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  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/19/2019 4:00:41 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 14 replies
    1/19/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram KFO XNV KE HNMQ N HEEP LOUGKNKMEQ MZ KE OQPONJEL KE RO XFNK VEG POZMLO KE NUUONL. ZEILNKOZ You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so we can't use them here. So, we're just going to make up our own. The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram) Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated. Send me...
  • Pets...My Parakeet paces in cage, even tho I let him out!

    01/18/2019 6:49:15 PM PST · by lee martell · 85 replies
    January 18, 2019 | Lee Martell
    I have two parakeets; Sky Blue and Ice Cube. I have owned them for about two years. Last December, I finally got enough nerve to start letting them out of their cages for one to three hours, few times a week. One reason I began now, vs waiting for warmer Spring weather , is because Ice Cube has begun pacing in his cage. Back and forth on a perch. It makes me dizzy just to watch. I'm thinking he must be bored out of his mind or just want to spread his wings a little. They both like it. Neither...
  • Burned and busted 1970 Plymouth Superbird could sell for big bucks

    01/18/2019 10:48:47 AM PST · by ETL · 46 replies
    FoxNews.com/auto ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    There’s a very hot car up for auction. Well, it used to be hot. In more ways than one. It’s a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird listed on Copart that’s been burned to a crisp. The coupe is a manual transmission model and, although it’s hard to tell from the photos, the eagle-eyed commenters at BarnFinds.com seem to agree that the engine is a 440 six-pack V8. If its original, that makes the car one of just 308 like it that were built that year. ..." One thing that appears to be missing, unfortunately, is the Superbird’s glorious rear wing....
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/18/2019 5:57:05 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 15 replies
    1/18/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram UI EPJ JIV, LJ LUWW NJDJDSJN IFE EPJ LFNVY FX FBN JIJDUJY, SBE EPJ YUWJIRJ FX FBN XNUJIVY. DZNEUI WBEPJN TUIA KN Since many of you are knocking down everything I'm throwing at you, getting these almost routinely under 4 minutes, I’m offering an added CHALLENGE on today’s puzzle. See if you can solve one sentence at a time, i.e. solve the entire first line, before going to the second line etc. You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted...
  • Crocodile that mauled Indonesian woman to death was being kept as a pet

    01/17/2019 2:48:06 PM PST · by ETL · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Kathleen Joyce | Fox News
    A 14-foot crocodile that mauled an Indonesian woman to death was illegally being kept as a pet at the facility where it happened, officials said Wednesday. Deasy Tuwo, 44, the head of a laboratory at a pearl farm in North Sulawesi, was feeding the crocodile in its enclosure on Jan. 10 when she was killed by the 1,500-pound reptile. It was not immediately clear if she fell in the enclosure or if she was dragged by the animal. Police are investigating the incident. ..." Hendrik Rundengan, from the local conservation agency, said Merry had eaten one of the woman's hands and...
  • So-called ‘flushable wipes’ pile up in Lexington sewers

    01/17/2019 10:11:55 AM PST · by Honest Nigerian · 30 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | JANUARY 16, 2019
    Those “flushable” wipes you put down the toilet may have to be removed by hand from the city sewage equipment they clog. The cleansing cloths, dubbed “flushable wipes,” are marketed for post-toilet use but are typically not biodegradable. They do not dissolve like toilet paper does when flushed, and once in the sewer system, they can clump together and cause problems. It’s a mess Rod Chervus, the collections and conveyance manager for Lexington’s sanitary sewer department, has been dealing with for several years, and it’s getting worse. “If it says ‘flushable wipe,’ don’t believe it. Don’t flush it down the...
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/17/2019 5:53:43 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 18 replies
    Today’s Cryptogram URQ BKUTIU TI VXURTVH STURXMU URQ HTNU, YMU URQ HTNU TI VXURTVH STURXMU SXKF. QDTPQ OXPB You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so we can't use them here. So, we're just going to make up our own. The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram) Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated. Send me a private...
  • Deadliest Day in American History is September 17 – Antietam By the Numbers

    01/16/2019 10:05:36 PM PST · by vannrox · 33 replies
    War History Online ^ | 17SEP18 | Guest Blogger at warhistory online
      SHARE:FacebookTwitter Today marks the 156th anniversary of Antietam, arguably the pivotal battle of the Civil War. Had the South won on that September day, Robert E. Lee could have marauded through Union territory, European powers might have intervened on behalf of the Rebels, Maryland might have flipped its loyalty to the Confederacy.What we know as America might be two separate nations today. Instead the Union was victorious, banishing Lee’s army from the North, paving the way for the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves.So much was at stake — the fighting rose to a pitch that was heretofore unimaginable....
  • The "Piattuino" (Piattuino technical presentation)

    01/16/2019 1:14:45 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 6, 2019 | Hans
    This presentation shows the technical concept of Hans' musical instrument robot, the Piattuino. The name is a synthesis of the Italian word “Piatto” (means plate) and “Arduino”, the famous open source hardware (micro controller) platform. Hans shows you how he started this project and explains the principal schematics of the Piattuino controller. Finally, you can hear some song examples.
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/16/2019 6:13:34 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 21 replies
    1/16/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram W AEH CHOQ KWAMUWT WLJFYX OKH UJLAX GHMJLH OKH OLFOK KWQ W VKWYVH OJ CHO EOQ ZWYOQ JY. UEYQOJY VKFLVKEAA You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so we can't use them here. So, we're just going to make up our own. The way it works is a letter stands for another letter. For example: AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW (does not apply to today's cryptogram) Beware, the game is very addictive. If this is your first time, don't be intimidated....
  • Today’s Cryptogram

    01/14/2019 6:34:10 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 16 replies
    Nikos1121
    Today’s Cryptogram WDGSM LBILYBSKLDB LF CZSMDTFJ NLKO S OSMD. O. Y. NZMMF Hint: You should recognize the 3rd word is a verb, and that should give you the 2nd letter of the 5th word, which gives you the first letter of the author’s last name. The double letters, should give you a clue to the author’s name. Throw in the single letter 6th word and you’re off to the races on this one. You can find this little fun word game, to combat early dementia and senility in us baby boomers, in several daily publications, unfortunately they are copyrighted so...
  • Meet the 5 Deadliest Pistol Caliber Rifles To Ever Fire a Shot

    01/13/2019 12:33:13 PM PST · by Mariner · 93 replies
    The National Interest via Yahoo ^ | January 13th, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    Meet the 5 Deadliest Pistol Caliber Rifles To Ever Fire a Shot Kel-Tec’s offering differs in having a specific talent: folding down for compact storage. By rotating the barrel upwards and back, the Sub-2000 essentially folds over onto itself for an overall length of just sixteen inches and a height of seven inches. Once in the compact configuration, the carbine can be secured that way with a built-in lock and key system. The explosion of interest in the modern sporting rifle, as well as the natural pace of industry innovation, has driven the firearms industry to field semi-automatic rifles in...
  • Unique 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold at auction for record $2.2 million

    01/13/2019 9:58:48 AM PST · by ETL · 66 replies
    FoxNews.com/auto ^ | Jan 12, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    A legendary Ford Mustang sold for a historic price at the Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday night when the bidding ended at $2,200,000. That made it the most expensive Mustang ever sold at auction, and with good reason. The Shelby Mustang 1967 GT500 Super Snake was a one of a kind prototype that Carroll Shelby had built for a tire test conducted by Goodyear. He swapped out the GT500’s already potent 428 cubic-inch V8 for one of the 427 cubic-inch racing V8s from Ford’s Le Mans-winning GT40 and updated the rest of the powertrain and suspension to...
  • Today's Cryptogram

    01/13/2019 7:12:23 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 23 replies
    1/13/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today's Cryptogram: B'EA QAEAJ VBDKAN U XUQ NAUN, SMZ B KUEA JAUN DIXA ISBZMUJBAD VBZK PJAUZ HCAUDMJA. XUJF ZVUBQ Some quick clues. WE find the familiar second word with second and forth letters the same. We have a comma, followed by a three-letter word that can only be one of two conjunctions. Then the one letter word that follows, should be obvious. You should have some common letters here before you put your pencil to the paper, which starts your time. Solution to our last puzzle is in the first reply below. Please don’t post a “spoiler” solution in the...
  • It WASN'T the update, says MS: Windows 7 suffers identity crisis... activation errors (tr)

    01/12/2019 8:19:09 AM PST · by dayglored · 63 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | Richard Speed
    Activation server fiddling on day of monthly update... really? Microsoft has said that activation errors seen by Windows 7 users should not be chalked up to Tuesday's patch, but rather were an entirely different cockup.Windows Activation Technologies is the Jiminy Cricket of Windows 7, chirping at you if it thinks you might not be paying for your licensing. Combining Jiminy with the Key Management Service (KMS) on Windows 7, as many enterprise customers likely do (even though Microsoft wishes they wouldn't), hasn't caused too many headaches.Until this week.A tweak to the Activation Servers saw happily licensed Windows 7 users suddenly...
  • Today's Cryptogram

    01/12/2019 4:43:07 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 24 replies
    1/12/2018 | Nikos1121
    Today's Cryptogram: IXN VONBI IXZUV BQCYI VNIIZUV CDTNO ZF IXBI SCY TCU'I DCFN BDD IXN CIXNO BVNF SCY'LN QNNU. RBTNDNZUN D'NUVDN Many obvious words today! You should recognize the 8th word, and possibly the 10th too. That should get you started. The last two words should will take you quickly to the finish line. Anything under 4 minutes would be good. Under 2 minutes, exceptional. Solution to our last puzzle is in the first reply below. Please don’t post a “spoiler” solution in the general posting, but you can post it in my private reply. Feel free to offer the...
  • Amazon reportedly wants to launch a streaming service for video games next year

    01/11/2019 2:30:43 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    bgr.com ^ | January 10th, 2019 | Andy Meek
    ... the Internet retail giant is joining the growing list of companies that want to build what’s essentially a Netflix for video games. Microsoft and Google are likewise interested in this, and what Amazon also wants to develop is a version of what Sony also has via PlayStation Now — a way to stream games instead of customers having to fork over the money to buy and download them. Talks have already begun between Amazon and game publishers for this streaming outlet that, at the earliest, would be live sometime next year. And it should go without saying, services like...
  • Today's Cryptogram

    01/10/2019 5:15:18 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 17 replies
    1/09/2019 | Nikos1121
    Today's Cryptogram: ZFYV NWMKXZP DVFD C AMXBZO KZYFPZ F WRXZ GVCYV AZWBZO FLDZWGFWOA DM AMXBZ MDVZW NWMKXZPA. WZJZ OZAYFWDZA We have a 4 letter word with the 1st and 4th letters the same, and both single letter words represented. Then the second and last words are the same, except for the last letter, which should give you your 5th letter. This should help you decipher several words right out of the gate. Word number nine, 2nd and 5th letter the same, is frequently seen in these puzzles. Anything under 4 minutes would be a good score today, but I think...
  • Just updated Windows 7? Can't access network shares? It isn't just you (Jan. Update borkage)

    01/09/2019 4:38:27 PM PST · by dayglored · 116 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 9, 2019 | Richard Speed
    Quality Assurance? We've heard of it Microsoft has doubled down on efforts to persuade users to migrate to Windows 10 by breaking Windows 7 networking for some.Windows Server 2008 R2 is also affected.While the last few monthly updates for the soon-to-be-obsolete OSes featured a known issue affecting an "unknown" number of "problematic configurations" that require manual reinstalls of network drivers, January's monthly update seems to have upped the ante somewhat.2019's treat has seen some users finding their shares are now inaccessible, with RDP and other connectivity also suffering.The issue, which affects both the bonzer monthly roll-up (KB4480970) and the more...
  • Microsoft rips it all up and starts again – no, the campus, not Windows

    01/09/2019 7:21:16 AM PST · by dayglored · 27 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 9, 2019 | Richard Speed
    Nobody dares take a sledgehammer to the OS Microsoft has announced that it is time to simply tear stuff down and rebuild anew.Sadly, this is not in reference to Windows, which still labours under code built up over decades of twiddling, but is instead related to the modernisation of its campus.That said, we quite fancy the idea of being issued one of those natty hardhats. Handy for weathering the latest Windows 10 update if a little flimsy when it comes to wholesale demolition.And we can't see any attachment points for a handy Hololens either.The Windows giant will tear down 13...