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Ohmsen

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Location: Valhalla Mists


Posted: Dec 15, 2019 - 9:39am

kcar wrote:

FWIW: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-vpn-service/


One might consider using DNS encryption, such as dnscrypt-proxy plus Tor, on top of using a VPN (depending on one's privacy needs).  Generally speaking, there seems to be no reason to trust any VPN provider more than any IS provider. 

Manbird

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Location: Oroville, Ca
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 13, 2019 - 1:06pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Manbird wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:


ok but should i air drop with manbird?

his back office has a heavy russian accent

and after looking around for a tablet which will be used for media consumption i keep coming back to the bare bones ipad

it just looks like a no brainer

edit: i just wish it had a kick stand like my surface
 

Accent Oh, that's the hobo who makes my pudding. Yeah, you can airdrop with me.
All the years I've had airdrop turned on I've never used it. Seems like a
useless appendage to me. I have a desktop, Iphone 7 and a 2nd genipad and
none of them ever airdrop anything between them. Frankly I don't know
what it's for. 
I use a Logitech slim combo case/keyboard which has a nice kickstand and pen holder
and also charges itself from the ipad.
 
Take a photo with your phone. Share it, and your desktop should show up as an option. Tap that and away the photo goes. Or if you're actually doing work on your iPad, you save a file and airdrop it over to the desktop. Otherwise you have to email it or dropbox it or some bullshit like that.


 
Thanks, I'll play with that.

westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Dec 13, 2019 - 12:45pm



 kcar wrote:
 
Interesting article.  Thanks kcar.  I might have missed when you first posted it.  That article is now bookmarked.  

I went ahead and ordered a subscription to Private Internet Access which is well regarded by wirecutter but not recommended because PIA has yet to allow a 3rd party audit.

I toyed with the idea of putting PIA on the wireless router but many recommend against that.  The other option is a standalone PC to support the VPN, ideally in a Unix-based language such as OpenBSD.  A buddy helped set up something similar for a firewall a couple of decades ago.  That solution would require considerable investment on my part.

miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 13, 2019 - 4:32am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Take a photo with your phone. Share it, and your desktop should show up as an option. Tap that and away the photo goes. Or if you're actually doing work on your iPad, you save a file and airdrop it over to the desktop. Otherwise you have to email it or dropbox it or some bullshit like that.
 

i think that's correct

as i understand it this is especially handy if you're a creator and not tethered to a desk

a personal icloud of sorts

gathering material/video/pics/etc.

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 12, 2019 - 4:10pm



 Manbird wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:


ok but should i air drop with manbird?

his back office has a heavy russian accent

and after looking around for a tablet which will be used for media consumption i keep coming back to the bare bones ipad

it just looks like a no brainer

edit: i just wish it had a kick stand like my surface
 

Accent Oh, that's the hobo who makes my pudding. Yeah, you can airdrop with me.
All the years I've had airdrop turned on I've never used it. Seems like a
useless appendage to me. I have a desktop, Iphone 7 and a 2nd genipad and
none of them ever airdrop anything between them. Frankly I don't know
what it's for. 
I use a Logitech slim combo case/keyboard which has a nice kickstand and pen holder
and also charges itself from the ipad.
 
Take a photo with your phone. Share it, and your desktop should show up as an option. Tap that and away the photo goes. Or if you're actually doing work on your iPad, you save a file and airdrop it over to the desktop. Otherwise you have to email it or dropbox it or some bullshit like that.


Manbird

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Location: Oroville, Ca
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 12, 2019 - 2:13pm



 miamizsun wrote:


ok but should i air drop with manbird?

his back office has a heavy russian accent

and after looking around for a tablet which will be used for media consumption i keep coming back to the bare bones ipad

it just looks like a no brainer

edit: i just wish it had a kick stand like my surface
 

Accent Oh, that's the hobo who makes my pudding. Yeah, you can airdrop with me.
All the years I've had airdrop turned on I've never used it. Seems like a
useless appendage to me. I have a desktop, Iphone 7 and a 2nd genipad and
none of them ever airdrop anything between them. Frankly I don't know
what it's for. 
I use a Logitech slim combo case/keyboard which has a nice kickstand and pen holder
and also charges itself from the ipad.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 12, 2019 - 1:30pm



 miamizsun wrote:


ok but should i air drop with manbird?

his back office has a heavy russian accent

and after looking around for a tablet which will be used for media consumption i keep coming back to the bare bones ipad

it just looks like a no brainer

edit: i just wish it had a kick stand like my surface
 
I'm getting a bare bones ipad... half the price and about 10x more capable than our 2nd generation iPad. 

miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 12, 2019 - 12:53pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
That's interesting but I wouldn't call it "important." Few people have "accept from anyone" turned on. I do, at work, because customers and the boss can just put stuff on my machine and I don't care, but on my phone, no way.
 

ok but should i air drop with manbird?

his back office has a heavy russian accent

and after looking around for a tablet which will be used for media consumption i keep coming back to the bare bones ipad

it just looks like a no brainer

edit: i just wish it had a kick stand like my surface
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 12, 2019 - 11:44am



 miamizsun wrote:
seems to be an important ios update to squash air drop exploit, etc.

that is all
 

That's interesting but I wouldn't call it "important." Few people have "accept from anyone" turned on. I do, at work, because customers and the boss can just put stuff on my machine and I don't care, but on my phone, no way.
miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 12, 2019 - 11:30am

seems to be an important ios update to squash air drop exploit, etc.

that is all
kcar

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Posted: Mar 18, 2019 - 1:43am

 westslope wrote:
Virtual Private Network (VPN)

We just moved to an ISP that offered 120 Mbps down 7 Mbps up.    The former service was an ASDL 15 Mbps down and less than 1 Mbps up.

Now that we have some bandwidth to spare, I was thinking of getting a VPN service for security and privacy.   Thoughts?  

 
 
 
 
FWIW:
 
 
 

westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Mar 17, 2019 - 12:59pm

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

We just moved to an ISP that offered 120 Mbps down 7 Mbps up.    The former service was an ASDL 15 Mbps down and less than 1 Mbps up.

Now that we have some bandwidth to spare, I was thinking of getting a VPN service for security and privacy.   Thoughts?  
miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 15, 2019 - 4:46am

 westslope wrote:
Tip:    Remove, wipe clean and then re-install Windows apps that have migrated from 32bit to 64bit over the past few years.

Could be my imagination or pure coincidence but I seem to solve problems and improve performance the few times I have done this.  Current OS:  Windows 10 Version 1809; originally Windows 7 Home OEM.

On the HTPC system, all of a sudden , qbittorrent seemed to be eliminating internet access except for torrents and google searches.   This would happen once qbittorrent was loaded.  There was no requirement to start downloading.   So I uninstalled qbittorent, erased all the files, and deleted all the registry entries.  Tedious.  (Coincidentally I removed a number of Win32 malware files but that did not resolve the problem.)

Then I re-installed the most recent stable 64bit version of qbittorrent.   Problem solved.  

Did the same for VLC player and Irfan View a while back.  

 

someone in my circle that consumes a lot of media and does some online shopping keeps getting knocked offline

to boot they know less than nothing about tech and don't run and update maint programs i've installed

all of this is on a severely abused laptop  

my solution was something i've done in the past

just put them on IOS

it has certainly made my life easier

windows is still my workhorse both personally and professionally

because software

android on my phone


westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Mar 14, 2019 - 5:10pm

Tip:    Remove, wipe clean and then re-install Windows apps that have migrated from 32bit to 64bit over the past few years.

Could be my imagination or pure coincidence but I seem to solve problems and improve performance the few times I have done this.  Current OS:  Windows 10 Version 1809; originally Windows 7 Home OEM.

On the HTPC system, all of a sudden , qbittorrent seemed to be eliminating internet access except for torrents and google searches.   This would happen once qbittorrent was loaded.  There was no requirement to start downloading.   So I uninstalled qbittorent, erased all the files, and deleted all the registry entries.  Tedious.  (Coincidentally I removed a number of Win32 malware files but that did not resolve the problem.)

Then I re-installed the most recent stable 64bit version of qbittorrent.   Problem solved.  

Did the same for VLC player and Irfan View a while back.  
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Mar 14, 2019 - 4:53pm



 miamizsun wrote:
i think i'm going through a tech moment

slight hassle at the wrong time maybe

had the idea to go apple across the board

somebody please talk me out of it

wait...

the sticker shock may do it

 
Less availability of software.   Apple's policy of heavily taxing app providers.

Windows 10 is fixable to some extent if you don't mind getting into it.  Same with Android.

Linux and possibly other UNIX-based operating systems are the best if the machinery is older but something else to learn and once again, not as always as much software availability as Windows but fairly decent if you are doing technical stuff.


miamizsun

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Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 14, 2019 - 3:37pm

i think i'm going through a tech moment

slight hassle at the wrong time maybe

had the idea to go apple across the board

somebody please talk me out of it

wait...

the sticker shock may do it
R_P

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Posted: Jan 6, 2019 - 4:41pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 R_P wrote:
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Years ago, I built a website for our church, but no one ever updated it (was a simple WordPress site, easy to add stuff to). So people come and people go, they decided that just having a subdomain on the diocesan site would be easier. They're wrong, but what do I care? None. I have since trashed the wordpress and just put up a placeholder, until the other site is ready.

The problem is, all of the printed URLs and on google etc. as well as the diocesan site itself, all point to the old domain. I would like to have it so that if someone goes to the powellepiscopal.com page, the diowy.org subdomain is what loads.

I'm having trouble explaining this to Google. I don't want to embed the site, or redirect away... I would like for people to be on powellepiscopal.com for their entire visit. But if they click on a link outside of the subdomain, they go there, out from under the powellepiscopal.com URL. 

Doable? If I have to involve the diowy.org monkeys, I will, but it seems like I ought to be able to just load something in the header of the index page that says "put everything at blahblah.blah.org here."
 
Make powellepiscopal.com a domain alias of stjohnspowell.diowy.org?

PS: You might need some URL Rewriting as well...
 
I'm thinking I'm too lazy and will just redirect it.
 
Make sure it's a permanent redirect (308).
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 6, 2019 - 4:37pm



 R_P wrote:
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Years ago, I built a website for our church, but no one ever updated it (was a simple WordPress site, easy to add stuff to). So people come and people go, they decided that just having a subdomain on the diocesan site would be easier. They're wrong, but what do I care? None. I have since trashed the wordpress and just put up a placeholder, until the other site is ready.

The problem is, all of the printed URLs and on google etc. as well as the diocesan site itself, all point to the old domain. I would like to have it so that if someone goes to the powellepiscopal.com page, the diowy.org subdomain is what loads.

I'm having trouble explaining this to Google. I don't want to embed the site, or redirect away... I would like for people to be on powellepiscopal.com for their entire visit. But if they click on a link outside of the subdomain, they go there, out from under the powellepiscopal.com URL. 

Doable? If I have to involve the diowy.org monkeys, I will, but it seems like I ought to be able to just load something in the header of the index page that says "put everything at blahblah.blah.org here."
 
Make powellepiscopal.com a domain alias of stjohnspowell.diowy.org?

PS: You might need some URL Rewriting as well...
 
I'm thinking I'm too lazy and will just redirect it.

R_P

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Posted: Jan 6, 2019 - 2:43pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Years ago, I built a website for our church, but no one ever updated it (was a simple WordPress site, easy to add stuff to). So people come and people go, they decided that just having a subdomain on the diocesan site would be easier. They're wrong, but what do I care? None. I have since trashed the wordpress and just put up a placeholder, until the other site is ready.

The problem is, all of the printed URLs and on google etc. as well as the diocesan site itself, all point to the old domain. I would like to have it so that if someone goes to the powellepiscopal.com page, the diowy.org subdomain is what loads.

I'm having trouble explaining this to Google. I don't want to embed the site, or redirect away... I would like for people to be on powellepiscopal.com for their entire visit. But if they click on a link outside of the subdomain, they go there, out from under the powellepiscopal.com URL. 

Doable? If I have to involve the diowy.org monkeys, I will, but it seems like I ought to be able to just load something in the header of the index page that says "put everything at blahblah.blah.org here."
 
Make powellepiscopal.com a domain alias of stjohnspowell.diowy.org?

PS: You might need some URL Rewriting as well...
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Jan 6, 2019 - 2:33pm

Years ago, I built a website for our church, but no one ever updated it (was a simple WordPress site, easy to add stuff to). So people come and people go, they decided that just having a subdomain on the diocesan site would be easier. They're wrong, but what do I care? None. I have since trashed the wordpress and just put up a placeholder, until the other site is ready.

The problem is, all of the printed URLs and on google etc. as well as the diocesan site itself, all point to the old domain. I would like to have it so that if someone goes to the powellepiscopal.com page, the diowy.org subdomain is what loads.

I'm having trouble explaining this to Google. I don't want to embed the site, or redirect away... I would like for people to be on powellepiscopal.com for their entire visit. But if they click on a link outside of the subdomain, they go there, out from under the powellepiscopal.com URL. 

Doable? If I have to involve the diowy.org monkeys, I will, but it seems like I ought to be able to just load something in the header of the index page that says "put everything at blahblah.blah.org here."
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