Short note

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This morning, at about 1 a.m., Firefox is displaying errors in the YouTube embeded code. Safari and Chrome work fine. All you IE folks are on your own as usual. Thought I’d relate my experience before bedtime.


The embed problem has been resolved, thanks to reader Skip who did some experimenting with the embed code. The problem was in the “nocookie” feature provided by YouTube. I had been using that feature for a long time, and then Firefox got upgraded to v.36 on my computer and the problem soon began.

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All of today’s posts do not have the “nocookie” in the embed code. Personally, I don’t know what the ramifications of that are. But if you clear your cookies when you shut down your browser, all should be well.

Unless the YouTube coders are scewing with us again.

I can’t pinpoint any one significant culprit in this anomaly, but I’m glad to the site is back on two feet again.

Thanks, Skip.

(And just now, at 12:41 a.m., I got a notification theat Firefox v.36.1 is available for download. More in the Frankly post on Saturday.)

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Photoshop Phonies

The digitally altered images return for this Friday as usual. You know by now what they really are. Don’t go faking out your wife or grandma in a text telling her it’s real. It ain’t. But she should know that by now as well.


Hit it.

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The shorties are back to close out the week. Can we call them “stubbies?” I think not. Nothing of value should be called a stubbie, unless it’s a short beer bottle.

Car gate

Train semaphore

Yesterday in Hardin County Kentucky


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Prop driven Beetle

Guy’s dad and his friend have been working on converting a glider with a small engine for gaining altitude from an electric propulsion system. They mounted it to the roof of a VW to test it.

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Making a full wave bridge rectifier

Electronics guru Mehdi Sadaghdar shows us his way of changing AC to DC.

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Air strike on Taliban snipers

US soldiers take fire from a nearby ridge. An airstrike is called in to remove the threat.

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Fast knockout

Aleksander Emelianenko (a real piece of work) KOs James Thompson in the first round. Disregard the Russian commentary.

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Gordon Ramsay’s pancake day recipe

Celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, demonstrates his ultimate pancake day recipe. Whilst cooking his pancake batter mix, the Michelin Starred chef can’t help but get distracted by his surroundings. Especially his favourite shopping catalogue, Argos, where he spots a camcorder he simply can’t resist.

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Pool Live Aid

Another look at a high tech pool player’s helper. Is this considered cheating? Less so if both players use it.

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Back for a repeat performance are the repeating file things that do the same odd thing over and over and then start again. They repeat themselves. (If I didn’t write this nonsense, you’d have nothing to read.) (If I didn’t write…) Wait… just stop.


Hit it.

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Mini Masters

Like golf, but crazier. And smaller.

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The last Bugatti Veyron

The last ever Bugatti Veyron sparkled at Geneva’s International Motor Show on Wednesday.

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102-year-old kerosene-petrol engine

So many whirlygigs and rotating parts. It’s amazing that someone knows how to start it up.

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An Adventures with Bill style silent movie featuring Red Green and lodge members.

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Who’s at fault?

Was the trucker distracted by talking on his phone? Was the VW a little too bold in merging? Your guess is as good as mine.

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The history of the exploding fist bump

It’s the perfect form of douchebag communication. It’s warm, it’s engaging… and yet you’re also punching someone.

A bit cheesy.

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