Posted tagged ‘internet’

Feng Shui, My A**

August 3, 2015

I think that I will scream. So I saw the attached image posted on FB this morning.

Okay, how many of you believe it to be true? Probably a lot because it keeps popping up in various forms. This is one of those things that obeys the basic law of the internet. ie. “Garbage in, Gospel out.”. By the way, one of the other basic laws of the internet is “The Internet is forever!”. I suppose “Stupid is forever” too.

It is categorically not true.  The five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays happen about every 5, 6 or 11 years depending on when leap year occurs. The most recent time that August had five long weekends was 2010. If you don’t believe me go look it up on an old calendar

I have tried to get to people to check with the web site to check out internet/urban myths. But somehow I get tired of continually repeating the idea.

So for umpteenth time people go to and browse. For straight dope on the five fridays myth, click here.  Indeed, bookmark the site so that you remember to check it before you post something really stupid.

There, I feel better.

You’ve been hacked.

September 27, 2013

The scams seem to never end. This morning I received the following email (purportedly) from my friends Robin and Mike.

My regrets for this sudden request,my family and I came down here to London, England for a short vacation unfortunately we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash,credit card and cell were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.

We’ve been to the embassy and the Police here but they’re not helping issues at all and our flight leaves in less than few hours from now but we’re having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let us leave until we settle the bills,I’m freaked out at the moment.

Needless to say, Mike and Robin are not in London and they were not mugged. If you should receive a message like this, check it out. Call your friends and find out if it is legit.  99 times out of 100 this is a scam. This type of scam had been kicking around the internet for many years.

This particular one is unusual to me in that there is no return address or phone number for where to wire the money.

If you should find out that your friends have received this sort of message, change you email password immediately. Then send out a message to all of your friends. Tell them that you are not in England or wherever.

Stay safe…