Thursday, August 14, 2014

Scam Alert! Bubblews News. Been ripped off by Bubblews? Here's what you need to know. And forget about your Bubblews redemption. You've been had.

Originally published Thursday, August 14, 2014. Last updated Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Bubblews News. Is Bubblews a scam? Unfortunately, it does appear to be so. Even worse, the targeted victims are those who can least afford it.

This article about Bubblews will tell you all about Bubblews and what exactly they are up to. It's really too bad they have cheated so many people. But, as has often been said, the internet is really nothing more than a mirror of real life.

Here are some quotes from the article. They are not pretty...

"The truth is that - because Bubblews is a marketing machine..."

"Why were so many redemptions not paid?"

"Why were so many emails about non-payment ignored?"

"...after discovering how much money Bubblews is actually stealing from Bubblers..."

"...Only over the month of July 2014, I estimate that Bubblews won't pay around $100,000 of redemption money to Bubblers..."

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Bubblews News. And if you are one of the many tens-of-thousands of people who Bubblews has ripped off, here is where to report it, www.fraud.org/complaint. And maybe tell them about the above referenced article, so they will understand what is going on.

Bubblews News Update: I just found out bubblews is based in Costa Rica, so as to avoid all US fraud and other laws apparently. So don't know how much good it will be to file a fraud complaint. Maybe the federal government can still do something about it though.

And, yes. I, too, have been cheated by Bubblews to the tune of around $100. I wished I had checked ScamAdvisor.com first.

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Bubblews News. And if you've been wondering where all the new spam in your inbox has been coming from after you joined Bubblews, I think we now know... And do be advised Bubblews sells your private information to anyone who is willing to pay for it.

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Scam Alert! Been ripped off by Bubblews? Here's what you need to know. And forget about your Bubblews redemption. You've been had.
Scam Alert! Been ripped off by Bubblews? Here's what you need to know. And forget about your Bubblews redemption. You've been had.
Bubblews News. And, if you haven't already heard enough, here is another article indicating that 50% of "Bubblers" are not being paid their redemptions: Bubblews Really Is a Scam. I wonder if a class action lawsuit is in the Bubblews future? Although the Bubblews website is apparently located on a Costa Rican server with a bunch of p o r n sites, Arvind and the gang are in the US; assuming of course they can actually be found. I have seen posts that they are located in Virginia; so I don't know if the whois San Francisco address is just a phone-forwarding mail drop or what.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

AdSense application can be denied because of blocked ads on a content site?

A forum post I ran across that says in part, "...but from Google's point of view, the disabling of ads on my one hub had the effect of flagging my entire account as being in violation of Google's TOS and blocking my AdSense application." The complete post is at AdSense application affected by blocked ads...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Senior trying to set a password

An email I received. And, yes. I am a senior.

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WINDOWS: Please enter your new password:

USER: “cabbage”

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must be 8 or more characters.

USER: “boiled cabbage”

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must contain 1 numerical character.

USER: “1 boiled cabbage”

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password cannot have blank spaces.

USER: “50bloodyboiledcabbages”

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must contain at least one upper case character.

USER: “50BLOODYboiledcabbages”

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password cannot use more than one upper case character consecutively.

USER: “50BloodyBoiledCabbagesShovedUpYourAssIfYouDon'tGiveMeAccessNow!”

WINDOWS: Sorry, the password cannot contain punctuation.

USER: “ReallyPissedOff50BloodyBoiledCabbagesShovedUpYourAssIfYouDontGiveMeAccessNow”


WINDOWS: Sorry, that password is already in use.

Senior trying to set a password.
 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Comcast Confessions: why the cable guy is always late

A very interesting post by a guy who is a dispatcher for the cable technicians. Here's the first paragraph:

"I'm sure everyone has gotten cable before. I'm sure everyone has faced a cable technician running late. Here's an interesting article about this truly disgusting enterprise. It is also funny that I can relate to this on a pretty understandable level in regards to my dispatching cable job."

The rest is here. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The World Is a Mess

Shootings happening all over the place.

Planes crashing all over the place.

Terrorist acts all over the place.

Wars all over the place.

Corruption all over the place.

Incompetent and truly stupid politicians all over the place.

Crime all over the place.

Poverty all over the place.

Uncured curable diseases and other curable medical afflictions all over the place. For that matter, private-sector medical corruption all over the place.

Unethical conduct seems to be the societal norm.

And it all just never stops. In fact, lately it keeps getting worse and worse. The way things are going, the whole thing just might implode into total chaos.

We’re not there yet; but if the human race doesn’t clean up its act, a societal destruction point can indeed be reached.

And this concludes today’s cheerful thought.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Geckos Take Over Russian Satellite

There are news media reports that Russia has lost communication with one of their satellites.

This particular experimentation satellite happened to be carrying five geckos, among other species.

The media reports are a cover-up. There is no lost communication between Russia and the satellite.

The true story is the geckos have taken over and gained control of the satellite. The geckos then communicated their ransom demands to Russia.

In short, the geckos have communicated that if more female geckos aren’t sent up immediately, they will crash the satellite into Moscow.

Russia is mulling over its response. It has also been noticed that one of Russia’s missile silos has opened  and is showing increased signs of activity.

Geckos Take Over Russian Satellite

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Evolution Says We Are All Doomed

During the entire history of evolution, more and more advanced species came into being. There is absolutely no reason to think that evolution is done yet.

Sooner or later, the next advanced species is going to come along.

And when they do, no doubt their first order of business will be to get rid of the previous advanced species; which happens to be us. They probably won’t get rid of all of us; some of us they will keep in zoos.

I hope the food is decent. Maybe they will even give us TV and internet.

Maybe all of this has already happened.

Monday, July 14, 2014

How to Write an Online Article Title - Good / Great / Best

This is a true story and just one example...

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I gaze at one of my HubPages articles. The visitors were staying away in droves.

“Something must be done,” thought I.

“What question does one actually type into the search engine when seeking the information contained in this article?” I wondered.

Some research then ensued. A suitably phrased question was eventually decided upon.

I replaced the existing informational article title with the actual question that searchers were entering when seeking the information contained in the article. I then added a dash and some relevant keywords.

Google discovered the new title in due course.

Daily, single-digit traffic has been coming in ever since.

When Google eventually realizes that the article is indeed giving the answers that the searchers are looking for, hopefully those single digits will begin to increase.

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This is just one method. There are, of course, many others. Stay tuned...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Top 10 Best Ways to Die

  1. In your sleep.
  2. Unknowingly standing next to a nuclear device when it explodes.
  3. Unexpectedly being tapped on the shoulder by an angel and escorted to a suddenly opened portal.
  4. Being at ground zero when an unreported asteroid decides to drop by.
  5. Sudden cessation of all brain electrical activity due to an unknown cause.
  6. A singularity suddenly forms beneath you and instantaneously turns into a black hole.
  7. Spontaneous molecular disintegration occurring in the space of 1/1000th of a second.
  8. Anti-matter suddenly appears.
  9. Nova at high noon.
  10. Sudden cessation of time and space as we know it.
This odd list was brought to you by The Researcher.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Week of July 4th - And a Happy July 4th and July 4th Weekend for All

A rambunctious week lies ahead; what with July 4th falling on a Friday this year. A paid holiday and a 4-day workweek for many.

Monday through Thursday will be both hectic and cheerful as folks prepare and look forward to the long July 4th weekend.

Many are planning outright road trip mini-vacations. Out-of-town traffic will not be pretty come this Thursday, Friday, and even Saturday. And traffic pretty much everywhere will be chaos and gridlock on Friday.

Many, many fireworks will be making their appearances both Friday and Saturday. Sunday will not be that peaceful either. In addition to the usual July 4th and July 5th public displays, individual stockpiling of cherry bombs, etc is taking place as you read this. And I’ve always wondered how much firepower those roman candles have…

Much other mischief will also be taking place. Leaving driveway and porch lights on all night this July 4th, 5th, and 6th would not be a bad idea. And if you have a garage for your car, use it.

Egg sales will spike as usual. They are not being purchased for diet and nutrition purposes.

And what with the July 4th on Friday thing, hospital and police activity could have a go at new July 4th weekend records. Do try to avoid those two particular adventures...

Hospital billing departments will no doubt be high-fiving each other as usual as this July 4th week runs its course.

The city, county, and state revenue managers are probably already contemplating all that extra money they’re going to get from the plethora of DUI arrests soon to be.

Yep, it’s party week in America. Do have fun. Do be more careful about everything than usual. And do remember that actions have consequences.

May your July 4th week and weekend be a happy, fun, and safe one.

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Other thoughts may be added to this post as this July 4th week progresses.

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And here's a video I've always liked.



And another.