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So I go and immerse myself in surveys and re-writing my CSS for the last few months, respectively, and not always exactly in that order, and sometimes both at once, only to pull my head out of my ass this morning long enough to learn that Opera blogs were all deleted (May 3rd) and Userscripts.org no longer works (May 9th) unless you put the number "8080" after the TLD in the URL like so: http://userscripts.org:8080/ (ETA: more info). Those two events combined just make me want to go gggrrrrr, seriously wtf. It's getting to be too much lately with all the online bullshit. If someone had been an avid Internet user before losing online access - perhaps from falling into a coma - from say December until now they'd awake to a rapidly-changing online world: Target hacked, Michael's hacked, the Heartbleed bug, end of support/new updates for XP, eBay hacked, Opera blogs gone, and USO gone 8080...hee-hee, is "8080" a thing USO can "go" to? Like a 404? Because if not, it totally should be. Combine all that with the rigidly broken nature of the Internet that's only now being revealed to the masses in excruciating detail and yeah...it all proves my mom was right. She thought the Intertubes were one big fucking joke - a complete waste of time - and refused to use, or have me use, any of her debit or credit cards on it because she had heard things about "hacking" so she didn't want her numbers "on the computer". Now I know my mom was right! *sigh* As always...

Which reminds me...might be going 8080 here soon, myself... :)