Posts Categorized: Silly

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Forget H&R Block Password? Please Pay 20 Minutes

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So we regularly do our taxes with H&R Block’s Online “At Home” program. Depending on our situation we’ve used everything from H&R Block At Home Basic, to Deluxe, to Premium. Their system is comprehensive, convenient and a seamless operation – when it works right. This year (for 2011 taxes) started with us forgetting our password. […]

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Playstation Network hacked: Largest compromise for Sony ever

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Anyone else receive this? Wow.   PlayStation(R)Network Valued PlayStation(R)Network/Qriocity Customer: We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to this intrusion, we have: 1) Temporarily turned off PlayStation […]

Where’s My Carrier Pigeon?

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So perhaps you received one of the following two email today. Let’s begin with the first. I received this early in the morning and read it in awe. Dear Valued Best Buy Customer, On March 31, we were informed by Epsilon, a company we use to send emails to our customers, that files containing the […]

To Android or not to Android

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Businesses treat us like crap. AND WE PAY THEM FOR IT! Why? Maybe I should just get an iPhone. Or a Zack Morris Brick Phone. After 8 months of up-and-down GPS hell with Sprint and a Samsung Moment, I was finally convinced to “upgrade” to the Samsung Transform. Well now this one has an interesting “quirk”. […]

Wanted: Dancing Paperclip

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Apparently times are tough at good ol’ Tarjay. They can’t even afford spell check. Take a look at these screenshots, taken from the Target Pharmacy section of target.com at 1:30AM on 1/30/2011.   Pfft, it’s not like a spelling mistake or typo when filling a perscription could have life-threatening consequences — right?

Conan on TBS

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Things I don’t like about the new Conan on TBS. Andy Richter. Please get rid of him! I know he was on the very early Late Night show, but Late Night with Conan O’Brien was at its best when Conan was ridin’ primarily solo. Andy is what I like to call a train derailer. What does […]

The Great WebMD Conspiracy Theory

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I’m uninsured, so I admittedly try to do a lot of self-diagnosing and avoid expensive trips to my primary care doctor/retail clinic/urgent care/emergency room. I’ve had a sore throat for a few days now and just went to WebMD.com in hopes of getting a little reassurance that it’s not strep. And to my surprise, WebMD […]