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Pearls Before Swine comments

Have you ever commented on an old Pearls Before Swine strip and wondered if anyone replied to your comment? I maintain a queryable database of gocomics comments to help answer that question. For example, here are the 100 most recent … Continue reading

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Google Maps chokes on null character “typerror: a is null”

I cut and paste some google maps code from https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/overlays, but it didn’t work. After hours of work, comparing it to known good code, whittling it down to find the error, and using od, I finally found the problem: the … Continue reading

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Twitter scam domains

Twitter scammers often DM with fake twitter domains, such as: tvvltter.com ijvvitter.com tlwittler.com twitller.com itwjtter.com tvvitter.com tpwitter.com itwtier.com tvviltter.com tvvytter.com tvviller.co.nf [off chance this one is legit, but I don’t think so] Surprisingly, a google search for these domains yields … Continue reading

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Open letter to free email providers

[I’ve actually sent this via fax and email to Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, no reply yet] As you know, many 419 (advance fee fraud) scammers use your service to communicate with potential victims. In other words, scammers use both your … Continue reading

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Long conversation between scammers

[This was originally posted at 419eater.com before I was banned there (for reasons best left unexplored <G>). A 419 scam is when someone offers to send you a lot of money [lottery, inheritance, found money, etc] for a small amount … Continue reading

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Tip: use stickynumber.com and flextel.com to screw 419 scammers

[This was originally posted at 419eater.com before I was banned there (over a misunderstanding involving sheep <G>). A 419 scam is when someone offers to send you a lot of money [lottery, inheritance, found money, etc] for a small amount … Continue reading

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When a scammer calls a scammer…

[This was originally posted at 419eater.com before I was banned there (because I suck, that’s why! <G>). A 419 scam is when someone offers to send you a lot of money [lottery, inheritance, found money, etc] for a small amount … Continue reading

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Ad knockers

Many ad blockers use JavaScript (and other techniques) to stop your browser from loading ads. The problem: webmasters know about this technique and are starting to deny service to those who don’t accept ads. The solution: an ad blocker than … Continue reading

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Unix seconds

At Unix time 1408160338 (seconds since 1 Jan 1970 0000 GMT), it will be 2014-08-16 03:38:58 GMT. In other words, 1408160338 will match the two-digit year, month, day, hour, and minute in that order. If you’re rounding, it will be … Continue reading

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Dominos Pizza thin crust slicing

THE CALCULATIONS BELOW ARE INCORRECT, WORKING ON A FIX UPDATE: For 10″ and 12″ thin crust pizzas, the serving size is 1/4 pizza (or 2 radial slices), so adjust accordingly. Dominos Pizza give nutrition information per radial slice (8 slices … Continue reading

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