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  • Terror alert!
    or at an unspecified time in the future According to concrete evidence that the Dept of Homeland Security has received but will not disclose in the interest of national security the following locations might be targets Washington D C Los Angeles New York Chicago Miami Boston Philadelphia Meadville Cincinatti Seattle Akron In addition an attack may happen in any other U S city town village or municipality Watch for suspicious activity If you see suspicious people report them to the FBI immediately Suspicious activity includes the following Carrying a backpack Walking slowly Taking pictures of landmarks Speaking in a foreign language Wearing unusual clothing Not supporting the President Walking quickly Using mass transit systems Communicating with cellular phone text messages Walking Looking around nervously Going to work normally The Dept of Homeland Security wishes to assure the American public that they are in good hands and that the United States Government is doing everything in its power to ensure the safety of its citizens However we live in a new world now with new threats The Dept offers its encouragement for maintaining our leadership in this time of crisis In the meantime please ensure that you have duct taped plastic

    Original URL path: http://articles.marco.org/78 (2016-04-30)
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  • Best Buy rebrands itself as "Xtreme Service Plan Zone"
    Focht a spokesman from Best Buy Service plans are high revenue items to maximize our investment capital strategy in the forward term We have always been encouraged to maximize the sale of extended service plans and our service in other areas suffered said sales associate Sarah Woodyard Now we can focus on the sale of service plans to better serve our customers Since the other merchandise will be discontinued Best Buy will hold a large clearance sale this weekend We ll have some great deals said Woodyard You can get a 160 GB hard drive for only 3 99 A spokesman later clarified that this price is after a 40 instant rebate a 60 mail in rebate and a 25 check toward the future purchase of XSPZ products In addition the customer is required to purchase a 2 year Priority Extended Service Plan for 79 99 People used to complain about the prices of service plans said Woodyard We ve now increased the value by including a box or clamshell packaging around the brochure We want to convey our intentions and reassurance that we continue to provide a maximized value for consumers seeking peace of mind for their important purchase

    Original URL path: http://articles.marco.org/77 (2016-04-30)
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  • U-Haul
    I called at 5 30 and waited on hold for 25 minutes Thanks U Haul some people only have cellular phones now and these minutes aren t unlimited I was given a location and a phone number to a local auto mechanic s garage to pick up the truck but they couldn t tell me the hours of operation any particular time I should pick it up or how long I could use the truck I just guessed and picked up the truck at 9 AM The guy there said that I could have it until 7 AM the next day The first concrete information I received was from a guy who didn t even work for U Haul The truck was a disaster I wasn t expecting luxury but I had no idea that it could be this bad It had one big bench seat that couldn t adjust to a comfortable distance from the pedals and it ran on diesel It didn t even have a cassette tape player so I couldn t use my tape adaptor to listen to music from my laptop The cigarette lighter didn t actually work so I had to use battery power I ended up wearing open cup headphones I know this is illegal and I could barely hear my music over the incredibly loud noise of the engine Driving this truck was difficult Pushing the pedals required a lot of physical effort and of course it didn t have cruise control so I had to brace my left foot behind my right while cruising to keep my right foot from falling off Visibility was awful and the mirrors were no help because their adjustable rods were broken I had to make a lot of faith merges The truck had a speed governor on it but it never activated It wasn t capable of traveling at more than about 70 MPH and that was only when going downhill I had trouble getting the engine to push the truck any harder than about 50 MPH when going up slight inclines And the truck was still empty Diesel fuel is an interesting experience There apparently isn t a standard valve width and design for diesel so you must endure the wonderful process of pumping gas without automatic shutoff valves The gas tank on the truck was literally a big basin with a tube coming out of it and a screw off cap on the end That s it The pump just rested loosely in the tube and I had to guess when it was full Knowing that it might inform me that it s full by blasting diesel out of the tube I pumped very slowly and barely let any spray out I was curious about their profits on these trucks It was a modified Ford F250 from 1990 with 171 000 miles on it They order giant fleets of these so they probably had a much better deal than the 17 000 each

    Original URL path: http://articles.marco.org/76 (2016-04-30)
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  • Indiana
    Tiff I just know a song about it from The Music Man This brings me to the secondmost well known fact about Indiana There is a song about Gary Indiana in The Music Man Professor Harold Hill claims to be from Gary Indiana He knew that nobody would investigate this claim because nobody would want to go to Gary Indiana to investigate In all fairness to Indiana it s definitely stable I have full confidence that Indiana will continue to exist in much the same manner for many many years Roads From my random sampling the roads were about 50 under construction Rather orange barrels narrowed the highway to one lane and caused traffic to slow or stop There didn t seem to be any actual construction happening It took me about four hours to drive 120 miles on the toll way Scenery If you come from Illinois or Ohio you ve already seen a corn field Indiana has nothing left to offer State Nickname The Hoosier State What exactly is a Hoosier Webster s Revised Unabridged Dictionary Hoo sier n A nickname given to an inhabitant of the State of Indiana Hmmm Still no clue what it means but

    Original URL path: http://articles.marco.org/75 (2016-04-30)
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  • The Wrath of Entrepreneurs Unlimited
    maybe we can discuss this further when you grow up Most Sincerely Webmaster My worst fear has been confirmed I think this website is actually real I have no idea how they discovered my review It might be possible that they searched Google for their own name and saw that my review is the first result They probably would have noticed this on the way to their website on the second page of results I should probably respond to this email somehow but I m still in shock I really thought This website is so incredibly awful especially for a web design company that it must be a parody Well I guess I can say a few things If you have underwear from over 22 years ago I think it s time to go shopping I certainly wouldn t brag about that I m interested however in your laundry technique I can never get more than 2 3 years of use out of a pair of boxers without the elastic or seams wearing out How often do you wash yours What detergent do you use Cold cold or warm cold Fabric softener Your grammar is miserable It s just as bad on your site Poor grammar makes your entire business look unprofessional Of course the animated GIFs large marquee titles and loud background images aren t doing you any favors either My site which gets less than 50 unique visitors per day is ranking far higher than yours on the most popular search engine I am a regular person without any design training and I have never advertised for my site or even submitted it to search engines or directories You are a web design company Your job is to make websites for people that attract the attention of search

    Original URL path: http://articles.marco.org/74 (2016-04-30)
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  • Should the iPod support Ogg?
    The biggest limitation of the MP3 format is that the length of a file can only be a multiple of a certain time interval so MP3s usually have a small split second silence at the end This is why it s difficult to play MP3s of tracks that blend into each other without having a small gap between them Ogg Vorbis supports gapless playback meaning that the files can be

    Original URL path: http://articles.marco.org/73 (2016-04-30)
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  • Cellular phone technology
    on the phone While push to talk is a great example nothing compares to text messages Hey I have a device here that allows me to connect immediately to anyone wherever I am and speak clearly in full duplex with very little effort using very cheap or unlimited minutes Rather than doing that I think I ll attempt to type a message And while computer keyboards have over 100 keys to efficiently represent our 26 letters 10 digits and various punctuation characters I think I ll try this with just 12 buttons Many people have theories or justifications for the success of these technologies Sometimes especially in Europe it s much cheaper to send a text message than to make a call But that doesn t apply very well to the US market You could get far more content into a 1 minute phone call than you could with the equivalent cost in text messages My theory is much simpler These technologies are successful because people want ways to make it appear as though they actually have something to say It s as simple as that A phone call requires some actual content granted not much anymore but this call would seem pointless to the receiver Hey Hey What s up Nothing You Nothing Where you at Home chillin Cool In a phone call this would probably generate an uncomfortable response such as So why did you call me or Uh I m gonna go now Text messaging allows users to have a conversation with equivalent content that takes 4 10 times longer and doesn t generate such a negative response from the receiver Push to talk is the compromise between the two extremes and allows users to make valid unquestioned conversations with the above content and simple additions such

    Original URL path: http://articles.marco.org/72 (2016-04-30)
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  • Anchorman
    laughed twice And I think the first one was actually during the episode of Family Guy that I watched immediately before this movie It simply wasn t funny at all It wasn t even funny because it was stupid It was just nothing Plot Even if you haven t seen this movie you ve already seen it a hundred times It s the same movie as everything else but with

    Original URL path: http://articles.marco.org/71 (2016-04-30)
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