Was -12 F this morning, 14 now. Wait till next week!
Hey there backfeed!
Yup, bloody cold here too. Right now it's 1 F in Tannersville. Supposed to go down to -6 tonight.
Next Tuesday the *high* is supposed to be 4 F... brrrrr.
I'll tell you one thing, I'm SO glad that this was the year I finally convinced my husband to install a new heating system. For the first time in 22 years I can sit in my kitchen without a coat on... LOL -- When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. Sinclair Lewis
Heh the water is 102 and it's about 12 feet from the door to the tub. It's cold getting in but you have a layer of hot water to keep you warm long enough to get back in the house. Its supposed to get to 7 in the next 24 hours. I might try it then. -- I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
The reason, 99 percent of the time it's cheaper to settle than it is to drag it through our plaintiff friendly court systems. Some states have courts that are friendly towards plaintiffs and their ambulance chasing lawyers like New York, Massachusetts, and California. I think Pennsylvania makes the list too, transit operators get sued over alleged injuries from bus crashes that allegedly happened before the bus even left the bus barn.
Personally I favor tort reform. They need allow legitimate lawsuits to go through but keep the frivolous ones out.
Security cameras have come a long way at deterring frivolous lawsuits. There was one slip n fall incident where they showed the tape to the plaintiff of her throwing her purse on the ground and intentionally throwing herself on the ground, she quickly withdrew her claim. -- I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.
Having a temporary heat wave in Minnesota. 25 above zero, break out the swim trunks and tanning lotion. Starts dropping again tomorrow. Starts out above zero and going for a low forecast for -18 Saturday night.
It goes down from their. Highs in the -teens (-12 to -16) for Sunday and Monday with lows in the -22 to -27 range. I expect the new neighbors to be polar bears this year.
But this weather is why we have wool clothing, long underwear, and down jackets for the really nasty weather. It helps if a person doesn't have to go out. And tomorrow I take my car in for some routine maintenance....good timing on my part.
Factoring in wind chill, temperatures as low as 50 to 70 degrees below zero are forecasted in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest by Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Meteorologists attribute the polar vortex to freezing air from the North Pole being pushed down to as far as the Gulf Coast of the U.S., the Associated Press reports. In Atlanta, temperatures will be in the mid-20s on Tuesday. The cold front will likely freeze large bodies of water, like the Great Lakes, meaning freezing temperatures could last through winter.
Believe it or not, Wake Up Little Susie was banned in Boston in 1957 as being too risqué and damaging to the morals of teenagers. 2 teens fall asleep at a drive-in movie and get home after curfew - shocking parents and friends.
2014-Jan-3 11:02 pm: ·
IowaCowboy Iowa native Premium join:2010-10-16 Springfield, MA kudos:1
Re: R.I.P. Phil Everly of the Everly Bros
And the Music today is outright filthy. Just listen to any music by Eminem or Green Day. I do listen to both.
Of course you can't regulate music thanks to the first amendment.
Let's Play "How did the spammer get that email address?"!!
All aboard for Funtime, kids!
I'm one of those who uses a bunch of email boxes....
Into one that was "born" two months ago, I was sent malware-laden SPAM "(yourname) your credit score has been updated" from "experian update" on Christmas and New Years' days.
How did the scammer get that particular email address? As of Christmas Day, there were only FOUR parties I gave that address to:
* My brother, who used at as an SMS destination on his Verizon phone * Two friends (neither! of! which! use! Yahoo! email!) * Thursday before Christmas, lacking judgement ("seasoned for the season" that day), I let OFFICE DEPOT have that address to sign up for their damn discount card.
Six days later the first spammed malware was sent.
Contacted all 4 parties. 3 by phone, OD by email.
* My brother doesn't have that "smart" a phone. * Both of the two friends have other active email addresses of mine in their address books. Would have seen similar crap sent to at least one of my other addresses if their contact lists had been harvested. * Office Depot... OFFICE DEPOT.. Got an auto-responder Wednesday saying I should expect a response "within 24 hours".... HOW MANY DAYS AGO?
--------------- OK, boys and girls! How did the spammer get that addy??
Re: Let's Play "How did the spammer get that email address?"!!
My money says Office Depot had a hand in it, either through their DP department incompetence, or that of someone they might have sold it to, like a data broker.
I use disposable email addresses and made-up phone numbers for various things just in case something like this happens.
Google "monsterhut spam". I was one of those who busted them for harvesting WHOIS email addresses. "nsi-regs@(mydomain.com)" was used ONLY for contact with Network Solutions, and Monsterhgut made the mistake of spamming it.
You're assuming someone/someplace actually "got" your address. If you ever have access to a mail server's logging, you can see how automated bots just keep trying and trying addresses that never existed. They will try every variation of Dave, David, Davie, BigDave, BigDavie, LittleDave, LittleDavie, etc @ your domain name. Several per second for days if you let the connection stay up that long. The bots don't care, they are usually a hijacked machine, it doesn't cost the controller of the bot a penny. I'm not saying it wasn't one of those you had sent it to, just saying that you'd be surprised at what the bots consider "common" names to try!
At the end of 2012, Cable had 46M broadband subscribers to telco's 34M - which include 15M Verizon Fios and AT&T U-Verse customers. (Leichtman 3/19/13).
So no, "most of the US" is not stuck on slow DSL.
If you're in one of Karl's "un-upgraded" areas, the question that needs be asked, is whether your neighbors are willing to pay the market price necessary to entice an upgrade to "better broadband". Unfortunately, again, the survey data suggests the answer is "No!".
Went to Best Buy today and picked up a new router, the sales guy said the Netgear N600 would be fine with Comcast but I wanted a little more power so I opted for the N900.
I didn't see the point in buying a $200 router for AC when my gear doesn't have AC radios in them.
Cost $129.99 Plus $8.12 for so Boston can get all the good stuff at the expense of those of us in Western Mass. Grand Total $138.11
Proof I bought a non-Apple device.
Went home and set it up, pretty decent performance. I think it works better than my Apple router it is replacing.
I had to move things around as it doesn't fit on my shelf. -- I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.
Power settings are regulated by the FCC. You could of gotten the same performance if you knew what you were looking for. Personally the Airport Express has the same capability as this device. The only difference is the interface and options both have. I owned a N900 and it's great but it sucks in router features. I now use Pfsense as my main router and a WAP with 2.4Ghz/5.8ghz.
2014-Jan-5 3:07 pm: ·
ARGONAUT Have a nice day. Premium join:2006-01-24 New Albany, IN kudos:1
Pole Dancing Sun
Sun flips upside down while reversing magnetic poles December 31, 2013
The sun has undergone a complete field reversal, with its north and south poles changing places as it marks the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24.
A reversal of the sun's magnetic field is, literally, a big event, NASAs Dr. Tony Phillips said in a statement issued on the space agencys website.