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General Chatter Category. True Florida Cracker style no bull posts of interest. As a rule with no sugar coating applied!

Community Forums Discussion Making A Strong Comeback

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Forum’s were once the preferred internet hangout for people looking discuss certain topics. But soon people flocked to Facebook and most forums were abandoned, but are making a comeback today. Bulletin Board Systems were the predecessor of web forum software. Forums offer a better community giving friends a secure tracking free source to discuss topics of interest. Most forums offer true personal messaging for private communication. FidoSysop Blog runs WordPress under PHP 7.3 on a WHM / cPanel dedicated server….
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Why Forum Discussions Are Best For Political Topics

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Forum discussions are the old fashioned best resource for HOT topics that are censored by social media. Political discussions right now are sizzling hot, and also heavily moderated with political bias censorship on many platforms. With the 2020 Elections around the corner, Conservatives and Trump supporters are literally being slaughtered by left wing social media. That’s where a well designed SEO optimized web forum is worth it’s weight in gold! FidoSysop recently got beat up bad on Facebook. My page…
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My New MAGA Red Hat and YouTube Conservative Censorship

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Received my new Red MAGA Hat from shop.donaldjtrump.com Saturday and produced this video bragging about it. There’s nothing better than Made in the USA and the MAGA Movement! It’s also a shame how Google censors conservatives! Over the years I’ve seen my country go to crap but it’s coming back with Donald J. Trumps guidance. I thank GOD for sending President Trump to clean up this Democrat Mess! Team Trump is facing an uphill battle getting our message out in…
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Why Is My YouTube Act Indexed As Gaming Channel In Search

FidoSysop Gaming YouTube Channel

After publishing last nights Trump Rally and video I googled up my brand FidoSysop. It was puzzling to see my YouTube channel indexed as a Gaming Channel. I’m not a gamer and have no gaming content either here or on my YouTube channel. All year I’ve been complaining about my YouTube Videos getting nearly any views. Maybe it’s because Google has my channel improperly categorized. Being a conservative and Donald J. Trump supporter i figured the lack of views was…
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Doc’s Place Fidonet Computer Bulletin Board System

doc's place bbs sysop view

Doc’s Place Computer Bulletin Board System (BBS) Fidonet Access Since 1991 and Still Going in 2018. No censorship with this network operated by hobbyists 😎 Before the net became a part of our lives there were bulletin board systems. Volunteer hobbyists ran BBSes on old slow personal computers. The Fidonet network soon followed. System operators (sysops) relayed public Echomail around the world. This process copied each message to all the BBSes in the network. This was all done with old…
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Hootsuite Was My Favorite But I Switched to Buffer

Hootsuite or Buffer we chose Buffer

Hootsuite for many years was my favorite social media sharing platform. But my recent negative experience led me to Buffer who blows Hootsuite away! 😉 An old tightwad, I’ve used their free account to social share to three platforms. But recently after adding another blog and setting up it’s Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter acts, i needed to upgrade my plan. The adventure began as i upgraded and found out their $19.95* plan was actually $29.95 month. To get the…
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Meghan Markle Family Feud or Upcoming Royal Scandal

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According to Meghan Markle’s half brother Thomas Markle Jr warned 33-year-old Prince Harry to cancel the May 19 marriage with the USA Network ‘Suits’ actress. Mr. Markle slammed the suits actor. He insisted that 36 year-old Meghan is a jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage. Thomas Markle’s letter shared with In Touch magazine reads: As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the…
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Google Account History HUGE Compared To Facebook

Google Account Data Collection Retention

Your Google account usage could be HUGE compared to what Facebook collected on it’s members. The only difference is Google does not profit by selling members data. But no doubt uses it to target members with ads and for other purposes. There is a web developer in Ireland who was curious what Google had collected about him. So he downloaded a copy of his Google account history. He was shocked with what the zip archive he downloaded held. If you…
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Forum Timeline Of Personal Electronic Communications

We’ve came a long way since the 1st computer bulletin board system in the 80’s. Bulletin boards were taken over by Internet forum’s. Then along came Facebook that turned internet forum’s into ghost towns. It’s time to step back and look what has happened to our lives since then, and find new places to hang out online. The recent revelations that Facebook was mining and selling our personal information to Government and corporations has everyone talking. High profile Facebook users…
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Terror Attack In Las Vegas NV 50 Including Shooter Dead

Route 91 Harvest Festival Stephen Paddock Shooter

Terrorist attack in Las Vegas kills at least 50 concertgoers. Stephen Paddock fired into the Route 91 Harvest Festival an outdoors concert from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel. Many other concertgoers were wounded. Police are looking for an Asian accomplice who earlier shouted “everyone is going to die.” Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said the dead gunman Stephen Paddock is believed to have checked in as a hotel guest, but did not immediately reveal a motive. Authorities said…
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Was Alejandro Villanueva Threatened By Coach Mike Tomlin Or The NFL

Alejandro Villanueva

Alejandro Villanueva apologizes to Mike Tomlin and his teammates for ‘throwing them under the bus‘. But was his apology speech made under duress? Many are thinking coach Mike Tomlin threatened him with termination of his contract. The NFL may have played it’s part in this flip-flop where big money is king! Alejandro Villanueva, a Steelers lineman and U.S. Army veteran, was pictured standing alone before Sunday’s game during the national anthem while the rest of the team refused to take…
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Experian Offering Free Dark Web Email Scan Complete With Targeted Ads

Experian Terms Of Service

Experian is running ads saying “Email addresses are being sold on the Dark Web. Scan and see if yours is one of them.” Considering Equifax was Hacked recently the offer sounds promising. But Experian’s FREE email scan and report has Targeted Advertising stipulation consumers should be aware of. 🙁 However after clicking the ad link prospective consumers are presented with Experian’s terms of service. Did you notice and read Experian’s Ad Targeting Policy Link above? Unfortunately there is no such…
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Facebook Security And Privacy Better Cover Your Butt

Facebook Privacy Settings

Facebook is a good place to connect with Family and Trusted Friends. But there is a dark side to the social media site folks should be aware of 😥 Data Retention: Facebook compiles what’s known as a Dossier on it’s members, that they are very secretive of. It was a security vulnerability that exposed what they were doing behind their members backs. Everything on Facebook is linked to other links, friends, jobs, music, movies, activities, etc. Listing your employment? as…
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American Airlines Flight 591 Attendant Challenges Passenger To Fight

American Airlines Flight Attendant Challenges Passenger Into Fight

Chaos ensued on American Airlines Flight 591 Friday night. A flight attendant struck the mother of twins struggling for control of a stroller. Then challenged passenger who stuck up for crying woman into fight. Video of the incident in which the woman was forced off the plane was taken by passenger Surain Adyanthaya, who was outraged at what he saw as the plane was boarding at San Francisco International Airport. Adyanthaya began filming after a flight attendant had a confrontation…
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United Airlines Drags Bloody Beaten Chinese Doctor By Feet Off Plane

Doctor David Dao United Airlines

Chinese Doctor David Dao was beaten and bloodied, then dragged from his seat by United Airlines security after refusing to deplane! When David Dao refused to deplane United ordered airport security to remove him. It was more important to United Airlines for their employee to have his seat. Updated 04/15/17: For current information on UA3411 Indecent see this Wikipedia write-up. Wikipedia is the best source for links to updated official information. A common practice in the airline industry is overbooking flights….
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Amazon 3rd Party Sellers Trashing Jeff Bezos Good Reputation

Amazon Bad 3rd Party Sellers

Some of Amazon’s third-party sellers are stirring up quite a buzz on the net. There is talk of fraud by sellers who disappear overnight, leaving Bezos to clean up the mess. It’s doing a number on Amazon’s reputation, but nobody seems to care. 😥 Amazon is experiencing problems that consumers typically associate with marketplaces like eBay: scam sellers, are racking up high negative feedback ratings. @fareehaali we reported on this earlier last week https://t.co/jDqDsqwL6U There is a new wave of…
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Goldberg Slaughters Brock Lesnar The Beast In TWO Minutes

Paul Heyman Prays As Goldberg Slaughters The Beast

Goldberg with Two Spears and a Jackhammer took out Brock Lesnar in less than two minutes. Paul Heyman can be seeing praying as Lesnar went down hard for the three count. With his wife and son watching him from the ringside for the very first time, Goldberg put an end to all the jibes and insults aimed at his family over the past week by Brock and his advocate Paul Heyman. The win was made even sweeter as the crowd…
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Preparing For Massive Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew Location Map

Hurricane Matthew is a huge Category 4 Hurricane, and is nearly as bad as they get. Matthew will take your life if you ignore evacuation warnings. Being a lifelong Floridian, trust me when i say a hurricane of this size can be deadly! Hopefully it stays far away from the Tampa Bay area where i live. As of this posting Matthew is here: LOCATION…21.5N 74.9W ABOUT 45 MI…85 KM ENE OF CABO LUCRECIA CUBA ABOUT 115 MI…185 KM S OF…
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BBS Telnet Access Closed Due To Penetration Attempts

BBS Telnet Probing

BBS Telnet Access is Temporarily Closed due to Brute Force Penetration Attempts. 09/21/16 see resolution update posted below. Someone has been brute force attacking the BBS via port 23 – Telnet. Unfortunately for the time being we were forced to close Wildcat’s telnet port shutting off anyone trying to connect to the bbs via this method. Wildcat 5 BBS software was way advanced in its day and is highly configurable. The ability to change ports on the web http side…
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Walmart Largo Fire Video

Walmart Largo Fire

Our local Largo Walmart caught fire 06/08/2016. Here are a few video clips taken with my smartphone. Also links to more information. My lady friend was in the store shopping when she heard two explosions. The explosions were followed by an intercom message to evacuate the store. Firefighters got there quick and the blaze that apparently started in refrigeration units on the roof was quickly put out and nobody was injured, other than 2 firefighters that suffered heat exhaustion. Update: Largo…
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