Mar. 17th, 2013

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I must be one of the luckiest people around, because I have yet again been picked to continue someone's good works. I have immediately submitted the necessary information. This is the email I received confirming my selection:

Greeting,

I am sincerely seeking your confidence in this donate of money to help in projects which will make a huge impact in helping the orphans, widows, and widowers. which I propose with my free mind here is this hospital sick bed, as a person of integrity from God. With warm hearts I offer my friendship, and my greetings, and I hope this letter meets you in good time.

My name is Ms. Mariana TINIRAU from France. I currently undergoing medical treatment here in London, as a result of my two Kidney Cancer, which effected my liver under the ribs in the right upper part of my abdomen and i can not beable to walk myself or do anything without the helps of hospital nurses. I was former mechanical engineer at OILIBYA - LIBYA OIL COTE D'IVOIRE. DISTRIBUTION DE PRODUITS PETROLIERS. During President Laurent Ggbabo regime Former President of Cote d’Ivoire.

Presently, I deposited the sum of $6. 650, 000.00 US Dollars, with a bank in Abidjan and this fund is presently with this bank for long awaiting my disbursement as beneficiary to Provide any next of kin to the funds with this bank. Since i can not do anything by myself again. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next coming month due to cancer problem. Having known my condition, I decided to donate this fund to you or your organization A good person that will utilize this money in good faith to help the orphanage homes, widows, and widowers this funds.

I took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money. I kept this deposit secret till date, this is why I am taking this decision. I don't think I will need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health condition. Upon your reply I shall give you the direct contact of the bank and I will also issue a letter of authorization to you that will prove you the present beneficiary to the bank.

I will also want you to send your below requested information that I will submit to the bank.

1) Real Names
2) Phone/Fax numbers
3) Occupation
4) Residence address.
5) Bank account information
6) Passport

Please always be putting me in your prayers all through this time of my bad health condition and I Await for your urgent responds.
abqdan: (Default)
But I can't imagine what it is.

We watch a lot of streamed content from Hulu and Netflix. Over the past year, both services have changed their streaming systems so that when one program finishes, another immediately starts streaming ('autoplay' on Hulu, 'post-play' on Netflix). On Netflix, it's the next program in a series; on Hulu, the next one in your queue.

I suspect someone told them they needed to be more like cable, where one show automatically follows another; but as far as I'm concerned, one of the benefits of streaming is that you just see what you want to watch right now. It is a benefit (to me at least) to be able to pick and choose the shows I want to watch, without additional episodes or programs automatically starting to play. To cancel this 'post-play' feature you get 15 seconds at the end of a show to cancel the next episode. Particularly annoying when you fall asleep in your chair or bed, and wake up to find you are a couple of episodes further along than you expected!

Thankfully, the engineers at Hulu at least had the sense to bury an on/off switch in the user preferences; Netflix didn't, and according to the support person I just spoke with, have no plans to do so.

Another piece of UI engineering where need and operation were never discussed with customers!

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