How safe is Skype? 



Good Morning,  !

Today is Wednesday, April 3.

Today I have to go for more injections into my 
eyeballs. That means no newsletters Thursday, Friday 
and possibly Saturday.

Have FUN!
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The days of the digital watch are numbered. --- Tom Stoppard (1937 - ) There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. --- James Branch Cabell (1879 - 1958) Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard. --- Daphne du Maurier Painting, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Formerly, painting and sculpture were combined in the same work: the ancients painted their statures. The only present alliance between the two arts is that the modern painter often chisels his patrons. [Taken from Ambrose Bierce's "Devil's Dictionary."]
Thanks to Walter, the Stonecarver for this one: God promised men meek and obedient wives and said that they could be found in all corners of the world. Then he made the world round, and laughed.
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A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire. He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire. The photographer arrived at the airstrip just an hour before sundown. Sure enough, a small Cessna airplane was waiting. He jumped in with his equipment and shouted, "Let's go!" The tense man sitting in the pilot's seat swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air, though flying erratically. "Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "and make several low-level passes." "Why?" asked the nervous pilot. "Because I'm going to take pictures!" yelled the photographer. "I'm a photographer, and photographers take pictures." After a long pause, the "pilot" replied: "You mean, you're not my instructor?"
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Shawn Wayne Hughes, 32, Kingsport, Tennessee Jailed After Attempting To Sell 6-Year-Old Daughter To Bond Girlfriend Out Of Jail Reported by The Weekly Vice Shawn Wayne Hughes, a 32-year-old Kingsport man, was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly tried to sell his 6-year-old daughter so that he could use the money to bail out his girlfriend. According to Kingsport police, an investigation was launched after a 75-year-old woman contacted detectives and informed them that Hughes was attempting to sell his daughter to her. Detectives were at the woman's home interviewing her when Hughes allegedly called to discuss the offer further and set up a location for the exchange. Detectives listened in on as the conversation took place. Investigators say Hughes offered to sell his 6-year-old daughter and sign over his parental rights in exchange for $1,500 cash. Hughes explained that he needed the money to bail out his girlfriend, who is the woman's granddaughter. Apparently Gramma believed her granddaughter belonged in jail. Hughes and his girlfriend had been arrested last Friday and he began looking for a way to get his girlfriend out of jail after he had bonded out himself. Under police direction, the woman accepted the agreement and set up a time for the exchange. When Hughes arrived in the scene to make the trade, officers were waiting for him. The department of Children's Services was also notified of the incident. Hughes was booked into the Kingsport County Jail and charged with illegal payments in connection with a placement of a child and two counts of possession of drugs. His bond was set at $16,000. After Hughes arraignment hearing, he was transferred to the Sullivan County Jail where he remains held on $16,000 bond. Tech Support Pits From: Karen Re: How safe is Skype? Dear Webby My daughter wants me to install Skype in my computer at home and in the office, to save on phone bills. How safe is that? Karen Dear Karen Skype is perfectly safe. It is so heavily encrypted, that even if somebody figured a way to intercept it, they could not extract any information. Also, it does not open any security holes like many other programs do. It's not just for talking or video for free over the net. Skype includes a chat module for typing back and forth and sending pictures, movies, music, links, etc. Voice quality is excellent, much better than over a phone. We have used Skype for tech support for over dozen years now, and have never had a problem with it. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Save on Heat with a Vaporizer One year, it was brittle cold outside. I used a vaporizer (*not a humidifier) to add some humidity in the air. I was very surprised to feel the difference after a couple of hours. It was cozy and warmer than it had been before I turned the humidifier on. I had to turn the thermostat down a couple of degrees. I noticed my skin and hair felt not as dry too. I even could breath better. Give it a try, you will be surprised. I do this when the temperature is very cold only and the humidity is very low. Keeps the electric bill down some too! My Dad used to place cans of water on the floor furnace, and now I know why. By Army Brat Check out ThriftyFun's Blog at http://www.myfrugallife.com
If you are paying for your own hot water, this is for you! Solar Water Heat This is not some wacky scam, that claims to make all of your hot water all of the time, but a simple pre-heater, like I have been recommending since the 70's. When there is sunshine, you pre-heat the cold water with the sun, and use the electrical or gas heater to just top it off a bit to get the precise temperature, that you are used to. The bulk of the heating is done by the sun. I used that system even in the Yukon. It works. You don't need any fancy space age or hard to find components. For the glazing you can even use clear corrugated acrylic, plexi-glass, or old windiows. The glazing is never touched by the water, it just holds off the wind and acts like a flat mini-hot-house for the pipe and outer tank. Very fast payback for Solar Water Heat!

Once, when I was sitting in the Once, when I was sitting in the Phoenix airport, they announced that the flight at the next gatewas overbooked. The airline was looking for volunteers to give up their seats. In exchange, they'd give you a $100 voucher for your next flight and a first class seat in the plane leaving an hour later. About eight people ran up to the counter to take advantage of the offer. About 15 seconds later all eight of those people sat down grumpily as the lady behind the ticket counter said, "If there is anyone else OTHER than the flight crew who'd like to volunteer, please step forward.", they announced that the flight at the next gatewas overbooked. The airline was looking for volunteers to give up their seats. In exchange, they'd give you a Once, when I was sitting in the Phoenix airport, they announced that the flight at the next gatewas overbooked. The airline was looking for volunteers to give up their seats. In exchange, they'd give you a $100 voucher for your next flight and a first class seat in the plane leaving an hour later. About eight people ran up to the counter to take advantage of the offer. About 15 seconds later all eight of those people sat down grumpily as the lady behind the ticket counter said, "If there is anyone else OTHER than the flight crew who'd like to volunteer, please step forward." for your next flight and a first class seat in the plane leaving an hour later. About eight people ran up to the counter to take advantage of the offer. About 15 seconds later all eight of those people sat down grumpily as the lady behind the ticket counter said, "If there is anyone else OTHER than the flight crew who'd like to volunteer, please step forward."
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Jimmy was sent to prison for his crimes but he told the warden he wasn't worried at all about serving his full term. The warden asked him why, since most prisoners immediately start planning how they can get out early. Jimmy replied, "Well, my wife has never let me finish a sentence the whole time I've been married!"
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Today, April 3, in
1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida. 
1829 James Carrington patented the coffee mill.
1860 The first Pony Express riders left St. Joseph, MO and 
  Sacramento, CA. The trip across country took about 10 days. 
  The Pony Express only lasted about a year and a half.
1882 The American outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back 
  and killed by Robert Ford for a $5,000 reward.
1910 Alaska's Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in North 
  America was climbed.
1936 Richard Bruno Hauptmann was executed for the kidnapping 
  and death of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh.
1942 The Japanese began their all-out assault on the U.S. 
  and Filipino troops at Bataan.
1946 Lt. General Masaharu Homma, the Japanese commander 
  responsible for the Bataan Death March, was executed 
  in the Philippines.
1948 U.S. President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan 
  to revive war-torn Europe. It was $5 billion in aid for 
  16 countries.
1985 The U.S. charged that Israel violated the Geneva 
  Convention by deporting Shiite prisoners.
1996 Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski was arrested. 
  He pled guilty in January 1998 to five Unabomber attacks 
  in exchange for a life sentence without chance for parole.
2010 The Wi-Fi version of the Apple iPad went on sale. 
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