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Local Music Scene
L84DNR Local St. Louis Band, L84DNR, serves up healthy portions of Classic Rock, Blues & Country favorites
The Darrells Alt country, Rock, Rockabilly and a little bit of soul
Hobo Jungle Band STL classic rock/rock/twist of present
These are some of the sites I've found helpful during my genealogical research.
Ancestry.com - Find your roots.
Genes Reunited - Discover who you are. (UK)
We use the following online shopping services and recommend them based on personal experience. We receive no compensation from them.
ebay - Shop Victoriously
PayPal - The trusted leader in online payments
TigerDirect - For your computer needs, fast shipper.
Barnes and Noble - For books, music and video.
Amazon.com - For books, music, video and more.
USPS - United States Postal Service
UPS - United Parcel Service
FEDEX - Federal Express
Computers and the Internet
Windows Secrets - Everything Microsoft forgot to mention
Fighting SPAM and Fraud on the Internet
Forward SPAM (with full headers) to the FTC SPAM Reporting Clearinghouse.
FTC SPAM home page offers information on fighting SPAM.
Report fraudulent SPAM to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center. (Is there any non-fraudulent SPAM?)
Report Pump and Dump stock schemes by forwarding (with full headers) to the SEC.
Nigerian scams, the poorly written attempts to get you to help them get money out of Nigeria (or other countries), and promising a cut of the booty in return for your help. If you were smart enough not to fall for it, forward (with full headers) with subject "NO LOSS" to the US Secret Service. If you fell for the scam, you are an idiot (sorry, but it is true), you need to give the US Secret Service a call at 202 406-5850.
For more information on Nigerian scams visit Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website
Visit Ebola Monkey Man to see how one group is fighting Nigerian Scammers by playing along, wasting their time and getting them to make fools of themselves for our amusement.
Spamcop.net - the premier service for reporting SPAM.
SPAM-L FAQ - includes technical information on how to track down spammers, decipher message headers, perform traceroutes, etc.
Fighting Chain Letters, Virus Hoaxes, and Urban Legends
Hoax Kill - created to help you identify hoaxes and to actively combat them. Once you are certain that a message is a hoax, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will then extract the addresses of all previous recipients from the message and inform them all that the message is a hoax.
Computer Virus Myths - Learn about computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hysteria, and the implications if you believe in them.
McAfee Virus Information - Get the story on real and hoax viruses.
Symantec - Information on viruses and risks.
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