Black Screen 

Good Morning, ,
Today is Tuesday, November 3

Thank you Hermon !
Thank you Patricia !
Thank you Sig !
Thank you Heather !
Thank you Norma !

If you have trouble getting to sites, that you regularly
go to, like Arcamax or Gocomics, the problem is not at those
sites or at the servers they are on. The problem is that
a bunch of major fiber cable bundles have been cut.
One cut is nenar Kansas City, one is at or near Washington, DC,
and another one I know of is cutting off Newark and all
the data centers connected to the internet backbone there.
There is also a cut in the backbone about 108 km from 

How do I know? Did ISIS tell me? No.
I use Traceroute from one of the Webby servers. 
You can use the Windows tracert.

Click on START, type cmd and hit ENTER.
In the scary, black DOS style screen, type
or any domain you want to check,
for example
If you see stars, those are breaks.
If you see 3 stars, that is a cut.

Asia looks even worse!
The Shanghai hub is not accessible.
Tokyo is cut.
Iran and Iraq are out.
India is down to 75%.

Africa is down to 0%,
so is Bulgaria, italy, Poland,Spain,
part of Sweden, and the Milton Keynes part of UK.

Australia is mostly at around 80%, as usual,
but new Zealand is 0%.

South America seems to have recovered except for Colombia.

I have no idea who made all those cuts or who coordinated
the cutting to all happen on the same day. 
There is nothing you or I can do about it.

Luckily our servers are not affected.

Have FUN!
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Today's Bonehead Award goes to an Iowa flasher wearing only trench coat and fake penis, who was arrested for drunk driving. Details at Boneheads ______________________________________________________ Today, November 3, in 1507 Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona Lisa. More of what happened on this day in history at History ______________________________________________________ Men who never get carried away should be. --- Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990) ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ After being with her all evening, the man couldn't take another minute with his blind date. Earlier, he had secretly arranged to have a friend call him to the phone so he would have an excuse to leave if something like this happened. When he returned to the table, he lowered his eyes, put on a grim expression and said, "I have some bad news. My grandfather just died." "Thank God," his date replied. "If yours hadn't, mine would have had to." ______________________________________________________ A boss was complaining in a staff meeting the other day that he wasn't getting any respect. Later that morning he went to a local sign shop and bought a small sign that read, "I'm the Boss." He then taped it to his office door. Later that day when he returned from lunch, he found that someone had taped a note to the sign that said, "Your wife called. She wants her sign back!" ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Bonnie for this picture: Atlantic Ocean in Hampton Beach State Park, NH about 30 miles from my house. Nice day & we enjoyed the walk on the beach couple weeks ago. Like to share with y'all. Bonnie in Candia, NH ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Ross McDonald, 39, Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa flasher wearing only trench coat and fake penis arrested for drunk driving. After being arrested for drunk driving, a Halloween reveler wearing only a trench coat and “a piece of cloth that looked like a penis” attempted to eat toilet paper in a bid to foil a Breathalyzer test, Iowa police report. Cops yesterday pulled over Ross McDonald, 39, after they spotted him driving the wrong way on an Iowa City street around 3 AM. According to a criminal complaint, McDonald was “extremely confused” and could not tell officers “what bar he was coming from.” McDonald, who claimed to have consumed two drinks, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and unsteady balance, cops noted. He also appeared to be dressed in a “flasher” costume: “Def was only wearing a trench coat and a piece of cloth that looked like a penis.” Upon arrival at the police precinct, McDonald “attempted to eat toilet paper, thinking it would mess with” the Breathalyzer. McDonald had initially refused the breath test, but “changed his mind after attempting to eat the toilet paper.” Despite McDonald’s cunning plan, his blood alcohol content was measured at .165, twice the legal limit. Since McDonald has prior drunk driving convictions, he was hit with a felony charge carrying a maximum five-year prison sentence. Seen in the above mug shot, McDonald was released from jail yesterday afternoon after posting $5000 bond.
______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Hank Re: Black Screen Dear Webby, Still getting black screen when I surf and also stuck cursor. I tried system restore and it wouldn't work. Should I install the disc to renew installation? hank If you have a restore disk, then that would definitely be an option. Some machines have a restore disk in a hidden partition. Call Support of the manufacturer and ask them to walk you through a restore. You have to do that, of course, back up all your data, spreadsheet files, documents you have written, addresses, tips and tricks and cheat-sheet files, and your awesome collection of pussycat pictures. Also the setup files of all programs and the license numbers of all the bought ones. A restore totally wipes out everything you got, and restores the machine to the same state, that it was when you bought it. A total back-up like that is of course highly recommended anyway, even if you are not going to restore just yet. Before getting quite that drastic, you could try installing Chrome and then Uninstalling IE and FF. I would also recommend that you use the DeCrapifier at and weed out any program, that you are not actually using. Have FUN! DearWebby _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ A couple was going out for the evening. They were both ready to go, nice clothes, hair done, perfume, cologne, cat put out, etc. The taxi arrived, and as the couple walked out of their home, the cat shot back into the house. Not wanting their often rowdy cat to have free run of the house while they were out, the husband went back upstairs to chase the cat out. Well, the wife did not want anyone to know the house would be empty for the evening, so she explained to the taxi driver, "He's just going upstairs to say good-bye to my mother." A few minutes later, the husband got into the cab and said, "Sorry I took so long. The stupid old ninny was hiding under the bed and I had to poke her with a wet mop to get her to come out." The cab driver almost hit a parked car. ______________________________________________________ If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can! ______________________________________________________ Daily tip from Picasso Light Switch Plate Cover Turn a plain white light switch cover into a little Picasso like painting. Approximate Time: 25 min Supplies: 1 light switch cover with screws 1 flat screwdriver sponge to clean surface on switchplate cover newspaper permanent markers or acrylic paint paint brushes Steps: Turn light off. Remove light switch cover if you don't already have one. Place down newspaper. Wipe well with sponge and dry. Mark basic ouline with black permanent marker, including eye, nose, and mouth. Paint and color, use your own ideas and colors. Have fun creating abstract art known as cubism! Let it dry or speed up drying with a hair dryer. When completely dry, screw in switchplate. Position the screws to match eye and lips and paint them. Let it dry or speed up drying with a hair dryer. When completely dry, screw in switchplate. Position the screws to match eye and lips and paint them. All done! Enjoy your little Picasso like mini painting. :) Source: By KIM HOGGAN [8] You can, of course, also just glue wallpaper or any picture onto switch and outlet covers. Spray-on contact cement works best. Spray the switch cover and the back of the picture, let it dry a bit, and position it on it. Trim the edges or fold them under it. Have FUN! DearWebby ______________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ A kindergarten teacher is walking around her classroom observing her students while they draw. One little girl is working especially diligently, so the teacher asks what she is working on. "I'm drawing God," the child says. The teacher pauses, then says, "But no one knows what God looks like." Without missing a beat or looking up from her drawing, the girl replies, "They will in a minute." ___________________________________________________

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____________________________________________________ There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman: before marriage and after marriage. ____________________________________________________ Noella's Blunders In the 1960s I was still very young and working at my very first job. To supplement my income I cleaned house on Saturdays for a friend. My friend was quite messy plus he had a large dog that shed pounds of hair, so it usually took several hours to clean his apartment. One day I was about ready to go home when he called to ask if I would place some chicken in the oven to broil as he'd be home soon. Where I grew up we fried chicken, so I knew nothing about broiling. I asked for instructions and he told me to pull out the rack, place the chicken on it and turn on the broiler. It sounded easy enough so I took him at his word and placed the chicken on the rack and turned on the oven to “broil.” About 15-20 minutes later he came home looking forward to broiled chicken. You're going to have to "picture" this. What he came home to was chicken laying on the oven rack, the skin hanging and dripping between the slats! I had no idea there was a difference in oven racks and broiler racks. I sure did after I cleaned up the mess! Noella ____________________________________________________
Watching these kinetic sculptures is mesmerizing!

Today, November 3, in
1507 Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of Lisa 
 Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona Lisa. 
1631 The Reverend John Eliot arrived in the Massachusetts Bay 
 Colony. He was the first Protestant minister to dedicate himself 
 to the conversion of Native Americans to Christianity. 
1839 The first Opium War between China and Britain erupted.
 England insisted on monopoly rights to sell Opium.
1892 The first automatic telephone went into service at LaPorte, 
 IN. The device was invented by Almon Strowger. 
1903 Panama proclaimed its independence from Columbia. 
1911 Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded by Louis Chevrolet 
 and William C. Durant. 
1941 U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Grew warned that the Japanese 
 may be planning a sudden attack on the U.S. 
1952 Frozen bread was offered for sale for the first time in a 
 supermarket in Chester, NY. 
1957 Sputnik II was launched by the Soviet Union. It was the second manmade 
 satellite to be put into orbit and was the first to put an animal into 
 space, a dog named Laika. There was not enough cooling and the dog 
 died from heatstroke.
1973 The U.S. launched the Mariner 10 spacecraft. On March 29, 1974 it 
 became the first spacecraft to reach the planet Mercury. 
1979 Five members of the Communist Workers' Party are shot to death 
 in broad daylight at an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Greensboro, NC. 
 Eight others were wounded. 
1986 The Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the 
 story of U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release of seven 
 American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra affair. 
1987 China told the U.S. that it would halt the sale of arms to Iran. 
1991 Israeli and Palestinian representatives held their first-ever 
 face-to-face talks in Madrid, Spain. 
1994 Susan Smith of Union, SC, was arrested for drowning her two 
 sons. Nine days earlier Smith had claimed that the children had 
 been abducted by a black carjacker. 
1995 U.S. President Clinton dedicated a memorial at Arlington 
 National Cemetery to the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am 
 Flight 103. 
1998 Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro 
 wrestler, as its governor. 
2002 At Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong, 777 people assembled a 
 58,435 square foot jigsaw puzzle with 21,600 pieces. 
2003 In Kabul, Afghanistan, a post-Taliban draft constitution 
 was unveiled. 
2005 Walt Disney Pictures released "Chicken Little." It was the 
 first Disney film completely created with computer animation. 
2014 In New York City, One World Trade Center opened for 
2015  smiled.

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