Scarry

I recently had a very scarry experience. We who use Facebook all know that we are told that FB is concerned about our privacy. Maybe, but not from FB. Of course the “add friends who are not on Facebook yet” comes from uploading your contacts. Now you can turn this off but that just stops the updates. Apparently you can delete the original upload but I have been unsuccessful finding the switch. But here is what happened that is even more concerning. It happened in “people you might know.” One suggestion linked to a beautiful young girl. I had no idea who she was or why she was suggested . After a couple of hours of subconscious though it dawned on me that 20 years ago I knew a man near my age with the same last name. He had a beautiful wife and at least one very young daughter. We have not spoken nor emailed each other in 20 years. My current Facebook email address did not exist 20 years ago. You have guessed the punchline. This beautiful young woman was his grown up daughter. Somehow
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The Ugly

Copy of a Facebook post about the cruising life.***********Final thoughts on this thread offered after 8 years, around 30,000 nm (I stopped counting years ago,) and three ocean crossings (Atlantic solo, Atlantic crew, Pacific 1/2 solo, 1/2 crew):1. What you read in the classic sailing books is very dated. The Caribbean has been destroyed by the cruise ship industry. Most islands are only interested in your money. The nightlife is gone. Cruise ships leave, everyone closes their stores and restaurants. I have never been in the Med (yet) but the Portuguese and Spanish coasts are not cheap.2. Sailing is a very slow way to get anywhere. One hundred (100) nm per 24 hour day is a good average. If you are going to anchor between sunset and sunrise realize in the winter that is only 8 hours. At 5 knots average that is 40 nm. You need to plan. You can easily get “closed out.” The Med in winter. The Caribbean and parts of the Pacific in hurricane season. Once there (wherever there is) you should
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Kindle Fire help

When I post my blog to Facebook through a forwarder it drops all the CR/LF data. This is unique to my Facebook posts. All the other sites render it correctly. Is there a key sequence for a “hard” carriage return on the Fire?….. Blast from the past: in 1968 I operated an IBM 1620™ computer*. The operator console was an IBM Selectric™ typewriter. We amused ourselves by writing routines to make it loop “tab, tab, tab,tab, cr/lf.” Not quite as satisfying as it would have been with a full carriage. We were young, male, and stupid…….* I also walked 20 miles to school each day through a blizzard; uphill both ways……Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Via Inmarsat:

Apparently it made it to Facebook tkat things aren t exactly as planned. We appreciate your support even though we can t read your posts as we have no Internet. We continue as before with less sail to put less strain on the rig. We have broken the 1000 nm to go line (940 as of now) and continue on. Things are much the same with a higher pucker factor. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
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