Posts Tagged ‘DriveThru’
This is the security camera footage from an Apple store in Temecula, California where last week a group of dumbasses drove their BMW SUV through the window and security gate and stole a bunch of iPads and computers. Unfortunately for the idiots involved, their license plate got stuck in the security gate on the way out and they were easily located and arrested. A couple things, 1. were you not worried about security cameras catching your license plate either? 2. WHY DID YOU USE YOUR OWN CAR? Based on the video it looks like it probably took a decent amount of cosmetic damage. Were you stealing iPads to pay for the damage you did to your car during the robbery? Regardless, enjoy the crappy ham and cheese sandwiches and cranberry juice boxes, @$ $ holes (I’ve been to jail in Temecula before).
Hit the jump for the video which may or may yes look like they’re actually trying to destroy as many products as possible by breaking all the tables.
From the Tips Box: Telemarketer Blacklists, Freezer De-Icing, and Drive-Thru ATMs [From The Tips Box]
Readers offer their best tips for creating your own personal telemarketer blacklist using Google Voice, defrosting the ice in your fridge and freezer, and making a healthy chocolate-like pudding.
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Blacklist Repeat Telemarketers Using Google Voice
Erik shows us how he keeps the telemarketers at bay:
I use Google Voice for voicemail on my cell phone and work cell phone to combine both voicemail boxes and make life easier to manage when I’m on call.
At one point in my life, I never had any telemarketers call me. I do not have many that call me still, but when they do, it’s usually while I’m in the middle of something else. So, what I have started to do is mark the phone number as a contact in Google Voice as ‘Telemarketer’, and add additional numbers to it as they come in. That way, if I have a repeat offender, I can usually flag it right away, and carry on my day. I set GVoice’s default handling of those calls for the contact to forward them straight to voicemail. Maybe someday that handling will hit my Sprint Android phone.
De-Ice Freezers with a Water-Filled Balloon
Photo by eflon.
pojken shares a clever use for clearing the ice buildup from your fridge and freezer:
Quick defrost a fridge using a balloon. The reason behind my method—a small stream of water melts ice relatively fast.
Fill balloon with warm water and then place it in the freezer. Pinch the neck of the balloon so that it shoots a small stream of water. That should quickly dissolve the ice. Works great for the top ice, too.
Of course, you’ll want to do this with a bucket or tray (my freezer has drawers that I used to catch the water). For American style fridges with freezers on top, I’m sure one could easily rig a plastic liner to funnel the water into a bucket, too.
Took me about half an hour to defrost (de-ice, really) my inches of ice covered freezer.
Get Your ATM Card Ready for Perfect Drive-Thru Positioning
Photo by Sebastian Kippe.
jadams002 teaches us how to drive up to the ATM without ending up too far away:
I always find it amusing to pull up to a drive through ATM and see those people who have stopped too far away and must open their door to perform a transaction. I discovered this tip a while back and taught it to my wife.
1. Sit straight up in the seat.
2. Roll the window down and take your ATM card out and hold it at arm’s length out the window as you are pulling up to the ATM.
3. Now it’s just a matter of turning the steering to get you close enough to insert your card.
4. If you end up slightly too far away, simply lean towards the door.
Perfect position every time.
Take Advantage of the Shortest Possible URLs
aperson points us in the direction of the shortest URL shortener to date:
http://to./ is the shortest url shortener around
Simple, but awesome.
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