Life events

When I was about to say I like Jewish music...

Although I'm a Romanian native, I can say I enjoy listening a few Jewish songs.

Not so long ago, I found out that the Israeli national anthem has it's origins in Greater Romania (Iasi, RO and Ungheni, MD). The original song is called Cucuruz cu frunza-n sus or maybe Carul cu boi. Both are almost sure inspired from a medieval song, Fuggi Fuggi Fuggi, but the anthem author heard it for the first time in Romania, he said.

Today I was curious to find out the origin of probably the most popular Jewsih song, Hava Nagila. Well, guess what? It's from Bucovina, the historic county in Northern Romania, where I live now. The original name is Hora.

Where to report telephone scams?

It's 2 A.M. and your mobile phone rings. You barely wake up and answer. A voice with heavy accent at the other end of the line is telling you:

- Hello, Mr. John! My name is Patel Kapur from Microsoft and we detected a problem with your computer. Will you please install a program we give you to let us fix it remotely?
- F*** off, mate! I'm using Linux.

This fictional dialogue could be real, and if you use some fancy operating system you're a lucky one. However, these pranks use social engineering by guessing you're using Windows, like 80% of the rest.

I'm 100% sure it's happened to you as well. Got a harrasing phone call from an unknown number? Of course you did. But did you think, for goodness sake, to report the scammer's number on a dedicated phone call complaints website?

Most of us use the Internet to search for a missed call or unknown number. If you report a phone call with a short comment, people like you will find out about your previous experience. Eventually, they won't fall into the trap.

One of the newest places to report a disturbing phone call is It's a fast growing community of users who constantly report unwanted phone calls to help the others. Give it a try!

How can you spend $35 the most profitable way?

Little money savings

Today I came across a nice topic on Quora, where Leonard Kim, Corporate Strategist. Marketer gives the following answer, which I think it's the best one.

1. Go to Google.  Type in Godaddy.  Click on the 99 cent ad.  Buy a web domain for 99 cents.  

2. Go to One Dollar Hosting.  Sign up for 12 months for $12.  

You're at $13 now. 


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