The worst experience I had with Verizon was when my mother-in-law (who is very naive when it comes to technology) informed my wife & me that she had purchased a cheap Android Wi-Fi only tablet off the internet, and had to buy a Verizon "Jetpack" so it would have portable internet connectivity. Here is where I got… » 12/12/13 10:44am 12/12/13 10:44am

[Android] I deleted that POS app recently; such a battery leech. I had all the notification/sync options turned off, and it would still always be running. I would force-close it and a few minutes later....*poof* it would magically be running again. Did the same to the Facebook app a loooong time ago. » 9/05/13 7:40am 9/05/13 7:40am

One thing I recently discovered: our high efficiency GE washer would go through the wash cycles but would not spin the clothes. Found out there's a quick reset procedure for the motor that saved me a pricey service call. Unplug the washer, wait 1 minute, plug it back in. Then within 30 seconds, open & close the lid… » 8/05/13 5:05am 8/05/13 5:05am

Your story reminded me of the "Wild Weasel" program introduced in Vietnam. Pilots would intentionally use their radars to lure SAM sites into locking onto the jet, thus giving away the site's location. The pilot would evade SAMs and fire a high-speed missile to destroy the SAM site. What a crazy tactic! » 7/11/13 7:58am 7/11/13 7:58am