NSA recording all your calls 

Good Morning, ,
Today is Saturday, November 15

US-CERT released an alert about a serious vulnerability in
Internet Explorer, all versions of Windows. 

Microsoft has not identified any workarounds for this vulnerability.
Until the next Patch-Tuesday updates, don't use Microsoft 
PowerPoint and avoid using Internet Explorer except on sites,
that you know for sure are clean, like for example your bank.

Even if your bank has been hacked and your data stolen and sold,
it is extremely unlikely that an attack onto your computer
would be coming from a bank. Their data might be easy, but
their user interfaces are way too complicated for hackers 
to use. 

For anything other than your bank or Webby, don't use 
Internet Explorer and Powerpoint until you got them patched.

Chrome, FireFox and Open Office are not affected by this
vulnerability. For most PPS files you can safely use 
Open Office Impress. 

Have FUN!

Today's Bonehead Award goes to a
Florida shoplifter, who stuffed a chainsaw down his shorts
right in front of the camera
Details at Boneheads

Today, in 
1901 Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid. 
More of what happened on this day in history at History
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Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. --- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. --- Charles Bukowski ______________________________________________________ >From Mim As the bus pulled away, I realized I had left my purse under the seat. Later I called the company and was relieved that the driver had found my bag. When I went to pick it up, several off-duty bus drivers surrounded me. One man handed me my pocketbook, two typewritten pages and a bushel box containing the contents of my purse. "We're required to inventory lost wallets and purses," he explained. "I think you'll find everything there." As I started to put my belongings back into the pocketbook, the man continued, "I hope you don't mind if we watch. Even though we all tried, none of us could fit everything into your purse. And we'd like to see just how you do it." ______________________________________________________ I was attending an outdoor music concertwith a young woman I'd recently met. Standing at the back of the crowd, we wrapped our arms around each other, swaying to the music. After a particularly romantic song, my date turned to face me. With a loving smile, she said, "I wish we were closer..." Totally thrilled, I looked into her eyes and whispered, "Do you mean our houses or our philosophies?" She replied, "To the stage." ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Craig for this one: Like a lot of married men, I got the "You just don't appreciate me" speech once from Juanita. I promised to treat her royally for the remainder of the day. I took her to lunch at Burger King and Dairy Queen for dessert. She's never mentioned it since. ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Bill for this movie clip: Tire change at car races 1950 and 2013 ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Anthony Ballard, 28, Port St. Lucie Floriduh Florida shoplifter, who stuffed a chainsaw down his shorts right in front of the camera Is that a chainsaw in your shorts or are you just excited for some Weird News? A Florida man is accused of shoplifting a chainsaw by stuffing the heavy machinery down his shorts and under his T-shirt, the TC Palm reports. Footage of the incident posted by the newspaper to YouTube, shows the suspect, 28-year-old Anthony Ballard, as he appears to steal the chainsaw from Treasure Coast Lawn in Port St. Lucie. Ballard reportedly asked for change before attempting to conceal the tool. Ballard fled on a bicycle (which police later found was also stolen) before ditching the chainsaw in a vacant lot. A police search for him was unsuccessful, but a Treasure Coast Lawn employee found him and held him until police arrived. Ballard was arrested and transported to the St. Lucie County Jail, according to WPTV. He was charged with grand theft. Tech Support Pits From: Ed Re: Phone surveillance Dear Webby! I read that the US Justice department and the NSA are now recording all phone conversations. What is that causing to happen? And, is there a way to stop that? Ed Dear Ed The only result of that is Billions of Dollars sent to Singapore for fancy Terabyte hard drives. It's no big deal that all your hot calls to your mistresses, or spiritual advisors, are recorded for posterity. It's the same as all the traffic light cameras recording 24 hours a day. As long as there is no accident, nobody looks at the recording. However, if an accident had happened at 4 am, then they copy the relevant 5 minutes and use them in court. And maybe even post them on YouTube. Take for example the Boston Marathon bombers. A month AFTER the bombing they found in the recorded phone conversations leads to other terrorists and people, who knew of the event but did not do anything to stop it. They did not listen to their phone conversations live, they had just recorded them. The surveillance keeps tens of thousands of Americans gainfully employed, and they would be very annoyed if you stopped their cushy jobs. As long as you don't hang out with terrorists or dope dealers, you have nothing to worry about. Have FUN! DearWebby
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There's this cathedral that's still being worked on, and the workers have rigged a "cage elevator" inside so they can get material up and down to the upper floors. A characteristic of these "cage elevators" is that the doors (gate) must be closed manually for them to be "called" to another floor. One day one of the workers, Peter by name, takes the elevator to the top floor, and it is subsequently needed on the first floor by the sexton. Unfortunately, Peter forgot and left the door open. After the sexton rings for the elevator a couple times, to no avail, he yells up for the worker to send the lift back down. Visitors to the cathedral were treated to this sight: The sexton of the cathedral, head tipped up, yelling to the heavens: "Peter! CLOSE THE GATE!!!"
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Use Baking Soda for Coffee and Tea Cups I keep a saucer with baking soda in it by my kitchen sink. That way, when I have a cup which is stained, I can get rid of those stains right away with no fuss or bother. I wet my fingers, dip my fingers in the baking soda, and then rub them on the inside of the cup where the stains are. In a flash the stains are gone! Source: I learned this habit from my mother and so I have the added bonus of remembering her every time I use the baking soda. By Bellevillelady from Belleville, Ontario, Canada ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ Police House Calls My partner and I were in our police car when we were dispatched to break up a domestic dispute. We spoke with the couple and the problem was quickly resolved. On leaving, I was admiring the craftsmanship of their turn-of-the-century home and reached for what I thought was the front door. Realizing my mistake, I was turning away in embarrassment when I heard my partner say: "If you have any more problems, we'll be in your closet." ______________________________________________________ Tony, having his second son christened, was much concerned about getting the correct name on the birth certificate. "Will you please name the baby just as I give it to you?" "Certainly," answered the minister, "why shouldn't I?" "Well you see, it's like this," replied Tony. "When I told you I wanted to name my first boy Tom, you wrote on his birth certificate 'Thomas.' This boy I want to name Jack."

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Today in 
1777 The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation.
1806 Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop that became known 
 as Pikes Peak. 
1867 the first stock ticker was unveiled in New York City. 
1889 Brazil's monarchy was overthrown. 
1901 Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid. 
1902 Anarchist Gennaro Rubin failed in his attempt to murder 
 King Leopold II of Belgium. 
1940 The first 75,000 men were called to Armed Forces duty under 
 peacetime conscription. 
1965 The Soviet probe, Venera 3, was launched from Baikonur, 
 Kazakhstan. On March 1, 1966, it became the first unmanned 
 spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet when it 
 crashed on Venus. 
1969 In Washington, DC, a quarter of a million protesters 
 staged a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War. 
1985 Britain and Ireland signed an accord giving Dublin an 
 official consultative role in governing Northern Ireland. 
1986 A government tribunal in Nicaragua convicted American 
 Eugene Hasenfus of charges related to his role in delivering 
 arms to Contra rebels. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison 
 and was pardoned a month later. 
1986 Ivan F. Boesky, reputed to be the highest-paid person on 
 Wall Street, faced penalties of $100 million for insider 
 stock trading. It was the highest penalty ever imposed by 
 the SEC. 
1988 The Palestine National Council, the legislative body of 
 the PLO, proclaimed the establishment of an independent 
 Palestinian state at the close of a four-day conference 
 in Algiers. 
1992 Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year 
1993 A judge in Mineola, NY, sentenced Joey Buttafuoco to 
 six months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher. 
 Fisher was serving a prison sentence for shooting and 
 wounding Buttafuoco's wife, Mary Jo. 
1995 Texaco agreed to pay $176 million to settle a race-
 discrimination lawsuit. 
1999 Representatives from China and the United States signed 
 a major trade agreement that involved China's membership in 
 the World Trade Organization (WTO). 
2000 Three police officers from the Rampart division of the 
 Los Angeles police department were convicted on several 
 counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice. One other officer 
 was acquitted. The case was the first major case against 
 the anti-gang unit. 
2005 In Amiens, France, Isabelle Dinoire became the first 
 person to undergo a partial face transplant. She had been 
 attacked by a dog earlier in the year. 
2006 Andy Warhol's painting of Communist Party Chairman 
 Mao Zedong sold for $17.4 million. At the same auction 
 "Orange Marilyn" sold for $16.2 million and "Sixteen Jackies" 
 sold for $15.6 million.
2014  smiled.

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