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Must-have Apps for Safe Long Distance Driving

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:00:35 +0000

Whether you’re driving long distance to make a career move, visit family/friends, or just sightsee multiple states, you may be wondering what kind of helpful applications for your phone are out there. There’s just tons, and many fall under the category of convenience, such as apps that locate the cheapest gas stations, the nearest and […]

A Conversation with Sally Fernandez, Author of ‘Climatized’

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:58:55 +0000

Sally Fernandez, a novelist of provocative political thrillers, wasn’t always twisting facts with fiction. Heavily endowed with skills acquired in banking, she embarked upon her writing career. Fernandez’ focus on computer technology, business consulting, and project management, enhanced by business and technical writing, proved to be a boon. Her books of fiction also reflect the […]

Pre Trial Release or Commercial Bail

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:18:41 +0000

It has been a while since I have been involved in this subject. I did receive this rather curious email:   Dear Mr. Barrett, I’d like to see if you would be interested in a newsworthy story/interview regarding a current hot-button court case — Much like the current presidential campaign, factions are divided in a […]

Safety Tips for Lone Female Road Travelers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:14 +0000

Rule #1 for women traveling alone: Do not look or act like prey, as this will grab the attention of any predator nearby. Looking like non-prey may be difficult for some women, but one way is to dress in black. Black is the color of authority (e.g., judges, nuns, priests, referees, police officers). Here are […]

A Conversation with Suspense Author John DeDakis

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:11:24 +0000

Journalist, Novelist and Writing Coach John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” DeDakis (pronounced deh-DAY-kiss) is the author of four mystery-suspense novels, Fast Track, Bluff, Troubled Water, and Bullet in the Chamber.  During his award-winning 45-year career in journalism (25 years at CNN), DeDakis has been […]

Book Review: “Robert B. Parker’s Debt To Pay” by Reed Farrel Coleman

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:13:06 +0000

Late summer and Paradise, Massachusetts has been pretty calm. The biggest issue has been some petty vandalism. For Police Chief Jesse Stone the break from anything significant has been good as he is a bit preoccupied with his personal life. On the plus side, there is Diana who is becoming increasingly important to him and […]

Book Review: “Pale Mars” by Garnett Elliott

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:43:22 +0000

Having survived Red Venus a few months ago, Captain Nadezhda Gura of the spaceship Krasnyy Sokol and crew are dispatched to Mars on a rescue mission. Thanks to the Russians recovering the prototype V-5 fission powered engine in the last days of World War II, they gained a significant advantage in the space race. The […]

Book Review: The Lawyer: Blood Moon by Eric Beetner

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:16:27 +0000

J.D. Smith, known to one and all as “The Lawyer” is still in pursuit of Big Jim Kimbrough after recent events in Six Guns At Sundown. Delayed for a bit by that, he is back on the hunt and feels he is finally very close to his quarry. The trail has led him to this […]

A Conversation with Suspense Author Gabriel Valjan

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:40:52 +0000

Gabriel Valjan is the author of the Roma Series from Winter Goose Publishing. Also the author of numerous essays and short stories that continue to appear online and in print, Gabriel lives in Boston’s South End, where he enjoys the local restaurants. His two cats, Squeak and Squawk, forgive him for enjoying long walks near […]

Karate Woman breaks Assailant’s Nose

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:46 +0000

“I had my earphones in and didn’t know he was there until he threw me to the ground,” says Taela Davis, 25, of Australia in a article. Big Mistake: Wearing earbuds while walking about in public. Even if you’re a big bruiser MMA fighter, you should not compromise your ability to hear what’s going […]

Rapist runs off when Victim bites Him in Neck

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:00:11 +0000

Whoever said that fighting back at a rapist will probably create more problems for the victim might want to rethink this idea. How disabling can a bite to the rapist’s neck be when the biter is a human? I mean, we’re not talking about a dog biting the man. When it comes to biting, humans […]

Mesothelioma Explained in 7 minutes

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:31:21 +0000

It is 1am and I hear the television bark, “MESOTHELIOMA!” First thought that came to my mind is, why on earth would a law firm pay for a mesothelioma commercial at 1am, 1:45am… 2am… 2:30am…?  Don’t they know that the average age for mesothelioma diagnoses is 59?  I thought lawyers are supposed to be smart? […]

Woman slams Staple Gun into Intruder’s Head

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:57:27 +0000

If you’re ever confronted by an assailant in your garage, you may have any number of highly effective weapons within your reach. A woman in Indianapolis identified as Carol found that out soon enough when she arrived home in February of 2016. A man was waiting in her garage. The 52-year-old questioned what the man […]

Book Review: “Midnight Crossing: A Mystery” by Tricia Fields

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:48:09 +0000

It is night as the fifth book in the series, Midnight Crossing, begins and Police Chief Josie Gray is at her isolated home on Schenck road outside of Artemis, Texas. Nobody should ever be on that road unless they are visiting her or her neighbor Dell who has his own place just behind hers. Nobody […]

Fact Check The News

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 13:48:59 +0000

Today, The Newspaper New York “Newsday” Ran an article (Attributed to the Associated Press) The article entitled “Contents of Clinton’s closed door speeches leaked, campaign blames Russia” ( The article makes reference to leaks of comments reportedly made by a Presidential Candidate (Clinton) and quotes a variety of people who were interviewed to complete the […]

Interview with Sam Newsome, Author of ‘Joe Peas’

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:24:46 +0000

Sam Newsome was raised on a farm in rural King, North Carolina. During his childhood on the farm, he learned to appreciate nature and family. He developed the work ethic that continues to benefit him. He received a bachelor of arts in American history with pre­medical courses from The University of North Carolina at Chapel […]

How to Ensure Your Information is Secure When Gaming Online

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:24:53 +0000

Online gaming is bigger than ever. Millions of people log on to gaming websites and entertainment platforms like Steam every day. Often, you can play for free, but that really isn’t the point. No, the attraction of online gaming in all its forms is that it is something you can do anytime, anyplace, and anywhere. […]

9-Year-Old Kidnap Victim convinces Abductor to Release Her

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:03 +0000

Jeannette Tamayo was nine when she was abducted in June 2003, and exhibited a presence of mind that few adults would have in a similar circumstance. Home from school, Jeannette entered her house, unaware that a man had been following her; he entered too, and that’s when the nightmare began. Soon after, her mother and […]

The Affect A.I. Is Having On The People

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:42:26 +0000

Artificial Intelligence (A.I). Some people think that it’s going to take over the world. Some people think that’s just nonsense. I’m not saying that one group of people is right over the other here. I’m just going to explain the affect that A.I. has on the people. Hear me out. Back in the day, if you […]

Medical Care Delivery: How Did We Get Where We Are?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:37:20 +0000

This is a guest article by Silvio Aladjem MD. Not long ago, a friend of mine was complaining about delivery of medical care. In so doing, he told me he was missing the good old times when you had your own doctor. “Is this progress?” he asked me with an angry voice. “Doctors don’t care […]

Faulty Tire Repair could break your Neck

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 06:00:14 +0000

Roy Chattelle was on a road trip in 2008 and suffered what seemed like a minor tire leak. So he got the tire repaired. Many people think nothing of pulling into the nearest tire shop and getting that little puncture or tear repaired or “plugged.” A few months after this routine repair, the tire blew, […]

Step by step how to reinforce Door Locks

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:00:43 +0000

Don’t let the idea of reinforcing your house’s doors intimidate you. Here is step by step instruction on installing new stronger locks. Your House’s Door Parts Inventory Any door without a deadbolt gets a deadbolt, which should be a grade 1 or 2. Are the screws of any existing deadbolts tight? If you open the […]

Book Review: “For The Good Of The Clan” by Miles Archer

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:57:39 +0000

As For The Good Of The Clan opens Ulat is pursuing a deer for his clan. He takes the deer down on an early spring day. Minutes later, he is taken down at least two blows from behind.   For Ledeth, the medicine man for the clan, this day has passed like others over his many […]

2016 – An Annus Horribilis like no other in modern times

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:57:07 +0000

When the histories come to be written it is unlikely that the judgments on the year 2016 will be favourable. On the contrary it is likely that this year will rank up with 1914 as one of the most disastrous of modern times. If Donald Trump is elected on November 8th there will be no doubt […]

World’s dumbest Rapist: Tells Victim to call Boyfriend

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:06:45 +0000

What’s sicker than raping a woman? Ordering her to phone her boyfriend so he could listen to the rape. But that was a good thing for a woman who was kidnapped last year. Her abductor drove her to the parking lot of an adult entertainment store in Georgia with the intent of raping her, reports […]

Time To Be Proud

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:04:50 +0000

Goodness knows that is a rare feeling these days. The world seems to be in turmoil, and the US is at the epicenter. The 2016 race to the Whitehouse has become a global joke. It does not matter who wins, everyone loses. 4 more years of gridlock. If Trump wins, the democrats will dig their […]

God’s image..uniting the world!

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:55:03 +0000

One of the concepts of Catholicism that often gets overlooked is Imagio Dei, namely the belief that the human person is created and exists in the Image of God. The belief is reflective of the narrative which unfolds in Genesis, namely the creation of Adam and Eve as the representative manifestations of God’s act of […]

Interview with Romantic Suspense Author Anna del Mar

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:04:53 +0000

Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love. She’s the author of The Asset, […]

What is the Signaling System No. 7 Network?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:00:46 +0000

The iPhone has a vulnerability called the Signaling System 7 (SS7) that allows crooks to hack into the device. This was demonstrated on a recent “60 Minutes” episode in which a U.S. congressman (with his permission) had his iPhone hacked by German cybersecurity experts. The white-hat hackers got his phone number and eavesdropped on the […]

Mobile SIMs Hacks Cause Concern

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:00:54 +0000

A crook can steal your identity by taking control of your wireless phone account—by pretending to be you in person at the mobile store. The villain can then buy pricey mobiles and sell them—and guess who gets the bill but not the profit. Symptoms of Hijacked Account Suddenly losing service Your carrier says you went […]

Battle of Brandywine…seeds of American Greatness (even though the British actually won!)

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:19:29 +0000

Recently I was accepted into membership into the Sons of the Revolution. The Sons of the Revolution is a hereditary based organization that requires its members to prove genealogical descent from a Patriot that participated in the American Revolution through military service to the nascent United States. For the past few years I have become […]

Sizmek and Have A Seismic Event!

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:43:48 +0000

I was pissed off with Sizmek and their evil step child, but other than calling them a bunch of wankers and writing a couple of less than flattering articles about the sleazy business they are in (here here and here) I thought I was done with them. OK, there is a little unfinished business […]

How to digitally detox on Vacation

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:00:31 +0000

Many years ago when you were on vacation, before Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were invented (assuming you were an adult then), you had a great time, right? You weren’t “connected,” because there was no social media to be connected with. If today you can’t imagine being disconnected from social media while on vacation, ask yourself […]

Saint Anthony’s rises from the ashes!

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:41:58 +0000

The closure of a parish is comparative to a death in the family. Over the past three decades many parish communities have been shuttered throughout the United States as a result of shifting demographics within the population, the lessening immigrations of ethnic groups that gave rise to, “national,” parishes in the 19th and 20th centuries […]

Catholic sustainability and subsidiarity in the 21st century!

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:31:14 +0000

The parish community is the spiritual home for Catholics and it should reflect not just theological principles of the faith but should equally reflect the parish community’s principles that illustrate the responsibility all Catholics hold towards the stewardship of God’s natural resources and manifestations of His creation which are reflected in the parish church’s actual […]

Predators use Emojis to target Kids

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:33:14 +0000

Who’d ever think those silly little yellow circular faces and other such cyber symbols would become such a worldwide smash? I’m talking about emoticons, also known as emojis. Five years ago Apple put an emoji keyboard on its mobile devices. Six billion of these doggone things are sent every day. But a story at […]

Book Review: “The Branson Beauty” by Claire Booth

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:07:52 +0000

The Branson Beauty is a paddle wheel boat that takes a certain route around the lake under the captainship of Albert Eberhardt. He’s been on the route for almost 20 years and knows this lake in the Ozarks just outside of Branson, Missouri like the proverbial back of his hand. Inexplicably, with approximately 120 passengers […]

Book Review: “Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Shadows And Secrets” by Kieron Gillen (author) and Salvador Larocca (illustrator) and Edgar Delgado (illustrator) Marvel

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:19:41 +0000

It is a bad thing when the boss blames you for the destruction of his favorite project. When you upset the Emperor and you are Darth Vader you take matters in your hands in Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Shadows And Secrets. The investigation and pursuit of those responsible as outlined in the first […] A Quick Fix

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 20:35:13 +0000

Sizmek apparently have fixed the latest ‘pop-up’ problem. I have to admit I was pretty hot under the collar. Phone calls and emails went nowhere. It took two news articles to get their attention, you can read them here and here. But could Sizmek do it again? Of course they could. What do Sizmek do? […]

Coming Soon: The Journey Through Cancer by Jim Serritella

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:52:38 +0000

I must make a confession, my reasons for becoming a book reviewer are not entirely altruistic. There is not a book I have read that has not left me wanting more. As a reviewer I often have access to the Author and can ask my ‘icky’ questions. A well used phrase is ‘every picture tells […]

DirecTV Declares Their Equipment Is Junk

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 22:43:57 +0000

I was given a bunch of DirecTv stuff, a cable box, and three other boxes that I have no clue what they might do. I had no use for the equipment so called DirecTV, of course that plan did not work. I had no interest in staying on hold for an hour waiting for some […]

The Conspiracy Of Marshmello

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:27:20 +0000

Marshmello is an electronic music producer/performer. He specializes in the genres of: Future bass Future house Progressive house Trap Outside of his banger tunes like Keep it Mello, Alone, and his remix of Adele’s Hello, what really makes Marshmello popular is his mysterious identity. You see, ever since he has started producing/performing, Marhsmello has never […]

Another Successful Ransomware Attack

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 06:00:26 +0000

Ransomware thieves sure know how to pick their victims—institutions that store loads of highly critical data that they need on a daily basis, that without—even just 24 hours without—can have crippling effects. This form of cybercrime is growing by leaps and bounds. Recently a ransomware attacker struck the network of the University of Calgary. An […]

Book Review: “Among The Wicked: A Kate Burkholder Novel” by Linda Castillo

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:04:15 +0000

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is looking forward to a quiet evening at home with her boyfriend, Agent John Tomasetti of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The first snow of the season for Painters Mill, Ohio, is falling so she well knows what the morning will bring. But, for now, she is unusually anxious for […]

You need Two-Factor Verification for your Amazon Account

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 06:00:28 +0000

If you have a strong password for your Amazon account, you may still want to consider beefing up the security with two-factor verification (or authentication), which will prevent a thief from accessing your account (which is possible if he gets ahold of your password and username somehow). Log onto your Amazon account. Have your mobile […]

The Controversy Surrounding Colin Kaepernick

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:57:52 +0000

Sport is defined as a competitive game. There will always be winners and losers. However, sometimes players may find themselves embroiled in controversy. Some will shy away from it, while others will not. The current back-up quarterback for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, is currently in the center of a firestorm – and […] Is Not A Virus

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 17:29:00 +0000

In my earlier article (read here) I thought that the site was some sort of virus or malware. I can now say that it is neither of the above. When I wrote the original article I was hot under the collar, I could not remove a pop-up from my computer, things got even worse […]

“Narrative Writing” May Ease Pain In Mesothelioma Cancer Patients

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:36:09 +0000

A study conducted at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, MA reveals that mesothelioma cancer patients who write about their experiences may lessen their pain and agony and improve their quality of life. Dr. M. Soledad Cepeda led the study which states that patients who spent twenty minutes per week writing about their physical […]

How to protect your Mobile Phone from Hackers and Thieves

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 06:00:11 +0000

Let’s cut to the chase: Regularly back up the phone’s data! If this is done every day, you won’t have to worry much about losing important information if something happens to the phone—such as a ransomware attack. Keep the phone’s software and applications updated. Delete apps you no longer use, as these can reveal your […]

Death Of The Dive Bar?

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:10:09 +0000

I have always loved Dive Bar’s. Unlike the public perception of them being dangerous places to be, I have always found them great places. I have many stories, all are fun, and all show the charm of these much maligned businesses. They are an uniquely American feature. The UK has some pretty scuzzy pubs, Belgium […]

Fake Realtor scams Children and their Parents

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:00:44 +0000

Ever peruse Craigslist for a new home? Nothing against Craigslist for doing that, but that’s where Coty Houston and David Yost happened to find a very alluring four-bed home for sale; looked perfect for their five young kids. Then they all got squashed by a bomb: The man who sold it to them was not […] and

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:01:25 +0000

I’ll bet money you have never heard of these sites. You may not know the names, but I am sure you have been on the receiving end of their product. They are the dark underbelly of the internet. They serve those annoying video adds that you have to fight with to actually get to read […]

Book Review: “Coffin for Cash (Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles Book 12)” by Nik Morton

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:37:30 +0000

As Coffin for Cash begins the almost 30-year-old U.S. Marshal Cash Laramie is in Cheyenne, Wyoming to see his boss, Chief U.S. Marshal Devon Penn. Also in his office is an attractive redhead by the name of Berenice Rohmer who is a family friend of Penn’s. Her brother has gone missing in the Dakota Territory […]

Book Review: “Thuglit: Last Writes” Editors Todd Robinson, Allison Glasgow, and Julie McCarron

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:11:15 +0000

Thuglit: Last Writes is the latest, and unfortunately, the last issue of Thuglit franchise. The final issue contains twelve quality stories that are very good in their own right as well as also honoring what has come before them.   After a very short introduction from Editor Todd Robinson, Nick Kolakowski is up with his story […]

Book Review: “The Boy Who Ate Rainbows” by Barry Ergang

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 13:36:45 +0000

Christina and her friends like it when there is a summer shower followed by a rainbow. It is one of the things they love about summer. That was until one day when the rainbow slowly began to disappear as it vanished into the ground. The entire rainbow just kept going over until the other end […]

Consider Getting A Tablet Plan

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:51:16 +0000

Let’s face it, guys. Any opportunity at lowering the cost of your monthly bills is an opportunity worth looking in to. A monthly bill that nearly everybody has these days is a cell phone bill. Now, there is an opportunity to lower your monthly payments for it, but it does come at a cost – not a […]

Beware of these 4Scams

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:00:36 +0000

IRS The e-mail (or phone call) says you owe money; if you don’t pay it immediately, you’ll be put in jail or fined.The scammer may know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security number. Caller ID will be spoofed to look like the call is from the IRS. The e-mail will include an […]

Will Biometrics replace Passwords?

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:00:21 +0000

The days of using a computer to access your bank account, using a password, may be coming to an end, to be replaced entirely (as some experts believe) with a fingerprint or face scan using a smartphone. The smartphone employment of such biometrics will drastically reduce hacking incidents, but will be problematic for those who […]

Book Review: “Crime Syndicate Magazine: Issue 2” Edited by Michael Pool and Dietrich Kalteis

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:37:48 +0000

The second issue of Crime Syndicate Magazine proves that the first issue was not a fluke. Lightening does strike twice and it certainly did in this case. “Intense” and “edgy” are often over used clichés when applied to crime fiction, but they certainly apply here in several cases.   After a brief introduction by the […]

Book Review: “Black Coffee: Stories from the Noir Side of Town” Editor Andrew MacRae

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:16:35 +0000

Edited by Andrew MacRae, Black Coffee: Stories from the Noir Side of Town. While defining what noir means can be difficult as Andrew MacRae notes in the introduction, the decision was made to let the stories included in the anthology define it. While there is commonality in the 23 definitions, there is also considerable variation […]

What is Malvertising?

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:53:55 +0000

Malevolent advertising is called malvertising. The “ad” is placed on a website by cybercriminals who want control of your computer for financial gain. And the real scary thing about malvertising is that these trick-ads have appeared on trusted, popular websites like the Weather Network, BBC, NFL and the New York Times. Oh, and it gets […]

Book Review: “The Highwayman: A Longmire Story” by Craig Johnson

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:13:01 +0000

There is a legend regarding the Wind River Canyon in Wyoming. The legend has several pieces including a piece involving a highway patrol officer by the name of Bobby Womack who had a complicated career tragically cut short in a fiery crash decades ago. It is a place where strange occurrences are customary, radio communication is […]

Book Review: “Someone Always Knows: A Sharon McCone Mystery” by Marcia Muller

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:50:59 +0000

Gage Renshaw was supposed to be dead. At least that was what Sharon McCone and Hy Ripinsky had thought until his unwelcome appearance at the building in San Francisco. Why he is back now and what he wants isn’t clear, but the guy is certainly bad news and well known for his mind games and […]

Are You Part of the 70 Percent Who Are Clueless About Identity Theft?

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 06:00:40 +0000

You’d think with all the media attention regarding data breaches, hackers and identity theft, that consumers would be more focused on their privacy and how to protect their information from prying eyes. Surprisingly, almost 70% of the people are clueless about how a criminal might have got a hold of their personal information. We all […]

Protect your Privacy on your iPhone

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:00:49 +0000

If you have an iOS device, you may be leaking personal information about yourself—without even knowing it—because you’re not familiar with the privacy settings. Apps have “permissions,” meaning, they can access private information such as your social calendar stored on the phone, appointments, anything. Go to the privacy menu under “settings” to learn which apps […]

Book Review: “Nanoman: Perfect Courage” by Jack Rice

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:41:29 +0000

It is September of the year 2085 as Nanoman: Perfect Courage by Jack Rice begins. The United States of America no longer exists as the country has politically fractured into far smaller regions. What is left of the former USA calls itself the “United States of Freedom” and controls a chunk of the northeast as […]

How to Use your Mobile as a Child Locator

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 06:00:24 +0000

How many times have you read, or at least caught a headline, of the latest high profile missing child case? How many stories have we heard about the kid who got lost on a hike? His body was found several miles from where he’d been last seen, concluding a several-day search. What if he had […]

Portuguese gambling market welcomes a new member, Estoril online casino – received an official license for operation in Portugal

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:48:38 +0000

The Estoril Sol Digital Online Gaming and Products Services company was the first who received a license to conduct gambling business online. According to CalvinAyre website, Estoril already owns three non-online casinos – Casino da Povoa, Casino Lisbon and the famous Casino Estoril. The last year company’s profit amounted to approximately 182 million euros (nearly […]

Be aware of all these Confidence Crimes

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:51:12 +0000

Criminals often rely on tricking their victims to gain access to their passwords and other account information. This act of tricking is called social engineering, also known as a confidence crime, and it comes in many forms. A type of phishing e-mail where the criminal targets someone specific is called spearphishing. The spearphishing e-mail will […]

A Chat with Latina Author Jonisha Rios

Sun, 07 Aug 2016 10:11:09 +0000

Jonisha Rios is an accomplished writer, director and actress.  She currently resides in California where she teaches and cares for your 3 year-old son Iysaac- Brendon. She’s here today to share her news about her latest work, Curse of the Blue Vagina, a unique collection that includes two short stories and an all women’s monologue theatrical […]

An Interview with Lynn Steward, Author of ‘What Might Have Been’

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:43:57 +0000

Lynn Steward, a veteran of the New York fashion industry and a buyer on the team that started the women’s department at Brooks Brothers, created the Dana McGarry series, set at a transformational time in the 1970s world of fashion and in the lives of multigenerational women. What Might Have Been is the second volume in the […]

Your ransomware profile: passwords, profiles and protection

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:00:59 +0000

If your computer password contains the name of your dog, your favorite vacation spot, and an easy-to-remember numerical sequence, then you are breaking some basic rules of password safety. Even though “BusterBermuda789” might seem impenetrable to you, this is a password security experts say is vulnerable. Here are five things to know about passwords: A […]

Set Privacy on these Social Media Apps

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:38:13 +0000

Just like older generations never thought that the dial phone in the kitchen could be dangerous (think phone scams), today’s kids don’t have a clue how hazardous smartphone apps can really be. They are a godsend to pedophiles, scammers and hackers. And let’s not forget other kids who just want to be cruel bullies. Parents […]


Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:36:25 +0000

One of the jobs in keeping interesting is seek out new writers, new faces to  add insightful and thought provoking articles. I recently received an email from a gentleman who was interested in  lending his talents to the cause. All I knew about him was that he was looking to get a little exposure […]

Russia using history as propaganda, Polish FM warns

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:32:16 +0000

By Ted Lipien       In an interview with Polish television channel Republika, Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski warned that Russia has ambitious plans to commemorate next year’s 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution with historical propaganda designed to obscure what he implied but did not say were the revolution’s murderous consequences. Minister […]

Windows 10, Cortana – What A Useless Feature!

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 19:38:34 +0000

I love pointless adventures. Tomorrow I most likely will get improved by microsoft. The new windows 10 upgrade hits the streets. The good news is that I have a nice Win 7 laptop that I can fall back on when the shit hits the fan. I have used the win 10 laptop since January, it […]

5 Improvised Secret Self-Defense Weapons

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:00:56 +0000

Cane If you use a cane, take “cane-fu” classes if possible. Yes, it’s a thing. A sturdy cane with a strong handle works best. Do not assume you can fight with a cane just because you need one to walk. Avoid a cane with a hidden knife or sword unless you specifically train to fight […]

Book Review: “Crime Syndicate Magazine: Issue 1” Edited by Eric Beetner and Michael Pool

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:56:42 +0000

Crime Syndicate Magazine: Issue 1 certainly delivers on their idea of “A Magazine Of Crime Fiction.” From the distinctive cover to the eight short tales selected by Guest Editor Eric Beetner and Founder/Editior-In-Chief Michael Pool the first issue delivers in all aspects. As these are short stories and therefore it is not possible to say […]

Book Review: “Gardening With Less Water” by David A Bainbridge

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:34:48 +0000

While the rains have come back to Texas, the long term drought to the west, especially in California, continues with devastating effects. The issue of water is going to have to change as climate change continues to cause environmental problems. While one can plant landscapes that feature native plants in terms of grasses and some […]

Book Review: “Mage, Maze, Demon” by Charles Allen Gramlich

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:18:57 +0000

The unconventional title of Mage, Maze, Demon as well as the subtitle “A Barbarian Sent On A Mission Of No Return” pretty much tells it all. The barbarian goes by the name “Bryle” and is a warrior fleeing for his life as the read begins. A wildfire is chasing him and every other living creature […]

Strengthen your Entry way Security

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:46:50 +0000

Did you know that often, burglars gain entry by simply kicking open locked doors? You just would not believe how easy this is. This is why it’s crucial to beef up the strength of your house’s doors. And this can be done several ways. Deadbolt Strike Plate It’s ironic that this piece of hardware is […]

An Interview with Historical Author Joan Schweighardt

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:56:59 +0000

Joan Schweighardt is the author of six books and several essays and travel articles. She makes her living as a freelancer, writing, editing and ghostwriting for private and corporate clients. She’s here today to chat about her latest historical novel, The Last Wife of Attila the Hun. Why don’t you begin by telling us a little […]

Phishing attacks Two-Factor Authentication

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:00:46 +0000

Hackers bank heavily on tricking people into doing things that they shouldn’t: social engineering. A favorite social engineering ploy is the phishing e-mail. How a hacker circumvents two-factor authentication: First collects enough information on the victim to pull off the scam, such as obtaining information from their LinkedIn profile. Or sends a preliminary phishing e-mail […]

Republicans Do Not Speak French

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:02:30 +0000

This is a guest article by Silvio Aladjem MD. If you read any of my previous blogs, you know that my writings deal with subjects I know: health care and the practice of medicine. Today’s topic is anything but medicine. I am not a political commentator by any stretch of the imagination. My political activities […]

Social Engineering: How to steal Brand New iPhones from Apple

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:00:31 +0000

Looks like there’s some worms in Apple. Not too long ago, dozens and dozens of iPhones were stolen from two Apple stores. How could this happen, what with Apple’s security? Simple: The thieves wore clothes similar to Apple store employees and obviously knew the innards of the stores. They sauntered over to the drawers that […]

It’s the Age of Anti-politics

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:36:05 +0000

Trump, Corbyn, UKIP, Brexit, the SNP, Bernie Saunders… on both sides of the Atlantic it’s the age of Anti-politics. It is a time when conventional politics has morphed into protest movements and when conventional wisdoms have been suspended. Even just a few years ago the idea of Donald Trump or Jeremy Corbyn leading, respectively, the […]

32 Million Twitter Pass for sale Add two-factor NOW

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:02:30 +0000

The Dark Web, according to LeakedSource, got ahold of 33 million Twitter account details and put them up for sale. Twitter thus locked the accounts for millions of users. Twitter, however, doesn’t believe its servers were directly attacked. So what happened? The bad guys may have created a composite of data from other breached sources. […]

Facebook CEO Password dadada hacked

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:00:50 +0000

If you’ve heard this once, you need to hear it again—and again: Never use the same password and username for more than one account! If this got Mark Zuckerberg’s (Facebook’s chief executive).  Twitter account hacked, it can get just about anybody hacked. A report at says that the OurMine hacking group takes credit for […]

Book Review: “Widowmaker” by Paul Doiron

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:47:50 +0000

The ghost of his father continues to haunt him in the latest in the Game Warden Mike Bowditch series, Widowmaker. So too does a training film he saw on his first day as a cadet of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. That message five years ago stuck in his mind and regularly appears in his […]

Book Review: “The Last Laugh: Crime Stories” by Paul D. Brazill

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:23:44 +0000

The Last Laugh, a collection of short crime stories by Paul D. Brazill, opens with the signature story “The Last Laugh.” Godard comes back to reality on a hot day in the doorway of a record shop. He might be in Madrid, but he isn’t sure. The dream might have been real or might not. It […]

Book Review: “The Guns of Retribution” by Icy Sedgewick

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:47:05 +0000

The plan is for Bounty Hunter Grey O’ Donnell,  Mahko,  and Billy Cole to get on board the train as it comes out the canyon a few miles away from Retribution, Arizona.  O’Donnell knows Blackjack Hudson is on the train and planning to steal a large package out of the mail car located near the […]

Dog The Bounty Hunted!

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:08:46 +0000

I have to admit that the TV show ‘Dog the bounty hunter’ was not one of my favorites, in my opinion it showed the Bail Bond Industry in a very poor light. Dog, Beth and the puppies dressed in Mad Max costumes dashing around busting people that had failed to appear in court (FTA). Much […]

Phone Account of FTC Chief Technologist hijacked

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 06:00:42 +0000

An impostor posed as Lorrie Cranor at a mobile phone store (in Ohio, nowhere near Cranor’s home) and obtained her number. She is the Federal Trade Commission’s chief technologist. Her impostor’s con netted two new iPhones (the priciest models—and the charges went to Cranor) with her number. In a blog post, Cranor writes: “My phones […]

Britain is entitled to have a strong and competent Opposition

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:17:34 +0000

The British public as a whole, irrespective of Party allegiance, is regretting the shambles that is the Labour Party at the moment. It is not just moderate Labour supporters and neutrals who regret the absence of an effective opposition at a time when Britain is in turmoil. Indeed even the new Prime Minister can’t relish […]

Viruses as Cyberweapons for sale

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:23:58 +0000

It’s all about code—the building blocks of the Internet. Software code is full of unintentional defects. Governments are paying heavy prices to skilled hackers who can unearth these vulnerabilities, says an article at In fact, the FBI director, James B. Comey, recommended that the FBI pay hackers a whopping $1.3 million to figure out […]

A Chat with Western Fantasy Author Thomas Rottinghaus

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:56:40 +0000

Thomas Rottinghaus has been an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction, as well as a student of the written Word, since becoming enamored with J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” as a freshman in high school. Drawing from influences as varied as Tolkien, Stephen King, and Isaac Asimov, he wrote his first foray into […]

Link Bait care of my buddy Dave

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:25:12 +0000

What is Link Bait? Pretty much it is a link on a web site or one you get in email that is just too tasty to not to click on. Dave sent me a link that looked legit, it seemed to be about the awful issue in Dallas. The tittle was ‘Black Lives Matter Celebrates […]

Book Review: “You Can Call Me Lucky (Kit Tolliver #3)” by Lawrence Block

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 13:20:15 +0000

She saw him at the craps table. Western clothing in style, but it was the fancy haircut that drew her attention. It stood out and commanded attention from anywhere in the room. Clearly the man is a long way from home as he works the craps table in the casino in Michigan. He’s noticed her […]

Review: “Criminalities: Three Short Crime Stories and an Essay” by Barry Ergang

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:46:40 +0000

Criminalities: Three Short Crime Stories and an Essay begins with “Jewel of Denial.” The owners of the Forest Grove Inn, Lainie Truscott and Frank Truscott, were thrilled when the wealthy widow, Ramona Braithwaite came to stay with them. Mrs. Braithwaite was also quite pleased with her accommodations. That is until the Tuesday after Memorial Day […]

Hey Dude, You Have A Dell

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:48:58 +0000

OK that was not the exact quote from the old Dell TV ad, but it is close enough. I have lost count of how many computers I have used over the years. For decades I built my own, usually from the ever growing ‘junk pile’ that a computer geek accumulates. These days I have lost […]