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Amazon Wins FCC Approval For Kuiper Internet Constellation

( education / news / rss )
Amazon won approval from the Federal Communications to build is $10 billion Kuiper internet constellation of 3,236 satellites (stock) that would compete with Elon Musk's Starlink ... read more

Just A Glitch? Google Hides Conservative & Alt-media Websites From Search Results For Hours

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Google excluded major conservative and alt-media outlets from its search results for hours, hiding hits for sites like Breitbart and RedState even in searches for the outlets' names - only to mysteriously revert to normal later. Read Full Article at... read more

Converting Colors

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

No Annoying Prompts

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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

Most Popular Site On The Internet

( culture / writing / computers / 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

Support This Site

( education / tech / computers / internet )
How to support this website...should you be so inclined: Buy one of my books at Amazon or SmashWords, or ... read more

History Of Friendsnews.com

( education / history / internet / about )
FYI for those researching insignificant corners of the web: Wayback Machine... read more

Memes About Memes

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

Open DNS

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Just thought we'd mention ... 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 environmental protection. Our projects are currently underway in Asia, Europe, Africa ... 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

URL Expander

( education / tech / computers / internet )
You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl.net ... 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

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

Cool Website

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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 flowe... read more

Horse Versus Google Street View

( education / animals / computers / internet )
I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See Google Street View car... read more

Keyword, Cookie, Browser Analytics Failure

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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

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

Guest Posting

( culture / writing / advice / internet )
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

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

Name Generator

( education / tech / computers / 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

( life / people / internet )
Which website would you choose?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 i ... read more

Some Facebook Users Dislike Being Used In Online Advertising

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertisingSome Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising for Mitt ... read more

Internet Censorship

( education / news / politics / internet )
Internet censorship ... 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

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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 having to reset all the digital clocks. I'll give you... read more

How Simply Upper-casing Your Password Can Frustrate A Hacker

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attemptsvia How simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hackers attempts at breaking into your account. ... read more

Good Search

( life / help / charity / internet )
Good searchUse them as your search engine, and they give to charity: http://www.goodsearch.com/ ... read more

Cool Feature Just Discovered On Google Translate

( education / tech / computers / 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

McDonalds Wi-fi

( culture / writing / blog / internet )
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

Cool Site To Help Pets

( life / animals / pets / internet )
NoPawsLeftBehind.org "The No Paws Left Behind web site is here to help you through some tough times."... read more

Hackers Leak 6.5 Mln LinkedIn Passwords

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently.... read more

Fake Antivirus Makes Up 15 Percent Of All Malware

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware Tech News on ZDNet ... 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): http://thefrist.org http://fixit.in I'll add to this list whenever it happens again.... read more

Hack Attack?

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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 still there but the girl looked at me... read more

Gmail's Unsubscribe Feature

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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. The ad ... read more

Video Download Sites

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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.com/ videosnag.com/ There ... 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 74.125.162.39 static.cache.l.google.com s.ytimg.com Then from a Windows command prompt (DOS box), run: ipconfig /flushdns ... read more

A New Search Engine

( life / help / charity / internet )
A new search engine ... read more

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan

( education / tech / computers / internet )
FAST & FREE security scan for your PC via Kaspersky Security Scan.... 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

Ransomware

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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

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!Please do not reprint this article/post... 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 ... read more

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