Telemarketers Are Evil

So who is this entity behind the telemarketer whose phone number comes up as (424) 239-5373? Who claim to be with “VR Interview?” I’ll tell you what they are. They’re rude, annoying and conducting illegal telemarketer practices.

How we came to know this phone number is that they started calling my wife.

Over the last four days, they called her TWELVE TIMES. After a couple of calls my wife even managed to say “Do not call” to the caller on the other end. Then they called right back. What kind of asshole does that?

Usually illegal telemarketers will not engage in conversation. The moment you start even muttering anything about not wanting them to call, they hang up so they legally can say they never heard you say the magic phrase.

But this one, the second my wife answered her phone, would say “Do not call me!” They heard. And then called her right back.

On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, they called her SEVEN times. She, like many others, had to block the number to stop this aggravating assault.

WTF?

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If you pipe in “who is 424-239-5373” in your search engine, you’ll see that on websites like 800Notes, Number Guru, Directory Wiki Info, and Who Calls Me, that this number is based out of the Los Angeles region, and some think more specifically, out of Beverly Hills, Carson or Compton area.

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Pokemon Go Tips

This latest rage of a game, Pokemon Go, has captured the imagination of millions. When I walk out into the local park and neighborhood, so many people can be seen chasing Pokemon. It’s amazing! I’ve seen people come together, parents playing with their kids and even how everyone is out getting accidental exercise!

But this engaging new interactive, electronic version of Pokemon has its ups and downs associated with it.

People aren’t looking where they’re going. They’re walking off cliffs and driving their cars straight into poles. These kinds of behavioral distractions can be dangerous for the non-players.

You could call this a type of Darwinism.

So my advice for non-players is to be extra vigilant for folks with their heads down in their phones, when they’re walking or I guess, even in they’re driving.

For the players themselves, below are some “Pokemon Go” tips that I’ve collected for my own gaming.

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Tips For Playing Pokemon Go.

Here we go…

-Walking around and picking up Poke balls gives you experience points. Keep walking. It’s good for you on many levels.

-As you walk and gain XP (Experience Levels), better things come out of those spinning disc Poke ball dispensers, plus bigger and better critters start showing up.

Don’t spin the Pokestop? They say that you don’t have to spin the disc, that just hitting the ‘X’ will automatically give you what’s there to be had.

How you catch a Pokemon can get you extra points.

First time throw/catch gets you 10 extra xp. Long throws seem to get you 10xp extra. Curve balls also get you extra points, but how you throw one is curious at best because when I don’t follow those instructions, I still sometimes get points for curve balls.

Keep collecting the same Pokemon over and over. Each one comes with its own supply of candy and stuff. You can use these creature-specific candies to help power up and evolve the stronger critters when the time comes.

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