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A List of Useless Webpages by APPA THE GYPSY
Believe it or not, Appa found ANOTHER 20 Useless Websites! PART TWO!!
Ok, so you are going to get to the end of this post and seriously wonder how I found all of these webpages. Some of them I just knew about. I asked people about pointless webpages, and they told me about some that they knew about. And at some point I just started googling random stuff, and that’s how I got the rest. But, believe me, the internet is full of way more useless stuff than this.
1. Is It Christmas?
You can see what got me onto the train of thought that led me to this post, can’t you? This website tells you if it’s Christmas or not. One day a year, the website says “YES”, every other day, it says “NO”. Useful if you’re Santa…
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UPDATE: Site seems to be working at this time, so perhaps those responsible for running the site have corrected their error (?). Hopefully…
The representative I spoke to on the telephone assured me that the treasurydirect.gov website had not been hacked, but Firefox seemed pretty sure something is amiss.
The representative I spoke with on the phone said there is a known issue using Safari which will result in a similar warning message to users, but that my report is the first he has heard of this warning being present in Firefox. [Thank God he didn’t suggest I try using Internet Explorer or I would have closed my account on the spot!]
There seems to me a good possibility there has been no hack here and the government/treasury [not the same entity!] is so careless they just don’t care about presenting trusted certificates. As a consumer of treasury goods I, however, care a great deal that I can trust the connection to my money. With the recent headline grabbing attacks on the NY Times, Amazon, and the rest, perhaps this is an attack on the treasurydirect.gov site? How the hell can one tell if they admit they have certificate issues on good days?!
Perhaps I ought to close that account anyway if this is their approach to online security.
Here are some great computer jokes that will surely make you laugh!
The General Ones
Like car accidents, most hardware failures are due to driver errors.
Evolution is God’s way of issuing updates.
My software doesn’t have bugs. It just develops random features.
These must really hurt for Windows…
The box said “requires Windows Vista or better,” so I installed Linux.
What’s the difference between a computer virus and Windows? Viruses do something.
Computers are like air conditioners; they stop working after you open windows.
Apple still sucks…
The best accelerator for a Mac is the one that causes it to speed up at 9.81 m/s^2.
While Linux literally gives away stuff for free, Apple resells it for $99.
A Mac user calls tech support and asks, “what is Linux?” The technician begins laughing and answers, “it’s an open source operating system, meaning any programmer can alter and change the…
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Love this ode to the Coyote
I’m not sure, but the toad who lives in the yurt with us- and it is a Bufa, not a Rana- he seemed a bit upset with me the other night. And it was HE who secretively crept up to the top of the bucket I was using to fill the small swamp cooler (85 degrees at 11 pm! This is the life!) and cocked his little head. Scaring the daylights out of me. Silly I felt, yes. I emitted a bit of a yodel of surprise, yes. But I IMMEDIATELY apologized, praised his nimble and handsome toadness, and set him down gently. He escaped into the wine storage area, confirming my initial assessment of his intelligence.
The next night? He flattened his growing and greener body (and it is amazing just how flat these little beings can get themselves) in the middle of the red pad on the kitchen…
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