Senin, 05 Oktober 2015

There are few things in this (first) world that are worse than trying to cancel your internet and cable service.
In fact, Comcast has folks that are dedicated solely to the mission of retaining those who wish to graze in other internet pastures, complete with a guidebook on how to keep a customer on the phone and persuade them to keep their Comcast service. We have seen this go horribly awry.
Even in the best case scenario, you’re stuck arguing with a stranger over something you no longer want or need for far longer than you want.
But a service called Airpaper is looking to take that mess off of your hands for the relatively cheap price of $5.
All you have to do is offer up your name, address, phone number, and Comcast account number and Airpaper will make that nasty phone call for you. The company promises it won’t use your information for any reason other than to cancel your service, but it’s worth noting that handing over so much personal data to a third party is never 100 percent safe.
That said, I’d still pay $5 to have someone else handle the the process of canceling my Comcast service.

Minggu, 04 Oktober 2015


In case you thought there was a price limit on Star Wars fandom, think again.
An unnamed bidder just spent $450,000 on a miniature model of the blockade runner vehicle flown by Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeReuters reported.
On the block as part of three days of bidding on Hollywood artifacts, it's the largest price ever paid for Star Wars memorabilia at auction, according to Californian auction house Profiles in History.
The miniature spaceship was part of the collection of the late Grant McCune, the Academy-Award winning special effects guru, who made models for the original Star Wars film. It came with a letter of authenticity and was predicted to go for $200,000 to $300,000, according to the auction house.
slave costume

Princess Leia’s risqué slave costume, which she was forced to wear by Jabba the Hut in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, also attracted a significant price. It went home with a lucky someone for $96,000. The bikini came with a letter of authenticity from Richard Miller, the original creator of the costume.
A Stormtrooper helmet, a Darth Vader helmet prototype and even a Jabba the Hutt maquette were among the other bits and pieces on offer.
The latest installment in the cult series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, comes out in December.