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re: Smart Tvs and Netflix - austintigerdad
[quote]Is this a common problem for smart tvs?[/quote]Our year-old 65" Samsung Smart TV - which we bought largely for Netflix - has never been able stream the service despite having the functionality built in. We're forced to stream through a Samsung Blu Ray player - which has plenty of problems...
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re: Is 4k worth the extra $ - austintigerdad
[quote]Soap opera effect LINK[/quote]Interesting article. Have an upvote, sir....
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re: USPS is the WORST. - austintigerdad
[quote]USPS is the WORST.[/quote]USPS' online tracking is terrible, on-time delivery can be suspect, it can be impossible to reach their customer service reps by phone, and lost packages can take forever to locate. However, unlike UPS, the US Postal Service: - Delivers on Saturday at no extra ...
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re: Spammers "bouncing" with my email address - austintigerdad
[link=(https://www.google.com/landing/2step/)]Google 2-Step Verification[/link] rocks, by the way. Once you enable it there's almost zero concern about your Gmail getting hacked. And it prevents any new device from accessing your Gmail unless the user knows your password and has access to you...
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re: Spammers "bouncing" with my email address - austintigerdad
[quote]Does this mean my email has been hacked? [/quote] I can't speak for hacked Gmail accounts, but two acquaintances who had their Yahoo! accounts breached by spammers knew because of these indications noted on a [link=(https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN2090.html)]Yahoo! help page[/link]. [quote]Cha...
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re: Rednecks are now protesting at Walmart (nsfw?) - austintigerdad
[quote]That's not Walmart.[/quote][link=(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IGA_(supermarkets))]IGA ceral box[/link] logo is clearly visible, so yes, this is not Walmart. [img]http://i57.tinypic.com/2qa3db9.jpg[/img]...
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re: Rednecks are now protesting at Walmart (nsfw?) - austintigerdad
[quote]Rednecks are now protesting at Walmart[/quote] [link=(http://www.tineye.com/search/850521cba195d3d7bd00779bb988d4a8dd161809/)]Tineye[/link] says this photo is from 2013. So no....
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re: Utilitech LED lightbulb reviews? - austintigerdad
[quote]Do any of you have experince with the "Utilitech"[/quote]Last year we bought dozens of Lowe's Utilitech 13-Watt (75W Equivalent) floodlights to retrofit the recessed lights in our home. Not one bulb has failed so far. We also bought a lot of no-name special purpose LED bulbs from Amazon - ...
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re: How to Protect against Ransomware? - austintigerdad
[quote]One uploaded ransomware file, could encrypt your entire backup... [/quote] The SOS online backup service doesn't provide API access to files in the archive. Therefore I believe that once a clean file is archived, it's unlikely to be damaged by ransomware unless the SOS server itself gets ...
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re: How to Protect against Ransomware? - austintigerdad
[quote]...automated backup service that keeps past versions of changed files[/quote][quote]The only issue I see with this, and possibly any solution at all, is once you have an intrusion like this, if you don't notice it, you could back it up and ruin everything you thought you had.... [/quote] I j...
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re: How to Protect against Ransomware? - austintigerdad
OK, so it looks like the consensus answer is: 1. Subscribe to a Cloud based, automated backup service that keeps past versions of changed files, and / or 2. Buy a few removable storage devices (like external drives or large USB flash drives), rotate the media and make manual backups on a reg...
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re: How to Protect against Ransomware? - austintigerdad
[quote]quote: I'm asking how to create ransomware resistant backups. Malware now infects legitimate websites, friends' email directories, online ads, etc., so you've got to assume your system might get infected sooner or later.[/quote][quote]You have no clue what your talking about.[/quote] ...
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re: How to Protect against Ransomware? - austintigerdad
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re: How to Protect against Ransomware? - austintigerdad
[quote]there are a number of ways to prevent ransomware. Ransomware protection Applocker [/quote]I didn't find anything new in that linked article. [link=(https://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh831440.aspx)]Microsoft says[/link] that Applocker for Windows 8 is only on Enterprise edition...
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re: How to Protect against Ransomware? - austintigerdad
[quote]dont click on emails that you have no business receiving[/quote] I'm asking how to create ransomware resistant backups. Malware now infects legitimate websites, friends' email directories, online ads, etc., so you've got to assume your system might get infected sooner or later. ...
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How to Protect against Ransomware? - austintigerdad
There seems to be growing number of posts about PCs getting infected with ransomware like CryptoWall. It's likely that my external USB backup drive will be toast if the PC gets infected, since the backup software maps the disk to a drive letter – allowing the ransomware to encrypt those files. ...
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re: Almost had two planes crash on take off at Midway Airport - austintigerdad
For what it's worth, the Professional Pilots' Rumor Network [link=(http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/563152-midway-mdw-incident-averted.html)]PPRuNE.org[/link] always seems to publish the most details about incidents like these. ETA: here's the [link=(http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kmdw/KMDW-...
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re: Is the $199 Nest Cam a Big Deal? - austintigerdad
[quote]This is just rebranded and slightly redesigned Dropcam, which Nest acquired, right?[/quote]It certainly appears so, since a Google search on 'Dropcam' leads you to the account login page for Nest Cam......
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Is the $199 Nest Cam a Big Deal? - austintigerdad
I just got a promotional email for the $199 Nest Cam: [link=(https://nest.com/camera/meet-nest-cam/)]Meet Nest Cam[/link] The site says you can get 10-day video history for $100 per year - which sounds cheap compared to most security plans. Could this finally be the efficient, Cloud-based s...
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re: Are burials wasteful? - austintigerdad
[quote]Burn me, have a beer in my name, and get on with your life.[/quote] Agreed, but there had better be decent whiskey there, too....
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