467873 [HC gov Alert] Scam Status

Starting in November, 2018, many people started to receive the following message:

[HC gov Alert] Open Enrollment is here. Review your 2019 coverage options before 12/15:

The message included a link to “https://go.hc.gov/2PoUSr5”, a bitly url-shortener custom domain.

The link forwards to the legitimate healthcare.gov website taking you to the login page of the site.

How to make these messages stop? Reply STOP to the text message thread.

Although this is an annoying message to get, it is not a scam and the link is legitimate. As of the launch of this message at 15:00 UTC November, 1st the link is getting approximately 10,000 clicks per hour according to the bitly information page:

Pinout for CMS50D+, CMS50E, CMS50F and CMS50I (Pulox PO-200, PO-300, PO-400)

The USB-Serial Chip is labeled SILABS CP2102 DCL065 1447+

Drivers Here

SILABS CP2102 DCL065 1447+ with out pins

The connections seem to follow the standard power/data connections on a Mini-USB connector, but the Data+/- is replaced with the Serial TX and RX, respectively.

Mini-USB Pinout (5V = V+, D- = RX, D+ = TX, GND=GND)

TinniTest.org – An Online TinnTester

Some offline “PDF” tinnitus tests are available such as the Tinnitus Functional Index and the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, but these tests are strictly paper documents making it difficult to use these methods to track the progression of your tinnitus over time. Studies use the difficult to obtain TinnTester Software and Micro-DSP has the hardware/cart “TinniTest : Audiologic Tinnitus Evaluation System” but this system is not available to consumers and would prove to be a burdensome device to use to test your tinnitus on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.

TinniTest.org allows you to take both the TFI and THI tests, record your test history, and view statistical averages about the Tinnitus community.

MicroDSP TTS-2000