Do you like to buy things? Do you like to buy things from Woot? Do you like to buy things using our new Amazon Payments option? Do you like to get free shipping for using Amazon Payments? If you fit all these options, then you might be interested in this.
For a super limited time, Woot.com is bragging about Amazon Payments by offering a serious shipping deal for anybody who pays via our Amazon Payments system (which is that thing we told you about back here). Here's the short version: log in with your Amazon Payments account to find a five dollar shipping coupon waiting patiently for you in your cart, which we'll apply if you pay with Amazon Payments. It'll appear just above the total over on the right. That shipping coupon means (duh) you'll be saving some money on shipping!
If you choose Standard Shipping, your shipping will be free! Hurrah! If you choose Expedited Shipping (like second day or overnight) that shipping will be five dollars cheaper! Huzzah! Either way, you save five bucks. It'll be a coupon that appears before the tax and it'll be nice and obvious once you take a gander at your cart. Go on, Login and Pay with Amazon and see.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and not just because of Christmas. Are you aware of how many great inventions we celebrate during December? December 3 was Telescope Day, to commemorate Galileo’s 1621 invention. December 21 is Crossword Puzzle Day, since that’s when the first one appeared in the New York World in 1913. The transistor, texting, the clip-on tie, Chiclets… all invented during this month. But much of what we know about the world’s most important inventions is “patently” false. We’ve asked Jeopardy!’s Ken Jennings to use 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration in tracking down the truth.
The Debunker: Was “What Hath God Wrought?” the First Message Sent by Telegraph?
Samuel Morse’s invention of the single-wire telegraph in 1838 was the watershed event in mass communications that eventually led to today’s information-saturated world. On May 24, 1844, Morse sat in the Supreme Court room in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, surrounded by curious members of Congress. He carefully tapped out, in his namesake code of dots and dashes, the short sentence “What hath God wrought?”, a quote from Numbers 23:23 which a family friend had suggested. Forty miles north, in Baltimore, Morse’s assistant Alfred Vail (the unsung hero of the telegraph’s invention) waited at a train station. The large pendulum of the telegraph receiver began to swing, marking Morse’s sentence onto a piece of paper.