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Go Greek? Just Roll Over…

So those poor billionaire Hedge Fund Money Managers of the world are freaking out because of the hemorrhaging Greek economy’s impending doom for the Euro and the European Community, which are creations of the banks, by the banks, and for the banks and now is perhaps going αντίο?

hedge hogs

Should we start a Kickstarter campaign to purchase a plentiful supply of KY Jelly for each and every one of them, or just let them go bareback and find out what the 99.999% (a.k.a. the rest of the world) has been going through?

BohicaYeah, like I really had to ask….

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June 29, 2015 at 5:20 pm Leave a comment

A Piece Of Crap Absorbs A Bigger Piece Of Crap

It’s official now, Time Warner Cable has been sucked up by the hive and has become yet one more cog in the huge miserable machine that is Comcast, a company that (since 1985) I’ve called ComCrap, a.k.a. Com(pletely) Crap, and that’s when I’m in a charitable mood. This move puts Time Warner Cable into the Ancient History division for me, I won’t continue to do business with them, nor allow anyone I know to so either. For those who were even moderately unhappy with the benign neglect that was the signature treatment from TWC, all I can say is BOHICA.

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Bless you Mel Brooks!

This hits home with me as seriously as a heart attack because despite my choice of cutting off my cable for T.V. service three or four years ago and using an old school, which is the only school I know, roof mount style Radio Shack antenna instead, I’m aware that I still need some sort of connection for my internet service for a while longer until I get more comfortable with the idea of using a program that allows me to sidestep the cost of paying twice to the VERItably greediest bastards in the world of scumbag cell service companies for the use of my cell phone as an internet access hot spot to feed the daily browsing of my MacBook.

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and / or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as we’ve found, success will have a million parents and failure will be an orphan.
Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below this advisory, I don’t get to choose them and even more sadly, I don’t make a penny off any of them, so in the holy name of capitalism I rebuke and don’t endorse or support any of them, unless of course they’re made of funny stuff…..
P.S., check back for occasional updates and rewrites….
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February 13, 2014 at 6:11 am 1 comment

Those 500 Cel Minutes You Paid For…

“Grab your ankles, y’all might feel some, eh… pressure”!

Hey, what’s that curly thing?

I now can see that the only way I’ll ever get even close to the 500 minutes for one flat rate that my cel provider has promised will be if I was to make one call and time it very carefully: Push SEND to start that call and talk for 499 minutes and 59 seconds, and then quickly push END.

This is a result of “rounding up”, a gift that the phone companies have given themselves, i.e. your 1 minute and 7 seconds call will show up as 2 minutes. Multiply that by almost every call you make and consider it to be your holiday all year round gift to Ma Bell or whoever you happen to be using (or more correctly, who is using you).

The more short calls you make the worse it gets for your total expenditure, as each call potentially offers the phone company another $ gift donation. You’d think that there could / would be a windfall profits tax in there somewhere, but you’d be wrong.

I’ve had mobile phone service since 1978, going through the permutations from MTS (mobile telephone service) and IMTS (improved mobile telephone service) in my car, then one of the first cel phones in the form of a 25 pound briefcase “mobile” (perhaps it’s mobile if you’re a weight lifter) phone.

It looked somewhat like this

True, it was better than the 60 pound trunk mount IMTS monster that preceded it, but with a very limited life span on operation from the enclosed batteries. Next came the Radio Shack 1.6 watt carry around that was about the size and shape of an old school lunch box, which begat the Motorola Brick, then (in the late 1980’s) things finally got lighter and smaller.

early hands free option

Hands free, the early days

As I recall from many years ago, the bill for my first cell phone had the charges shown in 6 second increments, so that call mentioned above with a duration of 67 seconds only cost me, even with rounding up, one minute and two tenths, not the two minutes it would be today. Again, do the math.

I suppose I could live with most of the thieving sort of crap associated with the communications industry, I just wish their customer service people could work on finding a way to get their accent of India filtered out.

Don’t like it? Don’t call me, I’ll call you, but it’ll be after 9 p.m., before 6 a.m., or sometime on the weekend when it’s free. That reminds me, did you know that cel calls used to be free after 6 p.m. and before 8 a.m.? However, some bean counter figured out that by pushing that time back an hour would generate x million dollars more income for,  eh… nothing during a given physical year, and so it went until how it is now when after 9 p.m. and before 6 a.m. are the “New Normal” off peak minutes for us lemmings. BOHICA indeed!

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and/ or quotes above (including those of mine) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but because success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan, blame will not be so attributed. 

Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below, I don’t choose them and (sadly) I don’t make a penny off any of them.

P.S., check back for occasional updates and rewrites….

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December 24, 2007 at 6:04 am 1 comment


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