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Comment by Sarah L on Geekly Update - 18 April 2018 (April 19, 2018 04:59 AM)
I am upset that AOL mail will be read. I did not know that Yahoo and AOL were both owned by Oath, in turn part of Verizon. Too much conglomeration for...
Comment by Dennis King on Geekly Update - 18 April 2018 (April 18, 2018 09:14 PM)
Net Neutrality? Nobody cares about that... Just look at how people Vote!...
Comment by Lady Fitzgerald on Geekly Update - 18 April 2018 (April 18, 2018 08:51 PM)
I snorted as soon as I saw Yahoo and AOL following "privacy"....
Comment by Harry Higinbotham on Geekly Update - 18 April 2018 (April 18, 2018 08:39 PM)
Iten #0304 is clearly an Aether Resonance Dissonator....
Comment by Joseph Lisle on Geekly Update - 18 April 2018 (April 18, 2018 07:57 PM)
So, Uncle Fester does exist!...
Comment by RichF on Geekly Update - 18 April 2018 (April 18, 2018 07:25 PM)
40 cm of toilet paper?? Do people carry around a Sears catalog in case their bowels start acting up??...
Comment by Gary on [HOWTO] Send Email to a Group (April 18, 2018 12:01 AM)
I use 1and1mail - it allows me to create email templates and a large address book. Using the templates it allows me to send personally addressed email...
Comment by Bob on [HOWTO] Send Email to a Group (April 17, 2018 10:56 PM)
I can't believe you *recommended* sending a group of people's emails in the clear using the To: field in Gmail! Talk about SpaHaM bait. All it takes ...
Comment by Mainer on [HOWTO] Send Email to a Group (April 17, 2018 09:10 PM)
Well, I use Thunderbird & a small, somewhat local ISP for my email. I do a mailing to about 150 once a month. I simply copy the email addresses fro...
Comment by Robert Schechter on [HOWTO] Send Email to a Group (April 17, 2018 08:09 PM)
You showed your age by mentioning Yahoo Groups. Because of failing service groups are leaving Yahoo. I'm moving my groups to Groups.io as a better alt...

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A Big Milestone + Geekly Update

Today I'm celebrating an anniversary -- 20 years of online publishing! The Internet Tourbus first rolled out into cyberspace in July 1995, and ten years later, AskBobRankin.com was born. With thanks to awesome readers like you, I'll keep on keeping on. Today's Geekly Update is an expanded version, with twenty items that are guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Announcing... The Rankin File!

I've started a new website, and what better day to officially announce it than on my birthday? The Rankin File offers 'small business tech and tips' for those who run their own business. If you have a home-based business, a small business with employees, or you're even thinking about starting your own business, The Rankin File is for you! And as the name suggests, it's not just for business owners. If you're a secretary, office manager, or wannabe techie, my tips will help you score points with the boss. Read on to learn more about what you'll find in the Rankin File...

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Tourbus - The Final Bus Stop

In case you haven't heard, The Internet Tourbus is rolling up to its final stop. After 16 years of online publishing, Tourbus is one of the longest-running email newsletters. But two things have happened this year, prompting me to hit the brakes. Here's the full story...

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Who is Bob Rankin?

Every so often, people ask about my background, and how I got started with computers and the Internet. I've published bits and pieces of my bio before, but never a detailed account of my professional life. So here it is, with a few interesting personal asides...

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My Cholesterol Level is Too High!

After a routine physical, I got the news from my doctor that my cholesterol is too high. My diet is pretty healthy, and I'm not in bad shape for a 48-year-old guy. But this LDL and HDL stuff is a wakeup call for me. Clearly I need to exercise more and be aware of foods to avoid high cholesterol. So here's my 4-month plan to knock 40 or 50 points off that cholesterol number, without using any prescription drugs...

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Bonzai - It's a New Puppy!

I know I'm supposed to write about computers, the Internet and nifty gadgets, but life is more than all that electronic stuff. I'm so happy with my new puppy that I've just got to show him off...

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