As the world mourns for Jennifer Riordan, the Southwest passenger who was partially ejected through the blown-out window of Southwest flight 1380 yesterday (April 17, 2018), the world is also lauding Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults for her cool, level-headed handling of the situation, saving the lives of the rest of the 149 passengers and crew on board the crippled airplane. You can listen to sound clips of that audio here.
We here at the Internet Patrol are thrilled to have been voted a “top security blog” by Credit Donkey, which, while focusing primarily on making personal finance “donkey-proof” (by which they mean fun and easy to understand), also covers the online security sector.
If you are wondering where you can get your cracked or broken screen replaced, or water damage fixed, on your iPhone, iPad, Samsung or Google smart phone, or other mobile device, what if we told you that you can have it fixed right in your own home or office? That’s exactly what Cell Savers does: they come right to you and repair your broken mobile phone or tablet, all at a very reasonable price!
Woot! The Internet Patrol has been selected for the 2017 Best of Sunnyvale Award in the Software & Internet category by the Sunnyvale Award Program.
Here’s one sure to make pet lovers everywhere go ‘awwww’: some tech (and other) companies are now providing pawternity leave for employees who have just adopted a new puppy, kitty, or other pet! Also known as peternity leave, the concept is really catching on, and why not?
Now, here’s a great use of the Internet: allowing teenagers to ask their burning questions of famous people, and get real answers! Through online magazine Rookie’s ‘Ask a Grownup’ section, teens have had their emailed questions directly answered by such celebrities and notables as Terry Crews, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Tig Notaro, Bill Hader, and the Lucas brothers, to name just a few.
Sick of all the politically themed pictures that are cluttering up your Facebook timeline? Wish there were a way to get rid of the politics from your timeline? To simply delete those political pics from your Facebook wall? Well, there is! And we discovered it! Here’s how to automatically remove the political pictures from your Facebook newsfeed. And we also tell you how to find and update your unbaby.me preferences!
A new free website and sober roommate matching service is helping people who are sober or in recovery find sober roommates and sober housing situations. Finding a sober roommate is really important for those trying to maintain sobriety or otherwise in recovery, both to ensure that they are in a sober living situation, and because keeping oneself out of the partying atmosphere is key to sobriety, especially in the early stages of recovery.
The Internet Patrol is very happy to announce that we have been judged one of the top 50 safety, security and survival blogs in the world! The award, awarded by security outfit Security Search, out of New Zealand (go All Blacks!) went to fifty sites dealing with various aspects of security, including online security, family safety, senior safety, self defense, and survival.
Not only is Bruce Springsteen the Boss, but he’s a class act, as well. Scheduled to play Madison Square Garden yesterday, the concert had to be postponed owing to the blizzard of ’16. And so, he and the E Street Band have made available for free download, in its entirety, last week’s Chicago concert, including the debut of their cover of the Eagles’ ‘Take it Easy’, as a tribute to Glenn Frey (entire playlist below). Now that’s class!
Nearly eight years ago (to the day!) we told you about the online game that tests your vocabulary skills, and donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme (also known as the World Food Program, and WFP) for every correct response that you give. FreeRice.com is legitimate, and the real deal, and we’re delighted to see that they are still going strong!
As you may be aware, today has been designated “Giving Tuesday” (hashtag #GivingTuesday). We are doing our part by asking our readers to please give just $1 to help this orphaned kitten get lifesaving surgery. Oh, this isn’t just any kitten, this is the kitten now known as – not just ‘Chad’ – but *the* Chad. And, even if you can’t stand kitten videos, we’re pretty sure you won’t be able to ignore the below short video of the Chad begging to be held in the shower, just so that he can still be in the arms of the angel that is fostering him.
From the “we knew it was a good idea” department, based on the responses to our own article List of Phone Numbers that Telemarketers Use to Call You, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced this week that it will start publishing a list of telephone numbers which robocallers, robodialers, and telemarketers are using to make their telemarketing calls and robocalls.
Who says that behemoth corporations are heartless? Virgin Media had eleven engineers work for three days straight, just to find a single voicemail that 68-year-old Stan Beaton had thought he’d lost forever. It was the outgoing message recorded by his beloved wife Ruby, who died from cancer in 2003. Stan Beaton had kept wife Ruby Beaton’s outgoing voice message for all those years, listening to it himself on occassion, when a change in the Virgin Media voicemail system caused it to be deleted.
Want to make a difference in the lives of familyless cats, dogs, or other animals this holiday season (or any other time)? Over 600 animal shelters have a humane society donation list on Amazon! Just select an item or items from your favourite humane society donation gift wishlist. Making humane society donations has never been easier or more fun (if you find this sort of thing fun, which we do!)