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George Zimmerman Auctioning Gun Used To Kill Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman Gun Auction Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman must be really desperate to offer the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin at auction. Zimmerman’s lack of common sense is going to stir up more controversy, and shows disrespect for Martin’s family. “I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon,” he wrote in the description of the gun used to kill the unarmed, black teenager. “The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and…
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How Valuable Are Support Forum User Contributions?

How Valuable Are Support Forum User Contributions?

Just how important are support forum user contributions to a community forum? Recently we posted a Google AMP specific question on this WordPress.org support forum. Another WordPress webmaster asked a question and was chastised by a WordPress moderator. Immediately afterword another moderator chimed in and closed the topic. As a rule, if i am experiencing a problem it’s best to first Google it up and go from there. Google AMP is new and searching “amp validation errors” brought up a…
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WrestleMania 32 Roman Reigns Spears Stephanie McMahon

WrestleMania 32 Roman Reigns Spears Stephanie McMahon

During WrestleMania 32, Romain Reigns Spears Stephanie McMahon who earlier pulled the referee out of the ring to prevent Triple H from being pinned. Roman Reigns went on to win WrestleMania 32 after Stephanie McMahon (still laying on the ground) handed Triple H his trademark sledgehammer. This Was The Best WrestleMania Ever! Moments earlier, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion had been introduced to the WWE Universe by Stephanie McMahon, who stood on a stone pillar with a skull mask on…
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Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Passes Away At 94

Former 1st lady Nancy Reagan pass away today at 94 of

Nancy Reagan, former First Lady of the United States, died this morning at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 94. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Mrs. Reagan was born on July 6, 1921, in New York City. She served as First Lady from 1981 to 1989, where she spotlighted the problem of drug and alcohol abuse among youth. A statement from her office said: Mrs. Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential…
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Amazon Paid Review Offer

Amazon Fake Review Offer Spam

Received this paid backpack review solicitation from an Amazon seller today. I thought Amazon cracked down on and put a stop to fake reviews on their site? Hello, Sorry to disturb you.There is a new HOPSOOKEN multifunctional Backpack,now we will select 100 VIP Amazon customer to help us try out the new product.Then give us an honest reviews and feedback,attached the product photos or video if possible,to better help other customers learn about our items and improve the item. If…
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GeoCities Making A Comeback On The Web

GeoCities Making A Comeback

GeoCities is making a comeback. Looking at our referrers log today i see two backlinks coming from a GeoCities domain and checked them out. One of our old time bbs users had a bunch of pages on there that are live today through GeoCities.ws domain. The two pages i looked at auto refresh and are heavily loaded with advertisements including auto starting videos that made scrolling the page difficult. Gotta generate revenue to fund the project somehow i guess. But…
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HoverBoard Riding Priest Condemned By Catholic Diocese

HoverBoard Riding Priest Suspended

Personally speaking i bet Everyone in church had their eyes on him. Unfortunately for this Filipino priest, That was wrong,” the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo said in a statement on its Facebook page. The priest, who has not been named, can be seen sailing up and down aisles as churchgoers in Laguna province applaud. He greeted people and sang a Christmas song on the hoverboard and he was now out of the parish to “reflect”. “The Eucharist demands…
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Stolen Toyota Prius Battery Packs a HOT Commodity

Stolen Toyota Prius Battery Packs a HOT Commodity

Some unlucky Toyota Prius owners have been finding their hybrid cars distinctly less hybridized over the last few weeks, as thieves have taken to stealing the battery packs from their vehicles. Police and Toyota dealerships are becoming aware of the growing trend, in which criminals smash the car’s rear windows before cutting the cables connecting the battery and lifting it free from the trunk. It’s not entirely clear what kickstarted the battery thefts, but Yahoo Autos speculates the demand for the tech…
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Video: Gaining Emergency Cockpit Entry Airbus A320

airbus emergency cockpit entry procedure

It’s looking more like GermanWings Flight 4U9525 was deliberately flown into the Swiss alps. It has been said that First Officer Andreas Lubitz, 28, was alone at the controls of the Airbus A320 as it began its rapid descent. Passengers cries were heard on the plane’s cockpit voice recorder in the moments just before the plane slammed into the French Alps, Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin told a news conference. Banging sounds also were audible, he said, suggesting the captain was…
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Francesco Schettino Sentenced 16 Years Jail

fransisco schettino guilty of manslaughter

A court in Grosseto Italy on Wednesday sentenced the captain of the shipwrecked liner the Costa Concordia, to 16 years and one month in prison. In an extraordinary tragedy, the Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio in January 2012 with the loss of 32 lives. In the verdict, the Grosseto court found Capt Francesco Schettino guilty of multiple manslaughter and of having abandoned his ship before all of the 4,000 passengers and crew had alighted. Capt…
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Credit Monitoring Won’t Catch Medical Identity Theft

Anthem Inc Data Breach Credit Monitoring

Health Insurance giant Anthem Inc. Said hackers had breached its computer system and that the personal information of tens of millions of customers and employees was possibly at risk. The attack on the nation’s second-largest health insurer could be one of the largest data breaches in the healthcare industry, experts said. Anthem said hackers infiltrated a database containing records on as many as 80 million people. Hackers appear to have accessed customers’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, member…
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Malaysia Air MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine

Malaysia Air MH-17 Wreckage

Malaysia Air MH17 shot down by a Russian made Surface To Air Missile! Should Vladimir Putin bare responsibility for this tragedy? “One radar system saw a surface-to-air missile system turn on and track an aircraft right before the plane went down Thursday, according to the official. A second system saw a heat signature at the time the airliner was hit, the official said. The United States is analyzing the trajectory of the missile to try to learn where the attack…
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It’s The Internets 25th Anniversary How Did We Live Without It?

Doc's Place BBS in late 1997 Camped out on a MSN 128k ISDN Internet Connection

It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 Years since the Internet was rolled out to the general public I was a BBS SysOp (bulletin board system operator) at the time having put my 1st board online with an old IBM 286/12 clone computer and a 2400 baud modem. And i never imagined i would be able to do the things online as we do them today using the internet. While it has been 25 years that the Internet and World…
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Woman Drives Minivan Into Ocean With 3 Kids Inside

Mini Van Drives Daytona Ocean

A South Carolina pregnant woman drove her minivan with three children inside into the ocean at Daytona Beach. This mom of three took extreme measures to try and take the lives of herself and her children by driving directly into an ocean in Daytona, Florida. Ebony Wilkerson, 32, has been charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, authorities in Florida said Friday. Wilkerson was also charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse. The children – a 3-year-old girl,…
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Have You Signed Up For The WWE Network?

Vince McMahon's NEW WWE Network. How do you like it?

I’m considering signing up for the WWE Network If you signed up for the service? What has been your experience so far? First off i have to applaud Vince McMahon for putting on a fantastic show. I’m a big fan of Monday night Raw and Friday night Smack Down. But other than watching last years WrestleMania PPV i don’t normally pay for premium TV channels or order PPV shows. But with all the Hype that Micheal Cole and the King…
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When Pioneering Fidonet Bulletin Board System Operators Ruled

Doc's Place BBS Online AKA Droolnet Headqusrters. 1:3603/140 in 1994. Bob Tarallo, Jortis Webb, Ed Koon Doc NC3603.

An educational trip back in time when Computer Bulletin Board System Operators (SysOps) and the Fidonet Network dominated early personal communications worldwide. Many of those BBS’s still exist into 2018 and hopefully beyond. 😉 We came across this article on ZDNet and were reminiscing the good old Computer Bulletin Board System days of the 80’s-90’s. After reading ZDNet’s article we decided to publish a more in-depth informative article about the BBS Scene of yesterday. Folks today probably don’t have a…
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Doc’s Place BBS Online Fidonet Since 1991

Fidonet Internet BBS Screen Capture Sysops View

Celebrating over TWO Decades Of Fidonet Bulletin Board System Access! Back before the Internet was available to the general public there were computer bulletin board systems (BBS.) To access a BBS callers used a modem and terminal program to dial up and exchange messages. Doc’s hobby for the last 26 years had been computing and communicating online. He started Doc’s Place BBS Online as a community bulletin board system providing auto repair advice to consumers in 1991. Click the Wildcat…
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Media Temple (MT) Acquired By GoDaddy.com

media temple acquired by godaddy.com

Media Temple (MT) recently bought by GoDaddy.com GoDaddy has long been known as the Shit Merchant of web hosting services. Any serious webmaster avoids GoDaddy like the plague for web hosting. But GoDaddy’s domain pricing can’t be beat, especially when you can search the web for discount codes. I recently set up a grid server hosting account with Media Temple (MT) and two weeks later canceled. Media Temple may have at one time been an advanced hosting company, but that…
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President Vows To Fix Obamacare Website

Obama Vows To Fix Healthcare Website

“Frustrated” Barrack Obama vows to get malfunctioning healthcare website fixed. President Barack Obama declared himself frustrated on Monday with the malfunctioning obamacare website that is important to his healthcare law, and vowed to do whatever it takes to fix it. Scrambling to get ahead of a burgeoning political uproar over implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Obama took to the White House Rose Garden to insist the law is bigger than just a website and that eventually the bugs in…
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Costa Concordia Salvage Operation Update

costa concordia slowly turning upright

I see the Costa Concordia Parbuckling operation is proceeding and so far looks to be working. A complex system of pulleys and counterweights successfully dislodged the capsized Costa Concordia from its rocky seabed perch on a Tuscan reef at Giglio Island. An anxiously awaited operation of a kind that has never been attempted on such a huge vessel. Engineers said they’d succeeded in detaching the 952 foot-long vessel from the reef on which it was resting and the operation was…
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