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  • Current Events
    Year 2000 Predictions in 1967

    Sponsored links In an article posted on New Year’s Eve, 1967, writer Andrew Squibb Jr. outlined predictions for the year 2000 – 32 years away – by the Commission on the Year 2000. Here is a list of those predictions:

  • How To...
    Zune Not Turning On, 2010 Update

    I wrote an article nearly 2 years ago about what happens when your Zune won’t turn on. I still stand by that article, but wanted to give a little update to clarify something. If you have just purchased a new Zune and it’s not turning on, it probably isn’t defective. Read on!

  • Current Events
    1964 US Census Bureau Predictions and Score

    In 1964, the US Census Bureau predicted US populations in the future through the year 2010. Were they accurate or was this just another bad prediction?

  • Scams & Deception
    Adieu 2009.. but not Acai Scams

    I frequent most of the major news sites. And despite my many months offline, as 2009 comes to a close, I see the same old tired ads and obvious rip-off affiliate sites out there. Acai, teeth whitening, weight loss… Still there a year later, which means people are still buying into the...

  • Consumers
    Credit Collection Services – Generic and Ignored

    Got a call today from 866-945-4973. As the phone rang and I saw the 866 prefix, I quickly Googled the number and saw it listed on some websites, so figured I should allow my voicemail to pick up. A few moments later, I received the following voicemail (X’s represent personal information I’ve...

  • Scams & Deception
    Choose Your… Confusion?

    “We need MacBook users. We’ll give you a MacBook to use/keep. Tell us what you think of it. Current free Mac is the green air.” That’s how the ad goes. Of course there’s another identical ad on the same page that says the current free Mac is the blue one. But it...

  • Scams & Deception
    The IQ Test You Will Fail

    Click here to take a simple IQ test! Your friend has an IQ of 127, can you do better? You’ve seen the ads. Hopefully you haven’t taken the tests. It’s the IQ test scam, and they hope your ego will force you to take this test while breezing past the small details...

  • Scams & Deception
    The Anti-Scam Scam

    One of the most ingenious scams is to create an anti-scam website, and promote only “approved” products… which themselves are scams or of dubious credibility. The concept isn’t new, and shouldn’t be surprising.