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Today I got a letter from AT&T. Said there was a problem with my auto-pay setup. Please fill in the form with your current bank account, routing number...etc. I sent a letter back saying KISS MY BUTT! Not in so may words though.

 

Late last year I got a call from "Microsoft Support". Could barely understand the guy, but he said I had a virus that was sending out mass email. I thought, "This could be fun". Note that I am a retired internet security officer. Tells me to do this and that to verify I have the virus. Nothing he's telling me to do is working. He want's me to install an app that will allow him to access my system from remote and fix it. Gosh, I say, that program won't load. I can't install it. I milked this for some 20 minutes while I employed some of my favorite tools.

 

Then I said, hey, you live in Pune, India! If you'll stay on the line I'll get your exact address and turn it over to the FBI. Click. He hung up! I wonder why he hung up. Oh yeah, I don't use Windows, I use Linux.

 

This past summer I was summoned for jury duty. Asking questions of the jurors, they get to me and before they can ask anything I blurt out, "Hang him! What did he do?" I was dismissed. Got a call 2 weeks later telling me I had to pay a fine of $480 for missing jury duty. Man said not to hang up or they'd send a sheriff to arrest me. Said to go to the local Sheriff and use a Kiosk to send him TWO payments of $240 and he'll give me the information on how to do it when I get there. Do NOT hang up. Keep the line open while you drive or we'll be out to arrest you. Put him on speaker phone and used the wife's phone to call the Sheriff. Put the Sheriff on speaker phone and asked the caller to repeat himself to the Sheriff... He hung up. I wonder why they all keep hanging up.

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Donotcall.gov

Add your numbers

https://www.optoutprescreen.com

Stop credit card offers wich can effect your credit score.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0262-stopping-unsolicited-mail-phone-calls-and-email

FTC information

 

For voice over IP (Which a lot of packaged systems use) go to nomorobo.com

 

 

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46 minutes ago, badams_ios said:

Donotcall.gov

Add your numbers

https://www.optoutprescreen.com

Stop credit card offers wich can effect your credit score.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0262-stopping-unsolicited-mail-phone-calls-and-email

FTC information

 

For voice over IP (Which a lot of packaged systems use) go to nomorobo.com

 

 

Been on both the Federal and NY state list since their inception! Worthless!  They keep right on calling anyway. Even used the reporting system, worthless also.

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You CAN share your content on facebook if you want! It will share only to your time line and not the whole conversation. So if you see something in them old jokes, share it. It's actually pretty cool.

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I think I may do the "Your call is important to us! Please hold for the next available representative"  the next time I get one of these.  I got rid of the opinion survey takers when I told them "my opinions are very valuable and highly sought after, therefore I now charge $50 for each question asked, so if you will give me your credit card information, we can begin once the card has been validated"  they hung up quickly. Guess they put me on some "list" guess I only had to do that twice before I stopped getting survey calls.

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Finished the initial construction of my spray booth today. The painting of it will wait until I have test painted using it. The impression I get from just feeling the air flow by hand is that the 250 CFM blower is , indeed, too strong for a booth this size.

 

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I finished modifying the handwheel on my old Myford ML7 so that it contains a slip dialIMG_1903x1024.jpg.dc121c840901801c68b883f2d1aeece0.jpg

 

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because when I turned these for the restoration it was a nightmare remembering the .085" distances on a dial that was .125" with one full turn of the dial, Now I can zero the dial which makes doing this sort of repetitive increments that are less than one full turn easy.

 

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Which made this test a breeze

 

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because there are a few more different types of stanchions to make for the restoration.

 

Michael

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