Would you follow the Hello Kitty Air Guitar Master into battle?

Yes   1 vote - 33 %
No   2 votes - 66 %
Anon!   1 vote - 33 %
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3 Total Votes
free mail by lm (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 07:40:37 AM EST
Wnless things have changed recently (which they may well have) the USPS uses relatively old machines to do all the weighing, sorting and postmarking. In most cases you only need something close enough to proper postage to fool the machine to get your mail through to the recipient. The system is predicated on the assumption that most people will voluntarily affix proper postage to most pieces of mail.

Odd sized envelopes that need to be hand stamped and overweight envelopes have the largest chance of being evaluated for proper postage.


Kindness is an act of rebellion.
I figured as much by duxup (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 07:50:02 AM EST
After I realized my mistake I wondered if the machines would check every stamp.  If they tossed out the mail for being one cent short I wouldn’t have been upset as obviously it’s just a machine.

Yet I also figured the machine wouldn’t be setup to go out of its way to make sure every last 1 cent stamp was on the envelope.   I gave myself a fairly good chance that the mail would get there, and it appears I was right.  w00t.
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I heard stories of people using Easter Seals ... by lm (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 07:57:23 AM EST
... and just about every other form of stamp or decal that is about the right shape. I've never tried it myself. I've also heard that putting the intended address as the return address and your address as the intended address with NO POSTAGE AT ALL will get the letter to the right place as it will be sent to the return address stamped ``unable to deliver without postage'' or some such thing. YMMV.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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YMMV or PMITA ? by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #6 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 08:48:57 AM EST
that's mail fraud, of course..  And mail fraud is a federal crime, go to jail. PMITA prison..

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I wasn't *advocating* such actions by lm (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 09:48:39 AM EST
I was only observing that some individuals have taken them in the past.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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* duxup steps away from lm * by duxup (4.00 / 2) #9 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 10:30:40 AM EST
Dear U.S. Government,

Please don't send me to Cuba with lm.

-duxup
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As for avenging my death by joh3n (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 07:57:32 AM EST
I'm thinking Beat Takeshi could be pretty good at it.

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The only one who could avenge my death by calla (4.00 / 2) #10 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 10:48:29 AM EST
would be

CHUCK NORRIS


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There Can Be Only One by Improbus (4.00 / 1) #11 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 11:03:56 AM EST
Jet Li



If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago. --- Oma Desala
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How 'bout Jackie Chan? by calla (4.00 / 2) #12 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 11:17:47 AM EST
He'd avenge your death and make a joke of it.


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Jackie Chan by Improbus (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 11:38:28 AM EST
is ten years older than Jet Li.  While I am sure that Jackie could run rings around Li humor-wise I think Li could take him in a fight.



If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago. --- Oma Desala
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LInux PPP Howto, LinuxNet1 Howto by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 08:47:36 AM EST
Linux Admministration Guide 0.68 all now decorate my recycling bin, to the heft of about 2 reams of howtos and such.

I cleaned out a bookshelf in the study and got rid of lots of old printouts and How Tos. Makes great tinder for starting a charcoal grill, too.


BIOS by duxup (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 09:03:40 AM EST
I found some BIOS manuals that I printed way long ago.  They are insanely huge . . .  I wonder where I printed them from in the first place . . .

I don't think I ever read more than a page or two in order to get what I wanted done.
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Programming the Z80 by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 1) #17 Thu Apr 27, 2006 at 12:07:06 AM EST
by Rodnay Zaks. I've kept this one for nostalgic purposes. The hours, days, weeks of my youth spent pouring over the instruction set, counting and comparing clock cycles to optimise code...

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Air Guitar by LodeRunner (4.00 / 1) #14 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 04:26:36 PM EST
And to think I actually like that song he's air-guitarring to... shudder

The guy has got the attitude, but I don't think he was a very good air guitarist, actually. I don't like it when they place their hands as if the guitar is at a 45 degrees angle. Only nu-metal bassists play like that.

True, but by duxup (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 04:32:28 PM EST
I think once you tear the Hello Kitty emblem off of a kids backpack and wear it on your bare chest you’ve pretty much abandoned most conventions, including the rules governing air guitar.
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Mmm, not sure by LodeRunner (4.00 / 1) #16 Wed Apr 12, 2006 at 04:43:02 PM EST
The standard, non-air guitar world has seen worse than Hello Kitty on bare chests and even then some conventions were held.


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