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Offline wjoan

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« Reply #150 on: May 23, 2018, 10:30:11 AM »
I don't get these at all.  Think that my carrier has good filters on them.

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« Reply #151 on: May 23, 2018, 03:26:38 PM »
Did anyone read about Amazon trying to use Facial Recognition?  How do you feel about it?  I can see it would be great try to catch a terrorist, find a missing person and maybe a few other features.  But..... our privacy keeps dwindling and we wonder what happens to our children and their children.  Am I paranoid?


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« Reply #152 on: May 23, 2018, 06:39:52 PM »
Rammel, I think those calls are a scam.  I have started deleting every post I get that I don't recognize the individual person and never a business.  I got burned on that a couple of years ago.

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« Reply #153 on: May 23, 2018, 08:40:05 PM »
These iCard things were telephone calls. None today.  Maybe they got the message.  I'm sure they were SCAM

My email tonight  had a "communication from "Social Security" to which they wanted a reply.  None of the URL's in their email even had a .gov address. But the whole email did look official. - Scam, scam, scam.
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« Reply #154 on: May 23, 2018, 08:50:03 PM »
Did anyone read about Amazon trying to use Facial Recognition?  How do you feel about it?  I can see it would be great try to catch a terrorist, find a missing person and maybe a few other features.  But..... our privacy keeps dwindling and we wonder what happens to our children and their children.  Am I paranoid?
"Am I paranoid?"  I don't think so.
      I seem to recall some European soccer matches using facial recognition to spot the usual soccer game upstarts. Made it easier to spot and eject them.
      So many things, if used properly, are good things. But it seems to be difficult for the powers that be to limit their use to what was intended.
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« Reply #155 on: May 23, 2018, 08:51:57 PM »
I don't get these at all.  Think that my carrier has good filters on them.

Joan --- You are a lucky person   :thumbup:
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« Reply #156 on: May 23, 2018, 09:29:39 PM »
For the phone, I have Caller ID and if I don't recognize the name or number, I don't answer.  Almost none of those leave a message and they're easily erased.
Some of the e-mail goes directly into Scam.  I do check to see the address on the e-mail but do delete it.
For the few that make it to my regular e-mail, again, I check to see the address.  Almost always the complete address has nothing to do with the subject matter.

How stupid do people think we are?

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« Reply #157 on: May 23, 2018, 10:24:29 PM »
MaryAnn, going by the spam I see on my email spam filter, that's a surely a rhetorical question?

I have Gmail's spam filter as well as my antivirus's email filter and still one or two slips through. But the practice of showing the subject line makes it easy to send it back to spam.

I also use a VPN or virtual private network provided by my antivirus that allows my internet browsing to be untraceable.
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« Reply #158 on: May 24, 2018, 04:40:31 AM »
A first for me today: a call with an Asian accent (Indian? Pakistani?) which I answered as usual in Hebrew.  He asked if I spoke English and at my answering 'yes', started to tell me something was wrong with my computer!
I promptly interrupted with "thanks" and cut off the call.
They even get to Israel now? lol

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« Reply #159 on: May 24, 2018, 11:48:07 AM »
I always check my phone which shows incoming telephone numbers.  If I don't recognize the 3 digit area code, I just don't answer it!  The only long distance calls I answer are from either of my sisters or my sons families who don't live in Alabama.

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« Reply #160 on: May 24, 2018, 12:42:02 PM »
Bubble, from what I understand is that you now have to be careful in answering any question with "yes" because that seems to give the caller information about your credit card or account and they use it to make large purchases.  I am sure you have read about that.  If you don't have Caller ID, I'd get it.  My cost is $10 a month and well worth it but I don't know about costs in other areas.  I hope you've heard the last of it.  But beware!

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« Reply #161 on: May 24, 2018, 12:57:31 PM »
Good afternoon, Beautiful day, been setting out side reading the paper and having my coffee,

Mary Ann, I have head about saying yes on the phone to a simple question.  I have caller ID on TV and phone. If someone knows me they will say pick up, Gloria and give there name.

Bubble, now that is a smart way to answer the phone :)

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« Reply #162 on: May 24, 2018, 01:03:19 PM »
Carol. Two, of my doctors have hand print sign in. The trouble is I have a hard time there counters are so high, and to put my handprint on the gizmo I have to stand on my toes.  Picture this: I am 4 10 my nose comes to the edge of the counter. ;D

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« Reply #163 on: May 24, 2018, 09:46:36 PM »
A first for me today: a call with an Asian accent (Indian? Pakistani?) which I answered as usual in Hebrew.  He asked if I spoke English and at my answering 'yes', started to tell me something was wrong with my computer!
I promptly interrupted with "thanks" and cut off the call.
They even get to Israel now? lol

Bubble, I get that call on a fairly regular (but spaced out) basis. To me it always sounds like the same person and he always tries to imply he is calling from MicroSoft. When you state that MS doesn't call people he starts to "sing and dance". I have thanked him and said that I already took my computer in.  Other times I say I don't have a computer, or just hang up.

My wife gets mad that I even answer. But if I don't and they leave a message it is heard on the other extensions.
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« Reply #164 on: May 25, 2018, 03:40:50 AM »
I only hope it is a lone occurrence. I get plenty of local calls asking money for odd charities. mostly at meals time or late at night. :(  Usually recordings.

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« Reply #165 on: July 05, 2018, 02:28:20 PM »
Rammel:  Thank you for mentioning I am not paranoid.  We have ALEXA and use it often mostly to bring special music into the house.  Our daughter is suspicious of ALEXA and in her line of work for a tech company from home - she won't have it in the their house.  We have nothing to hide - or, at least we think that way today. 

Bubble:  As fast as anything is invented, all over the world the lazy crooks want our money and information so they can sell it off.  I am glad to read that Radioman Don is recuperating - I will check in on another site. 

For any phone call, I ask right up front - Who is calling, please?.  We have friends and relatives all over plus Don has the VA call and that can be a recording, so many things. 

Gloria de:  You may be a bit shorter but your mind and soul are in fine shape.  Hugs

I am pretty sure that our Military Intelligence could clear up everything for us as to snooping on our information - because of our freedoms, this will never take place in our time.  As for email trash - I check several daily for SPAM and that will alert the server to look into the issue.  At least, I hope they keep up with SPAM. 

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« Reply #166 on: July 12, 2018, 09:01:26 PM »
BIG GRIPE today

Our refrigerator conked out.  Thought it was iced up due to high humidity and being opened up too much. Had it apart, cleaned it, and replaced the fan and thought it was OK -------- BUT-------Today it was getting warm again and the ice cream was soft.

Ordered a new one and that will take a week for delivery. So will live out of Styrofoam boxes 

My Gripe We have an older house and the doorways are narrow. In order to get the old Refer out and a new one in I have to take apart the kitchen door jamb.  Seems I'm not as young as I used to be  :'(  Twelve years ago when we redid the kitchen it seemed easy. ----- Now, NOT SO MUCH
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« Reply #167 on: July 13, 2018, 03:00:41 AM »
Had that problem with narrow door here too. We unscrewed the fridge door because opening it flat did not help in turning it in. That was not too hard.

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« Reply #168 on: July 13, 2018, 01:01:31 PM »
Guys, there a lot more brass and rust in those old so-called golden years! Who knew in just four years that I could manage to only deep clean one side of the kitchen, rest the next day and on the third day, deep clean the other half?

I used to manage apartments back years ago and could clean a one bedroom in a half hour and a two or three bedroom in an hour. I  ran miles around the cleaning staff and assistant managers. Now it takes five to six hours to do a weekly clean in my apartment with more than one rest period and do laundry! :(
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« Reply #169 on: July 13, 2018, 01:34:09 PM »
Pat,
When you had that apartment cleaning job you weren't one of those that only had ONE rag for all jobs, were you?   :tickedoff:

It always bugged me when they came in and did the bathroom, then wiped the phone and the "sanitized" glasses (wrapped in special paper to prove their condition). 
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« Reply #170 on: July 13, 2018, 02:52:59 PM »
Rick, I was an apartment manager for two hundred apartments in three complexes plus a walk in condo in Wasilla and a three bedroom apartment in the Alyeska Ski Resort, while the owners lived in Germany. My ex-husband, co-manager; did all maintenance while we had a six-person cleaning staff and a married couple who were assistant managers.

There was no wrapping anything in paper, and we didn't have the time or energy to do make arounds. We were the sandwich between the owners and the renters, not a comfortable place to be and we lasted six years when the average was three. Many of the apartments were rented in blocks by companies, (This was in the pipeline era.). Alaska Airlines rented six apartments in Anchorage for their staff layovers.
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The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them. -George Orwell, writer (25 Jun 1903-1950)