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re: Question about Gmail security - austintigerdad
[quote]So in plain English...is that identical to them having your password?[/quote]I'd expect that the Google admin logins that can assess private user data have multi-factor authentication, and there's a logging and reporting mechanism to tell management "who saw what, when." So while email is ...
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re: Question about Gmail security - austintigerdad
[quote]Google knows your password[/quote]I'd be shocked if Gmail stores anyone's password. I suspect that Google stores your [link=(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_(cryptography))]salted password hash[/link] that allows them to verify the password without ever saving it. ETA: darn, beat me ...
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re: Question about Gmail security - austintigerdad
[quote]stealing an account or Google[/quote] This has been discussed here before, but it's crazy not to enable free [link=(https://www.google.com/landing/2step/)]Google 2-Step Verification[/link] on your Gmail account. This eliminates nearly all potential to hijack the account, and you'll never...
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re: British Glamour Model Gets Drunk With Pilot During Flight To NYC - austintigerdad
[quote]Kuwait Airways[/quote] A family member who flies for a different middle eastern carrier told me about an almost identical incident a few years back. A hottie was photographed in the pilot's seat during flight. The pilot's identity was discovered, but because he's a native Bedouin and not...
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re: Is Anyone On Google Fi Yet? - austintigerdad
[quote]How do you guys like the coverage so far?[/quote]A nice surprise with Project Fi - or maybe it's the Nexus 6 phone - is the vastly improved voice quality over our home WiFi network. Callers have already remarked how surprisingly clear my voice sounds now. This might give us the option...
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re: Is Anyone On Google Fi Yet? - austintigerdad
[quote]How do you guys like the coverage so far? This is a mix of Sprint and Tmob towers, is that correct? I'm on TMob now and mostly have no complaints about coverage but once in a while I do so I'm thinking having the extra towers from Sprint could pay off. Although, I like my Note Edge so I would...
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re: Is Anyone On Google Fi Yet? - austintigerdad
My Project Fi invite appeared a week ago, when my status still showed 'Expect your invite in 3-4 weeks.' The Project Fi starter kit arrived by FedEx 3 business days after I ordered. I bought the Nexus 6 separately on the Google Store to get the 64 GB version, and it arrived a day later. The P...
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re: Web Developers: Best Content Management System?!?!?!?!? - austintigerdad
[quote]Any ecommerce hosts I should check out?[/quote] We ended up getting our own SSL certificate and running a fantastic, $169 paid-up cart called [link=(http://www.ecommercetemplates.com)]Ecommerce Templates[/link] on our shared Linux server. The cart has been extremely reliable when used in con...
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re: Someone give me background on Bernie Sanders and explain his popularity - austintigerdad
I was a teenager growing up in Vermont when Bernie Sanders first ran for governor there in the 1970's. I used to laugh at the guy, positive that nobody with that brash style and Brooklyn accent was never going to win an election in my state. Fast forward 40 years and it seems like even my cons...
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re: Is Anyone On Google Fi Yet? - austintigerdad
It looks like the [link=(https://store.google.com/product/nexus_6?utm_source=google-com-nexus&utm_medium=index&utm_campaign=nexus-6)]64 GB Nexus 6[/link] is now sold out at the Google Store. :banghead: Am I right that the primary use for 64 GB is to save lots of music or video for offline viewin...
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re: Is Anyone On Google Fi Yet? - austintigerdad
[quote] posters on the Reddit sub board[/quote]There are some interesting items on the [link=(https://www.reddit.com/r/ProjectFi/comments/36vx1j/master_invite_list/)]Reddit board[/link] if you sift through the posts. For example, some users reported getting invites when their status said "Expect...
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re: Is Anyone On Google Fi Yet? - austintigerdad
[quote]I believe it has to do with your google history as well. I have been with them since their inception.[/quote] I had a GMail account years before that family member who had the sorter wait. I also pay for Google AdWords and Google Voice services - and they don't. So I'm guessing the wa...
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re: Is Anyone On Google Fi Yet? - austintigerdad
Google sort of implies this, but your wait time for an invite seems to depend a lot on where you live in the US. A family member in Vermont got his invite a couple of weeks after sending his request. Here in central Texas my wait time looks like it could be 5 months following my April reques...
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re: Did GMail Just Drop For Anyone Else? - austintigerdad
[quote]Did anyone else have this issue?[/quote]I've also had some unusual GMail delays and out-of-sequence messages today, July 8....
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re: Is Anyone On Google Fi Yet? - austintigerdad
[quote](data speed is limited to 256kbps/3G)[/quote]Project Fi coverage map [link=(https://fi.google.com/coverage)]is here[/link]. The 4G LTE coverage looks far better than our current Sprint coverage in this area....
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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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