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Telling email scams at a glance.

Email scams keep on coming Scammers, like all con artists, are sociopathic parasites, leaching from the unwary, stealing, conning, whatever it takes to make coin. They don’t care who they hurt, financially or mentally. It’s all about them, what they can get, and – they believe – if you fall for their scam, it’s your …

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Jasper CArrot, Driven to Distraction

Top 100 funny insurance claims

Funny motor insurance claims were made famous Jasper Carrott in the 1980s Humourous insurance claims, especially motor ones, were made famous by comedian Jasper Carrott when he introduced them to his acts in the 1980’s. What’s especially funny is that they were all apparently true. I would imagine there’s far more around than the hundred …

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Psychology post

Could One Factor Explain All of These Psychological Disorders?

A recent article on psychology asked whether ‘One Factor Explain All of These Psychological Disorders?’ And proceeded to argue it was compelling. I would completely disagree and believe it’s a case of an academic had an idea and went out to find evidence that fitted nicely into the box he’d made.

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Jetpack took down my site

WordPress 6.1: Jetpack just killed my site It’s somewhat unsettling to log into your site following a patch (in this case WordPress 6.1) and find it’s crashed. All the other sites I checked look fine, so its not as simple as ‘this’ killed my site. Fortunately, I can go through the control panel to disable …

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Thoughts on WordPress hosting and design

Choosing the best host for your website Intro This will be a rambling viewpoint more than authoritative post, but I’ve been doing web design and hosting for well over twenty years, so it’s backed up with experience. This experience includes all sorts of companies and hosting options (shared, VPS, dedicated and cloud-based servers, managed and …

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Players Guide to Northgard

This post: circa 8,700 words, estimated reading time, excluding videos: 43 minutes. A guide to easier progress in Northgard What is Northgard? I’m assuming you found this page by Googling for help, but you could just be browsing Ackadia, so maybe this is something for you to get into. Basically, it’s a RTS like Warcraft, …

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Why I quit Diablo Immortal, and why you perhaps should too.

Diablo Immortal: Cess pits get more love!   Caveat first From the viewpoint of casual PvE, dip in and play, this is a great game. Nobody is going to dispute that. However, if you expect to progress beyond that, if you expect rewards, if you want a place on the leaderboard, or you have a …

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