Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

August 8, 2014

paypal sees fit to strip needless www host prefix sometimes internally but not primary face?

Filed under: AdNoyances,interweb,sigh — Sagacious Himself @ 8:40 am
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This paypalobject

https://www.paypalobjects.com/js/site_catalyst/pp_jscode_080706.js

/* URL Plugin Config (prop36) + Domain Period Logic*/
s.siteID=window.location.hostname;
s.siteID=s.siteID.replace(new RegExp(/^www\./i),""); //remove www prefix

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strips away ‘www’.  hooray! hooray?  Then why does paypal.com force redirect to http://www.palpay.com for visitors?  Are tracking logs to be clean but the public use sullied?

Adobe.com does the same switcheroo to http://www.adobe.com  yet the above code is

Copyright 1996-2011 Adobe,

 

hmmm

 

No-www.org

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February 13, 2014

apple kb illitertate?

Filed under: sigh — Sagacious Himself @ 11:47 pm

Apple’s technical writers conflate ‘may’ for ‘might’:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2570

 

 

August 12, 2012

verizon wireless prepaid GOTCHAS with LNP

Filed under: BULLSHIT,How To,sigh,verizon sucks — Sagacious Himself @ 2:55 pm
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If you’re planning to port-in a number to your verizon wireless prepaid (non-sim) device

  • do NOT activate it
  • FIRST initiate the port-in process
    • VZW will collect: MEIN, current MDN (uh oh catch 22), account password (uh oh catch 22),
  • ideally: wait for the port department to call you with competition notification
  • *22899 to [re]activate new VZW account profile to device

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OBSCENE VZW prepaid GOTCHA:

  • during the prepaid port-in you CANNOT receive calls on the handset
  • VZW cancels the current MDN and immediately assigns the port-in as MDN *prior* to port-in completion
  • VZW claims minutes cannot be transferred between devices
  • minutes on current MDN will be FOREVER LOST when MDN is cancelled

other MVNO of VZW do not have this ultra retarded policy: they want you to spend your incoming minutes.

  • Port-in to TracPhone (on verizon): keep existing number until *228 pushes port-in MDN.
  • Port-in to StraightTalk (on verizon): keep existing number [MDN] until *228 pushes port-in MDN.

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What should happen on prepaid should match VZW MNVO and VZW contract:

  • profile created with port-in MDN and pushed through activation (*228) AFTER port-in completes
  • allow one to receive calls at original MDN during port-in process
    • allows subscriber to forward all calls from port-in number to current number for a SEAMLESS transition from the perspective of callers
  • properly handle RDNIS information

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Attaching minutes the MDN is obviously FOOLISH.  The MIN would be better suited allowing a minute share between current- and would-be MDN.  There are other VZW tools available to help verizon customers spend money on verizon services during the port-in process.

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VZW agents additional DAILY prepaid silly claims (read as: FALSEhoods):

  • only charged for calls answered by- or initiated from handset
    • not charged for calls dumped into voicemail
    • not charged for calls answered by NoAnswer-Busy-Forwarding line
  • voicemail is deleted from account in 60 days if not setup

Himself be Sagacious

 

December 12, 2009

wave raindrop stumbleupon all ripoffs of Der Tandem Browser

Filed under: CIO,DARPA,sigh,social engineering — Sagacious Himself @ 2:12 pm

all your digitized soul are belong to us

Der Tandem Browser is an add-on for the Mozilla browser which provides features that facilitate synchronized or interactive browsing among two or more people.”

… with no credit given, but then they are ripoffs after all.

October 6, 2009

mobile phones: how is it as a phone?

Filed under: CIO,iTard,Motorola phone,sigh — Sagacious Himself @ 9:27 pm
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Why is Motorola targetting the iTard market with the Motorola Droid?

Should not phones primarily BOTH

(1) have excellent signal reception/relay
AND

(2) have excellent audio fidelity / vocoders

???

YES!

Does the motorola droid? who knows?!  The engineers might not have bothered testing.  What has happened to the motorola name? merely YAPP (yet another phone producer)?

Does anyone test PHONE network connectivity or test PHONE voice quality anymore?

As long as a phone is SHINY, small, light, and run programs to delight the feckless surely it will be a winning selling product…

Soon the generation who inflicted contraceptives on society will in turn receive the similar gift of euthanaia. … iTards and useful idiots first.. then second generation iTards.. then public school employees and overseers…

I want a slimmer motorola e815.  HTC has one passable PHONE, but I am not interested in paying a $60/month verizon FINE.  One cannot opt-out of the verizon penalty fee.  I want to use the PHONE as a PHONE and nothing more (than the occasional SMS).

edit: even eWeek doesn’t bother to review PHONES  as a PHONE per se... seems like eWeek has moved to the iTards column

Where are the QUALITY PHONES????

edit:  droid “does” stuff but how well IS it a PHONE?


S.H.

December 8, 2008

California half a billion dollars to sit and think about carpet

Filed under: Gross Politix,sigh — Sagacious Himself @ 10:44 am

Why is california bankrupt?  Perhaps spending $500,000,000, part on “sitting”, studying carpet standards.  How much does sitting pay??

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http://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/green/epp/standards.pdf

California Gold Sustainable Carpet Standard

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The department consists of six divisions, 23 operational offices, 4,000 employees and a budget in excess of half a billion dollars. Its diverse functions include e-commerce and telecommunications; sitting, acquisition, development, leasing, disposal and management…

To what end?

The purpose of the California Gold Sustainable Carpet Standard is to establish consistent requirements for sustainable carpet products. These requirements are intended to form the basis of conformity assessment programs, such as third-party certification or registration.   Sustainable carpet products that comply with the Draft Standard may be certified or registered to the California Gold Sustainable Carpet Standard, if the products also comply with the additional prerequisite credits and requirements defined in this Standard (see Table 3). Following the completion of the ANSI process for the Draft Standard, the State of California will reevaluate its adoption of the California Gold Sustainable Carpet Standard to determine if the new ANSI Standard meets the State’s environmentally preferable objectives.

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March 3, 2008

photoshop blend modes: why is there no option for user defined mode?

Filed under: sigh — Sagacious Himself @ 5:14 am

Why is there no plug-in layer?  Smart objects aren’t the same

Why is there no user defined blending mode?

Why are plug-ins so last decade?

Why can’t plug-ins control blending mode, layer effects, create new layer effects?

Why is the photoshop core still essentially the same as generation 1 from industrial light and magic?

Painter has much cooler layer control.

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