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[#] Mon Aug 05 2019 09:43:18 EDT from zooer

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Lucky for you, the human body comes with a magnetic card reader and a place to stick the new chip cards. 



[#] Tue Aug 06 2019 11:18:31 EDT from fleeb

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Ah... the shoulder. Everyone knows you put chip cards on your shoulder.

[#] Wed Aug 14 2019 08:37:11 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Is that what that is? I thought it was a skin tag, but it's actually an RFID tag.

[#] Thu Aug 29 2019 15:39:57 EDT from nonservator

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Lol. The first bing result for Xydexx is his Encyclopedia Dramatica entry.



[#] Fri Aug 30 2019 11:01:22 EDT from fleeb

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Hm. For me, it's his Twitter.

[#] Fri Aug 30 2019 11:01:32 EDT from fleeb

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No, wait, I didn't use Bing.

[#] Fri Aug 30 2019 11:36:15 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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DuckDuckGo shows his own web site first, and his Encyclopedia Dramatica entry second ... but the latter seems to be down right now.

[#] Tue Sep 03 2019 23:22:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Yowza.  Here's the cached version

[ https://tinyurl.com/xydexxed2019 ]

It's ... eerily familiar.  And a shame, too, because he was genuinely funny back in the day.



[#] Wed Nov 13 2019 17:37:23 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Ok, this one I don't quite understand...

I got the robocall from "my credit card company" and pressed 1.

"Thank you for responding, how are you today?"

Me: "Very good, thank you"

"Fuck you." *click*


I mean yes, that's how I expected the call to *eventually* end, but normally that doesn't happen until after they become aware that I'm deliberately wasting their time.

Does every scammer in India recognize my voice now?

[#] Sun Dec 08 2019 05:35:35 EST from arabella

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Wed Nov 13 2019 05:37:23 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar

Ok, this one I don't quite understand...

I got the robocall from "my credit card company" and pressed 1.

"Thank you for responding, how are you today?"

Me: "Very good, thank you"

"Fuck you." *click*


I mean yes, that's how I expected the call to *eventually* end, but normally that doesn't happen until after they become aware that I'm deliberately wasting their time.

Does every scammer in India recognize my voice now?

Yes



[#] Tue Dec 17 2019 15:05:44 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Actually, I'm now wondering whether the robocalling is done by a separate company from the one that answers the calls. So it's possible that I get called, I hit the button to be transferred to the scammer, and then the scammer has my number on a list of people who are on to them.

The reason I suspect this is because I've now been called by "Hilton/Marriott" five or six different times, and when I press 5 to get my free cruise (funny, I thought Hilton and Marriott were two different companies, and they had hotels) the next thing I hear is Allison Smith (the voice of Asterisk) saying "The number you have dialed is not in service. Goodbye." And that makes me suspect that these particular scammers are just seeing my number and dropping the call, instead of answering the phone and then requesting a bedroom encounter with my sister.

Either that or their predictive dialer is really really bad, and has been making calls faster than they can answer them for several weeks now. But I'd rather believe that they know me.

[#] Sat Mar 14 2020 16:37:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Hmm. It occurs to me that Walmart does Amazon better than Amazon does. I wonder if they'll ever catch up in online market share. They have the big distribution network and physical stores to back it up.

[#] Sat Mar 14 2020 23:38:32 EDT from zooer

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I am to the point I don't trust Amazon anymore.  Too many questionable sellers.  It is worth it to pay a little more for piece of mind know it isn't a counterfeit or tampered product. 

WalmartDOTcom has a lot of third party sellers as well.



[#] Sun Mar 15 2020 11:10:31 EDT from LoanShark

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Walmart owns Vudu I believe. Let's just say that the app is a bit more stable (on webOS at least) than Prime Video.

[#] Sun Mar 15 2020 14:00:55 EDT from darknetuser

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2020-03-14 23:38 from zooer
I am to the point I don't trust Amazon anymore.  Too many
questionable sellers.  It is worth it to pay a little more for piece

of mind know it isn't a counterfeit or tampered product. 

Similar here.

I often use Amazon to locate a seller that has a product, then contact the seller through a side channel if it seems reputable. I have found some small awesome online stores this way. Whatever I do, I don't buy from asian sellers that can't fill a proper item description for their product.

[#] Mon Mar 16 2020 18:23:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I am to the point I don't trust Amazon anymore.  Too many questionable sellers.  It is worth it to pay a little more for piece of mind know it isn't a counterfeit or tampered product. 

Mee tooo.  A couple of months ago I decided to buy a replacement battery for my wireless headset through Amazon, because everything on eBay (my usual source) is cheap Chinese counterfeit crap.  The battery arrived, and sure enough, it has a fraction of the running time of a genuine battery.  More cheap Chinese counterfeit crap from Amazon as well.

I do hope we reach "peak Amazon" soon.  I'm really tired of them existing.



[#] Fri Mar 20 2020 12:56:46 EDT from zooer

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Sun Mar 15 2020 02:00:55 PM EDT from darknetuser
 I don't buy from asian sellers that can't fill a proper item description for their product. 

I have notice a few really odd things as well.  Today I saw an electric hair straightening brush that was approved by the FCC!

FCC APPROVED & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & Auto Shut off design: Upgraded design with FCC approved for safety use & We provide 30-days return/replacement service. The AUTO Shut off design- The product will automatically shut off in 30 minutes if no use to ensure the safety use.

It doesn't have a Bluetooth feature, so I am unsure why it would be FCC approved.  What sort of radio interference waves is this giving off?
The other bullet points are confusing as well, the FCC comment had me wondering.

As Dave Berry once said, "It looked as if it was translated from Japanese to English by someone who spoke neither Japanese or English."



[#] Sun Mar 22 2020 11:11:43 EDT from darknetuser

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I use botched translations as a indicator to know which product not to purchase. If they can't spare 100 bucks in a translation, you are free to wonder how much did they spend in product development, post-sale service...

Big red flag that you are buying a fake, a cheapo or some sort of knock off.

[#] Tue Mar 24 2020 07:17:02 EDT from zooer

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I am not ordering anything on-line at the moment, too many people handling the product and the package.  I did look at Amazon to see how the prices are changing, what I noticed was that nothing will be delivered until May.  



[#] Fri Mar 27 2020 13:32:03 EDT from zooer

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I read that employees of several Amazon warehouses have comedown with COVID-19.



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