

Report: Google's Finalizing a $1 Billion Investment in SpaceX Internet
gizmodo.com

It looks like Google is going to throw a ten-figure sum into Elon Musk's space internet dream. Both The Information and The Wall Street Jour

Why tipping should be banned
sploid.gizmodo.com

This neat CollegeHumor video explains the origins of tipping and debunks some of the most popular arguments in favor of this stupid American

Nissan gets slammed in Consumer Reports
money.cnn.com

Recent redesigns of Nissan Products have resulted in less satisfying vehicles, Consumer Reports car critics and readers say.

Watch The Minivan Crash Test An Expert Calls 'Among The Worst' Ever
jalopnik.com

"A person experiencing this would be lucky to ever walk normally again," said the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Dave Zuby in resp

An Expanding Suitcase That Goes From Carry-on To Check-in Sizes
gizmodo.com

Expanding luggage designed to accommodate your dirty clothes, souvenirs, and stolen towels at the end of a vacation are nothing new. But the

I Need This Genius Spring Smasher To Crack My Nuts
gizmodo.com

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. That means turkey, mashed potatoes, and also probably a bowl of nuts that still have the stupid shel

SR-71 Blackbird: How to fly the world's fastest plane
www.bbc.com

During the Cold War, the US Air Force operated the world's fastest air-breathing aircraft - the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Colonel Rich Graha

Singapore Airlines upcoming termination of non-stops to US spells end to...
centreforaviation.com

An important chapter in aviation history and Singapore Airlines' strategy for the North America market comes to an end over the next two mon

Did boy, 16, hitch ride from California to Hawaii in plane's landing gear?
www.cnn.com

A boy apparently traveled from San Jose, California, to Maui, Hawaii, in the landing gear wheel well of a Boeing 767

USA TODAY: Latest World and US News - USATODAY.com
www.usatoday.com

The Nation's Newspaper provides you with up-to-date coverage of US and international news, weather, entertainment, finance, and more.

Volkswagen employees say 'no' to United Auto Workers in Tennessee
www.cnn.com

Union organizers in the South suffered a blow Friday when workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted against joining U

Foursquare
market.android.com

Over 40 million people use Foursquare to keep up and meet up with friends on-the-go. Join Foursquare to:· Keep up with your friends’ adventu

Target Says Data for 40 Million Shoppers Was Stolen
www.nytimes.com

The retailer said criminals had access to customers' credit card and debit card information from Nov. 27, ahead of one of the year's busiest

PicoBrew Zymatic: Automatic Beer Brewing Appliance
www.kickstarter.com

The simplest way to brew high-quality all-grain beer!

A computerized beer machine takes the legwork out of home-brewing
www.cnn.com

The PicoBrew Zymatic, a project posted to Kickstarter Monday, automates home-brewing from beginning to end.

Priority Pass
market.android.com

This free app is designed to assist Priority Pass members in finding an airport lounge anytime, anywhere by searching our database of over 6

Man's gut fermented food into alcohol, making him drunk, case study finds
www.cnn.com

Most beer guts are the result of consuming fermented brew, but a new case study describes a rare syndrome that had one man's gut fermenting

Crickets invade Norman, OK
ireport.cnn.com

A cricket swarm of Biblical proportions has invaded Norman, Oklahoma. I've never seen so many in one place.

FreeNAS to Ubuntu: Initial Fileserver Setup with ZFS
www.servercobra.com

Background: I have always loved FreeNAS. It was one of the first servers I ever set up, back in the day in my parent's basement. It was runn

Great local family-owned breakfast place. Not much to look at, but the food is consistently good. Staff is always friendly.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I've had several problems with a garage door that Home Depot installed. The technician spent almost two hours adjusting the door to make it close right. It has worked great ever since.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I first read about Monkeybrains 6 months before I moved to the city. It seemed too good to be true; 20mb for $35, no data cap, no Comcast/AT&T. Called them up. Two guys came out the next day and installed a small antenna in my window. That was it. Consistent 20mb at night. It slowed during the day, since there were businesses using the service. Rarely went below 4mb, which was usually at the end of the work. VOIP, Netflix, Pandora, Xbox Live, etc. all worked flawlessly. The worst part about having Monkeybrains is now I'm jaded. I recently moves to San Jose and there is nothing like them. AT&T charges $75 for any sort of service call. Paying $65 for 6mb and a 200gb cap.
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I've been alternating between two local Starbucks for three months now. Staff is always friendly at both. Quality is generally up to Starbucks standards. This particular Starbucks attracts smokers from a smoke shop around the corner. You can't avoid them to getting in or out. For about a month, they were forced away from the door. They slowly migrated back to the store front. Not only is it annoying, it is illegal in Santa Clara County to smoke within 30ft of a restaurant door OR outdoor eating area. Now if someone would just enforce the law.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I had a bad transmission. It wouldn't downshift on heavy acceleration and refused to go into first. They had their transmission expert look at it. 20 minutes layer, they identified the issue. $2500 rebuild. Got a second opinion at the local Dodge dealer $4500, same guarantee. The car was ready in a week. Runs like new. They didn't try to upsell anything either. Definately going to go back for future service.
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reviewed 4 years ago