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Since last nite I've been trying to get some help from the tech support at a US based company. Normally the support is great, but now I've run into a string of very unhelpful boobs who seem to not want or care to do there job.

I'm wondering if this is because a significant portion of the US population is tired and hung-over after the Super Bowl.

I like and appreciate sports, but I'm not a rabid fanatic.

Am I one of the few people who didn't drink and party my face off during the this yearly spectacle?

How many folks reading this post have a HUGE headache and are sitting at their desk trying not to anything but recover? If so, I wish you a speedy recovery, if only because today is Monday and IT'S TIME TO GET BACK TO WORK!!!!!!!

Cheers, Everyone, and I hope that this didn't make your hangover go from crappy to "shut-the-F-up, I'm dyin' here"

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+Brett Coulthard I did just the opposite: ignored the halftime show, watched the game. :)
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Here's a useless machine that is very annoying. This one is guaranteed to tick you off!
Jonathan Jamieson has created an Annoying Machine. It's a pretty neat, albeit very annoying creation. Once you press the switch, it starts loudly buzzing. And when you try to turn the switch off, the switch almost... #annoyingmachine #hackaday
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+Jac Goudsmit If you do, please let me know!
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Pop, pop, pop & more pop! Redundancy is strange...
For all of you confused folks down in the states, we call soda "pop". Thanks for pointing this out, +Jac Goudsmit. Maybe I should have said Canadians are strange...
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At least they confirm that it's Nuts.
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Now for a block party.
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LEGO Kinetic Art
 
I decided to turn my escapement mechanism into a kinetic LEGO sculpture of the cow jumping over the moon.
Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with building escapement mechanisms out of LEGO pieces. Traditionally, an escapement mechanism is used to power the timekeeping device of a clock, but I wanted to try and use one to power a LEGO model. I decided to build a model of the cow ...
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The Letter I got was entitled "Can I Trust You? Copy of letter follows. And don't bother trying to do this, I've already clicked the links and my computer automatically logged into my bank account and transferred the funds! I'm a gonna be RICH!!!!
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My Dear Friend,

It is my pleasure to contact you after satisfactory appraisal and acceptance of your proven track records. I am Mr. Hwang Tsai, Deputy General Manager; Head of Portfolio Management, Hang Seng Bank Limited, Hong Kong.

Following an opportunity in my office, I have a proposition I want to share with you, that will be of immense benefit to both of us. Herewith are the details of this proposition:

On May 6th 2005, an estate developer and one of the richest woman in Hong Kong, Late Mrs. Nina Wang, deposited Forty million five hundred thousand United States Dollars under our portfolio management department for a period of Two (2) years, and the deposit matured on the 13th of June 2007 with much significant growth which amounted to a total of Forty-Two million Seven hundred thousand United States Dollars.

Prior to the maturity of the said deposit, we got some news that Mrs. Nina Wang died of cancer in April 3rd 2007 and upon maturity, a routine notification was sent to her forwarding address but without responses. After a month, another reminder was sent from my desk and I discovered that the fund was deposited by her without informing anyone of her immediate family as this is peculiar to high profiled individuals. No next of kin was declared in her official papers including the paper work of her bank deposit and she also confided in me the last time she was at my office that no one except me knew of her deposit in my bank.

This sum of Forty-Two million Seven hundred thousand United States Dollars. is still in possession of my bank lifeless and unnoticed because there will never be a claim on the funds. All material, immaterial documents and certificates relating to the funds is also in my possession. We cannot release the funds unless somebody applies as the next of kin or relation to the deceased and to this end; we have secured from the probate registry an order of mandamus to locate any relative of Late Mrs. Nina Wang.

Against this backdrop, I am proposing to you to stand in as the next of kin to Late Mrs. Nina Wang. Our banking policy here stipulates that at the expiration of Six (6) years such funds will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds. The money will be approved into your account and subsequently, we shall share in the ratio: 70% for us and 25% for you as gratification for assistance rendered. I will visit your country for the disbursement, according to the percentages indicated once this money gets into your account. And 5% set aside for any expenses incurred in due process of the transaction.

Please note that all our correspondences and communications will be strictly via email for now, as my official telephone lines are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our quality management policy. Do not contact me through my official phone numbers nor do I want you contacting me through my official email account. Please observe these instructions religiously.

Let me crave your indulgence in portraying sincerity towards this matter, as trust stands to be our watchword in this transaction. Our assurance is that your role is risk free to accord this transaction the legality it deserves as with all modalities in place we are certain in actualizing a hitch free transfer of the funds without any complications. My position in my bank already guarantees the successful execution of this project.

We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. In the meantime, kindly signify your willingness to assist by sending me a message via my personal email: If for some reasons you find no interest in this project I want you to disregard this message and forget I ever contacted you.

For more information about late Mrs. Nina Wang, click the link below:

http://news..co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6524861.****

http://www..com/articles/2007/04/04/news/obits.**

Thanks in advance for your early reply.

1. Your Full Name:
2. YOUR Address:
3. Your Direct Telephone number:
4. Your Marital Status and age:
5. Your Companies Name:

Kind regards,

Mr. Hwang Tsai
Deputy General Manager
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Saskatoonians know how to have fun. Looks like it was a perfect day for a snowball fight!
 
Record Setting Snowball Fight Check out the video of an estimated 8200 people pelting each other with snowballs!
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My favorite weatherman has been RAPPED!
What really freaks me out is he's got 69 THOUSAND subs. Go, Frankie, Go!
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Holly FEC, Batman. The new Frivolous Engineering logo is done!
What do you guys think? Any suggestions for improvement?
 
Finished working on the new Frivolous Engineering logo. Retro Art Deco-ish.
What do you folks think? Any suggestions for improvements.
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Simon’s Cat Logic: A Cat Behavior Expert explains cat crazy time

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Watch our NEW series - Simon’s Cat Logic!

We speak to a Cat Behaviour Expert at Cats Protection about why cats do the 'crazy' things they do, and how we can help our cats lead happy and healthy lives.

Please share your photos and stories - #SimonsCatLogic

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Useless Machine Builder and Founder of The Frivolous Engineering Company
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Telecommunications Electronics Technician by training. Varied interests in all things technical. Worked in a variety of technical positions: cellular telephony, industrial robots, computer animation. 

Created:  The Most Useless Machine EVER!

For the Instructable:  The Most Useless Machine Ever!

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While working as an Exhibit Maintenance and Design Technician at the Saskatchewan Science Center I was given access, via a 2400 baud dial-up account with the University of Regina, to use Sasknet, part of the early internet backbone in Canada! This was before there were hardly ANY commercial internet providers.
Education
  • School of Hard Knocks
    Dept. of Thick Skulls, present
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
    Telecommunications Tech, 1985 - 1988
    Radio/Satellite Specialty
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