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SYNDICHAIN LAUNCHES FIRST VERSION OF ITS OPEN, CENSORSHIP-RESISTANT NEWS AGGREGATOR
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We've got your censorship-resistant news aggregator right here at //friendsnews /news. We've got your censorship-resistant news aggregator right here at FriendsNews! Since Syndichain is built on a public blockchain, its data is also open and pub... read more

FACEBOOK ADMITTED IN COURT ITS FACT-CHECKS ARE JUST THIRD-PARTY OPINIONS
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Facebook (a.k.a. Meta) has admitted in court that the fact-checks used by the site to blacklist non-corporate media content are actually opinion-based labels which do not conduct any real fact-checking of information posted to the site. The evidence was revealed during the court proceeding for a de... read more

ELON MUSK FLOODED WITH REQUESTS TO BUY FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN AND YOUTUBE TO RETURN FREE SPEECH TO THOSE PLATFORMS
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If you came here looking for an actual article, you'll be disappointed. The title has more words than the article, or did until I wrote this sentence. This is a joke, though I wouldn't be surprised to hear this is actually happening. Elon never calls just to chat anymore, though, so I don... read more

YOU HAVE A DONATION FROM CLAY TOUSEY
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They try hard on this one to look legitimate, but the fact remains that nobody shares their money with strangers unless it's a charity. This notification memo has been sent to you three times without a response from you and this will be the last time and I do hope you receive it. I am Clay Tous... read more

PORTFOLIO MANAGER FROM STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
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My name is doesn't matter, a portfolio manager from Stockholm, Sweden and a custodian of the Late David Holmes certificate of deposit (CD) valued fortune. here we go I sent you an initial email without a reply, Just curious if you received the email I sent ... on a matter concerning the deat... read more

CHECK OUT A SUSPICIOUS IP ADDRESS HERE
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Check out an IP address here: abuseipdb /check. Just FYI if you're not sure a visitor or emailer is legitimate. AbuseIPDB is a project dedicated to helping combat the spread of hackers, spammers, and abusive activity on the internet. ... read more

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE
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We have two children in the home schooling setting and I am preparing to purchase materials for them from this website. I mentioned this before after I watched The Corbett Report (James Corbett) and saw another episode today ca... read more

A NOVEL LOCATION OF PACK WORKER, ETC.
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Spam number 1 Salute, A novel location of Pack Worker of our package association was unblocked. Our business offers a vast fee and training bundle to make you as a teammate of our team's expanding 'n' favorably influential fellowship. We unearthed yours data by means of the CareerBuil... read more

A COUPLE MORE HUMOROUS JUNK EMAILS
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Salute,A fresh stance for Wrapping Headmaster for our logistics fellowship has just been commenced. Our partnership offers a very proper remuneration instructional case They're leaning pretty heavily on that thesaurus, aren't they? to establish ya'll as a worker of our management's... read more

MY EMAIL SIGNATURE LINE
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This is how I sign my emails these days to gently educate whoever I happen to be emailing. Just thought I'd mention it in case you like the idea. -- BillA mask might be appropriate if you're actively sneezing, coughing and infected but, otherwise, no. See ... read more

POSSIBLY USEFUL "STRIP TAGS" TOOL
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Like, maybe you saved an email as HTML but want to remove most of the code/gobble-de-gook. Click here: Strip Tags Tool or use the form inserted below (assuming it shows up for you). Sorry your browser does n... read more

VACANCIES AVAILABLE
( culture / humor / internet / spam )

A global leader with a yahoo address? I don't think so. Supposedly from Kayla Smith but address is iran.retailer? And it was not sent to me but to bonabsad yahoo . Starting to look like randomly-generated "AI" names, don't you think? Our company, a global leader in the acquisition ... read more

A GUIDE TO UTF-8 ENCODING IN PHP AND MYSQL
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UTF-8 is a variable-width encoding that can represent every character in the Unicode character set. It was designed for backward compatibility with ASCII and to avoid the complications of endianness and byte order marks in UTF-16 and UTF-32. UTF-8 has become the dominant character encoding for the ... read more

BUSINESS PROPOSAL, FILE NO 180/86
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Ah, yes, the good ol' Nigerian prince (with a Hungarian email address, for some reason) scam, "just looking for somewhere to park my money!" First of all, their numbering system is messed up. File number 180 out of 86? Anyway...Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Fed... read more

ELECTRIC BICYCLE SUPPLIER FROM CHINA
( culture / humor / internet / spam )

How did they know we sell bicycles!? It's not mentioned anywhere on the site. Sure, we can sell you a bike by creating a link to a local bike shop and let them do the rest, if you want? Anyway, here's the latest very important random email:From: ebikegroup 163 Hi There,Good day!This is natal... read more

HACKERS HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR DEVICE
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One of our favorite scams! Our comments are interspersed in brackets and look like this.From: aam726 abocol Hello there. Let me introduce myself first - Seems very polite! I am a professional programmer, who specializes in hacking during my free time. ... read more

THE LATEST CREATIVE SAFETY SHOES
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I'm starting to think this 163 domain is not legit!From: salesshineo 163 Dear Sir,Lucky day to you! We ARE feeling lucky now that we've received this email!We are a professional shoes manufacturer, focused on this area for 10 years. We service a good quality shoes with be... read more

COENZYMEQ10 ELDERBERRY EXTRACT ANTHOCYANIDINS
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Hi Sir ,We have been caring about your esteemed company for a long time. A !!! They've been 'caring about us!' Attached our star products. We sincerely hope can help with your business if any requirements. Product Name - Marigold extract Lutein/lutein ester/zeaxanthin 10%20%;Gingkg... read more

SUMPTUOUS OPPORTUNITY IS PROMPTLY UNCOVERED
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I am so excited! Sounds sumptuous!Received this email the other day from Iris Holets at mrtito88.yahoo . I'm sure that is an actual person and address. People don't lie about these things, but I'm concerned. They're asking "homemakers" to be "package" managers. Wh... read more

THIS SORT OF THING IS WHY I QUIT FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
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The tech giant continues to police discussions about the coronavirus. Facebook removes covid 19 vaccine victims group And they have VERY USEFUL links t... read more

INTERNET SEARCHING 101
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Editor's note: I believe Bing has caught up with Google on all of these features, if you prefer Microsoft over Google... There are two pages every one of you might consider bookmarking:Google Advanced Search: //google /advancedsearch;Googl... read more

STAND AGAINST TYRANNY
( education / tech / internet / politics )

It worked against apartheid South Africa. Let's hope it works against other tyrants, in this case tech tyrants Take a Stand Against Big Tech: Facebook, Google, Twitter. These tech titans seek to silence us from public discourse...and they're doing it with our tax dollars. Each state governme... read more

TIME TO SWITCH FROM FIREFOX TO ANOTHER BROWSER
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If this is true, it looks like a good time to get rid of that pesky control freak of a browser, Mozilla Firefox in favor of the Brave, Edge, Opera, Safari or Chrome browsers. Of course, three of those browsers (Ed... read more

YOU CANNOT SIMPLY BUILD YOUR OWN FREE-SPEECH VERSION OF TWITTER
( culture / tech / internet / social )

To build an alternate social media website with a dissenting moderation policy, you must first invent the universe. Good luck. theamericanconservative ... read more

USEFUL MYSQL QUERIES
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Common MySQL Queries. Extending Chapter 9 of Get it Done with MySQL 5 Up Here's an example: Compute date from year, week number and weekday: SET yr 2012, wk 26, day 0;SELECT StrToDate( Concat( yr,'-', wk,'-',If( day 7,0, day) ), '%Y-%U-%w' ) AS Date; Read, listen... read more

FIX THOSE FACEBOOK-MANGLED LINKS TO YOUR SITE
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I was unaware Facebook recently added a unique click identifier to all outbound links on facebook . Coincidentally, one of the security measures of this server is to disallow query strings as part of the URL. Thus, any visitors coming over from Facebook were suddenly blocked and banned on sight. R... read more

DESLIDE THAT WEBSITE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

To remove that annoying slideshow so popular on click-bait sites, try one of the following:cluster fakedesli.deprint-friendly... read more

THE QUEST FOR A FACEBOOK REPLACEMENT CONTINUES
( culture / tech / internet / social )

I keep joining these other social networking sites, only to be disappointed. The main problem is that they insist that I upload my contact list, which I refuse to do. Maybe this one -- Parler -- will work out. UPDATE: Not so much!Here are a few other place... read more

ALTCENSORED VIDEO STREAMING
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Here's an article about them.AltCensored is at altcensored /Other articles on censorship: ... read more

CLUTTERED WEB PAGES
( education / tech / computers / internet )

This, below, is what happens when you let greed (or desperation) rule over your sense of aesthetics. All I wanted to do was click the link and read the article. smh Good luck finding the actual article! :)... read more

THIS MONETIZATION SERVICE LOOKS PROMISING
( education / tech / computers / internet )

This looks promising: SubscribeStar . Their tagline is Create. Monetize. Prosper. I created a page for myself there...UPDATE: Denied! Never mind. You have to already be well-established before they waste their time with you. Bast... I mean, bless their heart... read more

MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
( education / tech / computers / internet )

You will need the password for most of these.Cracking up over Lottery President (Jun 28, 2013). No password required.Dad's birthday, (Apr 15, 2012)... read more

BUILDING YOUR OWN WEBSITE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Question: I need my own domain name and monetization, plus things like ability to pay and schedule and stuff. Answer: Any Wordpress installation should allow plug-ins for polling, scheduling and other types of forms, in addition to blogging. Go here to create a Goo... read more

BRAND SUICIDE OR SAVVY PR MOVE? CEO OF FOOD GIANT GOYA PRAISES TRUMP
( culture / tech / internet / social )

After the CEO of Hispanic food megabrand Goya spoke at the White House, demands to cancel the popular brand on social media have arisen met by equally furious pushback from the corporations defenders.... ... read more

CONVERTING COLORS
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Here you see your color converted to 17 different color formats like RGB, CMYK, HSV, HSL, CIELab, Android, Decimal, and YUV. Convert multiple colors at once or get Conversions and Harmonies via the REST API. con... read more

SPELLING AND GRAMMAR ONLINE
( education / language / grammar / internet )

When is that spelling- and grammar-checking feature coming to Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Oh right, they probably don't want to insult 90% of their users. Never mind. It's not that my own (or anyone's) grammar and punctuation are flawless (because there are so many contradictory "rul... read more

USEFUL WEBSITES
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Just thought I would start a running list of internet/web technologies websites I have found useful, below... image align center... read more

FREE VECTOR GRAPHICS EDITOR
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Could be useful. Go to inkscape . Or, click on the following direct link to the Windows 64-bit download: inkscape for Windows... read more

MEMES ABOUT MEMES
( culture / humor / internet )

A couple of good ones. onetwo... read more

OPEN DNS
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Just thought we'd mention OpenDNS (or ) which we use here at FriendsNews . It's a good parental control as well as an easy way to filter your Internet traffic.... read more

FRIENDS OF HUMANITY
( culture / people / internet )

The Friends of Humanity website. Don't know anything about it, but like the sound of it. :) Friends of Humanity is active in the defense of human rights, education, health care, and environmental protection. Our projects are currently underway in Asia, Europe, Af... read more

PRIVATE SCHOOL COMPARISON SITE
( education / schools / internet )

I've used this and liked it, FYI: privateschoolreview . This link shows an actual comparison.We have had good results at Bridgeway Academy... read more

URL EXPANDER
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You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl ... read more

OPTING OUT OF ADS
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: yourchoices . Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable.... read more

IS IT DOWN RIGHT NOW?
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Useful site to see if it's your connection (or firewall) or the site itself that's having a problem: Is It Down Right Now?Someone emailed us about their tool here: ... read more

BEING HUMAN
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I'm thinking Bite me. I don't have the time or inclination to teach your artificial 'intelligence' algorithms what it means to be human. Not that it could ever understand it, anyway.... read more

FACEBOOK CREEPS ME OUT
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Note: I am no longer on Twitter or Facebook, but here's what I've managed to salvage from back then. Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation, I feel... read more

COOL WEBSITE
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Here's a cool website I just learned of:atlasobscura In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature cities, glass flow... read more

ALTERNATIVES TO AMAZON AND ETSY
( education / tech / internet / shopping )

If you're looking for an alternative to Amazon or ... read more

KEYWORD, COOKIE, BROWSER ANALYTICS FAILURE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Some headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ...Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? - The mainstream (pro-Bush/Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant.Kanye West named GQ's Most Stylish Man once again - I'm all about Kanye! Not.50 Cent'... read more

MY TWITTER FEED
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Note: I am no longer on Twitter or Facebook, but here's what I've managed to salvage from back then.... read more

THIS IS DEEP
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I just had to share this comment someone left here on FriendsNews . Read it, absorb it, digest it, lather, rinse and repeat it. Then let me know what the %$ it means! Here it is: I comprehend that is genuinely uninteresting and you're merely skipping to the next comment, nonetheless i basically... read more

LOST A FRIEND
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No, not that kind of "lost" (knock on wood).But, don't you hate it when you're walking along talking to someone, it's crowded, you hear a muffled scream but think nothing of it, only to realize several blocks down the street that your friend is no longer walking beside you? You... read more

COURT TO FEDS: EXPLAIN MARINE'S FACEBOOK POSTINGS ARREST
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Brandon Raub's case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that continues to target military veterans for expressing their discontent over America's rapid transition to a police state," said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. Read, listen to or w... read more

COOL, NOT COOL
( education / tech / internet )

Cool! But bad news for locksmiths?"keyme" stores a copy of your house key in the cloud... read more

BLOG CONTENT
( culture / writing / blog / internet )

I'm as guilty as anyone about trying to add content to my blog just for the sake of content (because search engines look for and rate highly based on how "fresh" your blog's content is). But someone whose blog/newsletter I subscribe to has stooped to simply stating the obvious, may... read more

NAME GENERATOR
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Name Generator - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button!I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter name, whatever. On that page, the actual "generator" buttons are on the right. It took me a second to tune out a... read more

WHICH WEBSITE WOULD YOU CHOOSE
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If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be?(BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!)Facebook - 3 votesGoogle - 2 votesKindle - 1 votesTwitter - 1 votesYour webmail - 1 votesOther - 1 votesPinterest - 0 votes... read more

SOME FACEBOOK USERS DISLIKE BEING USED IN ONLINE ADVERTISING
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Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising. See online advertising for Mitt Romney... read more

CARE2 LARGEST ONLINE COMMUNITY FOR HEALTHY AND GREEN LIVING
( life / help / charity / internet )

Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare. You Care. We Care2. Be a part of the world's largest community for good. ... read more

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SAY, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING
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Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house. Anyway, last night our power went out for about a minute. No big deal, I thought, other than h... read more

HOW SIMPLY UPPER-CASING YOUR PASSWORD CAN FRUSTRATE A HACKER
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Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attempts A six-letter password in lower-case text takes a hacker's computer just ten minutes to crack, according to statistics collated by Bloomberg Businessweek. But make those letters upper-case and it takes ten hours for it to r... read more

PLLEEAASSEE REEAADD IT WAS ON GOODMORNING AMERICA
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It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like "Plleeaassee reeaadd! It was on Good Morning America!" and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is probab... read more

POSSIBLY USEFUL SITE
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For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of:gazelle My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newer stuff.... read more

FREE EDUCATION
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For every student, every classroom. Real results. We're a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Courtesy of The Khan Academy... read more

GOOD SEARCH
( life / help / charity / internet )

Use them as your search engine, and they give to charity: goodsearch / You shop. You save. We give. UPDATE: Here is a list of alternative search eng... read more

COOL FEATURE JUST DISCOVERED ON GOOGLE TRANSLATE
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I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand. I went to translate.Google and typed in one of the words and chose "Detect language" in the "Translate from..." box. It told me the word was Danish. Look here: ... read more

MCDONALDS WI-FI
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In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer.Using Internet Explorer, I tried to be a good boy and sign up for a "free&qu... read more

COOL SITE TO HELP PETS
( life / help / pets / internet )

The No Paws Left Behind web site is here to help you through some tough times. NoPawsLeftBehind ... read more

WATCHING THE WATCHERS
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WE MAKE PRIVACY EASY. Browse the web safer, faster with less annoying ads. Keep an eye on who's keeping an eye on you at ghostery ... read more

FAKE ANTIVIRUS MAKES UP 15 PERCENT OF ALL MALWARE
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Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware Tech News on ZDNet... read more

HACKERS LEAK 6.5 MLN LINKEDIN PASSWORDS
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Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwordsTime to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently.... read more

VIDEO DOWNLOAD SITES
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None of these links work anymore. A couple of useful sites here for downloading videos for later viewing. I know I often want to watch a video later, not right then and there. Anyway, here are a couple of links: splandoo / vide... read more

DO NOT VISIT THESE SITES (UNPROTECTED, ANYWAY)
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): //thefrist //fixit.in I'll add to this list whenever it happens again.... read more

HACK ATTACK?
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Question There was a couple parked on the curb on Wed from 8am to 12pm on Wed. The girl was like a look-out, it seemed. When I was going to work she gave me a suspicious look, so I drove around in a circle and drove by them getting their license plate. When I came back at around noon, they were stil... read more

GMAIL'S UNSUBSCRIBE FEATURE
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I hate to promote Google since they already rule the online world, but they do some things very well, e.g., their "unsubscribe" feature in Gmail. In a message, click on Show Details and you should see the option to "Unsubscribe from this sender." T... read more

FIX FOR "YTIMG" BROWSER HANG
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Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file ("C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts"): fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem 74.125.162.39 static.cache.l.google s.ytimg Then from a Windows command prompt ("DOS box"), run: ipconfig /flu... read more

A NEW SEARCH ENGINE
( life / help / charity / internet )

Cuil (pronounced "cool"). And here's a good reason to use it (or StartPage) instead of Google: newstrust /stories/26853... read more

WEBSITE VISIBILITY TOOL
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to the website above and checked it, and everything was resolving correctly from there. I had tested it from home with four differen... read more

SET EMAIL TO FORWARD TO SOMEONE ELSE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

QUESTION: How do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER: In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick "I am currently out of the office 8230;" and type your outgoing message, if any.Click "Add Rule" at the bottom left.Check the ... read more

DOWN FOR EVERYONE, OR JUST ME?
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I LOVE this service! Down for everyone, or just me?... read more

A HEADS-UP ON RANSOMWARE
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Still a huge problem Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: hackers-gang-russian-bust. The fix is to download, UPDATE, and run Malwarebytes.... read more

ONLINE BACKUP
( education / tech / computers / internet )

I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup. So far, so good. Click here to try it yourself free for 30 days.... read more

KASPERSKY FREE VIRUS SCAN
( education / tech / computers / internet )

FAST FREE security scan for your PC Kaspersky Security Scan.... read more

HOW TO GET PEOPLE TO STOP FORWARDING STUFF TO YOU
( education / tech / computers / internet )

stopforwarding.us/... read more

MORE ALTERNATIVE NEWS SITES
( education / news / internet )

Here's a long list of alternative news sites, rather than the mostly-fake "mainstream" media from which you might get your news: 12160.info For alternatives to EVERYTHING,... read more


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