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June 2015


Hit a Grand Slam with TV Upgrades from NDTC - Coming This Month!

Open House Invite

ATTN: NDTC TV Customers
Remember to complete these tasks before the upgrade:

  • Spring Cleaning for your DVR
    The recordings saved on your DVR will be lost when we upgrade.
    Take some time to catch up on your recordings before they are gone.
    Make a list of any movies that you would like to record later.

  • Series, Series, Series
    Menu > DVR > To Record
    Make a list of any series recordings you want to set back up after the upgrade.

  • Favorites
    Menu > Favorites
    Take note of any Favorites you have created.

  • Parental Controls
    Menu > Settings > Preferences > Users > Parental Controls
    Take note of any settings that allow/block rated programs.


Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Surf's Up In Indonesia!
Complete with beautiful views, this amazing footage highlights professional surfers on the waves in Indonesia as they guide tourists and train the next generation.
  Not Just Another Day At The Beach
Watch this prankster trick unsuspecting beach goers into thinking she's disappeared. All she needs are a "faulty" umbrella and a trap door beneath her towel.

Payment by Phone

Pay By Phone

NDTC has moved to an automated payment system in order to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. This security method is designed to increase data controls and prevent credit card fraud. Moving to this system ensures our continued ability to accept debit and credit card payments.

Call 1-844-843-6843 to Pay-By-Phone (have your NDTC account number available).

You may continue to call NDTC at 662-1100 for questions concerning your account.

Free Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel
Being unprepared for the weather can put a damper on your day. But, of course, there's an app for that! Get high-quality forecasts and more.

Learn more...
Found something online you don't have time for now? Just put it in your "pocket" and view later from any device — no Internet connection needed.

Learn more...
You already know how handy Yelp can be for sharing and reading reviews for restaurants and other businesses. Why not bring it with you wherever you go?

Learn more...

Scam Alert – NDTC Email with Subject: Submit

You may have received an email with the subject "Submit" that appears to be coming from GONDTC and is supposedly informing you of e-mail account security and a new quarterly verification process.

This is SPAM. This is not an actual email from NDTC.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete the message immediately.

NDTC will never ask you to provide your personal information in an email.

Please call us at 662-1100 if you have any questions.

Scam Alert – Be Careful When Buying Or Selling On Craigslist

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Uplifting Grapefruit
Mint Body Scrub
Turn An Old Desk
Into A Cute Planter
Time For A Unique
Bicycle Rim Clock

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started? If so, click here.

Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In June

Map Your Summer Vacation – Want to see something amazing this summer? Go to one of America's national parks. From Yosemite to Yellowstone, and from the Great Smokies to the Grand Canyon, the U.S. boasts many breathtaking destinations. Use this handy map to find the best one to visit based on location, theme, category, or name.
Free + Recycling = Freecycle – Have some stuff taking up too much space in your garage? Or are you looking for some new books to read? Either way, Freecycle could be great for you. It's a worldwide network of people exchanging things for free. Each local group is moderated by volunteers. Membership is (of course) free.
Make Cool, Creamy Treats – What could be better than a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream? You'll find out when you visit this site. Get ready for mouth-watering recipes for treats featuring the cool, creamy flavors you've come to know and love. Try ice cream cake, ice cream truffles, brownies, cobblers, and more.
Protect Your Skin From Harmful Rays – Summer means sun, and sun means the potential for fun... as well as damage. Skin cancer is a real threat, but there's a lot you can do to prevent it. Check out this site for general recommendations as well as those for specific situations like going to the beach, driving, and golfing.

Short FAQ – What's The Best Way To Handle An Internet Troll?

Ugly Troll Pic Question: I'm troubled by the mean comments I find on Twitter and elsewhere, including some that have been directed at me. What can I do?

Answer: Sounds like you've discovered one of the downsides of online interaction: trolls. A troll is someone who uses offensive, inflammatory, or irrelevant messages to illicit emotional responses from others and throw the intended conversation off course. Trolls thrive on conflict, so one of the best ways to deal with them is to ignore them. However, if ignoring doesn't work or isn't an option, there are other steps you can take:
  • Don't take it personally. A troll's unkind words truly have nothing to do with you; they're more of a reflection of that person's own problems.

  • Try being nice. Some trolls are actually just people with strong opinions or who need a lot of attention. If you engage with them nicely (such as asking for clarification), they may respond in kind.

  • Use your settings. Many sites have options that allow you to control whose input you see and don't see. Set yours to omit the troll's posts from your view.

  • Kick them out. If the site has a moderator, ask that person to take appropriate steps to limit the troll's access or kick them off the site altogether.

  • Set a good example. Trolls' behavior can remind us that it's easy to hurt other people online. Take extra care to ensure your own messages come across the way in which you intend.

We hope you found this newsletter to be informative. It's our way of keeping you posted on the happenings here.

Thanks for your business!

Best regards

Dave Dircks
NDTC General Manager

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Devils Lake, ND 58301

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