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SpaceX To Start Testing An Early Version Of Its Starlink Satellite Internet Service

( education / news / rss )
The Elon Musk-owned space firm has been launching a constellation of broadband providing devices since 2019 and now has 540 satellites in low Earth ... read more

Internet Implodes After AOC Says Only Entitled Moaners Think Cancel Culture Exists (in A Post Complaining About Her Critics)

( education / news / rss )
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has denied the existence of cancel culture, suggesting it is an invention of privileged moaners who can't handle criticism. Her thesis prompted speculation that the powerful lawmaker has no self-awareness. Read Full Article ... read more

Internet Witch Hunts Derive From 'profound' Desire For Self-purpose, Signatory Of Open Letter Critical Of Cancel Culture Tells RT

( education / news / rss )
Cancel culture attracts people who feel isolated by society and want to be part of a rigid orthodoxy that gives their lives meaning, according to a signatory of a controversial open letter that was also endorsed by J.K. Rowling. Read Full Article at ... read more

Internet Mob Throws Pitchforks At Wrong Company After Tech CEO's Racist Rant Goes Viral

( education / tech / rss )
A video showing the head of a San Francisco tech firm verbally abusing an Asian family has caught the attention of cancel crusaders, but it appears the witch hunt has already resulted in collateral damage. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Virgin Media Crashes AGAIN; Thousands Lose Internet Access

( education / news / rss )
Virgin Media tells MailOnline the issue was local to Nottingham and has now been resolved, however, customers are still claiming to have difficulty getting ... read more

Tech Experts Warn Of New Mac Ransomware Spreading Via Internet Piracy & Taking Files Hostage

( education / tech / rss )
Security experts have warned of new Mac ransomware being spread via pirated software from torrent sites. The virus is so new that there is currently no known way to recover lost files. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Converting Colors

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Another useful site for HTML tips, etc. See convertingcolors.com/... read more

How To Support This Website

( culture / tech / computers / internet )
...should you be so inclined: Buy one of my books at Amazon or SmashWords, or Buy me a (virtual) cup of coffee... read more

Support This Site

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How to support this website...should you be so inclined: Buy one of my books at Amazon or SmashWords, or ... read more

Private School Comparison Site

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

Another Website/page Of Mine

( education / tech / computers / internet )
It's a site called Patreon where they help creative people find patrons to support their work. My page is here: Patreon "It would be amazing if I had any fans at all to help finance what I do!... read more

Facebook Creeps Me Out

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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 like I'm being approached by some creepy guy on the street opening his trench coat to show me all of the compromising photos of me that he'... read more

This Is Deep

( culture / humor / internet )
I just had to share this comment someone left here on FriendsNews.com. 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 preferred to toss... read more

Court To Feds, Explain Marine's Facebook Postings Arrest

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via Court to feds: Explain Marine's Facebook-postings arrest. "Brandon Raub's case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that continues to target military veterans for expressing their discontent over Am... read more

Name Generator

( culture / writing / blog / internet )
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 al... read more

Which Website Would You Choose?

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NEWLY UPDATED version of this poll, here. 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 ... read more

Some Facebook Users Dislike Being Used In Online Advertising

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Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertisingSome Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising for Mitt ... read more

Care2 Largest Online Community For Healthy And Green Living

( life / health / charity / internet )
Care2, largest online community for healthy and green livingCare2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare. "You Care. We Care2.Be a part of t ... read more

Plleeaassee Reeaadd! It Was On Good Morning America!

( education / tech / computers / internet )
It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that 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 probably a hoax, but just in case it's not, I'm forwarding it. Filed under: Internet... read more

A Few Good Links

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Found these unrelated stories interesting. Thought I'd share: simple-ways-to-save-money-minimizing sn... read more

Online Graphics Editing Sites

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These could be handy: citrify.com/ pixorial.com/ ... 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 account. The only problem is that you h... read more

Website Visibility Tool

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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... read more

Hackers Leak 6.5 Mln LinkedIn Passwords

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Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently. ... read more

A New Search Engine

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Here's a good reason to use StartPage) instead of Google: newstrust.net/stories/2685319/toolbar?refhp... read more

Do NOT Visit These Sites (unprotected, Anyway)

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

Fix For "ytimg" Browser Hang

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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 static.cache.l.google.com s.ytimg.com Then from a Windows command prompt (DOS box), run: ipconfig /flushdns... read more

Tara's Favorites

( family / holmes / bill / internet )
Tara's got a new blog! It's called Tara's Favorites, available at tarasfaves.com or tarasfavorites.com. Check it out!... 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, maybe phrasing it differently, just to have an interesting to ... read more

Memes About Memes

( culture / writing / blog / internet )
A couple of good ones. one two ... read more

Most Popular Site On The Internet

( culture / tech / internet )
This is the 12,157,539th most popular website in the world, according to silktide.com! Wow! We have hit the big time. See image here: ... read more

Cool Feature Just Discovered On Google Translate

( education / language / tech / internet )
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.com 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

More Alternative News Sites

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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... read more

Cool Website

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Here's a cool website I just learned of: atlasobscura.com "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 flo... read more

No Annoying Prompts

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Aren't you glad we don't have any of those annoying pop-up ads asking you to join our newsletter? Ironic, isn't it, given that we are an online newsletter?... read more

Online Editing Sites

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Online graphics editing sitesThese could be handy: http://www.citrify.com/ http://www.pixorial.com/ ... read more

Opting Out Of Ads

( culture / writing / blog / internet )
Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: yourchoices.com. Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable.... read more

Please Patronize Me

( culture / writing / blog / internet )
Check out my Patreon page. Patrons get free stuff! Well, not technically free since you do have to pay at least $1 to get anything. Still ... "It would be amazing if I had any fans at all to help finance what I do! Thank you for (possibly) being one.&qu... read more

Possibly Useful Site

( culture / writing / blog / internet )
For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of: gazelle.com My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newer stuff.... read more

Free Education

( education / schools / internet )
Courtesy of The Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/ ... read more

Friends Of Humanity

( life / 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 environmen... read more

Good Search

( culture / writing / blog / internet )
Use them as your search engine, and they give to charity: http://www.goodsearch.com/ "You shop. You save. We give."... 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 rules), but can we all at least try harder for the... read more

Guest Posting

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I've been following and listening to Jeff Goins's TribeWriters program, and he says an important aspect to successful blogging (at least as far as getting noticed) is to guest post on other people's blogs. Jeff is a great resource, by the way. So, if you want to post something ... read more

History Of Friendsnews.com

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History of FriendsNewscomsplat2.pngFYI for those researching insignificant corners of the web: Wayback Machine ... read more

Horse Versus Google Street View

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I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See Google Street View car ... read more

How To Anonymize Your Browsing

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To anonymize your browsing, use one of these anonymizer sites and/or programs:Sites Anonymouse.org ConnectInPrivate.com ... 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: websiteplanet.com/webtools/d ... read more

Keyword, Cookie, Browser Analytics Failure

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Keyword / cookie / browser analytics failurepc-smile.jpgSome 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 onc... 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 delete ol ... read more

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