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Hyacinth B

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  1. Hyacinth B

    QVC

    We've learned to make them a cold weather-only indulgence. And if you register at the Lindt website you get notices of new and special items AND some great sales especially in the month before the December holidays. That's when we do most of our buying. We'll stock up enough to last through April or May and also get some great hostess gifts for the holidays. So it was a learning experience, and those poor melted truffles died for a good cause. No more ordering Lindt from the Big South American River for us!
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Annoying ads? Insurance? Esurance. Dennis Quaid. There's so much Dennis Quaid on my TV that every bleedin' male in every bleedin' commercial is starting to look like Dennis Quaid. Or maybe they really ARE Dennis Quaid. PLEASE - MAKE IT STOP !!!!!
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    QVC

    Those should be making their appearance on the various "People of Walmart" sites in just a few weeks. (No offense meant to the vast majority of Walmart shoppers!)
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    QVC

    It's the same with chocolate. After ordering a bag of Lindt Lindor Truffles from Amazon one September and finding most of them half-melted and squashed, I learned my lesson. No chocolates or meltable items between March and November! UPS and FedEx don't usually get to our neighborhood until mid to late afternoon and sitting in a truck on a sunny day for 8 to 12 hours usually would mean they'd be a gooey mess by the time we get them.
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    TCM: The Greatest Movie Channel

    Not sure whether that was a Whoosh, or maybe a Nudge Nudge Wink Wink, but your prayers have been answered. Or maybe you saw a trailer and your horrified mind blocked it out? ☺️ Seven percent on RottenTomatoes- https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_emoji_movie
  6. Now it seems to be working, some time last night after I posted the Follow Topics links brought up what I've been looking for. Fingers crossed...
  7. I'm having the same problem. Any time I click on the Follows - Manage Topic Follows in the dropdown menu on the upper right corner, I get: "Something went wrong. Please try again. Error code: EX1052" Several days before the old forum was shut down and changed I had ALL the shows AND topics I wanted to follow chosen and made sure every single one had been selected to Follow with no notification. I've cleared my cache (which I do at least once a day) and cookies. Under the old software each section, Shows and Topics, had between 3 and 4 pages of Saved items. Now I'm down to only 24 shows on the Forums - Manage Followed Content page (several of which I remember deleting a while back) but 34 shows on the My Homepage - your TV shows page, and can't access my Saved Topics at all, I keep getting that Error message no matter which button or menu I click, including the Manage Topic Follows link in the dropdown menu. Is there actually a fix for this that I missed somewhere? This is a complete mess for me now.
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    The Shows We Hate & The Reasons We Hate Them

    I watched the same episode a few days ago. When I saw those ridiculous risers all I could think of was the time I spent 8 weeks in a cast and on crutches with a broken ankle and could barely manage the stairs to my 3rd-floor condo. What happens if one of the owners is injured, or has surgery requiring crutches or a wheelchair? What happens when it's monsoon season and you're trying to get a week's worth of groceries inside the house without everything getting drenched? What happens, as it apparently already happened to the homeowners, when every 4-, 6-, 8-, 100-, and NO-legged critter within 20 miles figures out that this structure is a source of food, water and shade and decides to move in? Stepping on a scorpion or rattler at 3AM when you're using the bathroom is NOT my idea of a good time. And can you imagine the paramedics answering the 911 call trying to get a stretcher with you strapped on it and every nerve on fire from the venom of whatever you stepped on out to the ambulance over those risers, or even out through one of the sliding doors and down that path to get onto the road? Anyone crazy enough to build a house like that without thinking of the kind of problems Murphy's Law has proven over and over again can happen has bricks for brains. And any architect who would design and build it has the same, and serious ego problems as well. Other than that, I'm enjoying the series, although so far there are only one or two houses that I'd enjoy living in. And I don't care if they affect the view, the idea of windows that open but don't have screens is incomprehensible - don't any of those countries have mosquitoes? Flies? Wasps?
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    OMG, you nailed it! Even the round little "chin within a chin" is exactly the same! And they've both been McTooled.
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    Product Reviews: After Sales

    QVC hasn't posted the negative review I sent more than 24 hours ago either.
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    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    Brian Krebs of the highly-recommended https://Krebsonsecurity.com site reports that this isn't as enormous a problem as it looks. "773M Password ‘Megabreach’ is Years Old "My inbox and Twitter messages positively lit up today with people forwarding stories from Wired and other publications about a supposedly new trove of nearly 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords that were posted to a hacking forum. A story in The Guardian breathlessly dubbed it “the largest collection ever of breached data found.” But in an interview with the apparent seller, KrebsOnSecurity learned that it is not even close to the largest gathering of stolen data, and that it is at least two to three years old..." "...It was popularized several years ago by Russian hackers on various Dark Web forums,” he said. “Because the data is gathered from a number of breaches, typically older data, it does not present a direct danger to the general user community. Its sheer volume is impressive, yet, by account of many hackers the data is not greatly useful.” https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/773m-password-megabreach-is-years-old/#more-46290 Not to say that it's not a problem, but it's been a problem for a while and isn't nearly as bad as many of the other security breaches we've been through. I DO strongly suggest that everyone read through the entire article and follow Brian's advice on setting up strong passwords. And any time your inbox or social media is flooded with dire warnings about security breaches or death-dealing viruses or alien invasions, ALWAYS check out Snopes.com or, for computer security issues, https://Krebsonsecurity.com before taking any drastic steps. If you're serious about computer, smartphone or smart home security, subscribe to Brian's newsletter on his website.
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    Product Reviews: After Sales

    Since QVC has put the K46611 Cook's Essentials 3.4 quart digital Air Fryer that was a TSV a year ago on clearance, I just wanted to post a Heads Up. If anyone's thinking of buying it - DON'T! Ours just died today after probably less than a dozen uses. Read the reviews for it using the "Ratings - Low to High" selection from the drop-down menu. A LOT of buyers have had exactly the same problem and the Q hasn't lifted a finger to make things right. Anybody in the market for a bright red boat anchor?
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Yep, picked up 3 pounds of Halos at my grocer's for $3.99. SCHWEEEEET!
  14. Hyacinth B

    QVC

    OMG, it lookslike some kind of vibrator.
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    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    A bit late, but raising my hand. As for the "why didn't she report it?" BS - what good would it do? The cops would ask if you had evidence or witnesses (yeah, right!), your parents would give you the Mother Of All Lectures and then ground you for 6 months, if it was at a party the parents who owned the house would be furious with you especially if liquor was involved, and you'd be the number One topic of conversation at your high school, including whispers, sniggers and nasty jokes by most of the boys) for the rest of the year. Not to mention all the creeps that just don't believe you or that you "must have been asking for it", or the old familiar classic "Boys will be boys..." The more things change, the more they remain the same.
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    All Episodes Talk: TRMS 2018 Season

    The bank's website makes an interesting read, especially their executive leadership page. https://www.thefederalsavingsbank.com/about/leadership The Steve Calk CEO bio should be saved for posterity, especially this bit of irony (posted of course before the recent events): "...In the 2016/2017 election Mr. Calk served as a Senior Economic Advisor to the President Elect of the United States. In 2017 Mr. Calk was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, Midwest division. "He is regularly featured in print and on air national news programs including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC Squawk Box, CBS evening news, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, Money, Crain’s Chicago Business, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times..." "I do not think that means what you think it means".
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    S03.E10: The Final

    AMEN to the commercial-hate! I can't hit the Mute button fast enough either. And I grew up listening to Dylan. But his voice in that particular song drives me right up the wall.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    With a little help and inspiration from Joan Rivers. Mike has a nice tribute to her here: http://mikerowe.com/2014/09/joan-rivers/
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    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    I hope they give each other rabies.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Speaking of Lisa Rinna - Twitter just did a major purge of its accounts to remove fake and "for pay" clicks. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/technology/twitter-fake-followers.html One of the major clicks sellers mentioned in an earlier article was a firm called Devumi: "Dozens of websites openly sell followers and engagement on Twitter, as well as on YouTube, Instagram and other platforms. The Times revealed that one company, Devumi, sold over 200 million Twitter followers, drawing on an estimated stock of at least 3.5 million automated accounts, each sold many times over." https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/13/technology/twitter-purge-fake-followers.html "On Thursday, Twitter began slashing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from users’ followers, after mounting skepticism from advertisers and users about the accuracy of the company’s most visible measure of popularity. The Twitter “purge” — as it has come to be known — took aim at a pervasive form of social media fraud. Many users have inflated their followers on Twitter or other services with automated or fake accounts, buying the appearance of social influence to bolster their political activism, business endeavors or entertainment careers..." Scroll down to the section in the second article headed "Devumi Clients" and look for Lisa Rinna. Tsk tsk. It seems that almost a third of her Twitter "followers" were not quite kosher.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    And me, except for a denim barn jacket that actually covers my hips, has useful pockets, and can still be completely buttoned even with a light sweater underneath it. And I don't have to keep pulling it down either. Just give me a big fat "F" as a style maven.
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    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    My sympathies are entirely with the lions and rhinos on this one. Also recovered were hunting rifles, gloves and axes, proof the poachers were after rhinos, Fox said. “They were armed with high-powered rifles with silencers and an ax for the horns and wire cutters and sidearms and they had enough food with them to last for many days,” noted Fox. “They were clearly intent on killing rhinos and cutting off their horns... South Africa is home to more than 80 percent of the world’s rhinos. Their horns are sought after for dubious medical benefits throughout Asia. More than 1,000 rhinos were slaughtered for their horns in the country last year." http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/rhinoceros-rhino-horn-use-fact-vs-fiction/1178/
  23. Positive proof that a) she never even saw the movie, ANY version or b) she saw it but was too drunk or stoned to remember a damned thing about it. Jeez Louise, how could you forget Mister Bloody Gorgeous Darcy?!?! Above comments apply only to the Colin Firth version, of course. If you're a Matthew MacFayden fan, your mileage may differ) ; - )
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    "Kitchen curtains and a co-ordinating valance" was the first thing I thought of too. And you would only need to use one curtain rod!
  25. Hyacinth B

    QVC

    I was wondering the same thing. Remember when June 13 was "Founders Day" and every item (not just what was shown on air, but IIRC everything in inventory) had free shipping all day? There are half a dozen things in my Wish List that I've been saving and would love to pull the trigger on, but $5.50 shipping on a fifteen or twenty dollar item just makes it so NOT worth it! And especially knowing that a few of them would probably have to go back on my dime. DAMN, what a clueless bunch of cheap SOBs. I used to save the date in my Calendar but not any more. "6 Easy Pays Every item On Air and Online" - BIG HAIRY FREAKIN' DEAL, Q - thanks for nothing !!!!!"
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