Yesterday I got a call to go out and repair a PC for a previous customer, a very sweet, 88 yr old lady. Her complaint? “I can’t get on there where they got all that stuff on there, you know?” Translation: she couldn’t get on the internet.
I think it’s Donald Trumps turn to release a couple statements, one for his earnings and taxes, the other to acknowledge that he knows no one is fooled by his ridiculous hair pie. I think it would say a lot about the man’s character if he thinks he is actually fooling people. I hope he does run for president, it will be like open season for comics, I can just imagine how much material he will give them during campaigning and I love a good laugh!
My Paypal debit card information was on the Playstation Network and involved in that reported data theft of 77 million people this past week. Rather than worry about it, I decided to report the card stolen and cancel it, and get a new one. Suddenly Paypal has no idea who the hell I am after 7 years and is requiring me to send in three forms of ID to give me a new one. My Social Security number, a utility bill with current address and a scan of my drivers license. Having a premier business account and my local bank account information verified and a security key card log in apparently isn’t enough. I’m now surprised they didn’t require an iris scan, DNA test, my blood, my urine and a freaking stool sample as well.
Went to renew my La. drivers license this morning and checked the DMV website to make sure I brought everything I needed before I left. Two notable things that I read were that I didn’t need to retake the eye exam since my old license wasn’t yet expired and the other was that credit cards, debit cards, cash, money orders and personal checks were all accepted. Guess who had to take an eye exam and had no choice but to pay in cash only? Good thing I happened to have enough cash on me. On the plus side, holy shit they were fast! I was in and out in about a half an hour with finished license in hand.
2001: Congress mandates that in the future all cell phones will track user locations to facilitate finding people making 911 calls.
2011: Congress is like HOLY SHIT cell phones are tracking people!?!?
After a week of silence Apple finally states that their iPhones aren’t tracking people. They also promise an update that will stop their cell phones from tracking people…