Anybody know of a restaurant open downtown?

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Wake vs Virginia

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So someone called my cell phone. It was a computer that told me that I had won a cruise. The caller ID was unknown. No identification of the company, and no way to talk to an operator. This is illegal in NC for businesses, unless you are their customer, and even then, they have to follow strict rules. I listened to the computer for a bit, and then it told me I could press 1 to have a customer service representative call me later to collect my prize. So I did. A few minutes later, they did call, and the caller ID listed a number. I filed a complaint with the attorney general of NC, and now Bahamas Cruise Line has a nice letter from the state asserting my claim that they violated the statute on the do not call registry (which they did). It took about 20 minutes of my time. Let’s hope it takes up a lot more of theirs. It’s not OK to have your computer call my cell phone that is on the do not call registry. I encourage anyone else who is called illegally to take the time to file a complaint. http://ift.tt/17T1IuO

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The band Nate Lee and I are in (with Ian Purdy and Jessica Ham) is playing March 14 in Greensboro.

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We are playing our first public show on pi day March 14 http://ift.tt/1D0T3z6

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Here’s my Wishbass, which Stephen Wishnevsky made using wood from my Grandfather’s desk. The rest of the desk, which he used as a workbench, was lost in the fire, I imagine. You can help him rebuild here: http://ift.tt/1A6UBKt

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My 2010 MacBook has been getting slower and slower. Everyone suggested that I replace the hard with with an SSD, but those are a bit out of my price range. Instead, I tried a hybrid Seagate SSHD. I got a 750 GB for $79, and it is much, much faster. Pretty cool.

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In 20 years of contracting, I have never charged a late fee, or been a sticker about the terms of a contact, even though others have many times been sticklers with me. Now, for the first time, I am having to charge one. What do you think? Should people charge whatever their contract says they can? Or should they cut people slack?

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