Friday, 12 August 2016

Comcast, PayNearMe and 7-Eleven Join Hands To Facilitate Comcast Xfinity Cash Customers

Comcast Offers another great offer - If you are among those Comcast Xfinity customers who pay their monthly cable TV, internet and home phone bill in cash then there’s a good news for you. The Comcast has teamed up with PayNearMe and 7-Eleven to facilitate its cash customers for the payment of their monthly cable bill at the cash counters of 7-Eleven stores.

Paying at 7-Eleven stores will bring an unparalleled convenience for the cash customers as they can now go anytime to their nearest 7-Eleven store for the payment of their cable TV subscription. Majority of 7-Eleven stores open 24/7 making it more convenient for a user to pay his/her bill in a timely manner.

Procedure for Making Comcast Xfinity Cash Payment at 7-Eleven
In order to make the monthly subscription payment for the cable TV, internet and home phone, before going to the nearest 7-Eleven store, the Xfinity users would require to select ‘Cash via PayNearMe’ option on their XFINITY My Account app. The user would specify the amount intended to be paid and the app will go on to issue a barcode upon user completing the process instructed by the PayNearMe.

Once the barcode is generated, the user then can scan the barcode on his/her phone and take it to the nearest 7-Eleven store for processing the payment. It is important to know that PayNearMe charges $1.25 per transaction under its convenience fee.

The users will be provided with a paper receipt by the 7-Eleven as a proof for the successful payment process. However, it takes around 48 hours for the payment to take effect on an Xfinity account.

The Xfinity users have largely received this new option positively indicating that other cable TV providers will soon follow the suit.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Hodor door stops, if you can quit bawling long enough to use them

"Game of Thrones" plotline is practical, but probably can't hold back the White Walkers.

Need to hold a door? Oh, "Game of Thrones" fans, we can't even say it without welling up. But it's a fact: sometimes you need to prop a door open so the kids in your second-grade classroom can all file inside. Or prop it closed, so your tabby cat's litter of newborn kittens won't get out. Or maybe to keep an entire army of White Walkers and the creepy corpses they control out of your cave. You know, normal life stuff.

If you are in need of such door-holding prowess, you could turn to the gentle 7-foot-tall giant you've known since childhood. But if you don't have one of those hanging around, perhaps because his previous attempt at such door-holding came to a sad end on Sunday's episode, you can instead buy a Hodor Door Stopper on Etsy for $30 (about £20, AU$42). Because winter is coming -- and anyway, who has time to keep letting those direwolves in and out?

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Game of Thrones: 4 things you didn't know

Game of Thrones
1. It’s been banned by the Turkish military

In November 2014, it was reported that a number of television programmes, including Game of Thrones, had been banned in military schools belonging to the Turkish army, in order to protect young people from: "sexual exploitation, pornography, exhibitionism, abuse, harassment and all negative behaviours" (dragons weren’t mentioned). According to a report in the Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, this isn't the first time that Game of Thrones has caused trouble within the country’s army. In 2012, officers were kicked out of a military academy in Istanbul for allowing cadets to watch the show.

2. You can get the circle line from Casterly Rock to King’s Landing

Just kidding. It’s called the gold line. Graphic designer Michael Tyznik has made his own TFL style underground maps to reflect geography of George RR Martin’s world. In Westeros you can catch the ocean line from Lannisport to High Garden. Meanwhile in Essos, you can hop on the demon line all the way to Vaes Dothrak. The Wall used to be comprised of many castles, and to reflect the former glory of the Night’s Watch, Tyznik has named a whole row of abandoned tube stations on the wall line including Oakensheild, Woodswatch by the Wall and Greyguard. The Harrentown station is closed for the refurbishment of Harrenhal, which has been a ruin since its destruction by Aegon I the Conqueror 300 years before the action of the books and series began.

3. There’s a real-life equivalent to Valyrian steel

On Game of Thrones, the very best blades are forged from a super-strong, but incredibly light substance known as Valyrian steel. But creating the metal itself, which can be recognised by its distinctive rippled surface, is a lost art: Valyrian blades can be passed down through families, but no new items can be made without melting down the originals (most memorably, in the case of Eddard Stark’s greatsword Ice, which was turned into Widow’s Wail and Oathkeeper). Intriguingly, it seems that Game of Thrones author George RR Martin based Valyrian steel on a real life alloy known as Damascus steel. Developed in India and the Middle East, Damascus steel was known for its super-strong, super-sharp qualities, and for its distinctive rippled surface. But the specific temperature and techniques needed to make it were lost at some point in the 18th century. Various attempts have since been made to replicate it, but the exact formula remains an enduring mystery.

4. The Night’s King was in a movie with Joffrey… and a Muse video

Ramsay Bolton and Joffrey Baratheon look slightly less scary when compared to a blue, supernatural being who can raise the dead. When not being the Night’s King, resident super-baddie of the Game of Thrones world, British-American actor Richard Brake can be seen murdering Bruce Wayne’s parents in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, in which Joffrey actor Jack Gleeson also appeared. Or appearing as a cowboy in the video to Muse’s song Knights of Cydonia.

The Flash Finally Reveals the Man in the Iron Mask

It’s been the biggest mystery of the season: Who has Zoom trapped in a glass cage, with his face locked behind an iron mask? (Well, probably iron. It could be another metal, I suppose.) Last night’s finale, “The Race of His Life,” finally provided the answer.

I think most of us saw this coming, but that didn’t mean it was an iota less awesome to see this:

John Wesley Shipp, the original TV Flash, dressed as the original, golden Age,DC Comics Flash?! That’s just perfect. Of course, since this Jay revealed he’s from Earth-3 (Zoom stole his name and uniform when he decided to masquerade as a hero on Earth-2), I guess we can safely say that the DCW multiverse’s Earth-3 isn’t the evil universe, where all Earth-1's heroes are bad guys who have joined together as the Crime Syndicate. That’s probably fine.

In other Flash finale news, is there a dumber superhero than TV Barry Allen? After a season of terrible decisions, he ends the finale by running back in time to save his mom, which has literally rewritten not just all the episode of The Flash we’ve seen so far, but basically the last 20 years. There’s no telling what the hell the new status quo will be when season three starts, but seeing as the Flash changed time out in an act of selifishness—an understandable selfishness, but still—it probably won’t be good.

On the other hand, it seemed like both Tom Cavanaugh’s Harrison Wells and John Wesley Shipp were saying sayonara to the series last night, so if Barry’s little stunt means we’re somehow getting to keep one or both of them on the show, I’m 100% okay with this.

Game of Thrones‘ Producers Are Sorry For the Impact Sunday Night’s Episode Will Have on the World

On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel Live aired a prerecorded clip featuring Game of Thrones David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who used the platform to apologize for what happened on Sunday night. (Spoiler warning: Hodor died.)

But they’re not sorry for killing off Hodor, per se. Instead, they’re apologizing — while sitting amidst piles of cash — for all the “annoying” individuals who will start saying “Hodor” on the elevator. “Hodor” is, as we learned on Sunday, short for “hold the door,” and Benioff and Weiss are worried that people will start utilizing the abbreviation in everyday conversation for the sake of being cute.

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Flash Season 2 finale synopsis: The Race of His Life

It looks like Barry Allen might have to prove he really is the Fastest Man Alive to defeat Zoom once and for all in the Season 2 finale.

The Flash --

Charlie Brown isn’t the only fictional character who has to race for his life. The Flash may have to do that as well, seeing as its implied in the title of the final episode of Season 2.

Barry came back from the Speed Force with a new outlook on life and the confidence that the universe was on the side of the good guys. Unfortunately, that attitude alone didn’t stop Zoom, and a tragic death occurred.

Zoom’s plan has remained curiously vague all the way until the last minute, though Cisco Ramon did vibe some bad things last week. Now it appears that all that’s left is for Barry to summon up his reserves and see if he can best Hunter Zolomon for the well-being of two worlds.

The official synopsis for The Flash Season 2 finale is also pretty short and cryptic, as you can see here:

"After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) reveals his true plan, Barry (Grant Gustin) vows to do whatever it takes to stop him."

Yeah, so about that plan … Does it involve destroying Earth-2 or somehow smashing the worlds together? That’s sort of what it looked like in Cisco’s increasingly dire visions.

Even once Barry and friends learn what Zolomon is really up to, whether they can stop him is an open question. The Flash may have a more direct connection to the Speed Force, but Zoom still has the speed he stole from Barry a few weeks ago. And so far anyway, it doesn’t appear that either Jesse Wells or Wally West has developed any powers of their own to aid the Flash in his fight.

With a fair number of loose ends to tie up (like the man in the iron mask, for one), some emotional carry-over from the previous week and a climactic showdown, “The Race of His Life” is looking like an hour of The Flash you don’t dare miss. Be sure to be watching The CW at 8 pm on Tuesday, May 24, and rejoin us here at FanSided for discussion of everything that goes down once it’s over.

Game of Thrones season 6, episode 5: 5 winners and 7 losers behind "The Door"

The first rule of time-travel stories is almost always that when you try to meddle in the past, you inevitably wind up creating the present you were hoping to avoid. This is at once ironically satisfying and allows for time travel to logically exist. (Everything else creates so many paradoxes that your brain will start to hurt.)

So it is on Game of Thrones, where Bran makes his first major alteration to the past, almost accidentally, by leaping into the brain of child Hodor and apparently warping it so much that all the kid can say is "Hold the door!" which, with time, becomes "Hodor." It's an attempted instruction — the grown Hodor is holding a door against a surge of wights and White Walkers — but instead, it destroys a man's mind.

And so it goes in "The Door," which continues the previous episode's trend of offering up some major, important answers regarding Game of Thrones' mythos. And many of those revelations impact some of the show's most major characters (even more major than Hodor — sorry, Hodor). Here are five winners and seven losers from "The Door."