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Claiming to be hit men,
particularly despicable spammers are now sending e-mail messages telling
recipients they've been paid to kill them. The intention is to frighten people
into coughing up a substantial amount of money (or their bank account details)
to pay for a reprieve. Recipients are also warned not to contact authorities,
with the threat that the sender might be forced to carry out the hit if they
The swindle, referred to by Internet security organizations as the "419 death threat," contains multiple grammar and spelling errors — a possible indication that the spammers are not skilled in the English language. Several variations of the text are circulating, but they all mention a contract for assassination worth thousands of dollars, and the claim that the recipient is being watched and followed. The spam e-mail then asks the recipient to contact a drop box of a free e-mail provider if he/she "wants to live again."
If you receive a spam message like this, just delete it. If you respond, your e-mail address will be a validated target for future scams. The FBI recommends you also notify your local, state, or federal law enforcement agency immediately and file a complaint with the IC3 (
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Question: When I am writing an e-mail
message, sometimes I get interrupted or need to dash off to an appointment
before my message is completed and sent. I'm afraid to leave it open on my
computer where anyone can look at it. If I wait to start it again when I have
more time, I might forget to write it at all.
Answer: An easy solution is to save the unfinished e-mail as a "Draft" in the "Drafts" folder. If you start a new e-mail message in Outlook Express and can't finish it, just make sure you have something in the Subject line to identify it and then click on the message's "Close Box" (red square with a white "x" in the upper right hand corner of the message). If you do this without sending the message, Outlook Express will bring up a dialog box that asks, "Do you want to save the changes to this message?" Click on the "Yes" button. The "Saved Message" dialog box will appear and tell you that "The saved message has been saved in your 'Drafts' folder." Click "OK" and you're done. When you are ready to finish your message sometime in the future, simply go to your "Drafts" folder, open the partially completed e-mail message, add your text, and then send your message as usual.
Most e-mail software clients have a Draft feature. If you are using something other than Outlook Express, practice with an e-mail message to see how the process works with your particular e-mail client software.
Dog Days of Summer
http://www.hot-dog.org - July is National Hot Dog Month. Can you cut the mustard when it comes to hot dog trivia? Find out at this fun site, filled with everything you'd ever want to know about this perennial summertime favorite. For example, did you realize that major league baseball lovers will eat enough hot dogs in one season to stretch coast to coast? Or that sixty percent of Americans prefer their hot dogs grilled? You can also get a taste of hot dog history, and check out all kinds of hot dog and sausage recipes.
Drink in Pop Culture
http://www.woccatlanta.com - A new and expanded World of Coca-Cola® has opened in
New Shuttle Attraction Launched
http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com - Shuttle Launch Experience, Kennedy Space Center's newest attraction that blasted off this summer, lets you get a sense of the sights, sounds, and feelings of launching into space. As you ascend the gantry of the six-story Shuttle Launch Simulation Facility, you'll hear veteran shuttle astronauts share testimonials, setting the stage for the dramatic experience to come. Discover more about the Shuttle Launch Experience at this site, as well as the one-day spaceflight training and mission simulation offered to visitors through ATX (Astronaut Training Experience). You can also find out how to attend an actual NASA launch at
Big Hair and Big Dreams
http://www.hairspraymovie.com - Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, the movie Hairspray hits theaters this month. The stylish '60s-era story focuses on a big girl (played by newcomer Nikki Blonsky) who has big hair, a big heart, and a big passion for dancing. Her big dream is to appear on "The Corny Collins Show,"
Science of Baseball
http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball - Exploratorium examines the physics and physiology behind the sport in this Science of Baseball site. It includes a variety of interactive features like Fastball Reaction Time, which imitates a 90-mph fastball thrown by a major league pitcher. (While this exhibit doesn't test if you could actually hit a fastball, it does test whether you could react in time to hit one.) Also in the site's line-up is information on baseball's demands on the human body, and how to improve your pitching technique using a Styrofoam ball.
When surfing the Web, you
may come across an image that is just too good to pass up and you want to save
it to your computer. It is easy to copy an image from a webpage and save it on
your computer. Here's how:
Note: Before copying an image (or text) from a webpage, make sure the page/image/website does not have a copyright. Lots of sites do not copyright their materials and freely share their images and information. If the information you'd like to use has a copyright, however, you'll need to first contact the owner of the website to request permission to use the image or text.
Saving An Image From A Webpage When Using A PC (Windows XP) And Internet Explorer 7 Browser
Saving An Image From A Webpage When Using A Macintosh Or PC And A Firefox Browser
Saving An Image From A Webpage When Using A Macintosh And A Safari Browser
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