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Carbonite Pop Up Ad WTH

Carbonite pop up ad
Carbonite pop up ad

What the heck Carbonite! When did Carbonite think it was a good idea to start putting pop up ads on people computers who are paying for a service already! I got your stupid email already and I didn’t want it so I didn’t sign up for this service, but now you are putting pop ups on my system. This kind of think will make people jump ship from your service real fast.

Yes I like the service and I understand you want to tell people you have other levels of service but it goes back to the days of adware and scams like that to start this crap. I was ok with the emails once in a while saying you have other services and I listen to the ads on TWiT.TV but I don’t want crap popping up on my computer.

Please stop those ads, and thanks for the service I do have I like how well it works and want to stay in my current plan!

CES 2012 Pre-Thoughts

CES is coming for 2012 and I like to see what comes from the show. Last year it was all about 3D TVs and Android Tablets. This year it looks like tablets and apps on TVs will be some of the big things. I’m sure they will have more 3D TV but some without glasses but I don’t care because I can’t see the 3D.

Android Tablets were big last year but the ones that did come out in 2011 were flops and the main reason was that they were trying to do the old computer trick of having spec wars and charging too much. The iPad dose so good because it is not that expensive and is somewhat of a good device that has a sexy or prestige factor that the Android tablets lack because of marketing by Apple.

If they can make new tablets with Android 4.0 that are good specs and don’t cost over $500-600 then they may work out but if they want to sell lots they need to have it be good spec, Android 4.0 and cost less than $350.

As for the TVs with apps, it looks like they will be running Google TV aka Android TV, but the mistake that the companies are going to make is putting skins on them, they need to look and feel the same. Also Google and the TV companies will need to make deals to get the content producers to make apps to put their content on the system.

With Microsoft also pulling out I don’t see much coming from them, probably some new looks at Windows 8 and a recap of the new video options on Xbox 360. And I’m sure Sony and Nintendo will save most of their big things for games for E3 were I’m sure Microsoft will still have a big setup to pimp there Xbox stuff.

This year I will probably keep looking over some of the blog sites, and check out Twit.tv they have the most raw unorganized look from the floor as if you were there. CNet has some good stuff but it is more organized and almost too setup only with big names.

They returned my Census Form!

I just got this from a friend who got from one of his friends in Texas.  It is apparently true.  They returned his census form. I think this is hilarious. I guess they told him the answer to one of the questions was not acceptable.


After all this time, I guess someone finally read it and sent it back to me.
In answer to the question, ‘Do you have any dependents?’, I wrote in:
“Yes, I have lots of dependent’s. I’m supporting:

illegal immigrants,
crack heads,
unemployable bastards,
seemingly the cast of The Jerry Springer Show,
80,000 people in our 133 penal establishments in Texas,
leftovers in Texas from Katrina,
half of Mexico,
some of the Congress,
most of the Senate,
a super-bloated bureaucracy at every level,
and a foreign-born President”

Gosh, apparently this wasn’t an acceptable answer

What we have learned in 2,065 years…..

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome becomes bankrupt.  People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.

– Cicero 55 B.C.

So….evidently, we’ve learned nothing.

Blonde With Monkeys

A blonde motorist was about two hours from San Diego when she was flagged down by a man whose truck had broken down The man asked, “Are you going to San Diego ?”
“Sure,” answered the blonde, “do you need a lift?”
“Not for me. I’ll be spending the next three hours fixing my truck. My problem is I’ve got two chimpanzees in the back which have to be taken to the San Diego Zoo. Could you possibly take them to the zoo for me? I’ll give you $100 for your trouble.”
“I’d be happy to,” said the blonde. So the two chimpanzees were ushered into the back seat of the blond’s car and off they went.

Five hours later, the truck driver was driving through the heart of San Diego when suddenly he saw the blonde walking down the street and holding hands with the two chimps. He pulled off the road and ran over to the blond. What the heck are you doing here?” he demanded, “I gave you $100 to take these chimpanzees to the zoo.”
“Yes, I know you did,” said the blonde,” but we had money left over—so now we’re going to Sea World.”

O the random stuff my Dad sends me.

Testing E-Mail Posting

I am trying out new ways to add content to the site so I though I would
setup the E-Mail posting so that I can post some of the things my family
sends me in E-Mails. Last time I tried to set up a system like this each time
it checked to see if there was a message it would post already posted
messages. Hope this works!

Just a Tap on the Shoulder

New York Cab - Toyota Prius
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A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask  the driver a question and gently tapped him on the shoulder  to get his attention.

The driver screamed, lost  control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.

For a few moments everything was silent in the  cab. Then, the still shaking driver said, ‘Are you OK? I’m so sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me.

The badly shaken passenger apologized to the  driver and said he didn’t realize that a mere tap on  the shoulder would startle the driver so badly.

The driver replied, ‘No, no, I’m the one who is sorry, it’s  entirely my fault. Today is my very first day driving a cab

I’ve been driving a hearse for the past  25  years.

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