Jim’s WebLetter for 11/6/10

Hi-ya webfriends!

The elections are over and the nasty political ads are ended. All I can say is, “whew!” If we’re to believe half of what they say about the other candidate then whoever received the most votes is not to be trusted, believed or has come from some sort of dubious past. Really? And these people are our representatives? I always find it bewildering that once it’s all over, everyone is friends again, don’t you? As if they didn’t mean all those nasty things they said about each other and it’s all in some sort of good natured ribbing. Really? And this has become acceptable in our society.

What’s wrong with this picture? As though all your acheivements or your plans for making things better in our country aren’t good enough. Or maybe the candidate has no clue of what to do, it doesn’t matter, the other guy doesn’t either or at one time acted less than honest and you don’t want to vote for him because he’ll to it again instead of representing you which is what he’s suppose to do once elected! Am I missing something? No, I’m not. We have allowed these people to act this way and have even bought into what they are pushing. Don’t you agree that this has to stop? How about the next election we just say anyone spouting negative comments about their opponent, we won’t vote for them. Either keep the elections positive and tell us what you plan to do, or you don’t get our vote. Wow, what a concept …

If you have used the new feature from Google called “Instant” whereby your search is instantly shown as you type in the query box, you will like what they’ve done for Google searches on the smartphone. Although it doesn’t work quite as fast, it still is faster than using Bing or even the way Google was before.

Filmon.com has LA TV live on the Web and in HD. That means anything they are playing you can be watching. Granted for East Coast viewers, they are three hours behind us. But the networks can’t be too happy that their programs are being shown live on the Web, can they? Or maybe this is a signal of things to come. By the way, you can download apps for iPad and other tablets for free. http://www.filmon.com/

Speaking of watching shows on the Web, Clicker is coming up on it’s one year anniversary and at a time when so many Websites are doing the same thing, this one has risen to the top with providing you with easy access to shows you want to watch at a click. But it also provides what’s new at popular movie and TV show site Hulu, again all under one website and as easy as a mouse click. http://www.clicker.com

There’s something new going on in the WiFi world and it has it’s origins in Australia. Called Ngara, the wireless broadband technology gives it’s users a shared upload without reducing the amount of bandwidth with additional users. According to Gartner wireless research director Robin Simpson, “This means any rural property or business that can currently receive TV signals could in future connect to high-speed internet just by using a new set-top box.” http://www.zdnet.com.au/csiro-introduces-wi-fi-to-your-tv-antenna-339307025.htm?tag=mncol;txt

Working at an airline ticket counter, I pulled up a passenger’s reservation that showed his name as “Cole, Pheven.”
“I’d like to be certain our information is correct,” I said to him. “What is your first name?”
“It’s Stephen,” he replied. “I hope the reservation agent got it right. I told him it’s spelled with a ph.”
(thanks, Robert)
As a jet was flying over Arizona on a clear day, the copilot was providing his passengers with a running commentary about landmarks over the PA system.
“Coming up on the right, you can see the Meteor Crater, which is a major tourist attraction in northern Arizona. It was formed when a lump of nickel and iron, roughly 150 feet in diameter and weighing 300,000 tons, struck the earth 50,000 years ago at about 40,000 miles an hour, scattering white-hot debris for miles in every direction. The hole measures nearly a mile across and is 570 feet deep.”
The passenger sitting next to me exclaimed: “Wow, look! It just missed the highway!”
(thanks, Gary)
At a clearance sale, the wife of a federal district court judge found a green tie that was a perfect match for one of her husband’s sports jackets. Soon after, while the husband was hearing a complicated cocaine conspiracy case, he noticed a small round disc sewn into the design of the tie.
The judge showed it to an FBI agent, who was equally suspicious that it might be a bug planted by the conspiracy defendants. The agent sent the device to FBI headquarters in Washington DC for analysis.
Two weeks later, the judge phoned the Washington office to learn the results of their tests. “We’re not sure where the disc came from,” the FBI told him, “but we discovered that when you press it, it plays ‘Jingle Bells’.”
(thanks, Dave)
And that’s my take on things on the Web with a little thrown in about politics. Have a great weekend and, as always, I pray that God bless you and keep you safe.

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