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Clear iSpot

Telling logs: <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/Enabled=true <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/MaxNumDevicesRestr=8 <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/RestrHotlineURI=http://www.clear.com/support/unsupported-device/ispot <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/Organization/0/OUI=0026B0 <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/Organization/1/OUI=002436 <29>Aug  7 03:32:44 sdkd: [OMA] ./WiMAXSupp/Operator/clear/Apps/RestrictedUse/Organization/2/OUI=002608 <29>Aug  7 … Continue reading

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Samsung Vibrant “works” with AT&T 3G

I was double checking that I had gotten my Vibrant unlocked, when I suddenly noticed something very strange… my phone was showing a glorius 3G icon. I was expecting EVDO at best, because I was using an AT&T SIM and … Continue reading

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Fixed stuttering SSD in a Macbook Pro (Mid 2010)

I was experiencing intermittent pauses of the entire operating system which seemed to be related to blocked I/O. It would return after 20 seconds or so. This was actually a really easy fix… I just turned off the sudden motion … Continue reading

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Protected: New Macbook Pro!

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Ring around the bay

From my Google Latitude history:

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Bobby McFerrin: Universality of the Pentatonic Scale

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

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Clear return policy

Tara Johnson [1:31:15 PM]: Welcome to our real-time support chat. How can I help you today? John [1:31:15 PM]: Trial/return policy? Tara Johnson [1:31:21 PM]: We do offer a seven day period in which you can cancel with no penalties. … Continue reading

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Home warranties

Are they worth it? It sounds great to be able to pay $300-400/yr and have most of your major appliances covered, including your fridge, dishwasher, stove, water heater, and plumbing. But there are so many exclusions (pre-existing conditions, improper installation, … Continue reading

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Yay Random Gatech CoC Departments!

I keep discovering random cool things happening at Tech that I never knew about. Like, whole departments of cool things. Socially Intelligent Machines Lab Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines Graphics, Visualization, Usability (GVU) Mike Stilman – Humanoid Robotics Institute … Continue reading

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Printing your own checks

Two of my credit cards (Schwab and WaMu) require a personal check in order to setup the automatic payments. Presumably, this is to verify that you actually own the account, and that the account numbers provided are correct. Unfortunately, some … Continue reading

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