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Life & Hackers

My Home pp is still showing 2019-03-10 as my last entry [?!?]

Hackers are scum and have ruined my over-two-decade pleasure of having my 1st café on the PC

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…the fun out of computing.

“unwanted NW” VPNS SOUGHT, SVP!

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I love this one

Thanks to STM-fb


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This blog has morphed a few times.
The a/c was opened when wordpress generously agreed to accept Yahoo’s Yahoo360 ‘s clients

who were part of Yahoo’s Beta-blog-testing.
and consisted of JOKES & PIX received more than once via e-mail;
things I had already sent out on my then daily  themed ‘newspaper’*, also entitled On the River  Apparently most of the clients were {??} Vietnamese, and yet here I was in the the Golden Horseshoe of Ontario, Canada.

Thanks to the generosity of my now ex-husband, I was already a political activist. On what Canadians call September 11th; l know I also became a news-junkie;  what should still be called CBCNewsWORLD became my ‘radio’

I moved twice in two years, something i hadn’t done since my teens,
and was off-line for a while.

and i believe that coincided with my NEWS period here too: WORLD News, Science, Medicine, Technology.

I am still trying to document new BOOKS (and movies) as I read them,

partly because i lack sufficient space to access my entire library.

The triumph of facebook-over-Email

led me to create themed PowerPoint Shows  for my friends.
I have tried to replicate these on my other site, but have had no comments,
so I’m not certain where to go next.

WHY, SVP, if you remember, did YOU start following me?

* per a faithful ‘follower’ from Grade Two.

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sent as e-mail

The main difference between http:// and https:// is It’s all about keeping you secure.

HTTP stands for Hypertext Transport Protocol, which is just a fancy way of saying it’s a protocol (a language, in a manner of speaking) for information to be passed back and forth between web servers and clients.

The important thing is the letter S which makes the difference between HTTP and HTTPS.

The S (big surprise) stands for “Secure”.

If you visit a website or web page, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http://.

This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular ‘unsecured language. In other words, it is possible for someone to “eavesdrop” on your computer’s conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site.

This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an http website!

But if the web address begins with https:// that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

I’m sure you can understand why this is so important.

If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with https://.

If it doesn’t, there’s no way you’re going to enter sensitive information like a credit card number.


(You may save someone a lot of grief).



Thanks to SmS

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Yahoo360 entries up to 2009-05-30 have ALSO been moved to my Yahoo profile

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FINALLY on-line again, with deep appreciation to Jennifer, RM and Kirk
there’re over 1000 unread messages here, so please be patient

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1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.
2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12. You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t a #9 on this list.

Thanks to PH and…

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