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Surprise two-factor from Amazon!
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I mean, WIWTF is good even in the expected configuration as protection against stolen/phished passwords. It's not mathematically more secure, but it does reduce the chance of a stolen or phished password being reusable without more effort.
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I dunno... I got thru the first 5 challenges on completely dain-bramaged code. Working on 6 now.
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Fresh pasta with olive oil, garlic, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes, plus mushrooms and parmesan.
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Thanks Tommy T, sounds delicious! Best in the New Year!
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I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m...
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Friends, please know that, no matter who you are, there is always someone to talk to. The National Suicide hotline is 1-800-SUICIDE, and there are more hotlines listed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_hotline#Online.2C_telephone.2C_TDD.2FTTY_and_SMS_Help

I am also available to chat, but not 24/7.

And remember: It gets better.
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Cycling is awfully similar to being a woman
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Yeah, this is fairly U.S.-centric on the cycling stuff.
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So I'm putting together the A/V set up for my new place, and I'm having trouble finding a piece of furniture.

My current plan is 5.1 surround, with the TV mounted to the wall, the center channel speaker sitting on top of a cabinet, and the receiver inside the cabinet. My receiver is about 15" deep, and needs a few more inches for cable routing. Most of IKEA's TV things seem to be under 16" deep; there's one that's 17", but it has solid front doors, so the remote wouldn't work. So far my best idea is just a coffee table with a bottom shelf (for the receiver), but that would leave an awful lot of cable clutter visible.

Does anyone have any ideas? Should I just get a circular saw and solve this myself?
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Do NOT buy a +Nest smoke alarm. They false alarm and are unhushable pieces of crap. Please spread the word.

Watch this horror video of me trying to quiet mine.

You can stop or mute this video if it's annoying, but you cannot stop an actual Nest protect.

This went off in my house all day, annoying my neighbors.

When I got the Android notification that my house was burning down I immediately assumed it was false, since my Nests had already cried wolf before.  I also checked video cameras and saw my house wasn't actually burning down, so I stayed at work. My poor neighbors, though.

Disclaimer: I am a Google employee. I paid for these myself. So I speak as myself.
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wow. I haven't had any such problems with mine. got mine immediately after launch so you'd expect fewer or the same bugs in any other units. :(
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So I just tried to get +T-Mobile's Free Data for Life plan set up. I am a giant fan of their plans, and wanted to get a friend's tablet set up with free data.

I talked to someone (#1) online, who reassured me that I would be able to go to a store and get the plan set up.

I went to one store and talked to someone (#2), who said she couldn't see the plan in their system. I figured I'd figure it out myself, and paid her $15 for the SIM, as is customary.

I happened by another store, and figured I would see if they knew how to set it up. The rep (#3) looked, couldn't find it in their system either, but talked for a bit and then said they figured out a way to make it work. They futzed with things for a while, and then told me they had it set up but I needed to pay $15 as an activation fee. I balked, as T-Mo has never charged me an activation fee, their website says they don't charge them, and it was clearly rung up on the register as "SIM STARTER KIT", and I'd already paid for that. He talked to his manager (#4) for a bit more and then said they could do it for free. (They were obviously grumpy that they weren't making any money for their efforts, but if they're gonna have a giant "T-Mobile" logo on their storefront and shirts, I expect them to handle T-Mobile customer service issues without charging me extra.)

On my way home, I looked at my plan. He'd set me up with the "on-demand" tablet plan, which includes no data, costs $10/mo, and claims to include a $10/mo "you also have a voice line" discount, but I couldn't find it anywhere.

So I called someone (#5) on the phone, and explained what I was trying to set up. He, too, couldn't find it in his system, and offered me the $10/mo Match Your Data plan, but I held out for the free one. He transferred me to someone (#6) in Loyalty who finally explained how to sign up for the 200 MB plan.

The punchline, in case you're trying to do it yourself: It's not a postpaid plan, it's a prepaid plan you sign up for through the ConnectMe captive portal ON YOUR TABLET.

So I tried to do this, but it didn't work, since the store had already added the tablet to a plan.

So I fired up their live chat, got a rep (#7), and promptly closed the window by accident (^W does not do the same thing in Chrome as in a terminal).

...opened it again, got another rep (#8), who said they could actually get me the Match Your Data plan for free, but that they couldn't make it effective until next month. I said fine, and took it, and indeed, the pending change popped up in my account.

I figured I might as well double-check, so I talked to another chat rep (#9) and asked if they could push the change through any faster. They said they could, but that Match Your Data did not actually qualify for the $10/mo "you also have a voice line" discount, so it'd be $10/mo. I finally gave up and decided that $10/mo for 4.5 GB of data was enough of a deal that I'd just pay it for my friend.

...NINE PEOPLE (ten if you count me) to get a data plan set up.
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... does SMS work?
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Stop assuming the reason for failures in your apps:

Just because you can't reach Fitbit.com doesn't mean it's down for maintenance (I actually wandered out of wi-fi range, and it didn't retry).

Just because you failed to upload my check deposit doesn't mean I was logged out for inactivity (the app actually crashed).
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Fresh pasta with spinach, mushrooms, caramelized onions, moderately burnt garlic, and parmesan cheese.
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You need to cook that on the other side of the river!

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For many people, gender identity is more complex than just "male" or "female."  Starting today, I'm proud to announce that Google+ will support an infinite number of ways to express gender identity, by giving you the option to customize the way your gender is represented on your profile. 

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don't fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don't want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.”  When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next few days.

Many thanks to the people and groups who gave us advice on the best ways to do this. Your input has been really valuable to us, and we hope you like the result!
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mobile client doesn't provide means to change that information /:
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