Dumb gardening stuff
@trini flextape does kind of work. At least for a while. Apparently electrical tape can even work though I've never tried it.
@mansr the postal service in the US seems to have a money generation scheme where they'll deliver junk to everyone in a certain postal code for a fee. Others seem to be sent directly probably from some kind of script that parses through public records for addresses (every property has a public deed of sale etc, though this might not work for multi occupant apartments/flats).
@mansr that would be nice. It's such a waste. I've collected 20+ offers for crappy cable internet service from a single provider even after opting out on their website. I plan to return them in person if I ever drive by their office.
@attilakinali @tbr pretty good article on it. tl;dr Texas has it's own grid to avoid dealing with the feds. https://www.khou.com/article/weather/texplainer-why-does-texas-have-its-own-power-grid/269-be61fb6f-11ce-4201-b2d2-4f40fd8ff510
@mansr while my previous suggestion would actually be more wholesome I can tell you from experience this is what's happening... Scammer is faking the caller id with a number similar to yours because dumb people (especially in the US) are more likely to believe someone in their town is calling if the number is close to matching.
@mansr kind of like how I hate tipping (so usually never go out) but am totally fine with simply paying a fair price for food/drink which can support the staff.
@mansr so someone got disoriented and tried to phone home (from home) but misdialed and called you instead. It's a Friday sounds totally plausible.
@mansr good points. However maybe the instructor reviewed the material, found it to be accurate and determined that you explained it more concisely than anyone else.
@mansr classroom.google.com is the system my kids use to do their online learning since the apocalypse start. Have a link to the page they were hitting? Maybe a teacher has posted links to your site in their material?
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