Today AT&T begins prorating ETF (Early Termination Fees). This means that any contract entered into today and after will include a clause which will lower the initial $175 early termination fee by $5 every month the contract remains active. Any contract entered into before today will not …continue reading
Today has been one very busy day. We were invited to two large birthday parties for our friends’ children. Both of these families we consider close friends and want to be a part of the lives of their children. But what do you do when …continue reading
I talked about the Nintendo Channel earlier this month here on my blog now I will talk more on the DS Download Service that’s inside the Channel. The DS Download Service let’s you download demos for you to try out on your DS. Now while …continue reading
A couple of students at the School of Computing Science, in Newcastle, England, have gotten a success rate of 92% on attacking the CAPTCHA validations for such sites as Hotmail and Windows Live.
In a recently published paper they describe how it was done, and …continue reading
Over at ZD-Net they are sharing with all of us a press release from Microsoft which addresses the changes between Vista and Windows 7, that appears to indicate that Touch Technology will be the main difference between the two operating systems. Microsoft also goes on …continue reading
To those in the medical field it has long been known that stress is the enemy of good health as it raises blood pressure, gastrointestinal disease, and tends to exacerbate mental conditions. Given that it is only a matter of time before the struggle to …continue reading
Cell phone companies charge for everything from information (up to $1.79 per call) to downloading ring tones. this is a list of things you can do with your cell phone completley free of charge. Ok, so it does use your minutes in some cases, but …continue reading
I received this ad this morning from Tiger Direct which is offering what appears to be a good deal on a HDTV. The ad is for a Mitsubishi 60″ DLP HDTV, with an instant discount of $200 [no rebate required] and is listed for $1399 …continue reading
The Lakers and Celtics pairing for the NBA championship means loads and loads of revenue. It is Commissioner David Stern’s dream come true. It matches two storied franchises with well known superstars on each team. The matchup will generate a huge viewer audience in two …continue reading
It was high drama and significantly difficult. It was the Super Bowl of spelling. And Sameer Mishra was brilliant:
“…The 13-year-old from West Lafayette, Ind., who often had the audience laughing with his one-line commentaries was all business when he aced “guerdon”—a word that appropriately …continue reading
Remember back in the 1990’s when you could get free access to the Internet from a growing number of dial-up ISPs? Well these days, broadband is “it” and unlike its dial-up ancestors, today’s internet options are so restricted that it is nearly impossible to enjoy …continue reading
A message for those of you with no iPhone or BlackBerry: Your cellphone is smarter than you think.
In fact, your boring old cellphone has enormous potential. Here is a guide to checking your email, looking up information and updating your calendar, just by sending …continue reading
Many scientists, including Allen and Sherwood, have long argued that temperature data were flawed for many reasons such as the change of instrument design over the years. “These systems were never designed for measuring climate change,” said Sherwood. However, some global warming skeptics had argued …continue reading