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2020-10-22 6:38:33 PM  
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2020-10-22 6:54:06 PM  
So this is the time of year when junk mail comes at you like goats at the petting zoo when they see you have one of those bags of feed. Not just the political mail, but also, since I live with my Dad who is a senior, a ton of crap trying to get you to switch to their Medicare Part D plan. And some of it sounds rather official, like "due to changes made to Medicare for the new year, you should verify your continued eligibility" and postcards with a "Medicare" logo but no return address, indicating you need to call a certain phone number to maintain your coverage eligibility. Some of it is more sophisticated, like a padded envelope containing a bound booklet on their various plans, and some actually includes lists of medicines they cover.

I get that this is all to get more people signing up, but some of it is ridiculous, and you have to wonder how much they are spending per mail-out and how much that money could be better spent lowering premiums. At my last residence, I got constantly bombarded by my cable company (with whom I already had Internet access) with ads to purchase cable TV. I mean, it was one a week, sometimes even with printed plastic "savings cards" glued to a fancy personalized letter printed in color. I calculated that between printing, postage, and handling, they were spending at least $5 month on sending me adverts for a service I already told them I didn't want and couldn't use - since I didn't own a TV. And somehow they felt it was a great idea to take $5 of the money I sent them every month to pay for my Internet and use it to send me crap I had to throw away into a landfill.

Anyway, take the Quiz and come back and tell us about your least favorite junk mail.

Winners and Easiest/Hardest from last week are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues.
 
2020-10-22 6:55:48 PM  
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2020-10-22 7:12:46 PM  
I'm number 2!
 
2020-10-22 7:31:14 PM  
I'm number 2!
 
2020-10-22 8:03:17 PM  

ox45tallboy: [raesidecartoon.com image 850x254]


The dog was checking his peemail.
 
2020-10-22 8:18:57 PM  
By far my best score. 10/11 - I am the new #1!

And of all the questions to get wrong... For #11, I thought, they're exactly the kind of country to do it, but selected differently because 'the likely suspects' are often put in as distractors.
 
2020-10-22 9:12:23 PM  

raukos7: I'm number 2!


Damn
 
2020-10-22 11:02:22 PM  
I closed my window earlier just after starting, and for some reason now it keeps reloading question 1. Clearing my cookies didn't seem to help.

Bug or feature?
 
2020-10-23 12:54:00 AM  
Stupid question probably, but what does STEM stand for?
 
2020-10-23 2:27:38 AM  
Who's Gal Godor?
 
2020-10-23 10:01:27 AM  

Hagbard_C: Stupid question probably, but what does STEM stand for?


Science, Technology, Education, and Math.

Or to answer in the form of Jeopardy, "What do people who want to make money study in college?"
 
2020-10-23 11:22:40 AM  

bughunter: Who's Gal Godor?


Gal Gorgor's good twin.
 
2020-10-23 4:19:48 PM  
Dammit. The only question I got wrong is the one I stopped to think about. Should have just hit the first one that came to mind -- that was the correct answer.
 
2020-10-23 4:34:10 PM  
Is anyone else getting an annoying pop up video for the Fark podcast?
 
2020-10-23 4:47:30 PM  

Enigmamf: Hagbard_C: Stupid question probably, but what does STEM stand for?

Science, Technology, Education, and Math.

Or to answer in the form of Jeopardy, "What do people who want to make money study in college?"


Errm, that would be engineering not education.
 
2020-10-23 4:55:37 PM  

Xythero: Is anyone else getting an annoying pop up video for the Fark podcast?


There is an X to close it out.

Also, a reminder that Barefark is available for an ad-free experience, and TotalFark has no ads.
 
2020-10-23 5:01:26 PM  

ox45tallboy: Xythero: Is anyone else getting an annoying pop up video for the Fark podcast?

There is an X to close it out.

Also, a reminder that Barefark is available for an ad-free experience, and TotalFark has no ads.


Why does it need to be a pop-up?  Needing to X out of it every time I switch tabs isn't going to make me want to watch it more.
 
2020-10-23 5:12:06 PM  

Xythero: ox45tallboy: Xythero: Is anyone else getting an annoying pop up video for the Fark podcast?

There is an X to close it out.

Also, a reminder that Barefark is available for an ad-free experience, and TotalFark has no ads.

Why does it need to be a pop-up?  Needing to X out of it every time I switch tabs isn't going to make me want to watch it more.


I'll pass your comments along to the Powers That Be.
 
2020-10-24 2:10:54 AM  

Redh8t: Enigmamf: Hagbard_C: Stupid question probably, but what does STEM stand for?

Science, Technology, Education, and Math.

Or to answer in the form of Jeopardy, "What do people who want to make money study in college?"

Errm, that would be engineering not education.


That's what I get for trying to post before sunrise.
 
2020-10-24 2:50:07 AM  

Enigmamf: Redh8t: Enigmamf: Hagbard_C: Stupid question probably, but what does STEM stand for?

Science, Technology, Education, and Math.

Or to answer in the form of Jeopardy, "What do people who want to make money study in college?"

Errm, that would be engineering not education.

That's what I get for trying to post before sunrise.


You know why engineers prefer the bottom during intercourse?


They're used to f*cking up... :-)
 
2020-10-24 6:25:00 PM  

Redh8t: Enigmamf: Redh8t: Enigmamf: Hagbard_C: Stupid question probably, but what does STEM stand for?

Science, Technology, Education, and Math.

Or to answer in the form of Jeopardy, "What do people who want to make money study in college?"

Errm, that would be engineering not education.

That's what I get for trying to post before sunrise.

You know why engineers prefer the bottom during intercourse?


They're used to f*cking up... :-)


Thanks for the explanation (and rhe chuckles)
 
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