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11 Mar 2011   #1681

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Hawaii's volcano is erupting more recently.. I'm wondering if that was a pre-runner to this earthquake in Japan..I did see on the news there has been a lot of after jolts in Japan today. Praying this will settle down quickly.
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11 Mar 2011   #1682
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Japan is wayyyyy advanced and they'll recover in no time. In fact, earthquakes are no surprise for them. My prayers are with those who lost their homes and lives.
Wellll, they may be way advanced, but the tsunami will have dumped an incredible amount of water, debris, soil, and all of it potentially deadly. Oils, chemicals, etc. It will take years, if ever to clean up the areas hit by the tsunami. A Guy
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11 Mar 2011   #1683

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7

A lot of landslides in Japan and tsunamis. Few aftershocks as well.
Nearly all of my TV channels (100+) are filled with Japan Earthquake/Tsunami News xP
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11 Mar 2011   #1684

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Along with reports of one of their Nuke plants that's overheated already.. no way so far to cool it down.. that's very scarey. As if they don't already have enough to be concerned about.
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12 Mar 2011   #1685

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Just had my second "there is something badly wrong with your computer Sir!" phone call in 6 months!
I can't believe that these people are getting away with this still.
If you've not heard of this scam and are not that computer savvy you could easily fall for it so watch out and warn your old mum etc.
What happens is I get a call, addressing me by name, saying "our engineers have identified that there are serious errors with your computer"
The guy goes on to explain that the errors are so serious that "your computer could fail completely and you will lose everything"
Very polite guy
He then asked me to open Events Viewer. As we know this will show lots of errors (at least 4 which is what he says).
It seems the only way to save my precious computer and all its contents is to download this special software from a site and install it.
Naturally at this stage I told him to get a proper job and stop trying to scam people but I assume that this would be some serious malware I'd be voluntarily installing.
If anyone knows what happens next please let us know but it is obviously a scam and one which people who had never looked at their Events Viewer could easily fall for.
I asked him why he was being so helpful and concerned about the well being of my pc and he didn't have an answer
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12 Mar 2011   #1686

Windows 10 Workstation x64

I got one of these calls and he addressed me by name the day after I had my new phone line installed at my new house, as I hadn't given the number to anybody I can only assume that somebody in the BT call center is passing the info on
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12 Mar 2011   #1687

Windows 8 - 64-bit

z3r... that burns me up.. why we have to use those people to do such
sensitive business for the USA.. we need those jobs back in the USA.. FAST !!!..
where we can keep our personal info. secure. Heads would roll here in the USA if this kind of breach happened.
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12 Mar 2011   #1688

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It happens all over the globe. I know of people with unlisted numbers here in Germany, in USA, in Scandinavian countries who have received these calls.
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12 Mar 2011   #1689

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Some employees from the network operator company sells the phone number dumps to ads agencies to get some good cash. Its very common here as well.
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12 Mar 2011   #1690

Windows 8 - 64-bit

It's against the law here to sell anyones personal business unless they agree...
such as phone numbers or anything else.
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