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http://news.skyscanner.net/articles/2009/0...om-bristol.html

Orlando and Houston have emerged as the top onward destinations for transatlantic passengers flying from Bristol International Airport.

A number of passengers are connecting to the cities after flying on Continental Airlines' route to New York, with Orlando being the top leisure destination and Houston the most popular business city.

This of course is good news for Houston. :)

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Quick question about identity theft...

Recently I received an email thanking me for a product I purchased - I knew I hadn't, and when I called to cancel/get more information, I found out which credit card was used (and cancelled it), and that they had my correct address, email, and name, but a different social security number, birth date, and past address on file.

Oh, and the funny part about this was that it was an identity-theft prevention service (from something called Lifelock).

Over the next couple of days I have been getting more weird emails/calls:

A company called Pacific Web Works had an order from me (for something scammy called "Yahoo Search Success" or something) with the credit card I had already cancelled, and then I got a bunch of calls from "Google Money Tree" insisting I inquired online about it.

Both of those companies come up with tons of scam complaints when Googled...

And today, I get an email thanking me for my order from a book-of-the-month club (bomc2.com).

I called and cancelled everything, but these folks had my correct email and address.

The only card that has come up in all of this has been long cancelled, and nothing else is going on with any of my other accounts. I also started the 90-day fraud alerts on my credit reports..

Did I just get on a bad database or something??

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Use the News function of Google, checking for 'credit card'.

There's been a massive security leak - the machines used to swipe your credit/debit card have been infected with a phishing virus. The exact extent of ID theft is still unknown, but it's massive.

From seattlepi.com

OLYMPIA -- Banks in Washington state are coming to terms with what has been described as one of the biggest credit card data breaches ever.

Heartland Payment Systems Inc. -- the sixth-largest payment processor in the U.S. -- revealed this week that criminals had installed spy software on its computer network.

Heartland, a corporation based in Princeton, N.J., that offers credit card and debit card processing to business locations nationwide, says it doesn't know how much data was stolen, since the malicious program was capturing data as it flowed across the network.

In that type of intrusion, it's difficult to determine how much data is taken, Heartland says. But the potential damage could be very large; Heartland processes 100 million transactions a month, mostly for small- to medium-sized businesses.

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Has anyone ever eaten at Luna's Mexican restaurant in Greenspoint (Mall)? It's front is visible from the freeway (I-45) but haven't heard much one way or the other about it. Been wanting to try it, but would like a mini-review beforehand.

*BTW, Greenspoint haters please don't reply ... the area doesn't scare me.

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Whoever thought setting up stores like mazes is a a-hole. I absolutely hate all of them, HEB, Ikea...all they do is piss me off. Just let me go where the hell I want to. I will not go to Central Market ever again. I already said that about Ikea after the first time I went there 8 years ago.

For some reason IKEA makes me a bit claustrophobic.

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Has anyone ever eaten at Luna's Mexican restaurant in Greenspoint (Mall)? It's front is visible from the freeway (I-45) but haven't heard much one way or the other about it. Been wanting to try it, but would like a mini-review beforehand.

*BTW, Greenspoint haters please don't reply ... the area doesn't scare me.

I don't know, but I can tell you Brown Sugar's BBQ is a no no...

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there's a pretty big mall store that sells elvis stuff--can't remember the name of it--but it's all Americana stuff like coca cola, marilyn, elvis, etc. I'm almost positive there's one at Baybrook and Memorial City.

i'll hit baybrook today then. i did find some things at sig's lagoon.

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I know I'm over a year late on this, but what's up with truck stunt commercials? Toyota started it, Dodge has copied to an extent. On the surface they look like they could be neat, but I just know that those are staged in such a safe way to where nothing can go wrong. And if they aren't, where's my youtube footage of incredible destruction? Or have I missed it on Max X?

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I don't know, but I can tell you Brown Sugar's BBQ is a no no...

Is that in the mall too? Food court or restaurant?

Check out Putin posing as a tourist when Reagan was prez. Pretty funny...

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-New...s=searchresults

That's interesting. I wonder if Reagan knew who he was at the time?

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Cool...

The Greater Houston Partnership is ready to go on the road again, just two weeks after establishing its first presence outside of the United States.

A group led by the partnership is heading to Europe on June 17 for two weeks to visit Milan, Italy; Eindhoven and Rotterdam in The Netherlands; Hamburg and Frankfurt, Germany; and Moscow. Each of the selected cities is a commercial and business center of its respective country, according to the partnership.

The purpose of the economic development mission is to identify key trade and investment opportunities for European companies in the Houston region.

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories...30/daily32.html

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Question.

I'm searching for a google image of a certain type of house but don't know what it's called. They sort of look like a donut (but square). Think of the dough as the living space and the hole as an outdoor space; could be a garden or just grass, whatever. And the "hole" normally has a porch lining it also. I should probably know this, but I don't.

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I'm searching for a google image of a certain type of house but don't know what it's called. They sort of look like a donut (but square). Think of the dough as the living space and the hole as an outdoor space; could be a garden or just grass, whatever. And the "hole" normally has a porch lining it also. I should probably know this, but I don't.

Like a Roman atrium house?

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Like a Roman atrium house?

Atrium style was my first thought. They used to be really popular. My best friend growing up lived in one in the 70s and 80s, a Kickerillo house. Completely squared off with a small pool in the atrium area.

Spanish colonial revival has interior courtyards with porches, but they're usually U or L shaped.

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Porta-cans--what's in them? I mean the chemicals. Some of you know that I had a porta-john parked in front of my house for few months during sewer contruction on my street. It was removed right before Ike, but now months later, no grass is growing over. It looks like the surface of the moon. Healthy grass all around the spot, putting out runners that won't go near ground zero.

Is it that toxic? Do I have a permanent dead spot in the yard?

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My first thought was like a courtyard-ranch, not that this is a defined style. Is the style you think of single story? What I envision is alot of glass around the interior square, looking to the outdoors.

Yes, single-story and I think lots of glass on the interior is a really good idea. It brings in lots of natural light but you're not necessarily exposed to the public.

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You're kidding me, right?? You need re-education camp, STAT.

No really. I find most Who songs annoying or goofy. I don't know that many Guess Who songs but the ones I do know are sweet. Maybe it's just one of those things where I disagree with everyone else. Like Phil Collins. Apparently lots of people like him but I think he's the worst thing to ever happen to humankind.

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video:

Low-Flying Plane Causes Scare in Manhattan

A jet flew low over the Hudson River and circled several times, causing some evacuations of office buildings in Lower Manhattan and Jersey City, N.J. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said it was part of a "photo op."

http://online.wsj.com/video/low-flying-pla...596881935F.html

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Question.

I'm searching for a google image of a certain type of house but don't know what it's called. They sort of look like a donut (but square). Think of the dough as the living space and the hole as an outdoor space; could be a garden or just grass, whatever. And the "hole" normally has a porch lining it also. I should probably know this, but I don't.

6226 Valley Forge 77057.

My family lived here from 5th grade until I graduated high school. No windows facing the street at all. The front door was a huge wooden one that welcomed you to the interior courtyard. The interior courtyard was in a U shape with windows and french doors all the way around it. Lots of light and privacy. One side of the U was formal living/dining/kitchen, one side was a bedroom wing and the other a bedroom/playroom. I really LOVED this house. From the street, it looked rather ugly but it was such a great place on the inside.

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6226 Valley Forge 77057.

My family lived here from 5th grade until I graduated high school. No windows facing the street at all. The front door was a huge wooden one that welcomed you to the interior courtyard. The interior courtyard was in a U shape with windows and french doors all the way around it. Lots of light and privacy. One side of the U was formal living/dining/kitchen, one side was a bedroom wing and the other a bedroom/playroom. I really LOVED this house. From the street, it looked rather ugly but it was such a great place on the inside.

pretty cool...is that water I see in the courtyard?

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video:

Low-Flying Plane Causes Scare in Manhattan

A jet flew low over the Hudson River and circled several times, causing some evacuations of office buildings in Lower Manhattan and Jersey City, N.J. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said it was part of a "photo op."

http://online.wsj.com/video/low-flying-pla...596881935F.html

they did all that for this?

flyover.jpg

http://wcbstv.com/local/air.force.one.2.1004904.html

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