( 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
( 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
( 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
( 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
( 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 $1 to get anything.
"It would be amazing if I had any fans at all to help finance what I do! Thank you for (possibly) being one.&qu... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I'm thinking "Bite me. I don't have the time or inclination to teach your artificial 'intelligence' algorithms what it means to be human." Not that it could ever understand it, anyway.... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Here's a cool website I just learned of:
"In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature cities, glass flowe... read more
( education / tech / computers / internet ) Keyword / cookie / browser analytics failurepc-smile.jpgSome headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ...
Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? — The mainstream (pro-Bush/Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant.
Kanye West named GQ's Most Stylish Man onc ... read more
( culture / humor / internet ) I just had to share this comment someone left here on FriendsNews.com. Read it, absorb it, digest it, lather, rinse and repeat it. Then let me know what the %$# 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
( 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
( 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
( 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
( 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
( 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
( 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
( 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.
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( 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
( 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
( 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
( 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
( 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
( 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
( 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
188.8.131.52 static.cache.l.google.com s.ytimg.com
Then from a Windows command prompt (DOS box), run: ipconfig /flushdns ... read more
( 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
( 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