If you get any E-mails purporting to be from me that claim to concern "Home Warranties" or "Hey Babe" just delete them. They are all coming from AOL accounts albeit not my actual address.
Given the termination of the AIM service on January first, and how little use AOL is other than as a spam aggregator, I'm gonna end the account next month. Perhaps there'll be a final New Yea's Eve Chat with some AIM friends.
While we're on the topic, does anyone have any recommendations for non-Google affiliated Email providers?
I still have a Yahoo mail account. I really should check it since I started sending my Groups mail to it....
Posted by: Mauser at Thu Nov 30 23:25:46 2017 (Ix1l6)
For myself I've found owning my own domain is not nearly as much hassle as you might think. Hosting fees are relatively reasonable for somebody else to manage the hardware/software.
If you own the domain, you also essentially get an unlimited number of throw away e-mail addresses. I use that to create a specific e-mail address at any given site so that if a spammer gets hold of it (e.g. somebody hacks the list of addresses), I can just block any e-mail sent to that address from even being delivered without fear of missing something important. That's kept my spam down to a low trickle for many years.
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Thu Nov 30 23:47:37 2017 (0oc59)
I do that as well. I have them all redirect to the e-mail address I actually use. although it wasn't until later I started making them more descriptive of the site I used them on.
Posted by: Mauser at Fri Dec 1 22:44:12 2017 (Ix1l6)
How are we going to know your e-mail? It took me years to find your AOL address.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Fri Nov 24 04:22:41 2017 (PiXy!)
Hmmm, do buckskins count towards a leather fetish? :-)
Hope you find the drive.
Posted by: Mauser at Fri Nov 24 16:42:41 2017 (Ix1l6)
Muppet, I'm sorry I missed it when this first was posted, but...
...Happy Thanksgiving! Christmas will be over before you know it.
Posted by: Wonderduck at Sat Nov 25 18:19:36 2017 (EVb8m)
Mauser, I consulted the chart and as you can see, it appears that buckskins aren't actually considered a fetish at all. Go figure.
Which is probably good 'cause buckskins are kinda' hard to clean so most of the things on that chart would end up being a a bit of a hassle.
I checked, and, interestingly, 4-chan, 8-chan, and 420-chan are down too. This is interesting not because they are dens of inequity, but because (for a variety of reasons) they are all known to be on completely different servers.
However, this condition, which is consistent across Epic, Safari, Opera, Vivaldi,(Mac-side) Midori and Internet Explorer (Windows side) and has been for just over 30 hours, now seems to only be affecting my machine.
What could account for this?
UPDATE: Oh dear. It appears that Zero Hedge is inaccessible as well, which not only results in a cray-cray clickbait deficit, but could indicate involvement by the Omnipotent, Ubiquitous THEY.
UPDATE 2: OK turning off the Wi-Fi at the box and re-starting it finally solved the issue. I have no idea why that should have worked, but it's always the last thing I do before calling Verizon.
It's a dating sim, which is not generally my cup of tea, but this game has got some interesting interactivity features that, amongst other things, give the player the option of using the word effulgent in proper context and iambic pentameter. The route I chose took about 4 hours (give or take...or give...I suppose it's a matter of perspective). I'll definitely be revisiting this.
Well, yeah... the game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed, or suffer from anxiety or depression but you aren't you aren't one of them are you?
This story broke a bit over a week ago, but I refrained from posting on it, in part because I'd just posted about the DPRK biowarfare program. A Plague outbreak is, even today, fairly unremarkable, we get them every few years in the Southwestern U.S. and the disease is common in parts of Africa.
However, this was a pneumonic plague outbreak, in a crowded developing world city, and the potential for mass misfortune was real.
The story still isn't quite as bad as it seems from the headlines. It has not actually spread to 9 countries, though it is expected to. Also, 124 in a single city being killed by a disease in a week, is a pretty serious situation, but it's not as bad as the 1300 reported (that appears to be the number of infected...which, is impressive in a good way as Pneumonic plague tends to have a mortality rate quite a bit higher than 10%.
Pneumonic plague doesn't require fleas as vectors as it is airborne. It's not a distinct strain of plague, merely regular plague that gets into the lungs, and spreads via coughing. There are some strains of plague, that, if they get in the lungs, do transmit a bit better than others, but in all cases Plague is less virulent that a cold or flu, and being a bacteria, it responds to antibiotics. On the debit side, it spreads like wildfire in close quarters and can kill in 24 to 48 hours. In stark contrast to the necrotic and bubonic manifestations of plague, this has a mortality rate approaching some Ebola strains. This is, perversely, "good" news, as it tends to kill so quick, it inhibits its own spread, except in very urban areas...like where the outbreak is now.
While this is not as dire a situation as it might appear from a casual glance at a news aggregator sate, it is a very worrying development and could get very bad indeed, very quickly, if it starts airport hopping.