Facebook Chat versus Skype 

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Today is Saturday, November 9.

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It is 01:45 now and I finally get to the Humor Letter.

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Here is a funny one for you.
When I was making the new button, I checked the page to 
see how it looked. Well, I thought I did. However, because
my eyes were a bit blurry from the hectic writing, I did 
not notice that the browser's autocomplete had sent me to 
the Blog, the archive.

Naturally, nothing changed at the blog, just on the main
Humor Letter site. So I was frantically editing and pulling 
on my hair, and could not figure out why my changes did
not show.

After a few minutes I caught on. DUH!
Yes, the changes do show OK, as you can see just below here. 

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"A wise man changes his mind, a fool never." --- Socratex "They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." --- Andy Warhol
>From Okie One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, "What setting do I use on the washing machine?" "It depends," I replied. "What does it say on your shirt?" He yelled back, "University of Oklahoma."
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A vacationer e-mailed a seaside hotel in Southern England to ask its location. "It's only a stone's throw away from Stoney Beach," he was told. "But how will I recognize it?" asked the man. Back came the reply: "It's the one with all the broken windows."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Anthony Brinkman, 32, Clayton, Mo Jailed After Posting Ad On Craigslist Seeking Someone To Rape His Minor Daughter While He Watched Reported by The Weekly Vice nthony Brinkman, a 32-year-old Missouri man, was jailed Friday after he allegedly posted an ad on Craigslist seeking an individual who would be willing to rape his daughter while he watched. According to St. Louis Police, an investigation was launched Wednesday after Brinkman posted an ad on Craigslist seeking an individual who would be willing to have sex with his 11-year-old daughter while he watched. Someone who saw the ad clicked the "report abuse" feature on the site, and the report was forwarded to the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Investigators say a female undercover officer posing as a 27-year-old woman responded to Brinkman's ad and discussed his request. Brinkman reportedly told the officer that he was looking for someone who would engage in sex with his daughter using various sex toys. As the conversation continued, Brinkman told the officer that he wanted her to be his girlfriend and planned to participate in the assault. Brinkman agreed to meet the undercover officer at a nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant. If all went well, Brinkman planned to bring the officer to his home where the assault was to take place. When Brinkman showed up at the restaurant, officers were surprised to see that he brought the little girl with him. After Brinkman's arrest, his daughter was released into the custody of other relatives. A search warrant was then served at Brinkman's apartment in Cuba, Missouri. Investigators are awaiting the results of a forensic examination of his computer. He was booked into jail and charged with attempted statutory sodomy. He remains held in lieu of $100,000 bond. The case remains an open investigation and additional charges are expected. Tech Support Pits From: Tina Re: Difference between Facebook Chat and Skype Dear Webby, What is the difference between Facebook Chat and Skype? Tina Dear Tina FaceBook Chat is 1980's style BASIC chat, like we used to make with BASICA or GWBASIC. Rude, crude, but it works. No frills, no settings, and about as secure as an ad in your local paper. However, FaceBook Chat is Windows compliant and font sizes change when you change the page zoom with CTRL + Scrollwheel (or CTR: + /-) As I said, NO frills. In the 1980s we didn't trasnfer files on chat. At 3.6 or 7.2 Kbps that was not a good idea. In those days files were sent by email or FTP. That is FaceBook Chat. Now for Skype: Skype is NO longer Windows compliant. After Microsoft bought it for $8 Billion, to make sure Google did not get it, they screwed it up. You can change the font sizes of the Chat window, but not for system messages (like "XYZ wants you to add her to your contact list"), or the contact list, or the Tools, Options menu tree. The fonts in all that are LOCKED at 1 Millimeter, if you use resonably high resolution on a wide monitor. Little girls can read that without straining, but that is way too small for seniors. Microsoft IS aware of their screw-up. Lots of people, and even I myself, have told them, repeatedly. "Just use a magnifying glass or the magnifyer built into W8." Well, you can imagine where I told them to stuff that. Once you have gotten some cute little girl to get your settings and preferences the way you want them, Skype is OK! Not as good as before Microsoft screwed it up, but still quite OK. The biggest problem with Skype is that System messages like "XYZ wants you to add her to your contact list" are unreadable for grown-ups, unless they know where to expect them to pop up, and have a magnifying glass handy. That is a real Security Threat. Microsoft doesn't care. So, be careful when you hear the system sound and see something pop. Grab a magnifyer to see if you want to add that person or not. If it is some Nigerian, be careful. Skype has excellent file transfer facilities. Just drag a file into the chat window, or paste a picture. Transfer is very fast, since Skype kinda borrows the broadband connections in the area. If your ISP has problems, that is OK, you still get through with Skype and can still send and receive files. Skype has a big selection of emoticons. History is saved by default, and going back ten years is no problem. You CAN dump the history, though. I usually trim it to about 5 years. Voice and video chat among Skype users is free. You can call landlines and cell phones for about 2 cents per minute. Used to be one cent, before Microsoft bought it, but even 2 cents is still a good deal. As mentioned, they did not screw up the fonts in the chat window. That is still adjustable, like i has been for 14 years. Let's hope Microsoft does not find that! As long as you can cope with the screwed up font sizes for system messages and settings, Skype is great. Have FUN! DearWebby
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The steward for the Government Road Construction Workers Union called the meeting to order. "Men -- we've agreed on a new deal with the state. We'll no longer have to work FOUR days a week!" "HOOORAY!!!" the crowd cheered. "We'll quit work at 4 PM and not 5 PM!" "HOORAY!!!" the crowd roared. "We don't have to be in until 11 AM instead of 10 AM!" "HOORAY!!!" the crowd thundered. "And now, even though 99% of the roads in the country are blocked by orange barrels, we'll only have to work on Wednesdays!!" Silence. A voice from the back of the room asks, "You mean, EVERY Wednesday?"
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Showing his friend around his home, Fred started to point out all of the collectibles he and his wife had acquired over their long years of marriage. "The day before I die, I'd like to sell every piece we've got just to see how much it's all worth." "But you couldn't possibly know the day before you were going to die, so how could you sell it." "Simple: When my wife finds out I sold it all, she will kill me!"
When NASA was preparing for the Apollo project, they did some astronaut training on a Navajo Indian reservation. One day, a Navajo elder and his son were herding sheep and came across the space crew. The old man, who spoke only Navajo, asked a question which his son translated. "What are these guys in the big suits doing?" A member of the crew said they were practicing for their trip to the moon. The old man got all excited and asked if he could send a message to the moon with the astronauts. Recognizing a promotional opportunity for the spin-doctors, the NASA folks found a tape recorder. After the old man recorded his message, they asked the son to translate it. He refused. So the NASA reps brought the tape to the reservation where the rest of the tribe listened and laughed but refused to translate the elder's message to the moon. Finally, the NASA crew called in an official government translator. He reported that the moon message said, "Watch out for these guys; they have come to steal your land."

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Today, Nov 9, in
1872 - A fire destroyed about 800 buildings in Boston, MA.
1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to 
 see the progress on the new canal.
1911 - George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent 
 on neon advertising signs.
1918 - Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II announced he would abdicate. 
 He then fled to the Netherlands.
1923 - In Munich, the Beer Hall Putsch was crushed by German 
 troops that were loyal to the democratic government. The event 
 began the evening before when Adolf Hitler took control of a 
 beer hall full of Bavarian government leaders at gunpoint.
1935 - United Mine Workers president John L. Lewis and other 
 labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial Organization.
1938 - Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 
 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, 
 and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that 
 became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."
1961 - Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a 
 world record speed of 4,093 mph.
1963 - In Japan, about 450 miners were killed in a coal-dust 
1963 - In Japan, 160 people died in a train crash.
1965 - The great Northeast blackout occurred as several 
 states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power 
 failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.
1976 - The U.N. General Assembly approved ten resolutions 
 condemning the apartheid government in South Africa.
1981 - U.S. troops began arriving in Egypt for a three-week 
 Rapid Deployment Force excercise. Somalia, Sudan and Oman 
 were also involved in the operation.
1981 - The Internation Monetary Fund approved a $5.8 billion 
 loan to India. It was the highest loan to date.
1984 - A bronze statue titled "Three Servicemen," by 
 Frederick Hart, was unveiled at the site of the Vietnam 
 Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
1989 - Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing 
 its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.
1990 - Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a 
 non-aggression treaty with Germany.
2004 - U.S. First Lady Laura Bush officially reopened 
 Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to pedestrians.
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