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Comment by Dave in Indy on Geekly Update - 18 April 2019 (April 20, 2019 04:24 AM)
Yes, saying "they are not" up to no good means that they are up to, well, good. Maybe I'm missing something but that sounds like a Double Negative. ...
Comment by james m howell on Geekly Update - 10 April 2019 (April 20, 2019 03:06 AM)
Then why Is the pres. still a member?...
Comment by Sarah L on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 20, 2019 12:41 AM)
Bank of America has an automated voice system that lets me press keys for replies, eliminating the frustration and annoyance of being misunderstood wh...
Comment by Butch on The Truth About Discount Inkjet Cartridges (April 20, 2019 12:40 AM)
I sure wish you could squeeze the size of the "mid-page" ad so that your text isn't covered up by it. You have a sentence that is covered up in today'...
Comment by The Baroness on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 19, 2019 11:38 PM)
I worked for the planet's second-largest Telecommunications company (Engineering & Operations Management) for many years. We'd always put the newbies ...
Comment by renotadanin on [HACKED] Is Someone Listening to Your Calls? (April 19, 2019 11:19 PM)
Instagram can also be hacked i just found out that my husband is cheating on me and all his conversations are not on whats-app, text messages, Faceboo...
Comment by Roy on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 19, 2019 09:50 PM)
To get through at a credit card company, select stolen/lost card. This will get you a real person. Now proceed with your actual issue....
Comment by Bob K on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 19, 2019 08:33 PM)
Agreed that the Voice mail jail is hell! Using a telephone gets very frustrating when you can't hear well. And the AI nerds are taking over. Just...
Comment by Jay R on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 19, 2019 08:21 PM)
I wish Dante had written The Inferno within the last 5 years. There WOULD be a special level in hell for all those who have foisted this nonsense on u...
Comment by Dave M on Get Out of Voice Mail Jail, Free! (April 19, 2019 07:46 PM)
I have found that simply mumbling some nonsensical response into the phone will get you connected to a rep. You'll get a couple of "I'm sorry, I didn'...

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Cannot Connect to Wireless Router

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Recovery Disc for Windows Vista or Windows 7

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Vista SP1 - Do You Need It?

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Vista to XP Downgrade

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Upgrade to Vista?

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